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sunday sans soleil

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smidge less cold, but cloudy cloudy

long ride, cafes, laze
my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny

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  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 8,864
    Morning All. Mutt to walk and family stuff today, run later with eldest and possibly a ride. Currently looking reasonable out with blue in between the the clouds and sun looking to break through. Eldest may be late getting up as mixing his drink last night and couldn't keep up with me. :s.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 44,054
    Chilly and grey here.

    Shipping the hounds off in a bit for a 3 day holiday while we get the final prep for uni and the Liverpool drop off sorted. I'm trying to stay out of most of the pre-trip faffing. Run later then a dinner out with Stropteen to wish her good luck at the COVID academy of Liverpool.
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  • sungodsungod Posts: 13,221
    windier ride than yesterday, combined with the lack of sun it actually felt colder

    time for stroll to cafe
    my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
  • veronese68veronese68 Posts: 23,468 Lives Here
    Afternoon folks, but only just.
    Traditional slow start was enjoyed, now got lots of odd jobs, pottering and housework to do. Feels decidedly autumnal to say the least.
  • After a series of shite days, today ended up being avec soleil for the afternoon, even if I spent it driving to the other end of the island for work this week. About a 4 hour drive, by the end of which I was in need of a drink and/or a chiropractor. Picked Option 1 over dinner, then came back to roll around floor on one of those pointy foam roller things.

    Result! More cracks than a plumber's convention, and my neck feels a 1000% better.

    Three days of this omnishambles to get through and it's back to retirement for me.

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  • thistle_thistle_ Posts: 4,642
    edited September 2020
    sungod said:

    windier ride than yesterday, combined with the lack of sun it actually felt colder

    time for stroll to cafe

    Wind has dropped considerably here today to the point that I'm concerned the washing won't dry despite the sunshine.
    Went for a chilly but gorgeous bike ride first thing. Glad I had my base layer and winter gloves instead of the thin skimpy outfits I normally wear.
    Average power was well down, but Strava said I was putting in more effort than normal.

    Local council seem to have found some tarmac fallen off a lorry and are resurfacing some roads. One bit of new tarmac is nearly as bumpy as the old :neutral: the next bit didn't really need doing but not going to say no to smooth roads :confused: but the really nasty 500m of potholes and gravel isn't getting done :disappointed: #councillogic

    Might also go for a stroll to a cafe while the sun is still out.
  • thistle_thistle_ Posts: 4,642
    Has anyone bought anything from mantel.com?

    They keep coming up in search results for stuff I'm looking for but slightly cheaper than the usual stockists.

    Seem to be based abroad.
  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 8,864
    Thistle at least it's tarmac that's laid and not blown in off one of these machines. Been up th peak district a few time and witnessed the damage and debris left after road repairs.
    https://i.ytimg.com/vi/e4BuMl1uy1U/maxresdefault.jpg
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • sungodsungod Posts: 13,221

    Has anyone bought anything from mantel.com?

    They keep coming up in search results for stuff I'm looking for but slightly cheaper than the usual stockists.

    Seem to be based abroad.

    they're in netherlands, been around quite a while

    i've bough several things from them, all ok
    my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
  • Has anyone bought anything from mantel.com?

    They keep coming up in search results for stuff I'm looking for but slightly cheaper than the usual stockists.

    Seem to be based abroad.

    Yes, they’re in Arnhem Holland, a big shop. At least they started there, they have a couple of other shops in other cities too. Also they have a web presence in many European countries now.
    I've always found them good and helpful when over there, I'd like to think they’re as good on the web but have no experience thus far
  • orraloonorraloon Posts: 7,568
    Wow, great final lap there. And a Frenchie has actually won something!

    Better now try to move my aching legs before they seize up totally. That was a hard ride earlier, at one point the headwind was so strong I could barely get above 10kph.
  • Afternoon all. Testing software all morning then mowing the lawn while watching WC road race in the afternoon. Finally put some new cleats on the shoes. Lovely day to sit in the garden just below the kitchen window sight line.
  • thistle_thistle_ Posts: 4,642
    oxoman said:

    Thistle at least it's tarmac that's laid and not blown in off one of these machines. Been up th peak district a few time and witnessed the damage and debris left after road repairs.
    https://i.ytimg.com/vi/e4BuMl1uy1U/maxresdefault.jpg

    There's plenty of that shite around too: let's fix the potholes by making it worse than it was with the potholes.

    Those jet patching things are only intended for temporary repairs to small, sharp edged deep holes.
  • thistle_thistle_ Posts: 4,642
    sungod said:

    Has anyone bought anything from mantel.com?

    They keep coming up in search results for stuff I'm looking for but slightly cheaper than the usual stockists.

    Seem to be based abroad.

    they're in netherlands, been around quite a while

    i've bough several things from them, all ok
    Thanks, I'll add to my list vendors pending approval :smile:
  • tlw1tlw1 Posts: 18,921
    Nice day starting with fun bike then family time followed by pub time
  • hopkinbhopkinb Posts: 6,088
    Did the ride. Ditchling beacon was not so much fun, but at least I was first up, lovely fish and chips in Brighton at the Regency. I contemplated the ride back, but I don't have the kms in the legs to cope with 80km into a block headwind on the homeward leg.

    Got a couple of kilos of home grown tomatoes and a head of garlic from my neighbour, so made some pasta sauce for the freezer. Gorgeous ripe tomatoes that cooked down into a tangy rich sauce, all it cost me.was 2 onions a glass of white wine, seasoning and some bay and thyme from the garden. Some of the best olive oil to dress before serving.
  • hopkinb said:

    Did the ride. Ditchling beacon was not so much fun, but at least I was first up, lovely fish and chips in Brighton at the Regency. I contemplated the ride back, but I don't have the kms in the legs to cope with 80km into a block headwind on the homeward leg.

    Got a couple of kilos of home grown tomatoes and a head of garlic from my neighbour, so made some pasta sauce for the freezer. Gorgeous ripe tomatoes that cooked down into a tangy rich sauce, all it cost me.was 2 onions a glass of white wine, seasoning and some bay and thyme from the garden. Some of the best olive oil to dress before serving.

    Ah, they're calling homegrown "tomatoes " now are they?
  • hopkinbhopkinb Posts: 6,088

  • hopkinbhopkinb Posts: 6,088
    Definitely tomatoes, no weed.
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