Author Topic: The Good News Thread  (Read 651665 times)

alan

Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #700 on: October 03, 2008, 03:46:18 pm »

 What should I do with my £220 bonus? :D

 I'll PM my address to you ;D

clarion

  • Tyke
Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #701 on: October 03, 2008, 03:48:38 pm »

 What should I do with my £220 bonus? :D

 I'll PM my address to you ;D

It's OK, Alan - I'm closer.  I'll pick up cash from Wow, and take a small handling fee ;)
Getting there...

Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #702 on: October 03, 2008, 04:04:39 pm »
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What should I do with my £220 bonus?

Wanna buy a used Rohloff?  :D

peliroja

  • Mrs Woolly
Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #703 on: October 03, 2008, 10:57:35 pm »
Is there a standard treadmill test they use?

It's usually the Bruce Protocol or a variant thereof.

I had a pleasant surprise in the form of £188.92 in mt bank account, a rebate from Southern Electric. I also discovered a couple of cheques I'd forgotten about (still in date). What should I do with my £220 bonus? :D
I just spent all but £9 of it on your behalf, at Ground Effect.  :-[

The Witches Britches should suit you, Wow.   :D

peliroja

  • Mrs Woolly
Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #704 on: October 03, 2008, 11:08:53 pm »
Click, click.

Oops, I just spent another £70 at Wiggle...  :-[


alan

Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #705 on: October 04, 2008, 09:21:37 am »
So Wowbagger owes you £61 then ;)

Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #706 on: October 04, 2008, 10:04:32 am »
Click, click.

Oops, I just spent another £70 at Wiggle...  :-[



What did you buy  ???  ;)  ;D ;D

Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #707 on: October 04, 2008, 12:24:47 pm »
I've just spent around the same at Wiggle, but that was because a git in a van drove over my front light and I needed a new one  O:-)

A new, larger sprocket for the Globe's hub gear also made its way into the order somehow, dunno how that happened. And a new chain....

Peli, will you let me know how you get on with the Witches Britches, I'm toying with the idea of getting some soon but I'm not sure about the sizing.

And Jasper, I'm glad your tests are clear thus far. I'm sure you'll still be among the fastest on many YACF rides  ;D

gonzo

Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #708 on: October 04, 2008, 01:58:40 pm »
Is there a standard treadmill test they use?

It's usually the Bruce Protocol or a variant thereof.

I had a pleasant surprise in the form of £188.92 in mt bank account, a rebate from Southern Electric.

My treadmill was powering your electricity?!?

Wowbagger

  • Dez's butler
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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #709 on: October 04, 2008, 02:04:19 pm »
I've always thought that gyms, rowing machines, exercise bikes and treadmills were all a bit of a waste of time. It would be a very good idea if these devices were plugged into the grid and there could be prizes (eg a pizza) for punters who generated enough electricity.

If your session on the treadmill did indeed provide our rebate, then thanks, Gonzo! Which left-wing organisation would you like me to donate it to? ;)
Oh, Bach without any doubt. Bach every time for me.

peliroja

  • Mrs Woolly
Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #710 on: October 04, 2008, 02:40:28 pm »
From Wiggle I bought two new back lights, energy drink for Woolly, and Sealskinz gloves for Woolly.

From Ground Effect I bought merino tops for me and Woolly, a fleece winter jacket for me, Witches Britches for me, a beanie for me, and some shorts for Woolly.

Phew! At least the rent money is paying for that little lot (we're living rent-free on account of having no kitchen at the moment...).

peliroja

  • Mrs Woolly
Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #711 on: October 04, 2008, 02:41:14 pm »

Peli, will you let me know how you get on with the Witches Britches, I'm toying with the idea of getting some soon but I'm not sure about the sizing.

Yes, I certainly will. I'm looking forward to getting them as I've read such good reviews...  :)

Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #712 on: October 04, 2008, 03:03:11 pm »
I've just worn my Montezumas for a bit this morning. On my bike. They are excellent and I guarantee that ya'll will love them Britches.

peliroja

  • Mrs Woolly
Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #713 on: October 04, 2008, 07:28:35 pm »
Ooh, I wonder if they will arrive before Friday...

Something random happened as I was out pootling today - had a nice chap on a bike offer me a ticket to the cycle cinema show tonight as he couldn't go. We pulled over to discover the ticket was non-transferable, but a nice thought and gesture nonetheless.  :thumbsup:

GillP

Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #714 on: October 05, 2008, 11:55:59 am »
Please, please tell me, what are Witches Britches and do I need a pair ???

Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #715 on: October 05, 2008, 01:40:52 pm »
Ground Effect - mountain bike clothing

Whether you need a pair, only you can say!  ;D

GillP

Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #716 on: October 05, 2008, 05:16:45 pm »
Ground Effect - mountain bike clothing

Whether you need a pair, only you can say!  ;D

Thanks NSTN, if Peli's have arrived in time and she wears them next Saturday then they may be added to my Christmas wish list  :D

tiermat

  • According to Jane, I'm a Unisex SpaceAdmin
Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #717 on: October 06, 2008, 10:59:48 am »
Mrs T is starting to extend her cycling routes, and has a new rider to join them next week! Pretty soon their little cabal will be bigger than this place! :)

Oh and we think we have found what has been afflicting her, it appears that as well as cheese and coffee she has developed an allergy to wheat!!!
I feel like Captain Kirk, on a brand new planet every day, a little like King Kong on top of the Empire State

woollypigs

  • Mr Peli
    • woollypigs
Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #718 on: October 07, 2008, 04:28:52 pm »
wine gummy gum gums !!!!


And oh some other stuff from wiggle arrived today :)

peliroja

  • Mrs Woolly
Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #719 on: October 07, 2008, 07:32:24 pm »
Ground Effect - mountain bike clothing

Whether you need a pair, only you can say!  ;D

Thanks NSTN, if Peli's have arrived in time and she wears them next Saturday then they may be added to my Christmas wish list  :D
No sign of them yet. They are slacking, those Kiwis.  ;)

PaulF

  • "World's Scariest Barman"
  • It's only impossible if you stop to think about it
Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #720 on: October 08, 2008, 04:03:51 am »
It's still only Tuesday - I ordered mine late on a Friday and had them on Wednesday so you should have them tomorrow

EDIT Make that today as I'm a few hours behind :)

Regulator

  • That's Councillor Regulator to you...
Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #721 on: October 08, 2008, 09:12:34 am »
(1)  Mr R has (sort of) agreed to n+1 - so I'm going to be lusting over singlespeeds/fixies this weekend at Cycle.

(2) A huge expenses cheque will be hitting my account tomorrow, so I shall be making a visit to Ground Effect.


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PaulF

  • "World's Scariest Barman"
  • It's only impossible if you stop to think about it
Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #722 on: October 09, 2008, 12:44:47 am »
Got to Vancouver to find today's meetings cancelled :thumbsup:

So I did this  instead  :)

Eccentrica Gallumbits

  • Rock 'n' roll and brew, rock 'n' roll and brew...
Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #723 on: October 09, 2008, 03:03:12 pm »
I've got tickets for Scotland vs All Blacks at Murrayfield 8th November, and Scotland vs Wales for next year's 6 Nations.

Of course, the chance of there being any bits of any Scottish players left after they've been flattened by the All Blacks is slim...
My feminist marxist dialectic brings all the boys to the yard.


Regulator

  • That's Councillor Regulator to you...
Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #724 on: October 09, 2008, 03:36:20 pm »
I've got tickets for Scotland vs All Blacks at Murrayfield 8th November, and Scotland vs Wales for next year's 6 Nations.

Of course, the chance of there being any bits of any Scottish players left after they've been flattened by the All Blacks is slim...

If you want, I'll ask the All Blacks to be gentle with the Scots...  ;) ;D
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I completely agree with Reg.

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