sunday aperiodically tiling an infinite plane with pineapples

sungod
sungod Posts: 16,642
edited April 2023 in The bottom bracket
'ning

nippy but dry

ride cafes laze bubbly
my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny

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  • Charlie_Croker
    Charlie_Croker Posts: 1,707
    Moaning,

    Not chilly at all, wow. Cloudy but no rain.

    Lots of little jobs to be done today, if possible I’ll get them done early allowing time for a short ride and a beer later this saff
  • pinno
    pinno Posts: 51,550
    oxoman said:


    More family stuff later and service the gravel bike ready for next wks dirty reiver.

    Are you doing the 200, the 130 or the 65k?
    The whole Kielder area has become too commercialised and restricted IMHO.

    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • pinno
    pinno Posts: 51,550
    Very soggy Meh. Typical.
    Will leave pedaling till later (hopefully).
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • sungod
    sungod Posts: 16,642
    out early, hills repeated, a few degrees warmer than the forecast with a hint of hazy sun at times, nice to ride in summer togs plus warmers and gilet

    my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
  • Stevo_666
    Stevo_666 Posts: 58,916
    Lazy like Sunday morning.

    Having an idle look at some roadie bikes online as it's time to get something for the non communting rides now I'm doing a fair bit of that out in the sticks. And summer's coming. And my old Boardman is a bit knackered. May do some jobs this afternoon.
    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
  • pinno
    pinno Posts: 51,550
    sungod said:

    ...summer togs plus warmers and gilet...

    Oxymoron?
    Little sign of warmth nor hazy sun here.

    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • veronese68
    veronese68 Posts: 27,425
    Afternoon folks,
    Traditional slow start was enjoyed, this was followed by some gentle pottering, then swore a lot whilst changing the battery in the family bus, utterly f'ing inaccessible. Now my back hurts. Need to pop round to the old dear's to check everything is in order before she gets back tomorrow. First a bit more lying on the floor.
    Quite mild here now, manual labour meant a t-shirt sufficed.
  • Stevo_666
    Stevo_666 Posts: 58,916
    New bike ordered. Good price in the sale but will have to wait for a bit before it turns up. I'm finally going roadie :)
    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
  • beansnikpoh
    beansnikpoh Posts: 1,533
    What did you get Stevo?
  • pinno
    pinno Posts: 51,550

    What did you get Stevo?

    He got one of these:


    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • Stevo_666
    Stevo_666 Posts: 58,916

    What did you get Stevo?

    PX Pro Carbon with Rival AXS. I'm going high tech...
    "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: 58,916
    pinno said:

    What did you get Stevo?

    He got one of these:


    Slightly different paint job...

    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
  • seanoconn
    seanoconn Posts: 11,487
    Stevo_666 said:

    New bike ordered. Good price in the sale but will have to wait for a bit before it turns up. I'm finally going roadie :)

    Couldn’t be bothered to fix that puncture then?
    Pinno, מלך אידיוט וחרא מכונאי
  • Stevo_666
    Stevo_666 Posts: 58,916
    edited April 2023
    seanoconn said:

    Stevo_666 said:

    New bike ordered. Good price in the sale but will have to wait for a bit before it turns up. I'm finally going roadie :)

    Couldn’t be bothered to fix that puncture then?
    It was easier to just buy a new bike :) My old communter is getting a bit past it so might get moved to pub bike duties soon.
    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
  • webboo
    webboo Posts: 6,087
    Evening
    Dogs walked, bike ridden now feeling rather battered. Might need a glass or two to unwind.
  • sungod
    sungod Posts: 16,642
    Stevo_666 said:

    pinno said:

    What did you get Stevo?

    He got one of these:


    Slightly different paint job...

    disk brakes, teeny chainring, plump tyres, it's a mountain bike :smiley:
    my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
  • Stevo_666
    Stevo_666 Posts: 58,916
    sungod said:

    Stevo_666 said:

    pinno said:

    What did you get Stevo?

    He got one of these:


    Slightly different paint job...

    disk brakes, teeny chainring, plump tyres, it's a mountain bike :smiley:
    Why do think I bought it? :D
    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
  • webboo
    webboo Posts: 6,087
    Because you like riding a bike that’s as stiff as a piece of cooked spaghetti.
  • tlw1
    tlw1 Posts: 21,900
    Stevo_666 said:

    What did you get Stevo?

    PX Pro Carbon with Rival AXS. I'm going high tech...
    😳 you finally belong here
  • tlw1
    tlw1 Posts: 21,900
    Great day, slow start after last nights party, then hill run with friends, few jobs helping my nephew then a longish walk and the pub
  • Stevo_666
    Stevo_666 Posts: 58,916
    tlw1 said:

    Stevo_666 said:

    What did you get Stevo?

    PX Pro Carbon with Rival AXS. I'm going high tech...
    😳 you finally belong here
    What, you mean my hybrid didn't count? :)
    "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: 58,916
    webboo said:

    Because you like riding a bike that’s as stiff as a piece of cooked spaghetti.

    Some people call them fun bikes.
    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
  • pinno
    pinno Posts: 51,550
    webboo said:

    Because you like riding a bike that’s as stiff as a piece of cooked spaghetti.

    They don't call them 'Planet flex' for nothing.
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • Stevo_666
    Stevo_666 Posts: 58,916
    pinno said:

    webboo said:

    Because you like riding a bike that’s as stiff as a piece of cooked spaghetti.

    They don't call them 'Planet flex' for nothing.
    To be fair, it doesn't look as flexible as those bits of Italian pipe cleaners that you ride.
    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
  • beansnikpoh
    beansnikpoh Posts: 1,533
    I like it. I'm sure you'll ignore the naysayers.

    I've been looking at a cannondale super 6 with that sram electric groupset. However, this new job does cycle to work, so I'm not spending anything until I qualify for that. I expect my size will have sold out, or the offer been withdrawn by the time I can get a voucher.
  • tlw1
    tlw1 Posts: 21,900

    I like it. I'm sure you'll ignore the naysayers.

    I've been looking at a cannondale super 6 with that sram electric groupset. However, this new job does cycle to work, so I'm not spending anything until I qualify for that. I expect my size will have sold out, or the offer been withdrawn by the time I can get a voucher.

    I like my super six - only managed a hundred or so miles on it so far.

    Re Planet X - got three of them, no issues at all
  • Stevo_666
    Stevo_666 Posts: 58,916

    I like it. I'm sure you'll ignore the naysayers.

    I've been looking at a cannondale super 6 with that sram electric groupset. However, this new job does cycle to work, so I'm not spending anything until I qualify for that. I expect my size will have sold out, or the offer been withdrawn by the time I can get a voucher.

    You know me B3 - I'm not swayed by poncey overpriced Italian machinery or bike snobs :) Seems like I'm not the only one as the one I specced has temporarily sold out and it won't land till late June. Good luck with yours.
    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
  • pinno
    pinno Posts: 51,550
    Stevo_666 said:

    I like it. I'm sure you'll ignore the naysayers.

    I've been looking at a cannondale super 6 with that sram electric groupset. However, this new job does cycle to work, so I'm not spending anything until I qualify for that. I expect my size will have sold out, or the offer been withdrawn by the time I can get a voucher.

    You know me B3 - I'm not swayed by poncey overpriced Italian machinery or bike snobs :) Seems like I'm not the only one as the one I specced has temporarily sold out and it won't land till late June. Good luck with yours.
    Says the man who bought an AMG Merc.

    Though it is pointless you buying a decent bike. I doubt you could tell the difference anyway.
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • Stevo_666
    Stevo_666 Posts: 58,916
    pinno said:

    Stevo_666 said:

    I like it. I'm sure you'll ignore the naysayers.

    I've been looking at a cannondale super 6 with that sram electric groupset. However, this new job does cycle to work, so I'm not spending anything until I qualify for that. I expect my size will have sold out, or the offer been withdrawn by the time I can get a voucher.

    You know me B3 - I'm not swayed by poncey overpriced Italian machinery or bike snobs :) Seems like I'm not the only one as the one I specced has temporarily sold out and it won't land till late June. Good luck with yours.
    Says the man who bought an AMG Merc.

    Though it is pointless you buying a decent bike. I doubt you could tell the difference anyway.
    Lucky I'm not swayed by you, eh ;)
    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]