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DVD/Movie/TV / Re: Game of Thrones
« Last post by Matt2112 on Today at 22:40:12 »
Four episodes left.  Looks like the blue touch paper is about to be lit.  8)
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General Sporting Chat / Re: Cycling - 2
« Last post by Nïckslïkk2112 on Today at 21:59:53 »
Yesterday, my legs felt dead. Bereft of life. Truly Norwegian Blue like. I then spent the afternoon chowing down of rare Roast Beef, a side of salmon, smoked salmon, tempura prawns, eggs, a tiny bit of salad, then cheesecake, cheese and chocolate. All washed down with Fino Sherry, Palo Cortado Sherry, some Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio and then plenty of Aussie Shiraz. This seemed to pick me up a bit and I managed a walk home from my old dad's - to finish off the bottle of Shiraz he gave me.

Today, I wasn't sure how I'd be feeling, but a after a walk up to my dad's to pick up all the food we hadn't eaten and collect the car we'd left there, I felt surprisingly reasonable!

So, off I went for a "quick" 42 miler. Actually some parts were quite quick as there was a nice following breeze in parts which let me so a few PRs and even my second best time up the Loads Road climb - surprising considering the amount I was sweating!

The weather looks like it might be going off the boil a bit now, so the Summer bike could be back in hibernation again at the weekend, but we'll see.

https://www.strava.com/activities/2310673722
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General Sporting Chat / Re: Cycling - 2
« Last post by Slim on Today at 20:49:12 »
No cycling today but I did erect the maintenance stand in the garden, attach the red Boardman to it, remove the wheels, the chain and the cassette. I thought the cassette wasn't going to budge at first but happily it did give way.


Took me a while to find the cassette tool for my spanner. I hate myself sometimes for leaving my garage so untidy. But I found it after about 10 minutes so I went back to liking myself too much.


With the wheels off it while it was on the stand it would have been rude not to give it a bit of a clean, so I did. The Boardman especially has really awkward-to-get-to nooks and crannies and some of the dirt is never going to come out of them. But it's in a lot better state than it was. Unbelievable the amount of grime that collects in the front forks and round the brakes. I couldn't find my Muc-Off spray so I used Tesco glass cleaner and Ariel stain remover spray (I reasoned that the latter would be especially effective since it contains solvent). Seemed to work OK.


I haven't put the new cassette and chain on yet.


Should be out of work by 16:30 tomorrow and the weather forecast looks nice, albeit a bit more breezy than of late. Sun up until 20:16! Good times.
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DVD/Movie/TV / Re: Game of Thrones
« Last post by Richard_2112 on Today at 17:11:56 »
I think this all hinges on what happens in next week's episode. For me there's going to be one of two outcomes:

1) the army of the dead wipe out everyone in Winterfell and March down to Kings Landing and kill everyone so that the Night King wins.

or

2) They defeat the Night King next week and the survivors attempt to claim Kings Landing and are wiped out by Cersei's army and the series ends with her on the throne.
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DVD/Movie/TV / Re: Game of Thrones
« Last post by Nick on Today at 11:07:40 »
Wonder what the character cull will be over the next couple of shows?, it’s like The Alamo or Magnificent 7, your favourite characters going to get it at some point I feel.
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Events / Re: Download day tickets
« Last post by captainkurtz on Today at 08:12:32 »
Cheers Richard.

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DVD/Movie/TV / Re: Game of Thrones
« Last post by Richard_2112 on Today at 02:13:19 »
or perhaps it was a particular episode in season 5
Would that be the Hardhome episode where the White Walkers attack that wildling outpost by the shore? I thought series 5 was really dull up until that episode when they suddenly shifted into hyperdrive!
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Events / Re: Download day tickets
« Last post by Richard_2112 on Yesterday at 23:20:30 »
I would imagine the Sunday day tickets will sell out just for Tool alone, although I can't justify the cost this time round.


The arena itself for Donington is quite good although to get the full experience you really need to have access to The Village which you can only get with a camping ticket. The sound is normally good, but it is very susceptible to the elements so it all hangs on how good or bad the weather is. Last time I went it was like a monsoon, and muddier than Glastonbury so the weather conditions made the sound pretty dreadful, but I've been in years gone by where it has been spot on.
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General Chat - English / Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
« Last post by Matt2112 on Yesterday at 23:11:24 »
Played a solo acoustic gig today and threw in Limelight.  I’m not sure my stripped down version works, but then the audience didn’t have a clue what the song was anyway, and they politely applauded so I reckon I got away with it. :)
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General Chat - English / Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
« Last post by DavidL on Yesterday at 22:21:38 »
Staying in Cheddar this weekend and ran up thr Gorge this morning. Never been up there before, quite stunning. Coming down was easier ( no!) than going up but found a little weakness in my left
knee. Still, enjoyed the 5.2 miles anyway. Not run in around 12 weeks sow as happy with 41 minutes.
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