reasons to be cheerful...

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Chris Bass
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reasons to be cheerful...

Postby Chris Bass » Thu May 02, 2013 11:47 am

This week i have discovered that my job is being made redundant so i'm having to reapply for internal roles, i've had to make a doctors appoitment for the first time in 6 weeks (i had health problems which meant i had to have them twice a week before that) and my commuter bike is finally giving up after years of abuse but.....

its a beautiful sunny day,
there is hardly any wind,
and due to my rubbish commuter bike I am cycling home on my good bike

so all in all i'm ignoring the bad and concentrating on the good today!!

anyone else want to share cheefulness and spread the joy?
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Re: reasons to be cheerful...

Postby goonz » Thu May 02, 2013 11:50 am

Its a great day, I sit overlooking the Thames and loads of peeps out jogging and sunning themselves.

I have cut off nearly a minute off my commute in the last few weeks so am feeling good. Strava it up baby!
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Re: reasons to be cheerful...

Postby c-mac » Thu May 02, 2013 12:09 pm

Redundancy = more time to do things you want to. Riding.

That's how I'm looking at my redundancy anyway.

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Re: reasons to be cheerful...

Postby Chris Bass » Thu May 02, 2013 12:54 pm

c-mac wrote:Redundancy = more time to do things you want to. Riding.

That's how I'm looking at my redundancy anyway.


I like it! and we are allowed to take time off to prepare for other job interviews! I reckon I could think of some good questions and interview techniques whilst out on a ride so that is preperation in my book!!
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Re: reasons to be cheerful...

Postby Cat With No Tail » Thu May 02, 2013 13:50 pm

View from my office window:

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Re: reasons to be cheerful...

Postby Headhuunter » Thu May 02, 2013 16:57 pm

End of 2012 ealy 2013 were bad for me:

Made redundant in Dec 12
Broke my wrist in Jan 13 - Still not quite right
3 bikes nicked in Feb 13 - about £2k
Boiler broke down and needed replacing in March 13 - Another £2k

But hey ho, found a new job and the sun's shining...
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Re: reasons to be cheerful...

Postby cheaterkiller » Thu May 02, 2013 17:42 pm

Chris Bass wrote:This week i have discovered that my job is being made redundant so i'm having to reapply for internal roles, i've had to make a doctors appoitment for the first time in 6 weeks (i had health problems which meant i had to have them twice a week before that) and my commuter bike is finally giving up after years of abuse but.....

its a beautiful sunny day,
there is hardly any wind,
and due to my rubbish commuter bike I am cycling home on my good bike

so all in all i'm ignoring the bad and concentrating on the good today!!

anyone else want to share cheefulness and spread the joy?


Im out of work and I hate it. However im glad Im not in work today. Nice easy 50 miles in light winds and sunny sunshine. It was warm too. Thank **** I didnt have to sign on, waste of time and due to the time I do so, would have screwed my day up. First time this year I wore only 1 layer of clothing.
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Re: reasons to be cheerful...

Postby esafosfina1 » Thu May 02, 2013 18:36 pm

Five days off the bike due to a saddle-sore the size of San Marino, a course of antibiotics, and foolishly agreed to help a friend paint a room... got out this arvo for a snappy hour on the bike, legs felt like shoot, knees were killing me and the nether-rgions were tender as all f**k... BUT... it was stunning out, and I swallowed my first fly of the year! Nice! :D

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Re: reasons to be cheerful...

Postby Mikey41 » Thu May 02, 2013 18:41 pm

Beautiful day up here, legs out in the sunshine for a really nice 42 hilly miles. Well, apart from the surprise 20%er that didn't make itself obvious :o but good training for my next sportive in 3 weeks, I need to survive 60 miles for that one. :D
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Re: reasons to be cheerful...

Postby AchillesLeftKnee » Thu May 02, 2013 18:57 pm

Yep, lovely weather here to. Managed to get a quick fun 90 mins in after work despite having a head cold with it's accompanying stream of phlegm, and the missus appears to have acquired a couple of scones and some clotted cream... they have no long to live :)
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