Thursday before Archimedes had a screw

Morning coelacanths

Frosty brr and clear skies means I shall wear my entire stock of winter clothing and cycle down the road like the Michelin man.
First chores and the inane.
seanoconn - gruagach craic!
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  • seanoconn
    seanoconn Posts: 11,297
    Nippy -3 wobble in. Probably should have worn my overshoes 😕 Beautiful morning, roll on Christmas 😃
    Pinno, מלך אידיוט וחרא מכונאי
  • thistle_
    thistle_ Posts: 7,095
    pinno said:

    Frosty brr and clear skies means I shall wear my entire stock of winter clothing and cycle down the road like the Michelin man.

    At least if you hit any ice you'll bounce nicely with all that on.
  • thistle_
    thistle_ Posts: 7,095
    WFH today because I wanted a lie in and I can't be bothered scraping the car or dealing with people who don't.

    However I've been awake since 3:30 and next door's mutt has only just stopped crying after they went out at 5:30 so I don't think it will be as productive today as I hoped.

    Got some mince pies though.
  • thistle_
    thistle_ Posts: 7,095
    People are posting on a local facebook group warning people that it's cold and icy.

    Suppose it's helpful to inform people who never look or go outside.
  • MattFalle
    MattFalle Posts: 11,644
    Ciao

    Friggin' cold. Was outside for an hour, knees in agony.

    Now ensconsed inside eating soup. Refusing to leave the building.
    .
    The camera down the willy isn't anything like as bad as it sounds.
  • tlw1
    tlw1 Posts: 21,795
    Cold but there was still mud on the hounds walk.

    Work meh and a run later
  • Couldn't be bothered running this morning, far too cold for that so stayed in bed for a bit longer.
    Admin stuff to wade through today, maybe a mince pie hunt at lunch.
    Advocate of disc brakes.
  • thistle_
    thistle_ Posts: 7,095
    seanoconn said:

    Nippy -3 wobble in. Probably should have worn my overshoes 😕 Beautiful morning, roll on Christmas 😃

    Got some sexy overshoes to go with the sexy tights?
  • Stevo_666
    Stevo_666 Posts: 57,800
    A balmy -3C on the car thermometer at 7 this morning, but just to be safe I went full Southern Softie with the bike kit. No ice but still managed a good back wheel slide when some dozy n0b crossed the road in front of me without looking.

    Powering though the morning with coffee and pork pie.
    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
  • Just the thought of coffee and pork pie is triggering my acid reflux...

    Might have to increase my meds to see me through Christmas binge
  • sungod
    sungod Posts: 16,326
    21ish to start, climbing as the mistymurky burns off

    misty in the volcanoes






    there's a hint of division bell to the two wind pumps


    my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
  • seanoconn
    seanoconn Posts: 11,297
    Munsford0 said:

    Just the thought of coffee and pork pie is triggering my acid reflux...

    Might have to increase my meds to see me through Christmas binge

    Nexium is your friend 👍
    Pinno, מלך אידיוט וחרא מכונאי
  • beansnikpoh
    beansnikpoh Posts: 1,509
    We went to the beach just beyond the salt pans there. Loads of greenish olivina crystals in the black rocks. Mini was very excited, being a big fan of crystals and rocks.
  • seanoconn
    seanoconn Posts: 11,297
    sungod said:

    21ish to start, climbing as the mistymurky burns off

    misty in the volcanoes






    there's a hint of division bell to the two wind pumps


    Roads look like bliss. My roads are a corrugated utility patchwork, not dissimilar to the volcano picture.
    Pinno, מלך אידיוט וחרא מכונאי
  • orraloon
    orraloon Posts: 12,536
    What do you want from me, SG?

    Jings it's nippy nippy outside. Doubt it will make it above zero today, no high hopes, starting to cloud over so that warming effect from the great thingie in the sky ain't coming back to life.

    Enough. Go do some Stuff.
  • Stevo_666
    Stevo_666 Posts: 57,800
    seanoconn said:

    sungod said:

    21ish to start, climbing as the mistymurky burns off

    misty in the volcanoes






    there's a hint of division bell to the two wind pumps


    Roads look like bliss. My roads are a corrugated utility patchwork, not dissimilar to the volcano picture.
    The off roading looks a bit iffy.
    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
  • MattFalle
    MattFalle Posts: 11,644
    sungod said:

    21ish to start, climbing as the mistymurky burns off

    misty in the volcanoes






    there's a hint of division bell to the two wind pumps


    where be you to SG?
    .
    The camera down the willy isn't anything like as bad as it sounds.
  • seanoconn
    seanoconn Posts: 11,297
    Stevo_666 said:

    seanoconn said:

    sungod said:

    21ish to start, climbing as the mistymurky burns off

    misty in the volcanoes






    there's a hint of division bell to the two wind pumps


    Roads look like bliss. My roads are a corrugated utility patchwork, not dissimilar to the volcano picture.
    The off roading looks a bit iffy.
    Might need some 28mm tyres on that section.
    Pinno, מלך אידיוט וחרא מכונאי
  • Stevo_666
    Stevo_666 Posts: 57,800
    seanoconn said:

    Stevo_666 said:

    seanoconn said:

    sungod said:

    21ish to start, climbing as the mistymurky burns off

    misty in the volcanoes






    there's a hint of division bell to the two wind pumps


    Roads look like bliss. My roads are a corrugated utility patchwork, not dissimilar to the volcano picture.
    The off roading looks a bit iffy.
    Might need some 28mm tyres on that section.
    Or even a gravel bike.
    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
  • MattFalle
    MattFalle Posts: 11,644
    nah - just pull massive bunnyhops everywhere
    .
    The camera down the willy isn't anything like as bad as it sounds.
  • veronese68
    veronese68 Posts: 27,190
    Afternoon folks,
    Busy day in the orifice, Thursday is drive the EPO to work day so I was in the car. Would have wobbled otherwise in a Pinno style Mr Bibendum impression. Took the big car to enjoy the heated windscreen, the side window surface area I had to scrape negated the benefit and I should have taken the Panda. Saw some lunatic cycling through Richmond Park in shorts, his knees will be more phucked than all the MFs' put together. Got to go and see my sister tonight to have a chat about the old dear, this means another pub visit but in Wombledon this time.
  • sungod
    sungod Posts: 16,326
    MattFalle said:

    sungod said:

    21ish to start, climbing as the mistymurky burns off

    misty in the volcanoes






    there's a hint of division bell to the two wind pumps


    where be you to SG?
    taking a break in lanzarote, gone right off winter
    my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
  • MattFalle
    MattFalle Posts: 11,644
    sungod said:

    MattFalle said:

    sungod said:

    21ish to start, climbing as the mistymurky burns off

    misty in the volcanoes






    there's a hint of division bell to the two wind pumps


    where be you to SG?
    taking a break in lanzarote, gone right off winter
    lanza -grotty, innit!

    ah mega - v v jealous. we used to do annual Oct 1/2 term trips to the H10 Rubicon Palace up on, I want to say, Playa Blanca?

    enjoy lots and lots!

    If you go posh all inc you have your own restaurant, bar, pools, apartments, gym etc so you don't have to mix with the food heaping beer for breakfast football shirt wearing sun burnt screaming brats arguing plebs.

    I remember diving off their a few times - one time popped up for 3m safety stop, looked up and some bloke was swimming above me, which is fine, but this was off a nudist beach, so all i got was an eye full of todger fish

    #nothappy
    .
    The camera down the willy isn't anything like as bad as it sounds.
  • MattFalle
    MattFalle Posts: 11,644
    anyhow, curently sitting in a car park eating peanuts, drinking Monster listening yo Italian radio while my knees reallyfucking hurt.

    I need to be where SG is.
    .
    The camera down the willy isn't anything like as bad as it sounds.
  • sungod
    sungod Posts: 16,326
    seanoconn said:

    sungod said:

    21ish to start, climbing as the mistymurky burns off

    misty in the volcanoes






    there's a hint of division bell to the two wind pumps


    Roads look like bliss. My roads are a corrugated utility patchwork, not dissimilar to the volcano picture.
    hairpins in the mist, click to embiggen
    hp
    my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
  • thistle_
    thistle_ Posts: 7,095
    MattFalle said:

    nah - just pull massive bunnyhops everywhere

    Danny mcaskill would.
  • sungod
    sungod Posts: 16,326
    MattFalle said:

    sungod said:

    MattFalle said:

    sungod said:

    21ish to start, climbing as the mistymurky burns off

    misty in the volcanoes






    there's a hint of division bell to the two wind pumps


    where be you to SG?
    taking a break in lanzarote, gone right off winter
    lanza -grotty, innit!

    ah mega - v v jealous. we used to do annual Oct 1/2 term trips to the H10 Rubicon Palace up on, I want to say, Playa Blanca?

    enjoy lots and lots!

    If you go posh all inc you have your own restaurant, bar, pools, apartments, gym etc so you don't have to mix with the food heaping beer for breakfast football shirt wearing sun burnt screaming brats arguing plebs.

    I remember diving off their a few times - one time popped up for 3m safety stop, looked up and some bloke was swimming above me, which is fine, but this was off a nudist beach, so all i got was an eye full of todger fish

    #nothappy
    yes that's on the western end of playa blanca, i ride past it sometimes

    but i just stay in a villa, 100% private, no risk of screaming brats etc., own pool, bags of space and peaceful
    my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
  • MattFalle
    MattFalle Posts: 11,644
    edited December 2022
    sungod said:

    MattFalle said:

    sungod said:

    MattFalle said:

    sungod said:

    21ish to start, climbing as the mistymurky burns off

    misty in the volcanoes






    there's a hint of division bell to the two wind pumps


    where be you to SG?
    taking a break in lanzarote, gone right off winter
    lanza -grotty, innit!

    ah mega - v v jealous. we used to do annual Oct 1/2 term trips to the H10 Rubicon Palace up on, I want to say, Playa Blanca?

    enjoy lots and lots!

    If you go posh all inc you have your own restaurant, bar, pools, apartments, gym etc so you don't have to mix with the food heaping beer for breakfast football shirt wearing sun burnt screaming brats arguing plebs.

    I remember diving off their a few times - one time popped up for 3m safety stop, looked up and some bloke was swimming above me, which is fine, but this was off a nudist beach, so all i got was an eye full of todger fish

    #nothappy
    yes that's on the western end of playa blanca, i ride past it sometimes

    but i just stay in a villa, 100% private, no risk of screaming brats etc., own pool, bags of space and peaceful
    Villa sounds lush and tbh its the way we'd normally go, but you know sometimes when you just want a break and to do nothing at all and just be fed lush food and watered with lush wine?

    they also give you a top floor apartment so you can sit on the terrace looking down at the plebs, don your old kepi you've snuck into a suitcase and pretend you're in Fort Zindernerf.

    Throwing bottles/plates/furniture/tv/sinks down at them occasionally also htlps bond plebian/posh all inc relations we found.
    .
    The camera down the willy isn't anything like as bad as it sounds.
  • beansnikpoh
    beansnikpoh Posts: 1,509
    sungod said:

    MattFalle said:

    sungod said:

    MattFalle said:

    sungod said:

    21ish to start, climbing as the mistymurky burns off

    misty in the volcanoes






    there's a hint of division bell to the two wind pumps


    where be you to SG?
    taking a break in lanzarote, gone right off winter
    lanza -grotty, innit!

    ah mega - v v jealous. we used to do annual Oct 1/2 term trips to the H10 Rubicon Palace up on, I want to say, Playa Blanca?

    enjoy lots and lots!

    If you go posh all inc you have your own restaurant, bar, pools, apartments, gym etc so you don't have to mix with the food heaping beer for breakfast football shirt wearing sun burnt screaming brats arguing plebs.

    I remember diving off their a few times - one time popped up for 3m safety stop, looked up and some bloke was swimming above me, which is fine, but this was off a nudist beach, so all i got was an eye full of todger fish

    #nothappy
    yes that's on the western end of playa blanca, i ride past it sometimes

    but i just stay in a villa, 100% private, no risk of screaming brats etc., own pool, bags of space and peaceful
    Surely there should be a Lanzarote branch of sungod towers, the amount of time you spend there?

    I pushed for Mrs B³ to put a deposit on an apartment in Andalucia instead of Exmoor, but was overruled.
  • beansnikpoh
    beansnikpoh Posts: 1,509
    Wfh today, will brave the cold tomorrow morning with all the winter gear.