saturday if not us, who? and if not now, when?

'ning

sunnynippy

ride, cafes with cake, lazing
my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
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  • tlw1
    tlw1 Posts: 21,900
    Got a race with a pal today which I think will take longer than I slept last night, perhaps shouldn’t have gone to the pub 🙄
  • thistle_
    thistle_ Posts: 7,182
    I'm wondering where sungod is hiding, somewhere where it's sunny at 5am GMT? :smiley:

    Seems sunnynippy here now, might muster up some willpower to go out somewhere.
  • pinno
    pinno Posts: 51,550
    thistle_ said:

    I'm wondering where sungod is hiding, somewhere where it's sunny at 5am GMT? :smiley:

    Top floor of the Shard?
    The thing is, can he get a clear shot at Putin from there?

    Windy, cloudy meh. Might sack hedge cutting plans until more conducive weather...

    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • Stevo_666
    Stevo_666 Posts: 58,923
    pinno said:

    thistle_ said:

    I'm wondering where sungod is hiding, somewhere where it's sunny at 5am GMT? :smiley:

    Top floor of the Shard?
    The thing is, can he get a clear shot at Putin from there?

    Windy, cloudy meh. Might sack hedge cutting plans until more conducive weather...

    They could do a remake of 'Day of the Jackal' with sungod replacing Edward Fox.

    Morning folks, good lie in so feel better for that. Will head out soon and get some fresh air with the hounds.
    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
  • sungod
    sungod Posts: 16,642
    thistle_ said:

    I'm wondering where sungod is hiding, somewhere where it's sunny at 5am GMT? :smiley:

    pre-dawn sky, no cloud, ergo sunny
    pinno said:


    Top floor of the Shard?
    The thing is, can he get a clear shot at Putin from there?

    Windy, cloudy meh. Might sack hedge cutting plans until more conducive weather...

    it'd need something powered to reach him from gong (shard bar, good views), i'd be happy do it though and raise a glass of bubbly to victory
    my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
  • seanoconn
    seanoconn Posts: 11,487
    Day at the seaside scuppered by moody thing two. Football in the park with No1 son (no bias honestly) instead. A bike ride would be nice on this lovely morning but family duties take precedence 😥
    Pinno, מלך אידיוט וחרא מכונאי
  • masjer
    masjer Posts: 2,593
    sungod said:

    thistle_ said:

    I'm wondering where sungod is hiding, somewhere where it's sunny at 5am GMT? :smiley:

    pre-dawn sky, no cloud, ergo sunny
    pinno said:


    Top floor of the Shard?
    The thing is, can he get a clear shot at Putin from there?

    Windy, cloudy meh. Might sack hedge cutting plans until more conducive weather...

    it'd need something powered to reach him from gong (shard bar, good views), i'd be happy do it though and raise a glass of bubbly to victory
    If you've got any powder left over could you send some to Xi, Kim and if possible Donald too.
  • sungod
    sungod Posts: 16,642
    just checked on one of the sites we look after in kharkiv, out of contact since night, civilian medical facility :(
    my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
  • photonic69
    photonic69 Posts: 2,496
    Morning. Bobby Dazzler of a day here.
    ….. and my LFT is STILL showing a faint line after 11 days! No worries, that Boris geezer said it’s all fine so went shopping. Off to dance show later.


    Sometimes. Maybe. Possibly.

  • veronese68
    veronese68 Posts: 27,426
    Morning folks,
    Traditional slow start is being enjoyed, this will be followed by gentle pottering. Need to sort the green bike out after its tumble.
    Sunny but fresh out there by the looks of things, should probably find out for sure. Coffee first.
    Isn't t47 the man we need for the hit? I mean the former poster, not a futuristic VW van.
    sungod said:

    just checked on one of the sites we look after in kharkiv, out of contact since night, civilian medical facility :(

    Puts any of our little gripes into perspective 😥
  • pinno
    pinno Posts: 51,550
    sungod said:

    just checked on one of the sites we look after in kharkiv, out of contact since night, civilian medical facility :(

    Fustercluck.
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • tlw1
    tlw1 Posts: 21,900
    pinno said:

    sungod said:

    just checked on one of the sites we look after in kharkiv, out of contact since night, civilian medical facility :(

    Fustercluck.
    Plus potato
  • tlw1
    tlw1 Posts: 21,900
    Run was good and at 5:08 - 5 mins longer than cider sleep.

    4 place - so happy days
  • Stevo_666
    Stevo_666 Posts: 58,923
    Managed a 30 minute bike ride just now with no pain afterwards - whoopee. Dismounting is fun though as that stretches my not quite mended tendon in the wrong way. I need a laydeez bike till I'm fully fixed :smile:
    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
  • johngti
    johngti Posts: 2,508
    Evening

    Up early. Bit of telly, finally built up the road frame into a flat bar bike. Fairly happy, need to do some fettling and set up the brakes properly. Fairly happy with how it turned out. Just watched the rugby, wasn’t the hammering I thought it’d be.



  • thistle_
    thistle_ Posts: 7,182
    tlw1 said:

    Run was good and at 5:08 - 5 mins longer than cider sleep.

    4 place - so happy days

    Well done on 4th place. Cider's obviously the way to go.
    What race was it?
    Saw some runnists around the Long Mynd but they didn't seem to be in that much of a hurry.
  • thistle_
    thistle_ Posts: 7,182
    Still feeling rubbish and had a headache all day, but you tend to forget when there's a great view (even if it's only of Shropshire).

  • tlw1
    tlw1 Posts: 21,900
    thistle_ said:

    tlw1 said:

    Run was good and at 5:08 - 5 mins longer than cider sleep.

    4 place - so happy days

    Well done on 4th place. Cider's obviously the way to go.
    What race was it?
    Saw some runnists around the Long Mynd but they didn't seem to be in that much of a hurry.
    Around Knighton - was a LDWA event
  • pinno
    pinno Posts: 51,550
    sungod said:

    just checked on one of the sites we look after in kharkiv, out of contact since night, civilian medical facility :(

    Fustercluck.
    thistle_ said:

    tlw1 said:

    Run was good and at 5:08 - 5 mins longer than cider sleep.

    4 place - so happy days

    Well done on 4th place. .
    He didn't say he was 4th place in his class.
    Mind you, I dunno what class that would be.

    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • tlw1
    tlw1 Posts: 21,900
    pinno said:

    sungod said:

    just checked on one of the sites we look after in kharkiv, out of contact since night, civilian medical facility :(

    Fustercluck.
    thistle_ said:

    tlw1 said:

    Run was good and at 5:08 - 5 mins longer than cider sleep.

    4 place - so happy days

    Well done on 4th place. .
    He didn't say he was 4th place in his class.
    Mind you, I dunno what class that would be.

    Nope, first in old knacker class
  • sungod
    sungod Posts: 16,642
    pinno said:

    sungod said:

    just checked on one of the sites we look after in kharkiv, out of contact since night, civilian medical facility :(

    Fustercluck.
    our monitoring regained contact early this morning, doesn't look like there's anyone there though, just equipment ticking over, news reports say russian forces are in the city
    my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
  • veronese68
    veronese68 Posts: 27,426
    Hope they're ok SG, especially if a medical facility.
    Good result TLW, still a silly thing to do. Stevo, meanwhile, going from a hybrid to a ladies bike. The EPO has a nice one with a basket you can borrow 🚲
  • Stevo_666
    Stevo_666 Posts: 58,923

    Hope they're ok SG, especially if a medical facility.
    Good result TLW, still a silly thing to do. Stevo, meanwhile, going from a hybrid to a ladies bike. The EPO has a nice one with a basket you can borrow 🚲

    Some people probably think hybrids are ladies bikes...
    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
  • veronese68
    veronese68 Posts: 27,426
    Stevo_666 said:

    Hope they're ok SG, especially if a medical facility.
    Good result TLW, still a silly thing to do. Stevo, meanwhile, going from a hybrid to a ladies bike. The EPO has a nice one with a basket you can borrow 🚲

    Some people probably think hybrids are ladies bikes...
    Exactly, to the bike snob you've just taken a small step. I'll just carry on taking thepiss as normal 😁
  • johngti
    johngti Posts: 2,508
    johngti said:

    Evening

    Up early. Bit of telly, finally built up the road frame into a flat bar bike. Fairly happy, need to do some fettling and set up the brakes properly. Fairly happy with how it turned out. Just watched the rugby, wasn’t the hammering I thought it’d be.



    Looks crap JT. You’re going to need a longer stem and some pedals. FFS.
  • veronese68
    veronese68 Posts: 27,426
    johngti said:

    johngti said:

    Evening

    Up early. Bit of telly, finally built up the road frame into a flat bar bike. Fairly happy, need to do some fettling and set up the brakes properly. Fairly happy with how it turned out. Just watched the rugby, wasn’t the hammering I thought it’d be.



    Looks censored JT. You’re going to need a longer stem and some pedals. FFS.
    How wide are those handlebars? You'll be on a girls bike like Stevo next, etc, etc
  • johngti
    johngti Posts: 2,508

    johngti said:

    johngti said:

    Evening

    Up early. Bit of telly, finally built up the road frame into a flat bar bike. Fairly happy, need to do some fettling and set up the brakes properly. Fairly happy with how it turned out. Just watched the rugby, wasn’t the hammering I thought it’d be.



    Looks censored JT. You’re going to need a longer stem and some pedals. FFS.
    How wide are those handlebars? You'll be on a girls bike like Stevo next, etc, etc
    Started off at 72cm but they’re about 66 now. Already ordered the basket and handlebar tassels
  • thistle_
    thistle_ Posts: 7,182
    johngti said:

    johngti said:

    johngti said:

    Evening

    Up early. Bit of telly, finally built up the road frame into a flat bar bike. Fairly happy, need to do some fettling and set up the brakes properly. Fairly happy with how it turned out. Just watched the rugby, wasn’t the hammering I thought it’d be.



    Looks censored JT. You’re going to need a longer stem and some pedals. FFS.
    How wide are those handlebars? You'll be on a girls bike like Stevo next, etc, etc
    Started off at 72cm but they’re about 66 now. Already ordered the basket and handlebar tassels
    You should have put some yardsticks on for a laugh.

    There was a GMBN video where they kept cutting the bars down to see how narrow they can go before they fall off. I'll see if I can find the link.
  • thistle_
    thistle_ Posts: 7,182
    Here you go, anything more than 400mm is plenty (17m30s)
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=TtoviOKwOv0
  • johngti
    johngti Posts: 2,508
    thistle_ said:

    johngti said:

    johngti said:

    johngti said:

    Evening

    Up early. Bit of telly, finally built up the road frame into a flat bar bike. Fairly happy, need to do some fettling and set up the brakes properly. Fairly happy with how it turned out. Just watched the rugby, wasn’t the hammering I thought it’d be.



    Looks censored JT. You’re going to need a longer stem and some pedals. FFS.
    How wide are those handlebars? You'll be on a girls bike like Stevo next, etc, etc
    Started off at 72cm but they’re about 66 now. Already ordered the basket and handlebar tassels
    You should have put some yardsticks on for a laugh.

    There was a GMBN video where they kept cutting the bars down to see how narrow they can go before they fall off. I'll see if I can find the link.
    That 40cm bar looks mental! The 50cm looked dodgy enough - fair play to Blake for not totally stacking it!!