Author Topic: Rides out during covid  (Read 4366 times)

Re: Rides out during covid
« Reply #75 on: January 12, 2021, 07:07:30 pm »
It may prove accedemic as the sun ez3 is in the cycle shop needing new axle bearings and axle and the bafang motors bearings seem to be on the way out and  it seems like that means that the whole motor will need replacing. I may give up on e assist as it seems to be not very reliable and expensive to repair  :'(
the slower you go the more you see

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Re: Rides out during covid
« Reply #76 on: January 12, 2021, 07:14:56 pm »


Don't listen to the peeple who sit inside on their computers and tell tales of what the outside world is like.  They don't represent reality

Very true

Is this the turning point, when we start to agree on things?  ;D
Keep your enemies closer, they say.

Don't worry; I've been agreeing with her on most things COVID - doesn't mean I have to like her. And it doesn't mean I can't disown the bu99er at any time.
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Re: Rides out during covid
« Reply #77 on: January 12, 2021, 08:02:40 pm »


Don't listen to the peeple who sit inside on their computers and tell tales of what the outside world is like.  They don't represent reality

Very true

Is this the turning point, when we start to agree on things?  ;D
Keep your enemies closer, they say.

Don't worry; I've been agreeing with her on most things COVID - doesn't mean I have to like her. And it doesn't mean I can't disown the bu99er at any time.

Her?
“Procrastination is the thief of time, collar him.” –Charles Dickens

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Re: Rides out during covid
« Reply #78 on: January 12, 2021, 11:02:04 pm »
This weekend I will be mainly doing circuits of Chineham.  (returns to shed with grimace on face).
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Re: Rides out during covid
« Reply #79 on: January 13, 2021, 09:41:52 am »

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Re: Rides out during covid
« Reply #80 on: January 13, 2021, 11:01:51 pm »
...

Her?
I always thought Karla was a girl's* name. The cyclist in question has never clarified the situation, so I'm still open-minded.


*although not in Le Carre books, but what does he know eh?
Has never ridden RAAM
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No.11  Because of the great host of those who dislike the least appearance of "swank " when they travel the roads and lanes. - From Kuklos' 39 Articles

Re: Rides out during covid
« Reply #81 on: January 13, 2021, 11:06:22 pm »

I always thought Karla was a girl's* name. The cyclist in question has never clarified the situation, so I'm still open-minded.

How does it affect your responses to said person?

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Re: Rides out during covid
« Reply #82 on: January 13, 2021, 11:19:53 pm »

I always thought Karla was a girl's* name. The cyclist in question has never clarified the situation, so I'm still open-minded.

How does it affect your responses to said person?
Sorry Ian - it's late, that's gone completely over my head  :-\
Has never ridden RAAM
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No.11  Because of the great host of those who dislike the least appearance of "swank " when they travel the roads and lanes. - From Kuklos' 39 Articles

Re: Rides out during covid
« Reply #83 on: January 14, 2021, 10:01:11 am »
...

Her?
I always thought Karla was a girl's* name. The cyclist in question has never clarified the situation, so I'm still open-minded.


*although not in Le Carre books, but what does he know eh?
The trauma of discovering the girl you have been chatting to online has a moustache and beard.

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Re: Rides out during covid
« Reply #84 on: January 14, 2021, 12:07:53 pm »
Kindly don't start posting real names on the forum  ::-)

Re: Rides out during covid
« Reply #85 on: January 14, 2021, 12:13:51 pm »
Kindly don't start posting real names on the forum  ::-)

Apologies, removed. Having said that, it can't be that hard to find out if I knew it (and I didn't go looking for it).
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Re: Rides out during covid
« Reply #86 on: January 14, 2021, 12:42:25 pm »
Well no it isn't that hard to find out, I'm not relying on this pseudonym to hide my identity, but having my real and forum names discussed side by side is a step too far.

Re: Rides out during covid
« Reply #87 on: January 14, 2021, 01:00:05 pm »
Well no it isn't that hard to find out, I'm not relying on this pseudonym to hide my identity, but having my real and forum names discussed side by side is a step too far.
A website with your name on in your forum profile would get you thrown out of secret agent school.

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Re: Rides out during covid
« Reply #88 on: January 14, 2021, 01:23:33 pm »
Well no it isn't that hard to find out, I'm not relying on this pseudonym to hide my identity, but having my real and forum names discussed side by side is a step too far.
A website with your name on in your forum profile would get you thrown out of secret agent school.

They really won't like it when they find out at Moscow Centre.

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Re: Rides out during covid
« Reply #89 on: January 14, 2021, 02:09:11 pm »
Do you still have the lighter?

Le Carre-fest at the moment - reading A Perfect Spy and watched TTSS at the weekend
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Re: Rides out during covid
« Reply #90 on: January 14, 2021, 07:46:16 pm »

Re: Rides out during covid
« Reply #91 on: Yesterday at 11:10:21 am »
This weekend I will be mainly doing circuits of Chineham.  (returns to shed with grimace on face).
I thought it was acceptable to admit you lived in Basingrad Amazingstoke these days?
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Re: Rides out during covid
« Reply #92 on: Yesterday at 12:01:36 pm »
A couple of great wee runs at the weekend.  A spin on the tandem up round Killearn, where we tried the church hall coffee hatch and we had tattie scone and scrambled egg bagels in the bus shelter.
An extended campsies loop with eldest son on the Sunday and got back home just as the rain came on properly.

Re: Rides out during covid
« Reply #93 on: Yesterday at 02:17:43 pm »
Went out for the first time this year yesterday,  riding solo,  not comfortable meeting up with anyone.  Didn't stop anywhere, seems like unnecessary risk. Took snacks,  but not viable to eat them with the big winter gloves on.

Much lower risk than going for a run in my local park.

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Re: Rides out during covid
« Reply #94 on: Yesterday at 05:02:34 pm »
Went out for the first time this year yesterday,  riding solo,  not comfortable meeting up with anyone.  Didn't stop anywhere, seems like unnecessary risk. Took snacks,  but not viable to eat them with the big winter gloves on.

Much lower risk than going for a run in my local park.

Gloves off, open the packaging on your snack. Gloves back on. Eat snack.

Re: Rides out during covid
« Reply #95 on: Yesterday at 05:28:27 pm »
Went out for the first time this year yesterday,  riding solo,  not comfortable meeting up with anyone.  Didn't stop anywhere, seems like unnecessary risk. Took snacks,  but not viable to eat them with the big winter gloves on.

Much lower risk than going for a run in my local park.

Gloves off, open the packaging on your snack. Gloves back on. Eat snack.
But if I stop is it a picnic?
More seriously with thinner gloves or mitts i would have eaten while riding, but by the time I was hungry it seemed so close to the end it wasn't worth stopping.

Eddington  100miles

Re: Rides out during covid
« Reply #96 on: Yesterday at 06:17:40 pm »
Went out for the first time this year yesterday,  riding solo,  not comfortable meeting up with anyone.  Didn't stop anywhere, seems like unnecessary risk. Took snacks,  but not viable to eat them with the big winter gloves on.

Much lower risk than going for a run in my local park.

Gloves off, open the packaging on your snack. Gloves back on. Eat snack.
But if I stop is it a picnic?
More seriously with thinner gloves or mitts i would have eaten while riding, but by the time I was hungry it seemed so close to the end it wasn't worth stopping.

The police will not care if you are sat on your bike and on your own.