Author Topic: Have you been out today?  (Read 2946106 times)

Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #24875 on: 17 October, 2021, 03:21:58 pm »
A roundabout ride of 31 miles to get to a pub only four miles from home. We often cycle past the 8 Bells in the village of Abbotsley and I commented that we should be supporting these village pubs, hence the visit today. Excellent food, (Lamb for me) highly recommended and very reasonably priced.

https://www.abbotsleyeightbells.co.uk/menu
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Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #24876 on: 17 October, 2021, 08:07:12 pm »
A grand day out Bromptoneering in London with one of my daughters  - cyclng in and around the City, East End, Shoreditch, Hoxton, Hackney, Spitalfields City Farm and some of the streets of houses where our Huguenot ancestors would have lived.  With a visit to the Dennis Severs house in Folgate Street - an authentic house showing life from c1700 - 1900 . . entirely lit by just candles and a couple of gas lamps.

Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #24877 on: 17 October, 2021, 08:12:09 pm »
A roundabout ride of 31 miles to get to a pub only four miles from home. We often cycle past the 8 Bells in the village of Abbotsley and I commented that we should be supporting these village pubs, hence the visit today. Excellent food, (Lamb for me) highly recommended and very reasonably priced.

https://www.abbotsleyeightbells.co.uk/menu

Would it be wrong  to ask how much you drank for 8 miles to become 30+

Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #24878 on: 17 October, 2021, 08:37:34 pm »
We will save that one for Christmas.  :thumbsup:
Get a bicycle. You will never regret it, if you live- Mark Twain

Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #24879 on: 17 October, 2021, 10:37:56 pm »
A drizzly and damp ride this morning, nothing very unusual there but I punctured and I as I felt inside the tyre there was a wee sharp sliver of glass embedded in it.  And I couldn't focus on it:  The first time I've had to fix something on the roadside that needed good close up eyesight.
As I was fixing it, some guy rode passed and asked it I was ok.  I should have asked if he's got a pair of specs I could borrow.

Yesterday was a nice tandem run around the Tweed and the Clyde.

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Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #24880 on: 17 October, 2021, 11:33:12 pm »
Tandem Club ride starting from (and finishing at) Tankerton. Very odd riding across Gravenyey Marshes going The Wrong Way. Slow coffee stop at Oara was preceded by the worst Silly Sustrans Gates I've ever seen. Even Normil bikes have to be dismounted and the handlebars wiggled through. One of the convoy was on a recumbent trike which had to a completely different way. Reversed a bit more of the FNRTTC route then up a hill or two to reach Thee Pubbe in Painters Forstal. Good bit of grub, good service, good pint of Whitstable Pale Ale.

Back into Faversham in the afternoon followed by hills near Dunkirk.  Finished with coffee and homemade cakes on Tankerton Slopes, provided by Jim and Kate from their camper van.
There are two ways you can get exercise out of a bicycle: you can
"overhaul" it, or you can ride it.  (Jerome K Jerome)

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Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #24881 on: 20 October, 2021, 04:12:00 pm »


Stellar 20k, knackered after 6 days' post-dental convalescence + nothing much in gut.  No legs, felt like shit.  Snapped snail when stopped to warn MrsT I'd be home for lunch.  Had to be quick, it was moving faster than me.
But they never got to Carcassonne.

Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #24882 on: 20 October, 2021, 04:57:55 pm »
Being in France, presumably you collected the snail for lunch  :demon:

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Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #24883 on: 20 October, 2021, 07:36:51 pm »
He was feeling so under par that he couldn't even carry it es cargot.
Bach without a doubt.

Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #24884 on: 20 October, 2021, 07:42:00 pm »
I think you should get back in your shell for a comment like that.
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