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friday far beyond the pale horizon

'ning

long ride or long bask, not decided yet, cafes either way
my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny

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  • lincolndavelincolndave Posts: 8,159
    Morning, grey miserable start to the day, busy day ahead especially for a Friday
    Have a good day
  • thistle_(mbnw)thistle_(mbnw) Posts: 3,767
    'Ning
    Compulsory day off today. Dull and cloudy but didn't have anything outside planned.
    Need to inspect the conservatory roof for damage after the monster hail the other night. Someone down the road stuck photos on Twitter of theirs full of holes :hushed:
  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 8,122
    Morning workers. OH,s covid avoidance taxi service and long ride out planned if sky's lighten up a bit. Something I came across yesterday has decided I'm tasty so got eaten alive. Steady few days off planned.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • Plants watered, they didn't need much - a sure sign the weathers changed. The air is damp with a fine mist

    Cuppa followed by another cuppa, a little WFH before more cuppa's ride later if weather cheers up, beers tonight maybe
  • pinnopinno Posts: 39,107
    That cloudy, damp grey stuff can jolly well stay daan saaf 'cos it's lovely up here and just right for a pedal.
    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
  • homers_doublehomers_double Posts: 6,548
    Too much DIY type stuff to do in the garden to even dare ask if I'm aloud out on the bike.

    I'm sick of CV now, Boris & Co have put the stopper on returning from through France which basically sausages my holiday.
    Advocate of disc brakes.
  • pinnopinno Posts: 39,107
    Why are you so loud on a bike? Does it need lubricating? Is it the effort you put in?
    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
  • tlw1tlw1 Posts: 18,300
    Last full of holiday in costa del Cornwall before another week in the people’s republic of Shropshire
  • homers_doublehomers_double Posts: 6,548
    pinno said:

    Why are you so loud on a bike? Does it need lubricating? Is it the effort you put in?

    Hope Pro 4 hubs.
    Advocate of disc brakes.
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 41,515
    Pleasant temperature on the corporate hamster wheel today.

    Yesterday evening's tramp fuel tasting event was scuppered by a request for Dad's taxi services. Couldn't really tell her sod off and pay for a taxi as she got invited to a party to celebrate A-level grades. On the upside I got to drive the Panzer down some empty back roads late last night and the cider is still in the fridge for this evening :)
    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]
  • WheelspinnerWheelspinner Posts: 4,767
    End of week two and a half back at work. Six to go, which is at least 5 too many.

  • veronese68veronese68 Posts: 22,697 Lives Here
    Afternoon folks,
    Busy day of wfh but not really feeling it today, too much stupid to fix. Fixing a bike for a mate later.
    Also got roped into Dad's taxi last night, normally she doesn't drink but thought she'd hit the tramp juice. Turned out she didn't drink so could have driven herself, at least she had the choice that way so can't grumble. I will be having a beer tonight though.

    Too much DIY type stuff to do in the garden to even dare ask if I'm aloud out on the bike.

    I'm sick of CV now, Boris & Co have put the stopper on returning from through France which basically sausages my holiday.

    If you don't get out the car you don't have to quarantine, can you go through Switzerland and Germany then don't get out the car in France or Belgium?
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 41,515

    Afternoon folks,
    Busy day of wfh but not really feeling it today, too much stupid to fix. Fixing a bike for a mate later.
    Also got roped into Dad's taxi last night, normally she doesn't drink but thought she'd hit the tramp juice. Turned out she didn't drink so could have driven herself, at least she had the choice that way so can't grumble. I will be having a beer tonight though.

    Too much DIY type stuff to do in the garden to even dare ask if I'm aloud out on the bike.

    I'm sick of CV now, Boris & Co have put the stopper on returning from through France which basically sausages my holiday.

    If you don't get out the car you don't have to quarantine, can you go through Switzerland and Germany then don't get out the car in France or Belgium?
    He could take a censored in Switzerland and have a plastic bottle to p1ss in through France?
    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]
  • veronese68veronese68 Posts: 22,697 Lives Here
    Stevo_666 said:

    Afternoon folks,
    Busy day of wfh but not really feeling it today, too much stupid to fix. Fixing a bike for a mate later.
    Also got roped into Dad's taxi last night, normally she doesn't drink but thought she'd hit the tramp juice. Turned out she didn't drink so could have driven herself, at least she had the choice that way so can't grumble. I will be having a beer tonight though.

    Too much DIY type stuff to do in the garden to even dare ask if I'm aloud out on the bike.

    I'm sick of CV now, Boris & Co have put the stopper on returning from through France which basically sausages my holiday.

    If you don't get out the car you don't have to quarantine, can you go through Switzerland and Germany then don't get out the car in France or Belgium?
    He could take a censored in Switzerland and have a plastic bottle to p1ss in through France?
    Offering the border control guy a lemonade bottle of p1ss as proof of not having stopped in France would be funny. Not much further going the German route and no tolls so it's not a big deal.
  • pinnopinno Posts: 39,107

    End of week two and a half back at work. Six to go, which is at least 5 too many.

    You had a choice and you didn't have to work.
    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
  • WheelspinnerWheelspinner Posts: 4,767
    pinno said:

    End of week two and a half back at work. Six to go, which is at least 5 too many.

    You had a choice and you didn't have to work.
    Yeah I did, but some honesty on the part of the employer would have helped the decision. They said they were nearly finished system test, and just needed help with prep and support for Go Live.

    In fact, testing was laughably incomplete and still full of major technical fails, their data conversion is a total shambles, and the technical design guy lacks competence, to be polite. And... they know all this, but failed to mention any of it.



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

    If you don't get out the car you don't have to quarantine, can you go through Switzerland and Germany then don't get out the car in France or Belgium?

    I wonder if some enterprising soul will set up a temporary UK-Germany car ferry route...
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 41,515
    edited 14 August

    Stevo_666 said:

    Afternoon folks,
    Busy day of wfh but not really feeling it today, too much stupid to fix. Fixing a bike for a mate later.
    Also got roped into Dad's taxi last night, normally she doesn't drink but thought she'd hit the tramp juice. Turned out she didn't drink so could have driven herself, at least she had the choice that way so can't grumble. I will be having a beer tonight though.

    Too much DIY type stuff to do in the garden to even dare ask if I'm aloud out on the bike.

    I'm sick of CV now, Boris & Co have put the stopper on returning from through France which basically sausages my holiday.

    If you don't get out the car you don't have to quarantine, can you go through Switzerland and Germany then don't get out the car in France or Belgium?
    He could take a censored in Switzerland and have a plastic bottle to p1ss in through France?
    Offering the border control guy a lemonade bottle of p1ss as proof of not having stopped in France would be funny. Not much further going the German route and no tolls so it's not a big deal.
    :smile: Just offer him a free bottle of 'Irn Bru' as a thank you go letting you through...

    I'd go via Germany if only for the chance to have a go on a de-restricted section of the autobahn.
    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]
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 41,515

    If you don't get out the car you don't have to quarantine, can you go through Switzerland and Germany then don't get out the car in France or Belgium?

    I wonder if some enterprising soul will set up a temporary UK-Germany car ferry route...
    Maybe name the ferry 'The Dunkirk Spirit'?
    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]
  • orraloonorraloon Posts: 6,537

    If you don't get out the car you don't have to quarantine, can you go through Switzerland and Germany then don't get out the car in France or Belgium?

    I wonder if some enterprising soul will set up a temporary UK-Germany car ferry route...
    Shame Grayling got kicked out, else I would have had such a contract by now. Don't have any ships, or crews, or experience, but that doesn't appear to be a problem for this Gummint.

  • thistle_(mbnw)thistle_(mbnw) Posts: 3,767
    Stevo_666 said:

    If you don't get out the car you don't have to quarantine, can you go through Switzerland and Germany then don't get out the car in France or Belgium?

    I wonder if some enterprising soul will set up a temporary UK-Germany car ferry route...
    Maybe name the ferry 'The Dunkirk Spirit'?
    Das Boot probably isn't the best name.
  • step83step83 Posts: 3,847

    Stevo_666 said:

    If you don't get out the car you don't have to quarantine, can you go through Switzerland and Germany then don't get out the car in France or Belgium?

    I wonder if some enterprising soul will set up a temporary UK-Germany car ferry route...
    Maybe name the ferry 'The Dunkirk Spirit'?
    Das Boot probably isn't the best name.
    Probably got with Lützow to both confuse and annoy.

    Anyway faff of work nearly done I have beer and debating retaping the handlebars on best bike.
    Looks like its back to winter clothing though.
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 41,515

    Stevo_666 said:

    If you don't get out the car you don't have to quarantine, can you go through Switzerland and Germany then don't get out the car in France or Belgium?

    I wonder if some enterprising soul will set up a temporary UK-Germany car ferry route...
    Maybe name the ferry 'The Dunkirk Spirit'?
    Das Boot probably isn't the best name.
    Bismarck or Tirpitz no good either?
    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]
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