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by whitestone
Wed Apr 08, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Something for the coffee snobs.
Replies: 50
Views: 3625

Re: Something for the coffee snobs.

Or you could just have a cup of tea :roll:
by whitestone
Tue Apr 07, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: derailleur hanger alignment tool
Replies: 16
Views: 318

Re: derailleur hanger alignment tool

Now where's the "I told you so" smiley :wink:
by whitestone
Tue Apr 07, 2020 7:50 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Who’s appreciating riding their bike?
Replies: 41
Views: 634

Re: Who’s appreciating riding their bike?

Well did a full 6.5km today! The bridleway that goes past our house goes up the other side of the valley to a road. That road is 995 metres from our house so it's a good one to have if we were limited to 1km from home :-bd At the moment it's dry and the nettles haven't started so good to do some hil...
by whitestone
Tue Apr 07, 2020 10:38 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Is a full lock-down coming?
Replies: 57
Views: 1045

Re: Is a full lock-down coming?

There's a lot of variables involved both in contracting the illness and in how you respond. Viral load is just one. Obesity and being in an immuno-depressed state, i.e someone undergoing chemo, are the two main reasons for an increase in susceptibility. Definitely not a black/white set of conditions...
by whitestone
Tue Apr 07, 2020 9:52 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Speaking of old maps...
Replies: 10
Views: 147

Re: Speaking of old maps...

Well there's a fascinating lockdown pastime for you Bob - get your pick and shovel out :-bd . I no longer live there, my brother lives there and runs the farm and it's over in the Lakes so not really essential travel for me. I suspect the building to the east is a chicken shed - there were one or t...
by whitestone
Tue Apr 07, 2020 9:33 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Fiona Kolbinger - TCR
Replies: 2
Views: 184

Fiona Kolbinger - TCR

A good piece on the BBC about Fiona Kolbinger winning last year's TCR - https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cycling/52151401

The 12% of women in long distance events seems about normal - that's the average for the Bob Graham Round since 2000.
by whitestone
Tue Apr 07, 2020 9:23 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Speaking of old maps...
Replies: 10
Views: 147

Re: Speaking of old maps...

I like old maps. My mum always used to talk about an old cottage in the field in front of the farm house. Even in dry summers we never saw any indication of footings. Then a couple of years ago I came across a site (not the one linked earlier) with old OS maps and on the 1851 version ... https://i.i...
by whitestone
Mon Apr 06, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Restrap route planning competition
Replies: 30
Views: 330

Re: Restrap route planning competition

Oh Crap!

Just plotted one on the bridleways on the Helvellyn range - 75km and 4180m of ascent. :shock: https://www.strava.com/routes/25071403 Even got some hike-a-bike :-bd Obviously not door to door for me but if someone lives near Keswick ....
by whitestone
Mon Apr 06, 2020 7:12 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Restrap route planning competition
Replies: 30
Views: 330

Re: Restrap route planning competition

I've just edited it as I realised there's one 200m segment I've done twice. Now shorter and with more ascent! :shock: :shock: It's basically one of my training routes on steroids - that route is (only) 30km with 1100m of ascent. We've a lot of hills locally. I reckon doing some of them as down and b...
by whitestone
Mon Apr 06, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Restrap route planning competition
Replies: 30
Views: 330

Re: Restrap route planning competition

Just worked out one from home (https://www.strava.com/routes/25068663) 76km with 2098m of climbing and the furthest it gets from home is one bit about 10km away. There are still five climbs I've not been able to fit in :shock:
by whitestone
Mon Apr 06, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What you done t' your bike today
Replies: 453
Views: 27491

Re: What you done t' your bike today

Just what are you doing to them Steve? I've replaced one set of bearing in six years on the Solaris and it goes through thick and thin and only gets a pre & post winter service. I've never popped the seals and added extra grease or even felt the need to. The bearings were actually in a Raceface BB a...
by whitestone
Mon Apr 06, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Is a full lock-down coming?
Replies: 57
Views: 1045

Re: Is a full lock-down coming?

I suspect it's very limited but it's just that they can no longer hide their prattish behaviour in the crowds because there aren't any! Also the social media curtain twitchers are keen to jump on top of any transgression and blow it up out of all proportion.
by whitestone
Mon Apr 06, 2020 10:46 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: tarp game
Replies: 24
Views: 633

Re: tarp game

For a while I've been using that setup with central front pole and a lifter to the rear, called the Holden Tent I believe, but have moved to the asymmetric version. Symmetric Holden with bike bars as rear "pole" (you can just see the line between bars and tarp) https://i.imgur.com/tEbv1RO.jpg The as...
by whitestone
Sun Apr 05, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: I found it...
Replies: 7
Views: 263

Re: I found it...

Always the way.

I was heading out to the Alps to go climbing. Could I find my headtorch? Could I ****! So went and bought another. Got out to the Alps, opened up my cooking pots and there inside was my headtorch! Doh!
by whitestone
Sun Apr 05, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: closing national parks, and imposing fines?
Replies: 41
Views: 657

Re: closing national parks, and imposing fines?

Makes you wonder where everyone was going before all this kicked off..... They go shopping. Because that's what *they* do. What are they shopping for? Who knows? Stuff! Doesn't matter if they need stuff but they are shopping. Shopping is good, shopping for stuff is good even if they've the same stu...
by whitestone
Sun Apr 05, 2020 10:11 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Birthdays
Replies: 35
Views: 414

Re: Birthdays

Happy birthday Stu :YMPARTY: :-bd

Happy birthday to you
Happy birthday to you
Happy birthday to Stu
Happy birthday to you

(repeat to get your mandated twenty seconds :roll: )
by whitestone
Sat Apr 04, 2020 7:22 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: closing national parks, and imposing fines?
Replies: 41
Views: 657

Re: closing national parks, and imposing fines?

A pretty impractical thing to police/enforce. The nearest we've seen is the 2001 F&M outbreak but that wasn't the national parks being shut per se, just you weren't allowed off the road. We were living in Rosedale in the NYM at the time and it was all a bit weird. The dog didn't know what was going ...
by whitestone
Fri Apr 03, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: derailleur hanger alignment tool
Replies: 16
Views: 318

Re: derailleur hanger alignment tool

Iv thought about one of these for awhile but how does it make your mech straight, do u still need a big hammer to bend it back?? Bloody firemen, worse than farmers for using the wrong tools :lol: The tool screws into the hanger in place of the mech. If you find the hanger's misaligned you "gently" ...
by whitestone
Fri Apr 03, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: derailleur hanger alignment tool
Replies: 16
Views: 318

Re: derailleur hanger alignment tool

I've the X-tools one. As Colin says, it's one of those tools that when you need it, you need it.

No point in building a house until the foundations are correct.
by whitestone
Thu Apr 02, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Shaf's respirator appeal.
Replies: 99
Views: 1448

Re: Shaf's respirator appeal.

Likewise
by whitestone
Thu Apr 02, 2020 10:49 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Proper made up!
Replies: 29
Views: 471

Re: Proper made up!

The BBC did a program on the weasel family, it's still available on iPlayer - https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m ... d-fearless
by whitestone
Thu Apr 02, 2020 9:11 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Proper made up!
Replies: 29
Views: 471

Re: Proper made up!

boxelder wrote:
Wed Apr 01, 2020 11:54 pm
That must be a vicious fecker to kill a grey squirrel!

Good spot.
It's a family trait. Look up honey badger, they're in the "I'm not messing with that!" group, they'll take on a pride of lions for food :shock:
by whitestone
Wed Apr 01, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Proper made up!
Replies: 29
Views: 471

Re: Proper made up!

What is it please Stu?? Tis gorgeous indeed... As Richard says it's a Pine Marten. One of the mustelids - the other British ones are otters, badgers, polecats, stoats, weasels, ferrets and mink (technically that last one's an invasive species). The Pine Marten is the natural predator of the red squ...
by whitestone
Wed Apr 01, 2020 8:41 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Proper made up!
Replies: 29
Views: 471

Re: Proper made up!

Stu, worth logging on the British Mammal Society website - https://www.brc.ac.uk/mammals/recording.php they appreciate sightings of all our mammals especially the rarer ones.
by whitestone
Wed Apr 01, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Proper made up!
Replies: 29
Views: 471

Re: Proper made up!

Jealous as f....

Only ever seen one, it ran across the road in front of me at Kinlochewe.

Apart from the polecat I think I've got the full set of UK mustelids.