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    Pretty busy on the cycling front today.

    Took my trusty road bike for its final ride out...


    Reflecting on a long relationship that has ended.
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    Cobblers to cobbles..
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    Daffy and his pals sheltering from the scorching heat..
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    A couple of tribute pics to the trusty ride..
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    Name that classic car..

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    Thirsty work..
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    Guess that plane or is it a flying whale..
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    Canal capers..
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    16 locks!
    I'd like to see Dill and Mendy get through this lot after a night on the cider

    Apparently it takes 6 hours without a hangover..
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    A herron eying up a lamb lunch..
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    Bowls anyone?
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    Decent crapper in the club which I totally destroyed!
    Healthy meal to finish the ride.
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    Time to venture off to find my new ride, nearly got sidetracked and "did a Troy"..
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    Here's my new ride, carbon fibre with disc brakes.

    Super light and fast as lightening..

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    Getting it back to Chez Chitty posed no significant problems..
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    Old Vs New..
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    It's been a hot day, time to chill out.

    Cheers all.

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    Shalom

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    ^ Careful you don't do a Corrie McKeague mate.

    I reckon your weather opp norf looks better than down here... we've been a bit cloudy today.

    My dad used to play bowls and I'd love to get into it. I'll have to get the gardener to start fixing up our lawn a bit.

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    Congrats on the new unit. The matte finish looks cherry. Disk brakes is a clear upgrade.

    What is the price range of a bike like this ?

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    Nice new wheels mate. Have you gone for crossover tyres on the new one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mendip View Post
    Careful you don't do a Corrie McKeague mate
    Had to Google that


    Quote Originally Posted by Mendip View Post
    I reckon your weather opp norf looks better than down here... we've been a bit cloudy today.
    It's forecast to get even hotter!


    Quote Originally Posted by Mendip View Post
    I'll have to get the gardener to start fixing up our lawn a bit.
    Technically challenging stuff that mate, you may need to provide him with s pair of scissors and a ruler.


    Quote Originally Posted by Backspin View Post
    What is the price range of a bike like this ?
    I got a decent deal on it it was in s sale.
    I know old habits die hard but who am I to resist a bargain!
    450


    Quote Originally Posted by Switch View Post
    Nice new wheels mate. Have you gone for crossover tyres on the new one?
    Thanks, just the plain road tyres.

    Boy does it shift!!!

    If I apply the same consistency and power of the old bike I'm smashing 25mph on the new one.

    Will be interesting to see how it manages hills.

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    Re the car, a Sunbeam Alpine or Tiger.

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    That bicycle looks too small for you.

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    A Triumph Herald.

    Quote Originally Posted by Joe 90 View Post
    Pretty busy on the cycling front today.

    Name that classic car..


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    ^

    You're correct.


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    Nah its my old Triumph Vitesse I think same color sold in Wilmslow about 9?

    Like a Herald but zippier,He's even got me desrt boots now I know woh nicke 'em

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    Quote Originally Posted by PAG View Post
    ^

    You're correct.

    Nah looks exactly like my old Triumph Vitesse?

    I think same color sold in Chichester about 1979?

    Like a Herald but zippier, He's even got me desert boots now I know who nicke 'em

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    Quote Originally Posted by david44 View Post
    Nah its my old Triumph Vitesse I think same color sold in Wilmslow about 9?

    Like a Herald but zippier,He's even got me desrt boots now I know woh nicke 'em
    No, the Vitesse had twin headlights.


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    Oh yes you are right PAG, Oldtimers disease onset alert now I see he lamps just min was that colour

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    Oh and the plane. That is an Airbus A380. They are coming back after taking early retirement before covid.

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    Going from pads to disks is akin to going from yaa dong to something Stumpo drinks on his birthday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Switch View Post
    Nice new wheels mate. Have you gone for crossover tyres on the new one?
    They're tubeless anti puncture tyres, all new to me.
    Will tubeless take over the pro peloton? Here's what the experts say - BikeRadar

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe 90 View Post
    Interesting.

    I'm riding 700x25 with tubes and want even thinner. Looking online and 700x23 is about the thinnest that's readily available and easy to find.

    I want pizza cutter thin to be honest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PAG View Post
    No, the Vitesse had twin headlights.
    My friend's father had one. A 2 litre engine, IIRC. Reportedly went well in straight lines. We weren't allowed near it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edmond View Post
    Interesting.

    I'm riding 700x25 with tubes and want even thinner. Looking online and 700x23 is about the thinnest that's readily available and easy to find.

    I want pizza cutter thin to be honest.
    There's a 16mm tyre for velodrome riders, wouldn't want to use that on the road.

    The tyres on my new ride felt like pizza cutters today.
    With the added bonus that they're puncture proof, so no need to carry a pump and spare inner tubes anymore.

    Gonna mix it up a bit with this post...

    #summermadness

    39oC today...

    A pre ride meal...

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    Reflection..

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    TC has opened a new shop to supplement his restaurant trips..
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    This is the third time this year the farmers have bailed the grass for the winter cattle feed so far this year..
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    It's so fvcking hot I'm dehydrated and hallucinating!
    What is that strange Pokemon on top of that bale???
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    I shall revisit these fields of sweetcorn in a couple of months for a few samples..
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    A post ride meal..
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    And rehydration..
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    Proof of todays heat..
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    Tbf its akin to an Australian winter

    Now for a spot of Madness..

    Ashton in Makerfield near Wigan must be one one the biggest shithole towns I've been to since Binley, it even has cheap accommodations outside the jobcentre..
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    Thankfully we wasn't their for the plush accommodation or local cuisine, although I did dip my toe in with this rather tasty kebab..
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    I've been driving in my car
    It's not quite a Jaguar
    I bought it in Primrose Hill
    From a bloke from Brazil
    It was made in fifty-nine
    In a factory by the Tyne
    It says Morris on the door
    The GPO owned it before
    I drive in it for my job
    The governor calls me a slob
    But I don't really care
    Give me some gas and the open air
    It's a bit old but it's mine
    I mend it in my spare time
    Just last week I changed the oil
    The rocker valves and the coil
    Just last week I changed the oil
    Last week it went 'round the clock
    I also heard a little knock
    I dented somebody's fender
    He learned not to park on a bender, ha ha ha
    I've been driving in my car
    And it don't look much but I've been far
    I drive up to Muswell Hill
    I've even been to Selsey Bill
    I drove along the A45
    I had her up to fifty-eight
    This copper stopped me the other day
    "You're mistaken, " what could I say?
    The tires were a little worn
    They were ok, I could have sworn
    I like driving in my car
    I'm satisfied I've got this far
    I like driving in my car
    It don't look much but I've been far
    I like driving in my car
    Even with a flat tire
    I like driving in my car
    It's not quite a Jaguar
    I like driving in my car
    I'm satisfied I've got this far.

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    All the way to Haydock Park for the Madness Concert!!

    I've been waiting 40 years to see them live and they didn't disappoint!!

    All ages in attendance and a record capacity for the racecourse, tbf most went for the 90minute concert!

    Plenty of merchandise on sale..
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    Plenty of bookies making a fortune track side..
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    Plenty of fine fillies..
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    Caught the last race..
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    Might have to return here for ladies day soon, like I said plenty of fine fillies..
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    Mostly groups of lads and girls having a mega day out, it felt like pre covid times again.

    The Jockey Club know how to get the crowds in, people who wouldn't ordinarily be interested in horse racing etc..
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    We got to the front of the stage an hour early for a prime view...
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    Suggs doing his thing, made funny anecdotes between songs..
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    Tbc
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    The madness moshpit didn't disappoint..
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    The in crowd..
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    Just as the concert kicked off a few pissed up Karen's tried barging through my kids to get to the front, I got then evicted by security..
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    El Thommo was sublime on the saxophone!

    My youngest got a couple of souvenirs..
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    The concert was probably the best I've ever been too and x great first concert for the kids.

    Time for a few Madness tunes...





    I started the chant at the end " We want more!!"

    Of course Suggs and Co delivered..




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    'A group of lads and girls'?

    *​cough*





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    ^^Great pics Joe, and plenty of variety in the entertainment too. I asked the question about tyres because I use the crossover stuff on my tourer. The knobbly bits help if you have to go off road. That happens a lot more here.
    Great to see Madness still doing live shows.

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    Black people not allowed in or sumfin'

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    Very nice pics, Joe. Much appreciated. Keep on trucking / biking!

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    Does look like a good gig.


    The foker's lost weight too. Unless he's gonna fez'up to photoshopping it.


    :/

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