Twinkly Dave – Mud splattered bicycle and pizza enthusiast Growing old disgracefully

September 9, 2008

New Bike

Filed under: bikes,new car,on-one — dgpowell @ 9:44 am

It arrived the The Biggest Box Ever ™. So big it didn’t fit in the berlingo properly, even with all the seats down. In fact I had to drive with the driver and passenger seats as far forward as they’d go (uncomfortable), with the box sat on top of the headrests (possibly not 100% legal…).

Got home to discover that the lock on the tailgate had decided it wasn’t interested in unlocking, so I had to hack the Biggest Box Ever ™ to pieces in situ and dismantle the bike to get it out for the side door! Arse!
Have now manged to get the lock to work a bit, though it does require much waggling of the key (and swearing) for anything to happen, grrr. Insurance is due this month too, lousy expensive mode of travel.

Anyhoo, here it is, leant against a big pile of a) other stuff I’d ordered b) angela’s bike, awaiting fettling and c) another box with an old knackered bike awaiting a trip to the tip.
Feel free to insert a joke about my entire house being a tip…

uncle john

It’s already had a computer fitted and the tyres changed (to the land cruisers I’ve been running on the scandal for the last couple of weeks, in preperation for the 3 peaks later this month). Quite nice, I think you’ll agree.

Camping was nice, despite the weather on thursday night being slightly more than my tent was designed for. Still, I stayed dry and warm…angela didn’t stay quite so dry, but that’s ok 🙂
We still got out and enjoyed the sights (more piccies to follow), ate and drank, walked, rode bikes…you know, the usual stuff you do. Nice.

sunset on the beach

See? Lovely.


  1. ooooooh shiney!

    Comment by mark — September 9, 2008 @ 9:49 am

  2. Uncle John’s are lovely bikes mate, i’m sure you will enjoy riding it LOTS!!

    Comment by TimK — September 9, 2008 @ 10:47 am

  3. It is indeed shiney and feels lovely to ride (from the kitchen to the living room anyway)

    can’t wait for the rain to ease off a bit so i can hit the outside world with it 🙂

    Comment by dgpowell — September 9, 2008 @ 11:49 am

  4. “can’t wait for the rain to ease off a bit so i can hit the outside world with it”

    Next May?

    Looks nice, I wanted one, then realised well, I have enough bikes to look after.

    Comment by matt — September 9, 2008 @ 3:53 pm

  5. You owe me a pint by default. That bike has gears.

    Comment by Rich — September 9, 2008 @ 11:58 pm

  6. err, i *think* you’ll find our agreement was that the first one to the finish gets the beers…

    …you’re just getting nervous because you’ve remembered i can’t run :p

    Comment by dgpowell — September 10, 2008 @ 9:05 am

  7. Sorry, I’m with Rich on this, you have gears therefore you owe everyone beers.. forever.. sorry, thems the rules

    don’t hate the player hate the game.

    Comment by Matt — September 11, 2008 @ 12:47 pm

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