Author Topic: The Good News Thread  (Read 721717 times)

Basil

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1750 on: December 16, 2009, 11:59:04 pm »
I appear to have bought 2 pub bikes in 10 days.
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CrinklyLion

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1751 on: December 17, 2009, 12:25:31 am »
In about an hour I will ahve a piece of paper that I can exchange tomorrow for a Shiny New Bicycle.

Excited? Me? It feels just like Christmas.

I got an email today to say that all the pieces of paper required have arrived with all the relevant people and been duly signed and approved and I will have a similar bit of paper 'before the end of the month' :)

New bike!  New bike!  Soon!

Jaded

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1752 on: December 17, 2009, 01:17:49 am »
I appear to have bought 2 pub bikes in 10 days.


I'd love a bike that could get me to two pubs.  ;D
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Oaky

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1753 on: December 17, 2009, 01:55:25 am »
We haz sno.  Bah! :(

In mid-Essex also.  And me un Oaky will be taking quick spin in it very shortly  :thumbsup:

Naturally, we will be stopping off at the Square & Compasses to check they're not snowed or need emergency supplies etc  ;)

Right pair of do-gooders :)

I have decided to take the New Winter Hat TM out for its maiden voyage.  Currently it is in the furled position.  I am also giving my winter glove system a test too. 

I think you can just make the hat out in this picture...


You are in a maze of twisty flat droves, all alike.

85.4 miles from Marsh Gibbon

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Oscar's dad

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1754 on: December 17, 2009, 07:17:13 am »
Brill picture!

Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1755 on: December 17, 2009, 07:27:50 am »
Audax Awards forms now sent off for VeloYellow for:
Randonneur 5000 (ACP Award)
2009 Super Series (Super Randonneur) (Audax Australia)
Irene Plowman Award (5 x 200 rides additional to super series) (Audax Australia)

A very good year! :thumbsup:

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fboab

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1756 on: December 17, 2009, 09:03:42 am »
Quote from: Mick Madgett
Hope you're sitting comfortably!! (& have been a really good girl for Santa!)
I've done both bikes

I can pick them up whenever. Wonder if I can swing a sicky again tomorrow to pick 'em up and try 'em out....

 ;D
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clarion

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1757 on: December 17, 2009, 09:15:19 am »



Late entry for the yacf calendar? :)
Getting there...

Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1758 on: December 17, 2009, 10:31:57 am »



"EssexPubRescueBrigade2.jpg". No wonder you're having trouble cycling in a straight line...
"Yes please" said Squirrel "biscuits are our favourite things."

Oscar's dad

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1759 on: December 17, 2009, 10:35:24 am »
I was going slow to make the photographer's task easier. Honest. :smug:

CrinklyLion

  • The one with devious, cake-pushing ways....
Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1760 on: December 17, 2009, 12:35:24 pm »
Woo hoo!  I just got an email to say my C2W voucher has arrived and I can go and pick it up from the nice lady in Payroll!

Can't go to today because dearly_beloved has got a work Christmas piss-up tonight so I'm on school/nursery run duty but I could sneak out at lunchtime tomorrow and pick it up and go get my bike on the way home from work.  It'll be a (completely by accident) BIRTHDAY BIKE!  I've never had a birthday bike before.  Or a new bike.  Or a very-nearly-black bike. 

Woo hoo!

clarion

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1761 on: December 17, 2009, 12:36:42 pm »
Woo hoo! :D
Getting there...

PaulF

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1762 on: December 17, 2009, 02:39:36 pm »
Watch this space tomorrow for the "How do I get this bike into this bag thread" ???

Well that was easier than I thought it would be, job done, bike packed :)

David Martin

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1763 on: December 17, 2009, 03:17:03 pm »
Woo hoo!  I just got an email to say my C2W voucher has arrived and I can go and pick it up from the nice lady in Payroll!

Can't go to today because dearly_beloved has got a work Christmas piss-up tonight so I'm on school/nursery run duty but I could sneak out at lunchtime tomorrow and pick it up and go get my bike on the way home from work.  It'll be a (completely by accident) BIRTHDAY BIKE!  I've never had a birthday bike before.  Or a new bike.  Or a very-nearly-black bike. 

Woo hoo!

I have just got back from the bike shop with a very shiny, very nearly black C2W bike.  ;D

Last time I had a new bike for me was 13 years ago before my daughter was born.   

Chuffed/

Me?

 ;D ;D
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Wascally Weasel

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1764 on: December 17, 2009, 03:20:38 pm »
1hr 11 minutes left in current place of despare employment.

eck

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1765 on: December 17, 2009, 03:26:08 pm »

I have just got back from the bike shop with a very shiny, very nearly black C2W bike.  ;D

Last time I had a new bike for me was 13 years ago before my daughter was born.   

Chuffed/

Me?

 ;D ;D
:thumbsup:
What did you get?
Foties.... quick.  ;D
It's a bit weird, but actually quite wonderful.

David Martin

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1766 on: December 17, 2009, 04:06:35 pm »

I have just got back from the bike shop with a very shiny, very nearly black C2W bike.  ;D

Last time I had a new bike for me was 13 years ago before my daughter was born.   

Chuffed/

Me?

 ;D ;D
:thumbsup:
What did you get?
Foties.... quick.  ;D

I has a Giant Talon 2. In Small. And Gentlemans Black. And with Proper Pedals with clippy bits.

Photies will follow when I have a pictographic elf to hand to digitally inscribe a vista of such a wondrous object.
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clarion

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1767 on: December 17, 2009, 08:02:14 pm »
Giant Talons - erm...
Getting there...

Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1768 on: December 17, 2009, 08:09:53 pm »
I've now soldered a LED from a old rear light into my new back-up front light.
Now making a front Knog Frog a rear one.

Because I was mistakenly sent two front ones when they were advertised as a front and rear set.
Calm now prevails.

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CrinklyLion

  • The one with devious, cake-pushing ways....
Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1769 on: December 18, 2009, 05:51:19 pm »
I'VE GOT MY BIKE!

I'm a bit happy.  Although I haven't been for a ride yet as it was extremely icy, I was wearing a long coat when I collected it this evening and I had no lights on me as they still need taking off old faithful before she goes to be recycled.

Did I mention that I've got my bike?  ;D

jogler

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1770 on: December 18, 2009, 05:55:07 pm »
now then CrinklyLion,
is it true that you have a new bike ,could you confirm please ;D

Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1771 on: December 18, 2009, 06:01:36 pm »
I'VE GOT MY BIKE!

I'm a bit happy.  Although I haven't been for a ride yet as it was extremely icy, I was wearing a long coat when I collected it this evening and I had no lights on me as they still need taking off old faithful before she goes to be recycled.

Did I mention that I've got my bike?  ;D
YAY! :D
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CrinklyLion

  • The one with devious, cake-pushing ways....
Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1772 on: December 18, 2009, 06:09:51 pm »
And I bought another one today too, that I'm hoping to collect on Sunday - a 20"-wheeled Giant that's a Christmas present for a 7 year-old friend.  That makes 6 bikes I've bought since I started reading this forum, plus I persuaded dearly_beloved to buy one too.  And I've got another one that I need to organise going to get - the balance bike for the littly.  So as a family we'll have bought 8 bikes between biggun's birthday (at the end of September) and Christmas.  You lot are a bad influence!

clarion

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1773 on: December 18, 2009, 08:55:50 pm »
Huzzah! :D
Getting there...

CrinklyLion

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1774 on: December 18, 2009, 10:08:00 pm »
And I just got thrown a surprise burfday party (complete with half a dozen extra kids aged from 11 months to 7 - in our very teeny terraced house) to which my little sister brought a burfday cake - the first one she's ever made or decorated.  Chocolate cake with chocolate in the middle and chocolate on the top decorated with little chocolate pics of chocolate bikes made out of giant chocolate buttons and chopped up curly-wurlies!