A positive thread

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Re: A positive thread

Postby gaz » 25 Oct 2016, 9:29pm

The dynamo hub front wheel arrived today. Not long before I start generating my own electricity :D .

I might even get some lights to go with it :wink: .
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Re: A positive thread

Postby Heltor Chasca » 25 Oct 2016, 10:26pm

Graham. The cycling gnome isn't standing up straight. We need to address the situation with a pair of Postcrete overshoes. The hole next to him is ready.

Bike's nice though.

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Re: A positive thread

Postby Graham » 26 Oct 2016, 8:17am

I'm ahead of the game . . . gnome-style, cycling apparel is on the verge of becoming the MOST fashionable.

The blingest brands always follow my lead eventually, . . . . . though it might take fifty years to catch up.

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Re: A positive thread

Postby reohn2 » 26 Oct 2016, 9:42am

Graham wrote:I'm ahead of the game . . . gnome-style, cycling apparel is on the verge of becoming the MOST fashionable.

The blingest brands always follow my lead eventually, . . . . . though it might take fifty years to catch up.


I'm trendsetter too,light years ahead of my time :idea: :wink:
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Re: A positive thread

Postby Heltor Chasca » 26 Oct 2016, 8:46pm

reohn2 wrote:
Graham wrote:I'm ahead of the game . . . gnome-style, cycling apparel is on the verge of becoming the MOST fashionable.

The blingest brands always follow my lead eventually, . . . . . though it might take fifty years to catch up.


I'm trendsetter too,light years ahead of my time :idea: :wink:


I'm in the right company with you lot.

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Re: A positive thread

Postby reohn2 » 26 Oct 2016, 9:07pm

Heltor Chasca wrote:
reohn2 wrote:
Graham wrote:I'm ahead of the game . . . gnome-style, cycling apparel is on the verge of becoming the MOST fashionable.

The blingest brands always follow my lead eventually, . . . . . though it might take fifty years to catch up.


I'm trendsetter too,light years ahead of my time :idea: :wink:


I'm in the right company with you lot.

But I haven't got your hair :shock: :wink:
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Re: A positive thread

Postby Heltor Chasca » 26 Oct 2016, 9:39pm

Coffee and cider. It'll soon grow

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Re: A positive thread

Postby KEELIEDW » 28 Oct 2016, 11:05am

Some years ago on a weekend away I was wheeling my bike along a peaceful deserted Brighton seafront dreamily admiring the early-morning views, my thoughts were miles away. A loud knocking on an upstairs window of the Hotel Ramada opposite drew my attention to two waving, grinning, semi naked chambermaids who'd decided to give this dopey, helmeted, trouser-clipped middle-aged anorak-wearing git an early morning wake-up treat.

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Re: A positive thread

Postby reohn2 » 28 Oct 2016, 12:12pm

Heltor Chasca wrote:Coffee and cider. It'll soon grow . . . .

I don't do cider,but good coffee is always a delight :)

Nice photo BTW :D
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Re: A positive thread

Postby gaz » 7 Nov 2016, 11:40pm

Finally gone dynohub, the power of the gods is in my front wheel. Let there be light :D .
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Re: A positive thread

Postby KFT » 10 Nov 2016, 10:52pm

We had our Children in Need day at work yesterday and if I got enough sponsorship I promised to ride to work this morning in costume.

Bear on a Bike2.jpg


Raised £117,and had a lovely ride in with lots smiles and comments from passers by.

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Re: A positive thread

Postby gaz » 11 Nov 2016, 11:43pm

That's no costume. You are Yogi Bear and I claim my £5 :wink: . How did I know?

You're riding a bicycle, definitely smater than the average bear :mrgreen: .
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Re: A positive thread

Postby pwa » 17 Nov 2016, 10:04am

Yesterday afternoon I had a couple of hours spare so I got my Thorn tourer out and went for a ride on the autumnal lanes. It was breezy and raining slightly, but it felt good to be out. I included a couple of short, steep hills in the route just to see if the legs were up to it, which they were.

Towards the end of the ride I crested a climb and began a descent towards a bend, where the road was sheltered by tall beech trees. The breeze and the rain resulted in a constant flutter of golden leaves falling all around. A woman was raking them up and putting them into a wheelbarrow. As I slowed for the bend she looked up and said what a good front light I had. I stopped and asked if she was going to compost the leaves. She was. She asked about the bike, never having heard of Thorn. She said she had a Dawes Galaxy that she cycled to work on. It turned into a mini bike chat, in the rain. Like me she did not see a bit of light rain as a reason to stay indoors. I said bye and carried on with the rest of my ride. It's great when you have a meeting of minds with a stranger.

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Re: A positive thread

Postby reohn2 » 17 Nov 2016, 7:34pm

Just finished decorating the bedroom! :D


Just the hall,stairs and landing to do now :?
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Re: A positive thread

Postby rjb » 17 Nov 2016, 9:37pm

reohn2 wrote:Just finished decorating the bedroom! :D


Just the hall,stairs and landing to do now :?


When you coming around to mine?
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