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by tobasco
Tue Jan 05, 2021 11:42 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: This weekends Virtual Winter Event - postponed
Replies: 21
Views: 470

Re: This weekends Virtual Winter Event - postponed

wild swimming Anyone explain that bit? I'd have honestly thought that most lakes / rivers would be pretty quiet given it's Jan and I don't think it's generally considered to be a team sport is it? I think it’s about minimising the risk of clogging up hospitals, not just about COVID transmission.
by tobasco
Mon Jan 04, 2021 9:33 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

boris’s announcement changes my plans, will be sticking to the trainer until lockdown over
by tobasco
Tue Dec 29, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: So easily could be any of us !
Replies: 9
Views: 499

Re: So easily could be any of us !

I am much more aware and careful compared to when I was immortal in my 20’s. Not very good at bouncing nowadays.

Looking at stats helps me rationalise, how many people out there on bikes and how many end up in deep poo.
by tobasco
Sun Dec 27, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What are your feelings about next year?
Replies: 40
Views: 908

Re: What are your feelings about next year?

Lockdowns, or more regions in tier4, between Jan until about March. Vaccine rollout should start to improve things in Q2 and Q3. But, if there are further variants which achieve vaccine escape, then all bets are off. So I’m sitting tight until March, staying local. Will reassess any plans as signifi...
by tobasco
Sun Dec 20, 2020 11:37 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Off Topic: bird feeders. Wot you got?
Replies: 28
Views: 489

Re: Off Topic: bird feeders. Wot you got?

Shaf, try the rspb on line shop for feeders.
by tobasco
Sun Dec 20, 2020 11:36 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Off Topic: bird feeders. Wot you got?
Replies: 28
Views: 489

Re: Off Topic: bird feeders. Wot you got?

I heard something recently there is evidence some birds are altering their migration patterns in response to changing climate. No siskins here, but do get bull finches. When I was a nipper, gold finches were rare, they seem to be everywhere these days.
by tobasco
Sun Dec 20, 2020 9:39 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Off Topic: bird feeders. Wot you got?
Replies: 28
Views: 489

Re: Off Topic: bird feeders. Wot you got?

Standard feeders here - wire mesh type and plastic tube with holes and perches, also plastic tube with tiny holes for Niger seeds which ate tracts gold finches. Nuts in mesh feeder and seeds in tubes. We get greater spotted - loves the peanuts., but no lesser (envious of you for that Stu), we get Ma...
by tobasco
Wed Dec 16, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: It's a shame ...
Replies: 25
Views: 485

Re: It's a shame ...

Send them a link to Strava heat maps. Job done. Where do I send the invoice :wink:
by tobasco
Sun Dec 13, 2020 1:26 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

Thanks Reg and John. Spookily although I’m based in Shropshire my partner is in Newcastle, which is where I spent the first 21 years of my life.
by tobasco
Sat Dec 12, 2020 8:35 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:
Sat Dec 12, 2020 2:22 pm

But what's your first name please Tabasco?
Sean
by tobasco
Sat Dec 12, 2020 12:32 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

Missed this one, stick me down to even up the numbers. But if someone else comes along to make it odd again I think I should be allowed to not get my GR’s from Stu :)

located in mid Shropshire
by tobasco
Wed Dec 09, 2020 10:26 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Do you strava?
Replies: 70
Views: 971

Re: Do you strava?

I use strava shared with a few immediate family. Two buttons to press on my phone at the start of a ride, and two more at the end of the ride. That has the ride and any photos taken during the ride auto transferred across all my kit - laptop, iPad etc. I don’t look at strava whilst riding, and I don...
by tobasco
Wed Dec 09, 2020 9:50 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Do you strava?
Replies: 70
Views: 971

Re: Do you strava?

If you've ridden five kilometres, that's '5km' ok? It’s klicks in my world. I often switch between miles and klicks for psychological effect when convincing others things are not as bad as they have convinced themselves. Eg- How far to go? 30 miles. (sounds less than 48 klicks) How far have we gone...
by tobasco
Wed Nov 25, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What training app?
Replies: 39
Views: 823

Re: What training app?

What computer/tablet/screen are you using? This seems to be a bit of a minefield!! I run the bcool program on a mid range laptop running Windows10. I have a big TVs screen connected to laptop with hdmi. I put the bcool maps/scenery on the tv screen. Bcool is connected to strata, so all trainer ride...
by tobasco
Wed Nov 25, 2020 12:10 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: What training app?
Replies: 39
Views: 823

Re: What training app?

Bcool here. I use it just to get something into the legs when I don’t have time for real cycle. They do 30 day trial. Select from famous routes or upload your own gpx. Has training plans as well. I just ride some climbs I’m familiar with in Pyrenees, map on one screen and historical documentaries th...
by tobasco
Fri Nov 20, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Wattbike Atom
Replies: 15
Views: 495

Re: Wattbike Atom

I bought a trainer for this winter/lockdown, still getting to grips with it. Wanted to keep the legs alive, I tried zwift trial but wasn’t for me - I think it’s good for those who like to race. I’m now on trial of bcool which is more up my street - I can select french col’s I know and get decent (pr...
by tobasco
Sun Nov 08, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: My biggest worry about doing a French stage race.
Replies: 23
Views: 502

Re: My biggest worry about doing a French stage race.

Search for Coffee Break French podcasts. Lots of 15 minute lessons
by tobasco
Sat Nov 07, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Time to get revenge on Stuart
Replies: 173
Views: 3014

Re: Time to get revenge on Stuart

I understood this all the way up..... Take the grid ref for your house and Bb towers and calculate the differences in East and North between the two points. Let’s call them dE and dN. Once all 20 grid points that Stu has to visit, just add dE and dN to each of them and you get the exact same ‘route...
by tobasco
Sat Nov 07, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Time to get revenge on Stuart
Replies: 173
Views: 3014

Re: Time to get revenge on Stuart

If you wanted to add a twist to this, could figure out the X,Y from BB towers to your home, then apply them to each grid ref and do the same route but translocated.
by tobasco
Fri Nov 06, 2020 10:01 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Time to get revenge on Stuart
Replies: 173
Views: 3014

Re: Time to get revenge on Stuart

Yep, I’m in
by tobasco
Tue Nov 03, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The sense of excitement.
Replies: 7
Views: 292

Re: The sense of excitement.

I've no idea why and really it doesn't matter because things change over time That’s life. A few years ago I got nattering to a bunch of 80+ yr olds in a cafe in the Hebrides, and mentioned my desire to bivy on St Kilda. They advised I did it whilst I could be bothered. I didn’t get it at the time,...
by tobasco
Tue Nov 03, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: what you wearing on your feet this winter ?
Replies: 17
Views: 379

Re: what you wearing on your feet this winter ?

For years my other half and I have had this thing with wellies, she bought a pair of Aigle’s that have lasted 6+ years and I have bought a pair of <10 quid Dunlop’s every year - they always start leaking after about six months. We live rural, use them daily. I gave in this year and bought a pair of ...
by tobasco
Sat Oct 31, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Your favourite moments?
Replies: 54
Views: 1028

Re: Your favourite moments?

Getting out of cold, wet riding gear into dry sleeping gear/bag and feeling it warm up.
by tobasco
Thu Oct 29, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Is next year a write off already?
Replies: 63
Views: 1321

Re: Is next year a write off already?

Recent articles in scientific journals have suggested we’ve been fortunate with C19 not having mutated much so far, and going on to say that if vaccine roll out is not managed it could lead to pressure for mutations to develop.
by tobasco
Tue Oct 27, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 923
Views: 53895

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

Verena wrote:
Tue Oct 27, 2020 9:04 pm
Ermm, asking for a friend :oops: , what would the group's take be, hypothetically, on someone breaking the covid rules slightly to do a BAM, keeping it very local and definitely not meeting a soul??
Best to test your eyesight first