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  • tlw1tlw1 Posts: 21,195
    Managed to watch the game during mother’s 70th and actually it will be memorable for the shared moments with the kids as we scored 😎

    Slow start as start at the MIL with the kids in the camper despite there being enough spare rooms 🙄

    Hounds walked, chilled morning then over to church Stretton for a run. Later is obviously the pub
  • Ben6899Ben6899 Posts: 9,680
    edited July 2021
    Morning. Local ride - Ally Pally?

    Then TdF and staying indoors.
    Ben

    Bikes: Donhou DSS4 Custom | Condor Italia RC | Gios Megalite | Dolan Preffisio | Giant Bowery '76
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ben_h_ppcc/
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  • MattFalleMattFalle Posts: 11,644
    Ciao

    Well........ have an Aygo at the mo' - test drove the Yaris hybrid for an hour and it was a total snoozefest - did a gazillion mpg but the most boring thing ever. Nearly smashed it up after 6 miles because TDV and I nearly fell asleep.

    Jumped in an Aygo and cacked ourselves laughing after 300 yards so kept it overnight.

    Like driving an original Mini but with full leather, key less this, bluetooth that, 5 doors, A/C, etc etc for sub £15k brand new OTR.

    Waiting for garage to check out Forces discount and will take from there.

    As for now, shower, boy to tennis, Aygo back to garage, Tour.
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    The camera down the willy isn't anything like as bad as it sounds.
  • tlw1tlw1 Posts: 21,195
    My mates just bought the only acceptable Yaris

  • Ben6899Ben6899 Posts: 9,680
    We rented an Aygo for a weekend trip into North Yorkshire (don’t own a car, live in London Zone 2, spend that cash on fine dining and Dura Ace) and it was such a fun little car.

    If I were buying a car, and didn’t often need to transport bikes, it’s what I’d buy. Without a doubt.
    Ben

    Bikes: Donhou DSS4 Custom | Condor Italia RC | Gios Megalite | Dolan Preffisio | Giant Bowery '76
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ben_h_ppcc/
    Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/
  • sungodsungod Posts: 15,373
    hill repeats, got drenched on way back, british summer, why on earth would anyone want to go away

    seems to be a pause in deluge, cafe stroll
    my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
  • veronese68veronese68 Posts: 26,110 Lives Here
    Morning folks,
    Slowish start was enjoyed, lad has now left for his new life on the south coast. We won't see him until Tuesday when we carry the rest of his stuff down, good job it's not far. Might go to an open day at the London Music Museum, a neighbour volunteers there and said it's something to do on a wet weekend. Coffee first, no point rushing into anything.
  • hopkinbhopkinb Posts: 7,129
    Mrs H³ crook with a headache. Weather grim.

    Boy at work, I've heard so much more positivity and can-do attitude from him after a week of work than after 12 years of schooling. Some kids just don't get on with school...

    Unless the novelty wears off soon, which it will. Still, if he can impress someone, maybe he can re-think doing some a-levels badly, and do some work-based training with the restaurant group.

    Doge will need a stroll shortly, but clouds look ominous just now.
  • veronese68veronese68 Posts: 26,110 Lives Here
    Pleased the boy is enjoying it H³, hopefully his first paycheck will help motivate him even more.
  • seanoconnseanoconn Posts: 10,259
    Hope you pocket a fair sized lump of his pay check to prepare him for the real world.
    Pinno, מלך אידיוט וחרא מכונאי
  • hopkinbhopkinb Posts: 7,129
    edited July 2021
    seanoconn said:

    Hope you pocket a fair sized lump of his pay check to prepare him for the real world.

    His paycheck is going into our joint account. 😀

    For reasons too long and involved to go into (unless I already did, then forgot), Lloyds froze and then cancelled his current account irrevocably.
  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 11,277
    Afternoon peeps sadly at work. Just come up for air after.walking into a pile of 💩 this morning. Hopefully I can pass onto the night shift guy. I feel a sicky coming on.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • MattFalleMattFalle Posts: 11,644
    tlw1 said:

    My mates just bought the only acceptable Yaris

    263bhp job?

    saw one in black at the garage yesterday - looks lovely.
    .
    The camera down the willy isn't anything like as bad as it sounds.
  • MattFalleMattFalle Posts: 11,644
    Ben6899 said:

    We rented an Aygo for a weekend trip into North Yorkshire (don’t own a car, live in London Zone 2, spend that cash on fine dining and Dura Ace) and it was such a fun little car.

    If I were buying a car, and didn’t often need to transport bikes, it’s what I’d buy. Without a doubt.

    Yet again, Ben speaks sense.

    FACT
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    The camera down the willy isn't anything like as bad as it sounds.
  • seanoconnseanoconn Posts: 10,259
    hopkinb said:

    seanoconn said:

    Hope you pocket a fair sized lump of his pay check to prepare him for the real world.

    His paycheck is going into our joint account. 😀

    For reasons too long and involved to go into (unless I already did, then forgot), Lloyds froze and then cancelled his current account irrevocably.
    I remember now. Make sure you keep a fair chunk then 😂

    Payback’s a b!tch the boy.
    Pinno, מלך אידיוט וחרא מכונאי
  • Ben6899Ben6899 Posts: 9,680
    Timed that ride/cafe stop impressively well. Under a picnic table umbrella with a coffee when that heavy shower came in.

    Hoping Regents Park Benugo keeps the app/table service setup - quickest service I’ve ever had there!
    Ben

    Bikes: Donhou DSS4 Custom | Condor Italia RC | Gios Megalite | Dolan Preffisio | Giant Bowery '76
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ben_h_ppcc/
    Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/
  • tlw1tlw1 Posts: 21,195
    MattFalle said:

    tlw1 said:

    My mates just bought the only acceptable Yaris

    263bhp job?

    saw one in black at the garage yesterday - looks lovely.
    Yes, hun and his dad nabbed one each
  • MattFalleMattFalle Posts: 11,644
    tlw1 said:

    MattFalle said:

    tlw1 said:

    My mates just bought the only acceptable Yaris

    263bhp job?

    saw one in black at the garage yesterday - looks lovely.
    Yes, hun and his dad nabbed one each
    sweeeeeeeet.

    lucky jammy git.
    .
    The camera down the willy isn't anything like as bad as it sounds.
  • MattFalleMattFalle Posts: 11,644
    edited July 2021
    guy i share an office with has just tested positive so i'm now WFH waiting for test and trace or whatever they are.

    i'm double jabbed, no symptoms, so lots of Tour watching coming up inbetween gym use, eating and reading books.
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    The camera down the willy isn't anything like as bad as it sounds.
  • Ben6899Ben6899 Posts: 9,680
    MattFalle said:

    guy i share an office with has just tested positive so i'm now WFH waiting for test and trace or whatever they are.

    i'm double jabbed, no symptoms, so lots of Tour watching coming up inbetween gym use, eating and reading books.


    Plenty of gravy on the books.
    Ben

    Bikes: Donhou DSS4 Custom | Condor Italia RC | Gios Megalite | Dolan Preffisio | Giant Bowery '76
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ben_h_ppcc/
    Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/
  • MattFalleMattFalle Posts: 11,644
    groovy gravy sauce
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    The camera down the willy isn't anything like as bad as it sounds.
  • orraloonorraloon Posts: 11,389
    Ride rided. Would it rain? 50:50 forecast. Went for the no rain jacket, shorts and short sleeves option for was it the 3rd time this year so far? And it worked. Sunshine and no rain. Back to watch stage 9: pretty much the exact opposite of my flat and sunny ride.

    Thought those Aygos were aimed at the pensioner market? No?
  • hopkinbhopkinb Posts: 7,129
    orraloon said:


    Thought those Aygos were aimed at the pensioner market? No?

    My mum's certainly got one. She is indeed a pensioner.
  • hopkinbhopkinb Posts: 7,129
    hopkinb said:

    orraloon said:


    Thought those Aygos were aimed at the pensioner market? No?

    My mum's certainly got one. She is indeed a pensioner.
    It's surprisingly good fun though. Certainly more like driving a car than piloting our tank.
  • hopkinbhopkinb Posts: 7,129
    Suffering succotash. Sylvester or Daffy, or both?
  • MattFalleMattFalle Posts: 11,644
    orraloon said:

    Ride rided. Would it rain? 50:50 forecast. Went for the no rain jacket, shorts and short sleeves option for was it the 3rd time this year so far? And it worked. Sunshine and no rain. Back to watch stage 9: pretty much the exact opposite of my flat and sunny ride.

    Thought those Aygos were aimed at the pensioner market? No?

    negatron - Toyota's marketing is all aimed at the trendy 30 something city living beautiful person. - I'll post a couple of piccies from the brochure up and you'll see what I mean
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    The camera down the willy isn't anything like as bad as it sounds.
  • MattFalleMattFalle Posts: 11,644
    here we go....

    Aygo propoganda AND post count increase.

    GET IN!
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    The camera down the willy isn't anything like as bad as it sounds.
  • MattFalleMattFalle Posts: 11,644

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    The camera down the willy isn't anything like as bad as it sounds.
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    The camera down the willy isn't anything like as bad as it sounds.
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    The camera down the willy isn't anything like as bad as it sounds.
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