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by faustus
Tue Apr 07, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Who’s appreciating riding their bike?
Replies: 41
Views: 626

Re: Who’s appreciating riding their bike?

One positive of all this time WFH is that I've been out on my bike and exercising more often than ever. Really quite enjoying it. Like Voodoo, running is only for off-road and with the dog (AFAIC), this needed a little driving to good spots. That's stopped as the car parks have been barricaded off....
by faustus
Tue Apr 07, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Who’s appreciating riding their bike?
Replies: 41
Views: 626

Re: Who’s appreciating riding their bike?

Yes, and getting out most days too, sometimes with the boy. Most of my riding is normally from the door anyway, but I'm making sure I explore all possibilities close by. It's dried out so much here that conditions are perfect, and I get a great mix of everything. Also hoping I get to see spring unfo...
by faustus
Tue Apr 07, 2020 10:23 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Is a full lock-down coming?
Replies: 57
Views: 1045

Re: Is a full lock-down coming?

From what i've read it seems like the antibody text isn't accurate enough, so there's not currently the option for people to do home tests to have the 'all clear'. Also, it sounds like there are varying levels of antibody reaction (hence poor detection) which might mean there is reduced confidence i...
by faustus
Thu Apr 02, 2020 9:40 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Proper made up!
Replies: 29
Views: 470

Re: Proper made up!

Brilliant! Lucky man :-bd

I think that really is worthy of some Awe :lol:
by faustus
Wed Apr 01, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Films to watch while isolating
Replies: 66
Views: 1925

Re: Films to watch while isolating

Liked it a lot so have moved onto Hinterland I hate that programme - it makes mid-Wales look grey, dreary and the inhabitants retarded and backwards ... not everyone's like that :wink: I know what you mean about Hinterland (same with Hidden on BBC at the moment), it revelled in dreary/atmospheric c...
by faustus
Wed Apr 01, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 2983
Views: 512597

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

Just bought these as I was looking for 650b tyres for the Camino, pretty good price for what seems like a decent tyre:
https://www.planetx.co.uk/i/q/TYVEERAIL ... port--tyre

Tubeless compatible and skinwall :-bd
by faustus
Wed Apr 01, 2020 9:36 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: If we close up for a bit...
Replies: 468
Views: 10451

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

I paused at a tiny local nature reserve on my daily ride, and listened to the birdsong, which was loud and varied. It was lovely.
by faustus
Thu Mar 26, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Full suspender riders...
Replies: 58
Views: 1101

Re: Full suspender riders...

In Reverse wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 1:59 pm
sean_iow wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 12:43 pm
Patio needs weeding, valves not correctly aligned with tyre logos, cranks not level and miss-matched tyres... 5/10 :wink:
Harsh. :cry:
I think that's a tongue-in-cheek STW idiom. Standard joke on any comment of a bike pic 'over there' :grin:
by faustus
Wed Mar 25, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What you done t' your bike today
Replies: 453
Views: 27479

Re: What you done t' your bike today

Finally got out on the newly built Camino Al. Really like the ride, and happy with 1x drive train. Have 650b wheels for it when the time is right. Almost direct swap of everything from the arkose, and the flat mount adaptors are fugly and hose not routed through fork yet. Still, got clutch road mech...
by faustus
Wed Mar 25, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Films to watch while isolating
Replies: 66
Views: 1925

Re: Films to watch while isolating

https://player.bfi.org.uk/ I've seen this touted as a really good service. Lots of great quality films, subscription or rental, and loads of brilliant archive films and newsreel (including esoteric stuff for those that part own locomotives @RIP :wink: ). Subscription is free for 14 days then £5 a mo...
by faustus
Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:08 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Project Virus
Replies: 67
Views: 1330

Re: Project Virus

Working from home for the foreseeable too, as is the other half until she goes on maternity leave. Not really any more time, as the 2 year old is home here with his gran. Already done some garden tidying, and have very nearly finished the Camino i've spent forever building (in 20 minute bursts). Get...
by faustus
Tue Mar 24, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Gravel porn
Replies: 45
Views: 1202

Re: Gravel porn

@faustus I'm in the New Forest so when all this is done you're welcome to come take a look. Lots more pics on my Insta @philg1971 The above is with 29x2.2 vittorias, currently running 44mm wtb byways and mudguards until it dries up a bit. Cheers Phil Looks great, very tidy build! Thanks for the off...
by faustus
Tue Mar 24, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Gravel porn
Replies: 45
Views: 1202

Re: Gravel porn

Lovely bikes. My trek920 (drop bar 29er) mirrors my roadbike position with 50mm ish of drop from saddle to bars. This was determined in a bike fit and takes into account my flexibility and core strength seeking to balance efficiency and comfort. It's good to have an engaged core, and glutes and ham...
by faustus
Tue Mar 24, 2020 12:02 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: so, this virus ?
Replies: 35
Views: 1026

Re: so, this virus ?

This is why they need the antibody tests ASAP, it's critical to know who has had it - especially essential workers - so they know who can safely go back to work/see other people. That's assuming we know 100% you can't get it twice/can't be infectious again..??
by faustus
Tue Mar 24, 2020 11:54 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Gravel porn
Replies: 45
Views: 1202

Re: Gravel porn

I'll stay out of the comfort debate as it differs so much from person to person....I do like the Moots, but on pure aesthetics, the chainset is still too big and impractical. I like 1x and chunky tyres... :cool:
by faustus
Tue Mar 24, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Films to watch while isolating
Replies: 66
Views: 1925

Re: Films to watch while isolating

Das Boot - the full 4+ hours of it. Brilliant stuff!
by faustus
Fri Mar 20, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: If we close up for a bit...
Replies: 468
Views: 10451

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

I heard on the radio about the planned lock--down in Bavaria, and apparently people are not restricted from solo exercise, so walking, running, and biking etc are fine, just no group things. I do hope UK government see the same sense if they need to up the ante.
by faustus
Fri Mar 20, 2020 10:06 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: If we close up for a bit...
Replies: 468
Views: 10451

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

The WW2 spirit comparison is an interesting one, because we're being asked to do the opposite, and it clearly doesn't play to a strength of national character in the way the 'blitz' spirit might have. The other issue with that is that it's steeped in mythology and propaganda. The general population...
by faustus
Thu Mar 19, 2020 12:22 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: If we close up for a bit...
Replies: 468
Views: 10451

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

The WW2 spirit comparison is an interesting one, because we're being asked to do the opposite, and it clearly doesn't play to a strength of national character in the way the 'blitz' spirit might have. We're being asked to not carry on: going to a pub isn't the coronavirus equivalent of opening up th...
by faustus
Thu Mar 19, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tell me three things that...
Replies: 42
Views: 1032

Re: Tell me three things that...

1) My son and family. Just popped downstairs and he said "papa play with playdough"...brings me back to a nicer place than work and viruses. 2) Books. Always reading and I get so much from it, always have done. It's why I studied English literature. 3) Riding off road. Doesn't matter what bike quite...
by faustus
Tue Mar 17, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: If we close up for a bit...
Replies: 468
Views: 10451

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

There's an independent cafe near me that has advertised they are starting a local delivery service of their menu, plus collection and tables outside set far apart...don't know how pubs will cope. Very happy to be corrected but am I not right in thinking that the virus can be spread if you touch som...
by faustus
Tue Mar 17, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: If we close up for a bit...
Replies: 468
Views: 10451

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

There's an independent cafe near me that has advertised they are starting a local delivery service of their menu, plus collection and tables outside set far apart...don't know how pubs will cope.
by faustus
Tue Mar 17, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: FS - Loo paper
Replies: 23
Views: 767

Re: FS - Loo paper

Went to Tesco today (to buy lunch items), and it was pretty busy and the queues at the checkouts not social distancing. I saw in someone's trolley they had four large packets of serviettes. I'm guessing it wasn't for a dinner party. And it'll clog up their bog too.
by faustus
Tue Mar 17, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: If we close up for a bit...
Replies: 468
Views: 10451

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

I'll be heading out for my own sanity (probably no bivvies though) until it becomes banned, which I very much hope it doesn't. Especially as life will now involve lots more child care, and doing shopping etc., as my partner has to stay at home / no social interaction now as she is pregnant - she'll ...
by faustus
Fri Mar 13, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Oldest bit of kit you own - and still use.
Replies: 44
Views: 1064

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

mfezela wrote:
Thu Mar 12, 2020 8:48 pm
faustus wrote:
Thu Mar 12, 2020 11:30 am
. . . so stuff from the 80s/early 90s would be too small for me
? Surely you mean too large for you ;-)
Yes, true, i guess i meant stuff i owned in the 80s/90s :-)