saturday saturnalia

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  • sungod
    sungod Posts: 16,741

    Morning, overcast , dog walked, riding soon
    Can anyone recommend a good pair of waterproof walking boots? Thanks
    Have a good day

    danner arcadia my favourite, breathable, waterproof, comfy even with a big load

    scorchio del diablo
    my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
  • MattFalle
    MattFalle Posts: 11,644
    stupid scorchio.

    lunch munched

    now for a cup of builder's tea.
    .
    The camera down the willy isn't anything like as bad as it sounds.
  • thistle_
    thistle_ Posts: 7,214
    pinno said:

    oxoman said:

    That's cruise control not to be confused with Tesla autopilot. 😂😂

    Is that like a clothes peg on the choke cable?
    Or a pet brick on the accelerator
  • Stevo_666
    Stevo_666 Posts: 59,389
    thistle_ said:

    pinno said:

    oxoman said:

    That's cruise control not to be confused with Tesla autopilot. 😂😂

    Is that like a clothes peg on the choke cable?
    Or a pet brick on the accelerator
    You've been watching Father Ted, thistle...

    https://youtu.be/gGboWGna39Y
    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
  • veronese68
    veronese68 Posts: 27,499
    Afternoon folks,
    Traditional slow start was enjoyed and unexpected. Should have been on an airport run to get sister but she's had to delay for a week. Walked over to the old dear's and did a bit of pottering there. Now home and going to do some bike fettling, another bike being donated to the homeless charity. They help people get back into work so bikes are useful so they can get there more easily. This one's rather nice, a Marin hybrid with disc brakes, carbon forks and LX gearing. A mate paid £10 for it from the tip.
  • Stevo_666
    Stevo_666 Posts: 59,389

    Afternoon folks,
    Traditional slow start was enjoyed and unexpected. Should have been on an airport run to get sister but she's had to delay for a week. Walked over to the old dear's and did a bit of pottering there. Now home and going to do some bike fettling, another bike being donated to the homeless charity. They help people get back into work so bikes are useful so they can get there more easily. This one's rather nice, a Marin hybrid with disc brakes, carbon forks and LX gearing. A mate paid £10 for it from the tip.

    We've been making use of Freecycle to get rid of stuff that isn't suitable for Fleabay, charity shops or not worth the hassle of selling but too good for the tip. You don't get paid as the name suggests but they have to collect and everything I've put on there has gone like a shot.
    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
  • pinno
    pinno Posts: 51,677
    edited August 2021
    Must check out that Free cycle.

    A tenner eh VN? That was a find.
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • pinno
    pinno Posts: 51,677
    sungod said:


    danner arcadia my favourite, breathable, waterproof, comfy even with a big load

    Since when have you had time for walks with heavy loads between pedalling, basking, bubbly and Pineapple munching?
    Liar.
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • pinno
    pinno Posts: 51,677
    edited August 2021
    MattFalle said:

    stupid scorchio.

    In wales?!
    Liar.

    Turn the heater off.

    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • pinno
    pinno Posts: 51,677
    oxoman said:

    My old landie had a slide like contraption for use with a pto contraption.

    Would the thing move if it was in gear with the PTO shaft rotating?!
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • veronese68
    veronese68 Posts: 27,499
    pinno said:

    Must check out that Free cycle.

    A tenner eh VN? That was a find.

    Yes, a right result. I've just got to bleed the brakes now and it's good to go. He could probably sell it for a couple of hundred but he's had a few years use out of it and feels he should pass on the good fortune. Although as 'loon has discovered karma doesn't work.
  • pinno
    pinno Posts: 51,677
    oxoman said:

    pinno said:

    oxoman said:

    My old landie had a slide like contraption for use with a pto contraption.

    Would the thing move if it was in gear with the PTO shaft rotating?!
    Yep, basically it just saved pressing the accelerator and fixed the revs to whatever you wanted regardless of what you did with it. We are talking a 1960 something Landy so pretty basic. Wish I'd still got it tbh. Ex wife got in the way.
    With those lovely box wiper motors?
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • MattFalle
    MattFalle Posts: 11,644
    pinno said:

    MattFalle said:

    stupid scorchio.

    In wales?!
    Liar.

    Turn the heater off.

    its only because an MF set fire to next door with an errant broken crank.
    .
    The camera down the willy isn't anything like as bad as it sounds.
  • sungod
    sungod Posts: 16,741
    pinno said:

    sungod said:


    danner arcadia my favourite, breathable, waterproof, comfy even with a big load

    Since when have you had time for walks with heavy loads between pedalling, basking, bubbly and Pineapple munching?
    Liar.
    previous life, though the bubbly and pineapples are a constant

    still got the boots, m' bergen is with me now...


    my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
  • thistle_
    thistle_ Posts: 7,214
    sungod said:

    pinno said:

    sungod said:


    danner arcadia my favourite, breathable, waterproof, comfy even with a big load

    Since when have you had time for walks with heavy loads between pedalling, basking, bubbly and Pineapple munching?
    Liar.
    previous life, though the bubbly and pineapples are a constant

    still got the boots, m' bergen is with me now...


    Is that a cactus or a pineapple?
  • veronese68
    veronese68 Posts: 27,499
    You've heard of the what 3 words app I presume, well try this one
    https://www.fourkingmaps.co.uk
    Buck House is: limpdick.aroused.incest.semen
  • orraloon
    orraloon Posts: 12,880
    oxoman said:

    pinno said:

    oxoman said:

    My old landie had a slide like contraption for use with a pto contraption.

    Would the thing move if it was in gear with the PTO shaft rotating?!
    Yep, basically it just saved pressing the accelerator and fixed the revs to whatever you wanted regardless of what you did with it. We are talking a 1960 something Landy so pretty basic. Wish I'd still got it tbh. Ex wife got in the way.
    For years I had an ex-military Series 3 lwb LandRover, had been one of those radio wagons, soft top, 24v, heavy duty. Had that notched lever thing which set the revs.

    It was a plaything which gradually deteriorated over the years until I quit corporate life, got shot of it and bought my L200.

    Best memory is having my then 3yo daughter with me on a byways jaunt up, over and around the Ridgeway. Got very sketchy in places, loads of the bouncing and jarring, keep your fingers outside the steering rim - in a partic rough patch looked over to passenger side to see daughter had fallen asleep.... For her first 5 years we had mega issues getting her to go to bed.
  • sungod
    sungod Posts: 16,741
    thistle_ said:

    sungod said:

    pinno said:

    sungod said:


    danner arcadia my favourite, breathable, waterproof, comfy even with a big load

    Since when have you had time for walks with heavy loads between pedalling, basking, bubbly and Pineapple munching?
    Liar.
    previous life, though the bubbly and pineapples are a constant

    still got the boots, m' bergen is with me now...


    Is that a cactus or a pineapple?
    it's a lovely cactus, but probably not as sweet as a pineapple
    my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
  • Stevo_666
    Stevo_666 Posts: 59,389
    pinno said:

    Must check out that Free cycle.

    A tenner eh VN? That was a find.

    Good plan. I say you don't get paid but I got shot of a load of car cleaning/car care stuff and the bloke who took it gave me a bottle of plonk as a thank you.
    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
  • orraloon
    orraloon Posts: 12,880
    20:36 and (non gender specific) Spike is back and tucking in. 😊
  • pinno
    pinno Posts: 51,677
    sungod said:

    thistle_ said:

    sungod said:

    pinno said:

    sungod said:


    danner arcadia my favourite, breathable, waterproof, comfy even with a big load

    Since when have you had time for walks with heavy loads between pedalling, basking, bubbly and Pineapple munching?
    Liar.
    previous life, though the bubbly and pineapples are a constant

    still got the boots, m' bergen is with me now...


    Is that a cactus or a pineapple?
    it's a lovely cactus, but probably not as sweet as a pineapple
    Have you tried Cactus pear?
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • thistle_
    thistle_ Posts: 7,214

    You've heard of the what 3 words app I presume, well try this one
    https://www.fourkingmaps.co.uk
    Buck House is: limpdick.aroused.incest.semen

    Local hospital is piss.cum.knob.urine
    Sounds like an apt description.
  • orraloon
    orraloon Posts: 12,880
    I got this one for 10 Downing Street

    foreskin.manpaste.gobshite.syphilis

    Seems appropriate.
  • tlw1
    tlw1 Posts: 21,931
    I win the slowest run


    Including a 50 minute mile 😳


  • Wheelspinner
    Wheelspinner Posts: 6,591
    tlw1 said:

    I win the slowest run


    Including a 50 minute mile 😳


    Good work.

    What’s “Avg GAP” in the metrics?
    Open One+ BMC TE29 Seven 622SL On One Scandal Cervelo RS
  • pinno
    pinno Posts: 51,677
    I can't comment. Dunno what sort of non-cycling effort that is. Although 5000+ feet is an indicator.
    Calorie deficit mitigated yet TLW? :smile:
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • Wheelspinner
    Wheelspinner Posts: 6,591
    I sit here and look at Mt Wellington which is about 4500 feet to the pinnacle and would be about that distance from the city centre, and I am reasonably sure I don’t fancy a walk/run up it any time soon. 🤣
    Open One+ BMC TE29 Seven 622SL On One Scandal Cervelo RS
  • lincolndave
    lincolndave Posts: 9,441
    Thanks for the replies on the walking boots lads, going over to the Peak District in the week, to have a look at the alt bergs after all they are made in the uk
  • tlw1
    tlw1 Posts: 21,931
    oxoman said:

    Know it well, used to stop in the bunkhouse / campsite across the road. That's not nice running ground, nice scrambling and brilliant in winter conditions.

    You have nailed it, I’m putting pressure on myself to complete this race in a certain time and I need to get it in my head it’s not a running race

  • tlw1
    tlw1 Posts: 21,931

    tlw1 said:

    I win the slowest run


    Including a 50 minute mile 😳


    Good work.

    What’s “Avg GAP” in the metrics?
    Grade Adjusted Pace, it looks at the elevation and adjusts your pace to take it into account. Works well on rolling hills but doesn’t work well in bolder fields