Author Topic: The Good News Thread  (Read 701907 times)

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1825 on: January 09, 2010, 07:14:37 pm »
I've thought about a Long Haul Trucker too, but it would duplicate so much of what my Thorn does so well.
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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1826 on: January 09, 2010, 07:22:13 pm »
I've won two and a half million Euros. -- according to two unsolicited emails 

Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1827 on: January 09, 2010, 07:22:31 pm »
I'd gladly organise a ride in Essex somewhere, but I'd suggest that our roads are much nastier at the moment than any off-road you've ever attempted.
There is always Richmond Park, but I don't know what its roads are like at the moment...

We Long Haul Trucked around the passable bits of Richmond Park today. It's clear and gritted from Roehampton Gate to Richmond Gate to Kingston Gate. The rest is an ice rink.

Congratulations on your n+1! You will not be disappointed.  :) Ours even carried us over several nasty bits of solid ice today, on our intrepid ride from Richmond Park to Hampton Court Palace (for cream teas and chocolate brownies  :D ) and back in pretty heavy snow showers via Bushy Park, Teddington, Chiswick and a section of the Thames Path. (OK, I wimped out of one shot-ice section when I skidded and almost came a cropper.)

However, once you've ridden it you might not have the same loving relationship with your other bikes.  I've not ridden any of mine since Milly the LHT came into my life.  :-\

Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1828 on: January 09, 2010, 09:04:08 pm »
Oh Tim, what a wit you are  ::-) ;D

So we can't tempt you then?

... Ours even carried us over several nasty bits of solid ice today ...

See, perfect for the weather. ;D
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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1829 on: January 09, 2010, 09:14:27 pm »
The LHT looks just like I have Fred set up. A slightly sporty full on tourer.

Though without all the seized bolts.

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1830 on: January 09, 2010, 09:17:38 pm »
I wouldn't call my LHT terribly sporty. I'm really slow on it. <a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/zV1zK8zRCPo&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/zV1zK8zRCPo&rel=1</a>;D

Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1831 on: January 09, 2010, 09:18:14 pm »
I've won two and a half million Euros. -- according to two unsolicited emails 
Miss Nada Joseph, a 20 year old Ivoirian, wants to give me 30% of the $6.2 million her father left her in a secret bank account, in exchange for me helping her move it out of the reach of her wicked uncle, & guide her in investing it. All I have to do to get things rolling is e-mail her Chinese e-mail address . . .
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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1832 on: January 09, 2010, 10:29:59 pm »
I'd gladly organise a ride in Essex somewhere, but I'd suggest that our roads are much nastier at the moment than any off-road you've ever attempted.
There is always Richmond Park, but I don't know what its roads are like at the moment...

We Long Haul Trucked around the passable bits of Richmond Park today. It's clear and gritted from Roehampton Gate to Richmond Gate to Kingston Gate. The rest is an ice rink.

Congratulations on your n+1! You will not be disappointed.  :) Ours even carried us over several nasty bits of solid ice today, on our intrepid ride from Richmond Park to Hampton Court Palace (for cream teas and chocolate brownies  :D ) and back in pretty heavy snow showers via Bushy Park, Teddington, Chiswick and a section of the Thames Path. (OK, I wimped out of one shot-ice section when I skidded and almost came a cropper.)

However, once you've ridden it you might not have the same loving relationship with your other bikes.  I've not ridden any of mine since Milly the LHT came into my life.  :-\

Thanks Peli. So it's currently not possible to do a full loop, that's a bit of a shame...

(The answer is still no, Tim  ::-))

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1833 on: January 10, 2010, 03:40:04 pm »
Tomorrow Chris Evans starts his R2 breakfast show, with a slightly different time slot from what Terry Wogan had, so as my clock radio doesn't come on till 7am, I don't have to hear Sarah Kennedy ever again!
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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1834 on: January 10, 2010, 03:51:25 pm »
Tomorrow Chris Evans starts his R2 breakfast show, with a slightly different time slot from what Terry Wogan had, so as my clock radio doesn't come on till 7am, I don't have to hear Sarah Kennedy ever again!

That really IS good news. Probably only second to hearing that SK had got fired for being a dull, irritating cow.

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1835 on: January 10, 2010, 04:52:28 pm »
I think you mean dull, irritating, racist, drunken cow.
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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1836 on: January 10, 2010, 05:18:13 pm »
What is a Sarah Kennedy? Or has Kirst already answered that question? :D
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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1837 on: January 11, 2010, 12:59:12 am »
Is this the same S.K. that as a Nationwide presenter advertised on air for a prospective father for her planned children?

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1838 on: January 12, 2010, 10:18:21 pm »
My sister is engaged  :thumbsup: Her partner called my Dad yesterday to formally ask his permission. Then tonight, he proposed to her on Richmond bridge  :) Am ecstatic for her!!!

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1839 on: January 12, 2010, 11:40:21 pm »
My sister is engaged  :thumbsup: Her partner called my Dad yesterday to formally ask his permission. Then tonight, he proposed to her on Richmond bridge  :) Am ecstatic for her!!!

That is so thoroughly romantic.

I was chuffed to bits when my son-in-law phoned to ask my permission to propose to my daughter. I didn't think that sort of thing happened any more.
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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1840 on: January 13, 2010, 06:38:28 am »
I asked Mrs. TKP's Father for his permission. (We had just chosen the ring though).

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1841 on: January 13, 2010, 03:44:01 pm »
My daughter told Mrs. Jogler over Xmas that her partner will be doing the traditional thing when they decide to tie the knot.
I too imagined it was a dead tradition.

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1842 on: January 15, 2010, 10:20:27 am »
It's finally official — I'm being promoted!  ;D

I've known for nearly two weeks, the paperwork was signed on Monday, but it wasn't announced until this morning.
 
;D  Andrij.  I pronounce you Complete and Utter GIT   :thumbsup:

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1843 on: January 15, 2010, 10:31:12 am »
Well done.  Big pay rise, I presume, to reflect your value. ;)

What's the n+1 to celebrate to be? ;)
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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1844 on: January 15, 2010, 10:37:44 am »
Well done.  Big pay rise, I presume, to reflect your value. ;)

What's the n+1 to celebrate to be? ;)

Cheers :)

I know what I'd like the n+1 to be, but:
1) I need to renew my efforts for adopting the 'Bike to Work' scheme here first;
2) even if I manage 1) it wouldn't cover the costs of n+1

Being realistic, n+1 will be either a touring bike or a fixed/ss commuter.
;D  Andrij.  I pronounce you Complete and Utter GIT   :thumbsup:

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1845 on: January 15, 2010, 11:03:19 am »
Enjoy it.  You've earned it. :thumbsup:
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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1846 on: January 16, 2010, 10:33:56 am »
Well done Andrij!

I've just stuffed myself in the Virgin Upper Class lounge.

But I felt I stuck out like a sore thumb amonst the perfectly-coiffed with their LV matching luggage and sloany children. :)

Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1847 on: January 16, 2010, 10:40:04 am »


But I felt I stuck out like a sore thumb amonst the perfectly-coiffed with their LV matching luggage and sloany children. :)

Is this not a familiar feeling? You are a cyclist after all.
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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1848 on: January 16, 2010, 10:45:56 am »
But I felt I stuck out like a sore thumb amonst the perfectly-coiffed with their LV matching luggage and sloany children. :)

I just had to google "LV".

Louis Vuitton. Do they do panniers & barbags then?
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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1849 on: January 16, 2010, 11:48:30 pm »
Hello from warm but cloudy San Francisco! Feeling spaced out...