Yay, it's cheery Friday.

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Re: Yay, it's cheery Friday.

Post by Mike » Fri Jun 09, 2017 5:10 pm

After a shitty week of crap weather I wasted a whole weeks leave....But now it's looking promising and iv just completed a route I'm going to try to get done that takes me to the remotest parts of the south west on England if that's at all possible :) bikes all packed and I'm ready to rock out on Monday morning. Just gotta hope the ingrowing hair on my ass sorts itself in time....ooohhh :shock:

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Post by In Reverse » Fri Jun 09, 2017 5:15 pm

Weather's lovely here, hangover's not too bad, think I might build the full susser up and go have a bounce round Rivington. :-bd

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Post by Zippy » Fri Jun 09, 2017 5:26 pm

My gear cable snapped. Utilised the workshop at halfords to fit new one :-bd

(Amazing how their bikehut workshop is less well equipped than my personal toolset :lol: )

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Post by ZeroDarkBivi » Fri Jun 09, 2017 5:29 pm

Mike wrote:....But now it's looking promising and iv just completed a route I'm going to try to get done that takes me to the remotest parts of the south west on England if that's at all possible :)
Off-Road? Be interested to hear about what you find in Cider & Ice-Cream Country.

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Post by barney » Fri Jun 09, 2017 6:14 pm

not the longest route but the 3km ride to school with the girls was an absolute joy today in the sun! :cool:
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Post by frogatthefarriers » Fri Jun 09, 2017 9:37 pm

Bearbonesnorm wrote:... and the scab's just come off my leg* that I received after dropping a running grinder on it some weeks ago...
Few things are more deeply satisfying than getting a good big scab off in one piece :grin:
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Post by Mariner » Sat Jun 10, 2017 4:29 pm

frogatthefarriers wrote:
Bearbonesnorm wrote:... and the scab's just come off my leg* that I received after dropping a running grinder on it some weeks ago...
Few things are more deeply satisfying than getting a good big scab off in one piece :grin:
Is it cheating to use spray on plaster?
It sets like varnish until the whole scab drops off.

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Post by Bearbonesnorm » Fri Jul 07, 2017 9:16 am

You wouldn't know it's cheery Friday from looking at these fellas but I'm cheery because the Fly Catcher chicks living near the door to my workshop have doubled in size this week and all appear to be doing well ... hardly surprising with all the flying, crawling and biting things that also live here :-bd

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Post by Richard G » Fri Jul 07, 2017 9:30 am

I was going to be miserable, because I'm still unwell...

...but that's fantastic. I love it. :-bd

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Post by Scattamah » Fri Jul 07, 2017 9:39 am

@Stu - Those Flycatchers look like someone dropped another Muddy Fox ripoff on your doorstep :)

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Post by Pyro » Fri Jul 07, 2017 12:18 pm

Stuck in a boiling hot office with serious tech issues so should be miserable...

...but since that tech issue is our e-mail's gone down, no-one's pestering me for work, I've got a fairly unlimited supply of tea, and I'm all packed up to naff off towards Bala for a weekend of kayaking, hill running and hopefully a gentle spin at Coed y Brenin. Worse things happen at sea...
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Post by 99percentchimp » Fri Jul 07, 2017 12:34 pm

Love the flycatchers Stu - do they return every year to the same nest site?
Pyro wrote: I'm all packed up to naff off towards Bala for a weekend of kayaking, hill running and hopefully a gentle spin at Coed y Brenin. Worse things happen at sea...
See you there Pyro - will be at Bala too this weekend with friends and kids - birthday BBQs, kayaks and swimming as well as a run maybe.... out of here shortly to go and pack in a hurry (as per normal!). Have a good weekend everyone.
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Re: Yay, it's cheery Friday.

Post by Bearbonesnorm » Fri Jul 07, 2017 1:03 pm

do they return every year to the same nest site?
No, first year they've used this spot. It's usually the reserve of the Redstarts. There's some Blue tits in the flat below too.
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Post by danielgroves » Fri Jul 07, 2017 1:49 pm

Good beer, good food and good friends tonight.

Bikes tomorrow night :-bd
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Post by Pyro » Tue Jul 11, 2017 8:56 am

99percentchimp wrote:
Pyro wrote: I'm all packed up to naff off towards Bala for a weekend
See you there Pyro - will be at Bala too this weekend with friends and kids.
Ah, if I'd have spotted this before the weekend I'd have given you a shout! I had a cracking time, 3 laps down the Tryweryn with a couple of old friend, a solo run up Arenig Fawr in the evening, and a steady spin out with a couple of mates at Coed y Brenin in the Sunday.

It was beautiful up the hill on Saturday evening:
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Post by voodoo_simon » Fri Jul 21, 2017 4:19 pm

Went to the local airstrip and not only did I have the most amazing breakfast in a very long time, three Apache helicopters flew in in formation. Instead of landing, they spun around and flew the whole length of the runway backwards before going home for their dinner*

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Post by deft punk » Fri Jul 21, 2017 6:39 pm

This bit of serendipity from the One Bike thread made me chuckle at the end of a fairly grim week :lol:

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Post by BigdummySteve » Sat Jul 22, 2017 12:29 pm

Great Friday at work, we introduced a new regime, funkit Friday. Funk, soul and Motown all day with bacon rolls for lunch :-bd got home to find my wife had cooked a stupendous roast :-bd , went bike packing :-bd . Still on a high from new job so I'd have enjoyed Friday even if I fell in a cesspit :-bd
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Post by Richard G » Sat Jul 22, 2017 12:46 pm

I just got my gears working again, so that's good news. Another hard training ride tomorrow, but I don't care... just nice to be out. :-bd

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Post by Bearbonesnorm » Fri Aug 18, 2017 9:07 pm

Spent a couple of minutes sat a few feet from a Merlin today, looked like she'd caught her dinner and wasn't letting it go just because I was there. 'Twas lovely.

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Post by windjammer » Fri Aug 18, 2017 11:20 pm

fat bike packed with new gear,off to the peaks cutgate,doctors gate single track awesomeness :mrgreen:

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Post by JohnClimber » Fri Aug 18, 2017 11:29 pm

Busy week in work (enjoying my job for the first time in 10+ years)
Local bivi tomorrow night


Oh and a bit of decorating to spoil it :cry:

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Post by Roobell7 » Fri Aug 25, 2017 10:20 am

Bike loaded on the car. Kit bag in the boot

Nearly time to head up the M1 towards the Yorkshire Dales and the YD200 :grin: :cool:

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Post by Bearbonesnorm » Fri Aug 25, 2017 10:26 am

Good luck to all those making their way up to the Dales this weekend ... hopefully the weather will be kind.

Me? I'm home alone until Tue. Dee's gone to Kent this morning, I cut a new ash bow stave last night so I have that to play with and the dogs have decided it's fried Spam butties for tea ... cheery Friday indeed :-bd
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Post by Dan_K » Fri Aug 25, 2017 1:06 pm

Cheery Friday for me too.
Just finished work for a week and a half.
Enrol eldest in college this afternoon and then it's a weekend of bbqs, riding my cx bike and then a week in Devon without the kids :-bd

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