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ride, coffee, biccies, webex, interminable lockdown continues, arranging a enactment of the ending of v looks more attractive each day
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  • lincolndavelincolndave Posts: 8,384
    Morning, freezing whilst walking tigger, will get out on the bike later, docs appointment this morning.
    Sungod is this really a lockdown, there seems to be just as much traffic on the roads , pedestrians etc as per a normal day, although I am not sure what the rest of the country is like. All I know is that the number of covid cases in Lincolnshire is on the rise daily,
    Have a good day
  • 'ning
    Not that cold (surprisingly). Went out in my hoodie but had to take it off as I was too hot.
    WFH as usual.
    Undecided later.
  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 8,334
    Morning. Taxi duties over me and mutt chilling today. Won't be riding for a bit as wrist has decided otherwise. That's what happens when you fall off.

    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • Ben6899Ben6899 Posts: 7,706
    Morning. Friday is here - not my usual style to be pining for my days off, but that's how things are at the moment!

    Had a good Zoom chat, last night. Talked about "Phoenix Nights" and that Dean Windass goal.
    Ben

    Bikes: Donhou DSS4 Custom | Condor Italia RC | Gios Megalite | Dolan Preffisio | Giant Bowery '76
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  • Ben6899Ben6899 Posts: 7,706
    oxoman said:

    Morning. Taxi duties over me and mutt chilling today. Won't be riding for a bit as wrist has decided otherwise. That's what happens when you fall off.


    I prescribe coffee, Radio 3 and Cycling Classics on Youtube.
    Ben

    Bikes: Donhou DSS4 Custom | Condor Italia RC | Gios Megalite | Dolan Preffisio | Giant Bowery '76
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  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 8,334
    Cheers Ben, close but not radio 3 and hambini,s latest rant on YouTube for a bit, alcohol later.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • Ben6899Ben6899 Posts: 7,706
    oxoman said:

    Cheers Ben, close but not radio 3 and hambini,s latest rant on YouTube for a bit, alcohol later.


    I have a bit of time for Hambini. He's a solid Engineer - people take issue with his scrutiny, but he's right.
    Ben

    Bikes: Donhou DSS4 Custom | Condor Italia RC | Gios Megalite | Dolan Preffisio | Giant Bowery '76
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  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 8,334
    They get upset because he's vocal and criticizes there shoddy designs or quality even though true.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • Ben6899Ben6899 Posts: 7,706
    Yep. If we started installing jobs to some tolerances we'd made up for ease, we'd be in heaps of shite.

    Not sure how some of these frame and component manufacturers get away with it.
    Ben

    Bikes: Donhou DSS4 Custom | Condor Italia RC | Gios Megalite | Dolan Preffisio | Giant Bowery '76
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  • sungodsungod Posts: 12,804

    Morning, freezing whilst walking tigger, will get out on the bike later, docs appointment this morning.
    Sungod is this really a lockdown, there seems to be just as much traffic on the roads , pedestrians etc as per a normal day, although I am not sure what the rest of the country is like. All I know is that the number of covid cases in Lincolnshire is on the rise daily,
    Have a good day

    some roads in london are heaving even before dawn, often ones that were quiet pre-pandemic, people doing school runs and commute, plus hordes of deliveries

    currently on coffee ii with many batticuori
    my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 42,196
    Morning Peeps,

    Slightly chilly cycle into town to be a lockdown rebel and escape random jobs from Strifey. Now enjoying free office 'coffee' and occupying several desks while on a virtual Symposium (posh name for a jolly except it isn't because we were meant to be in Barcelona but we're not).

    I'm getting peckish already...
    Whippet
    Bruiser
    Panzer
    Commuter

    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
  • tlw1tlw1 Posts: 18,449
    Oxo - was it a decent crash?

    Tired legs after fun bike last night, could do with a gentle jog, but feet are still swollen and blistered 🙄

    Home bar bound tonight, hopefully new heater will make a difference
  • orraloonorraloon Posts: 6,941
    oxoman said:

    Cheers Ben, close but not radio 3 and hambini,s latest rant on YouTube for a bit, alcohol later.

    Para mi, radio 2 bar that lunchtime J Vine a vs b confrontation nonsense, oh and Zoe Ball wittering on about tv programmes all the time, on the radio. Good chat with Tim Minchin this morning though. Leavened with good doses of 6Music.

    Slow start after yesterday's heavy work day. Bit of bike fettling required. Bit of admin stuff. Just starting to rain, again. I have never liked November.
  • tlw1tlw1 Posts: 18,449
    Re roads, they are currently 68% of the pre COVID rate down from 94% 3 weeks ago. Last Weekend dropped to 40%
  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 8,334
    Yep, high sided the mtb on small berm landed on thigh and gravel rashed the knee 2wks ago. Thought I was ok but wrist has played up a bit since, quack has recommended support and rest for a bit.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • veronese68veronese68 Posts: 22,937 Lives Here
    Morning folks,
    Happy Friday. Currently wfh and fending off the usual idiots. Off to the hospital in a moment to get the wrist checked out. Very much hoping for no surgery. Hope yours isn't too bad Oxo. More importantly how's the bike?
    I'm surprised by those figures TLW, roads seem just as busy around these parts.
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 42,196

    Morning folks,
    Happy Friday. Currently wfh and fending off the usual idiots. Off to the hospital in a moment to get the wrist checked out. Very much hoping for no surgery. Hope yours isn't too bad Oxo. More importantly how's the bike?
    I'm surprised by those figures TLW, roads seem just as busy around these parts.

    There was a bit more traffic on the road on my ride in this morning compared to Tuesday, although admittedly I did get up half an hour later as I knew there'd be almost nobody else in the office today :)
    Whippet
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    Commuter

    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
  • tlw1 said:

    Re roads, they are currently 68% of the pre COVID rate down from 94% 3 weeks ago. Last Weekend dropped to 40%

    11 cars a day through the village instead of the usual 16?

    We went into town last Saturday and the traffic (and number of people) seemed to be about 680% of usual :neutral:
  • mpattsmpatts Posts: 970
    coffee, porridge, work calls, lunchtime spin, training, beer.
    Insert bike here:
  • tlw1tlw1 Posts: 18,449

    tlw1 said:

    Re roads, they are currently 68% of the pre COVID rate down from 94% 3 weeks ago. Last Weekend dropped to 40%

    11 cars a day through the village instead of the usual 16?

    We went into town last Saturday and the traffic (and number of people) seemed to be about 680% of usual :neutral:
    Tractors 😂

    Unfortunately sales are backing the rhetoric
  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 8,334
    Cheers V, wrist is hopefully just muscular and I've aggravated it at work. Good luck with your check up. Bike just about survived, new lever required and that's it. Judging by the traffic around me it's what lockdown. Seems busier at times to me.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • tlw1 said:

    tlw1 said:

    Re roads, they are currently 68% of the pre COVID rate down from 94% 3 weeks ago. Last Weekend dropped to 40%

    11 cars a day through the village instead of the usual 16?

    We went into town last Saturday and the traffic (and number of people) seemed to be about 680% of usual :neutral:
    Tractors 😂

    Unfortunately sales are backing the rhetoric
    Can you not invent some quack lockdown maintenance kit to sell?
  • homers_doublehomers_double Posts: 6,594
    What if I don't like Champagne? I find it a little dry for my pallet and overpriced for what it is.

    My whippet and I would rather have a pint of mild and nurse the £50 still tucked under my flat cap.

    No riding for me today, might set the turbo trainer back up properly as I had the vectors on it for an FTP test and they're still sat there.
    Advocate of disc brakes.
  • sungodsungod Posts: 12,804

    What if I don't like Champagne? I find it a little dry for my pallet and overpriced for what it is.
    ...

    well, as it's an old russian proverb, you could instead drink samogon, that way you get risk and drink all in one go :smiley:
    my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
  • hopkinbhopkinb Posts: 5,680

    What if I don't like Champagne? I find it a little dry for my pallet and overpriced for what it is.

    My whippet and I would rather have a pint of mild and nurse the £50 still tucked under my flat cap.

    Palate. ;)

    You don't have to buy brut champagne, most houses make sec & demi-sec variants. ;)

    You should see the price of English sparklers if you think Champagne is overpriced. Scandalous. Load of well-priced French fizz that ain't from Champagne too. Cremant de Loire, Cremant de Bourgogne and Cremant de Limoux to name just 3. Normally in the £10-£15 bracket. There's also good cava and sekt out there. ;)

    Fwiw I don't drink much champagne either...

    I didn't realise mild was still a thing. I used to drink it when I was a lad - Ansells or Banks's mild. Always cheap, never any discernible alcoholic effect. I never see it in the pubs anymore, even when I go back home.
  • homers_doublehomers_double Posts: 6,594
    I do apologize for my spelling.

    MrsHD likes it so if she has a bottle I'll have a small glass to confirm what I already know and open something else.

    Down the pub I'm actually more of a fizzy lager man to be honest, I'm just trying to hold up the northern stereotype.
    Advocate of disc brakes.
  • CargobikeCargobike Posts: 467
    Ayup!

    Quiet start to the day, still feeling the effects of last nights ride. Morning of pretend wfh. Now manning up to get out and ride again, a proper lumpy route from the OH's to mine and back again, hopefully to pick up a cheque (old fashioned, I know) for services rendered, a pretty bob it was too.

    OH's parents are self-isolating having been in recent contact with someone who has croaked it from the big C-19, so she's flapping like mad. Hopefully, with some alcoholic lubrication when she finishes work tonight, it might be enough to turn her into a sex crazed nymphomaniac again :lol:

    One can only hope.
  • hopkinbhopkinb Posts: 5,680

    I do apologize for my spelling.

    Your spelling was fine, just of something else. :)





  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 42,196

    What if I don't like Champagne? I find it a little dry for my pallet and overpriced for what it is.

    My whippet and I would rather have a pint of mild and nurse the £50 still tucked under my flat cap.

    No riding for me today, might set the turbo trainer back up properly as I had the vectors on it for an FTP test and they're still sat there.

    Bottle of dry white and a soda stream, et voila...
    Whippet
    Bruiser
    Panzer
    Commuter

    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
  • veronese68veronese68 Posts: 22,937 Lives Here
    Stevo_666 said:

    What if I don't like Champagne? I find it a little dry for my pallet and overpriced for what it is.

    My whippet and I would rather have a pint of mild and nurse the £50 still tucked under my flat cap.

    No riding for me today, might set the turbo trainer back up properly as I had the vectors on it for an FTP test and they're still sat there.

    Bottle of dry white and a soda stream, et voila...
    Surely medium white and a soda stream ;)
    H³ it could also be one of these

    Check up done, but not exactly conclusive. Looked at wrist and weren't too sure if surgery would help. Did some Xrays to check and still weren't sure if it would help. Left me with the decision.
    What do we think.
    Wrist currently a little uncomfortable most of the time with occasional shooting pains if i do the wrong thing. Locks up when riding a bike and clicks painfully when I free it off. Can't ride some bikes because of the angle or weight on my wrist. But it works for most run of the mill stuff.
    So with no surgery it might improve as I carry on the physio, i will almost certainly end up suffering with arthritis when even older than i already am.
    With surgery I would be back to square one initially, but hopefully the clicking and locking up would get fixed. I would have no more movement than I do now. Arthritis pretty much a certainty.
    What would you do?
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