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Forum: Road Cycling
01-17-21, 12:38 PM
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Views: 36,772
Posted By gnome

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Inside Cookies Hut.
There is also a stainless steel topped bench to...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-17-21, 02:36 AM
Replies: 2,608
Views: 36,772
Posted By gnome

Went for a nice tramp (hike) on the weekend. ...

Went for a nice tramp (hike) on the weekend. Interesting weather. It was really hot and fine on Saturday. Sunday started cool and overcast, progressed to cool rain with side order of wind and then...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-10-21, 02:39 PM
Replies: 2,608
Views: 36,772
Posted By gnome

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Nice new backcountry hut.
Went for a nice tramp on the weekend. We...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-31-20, 12:34 PM
Replies: 11,492
Views: 190,400
Posted By gnome

happy new year. may this one be better than the...

happy new year. may this one be better than the last.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-30-20, 07:15 PM
Replies: 11,492
Views: 190,400
Posted By gnome

good luck. and I suggest thoroughly dousing...

good luck. and I suggest thoroughly dousing yourself in bleach (external application only) both before and after going there.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-09-20, 01:04 PM
Replies: 11,492
Views: 190,400
Posted By gnome

On the cars with power steering the power...

On the cars with power steering the power assistance was run off the same high pressure hydraulic system. The rubber brake button is just a cover for the pressure switch. Later Citroens (CX, GS,...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-03-20, 03:17 PM
Replies: 11,492
Views: 190,400
Posted By gnome

very nice.

very nice.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-02-20, 06:10 PM
Replies: 11,492
Views: 190,400
Posted By gnome

as long as it didn't interfere with your...

as long as it didn't interfere with your aluminium foil hat, sure.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-02-20, 03:09 PM
Replies: 11,492
Views: 190,400
Posted By gnome

Paper money. what's that funny stuff. I very,...

Paper money. what's that funny stuff. I very, very rarely use that nowadays.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-29-20, 12:39 AM
Replies: 11,492
Views: 190,400
Posted By gnome

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Went chasing waterfalls today. This was the biggest of the four on my...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-27-20, 08:48 PM
Replies: 11,492
Views: 190,400
Posted By gnome

About 90% - 95% of my riding is commuting. I do...

About 90% - 95% of my riding is commuting. I do that on either a mid-80s MTB with drop bars, a recumbent, or a velomobile (fully faired recumbent trike). Most of my JRA rides are on a recumbent. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-27-20, 07:39 PM
Replies: 11,492
Views: 190,400
Posted By gnome

no. just a sensible one. :p

no. just a sensible one. :p
Forum: Road Cycling
11-27-20, 07:36 PM
Replies: 11,492
Views: 190,400
Posted By gnome

Actually took a road bike for a ride. I'd...

Actually took a road bike for a ride. I'd forgotten how nice my old Mercian rides. And how much thinking ahead you have to do with DT shifters and toe clips and straps. especially with slotted...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-21-20, 03:11 AM
Replies: 11,492
Views: 190,400
Posted By gnome

Velo Vol more proof aero matters. Sub three hour...

Velo Vol more proof aero matters. Sub three hour century. Some fit and strong cyclist, picked his day, rode his very aero optimized bike at just over 33mph for just under 3 hours.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-20-20, 06:00 PM
Replies: 11,492
Views: 190,400
Posted By gnome

Went for a nice bike ride this morning. Thought...

Went for a nice bike ride this morning. Thought I'd try one of the easier local hills. It was a painful fail. I had to stop twice to get my heartrate down. And had to walk the last bit to the...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-20-20, 02:08 PM
Replies: 11,492
Views: 190,400
Posted By gnome

A good landing is one you walk away from. A...

A good landing is one you walk away from. A great one is when you can reuse the airplane.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-19-20, 08:14 PM
Replies: 11,492
Views: 190,400
Posted By gnome

In more positive news Team New Zealand launched...

In more positive news Team New Zealand launched their new race boat. Looks fast. Like 50 knots plus fast. And they got if up on it's foils on its first day of testing, even in light airs. I'd...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-13-20, 01:59 PM
Replies: 11,492
Views: 190,400
Posted By gnome

bagpipes in a metal band. sehr gut.

bagpipes in a metal band. sehr gut.
Forum: Touring
11-11-20, 08:22 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,881
Posted By gnome

The Macpac Microlite is a good tent. Bit heavy...

The Macpac Microlite is a good tent. Bit heavy these days but very good in poor weather. There's a reason it's been basically unchanged for nearly 20 years. I have it's lighter cousin the Macpac...
Forum: Foo
11-09-20, 08:30 PM
Replies: 9,250
Views: 1,067,991
Posted By gnome

It's a Canadian goose. They don't need a reason....

It's a Canadian goose. They don't need a reason. They're where Canadians store all their hatred and evil thoughts.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-20, 01:43 PM
Replies: 11,492
Views: 190,400
Posted By gnome

It's fine, warm and with very little wind. time...

It's fine, warm and with very little wind. time to go ride. :D
Forum: Road Cycling
10-22-20, 08:14 PM
Replies: 11,492
Views: 190,400
Posted By gnome

still at work for another few hours. once that...

still at work for another few hours. once that necessity is done then it is a three day weekend.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-20, 07:01 PM
Replies: 11,492
Views: 190,400
Posted By gnome

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Hot Chocolate rest stop
While up at my parents I took dad's recumbent for a...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-20, 12:59 PM
Replies: 11,492
Views: 190,400
Posted By gnome

Ahh. my dear friend coffee. how I've missed...

Ahh. my dear friend coffee. how I've missed you.

Went up to my parents for mum's 70th birthday. They only drink instant coffee. So I mostly drank herbal teas with the occasional regular tea.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-05-20, 06:47 PM
Replies: 11,492
Views: 190,400
Posted By gnome

That safety cell sure did its job well.

That safety cell sure did its job well.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-20, 12:33 PM
Replies: 7,777
Views: 123,437
Posted By gnome

I am. In fact I'm ahead. 17 hours ahead of you....

I am. In fact I'm ahead. 17 hours ahead of you. It's a fine but cool Friday morning now.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-20, 08:09 PM
Replies: 7,777
Views: 123,437
Posted By gnome

my condolences. I hope you weren't too...

my condolences. I hope you weren't too traumatised by having to drive one of those.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-20, 12:45 PM
Replies: 7,777
Views: 123,437
Posted By gnome

I have. repeatedly. you'd think I'd have learnt...

I have. repeatedly. you'd think I'd have learnt by now.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-20, 07:45 PM
Replies: 7,777
Views: 123,437
Posted By gnome

The readers of those charts know the water's...

The readers of those charts know the water's there. They are floating on it. They want to know where the water runs out so they don't poke holes in the bottom of the boat.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-20, 06:46 PM
Replies: 7,777
Views: 123,437
Posted By gnome

hot.

hot.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-20, 02:02 PM
Replies: 7,777
Views: 123,437
Posted By gnome

WhyFi is going to take up home metal work and...

WhyFi is going to take up home metal work and machining just to save $40 on a "must have" coffee gizmo accessory. He's probably waiting on the shipping on the lathe now.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-20, 07:24 PM
Replies: 7,777
Views: 123,437
Posted By gnome

So that's why I'm so slow. wrong colour bike(s)....

So that's why I'm so slow. wrong colour bike(s). :innocent:
Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-20, 07:18 PM
Replies: 7,777
Views: 123,437
Posted By gnome

The red ones. they go faster.

The red ones. they go faster.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-20, 01:07 AM
Replies: 7,777
Views: 123,437
Posted By gnome

Had a lazy start to the day with brunch at a...

Had a lazy start to the day with brunch at a local cafe. A full Scottish breakfast. It was lovely and sunny and warm. Go home after doing some grocery shopping and decide well it's a nice day for...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-20, 12:58 AM
Replies: 7,777
Views: 123,437
Posted By gnome

:bday:

:bday:
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-20, 01:58 PM
Replies: 7,777
Views: 123,437
Posted By gnome

It's possible those you are still playing despite...

It's possible those you are still playing despite their advanced age feel that playing and training are the only thing that keeps them going. And if they stop then they will never start again. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-20, 04:18 PM
Replies: 7,777
Views: 123,437
Posted By gnome

Sounds like a properly used MUP. :thumb: You just...

Sounds like a properly used MUP. :thumb: You just have to lower your expectations on those. take a cyclecross or gravel bike to dodge around the kids and expect to not get any decent pace or effort. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-20, 07:47 PM
Replies: 7,777
Views: 123,437
Posted By gnome

yes. half as many.

yes. half as many.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-20, 03:09 AM
Replies: 7,777
Views: 123,437
Posted By gnome

DAF had a variable pulley CVT from 1960. ...

DAF had a variable pulley CVT from 1960. Although I suspect that any imported into the states were more as privately imported curiosities. After all the market for a slow, sub-1 litre European city...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-20, 07:20 PM
Replies: 7,777
Views: 123,437
Posted By gnome

that would work too. I'd keep away.

that would work too. I'd keep away.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-20, 04:17 PM
Replies: 7,777
Views: 123,437
Posted By gnome

you can eat as much as you like and not stress...

you can eat as much as you like and not stress about not exercising. It does mean everyone will be able to drope the hamer on you but you can't have everything.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-20, 02:18 AM
Replies: 7,777
Views: 123,437
Posted By gnome

Had a productive if tiring weekend. Went for a...

Had a productive if tiring weekend. Went for a 10km hike yesterday followed by a belated 50th birthday party. This morning prepared and put in the dehydrator some roast pumpkin and several trays of...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-20, 07:09 PM
Replies: 16,131
Views: 395,196
Posted By gnome

fify

fify
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-20, 01:57 PM
Replies: 16,131
Views: 395,196
Posted By gnome

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my lazy feline overlord. still fully clawed.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-20, 01:51 PM
Replies: 16,131
Views: 395,196
Posted By gnome

People who declaw their cats aren't fit to own a...

People who declaw their cats aren't fit to own a cat. If you are going to be owned by own a cute, fluffy, killing machine slightly shredded furniture and legs is just a small price to pay.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-20, 01:44 PM
Replies: 16,131
Views: 395,196
Posted By gnome

you need to move. It's thursday here. :p

you need to move. It's thursday here. :p
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-20, 07:48 PM
Replies: 16,131
Views: 395,196
Posted By gnome

It's just a long sleep. or pining for the fjords.

It's just a long sleep. or pining for the fjords.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-20, 01:45 PM
Replies: 16,131
Views: 395,196
Posted By gnome

yep. A twenty minute cycle gets me to the beach....

yep. A twenty minute cycle gets me to the beach. A two hour drive gets me to the mountains. It's pretty good.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-20, 08:16 PM
Replies: 16,131
Views: 395,196
Posted By gnome

I did absolutely no riding during the weekend. I...

I did absolutely no riding during the weekend. I did walk about 33km over the weekend. With an overnight pack on.
This was the sunrise at our campsite though....
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-20, 08:05 PM
Replies: 16,131
Views: 395,196
Posted By gnome

oh. hell. yes. Of course I can't afford such a...

oh. hell. yes. Of course I can't afford such a flash camper van.

I'll just have to settle for this.
...
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