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monday a dip in the cooling pond

sungodsungod Posts: 13,789
'ning

ride, cafe, maybe brekkie two at colbert, do stuff, later wfh, roll on vuelta
my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
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  • lincolndavelincolndave Posts: 9,441
    Morning, blue skies again, dog walked, garden watered, cycling early again, need to get to b and q later , let’s hope the vuelta is as good has the tour
    Have a good day
  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 9,733
    Morning all. Steady last day off, OH taxi service and mutt to vet for routine checkup and jabs. Followed by more bedroom furniture building. More el scorchio out, Sungod is back on form me thinks.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • elbowlohelbowloh Posts: 7,078
    We're doing a boat trip to Puffin Island, then possibly beach again, different one to yesterday, hopefully fewer dogs...
    Felt F1 2014
    Felt Z6 2012
    Red Arthur Caygill steel frame
    Tall....
    www.seewildlife.co.uk
  • tlw1tlw1 Posts: 20,086
    Meh, may have drank too much yesterday
  • sungodsungod Posts: 13,789
    edited 19 July
    colbert it is, steak haché with duck egg, citron pressé, toast, pineapple juice, nyt, i may be here a while
    my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
  • orraloonorraloon Posts: 8,988
    Work work day, but only a 1/2 one, finish before it gets tooo hot. Hydration, hydration, hydration.
  • MattFalleMattFalle Posts: 6,165
    Ciao

    Stinking hot which is nice.

    Dad's taxi for boy to his sports club for the week, bambina to guitar, deal with decorators, meet TDV for coffee, shopping, have a ponder about some work stuff, try and find time to go to the gym but tbh I think its going to be far too stinking hot to be in a room lifting weights.

  • thistle_thistle_ Posts: 5,605
    'ning
    Back on the hamster wheel of doom.
    Bit hot for this early in the morning but not cooking too badly at the moment.
    Undecided for later, but may just have a rest for a change :smile:
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 46,836
    Another Hamster wheel occupant here although quite quiet so far this morning. Email sent to estate agent saying we will need access to the house for specialists to do their stuff, let's see what happens. Better have some brekky.
    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
  • hopkinbhopkinb Posts: 7,074
    Wfh. It hot. 5 more days of work, then hols. Though it looks like the weather breaks in Cornwall the day we arrive. 🙄
  • homers_doublehomers_double Posts: 6,943
    WFW, last two days before a week on a Greek island.
    It really does seem the longest I've been without getting on a plane, 11 months!
    Advocate of disc brakes.
  • Ben6899Ben6899 Posts: 8,996
    Morning!

    WFH. Riding this on Friday: https://www.komoot.com/tour/403698883?ref=wtd
    Ben

    Bikes: Donhou DSS4 Custom | Condor Italia RC | Gios Megalite | Dolan Preffisio | Giant Bowery '76
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ben_h_ppcc/
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  • pinnopinno Posts: 42,797

    ..let’s hope the vuelta is as good has the tour

    What, an actual race?

    Best GT - The Giro, followed by La Vuelta and then the Tour.
    It's too big, too over-hyped and there is too much emphasis placed on it so we there is too much pressure on teams to deliver and you get crashes aplenty making it a lottery.
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • MattFalleMattFalle Posts: 6,165
    pinno said:

    ..let’s hope the vuelta is as good has the tour

    What, an actual race?

    Best GT - The Giro, followed by La Vuelta and then the Tour.
    It's too big, too over-hyped and there is too much emphasis placed on it so we there is too much pressure on teams to deliver and you get crashes aplenty making it a lottery.
    this.

    Pinno speaks sense.

  • pinnopinno Posts: 42,797
    Ben6899 said:

    Morning!

    WFH. Riding this on Friday: https://www.komoot.com/tour/403698883?ref=wtd

    Distance?
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • hopkinbhopkinb Posts: 7,074
    pinno said:

    Ben6899 said:

    Morning!

    WFH. Riding this on Friday: https://www.komoot.com/tour/403698883?ref=wtd

    Distance?

  • Charlie_CrokerCharlie_Croker Posts: 1,361
    Ben6899 said:

    Morning!

    WFH. Riding this on Friday: https://www.komoot.com/tour/403698883?ref=wtd

    Wow! That's a long way
    But that breakfast looks just the job haha

    Have a good trip image

    Don't forget to pre-hydrate if the weathers still good ;)
  • Ben6899Ben6899 Posts: 8,996
    edited 19 July

    Ben6899 said:

    Morning!

    WFH. Riding this on Friday: https://www.komoot.com/tour/403698883?ref=wtd

    Wow! That's a long way
    But that breakfast looks just the job haha

    Have a good trip image

    Don't forget to pre-hydrate if the weathers still good ;)

    Agreed, and I don't even eat meat!

    Will hydrate well. I'm busy shuffling around things on the bike as I usually carry only one bidon, and a tool bottle in the other cage with everything but the kitchen sink.

    I'd like to have empty pockets - except phone and snacks - for the duration, so I might use a handlebar bag.
    Ben

    Bikes: Donhou DSS4 Custom | Condor Italia RC | Gios Megalite | Dolan Preffisio | Giant Bowery '76
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ben_h_ppcc/
    Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/
  • tlw1tlw1 Posts: 20,086
    Ben6899 said:

    Morning!

    WFH. Riding this on Friday: https://www.komoot.com/tour/403698883?ref=wtd

    Looks awesome
  • sungodsungod Posts: 13,789
    pleasant ride in the scorchio, not feeling the need for lunch yet. may have a stroll to pick up a pineapple
    my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
  • johngtijohngti Posts: 1,876
    Afternoon. Been to the shops, now sitting having a read while waiting for lunchtime. Off to the headmaster’s retirement bash this evening. Nice.






  • MattFalleMattFalle Posts: 6,165
    edited 19 July
    Dirk's new handlebar tape arrived today.

    absolutely nothing wrong with it but tbh, a blimmin' random way of packing and send handlebar tape....


  • hopkinbhopkinb Posts: 7,074
    I assume they took the tape out of the box and flattened the box so it would go in a smaller package, and therefore cheaper (for them to post).

    Makes a change from the times when a small box arrives inside a massive box, filled with that popcorn stuff, or scrunched up brown paper.
  • MattFalleMattFalle Posts: 6,165
    hopkinb said:

    I assume they took the tape out of the box and flattened the box so it would go in a smaller package, and therefore cheaper (for them to post).

    Makes a change from the times when a small box arrives inside a massive box, filled with that popcorn stuff, or scrunched up brown paper.

    i assuming ypur assumption is totally correct and, tbh, i have no problem with what they did at all - looks like a blimmin' good idea to me.

    i once had a brand new of Easton EC90 'bars at a stupid price arrive in a plastic courier bag.

    no box
    no padding
    just in a plastic bag

    perfect condition, still using them 15 years on.
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 46,836
    MattFalle said:

    pinno said:

    ..let’s hope the vuelta is as good has the tour

    What, an actual race?

    Best GT - The Giro, followed by La Vuelta and then the Tour.
    It's too big, too over-hyped and there is too much emphasis placed on it so we there is too much pressure on teams to deliver and you get crashes aplenty making it a lottery.
    this.

    Pinno speaks sense.

    And here's me thinking a giro was what Scousers picked up every couple of weeks from the dole office.
    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
  • veronese68veronese68 Posts: 24,684 Lives Here
    Evening folks,
    Busy day of wfw with a sweaty wobble each way. I'm not sure if I was wetter after last week's downpour or today. Had to deal with momentous amounts of stupid as usual, unfortunately it seems to be contagious and I've got it. Did the reply all thing on an email when I shouldn't have. The recipient of my ire wasn't happy. I fronted it out and asked if I was wrong. Obviously I wasn't so he backed off 😂
    That's a decent ride Ben, long time since I managed anything that long, should try a few longer rides soon.
  • pinnopinno Posts: 42,797
    Managed a nervy* pedal in this 'ere Northumberlanshire county. Christ it's brutally hilly.
    I went up and up and up and then down and then up and then down and then up and up and then down and down and down. Not an inch of flat.

    *Forrin roads; steep, rough and unfamiliar. Rougher than the local roads I know in Jockland. Which is surprising. Although, I know every square inch of them and every pothole.
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • MattFalleMattFalle Posts: 6,165
    You need to sort out your paving slabs.
  • orraloonorraloon Posts: 8,988
    Not my slabs mate, I'm renting this palace. The hard landscaping is some of the worst I've ever seen. Not my problem, unless I trip over it....
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