Monday Morning Debrief 46 – Hello 'prufen my old friend…
Up early Saturday to try & finish Operation Pond Fill with a simple patio overlay.
A mate came over to help and we got a fair bit done.
Chucked in a bulk bag of hardcore (the second one), plus a load of rubble from de-constructing the old pond. Still not enough so went to local builders merhcants for another load of hardcore. Laid that. Whacked it down.
Got just over halfway with laying the slabs.
No help Sunday so everything took twice as long. Went OK until I got to the last edge where I realised if we’d have used a slightly smaller gap between slabs, they would have fitted in perfick. As it was I had to split the slabs along that edge. The other slabs I’d split had all gone without too much bother; by no means a perfect edge, but they split in the general direction required and in the general position.
BUT, the last three slabs were a complete disaster and had me on the edge of a nervous breakdown. Ended up laying them in broken bits; I just couldn’t ge them to split properly and was slowly losing the will to live.
Got about 2/3 of the way across with the pointing before giving up after 9hrs; a broken mess.
Going to finish the pointing tonight (weather permitting). Can’t wait for the first heavy downpour to show up just how uneven it’s been laid!
I hate DIY.
No cycling. 😥Posted 4 years agocbmotorsportMember
Busy saturday, and a christening on Sunday, so only sneaked out for the quickest of rides on Sunday morning, quick 14 mile muddy blast on some local trails. First ride I’ve done in the daylight for a couple of weeks. It was fun. The 1/2 hour bike clean afterwards wasn’t though.Posted 4 years agojekkylMember
Got into an argument with the wife on Saturday night about going out first thing on sunday morning for a measley two hours while the wife wanted us to do housework…. I looked at the sunshine through the window while hoovering & then mopping 🙁 made up for it by making us all a lovely roast pork with roast tatos for tea at 5 and then went out with my mate for a night ride 8-11, great ride, some awesome hills and some sloppy claggy mud, clear dry night, was great.Posted 4 years agorocketmanMember
Cannock Saturday which was an absolute shitfest after Friday’s rain I just pottered round
Went again yesterday with some company and a few detours to increase the fun factor much much better
Bike is in the shed unwashed I might take a brew in and have a look at it tonightPosted 4 years agoyetitonySubscriber
Had a great ride down the local abandoned train tracks, into Hatfield forest for a bacon buttie. Decided to hit all the knwon muddy sections and not use the wimpy road sections. Hence the mudfest!Posted 4 years agobrakesMember
after 5 hours of drinking at the Woking Beer festival, I had five hours sleep then bashed out 50 cold and hungover miles on the road bike. across central London and down to Richmond Park for a few laps before it got stupidly busy and annoying.Posted 4 years ago
A satisfying self-flagellating ride.mcnultycopSubscriber
Was going to go out on my new roadie, but I managed to screw the thread up on the LH crank (on the phone whilst doing it, not concentrating) and the LBS was shut.
I’ve not ridden for 3 weeks due to holidays and work so just rode local trails on the Canyon. This turned out being the most unremarkable ride I’ve had in ages, not quick, not particularly slow, didn’t fall off, didn’t get chased by dogs.
I’m going to go somewhere exciting next weekend – Lee or Gisburn.Posted 4 years agoDugganMember
20 miles round Hayfield and over to Mellor early on Saturday though I forgot how muddy some of Hayfield gets when it’s been p***ing down.
Dropped on with the weather though as it was actually lovely in the morning- got home just before the thunderstorm and hail shower.
Hardly saw anyone except one guy who appeared from nowhere and left me for dead halfway down fox clough (I think it’s called) so hello to you if you’re on here.Posted 4 years agoir_banditoSubscriber
Freezing cold ride first thing saturday morning with son #1 along the Tyne whilst the wife ran with son #2 in the pushchair.
No other riding all weekend, but I did manage to get on with some long-term bike jobs: removed, cleaned and flipped my Rohloff sprocket with the aid of a bench vice and scaffold pole, completed my adaption of a USE/Exposure handlebar mount so I can fix my Revo to my fork-crown with the QR function, AND built my new bolt-thru dynamo wheel (to be trued tonight)Posted 4 years agoDracSubscriber
A day with my girls on Saturday as the Mrs went out for the day and then worked overtime Sunday so I could out back in the bank what the Mrs spent on Saturday. I had a very good day at woks yesterday for once getting the chance to do my job properly and for what I’m meant for.Posted 4 years agojulianwilsonMember
Work and back twice. Livin’ the dreeeeam!
@danielgroves, there is a big segment (big as in 15 miles long) on strava which will show you some of the several rather cheeky but twiddly ways back to Plymouth from Wembury without retracing your cheeky coastpath way out there. Woods behind reddicliff close have some lovely little lines in them, a few different ways to get from one side to the other, and even some proper doubles in there somewhere, and they hold up pretty well in bad weather too.Posted 4 years agofathomerSubscriber
No riding Saturday, concrete smashing followed by rugby watching.
Sunday, me and the wife ventured up to the Peaks and did the Misty Marple ride from the V-Publishing Dark Peak book. Good ride, great scenery and lovely weather. Even saw Josh Bryceland out on a demo ride, very friendly he is.Posted 4 years agomatt_outandaboutSubscriber
A cold, muddy and sunny Saturday afternoon ride from Dunblane, via Darn Path, to Bridge of Allan. A potter round mine woods, and a final scoot across the carse to pick up the car from the office. All with two eldest OAB’s leading the way. Teh awesome. 8)Posted 4 years ago
Sunday – had to call off a trip to Comrie Croft, so had a wander locally in stunning sunshine and ice. LovelydanrandonSubscriber
Decided i’d just have a quick ride round the blue at Hick Lodge (national forest cycle centre) in leicestershire. All was going well until in a fast section with a jump into a berm came face to face with two ramblers in the middle of the berm. (trail is marked one way cycleists only). Managed to take evasive action and shot over the top of the berm to avoid hitting them. Luckily only a damaged ego and a slightly buckled front wheel.
After picking myself up I politely informed them of the status of the trail, i was told i was going to fast and to **** off in no uncertain terms. Needless to say not a happy bunny. Also pointed out that a less experienced rider would have mowed them down and could have caused them serious injury.
Some people eh?Posted 4 years agoTiRedMember
Hillingdon Points Grabber race Saturday, Club Hill Climb yesterday. Nothing off-road this weekend, will be next instead.
Decided i’d just have a quick ride round the blue at Hick Lodge (national forest cycle centre) in leicestershire
It’s a nice course. Must take my nephew around there again very soon (lives in Ashby). Some people eh? Hope the wheel can be trued out.Posted 4 years agowoody2000Subscriber
Having hurt my neck cleaning my teeth (yes, really!), I too am dosed up with Ibuprofen and feeling sorry for myself. So, no riding as such this weekend, but I did go to watch Citycross on Sat and I did take the bike to the park with the kids yesterday for a bit of messing about.Posted 4 years agoSannySubscriber
Glorious day yesterday. Went for a local ride in the Campsies. Slipped on the ice on my steps going out of the house…………avoided a fall on the ice on my ungritted street……..started to really get into the ride taking a few pics and revelling in the sunshine……….Back brake was playing up then decided to fail completely mid ride….as I was on a steep grassy descent…and my front wheel slipped out…and I frantically grabbed at the non working Avid Elixir brake….and went down like a sack of spuds….dead leg from going full bore into the end of my bars while the other end planted in the ground…..damaged front shifter….lots of swearing….followed up with over 10 mile ride to get home. The brake has now been stripped from the bike and will be fixed using a credit card and a bin……… 😀 Is it just me or are Elixir brakes just sh1t?
Still, I’m glad I wasn’t on the road sooner as I came across one of those teeny superminis on it’s roof at the top of Mugdock Hill. The same three way junction did for a lovely pair of shorts a couple of January’s ago when I used my hip as a brake on black ice in the dark only to get up to see a Range Rover on two wheels which had found the ice before me. Good to see that East Dunbartonshire Council still don’t grit that section of road………. 😯Posted 4 years agoMing the MercilessSubscriber
Loving the fixing of faults with credit card and bin :D. Nothing Saturday, it fell down, so did 7 mile walk with the hounds instead after rain became merely heavy rather than torrential.
Sunday, broke out the one speed and was 9 miles into the ride climbing up the Eastbourne mile (back complaining bitterly at this point) when the phone rang and the Man from Oncall was required to go and wiggle random wires till an important bit of the railway started working again.Posted 4 years agomartinhutchSubscriber
Went to Whinlatter for a couple of hours not realising the duathlon was on, did the north loop with a couple of inches of snow in places, then joined a snake of puffing competitors slipping and sliding up the south loop. Nice to be able to sit and eat flapjack on the rocky top looking at glorious views of Derwentwater while they had to sweat onwards.
Then crashed at speed on the slippery wooden bridge on the blue.Posted 4 years agobikebouyMember
Jeeze it pissed it down on Sat here in that Lonjon so we ended up bumming around until mates called and we headed over to Slone Sq for supper, Sunday broke early and we headed off to Chatham Marine to look at a boat and had a wander around the mud flats afterwards, then beers in the local and an argument to finish off a very mediocre w/e.Posted 4 years ago
I’m riding all next w/e, so not too bothered, but I must do a couple of bimbles to the bike which I will enjoy whilst listening to some tunes and throwing some shapes.
Oh, I had a call form nephews in R’ogate who thanked me for thier birthday prezzies.. not bad that.
So an overall 😐
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