Author Topic: It's not the despair. I can take the despair. It's the hope I can't stand.  (Read 45147 times)

FifeingEejit

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And then there's the time you realized you were biting off more than you could chew a tad too late...

Failed attempt at the Central Scotland 300 Perm; Innerleithen




I doubt Rapha will be using that one for their 2020 catalogue.
Never tell me the odds.

Kim

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I doubt Rapha will be using that one for their 2020 catalogue.

I look forward to CrossCountry using it on one of their "freewheeling all the way" demotivational how-to-book-a-dangly-bike-space posters[1], thobut.


[1] The current iteration features a mountain biker with handlebars that look like they wouldn't fit.
To ride the Windcheetah, first, you must embrace the cantilever...

fboab

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Easter Arrow 2019

McDonalds number 3 before breakfast time, you've already had a beef burger and a chicken burger and you've forgotten about the Fillet O' Fish as the other meat option.


1st Mac - Meal
2nd Mac - Apple pie / brownie / muffin & Milkshake
3rd Mac - Mozarella bites, fruit bag and coffee
4th Mac - Please god let the breakfast menu be available
TSS is not Total Sex Score, Chris!

Cudzoziemiec

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sideways bounding monkey lounging under fruit tree

Kim

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Easter Arrow 2019

McDonalds number 3 before breakfast time, you've already had a beef burger and a chicken burger and you've forgotten about the Fillet O' Fish as the other meat option.


1st Mac - Meal
2nd Mac - Apple pie / brownie / muffin & Milkshake
3rd Mac - Mozarella bites, fruit bag and coffee
4th Mac - Please god let the breakfast menu be available

Any sport that involves more than one visit to The Scottish Restaurant in a 24-hour period is immediately suspect IMHO.
To ride the Windcheetah, first, you must embrace the cantilever...

Cudzoziemiec

  • Solar powered, tea fuelled cycle-wol
Easter Arrow 2019

McDonalds number 3 before breakfast time, you've already had a beef burger and a chicken burger and you've forgotten about the Fillet O' Fish as the other meat option.


1st Mac - Meal
2nd Mac - Apple pie / brownie / muffin & Milkshake
3rd Mac - Mozarella bites, fruit bag and coffee
4th Mac - Please god let the breakfast menu be available

Any sport that involves more than one visit to The Scottish Restaurant in a 24-hour period is immediately suspect IMHO.
Not really. It puts the endurance in endurance sport.
sideways bounding monkey lounging under fruit tree

FifeingEejit

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Easter Arrow 2019

McDonalds number 3 before breakfast time, you've already had a beef burger and a chicken burger and you've forgotten about the Fillet O' Fish as the other meat option.


1st Mac - Meal
2nd Mac - Apple pie / brownie / muffin & Milkshake
3rd Mac - Mozarella bites, fruit bag and coffee
4th Mac - Please god let the breakfast menu be available

 ;D

I have the limitation of having unpleasant reactions to something in cheese and milk, that definitely isn't lactose (as that would only be unpleasant to me)
The beef then chicken approach worked for me on the first 2 visits, but the 3rd I stupidly only had an apple pie and fries, I must remember the fillet of fish next time I'm in that position.
THe further problem was that at the next control the food on offer was also a choice of chicken or beef; so I grabbed sweets... amateur hours.

Any sport that involves more than one visit to The Scottish Restaurant in a 24-hour period is immediately suspect IMHO.

Scottish Restaurant? Oh you mean the name...
I thought you meant chip shops, much more variety there you don't even need to eat the same variation of oatmeal more than once

1) white pudding supper with a mars bar and bottle of bru
2) black pudding supper with a twirl and a bottle of Red Kola
3) red pudding supper with a snickers and a bottle of Moray Cup
4) haggis supper with a crunchie and a bottle of fanta
5) fish supper and a bottle of coke
6) burger supper and a can of tango

Where's the challenge in that? (You may note I got fed up of the deep fried confectionery after the crunchie)

Would it be possible to stop posting 3MB images to this thread, please?  They take rather a long time to load, and the forum won't display more than 640 x 640 anyway.
Never tell me the odds.

FifeingEejit

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test ignore...


Edit: hm, dodge photo host I picked doesn't resample to the size selected just sets the BBCode to tell the browser to resize appropriately, but thumbnail seems ok?
Edit2: What's even dafter is it seems to link to a 640x480 version of the image...

I think I have retired from audax riding, and this thread will forever affirm that decision. Especially this:



It seems to fit in well with this:



Kim

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I'm now picturing him diving into the toilet to rescue his Garmin, with a Brian Eno soundtrack.
To ride the Windcheetah, first, you must embrace the cantilever...

FifeingEejit

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I'm now picturing him diving into the toilet to rescue his Garmin, with a Brian Eno soundtrack.


Do I need to develop a neddy Edinburgh accent or will my gadgie dundee/Fife one do?

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That may not be The Worst Toilet In Scotland but it is a very nasty one.  I appreciate that Angel Delight Butterscotch brown seats are somewhat thin on the ground in the 21st century but black would have been better than white.
Never tell me the odds.

Kim

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Would it be possible to stop posting 3MB images to this thread, please?  They take rather a long time to load, and the forum won't display more than 640 x 640 anyway.

I reckon dialup-esque image loading times seemed in keeping with the theme of the thread.
To ride the Windcheetah, first, you must embrace the cantilever...

FifeingEejit

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A couple from Great North Road


αdαmsκι

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I'm now picturing him diving into the toilet to rescue his Garmin, with a Brian Eno soundtrack.

We were talking about this on the BCM yesterday, but decided it'd be ibuprofen one would be diving for from the toilet.

(This came up in conversation as one of our group needed the toilet, and being the sad fu**er I am, I knew that despite being in the middle of nowhere there was a decent public toilet a few miles up the road. I knew this as I was in a similar dilemma last year when my prayers were answered and suddenly a public toilet appeared as if by magic. I was expecting it to be like a scene from Trainspotting, but it was actually OK, and yesterday when we turned up it was being cleaned.)

What on earth am I doing here on this beautiful day?! This is the only life I've got!!

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hellymedic

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I'm now picturing him diving into the toilet to rescue his Garmin, with a Brian Eno soundtrack.

We were talking about this on the BCM yesterday, but decided it'd be ibuprofen one would be diving for from the toilet.

(This came up in conversation as one of our group needed the toilet, and being the sad fu**er I am, I knew that despite being in the middle of nowhere there was a decent public toilet a few miles up the road. I knew this as I was in a similar dilemma last year when my prayers were answered and suddenly a public toilet appeared as if by magic. I was expecting it to be like a scene from Trainspotting, but it was actually OK, and yesterday when we turned up it was being cleaned.)

The public convenience that appeared in Nantwich at around 2am when I did WCW in 1994 has not been forgotten.

I doubt it's still available...

mattc

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Would it be possible to stop posting 3MB images to this thread, please?  They take rather a long time to load, and the forum won't display more than 640 x 640 anyway.

I reckon dialup-esque image loading times seemed in keeping with the theme of the thread.

It's taken me 8 days to get this joke.
Has never ridden RAAM
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