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by jameso
Sat Mar 28, 2020 8:56 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: If we close up for a bit...
Replies: 413
Views: 6827

Re: If we close up for a bit...

^ :-bd one for later, thanks. Still wondering what to do with the extra hours in the weekend. Getting back into good reading habits I hope, less screens + more pages. Podcasts too (some interesting ones on The Knowledge Project site for anyone who just likes listening to smart people talking about t...
by jameso
Sat Mar 28, 2020 8:34 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: If we close up for a bit...
Replies: 413
Views: 6827

Re: If we close up for a bit...

https://www.alexroddie.com/2020/03/coro ... rward.html

An interesting read on this topic (posted without any agree/don't agree intended)
by jameso
Sat Mar 28, 2020 8:12 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: If we close up for a bit...
Replies: 413
Views: 6827

Re: If we close up for a bit...

Wise words in a subscription blog-email yesterday,
I am working on slowing the rhythms of my life down, perhaps like a hibernating animal slows its heart-beat. I feel like now’s the time for life-advice from people who spend years living on space-stations or alone in arctic weather outposts.
by jameso
Sat Mar 28, 2020 7:57 am
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Plastic sheet - material/source?
Replies: 3
Views: 98

Re: Plastic sheet - material/source?

Great stuff, thanks to you both. Will PM, Mr BB.
by jameso
Fri Mar 27, 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Knots
Replies: 10
Views: 175

Re: Knots

Great stuff. I used to go fishing a lot, grew up in boats with my Dad and then dabbled in climbing - and I feel I should know all of these off the top of my head but I'm not as confident as I should be. Good idea for some of those old ends of rope and cord for a quiet evening :-bd (always wanted to ...
by jameso
Fri Mar 27, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: If we close up for a bit...
Replies: 413
Views: 6827

Re: If we close up for a bit...

And it seems rather disrespectful to the health workers who are putting their own lives at risk to be exposed to the virus over and over again. Exactly, that's what seems to be escaping too many people's attention, that or they aren't good at change or modifying their behaviour. Also why I wouldn't...
by jameso
Fri Mar 27, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: If we close up for a bit...
Replies: 413
Views: 6827

Re: If we close up for a bit...

RIP wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 12:31 pm
"a lawyer's comment"... ah well, there we go then :smile: .
Fair : )
by jameso
Fri Mar 27, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: If we close up for a bit...
Replies: 413
Views: 6827

Re: If we close up for a bit...

Quite what they are training for I've no idea Just for the sake of it I guess. TBH I ride for fitness as well as (more importantly) simply enjoying it. I do put some element of training effort into my riding but I don't train for anything in particular, I don't race. I just like feeling quick relat...
by jameso
Fri Mar 27, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: If we close up for a bit...
Replies: 413
Views: 6827

Re: If we close up for a bit...

So where was the 'no restrictions' bit posted James? As posted on social media - "Contrary to some advice on social media, there is NO restriction on distance and there is NO restriction on the number of times you do this per day." Meaning, the comment in speech marks was a lawyer's comment on twit...
by jameso
Fri Mar 27, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Feckin Lezyne Pumps
Replies: 13
Views: 266

Re: Feckin Lezyne Pumps

So what clamp-ons (edit - shorter than the classic T handled Blackburn MM) for trouble free inflation then? https://www.evanscycles.com/fwe-micro-mtb-pump-EV196307 Call me biased, it'd be fair .. but I took one of these on the Tour Divide and other places where I needed to rely on a small pump to r...
by jameso
Fri Mar 27, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: If we close up for a bit...
Replies: 413
Views: 6827

Re: If we close up for a bit...

Coronavirus Regs came into effect yesterday - http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2020/350/pdfs/uksi_20200350_en.pdf Reg 6(2)(b) - to take exercise either alone or with other members of the household. As posted on social media - "Contrary to some advice on social media, there is NO restriction on dis...
by jameso
Fri Mar 27, 2020 8:35 am
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Plastic sheet - material/source?
Replies: 3
Views: 98

Plastic sheet - material/source?

Had a quick read of the plastic sheet seatpack posts here and it got me thinking. Can anyone tell me what sort of plastic is used for guard flaps like these? Same stuff as an Asssavers guard. https://rawmudflap.uk/gallery/ I've got a couple of Rawflaps -yeah, I know :grin: - so, wanting something el...
by jameso
Fri Mar 27, 2020 8:02 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Feckin Lezyne Pumps
Replies: 13
Views: 266

Re: Feckin Lezyne Pumps

Frustrating .... Had same problem a few times with a screw-on Topeak Rocket of some sort, then one day it decided to jam onto the core and the only way to remove it was to break the valve. POS design. I just use clamp-on pump heads now, thread-on extenders just seems unnecessary. Or, at least more p...
by jameso
Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Carradice super c seatpack
Replies: 6
Views: 356

Re: Carradice super c seatpack

I bought it, sorry firestarter .. will let you know if it's not right for what I have in mind though.
by jameso
Thu Mar 26, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Has 5G just been launched
Replies: 15
Views: 320

Re: Has 5G just been launched

Some others are saying 5G caused Coronavirus... :lol:
by jameso
Wed Mar 25, 2020 2:41 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Gravel porn
Replies: 39
Views: 719

Re: Gravel porn

Personally, I don't really enjoy riding a road bike with 25/28's on it as it just feels like I'm taking a kicking for an extra 8kph or whatever it is. I know what you mean, I got a shock when getting back onto my Equilibrium winter bike (25s and rim brakes, low bars) early new year. Used to be on i...
by jameso
Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Gravel porn
Replies: 39
Views: 719

Re: Gravel porn

Having two gravel bikes I thought they were the mutts nuts for off-road and gravel type stuff However, I have since bought a specialized epic comp carbon Holy sh!t that thing is fast. Okay, not as quick on the road, but way quicker than the gravel bikes off-road. Maybe I’ve been wrong, maybe gravel...
by jameso
Tue Mar 24, 2020 9:22 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: If we close up for a bit...
Replies: 413
Views: 6827

Re: If we close up for a bit...

Bugger, I'd ordered some tools so that I could try some basic bike mechanic stuff while I couldn't ride them anyway and it looks like they won't be arriving until after lockdown is over now. Bike shops can stay open and mail order is all clear. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/further-bus...
by jameso
Mon Mar 23, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Carradice super c seatpack
Replies: 6
Views: 356

Re: Carradice super c seatpack

Hi Al, this maybe what I'm after for my road bike, can you email pics? james.olsen.remote at hotmail.co.uk. Ta.
Does it strap down fairly tight on the seat rails? I just need something to keep a summer sleeping bag and bivi bag dry really, so not a lot of weight going in it, just bulk.
by jameso
Mon Mar 23, 2020 1:56 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: If we close up for a bit...
Replies: 413
Views: 6827

Re: If we close up for a bit...

Isn't it just a tapered introduction of ever increasing restrictions? I suspect if they had imposed all the current measures in one go it would have been a (greater) shambles and potentially less effective. It's one hell of a task to shut down and restrict so much of day to day life in a small coun...
by jameso
Mon Mar 23, 2020 11:34 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Which charity'd make biggest impact in current crisis??
Replies: 6
Views: 209

Re: Which charity'd make biggest impact in current crisis??

Good point on food banks for the most direct impact right now, plus all charities will struggle this summer when fund-raising events are cancelled and on top of that everyone has mostly more urgent concerns. It's a good time to make a monthly standing order to any you do support if you don't already...
by jameso
Mon Mar 23, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: If we close up for a bit...
Replies: 413
Views: 6827

Re: If we close up for a bit...

Compare and contrast. Bojo's seeming astonishment at a questioner at today's press conference who asked when the police would be enforcing his wishy-washy plea for conformance to the social distancing advice. The Spanish approach https://www.thelocal.es/20200320/zero-tolerance-what-spain-is-doing-t...
by jameso
Sun Mar 22, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: If we close up for a bit...
Replies: 413
Views: 6827

Re: If we close up for a bit...

Covid 19 is a strange time indeed, as I'm putting a recipe for veg curry on a bikepacking forum :???:
Should we move it to the MYOG thread? :grin:

(edited, the rest was a repeat of Duncan's post on that Dean Koontz book)
by jameso
Sat Mar 21, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: If we close up for a bit...
Replies: 413
Views: 6827

Re: If we close up for a bit...

...might as well just get it all over and done with? That's pretty much what Bozo was saying only a couple of weeks ago. One of the great misinformation screw ups maybe. Reading the Imperial College report Whitestone posted earlier suggests why that early 'herd immunity, let it sweep through' idea ...
by jameso
Thu Mar 19, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: If we close up for a bit...
Replies: 413
Views: 6827

Re: If we close up for a bit...

Problem we have now James is they can’t get enough drivers in to make the deliveries, was just telling Stu there’s 60 of us mobile engineers for the company I work for being pulled from pillar to post to get servicing done as the rental yards will be emptied of kit over the next few weeks by the ma...