tuesday going faster miles an hour

'ning

ride, cafes, bask the scorchio
my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
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  • thistle_
    thistle_ Posts: 7,214
    'Ning

    Back to WFW today.
    Thinking about riding in, forecast currently says it's going to stay dry all day.
  • tlw1
    tlw1 Posts: 21,931
    The forecast doesn’t look better than erm forecasted

    WFH which maybe a challenge as the MIL is staying for a few days.

    Managed to drink water in a bar again last night - it’s very boring though
  • Stevo_666
    Stevo_666 Posts: 59,389
    Man Caving today. Hoping we get a bit of the rain that looks on the forecast maps like it's not far away, will save using the bloody watering can later on.
    "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 2022
    tlw1 said:


    Managed to drink water in a bar again last night - it’s very boring though

    Holy sh*t. Are you okay hun?

    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • pinno
    pinno Posts: 51,677
    Dull, dreary meh.
    Didn't seem that inviting for a pedal.
    I'll see if there's any enthusiasm and energy derived from eating lots.
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • pinno
    pinno Posts: 51,677
    Stevo_666 said:

    Man Caving today.

    Is that like pot-holing except much safer and a helmet and torch is optional rather than mandatory?

    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • tlw1
    tlw1 Posts: 21,931
    pinno said:

    tlw1 said:


    Managed to drink water in a bar again last night - it’s very boring though

    Holy sh*t. Are you okay hun?

    😎
  • orraloon
    orraloon Posts: 12,880
    Was watching a gang of swallows doing their thing along the side of the house over the hedge, swooping, flying fast and close, me thinking they're good. Then one banged into the window - doh. Flew off again, probably to receive a severe parental talking to. But they are fast.

    The murk seems to be closing in, temps down, got a heavy hosing last night sans lights 'n' bangs, so back to sorting out the mess left behind by Despicable Him. And repeat, and...
  • Stevo_666
    Stevo_666 Posts: 59,389
    pinno said:

    Stevo_666 said:

    Man Caving today.

    Is that like pot-holing except much safer and a helmet and torch is optional rather than mandatory?

    Sort of. Quite good for sheltering from the rain which is coming down quite heavily now - yay.
    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
  • Stevo_666
    Stevo_666 Posts: 59,389
    It's p1$$ing here down now - hallelujah. I'm a bit of a sun dodger but not sure I've ever been so glad to see rain...
    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
  • thistle_
    thistle_ Posts: 7,214
    oxoman said:

    Morning All. WFW. Feel free to send the rain northwards as my gardens getting desperate for water.

    But not until I've cycled back.

  • thistle_
    thistle_ Posts: 7,214
    oxoman said:

    thistle_ said:

    oxoman said:

    Morning All. WFW. Feel free to send the rain northwards as my gardens getting desperate for water.

    But not until I've cycled back.

    Best get a move on then. 🤔☔🌩🌧 it's on its way.
    I took my folding bike in for a laugh. In top gear you need to pedal at 90 rpm to do 15 mph, I'm not going anywhere quick.
  • pinno
    pinno Posts: 51,677
    thistle_ said:

    oxoman said:

    thistle_ said:

    oxoman said:

    Morning All. WFW. Feel free to send the rain northwards as my gardens getting desperate for water.

    But not until I've cycled back.

    Best get a move on then. 🤔☔🌩🌧 it's on its way.
    I took my folding bike in for a laugh. In top gear you need to pedal at 90 rpm to do 15 mph, I'm not going anywhere quick.
    Me not understanding me.
    I aim for 90rpm all the time, regardless of speed.
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • thistle_
    thistle_ Posts: 7,214
    pinno said:

    thistle_ said:

    oxoman said:

    thistle_ said:

    oxoman said:

    Morning All. WFW. Feel free to send the rain northwards as my gardens getting desperate for water.

    But not until I've cycled back.

    Best get a move on then. 🤔☔🌩🌧 it's on its way.
    I took my folding bike in for a laugh. In top gear you need to pedal at 90 rpm to do 15 mph, I'm not going anywhere quick.
    Me not understanding me.
    I aim for 90rpm all the time, regardless of speed.
    90 rpm will give me 30 mph+ on the road bike :lol:

    I usually hover between 75-80 rpm (slow).
  • pblakeney
    pblakeney Posts: 26,179
    thistle_ said:

    pinno said:

    thistle_ said:

    oxoman said:

    thistle_ said:

    oxoman said:

    Morning All. WFW. Feel free to send the rain northwards as my gardens getting desperate for water.

    But not until I've cycled back.

    Best get a move on then. 🤔☔🌩🌧 it's on its way.
    I took my folding bike in for a laugh. In top gear you need to pedal at 90 rpm to do 15 mph, I'm not going anywhere quick.
    Me not understanding me.
    I aim for 90rpm all the time, regardless of speed.
    90 rpm will give me 30 mph+ on the road bike :lol:

    I usually hover between 75-80 rpm (slow).
    Ever tried changing gear?
    The above may be fact, or fiction, I may be serious, I may be jesting.
    I am not sure. You have no chance.
    Veronese68 wrote:
    PB is the most sensible person on here.
  • seanoconn
    seanoconn Posts: 11,492
    Bottle of quality Polish vodka £5 happy days 🤩
    Pinno, מלך אידיוט וחרא מכונאי
  • veronese68
    veronese68 Posts: 27,499
    Afternoon folks,
    Another busy day of shovelling manure in the orifice. Quite a comfortable temperature to wobble in this morning, a few puddles in the park showed that some bits had been rained on. Rained a few more times here, it might help keep me cooler if it rains when I go home.
    Had a guy on a Brompton try to race me off the light last night. He was stood on the pedals and giving it his all, I passed him once I'd got up to speed and looked down at the next set of lights to see a battery pack on the front and a motor in the front wheel. No wonder I couldn't out-accelerate him :D Doubt Thistle has one of them. The weight of the motor and battery don't seem like a good idea on a folder to me.
  • orraloon
    orraloon Posts: 12,880
    There's a guy James Houston (still) riding the Transcontinental TCR on a Brompton. Way outside the checkpoint cutoff times for GC but now on the last section across Romania to finish on Black Sea coast of Bulgaria. And he's not lanterne rouge. 4,000+ km completed.

    Doubt a battery and motor are permitted.
  • seanoconn
    seanoconn Posts: 11,492
    Last day basking for now. Off to a big city for a couple nights of hotels, swimming, family visits. (Pair of childless aunts we need to turn the charm on for) and some interesting food no doubt supplemented with visits to McDonald’s.
    Pinno, מלך אידיוט וחרא מכונאי
  • thistle_
    thistle_ Posts: 7,214

    Doubt Thistle has one of them. The weight of the motor and battery don't seem like a good idea on a folder to me.

    100% legs.
    Don't need the extra weight and faff of electric drive, not yet anyway.
  • tlw1
    tlw1 Posts: 21,931
    thistle_ said:

    Doubt Thistle has one of them. The weight of the motor and battery don't seem like a good idea on a folder to me.

    100% legs.
    Don't need the extra weight and faff of electric drive, not yet anyway.
    Might do tomorrow if you are cycling in 😉
  • pinno
    pinno Posts: 51,677
    pblakeney said:

    thistle_ said:

    pinno said:

    thistle_ said:

    oxoman said:

    thistle_ said:

    oxoman said:

    Morning All. WFW. Feel free to send the rain northwards as my gardens getting desperate for water.

    But not until I've cycled back.

    Best get a move on then. 🤔☔🌩🌧 it's on its way.
    I took my folding bike in for a laugh. In top gear you need to pedal at 90 rpm to do 15 mph, I'm not going anywhere quick.
    Me not understanding me.
    I aim for 90rpm all the time, regardless of speed.
    90 rpm will give me 30 mph+ on the road bike :lol:

    I usually hover between 75-80 rpm (slow).
    Ever tried changing gear?
    This ^.

    Well?

    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • Stevo_666
    Stevo_666 Posts: 59,389
    Knocked off early and put my new desk together. The Execucave is coming along quite nicely :)

    "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
    As one tw@ to another, I'd just like to say that twatcave is still the best name for it.
  • seanoconn
    seanoconn Posts: 11,492
    Hands up who go a pm from Pinno trying to flog his car? 🙋🏼‍♂️
    Pinno, מלך אידיוט וחרא מכונאי
  • tlw1
    tlw1 Posts: 21,931
    seanoconn said:

    Hands up who go a pm from Pinno trying to flog his car? 🙋🏼‍♂️

    😂
  • tlw1
    tlw1 Posts: 21,931
    Guess who ran out of talent today on todays fun bike ride



  • thistle_
    thistle_ Posts: 7,214
    edited August 2022
    pinno said:

    pblakeney said:

    thistle_ said:

    pinno said:

    thistle_ said:

    oxoman said:

    thistle_ said:

    oxoman said:

    Morning All. WFW. Feel free to send the rain northwards as my gardens getting desperate for water.

    But not until I've cycled back.

    Best get a move on then. 🤔☔🌩🌧 it's on its way.
    I took my folding bike in for a laugh. In top gear you need to pedal at 90 rpm to do 15 mph, I'm not going anywhere quick.
    Me not understanding me.
    I aim for 90rpm all the time, regardless of speed.
    90 rpm will give me 30 mph+ on the road bike :lol:

    I usually hover between 75-80 rpm (slow).
    Ever tried changing gear?
    This ^.

    Well?

    75-80rpm is pleasant and looks like you're not putting in any effort.
    80+ and my knees fall to bits.
  • Stevo_666
    Stevo_666 Posts: 59,389

    As one tw@ to another, I'd just like to say that twatcave is still the best name for it.

    I'll take advice from the expert ;)
    "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
    tlw1 said:

    Guess who ran out of talent today on todays fun bike ride



    Ouch.