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General Sporting Chat / Re: Cycling - 2
« Last post by Slim on Today at 20:45:08 »
Took the Boardman out for its seventh outing this year.  For some reason I was under the impression I'd gone for a ride on Saturday rather than yesterday, and I thought I'd given my knees a day off. But I hadn't, as I realised not long after setting off.


Anyway I ploughed on regardless and did a 17.45 mile route composed mainly of typical lunch break roads, with a rather muddy (but not wet fortunately) Derby Lane thrown in for good measure.


As I pedalled I wondered if the optimism my new physio had encouraged was really justified. She seemed to be implying that it's almost impossible to cause permanent damage to your knees by cycling, but other decently reliable sources seem to imply that you can. Perhaps I should have pressed for an MRI scan, I thought to myself.


But getting an MRI out of the NHS seems to be harder than getting a Lib Dem to like democracy. Ah well - chances are if I did have it scanned and my right knee is buggered, there's not much they could do about it anyway.


It was decently bright when I set off, but getting a bit gloomy and overcast after ten miles or so. After fifteen miles I ran out of energy, and it was a bit of a struggle after that. I only had another 2.5 or so to do, but unfortunately that included Alton Hill. I've been underfeeding myself a bit to shake off some extra weight that Christmas bestowed upon me (it's working though, I've lost about a kilo this year).


About half a mile from home a driver coming the other way flashed his headlights frantically - I was just wondering what on Earth I'd done to upset him, when I realised he'd been flashing at the oncoming Yaris that passed between us at an alarming speed, about 8 inches from my right arm. I shouted YOU feckING WANKER at the Yaris driver as he/she disappeared into the distance - loudly enough that my throat is still slightly sore.  Unfortunately, I don't think you can be from Hartlepool without being at least slightly uncouth. But I doubt that he/she heard me.


Back before sunset.


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General Sporting Chat / Re: Cycling - 2
« Last post by Slim on Today at 19:23:59 »
That sounds really promising Slim. Would it be possible to share the exercises she is putting you through.  Sounds like its something we could all benefit from.
Sure thing Dom - will describe in detail tomorrow.
And no, I can't touch my toes. But I do have long legs .. 34" inside leg.
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Rush Releases / Re: Geddy Lee - Book of Bass
« Last post by vitalsigns318 on Today at 18:10:53 »
Nice 8)
Geddy did say in an interview - "Don't drop it on your toes!!"  ;D
It is heavy...Alex said you can throw it at people..silly boy! I can't wait to read it because he also said that you can't put it down!
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General Sporting Chat / Re: Cycling - 2
« Last post by Jonners on Today at 16:42:16 »
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Technology & Gaming / Re: What games are you playing? Round 4
« Last post by Matt2112 on Today at 16:12:23 »
Paddy Power's "Hit The Spot" game; basically you have ten attempts per day to take 10 free kicks hoping to hit targets of differing value in the goal and achieve 30 points or more, which entitles you to "a share of €1,000".  After weeks of trying, with several near misses, on my 10th and last go today, I finally attained 32 points.  Yet to find out what my prize is - I'm expecting probably a fiver, if that.   
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General Sporting Chat / Re: Cycling - 2
« Last post by döm on Today at 15:35:33 »
That sounds really promising Slim. Would it be possible to share the exercises she is putting you through.  Sounds like its something we could all benefit from.
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General Sporting Chat / Re: Cycling - 2
« Last post by Jonners on Today at 15:00:18 »
Hamstrings and quads go very tight/short in all cyclists, its a common physical change

Certainly all the pros do a lot of stretching, massage, pilates, yoga etc

I do some, but not enough. I have had 9 knee ops, 7 on the left, 2 on the right, and the quads and hamstrings have given my knees a lot of stability
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DVD/Movie/TV / Re: Les Miserables
« Last post by Jonners on Today at 14:47:39 »
I started to but it was so similar to the film/musical just missing the sing a long bits, I couldn't really see the point.


There is a reason that its similar, it was a classic book first!
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Other Bands / Re: What's in Your CD Player etc....175
« Last post by Jonners on Today at 14:46:26 »
Thoughts?

I'm struggling tbh....I can't see any new Messiahs here


Hugely overrated band
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General Chat - Swedish / Re: Vad sysslar ni med#2 ??
« Last post by harley on Today at 14:45:31 »
Ha.....va snabb du va  :P
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