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by PaulB2
Sat Jan 16, 2021 3:35 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Today's Run
Replies: 20
Views: 446

Re: Today's Run

I qualify for the nhs flu jab now so walked over to the surgery this morning and then ran back. Did the c25k week 4 3/1.5/5/2.5/3/1.5/5 minute run/walk schedule. That was more tiring so probably reached the right level. Mental note to remember the right shoes because running in my waterproof Mocs wa...
by PaulB2
Fri Jan 15, 2021 7:55 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: "local"? Ask Boris :-)
Replies: 44
Views: 990

Re: "local"? Ask Boris :-)

If I was wearing my cynical hat, I’d ponder on the fact that by deliberately ensuring that the guidance is vague you can convince the majority of people to blame individual members of the public rather than the government for the current transmission rates
by PaulB2
Fri Jan 15, 2021 7:17 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Mapping Article by Guy Kesteven ("Mapsturbation")
Replies: 35
Views: 500

Re: Mapping Article by Guy Kesteven ("Mapsturbation")

Landslide wrote:
Fri Jan 15, 2021 6:52 pm
I feel attacked.
:mrgreen:
by PaulB2
Fri Jan 15, 2021 5:00 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Mapping Article by Guy Kesteven ("Mapsturbation")
Replies: 35
Views: 500

Re: Mapping Article by Guy Kesteven ("Mapsturbation")

Just going back to the hipster issue - surely, they all use paper maps already? Do they not favour the 'traditional' - Brooks, Carradice, etc? Also, I'm wondering whether it's fair game to take the p1ss out of hipsters because I'm assuming that (a) no one believes themselves to be one (b) they'd ne...
by PaulB2
Fri Jan 15, 2021 2:45 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Fat Fighters 2021
Replies: 41
Views: 566

Re: Fat Fighters 2021

No idea if it's true, but I have read that we can have 3-4kg of meat going through the digestive system very slowly. One thing about weighing yourself on Fridays is that I've learnt to avoid a big roast / barbeque / takeaway on a Thursday to make the numbers look better :grin:
by PaulB2
Fri Jan 15, 2021 11:17 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Fat Fighters 2021
Replies: 41
Views: 566

Re: Fat Fighters 2021

31/12/2020 76.5 8/1/2021 75.1 15/1/2021 74.1 According to MFP I should only be losing 0.5kg a week so my numbers are off somewhere. I did have a drink this week, albeit only the one, I've cut out most of the snacks but allowing myself a small chocolate ration, two if I do exercise, seems to be worki...
by PaulB2
Thu Jan 14, 2021 11:06 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Taking a knife to a gunfight.
Replies: 59
Views: 933

Re: Taking a knife to a gunfight.

I did the CTC on my gravel bike using my bikepacking bags, does that make it a bikepacking bike?
by PaulB2
Thu Jan 14, 2021 10:26 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Taking a knife to a gunfight.
Replies: 59
Views: 933

Re: Taking a knife to a gunfight.

I got my gravel bike to replace my road bike since I wasn't bothered about going that quickly, it was much more comfortable on the country roads and NCN routes I tend to go on around here and I wanted to do some light touring. A gradventourer so to speak. The fact that it's also suitable for the bri...
by PaulB2
Wed Jan 13, 2021 6:37 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Today's Run
Replies: 20
Views: 446

Re: Today's Run

Have you been riding whilst you've not been running? I think lots of these programs are aimed at people who do no exercise at all, so if you've kept active despite not running you'll progress faster. I also think that as you have been a runner before makes a big difference, it's easier to get it ba...
by PaulB2
Wed Jan 13, 2021 2:51 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: OT: Recommend me a good C25K app
Replies: 13
Views: 149

Re: OT: Recommend me a good C25K app

I’m (re-) using the nhs choices couch to 5k podcast, so not an app as such combined with my garmin watch and before i got the watch, just combined with strava.
by PaulB2
Wed Jan 13, 2021 2:47 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Today's Run
Replies: 20
Views: 446

Re: Today's Run

Another gentle pootle out today - skipped to the week 2 program, 90 seconds run, 2 minutes walk, rinse &repeat. I missed my cue as a lorry went past so ran for 5 minutes straight in the middle without any issues so going to jump to the week 4 program next time and see how that goes.
by PaulB2
Wed Jan 13, 2021 11:45 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Punctures and brakes
Replies: 26
Views: 374

Re: Punctures and brakes

On my worst ever ride, I had 7 punctures in 6 miles and ended up walking a few miles home with 2 flat tyres having gone through my spare tubes and patches. After that ride, I converted one of my bikes to tubeless and since then I've only had one puncture that I've noticed at the time. That turned ou...
by PaulB2
Tue Jan 12, 2021 5:23 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: "local"? Ask Boris :-)
Replies: 44
Views: 990

Re: "local"? Ask Boris :-)

RIP wrote:
Tue Jan 12, 2021 5:15 pm
Eh? That's me on the right hand side there.
Growing your lockdown hair out?
by PaulB2
Mon Jan 11, 2021 7:40 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What are you drinking now?
Replies: 210
Views: 4823

Re: What are you drinking now?

A Bramble, the first drink of the year
by PaulB2
Sat Jan 09, 2021 7:02 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Favourite kit from 2020
Replies: 54
Views: 1093

Re: Favourite kit from 2020

My Stooge Scrambler IMG_0381.jpg What's it like? Are they making any more? It's fantastic. Like a big BMX I guess, but it settles into bikepacking duties really well too. Stooge have previously only done one production run of each frame. All the Scrambler frames have now sold, but I reckon there wi...
by PaulB2
Sat Jan 09, 2021 5:39 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Today's Run
Replies: 20
Views: 446

Re: Today's Run

It was ok but not great - didn’t feel the ankle other than right after going over a 50m batch of icy path. I wasn’t exactly overdoing it though, just following the nhs couch to 5 k program which this week (week 1) is just run for a minute, walk for 90 seconds, repeat 8 times. I could have probably s...
by PaulB2
Sat Jan 09, 2021 2:37 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Today's Run
Replies: 20
Views: 446

Re: Today's Run

I nipped out for my first run in 6 months since I fractured my ankle. I’ve just restarted the couch to 5k program again which is probably a little conservative but I feel really unfit so it’s not the worst plan
by PaulB2
Fri Jan 08, 2021 2:47 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Favourite kit from 2020
Replies: 54
Views: 1093

Re: Favourite kit from 2020

I got very little new kit last year and what I got I didn't end up using a whole heap so I'd have to go for the acepac top tube bag which just gets moved from bike to bike
by PaulB2
Fri Jan 08, 2021 8:09 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Fat Fighters 2021
Replies: 41
Views: 566

Re: Fat Fighters 2021

31/12/2020 76.5
8/1/2021 75.1

It’s a wonder what cutting out beer and cake will do. It was also a low meat week so a bit of a flush out of the system.
by PaulB2
Wed Jan 06, 2021 10:45 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: FS: Boreas Topaz 25 pack
Replies: 4
Views: 201

Re: FS: Sierra Designs Flex Capacitor (40-60l) and Boreas Topaz 25 packs

Especially if it’s still integrated into a DeLorean
by PaulB2
Wed Jan 06, 2021 6:07 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Fat Fighters 2021
Replies: 41
Views: 566

Re: Fat Fighters 2021

Apparently having a stressful day allows you more calories with My Fitness Pal. My fitness watch has credited me with around 4 pints of beers worth of calories despite my only real activity being taking a child to the dentist.

It amuses me anyway :grin:
by PaulB2
Wed Jan 06, 2021 12:57 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Hate to bring it up again but ...
Replies: 108
Views: 2198

Re: Hate to bring it up again but ...

Bloody hell this is getting a bit posh now isn't it!?!? Tea pots for proper tea and taking the pi55 in verse :shock: feeling very inadequate now :grin: It's a chocolate teapot. It's chuffing useless :grin: I disagree on the usefulness of a chocolate teapot. While it's not very useful for it's prima...
by PaulB2
Tue Jan 05, 2021 11:02 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Rear light?
Replies: 21
Views: 573

Re: Rear light?

I have a habit of losing lights that are clipped to seatpost bags so I recently got a Cateye Omni 5 which comes with a mount that fits the seat stay nicely - it takes AAA batteries rather than rechargeable so hopefully it'll be a set and forget light for a while.
by PaulB2
Mon Jan 04, 2021 5:02 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 3470
Views: 626931

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

techno wrote:
Mon Jan 04, 2021 11:26 am
discounts on sunrace cassettes: https://www.bike-discount.de/en/search/ ... q=cassette
Are they one of the few still shipping to the UK?
by PaulB2
Mon Jan 04, 2021 10:14 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: 13 speed.
Replies: 21
Views: 535

Re: 13 speed.

They’ve got the first production ready 13 speed derailleur but rotor did some wacky prototype hydraulic shifting thingy in 2019