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temperature plunging back towards nippy, at least it's dry and bright-ish

long or not so long ride depending on mood, cafe, laze
my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny

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  • tlw1tlw1 Posts: 18,300
    Off to the long mynd for a run and then GP and the hopefully the bbq that got cancelled yesterday for a wasted trip to a&e for MIL
  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 8,123
    Morning, definitely a bit cooler. Clear and dry here though. Taking family quad biking today, it's going to be interesting as OH has never been on one let alone driven anything in over 20yrs. TLW sadly I suspect you'll get used to stuff like that with the MIL. We looked after my gran for a long while and its hard work. May drag eldest out for a jog later.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • tlw1tlw1 Posts: 18,300
    Cheers Oxo, think we may have caused it by complaining that she still hasn’t seen the consultant, etc, etc, then all of a sudden she had a low heart rate and they whisk her off to a&e
  • pinnopinno Posts: 39,107
    Caring takes a lot of energy.

    On that energy note, will be pedalling later but first have to square things with the OH. Might have to take toots for a walk in that equation.
    Bright and breezy. Can't complain. Weather gods won't listen anyway.
    S - https://i.pinimg.com/564x/35/cd/f1/35cdf125f02216d233fc9aa90f8607e6.jpg
    W - (still at Atlantic boulevard)

    "Why are the tractors beeping in the night? I dunno woss goin' on"
    Tricky, 9yo
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 41,516
    tlw1 said:

    Off to the long mynd for a run and then GP and the hopefully the bbq that got cancelled yesterday for a wasted trip to a&e for MIL

    I remember multiple hospital trips when my old dear fell and bruised herself - a&e was almost a given 'just in case'.

    Late start, due to some ferkin house alarm going off a way down the road, but just loud enough go wake us up. Will do some pond maintenance today, got new filters to fit.
    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]
  • thistle_(mbnw)thistle_(mbnw) Posts: 3,768
    Usual clear blue skies when I set off for a ride then went dark and cloudy when I got a couple of miles from home. Roads were unexpectedly damp too, must've had some rain overnight.
    Stiff westerly breeze made riding up the valley a right old slog, but more than made up for it on the way back (60 mins out, 40 mins back :smiley: )
    pinno said:

    On that energy note, will be pedalling later but first have to square things with the OH

    Just found out my bike computer has an 'energy used' stat and it reckons I only used 0.38kWh to ride 32 miles. Not sure I believe it because I think a decent electric car would use about 8 kWh.
  • pinnopinno Posts: 39,107
    Still, a 19mph average ain't too shabby.
    Flat?
    There is no 'flat' here.
    S - https://i.pinimg.com/564x/35/cd/f1/35cdf125f02216d233fc9aa90f8607e6.jpg
    W - (still at Atlantic boulevard)

    "Why are the tractors beeping in the night? I dunno woss goin' on"
    Tricky, 9yo
  • darkhairedlorddarkhairedlord Posts: 5,424
    Bacon and eggs. Washing up. Pondering the name of the tory mp. Sweepstakes?
  • thistle_(mbnw)thistle_(mbnw) Posts: 3,768

    Bacon and eggs. Washing up. Pondering the name of the tory mp. Sweepstakes?

    Boris?
  • darkhairedlorddarkhairedlord Posts: 5,424

    Bacon and eggs. Washing up. Pondering the name of the tory mp. Sweepstakes?

    Boris?
    No; former minister, current tory mp, 50's, Male.
    Some suggesting the locations named are all east of Westminster indicating Essex mp. Lot of conjecture on reddit. If only a junior minister then a very wide net but if senior minister then very narrow, even dismissing the Essex supposition.
  • veronese68veronese68 Posts: 22,697 Lives Here
    Is this why there is an allegedly after Mark Francois in the complete tools thread? I must confess I didn't think there was any doubting him being a tool so it seemed odd.
    Oh, afternoon folks.
    Been to the bar for coffee and nibbles, got friends coming round later which should be a laugh. Still glorious weather here.
  • step83step83 Posts: 3,848
    Afternoon, bit sore appears something has jammed into my right hand pedal so it doesn't really seem to release properly so a few ungraceful dismounts. bit of a scuff on the rear mech, should polish out and shredded the bar tape so that needs replacing. But what..

    Bar that very pleasant ride with the clubbies
  • veronese68veronese68 Posts: 22,697 Lives Here
    Something for SG
    BBC News - The rise, fall, and rise of the status pineapple
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-53432877
  • sungodsungod Posts: 12,580
    edited 2 August

    Something for SG
    BBC News - The rise, fall, and rise of the status pineapple
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-53432877

    veritably an egalitarian delight

    ride of many hill repeats, followed by laziness, something with lots of chillis for dinner
    my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 8,123
    Afternoon All. Quad biking survived by all, not sure how the OH survived though. Eldest discovered 2 wheels isn't always the best way on his quad. Managed some karting afterwards to increase the adrenaline, the old man has still got it. Proved Xbox driving games don't overcome skill.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • orraloonorraloon Posts: 6,537
    Ouch, hurting legs now. Was supposed to have a gentle gravel pootle with Daughter #1 but she bailed after a razzle night up the pub with her pals, first in a long long time. So went roadie instead. And despite telling myself back off, soft pedal it, nope, going for it on the climbs. Can't seem to help it; the number of times I've found myself an hour from home with legs gone awol. And headwind all the way back.

    Right, time to open the bar.
  • pinnopinno Posts: 39,107
    Well, the wind switched slowly whilst I was out, so I had a headwind for 75% of the ride. censored . And it rained a little.
    I'm recovering from that but not from this:

    I wondered what Mrs P was doing with my rollers.
    Then she got her bike and got on them!!

    Although I had to help get the chain moving and pump the rear tyre up... and off she went.

    I've had them 7 years and she suddenly has an urge to go on them now?

    S - https://i.pinimg.com/564x/35/cd/f1/35cdf125f02216d233fc9aa90f8607e6.jpg
    W - (still at Atlantic boulevard)

    "Why are the tractors beeping in the night? I dunno woss goin' on"
    Tricky, 9yo
  • thistle_(mbnw)thistle_(mbnw) Posts: 3,768
    pinno said:

    Well, the wind switched slowly whilst I was out, so I had a headwind for 75% of the ride. censored . And it rained a little.
    I'm recovering from that but not from this:

    I wondered what Mrs P was doing with my rollers.
    Then she got her bike and got on them!!

    Although I had to help get the chain moving and pump the rear tyre up... and off she went.

    I've had them 7 years and she suddenly has an urge to go on them now?

    :smile:
    I keep getting asked questions about how my turbo works and how you attach a bike to it but I think I'm safe.
    Does Mrs P cycle a lot? Because rollers are tricky at the best of times!
  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 8,123
    God help me if the OH tried mine, she can fall off a bike just looking at it. :D . Hopefully it will never happen, saying that I'd have bet she would never ride a quad bike. Just wish I'd filmed her, twas funny watching he get the hang of it. Kids nearly wet themselves watching.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • pinnopinno Posts: 39,107
    I never did master the art of staying upright on the rollers. I dented the sink unit and flattened a laundry rack. After spill number 3, I invested in a T bar attachment.
    No, she hasn't ridden her bike in about... 10 years. Sh*t, that's right - before Tricky was born. It's a lovely Vitus I bought for her.

    What happened was, I went for a ride and came back promising to take her and the girls for a walk. I was bushed and the girls after yesterdays jolly didn't have any notion. Mrs P was hell bent on some exercise.

    Fair play to her. At least she's embarked on the saggy bum prevention trail. :)
    S - https://i.pinimg.com/564x/35/cd/f1/35cdf125f02216d233fc9aa90f8607e6.jpg
    W - (still at Atlantic boulevard)

    "Why are the tractors beeping in the night? I dunno woss goin' on"
    Tricky, 9yo
  • thistle_(mbnw)thistle_(mbnw) Posts: 3,768
    oxoman said:

    God help me if the OH tried mine, she can fall off a bike just looking at it. :D . Hopefully it will never happen, saying that I'd have bet she would never ride a quad bike. Just wish I'd filmed her, twas funny watching he get the hang of it. Kids nearly wet themselves watching.

    At least she was on her own quad bike. Mine insists that we share one which has ended badly each time.
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