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The Knowledge / Re: Ottolock attack.
« Last post by rogerzilla on Today at 06:20:00 pm »
The cordless angle grinder is popular in some parts.  Wrap an old towel around it to muffle the sound and catch the sparks.
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Rides and Touring / Re: Mid-Essex Mid-Week Nocturnal Series
« Last post by tedshred on Today at 06:18:02 pm »
I will aim for 7ish - if I can ever get out of the office.
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Ctrl-Alt-Del / Re: Thinking about new monitors.
« Last post by SoreTween on Today at 06:16:48 pm »
I'm in a similar position, Ltd co contractor, had enough of some elderly monitors.  In my case the main reason to upgrade is they are 1920x1080 and 1080 is too small.  At my current contract I have 2 x 1920x1200 and when I go home I really notice the lack of vertical so I'd think hard about that beast you linked.  However, I found there are 3840x1600 monitors appearing now in appropriately outrageous dimensions.  My notes are at home but I think this lovely is the one I decided would be the almost the same width as my current pair and taller.

Graphics card & internal cooling upgrade parts await at home for the arrival of the PSU I need to run them.  The monitor will probably happen after the corp tax bill is paid in April.
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The Pub / Re: More nominative determinism
« Last post by rogerzilla on Today at 06:14:06 pm »
Gary Oldman
Oddly, he's the same age as Gary Numan.
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I ended up doing the last 50 on Saturday so my 200 is bagged. I'm just treading a little carefully with a permission request but still want to do the DTDO as I haven't done one this year.
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Audax / Re: Horsepower 100 & 200km, Saturday 10th March 2018
« Last post by tippers_kiwi on Today at 06:11:28 pm »
I'll check with team Toppers and see how things lay. I should be good to help at minimum.
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Audax / Re: Cascade 1200
« Last post by JohnL on Today at 06:11:16 pm »
It’s interesting how  the internet and forums like this affect riders. A small group of Brits rode the last BMB 13 years ago. It’s a hard 1200. However with little information we turned up, rode, had fun, made new friends some of which I still keep in touch with and occasionally ride with to this day. It didn’t  come into our thoughts that we wouldn’t complete on time or would need rescuing. I think I preferred the days of not much information.  You just put your entry in because the ride sounded good and your mates where riding and rode. Now folks get to know lots, on this thread especially the DNFs and feel concerned about riding.

If I knew others  doing the ride I’d be a lot less worried, but alas I don’t have many cycling mates (certainly not at this level who’d also be up for flying half way round the world).
I think for this ride it’s the combination of a small field, in a remote area, in a foreign country (although English speaking helps, I’m rubbish at languages!) that was worrying me. Now I know there is a broom wagon, the remoteness has been reduced (I will still be carrying the kitchen sink of course, I don’t go to the shops without my Carradice!)
I’m not sure if the additional info helps my worrying or not!

..... an enhanced sense of post-PBP invincibility from the year before...

Funny you should say that. I am concious of a post-LEL equivalent! I’m glad I’ve recognised it early, assisted by suffering a lot more than I should (ie at all) on a 200 last weekend (although I have had a cold and have an ear infection and hadn’t ridden at all for a month) that was a catalyst to not forget training!!! My calendar is now bulging...

John
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Rides and Touring / Re: Mid-Essex Mid-Week Nocturnal Series
« Last post by tippers_kiwi on Today at 06:09:13 pm »
I'm about to leave Chelmsford so looking likely I will be nice and early!
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Rides and Touring / Re: Mid-Essex Mid-Week Nocturnal Series
« Last post by Grey Sheep on Today at 06:07:34 pm »
The trains aren’t behaving, I’m stuck at Slough. I will be with you as soon as I can.

I won’t make it tonight. Public transport is useless.
Where's your bike when you need it?

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Health & Fitness / Re: Elbow issue...
« Last post by chrisbainbridge on Today at 06:03:06 pm »
There is absolutely no evidence that Physio is of any benefit in altering the rate of recovery.
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