thursday in a white tunic and a scarlet cloak and wearing a fiery crown

'ning

more rain

cafe stroll, quick meeting, wfh, laze and bubbly
my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
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  • thistle_
    thistle_ Posts: 7,083
    'Ning

    WFW
    Gym

    Would rather stay in bed for a few more hours.
  • tlw1
    tlw1 Posts: 21,789
    Sounds loverly out there, work snizzle and a run later. Another day of pub avoidance 😳
  • MattFalle
    MattFalle Posts: 11,644
    Honking down, cba. drinking coffee.
    .
    The camera down the willy isn't anything like as bad as it sounds.
  • beansnikpoh
    beansnikpoh Posts: 1,499
    This bloody rain. I can't be bothered with riding in it. So much soggy leaf mulch on parts of the journey, plus wet feet and kit and general coldness.
  • Stevo_666
    Stevo_666 Posts: 57,717
    On the train into town. Gopping outside and lots of meetings to look forward to :/ . Hopefully the rain will ease off later as I'm headed out for a beer and a bite to eat.
    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
  • pinno
    pinno Posts: 51,029
    The great magical papyrus of Paris.
    Have you seen it SG?
    Can you see it?
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • pinno
    pinno Posts: 51,029
    Morning Sea gherkins

    There's no wind to blow the grey nimbostratus away.
    Some chores and some emails and some pontification and some procrastination is today's itinerarary.

    Shorty has young citizen's meeting.
    Oh yeah - double jab at 9.36. Let's see what the fuss is all about.
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • tlw1
    tlw1 Posts: 21,789
    pinno said:


    Oh yeah - double jab at 9.36. Let's see what the fuss is all about.

    Let me know what it’s like, current wife has reminded me I have the same this afternoon
  • sungod
    sungod Posts: 16,291
    pinno said:

    The great magical papyrus of Paris.
    Have you seen it SG?
    Can you see it?

    this chap...

    my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
  • pblakeney
    pblakeney Posts: 25,216
    pinno said:

    Morning Sea gherkins

    There's no wind to blow the grey nimbostratus away.
    Some chores and some emails and some pontification and some procrastination is today's itinerarary.

    Shorty has young citizen's meeting.
    Oh yeah - double jab at 9.36. Let's see what the fuss is all about.

    Absolutely f-all in my experience. Didn't feel a thing, no sore arm, no after effects.
    Same as all previous versions. A cynical person could wonder about placebos.
    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.
  • orraloon
    orraloon Posts: 12,509



    Well done to #1 daughter, which South Coast uni is it? Look out for DHL, he works at one of them as I recall, can't remmeber if a lecturer or what. If you're in Brighton say hello to my daughter, tall and cleverer than her old man, you can't miss her.

    Ah, good recall re DHL. I think he's Bournemouth. This is an OU event, dunno if local academiacs get involved. I'm in Poole.

    Currently lazing with a coffee before getting organised. Not raining, yay.
  • sungod
    sungod Posts: 16,291
    pinno said:

    Morning Sea gherkins

    There's no wind to blow the grey nimbostratus away.
    Some chores and some emails and some pontification and some procrastination is today's itinerarary.

    Shorty has young citizen's meeting.
    Oh yeah - double jab at 9.36. Let's see what the fuss is all about.

    had the modena bivalent and the flu jab a few weeks back, felt tired the next day -which also happened with the novavax and pfizer jabs - presumably as my immune system grabbed all the energy for itself


    my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
  • Unless travel restrictions become an issue I'm not bothering with the fourth jab.

    Had half an hour on Zwift this morning, booked a swim today. Work is quiet so I'll leave the minions in charge and got shopping for some last minute holiday bits. Do they sell air raid shelters in high street shops?
    Advocate of disc brakes.
  • thistle_
    thistle_ Posts: 7,083
    Any recommendations for an OK rear wheel?

    I only really ride to work occasionally or do cafe rides so was Prime alloy would be fine, but you only seem to be able to get them as a pair and I've already got a spare front wheel.

    Needs to be strong enough for a fat guy bunny hopping off kerbs.
  • MattFalle
    MattFalle Posts: 11,644

    Unless travel restrictions become an issue I'm not bothering with the fourth jab.

    Had half an hour on Zwift this morning, booked a swim today. Work is quiet so I'll leave the minions in charge and got shopping for some last minute holiday bits. Do they sell air raid shelters in high street shops?

    probs no to air raid shelters but Ali Baba sell these if you fancy freaking out the neighbours:



    .
    The camera down the willy isn't anything like as bad as it sounds.
  • pinno
    pinno Posts: 51,029
    thistle_ said:

    Any recommendations for an OK rear wheel?

    I only really ride to work occasionally or do cafe rides so was Prime alloy would be fine, but you only seem to be able to get them as a pair and I've already got a spare front wheel.

    Needs to be strong enough for a fat guy bunny hopping off kerbs.

    You need a Raleigh Grifter.
    Fleabay?
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • pinno
    pinno Posts: 51,029
    tlw1 said:

    pinno said:


    Oh yeah - double jab at 9.36. Let's see what the fuss is all about.

    Let me know what it’s like, current wife has reminded me I have the same this afternoon
    Fine so far. Momentary dizziness but went away.
    Dosed up before I had it.
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • MattFalle
    MattFalle Posts: 11,644
    thistle_ said:

    Any recommendations for an OK rear wheel?

    I only really ride to work occasionally or do cafe rides so was Prime alloy would be fine, but you only seem to be able to get them as a pair and I've already got a spare front wheel.

    Needs to be strong enough for a fat guy bunny hopping off kerbs.

    Bosh through Melin, etc: they were recently punting out pairs of Shimano wheels for £70/80, perfectly good and a bargain at hat price

    Otherwise something like an Aksium for bog basicpissing around and communting.
    .
    The camera down the willy isn't anything like as bad as it sounds.
  • MattFalle
    MattFalle Posts: 11,644
    Pair of Merlin own brand are £79, rear 105 are just over £100.
    .
    The camera down the willy isn't anything like as bad as it sounds.
  • seanoconn
    seanoconn Posts: 11,268
    Double glazers at home today. Looking forward to the cold and mess later. Hope I’ve got windows tonight 😕
    Pinno, מלך אידיוט וחרא מכונאי
  • thistle_
    thistle_ Posts: 7,083
    edited November 2022
    MattFalle said:

    Pair of Merlin own brand are £79, rear 105 are just over £100.

    Thanks, will take a look.
  • tlw1 said:

    pinno said:


    Oh yeah - double jab at 9.36. Let's see what the fuss is all about.

    Let me know what it’s like, current wife has reminded me I have the same this afternoon
    Sore arm each side for 24 hours or so. Both similarly uncomfortable. Made sleeping on one side a bit tricky on 1st night. Me and wife had similar experiences.

    Now I have a stinking cold, sore throat, developing cough :| Wife has been cultivating the same thing for 3 weeks and counting...
  • thistle_
    thistle_ Posts: 7,083
    pinno said:

    thistle_ said:

    Any recommendations for an OK rear wheel?

    I only really ride to work occasionally or do cafe rides so was Prime alloy would be fine, but you only seem to be able to get them as a pair and I've already got a spare front wheel.

    Needs to be strong enough for a fat guy bunny hopping off kerbs.

    You need a Raleigh Grifter.
    Fleabay?
    Not sure I can pedal one of those up to 28 mph on the flat like I can on my CAAD (when there's a tailwind)
  • pblakeney
    pblakeney Posts: 25,216
    thistle_ said:

    pinno said:

    thistle_ said:

    Any recommendations for an OK rear wheel?

    I only really ride to work occasionally or do cafe rides so was Prime alloy would be fine, but you only seem to be able to get them as a pair and I've already got a spare front wheel.

    Needs to be strong enough for a fat guy bunny hopping off kerbs.

    You need a Raleigh Grifter.
    Fleabay?
    Not sure I can pedal one of those up to 28 mph on the flat like I can on my CAAD (when there's a tailwind)
    When I read that I heard Clarkson say "Caaaaaad". 😉
    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.
  • MattFalle
    MattFalle Posts: 11,644
    thistle_ said:

    pinno said:

    thistle_ said:

    Any recommendations for an OK rear wheel?

    I only really ride to work occasionally or do cafe rides so was Prime alloy would be fine, but you only seem to be able to get them as a pair and I've already got a spare front wheel.

    Needs to be strong enough for a fat guy bunny hopping off kerbs.

    You need a Raleigh Grifter.
    Fleabay?
    Not sure I can pedal one of those up to 28 mph on the flat like I can on my CAAD (when there's a tailwind)
    CAAD?

    Which modrl? Piccie please

    We like a nice CAAD do we, you see.
    .
    The camera down the willy isn't anything like as bad as it sounds.
  • tlw1
    tlw1 Posts: 21,789
    thistle_ said:

    Any recommendations for an OK rear wheel?

    I only really ride to work occasionally or do cafe rides so was Prime alloy would be fine, but you only seem to be able to get them as a pair and I've already got a spare front wheel.

    Needs to be strong enough for a fat guy bunny hopping off kerbs.

    2nd hand any good?
  • MattFalle
    MattFalle Posts: 11,644
    I understand that the courier Zed Wheels uses has a few sets knocking around going cheap.
    .
    The camera down the willy isn't anything like as bad as it sounds.
  • thistle_
    thistle_ Posts: 7,083
    MattFalle said:

    We like a nice CAAD do we, you see.

    I wouldn't say it's a nice one. It's had a battering off me:


  • thistle_
    thistle_ Posts: 7,083
    tlw1 said:

    thistle_ said:

    Any recommendations for an OK rear wheel?

    I only really ride to work occasionally or do cafe rides so was Prime alloy would be fine, but you only seem to be able to get them as a pair and I've already got a spare front wheel.

    Needs to be strong enough for a fat guy bunny hopping off kerbs.

    2nd hand any good?
    Depends how second hand.
  • tlw1
    tlw1 Posts: 21,789
    thistle_ said:

    tlw1 said:

    thistle_ said:

    Any recommendations for an OK rear wheel?

    I only really ride to work occasionally or do cafe rides so was Prime alloy would be fine, but you only seem to be able to get them as a pair and I've already got a spare front wheel.

    Needs to be strong enough for a fat guy bunny hopping off kerbs.

    2nd hand any good?
    Depends how second hand.
    Bit like Katie Price