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I read  'What have you done with your bike/s today?' and I think, I need a 'What have you done instead of working on your bike/s today?'. Anyone else need this?

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Re: An idea for a new continuing topic
« Reply #1 on: 06.03. 2019 19:40 »
well my input would just be , I went to the pub! *beer* ;) only joking *bash* lots of other stuff needs doing . I have got to get the old car out the garage and have a play with that, and that reminds me roof needs sorting brothers workshop needs building.---- right that's enough before I have a list as long as the river nile *eek*   edited on 23 /7/ 2019 I wish I had left the car in the garage!!

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Re: An idea for a new continuing topic
« Reply #2 on: 06.03. 2019 21:12 »
I still work for a living (roofer) so that’s mainly what I do instead of working on the bike. I’m also busy converting an old van into a camper so we can go off withthe dog - it was either that or a sidecar, but the dog is too daft to sit in the sidecar.

Looking forward to having more time to work on the fleet *smile* but no doubt my kids will be making demands on my time as well so, no doubt, bikes will take a back seat as ever.

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Re: An idea for a new continuing topic
« Reply #3 on: 06.03. 2019 21:41 »
Good idea GB.
All my time is being taken up rebuilding the kitchen from the foundations upwards. I also have a 1937 Wolseley 14/60 sitting in the garage waiting for the cooling and brakes to be sorted and to cap it all, a mate bought round a 76 Suzuki 125 RV which has packed up for me to have a look at.
Good job the weather is still crap so I can't ride the Super Rocket anyway but it is all ready to go when the sun starts shining!
I think the topic should read "What prevented you from working on your bikes today".

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Re: An idea for a new continuing topic
« Reply #4 on: 06.03. 2019 22:25 »
Got a shed build project, replacing an old shed with new. have about half of the framing, started getting levels, a big concrete block at the four corners and two of them in situ so far, the plan is to dig trenches between them, fill them with rubble and a 2 inch or so concrete top ( this to thwart the attention of under shed rats that we've had problems with last year, this year so far not so bad).
need to get the Flash sold so the RGF can transfer from the garage to my bike shed so I can build the framing in the garage.  won't be a quick job as I'm in the process of having a little down under op prior to getting radio therapy for Prostate cancer.
So nothing is quite straight forward with appointments, cancelled / rearranged and discovering the  side effects of the hormone treatment they give you (expect many here know what I mean, think I'm still an A cup)  *conf*, if I answer any mails by taking your heads off it's just one of those things RIGHT, RIGHT
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Re: An idea for a new continuing topic
« Reply #5 on: 06.03. 2019 23:01 »
I think the topic should read "What prevented you from working on your bikes today".
Good idea Jim. I've changed it.

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Re: An idea for a new continuing topic
« Reply #6 on: 06.03. 2019 23:04 »
I still work for a living (roofer) so that’s mainly what I do instead of working on the bike. I’m also busy converting an old van into a camper so we can go off withthe dog - it was either that or a sidecar, but the dog is too daft to sit in the sidecar.

Looking forward to having more time to work on the fleet *smile* but no doubt my kids will be making demands on my time as well so, no doubt, bikes will take a back seat as ever.

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Re: What prevented you from working on your bikes today
« Reply #7 on: 07.03. 2019 08:36 »
idleness   *sleepy*
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Re: What prevented you from working on your bikes today
« Reply #8 on: 07.03. 2019 09:25 »
Nuffink!

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Re: What prevented you from working on your bikes today
« Reply #9 on: 07.03. 2019 09:26 »
Work is the curse of the drinking classes.
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Re: What prevented you from working on your bikes today
« Reply #10 on: 07.03. 2019 09:37 »
they currently work - no need! (for now)
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Re: What prevented you from working on your bikes today
« Reply #11 on: 07.03. 2019 10:06 »
Dosing sheep and painting a big trough - but I did change the spark plugs on the Star Twin and it's only 10:05! Time for a cup of tea. 
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Re: What prevented you from working on your bikes today
« Reply #12 on: 07.03. 2019 13:08 »
Yesterday evening and today my wife and I have been shifting 40 concrete slabs across town. Some are for our garden, the rest are for the allotment* that my wife and our daughter-in-law share. My tinny trailer could not carry all the slabs in one go so two trips were required. The slabs were offered on the Freecycle website.

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Re: What prevented you from working on your bikes today
« Reply #13 on: 07.03. 2019 13:23 »
Over the past few weeks I've been busy installing a cooker that was given to us. The cooker is quite old, more than ten years old, but it's a range style, dual fuel, 900mm wide cooker, something I've wanted for a long time but could not afford. The cooker is made by Brittania, so a well made thing. As the cooker has electric fan assisted ovens and a gas hob I needed to provide a heavy duty power supply to the cooker site; this meant taking up floorboards in the bedroom above the kitchen to install the cable. I also had to change the consumer unit, (fuse box) in the cupboard under the stairs to allow a dedicated breaker for the cooker supply.
I screwed a home-made dolly to the side of the cooker then tipped it over. This allowed the cooker to be rolled up a plank into the house and then the kitchen.
I've had to reduce the width of a cupboard and the worktop but the cooker is now installed and working OK.

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Re: What prevented you from working on your bikes today
« Reply #14 on: 07.03. 2019 13:29 »
Next project will be to make a summer house in the garden....

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