Stoopidest thing you've done this weekend?

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  • Stoopidest thing you've done this weekend?
  • rascal
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    See if you can beat this πŸ˜‰

    Did a ride yesterday, got back to car, put bike in, off I go.
    Decide to ride again today – get bits together. Where’s my helmet? Not where it normally is. Check car. Check garage. Check car again. Swear lots.
    Drive to last place I thought I had it. No sign. Ask business nearby…’oh yes, there was a black helmet by that sign yesterday’…knock on a few doors and yes they saw it too. Gone now though.
    Turns out that I drove off with a nearly new Met Terra lid (with Lezyne rear light on the back) on the roof of my car like a massive knobber 😳
    It was there this morning too by all accounts – if I’d realised yesterday I would have been able to go back to get it – ar*e!

    Didn’t wear sunscreen.

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    Thought I’d just ‘take a quick look’ at the BB30 bottom bracket on my CAADX before a ride this afternoon… πŸ™„

    khani
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    Looked at Derek’s thread..

    Excellent! Hope it appears though.
    Not today but I once drove for 40 minutes to Hamsterley & as I drove into the car park I thought, ‘why did I leave my front wheel in the garage when I can’t even wheelie’ πŸ˜•

    brooess
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    Hoping for an adult response from a couple of abusive drivers when I expressed my ‘what did you do that for?’ feelings – one driving straight at me down a single track road (straight past the passing place on his side of the road), and the other was a passenger in a convertible who returned my wave with a finger…

    Stupid of me to expect irrationally angry people to act like mature grown ups…

    beefheart
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    Turns out that I drove off with a nearly new Met Terra lid (with Lezyne rear light on the back) on the roof of my car like a massive knobber

    Don’t worry, you’re not the only one.
    Gloves too!

    sharkbait
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    Didn’t wear sunscreen.

    This and now I’ve got pink arms after being in the garden all day. 😳

    Sliced through the incoming electrical cable to my house with a mini excavator

    Junkyard
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    DId that with my GPS a few years ago

    This weekend it was sit on the front row of a comedy club

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    Tried to ride a bloody awful Vitus Sentier down innerleithen dh trails. It was bloody awful.

    Tried to keep up with MC. Fell off. He wasn’t trying very hard I think.

    hammerite
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    Tried to help a fledgling starling that had fallen/tried flying. Put it in a shoebox with the lid on as the dark is supposed to calm down a stressed bird. Left it for a few hours and then put the box in the shade with the lid off in case it had recovered enough. Apparently I should have left it to sort itself out (or let its parents find it). Thankfully the parents have been trying to feed it. It’s managed to hop around the garden a bit, but not fly anywhere.

    The shoe box now has the bird in it and with the box pegged to the washing line (about a metre or so from the nest), so the parents can help it, but so the cats can’t get to it. Just hope the parents haven’t decided to abandon it after my meddling!

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    Failed to correctly interpret Mrs B’s instruction of “sort the garden out” as spend 2 hours supervising the kids instead of developing Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome with the strimmer.

    Tingly arms + apoplectic wife = win. Not.

    Garden looks ace though.

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    Should have left Isla in charge of the digger JC

    Klunk
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    had a net today, a week after trashing my calf at the last one, second ball in and ouch I’m hobbling worse than a week ago πŸ™ 😳

    mrsfry
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    Tied my bottoms cord to tight and couldn’t untie them
    Had to cut my way out, due to REALLY needing to be free of my bottoms
    i kind of cut to vigorously

    RIP Nike Β£59.99 and two days old πŸ™

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    In the past, travelled to Perth without my shoes for an STW ride organised by Sannie πŸ™„
    Arrived at GT with no riding clothes, cost a bomb @ Emma & Tracies shop πŸ™„
    Today πŸ™„
    Whilst draining motorhome waste water and emptying toilet cassette I placed the key for said units lock on the vent cover for the heater, then promptly drove off without locking said units or retrieving said key πŸ™„
    Got to Inners before realising mistake, bike and kit now locked in ‘van garage ❗
    To rub salt into the wounds we were sat talking to the guys from CRC/Vitus at “breakfast” who informed us that there was a demo day being held. So with no access to my bike or riding gear all I could do was visit the bike shop and car park where the demo was being held πŸ™„
    Waved to Tally who was doing the uplift I could have been on. Met and spoke to Clive & Trev(Enduro) πŸ˜†
    Otherwise anothe good weekend away in the motorhome with MrsT πŸ˜† πŸ˜‰

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    The other week, I had a day off so drove to innerleithen. Took bike out of car, put keys in bag, put wallet in bag, locked car, closed boot. Had just long enough while closing the boot to see my bag in the back and go “uh” but not quite enough to go “oh” and definitely not enough to stop closing the boot.

    But I’m not a man of deep thought so 60 seconds later I’d obtained a brick and another minute later I was off riding.

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    I drove halfway home from a sportive with my new Garmin on the roof, luckily I’d put a silicone skin on and it happily clung to the roof of the car for 5 miles at 40+mph

    – edit, not today though, today I just burned myself to crap in my parents garden

    hammerite
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    Here’s one by proxy. Mum and Dad have just arrived in Albufeira and realised that they’ve left all the cash they’d converted to € and all their bank cards at home.

    My sister is now in the process of doing some kind of escrow type money transfer.

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    Forgot lunches on a 34km ride with my kids…. 😳

    Could be worse, I could have carried the wrong map… πŸ˜†

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    Argos. Bought something from Argos and had to go and collect it. Can’t believe I was such an idiot!

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    prawny – Member
    I drove halfway home from a sportive with my new Garmin on the roof, luckily I’d put a silicone skin on and it happily clung to the roof of the car for 5 miles at 40+mph

    – edit, not today though, today I just burned myself to crap in my parents garden

    Many years ago when I used to service crew for a mate I travelled from Dunoon to Dumfries in a Mk2 Escort with the petrol cap on the rear windscreen after filling up with petrol ❗ Think I passed the Jackie Stewart driving test that weekend! !!

    Cletus
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    Rode the 111km Lumpy Scrumpy audax on Saturday with zero training. Managed to get round within the time limit but am feeling broken today

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    Just come back from meeting up with an ex work colleague, like 9 years ago ex work colleague… Gawd only knows why I agreed to meet up. I must be down on the list of “folks that feel they need to interact with folks they don’t really like” because seemingly I was on the top of that list.

    Sheeeeeeeeeez, nothing ever changes, in a rut, stuck in a rut, blah di frikin blah….

    Same old, same old, same old, same old……..

    ianfitz
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    Mine too involved a lack of sun cream.

    johndoh
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    Made too many cocktails for everyone who came to our house to celebrate my wife’s 40th and tried each one myself. Spent most of today thinking I’d escaped a hangover only to realise I was still drunk then had to drink through the hangover today.

    yunki
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    Getting involved in an STW thread about reception class policy

    lb45684
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    Slept !! Eat !! and Slept !!

    Had a pot noodle

    Still crap

    rocketman
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    Possibly going for a ride with a bunch of randoms on Sunday morning. Two of them were mute and another one knew everything. it was such a shit ride we exchanged pleasantries at the car park and I went round again

    willard
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    Went to a BBQ on Friday night and had a drink. I woke up next morning feeling grotty and wasted the whole day feeling rough.

    I hate a) getting old and b) drinking.

    Mister P
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    Tripped coming into the house and kicked the doorstep. Toes aren’t supposed to be blue are they?

    allan23
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    Didn’t go for a ride yesterday.

    Had a chilled out rest day doing not a lot, went out for a 22 mile ride on Saturday so convinced myself I was recovering.

    Back at work with a crash this morning and slightly regretting the lazy day yesterday.

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    Not allowing enough time to tackle Garburn Pass and having to head home after only doing Gatescarth and Nan Bield. It’s such a shame driving away from a stunning Lakeland day, knowing they’re few and far between.

    Did one of those “I’m in a rush” overtaking manoeuvres on the way home that made me have a word with myself.

    Saccades
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    Stupidest thing this weekend – I presume Friday counts?

    Pedalled really hard whilst leaning right over going around a roundabout. Idiot.

    I’ve worked out after what probably happened as until the 2nd or 3rd roll looking back at my bike I can’t remember anything. Obviously the new bike has a lower BB and I was shifting faster than I thought.

    Massive gouge on the right hand pedal where it struck into the road and threw me off to the left, landed on my open left hand as its bruised and really sore (dhb mitts are badly scuffed but the skin on my hand is intact). Rolled around to land on my right shoulder (scuffs and massive bruise) and rolled a bit more to smack my knee (more gravel rash and a big ugly lump). Bike scuttered along the road and the other pedal is abused along with the rear skewer, handlebar tape and LHS shifter/brake unit. Just noticed that I battered the bracelet on my watch too. I dorwned everything in witch hazel which appears to have worked quite well.

    Have really ached all weekend and decided not to cycle in today to give the knee an extra days rest.

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    Pushed an extra loop with no lights after sunset. Took the shortest track back down from the top rather than either of the usuals to get down quicker and safer. Don’t know this one as well. Tree cover, roots and rocks, and a barbed wire fence. Ow. Wasn’t 100% sober either.

    Dibbs
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    I managed to get thrown over the bars going UP a steep rocky climb (I blame Strava). 😳

    Not me fortunately but Β£350 of junked carbon helmet

    [url=https://flic.kr/p/G46h4Q]20160508_184010[/url] by WCA!, on Flickr

    Balanced my Garmin 800 on my saddle whilst tightening the stem bolts to try and aleviate an annoying creak that developed on the ride… now have a garmin with a smashed sceen … and still got the creak.

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