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The Pub / Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Last post by ElyDave on Today at 10:38:38 pm »
Work gives you an iPhone to replace your blackberry, you can only see any point in three features of the new phone, and secretly want to keep the blackberry
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Gallery / Re: Members' bikes
« Last post by Kim on Today at 10:17:08 pm »
That, allegedly, was one of the drivers behind V brakes.  But I've never had a cable fail on me.

It's certainly the strongest argument for front reflectors that I've come across.
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LEL 2017 / Re: Things about LEL I now recognise.
« Last post by Veloman on Today at 10:07:07 pm »
A wise person on LEL, possibly Salvatore OTP, opined to me that the trouble with experience is that it comes at the cost of age.
True. Sadly true.  :(

or km ridden
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Ctrl-Alt-Del / Re: Emoji translator
« Last post by Kim on Today at 10:00:48 pm »
How can you be sure that the image you send is what the recipient sees?  That's what I'd like to know.

The same way you know that I see the 'H' at the start of the above sentence the same way you do.  (ie. you might reasonably assume that I'm seeing something that resembles an 'H', but shouldn't make assumptions about the finer details of the glyph.)

To their credit the Unicode Consortium have done a fantastic job of standardising all these emoji, but that doesn't mean that Apple's PILE OF POO will have the same Bristol Stool Scale score as stock Android's.  Or that your Windows desktop will even have a glyph for PILE OF POO.

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LEL 2017 / Re: Things about LEL I now recognise.
« Last post by jochta on Today at 09:57:21 pm »
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Things about LEL I now recognise...

That I will volunteer in 2021
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LEL 2017 / Re: LEL Suggestions Box
« Last post by CrinklyLion on Today at 09:49:32 pm »
Yeah - I can appreciate the logistics ain't straighforward.  And as I said several pages back

And then the one that is very much down to 'us' and not to 'them', more volunteers.  Although weirdly my 2017 wasn't actually as tough in most respects as 2013 was (having the school kitchen/cleaning staff, who worked incredibly hard, was a massive factor in this) that was proper tough nonetheless.  Many hands make light work...

More, and more experienced, volunteers would be a huge help, wouldn't it.
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GPS / Re: Should I include controls in GPS file?
« Last post by telstarbox on Today at 09:47:46 pm »
Thanks for all the input above.

For info it's 100km with 5 intermediate controls so no issues with multiple days.

(If anyone on here does do the ride, I'm aware that my chosen controls for this one don't define the 100km minimum distance, but a) I'm expecting most people to treat it as a group ride b) I trust people not to cheat for the sake of an A5 certificate and no AUK points at stake.)   
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Audax / Re: New event - Thanet Platinum 200
« Last post by citoyen on Today at 09:35:01 pm »
LWaB, jsabine, Manotea, or anyone else who can't make the date...

I've test-ridden the route a few times myself and I'm fairly confident it is sound, but I would welcome a fresh pair of eyes on it, so if anyone fancies doing a routechecking 'helpers' ride between now and 2nd September, let me know. I'm happy enough with the GPX files but feedback on the routesheet would be especially welcome. I would potentially join in the routechecking ride if I'm free, or at very least buy the helper a pint at the finish.

Obviously this is not carte blanche for a load of riders to do a secondary event - rules dictate one or two routecheckers at most.
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The Dark Side / Re: Riders in Norfolk
« Last post by Jayjay on Today at 09:29:38 pm »
I should be down there for Mildenhall, E.D. via Spalding and Wisbech.
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Rides and Touring / Re: Have you been out today?
« Last post by LittleWheelsandBig on Today at 09:28:19 pm »
Try leaning the bike more than the rider. It often helps.
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