Brilliant Day and brilliant wife – Tell me your day
that is ace.. I love you loving your life..
My day.. not so good..
No riding planned.. 🙁 but instead I was going to meet some folk and pick up a very rare and very cool family heirloom.. sink a few beers.. get some gossip and learn some family history.. 😀
The car broke down on the motorway on the way there though.. RAC couldn’t fix it either..
ho humPosted 7 years agoneilsonwheelsMember
Spent most of the day on the sofa with a dodgy back, I did manage a trip to Argos for a toaster. Utter shite. I think I have got cabin fever. Aaaahhhhhhh. 👿
On the bright side I have just been for a spin round the block on my new build and the old back held up quite nice. I’m not in work till Thursday and I can feel a mid week trip to the chase coming on. 😀Posted 7 years agoAmosMember
In Sweden visiting friends who also ride so borrowedhis giant anthem x race bike and went for a 2 hour ride, fantastic loved it!Posted 7 years ago
The only problem now is his bike is full xtr Olympic rims on dt Swiss Sid teams and weighs just a little more than my big toe, and wow what difference sprintedthe last climb. Now need to shave some weight on my cotic!cheez0Member
Been fettling my funduro today, freed up a stuck throttle spindle and it cost nowt, although i had to more or less take the bike apart to get at the carb. still, a good result.
continuing the awesome wife bit, Mrs Cheeze fettled a lovely sunday roast and daughter of cheeze fettled a lovely victoria sponge.
no wonder i cant drag my fat ass up those exmoor hills!Posted 7 years agogonetothehillsSubscriber
Put the 120mm Rebas on the Anthem X last night and did a cracking 5 hour ride from the front door this morning. Stonkingly good route with the added delight of meeting the gorgeous Mrs Gtth at about the halfway point, who’d done the shopping in Buxton and brought me a belgian bun. Got home for a late lunch and now totally crashed out and ready for bed. A good day.
Cumberland Brook (for those that don’t recognise it – and I was going down it, not up as it might appear!)Posted 7 years agoprojectMember
Volunteering on a Sustrans Trade stand at a cycle show, met some lovely people and fellow bike riders , and some just starting to ride, got a free cake and cup of tea.
Then got home and the neighbour had left me a 16 portion black forest gateux, and a lovely thankyou card, for making her a portable ramp so she could get her husband up and down the step outside in his wheelchair.
Piece of Gateux anyone, or will i forced to eat it all.Posted 7 years agospacemonkeyMember
Quiet day just pottering around at home ‘doing stuff’ with Mrs SM and SM junior.
Had a cracking day yesterday though; 4 hour loop around the Surrey Hills followed by beer/wine/whisky and loads of thai food over at a friend’s house. Very late night and proper knackered today.Posted 7 years agocarlphillipsMember
up and out on the trails at 0730 with a couple of mates, 2 hours of dusty fun around cann woods then back home…lovely walk around the woods behind the house with dog/kids followed by dinner (cooked by the mrs as it should be) and 2 bottles wine on the decking with relatives, feeling sunburnt and slightly pi$$ed.
top day.Posted 7 years agotimmysSubscriber
Got up, watched the GP (about 3hrs after real time I hasten to add!). After that headed off to Woburn for a very successful afternoon of heading down bits of singletrack I’d spotted recently but hadn’t investigated – found a couple of new-to-me trails that were very nice, happy days 🙂Posted 7 years agodoboMember
we did the eastleigh 10k road run. me and my gf first road race. but boy was it manic at Flemming park getting parked, getting to the toilets and getting our free t-shirts.Posted 7 years ago
Enjoyed more than i expected though and will be doing some more runs but hopefully off road.
cant wait to get back on the bike though, roll on light evenings!brakesMember
25 miles round the hard-pack trails of Leith and Holmbury in the sunPosted 7 years ago
felt like summer
my gears weren’t working, my knees hurt and I’ve got a cold but I didn’t care because it felt awesome to be out in t-shirt and shorts on dusty trails
finished off with a lager-top by the Thames
Busy being the brilliant husband. Entertaining the kids ( horse riding, park, ice cream shop, grandparents) while mrs B slept off a nasty cold that appears to have struck her the morning after a night out drinking with old school friends. Funny that. I can’t even cash it in with a ride any time soon due to injury.Posted 7 years agoRusty SpannerSubscriber
Superb 4 hour bimble around Hit the North country.
Ran into Harry and Derek, but let them go on as didn’t want to humiliate them with my rad skillz and ‘ting.
First time properly off road for Ms Spanner since her shoulder mashing crash in June last year – all healed for summer, wahay!Posted 7 years agoMoreCashThanDashSubscriber
Painfully slow and cold 46 mile road ride up the A6 to Matlock and back, rushed through the door, into the shower, shepherded MrsSwadey, 2 kids and the outlaws out the door to just make our reservation at a pub for Sunday lunch, outlaws took the kids out and MrsSwadey dropped me off at home so I could wrestle a half rotten willow stump out the garden, just finished that when they all arrived home so I could take Junior to swimming club, ate a hot cross bun for tea trying to ignore Mr Bean’s Holiday on the box, put the pets to bed and got the kids beds/baths organised before filling in the census form, now awaiting a call from my mother so she can thrill me with the minutiae (sp?) of my parents sad existence for half an hour
*goes off to see what beers are in the cupboard…….*Posted 7 years agobuzz-lightyearMember
Well yesterday’s ride resulted in a catalogue of destruction: destroyed rear mech, bent hanger, pringled wheel, twisted chain, frayed shifter cable. All down to a branch.
So repairs were undertaken this morning: new med shadow XT mech, new hanger, wheel trued, new cable, replaced a section of chain.
And then a short ride in Rowberrow Woods where the trails were in fine condition.Posted 7 years agothisisnotaspoonMember
Loving mine today.
Spent this morning tinkering in the garage, trip into the LBS at lunchtime to dribble over frames that cost more than my car and buy a £4.99 bit that’s not 100% what I needed and didnt quite fit, and was only £1.25 online, but it was sunny and I wanted to get the bike built and ridden!
So gentle SS pootle to shop
2 hour road blast, took longer than expected after getting the worst cramps I’ve ever had, but still felt good with the sun on my back and the late afternoon sunshine gradually lengthening my shadow. There’s something oddly hypnotic about watching your own shadow out in front of you, legs pistoning away.
Roast dinner to finish 🙂Posted 7 years agomazzMember
Watched my daughter gain her next gymnastics grades …with distinction! Very proud of her we all are.
Got home mid afternoon and managed to get out in the sunshine on the bike. Trails were, once again, super-gorgeous.
Pizza & beer for dinner, and now settling down with a glass of red wine.
Life is good.Posted 7 years ago
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