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by gairym
Fri Mar 05, 2021 7:51 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Fat Fighters 2021
Replies: 158
Views: 2551

Re: Fat Fighters 2021

05-03-21 - 114.3kg 26-02-21 - 115kg 19-02-21 - 114.5kg 05-02-21 - 112.5kg 29-01-21 - 112.6kg 22-01-21 - 114.3kg 15-01-21 - 114.2kg 08-01-21 - 114.8kg 01-01-21 - 115.4kg Gently ambling in the right direction again. Decent behaviour, lots of work but no time for any meaningful exercise this last week ...
by gairym
Tue Mar 02, 2021 11:33 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: "What Is Bikepacking" - according to AK :-)
Replies: 40
Views: 692

Re: "What Is Bikepacking" - according to AK :-)

I'm not really bothered about the label attached to whatever it is that I'm doing. I like to ride my bike. I like to ride it for multiple days in a row. Sometimes from one place to another. Sometimes in loops. Sometimes out and backs from a base. Sometimes I camp. Sometimes I stay in B&Bs. Sometimes...
by gairym
Sun Feb 28, 2021 6:36 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Walking Vs Cycling Uphill.
Replies: 14
Views: 415

Re: Walking Vs Cycling Uphill.

As anyone who's ever ridden with me will know - I like a nice walk up a hill. Any gradient that forces a cycling speed even nearing walking pace and I'm off the bike in a flash. Steep gradients ruin my (already useless, weak and waiting for any excuse to kill me) lower back whereas walking stretches...
by gairym
Fri Feb 26, 2021 11:20 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Fat Fighters 2021
Replies: 158
Views: 2551

Re: Fat Fighters 2021

Just putting this out here... After the Freddy Flintoff documentary about bulimia at the back end of last year I was spurred on to deal with my life long demons and get some therapy. Good on you! I am very aware that I've got sub standard going on and I've spent enough time working on myself to kno...
by gairym
Fri Feb 26, 2021 9:06 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Fat Fighters 2021
Replies: 158
Views: 2551

Re: Fat Fighters 2021

Worth noting I am starting to feel more energetic. This. ^ I find that (and it's especially easy to see with hindsight) the times when I did a bit good tended to make me feel better which I then gave me more energy and motivation to do even more etc... Inversely, as with right now, I feel I'm in a ...
by gairym
Fri Feb 26, 2021 9:05 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Fat Fighters 2021
Replies: 158
Views: 2551

Re: Fat Fighters 2021

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by gairym
Fri Feb 26, 2021 8:37 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Fat Fighters 2021
Replies: 158
Views: 2551

Re: Fat Fighters 2021

26-02-21 - 115kg 19-02-21 - 114.5kg 05-02-21 - 112.5kg 29-01-21 - 112.6kg 22-01-21 - 114.3kg 15-01-21 - 114.2kg 08-01-21 - 114.8kg 01-01-21 - 115.4kg Arse! So.....a three part issue I think. 1. I've been allowing myself to stray from the righteous nutritional path whilst busy/stressed. 2. I've been ...
by gairym
Wed Feb 24, 2021 7:26 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: European travel planning ?
Replies: 19
Views: 414

Re: European travel planning ?

Dave,

The Alps is one of the destinations you're more likely to find an organised bike-bus thingy that'll suit your needs.

And then get a lift down to Tuscany with me!

Simples...
by gairym
Sat Feb 20, 2021 10:14 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What are you listening to now?
Replies: 515
Views: 19933

Re: What are you listening to now?

Just finished listening to 'The slide song' with my headphones on - sooooo good!

I've still got my limited edition glow in the dark CD of Pure Phase somewhere AND the pill packet version of Ladies and Gentlemen.....
by gairym
Sat Feb 20, 2021 10:06 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What are you listening to now?
Replies: 515
Views: 19933

Re: What are you listening to now?

How about this... Keiren Phillps and The Hypnotic Brass Ensemble - https://youtu.be/CF1hAn3SIpc Not Spacemen 3 but... Lay Back In The Sun https://youtu.be/aNEKTKPYLII?list=OLAK5uy_n3hhzM6K3avT9TEMnLc9J4ZUAiDj4J0Yg ... Let it run into Good Times for best effects. First one - brilliant! Second one - ...
by gairym
Sat Feb 20, 2021 8:50 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: What are you drinking now?
Replies: 255
Views: 6644

Re: What are you drinking now?

First bottle to hand, San Miguel. Brewed in Northampton, according to the label. :ugeek: Hey-ho, its wet, n flavour is a bit cobblers , which is unsurprising prising, given said location. :???: The alternative was carlsberg, I'll pass. :roll: Both probably 'brewed' at the same place - massive Carls...
by gairym
Fri Feb 19, 2021 10:31 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Fat Fighters 2021
Replies: 158
Views: 2551

Re: Fat Fighters 2021

19-92-21 - 114.5kg 05-02-21 - 112.5kg 29-01-21 - 112.6kg 22-01-21 - 114.3kg 15-01-21 - 114.2kg 08-01-21 - 114.8kg 01-01-21 - 115.4kg Boo! But to be fair I'll take that. I weighed myself after the weekend away and it was a lot more and I've been steadily losing it again since. Back to it, more exerci...
by gairym
Thu Feb 18, 2021 6:29 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: bike seat for carrying a toddler
Replies: 13
Views: 205

Re: bike seat for carrying a toddler

I use a Shotgun! :-bd

Image

Little dude just sits there and holds on to the bars.

He blimmin' loves it! First time he used it he shouted "Daddy, me flying!"

*not for babies.
by gairym
Wed Feb 17, 2021 8:35 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Where would you live in the UK...
Replies: 104
Views: 1689

Re: Where would you live in the UK...

About four years ago, after having lived in France for 9 years, we decided we might like to move back to the UK. I'm from a crappy little mining village near Sheffield and the wife is from North London. We knew we didn't want either of those options or anything too similar (so no big cities or pikey...
by gairym
Mon Feb 15, 2021 6:52 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Anyone else only eat once a day?
Replies: 55
Views: 1012

Re: Anyone else only eat once a day?

I think you're reading too much into my statement. I LOVE beer! I am obsessed by craft beer loveliness. Last night I took photos of a lovely 11.5% Imperial Coffee and Cocoa Stout I thoroughly enjoyed. I started the Beerpacking Facebook and Instagram accounts, am a member of various beer appreciation...
by gairym
Sun Feb 14, 2021 7:22 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Anyone else only eat once a day?
Replies: 55
Views: 1012

Re: Anyone else only eat once a day?

And absolutely, senseless empty beer calories on top of food makes literally no sense (except as a coping mechanism for dealing with the world).
by gairym
Sun Feb 14, 2021 7:20 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Anyone else only eat once a day?
Replies: 55
Views: 1012

Re: Anyone else only eat once a day?

I seem to remember you really enjoying that overpriced and under-heated 'food' at that odd place the four of us stayed at on the TNR?
by gairym
Sun Feb 14, 2021 6:45 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Anyone else only eat once a day?
Replies: 55
Views: 1012

Re: Anyone else only eat once a day?

I know some people gasp in horror at the thought but I only really eat if I'm hungry and that usually means once a day and generally in the early(ish) evening. I might partake in a few nuts or a bit of cheese in the afternoon sometimes but in the main, I only eat a meal once every 24 hours. Anyone ...
by gairym
Fri Feb 12, 2021 8:51 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Fat Fighters 2021
Replies: 158
Views: 2551

Re: Fat Fighters 2021

No weigh-in for me this week.

No scales where I'm at (I'm away for the weekend). I'll definitely gain a bit but hopefully not too much.

Not too worried as back to it on Monday.....
by gairym
Tue Feb 09, 2021 1:00 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Do you like giant cassettes?
Replies: 54
Views: 1116

Re: Do you like giant cassettes?

I did that on my old fatbike and have this setup on my gravel/road bike.

It works but I rarely use it.
by gairym
Tue Feb 09, 2021 10:39 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Do you like giant cassettes?
Replies: 54
Views: 1116

Re: Do you like giant cassettes?

I'm just not really bothered one way or the other really. 3x7-8 worked fine in the '90s, 3x9 worked fine until fairly recently, 2x10 worked fine (and still is on two bikes) and and 1x11-12 works fine on the rest of my bikes now. Sram and Shimano both work well. Setup has never been a problem. Longev...
by gairym
Tue Feb 09, 2021 9:56 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: What are you listening to now?
Replies: 515
Views: 19933

Re: What are you listening to now?

.....added to my brass playlist :-bd
by gairym
Sun Feb 07, 2021 4:32 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: VO 'Crazy' bar gets wider and risier.
Replies: 6
Views: 266

Re: VO 'Crazy' bar gets wider and risier.

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Sun Feb 07, 2021 4:28 pm
The steel version of the old style was 'off-road rated' but in fairness, I've used my alloy ones off-road for the last 5 years and not died thus far. :-bd
+1 for surviving the odds with the alloy version :-bd
by gairym
Fri Feb 05, 2021 7:45 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Fat Fighters 2021
Replies: 158
Views: 2551

Re: Fat Fighters 2021

05-02-21 - 112.5kg 29-01-21 - 112.6kg 22-01-21 - 114.3kg 15-01-21 - 114.2kg 08-01-21 - 114.8kg 01-01-21 - 115.4kg Meh! :roll: To be honest I think I've got meat sat in me as it's been hovering around 111.5kg all week but gone up this morning. As for the protein thingy - my only reason for increasing...
by gairym
Thu Feb 04, 2021 11:48 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: What are you listening to now?
Replies: 515
Views: 19933

Re: What are you listening to now?

Yup, it tugs on those heart-strings... :cry: