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ride if dry at dawn, otherwise cafe stroll with maybe a ride later

day of much coffee and token wfh
my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny

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  • lincolndavelincolndave Posts: 8,936
    Morning, been raining again, but brightening up , but rain forecast later what a lovely July I hope August is better , anyway less of my moaning, busy week ahead
    Have a good day
  • thistle_thistle_ Posts: 4,642
    edited July 2020
    Morning

    WFH. No ride ride or anything else as it's pouring down and forecast says it will carry on all day. Although the forecast hasn't been particularly accurate lately so we'll see.

    Had an android update this morning. First one since I got this phone about 3 years ago.

    Most of yesterday ended up being a write off, could hardly move and kept falling asleep and don't feel much better this morning :angry:
  • tlw1tlw1 Posts: 18,921
    drink related thistle?

    Shoot sleep so slow start and smaller hound walk and run, laptop now booting up
  • thistle_thistle_ Posts: 4,642
    edited July 2020
    tlw1 said:

    drink related thistle?

    Definitely not.
    I didn't realise you could catch elderly from the neighbours.
    Maybe the woman who let her dogs go for me yesterday when I was out riding was a witch and has cursed me. The sight of an angry, obese border collie falumping towards me will live with me forever, it was hillarious.

  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 8,864
    Moaning All. Day 3 of numpty squad at work with added management to boot. Roll on tomorrow.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • sungodsungod Posts: 13,221
    edited July 2020
    lost count of the showers so far, very soggy out, forecast is for a sunny end to the week, about time

    considering hibernation until then


    my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
  • darkhairedlorddarkhairedlord Posts: 6,472
    Wiggle have finally contacted me and are sending out my headset. Just awaiting an N2a fork from planet-x for my ribble and a scott speedster fork from Westbrooks for my daughters specialised dolce... today I have to take mrs DHL to IKEA to wander aimlessly around filling a giant trolley with tat.
  • darkhairedlorddarkhairedlord Posts: 6,472
    Hurrah, fork arrived from planet-x. I had emailed them last week as was told the steerer length was about 260mm. It isn't, it's 160mm. Wtf is going on out there?
  • pinnopinno Posts: 40,256
    Morning wobblies

    If you get an older phone, you're plagued with Android one updates.
    Sigma never got back to me regarding Praxis BB. Have decided Campag press fit cups (86.5 x 41) will suffice given 46 to 52nm TT + some gasket maker. Nice and rubbery and forgiving. Even if it does move, it won't squeak.
    Internal cable routing will be fun.
    C40 is at Atlantic Boulevard and the new Wilier is not complete - waiting for bits. This is the first time since April 1989 I have been bikeless. The only saving grace is that it is absolutely gopping.
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • tlw1tlw1 Posts: 18,921
    pinno said:

    Morning wobblies

    If you get an older phone, you're plagued with Android one updates.
    Sigma never got back to me regarding Praxis BB. Have decided Campag press fit cups (86.5 x 41) will suffice given 46 to 52nm TT + some gasket maker. Nice and rubbery and forgiving. Even if it does move, it won't squeak.
    Internal cable routing will be fun.
    C40 is at Atlantic Boulevard and the new Wilier is not complete - waiting for bits. This is the first time since April 1989 I have been bikeless. The only saving grace is that it is absolutely gopping.

    Got a wilier I can lend you
  • veronese68veronese68 Posts: 23,468 Lives Here
    Morning folks,
    Slow start after long weekend, about 27 and blue skies here. Don't think we'll be going anywhere today, just chilling. If I had a bike here I couldn't ride it anyway, it would have to be tough to cope with the access 'road' although it improves after half a mile. The Eroica passes at that point on a smoother white road.
    tlw1 said:

    drink related thistle?

    My first thought was TLW must feel like that before his breakfast livener :D

    Hurrah, fork arrived from planet-x. I had emailed them last week as was told the steerer length was about 260mm. It isn't, it's 160mm. Wtf is going on out there?

    I blame Wiggle
  • thistle_thistle_ Posts: 4,642
    tlw1 said:

    pinno said:

    Morning wobblies

    If you get an older phone, you're plagued with Android one updates.
    Sigma never got back to me regarding Praxis BB. Have decided Campag press fit cups (86.5 x 41) will suffice given 46 to 52nm TT + some gasket maker. Nice and rubbery and forgiving. Even if it does move, it won't squeak.
    Internal cable routing will be fun.
    C40 is at Atlantic Boulevard and the new Wilier is not complete - waiting for bits. This is the first time since April 1989 I have been bikeless. The only saving grace is that it is absolutely gopping.

    Got a wilier I can lend you
    There must be some top gear style reserve vehicle we can find for him?
  • tlw1tlw1 Posts: 18,921

    tlw1 said:

    pinno said:

    Morning wobblies

    If you get an older phone, you're plagued with Android one updates.
    Sigma never got back to me regarding Praxis BB. Have decided Campag press fit cups (86.5 x 41) will suffice given 46 to 52nm TT + some gasket maker. Nice and rubbery and forgiving. Even if it does move, it won't squeak.
    Internal cable routing will be fun.
    C40 is at Atlantic Boulevard and the new Wilier is not complete - waiting for bits. This is the first time since April 1989 I have been bikeless. The only saving grace is that it is absolutely gopping.

    Got a wilier I can lend you
    There must be some top gear style reserve vehicle we can find for him?
    For him...... a mountain bike 😂
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 44,054
    Afternoon peeps,

    Busy-ish morning with more to follow, waiting for the Eurotrash brigade to naff off on holiday and maybe then things will calm down a bit.

    Office trip to Central London tomorrow (combined with dentists appointment) so will drive in.
    Whippet
    Bruiser
    Panzer
    Commuter

    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 8,864
    Find him an old Boris bike. :*
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • pinnopinno Posts: 40,256
    I had an old Boris bike - a Pashley for getting around Naam (Cheltenham). I looked very 50's throwback on my Black Pashley, chrome rims, chrome brake levers, matching black rear pannier rack, Trilby...
    One has relinquished that contrived urban image for something a bit more down to earth: Hillbilly.

    I could put the old Wilier back together. Humph. Bits should be here in time for the better weather at the end of the week.
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • sungodsungod Posts: 13,221
    ventured out for an extra cafe stroll, got rained on

    summer? i've heard of it
    my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
  • darkhairedlorddarkhairedlord Posts: 6,472
    Took mrs DHL to ikea but the car park queue was too long so wanted to go home. Mrs DHL insisted we proceed so parked at westquay (shopping centre in Southampton) and walked. Customer queue was about two hours by reckoning so I refused it and told mrs DHL we could go to john lewis. Got there and the place was being evacuated. Dodged two bullets in one day and came home with zero shopping. Outstanding.
  • veronese68veronese68 Posts: 23,468 Lives Here
    Waste of a day but significantly better than it could have been DHL.
  • ballysmateballysmate Posts: 14,790

    Took mrs DHL to ikea but the car park queue was too long so wanted to go home. Mrs DHL insisted we proceed so parked at westquay (shopping centre in Southampton) and walked. Customer queue was about two hours by reckoning so I refused it and told mrs DHL we could go to john lewis. Got there and the place was being evacuated. Dodged two bullets in one day and came home with zero shopping. Outstanding.

    Quite a result there DHL.
    Apart from zero expenditure, you avoided Ikea, which even on the best day is like a living death.
  • pinnopinno Posts: 40,256
    Do you lecture at the Uni DHL?!
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • darkhairedlorddarkhairedlord Posts: 6,472
    From home at the mo.
  • thistle_thistle_ Posts: 4,642
    Doing a lecture from Ikea could be fun.
  • tlw1tlw1 Posts: 18,921

    Doing a lecture from Ikea could be fun.

    Everyone gets a desk and chair
  • tlw1tlw1 Posts: 18,921

    Doing a lecture from Ikea could be fun.

    Everyone gets a desk and chair
  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 8,864
    Or meatballs. :s
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 44,054
    oxoman said:

    Or meatballs. :s

    Maybe that's why Mrs. DHL was so keen on going?
    Whippet
    Bruiser
    Panzer
    Commuter

    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
  • darkhairedlorddarkhairedlord Posts: 6,472
    Stevo_666 said:

    oxoman said:

    Or meatballs. :s

    Maybe that's why Mrs. DHL was so keen on going?
    That's why my daughter wants to go. I think we are going back tomorrow evening, another aimless 70m round trip to hello and back to buy some random plastic plants.
  • ballysmateballysmate Posts: 14,790
    70m just to go to IKEA? Cannot believe they get away with selling such tat.
    We have one about 10 miles away but I refuse to go.
    Besides, I would have to pass Decathlon to get there.
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