Author Topic: Have you been out today?  (Read 2366710 times)

Wowbagger

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Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #275 on: April 28, 2008, 04:10:50 pm »
A very pleasing commute involving minor roads, rape fields and a footbridge over a tidal marsh.

Breezy and mild with some sunshine, the total was 11.27 miles in 1 hour and 1 second. Not surprisingly, the computer gave an average moving speed of 11.27 mph.
Eating's a serious business. Don't bollocks around wagging your tail.

Elleigh

Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #276 on: April 28, 2008, 07:48:58 pm »
I did my second ride since my stroke, yesterday.  It took me twice as long as it should have been, but wasn't as wobbly at my first ride was.  I did 35 miles which is no great distance, but it is a step towards better times.

I cycled from home to a nice little garden centre in Shipley and had a nice cup of tea and a cake, then cycled back.

Well done :thumbsup: :thumbsup: My second recovery ride was a mere 8 miles.

[quick google for Shipley] That's not very far from The Pigot Arms, where I spent a few minutes awaiting the arrival of (soon to be) Mrs N at the church which was conveniently located across the road [/reminiscing].

I've paid for it today! Ho Hum!

Wowbagger

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Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #277 on: April 28, 2008, 07:51:20 pm »
I did my second ride since my stroke, yesterday.  It took me twice as long as it should have been, but wasn't as wobbly at my first ride was.  I did 35 miles which is no great distance, but it is a step towards better times.

I cycled from home to a nice little garden centre in Shipley and had a nice cup of tea and a cake, then cycled back.

Well done :thumbsup: :thumbsup: My second recovery ride was a mere 8 miles.

[quick google for Shipley] That's not very far from The Pigot Arms, where I spent a few minutes awaiting the arrival of (soon to be) Mrs N at the church which was conveniently located across the road [/reminiscing].

I've paid for it today! Ho Hum!

Hope you are OK, Elleigh?
Eating's a serious business. Don't bollocks around wagging your tail.

rower40

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Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #278 on: April 28, 2008, 08:15:59 pm »
While at work today, I got a phone call from the LBS telling me that the replacement smaller chainring for the Brommie had arrived.  So a sprint home, fit the trailer tow-hitch, strap the Brompton into the trailer, and potter down to LBS's workshop to deliver the patient to their tender care.
Yes I could fit a chainring myself, but there was this broken spoke that needed replacing!
Rush-hour commuting with a trailer attached is great - I get given lots of room.
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alan

Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #279 on: April 28, 2008, 08:33:28 pm »
Just done approx 20km in 1hr 40mins.The computer died about 10 mins in so I spent the whole ride at 120HR which puts me in the fat-burning zone :)

Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #280 on: April 28, 2008, 08:41:52 pm »
I did my second ride since my stroke, yesterday.  It took me twice as long as it should have been, but wasn't as wobbly at my first ride was.  I did 35 miles which is no great distance, but it is a step towards better times.

I cycled from home to a nice little garden centre in Shipley and had a nice cup of tea and a cake, then cycled back.

Well done :thumbsup: :thumbsup: My second recovery ride was a mere 8 miles.

[quick google for Shipley] That's not very far from The Pigot Arms, where I spent a few minutes awaiting the arrival of (soon to be) Mrs N at the church which was conveniently located across the road [/reminiscing].

I've paid for it today! Ho Hum!
Is everything OK Elleigh?  :-\

clarion

  • Tyke
Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #281 on: April 28, 2008, 10:10:23 pm »
Been out in the rain laughing on the tandem.  We went shopping, but we went to Sainsbury's instead of the Coop, as I was concentrating on some traffic shenanigans and forgot to turn left, despite Butterfly's indicating :-[

It's amazing how much you can get into one pannier.
Getting there...

Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #282 on: April 28, 2008, 10:11:35 pm »
I'm just back from a few miles - rainy, but nice rain.  :)

Jezza

Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #283 on: April 28, 2008, 10:31:06 pm »
26 miles to Salsea Forest and back, to test the triplet for Blaxhall tandem weekend next week.  ;D

Ooohhh I know Blaxhall well.  What day will you be there?

I used to live in Blaxhall. Nice little place. 

Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #284 on: April 28, 2008, 10:35:18 pm »
Lap of Richmond Park in the rain, and saw a stunning double rainbow!

Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #285 on: April 28, 2008, 10:46:35 pm »
Lap of Richmond Park in the rain, and saw a stunning double rainbow!

This one? (Sorry, only a couple of crappy camera phone pics that don't do it justice, it was very very vibrant and bright.)



There's also:

Two laps for me this evening although the second was interrupted by a visitation on the flat bit coming up to Roehampton Gate. Big bit o' flint so I sulked off home without putting in the third lap.
"Yes please" said Squirrel "biscuits are our favourite things."

Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #286 on: April 29, 2008, 08:44:40 am »
the 'not drinking during the week' didnt go so well last night after the team meeting in London, so it was a taxi home at midnight and 10 hungover miles on the folder this morning to pick up the car from the station.

Wowbagger

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Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #287 on: April 29, 2008, 09:44:47 am »
If you ar hung over, aren't you still likely to be over the limit?

I'm not "having a go", just curious.

I've been out for a slow painful walk with the dog. It was also wet. The early morning tandem ride was put on hold: although bright and sunny at 7 when we got up, but 8 the rain had started.
Eating's a serious business. Don't bollocks around wagging your tail.

Maladict

Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #288 on: April 29, 2008, 10:48:07 am »
Commuted to work for the first time in ages.  :-[

5.6 miles cos I had to go to the doc's to drop off my repeat 'scrip.  In fact that's probably why I woke up early enough to cycle - out of stomach acid pills.  ::-)

Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #289 on: April 29, 2008, 11:05:43 am »
If you ar hung over, aren't you still likely to be over the limit?

I'm not "having a go", just curious.

Hangovers are a symptom of dehydration, they aren't indicative of sobriety or drunkenness, only dehydration.

The body processes one unit of alcohol per hour (so say the govt so it must be true). 3 units is enough to put you over the drink-drive limit.

If you start at 6pm and drink pints of beer worth 2.2 units each then at 8am the next morning (which is 14 hours later):-

6 pints = 13.2 units. After 14 hours = 0 units
7 pints = 15.4 units. After 14 hours = 1.4 units
8 pints = 17.6 units. After 14 hours = 3.6 units (awooga)

However I've often had a hangover after 5 pints, and I've got away with some unbelievably booze ridden days well into double figures.
"Yes please" said Squirrel "biscuits are our favourite things."

Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #290 on: April 29, 2008, 11:09:29 am »
The body processes one unit of alcohol per hour (so say the govt so it must be true).

I think this is the dodgy bit. I've read in more than one place on the interweb (so that must be true too) that the 1 unit/hour is only good for the first unit - after that. it takes longer and longer the more you put into the system. Something to do with the liver and rates of removal of stuff. Or something.

microphonie

  • Tyke 2
Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #291 on: April 29, 2008, 03:04:20 pm »
Just did my first non-commuting ride in 6 months (pure laziness, no excuses!).

Foolishly I intended to do my 65 mile loop , but at a reduced pace. Pretty soon I realised that that was a less than ideal plan as I found out: it wasn't as warm as it looked; the headwind was freshening and rain clouds were darkening in the distance, directly above my turn-round point.

An alternative route was formulated, arm warmers (and later showerproof jacket) were donned and it appears that I got lucky and managed to skirt around the worst of the rain - evidenced by the huge amount of rain washing down the homeward roads.  I ended up doing just shy of 40 miles at not too far off my normal average pace so I'm rather pleased (if aching a bit).  :thumbsup:

Also got a good view of a roe deer which is something I wouldn't have seen had I been sat on my arse watching the snooker!

Hopefully I'll get back into the habit again from now on...
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tiermat

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Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #292 on: April 29, 2008, 03:15:24 pm »
Went out last night, dropped the car at work, got the bike out of the back, put the wheels on, donned helemt etc, just about to get on the bike and FLASH BANG.  thunder and lightning (or to be more precise, vice versa), closely followed by hailstones.....

Buggrit I thought, I've sorted everything out now, I may as well ride back to the digs.  Once I was wet I figured I may as well enjoy the ride so I extended it by detouring via the Blackwater Valley Way then a spin down the road to a RB and back again, a total of 8 miles.  I was dripping by the time I got back to the digs :(

This morning was brighter though so the 3 miles into work went much quicker and easier, apart from security had given me the wrong key for the bike shed so she had to go back in the car until I could get the key changed...
I feel like Captain Kirk, on a brand new planet every day, a little like King Kong on top of the Empire State

alan

Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #293 on: April 30, 2008, 04:02:40 pm »
Went to the bank & back this morning & rode to the Dick Turpin Highway Robbery Franchise Stratstone Volvo dealership this afternoon to collect the gas-guzzler.

That's approx 27km.

Naggers

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Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #294 on: April 30, 2008, 04:57:35 pm »
Not been out today. Just vegging around recovering from last 3 days C2C.

report to come soon.


Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #295 on: April 30, 2008, 05:05:13 pm »
Lap of Richmond Park in the rain, and saw a stunning double rainbow!

This one? (Sorry, only a couple of crappy camera phone pics that don't do it justice, it was very very vibrant and bright.)



There's also:

Two laps for me this evening although the second was interrupted by a visitation on the flat bit coming up to Roehampton Gate. Big bit o' flint so I sulked off home without putting in the third lap.
Yes, that one! I took a couple of crappy phone camera pics too, but they turned out worse than these. Lovely, weren't they?  :D

Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #296 on: April 30, 2008, 05:07:00 pm »
Not been out today. Just vegging around recovering from last 3 days C2C.

report to come soon.


Ooh, looking forward to that!

Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #297 on: May 01, 2008, 11:32:39 am »
Second p*nct*re in as many weeks this morning on my ride to work. Again, the villain was a spear shaped flint. I was riding along feeling quite smug about how I'd dodged the rain all week - that'll learn me. Worse luck; my spare tube was a dud, it looked like a new one when I packed it but it's possible that it was one from last year that needed patching up, doh! So I had to get my boss to come out and pick me up!

tiermat

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Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #298 on: May 01, 2008, 11:40:15 am »
Went out last night, it was fine and dry when I set off, only for the skies to open when I was 1/2 way round, so as far out as I could get.

Another sodden return to the digs.... :(

Maybe, just maybe it won't rain tonight?
I feel like Captain Kirk, on a brand new planet every day, a little like King Kong on top of the Empire State

CathH

Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #299 on: May 01, 2008, 12:35:14 pm »
My first commute since mid-February!  The showers are now working, I have a new locker actually in the shower room, I am feeling fit and no trace of bronchial ills.  I am one very, very happy camper.