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scorchio forecast

ride, cafes, bask
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  • lincolndavelincolndave Posts: 9,441
    Morning, wall to wall sunshine again, ride early, bask in the sun , one or two drinks later
    Have a good day
  • elbowlohelbowloh Posts: 6,797
    Morning.

    Off to South Stack Cliffs this morning to see if we can see a puffin or two ...you've got to a see a puffin or two (sang to the tune of pick a pocket or two)

    Then off to the beach to build some sand castles and such like.
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  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 9,631
    edited 18 July
    Morning. Quad biking and karting this morning with both sons and a couple of their mates as birthday treat for myself and young oxo from eldest lad. OH dragged me to the pub last night, doesn't happen very often. Most enjoyable evening although a little warm. Another scorched from the looks of things. Just walked the dog and couldn't hear a strange noise, looked up and spotted an early rising hot air balloon.

    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • elbowlohelbowloh Posts: 6,797
    oxoman said:

    Morning. Quad biking and karting this morning with both sons and a couple of their mates as birthday treat for myself and young oxo from eldest lad. OH dragged me to the pub last night, doesn't happen very often. Most enjoyable evening although a little warm. Another scorched from the looks of things. Just walked the dog and couldn't hear a strange noise, looked up and spotted an early rising hot air balloon.

    Doesn't look like it's rising.

    I'd call 999 if I was you
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  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 9,631
    Seriously, I did consider it as it was quite close to a tall chimney left as a reminder of the towns heritage. But he slipped round it. Sadly BR image transfer has thrown a wobbly.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • hopkinbhopkinb Posts: 7,010
    elbowloh said:

    Morning.

    Off to South Stack Cliffs this morning to see if we can see a puffin or two ...you've got to a see a puffin or two (sang to the tune of pick a pocket or two)

    Then off to the beach to build some sand castles and such like.

    That sounds excellent. Though North Wales with no rain sounds weird.

    Coffee in the garden (pic of coffee below to rile up Pinno on this beautiful Sunday morning) Ride to MiL's for belated birthday lunch while they drive. Probably pop the bike in the boot on the way home.


  • pinnopinno Posts: 42,513
    hopkinb said:

    elbowloh said:


    Coffee in the garden (pic of coffee below to rile up Pinno on this beautiful Sunday morning)....

    ?

    I like coffee.

    Off to Consett today.
    "Phileas Fogg, authentic snacks made in Medomsley Road, Consett". Remember that? Do I go and see this Medomsley Rd for the hellovit?
    So many rools in this here Engerland.
    No swimming
    No Paddling
    Strictly Angler access only
    "Entering the cold water is dangerous" We could have that for any Loch in Scotland but they must all be a bit soft.
    Yada yada yada yada.

    Will stay in Jockland next time.
    Kielder next week, which should be good.

    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • WheelspinnerWheelspinner Posts: 5,389
    Spent yesterday helping old mate build some timber screening around the new deck on their shack. Today not too bad, bit of a chilly breeze first up, walked the dog (slowly) with OH, coffee and then fiddled about with a few bikes, cleaning the dust off mainly. Cleaned and lubed chain on the trainer bike, was getting a bit noisy.

    Did another ride on trainer app. Some of those are quite good.

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  • orraloonorraloon Posts: 8,833
    Ah different hemispheres. A cooling breeze would be a nice to have. Almost sorted for ride, early 😊, for me. 24 and rising. Forecast is 32 early pm. Do Not Forget the bottles else no tooting. Got dehydrated yesterday it turned out, only a short and easy pootle, followed by several beers etc but nothing came out until 10pm 🤔
  • hopkinbhopkinb Posts: 7,010
    @pinno I'm sure you had a moan about folk posting cups of coffee a while ago. Which inevitably led to several pictures of coffee, seeing as we're all a bit juvenile. :)

    Anyway, keep enjoying your hols!
  • MattFalleMattFalle Posts: 5,608
    Ciao

    utterly glorious here. Hound walked, now eating omlette in the sun with coffee whilst bambina does bambina stuff.

    think its gonna be an all dayer and may well get a bit slowwww but fine by me so long as Bambina is happy, hanging with her mates and out in the sun.
  • veronese68veronese68 Posts: 24,575 Lives Here
    Morning folks,
    Traditional slow start is being enjoyed, scorchio is good. Off to the old dear's later. Well done on keeping the coffee upright H³, and yes, the curmudgeon did moan about pictures of coffee.
    Have a good day Oxo, sounds like fun. Glad you had a good day Spinner, hope things go as well as possible tomorrow. Piña, I suspect the Phileas Fogg place will be an industrial estate and not worth a look.
    Onwards to coffee...
  • tlw1tlw1 Posts: 19,955
    I love this weather 😎

    Though I do need to do a long run and we are going to the pub for lunch before we all leave the campsite - the run could be a casualty
  • veronese68veronese68 Posts: 24,575 Lives Here
    tlw1 said:

    I love this weather 😎

    Though I do need to do a long run and we are going to the pub for lunch before we all leave the campsite - the run could be a casualty

    This is one of those rare occasions when you seem to be making a wise choice.
    In a similar vein, thanks to the MFs for correcting my post in Hypocrite News.
  • N0bodyOfTheGoatN0bodyOfTheGoat Posts: 4,645
    Horrid dilemma of how far do I want to try and cycle in the midday sun with ~1.5l of fluid, when there's plenty of weather stations reporting approx 30C already between Southampton and Petersfield.

    @elbowloh If you've never done it before and you have access to a bike, do a "family trip" to Blaenau Ffestiniog and get thyself up the Stwlan Dam private road, it's a stunning climb.
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  • MattFalleMattFalle Posts: 5,608

    tlw1 said:

    I love this weather 😎

    Though I do need to do a long run and we are going to the pub for lunch before we all leave the campsite - the run could be a casualty

    This is one of those rare occasions when you seem to be making a wise choice.
    In a similar vein, thanks to the MFs for correcting my post in Hypocrite News.
    A pleasure to help out any time my friend.
  • WheelspinnerWheelspinner Posts: 5,389

    Morning folks,
    Traditional slow start is being enjoyed, scorchio is good. Off to the old dear's later. Well done on keeping the coffee upright H³, and yes, the curmudgeon did moan about pictures of coffee.
    Have a good day Oxo, sounds like fun. Glad you had a good day Spinner, hope things go as well as possible tomorrow. Piña, I suspect the Phileas Fogg place will be an industrial estate and not worth a look.
    Onwards to coffee...

    Thank you. 🤞
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  • johngtijohngti Posts: 1,813
    66-ish km done early-ish. Was getting properly warm towards the end. Longest ride of the year for me, doing a charity thing in aid of Macmillan cancer - 250km in two weeks. This morning took me up to 174km since last Sunday so doing ok. Sainsbury’s in a minute then SFA planned for the rest of the day. Snooze maybe.
  • hopkinbhopkinb Posts: 7,010
    Did approx 35 km to MiL's. Did the scenic route, wimbledon, Earlsfield, battersea rise, battersea park, Chelsea Bridge, grosvenor Rd/millbank to Parliament. Then vicky embankment, blackfriars, mansion House, fenchurch Street. Then the less scenic bit - Whitechapel road to Bow, up and over the flyover into Stratford, past the big Westfield, then Maryland, and the drag up to Leytonstone.

    Was bloody hot mind you, which seemed to bring out the skimpiest attire, some good, some bad.

    Definitely putting bike in boot on homeward leg.
  • thistle_thistle_ Posts: 5,504

    Horrid dilemma of how far do I want to try and cycle in the midday sun with ~1.5l of fluid, when there's plenty of weather stations reporting approx 30C already between Southampton and Petersfield.
    .

    I only had 1.75L which was just enough for 22 miles on the MTB. Might've topped up at a pub en route :wink:
  • orraloonorraloon Posts: 8,833
    Ole ole, ole ole, feeling hot hot hot again. Lesson learned: why I put the grippier tyre on the front for the big gravel runs. Ok, so today had a c. 20km tarmac loop before going off road, the slicker tyre runs so much easier on the tarmac. Then 1,2,3 front wheel grab slips, 4th = off. Rel slow and grassy hit so no damage to person or bike other than mindset. Felt twitchy as xxxx all the rest of the day.

    Pub stop in last village for a refresh. Pal there with family post their ride, nice chat, extra drinks so now fully rehydrated. Barbie beckons.
  • thistle_thistle_ Posts: 5,504
    'Noon
    Bloody hot in north Wales, 33 degrees according to the car. Was similar yesterday.
    Went for a ride up a couple of hills, plus the smaller hills in between. First ride for a few weeks and was nice just a bit hot.

    Unfortunately the good weather's brought an infestation of people from the cities trashing the place :angry:
    (I'd like to think elbow isn't in that catehory)
  • MattFalleMattFalle Posts: 5,608
    still sitting here waiting for bambina. boredtofuck but hey, its all #priorities
  • thistle_thistle_ Posts: 5,504
    Tan lines are now fully compliant with the "rules", but on one side only :neutral:
    Perils of a north-south out and back ride I guess.
  • tlw1tlw1 Posts: 19,955
    Decided to have soft drinks and do a gentle run, now off to the pub
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 46,583
    Managed to walk hounds early enough not to roast them. Then spent a lot of today talking to surveyor friends about the report on the house. Likely to come down to cost and negotiations but will need to get some specialists in to assess properly and cost it up first. Sellers won't be too happy as they will see what's coming, but that's life...

    May got for a run later once its cooled off a bit.
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  • MattFalleMattFalle Posts: 5,608
    Stevo_666 said:

    Managed to walk hounds early enough not to roast them. Then spent a lot of today talking to surveyor friends about the report on the house. Likely to come down to cost and negotiations but will need to get some specialists in to assess properly and cost it up first. Sellers won't be too happy as they will see what's coming, but that's life...

    May got for a run later once its cooled off a bit.

    Sellers know what they are selling so shouldn't be too much of a surprise to them tbh....
  • seanoconnseanoconn Posts: 8,098
    Gentle traffic free pootle to Ferring/Goring beach. Easy free parking, hardly a soul about. Crabbing, Paddling, ball games, sunbathing and picnic. Heaven.
    Pinno, מלך אידיוט וחרא מכונאי
  • N0bodyOfTheGoatN0bodyOfTheGoat Posts: 4,645
    thistle_ said:

    Horrid dilemma of how far do I want to try and cycle in the midday sun with ~1.5l of fluid, when there's plenty of weather stations reporting approx 30C already between Southampton and Petersfield.
    .

    I only had 1.75L which was just enough for 22 miles on the MTB. Might've topped up at a pub en route :wink:
    Heat has been unbearable here this afternoon, decided to wait until this evening for any sort of ride, so instead been guzzling litres of fluid while watching F1 and now the final ~40Km of TDF.
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