Author Topic: The Good News Thread  (Read 652896 times)

alan

Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1450 on: August 10, 2009, 12:45:28 pm »
Your cake-privelages  could be compromised you notsosmoothtalking devil.
I still retain some influence hereabouts despite my age :smug:

Gus

  • Loosing weight stone by stone
    • We will return
Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1451 on: August 11, 2009, 07:53:40 pm »

I found a friends stolen bike today while working.
passengers looked at me with disbelieve when I walked out on the platform at took the bike
and placed it in my cabin and continued my train journey.  ;D

It will be delivered to him tomorrow, but he know it has been found. :thumbsup:

clarion

  • Tyke
Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1452 on: August 11, 2009, 07:55:01 pm »
Wow.  Cool.  Any sign of the thief about?
Getting there...

Gus

  • Loosing weight stone by stone
    • We will return
Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1453 on: August 11, 2009, 08:07:11 pm »

There were some youngsters looking angry at me, but they remained silent.
My uniform gives a little extra protection and I'm not the smallest person  ;)

alan

Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1454 on: August 12, 2009, 12:33:10 pm »
A section of the external skeleton frame of my Vaude Mk II broke last weekend whilst at Thorne.
That's not good news,I hear you say.
Correct.

The good news is that Mr Vaude(a.k.a. Colin) says..
Send the broken piece to us via post & we will send a new one back to you FREE OF CHARGE
Now that's good news
 ;D

The new pole section arrived this morning.
It is correct & now fitted.Tent returned to fully functional :thumbsup:
Thanks Mr. Vaude.

Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1455 on: August 13, 2009, 08:28:56 pm »
And saw that she was reading something about Eddie doing his 30 marathons in a row run.

Yeah, I heard him being interviewed today on R5. I wasn't aware of this. I was really bowled over with the challenge he'd set himself.  Blimey, what an effort. Fair play to him. :thumbsup:

edit: Blog / Eddie Izzard
Garry Broad

mattc

  • n.b. have grown beard since photo taken
    • Didcot Audaxes
Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1456 on: August 17, 2009, 04:15:38 pm »
We're in new shared offices, and recently I have become aware of (working for our neighbours):
- youngish cyclist chap; used to race as a schoolboy, now commutes and sportives
- young tanned and slim triathletess - also commutes on a bike.

Both probably twice my speed. Both friendly types. Really cheered me up after the h****t nonsense with colleagues 2 weeks ago.
Has never ridden RAAM
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alan

Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1457 on: August 19, 2009, 02:56:31 pm »
We now own a wifi laptop :thumbsup: .Marj is sorting it to go live ;D

CommuteTooFar

  • Inadequate Randonneur
Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1458 on: August 20, 2009, 10:46:22 am »
Rohloff phoned the LBS to say they were servicing and updating mine for free.  Apparently they were really pleased to see an original design hub back at the factory.

toekneep

  • Its got my name on it.
    • Blog
Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1459 on: August 20, 2009, 01:49:44 pm »
First trip to the dentist since we moved to Lancashire and I am pleased and somewhat relieved to hear that my bridge is still sound. Phew.

onb

  • Between jobs at present
Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1460 on: August 21, 2009, 01:28:16 pm »
I finally bludgeoned a result out of a well known high st lender ,they had been taking the piss and causing me some real sleepless nights .Instead of just accepting the shite they tried to impose on me and client I inferred some veiled threats about Council of mortgage lenders /fsa/ombudsman plus kept pushing further and further up the food chain until someone saw reason .My notes were right on and sometimes it pays to not just put up with the shite you are given.
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peliroja

  • Mrs Woolly
Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1461 on: August 22, 2009, 04:58:46 pm »
I'm looking at an almost-built-up Surly Long Haul Trucker in a delightful shade of metallic red.  :thumbsup:

Regulator

  • That's Councillor Regulator to you...
Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1462 on: August 25, 2009, 05:09:41 pm »
I won on the lottery!

OK - not enough to retire on but enough for a nice meal out for Mr R and me.  :thumbsup:
Quote from: clarion
I completely agree with Reg.

Green Party Councillor

RichForrest

  • T'is I, Silverback.
Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1463 on: August 25, 2009, 06:32:14 pm »
I won on the lottery!

OK - not enough to retire on but enough for a nice meal out for Mr R and me.  :thumbsup:

It's amazing how much food a tenner buys in Little Downham  ;D

CrinklyLion

  • The one with devious, cake-pushing ways....
Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1464 on: August 25, 2009, 10:14:50 pm »
Happy day!  A big white transit was coming along behind me as I clunked up the hill.  It slowed down, stayed back, waited til past the pinch point and then overtook me leaving loads of space and without cutting me up.  It's a miracle!  Well, either that or he was trying to tell me I had a gigantic arse and therefore needed the entire width of the road to accomodate it :)

woollypigs

  • Mr Peli
    • woollypigs
Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1465 on: August 26, 2009, 12:05:17 am »

peliroja

  • Mrs Woolly
Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1466 on: August 26, 2009, 09:05:12 am »
And my Surly is *almost* built!  :D

peliroja

  • Mrs Woolly
Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1467 on: August 27, 2009, 09:00:56 am »
New bike Milly is born! She's a Surly Long Haul Trucker in deep metallic red. I rode her to work this morning, and she is AMAZING!!!!

Thank you to Woolly and Cory for building her!

I'm  :D :D :D today

toekneep

  • Its got my name on it.
    • Blog
Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1468 on: August 27, 2009, 09:03:55 am »
When can we drool over her in the Gallery?

peliroja

  • Mrs Woolly
Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1469 on: August 27, 2009, 09:05:28 am »
Soon, I'm sure. Bear in mind she has mismatched spacers at the moment, so is not her beautiful best. But I'm sure you'll all be nice to her anyway ;)

woollypigs

  • Mr Peli
    • woollypigs
Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1470 on: August 27, 2009, 09:06:13 am »
Milly was delivered late last night so not enough light for photos, but when Peli is back tonight I will take some pictures. And I'm sure that there will be many more pictures coming since we are going touring in Wales this weekend. 

alan

Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1471 on: August 27, 2009, 09:28:41 am »
Milly was delivered late last night so not enough light for photos, but when Peli is back tonight I will take some pictures. And I'm sure that there will be many more pictures coming since we are going touring in Wales this weekend. 
Anywhere near Welshpool?

Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1472 on: August 27, 2009, 09:31:16 am »
I overtook a bloke in full Live$trong kit on a trek this morning while I was on my orange folding bike in baggy shorts :D

He shouldnt have pulled out in front of me just before a hill.  It nearly damn killed me too.

sorry if it was you.

peliroja

  • Mrs Woolly
Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1473 on: August 27, 2009, 05:23:02 pm »
I gave first aid to and called an ambulance for an 86 year old lady who collapsed in front of me (while outside due to a fire in the building  ::-)

And before the smart comments, she lived to tell the tale :thumbsup:

Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1474 on: August 27, 2009, 05:38:23 pm »
New bike Milly is born!

I think I need a new bike.

Let me work on it...
Frenchie - Train à Grande Vitesse