Author Topic: Utilitarian Adventures  (Read 63120 times)

Re: Utilitarian Adventures
« Reply #550 on: May 21, 2018, 10:31:21 am »
Probably delivering jellied eels  :)

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Re: Utilitarian Adventures
« Reply #551 on: May 21, 2018, 11:22:59 am »
Google says he's a thing, though stories seem to be 2016. Anyway, he's still out there in 2018, doing his thing.
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Re: Utilitarian Adventures
« Reply #552 on: May 21, 2018, 11:53:56 am »
It's quite Ordinary, really.

Re: Utilitarian Adventures
« Reply #553 on: June 15, 2018, 08:23:27 pm »
I'll put this here as seems to fit. While being sold a front pannier rack the top bloke in the shop was chatting about his tours he had done using the same rack. Well not the exact same one but same model....I didn't have the heart to tell him it's mostly so I can fit more of Aldi's finest on my bike.

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Re: Utilitarian Adventures
« Reply #554 on: June 15, 2018, 08:34:04 pm »
 ;D

Re: Utilitarian Adventures
« Reply #555 on: June 16, 2018, 03:42:35 pm »
And today at the wife's suggestion we all cycled to Aldi. The littlest (4) grizzled a bit but as I've said I think the jump of gear size from her 14 to 16" Isla bike has meant gradients are harder. Most of weeks shopping fitted in panniers split between wife and my bikes and a very slow ride home with a short cut across some scrub land that ended up being a long cut. Several offs from the monkeys who were swerving into each other and a for the second time in a week a child answering to me telling one of my monkeys what to do as she shared a name.

Re: Utilitarian Adventures
« Reply #556 on: June 16, 2018, 10:16:53 pm »
A trip into Newcastle city center with little Joe on his bike this morning.  Nothing unusual about that except for the fact that we came across 2 Circe Helios, 1 Thorn tandem and a fully loaded Bacchetta recumbent and its rider headed for Germany. 

Re: Utilitarian Adventures
« Reply #557 on: June 26, 2018, 08:45:25 pm »
Another weekend trip to do a few chores. Watering fish a d feeding gardens or something like that. On my awesome Thorn normal shoes no lid as forgot it and just using the most efficient transport for the job.

At the moment Im struggling for motivation for going for a ride for the sake of it but apart from driving to work, have a work van and often out delivering pretty much avoid using the car if possible in favour of my bike.

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Re: Utilitarian Adventures
« Reply #558 on: July 17, 2018, 05:05:58 pm »
Today I had a cycletastically useful utilitarian adventure, blatting up the A38 to the Filton branch of Cycle Surgery in pursuit of an exchange or refund for my cycle shoes whose Boa fastening system broke on Saturday. It turned out better than expected, as spare parts are available – yes, really! – and they can mend it! At least they probably can.
The earth is vast and beautiful and contains many miraculous places. (Chekhov)

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Re: Utilitarian Adventures
« Reply #559 on: July 17, 2018, 05:27:43 pm »
As I'd hired a car over the weekend, it naturally made sense[1] to do the bulk supermarket shop by cycle a couple of days later.   :facepalm:

On the basis of weary legs, I compromised and used the electron-assisted trike.  Nice day for a ride, especially when you don't have to wear L-bone pads or an ant-infested helmet.


[1] Sunday trading laws.
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Re: Utilitarian Adventures
« Reply #560 on: December 04, 2018, 07:36:43 pm »
Over dinner tonight the wife tells me that the monkey lost her ear muffs on way home from school. A likely area was identified so I see an excuse to escape out on the bike. The Dyno light reduces battery related faffing so much the bikes grab and go. Slow cycle to the area and much wandering around but no avail. Home on other side of road and about to give up when I think I'll just try the tree which they love to play on. Sure enough tucked down by it are the ear muffs and a scarf. Judging by the chill on the ride they'll be needed tomorrow.

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Re: Utilitarian Adventures
« Reply #561 on: December 22, 2018, 05:25:58 pm »
Today's utilitarian adventures were unexpectedly sociable, bumping into my BiL outside the PO (not his usual shopping area, he was looking for a last-minute pressie for my sister) then <well know local madcap audaxer> on the road. They then became unexpectedly adventurous as I discovered my back light wasn't working when I came out of the stupormarket. Wire from headlamp broken where I've taped it to rear brake cable near the headtube – debating whether to mend it now or wait till tomorrow morning, wash the bike and then do it.
The earth is vast and beautiful and contains many miraculous places. (Chekhov)

Re: Utilitarian Adventures
« Reply #562 on: December 27, 2018, 09:44:13 am »
Thankfully my Burley Bee is currently in my possession, both kids have out grown it but it had been returned from a loan.

Was used to collect Christmas presents that couldn't be carried home on Christmas day most notable a saw horse.

Kim

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Re: Utilitarian Adventures
« Reply #563 on: December 27, 2018, 01:05:55 pm »
A horse made from saws?  That's never going to work.  First sight of a plastic bag flapping in a hedge and it's Texas Chainsaw Massacre time...   :D
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Re: Utilitarian Adventures
« Reply #564 on: December 27, 2018, 01:20:36 pm »
A horse made from saws?  That's never going to work.  First sight of a plastic bag flapping in a hedge and it's Texas Chainsaw Massacre time...   :D

Wise saws, such as 'never look a gift-horse in the teeth'? Or a modern instance such as the throne in GOT?

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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Utilitarian Adventures
« Reply #565 on: January 04, 2019, 03:42:20 pm »
I've just been out to the tool shop in search of a file with which to enlarge the hole in the brake bridge connector on my rear mudguard, in order to get the guard nearer the bridge. There was a choice of a set for £14, of which I would only ever use the smallest, a bit without a handle for £1.99 or a secondhand one of appropriate size and with handle. So I got the secondhand one for 50p. But it was a day for the carbon bike; the council have been so liberal with the grit the very air tastes of salt. Unfortunately I don't own a carbon bike, so the steel is getting corroded instead. Despite the cold, I saw several cyclists in shorts, one with legs an unhealthy combination of plum and raspberry.
The earth is vast and beautiful and contains many miraculous places. (Chekhov)

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Re: Utilitarian Adventures
« Reply #566 on: January 05, 2019, 12:24:55 pm »
I've just ventured out wearing a fleecy top over my shirt, a buff round my neck,  leather jacket, Russian-style Ushanka, long wooly scarf and sheepskin gloves.  Toasty warm.  I have invested (I hope wisely) in a pensioner's railcard and bought my first ticket  on it for Monday - only a local hop.  Then enjoyed wandering round Asda with the Brompron in the trolley.
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Re: Utilitarian Adventures
« Reply #567 on: January 12, 2019, 04:55:45 pm »
Nothing more exciting then another trip to Aldi. Kicked the crap front mudguard again, do suffer from this when cycling in my fairly clumpy shoes but not when wearing clippy in shoes.

Quite a bit of heavy shopping, potatoes and tins meant even though all fitted in was a fair bit of weight so wobbly on the start up.

Highlight of the ride was when a car a long way off coming towards me made it clear they were coming past the parked car on their side of the road by moving onto my side of road. I made it clear I had right of way by taking a central position and they pulled in behind parked car.

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Utilitarian Adventures
« Reply #568 on: February 22, 2019, 03:44:24 pm »
I actually rode my bike yesterday. Combating my own "internal rust".  :D Must have ridden at least two and probably three miles each way for a meal with friends. Food was so-so, evening was good, cycling was good. Made sure to take the bike with working lights!
The earth is vast and beautiful and contains many miraculous places. (Chekhov)

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Re: Utilitarian Adventures
« Reply #569 on: February 22, 2019, 07:09:52 pm »
Steady on!!!

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Utilitarian Adventures
« Reply #570 on: March 09, 2019, 05:03:41 pm »
The earth is vast and beautiful and contains many miraculous places. (Chekhov)