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sungodsungod Posts: 13,635
'ning

looks like the mildest start since last year, no winter gear required, just need it to stay dry

long ride, cafes, cakes or toast or both, laze, flat giro, bring on the mountains


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

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  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 9,444
    Morning All. Shoot night's sleep due to heat and noise in the house. Sadly Back on shift so WFW, was pedalling in but the above put paid to that. Currently dark and damp out so will see what daylight brings.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • hopkinbhopkinb Posts: 7,010
    Will be testing sungod's assertion of mildness and my new headset bearings shortly with a spin. I'm still going to wear warmers and gloves. They can always go in a pocket.
  • tlw1tlw1 Posts: 19,680
    Taking the SUP out on Windermere, then point the van southwards and homeward bound.

    Need to replace calories, thinking cider will help
  • johngtijohngti Posts: 1,587
    Up early enough for a ride. Seems nice but the weather app says to expect drizzle in the next hour. Don’t know if I cba with that.

    Last of the birthday treats for Mrs GTI this afternoon - an afternoon tea in the park. Ended up ripping the old fireplace out yesterday so will need to do a bit more repair work etc.
  • elbowlohelbowloh Posts: 6,190
    We're going to Maldon Victorian Promenade today, lots of kids stuff there.
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  • hopkinbhopkinb Posts: 7,010
    Bloody mild out. Warmers were pocketed. Quite a rapid 2 up 50km.

    @veronese68, headset smooth as silk, but I think I've diagnosed the racket from the front wheel, it's the valve rattling about in its hole. It's an 80mm one, so no threaded nut. Might try a bit of waterproof sealant round the base. Shouldn't stop me being able to hoick it out in the event of a puncture, and be a bit more permanent than blu tack.
  • WheelspinnerWheelspinner Posts: 5,298
    hopkinb said:

    Bloody mild out. Warmers were pocketed. Quite a rapid 2 up 50km.

    @veronese68, headset smooth as silk, but I think I've diagnosed the racket from the front wheel, it's the valve rattling about in its hole. It's an 80mm one, so no threaded nut. Might try a bit of waterproof sealant round the base. Shouldn't stop me being able to hoick it out in the event of a puncture, and be a bit more permanent than blu tack.

    Electrical insulation tape round the valve stem will fix it
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  • sungodsungod Posts: 13,635
    hopkinb said:

    Bloody mild out. Warmers were pocketed. Quite a rapid 2 up 50km.

    @veronese68, headset smooth as silk, but I think I've diagnosed the racket from the front wheel, it's the valve rattling about in its hole. It's an 80mm one, so no threaded nut. Might try a bit of waterproof sealant round the base. Shouldn't stop me being able to hoick it out in the event of a puncture, and be a bit more permanent than blu tack.

    insulating tape on valve stem, or a bit of thin sleeving

    resisted urge to stop for brekkie, next is cafe stroll to replace some calories
    my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
  • hopkinbhopkinb Posts: 7,010
    Thanks WS. Ah, I think I have some in a drawer.
  • pinnopinno Posts: 42,040
    hopkinb said:

    Bloody mild out. Warmers were pocketed. Quite a rapid 2 up 50km.

    @veronese68, headset smooth as silk, but I think I've diagnosed the racket from the front wheel, it's the valve rattling about in its hole. It's an 80mm one, so no threaded nut. Might try a bit of waterproof sealant round the base. Shouldn't stop me being able to hoick it out in the event of a puncture, and be a bit more permanent than blu tack.

    Blue Hylomar.

    Bit cloudy, drizzly and mild.
    Bit of a loose end today.

    Unbolted a few items from Porker#1 ready for the powder coaters. Hopefully picked up tomorrow.
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • MattFalleMattFalle Posts: 5,153

    hopkinb said:

    Bloody mild out. Warmers were pocketed. Quite a rapid 2 up 50km.

    @veronese68, headset smooth as silk, but I think I've diagnosed the racket from the front wheel, it's the valve rattling about in its hole. It's an 80mm one, so no threaded nut. Might try a bit of waterproof sealant round the base. Shouldn't stop me being able to hoick it out in the event of a puncture, and be a bit more permanent than blu tack.

    Electrical insulation tape round the valve stem will fix it
    this exactly.
  • MattFalleMattFalle Posts: 5,153
    ciao

    sitting in a car park waiting for bambino who is tennis'ing

    was going to weights or zwift but started looking for lawnmowers with TDV instead. if i can get my backside in gear will do one or other while watching the Giro later.
  • MattFalleMattFalle Posts: 5,153
    As an aside

    Two poshest sounding people I have ever heard just walked past.

    "Yes, nana is in hospital. just had her hip replaced."

    "oh dear. how long did she wait for that? i understand that there is a year's waiting list"

    "oh, not long. well, she's friends with Matt Hancock, so I suppose that helps".

    #fuckthetories
  • pinnopinno Posts: 42,040
    Or they saw you coming.
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • MattFalleMattFalle Posts: 5,153
    nah. they're just posh, innit.
  • sungodsungod Posts: 13,635
    MattFalle said:

    nah. they're just posh, innit.

    not if they're friends of hancock
    my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
  • sungodsungod Posts: 13,635
    tour of algarve is on, sunnier than the giro, think i recognise some of the roads

    smooth roads, warm sun, sigh
    my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
  • veronese68veronese68 Posts: 24,351 Lives Here
    Morning folks,
    Traditional slow start is being enjoyed. Might do a bit of light pottering.
    Think I have a split plastic grommet that would silence your valve H³. But insulating tape will do the job.
    Glad the headset was good, although I still think it may settle and work loose so keep an eye for the first few rides.
    Does wanksock have friends or just acquaintances that take advantage of some vague connection if they need treatment for someone.
    Should probably get my ears lowered.

  • orraloonorraloon Posts: 8,581
    Off for a pootle in the greyness, at least it's milder. Daughter has bottled it, hungover after too much bottling yesterday. So no excuse for soft pedalling. Onwards.
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 46,018
    MattFalle said:

    As an aside

    Two poshest sounding people I have ever heard just walked past.

    "Yes, nana is in hospital. just had her hip replaced."

    "oh dear. how long did she wait for that? i understand that there is a year's waiting list"

    "oh, not long. well, she's friends with Matt Hancock, so I suppose that helps".

    #fuckthetories

    Probably a way of saying they have a BUPA policy, which ain't that special. I could get mine done sharpish if I needed to, but its probably more relevant for Pinno.
    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 46,018
    Summer sneaked in - us and dogs were overheating a bit on the walk this morning. 'Bout time too.

    More sorting stuff soon - back to part 2 of loft junk.
    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
  • pinnopinno Posts: 42,040
    Stevo_666 said:

    MattFalle said:

    As an aside

    Two poshest sounding people I have ever heard just walked past.

    "Yes, nana is in hospital. just had her hip replaced."

    "oh dear. how long did she wait for that? i understand that there is a year's waiting list"

    "oh, not long. well, she's friends with Matt Hancock, so I suppose that helps".

    #fuckthetories

    Probably a way of saying they have a BUPA policy, which ain't that special. I could get mine done sharpish if I needed to, but its probably more relevant for Pinno.
    Going fo hash fo go privatsche for fe toofs jobs.
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 46,018
    pinno said:

    Stevo_666 said:

    MattFalle said:

    As an aside

    Two poshest sounding people I have ever heard just walked past.

    "Yes, nana is in hospital. just had her hip replaced."

    "oh dear. how long did she wait for that? i understand that there is a year's waiting list"

    "oh, not long. well, she's friends with Matt Hancock, so I suppose that helps".

    #fuckthetories

    Probably a way of saying they have a BUPA policy, which ain't that special. I could get mine done sharpish if I needed to, but its probably more relevant for Pinno.
    Going fo hash fo go privatsche for fe toofs jobs.
    Wish I could have done recently - first thing it said on the exclusions list for dental work in my BUPA policy was 'No bloody implants'. But I have had a couple of ops on their tab in my time so I've had my moneys worth.
    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
  • MattFalleMattFalle Posts: 5,153
    having repeatedly broken myself over the years I'm very happy to say that I've got my money worths from BUPA
  • thistle_thistle_ Posts: 5,300
    MattFalle said:

    having repeatedly broken myself over the years I'm very happy to say that I've got my money worths from BUPA

    I refused to join the "free" work scheme because it's not free because you get taxed on it and being young, fit and healthy could never see any need for it.

    Might join it this year seeing as my back and hips are now fkd and the new local NHS physio isn't as good as the last one.
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