Author Topic: The "I'm Such a Fecking Div" Thread  (Read 61695 times)

citoyen

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Re: The "I'm Such a Fecking Div" Thread
« Reply #825 on: May 02, 2018, 10:28:35 am »
*adds spill plane to workshop wish list*

ElyDave

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Re: The "I'm Such a Fecking Div" Thread
« Reply #826 on: May 03, 2018, 08:00:10 pm »
having bought some of those new fangled MTB sorts with the separate liner I thought I'd wear them today. 

Put the outer on the bed, put the inner on me, got the bike out of the shed, walked it to the end of the drive, sat on it.  Hmm, this feels a bit odd.  Hmm, no outer shorts  :facepalm:.

Oh bugger it, no body will notice on a closed loop one hour ride
“Procrastination is the thief of time, collar him.” –Charles Dickens

citoyen

  • Cat 6 Racer
Re: The "I'm Such a Fecking Div" Thread
« Reply #827 on: May 04, 2018, 10:36:25 am »
I just forked out for a bunch of electronic DIY brevets. Notification email tells me I already had six in the bank that I had forgotten about.

Better start planning lots more riding over the summer!

Re: The "I'm Such a Fecking Div" Thread
« Reply #828 on: May 04, 2018, 10:43:32 am »
Cleaning 2 of my small Nalgene bottles prior to filling them with cooking stuff for this weeks trip.     One shattered in my hand under light pressure, nearly giving me a nasty cut  :jurek:     The other shattered as well after an experimental squeeze.   


They'd been on my kitchen window sill for ages, so my guess is UV exposure.
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Re: The "I'm Such a Fecking Div" Thread
« Reply #829 on: May 04, 2018, 11:00:26 am »
2nd entry of the day!  Just gone to unchain my green tourer & found that when I last used the blue tourer (Sunday) I'd just propped it against the rest & not locked it up  :facepalm:   
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Re: The "I'm Such a Fecking Div" Thread
« Reply #830 on: May 04, 2018, 02:13:30 pm »
That is the best way of discovering that you haven't locked your bike though.
When the sun is up it is always shining
On cloudy days you see the silver lining

Re: The "I'm Such a Fecking Div" Thread
« Reply #831 on: May 05, 2018, 06:31:58 pm »
Bugger! The rubber O ring from the Trangia cap was stuck to the burner. I didn’t notice & when I lit the stove it melted & blocked the burner holes. [/font]
I see some scraping & unblocking in my future [/font]
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ian

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Re: The "I'm Such a Fecking Div" Thread
« Reply #832 on: May 05, 2018, 07:20:16 pm »
Got a taxi to LaGuardia for my flight. Checked boarding pass on arrival. JFK. Three other apposite letters: FFS.
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Mrs Pingu

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Re: The "I'm Such a Fecking Div" Thread
« Reply #833 on: May 05, 2018, 10:49:56 pm »
Oops
Do not clench. It only makes it worse.

ian

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Re: The "I'm Such a Fecking Div" Thread
« Reply #834 on: May 06, 2018, 06:56:58 am »
Oops

Fortunately I was early and the traffic on the Grand Central and Van Wyck expressways benign. Mostly a FFS because I could have just hopped on the E a couple of blocks from my hotel straight to JFK (at significantly less expense). In my defence, my original itinerary did have me slated for LaGuardia, it obviously lodged in my brain despite a latter change.

Made my wife laugh. Idiot she says. This from a woman who once went to the airport on the wrong day.
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Torslanda

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Re: The "I'm Such a Fecking Div" Thread
« Reply #835 on: May 06, 2018, 09:55:24 am »
Are either of you officially allowed out without a grown up...?
VELOMANCER

Well that's the more blunt way of putting it but as usual he's dead right.

Mr Larrington

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Re: The "I'm Such a Fecking Div" Thread
« Reply #836 on: May 06, 2018, 12:10:56 pm »
Joke about Thought Leadership leading thoughts in entirely the wrong direction goes here ==>
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CAMRAMan

  • Formerly A Warwickshire Lad
Re: The "I'm Such a Fecking Div" Thread
« Reply #837 on: May 06, 2018, 06:53:42 pm »
Stripping the Ridgeback, I needed to remove the cranks, so got the extractor and screwed it into the thread. I then proceeded to apply extreme pressure to remove the crank, or so I thought, whilst all the time screwing the extractor further into the pedal thread. It is now stuck very fast although the pedal is off.
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Re: The "I'm Such a Fecking Div" Thread
« Reply #838 on: May 06, 2018, 07:00:57 pm »
When fitting a tyre to a non-tubeless rim, do not forget the rim tape.... BANG!!!  ::-)
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ElyDave

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Re: The "I'm Such a Fecking Div" Thread
« Reply #839 on: May 06, 2018, 07:56:47 pm »
Long ride today in a generally circular motion.  Seems that I maintained the sun on my LHS all day, and despite use of sunscreen, have something of a demarcation line running down my nose and a slight panda-ishness about my eyes from the sunglasses. 
“Procrastination is the thief of time, collar him.” –Charles Dickens

T42

  • Old fool in a hurry
Re: The "I'm Such a Fecking Div" Thread
« Reply #840 on: May 07, 2018, 10:47:27 am »
Div? Colour me arsehole.

I needed to cut a 5mm step into the neck where it goes under the top of the guitar body. Took it down on the bandsaw but I was maybe half a mm too shallow.  I couldn't get my chisel plane adjusted: one tap shoved blade too far out, tap on body brought it back too far, and re-honing the blade didn't help. In desperation I took my n° 4 plane to it diagonally across the grain and knocked a corner off the bit of the neck where it will be visible. :facepalm:

Now I can either get more wood and make another neck or take out a chunk right across the neck and put in a "decorative feature" of a different colour.  Arse.

Maybe I was daft to use sapele, it's a bit too soft. Others do, though.
I dare eat all that may become a man.

But hold the oysters.

Tim Hall

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Re: The "I'm Such a Fecking Div" Thread
« Reply #841 on: May 07, 2018, 02:30:55 pm »
Fitting a new kitchen sink, I reminded myself that the waste isn't yet connected, to avoid the classic "pour water down sink, what's that splashing sound in the cupboard" error. To make doubly sure I put a criss cross of masking tape over the sink.

Fast forward thirty minutes. I notice I'd knocked a cup of water over on the New! Shiny!  worktop, so I grabbed a cloth to mop it up with. Squeezed the cloth out in the sink, obvs. See error noted above.
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citoyen

  • Cat 6 Racer
Re: The "I'm Such a Fecking Div" Thread
« Reply #842 on: May 07, 2018, 03:06:46 pm »
Long ride today in a generally circular motion.  Seems that I maintained the sun on my LHS all day, and despite use of sunscreen, have something of a demarcation line running down my nose and a slight panda-ishness about my eyes from the sunglasses.

I’m only laughing out of sympathy. And because I may have BTDTGTTS...

T42

  • Old fool in a hurry
Re: The "I'm Such a Fecking Div" Thread
« Reply #843 on: May 16, 2018, 09:09:55 am »
Before riding the other day I gave the chain a good dose of lube. On returning the can to the shelf I realised that I'd used the degreaser.
I dare eat all that may become a man.

But hold the oysters.

Re: The "I'm Such a Fecking Div" Thread
« Reply #844 on: May 16, 2018, 03:59:26 pm »
A word of advice to everyone. If you are dependent on externally administered chemicals for any reason whatsoever, it is best to remember to take your medicine every day. Especially if they are mind altering chemicals.
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Re: The "I'm Such a Fecking Div" Thread
« Reply #845 on: May 16, 2018, 07:05:42 pm »
A word of advice to everyone. If you are dependent on externally administered chemicals for any reason whatsoever, it is best to remember to take your medicine every day. Especially if they are mind altering chemicals.
#DAHIKT
I use the medisafe app to remind me
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T42

  • Old fool in a hurry
Re: The "I'm Such a Fecking Div" Thread
« Reply #846 on: May 17, 2018, 08:54:11 am »
Maybe I should get that to keep track of the degreaser.
I dare eat all that may become a man.

But hold the oysters.

barakta

  • Bastard lovechild of Yomiko Readman and Johnny 5
Re: The "I'm Such a Fecking Div" Thread
« Reply #847 on: May 17, 2018, 11:52:10 am »
I'm using Medisafe as well. It's very configurable and you can skip or suspend meds doses as needed. I suspended my vitamin D due to sunshine hopefully being sufficient for a while. I'll reenable it when it gets less sunny in the autumn.

Re: The "I'm Such a Fecking Div" Thread
« Reply #848 on: May 18, 2018, 07:25:53 pm »
I've just made and put in teh oven four individual beef wellingtoni.

Making them is quite a labour, with fillet steak a reasonably expensive one. I assemble them by putting the duxelle (fried chopped mushrooms with stuff, mkay?) on the bottom of the steak, placing it on one pastry sheet, covering with more duxelle and then a second sheet over the top.

Done that, placed in the oven. Then noticed precisely half the lovingly prepared duxelle sitting naked.

If I had half a brain I'd be dangerous.

Torslanda

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Re: The "I'm Such a Fecking Div" Thread
« Reply #849 on: May 18, 2018, 10:06:41 pm »
I hope you made a Wellington pastie . . .
VELOMANCER

Well that's the more blunt way of putting it but as usual he's dead right.