sunday has indications of instability

'ning

hoping the rain stays away, at least until later

ride cafes and lazing
my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
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  • thistle_
    thistle_ Posts: 7,140
    'Ning
    Supposed to be having a lie in but mutt next door went crazy about 5am and been awake since.

    Not much planned for today anyway, forecast is looking decent though.
  • seanoconn
    seanoconn Posts: 11,391
    Was planning to cycle to parents in West Sussex until the forecast changed to rain all day. It’s changed back to decent with no wind after the wet start. Unfortunately I’m in no condition to cycle 80 miles after several too many cocktails last night.
    Pinno, מלך אידיוט וחרא מכונאי
  • beansnikpoh
    beansnikpoh Posts: 1,532
    seanoconn said:

    Was planning to cycle to parents in West Sussex until the forecast changed to rain all day. It’s changed back to decent with no wind after the wet start. Unfortunately I’m in no condition to cycle 80 miles after several too many cocktails last night.

    You might be surprised. A ride is an A1 hangover cure. 80 miles is probably pushing it a bit far though.

    Lazy day here. Get a new car tyre, go shopping with mini. A bit of washing.
  • pinno
    pinno Posts: 51,304
    Yeahbut - you went shopping with Mini yesterday.
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • pinno
    pinno Posts: 51,304
    Wind seems to be dropping. Might pedal later. Think I have man flu lergy pox. I'm slightly zombiefied; lethargic.

    That'll teach you for drinking cocktails Seano.
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • Stevo_666
    Stevo_666 Posts: 58,366
    Took it easy last night and watched MOTD plus some junk on Netflix which had Rhona Mitra in it. Had a decent night's sleep for a change, but not taking taking any chances with the back for a while as its not totally fixed yet. But at least I can move around without looking like a geriatric now.

    Probably do a bit of admin and more lazing today.
    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
  • beansnikpoh
    beansnikpoh Posts: 1,532
    pinno said:

    Yeahbut - you went shopping with Mini yesterday.

    One of the shops was closed. Crystals. She likes rocks and crystals.
  • tlw1
    tlw1 Posts: 21,857
    Got called back to bed this morning which meant I was late for a run with friends - but worth it.

    In the hot tub with a cuppa currently and then going up snowdon with some friends - they are late so I’ve packed a head torch 🙄 this may impact pub later 🤬
  • pinno
    pinno Posts: 51,304

    pinno said:

    Yeahbut - you went shopping with Mini yesterday.

    One of the shops was closed. Crystals. She likes rocks and crystals.
    https://www.gemrock.net/museum/overview/

    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • Stevo_666
    Stevo_666 Posts: 58,366
    tlw1 said:

    Got called back to bed this morning which meant I was late for a run with friends - but worth it.

    Has Seano hacked your account? :)
    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
  • tlw1
    tlw1 Posts: 21,857
    Stevo_666 said:

    tlw1 said:

    Got called back to bed this morning which meant I was late for a run with friends - but worth it.

    Has Seano hacked your account? :)
    😂
  • orraloon
    orraloon Posts: 12,660
    Lazy start after showing brother the exit earlier. Bro has been very useful these past several days, got a lot done with his help. Has been busy busy though.

    I think I will do some low key pottering today. Got narcissus and allium bulbs to get planted, sort out some appropriate nooks.

    Plus later will be rounding off the cases of Belgie beer empties ahead of the next longweekender trip.
  • sungod
    sungod Posts: 16,501
    gloomygrey, but no rain, huge chunk of glass killed rear tyre, grrr, going to fit a conti sprinter as it's probably just the first glass of winter

    another cafe soon
    my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
  • thistle_
    thistle_ Posts: 7,140
    tlw1 said:

    In the hot tub with a cuppa currently and then going up snowdon with some friends - they are late so I’ve packed a head torch 🙄 this may impact pub later 🤬

    Had a similar idea about going up there this afternoon but decided it was too much sitting behind Sunday drivers to be worth it.
    Plus tired.
  • Wheelspinner
    Wheelspinner Posts: 6,559
    Clocks changed overnight. Nice day too, sunny/mild for a change.

    Loaded ute with all the weeds pulled out of the front patch, and off to the tip to "recycle" them. Turned out we had 340kg of weeds... blimey.

    Visit to two quacks tomorrow: one for removal of stitches and pathology results, and second to neurosurgeon for follow up after last procedure. Hopefully the first one is routine and no further hacking required, but the neuro bloke may be in for an uncomfortable conversation...


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  • Stevo_666
    Stevo_666 Posts: 58,366

    Clocks changed overnight. Nice day too, sunny/mild for a change.

    Loaded ute with all the weeds pulled out of the front patch, and off to the tip to "recycle" them. Turned out we had 340kg of weeds... blimey.

    Visit to two quacks tomorrow: one for removal of stitches and pathology results, and second to neurosurgeon for follow up after last procedure. Hopefully the first one is routine and no further hacking required, but the neuro bloke may be in for an uncomfortable conversation...


    Hope all that goes well WS. I can't go all 'Four Yorkshiremen' on you as my back problem is a minor thing by comparison (at least the consultant is 99% sure it's just a painful muscle strain). MRI results later this month which is mainly for the doc to cover his arris.
    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
  • seanoconn
    seanoconn Posts: 11,391
    tlw1 said:

    Got called back to bed this morning which meant I was late for a run with friends - but worth it.

    Where’s the high five emoji 🤔
    👏 nope 🙏 nope 🖖 nope 🖕 nope. Balls, anyway 👍🍆
    Pinno, מלך אידיוט וחרא מכונאי
  • seanoconn
    seanoconn Posts: 11,391
    Very nearly a fettling disaster!

    Fitted my shorter cranks a week or so ago. Easy peasy blah blah blah. Couple of days ago bike developed a knocking sound, either rear disc or bottom bracket (more likely as I’d been fettling) tighten chain ring bolts and crank arm, nothing seemed loose but Knocking still there. Rear disc spinning quietly and evenly. Heavy rain Friday, knocking sound improved/disappeared. Took bike for a spin this morning and the knocking sound back with vengeance. Took the crank/chain ring off and noticed the bottom bracket wasn’t quite seated properly against the frame. Inside of chainring and crank arm slightly scored. Everything greased and put back together. No more knocking. Hopefully no permanent damage done.
    Pinno, מלך אידיוט וחרא מכונאי
  • Wheelspinner
    Wheelspinner Posts: 6,559
    Stevo_666 said:

    Clocks changed overnight. Nice day too, sunny/mild for a change.

    Loaded ute with all the weeds pulled out of the front patch, and off to the tip to "recycle" them. Turned out we had 340kg of weeds... blimey.

    Visit to two quacks tomorrow: one for removal of stitches and pathology results, and second to neurosurgeon for follow up after last procedure. Hopefully the first one is routine and no further hacking required, but the neuro bloke may be in for an uncomfortable conversation...


    Hope all that goes well WS. I can't go all 'Four Yorkshiremen' on you as my back problem is a minor thing by comparison (at least the consultant is 99% sure it's just a painful muscle strain). MRI results later this month which is mainly for the doc to cover his arris.
    Thanks Stevo. None of it is fun, eh? I am so far past the point of polite reasonableness with the medical industry...

    For the fees they charge, I'm not fussed whether they actually care or not about me as a patient, but they should do an excellent job of faking concern at least. Might make up for the almost total lack of results they've achieved.

    Tired of being spoken to like I'm some sort of dingbat know-nothing. Odds are my IQ is way higher than most of them, and there's a surprisingly comprehensive amount of information available these days for free. If I have one more f^^kwit specialist pick up a plastic skeleton model to show me how the spine "works" I'm going to shove the thing somewhere to replace their coccyx. The last one - despite knowing my history - actually asked had I tried perhaps massage and/or exercise therapy to help? Jesus wept... mate, I'm a fair bit older than you, and despite the limitations I have now, I am *still* in considerably better physical shape than your fat flabby little ar$e. Are your observation skills that bad? Do I look like someone who's not tried exercise?

    After 11 years, and probably the best part of 100 grand out of pocket costs, my patience has worn thin.



    Open One+ BMC TE29 Seven 622SL On One Scandal Cervelo RS
  • beansnikpoh
    beansnikpoh Posts: 1,532
    ^^ Useless feckers.

    I was delighted to discover that my nail in tyre issue was a £30 puncture repair and not a £300 tyre. Had to wait for 2 hours though. "Kwik" they were not...
  • Stevo_666
    Stevo_666 Posts: 58,366

    Stevo_666 said:

    Clocks changed overnight. Nice day too, sunny/mild for a change.

    Loaded ute with all the weeds pulled out of the front patch, and off to the tip to "recycle" them. Turned out we had 340kg of weeds... blimey.

    Visit to two quacks tomorrow: one for removal of stitches and pathology results, and second to neurosurgeon for follow up after last procedure. Hopefully the first one is routine and no further hacking required, but the neuro bloke may be in for an uncomfortable conversation...


    Hope all that goes well WS. I can't go all 'Four Yorkshiremen' on you as my back problem is a minor thing by comparison (at least the consultant is 99% sure it's just a painful muscle strain). MRI results later this month which is mainly for the doc to cover his arris.
    Thanks Stevo. None of it is fun, eh? I am so far past the point of polite reasonableness with the medical industry...

    For the fees they charge, I'm not fussed whether they actually care or not about me as a patient, but they should do an excellent job of faking concern at least. Might make up for the almost total lack of results they've achieved.

    Tired of being spoken to like I'm some sort of dingbat know-nothing. Odds are my IQ is way higher than most of them, and there's a surprisingly comprehensive amount of information available these days for free. If I have one more f^^kwit specialist pick up a plastic skeleton model to show me how the spine "works" I'm going to shove the thing somewhere to replace their coccyx. The last one - despite knowing my history - actually asked had I tried perhaps massage and/or exercise therapy to help? Jesus wept... mate, I'm a fair bit older than you, and despite the limitations I have now, I am *still* in considerably better physical shape than your fat flabby little ar$e. Are your observation skills that bad? Do I look like someone who's not tried exercise?

    After 11 years, and probably the best part of 100 grand out of pocket costs, my patience has worn thin.



    Too right, it's not fun, although what you've had to deal with has been in a different league to my odds n ends.

    To be fair to my lot of medics they've done a good job to date and fixed me where I needed fixing. Kinda helped that I was covered on the work scheme though.
    "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: 58,366
    edited October 2022
    Just had a really tasty and very large portion of Borscht cooked for us by our resident Ukrainian. Bloody lovely, she really is a star. That will cover dinner tomorrow as well, there was so much of the stuff. Now lying on the sofa digesting with my belt loosened a couple of notches. Buuurp!
    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
  • seanoconn
    seanoconn Posts: 11,391
    Stevo_666 said:

    Just had a really tasty and very large portion of Borscht cooked for us by our resident Ukrainian. Bloody lovely, she really is a star. That will cover dinner tomorrow as well, there was so much of the stuff. Now lying on the sofa digesting with my belt loosened a couple of notches. Buuurp!

    Beetroot soup Stevo. Never though I’d see the day.
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  • Stevo_666
    Stevo_666 Posts: 58,366
    seanoconn said:

    Stevo_666 said:

    Just had a really tasty and very large portion of Borscht cooked for us by our resident Ukrainian. Bloody lovely, she really is a star. That will cover dinner tomorrow as well, there was so much of the stuff. Now lying on the sofa digesting with my belt loosened a couple of notches. Buuurp!

    Beetroot soup Stevo. Never though I’d see the day.
    In my defence, it had a good dose of pork in it as well as all the veggie stuff. She's done some cleaning as well - Mrs. 666 will be out of a job soon :p
    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
  • pinno
    pinno Posts: 51,304
    I do like Borscht.
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • sungod
    sungod Posts: 16,501
    pinno said:

    I do like Borscht.

    way back used to have it in borscht n tears, though skip the smetana/sour cream (ugh)

    remember when it first opened, though i was a bit too young then, in later years once some vodka had flowed it used to get quite jolly, still remember dancing on the tables
    my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
  • pinno
    pinno Posts: 51,304
    sungod said:

    pinno said:

    I do like Borscht.

    way back used to have it in borscht n tears, though skip the smetana/sour cream (ugh)

    remember when it first opened, though i was a bit too young then, in later years once some vodka had flowed it used to get quite jolly, still remember dancing on the tables
    46 Beauchamp Pl, London SW3 1NX

    Was it a cheap 'joint' back then?
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • Stevo_666
    Stevo_666 Posts: 58,366
    pinno said:

    sungod said:

    pinno said:

    I do like Borscht.

    way back used to have it in borscht n tears, though skip the smetana/sour cream (ugh)

    remember when it first opened, though i was a bit too young then, in later years once some vodka had flowed it used to get quite jolly, still remember dancing on the tables
    46 Beauchamp Pl, London SW3 1NX

    Was it a cheap 'joint' back then?
    Went there once for a birthday bash back in the early 90s. Think it was quite cheap 'n' cheerful then. Plenty of downing vodka and partying, although I don't recall it that well..
    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
  • sungod
    sungod Posts: 16,501
    pinno said:

    sungod said:

    pinno said:

    I do like Borscht.

    way back used to have it in borscht n tears, though skip the smetana/sour cream (ugh)

    remember when it first opened, though i was a bit too young then, in later years once some vodka had flowed it used to get quite jolly, still remember dancing on the tables
    46 Beauchamp Pl, London SW3 1NX

    Was it a cheap 'joint' back then?
    typical london prices, bear in mind the area was far more cosmopolitan in the old days, before the money launderers moved in

    harrods had a proper diy department, the food halls gave out dry ice - use it to make a cloud chamber - and the toy department had the chemistry supplies to do dangerous exciting things

    great days
    my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny