friday ponders on this dangerous but irresistible pastime

'ning

awaiting sunrise over the volcano, only downside of the subtropics is the shorter days, but uv index will be extreme according to met office :smiley:

assemble shiny bike, traditional test ride for a café solo, smiley dinosaur shopping, bask
my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny

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  • tlw1
    tlw1 Posts: 21,931
    Enjoy SG

    Work stuff with the hopefully amazing cricket and TDF on.

    Quick run and then the pub, basically a repeat of yesterday
  • Charlie_Croker
    Charlie_Croker Posts: 1,720
    Moaning,

    Grey/blue ish… showers later it says :/

    Last day of WFW for this week, been a long week for me, hoping for an easy day (poets day)

    SG: jealous I am, enjoy
    Agreed TLW1 hoping for great cricket and something unexpected in the TdF

    Latest symptom, I’ve lost my voice!
  • seanoconn
    seanoconn Posts: 11,492
    sungod said:

    'ning

    awaiting sunrise over the volcano, only downside of the subtropics is the shorter days, but uv index will be extreme according to met office :smiley:

    assemble shiny bike, traditional test ride for a café solo, smiley dinosaur shopping, bask

    Getting me in the holiday spirit 😃 Post us a nice pic or 2 if get chance.
    Pinno, מלך אידיוט וחרא מכונאי
  • seanoconn
    seanoconn Posts: 11,492

    Moaning,

    Grey/blue ish… showers later it says :/

    Last day of WFW for this week, been a long week for me, hoping for an easy day (poets day)

    SG: jealous I am, enjoy
    Agreed TLW1 hoping for great cricket and something unexpected in the TdF

    Latest symptom, I’ve lost my voice!

    Was really enjoying the tdf. Cav out, less so, Pog farked and my interest is waning.
    Pinno, מלך אידיוט וחרא מכונאי
  • seanoconn
    seanoconn Posts: 11,492
    Child free next week 🥳
    Pinno, מלך אידיוט וחרא מכונאי
  • beansnikpoh
    beansnikpoh Posts: 1,533
    sungod said:

    'ning

    awaiting sunrise over the volcano, only downside of the subtropics is the shorter days, but uv index will be extreme according to met office :smiley:

    assemble shiny bike, traditional test ride for a café solo, smiley dinosaur shopping, bask

    Sun has risen now, stiffish cool northeasterly to take the edge off that extreme UV, and I expect give you a tailwind home.

    Preparing for breakfast, and another day of getting over the plague. Light cough persists, as does lack of appetite for food and booze. I've also been dropping off in the afternoon, and sparko at 9.
  • beansnikpoh
    beansnikpoh Posts: 1,533
    seanoconn said:

    Moaning,

    Grey/blue ish… showers later it says :/

    Last day of WFW for this week, been a long week for me, hoping for an easy day (poets day)

    SG: jealous I am, enjoy
    Agreed TLW1 hoping for great cricket and something unexpected in the TdF

    Latest symptom, I’ve lost my voice!

    Was really enjoying the tdf. Cav out, less so, Pog farked and my interest is waning.
    I would say race for third, 3-6 place is < 2 mins, but only tomorrow is selective, and I think UAE will pull for Yates A in 3rd, though Ineos might have something up their sleeve.
  • tlw1
    tlw1 Posts: 21,931
    seanoconn said:

    Moaning,

    Grey/blue ish… showers later it says :/

    Last day of WFW for this week, been a long week for me, hoping for an easy day (poets day)

    SG: jealous I am, enjoy
    Agreed TLW1 hoping for great cricket and something unexpected in the TdF

    Latest symptom, I’ve lost my voice!

    Was really enjoying the tdf. Cav out, less so, Pog farked and my interest is waning.
    That covers it perfectly
  • webboo
    webboo Posts: 6,087
    Morning
    Today will be attempting to fix the bathroom shower to stop it being a kitchen shower as well. First will be trying to have a bath as yesterdays effort ended up with cramp in my abs. Due to it being drier here this morning only a token show of 60 slugs rather than yesterdays 300.
  • pinno
    pinno Posts: 51,677
    seanoconn said:

    Moaning,

    Grey/blue ish… showers later it says :/

    Last day of WFW for this week, been a long week for me, hoping for an easy day (poets day)

    SG: jealous I am, enjoy
    Agreed TLW1 hoping for great cricket and something unexpected in the TdF

    Latest symptom, I’ve lost my voice!

    Was really enjoying the tdf. Cav out, less so, Pog farked and my interest is waning.
    Yeah but - It's dialled down the Hatch hyperbole.
    No, I think it has been a fantastic tour. Seeing the small breakaway yesterday succeed was A1.
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • Stevo_666
    Stevo_666 Posts: 59,389
    Enjoy sunny hols all those on them.

    Got the day off so just got up: now contemplating where to ride as it looks quite nice out. I may look at this tdf thing later to see what all the fuss is about. Otherwise rest of the day is unplanned apart from a tip trip.
    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
  • homers_double
    homers_double Posts: 8,106
    Have some of my pre holiday photo inspiration!





    Advocate of disc brakes.
  • homers_double
    homers_double Posts: 8,106
    edited July 2023
    Apologies for the tilt. I can never remember which orientation the forum likes, I'm guessing landscape.

    Anyway, work and a quick site visit to a local job, followed by work, G&T and the hot tub before it gets drained.
    Advocate of disc brakes.
  • seanoconn
    seanoconn Posts: 11,492

    Have some of my pre holiday photo inspiration!





    Pic 1. DNA strand?
    Pinno, מלך אידיוט וחרא מכונאי
  • pinno
    pinno Posts: 51,677
    seanoconn said:

    Have some of my pre holiday photo inspiration!




    Pic 1. DNA strand?

    2 worms shagging.
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • pinno
    pinno Posts: 51,677
    Stevo_666 said:

    Enjoy sunny hols all those on them.

    I may look at this tdf thing later to see what all the fuss is about.

    Farq me: Stevo's going full roadie.
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • homers_double
    homers_double Posts: 8,106
    seanoconn said:



    Pic 1. DNA strand?

    Nope, Lago Di Como made from wine corks.
    Advocate of disc brakes.
  • seanoconn
    seanoconn Posts: 11,492
    pinno said:

    Stevo_666 said:

    Enjoy sunny hols all those on them.

    I may look at this tdf thing later to see what all the fuss is about.

    Farq me: Stevo's going full roadie.
    If he goes in at the deep end at 12pm, full Carlton bollox, we’ll have lost him to mtb again by 12.05. Stick with the highlight for now Stevo until you get the feel of it.
    Pinno, מלך אידיוט וחרא מכונאי
  • veronese68
    veronese68 Posts: 27,499
    Afternoon folks,
    Very glad it's Friday. Ususal nonsense on the work front, but as I'm WFH there's a bit less in the way of stupid questions. Managed to think about some other things as well as a result, so pestered TLW with a silly question. Didn't want to disturb the slacker when he was cruising. I think it must be time for coffee.
    I need a holiday, hope those that are enjoy them.
  • tlw1
    tlw1 Posts: 21,931

    Afternoon folks,
    Very glad it's Friday. Ususal nonsense on the work front, but as I'm WFH there's a bit less in the way of stupid questions. Managed to think about some other things as well as a result, so pestered TLW with a silly question. Didn't want to disturb the slacker when he was cruising. I think it must be time for coffee.
    I need a holiday, hope those that are enjoy them.

    😂

    I need a holiday too, so booked one for next week - when I say I, the current wife sorted it. Hence we aren’t going to the alps 🤬
  • Stevo_666
    Stevo_666 Posts: 59,389
    pinno said:

    Stevo_666 said:

    Enjoy sunny hols all those on them.

    I may look at this tdf thing later to see what all the fuss is about.

    Farq me: Stevo's going full roadie.
    Not sure that watching 5 minutes of tdf gets me my roadie gold star. Honestly never got the fascination with watching a bunch of blokes pedalling round France in a big group at high speed for hours on end every day for a fortnight.
    "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: 59,389
    seanoconn said:

    pinno said:

    Stevo_666 said:

    Enjoy sunny hols all those on them.

    I may look at this tdf thing later to see what all the fuss is about.

    Farq me: Stevo's going full roadie.
    If he goes in at the deep end at 12pm, full Carlton bollox, we’ll have lost him to mtb again by 12.05. Stick with the highlight for now Stevo until you get the feel of it.
    Was out doing the real thing at 12pm - found a real bastard little climb up the North Downs Ridge. Was nearly popping wheelies in my silly low bottom gear :)
    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
  • orraloon
    orraloon Posts: 12,880
    Sunny spells and pleasant out, ride rided, headwind section of course...

    (Jings a military jet just flew over the house fast and low. Close. 😳)

    ...but all good. Bit of hills, bit of flat, La Malouine tall ship is back in port, aka muddy hole in the river estuary bank.

    Refuel, refresh, do a bit of garden fettling. And chill.

    The town's Civic Fest week starts tomorrow, when the forecast is of course 50% chance of rain all day.
  • pinno
    pinno Posts: 51,677
    Stevo_666 said:

    pinno said:

    Stevo_666 said:

    Enjoy sunny hols all those on them.

    I may look at this tdf thing later to see what all the fuss is about.

    Farq me: Stevo's going full roadie.
    Not sure that watching 5 minutes of tdf gets me my roadie gold star. Honestly never got the fascination with watching a bunch of blokes pedalling round France in a big group at high speed for hours on end every day for a fortnight.
    3 weeks.
    You have a lot to learn Grasshopper.
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • sungod
    sungod Posts: 16,742

    seanoconn said:



    Pic 1. DNA strand?

    Nope, Lago Di Como made from wine corks.
    is it a wine lake?
    my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
  • Stevo_666
    Stevo_666 Posts: 59,389
    pinno said:

    Stevo_666 said:

    pinno said:

    Stevo_666 said:

    Enjoy sunny hols all those on them.

    I may look at this tdf thing later to see what all the fuss is about.

    Farq me: Stevo's going full roadie.
    Not sure that watching 5 minutes of tdf gets me my roadie gold star. Honestly never got the fascination with watching a bunch of blokes pedalling round France in a big group at high speed for hours on end every day for a fortnight.
    3 weeks.
    You have a lot to learn Grasshopper.
    3 weeks - even more boring. Don't think I want to learn...
    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
  • homers_double
    homers_double Posts: 8,106
    sungod said:

    seanoconn said:



    Pic 1. DNA strand?

    Nope, Lago Di Como made from wine corks.
    is it a wine lake?
    It may be now but it'll be dry in a few weeks.
    Advocate of disc brakes.