Author Topic: Have you been out today?  (Read 2366652 times)

richie

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Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #425 on: May 09, 2008, 01:47:47 pm »
A lovely commute (apart from first 5-6k)from Bristol to Taunton at about 3.00-ish this afternoon!  Weather's lovely!
Sheep we're off again.

Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #426 on: May 09, 2008, 06:00:55 pm »
D1 had a couple of cranesbill (geraniums) in her garden that had faded away from my patch.So it was off with a trowl to bring back samples and collect some eggs from the hippy,wood carver's small holding. 

Turned it in to 25 glorious miles.Bald head now fully tanned.Arms not too bad.Legs are always slow to catch the sun but 'tis only May.

N

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Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #427 on: May 09, 2008, 06:10:35 pm »
A lovely commute (apart from first 5-6k)from Bristol to Taunton at about 3.00-ish this afternoon!  Weather's lovely!

Did you go down Cheddar Gorge?

Mrs. Wow and I took the tandem out for the first time for a couple of weeks. Ice lolly on the sea front then round the usual loop to the butcher's in Wakering (I used to teach one of the old blokes in there :o) and along a bit of bridleway. The rape was out but Jan had swallowed a clarytin before we set off and wasn't too badly affected.

15.95 miles in 1h 32m 1s.
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Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #428 on: May 09, 2008, 06:17:09 pm »
Sounds lovely, wow. I wish I were retired! ;)

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Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #429 on: May 09, 2008, 06:52:46 pm »
Sounds lovely, wow. I wish I were retired! ;)

So do I...  ;)
Eating's a serious business. Don't bollocks around wagging your tail.

Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #430 on: May 09, 2008, 06:58:10 pm »
A lovely commute (apart from first 5-6k)from Bristol to Taunton at about 3.00-ish this afternoon!  Weather's lovely!

Boggle. :o

You commute from Bristol to Taunton ?! It throws my 12 mile commute into perspective.

I quite liked the dull weather today.  I found it was easier to spot the potholes than when you've got bright sunshine and sharp shadows of trees etc on the roads.  Another couple of weeks and I'll probably have learnt most of the potholes, but at the moment...<fx:bang, crunch, ouch...>
Actually, it is rocket science.
 

Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #431 on: May 09, 2008, 07:07:18 pm »
I'd been trawling the domestic violence database, correcting issues and I was losing the will to live by 2pm so I went to the boss and suggested time off for good behaviour.
Left at 3pm and did and extra 11 miles on the way home  :thumbsup:

eck

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Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #432 on: May 09, 2008, 07:24:46 pm »

Left at 3pm and did and extra 11 miles on the way home  :thumbsup:
Oh, bugger.  ::-)

 ;)

Am I right in thinking you're glad to be back on the bike? :thumbsup:
It's a bit weird, but actually quite wonderful.

Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #433 on: May 09, 2008, 07:35:56 pm »
Glad is an understatement  ;D

Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #434 on: May 09, 2008, 08:27:44 pm »
havng just bought a bike from Clarion of this parish, I got off the train about half way home and had a lovely 2 hour pootle home.  Nice bike, now i've changed the saddle for a brooks ;)

Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #435 on: May 09, 2008, 08:35:05 pm »
havng just bought a bike from Clarion of this parish, I got off the train about half way home and had a lovely 2 hour pootle home.  Nice bike, now i've changed the saddle for a brooks ;)

Getting busy filling up the new house with bikes... good man  :thumbsup:!

clarion

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Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #436 on: May 09, 2008, 09:36:40 pm »
I haven't had a pootle today, but I done lotsa fettling today :)
Getting there...

CathH

Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #437 on: May 09, 2008, 09:44:50 pm »
Commuting and fettling today - humungous CDE* requiring a new tyre and tube - luckily I'm the anal type who keeps a spare folding tyre in the bottom of her locker, and never goes even to the end of the garden without a spare tube...  :D




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Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #438 on: May 09, 2008, 10:30:34 pm »
Commuting and fettling today - humungous CDE* requiring a new tyre and tube - luckily I'm the anal type who keeps a spare folding tyre in the bottom of her locker, and never goes even to the end of the garden without a spare tube...  :D




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I take a spare tyre with me wherever I go... :-\
Eating's a serious business. Don't bollocks around wagging your tail.

Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #439 on: May 09, 2008, 10:36:02 pm »
I take a spare tyre with me wherever I go... :-\

+1 for me.


No bike riding today but just back from local Evening Track meeting. First time grandson has seen track racig and he was amazed at the idea of bikes without brakes.  Good mixed entry - about 15 youths, some on minute bikes through to a pro in full team kit.  Flood lights on for the last Devil and final 10 mile chase.

Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #440 on: May 09, 2008, 10:43:24 pm »
I take a spare tyre with me wherever I go... :-\

I was just thinking... "who would have a spare tyre at work, that's just paranoid", and then realised I do have a spare tyre sat next to me. :-\

...of course, it's a 26" tyre and my commuter is 700C...
Actually, it is rocket science.
 

Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #441 on: May 10, 2008, 09:46:23 am »
a nice ride on the new recumbent to woking from slough useing parts of ncn4 . i even did a extra climb and prove i need a lower grandad gear  :)
the slower you go the more you see

annie

Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #442 on: May 10, 2008, 10:39:22 am »
No but my little sis will be arriving any time now, haven't seen her for a couple of years

Arthur

Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #443 on: May 10, 2008, 12:38:16 pm »
I've just got back from 19 flattish miles on the fixie in slightly under an hour. Now sitting at the PC waiting for the shower to become available, with sweat dripping into my eyes, a very dry throat and calfs which feel like they've been beaten with iron bars. Damn, it's hot out there.  :)

Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #444 on: May 10, 2008, 01:05:14 pm »
Much fetching and carrying with this:



this morning. Hiding in the shade with a Cold One now, before offering myself as slave to the Gardening Goddess.

Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #445 on: May 10, 2008, 01:24:03 pm »
24.6 miles around the lanes

vince

Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #446 on: May 10, 2008, 01:42:20 pm »
Return to Derby last night to collect my car. Not as sunny, but no headwind this time. I've saved £13 in rail fare, got two rides in and all in all it probably took no more time than using the train.

There might be something in this cycling lark  ;)

alan

Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #447 on: May 10, 2008, 03:23:52 pm »
Return to Derby last night to collect my car. Not as sunny, but no headwind this time. I've saved £13 in rail fare, got two rides in and all in all it probably took no more time than using the train.

There might be something in this cycling lark  ;)

I collected my car from the dealership.The snobby folk at Stratstone  are perhaps unacustomed to having lycra,cleats & helmets in the showroom ;D

Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #448 on: May 10, 2008, 03:33:01 pm »
35 mile ish pootle from Norwich to Loddon and back via Stoke Holy Cross, Brooke,Mundham, Claxton, Surlingham passing through stretches of NCN 1. Back into Norwich via Trowse and the obligatory climb up Gas Hill (puff,pant..) to home.

Best ride I've had so far on the new bike, after 200 miles on it things are really starting to come together on it . Don't you just love those days when you just feel real good on the bike and you feel like you could just keep going? :thumbsup:

Rob

Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #449 on: May 10, 2008, 05:06:03 pm »
87km of bumpy Yorkshire wolds. It was a bit 'ot for it, but im not complaining. I've got tan lines now! :thumbsup: