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The things you're doing during lockdown

#1 Post by Ben » Fri Mar 27, 2020 7:36 am

Inspired by this post, here: https://bikerrated.com/gear/maintenance ... vival-kit/

What bike (or non-bike) related tasks have you been doing during this extended period of being with 'er (or 'im) indoors?

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Re: The things you're doing during lockdown

#2 Post by Gio » Fri Mar 27, 2020 11:42 am

Ben wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 7:36 am
Inspired by this post, here: https://bikerrated.com/gear/maintenance ... vival-kit/

What bike (or non-bike) related tasks have you been doing during this extended period of being with 'er (or 'im) indoors?
I'm busy, gardening, watching documentaries, chatting to friends etc on WhatsApp, jigsaw puzzles, making a flyable plane for my grandson, playing online games. There's never enough hours in a day :smt005
I hate it when people ask if you have a bathroom, I want to say "No we pee in the garden"

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Re: The things you're doing during lockdown

#3 Post by katie1 » Fri Mar 27, 2020 12:19 pm

Ridiculously, mostly working! I work for a HE College and we moved everything to digital delivery (teaching, feedback, student support, staff meetings etc.). Haven't managed less than a 13 hour day so far this week...
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Re: The things you're doing during lockdown

#4 Post by fatboy » Fri Mar 27, 2020 2:43 pm

katie1 wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 12:19 pm
Ridiculously, mostly working! I work for a HE College and we moved everything to digital delivery (teaching, feedback, student support, staff meetings etc.). Haven't managed less than a 13 hour day so far this week...
Good on ya !
A lot of people (like you) are working hard to try and deliver as close to normal service as possible :smt041
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Re: The things you're doing during lockdown

#5 Post by mangocrazy » Fri Mar 27, 2020 8:02 pm

Working from home (as is Mrs Mango) on the three days per week I work. During the rest of the time I've been building some shuttering in the back yard for foundations for the wall I'm planning to build. Only problem is, I don't have much cement and all the DIY sheds are now closed. Also slowly rebuilding the pillar drill I'm refurbishing. And for light relief I'm re-reading Stephen King's 'The Stand' - a novel about the aftermath of a virulent plague with a 99.4% mortality rate. Cheery stuff... :smt003

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Re: The things you're doing during lockdown

#6 Post by BikerGran » Fri Mar 27, 2020 10:21 pm

mangocrazy wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 8:02 pm
Only problem is, I don't have much cement and all the DIY sheds are now closed.
You can still do online orders or click and collect from B&Q - probably others too.
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#7 Post by BikerGran » Fri Mar 27, 2020 10:25 pm

Gardening, getting stressed, jigsaw (excellent stress buster!), thinking about all the other small jobs I could catch up with, getting stressed, reading.
(the stress is more to do with my daughters and families than me and Mike, we're old and a bit philosophical about it all. We take precautions and hope for the best),
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Re: The things you're doing during lockdown

#8 Post by mangocrazy » Fri Mar 27, 2020 11:42 pm

BikerGran wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 10:21 pm
mangocrazy wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 8:02 pm
Only problem is, I don't have much cement and all the DIY sheds are now closed.
You can still do online orders or click and collect from B&Q - probably others too.
In theory they are, but in practice I've found it not to be the case. I've tried to buy a bag of cement using Click and Collect and I get an unhelpful message saying one or more items could not be added to the basket - please try again...

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Re: The things you're doing during lockdown

#9 Post by Gio » Sat Mar 28, 2020 11:18 am

mangocrazy wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 11:42 pm
BikerGran wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 10:21 pm
mangocrazy wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 8:02 pm
Only problem is, I don't have much cement and all the DIY sheds are now closed.
You can still do online orders or click and collect from B&Q - probably others too.
In theory they are, but in practice I've found it not to be the case. I've tried to buy a bag of cement using Click and Collect and I get an unhelpful message saying one or more items could not be added to the basket - please try again...
I had a similar experience with our compost supplier, so I suggested to him that can I pay for it now and then turn up at your locked gates, someone can just drop it outside and then when they've gone in we can load it up. Hmm he said I don't see why not. So we are sorted :smt003
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Re: The things you're doing during lockdown

#10 Post by mangocrazy » Sat Mar 28, 2020 12:17 pm

Yes, probably a lot easier to organise with a small firm or one-man band, but not with a monolith like B&Q...

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Re: The things you're doing during lockdown

#11 Post by RiceBurner » Sat Mar 28, 2020 1:56 pm

Working for most of the week, chilling out in the evenings, doing some decorating.
Mostly the usual, just all.in one building. Its a bit like travelling in the van but without the scenery.

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Re: The things you're doing during lockdown

#12 Post by fatboy » Sat Mar 28, 2020 2:30 pm

I'm running into brick walls as I try to sort both bikes out.
The falco tank has suffered ethanol damage and is now porous....
Maidstone Motoliner has shut down their workshop so I may have to pay way too much for a s/hand front wheel for the RC8, about 4 times the price of a repair, ouch.
Still, I have some time to kill, at least 10 more weeks of 'shielding '
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Re: The things you're doing during lockdown

#13 Post by Gio » Sat Mar 28, 2020 5:31 pm

mangocrazy wrote:
Sat Mar 28, 2020 12:17 pm
Yes, probably a lot easier to organise with a small firm or one-man band, but not with a monolith like B&Q...
Yes maybe, but if you have your branches phone number see what can be done. :smt003
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Re: The things you're doing during lockdown

#14 Post by Ben » Tue Apr 07, 2020 10:10 am

Well, my garage has never been so organised!
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Re: The things you're doing during lockdown

#15 Post by fatboy » Tue Apr 07, 2020 3:56 pm

That is one tidy garage!
I have been sourcing parts for the Falco, great success!
Today I repsprayed all the areas on the RC8 front wheel that got damaged in the straightening process, a major faff trying to buy some abrasive flap wheels from Toolstation, no longer able to walk in and buy what you need but that is a small price to pay if it helps keeping the Corona monster in check
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