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Health & Fitness / Re: Cooling
« Last post by Kim on Today at 12:40:02 am »
A white helmet can help keep your head cool in the blazing hot sun (DON'T wear a dark coloured helmet).

That's a point - albedo of clothing generally.  Of course, the gotcha here is that human eyes are only sensitive to a small part of the EM spectrum, most of the energy in sunlight is in the infrared, dye chemistry is a non-trivial subject and technical clothing manufacturers are aware of these things.

Here I am modelling a BLACK YACF jersey for an IR camera:



As the image suggests, that hair is brilliant at absorbing radiant heat.  A wet cap can be very effective.
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Audax / Re: Asparagus & Strawberries - 3rd June
« Last post by Julian on Today at 12:25:54 am »
It's a LONG time since I did this but it is one of the most beautiful rides available. I loved it despite going seriously over distance - IIRC I did nearer 500 than 400.

Just make sure you check the route beforehand and if possible get it onto a GPS.
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The Pub / Re: Tune Association
« Last post by Pedaldog on Yesterday at 11:57:09 pm »
I'll Put you together again - Hot Chocolate.
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On The Road / Re: On the commute today
« Last post by simonp on Yesterday at 11:52:56 pm »
Not today but yesterday - a 60 mile round trip.
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The Pub / Re: Katie Hopkins does it again
« Last post by tonycollinet on Yesterday at 11:52:50 pm »
Ah yes - I pinched that one earlier too.
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The Knowledge / Re: How do you sell a bike?
« Last post by jsabine on Yesterday at 11:50:55 pm »
How much of a priority is getting some money for it? If simply clearing the space without hassle is more important, maybe one of the charities that refurbs bikes with/for homeless people or refugees could find it a new home.

Failing that, I'd take some decent pics and advertise it here or on LFGSS. I wouldn't expect either audience to quibble about the fact it's been stripped and rebuilt in a different form.
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Health & Fitness / Re: Cooling
« Last post by mrcharly-YHT on Yesterday at 11:38:40 pm »
If you have hair, dampen it.
If you are bald, wear a damp buff or damp cotton cap.

A white helmet can help keep your head cool in the blazing hot sun (DON'T wear a dark coloured helmet).

Damp clothing cools you very effectively, but a soaking in ice cold water can have a bad effect.

Loose clothing is cooler than tight clothing.

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The Knowledge / Re: How tight brake attchment bolts on soot frames?
« Last post by frankly frankie on Yesterday at 11:12:24 pm »
Poetic I'd say.

'Standard' allen keys are sort of self-limiting - ie you simply tighten to the limit of what feels comfortable to your hand.  This is why special and oversize allen keys are not such a good idea.
But that's assuming a steel bolt into a steel nut.  If the bolt is steel and the nut is soot then gawd help you.
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Camping It Up / Re: Trangia mini
« Last post by SA_SA_SA_SA on Yesterday at 11:06:03 pm »
...reverse-polarity wind incidents, including with the gas burner (indeed, the gas burner makes rotating the stove a fair bit more tricky).
The gas supply to the gas burner is limited(fixed) by the setting on its remote needle valve atop the gas cylinder, so perhaps it is a meths burner  only problem? Which would be good given the awkwardness of rotating a gas powered Trangia 27/5.
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