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monday there is no time, there is only change

'ning

think roads should be dry, may be a sunny day

ride, cafe, nyt, wfh, perhaps a bask
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  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 8,854
    Morning. Nice and dry for a change. Last day at work, will be on tenterhooks at work today awaiting big group announcement. Cuts expected and some heads rolling so see what happens, my place supposedly safe but won't believe it till officially confirmed. Beer feast tonight arranged along with son,s taxi service.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • lincolndavelincolndave Posts: 8,931
    Morning, cool lovely clear sky , cycling later a few plants and a tree to plant this morning.
    Have a nice day
  • tlw1tlw1 Posts: 18,900
    Back to work but thankfully we may get rid of the MIL as it’s been ferkin hard work. Last night locking doors at 11:30 as she wanted to go to the pub πŸ˜‚
  • pinnopinno Posts: 40,226
    But you have an in built pub?

    Ferkin whacked. A day of trying to find stuff for toots that is actually open. Malaig Ferry fully booked to March 2027.

    Will pop along to see the Glenfinnian viaduct.
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • homers_doublehomers_double Posts: 6,702
    Much to do, metal to draw, metal to order. Nobody to shout at as the works is empty = good.

    Might book a chunnel trip as we decided its probably safer than the overnight ferry.
    Advocate of disc brakes.
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 44,019
    On a 3 hour call which is just a listening job. Then got another one this afternoon. Joy. At least there's an hour in between for lunch. Should at least get some work done in the background.
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  • orraloonorraloon Posts: 7,550
    pinno said:

    Will pop along to see the Glenfinnan viaduct.

    FTFY
    Watch out for flying Ford Angleboxes. Time it for the steam train crossing?

    Admin, sort things day. D-4 to the rescheduled Belgian jaunt. On a Eurotunnel fare twice the price we normally pay. Bleepin' school holidays.
  • tlw1tlw1 Posts: 18,900
    pinno said:

    But you have an in built pub?

    I know πŸ˜‚
  • thistle_thistle_ Posts: 4,626
    Stevo_666 said:

    On a 3 hour call which is just a listening job. Then got another one this afternoon. Joy. At least there's an hour in between for lunch. Should at least get some work done in the background.

    Or some Zwift/RGT/Rouvy :smiley:
    If it's just listening the Webex mobile app works great while out riding.
  • thistle_thistle_ Posts: 4,626
    'ning
    Ride, dodge the dark clouds, WFH, investigate CCTV.
  • step83step83 Posts: 4,016
    tlw1 said:

    Back to work but thankfully we may get rid of the MIL as it’s been ferkin hard work. Last night locking doors at 11:30 as she wanted to go to the pub πŸ˜‚

    Ferkin, pub, 11:30 I'm so confused.

    Also I'm cold today, shorts are not a good idea as theres a nasty cold breeze freezing my legs, off to change, I may get distracted an drive off down to the other village an get a hot sausage roll though.
    Also reminds me after seeing some people earlier I need a new mask dog decided mine was nicer chewed.

    Currently I'm down to this which may not go down to well




  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 44,019

    Stevo_666 said:

    On a 3 hour call which is just a listening job. Then got another one this afternoon. Joy. At least there's an hour in between for lunch. Should at least get some work done in the background.

    Or some Zwift/RGT/Rouvy :smiley:
    If it's just listening the Webex mobile app works great while out riding.
    Don't do any of this Zwift stuff, it's out on a real ride or nothing. Anyhow we ditched Webex for Teams earlier this year...
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  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 8,854
    Step, your the guy who nicked my mask then.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 44,019
    tlw1 said:

    pinno said:

    But you have an in built pub?

    I know πŸ˜‚
    As the saying goes, you're about as likely to move as a Frenchman living next door to a brothel :)
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  • thistle_thistle_ Posts: 4,626
    Stevo_666 said:

    Stevo_666 said:

    On a 3 hour call which is just a listening job. Then got another one this afternoon. Joy. At least there's an hour in between for lunch. Should at least get some work done in the background.

    Or some Zwift/RGT/Rouvy :smiley:
    If it's just listening the Webex mobile app works great while out riding.
    Don't do any of this Zwift stuff, it's out on a real ride or nothing. Anyhow we ditched Webex for Teams earlier this year...
    Our CEO has done the same and the Teams app won't work on our phones properly.
  • homers_doublehomers_double Posts: 6,702
    Question for the masses: If a car route from Calais to Italy took you within 10 or so miles of the Roubaix velodrome would you visit?

    Is it likely to be the **** hole it's supposed to be or worth of my time?
    Advocate of disc brakes.
  • tlw1tlw1 Posts: 18,900

    Question for the masses: If a car route from Calais to Italy took you within 10 or so miles of the Roubaix velodrome would you visit?

    Is it likely to be the **** hole it's supposed to be or worth of my time?

    It is a shite hole, but some loverly places just outside where you can ride the cobbles and def worth a visit
  • homers_doublehomers_double Posts: 6,702
    To clarify, I'll be in the car at that point with the bike wrapped up in a box.
    Advocate of disc brakes.
  • pinnopinno Posts: 40,226
    But the Roubaix velodrome is a shrine.
    You must go to kiss the concrete and hail 'i'm not worthy' for the legends that have rattled around it, some victorious, many disappointing and exhausted...

    cont p94
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • orraloonorraloon Posts: 7,550
    Suggest if you do park up there make sure your boxed bike is secured. One of the Velonews guys got his bike nicked there when entered for the sportive.
  • pinnopinno Posts: 40,226
    orraloon said:

    pinno said:

    Will pop along to see the Glenfinnan viaduct.

    FTFY
    Watch out for flying Ford Angleboxes. Time it for the steam train crossing?

    Admin, sort things day. D-4 to the rescheduled Belgian jaunt. On a Eurotunnel fare twice the price we normally pay. Bleepin' school holidays.
    Shlip of the digit there 'Loon.

    I would like to time it with the steam engine - failed today. Saw it stationed at Malaig though.
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • step83step83 Posts: 4,016
    oxoman said:

    Step, your the guy who nicked my mask then.

    My bad, you did leave it there though.

    Much of a faffing day, though some fun shenanigans in the garage as it appears I can shoehorn some 27.5 wheels onto an old 26" frame, which is a nice bonus.

    Some irritating news on the garage the roof is sagging along the peak and middle joists. Fixable just annoying.
  • ballysmateballysmate Posts: 14,790
    Walk along leafy canal with Mrs B, catching sight of kingfishers, er fishing. Followed by pub lunch in sunny court yard washed down with a few pints of Proper Job.
    Had worse days.
  • pinnopinno Posts: 40,226
    step83 said:

    oxoman said:

    Step, your the guy who nicked my mask then.

    My bad, you did leave it there though.

    Much of a faffing day, though some fun shenanigans in the garage as it appears I can shoehorn some 27.5 wheels onto an old 26" frame, which is a nice bonus.

    Some irritating news on the garage the roof is sagging along the peak and middle joists. Fixable just annoying.
    You're not having much luck with that shed are you?
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 44,019
    pinno said:

    step83 said:

    oxoman said:

    Step, your the guy who nicked my mask then.

    My bad, you did leave it there though.

    Much of a faffing day, though some fun shenanigans in the garage as it appears I can shoehorn some 27.5 wheels onto an old 26" frame, which is a nice bonus.

    Some irritating news on the garage the roof is sagging along the peak and middle joists. Fixable just annoying.
    You're not having much luck with that shed are you?
    Didn't someone say the same about your car? :p
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  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 8,854
    Tut tut, fight fight.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • step83step83 Posts: 4,016
    pinno said:

    step83 said:

    oxoman said:

    Step, your the guy who nicked my mask then.

    My bad, you did leave it there though.

    Much of a faffing day, though some fun shenanigans in the garage as it appears I can shoehorn some 27.5 wheels onto an old 26" frame, which is a nice bonus.

    Some irritating news on the garage the roof is sagging along the peak and middle joists. Fixable just annoying.
    You're not having much luck with that shed are you?
    Nope, I'll get a friend round who's a structural engineer I reckon it's just age sag I can't see anything ominous I'll put the partition in an it can treat on that pair of 2x6 or even a pair of tall fence posts will do the job.
    To be fair it's least 30 years old an hasn't caved in so I can't see it suddenly deciding seppuku is the was forward.
  • thistle_thistle_ Posts: 4,626
    If you've got the headroom, put some timbers across just above the wall to tie the rafters together and stop them spreading out.
    Then you've also got some roof level storage space.

    Or treat yourself to sone shiny new insulated panels https://www.kingspan.com/gb/en-gb/products/insulated-panel-systems/insulated-roof-panels/insulated-roof-tile-ks1000-rt
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