thursday is just a temporary thing

'ning

autumn, brrr

ride and cafes, carry on wfh simulation
my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
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  • tlw1
    tlw1 Posts: 21,937
    Hounds, work stuff, pick up car and hopefully a bike ride
  • thistle_
    thistle_ Posts: 7,214
    'ning

    zzz
    WFW
    Might get a run in
    Gym later
  • pinno
    pinno Posts: 51,693
    I'd like to have zzzz'd better.

    But it's good day and worthy of a pedal after some shenanigans and the run around.
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • tlw1
    tlw1 Posts: 21,937
    Shoot sleep too - still at least finally my gran has gone for her final one. Jesus she was a tough old boot
  • Stevo_666
    Stevo_666 Posts: 59,424
    tlw1 said:

    Shoot sleep too - still at least finally my gran has gone for her final one. Jesus she was a tough old boot

    :( RIP.
    "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: 59,424
    edited September 2022
    Cave day here, will head into the office tomorrow as it's a decent excuse to ride. Also will use that a an excuse to drop off at a mates house to try his Planet X for size as I seem to be bang in the middle of medium and large sizes.
    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
  • pinno
    pinno Posts: 51,693
    A road Planet flex? There's no way you are a Large.

    Do a bike fit - you can do a calculation online.

    https://www.myvelofit.com
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • pinno
    pinno Posts: 51,693
    Well done TLW's gran for holding on so long.
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • pinno
    pinno Posts: 51,693
    Today starts project ET (evict tenant). The joys, the fun, the excitement...
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • Stevo_666
    Stevo_666 Posts: 59,424
    edited September 2022
    pinno said:

    A road Planet flex? There's no way you are a Large.

    Do a bike fit - you can do a calculation online.

    https://www.myvelofit.com

    Ta for the linky.

    Looking at the Hurricane or the Pro Carbon.

    I'm 177cm which is a fraction under 5'10: the PX size guide says Medium is for 5'7" to 5'10" and Large is for 5'9" to 6'0". My mate is pretty much exactly the same height as me (maybe half an inch taller) and went for a Large, which he says is fine for him, but had the same conundrum.

    Makes sense to go have a sit on his.
    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
  • pinno
    pinno Posts: 51,693
    Stevo_666 said:

    pinno said:

    A road Planet flex? There's no way you are a Large.

    Do a bike fit - you can do a calculation online.

    https://www.myvelofit.com

    Ta for the linky.

    I'm 177cm which is a fraction under 5'10: the PX size guide says Medium is for 5'7" to 5'10" and Large is for 5'9" to 6'0". My mate is pretty much exactly the same height as me (maybe half an inch taller) and went for a Large, which he says is fine for him, but had the same conundrum.

    Makes sense to go have a sit on his.
    Height is not the only parameter:

    Reach
    Flexibility
    Leg length
    Torso length
    Flexibility
    Use
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • orraloon
    orraloon Posts: 12,885
    pinno said:

    Today starts project ET (evict tenant). The joys, the fun, the excitement...

    D'ye need some heavies tae gie ye a haun?

    It's sad but better when those on the way out let go at last, per TLW's gran; been through that.

    Should get off in a bit for a sunny pedal, outdoors action been delayed by another stropette messaging sesh with energy provider, 4 months after taking ownership they've still not activated my account properly, sent out one wildly over estimated bill for an empty property at end of May, since then zip, multiple meter readings submitted, nothing... now get an auto email saying I'm not paying enough. GTF, I've been paying directly every few weeks based on actual consumption and their tariff rates. Maybe employ some admin staff rather than rely on bots.
  • Stevo_666
    Stevo_666 Posts: 59,424
    pinno said:

    Stevo_666 said:

    pinno said:

    A road Planet flex? There's no way you are a Large.

    Do a bike fit - you can do a calculation online.

    https://www.myvelofit.com

    Ta for the linky.

    I'm 177cm which is a fraction under 5'10: the PX size guide says Medium is for 5'7" to 5'10" and Large is for 5'9" to 6'0". My mate is pretty much exactly the same height as me (maybe half an inch taller) and went for a Large, which he says is fine for him, but had the same conundrum.

    Makes sense to go have a sit on his.
    Height is not the only parameter:

    Reach
    Flexibility
    Leg length
    Torso length
    Flexibility
    Use
    So trying out his bike is not a bad idea then?
    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
  • tlw1
    tlw1 Posts: 21,937
    Cheers all re gran

    Stevo - my planet flex race bike is medium (with long stem) but gravel bike large
  • My Planet X is large with a longer stem.

    RIP TLW's gran.

    Costa del not much sol today and tomorrow according to the weather forecast. Still hot mind.
  • Stevo_666
    Stevo_666 Posts: 59,424
    Thanks for the PX feedback both. I've never had anything other than a Medium on any bike, but will go have a sit on it anyway. I can always whack a longer stem on a medium if needed.
    "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

    My Planet X is large with a longer stem.

    tlw1 said:

    Stevo - my planet flex race bike is medium (with long stem) but gravel bike large

    My PlanetX bike is still in the shop waiting to be bought.
  • pinno
    pinno Posts: 51,693
    thistle_ said:

    My Planet X is large with a longer stem.

    tlw1 said:

    Stevo - my planet flex race bike is medium (with long stem) but gravel bike large

    My PlanetX bike is still in the shop waiting to be bought.
    Sure but Stevo turned down a C40 and is opting for a plant flex?!?!
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • pinno
    pinno Posts: 51,693
    orraloon said:

    pinno said:

    Today starts project ET (evict tenant). The joys, the fun, the excitement...

    D'ye need some heavies tae gie ye a haun?
    Aye. A neit a few large blokes an wi size 15 boots. We'll chuck thaim tae f...

    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • pinno
    pinno Posts: 51,693
    tlw1 said:

    Cheers all re gran

    Stevo - my planet flex race bike is medium (with long stem) but gravel bike large

    But you are M size.
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • pinno
    pinno Posts: 51,693

    My Planet X is large with a longer stem.

    RIP TLW's gran.

    Costa del not much sol today and tomorrow according to the weather forecast. Still hot mind.

    But you are an L size.
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • Stevo_666
    Stevo_666 Posts: 59,424
    edited September 2022
    pinno said:

    thistle_ said:

    My Planet X is large with a longer stem.

    tlw1 said:

    Stevo - my planet flex race bike is medium (with long stem) but gravel bike large

    My PlanetX bike is still in the shop waiting to be bought.
    Sure but Stevo turned down a C40 and is opting for a plant flex?!?!
    Nobody offered me a drinking straw sculpture?
    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
  • seanoconn
    seanoconn Posts: 11,493
    Stevo_666 said:

    pinno said:

    thistle_ said:

    My Planet X is large with a longer stem.

    tlw1 said:

    Stevo - my planet flex race bike is medium (with long stem) but gravel bike large

    My PlanetX bike is still in the shop waiting to be bought.
    Sure but Stevo turned down a C40 and is opting for a plant flex?!?!
    Nobodyoffered me a drinking straw sculpture?
    What!? Pinno didn’t send you a “hello mate, how are you?” PM, followed by “Do you want to buy a C40?”

    Proper bloody Del Boy that one.
    Pinno, מלך אידיוט וחרא מכונאי
  • seanoconn
    seanoconn Posts: 11,493
    tlw1 said:

    Cheers all re gran

    Stevo - my planet flex race bike is medium (with long stem) but gravel bike large

    Sorry about your Gran 😔
    Pinno, מלך אידיוט וחרא מכונאי
  • seanoconn
    seanoconn Posts: 11,493
    Just had a charity rep at the front door.

    Rep “Hello sir, I’m from the R.N.I.B, have you heard of us?”

    Me “Yes of course, the Royal National, Lifeboat Inside.”

    Rep “Err, no.”

    I’m not good under pressure, think I panicked.
    Pinno, מלך אידיוט וחרא מכונאי
  • orraloon
    orraloon Posts: 12,885
    Chillin' with a coldie, big cloudless blue sky. Might be good for dark night sky spotting later.

    Good ride rided earlier; keep those legs turning. Couple nice sightings: coming down a narrow valley road, a young roe deer came out from the side, I slowed, it trotted along for a bit before jumping away.

    Then later passing some fields where farmers were silage cropping, they'd machined the cut grass into rows / furrows(?) for the big grabbing thing to jet the grass into the mega trailers. There were 4 red kites circling low, on the scavenge, plus 1 buzzard looking for whatevs. One kite swooped right in front of me and grabbed something. Hereabouts people still post red kite pics on soshul meejah whereas back in The Valley red kites are everywhere. Looks like they're expanding here as well, good to see.
  • thistle_
    thistle_ Posts: 7,214
    oxoman said:

    seanoconn said:

    Just had a charity rep at the front door.

    Rep “Hello sir, I’m from the R.N.I.B, have you heard of us?”

    Me “Yes of course, the Royal National, Lifeboat Inside.”

    Rep “Err, no.”

    I’m not good under pressure, think I panicked.

    What Blind Panic. 🤣
    *applause*
  • orraloon
    orraloon Posts: 12,885
    Yes! Milky Way seen. 👍 And I'm not even in the designated Dark Skies area. First time evah!
  • pinno
    pinno Posts: 51,693
    orraloon said:

    Yes! Milky Way seen. 👍 And I'm not even in the designated Dark Skies area. First time evah!

    Then you have to go to the tropics.
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • thistle_
    thistle_ Posts: 7,214
    edited September 2022
    orraloon said:

    Yes! Milky Way seen. 👍 And I'm not even in the designated Dark Skies area. First time evah!

    What about a Mars, or a Snickers?