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Postby Germcevoy » Tue Oct 16, 2012 19:03 pm

Step_7 wrote:Yeah going to have to fit some soon - struggled home last night in a downpour on the Hybrid and got wetter from the water thrown up than the rain coming down I think. Hopefully tonight will be a bit drier.


It was lovely round Mallusk tonight. Did a quick run out to Templepatrick and back. It got dark very quickly. Luckily my lights held their own.

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Postby Vino2007 » Wed Oct 17, 2012 10:59 am

MisterMuncher wrote:Wee nod to anyone cycling Ormeau/Embankment area. Some sack of dog vomit has left carpet grippers and tacks round the cycle lanes, under leaves as well. Clearly malicious, and bloody dangerous.

I managed to find a couple tonight.


I wonder if it is the guy who I reported to the police for driving the full upper ormeau road in the bus lane with his left indicator on so as to avoid the huge traffic que due to the new bus lanes. I asked the police why everyone else had to abide by the rules of the road but he would get away unpunished. "This concern will be raised with the particular driver if he is stopped by our team at a future date." I.e We don't give a phuck.

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Postby MisterMuncher » Wed Oct 17, 2012 11:05 am

Ah, well, it's not like he passed a police station that's bristling with cameras. Oh. Wait...

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Postby T.M.H.N.E.T » Fri Oct 19, 2012 15:45 pm

What's happening this weekend chaps? Plotting a coffee route myself :lol:

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Postby dw300 » Sat Oct 20, 2012 16:54 pm

I'm playing golf and recovering from that stupid trainer workout!

Tomorrow looks like a great day for a cycle though!
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Postby T.M.H.N.E.T » Sat Oct 20, 2012 16:57 pm

40miles done, pizza ordered - Michael McIntyre at the Odyssey later :lol:

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Postby dw300 » Sat Oct 20, 2012 17:16 pm

T.M.H.N.E.T wrote:40miles done, pizza ordered - Michael McIntyre at the Odyssey later :lol:


Skimmed that reply .. thought that said 40" pizza at first!

Enjoy your evening, MMs 'local' material is usually good, will be interesting to see what he makes of NI.
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Postby T.M.H.N.E.T » Sat Oct 20, 2012 17:26 pm

dw300 wrote:
T.M.H.N.E.T wrote:40miles done, pizza ordered - Michael McIntyre at the Odyssey later :lol:


Skimmed that reply .. thought that said 40" pizza at first!

Enjoy your evening, MMs 'local' material is usually good, will be interesting to see what he makes of NI.

40" pizza sounds like a fair match :lol:

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Postby madden2011 » Sun Oct 21, 2012 16:55 pm

T.M.H.N.E.T wrote:40miles done, pizza ordered - Michael McIntyre at the Odyssey later :lol:


Was at Michael McIntyre myself last night as well. Was a good show. Though only done 20 yesterday and another 20 odd today. That might be due to the few pints I had last night

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Postby T.M.H.N.E.T » Sun Oct 21, 2012 17:02 pm

madden2011 wrote:
T.M.H.N.E.T wrote:40miles done, pizza ordered - Michael McIntyre at the Odyssey later :lol:


Was at Michael McIntyre myself last night as well. Was a good show. Though only done 20 yesterday and another 20 odd today. That might be due to the few pints I had last night

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******* carpark was a nightmare! nearly 40mins trying to get near the exit. I wasn't allowed to be a ballbag to those prats in orange coats. :cry:

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Postby madden2011 » Sun Oct 21, 2012 18:14 pm

Wasnt you heckling him was it about value for money???

I parked away from the Odyssey, always a nightmare getting out of there

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Postby T.M.H.N.E.T » Sun Oct 21, 2012 18:23 pm

madden2011 wrote:Wasnt you heckling him was it about value for money???

I parked away from the Odyssey, always a nightmare getting out of there

Haha no,taking the ball and running with it is an understatement though.

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Postby Pinno » Sun Oct 28, 2012 20:25 pm

Christ did it rain today. Went out yesterday morning and got blown to shreds in a Baltic breeze. Then it clouded over and its done nothing but rain today. How about you lot ? When I watch the weather forecast, I always have a look at Belfast area 'cos if they say 'In the West of Scotland...', they are usually wrong when it comes to Stran Rear (4rse end of Scotland).

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Postby T.M.H.N.E.T » Sun Oct 28, 2012 20:35 pm

pinarello001 wrote:Christ did it rain today. Went out yesterday morning and got blown to shreds in a Baltic breeze. Then it clouded over and its done nothing but rain today. How about you lot ? When I watch the weather forecast, I always have a look at Belfast area 'cos if they say 'In the West of Scotland...', they are usually wrong when it comes to Stran Rear (4rse end of Scotland).

Bad weather tool: Rollers are in the post and the Turbo trainer is in the bin.

Cold yesterday rain today. No real change from the usual :lol:

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Postby Step_7 » Tue Nov 06, 2012 20:11 pm

Fortnight off the daily commute for lots of reasons but back on the road this week - finally got a KOM on Strava :D, only 7 others have done it but I'm not going to argue! Amazing what you can accomplish when you're late for work.... :p Starting to get used to the new bike, drop bars felt very strange at first as did the (comparatively) rubbish brakes but beginning to feel more at home. All the leaves, mud and tree debris on the roads doesn't inspire much confidence though regardless of the bike I'm on... :(

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Postby dw300 » Wed Nov 14, 2012 22:50 pm

http://nigreenways.wordpress.com/2012/11/14/bin-lane-users-call-for-action-on-cyclists/

Also .. in my new job, Cycle to Work is offered, but I'm not allowed to leave a bike in work, WT-absolute-F?!
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Postby T.M.H.N.E.T » Thu Nov 15, 2012 04:43 am

dw300 wrote:http://nigreenways.wordpress.com/2012/11/14/bin-lane-users-call-for-action-on-cyclists/

Also .. in my new job, Cycle to Work is offered, but I'm not allowed to leave a bike in work, WT-absolute-F?!

Lol. Only in Belfast

What's your new job? and where? Sounds like a bit of a shithole

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Postby paul_mck » Thu Nov 15, 2012 08:06 am

I got halfway through thinking it was serious lol before I twigged

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Re: The Northern Ireland Thread. *Warning* May include cake

Postby MisterMuncher » Thu Nov 15, 2012 08:15 am

dw300 wrote:http://nigreenways.wordpress.com/2012/11/14/bin-lane-users-call-for-action-on-cyclists/

Also .. in my new job, Cycle to Work is offered, but I'm not allowed to leave a bike in work, WT-absolute-F?!


I've got a car park security guard giving me guff for using "his" car park to stow my bike while I'm working. Apparently someone had their car scratched, and it simply must have been me, amongst other nonsense. I think the poor lad needs a beer, or a ride, or maybe just a quick bat in the mouth.

Nothing I'd mind if I was in fact using the car park, but I'm only walking through it to set my bike at the back door of my workplace.

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Re: The Northern Ireland Thread. *Warning* May include cake

Postby dw300 » Thu Nov 15, 2012 18:51 pm

I'll just say it's in the city centre and the building has 5 parking spaces for what I'd guess must be at least 100 people. But space to hang 20 bikes on a wall would take up no more than the space of a couple of desks.

I am seriously disgruntled, but mostly due to the fact that I have to give Translink Metro money. Their service is unreliable at best, and the Brothers Grimm would be proud of their timetable .. sheer fantasy.

My 5.8 mile commute took 64 minutes .. I could cycle it in 25.
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