Quantcast

***Friday GMT***

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Greyhound, May 2, 2008.

  1. Greyhound

    Greyhound Trail Rat

    Rep/Likes:
    32 / 341
    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2002
    Messages:
    5,032
    Location:
    Alamance County, NC
    Good Morning

    It's another beautiful day here in central NC. Temps in the 80's and sunny as the top of the egg. Not much happening yesterday. Played with Colin out in the yard until dark, and then started working on dinner. Got finished in time to check out "LOST" and hit the sack.

    Got some trail time planned after work today. The weekend looks nice. May hop back in the boat and do some more fishing.

    Y'all have a good one!
     
    #1 -   May 2, 2008

    Please register to disable this ad.

  2. cannondalejunky

    cannondalejunky ease dropper

    Rep/Likes:
    5 / 1
    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2005
    Messages:
    2,931
    Location:
    Arkansas
    it's 615 here and i've been up since 445...there was a really intense storm going through the area and the tornado sirens were going off...the wind was some of the strongest wind i've seen in a long time...now i'm gonna go walk my dog around before i go to work to see if there was any damage. there was reports from the city next to us that there was trees down and power lines down too
     
    #2 -   May 2, 2008
  3. I Are Baboon

    I Are Baboon Run, Forrest, Run!

    Rep/Likes:
    154 / 1,396
    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2001
    Messages:
    29,072
    Location:
    MTB New England
    The weather is going to freakin SUCK this weekend. :plthumbsdown: No riding for us, so I guess it'll be more pedaling on the spin bike (45 min yesterday).

    We got our new front door and screen door put in yesterday. Man, it looks so much nicer than the old one. Now we just need our window guy to come over and do all those.
     
    #3 -   May 2, 2008
  4. Mr Tiles

    Mr Tiles I'm a beer snob

    Rep/Likes:
    5 / 0
    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2003
    Messages:
    3,474
    Location:
    L-town ya'll
    morning. had a good ride yesterday. weather was awesome. we're winding down a 2-day open house extravaganza at work and I'm totally stoked it's Friday.

    My county is having a master gardener's meet tomorrow. they'll be selling off plants and flowers and doing how-to's and sharing techniques. I'm getting old and nerdy I guess...
     
    #4 -   May 2, 2008
  5. Trainwreck

    Trainwreck Turbo Monkey

    Rep/Likes:
    4 / 0
    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2005
    Messages:
    1,586
    Location:
    Med. to Well-Done in Phx
    Good morning,

    Ready for Friday and looking forward to weekend. Going riding and looking at test driving a few cars I'm interested in.

    Have a good weekend!
     
    #5 -   May 2, 2008
  6. Damo

    Damo Short One Marshmallow

    Rep/Likes:
    17 / 20
    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2006
    Messages:
    4,606
    Location:
    French Alps
    BBQ and drinks at mine tonight.

    Sun is out and its hot.

    Who's coming?
     
    #6 -   May 2, 2008
  7. stosh

    stosh Darth Bailer

    Rep/Likes:
    14 / 109
    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2001
    Messages:
    21,927
    Location:
    NY
    overcast and rainy here. got meetings all morning. Oh well... may put a new roof on my shed this weekend.
     
    #7 -   May 2, 2008
  8. Nick

    Nick My name is Nick

    Rep/Likes:
    295 / 2,491
    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2001
    Messages:
    13,727
    Location:
    behind you, don't wait up.
    I'm there ... I'll bring chips!


    Good morning and TGIfrigginF everyone.
    Weather is going to suck balls this weekend so it'll be mindless busy work and stationary spinning for me, that and the bbq at Damo's. I'd better get driving...
     
    #8 -   May 2, 2008
  9. Quo Fan

    Quo Fan don't make me kick your ass

    Rep/Likes:
    38 / 36
    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2006
    Messages:
    5,959
    Location:
    Here. I'm just not sure where "here" is.
    Morning monkeys!

    Don't have to go in till noon today, so I think I'll just bum around the condo. Got to look at a house this afternoon, maybe 2. Sucky weather all weekend, so we'll spend some time spinning.
     
    #9 -   May 2, 2008
  10. splat

    splat Nam I am

    Rep/Likes:
    8 / 77
    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2002
    Messages:
    14,684
    Location:
    Well Maybe Windows is Bearable ! Unix Rules !
    Morning

    Raining here. had a good ride last ( both road and Mt)

    Have to go to the Portsmouth, NH office again today. means getting home late
     
  11. Jim Mac

    Jim Mac MAKE ENDURO GREAT AGAIN

    Rep/Likes:
    32 / 281
    Joined:
    May 21, 2004
    Messages:
    6,458
    Location:
    the middle east of NY
    Bad weather, whatever!

    Yo all. Doin' my job today, then home early to pack the car and head on out for DH race #1 of the season - Plattekill. Of course it is supposed to pour on Sunday, but I wouldn't expect less! Last time I had a dry race there was May 2007. Stayed up late last night scraping the mud off my R9 (to only get it covered again by tomorrow afternoon!), packing all my (rain)gear, etc.

    Have a good day all.
     
  12. bitingback

    bitingback Turbo Monkey

    Rep/Likes:
    5 / 0
    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2007
    Messages:
    1,351
    Location:
    somewhere between poison ivy and the trail
    morning monkeys. let's see...

    weight training at the gym (day 1) + trail riding (day 2) = SORE quads!!!

    d*mn my legs are so sore it hurts just to get up from a sitted position. (that doesn't sound right but you get the idea) :biggrin:

    things are better with my daughter today. we had a good long talk after school yesterday. and i will just continue to monitor her and keep the lines of communication open as best possible...which ain't easy with a 13 yo.

    tomorrow she goes to her very first concert ever. she's extremely excited. little does she know that i found out last night about this concert (http://mayhemfest.com/tourdates.html). just happens Slipknot (her fav band) will be playing in Dallas July 25...and we will be there finally...3 weeks by then. i've got to figure out who i can get to watch my son...and i'm gonna surprise my daughter with those tickets once we get there.

    other than that...headed for the gym all weekend...weather dictates no rides.

    have a great Friday Monkeys!!
     
  13. laura

    laura DH_Laura

    Rep/Likes:
    3 / 14
    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2002
    Messages:
    6,263
    Location:
    Glitter Gulch
    BB good to hear you and your daughter are on a high, for now. heh heh heh.

    Good morning everyone. It is nasty here today too. Today is the opening day of our fitness center at work and since I am a wellness crusader, I'll get to spend most of the day there, for the orientation session.

    We are going to look for kayaks at lunch so really I won't be working hardly at all today, and I can't complain about that.


    And I am still winning the presidential challenge.
     
  14. McGRP01

    McGRP01 beer and bikes

    Rep/Likes:
    5 / 0
    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2003
    Messages:
    7,797
    Location:
    Portland, OR
    Morning all. Short day for me. Leaving at noon. Dropping the car off at the tint shop and then heading to my mom's to help her do a few things around the house. Not much planned for the weekend as the weather will be ify at best here as well. Daughter has her first softball game Sat. night @ 6, that should be fun. Maybe out for dinner and ice cream after? No idea... Probably start to get stuff together for the trip next week.

    TGIF people! :thumb:
     
  15. skinny mike

    skinny mike Turbo Monkey

    Rep/Likes:
    0 / 0
    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2005
    Messages:
    6,417
    morning all

    going to the gym for some lifting now. then i'll be studying for my film studies final that i have later.
     
  16. X3pilot

    X3pilot Texans fan - LOL

    Rep/Likes:
    5 / 0
    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2007
    Messages:
    5,896
    Location:
    SoMD
    Mornin'. Good day working from home yesterday, new laptop up and running. Snuck out for a long lunch to do a couple of runs on the DH bike. Gotta get used to that thing again!

    Son's orchestra concert last night went well, very entertaining! he moved up to Violin I at the last minute so he was stoked.

    Getting ready to depart Sunday for a 11 day business trip to *cough* Hawaii*cough*
     
  17. Nick

    Nick My name is Nick

    Rep/Likes:
    295 / 2,491
    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2001
    Messages:
    13,727
    Location:
    behind you, don't wait up.
    good luck Jim Mac. :thumb:
     
  18. stevew

    stevew unique white person

    Rep/Likes:
    249 / 2,354
    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2001
    Messages:
    31,484
    I saw Iron Man this morning. It was good but I think the Dark Knight will kill it.

    Going back to sleep now.
     
  19. bitingback

    bitingback Turbo Monkey

    Rep/Likes:
    5 / 0
    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2007
    Messages:
    1,351
    Location:
    somewhere between poison ivy and the trail
    seeing that i will need to be able to get in touch with you at any given moment, in order to finish up that project...i'm thinking i should go with you. :p
     
  20. Jim Mac

    Jim Mac MAKE ENDURO GREAT AGAIN

    Rep/Likes:
    32 / 281
    Joined:
    May 21, 2004
    Messages:
    6,458
    Location:
    the middle east of NY
    Thank you! Here is my inspiration for the race:

     
  21. X3pilot

    X3pilot Texans fan - LOL

    Rep/Likes:
    5 / 0
    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2007
    Messages:
    5,896
    Location:
    SoMD
    I'm positive it will be no fun, work, work, work.

     
  22. Wumpus

    Wumpus makes avatars better

    Rep/Likes:
    30 / 153
    Joined:
    Dec 25, 2003
    Messages:
    8,170
    Location:
    Six Shooter Junction
    A little damp this morning as a cool front blows thru. It's looking to be a great, dry weekend with highs in the 70s.
     
  23. wannabeabonedoc

    wannabeabonedoc Turbo Monkey

    Rep/Likes:
    4 / 1
    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2004
    Messages:
    1,035
    Location:
    Wytheville Virginia
    Mornin monkeys. I hit the books early this morning and plan to head up to Mountain Lake resort (where Dirty Dancing was filmed) to scope out some possible new trail opportunities. They're apparently looking to expand their mountain biking program to include a pumptrack, DJ's, and a freeride trail. No complaints from my end! Should be a pretty nice day weather wise as our bad weather comes tomorrow.

    Have a good'n monos!
     
  24. MMcG

    MMcG Ride till you puke!

    Rep/Likes:
    5 / 4
    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2002
    Messages:
    15,466
    Location:
    Burlington, Connecticut
    Morning - went for a really fun ride last night at Tyler Mill in Wallingford, CT - some fun singletrack in there. I'd never ridden there before so it was cool to ride new terrain. Post Ride Pizza and then home to watch some of the Detroit vs. Colorado playoff game. Holy crap Detroit just steamrolled over Colorado - no contest!

    Was thinking of playing hooky today to go for another ride, but weather sucks so here I am in the office. Was hoping to ride Nassahegon tomorrow at 10 with a good group from www.crankfire.com but it might be a rain out. Crap!
     
  25. mudgirl

    mudgirl Molester of monkeys

    Rep/Likes:
    0 / 3
    Joined:
    Jun 8, 2007
    Messages:
    541
    Location:
    Tied up in the basement
    Morning all. Whether looks iffy for the weekend. I did a short 15 mile road ride last night in the rain. It was a light rain, though, so it wasn't all that bad.

    Some @sshat stole my Camelbak out of my car yesterday!!!!!!! WTF????!!!!! WHY???? Who steals a freaking CAMELBAK??????!!!!!!!!!! :rant:

    BB, glad to hear things are getting back on track with your daughter. What a cool dad to take her to a concert!! She'll appreciate that!
     
  26. Greyhound

    Greyhound Trail Rat

    Rep/Likes:
    32 / 341
    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2002
    Messages:
    5,032
    Location:
    Alamance County, NC
    NOBODY puts baby in a corner!!!
     
  27. bitingback

    bitingback Turbo Monkey

    Rep/Likes:
    5 / 0
    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2007
    Messages:
    1,351
    Location:
    somewhere between poison ivy and the trail
    actually...we're divorced and he's currently gigging some place in PA this weekend. she's going with two other girls and their mom. i would have loved to take her but someone has to watch her brother. i'm just glad she's going. it'll be an experience for her i'm sure. and hopefully once we move to Texas i can take her to see Slipknot and really make her year.

    thanks Mudgirl and Laura for your words of encourgement.
     
  28. Heidi

    Heidi Der hund ist laut und braun

    Rep/Likes:
    25 / 368
    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2001
    Messages:
    9,978
    Location:
    Bend, Oregon
    Morning All

    Went mountain biking last night for a couple hours. The trails feel so fresh and new to me after a winter of skate skiing and what not. Feels and smells good to be out in the pine needles and blooming manzanita!
     
  29. Damo

    Damo Short One Marshmallow

    Rep/Likes:
    17 / 20
    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2006
    Messages:
    4,606
    Location:
    French Alps
    Nick, the BBQ is lit. I'm about to chuck some meat on. How far away are you?
     
  30. DRB

    DRB unemployed bum

    Rep/Likes:
    5 / 0
    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2002
    Messages:
    15,287
    Location:
    Watchin' you. Writing it all down.
    Advice for the day:

    Don't assume you have a tube.
     
  31. splat

    splat Nam I am

    Rep/Likes:
    8 / 77
    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2002
    Messages:
    14,684
    Location:
    Well Maybe Windows is Bearable ! Unix Rules !

    Good advice ,but I added a little to it
     
  32. DRB

    DRB unemployed bum

    Rep/Likes:
    5 / 0
    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2002
    Messages:
    15,287
    Location:
    Watchin' you. Writing it all down.
    Also patch glue doesn't last forever....
     
  33. Wumpus

    Wumpus makes avatars better

    Rep/Likes:
    30 / 153
    Joined:
    Dec 25, 2003
    Messages:
    8,170
    Location:
    Six Shooter Junction

    I learned that a long time ago and only keep an unopened tube in the bike bag.
     
  34. TreeSaw

    TreeSaw Mama Monkey

    Rep/Likes:
    41 / 428
    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2003
    Messages:
    16,679
    Location:
    Dancin' over rocks n' roots!
    Afternoon all. Short day at work for me after a VERY long and hectic night last night that found me sitting on the side of the road, in the middle of nowhere (literally) with 1 bar of cell service and a broken-down rental car. Needless to say, mama monkey was not happy and filed a lengthy complaint about said car company!

    Weather is crap here...cold with off & on rain so I am doubting our ride will be on at 6pm...I may just start drinking now to overcome the stress of the week :cheers: