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Friday, Hopefully it’s Friday.🤪

Morning, it feels milder , just about to walk Tigger, A day out hence the early start, let’s hope it’s fine on the west side of the country.
Have a good day

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  • tlw1tlw1 Posts: 18,900
    Yeah the thread matches my expectation of what day it is 😂

    Today is long walk with hounds and then work stuff followed by meeting up with some friends
  • thistle_thistle_ Posts: 4,626

    Morning, it feels milder , just about to walk Tigger, A day out hence the early start, let’s hope it’s fine on the west side of the country.
    Have a good day

    Dry but cloudy over on the west, should be sunny later.

    Non working day so going to help clear some jungle for a friend.
  • sungodsungod Posts: 13,214
    'ning

    should be a restful wfh and tdf
    my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 8,854
    Morning, chilling out doing naff all physical. Hopefully stays dry out. Enjoy work folks.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • pinnopinno Posts: 40,226
    I'm not sure I have the Friday feeling though it might creep up on me.

    I'm going to wait for some cyclists to go by then i'll draft them on my bike which I have removed the front wheel and the back tyre is flat and then i'll go past them uphill 3 times pedalling with one leg.

    That should fill the day.
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • sungodsungod Posts: 13,214
    got a 400 quid freebie from amex to spend at harrods, just sorted out some early crimbo shopping :smiley:

    tdf has started, start seems a bit livelier
    my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
  • pinnopinno Posts: 40,226
    edited September 2020
    sungod said:


    ...start seems a bit livelier

    What?! Liar.

    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • step83step83 Posts: 4,016
    Afternoon from Lower Heckville.

    Work actions pending (need me some data) then escape for the day, garage is slowly coming together now found some tools I need which helps, namely my impact driver poor old drill doesn't like driving big old screws, an the hammer action is a bit iffy at times.
    Anyway I couldn't find an Italian beer I liked so I have a bottle of Estrella from Spain which is never a bad choice in my books.
  • sungodsungod Posts: 13,214
    it's relative :)
    my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
  • orraloonorraloon Posts: 7,550
    No spoilers perlease, some of us will be on the catch up later.

    Just collected n+1 gravel, time for a bit of fettling ahead of the christening ride tomorrow. The guards are on, 'tis the season.
  • step83step83 Posts: 4,016
    orraloon said:

    No spoilers perlease, some of us will be on the catch up later.

    Just collected n+1 gravel, time for a bit of fettling ahead of the christening ride tomorrow. The guards are on, 'tis the season.

    Sorry to tell you some people peddled over the line quite fast, one of them was faster than the rest so finished in front.

    Gravel bike eh? welcome to the club. Reminds me I need to sort mine out, stem seems to travel an come loose every ride so needs some no more moving paste applying.
  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 8,854
    edited September 2020
    Step you missed the one who came last, what was his name.
    Lanterne rouge I think. :D
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • sungodsungod Posts: 13,214
    missed out the hippos too
    my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
  • step83step83 Posts: 4,016
    sungod said:

    missed out the hippos too

    The mid stage hippo race always spices up the peloton.
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 44,019
    orraloon said:

    No spoilers perlease, some of us will be on the catch up later.

    Just collected n+1 gravel, time for a bit of fettling ahead of the christening ride tomorrow. The guards are on, 'tis the season.

    So is a gravel bike a roadie bike with fat tyres, or a mountain bike without the suspension to do any of the real fun stuff?
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  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 8,854
    Stevo, you surprise me. Its a roadbike with fatter tyres and slightly flaired drops. AKA almost like a cyclocross bike. Others will tell you otherwise. Some even have 650B wheels as well basically 700s in 27,5 disguise / slightly different.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 44,019
    oxoman said:

    Stevo, you surprise me. Its a roadbike with fatter tyres and slightly flaired drops. AKA almost like a cyclocross bike. Others will tell you otherwise. Some even have 650B wheels as well basically 700s in 27,5 disguise / slightly different.

    Sounds like Looney should have bought a proper mountain bike then :smile:
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  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 8,854
    Mine gets used like one at some places like Sherwood.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • hopkinbhopkinb Posts: 6,088
    Went pub in Wimbledon. Not seen so many young women for ages. Gosh. Obviously I am invisible to them, but still.
  • orraloonorraloon Posts: 7,550
    As per Oxoman. Is a Boardman ADV 8.9 2021 in my size, though surprised to see 2 medium frame ones sitting out on display. Good VFM at 1k for the spec, Shimano GRX 2x10 and hydraulics. Factored in a wheel upgrade from Malcolm OTP.

    Bars are flared, a wee bit weird compared to my road bikes but I'll get used to. Only ridden round the block a few times so far to check saddle height and that ahead of first proper blast tomorrow.

    38 or 40 tyres. So will be twitchier on the downs vs full MTB sizes but roll ok on the roads. The frame colours are cool 😎

    My 90s vintage full sus Marin Mount Vision is still out on loan with my lazy brother. Will find out as winter comes in if n+1 gravel will cope ok with sticky muds and that or will I need to reclaim the fat boi.
  • step83step83 Posts: 4,016
    If its like mine stick some knobbly tyres on an its fun just a bit bouncy.
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 44,019
    hopkinb said:

    Went pub in Wimbledon. Not seen so many young women for ages. Gosh. Obviously I am invisible to them, but still.

    You need a refresher course Hoppy:



    Particularly from about 6:00 in.
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