Indulgent Christmas Day?

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Indulgent Christmas Day?

Postby Bobbinogs » Mon Dec 24, 2012 06:51 am

So, having no doubt risen with the lark at dawn accompanied with loud squeals of delight from my 2 daughters as they rip through another set of lovingly wrapped presents with gay abandon, my plan for tomorrow is the usual indulgent treat on Chrimbo of a relaxed breakfast...and then a couple of hours out enjoying the quiet roads with the odd festive nod of bonhomie to/from other road users (not that there will be many). I might even don the odd Xmas bike-related present (which there had better be or santa will be somewhat frugal in his gift to Mrs Bobbinogs).

Any one else planning something wickedly indulgent, a ride out or something else perhaps? I don't count spending one hour on the turbo due to flooded roads as a Christmas treat, btw :wink:

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Re: Indulgent Christmas Day?

Postby fish156 » Mon Dec 24, 2012 07:05 am

Turkey will take 4h20m to cook, so plenty of time to get out on the bike. Ideally out into the Ashdown Forest. :D

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Re: Indulgent Christmas Day?

Postby Bustacapp » Mon Dec 24, 2012 08:42 am

Yup, I'll be cracking the port open in the morning!!

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Re: Indulgent Christmas Day?

Postby nevman » Mon Dec 24, 2012 08:46 am

no way Jose'.With three dogs and an invasion of pensioners with elbows like Kill Bill swords ?
Whats the solution? Just pedal faster you baby.

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Re: Indulgent Christmas Day?

Postby soslow » Mon Dec 24, 2012 09:29 am

looks like it may actually run out of rain in Bristol tomorrow so hoping to do a nice easy ride. There were quite a few out last year. might have to modify route as some of the back lanes will be under water but main roads should be fairly quiet

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Re: Indulgent Christmas Day?

Postby Marcryan206 » Mon Dec 24, 2012 10:29 am

You are lucky my misses would kill me if I went out tomorrow. So getting out later this afternoon then Boxing Day :wink: so in theory get more time on the bike!

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Re: Indulgent Christmas Day?

Postby Loretta Damage » Mon Dec 24, 2012 10:40 am

As above, if I even look at my bike tomorrow I will be in a whole world of pain. Been out this morning, wet and horrible but worth it. Out again on Boxing Day, riding 40 miles to the in-laws for lunch. Hopefully with a new Garmin attached!

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Re: Indulgent Christmas Day?

Postby ALIHISGREAT » Mon Dec 24, 2012 10:52 am

Its looking like it might hail tomorrow so I'll treat myself so some sufferfest on the turbo to work up an appetite.

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Re: Indulgent Christmas Day?

Postby big p » Mon Dec 24, 2012 11:07 am

gonna get stuck into this http://connect.garmin.com/course/2506370 the wife's got a new power tap wheel she doesn't know about yet to try out.

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Re: Indulgent Christmas Day?

Postby Bobbinogs » Mon Dec 24, 2012 11:45 am

big p wrote:gonna get stuck into this http://connect.garmin.com/course/2506370 the wife's got a new power tap wheel she doesn't know about yet to try out.


Lovely looking route, hopefully it will be a bit drier up north than is now predicted for the SW. New Garmins and Powertaps, I dunno, I am beginning to think I undersold myself by asking for some new Prendas socks :)

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Re: Indulgent Christmas Day?

Postby ademort » Mon Dec 24, 2012 12:52 pm

Hope to get out tomorrow. Weather forecast says it might be as much as 11 degrees, however it looks like it might rain quite a lot so will have to wait and see. Love cycling but dont wanna go out and get soaked on Xmas day.
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Re: Indulgent Christmas Day?

Postby boogi11 » Mon Dec 24, 2012 13:00 pm

Well. Santa had better be packing a work stand and a chain tool, so I can repair my bike, don't hunk I will be going out though

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Re: Indulgent Christmas Day?

Postby simona75 » Mon Dec 24, 2012 13:27 pm

I'm going down to Dorking for Christmas Day so weather permitting I can get a few circuits of the Olympic Box Hill lap in before the gluttony starts. Hope there is room for bike and presents in the car!

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Re: Indulgent Christmas Day?

Postby jonomc4 » Mon Dec 24, 2012 13:31 pm

I shall spend the day clearing up after the kids - setting up various iphones and ipods - new computers and laptops - then I shall be cooking a major dinner / lunch during which I will take time out to help build lego. Then it will be clearing up and then, just maybe then, I will get to sneak out into the garage and fix my Garmin 800 onto the bike :)

Christmas is about giving (mostly of my time) - I will worry about going for a ride on the 27th.

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Re: Indulgent Christmas Day?

Postby saprkzz » Mon Dec 24, 2012 14:51 pm

Lucky for me, It Tuesday.. and that means its rest day! whoopp... I love my new 6 day training plan! :lol:

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Re: Indulgent Christmas Day?

Postby Bozman » Mon Dec 24, 2012 15:22 pm

Craggy Island for me! A bishop and a priest will be at our Christmas dinner, by late afternoon you could be sitting on the set of Father Ted, thank "god" that it only occurs every other year.
A 10yr old bottle of Ardbeg, an atheist, a Bishop and a priest...... What more could you ask for on Christmas day?

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Re: Indulgent Christmas Day?

Postby Chris Bass » Mon Dec 24, 2012 15:28 pm

i'm going to pop on the turbo for an hour i think, need to drive to the parents so no time for a proper ride and that's better than nothing :)
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Re: Indulgent Christmas Day?

Postby Stueys » Mon Dec 24, 2012 17:36 pm

Went out for 3 hours today so highly unlikely to get a pass for tomorrow. I might push my luck and try an hour on the turbo or its Boxing Day for me. I might just have dried off by that point, had an hour of torrential rain and one road that was so flooded the bike needed carrying across today.

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Re: Indulgent Christmas Day?

Postby Loretta Damage » Mon Dec 24, 2012 19:42 pm

My Mrs has just told that me that "if I want to go out for a ride tomorrow morning that's fine". This is a test isn't it?

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Re: Indulgent Christmas Day?

Postby ademort » Mon Dec 24, 2012 19:47 pm

ademort wrote:Hope to get out tomorrow. Weather forecast says it might be as much as 11 degrees, however it looks like it might rain quite a lot so will have to wait and see. Love cycling but dont wanna go out and get soaked on Xmas day.
Ademort

Further to the above, the weather forecast now gives rain all day and wind speed 6. Think i,ll give it a miss. But for all those who brave the elements wherever you may be have a good ride out and merry Xmas.
Ademort


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