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thursday applying the misznay–schardin effect

'ning

looking soggy, much coffee, little wfh, vuelta

multinational bubbly webex later with some old chums, reminisce about far away places and morton's club's wine list, sigh
my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny

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  • lincolndavelincolndave Posts: 8,944
    Morning, dry with a blustery wind, another busy day and early start again.
    Have a good day
  • CargobikeCargobike Posts: 746
    edited October 2020
    Ayup!
    Early start, but at least I've slept.
    Makes a nice change, not huge hours, 4-5, but it's enough, keeps me ticking over.
    Haven't got a clue what the weather is doing, but I've a black coffee at the side of me, once it's gone I'm out to knock off some miles before the roads awaken for another day. A steady downhillish 20 mile commute into Derby.
    WFW this morning, then cycle back to Ashbourne to chauffeur the OH in for her 2pm shift, WFH this afternoon. Her house is a tip and she'll hate me for it, but it's getting blitzed later. We're like chalk and cheese, I need orderliness and knowing where everything is at any one time, while she lives in a bomb site and hates me tidying up, but it can't be good for her peace of mind in what has been a trying few weeks, so b*ll*ckings ahoy for me later :lol:

    Apart from that a pretty average day, as usual.
  • thistle_thistle_ Posts: 4,654
    'Ning

    Off out today to look at things which won't be fun because I've hardly slept.

    Evacuation order out on one of our sites as the river level jumped up overnight.
  • tlw1tlw1 Posts: 18,930
    Long(ish) run today for a race 2 weeks away that I’m positive will be cancelled 🙄

    Then off to see some friends before it’s banned again
  • sungodsungod Posts: 13,227
    rained on again, roll on next cafe
    my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
  • orraloonorraloon Posts: 7,579
    edited October 2020
    Late start, non physical working day, a wee bit of admin this morning before a lunchtime pub meet with some friends - pub been refurbished by local brewery and is starting up an inhouse nanobrewery over next few months. Good to see investment in these times. There will be more than 6 of us 😳! Given it's table service these days, we booked neighbouring tables, while of course we won't mingle...

    Current mizzle drizzle supposed to stop by lunchtime, but prob still an opportunity to try out the new waterproofs. 45min or so ride to the pub. Or I could just take the bus. Nah, the bike.

    Edit: hopefully the bike won't set off any claymores.
  • Can any of you lot remember me running a marathon a few years ago and saying I'll never do it again?

    Looks like I've entered the 2021 Manchester event...

    Idiot sandwich?
    Advocate of disc brakes.
  • pinnopinno Posts: 40,277
    Hmm... a marathon.

    Wet, wet, wet here. Yesterday's pedal will have to do me for a few days.
    Tomorrow's forecast is dry. Will clean out drainage and sluices and do some cementing as they're getting clogged up ever too easy. That'll be fun. So i'll dodge the rain showers and go to the building merchants, wheeze the juice with the boys, get a free hot drink and head home.
    That should pass a couple pf hours.
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • pinnopinno Posts: 40,277
    Who/what and why are you blowing something/somebody up SG?

    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • tlw1tlw1 Posts: 18,930

    Can any of you lot remember me running a marathon a few years ago and saying I'll never do it again?

    Looks like I've entered the 2021 Manchester event...

    Idiot sandwich?

    👍😂
  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 8,868
    :s good luck HD. Hopefully it will happen. May even do the full distance myself next hear alongside the half postponed from this year. We'll see.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • WheelspinnerWheelspinner Posts: 5,016

    Can any of you lot remember me running a marathon a few years ago and saying I'll never do it again?

    Looks like I've entered the 2021 Manchester event...

    Idiot sandwich?

    I did one a *very* long time ago, and also swore I'd never do another. 30 years later that oath is unbroken...
    Open O-1.0 Open One+ BMC TE29 Titus Racer X Ti Giant MCM One Cannondale Prophet Lefty Cannondale Super V SL Cove Handjob Cervelo RS
  • WheelspinnerWheelspinner Posts: 5,016
    Beautiful spring day, spent out and about doing things I'd rather not have...

    Appointment (overdue after reschedule from March) with skin specialist for check-over of all the moles, freckles and blemishes to see if any look iffy. Hardly a dignified moment standing in front of the nurse armed with a high-def macro camera pointed at my bare @r$e.

    Followed by more congenial meeting with financial advisor, then some car parts shopping on the way home.
    Open O-1.0 Open One+ BMC TE29 Titus Racer X Ti Giant MCM One Cannondale Prophet Lefty Cannondale Super V SL Cove Handjob Cervelo RS
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 44,083
    Sitting in the office watching it rain, hopefully finished by time I ride home. At least I avoided waking Strifey, Muttley and Gnasher on the way out.

    Have a Full English lunch arranged for Saturday with a couple of mates: guess what, the weather is pants and we're sitting outside. Apparently they have a canopy but its looking pretty windy as well so better tog up.
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  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 44,083

    Appointment (overdue after reschedule from March) with skin specialist for check-over of all the moles, freckles and blemishes to see if any look iffy. Hardly a dignified moment standing in front of the nurse armed with a high-def macro camera pointed at my bare @r$e.

    WS, this is all your fault for living somewhere sunny.
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  • sungodsungod Posts: 13,227
    pinno said:

    Who/what and why are you blowing something/somebody up SG?

    blast from the past, getting in the mood for webex reunion later
    my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
  • WheelspinnerWheelspinner Posts: 5,016
    Stevo_666 said:

    Appointment (overdue after reschedule from March) with skin specialist for check-over of all the moles, freckles and blemishes to see if any look iffy. Hardly a dignified moment standing in front of the nurse armed with a high-def macro camera pointed at my bare @r$e.

    WS, this is all your fault for living somewhere sunny.
    True, and it's a price worth paying for that.. :-)
    Open O-1.0 Open One+ BMC TE29 Titus Racer X Ti Giant MCM One Cannondale Prophet Lefty Cannondale Super V SL Cove Handjob Cervelo RS
  • thistle_thistle_ Posts: 4,654

    Beautiful spring day, spent out and about doing things I'd rather not have...

    Appointment (overdue after reschedule from March) with skin specialist for check-over of all the moles, freckles and blemishes to see if any look iffy. Hardly a dignified moment standing in front of the nurse armed with a high-def macro camera pointed at my bare @r$e.

    Followed by more congenial meeting with financial advisor, then some car parts shopping on the way home.

    Stream it live on Twitch. Profit.
  • thistle_thistle_ Posts: 4,654
    oxoman said:

    :s good luck HD. Hopefully it will happen. May even do the full distance myself next hear alongside the half postponed from this year. We'll see.

    I entered load of races this year and most got postponed until next year and I can't remember what I have/haven't entered which could end up being a bit of a shock.
  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 8,868
    Thistle, luckily I remembered mine. Just a couple of half and a couple of local short cross country trail runs. Rescheduled for next year, hopefully.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • pinnopinno Posts: 40,277

    Hardly a dignified moment standing in front of the nurse armed with a high-def macro camera pointed at my bare @r$e.

    Talk about the first thing that pops up?

    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • orraloonorraloon Posts: 7,579
    Oo matron!

    Several beers at lunchtime in a non mingling, separate tables, get together with some old, well true dat, but let's rephrase as long term pals. 14 of us. When your tables are set in a good way one can still chat across. While talking is still permitado in our strange world.

    Got there a bit late. You know the feeling when your brain is saying you've forgotten something... keys yeah, wallet yeah, what is it? 'Kin face covering innit. Only 10 mins out so quick turn round. Then decide to route via one bridleway rather than another which think will be sticky. Wrong call. 'Kin mud bath. And eventually lost the front wheel. Quite a bit of bike and clothing washing required.

    But all and all, good day.

    Early night after this somewhat tedious Vuelta stage on the catch up. Please may I volunteer Mr C Kirby for the sacrificial burning like wot we need to fend off the Bug.
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 44,083
    pinno said:

    Hardly a dignified moment standing in front of the nurse armed with a high-def macro camera pointed at my bare @r$e.

    Talk about the first thing that pops up?

    Steady on Finbarr.
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  • thistle_thistle_ Posts: 4,654
    Stevo_666 said:

    pinno said:

    Hardly a dignified moment standing in front of the nurse armed with a high-def macro camera pointed at my bare @r$e.

    Talk about the first thing that pops up?

    Steady on Finbarr.
    Is this the male nurse or wheelspinner?
  • pinnopinno Posts: 40,277
    orraloon said:



    Early night after this somewhat tedious Vuelta stage on the catch up. Please may I volunteer Mr C Kirby for the sacrificial burning like wot we need to fend off the Bug.

    I'd take Kirby over Hatch. Cannot stand his over dramatic stage ending cliche's and exaggerated foreign name pronunciation. What is it, 'I can speak 4 languages and this is how they say it' and i'm a clever censored ?

    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • webboowebboo Posts: 3,171
    pinno said:

    orraloon said:



    Early night after this somewhat tedious Vuelta stage on the catch up. Please may I volunteer Mr C Kirby for the sacrificial burning like wot we need to fend off the Bug.

    I'd take Kirby over Hatch. Cannot stand his over dramatic stage ending cliche's and exaggerated foreign name pronunciation. What is it, 'I can speak 4 languages and this is how they say it' and i'm a clever censored ?

    This.
    He made my teeth itch the way he was going on in the Giro.
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