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St Vincent - Masseduction
Excellent - very mid-80's Prince

Robert Plant
Carry Fire
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Events / Re: Marillion - Royal Albert hall October 2017
« Last post by captainkurtz on Today at 11:00:06 »
Hmm...seems like I was the only one who was a bit 'meh'...Facebook awash with 'best concert in the history of concerts' type posts...
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Events / Re: Foo Fighters
« Last post by captainkurtz on Today at 10:59:12 »
feck it, carpe diem and all that, going.

Hotel booked...
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General Chat - English / Re: Brexit watch
« Last post by döm on Today at 10:37:15 »
Let's hear it for the turnip, potato and swede!
We're leaving the EU - yippee!
(The Taxpayers Alliance estimate that EU tariffs increase the cost of our shopping by 17%)


Can't see WTO tariffs bringing that % down at all
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TNMS News / Downtime - October 2017
« Last post by Stewart on Today at 10:05:28 »
As you can see it's back... Actually it was never really away.
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General Sporting Chat / Re: Cycling - 2
« Last post by DavidL on October 15, 2017, 21:09:43 PM »
35 miles this morning. Bit windy, perhaps Ophelia baring her teeth. Bit more comfortable than last week. Banana remained intact.
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General Chat - English / Re: Brexit watch
« Last post by DavidL on October 15, 2017, 21:04:47 PM »
Farmers to grow more food post Brexit..laughable..what a circus ...  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-41627341

So food will cost even more with a greater environmental footprint while we cant even get enough labour to pick the food we produce now. Watch out for less choice food wise but more turnip, potatos and swedes.

This truly is a farce of unmitigated proportion.
Let's hear it for the turnip, potato and swede!
We're leaving the EU - yippee!
(The Taxpayers Alliance estimate that EU tariffs increase the cost of our shopping by 17%)
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General Sporting Chat / Re: Cycling - 2
« Last post by Slim on October 15, 2017, 20:06:44 PM »
Wish I'd stopped and had a look round up on the tops today, as the Trent Valley Power Stations were in view. On a good day you can see Lincoln Cathedral and the top of the Humber Bridge. Today wasn't a good day.

Where is this exactly? Sounds like a fine destination for a long ride out, if possibly a bit challenging in the elevation stakes.
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General Sporting Chat / Re: Cycling - 2
« Last post by Slim on October 15, 2017, 20:05:28 PM »
You might not think that stuffing yourself with three courses and a couple of G&Ts at a local hostelry would be the best preparation for a bike ride but it didn't seem to do any harm, though I was thirstier than usual on the way round. Set off on the Cannondale at 4:30ish hoping to do 25 or so. I'd thought of venturing over Markfield way since I'd done both points North and South only yesterday, but as I turned on the DAB I found a Premier League game on 5 Live, so I thought I'd do a Twycross run again. Don't ask me why, there's just something that makes me feel relaxed and content about listening to football on the radio while gliding along the long stretch down to Twycross. Especially with Lawro summarising, though today that responsibility fell to Steve Claridge.

A bit windy but otherwise a rather lovely autumn afternoon, mild enough for shorts. I went right down to Ratcliffe, slightly apprehensively since I'm on call still. But from there once I crossed the A444 I took Shenton Lane,  one I don't do often, to Bosworth then back the usual way. Getting a bit dark by the time I approached Heather. For some reason the bottom of Heather Lane was soaking - it hasn't rained so it must have been a burst water main or something. So I had some puddles to contend with in the last half mile, but I took them slowly and gave the exposed areas of the frame a wipe when I got the bike back to the garage. I don't think it picked up much spray anyway.

I was surprised to see I'd already done 28 miles by the time I got to Heather. I did a bit more than 30 in all. I'll have to upload the track later as my bloody Windows laptop is currently "Working on updates" and has been for some time. Why people tolerate Windows I have no idea.

I did try to repair the other Garmin watch - fitted a new battery and this seemed to work - picked up the time from GPS and the display comes on. But none of the buttons now work. I think it's a goner.

In other news - I got the trainer set up in the garage. One snag was that the garage is well out of range of the house WiFi. The way my setup works, my phone acts as a sort of Bluetooth receiver that relays the sensor data to the laptop via Wifi. So I've set up an old router in there as an access point with a dedicated WiFi network using a homeplug. Works! The old router (a Linksys I've had since 2005) wouldn't work well with high definition streaming content but it should be fine for the Zwift connection.

EDIT: Windows updates complete. 30.34 miles.

https://www.strava.com/activities/1232221159
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