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tuesday in a vorticist manner

sungodsungod Posts: 13,221
edited September 2020 in The bottom bracket
'ning

temperature seems to have crept up a bit, back to jersey and gilet, looking gloomy though, oh, just noticed it's soggy, that wasn't in the forecast

ride if it dries, cafes, due to administer some gmc correction later (not one of mine, helping someone out), rather do it in person without witnesses, but hr would have the vapours, hey ho, that'll get me to elevenses

my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
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  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 8,864
    Morning, work and not the best start. Hopefully improve.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • Morning, milder and damp ,it looks like the winter bike will be making an appearance today, a few little jobs to do later
    Have a good day
  • sungodsungod Posts: 13,221
    time for a squelch to a cafe, where the only drizzle is lemony and involves cake
    my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
  • tlw1tlw1 Posts: 18,921
    Hounds walked and training done before work as later we are out for my brothers 50th - but due to COVID stuff, the kids are going to his house for a takeaway and then we can meet up with the parents for a meal out and comply with the law
  • Survived yesterdays visit to uni without meeting the zombi hoards.
    Email catch last hour or so and will probably go for a quick spin around the block on my unfashionably stealth black bike. Rest of the day will be assembling random slides for a talk on UN Sustainable Development Goals and looking at project proposals.
  • Ben6899Ben6899 Posts: 8,189
    'ning

    Got the flexible work sorted - starting informally/locally to start and then will formalise if it works!

    Meetings nearly all day - might find time for actual work...

    Damp here - might be time to tidy up the winter bike from its summer turbo duties. Got some GP5000s for it - the current 4000s have seen better days!
    Ben

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  • tlw1tlw1 Posts: 18,921
    Great news Ben - hope it makes a difference
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 44,054
    edited September 2020
    It's the long slog to Scouseville very shortly - worst of traffic should be clearing up about now. Decided to do a day trip rather than stay over, so back late this evening.
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  • Ben6899 said:

    'ning

    Got the flexible work sorted - starting informally/locally to start and then will formalise if it works!

    Meetings nearly all day - might find time for actual work...

    Damp here - might be time to tidy up the winter bike from its summer turbo duties. Got some GP5000s for it - the current 4000s have seen better days!

    Result!

    My experience with Michelin tyres on a turbo has not been good. I've some older Pro3 or Pro4 or something, which went on brand new, done less than 1000 km and the rear looks shot to bits. Not impressed at all.

    Second last day at job. Testing a new device they want to deploy into the warehouse... another one that I'm glad I won't be around to support. Tomorrow will finish the tests in the morning, hand back the laptop and run out the door. Not often I look forward to a 4 hour drive to get home, but tomorrow will be a good one. If you crossed The Muppet Show with The Dilbert Zone you'd get this company.




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  • Sunny here but moist underfoot which is going to reflect most mornings from now on. I might stock up on some coal later for the stove.
    Advocate of disc brakes.
  • Ben6899Ben6899 Posts: 8,189
    tlw1 said:

    Great news Ben - hope it makes a difference

    Thank you!
    Ben

    Bikes: Donhou DSS4 Custom | Condor Italia RC | Gios Megalite | Dolan Preffisio | Giant Bowery '76
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  • Ben6899Ben6899 Posts: 8,189
    edited September 2020

    Ben6899 said:

    'ning

    Got the flexible work sorted - starting informally/locally to start and then will formalise if it works!

    Meetings nearly all day - might find time for actual work...

    Damp here - might be time to tidy up the winter bike from its summer turbo duties. Got some GP5000s for it - the current 4000s have seen better days!

    Result!

    My experience with Michelin tyres on a turbo has not been good. I've some older Pro3 or Pro4 or something, which went on brand new, done less than 1000 km and the rear looks shot to bits. Not impressed at all.

    Second last day at job. Testing a new device they want to deploy into the warehouse... another one that I'm glad I won't be around to support. Tomorrow will finish the tests in the morning, hand back the laptop and run out the door. Not often I look forward to a 4 hour drive to get home, but tomorrow will be a good one. If you crossed The Muppet Show with The Dilbert Zone you'd get this company.

    Ah my turbo is Direct Drive, it's just these tyres should have been changed earlier, regardless! :smiley:

    Perfect! (Love Dilbert - the "Knack" sketch I can relate to in so many ways)

    Enjoy the drive home and the subsequent shed time.
    Ben

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  • sungodsungod Posts: 13,221
    Stevo_666 said:

    It's the long slog to Scouseville very shortly - worst of traffic should be clearing up about now. Decided to do a day trip rather than stay over, so back late this evening.

    you'll have to go into quarantine when you get back
    my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
  • thistle_thistle_ Posts: 4,642
    'ning
    Glorious day here. Big temperature inversion filling the valley with cloud first thing but my ride went up above it. All cleared now and clear blue skies :sunglasses:
    Shame I'm off tomorrow when the forecast is terrible.
    Ben6899 said:

    'ning
    Got the flexible work sorted - starting informally/locally to start and then will formalise if it works!

    I've suggested going part time but it hasn't been received too well.
    Someone kindly volunteered me for some work because they heard I was on furlough last month.

  • Ben6899Ben6899 Posts: 8,189

    I've suggested going part time but it hasn't been received too well.
    Someone kindly volunteered me for some work because they heard I was on furlough last month.

    Stick at it, keep asking. :smile:
    Ben

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  • step83step83 Posts: 4,016
    Afternoon, dank depths of Heckshire, mudguards and what not required for todays riding, chilly 12c so a light jacket needed for certain.
    Very much a Tuesday vibe occurring.
  • Off to see Onward at the pictures in about ten minutes, wish me luck...
    Advocate of disc brakes.
  • darkhairedlorddarkhairedlord Posts: 6,472
    edited September 2020
    sungod said:

    Stevo_666 said:

    It's the long slog to Scouseville very shortly - worst of traffic should be clearing up about now. Decided to do a day trip rather than stay over, so back late this evening.

    you'll have to go into quarantine when you get back
    Especially if he grows a moustache, shell suit and finds a pile of car stereos on the back seat.


  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 44,054
    edited September 2020
    sungod said:

    Stevo_666 said:

    It's the long slog to Scouseville very shortly - worst of traffic should be clearing up about now. Decided to do a day trip rather than stay over, so back late this evening.

    you'll have to go into quarantine when you get back
    I'm currently distancing from arriving students while keeping an eye on my car, for which I'm paying myself a fiver.

    Stropteen is carting her copious belongings up to her room in the meantime.
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  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 44,054

    sungod said:

    Stevo_666 said:

    It's the long slog to Scouseville very shortly - worst of traffic should be clearing up about now. Decided to do a day trip rather than stay over, so back late this evening.

    you'll have to go into quarantine when you get back
    Especially if he grows a moustache, shell suit and finds a pile of car stereos on the back seat.


    As long as I escape with my own stereo in place, no probs. Made sure I avoided the Toxteth turning about a mile before the uni.
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  • veronese68veronese68 Posts: 23,468 Lives Here
    Evening folks,
    Another busy day of wfh. Only manafed one of the two things I had planned, but did lots of other stuff that jumped in to take it's place. Now keeping an eye on nervous female child as she cooks. Lad is much betterer at that kind of thing.
    Stevo_666 said:

    Decided to do a day trip rather than stay over to make sure I still had a car, so back late this evening.

    Filled in the bit you missed, #stereotypesRus
  • thistle_thistle_ Posts: 4,642
    Unexpected local lockdown here from Thursday afternoon #notimpressed
  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 8,864
    Sounds like a few successes today. Well my day got worse, came up for air about 4 this afternoon. Mobile phone screen died and can't swap everything off as need to agree to mutual connection between devices. Repair I suspect rapido. Currently having to use an old 2010 mobile with no internet argh. Will be enjoying a beer shortly and tomorrow is my Friday. Roll on.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • hopkinbhopkinb Posts: 6,088
    Big day for you Stevo! (and stropteen and stressbag too) I'm sure there'll be a little tear shed, even if just inside, at your girl growing up and taking the next step in life.

    Me, I went to work. Did a presentation raahnd the world on the webex. Got stuff signed. I do prefer working at work. Supported my favourite purveyor of burritos.
  • hopkinbhopkinb Posts: 6,088
    I looked up vorticism, thinking it had something to do with one of sg's normal preoccupations, namely physics/mathematics. Pleasantly surprised to see its an early 20th century modernist artistic movement. I quite like it, from a quick scan on the Internet.

    Now, my MiL's partner is mates with a Russian artist called Oleg Kudryashov, and has a couple of large originals in the stairwell at their house. The black outlines and bold colours seem reminiscent of that vorticist style, though Oleg's work is more abstract.

    Do we add modernist art of the early 20th century to sg's interests? Along with reggae, Greek myth, Egyptology, the aforementioned hard sums and the Vietnam war?
  • hopkinbhopkinb Posts: 6,088
    edited September 2020
    Oh and sunshine, tabbies, cafés, riding far/up and down, tawny port and bubbly.
  • hopkinbhopkinb Posts: 6,088
    And those sweets. Orangettes.
  • veronese68veronese68 Posts: 23,468 Lives Here
  • hopkinbhopkinb Posts: 6,088
    How could I forget!
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 44,054

    Evening folks,
    Another busy day of wfh. Only manafed one of the two things I had planned, but did lots of other stuff that jumped in to take it's place. Now keeping an eye on nervous female child as she cooks. Lad is much betterer at that kind of thing.

    Stevo_666 said:

    Decided to do a day trip rather than stay over to make sure I still had a car, so back late this evening.

    Filled in the bit you missed, #stereotypesRus
    TBH it was 'er indoors who decided she didn't want to stay as she wouldn't get to see junior in the morning. I had sorted out a shortlist of hotels with secure on-site parking.
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