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by gairym
Mon Nov 30, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What are you listening to now?
Replies: 352
Views: 12578

Re: What are you listening to now?

Agreed. Thought this was good recently - Sasha's set for Burning Man, it's almost along those lines, https://soundcloud.com/last-night-on-earth/sasha-presents-last-night-on-earth-show-063-131020 Thanks, that's my workshop music sorted for the evening..... Got chatting to Sasha after his set one nig...
by gairym
Mon Nov 30, 2020 5:55 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Global Fat Bike Day 2020
Replies: 11
Views: 247

Re: Global Fat Bike Day 2020

Right, I'd better get my arse in gear and pop the new drivetrain on the the fatty asap.....

Been dreaming of wintry fun on the bike a lot lately.
by gairym
Sat Nov 21, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What are you listening to now?
Replies: 352
Views: 12578

Re: What are you listening to now?

I love Floating Points, kind of a milder, less unhinged Aphex Twin with nicer melodies. :-bd
by gairym
Fri Nov 20, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Fatfighters 2020
Replies: 234
Views: 11659

Re: Fatfighters 2020

You're still very nicely down for the year! :-bd

But yeah, it's danger time.

I'm determined to be under 110kg by the end of the year.

That'll be 10kg lost in 2020, I'll take that.
by gairym
Fri Nov 20, 2020 8:27 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Fatfighters 2020
Replies: 234
Views: 11659

Re: Fatfighters 2020

20-11-20 - 113kg - yay! 02-11-20 - 114.9kg - :roll: 08-10-20 - 112.9kg - BOOM! 02-10-20 - 115.2kg 14-09-20 - 116kg 29-08-20 - 114.2kg 26-06-20 - 116.6kg 04-06-20 - 120.1kg 01-05-20 - 117.2kg 03-04-20 - 120.2kg 28-02-20 - 115.9kg Beginning of year - ~118kg Ok, back down to where I was a month and a h...
by gairym
Mon Nov 09, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Merino 'down' jackets???
Replies: 18
Views: 452

Re: Merino 'down' jackets???

No worries, I didn't think you were. :grin:
by gairym
Mon Nov 09, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: My biggest worry about doing a French stage race.
Replies: 23
Views: 413

Re: My biggest worry about doing a French stage race.

I've lived in France for over twelve years now and when we first moved I spoke literally zero French :-bd The willingness to get stuck in, give it a go and not minding looking the fool is all you really need to get by. Alpine touristy places will nearly always have folk who speak English and if not ...
by gairym
Mon Nov 09, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Merino 'down' jackets???
Replies: 18
Views: 452

Re: Merino 'down' jackets???

I totally agree.

Annoyingly there was nothing wrong with the jacket I am looking to replace.....other than I lost it somewhere. :roll:
by gairym
Mon Nov 09, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Merino 'down' jackets???
Replies: 18
Views: 452

Re: Merino 'down' jackets???

Thanks folks,

I arrived at mostly the same conclusions as all of the above.

Can't quite see a reason for this over primaloft and I always assume/know that I'm destroying the planet somehow even when trying to reduce consumption or damage :-bd
by gairym
Sun Nov 08, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Merino 'down' jackets???
Replies: 18
Views: 452

Merino 'down' jackets???

Evenin' all,

I was perusing the Sport Pursuits website resulted and saw a few 'down jackets' jackets that had recycled nylon outers with recycled Merino insulation that is apparently all good when wet etc...

I've never heard of this - anyone know owt?????
by gairym
Sun Nov 08, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: just keep on going.
Replies: 26
Views: 764

Re: just keep on going.

I love the romantic notion of simply buggering off into the sunset on a loaded bike with no real goal, destination or route in mind.....other than to enjoy riding my bike. I usually embrace this to a limited extent on my multi-day trips whenever events dictate a change of my original plan. And that'...
by gairym
Sun Nov 08, 2020 4:12 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: What are you drinking now?
Replies: 142
Views: 2833

Re: What are you drinking now?

It's not just about beers Gairy. I'n having a not so wee dram of Taliskerrrr Storrrm right now. Sláinte IT might not just be about beers but I am. I'm a simple man with simple tastes when it comes to the imbibing of liquids. Water or beer. I drink a lot of water. I love water! I drink just ever so ...
by gairym
Fri Nov 06, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What are you drinking now?
Replies: 142
Views: 2833

Re: What are you drinking now?

Might have to unfollow this thread until December.

Doing no carbs for November and so unfortunately that means no beer for the WHOLE of November 😭

Boo!
by gairym
Thu Nov 05, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What you done t' your bike today
Replies: 726
Views: 55589

Re: What you done t' your bike today

I passed my bikes today whilst in the cave/cellar looking for something else. Ships in the night... :cry: With lockdown rules being so restrictive here (1hr per day staying within a 1km radius of the house and carrying a completed official form stating who you are, what you're doing, why and when et...
by gairym
Mon Nov 02, 2020 8:58 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Fatfighters 2020
Replies: 234
Views: 11659

Re: Fatfighters 2020

02-11-20 - 114.9kg - :roll: 08-10-20 - 112.9kg - BOOM! 02-10-20 - 115.2kg 14-09-20 - 116kg 29-08-20 - 114.2kg 26-06-20 - 116.6kg 04-06-20 - 120.1kg 01-05-20 - 117.2kg 03-04-20 - 120.2kg 28-02-20 - 115.9kg Beginning of year - ~118kg Birthday weekend excesses seem to have negatively impacted my downwa...
by gairym
Mon Oct 19, 2020 8:28 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Crank length
Replies: 17
Views: 345

Re: Crank length

Yeah, get that but I just don't really see how 5mm here and there will make much difference when my legs might be up to 300mm longer than a tiny wee persons. Well it’s actually 10mm and if I fitted what would possibly be my optimal length of 165 it’s a whopping 20mm from the standard 175mm fitted t...
by gairym
Sun Oct 18, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Crank length
Replies: 17
Views: 345

Re: Crank length

Exactly what I'm getting at, the range isn't much of a range at all.
by gairym
Sun Oct 18, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Crank length
Replies: 17
Views: 345

Re: Crank length

Yeah, get that but I just don't really see how 5mm here and there will make much difference when my legs might be up to 300mm longer than a tiny wee persons.
by gairym
Sun Oct 18, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Crank length
Replies: 17
Views: 345

Re: Crank length

I've struggled to see much reason or sense in the tiny differences in crank length and them supposedly being suitable/unsuitable for the massive range of leg lengths of us all*. I've never looked into what any of my crank lengths are and so far so good :-bd [*obviously some folk have specific issues...
by gairym
Sat Oct 17, 2020 9:24 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: BB200 2020
Replies: 853
Views: 18091

Re: BB200 2020

whitestone wrote:
Sat Oct 17, 2020 9:07 am
Finished a couple of hours ago in 22:45 or thereabouts.

Started at Fforest Inn. No rain but chilly.

Cath bivvied at the first off-road after Crickhowell so at about the 105km mark.
Chapeau! :-bd
by gairym
Fri Oct 16, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What are you drinking now?
Replies: 142
Views: 2833

Re: What are you drinking now?

Nice!

If we're gonna get really off topic..... I've now got jalapeños and so dinner is back on!

Honey and sesame halloumi with jalapeño yogurt and tabbouleh - whallop!
by gairym
Fri Oct 16, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What are you drinking now?
Replies: 142
Views: 2833

Re: What are you drinking now?

I was just in there*. :-bd

(*No jalapeños - that's my dinner plan scuppered!)

Mont Blanc brewery are not my bag at all but that's the beauty of beer - there's a flavour to suit everyone (and tea for those who don't indulge).
by gairym
Fri Oct 16, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What are you drinking now?
Replies: 142
Views: 2833

Re: What are you drinking now?

:lol:

I hate that stuff with a passion!
by gairym
Fri Oct 16, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What are you drinking now?
Replies: 142
Views: 2833

Re: What are you drinking now?

These last two nights after work I've been enjoying a couple of select cans of crafty loveliness from the likes of Cloudwater, Verdant, Northern Monk and few others...

Quality not quantity. :grin: