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18/01/2013 at 17:46

Evening All

Woohoo for Snaily and on hold woohoos for the dragon-to-be

Re Lance: unfortunately Spence as Noggs will tell you, back in the day when Lance was doping so was everyone else so in a way it was levelling the playing field - although that is not an excuse for doing it of course (before you get cross with me). There's a great graphic showing the top 10 finishers in each Tour with the ones who'd doped crossed out and most years you'd have to get down to about 7th or 8th to find a clean (to the best of our current knowledge) rider......

Regarding his denials he was always very specific when asked if he had doped and replied he'd never failed a drugs test.........he never came out and said "I don't dope...... obfuscation at it's most obvious

I don't condone what he has done for one minute - nobody likes a cheat at anything - but I always find myself asking if they had all been clean instead of all doped, would the finishing order have been the same.  The fact is unless you have tremendous talent however  much you dope you won't win.......  Of course we'll never know.....

Yums - cycle carefully it's ice and blowing a hooly out there even if the promised Armageddon has yet to arrive..... Chrissie Wellington thought she'd be ok on her bike in similar conditions and ended up in plaster as a result

Yep Noggs - snow tyres (and really severe conditions if no chance of meeting tarmac, snow chains) are the way to go

I had the afternoon off - yay....... - met up with pal for a 5-hound walk (Ruby refused to go!) and then back to hers for a late lunch of baked camembert and fresh bread followed by toffee pavlova and chocolate liquers......   Seems a good way to me to start the weekend

Glad to hear you've got around ok Sue as you were the only WAISTer in the "red zone" and good to hear Alfie is making the best of a bad job by keeping Sluggie company

Now where is this bleedin' snow we're supposed to be buried under ??? Maybe we used up all our allocation earlier on in the week

Laters 

M...eldy    pirate
18/01/2013 at 17:56

I agree with Noggs and Podds ... it happens


I am still in my pyjamas, I am not going far today, I have done my ironing and a weeks training plan and now me and the GPO are sharing a hot water bottle


I am glad to see the parole board have certifed Mr C, saves me the job.

Good luck to the impending dragon !!

18/01/2013 at 18:29

Evening Meld

How's the lurgy?  I'm trying to avoid the school sickness bug currently which has seen me surrounded by green-faced candidates all week  - I do my best to be at least a little bit sympathetic......but only from a safe distance

18/01/2013 at 18:31
Sorry, doesn't cut it with me, he and others forced clean riders out. Right out.

I'm watching The Hunger Games with daught
18/01/2013 at 18:33

Sorry Pipples, not going - and as it turned out my dad is working tomorrow anyway - (outside!! Brrrrrrrrr). Going to stay here and be cosy instead.

M...eldy    pirate
18/01/2013 at 18:35

Not too bad Podds, I think I frightened it off ... classic 2 days coming, 2 days snot and 2 days clearing off I hope
I will get out and bike up to Murph tomorrow or I may well walk up through the woods, wont get a lot else done so I may as well make a day of it !!

XB
18/01/2013 at 19:21

To my mind, he didn't "level the playing field". The playing field was never level but that doesn't excuse his cheating. And it certainly doesn't excuse his bullying and controlling behaviour.

His future behaviour will show the profundity of his staged apology.

I hope he is never accepted back into organised sport.

M...eldy    pirate
18/01/2013 at 19:29

 

Now that wil be interesting to see XB

18/01/2013 at 20:12
Birmingham council is appealing for people with 4x4 to help ferry in clinical staff!!!
WTF !!?
Why don't they get the blinkin' roads clear???
M...eldy    pirate
18/01/2013 at 20:31

We did that last year, I say 'we'

There is no way the council can grit each and every road is there?   Its just asking for help  ... I dont see the problem

18/01/2013 at 20:35
Perhaps I'm just on one!!

;-)
18/01/2013 at 20:39
The Hunger Games was brilliant!

I wonder if I'll do 7 miles tomorrow!!? :-/
18/01/2013 at 20:41

You can do mine for me ... I'll lend you the YakTracks!

M...eldy    pirate
18/01/2013 at 20:44

I'd like to do 7 miles 

I shall settle for just getting out of my pyjamas  

18/01/2013 at 20:51
The length of mine will depend if DD's paws get clogged with snow!!
XB
18/01/2013 at 20:51

Take a chill pill, Spence. The 4x4 smug brigade can help people who can't get out of their drives or who have not been able to use public transport.

They never grit our estate and there's a big slippy hill that catches a lot of people out.

It's all part of the big society. A good part.

M...eldy    pirate
18/01/2013 at 20:53

Vaseline on her paws Spence .. prevents the clogging

18/01/2013 at 21:01

Mind the ice on your bike Melds!!

Still awaiting Armageddon here - was supposed to arrive hours ago.................

18/01/2013 at 21:03
Ooh really! Thanks for that Melds!
18/01/2013 at 21:03
M...eldy wrote (see)

I agree with Noggs and Podds ... it happens

   careful there

Forgot to say give the FGO a great big kiss and a carrot from me will you - although I can guess which he'll prefer bless him

Right NCIS Season 10 then bed

Sweet dreams all

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