Author Topic: Utilitarian Adventures  (Read 71013 times)

Re: Utilitarian Adventures
« Reply #575 on: May 22, 2019, 09:26:42 pm »
Bravo!!
Rust never sleeps

Re: Utilitarian Adventures
« Reply #576 on: May 23, 2019, 11:24:52 am »
And original goggles were found 20 minutes later

Re: Utilitarian Adventures
« Reply #577 on: May 23, 2019, 11:38:40 am »
And original goggles were found 20 minutes later
But of course !
Rust never sleeps

Re: Utilitarian Adventures
« Reply #578 on: June 15, 2019, 03:40:30 pm »
So far this weekend my utilitarian cycling has included a xydle to a event about climate change put on by a really inspirational 13 year old girl and met the principal of the school who said that he had a tourer and said take the bike inside as too nice to leave outside

Then today a trip to get webbing and buckles to make replacement straps for the girls buoyancy aids then to get some gardening vouchers then to a 1st birthday drop in picnic thing

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Utilitarian Adventures
« Reply #579 on: June 15, 2019, 04:42:36 pm »
Sounds like the kind of person who should be in charge of a school!  :thumbsup: Puzzled about the buoyancy aids though. I mean, we have had a lot of rain but if you need buoyancy aids for the gardening...  :D
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Re: Utilitarian Adventures
« Reply #580 on: July 07, 2019, 01:55:02 pm »
Apart from cycling to school with little Joe this weeks only utilitarian adventure was a trip into the city center on the Circe Helios in cargo mode to collect a new suit.  Perhaps not a trip many would imagine to warrant a cargo bike but the advantage was being able to lay the new suit out on the large rack thus avoiding a scrunched up mess on arrival home.

Re: Utilitarian Adventures
« Reply #581 on: July 13, 2019, 05:52:32 pm »
Trying to clear some junk out of my loft so I've more space to put junk up there.   :facepalm:


A mixed load of old wheels , tyres, a crap frame, old stools & chairs, a knackered record player, old duvet, pillows & bedding, 2(!) vacuum cleaners.  All had to be dragged out of the loft & carried down 8 flights of stairs.


That meant 4 trips to the dump with the Carry Freedom trailer.  I'm a bit knackered now.
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Re: Utilitarian Adventures
« Reply #582 on: July 26, 2019, 07:45:00 am »
Much curtailed list of errands last night asamaged to get the wife a bottle of wine, pick up a portable DVD player from a friend and then having seen lightning, felt the rain and the wind pick up and the humidity went to about 786% decided to race home. Was the right choice as was raining hard minutes after I got home.

Re: Utilitarian Adventures
« Reply #583 on: August 07, 2019, 06:39:50 am »
Our car died the day before we were meant to drive it to Germany. Thankfully got lent a car for holiday and it's an easy fix once the part arrives but means we currently don't have a fully functioning car.

This meant last night a trip to brothers to help him carry a chest of drawers up stairs and then a cycle to one of t'wifes middle class friends to pick up some eco washing liquid.

Today will. Involve seeing how much of aldis finest can be fitted onto my bike, answer will be a fair bit but will again make me consider butterfly/touring bars on the tourer rathe then drops

Tomorrow will involve the kids cycling round to my mother's so the wife can have a few hours without them

Lots of utilitarianism

Pingu

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Re: Utilitarian Adventures
« Reply #584 on: September 13, 2019, 08:33:13 am »
Emergency trousers delivery yesterday  ;D

Re: Utilitarian Adventures
« Reply #585 on: September 28, 2019, 03:35:45 pm »
Last night I lamented having my thorn club tour stripped off usual dynamo and pannier due to using for a charity ride next weekend. Had to refit a rear rack and charge bike lights.

Once that was done we cycled to our friends for dinner. Probably 1 1/2 miles on majority cycle paths and then obviously home after. They thought we were very adventurous for having the audacity not to drive.

Then today around 7 miles with the wife and kids to go scrumping. Got around 8kg of apples including one that was a pound on its own (yes I know mixing metric and imperial)

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Re: Utilitarian Adventures
« Reply #586 on: September 28, 2019, 07:06:08 pm »
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 All had to be dragged out of the loft & carried down 8 flights of stairs.
You live in a castle?
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Re: Utilitarian Adventures
« Reply #587 on: September 29, 2019, 11:42:45 pm »
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 All had to be dragged out of the loft & carried down 8 flights of stairs.
You live in a castle?

Or a top floor flat

Re: Utilitarian Adventures
« Reply #588 on: November 16, 2019, 04:10:19 pm »
The wife and kids were out for afternoon and the wife is going out afterwards so a lovely 25km amble to get the girls and the car. Added in a visit to the local zero waste store to get our washing liquid refilled. I try to cycle there or make sure its included in a route someone else as the irony of burning diesel/petrol to save a bit of packing isn't lost on me.

Oscar's dad

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Re: Utilitarian Adventures
« Reply #589 on: November 16, 2019, 05:32:04 pm »
The wife and kids were out for afternoon and the wife is going out afterwards so a lovely 25km amble to get the girls and the car. Added in a visit to the local zero waste store to get our washing liquid refilled. I try to cycle there or make sure its included in a route someone else as the irony of burning diesel/petrol to save a bit of packing isn't lost on me.

Where is this "local zero waste store" of which you speak???

Re: Utilitarian Adventures
« Reply #590 on: November 16, 2019, 05:51:34 pm »
The one I went to is at Tiptree. Google reco Tiptree. Apparently there is also one in Maldon

Kim

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Re: Utilitarian Adventures
« Reply #591 on: November 16, 2019, 05:55:20 pm »
Where is this "local zero waste store" of which you speak???

Moseley, obviously...
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

Oscar's dad

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Re: Utilitarian Adventures
« Reply #592 on: November 16, 2019, 06:02:17 pm »
The one I went to is at Tiptree. Google reco Tiptree. Apparently there is also one in Maldon

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