What a week to have off as a holiday

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by johnnyb47, 11 Jun 2019.

  1. johnnyb47

    johnnyb47 Über Member

    Location:
    Wales
    Hi
    I booked this week off work hoping i could get in lots of cycling and enjoy a few days away from home travelling across Wales on my bike, but the weather has certainly put that idea to bed.
    It's raining cats and dogs outside with a cold northern wind blowing across. I love cycling but even i will draw the line on insanity.
    It's only Tuesday and the boredom has already set in. House has been cleaned top to bottom and the awful day time tv is driving nuts.
    Being single i feel quite isolated when stuck indoors for long periods of time and need something to occupy my tiny mind, so I've turned my attention to making something out of old bicycle parts. The outside shed is full of them just gathering dust waiting for time to be recycled.
    Don't laugh but ive been busy making a windmill out of old bike wheels. I've used aluminium and copper tape to make the sails by filling in between the spokes. It looks very eye catching in an artistic form. I made the directional sail by threading a long thin piece of stainless steel bar through the QR and attached a piece of scrap aluminium metal to the wire that i cut into a pleasing shape. With a bit of bodging it now spins nicely pointing in whatever direction the wind is blowing.
    Hmmm i wonder what else i can make out of all the other bits and pieces in the man cave %=)
     
  2. twentysix by twentyfive

    twentysix by twentyfive Clinging on tightly

    Location:
    Over the Hill
    Flaming June :rolleyes:
     
  3. Crackle

    Crackle Squatter

    You could learn to cook slugs
     
  4. Dave7

    Dave7 Guru

    Location:
    Cheshire
    Strange.....its pleasant here.
    Oh hang about, I forgot, I'm in Majorca ^_^.
     
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  5. Katherine

    Katherine Guru Moderator

    Location:
    Manchester
    Well done!
    Picture?
     
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  6. OP
    OP
    johnnyb47

    johnnyb47 Über Member

    Location:
    Wales
    I'll try and get a picture later @Katherine. I'm busy cooking slugs at the moment lol
     
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  7. Smudge

    Smudge Senior Member

    Location:
    Somerset
    Now light up a cigar, stand back and look at your work with pride, and say.....
    'I love it when a plan comes together'
     
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  8. lane

    lane Über Member

    Weather reminds me of a few summer holidays I have had in Cornwall
     
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  9. alicat

    alicat Guru

    Location:
    Staffs
    I had a few days like that in the Lake District once and I was supposedly on dry land.
     
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  10. I like Skol

    I like Skol Hold my beer and watch this....

    Location:
    Ashton-under-Lyne
    I've booked (and paid for) two nights camping near Bamford in Derbyshire for this weekend. It was meant to be a couple of chilled family days after my oldest lad finishes his GCSEs. I don't think we will be going in this weather so that's forty odd quid gone..... :sad:
     
  11. Smokin Joe

    Smokin Joe Legendary Member

    This time last year we were sweltering...:sad:
     
  12. OP
    OP
    johnnyb47

    johnnyb47 Über Member

    Location:
    Wales
    Sorry to read that. Its sods law with our weather grrrr
     
  13. lane

    lane Über Member

    Oh yes Lakes as well. Had to resort to the pencil museum with the kids once. It has closed down now. It wasn't very exciting really.
     
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  14. Smudge

    Smudge Senior Member

    Location:
    Somerset
    About a month or two back, i bought 2 new fans in readiness for any really hot weather like we had last year. Didn't want to wait until they were all sold out like last year.
    I knew this would put a hex on a good summer. So i'm sorry, its my fault.
     
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  15. gavgav

    gavgav Guru

    Me to, and to add to the misery I’ve got a stinking cold :cry:
     
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