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by Piemonster
Tue Nov 03, 2020 6:48 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 9510
Views: 1077903

Re: The post man's been ...

sean_iow wrote:
Mon Nov 02, 2020 11:48 pm
RIP wrote:
Mon Nov 02, 2020 10:48 pm
Right, have read it.
Already :o it took me weeks, but then I had to go to work between chapters, oh to be retired :wink:
I thought that, almost intimidating 😆

I usually grab 20 a day max before falling asleep!
by Piemonster
Mon Nov 02, 2020 9:42 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Films to watch while isolating
Replies: 245
Views: 14260

Re: Films to watch while isolating

Just watched Unbranded going by the recommendations here.

Excellent film.
by Piemonster
Mon Nov 02, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 9510
Views: 1077903

Re: The post man's been ...

RIP wrote:
Sat Oct 31, 2020 2:46 pm
Could you PM me your address please, 'Monster? I'll move it to the top of the pending book pile.
Oh vaguely exciting thank you, PM on the way
by Piemonster
Sun Nov 01, 2020 9:23 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Is next year a write off already?
Replies: 63
Views: 1476

Re: Is next year a write off already?

Not without a vaccine no

On that front, it’s worth remembering all viruses mutate, mutations do not by default mean ineffective vaccines.
by Piemonster
Sun Nov 01, 2020 8:44 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Is next year a write off already?
Replies: 63
Views: 1476

Re: Is next year a write off already?

I don’t think you can compare Spanish Flu timelines and suggest that’s how Covid will pan out.

Even with troop movements I’ve not seen anything to suggest the number of movements across borders is comparable. Globally we saw 4.5 Billion individuals taking flights last year for example.
by Piemonster
Sun Nov 01, 2020 8:24 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Buying new forks, what do I need to know?
Replies: 13
Views: 410

Re: Buying new forks, what do I need to know?

Thanks folks, great info as always :-bd And Piemonster, if things work out with your Travers I wouldn’t mind giving those Chinese forks a try. I might get an idea and could pass them on if I buy something else. I’ll do some more reading over the weekend and see what’s involved Forks now available i...
by Piemonster
Sat Oct 31, 2020 7:51 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 9510
Views: 1077903

Re: The post man's been ...

Nice to have a supply of reading material laid down for when the flag goes up again, so on return from hols it was good to find Mike Carter's 'One Man On His Bike' on the back door step. Also a parcel from a very fine gentleman on the Isle of Wight - 'Long Standing Ambition' relating Jono Dunnett's...
by Piemonster
Sat Oct 31, 2020 7:49 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 9510
Views: 1077903

Re: The post man's been ...

Transition bag; a fancy backpack that has a compartment for a wet wetsuit, a nice soft-lined pocket for goggles and various other pockets. Handy for keeping all the kit together when walking to and from swimming spots. Consider it an upgrade from my current IKEA bag :lol: Uh oh, are you venturing i...
by Piemonster
Sat Oct 31, 2020 7:46 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Chain rotation?
Replies: 9
Views: 374

Re: Chain rotation?

Just to be clear as I think this is new to me. Chain A - ride 500km then fit chain B Chain B - ride 500km then fit chain C Chain C - ride 500km then fit chain A That/\/\ ? Coz I don’t see the advantage over just regular cleaning/oiling/putoline and changing when worn? Intrigued to understand the thi...
by Piemonster
Wed Oct 28, 2020 9:15 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Is next year a write off already?
Replies: 63
Views: 1476

Re: Is next year a write off already?

Yeh, planning for an event is quite often well over a year. E.g. Early bird discounts etc, and if you’re doing that you need to know you can run the event to sell tickets for. Then there’s sponsors, exhibitors, acts and the like that all need to be on the bill and marketing guff if that’s the sort o...
by Piemonster
Wed Oct 28, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Is next year a write off already?
Replies: 63
Views: 1476

Re: Is next year a write off already?

The rumour is that they're expecting to start rolling out a vaccine to NHS frontline workers around Christmas time. That info was almost certainly deliberately leaked by the government so no clue how true it is but it will be months before it'll be generally available. Friends have been told they’l...
by Piemonster
Wed Oct 28, 2020 8:41 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Issue 4 of GravelWanker magazine
Replies: 68
Views: 1155

Re: Issue 4 of GravelWanker magazine

Would have been improved by a Conti Vert Pro tbh
by Piemonster
Wed Oct 28, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Is next year a write off already?
Replies: 63
Views: 1476

Re: Is next year a write off already?

Next spring is a write off. Next year not so much, from personal experience I’d suggest it’s as much a case of not being able to secure event cancellation insurance as anything else. That’s being reasonably optimistic with the efficacy and delivery of a vaccine. We have shares in AstraZeneca so that...
by Piemonster
Wed Oct 28, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Issue 4 of GravelWanker magazine
Replies: 68
Views: 1155

Re: Issue 4 of GravelWanker magazine

Ah well, depends what you mean by “do it all” doesn’t it. I’ve lived in a couple of places where a GW bike would genuinely fit the Do It All Bill. And I’d say the majority of cyclists I’ve know they’d also be a Do It All bike. But then, those same cyclists don’t really venture beyond fairly timid br...
by Piemonster
Wed Oct 28, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Issue 4 of GravelWanker magazine
Replies: 68
Views: 1155

Re: Issue 4 of GravelWanker magazine

Most of us are Gravel Wankers I’d have thought

Pretty much my default bike
by Piemonster
Tue Oct 27, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Issue 4 of GravelWanker magazine
Replies: 68
Views: 1155

Re: Issue 4 of GravelWanker magazine

Well, I googled it and got a result from Viz magazine
by Piemonster
Tue Oct 27, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Festive 500 in a oner?
Replies: 40
Views: 1159

Re: Festive 500 in a oner?

Really need to get my sub standard in a sock and make it happen, I've not really ridden at all this year..
:lol:
by Piemonster
Mon Oct 26, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Festive 500 in a oner?
Replies: 40
Views: 1159

Re: Festive 500 in a oner?

ScotRoutes wrote:
Mon Oct 26, 2020 11:03 am
I'm sure it would be possible to set up a trainer with minimum resistance and then just have an electric drill attachment turning the wheel/axle.
You’re under thinking what’s possible :grin:

https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=2540973049500385
by Piemonster
Mon Oct 26, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Festive 500 in a oner?
Replies: 40
Views: 1159

Re: Festive 500 in a oner?

I know next to nothing about Zwift, but this confirms to me that it's absolutely nothing like riding a bike :lol: Imagine being in a fast Sportive in perfect weather and perfect roads and you’ll have an idea for the virtual pace. It’s been incredibly useful to me in the past, injuries, time pressur...
by Piemonster
Sun Oct 25, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Light Bicycle Wheel Co: Any Thoughts or exp?
Replies: 17
Views: 301

Re: Light Bicycle Wheel Co: Any Thoughts or exp?

One thing I’ll say about deep section rims is they are a bit annoying in windy conditions.

You do get used to it but I never stopped noticing the wind catching them. That was on a road bike mind you.
by Piemonster
Sun Oct 25, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Festive 500 in a oner?
Replies: 40
Views: 1159

Re: Festive 500 in a oner?

Surely it's the other way round. Plonking your arse on a trainer requires little imagination but devising a route or routes outside does. I mean, the imagination that lets you engage with something like a computer game for 20-24hrs :grin: I'd need to be dosed up like a Timothy Leary experiment. I’v...
by Piemonster
Fri Oct 16, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Veloviewer map - explorer tiles
Replies: 718
Views: 72731

Re: Veloviewer map - explorer tiles

I’d vote for somewhere round Snowshill of that map, maybe Belas Nap
by Piemonster
Thu Oct 15, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Titanium water bottles
Replies: 10
Views: 329

Re: Titanium water bottles

A steel Kleen kanteen does the job fine. Wide neck version is especially good for use as a heating vessel. A standard pot grab works well on the rim. This won’t work. As he’s aged Colin has developed an almost pathological aversion to any metal that isn’t Titanium. I’m just waiting for him to try a...
by Piemonster
Sat Oct 10, 2020 10:01 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Buying new forks, what do I need to know?
Replies: 13
Views: 410

Re: Buying new forks, what do I need to know?

Yeh you can have them all going well with the Travers.

Will message in a few weeks