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General Sporting Chat / Re: Cycling - 2
« Last post by Nïckslïkk2112 on Yesterday at 17:26:54 »
Thankfully, today was a bit warmer. Thankfully the weather stopped raining. Thankfully I got a ride in. Unthankfully it started to rain later on, I'd taken a rain jacket, but couldn't be bothered to put it on, I always end up wetter through sweat anyway.
I couldn't decided where to go today, I didn't want to go up too many hills and I couldn't be bothered to head too far from home, so I ended up riding random Polygons on the South East side of Chesterfield. I was quite surprised to see that there were still icy patches on the side of the road between Temple Normanton and Heath, but then remembered that last year it seemed to hold on to ice and frost longer than any other road. Must be a topographic thing.
For a change I went up a road I'd never been on before, from Stainsby to the B6039, it kept climbing for a lot longer than I thought and every tractor in NE Derbyshire had been up it dropping cartloads of mud. Got a real Dysentery stripe up the back of my bib tights and a decidedly filthy bike. Ho-hum.
Another 34.7 miles done and I've exceeded the amount of climbing I did last year, so I've managed one of my goals for the year :)

https://www.strava.com/activities/1317508825
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General Sporting Chat / Re: Cycling - 2
« Last post by Slim on Yesterday at 16:52:19 »
I think today was the first time I've actually gone cycling in the full expectation that it would rain. It did. Had intended to do about 30 and I didn't really mind the rain until my feet and hands were soaked through and cold, but that only took about 8 miles. The rain stopped not long after that, but my extremities didn't dry out.

I didn't bother with the water displacement treatment this time on returning home, just bounced it to shake the water off. My hybrid has become a sort of sacrificial object of abuse and I've given up caring if it gets rusty. I did give it a thorough oiling with my stickiest wet-weather lube before I set off anyway.

Did a fairly standard Twycross-with-A444-shortcut. At least I wasn't troubled by ice today, just a few easily-avoided mounds of slush here and there.

My left thumb was so icy and numb on the last couple of miles that I couldn't operate the thumb shifter for the front derailleur, along Heather Lane - I had to cross my right hand over to change up.

A mostly highly uncomfortable 21.5 miles.  I was wearing hiking socks under trainers. They were soaked through. I literally had to wring them out. Ditto my gloves. I think they're neoprene but they just soaked up the rain and passed it straight through to my poor cold hands.

Will look for waterproof gloves / footwear.

https://www.strava.com/activities/1317211425
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DVD/Movie/TV / Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
« Last post by Bez on Yesterday at 14:28:33 »
The Tunnel, series 3....

Binge watched the boxset yesterday and through the night

Snowfall

This one was on the BBC. Good enough - just. Could have been far grittier than it was...
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DVD/Movie/TV / Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
« Last post by Analog RH on Yesterday at 11:53:45 »
Wonder Woman

Passable Saturday night popcorn fodder. Gal Gadot now on my radar.

On the TV, Peaky Blinders. Had never bothered with it so watched the first three seasons on Netflix in a week. Now on season 4 on iPlayer.
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Other Bands / Re: What's in Your CD Player etc....175
« Last post by Analog RH on Yesterday at 11:43:46 »
Blimey, who would have thought you'd remember how....


Amazing isn't it.  ;D


Here -





Telekinetic Yeti - Abomindable


Stoner rock heaven. If you have even a passing interest in all things Kyuss, Fu Manchu, Weedeater etc then this is for you.
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General Chat - English / Re: Annoyance of the Day - 69
« Last post by Matt2112 on Yesterday at 01:25:49 »
Proper balls-up at Leeds Academy for Extreme/Dan Reed Network tonight.

Still a massive, glacially slow queue outside - in freezing cold - when DRN started so mickpaz and his mate and I missed the large majority of their set.

I’ve never seen such a shambolic operation at the venue, it’s usually smooth as clockwork.  Really took the shine off the evening. ☹️
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General Sporting Chat / Re: Cycling - 2
« Last post by Nïckslïkk2112 on December 16, 2017, 20:42:24 PM »
in which case you need a time machine for Christmas.
Only a month out isn't bad for me, being as most of the time I think it's still the 70s...
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Other Bands / Re: What's in Your CD Player etc....175
« Last post by Nïckslïkk2112 on December 16, 2017, 20:16:58 PM »
And now the vinyl:

Ozzy Osbourne - Blizzard of Ozz
Judas Priest - Sad Wings of Destiny
Yes - 901266 (The Black METAL remix)
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General Sporting Chat / Re: Cycling - 2
« Last post by Nick on December 16, 2017, 17:57:48 PM »

I've got - well I've not got to - but I want to fit in another 165 miles before the end of November

in which case you need a time machine for Christmas.

Not been out for 3 weeks, resigned myself to carb loading in December and a fresh start in January. (i know ..pathetic).
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General Sporting Chat / Re: Cycling - 2
« Last post by Nïckslïkk2112 on December 16, 2017, 17:26:56 PM »
That was hard work today. Not having been on the bike since last Saturday didn't help and neither did the cold. Still at least I did manage to get up to the Moors today. I took it very steadily, because I'm losing fitness and because there were still patches of icy snow stretching out into the road in places. So steadily that I set slowest times today, but circumspection was the order of the day. I didn't want to end up on the deck like Slim.
The flatter roads on the tops were even worse, they don't see a lot of traffic and had preserved snow cover better than the surrounding fields. Looking over to the Western Moors they were still thick with snow. It looked nice.
I've got - well I've not got to - but I want to fit in another 165 miles before the end of November to equal 2016's mileage. I'll be satisfied with that.

https://www.strava.com/activities/1316101037
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