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by Richard G
Mon Nov 09, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 3470
Views: 626330

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Thu Nov 05, 2020 2:28 pm
CRC seem to have some reasonable deals inc' the Edge 1030 for £299 which I assume is a good price?

https://www.chainreactioncycles.com/r-pm/blackfriday
It is. I'm actually hoping to grab the plus for a good price as I can forget about my battery anxiety then. :lol:
by Richard G
Mon Nov 02, 2020 1:41 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: BB200 2020
Replies: 853
Views: 19580

Re: BB200 2020

ScotRoutes wrote:
Mon Nov 02, 2020 1:02 pm
Stick it on Strava, call it "my big ride". What's the issue?
I'm a good boy. But in fairness, it's not the whole route anyway, because I suck.
by Richard G
Mon Nov 02, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: BB200 2020
Replies: 853
Views: 19580

Re: BB200 2020

Ehh, I wanted to show some friends as obviously it's by far the biggest ride I've done since my surgery. But no biggy.
by Richard G
Mon Nov 02, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: BB200 2020
Replies: 853
Views: 19580

Re: BB200 2020

Talking of which, are we allowed to unhide our rides yet, or is it a case of never now that things have got even stranger? :lol:
by Richard G
Mon Nov 02, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Fatfighters 2020
Replies: 246
Views: 12813

Re: Fatfighters 2020

I'm sick, again (so tired of this sh*t, I really am), but the hard work I put in for the BB200 is still largely holding on. 14/02/20 - 70.5kg ---------------- 09/10/20 - 66.9kg (-1.2kg) 16/10/20 - 65.4kg (-1.5kg) 23/10/20 - 66.3kg (+0.9kg) 30/10/20 - 66.1kg (-0.2kg) Target: 64kg (Christmas break) Ex...
by Richard G
Mon Nov 02, 2020 12:01 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: BB200 2020
Replies: 853
Views: 19580

Re: BB200 2020

AndreR wrote:
Sun Nov 01, 2020 9:41 pm
Don't know if anyone's seen this, apologies if you all have!!

https://youtu.be/VW4SH7WI168
That particular rider is a forumite. A number of posts from her in this very thread. :cool:
by Richard G
Mon Nov 02, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: January's Virtual Winter Event 2021 (Covid lockdown edition) Jan 9th and 10th
Replies: 608
Views: 12261

Re: January's Virtual Winter Event 2021 (Covid lockdown edition) Jan 9th and 10th

JohnClimber wrote:
Sun Nov 01, 2020 9:14 pm
Reg (RIP)
Jesus Christ... my heart just about stopped for a second then. Don't do that! :shock:
by Richard G
Sun Nov 01, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Is next year a write off already?
Replies: 63
Views: 1321

Re: Is next year a write off already?

For people espousing herd immunity... remember, massive deaths that would cause aside, this doesn't just kill you. I just had my symptoms come back again, 7 months after I got it. Couldn't even get through a warmup without my lungs feeling like they were going to explode. Used an SPO2 monitor and sa...
by Richard G
Sun Nov 01, 2020 3:14 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Schwalbe Aerothan (are they just Tubolito reinvented?)
Replies: 18
Views: 310

Re: Schwalbe Aerothan (are they just Tubolito reinvented?)

ScotRoutes wrote:
Fri Oct 30, 2020 6:17 pm
There are two Tubolitos. IIRC the issues were all with the "Lìte" version.
I've had issues with both the screw in valve one, and the hard valve one too.
by Richard G
Fri Oct 30, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Schwalbe Aerothan (are they just Tubolito reinvented?)
Replies: 18
Views: 310

Re: Schwalbe Aerothan (are they just Tubolito reinvented?)

Mine leaked air, and punctured continuously (worse than I'd expect a normal tube to). Pure garbage.
by Richard G
Fri Oct 30, 2020 12:26 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Is next year a write off already?
Replies: 63
Views: 1321

Re: Is next year a write off already?

lune ranger wrote:
Fri Oct 30, 2020 10:26 am
Where as the first wave had a sharp rise and drop - like the Matterhorn, this wave is expected to look more like Table Mountain - not as high but with a much wider summit.
Which is a huge, huge concern given where the death figures are already. :sad:
by Richard G
Fri Oct 30, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Schwalbe Aerothan (are they just Tubolito reinvented?)
Replies: 18
Views: 310

Re: Schwalbe Aerothan (are they just Tubolito reinvented?)

Lazarus wrote:
Fri Oct 30, 2020 12:07 pm
Who puts sealant in a tube is this a thing ?
People that don't like / cant do tubeless. I know quite a few who have done it.

Either way, even if it could degrade it, how long are you likely to have a spare in? Couple of days max realistically.
by Richard G
Fri Oct 30, 2020 1:49 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Schwalbe Aerothan (are they just Tubolito reinvented?)
Replies: 18
Views: 310

Re: Schwalbe Aerothan (are they just Tubolito reinvented?)

they need special patches [according to the maker]and one review said they did not work anyway. Not as far as their site is concerned. "You can easily repair Aerothan tubes using Schwalbe Glueless Patches. Roughening, as with a butyl tube, is not necessary. Instead, the self-adhesive patches are di...
by Richard G
Fri Oct 30, 2020 12:13 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Schwalbe Aerothan (are they just Tubolito reinvented?)
Replies: 18
Views: 310

Re: Schwalbe Aerothan (are they just Tubolito reinvented?)

I bought one, not used it yet but my first impressions are that it seems a lot better than the (awful) Tubolito.

Massive benefit in being able to use standard glueless patches with it too.
by Richard G
Thu Oct 29, 2020 10:15 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Is next year a write off already?
Replies: 63
Views: 1321

Re: Is next year a write off already?

I supposedly have Cabin Fever in Sweden at the end of April. Wouldn't be surprised if that was cancelled again. Next after that would be the Welsh Ride Thing, which I assume would probably go ahead in a heavily modified format again (obviously assuming no full on lockdowns). Supposedly Italy in June...
by Richard G
Thu Oct 29, 2020 7:12 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Your favourite moments?
Replies: 54
Views: 1028

Re: You're favourite moments?

Borderer wrote:
Thu Oct 29, 2020 7:11 pm
You are favourite moments?
Please clarify. Does not compute.
I'm all my favourite moments. I'm awes*me like that.
by Richard G
Thu Oct 29, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Is next year a write off already?
Replies: 63
Views: 1321

Re: Is next year a write off already?

If you're looking for a full return to normality then yes, 2022 is likely your best bet... however, there will be much that can return to some semblance of normality.

Just, you know, probably not going around licking people's faces and suchlike.
by Richard G
Wed Oct 28, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Winter Event 2021?
Replies: 71
Views: 1644

Re: Winter Event 2021?

Yeah... they're scary things. I was on them for about a month and even when going all out sprints I was unable to get my heart rate over 135. :lol:
by Richard G
Wed Oct 28, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bike stand recommendation
Replies: 34
Views: 552

Re: Bike stand recommendation

Probably not what you're after, but by far the best I've ever used was this one: https://www.wiggle.co.uk/feedback-sport ... -workstand
by Richard G
Wed Oct 28, 2020 12:51 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Winter Event 2021?
Replies: 71
Views: 1644

Re: Winter Event 2021?

Ha... it's been some time since I've been down in the 40s. I'd likely assume I'd died if my heart ever went that slow again. :lol:
by Richard G
Tue Oct 27, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Winter Event 2021?
Replies: 71
Views: 1644

Re: Winter Event 2021?

I'm lucky in that when I got it my SPO2 didn't really drop much, despite feeling seriously out of breath doing basically anything.

I guess there's an advantage to being fit?
by Richard G
Tue Oct 27, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Winter Event 2021?
Replies: 71
Views: 1644

Re: Winter Event 2021?

Keep fighting the good fight Shaf. Much love.
by Richard G
Tue Oct 27, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Festive 500 in a oner?
Replies: 40
Views: 1015

Re: Festive 500 in a oner?

I did 12 hours+ on a turbo for charity once... completely screwed up both my knee and my undercarriage. :shock: