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by PaulB2
Fri Mar 27, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Virtual BAM ... you know you want to
Replies: 32
Views: 267

Re: Virtual BAM ... you know you want to

Lovely idea Tim. I had considered a 'virtual bikepacking' thread / game where those who can be bothered go through the process of devising a route, compiling a kit list, etc, etc and then sharing their adventure with everyone else ... without ever actually going on it obviously. I like that idea, I...
by PaulB2
Fri Mar 27, 2020 9:44 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Virtual BAM ... you know you want to
Replies: 32
Views: 267

Re: Virtual BAM ... you know you want to

BigdummySteve wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 9:18 pm
PaulB2 wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 9:16 pm
I could just repurpose the WiFi nanny cam - that has infrared
I wouldn’t , sounds like there could be embarrassing repercussions :lol:
Not sure what’d be embarrassing about a video of me snoring which is what normally happens on a bivvy as soon as I put my head down
by PaulB2
Fri Mar 27, 2020 9:35 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Yay, it's cheery Friday.
Replies: 828
Views: 96062

Re: Yay, it's cheery Friday.

My missus is due to start virtual cocktails with some of her friends as soon as the kids are asleep
by PaulB2
Fri Mar 27, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Virtual BAM ... you know you want to
Replies: 32
Views: 267

Re: Virtual BAM ... you know you want to

I could just repurpose the WiFi nanny cam - that has infrared
by PaulB2
Fri Mar 27, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 7991
Views: 836797

Re: The post man's been ...

...and dropped off a shimano cassette tool. Unfortunately he didn't drop off the corresponding chain whip so still have to wait for that.
by PaulB2
Fri Mar 27, 2020 11:50 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: If we close up for a bit...
Replies: 417
Views: 6854

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

The police have now put up road blocks at the access points to the popular hotspots of cannock chase so when I can get out on the bike it'll have to be a road only little loop around the outskirts of town.
by PaulB2
Fri Mar 27, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Fatfighters 2020
Replies: 85
Views: 2010

Re: Fatfighters 2020

13/03 72.2
20/03 72.7
27/03 73.4

The lack of exercise and constant access to snacks is really starting to show, but at least I finally get to go out on Monday and we've managed to make enough space for the treadmill in the garage so should be able to get on top of it now.
by PaulB2
Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Seatpack restraint
Replies: 9
Views: 181

Re: Seatpack restraint

by PaulB2
Thu Mar 26, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Rainspotting
Replies: 32
Views: 728

Re: Rainspotting

A youtube video dedicated to just that subject:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PmXnaX-5d8g
by PaulB2
Thu Mar 26, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Full suspender riders...
Replies: 50
Views: 621

Re: Full suspender riders...

I’ve got a 2015 giant anthem with 100mm each end (incidentally, the 2020 model has 120 / 110 , boost and is 1 1/2 times the price). It climbs quite well while seated despite having no lockout though I don’t have any long climbs locally. At 13.5kg it’s not super light but the stock wheels are heavy. ...
by PaulB2
Wed Mar 25, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Zwift
Replies: 3
Views: 142

Re: Zwift

A speed sensor is deemed non-essential so back to the drawing board
by PaulB2
Wed Mar 25, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Project Virus
Replies: 67
Views: 1003

Re: Project Virus

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Tue Mar 24, 2020 9:26 pm
Out of interest, who is actually and actively working from home and who's just at home?
I work from home 3 days a week anyway, so it wasn’t a huge change. I’m just taking a longer lunch break in the middle of the day to give the missus a break from the kids
by PaulB2
Wed Mar 25, 2020 9:00 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Gravel porn
Replies: 40
Views: 730

Re: Gravel porn

I bought my gravel bike to replace my road bike and see it as a wide tyred road bike / light tourer. My regular off route is 5 miles of road, 15 miles of mostly wide ‘gravel’ (actually a combination of mud, sand and the odd bit of gravel) non-technical trails and 5 miles of road back. Back to back c...
by PaulB2
Tue Mar 24, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Films to watch while isolating
Replies: 33
Views: 763

Re: Films to watch while isolating

Now I've got the song running through my head on repeat. Thanks. :grin:
by PaulB2
Tue Mar 24, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: so, this virus ?
Replies: 35
Views: 775

Re: so, this virus ?

and dry coughs Paul... Might I suggest that you make sure evrryone keeps drinking plain water. Sit everyone down and have em drink at least 500ml each. Might need even more. Good way to gauge if everyones drank enough is find out how much everyone is weeing. 0.5ml/kg/hour (half a ml of urine per ev...
by PaulB2
Tue Mar 24, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Films to watch while isolating
Replies: 33
Views: 763

Re: Films to watch while isolating

Frozen
Frozen 2
Tangled
Moana
Despicable Me
etc
etc
etc

please save me
by PaulB2
Tue Mar 24, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Gravel porn
Replies: 40
Views: 730

Re: Gravel porn

The Evil is love child of an all-mountain bike and a road bike, it's got a silly head angle for road riding.
by PaulB2
Tue Mar 24, 2020 10:49 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: so, this virus ?
Replies: 35
Views: 775

Re: so, this virus ?

We're on day 7?8? of isolation and a household of slightly elevated temperature, aches, sore throats and dry coughs which are still here though tapering off. No clue if its CV or colds that morphed into vanilla flu but it's not been horrendous so leaning towards just flu.
by PaulB2
Mon Mar 23, 2020 10:48 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: If we close up for a bit...
Replies: 417
Views: 6854

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.
by PaulB2
Mon Mar 23, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Zwift
Replies: 3
Views: 142

Zwift

Zwift has come up in a couple of topics so I was wondering how easy it is to use without a smart trainer. I've got an old cyclops fluid sitting in the garage, presumably if I got some form of ant+ speed sensor I could link it with my garmin watch and go from there?
by PaulB2
Mon Mar 23, 2020 12:22 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: If we close up for a bit...
Replies: 417
Views: 6854

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

it's only been a week here and the kids have gone feral. Ah well, at least we only have to jump over the back fence to get to the mental hospital. :grin:
by PaulB2
Mon Mar 23, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: If we close up for a bit...
Replies: 417
Views: 6854

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

We don't have the infrastructure in place to police a curfew so it has to be done with the population's consent. The softly softly approach makes Bozo look weak but it's straight out of a behavioural science handbook. In China, everyone has an app on their phone that's used for identification. When ...
by PaulB2
Sun Mar 22, 2020 7:13 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: If we close up for a bit...
Replies: 417
Views: 6854

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

Cannock Chase had announced earlier in the week that car parks were going to be free for a while and the cafe would just be doing takeaway. Today they announced that people were taking the pIss with social distancing so they were shutting all car parks (slight paraphrasing) until future notice
by PaulB2
Sun Mar 22, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Gravelywanger frame options?
Replies: 19
Views: 356

Re: Gravelywanger frame options?

FLV wrote:
Sun Mar 22, 2020 6:20 pm
I have a 70mm 0 degree stem on there at the moment so flipping that wont help :grin:

Ill look up tom ritcheys article
Well it’d weather the bottom of the stem evenly?
by PaulB2
Sun Mar 22, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Gravelywanger frame options?
Replies: 19
Views: 356

Re: Gravelywanger frame options?

I flipped my stem, which made the hoods comfy and the drops reachable