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by lune ranger
Mon Mar 23, 2020 1:43 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: If we close up for a bit...
Replies: 415
Views: 6836

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

I’ve spent the last two weeks thrashing out increasingly lavish and imaginative capacity escalation plans for my ICU. We’ve begged, borrowed and repurposed as much kit as we can and scrambled to upskill a bunch of wide eyed ‘helpers’ This weekend has been eerily quiet... bed occupancy well below nor...
by lune ranger
Tue Mar 17, 2020 9:39 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: If we close up for a bit...
Replies: 415
Views: 6836

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

As a senior ICU nurse I ain’t gonna be working from home... I’ll be riding to work right up until the point when work is to busy to go home :shock: I’ll also be camping out... in my garden at least until i’ve had a dose then maybe some more as one of my girls has something like cystic fibrosis. My ...
by lune ranger
Tue Mar 17, 2020 9:06 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: If we close up for a bit...
Replies: 415
Views: 6836

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

As a senior ICU nurse I ain’t gonna be working from home... I’ll be riding to work right up until the point when work is to busy to go home :shock: I’ll also be camping out... in my garden at least until i’ve had a dose then maybe some more as one of my girls has something like cystic fibrosis. My l...
by lune ranger
Sat Mar 14, 2020 9:30 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: SS chains
Replies: 15
Views: 375

Re: SS chains

I’ve used the KMC Rohloff/singlespeed chains for the last few years and they last very well on Rohloff equipped bikes. I’m not fastidious at cleaning or lubing either.
by lune ranger
Fri Mar 13, 2020 8:46 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Fatfighters 2020
Replies: 85
Views: 2010

Re: Fatfighters 2020

5.03.2020: 82.6kg 13.03.2020: 81.1kg Another great week using the same measures as previously. Even managed it against the background of constant Covid-19 disaster planning at work. Not sure i’ll Keep this up when i eventually get trapped at work for weeks X_X but at least i’ve Made some good space ...
by lune ranger
Thu Mar 12, 2020 8:44 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Oldest bit of kit you own - and still use.
Replies: 44
Views: 928

Re: Oldest bit of kit you own - and still use.

Middleburn RS2 or RS3 cranks. Still turning after 25years
by lune ranger
Thu Mar 12, 2020 7:23 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Oldest bit of kit you own - and still use.
Replies: 44
Views: 928

Re: Oldest bit of kit you own - and still use.

whitestone wrote:
Thu Mar 12, 2020 6:42 am

I've also got a set of the first heat resistant plastic eating utensils for camping that were imported here from the States around the same time. There's a name for the plastic but I can't remember it.
Carcinogenic? :YMPRAY:
by lune ranger
Thu Mar 12, 2020 12:17 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Oldest bit of kit you own - and still use.
Replies: 44
Views: 928

Re: Oldest bit of kit you own - and still use.

Original Leatherman PST multitool that lives on my belt and is used almost everyday. Leatherman recently replaced the smallest screwdriver after it broke. 28years old. My grandads gargantuan adjustable spanner that comes from his days as a fireman (ie coal shovelling) on GWR steam locomotives. It’s ...
by lune ranger
Wed Mar 11, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: G-one tires
Replies: 24
Views: 666

Re: G-one tires

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Wed Mar 11, 2020 4:02 pm
I was disppointed when I fitted 2.2" - thought they'd roll much faster than they did. Felt quite draggy but probably a different beast in a narrower size.
True. WTB Nano 2.2 feel faster to me, even on tarmac.
by lune ranger
Wed Mar 11, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: G-one tires
Replies: 24
Views: 666

Re: G-one tires

I’m a fan of G-Ones in their various guises.
Beware though that they are wear down pretty swiftly so not great for high mileage commuting and the like.
by lune ranger
Wed Mar 11, 2020 10:44 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: HireSquire
Replies: 18
Views: 484

Re: HireSquire

I love the concept but I can't help thinking it's flawed but maybe I misunderstand? They also say that no outdoor kit can be recycled - I don't believe that's true. With you on both counts. I’d absolutely love this to be workable but it just doesn’t look like it right now. Clearly some outdoor gear...
by lune ranger
Tue Mar 10, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Self Isolation
Replies: 62
Views: 1462

Re: Self Isolation

In Reverse wrote:
Tue Mar 10, 2020 11:31 am
Good luck getting back today Chew. Was wondering whether you'd last the week.

Has anyone in the UK actually been fighting over toilet rolls? I smell fake news. :lol:
Dunno but there’s some very weird shelves empty in my Waitrose - all the mint tea was gone for a start :grin:
by lune ranger
Tue Mar 10, 2020 10:17 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Self Isolation
Replies: 62
Views: 1462

Re: Self Isolation

I know. And fighting over toilet rolls is p1ss funny. It’s probably because of the diet of tinned peaches and tuna folk will be eating ( (as evidenced by the empty shelves in my local supermarket).
by lune ranger
Tue Mar 10, 2020 9:37 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Self Isolation
Replies: 62
Views: 1462

Re: Self Isolation

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Tue Mar 10, 2020 9:29 am
Surely the ability to laugh at things including ourselves and make light of bad situations is an asset. As a nation I recall we were once really good at it - now we fight over toilet rolls*


*which in itself is actually quite funny.
As I recall Jim Davidson used to be considered funny :roll:
by lune ranger
Tue Mar 10, 2020 12:13 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: You already know this, but.....
Replies: 19
Views: 736

Re: You already know this, but.....

Twenty odd years ago I had a fairly frightening wake up call in terms of how much kit I used to ride with. Riding the Helvellyn ridge in winter with a freezing wind blowing I punctured coming down from Lower Man in the direction of Sticks Pass(something like that anyway). I was warm riding but my cl...
by lune ranger
Mon Mar 09, 2020 11:26 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Self Isolation
Replies: 62
Views: 1462

Re: Self Isolation

My work means it’s only a matter of time before I come into direct contact with Covid19. Unfortunately my 7 year daughter old has a serious chronic lung condition. To keep her safe i’m looking at camping in my garden indefinitely starting sometime soon. Covid19 May pose no real threat to you persona...
by lune ranger
Sun Mar 08, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bicycles up Kilimanjaro
Replies: 5
Views: 244

Re: Bicycles up Kilimanjaro

K1100T wrote:
Sun Mar 08, 2020 6:13 pm
FLV wrote:
Sun Mar 08, 2020 5:19 pm
Ooo, id love to read this too if we're getting in line
I'll send it to Luke, once he's done I'm sure he can pass it along.
Absolutely. Form an orderly queue
by lune ranger
Sun Mar 08, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bicycles up Kilimanjaro
Replies: 5
Views: 244

Re: Bicycles up Kilimanjaro

Incoming PM
by lune ranger
Fri Mar 06, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Fatfighters 2020
Replies: 85
Views: 2010

Re: Fatfighters 2020

There's are loads, 5:2 (days), 16:8, 19:5, 20:4, or if you're up for it 23:1; one plate of food, one hour in which to eat it. Depends on what you're tying to achieve, in my case it wasn't so much weight loss, as it was not getting Type 2 diabetes like my Dad, or a heart attack like my Granddad. I w...
by lune ranger
Fri Mar 06, 2020 10:20 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Garmin gps routes or tracks
Replies: 11
Views: 248

Re: Garmin gps routes or tracks

Ah I see no it was only a short run, it seems such a shame you lose the audible warning as it's kinda what I thought it would do while on route (well it does it just doesn't on a track lol) how bizarre, such a useful feature ah well back to the playing around with it, I thought I had it figured che...
by lune ranger
Fri Mar 06, 2020 8:24 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Fatfighters 2020
Replies: 85
Views: 2010

Re: Fatfighters 2020

28.2.20: 84.3kg 06.2.20: 82.6kg Boom! Huge drop. Maybe not totally accurate but it’s consistent with the weigh ins I’ve been doing mid week. Introduced 2x 16hr fasts this week, only eating between 10am and 6pm, not as hideous as you think. Also spent a day working in a COVID 19 testing pod which in ...
by lune ranger
Thu Mar 05, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: International book day
Replies: 51
Views: 944

Re: International book day

Wilding by Isabella Tree.
Getting some ideas for when i’ve got more land.
by lune ranger
Wed Mar 04, 2020 9:30 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Face Masks.
Replies: 58
Views: 1314

Re: Face Masks.

ootini wrote:
Wed Mar 04, 2020 9:27 pm
lune ranger wrote:
Wed Mar 04, 2020 9:23 pm
Mike wrote:
Wed Mar 04, 2020 9:19 pm
:-bd nicely written stu. Im as fed up listening to the corona bull as i am this bloody RAIN now. How long before muppets start panic buying food?
They already did...
Wasn't there a prepping thread on here recently?
Sounds like a conspiracy to me :???:
by lune ranger
Wed Mar 04, 2020 9:23 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Face Masks.
Replies: 58
Views: 1314

Re: Face Masks.

Mike wrote:
Wed Mar 04, 2020 9:19 pm
:-bd nicely written stu. Im as fed up listening to the corona bull as i am this bloody RAIN now. How long before muppets start panic buying food?
They already did...
by lune ranger
Wed Mar 04, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Face Masks.
Replies: 58
Views: 1314

Re: Face Masks.

Needs to be FFP3 standard or don’t waste your money. Fit is crucial. It must have no side leak. Wash your hands with soap and water prior to removing it. Remove it by pulling it forward and away from your face - avoid contaminating your face with the outside of the mask. Wash your hands again. I wo...