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by gairym
Fri Apr 24, 2020 3:14 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: I'm a tart
Replies: 40
Views: 1071

Re: I'm a tart

Ooooh, ok in loose chronological order... Giant x 1 Marin x 3 Kona x 2 On-one x 5 (still got 1) Planet X x 2 (still got 1) Surly x 1 Salsa x 1 Santa Cruz x 1 (still got) Cotic x 4 (still got 2) Travers x 1 (still got) Singular x 1 (still got) Velo Orange x 1 (still got) Hmmm, I think I need a new bi...
by gairym
Sun Apr 19, 2020 10:13 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Need some new wheels... what’s good?
Replies: 26
Views: 802

Re: Need some new wheels... what’s good?

Glad to hear it! :-bd
by gairym
Sun Apr 19, 2020 10:01 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Need some new wheels... what’s good?
Replies: 26
Views: 802

Re: Need some new wheels... what’s good?

What about the rear wheel I sold you???
by gairym
Fri Apr 17, 2020 6:57 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Fatfighters 2020
Replies: 167
Views: 5026

Re: Fatfighters 2020

17-04-20 - 118.2kg 03-04-20 - 120.2kg 13-03-20 - 116.5kg 06-03-20 - 116.5kg 28-02-20 - 115.9kg 21-02-20 - 116.1kg 12-02-20 - 117kg Beginning of year - ~118kg Ok, so after the my most active week since my buggered back incident I've managed to pretty much get back to where I started 🥴 Just gonna keep...
by gairym
Wed Apr 15, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Fatfighters 2020
Replies: 167
Views: 5026

Re: Fatfighters 2020

FLV wrote:
Tue Apr 14, 2020 3:42 pm
Good luck mate, dont let it grind you down
:-bd

Did my hour on the turbo last night, physio this morning, exercises, 16km of real riding (round trip to do shopping etc...) and another group turbo session this evening.

I'll get there.....
by gairym
Tue Apr 14, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Fatfighters 2020
Replies: 167
Views: 5026

Re: Fatfighters 2020

Right then, Here's my back rehabilitation (v2.0) and weight loss plan of action that came into effect this morning (4 days ago for the daily physio sessions) as these things weirdly aren't solving themselves and the world of medicine seems to have its hands a bit full to give me much assistance righ...
by gairym
Sat Apr 11, 2020 6:25 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: What's your favourite 700 gravel tyre?
Replies: 32
Views: 898

Re: What's your favourite 700 gravel tyre?

+1 for Nanos :-bd The combination of decent rolling on road with really much better than expected performance off-road* means I'll be repeat purchasing once these give up the ghost. *I once rode the red downhill run in Le Tour (Chamonix) on my gravel bike and it was genuinely, surprisingly, not as l...
by gairym
Sat Apr 11, 2020 6:19 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: BB200 - your worst bits.
Replies: 15
Views: 456

Re: BB200 - your worst bits.

During the infamous 2014 edition I had two moments that were a bit.....less than ideal. The first was well into the night as I simply refused to consider stopping (despite passing many suitable locations) and so just pushed on and on despite being absolutely done for, suffering increasing saddle sor...
by gairym
Fri Apr 10, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Houston... the miney has leeeeeft the building
Replies: 14
Views: 518

Re: Houston... the miney has leeeeeft the building

A lovely, shiny nugget of fluffy niceness in this giant crap biscuit of a situation - thanks for sorting this all out!
by gairym
Fri Apr 10, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Fatfighters 2020
Replies: 167
Views: 5026

Re: Fatfighters 2020

No flipping way I'm getting on any scales anytime soon. I've literally never felt so fat, useless and hopeless. My back is now so bad again that I can't do much of anything (not that any meaningful exercise is an option anyway). I can't take the medication I usually take to reduce the inflammation a...
by gairym
Fri Apr 10, 2020 8:53 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Whats the one event you'll miss, missing out on the most this year?
Replies: 25
Views: 763

Re: Whats the one event you'll miss, missing out on the most this year?

For me it's my annual trip to Massa for the Tuscany Trail :cry: Such a joyous mix of riding my bike in a lovely part of the world, taking in stunning scenery and beautiful historic places and of course eating/drinking mightily fine all the way through. But.....all is not lost.....I'll be heading dow...
by gairym
Mon Apr 06, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What you done t' your bike today
Replies: 549
Views: 33745

Re: What you done t' your bike today

I only bloody well rode the thing didn't I!!! :-bd Needed to pick up some hinges (for a work project) so I got my paperwork in order and rode the 12km round trip into Chamonix and back in the glorious sunshine and on empty roads. Aaaaahhh!!! Felt like that scene in Shawshank where the cons all get t...
by gairym
Sat Apr 04, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Why Fatbike?
Replies: 20
Views: 681

Re: Why Fatbike?

Nonsense! Silly fad bikes.

No way the 'sport' will gather a fanatical crowd of zealous practitioners :lol:

Viva la fatbike!!!
by gairym
Sat Apr 04, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Tuscany Trail or Veneto Trail?
Replies: 45
Views: 2238

Re: Tuscany Trail or Veneto Trail?

I'll give you a shout when I plan a date and see if that works better.....
by gairym
Sat Apr 04, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Tuscany Trail or Veneto Trail?
Replies: 45
Views: 2238

Re: Tuscany Trail or Veneto Trail?

And there we have it.....

Tuscany Trail postponed until September the 26th

I tell thee what, I'll be heading to Massa with the provisional route loaded on my Garmin within a day or two of it being legally feasible (and morally defensible) - you can be sure of it!
by gairym
Fri Apr 03, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Shaf's respirator appeal.
Replies: 103
Views: 2517

Re: Shaf's respirator appeal.

Is it not possible to fit Spot trackers to each unit to compare mileages and average speeds etc... over time???

BB sweepstake on the units to raise additional cash?

Ok, I'll stop.....
by gairym
Fri Apr 03, 2020 7:22 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Virtual BAM ... you know you want to
Replies: 163
Views: 3416

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

Do we think -2°c is too cold to include the kids???

Go so much kit that it'll literally only be the ambient air temperature that'll provide any cold if they're exposed but I can't help but think it'll just be a royal pain in the bum.

Huh?
by gairym
Fri Apr 03, 2020 10:53 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Shaf's respirator appeal.
Replies: 103
Views: 2517

Re: Shaf's respirator appeal.

A bit of cash sent.....
by gairym
Fri Apr 03, 2020 7:17 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Fatfighters 2020
Replies: 167
Views: 5026

Re: Fatfighters 2020

So.....it's official, I'm a monster! 120.2kg - whoooosh! 9 weeks of forced inactivity coupled with compensatory comfort eating :-bd Luckily the future is looking rosy with my back fully healed (ha!) and things returning to normal with the zombie apocalypse (ha!) - arse! In an hour I was scheduled to...
by gairym
Tue Mar 31, 2020 9:01 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Way off topic, Photoshop
Replies: 16
Views: 466

Re: Way off topic, Photoshop

If you're not bothered about it being the latest version then Photoshop CS2 is available free with the unlock code via various places on t'interweb.

I've been using it since it was current and feel no need to pay for the newer versions.
by gairym
Tue Mar 31, 2020 3:14 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: If we close up for a bit...
Replies: 753
Views: 19762

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

So, how is that different from (from a risk to a third party point of view) two days “excercise” rides and a long rest in between? I really can’t see how it is. The difference is that one is allowed and the other isn't. One is following the rules and likely to keep things nice and friendly between ...
by gairym
Sun Mar 29, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Fatfighters 2020
Replies: 167
Views: 5026

Re: Fatfighters 2020

I'm foooooking ma-hoo-sive! No need to destroy any scales to know that! Just emerging from a period of feeling very, VERY down about things and starting to monitor what I'm shoveling in as well as finding motivation to sit through the misery of the turbo trainer again so hopeful of shifting some gir...
by gairym
Sat Mar 28, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: If we close up for a bit...
Replies: 753
Views: 19762

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

by gairym
Sat Mar 28, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Virtual BAM ... you know you want to
Replies: 163
Views: 3416

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

htrider wrote:
Sat Mar 28, 2020 3:12 pm
You can turn vision off Gari so people only hear your voice!
Sure, I'll happily leave my mic on all night to let everyone hear my nocturnal noises but you can sure I'll not be reciprocating as if I wanted to be kept up all night with farting and snoring I'd stay inside with the wife and kids ;)
by gairym
Sat Mar 28, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: If we close up for a bit...
Replies: 753
Views: 19762

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

Ok here's a more positive question to my last somewhat dark outpouring. When its all over what yer gonna do? (don't speculate on when, just the what) My daily constitutional was a walk today (because I'm planning an epic BAM tonight :wink: ) which reminded me that my plan, such as it was, for this ...