Little things that irritate you

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Re: Little things that irritate you

Post by Samba » Sun Aug 18, 2019 9:59 pm

Harlow Hammer wrote:Buying a set of cleats to use on my road bike and then falling off at a set of traffic lights, twice, as i tried to unclip myself from the pedals.

I looked like a beetle on its back trying to get up!
Bloody painful as well..

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Re: Little things that irritate you

Post by Kludgehammer » Mon Aug 19, 2019 7:07 am

Harlow Hammer wrote:Buying a set of cleats to use on my road bike and then falling off at a set of traffic lights, twice, as i tried to unclip myself from the pedals.

I looked like a beetle on its back trying to get up!
Everyone goes through that - the feeling of panic as you start to tip over, the attempt to move your leg sideways to catch yourself and the realisation that your foot is attached.... thud!

Anticipation is the key - get used to unclipping just before you need to stop, ie a second or two earlier than you would normally have put your foot down. Or get really good at race standing

On the bright side, if you do the topple-over 'right' your knee and (particularly) hip will take all the impact and prevent your bike being damaged :wink:

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Re: Little things that irritate you

Post by westham,eggyandchips » Mon Aug 19, 2019 9:16 am

Being someone's alibi, whilst they meet up with their bit on the side. :thdn:

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Re: Little things that irritate you

Post by Hammers Dad » Mon Aug 19, 2019 1:54 pm

Coming back to work after a fortnight off.

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Re: Little things that irritate you

Post by Whitters » Mon Aug 19, 2019 3:15 pm

Harlow Hammer wrote:Buying a set of cleats to use on my road bike and then falling off at a set of traffic lights, twice, as i tried to unclip myself from the pedals.

I looked like a beetle on its back trying to get up!
I unknowingly had one of the two screws fall out of one of my SPD cleats the other day, so as I twisted my foot to unclip at a junction, the cleat just twisted too and wouldn't unclip, so over I went. Thankfully nothing worse than a couple of small scrapes and oily fingers from having to put the chain back on.

Moral of the story - make sure you haven't got a screw loose.

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Re: Little things that irritate you

Post by Monkeybubbles » Mon Aug 19, 2019 4:01 pm

westham,eggyandchips wrote:Being someone's alibi, whilst they meet up with their bit on the side. :thdn:
".....and then, while my back was turned, Eggy jizzed on my shoe again".

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Re: Little things that irritate you

Post by chelmsfordhammer91 » Mon Aug 19, 2019 7:55 pm

Hammers Dad wrote:Coming back to work after a fortnight off.
Had the same mate. 2 weeks in Cancun then back to a dreary office in Chelmsford. Only for back Saturday so sleep pattern is still out of whack!

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Re: Little things that irritate you

Post by Shaftsbury Rd » Tue Aug 20, 2019 8:05 am

The M25 (junc 3 to the tunnel) sat morning 05:00.
No traffic,no roadworkers,no incidents,nothing.

Variable limit at 50mph! :x

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Re: Little things that irritate you

Post by BARKING IRON » Tue Aug 20, 2019 8:09 am

westham,eggyandchips wrote:Being someone's alibi, whilst they meet up with their bit on the side. :thdn:
Classic dick move from your pal when she eventually finds out he’ll spin it in a way where you are culpable

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Re: Little things that irritate you

Post by sendô » Tue Aug 20, 2019 12:38 pm

This ****:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-49394170" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

The parents should be being prosecuted for neglect IMO.

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Re: Little things that irritate you

Post by Cockneyboy311 » Tue Aug 20, 2019 1:14 pm

sendô wrote:This ****:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-49394170" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

The parents should be being prosecuted for neglect IMO.

:fsake:

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Re: Little things that irritate you

Post by warp » Tue Aug 20, 2019 3:14 pm

sendô wrote:This ****:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-49394170" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

The parents should be being prosecuted for neglect IMO.
in some places you need a licence to get a dog...

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Re: Little things that irritate you

Post by Eggs'n'nuts » Tue Aug 20, 2019 6:55 pm

Went for a game of snooker on Saturday, walked into the club and there was Sky f**king sports all over the screens showing soccer Saturday.

That, in my mind, is bad enough, but I just stood there shaking my head in disbelief, watching and listening to what can only be described as a complete f**king bellend; AKA Phil Thompson. Just listening to the idiot working himself towards a combined heart attack and stroke over the most mundane of football action.

I am so pleased that; a) I don't have Sky sports and b) the bit I do have with our Virgin package, I have no urge or intention of tuning in to.

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Re: Little things that irritate you

Post by westham,eggyandchips » Wed Aug 21, 2019 7:15 am

westham,eggyandchips wrote:Being someone's alibi, whilst they meet up with their bit on the side. :thdn:
BARKING IRON wrote:Classic dick move from your pal when she eventually finds out he’ll spin it in a way where you are culpable
A classic case of Mr Little head ruling Mr Big head.

I've already told him, if it comes out my Mrs will drop him in it, because the day in question we were in London for the day, so it would be impossible for him to be with me.

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Re: Little things that irritate you

Post by chelmsfordhammer91 » Wed Aug 21, 2019 9:50 am

So you both took someone up the shard? :thup:

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Re: Little things that irritate you

Post by The Old Man of Storr » Wed Aug 21, 2019 12:37 pm

I recently had to be given strong antibiotics for 25 days - since coming out of hospital I've had this cold or allergy that's lasted weeks - i thought it could be the dust in our old house on Skye but upon arriving at our rented property at Elgin I've come down with yet another bout of sneezing and runny nose .

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Re: Little things that irritate you

Post by Johnny Byrne's Boots » Wed Aug 21, 2019 5:41 pm

chelmsfordhammer91 wrote:So you both took someone up the shard? :thup:
or the Oxo Tower

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Re: Little things that irritate you

Post by jastons » Wed Aug 21, 2019 6:23 pm

The Old Man of Storr wrote:I recently had to be given strong antibiotics for 25 days - since coming out of hospital I've had this cold or allergy that's lasted weeks - i thought it could be the dust in our old house on Skye but upon arriving at our rented property at Elgin I've come down with yet another bout of sneezing and runny nose .
Dogs have been put down for less...

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Re: Little things that irritate you

Post by Greatest Cockney Rip Off » Wed Aug 21, 2019 6:31 pm

Turned on Radio 4 today and there was a woman basically echoing my views on modern music. I found myself agreeing with almost everything she said about modern music and how there's no originality and it's all about image.

Turns out it was Lily Allen :shock:

I feel violated.

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Re: Little things that irritate you

Post by jastons » Wed Aug 21, 2019 7:21 pm

Lily Allen, who found fame and made a fortune in modern music?

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