monday producing villarceau circles with a pineapple ring doughnut

'ning

gloomysoggy

cafe stroll, mince pie, hibernate
my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny

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  • tlw1
    tlw1 Posts: 21,858
    Warm and wet out 🙄

    Work stuff and then a run - basically avoid ale
  • thistle_
    thistle_ Posts: 7,140
    Morning

    Hike
    Shopping
    Bike ride
    Cafe
    Gym
    Sleep

    Hopefully
  • pinno
    pinno Posts: 51,309
    thistle_ said:

    Morning

    Hike
    Shopping
    Bike ride
    Cafe
    Gym
    Sleep

    Hopefully

    You'll need it.

    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • pinno
    pinno Posts: 51,309
    Morning bath tub admirals

    Yep, it's ofishal - gloomy grey soggy windy.

    T minus 2 before it starts to get lighter and lighter every day until June 21.

    That was quite a good game of footy yesterday.

    Today will be chores and indoor pedalling. Must get that Stelvio poster so I can perk the rollers in front of it.
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • pblakeney
    pblakeney Posts: 25,712
    edited December 2022
    This was my laptop wallpaper prior to riding it.
    Higher resolution files are available on t'internet.


    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.
  • Short Zwift session before work done and dusted, not feeling completely right today and nothing to do with a hangover as we were tucked up by 9 last night.
    Mission to replace the dead twinkly lights later and procure a few Christmasy bits.
    Advocate of disc brakes.
  • Stevo_666
    Stevo_666 Posts: 58,399
    It's strangely green outside today. Still raining but as the hounds haven't been walked properly for a couple of days we're headed out to get soggy. After that will start working working through my list of stuff to do and may be squeeze in a pedal.
    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
  • pblakeney said:

    This was my laptop wallpaper prior to riding it.
    Higher resolution files are available on t'internet.

    image

    The above may be fact, or fiction, I may be serious, I may be jesting.
    I am not sure. You have no chance.
    Great picture PB, the Stavio Pass in Italy at a guess - Did you go up and down it? or is it just a pipe-dream ;)

    Moaning,
    Day off today so a well needed lye-in was taken. Temp seems to have risen (a little) which is most welcome, so a little shopping by cycle is on the cards to help work off the mince pie consumption

  • pinno
    pinno Posts: 51,309


    Great picture PB, the Stavio Pass in Italy at a guess...

    pinno said:

    Must get that Stelvio poster so I can perk the rollers in front of it.

    Keep up at the back CK.

    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • pinno
    pinno Posts: 51,309
    pblakeney said:

    This was my laptop wallpaper prior to riding it.
    Higher resolution files are available on t'internet.


    I'm not cycling up that in the dark.
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • pblakeney
    pblakeney Posts: 25,712
    pinno said:

    pblakeney said:

    This was my laptop wallpaper prior to riding it.
    Higher resolution files are available on t'internet.


    I'm not cycling up that in the dark.
    It was the most interesting shot I could find that showed the most hairpins.
    Depending on start time completing in the dark is a possibility. 😉
    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.
  • pblakeney
    pblakeney Posts: 25,712
    edited December 2022

    pblakeney said:

    This was my laptop wallpaper prior to riding it.
    Higher resolution files are available on t'internet.

    image

    The above may be fact, or fiction, I may be serious, I may be jesting.
    I am not sure. You have no chance.
    Great picture PB, the Stavio Pass in Italy at a guess - Did you go up and down it? or is it just a pipe-dream ;)

    Did it in July. Prato to Bormio one day then up and back from Bormio the next day, after the Gavia.
    Apart from being a long climb the most notable part is the terrifying descent through the tunnels to Bormio. Go slow at the tunnels is my advice to anyone going. :#
    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.
  • pinno
    pinno Posts: 51,309
    pblakeney said:

    pinno said:

    pblakeney said:

    This was my laptop wallpaper prior to riding it.
    Higher resolution files are available on t'internet.


    I'm not cycling up that in the dark.
    It was the most interesting shot I could find that showed the most hairpins.
    Depending on start time completing in the dark is a possibility. 😉
    Do you think I am that feeble?
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • pblakeney
    pblakeney Posts: 25,712
    pinno said:

    pblakeney said:

    pinno said:

    pblakeney said:

    This was my laptop wallpaper prior to riding it.
    Higher resolution files are available on t'internet.


    I'm not cycling up that in the dark.
    It was the most interesting shot I could find that showed the most hairpins.
    Depending on start time completing in the dark is a possibility. 😉
    Do you think I am that feeble?
    I know I am. I took 3 hours 35 minutes including stops from Prato.
    It was damned hot at 35C is my excuse.
    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.
  • photonic69
    photonic69 Posts: 2,415
    Morning. WFW today. First bike ride for nearly 4 weeks. Commute nearly killed me. Determined despite the wet weather. A balmy 12.5C could have worn shorts.


    Sometimes. Maybe. Possibly.

  • beansnikpoh
    beansnikpoh Posts: 1,532
    Boiling on the ride in. No gloves, summer base layer. The sexy tights could have been replaced by shorts and knee warmers. Heavy tailwind assistance. Will be a grind on the way home.
  • veronese68
    veronese68 Posts: 27,292
    Afternoon folks,
    In the orifice every day this week, having wobbled in every day last week when it was bloody freezing I wimped out and drove in today. It was very wet and gloomy so a major case of CBA beat me, besides I have stuff here I need to carry home and I had to go to Sainsbury's to stock up on beer, schools have knocked off for the holidays so there was less traffic and a variety of other excuses were used to justify my feebleness. Half way here realised I'd left the Pandoro I meant to bring in at home, but that means more for us at home.
    Trying to remember to wear my new specs when using the computer, I'm definitely getting older.
    pinno said:


    Do you think I am that feeble?

    Don't answer him, it's a trap.
    Drove up the Stelvio in a TR6 one July day in about 1987, left it outside the restaurant with the roof down. Came out to find it had snowed and there was over an inch of snow on the seats. The mechanical fuel injection didn't like the altitude so we had to thrash it to keep it running smoothly. We had CB radios so the lead car would tell us what the last car before a big gap was, this meant we could overtake on the approach to a hairpin bend. This might have upset a few other drivers that didn't know this. Much less traffic in those days, very few bicycles as well.
  • homers_double
    homers_double Posts: 8,001
    edited December 2022
    Change of scenery, WFH for the afternoon.
    Shame I didn't track down a few MP's on the way.
    Advocate of disc brakes.
  • thistle_
    thistle_ Posts: 7,140

    Morning. WFW today. First bike ride for nearly 4 weeks. Commute nearly killed me. Determined despite the wet weather. A balmy 12.5C could have worn shorts.

    Boiling on the ride in. No gloves, summer base layer. The sexy tights could have been replaced by shorts and knee warmers. Heavy tailwind assistance. Will be a grind on the way home.

    Pleasant ride this afternoon with a friend in my sexy shorts and sexy christmas jersey.
    Wore baselayers and longs on the hike this morning and was boiling.
  • pinno
    pinno Posts: 51,309
    I thought you wrote 'thongs' for a moment Thistle.
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • pinno
    pinno Posts: 51,309



    pinno said:


    Do you think I am that feeble?

    Don't answer him, it's a trap.
    Aw...

    seanoconn - gruagach craic!