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Forum: Road Cycling
02-24-21, 08:18 PM
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Views: 115,867
Posted By gnome

That chainring. :twitchy: someone's dreaming on...

That chainring. :twitchy: someone's dreaming on the price. no sensible person is going to pay that much for a motor-pacer bike with marginal brakes.:foo:
Forum: Road Cycling
02-23-21, 06:18 PM
Replies: 7,849
Views: 115,867
Posted By gnome

someone is plotting. either your demise. or all...

someone is plotting. either your demise. or all the items on the sideboard. or both.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-22-21, 07:00 PM
Replies: 7,849
Views: 115,867
Posted By gnome

It's 31 here. proper. too hot for me. I'll...

It's 31 here. proper. too hot for me. I'll trade some excess heat for some snow.
Forum: Foo
02-20-21, 02:33 PM
Replies: 4,744
Views: 404,504
Posted By gnome

Working on improving my astrophotography. ...

Working on improving my astrophotography.

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Forum: Road Cycling
02-19-21, 07:57 PM
Replies: 7,849
Views: 115,867
Posted By gnome

oh it was. An Olympus OMD E10 Mk II with Samyang...

oh it was. An Olympus OMD E10 Mk II with Samyang f2 12mm lens. 15 seconds at f2 at ISO1600.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-19-21, 07:24 PM
Replies: 7,849
Views: 115,867
Posted By gnome

New tent arrived quicker than expecting. So I...

New tent arrived quicker than expecting. So I took it out for a short overnight hike to test it out.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-17-21, 08:08 PM
Replies: 7,849
Views: 115,867
Posted By gnome

glad you texican addictionites are ok. good luck...

glad you texican addictionites are ok. good luck with the future repairs when hell unfreezes.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-16-21, 10:13 PM
Replies: 7,849
Views: 115,867
Posted By gnome

That and we are a collection of moderately sized...

That and we are a collection of moderately sized islands in the middle of large oceans. Our nearest major landmass is thousands of miles away.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-16-21, 08:23 PM
Replies: 7,849
Views: 115,867
Posted By gnome

large variances in daily temperatures and...

large variances in daily temperatures and conditions are normal here. It's called living in a maritime climate, on a group of islands. no big deal. though we don't get the really freezing...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-16-21, 03:14 PM
Replies: 7,849
Views: 115,867
Posted By gnome

Went to pump up the rear tyre on one of my...

Went to pump up the rear tyre on one of my commuter bikes this morning. The tube failed at the valve. :notamused: At least I have sufficient bikes that I could just transfer my work clothes to...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-15-21, 08:07 PM
Replies: 7,849
Views: 115,867
Posted By gnome

concrete. lots and lots of concrete. maybe some...

concrete. lots and lots of concrete. maybe some astroturf if you want some greenery.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-13-21, 09:08 PM
Replies: 7,849
Views: 115,867
Posted By gnome

+1.

+1.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-13-21, 02:09 AM
Replies: 7,849
Views: 115,867
Posted By gnome

dear oh dear. NDS. in the small ring. cranks...

dear oh dear. NDS. in the small ring. cranks not properly aligned. valve stems not aligned.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-09-21, 06:54 PM
Replies: 7,849
Views: 115,867
Posted By gnome

hiking and cycling are two major helpers in...

hiking and cycling are two major helpers in keeping me sane.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-09-21, 06:52 PM
Replies: 7,849
Views: 115,867
Posted By gnome

she's trying to fatten you up.

she's trying to fatten you up.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-08-21, 08:19 PM
Replies: 7,849
Views: 115,867
Posted By gnome

don't worry about that. as the sun expands as it...

don't worry about that. as the sun expands as it burns through its fuel it will push the zone of habitability out past us anyway.
Forum: Foo
02-08-21, 02:56 AM
Replies: 8,050
Views: 1,510,469
Posted By gnome

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1342/img_e2606_694f4810ce805cbb906e20e7879b3eaff24c2ed1.jpg
Holden panelvan...
Forum: Foo
02-08-21, 02:47 AM
Replies: 4,744
Views: 404,504
Posted By gnome

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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1920s split willow shepherds hut....
Forum: Road Cycling
02-08-21, 02:40 AM
Replies: 7,849
Views: 115,867
Posted By gnome

Went to a classic racing festival on the weekend....

Went to a classic racing festival on the weekend. It was warm and sunny. Lots of interesting old racing cars going round the track at speed.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-06-21, 01:10 PM
Replies: 7,849
Views: 115,867
Posted By gnome

slight correction. Caterham don't make replica...

slight correction. Caterham don't make replica Lotus 7s. they brought the rights off Lotus when Lotus moved to the plastic fantastic cars and needed more money. Technically they build original...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-05-21, 12:38 PM
Replies: 7,849
Views: 115,867
Posted By gnome

ouch. and that is why you are so much faster...

ouch. and that is why you are so much faster than me. you are prepared to repeatedly suffer.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-04-21, 06:05 PM
Replies: 7,849
Views: 115,867
Posted By gnome

won't make the ship go any faster. or the...

won't make the ship go any faster. or the warehouse staff.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-04-21, 06:05 PM
Replies: 7,849
Views: 115,867
Posted By gnome

this is coming from the US. shipping from China...

this is coming from the US. shipping from China to here is both cheaper and faster.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-04-21, 03:17 PM
Replies: 7,849
Views: 115,867
Posted By gnome

Got the shipping tracking link for a tent I've...

Got the shipping tracking link for a tent I've been tempted by for a while. I don't need to check the tracking for probably a month. It's coming half way around the world on the cheaper shipping. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-03-21, 08:22 PM
Replies: 7,849
Views: 115,867
Posted By gnome

That's not news. I've had that message in my sig...

That's not news. I've had that message in my sig for years.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-03-21, 08:21 PM
Replies: 7,849
Views: 115,867
Posted By gnome

more accurate now.

more accurate now.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-03-21, 12:44 PM
Replies: 7,849
Views: 115,867
Posted By gnome

doh. slower than LAJ. no surprises there though.

doh. slower than LAJ. no surprises there though.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-03-21, 12:43 PM
Replies: 7,849
Views: 115,867
Posted By gnome

sarcasm. lots and lots of sarcasm. doesn't...

sarcasm. lots and lots of sarcasm. doesn't necessarily come across the interwebs.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-02-21, 10:09 PM
Replies: 7,849
Views: 115,867
Posted By gnome

damn. that sucks. hopefully you get a quick...

damn. that sucks. hopefully you get a quick diagnosis and heal up well.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-02-21, 08:10 PM
Replies: 7,849
Views: 115,867
Posted By gnome

Quick. buy a nice Di2 bike before something on...

Quick. buy a nice Di2 bike before something on the Break Out Another Thousand goes wrong.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-02-21, 06:21 PM
Replies: 7,849
Views: 115,867
Posted By gnome

All this talk of technical medical science went...

All this talk of technical medical science went right over my head. I mean I understood some of the words. The smaller ones at least. I now have the same glazed expression that people do when I tell...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-01-21, 03:27 PM
Replies: 7,849
Views: 115,867
Posted By gnome

:thumb: Sensible dad. get the most use out of...

:thumb: Sensible dad. get the most use out of the free slave labour. After all they've cost a lot more in upkeep than the cost of the labour saving equipment.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-31-21, 05:31 PM
Replies: 7,849
Views: 115,867
Posted By gnome

Yes they were. It was basically the smallest...

Yes they were. It was basically the smallest space you could fit four adults and a drivetrain. Very clever packaging. Of course they were originally very basic, slow and wouldn't get close to...
01-27-21, 08:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 427
Posted By gnome

Hi. You may like to ask your question in the...

Hi.
You may like to ask your question in the Classic & Vintage subforum. It is more active than this regional one and has (or at least had) some very knowledgable people on the English three speeds....
Forum: Road Cycling
01-26-21, 06:18 PM
Replies: 7,849
Views: 115,867
Posted By gnome

:eek: I'd be pissed as well if I brought a...

:eek: I'd be pissed as well if I brought a bottle of Laphroaig and didn't get to get a drop of it. So what did you buy him as a peace offering?
Forum: Road Cycling
01-26-21, 03:20 PM
Replies: 7,849
Views: 115,867
Posted By gnome

I've never had good rum. I'm not a huge fan...

I've never had good rum. I'm not a huge fan after over-indulging on it in university years ago. so it's fine to waste it with coke. you end up with an alcoholic drink that tastes just ok enough to...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-26-21, 03:12 PM
Replies: 7,849
Views: 115,867
Posted By gnome

no. just no. the only thing that makes coke...

no. just no. the only thing that makes coke tolerable is rum. lots of rum. or maybe bourbon in a pinch.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-25-21, 08:11 PM
Replies: 7,849
Views: 115,867
Posted By gnome

It's a planned trap. when you ask them later why...

It's a planned trap. when you ask them later why you are visiting the least favoured inlaws, or buying a new kitchen, or agreeing to do some other onerous chore, they can say well I did tell you/ask...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-25-21, 06:24 PM
Replies: 7,849
Views: 115,867
Posted By gnome

ugh. that is so wrong. and a waste of coffee....

ugh. that is so wrong. and a waste of coffee. :twitchy:
Forum: Foo
01-20-21, 08:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 910
Posted By gnome

hopefully there are no protected wilderness areas...

hopefully there are no protected wilderness areas nearby with endangered/endemic plants. goats are experts at escaping from enclosures. sounds like the cure is almost as worse as the disease.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-20-21, 08:20 PM
Replies: 7,849
Views: 115,867
Posted By gnome

treadmill running. dear or dear. my condolences....

treadmill running. dear or dear. my condolences. that's even more stupid than regular running.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-17-21, 12:38 PM
Replies: 7,849
Views: 115,867
Posted By gnome

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1400x2000/20210116_sam_6370_69e35498a4ad7cc657581046ee2114b6341742d5.jpg
Inside Cookies Hut.
There is also a stainless steel topped bench to...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-17-21, 12:35 PM
Replies: 7,849
Views: 115,867
Posted By gnome

no ticks here. not a problem.

no ticks here. not a problem.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-17-21, 02:38 AM
Replies: 7,849
Views: 115,867
Posted By gnome

Came home and caught up on the America's Cup...

Came home and caught up on the America's Cup challenger series racing. American Magic had a spectacularly bad day. Luckily all the sailors are ok. Their boat, not so much. At least it is still...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-17-21, 02:36 AM
Replies: 7,849
Views: 115,867
Posted By gnome

Went for a nice tramp (hike) on the weekend. ...

Went for a nice tramp (hike) on the weekend. Interesting weather. It was really hot and fine on Saturday. Sunday started cool and overcast, progressed to cool rain with side order of wind and then...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-14-21, 08:11 PM
Replies: 7,849
Views: 115,867
Posted By gnome

you'll have to sell your boat, probably some...

you'll have to sell your boat, probably some bikes and maybe a kidney to afford that. It probably costs the same as your house.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-14-21, 12:39 PM
Replies: 7,849
Views: 115,867
Posted By gnome

it actually friday here. :p

it actually friday here. :p
Forum: Road Cycling
01-13-21, 06:50 PM
Replies: 7,849
Views: 115,867
Posted By gnome

I haven't set any goals for 2021. cycling or...

I haven't set any goals for 2021. cycling or otherwise.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-10-21, 02:39 PM
Replies: 7,849
Views: 115,867
Posted By gnome

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/20210110_p1102302_e0649f4fca50adb29428002eb1712572c8bd7444.jpg
Nice new backcountry hut.
Went for a nice tramp on the weekend. We...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-05-21, 04:18 PM
Replies: 7,849
Views: 115,867
Posted By gnome

Worst flight I ever had was a small regional one....

Worst flight I ever had was a small regional one. the ones with small planes crammed full of people. I was in a window seat and the person in the isle seat really needed to book two seats. ...
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