monday inspired by a mysterious night desert touched by the hand of ofra haza

sungod
sungod Posts: 16,772

'ning

slightly milder start, but cloudy

maybe early ride, coffee, wfh, laze

my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny

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  • pinno
    pinno Posts: 51,718

    Morning les forbans

    Drizzly cloudy with Haar.

    Beans came running around the corner at 100 meows per hour and crashed into my shin as I was coming back from the bird table. He thinks I have magical powers.

    Today chores and stuff.

    First; coffee.

    Laters

    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • Bit hazy and warm, coffee then decide, ride or strimming.

  • tlw1
    tlw1 Posts: 21,947

    Work stuff and then a run with either the club or on my own, unsure as new training plan starts today and I’m already knackered 🙄

  • homers_double
    homers_double Posts: 8,118

    Managed the usual pre work Cragg Vale loop this morning and was suprised that the Puncture Fairy didn't strike as I'd left my saddle bag at home.

    I think an attempt at a run may also be on the cards later.

    Advocate of disc brakes.
  • oxoman
    oxoman Posts: 254

    Morning all. Usual stuff, luckily not dodging idiots as they've gone away for a bit. Lovely ride in this morning, should be able to ditch the lights for all of a wk or so.

    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • photonic69
    photonic69 Posts: 2,586

    Morning all. Things are rosy in the "Temple of Love (1992)"

    Busy day so far. Only one coffee. More to come.

    Legs dead from yesterday's ride.


    Sometimes. Maybe. Possibly.

  • Stevo_666
    Stevo_666 Posts: 59,507

    Slept well after yesterdays hilly ride, may head out again tomorrow after work if the rain stays away.

    In the office today for a few meetings and free coffee, but a bit quiet as people in the office are mostly TWATs (Tuesdays, Wednesdays And Thursdays).

    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
  • veronese68
    veronese68 Posts: 27,525

    Afternoon folks,

    Slower start than usual for a Monday as I'm shirking from home today, unfortunately this is because I've got to go in on Friday. Seems mild out, but pretty cloudy. Hopefully we'll have a reasonably dry week at least. Better get some lunch soon.

  • Webboo2
    Webboo2 Posts: 579

    Afternoon.

    Dry here but there’s a lot of black clouds about. Been on the turbo this morning which is always a sweaty experience which is worse now due to having a foam straps round my neck. Mrs W has put the biscuit barrel on the top cupboard self which means I can’t get it down one handed. Not sure I will survive till 5:00 when she gets in.

  • thistle_
    thistle_ Posts: 7,216

    You do have magical powers - you put stuff on the bird table, birds arrive, Beans gets to watch/play.

  • thistle_
    thistle_ Posts: 7,216

    'noon

    Bleary eyed pedal

    Runny nose/sore eyes

    Meetings

    Rearrange some numbers

    Pedal back

    Another meeting

  • oxoman
    oxoman Posts: 254

    FFS ride home ditched and had to request Son's rescue taxi service. Bloody P fairy visited, couldn't get it to re-inflate due to a huge chunk of glass wedged in it. Don't remember going over any but hey-ho. Tyre worm useless as was a dart so new tyre ordered.

    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • thistle_
    thistle_ Posts: 7,216

    Hay fever has suddenly gone haywire today, not sure why.

    Swapped to the normally better antihistamines on Saturday after the others ran out which might be the reason.

    I've got a slowie but it stayed up long enough to ride back this evening. Probabaly a chunk of glass like yours, but I'm not tubeless.

  • pinno
    pinno Posts: 51,718
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • pinno
    pinno Posts: 51,718

    Now he gets shut in during early morning feed. I have no idea why he didn't now I was around the corner. Anyhoo, we just had fight and he scratched me on the bonce so I bit his tail. So there Beans.

    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • pinno
    pinno Posts: 51,718

    The rain stopped and the sun came out and I thought 'i'll go for a pedal'. So I went for a pedal.

    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • oxoman
    oxoman Posts: 254

    TBH the tyre is on its last legs and the chunk that came out would have rendered any tyre foobarred. Slit across and starting into the sidewall. Just got to decide what to put on in it's place, will replace the front as well so matching. Might ditch the tubeless and get solids tyres instead.

    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • pinno
    pinno Posts: 51,718

    Solid!? You're old bones won't like solid. Latex inner tubes + Vittoria Corsa G2.0. Graphene layer innit.

    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • homers_double
    homers_double Posts: 8,118

    Interesting tyres, I might have a nosey at those...

    Advocate of disc brakes.
  • I tried the Tannus solid tyres, ok for smooth roads but horrible on any other surface, no give and slow.

  • oxoman
    oxoman Posts: 254

    TBH I was taking the Michael. I do however have a decision to make over which tyres.

    IRC formula pro rbbc tyres again or something else. Won't touch gp's or duranos as had problems with them in the past.

    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • pinno
    pinno Posts: 51,718
    edited June 4

    They don't roll as nice as say the GP5000's which are nice but they have a feeling of assurance and I rarely puncture. Coupled with latex inner tubes, they roll very very much like a tubular and the latex gives you that extra puncture protection (mainly because of the compliance latex provides over butyl).

    They don't sit as big on the rim as the Conti's. I bought 28mm Conti's for the summer bike and 28mm Vittoria's for the winter but the Conti's didn't fit in the rear drop outs, so I am running winter tyres on the summer bike but they are fine

    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • homers_double
    homers_double Posts: 8,118

    the last winter & spring I was able to ride, not 23/24 due to my knee surgery but 22/23 I ran gatorskins and slime tubes. Heavy and hard but worth the sacrifice in terms of the number of punctures in the rain I avoided. Generally the rides were short anyway so something tho put up with.

    Advocate of disc brakes.
  • pinno
    pinno Posts: 51,718

    But Gatorskins ride like glue. You don't have to sacrifice ride quality. Sonny Colbrelli won Paris Roubaix on Conti GP5000s.

    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • sungod
    sungod Posts: 16,772

    i remember trying gatorskin tubs a few years ago, awful ride, dangerously slippy in the wet, and miserable puncture resistance, terrible tyres

    now using conti sprinters for winter, grippy and the rubber is thick enough to survive cuts, the ride is still harsh compared to veloflex etc,, but not as bad as the gatorskins

    clincher equivalent is probably the basic conti gp

    my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
  • oxoman
    oxoman Posts: 254

    Having used gaters for years to commute on i never really had an issue. I had more problems with Duranos and GP4 / 5s so went to the IRC formula pro xguards, which to be honest have been almost faultless. I've actually just ordered another pair and hopefully they will last just as long. I think everyone's view on various tyres is pretty subjective, however most people agree that marathons are pretty much like solid tyres. Most times I've suffered a loss of grip has been down to ice, grit, mud or diesel / oil on the road, luckily not very often. Anybody using inserts aka noodles on their tubeless set ups ?

    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • pinno
    pinno Posts: 51,718
    edited June 5

    Not me. However, there's this new thing; foam inserts.

    seanoconn - gruagach craic!