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Morning, hope every one is ok, mild again bike ride soon, busy this afternoon.
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  • Moaning,
    Mild! Its only just coming up to 8 °C here on the coast, hopefully it’ll warm up, chilly ride coming up
  • tlw1tlw1 Posts: 18,921
    As I predicted we went out last night as the wife got the third different diagnosis so far, depression/dementia and now paranoid schizophrenic - I wonder what the next meeting with the consultant will bring 🤬 god help anyone that doesn’t push them as much as we are.

    Work stuff will be busy and then I need to start getting kit ready for next weeks race
  • thistle_thistle_ Posts: 4,642
    Morning

    Tired after a late night and waking up early, which seems to be the new normal

    D day for appliance delivery, handy being back on the big F (for now at least).
    Weather forecast has taken a turn for the worst, so might be indoor cycling later.
  • sungodsungod Posts: 13,221
    'ning

    yawn, being extremely lazy, much gmc'ing to do today

    tdf later, hope it gets a bit more lively
    my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
  • hopkinbhopkinb Posts: 6,088
    There we go. That's 34 degrees down to 9. Brrr.

    One last day off, for admin.

    As DHL said yesterday, looks like we sneaked back just in time.
  • sungod said:

    'ning

    yawn, being extremely lazy, much gmc'ing to do today

    tdf later, hope it gets a bit more lively

    Ideal if you fancy an afternoon nap, just set the alarm clock for 16:30 as nothing will happen until the last 3km. At least that is 2.5km more racing than yesterday!
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 44,054
    edited September 2020

    sungod said:

    'ning

    yawn, being extremely lazy, much gmc'ing to do today

    tdf later, hope it gets a bit more lively

    Ideal if you fancy an afternoon nap, just set the alarm clock for 16:30 as nothing will happen until the last 3km. At least that is 2.5km more racing than yesterday!
    Actually I've always wondered what the attraction is of watching a bunch of blokes pedalling along a road for several hours, every day for two weeks. I have some paint that I can watch drying instead :)

    Another lazy start on my staycation. Will head out to that that countryside later. Coffee will do for now.

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  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 8,864
    Morning All. Chilling and recovering at home. Attempted to retrieve my back wheel from LBS but youngest discovered there shut which is unusual. Hopefully nothing untowards has happened. May watch some TDF highlights and recorded stuff off planner.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • sungodsungod Posts: 13,221
    Stevo_666 said:

    sungod said:

    'ning

    yawn, being extremely lazy, much gmc'ing to do today

    tdf later, hope it gets a bit more lively

    Ideal if you fancy an afternoon nap, just set the alarm clock for 16:30 as nothing will happen until the last 3km. At least that is 2.5km more racing than yesterday!
    Actually I've always wondered what the attraction is of watching a bunch of blokes pedalling along a road for several hours, every day for two weeks. I have some paint that I can watch drying instead :)

    Another lazy start on my staycation. Will head out to that that countryside later. Coffee will do for now.

    eurosport's uninterrupted coverage is like test match special was in the old days, have it on in the background, they natter away, anecdotes, scenery, history, recipes, wine etc.

    certainly far more entertaining than football

    btw "two weeks"? ffs get some learning
    my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 44,054
    sungod said:

    Stevo_666 said:

    sungod said:

    'ning

    yawn, being extremely lazy, much gmc'ing to do today

    tdf later, hope it gets a bit more lively

    Ideal if you fancy an afternoon nap, just set the alarm clock for 16:30 as nothing will happen until the last 3km. At least that is 2.5km more racing than yesterday!
    Actually I've always wondered what the attraction is of watching a bunch of blokes pedalling along a road for several hours, every day for two weeks. I have some paint that I can watch drying instead :)

    Another lazy start on my staycation. Will head out to that that countryside later. Coffee will do for now.

    eurosport's uninterrupted coverage is like test match special was in the old days, have it on in the background, they natter away, anecdotes, scenery, history, recipes, wine etc.

    certainly far more entertaining than football

    btw "two weeks"? ffs get some learning
    Longer than 2 weeks? Blimey.

    I kinda get the cricket analogy. But watching that bores bores the pants off me. I suppose it was an excuse to get hammered and catch a few rays.

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  • sungodsungod Posts: 13,221
    edited September 2020
    just had the recipe for crise de foie pâté, sounds good on toast

    after which one is likely to have a crise de foie
    my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
  • thistle_thistle_ Posts: 4,642
    Delivery driver refused to come up to the house because his "7.5t lorry" wouldn't fit.
    Went down and met him and he was in a luton van thing smaller than the .com supermarket vans that bomb up and down here :no_mouth:

    In other news half our company have just been told their jobs are at risk :disappointed: I'm in the other half, for the moment at least.
  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 8,864
    Thistle good luck with work. Currently stretched out on sofa TDF on tv, snuggled with dog won't be long before I'm snoring like him.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • tlw1 said:

    As I predicted we went out last night as the wife got the third different diagnosis so far, depression/dementia and now paranoid schizophrenic - I wonder what the next meeting with the consultant will bring 🤬 god help anyone that doesn’t push them as much as we are.

    Work stuff will be busy and then I need to start getting kit ready for next weeks race

    Did they check the thyroid function?
  • thistle_thistle_ Posts: 4,642
    tlw1 said:

    As I predicted we went out last night as the wife got the third different diagnosis so far, depression/dementia and now paranoid schizophrenic - I wonder what the next meeting with the consultant will bring 🤬 god help anyone that doesn’t push them as much as we are.

    Maybe print yourself a bingo sheet to cross them off?
    tlw1 said:


    Work stuff will be busy and then I need to start getting kit ready for next weeks race

    Just leave it until the morning before. Always works out fine (usually).

  • veronese68veronese68 Posts: 23,468 Lives Here
    Evening folks,
    Busy day of wfw for me, temptation to do an MF and smash my computer with a hammer before burning it with fire and to the neighbours by defenestration.
    Off to see the old dear as it would have been the parents wedding anniversary today. Might make it back to go to the pub later.
    TLW, I reckon you should ask a bunch of random blokes on the internet for a diagnosis.
  • webboowebboo Posts: 3,169
    tlw1 said:

    As I predicted we went out last night as the wife got the third different diagnosis so far, depression/dementia and now paranoid schizophrenic - I wonder what the next meeting with the consultant will bring 🤬 god help anyone that doesn’t push them as much as we are.

    Work stuff will be busy and then I need to start getting kit ready for next weeks race

    I presume that your MIL is getting on in her years. Usually people develop Paranoid Schizophrenia in their teens to their late twenties. It would somewhat unusual to develop it later in life.
  • Stevo_666 said:

    sungod said:

    'ning

    yawn, being extremely lazy, much gmc'ing to do today

    tdf later, hope it gets a bit more lively

    Ideal if you fancy an afternoon nap, just set the alarm clock for 16:30 as nothing will happen until the last 3km. At least that is 2.5km more racing than yesterday!
    Actually I've always wondered what the attraction is of watching a bunch of blokes pedalling along a road for several hours, every day for two weeks. I have some paint that I can watch drying instead :)

    Another lazy start on my staycation. Will head out to that that countryside later. Coffee will do for now.

    A while ago now, for my holidays I used to go touring on my motorcycle around Spain for the whole of August, every year, for years. I also started watching cycling on Eurosport when the English commentary was by the wonderful David Duffield. I would record every minute of the live broadcast of La Veulta a España and watch it later when I got home from work. David Duffield used to follow La Veulta around and sometimes would go into the same bars/restaurants that I had been in and sometimes a different one that I hadn’t tried. It was like having my own personal guide to the cuisine of Spain. Because he would fill-in with all sorts of interesting little facts about places on route, as well as what he’d eaten and weather he liked it.

    This coverage and commentary is what got me back into cycling, not just watching it, I’m now a regular cyclist

  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 44,054

    Stevo_666 said:

    sungod said:

    'ning

    yawn, being extremely lazy, much gmc'ing to do today

    tdf later, hope it gets a bit more lively

    Ideal if you fancy an afternoon nap, just set the alarm clock for 16:30 as nothing will happen until the last 3km. At least that is 2.5km more racing than yesterday!
    Actually I've always wondered what the attraction is of watching a bunch of blokes pedalling along a road for several hours, every day for two weeks. I have some paint that I can watch drying instead :)

    Another lazy start on my staycation. Will head out to that that countryside later. Coffee will do for now.

    A while ago now, for my holidays I used to go touring on my motorcycle around Spain for the whole of August, every year, for years. I also started watching cycling on Eurosport when the English commentary was by the wonderful David Duffield. I would record every minute of the live broadcast of La Veulta a España and watch it later when I got home from work. David Duffield used to follow La Veulta around and sometimes would go into the same bars/restaurants that I had been in and sometimes a different one that I hadn’t tried. It was like having my own personal guide to the cuisine of Spain. Because he would fill-in with all sorts of interesting little facts about places on route, as well as what he’d eaten and weather he liked it.

    This coverage and commentary is what got me back into cycling, not just watching it, I’m now a regular cyclist

    If that's what got you back into cycling, then fair play. I've always been more of a doer than a watcher when it comes to cycling - but if you're going to watch the sport, then for entertainment value, for me 3 minutes of this:



    beats 4 hours of blokes cycling down the road in France. Have a look and tell me what you reckon.
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  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 8,864
    More interesting and lively if not a tad dangerous.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 44,054
    oxoman said:

    More interesting and lively if not a tad dangerous.

    That's why we watch rather than do it. (I used to do it, but I don't bounce as well these days).
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  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 8,864
    I still try to do it but don't always bounce like I uses to 😖
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 44,054
    oxoman said:

    I still try to do it but don't always bounce like I uses to 😖

    You mean downhill Oxo? I still do trails, but not uplifts after I ripped my supraspinatus tendon back in 2017.
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  • Stevo_666 said:

    Stevo_666 said:

    sungod said:

    'ning

    yawn, being extremely lazy, much gmc'ing to do today

    tdf later, hope it gets a bit more lively

    Ideal if you fancy an afternoon nap, just set the alarm clock for 16:30 as nothing will happen until the last 3km. At least that is 2.5km more racing than yesterday!
    Actually I've always wondered what the attraction is of watching a bunch of blokes pedalling along a road for several hours, every day for two weeks. I have some paint that I can watch drying instead :)

    Another lazy start on my staycation. Will head out to that that countryside later. Coffee will do for now.

    A while ago now, for my holidays I used to go touring on my motorcycle around Spain for the whole of August, every year, for years. I also started watching cycling on Eurosport when the English commentary was by the wonderful David Duffield. I would record every minute of the live broadcast of La Veulta a España and watch it later when I got home from work. David Duffield used to follow La Veulta around and sometimes would go into the same bars/restaurants that I had been in and sometimes a different one that I hadn’t tried. It was like having my own personal guide to the cuisine of Spain. Because he would fill-in with all sorts of interesting little facts about places on route, as well as what he’d eaten and weather he liked it.

    This coverage and commentary is what got me back into cycling, not just watching it, I’m now a regular cyclist

    If that's what got you back into cycling, then fair play. I've always been more of a doer than a watcher when it comes to cycling - but if you're going to watch the sport, then for entertainment value, for me 3 minutes of this:



    beats 4 hours of blokes cycling down the road in France. Have a look and tell me what you reckon.
    Insane!
    (I'd be interested to see how quickly he could get UP that course)
    There's some bike handling skills there that’s for sure.

    Watching that clip Burt Monroe's words spring to mind "You live more in 5 minutes on a bike like this going flat out than some people live in their lifetime"
  • tlw1tlw1 Posts: 18,921

    tlw1 said:

    As I predicted we went out last night as the wife got the third different diagnosis so far, depression/dementia and now paranoid schizophrenic - I wonder what the next meeting with the consultant will bring 🤬 god help anyone that doesn’t push them as much as we are.

    Work stuff will be busy and then I need to start getting kit ready for next weeks race

    Did they check the thyroid function?
    Early on (fortunately next door is a retired doctor and helps us prepare)
  • hopkinbhopkinb Posts: 6,088
    Is that even English? I could barely understand a word, and I can understand people from Wolverhampton.
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 44,054

    Stevo_666 said:

    Stevo_666 said:

    sungod said:

    'ning

    yawn, being extremely lazy, much gmc'ing to do today

    tdf later, hope it gets a bit more lively

    Ideal if you fancy an afternoon nap, just set the alarm clock for 16:30 as nothing will happen until the last 3km. At least that is 2.5km more racing than yesterday!
    Actually I've always wondered what the attraction is of watching a bunch of blokes pedalling along a road for several hours, every day for two weeks. I have some paint that I can watch drying instead :)

    Another lazy start on my staycation. Will head out to that that countryside later. Coffee will do for now.

    A while ago now, for my holidays I used to go touring on my motorcycle around Spain for the whole of August, every year, for years. I also started watching cycling on Eurosport when the English commentary was by the wonderful David Duffield. I would record every minute of the live broadcast of La Veulta a España and watch it later when I got home from work. David Duffield used to follow La Veulta around and sometimes would go into the same bars/restaurants that I had been in and sometimes a different one that I hadn’t tried. It was like having my own personal guide to the cuisine of Spain. Because he would fill-in with all sorts of interesting little facts about places on route, as well as what he’d eaten and weather he liked it.

    This coverage and commentary is what got me back into cycling, not just watching it, I’m now a regular cyclist

    If that's what got you back into cycling, then fair play. I've always been more of a doer than a watcher when it comes to cycling - but if you're going to watch the sport, then for entertainment value, for me 3 minutes of this:



    beats 4 hours of blokes cycling down the road in France. Have a look and tell me what you reckon.
    Insane!
    (I'd be interested to see how quickly he could get UP that course)
    There's some bike handling skills there that’s for sure.

    Watching that clip Burt Monroe's words spring to mind "You live more in 5 minutes on a bike like this going flat out than some people live in their lifetime"
    It's a good watch B)

    Although he couldn't get up the course at all, never mind the time. Too steep and the bikes weigh 17kg or so with 200mm of soft travel. You get taken up in a van...

    Properly exhilarating to do but it can be painful when you get it wrong.
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  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 44,054
    hopkinb said:

    Is that even English? I could barely understand a word, and I can understand people from Wolverhampton.

    He's talking mountain bike. I liked the comment at the end: "How does he sit down with balls that big?" :smiley:
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  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 8,864
    Stevo, occasionally easier bits of stile cop but prefer easier trails and XC. Tends to be a bit more comfortable doing the latter as I don't have 200mm pogo sprung suspension. Just gone off big gap jumps, leave that for the brave and stupid amongst us now.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • pinnopinno Posts: 40,256
    I had to switch the commentary off on that vid. Why don't they just shuddup and let the cycling do the talking?

    Frikkin monsoon² here.

    The Tour - a feeling, a spectacle, it's massive
    The Giro - a race, an uncontrollable delinquent - the best of the 3 GT's.
    The Vuelta - an elusive Spanish girl dancing in a hot 'patio'

    Magic steeped in history and the unwritten rules, the allegiances, the grind, how the story unfolds, the legendary climbs, the toil, the euphoria, the heartbreak, the opportunists, the wheel suckers, the green stagiere's, the canny, the nearly men, the sacrifices of the domestiques and super domestiques, explosions of power, explosions from fatigue...

    This year's TdF is 180 odd blokes (left?) who aren't in the best of shape due to the concatenated season. It's been quite odd so far but refreshing all the same.

    Ban race radio and power meters. Pass it on.

    I got a bit carried away, time for bed Zebedee methinks.
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
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