A positive thread

Commuting, Day rides, Audax, Incidents, etc.
Jdsk
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Re: A positive thread

Postby Jdsk » 25 Sep 2020, 11:32am

Lynx?

Jonathan

flat tyre
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Re: A positive thread

Postby flat tyre » 15 Oct 2020, 4:41pm

I have been puzzling over the last few days trying to work out how to fit my disc brake rotors onto some new wheels (it's part of my new bike build project). I had to admit defeat as none of my tools would fit on the securing ring (long boring technical description can be provided on request). So, reluctantly had to admit defeat and take the wheels and rotors to my local LBS (Owen's Petersfield, if you are interested). Whilst waiting outside the shop I spoke to three ladies who had just picked up hired ebikes form the shop and wanted to know the best way for cyclists to get from there onto the Southdowns way, so I was able to provide directions for them, it looked like they were going to have a nice ride. The bike shop fitted my rotors while I waited so I didn't have to make the return trip to pick them up later.

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Re: A positive thread

Postby pwa » 20 Oct 2020, 9:00am

The latest "lockdown" comes into force across the whole of Wales on Friday and lasts for 17 days, and it limits all travel to what is essential except for certian things, and one of those things is exercise. And here is the good news. Whilst your exercise must begin and end at your home (so no driving to it) it can be for any distance and any duration. No overnight stays elsewhere, but day rides as long as you like. Simple. And simple is what I like.

Cyril Haearn
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Re: A positive thread

Postby Cyril Haearn » 20 Oct 2020, 9:11am

Plus One for simple, generally!
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Autumn, the best cycling season
In summer all the trees are uniform green, now they are yellow, brown, different greens, much more interesting (bit not simple? :wink:)
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Re: A positive thread

Postby rmurphy195 » 23 Oct 2020, 9:15pm

Met up with both son and daughter for a short socially-distanced ride around local lanes this afternoon in the sunshine for first time ever. Magic, and the sun shone for us as well! (Both grown-up with children of theier own, so having all of all 3 familes together is too much of a risk, even without the restrictions.)

PS having just turned 70 I never envisaged, 30 years ago, that my health would be good enough for something like this to be possible
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Cyril Haearn
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Re: A positive thread

Postby Cyril Haearn » 24 Oct 2020, 4:52pm

Went for a cycle ride, just for fun
Not so many other cyclists about, +1
Climbed two towers, +2
Lovely light and colours on the way home, fortunately my camera battery was empty so I could not stop to take pictures, that wastes so much time, +3
Found and ate a ripe banana, +4
Got a couple of books from the Little Free Library, +5
An extra hour sleep tonight, +6
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colin54
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Re: A positive thread

Postby colin54 » 27 Oct 2020, 11:30pm

Jdsk wrote:Lynx?

Jonathan

I went into the shop this is parked outside of today, the chap in there told me it's a Merlin (Augusta Westland AW101), the same sort used in the operation in the channel recently.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AgustaWes ... Royal_Navy

Jdsk
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Re: A positive thread

Postby Jdsk » 27 Oct 2020, 11:36pm

Blast: I'm slipping.

: - )

Thanks

Jonathan

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Re: A positive thread

Postby Pebble » 27 Oct 2020, 11:50pm

Cyril Haearn wrote:Went for a cycle ride, just for fun
Not so many other cyclists about, +1
Climbed two towers, +2
Lovely light and colours on the way home, fortunately my camera battery was empty so I could not stop to take pictures, that wastes so much time, +3
Found and ate a ripe banana, +4
Got a couple of books from the Little Free Library, +5
An extra hour sleep tonight, +6

at the side of the road ?

I once seen the remains of a fish supper jettisoned out of a car window - I had been on a long ride, still miles from home.... I just couldn't let it go to waste (it was long before covid)

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Re: A positive thread

Postby Cyril Haearn » 28 Oct 2020, 3:11am

The small ripe banana was on the deck of a bridge on the cycleway, not squashed, could not have lain there long
Should I have tried to identify the rightful owner, chased after them?

I did wonder too if I should have handed it in to the cops, but I just ate it :wink:
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Re: A positive thread

Postby colin54 » 12 Nov 2020, 8:50am

I saw this field full of swans yesterday, an impressive and noisy sight.
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