Our local bike shop must love us. We can whinge about how they’ve never got anything useful in stock until the cows come home. But then Brett goes in there and buys himself a shiny new Cannondale Prophet (all the best people have them) and Stubacca lays down his hard earned for a GT iDrive 5 (in a fetching 80’s Honda Civic style metallic brown). They’ve got to be rubbing their hands together with glee.

What’s more, Owen (not that one) had gone out and got himself the mother of all hangovers (not from the bike shop though). What better excuse for us all to go out and play?

So we draged the bikes out, and after some extended faffing, set off. We spent the best part of six hours out there, riding through everything from blazing sunshine to howling gales and snow flurries. We grovelled up big hills and burned down twisting singletrack. We even stopped at the pub for a nice cup of tea.

We did about this many miles (I’m holding my hands about as far apart as they’ll go), so I’ve got that tired but satisfied glow this evening.

Biking rocks. Nuff said.

36 Responses to “Shattered”

1. Simon

“We even stopped at the pub for a nice cup of tea.”

I’m sorry, I just don’t understand that bit, it makes no sense to me. Are you really getting that old? :p

2. SimonB

It confused me as well. Crazy :)

3. Olly

For most of us it was down to the hypothermia kicking in and Owen was far too hungover for alcohol :)

4. Simon (other)

Whiskeys all round then, that’ll warm you up :) I’ll allow Owen to have a mixer then :p

5. Olly


6. SimonB

It has it’s place. This place is not a pub :)

7. Flo

haha. Tea? In a Pub? ^^ Olly you crazy kidd you!

8. Olly

Bloody conformists ;)

9. XFolio

if you are crazy! nothing will help you.

10. brett

This Site has not been updated for ages !
put a pic of the m5 on it or somthing

11. Olly

The M5

[blatantly nicked from Tewkesbury borough council]

12. brett

smart ass

13. Olly


14. Weon

So, er, this site sucks now. No posts in over a month. C’mon Olly – stop playing Wii(th yourself) and entertain us.

15. SimonB

It seems to just be the Sony Walkman support site at the moment :)

16. brett

still no update –

17. Olly

Quit your bitching, bitches!

18. brett

Update your site fool put a pic of my new cannondale and a story of how it is now clean – put a pic up of the hair, put a story about how we have moved house and haven done any diy cos its sunny. How about what food you eat on wednesdays when its sunny at 1pm or possiblly just put some pics up of naked girls to send the hits up. maybe put a story of why afgan camels are so tame or how a dog can eat whilst barking – yes it is all good – i think im riding to much 5 days in a row of drifty dusty berms and jumps and new springs and rebound and headsets and v10s, m3s singletrack, widetrack even open track – all of it flat out and pinned….. thanks for listening

19. brett

I apologise for the previous post I was under the influence of sun and riding and tesco value coffee

20. Andy

All gone quiet on the thinkdrastic front…. people are missing your ramblings…

21. Posie

Dom Portwood: Hi, Peter. What’s happening? We need to talk about your TPS reports.
Peter Gibbons: Yeah. The coversheet. I know, I know. Uh, Bill talked to me about it.
Dom Portwood: Yeah. Did you get that memo?
Peter Gibbons: Yeah. I got the memo. And I understand the policy. And the problem is just that I forgot the one time. And I’ve already taken care of it so it’s not even really a problem anymore.
Dom Portwood: Ah! Yeah. It’s just we’re putting new coversheets on all the TPS reports before they go out now. So if you could go ahead and try to remember to do that from now on, that’d be great. All right!

22. Posie

Milton Waddams: [talking on the phone] And I said, I don’t care if they lay me off either, because I told, I told Bill that if they move my desk one more time, then, then I’m, I’m quitting, I’m going to quit. And, and I told Don too, because they’ve moved my desk four times already this year, and I used to be over by the window, and I could see the squirrels, and they were merry, but then, they switched from the Swingline to the Boston stapler, but I kept my Swingline stapler because it didn’t bind up as much, and I kept the staples for the Swingline stapler and it’s not okay because if they take my stapler then I’ll set the building on fire…

23. abi

olly! your website is worse than mine!

24. Clare Golder

Hello Olly!!!

I have been paid generously (i.e. plentiful tea making from Brett!) to tell you to…Update your site!!

(And buy a Celica – BRUM BRUM!!!) :-)

25. Olly


Hold on a second… he’s paying you to comment here? He’s a sad sad man…

26. Weon

So there I was, passing Olly’s site when all of a sudden…

…nothing happened…


Come on man – just post something. Even if it’s a “Oooh, look at this amusing YouTube video showing a surfing cow dressed like Tessa Sanderson” type post.

I’m in the office on my own today and I need someone to amuse me. Failing that I’ll settle for a post from you.

27. Posie


28. Dave B

Spam spam spam spam spam!
Write something.. Update! Update!
Otherwise we will unleash more Clare on here… :)

29. grant

Maybe he’s away getting a haircut. It would take a while, the state his hair is in at the mo……….. :-)

30. Olly

The hair is still intact.

31. Posie

…well I suppose it only took two clicks to get here…

32. Dave B

Still nooooothing new… :( Not even daily hair photos.

33. Dave B

?????????? !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ?????????????????????????????????????? ! ???????????????? !!!!!!!!!!!!! ??????????????? !??!?!?!?!?!?!?

34. Steve

What about the stapler? You can’t just leave off halfway through…

35. bob

hi you crazy you not update site for 2 years you mad you fool you crazzy

36. Mr. Fool

Quit your jibber jabber, fooool.