Author Topic: The Good News Thread  (Read 659628 times)

LinzWakeley

Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1325 on: April 26, 2009, 07:07:55 am »
I'm off to spend the day with my friend. She's been working far too hard lately, so as the weather is fabulous, I'm going to get her away from computer and out for the day

robbo6

Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1326 on: April 26, 2009, 11:18:57 am »
I've just ebayed a pair of cottered steel slightly rusty cranks for £90.

CommuteTooFar

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1327 on: April 27, 2009, 01:39:05 pm »
I rode 'not so pink, white and blue bike' for the first time in five months.

The problem with emergency repairs in November you put them straight in to LBS without cleaning them so I got a filth bike back.  On a planned service I clean the bike apart from the bits I know are going to be replaced so I normally get a nice bike back.

The chain is slippling so I will probably need to buy a new sprocket and chain.

It was raining this morning.

Despite dirty bike, slipping chain and arrival at work I am happy. Pink, white and blue bike is not Dawes Discovery 101. :)


Oscar's dad

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1328 on: April 27, 2009, 04:20:27 pm »
Our fledgling touring career is likely to continue in 2009.  It looks like me, Twinkle Toes and Tina the Tandem will be attempting a 100 mile circuit one weekend in June.  The route passes through places that spell out her name.  We hope to raise money for her Cub pack.  It had better happen as I am currently helping boost the GB plc economy by purchasing panniers and sundry camping kit.  [Edit: I may not being helping much as so far the kit I have bought has come from France, Germany and the US.  I have been purchasing from UK retailers though]  ;D

At the end of May we are going on test ride to a local pub with campsite attached (The Huntsman and Hounds)

In 2010 The Boss tells me we will be going on a proper tour in French France  :o :o :o

Oaky

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1329 on: April 27, 2009, 05:16:23 pm »
...

At the end of May we are going on test ride to a local pub with campsite attached (The Huntsman and Hounds)

...

That's a bizarre co-incidence - I was contemplating a trip there (en-famille, with whopping big tent, so not cycling it) in late May (20th/21st - mid-week, so unlikely to overlap with yours, I guess) to test out all the new or new-ish camping gear for a couple of nights.
You are in a maze of twisty flat droves, all alike.

85.4 miles from Marsh Gibbon

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1330 on: April 27, 2009, 08:10:23 pm »
it doesnt take over an hour to catch a bicycle, every day for the last week ;D



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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1331 on: April 27, 2009, 09:27:02 pm »
it doesnt take over an hour to catch a bicycle, every day for the last week ;D



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Did you laugh until you were a little hoarse?
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peliroja

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1332 on: April 27, 2009, 10:18:07 pm »
Talking of little horses, can Mrs Mike recommend any good riding stable (not too poncey) within reasonable reach of London? I've been bitten by the bug again :D

Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1333 on: April 27, 2009, 10:38:51 pm »
Talking of little horses, can Mrs Mike recommend any good riding stable (not too poncey) within reasonable reach of London? I've been bitten by the bug again :D
Have you tried the one in Wimbledon? Ridgeway(?). They are cheaper than the Richmond park ones. Kingston Riding Centre are very good and have a side saddle, but quite expensive. I think it might be worth looking around SE London as they get quite a lot cheaper quite fast. There used to be one near Bromley Common that I've heard good things about. :)
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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1334 on: April 28, 2009, 01:22:04 am »
My girlfriend's colleagues have somehow managed to persuade her that tandems are cool, so we're in the market for a tandem. Woot!

Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1335 on: April 28, 2009, 07:06:19 am »
Talking of little horses, can Mrs Mike recommend any good riding stable (not too poncey) within reasonable reach of London? I've been bitten by the bug again :D

she say "no idea, sorry".  Friends go to one in Pinner, but I dont know if it's any good.

but do you fancy n+1?  There might be one for sale up here soon if he doesnt start behaving a bit better....

clarion

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1336 on: April 28, 2009, 09:06:29 am »
My girlfriend's colleagues have somehow managed to persuade her that tandems are cool, so we're in the market for a tandem. Woot!

Someone say they want a tandem? ;)
Getting there...

Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1337 on: April 28, 2009, 10:39:23 am »
Any one got one for sale? Bear in mind my gf is only 5ft and I'm only 5' 7", they build us small in the Far East...

Oscar's dad

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1338 on: April 28, 2009, 12:24:00 pm »
...

At the end of May we are going on test ride to a local pub with campsite attached (The Huntsman and Hounds)

...

That's a bizarre co-incidence - I was contemplating a trip there (en-famille, with whopping big tent, so not cycling it) in late May (20th/21st - mid-week, so unlikely to overlap with yours, I guess) to test out all the new or new-ish camping gear for a couple of nights.

Cool.  If you're members of the Camping & Caravan Club then Retreat Farm at Little Baddow is very nice.  We're off to the Moon & Sixpence near Woodbridge, expensive but good.

Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1339 on: April 28, 2009, 01:47:43 pm »
Last time we stayed at 'Moon and Sixpence' our daughter was still in Baby Grows and slept in a cot in the awning.   She will be 33 this year.    Didn't think it still existed.

Oscar's dad

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1340 on: April 29, 2009, 10:51:25 am »
Last time we stayed at 'Moon and Sixpence' our daughter was still in Baby Grows and slept in a cot in the awning.   She will be 33 this year.    Didn't think it still existed.

Still there and thriving from what we could tell.  It has the poshest loo block that we have ever used and we've visited countless sites at home and on the continent.  Go again, you'll like it.

woollypigs

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1341 on: May 02, 2009, 02:30:20 pm »
Peli is in the cab on her way home from the hospital with our new addition to our family ;)

With hospital I mean Brixton Cycle and addition to the family I mean 2 new bikes

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1342 on: May 02, 2009, 07:15:13 pm »
Peli is in the cab on her way home from the hospital with our new addition to our family ;)

With hospital I mean Brixton Cycle and addition to the family I mean 2 new bikes




I should damn well think so...  >:(

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gordon taylor

Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1343 on: May 12, 2009, 09:20:18 pm »
After a decade of horrendous teenage troubles at the extreme end of the scale (drugs, courts, college drop outs etc...)


My four children have finally grown up and are lovely, lovely people.


I knew the time would some, but it has been a long and painful wait,


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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1344 on: May 12, 2009, 10:13:14 pm »
Empathy  matey.  Bloody empathy. 
Isn't it great when you all come out the other side?
 
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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1345 on: May 14, 2009, 01:47:38 pm »
For the last 2 1/2 weeks I've had a trapped nerve in my lower back.  It feels a bit like a medium-bad cramp down the back of one leg, and it's been making me grumpy.  After lunch I lay down on the office floor and did my lower back exercise, knees together, over to one side and then the other.  There was an almighty cracking sound from my spine and as I type I am totally and utterly pain-free.  I don't know if it'll last but just for know I LIKE IT.

Thank you for listening.

clarion

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1346 on: May 14, 2009, 02:05:10 pm »
Ah.  I know that sense of relief.
Getting there...

alan

Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1347 on: May 14, 2009, 06:03:01 pm »
I have found my YACF buff that I thought I had lost just before departing for JoG 2 weeks ago :thumbsup:

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1348 on: May 14, 2009, 06:17:41 pm »
Was it round your neck?

Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1349 on: May 16, 2009, 11:28:08 am »
The Crossing Patrol man told me that the lowlife who assaulted him had been jailed for 9 months, a result which he found reasonably satisfying.
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