Seemingly trivial things that cheer you up

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Re: Seemingly trivial things that cheer you up

Postby rjsterry » Thu Sep 12, 2019 08:42 am

Rolf F wrote:Being overtaken by a white van on the way home. Passenger stuck his head out of the window and called out "You're a really good cyclist......I'll give you that!"

I have no idea why I deserved that and the "I'll give you that" concerns me a bit; sort of implies a missing sentence at the start eg "You are a complete knob but....." but it was a seemingly trivial thing that cheered me up!


Does sort of suggest that he knows you.
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Re: Seemingly trivial things that cheer you up

Postby Pinno » Thu Sep 12, 2019 09:09 am

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Pinno wrote:Phil Gil. winning yet another stage at this years superb Vuelta and today's incredulous stage, That cheered me up.

+ Valverde helping Roglic to chase down Quintana. :lol: :?


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Re: Seemingly trivial things that cheer you up

Postby Tashman » Thu Sep 12, 2019 11:08 am

Jim Maxwell's enthusiasm for "THE SHIPPING FORECAST" on TMS

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Re: Seemingly trivial things that cheer you up

Postby Cowsham » Thu Sep 12, 2019 11:22 am

rjsterry wrote:
Rolf F wrote:Being overtaken by a white van on the way home. Passenger stuck his head out of the window and called out "You're a really good cyclist......I'll give you that!"

I have no idea why I deserved that and the "I'll give you that" concerns me a bit; sort of implies a missing sentence at the start eg "You are a complete knob but....." but it was a seemingly trivial thing that cheered me up!


Does sort of suggest that he knows you.

It's cos you avoided getting napped on the back of your head and ending up in the back of my van. Lucky THIS TIME!

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Re: Seemingly trivial things that cheer you up

Postby Rolf F » Thu Sep 12, 2019 11:29 am

Cowsham wrote:
rjsterry wrote:
Rolf F wrote:Being overtaken by a white van on the way home. Passenger stuck his head out of the window and called out "You're a really good cyclist......I'll give you that!"

I have no idea why I deserved that and the "I'll give you that" concerns me a bit; sort of implies a missing sentence at the start eg "You are a complete knob but....." but it was a seemingly trivial thing that cheered me up!


Does sort of suggest that he knows you.

It's cos you avoided getting napped on the back of your head and ending up in the back of my van. Lucky THIS TIME!


You could be right there! I did wave at him and he waved back. And he looked too hipstery to be your normal, run of the mill white van psycho.
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Re: Seemingly trivial things that cheer you up

Postby SurferCyclist » Thu Sep 12, 2019 11:45 am

Tashman wrote:Jim Maxwell's enthusiasm for "THE SHIPPING FORECAST" on TMS


Ah, a fellow TMS listener. Well done that man!

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Re: Seemingly trivial things that cheer you up

Postby Tashman » Thu Sep 12, 2019 13:14 pm

SurferCyclist wrote:
Tashman wrote:Jim Maxwell's enthusiasm for "THE SHIPPING FORECAST" on TMS


Ah, a fellow TMS listener. Well done that man!

Need to drown out the tedium of office life with something

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Re: Seemingly trivial things that cheer you up

Postby Pross » Thu Sep 12, 2019 15:41 pm

Tashman wrote:
SurferCyclist wrote:
Tashman wrote:Jim Maxwell's enthusiasm for "THE SHIPPING FORECAST" on TMS


Ah, a fellow TMS listener. Well done that man!

Need to drown out the tedium of office life with something


Gets depressing at times though!

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Postby Lagrange » Thu Sep 12, 2019 18:52 pm

Kaotic.com. Brilliant - even better than Holby City if that is possible. :D

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Re: Seemingly trivial things that cheer you up

Postby Tashman » Fri Sep 13, 2019 08:01 am

Pross wrote:
Tashman wrote:
SurferCyclist wrote:
Tashman wrote:Jim Maxwell's enthusiasm for "THE SHIPPING FORECAST" on TMS


Ah, a fellow TMS listener. Well done that man!

Need to drown out the tedium of office life with something


Gets depressing at times though!

You've been to my office then!

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Re: Seemingly trivial things that cheer you up

Postby elbowloh » Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:38 am

I too confess to loving TMS. Even the never ending chats about pigeons and getting cake envy. I never get free cake.
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Re: Seemingly trivial things that cheer you up

Postby orraloon » Fri Sep 13, 2019 16:28 pm

Lovely ride over to catch ToB at Sun Rising Hill KoM, free coffee and cake, friendly people chatting away, sunshine, unfamiliar roads there and back giving some prompts for alternative ride routes in future. Capped by seeing myself on the live recording at roadside encouraging van Baarle and the Mitchelton guy as they toil up that wicked hill. Boxes ticked today.

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Re: Seemingly trivial things that cheer you up

Postby awavey » Fri Sep 13, 2019 21:08 pm

Pross wrote:
Tashman wrote:
SurferCyclist wrote:
Tashman wrote:Jim Maxwell's enthusiasm for "THE SHIPPING FORECAST" on TMS


Ah, a fellow TMS listener. Well done that man!

Need to drown out the tedium of office life with something


Gets depressing at times though!


what TMS :lol: yes its not quite as good as it used to be for sure imo, more commentating, less banter would be my changes to it

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Re: Seemingly trivial things that cheer you up

Postby bompington » Sat Sep 14, 2019 08:44 am

For the first time ever I triggered one of those "watch your speed" signs yesterday morning. I'd always assumed they didn't register bikes, but there were no cars anywhere near this time.
But it was on a slight uphill, so disappointed with a green light and a thankyou for doing 18mph.
But then on the way home there was another one and this time I managed to get a red light at 32. Very satisfying.

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Re: Seemingly trivial things that cheer you up

Postby Cowsham » Sat Sep 14, 2019 12:39 pm

bompington wrote:For the first time ever I triggered one of those "watch your speed" signs yesterday morning. I'd always assumed they didn't register bikes, but there were no cars anywhere near this time.
But it was on a slight uphill, so disappointed with a green light and a thankyou for doing 18mph.
But then on the way home there was another one and this time I managed to get a red light at 32. Very satisfying.


Well done -- I've never been able to trigger one.

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Re: Seemingly trivial things that cheer you up

Postby Cowsham » Sat Sep 14, 2019 12:48 pm

elbowloh wrote:I too confess to loving TMS. Even the never ending chats about pigeons and getting cake envy. I never get free cake.


I thought Transcranial Magnetic Simulation was banned now. A good slap and a run round a field is what you need.

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Re: Seemingly trivial things that cheer you up

Postby SurferCyclist » Sat Sep 14, 2019 15:12 pm

Well I hope you're all listening to TMS at the moment, England going great guns!

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Re: Seemingly trivial things that cheer you up

Postby Pross » Sat Sep 14, 2019 16:11 pm

SurferCyclist wrote:Well I hope you're all listening to TMS at the moment, England going great guns!


Must have been you that cursed them and led to 3 quick wickets! Still going well though and will be fun seeing what Buttler can do now they've got a healthy lead.

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Re: Seemingly trivial things that cheer you up

Postby SurferCyclist » Sat Sep 14, 2019 16:39 pm

Pross wrote:
SurferCyclist wrote:Well I hope you're all listening to TMS at the moment, England going great guns!


Must have been you that cursed them and led to 3 quick wickets! Still going well though and will be fun seeing what Buttler can do now they've got a healthy lead.


Ha! Yes, I've just cut the grass and had headphones on listening and that exact thought did occur! Sorry...

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Re: Seemingly trivial things that cheer you up

Postby crispybug2 » Sat Sep 14, 2019 21:19 pm

Just strayed into the Last Night of the Proms on tv and they were playing Land of Hope and Glory and amongst the Union Flags and the flags of St George were quite a few EU flags and it makes me smile that there will be loads of gammons going absolutely apeshit about it.


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