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less nippy start

ridey ride, cafe, nyt, webex, bit of packing
my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
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  • lincolndavelincolndave Posts: 8,159
    Morning, nippy here clear skies = sunshine hopefully, gardening, cycling , relaxing but not necessarily in that order
    Have a good day
  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 8,122
    Morning All, just going to copy lincolndave today.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • ballysmateballysmate Posts: 14,142
    I would think that is the day's template set for quite a few of us, me included. That's if you consider using an electric lawnmower for 10 -15 mins to be gardening.
  • oxoman said:

    Morning All, just going to copy lincolndave today.

    +1

    possible showers forecast for early afternoon here
  • thistle_(mbnw)thistle_(mbnw) Posts: 3,767
    I'm not copying LD.

    Not a cloud in the sky over to the west, but dark clouds over the east. Not that it matters because I'm WFH and ruined after a short ride yesterday followed by lifting and re-laying wonky patio slabs.
    Might need to 55kg of tubs of cement somewhere dry later in case it rains (again).

    Had a look and didn't have any of the bolts that @darkhairedlord was after.
  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 8,122
    Work what is work, stuff that this week. Gone on holiday to Costa del a ourgate. cheap and easy. Proper hols postponed till next year.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • ballysmateballysmate Posts: 14,142
    Must admit, that I have quite enjoyed being sat in the garden due to holiday cancellations.
    Waitress service could be better mind.
  • tlw1tlw1 Posts: 18,300
    Nice long walk with the hounds and now work stuff. Later is visiting MIL, so no bike ride 😢
  • darkhairedlorddarkhairedlord Posts: 5,424
    Back to working from home after two weeks off, so croissants and pain au chocolate with my morning espresso. Will wait until tomorrow when the ribble fork turns up before I go hunting for brake nuts. Two weeks of email to trawl through first. Joy!
  • step83step83 Posts: 3,847
    Morning +1 Lincoln Dave, plus some working. Need to order new cleats an bar tape, debate rages, subtle or stupid though.
  • sungodsungod Posts: 12,580
    spent more time sitting outside the cafe chatting than riding

    really should do bar tape, but that would mean doing bar tape
    my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
  • Ben6899Ben6899 Posts: 7,484
    Morning.

    WFH, battles with IT. Check for wheels updates. Wonder if new bars and tape will arrive?
    Ben

    Bikes: Donhou DSS4 Custom | Condor Italia RC | Gios Megalite | Dolan Preffisio | Giant Bowery '76
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  • thistle_(mbnw)thistle_(mbnw) Posts: 3,767
    Ben6899 said:

    Wonder if new bars and tape will arrive?

    sungod said:

    really should do bar tape, but that would mean doing bar tape

    step83 said:

    Need to order new cleats an bar tape,

    Flat bars and lock on grips - doddle :smile:
    Maybe someone should invent something similar for drop bars.

  • thistle_(mbnw)thistle_(mbnw) Posts: 3,767
    tlw1 said:

    Later is visiting MIL, so no bike ride 😢

    Can you not combine the two or is it too far? (get a lift and ride back?)

  • darkhairedlorddarkhairedlord Posts: 5,424
    step83 said:

    Wrap battle perhaps?

    Rock paper scissors first though to choose between teams, zoom, Webex. This could be live, withbpost wrap inspection with points deducted for shoddy work and extra points for figure 8 at the hoods.
  • thistle_(mbnw)thistle_(mbnw) Posts: 3,767

    step83 said:

    Wrap battle perhaps?

    Rock paper scissors first though to choose between teams, zoom, Webex. This could be live, withbpost wrap inspection with points deducted for shoddy work and extra points for figure 8 at the hoods.
    They're desperate for stuff to put on the telly at the moment.
    Next week it will be how fast can you fix a puncture.
  • darkhairedlorddarkhairedlord Posts: 5,424

    step83 said:

    Wrap battle perhaps?

    Rock paper scissors first though to choose between teams, zoom, Webex. This could be live, withbpost wrap inspection with points deducted for shoddy work and extra points for figure 8 at the hoods.
    They're desperate for stuff to put on the telly at the moment.
    Next week it will be how fast can you fix a puncture.
    Will include removing the wheel, tyre, tube, findingvthe hole, repair, refit, pump to 100psi with a pocket rocket , refit.
  • pinnopinno Posts: 39,107
    Gave up on them mini pumps, C02 cartridges all the way.

    Cinelli gel cork tape - hen's teeth at the moment. I need 2 lots.

    Not doing an LD. Curry to cook, girls to skate park at some point, wheel bearings to clean, re-adjust.

    It's dull. A drop of sunshine would go a long way.
    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
  • Ben6899Ben6899 Posts: 7,484
    pinno said:

    Gave up on them mini pumps, C02 cartridges all the way.

    Silca frame pump, mate. :smile:
    Ben

    Bikes: Donhou DSS4 Custom | Condor Italia RC | Gios Megalite | Dolan Preffisio | Giant Bowery '76
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  • Ben6899Ben6899 Posts: 7,484

    Flat bars and lock on grips - doddle :smile:
    Maybe someone should invent something similar for drop bars.

    They have, but shifters get in the way! :smiley:
    Ben

    Bikes: Donhou DSS4 Custom | Condor Italia RC | Gios Megalite | Dolan Preffisio | Giant Bowery '76
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ben_h_ppcc/
    Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/
  • veronese68veronese68 Posts: 22,697 Lives Here
    Morning folks, there's a bit of cloud here. Oh the injustice of it all. Still 26'C and rather pleasant though. Tomorrow may be a smidge cooler so we might go to Florence, wouldn't normally bother but significantly fewer tourists this year might make it tolerable.
    Step, subtle bike means you can go wild with tape. Looking forward to the wrap-off, will it be live streamed?
  • homers_doublehomers_double Posts: 6,548

    Morning folks, there's a bit of cloud here. Oh the injustice of it all. Still 26'C and rather pleasant though. Tomorrow may be a smidge cooler so we might go to Florence, wouldn't normally bother but significantly fewer tourists this year might make it tolerable.
    Step, subtle bike means you can go wild with tape. Looking forward to the wrap-off, will it be live streamed?

    Morning chaps, back from a mid week break to a shed load of work.

    Did you drive V68? We're still sort of aiming to got to Italy on the 28th but not booking anything just yet depending on how the CV situation escalates - Given the fact we're in Greater Manchester and unsure how the local lockdown will escalate.

    Chunnel can be done last minute and I may book the overnight accommodation as that can be cancelled up to the day before on booking.com

    Advocate of disc brakes.
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 41,515


    Flat bars and lock on grips - doddle :smile:

    Yeah, none of this curly bar rubbish...

    The diary has gone suspiciously quiet today, must be the calm before the storm? Catching up with a few bits work-wise and there's a large shepherds pie waiting for me downstairs when I get peckish.

    Uncle Rishi's eat out to help out scheme starts today and there are a hundred registered places near me. I can feel a mid-week curry coming on :)

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  • tlw1tlw1 Posts: 18,300

    tlw1 said:

    Later is visiting MIL, so no bike ride 😢

    Can you not combine the two or is it too far? (get a lift and ride back?)

    Too close to alsager
  • veronese68veronese68 Posts: 22,697 Lives Here

    Morning folks, there's a bit of cloud here. Oh the injustice of it all. Still 26'C and rather pleasant though. Tomorrow may be a smidge cooler so we might go to Florence, wouldn't normally bother but significantly fewer tourists this year might make it tolerable.
    Step, subtle bike means you can go wild with tape. Looking forward to the wrap-off, will it be live streamed?

    Morning chaps, back from a mid week break to a shed load of work.

    Did you drive V68? We're still sort of aiming to got to Italy on the 28th but not booking anything just yet depending on how the CV situation escalates - Given the fact we're in Greater Manchester and unsure how the local lockdown will escalate.

    Chunnel can be done last minute and I may book the overnight accommodation as that can be cancelled up to the day before on booking.com

    Yes, drove and did the Chunnel too. Only stopped for petrol and a couple of kips in the car. 3 of us in a big car meant it wasn't too bad. Took 22 hours, the extra distance to Tuscany probably equivalent to the extra mileage you'd have in the UK. Paid the premium for flexibility on the tickets for the first time ever, thought it worthwhile if not paying for an overnight stop so harder to guesstimate timing. Down here it's very relaxed on the Covid front, masks are worn in shops and entering restaurants and bars but there's no fuss, people just get on with it. I think having had a far stricter lockdown has helped them appreciate the post they are in now. I'd say go for it if you can, if being the big question of course.
  • Ben6899Ben6899 Posts: 7,484
    edited 3 August
    We're hopefully driving to Southern Germany in September - hire car booked and we're looking at Chunnel prices.

    Briefly looking at the Chunnel website yesterday, we're asked for car registration or make/model.

    Obviously with a hire car, no idea on the former and the latter is a guess to be honest despite what we've booked.

    Is this going to be a headache for us? Has anyone taken a hire car through?
    Ben

    Bikes: Donhou DSS4 Custom | Condor Italia RC | Gios Megalite | Dolan Preffisio | Giant Bowery '76
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ben_h_ppcc/
    Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/
  • sungodsungod Posts: 12,580
    Ben6899 said:

    We're hopefully driving to Southern Germany in September - hire car booked and we're looking at Chunnel prices.

    Briefly looking at the Chunnel website yesterday, we're asked for car registration or make/model.

    Obviously with a hire car, no idea on the former and the latter is a guess to be honest despite what we've booked.

    Is this going to be a headache for us? Has anyone taken a hire car through?

    https://help.eurotunnel.com/hc/en-gb/articles/209263325-I-ve-changed-my-car-I-m-taking-a-hire-car-and-will-not-know-the-registration-number
    my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
  • Ben6899Ben6899 Posts: 7,484
    sungod said:

    Ben6899 said:

    We're hopefully driving to Southern Germany in September - hire car booked and we're looking at Chunnel prices.

    Briefly looking at the Chunnel website yesterday, we're asked for car registration or make/model.

    Obviously with a hire car, no idea on the former and the latter is a guess to be honest despite what we've booked.

    Is this going to be a headache for us? Has anyone taken a hire car through?

    https://help.eurotunnel.com/hc/en-gb/articles/209263325-I-ve-changed-my-car-I-m-taking-a-hire-car-and-will-not-know-the-registration-number
    Thank you. I could've done that myself, really!

    I'm assuming the Breakdown cover is one you book through Le Shuttle as an optional extra? Otherwise, I can't see the relevance.
    Ben

    Bikes: Donhou DSS4 Custom | Condor Italia RC | Gios Megalite | Dolan Preffisio | Giant Bowery '76
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ben_h_ppcc/
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  • homers_doublehomers_double Posts: 6,548

    I'd say go for it if you can, if being the big question of course.

    Thanks for the info, the real issue is if we have to isolate on return.

    Mrs HD works from home anyway and I can to a point but really need to be in work.

    There's also the issue of if one of us gets CV we'd be bringing it back home to our son. I can manage in the shed but I doubt my wife could.

    Then again, we could catch it here in Asda.
    Advocate of disc brakes.
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