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Food & Drink / Re: Proper old school greasy spoons
« Last post by ian on Today at 08:49:11 am »
Pretty much so, though the southern border appears too low, like the waistline of those hammock-crotched jeans favoured by feckless urban youth. While we did have chips and gravy in the East Midlands such a choice would make you out as a potential dissident, one of those people who might be found to be 'talking proper.' We had little tolerance for people who spoke in such a manner that there arose a genuine danger of comprehensibility.

Now, we had gravy, don't get me wrong. But it was proper gravy, stewed up after you'd roasted a joint of meat dry (top tip, if you start Thursday evening it can be ready for Sunday dinner). It was a sort of gloopy stuff, the consistency (and taste) of warm bitumen.

Now you could have curry sauce in the chippy, which was an odd one, because there was near total aversion to anything 'foreign' that chip shop curry sauce slinked its way around. OK, I know it's not actually curry, but it's was dangerously spicy for the East Midlands. We'd only got salt and pepper a few years earlier.
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Audax / Re: Audax Dreams for the New Season
« Last post by Bikeabilityman on Today at 08:48:21 am »
It doesn't matter which day because

"Every day is like Sunday....." 
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My Sympathy Glands have dried up!
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-oxfordshire-42070712
He's 39. So he should have a work history of at least 15 years. No matter what degree he had, his work history would override that degree result

I work in a high-tech environment. Every one of my colleagues has a degree, many a Phd. I dropped out of uni, I got this job and hold my own based on experience. So, sympathy none for this jerk. He has a 2:1 from Oxford and is unemployed, blames it on the uni that he left over a decade ago. Boo hoo
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Parts and Accessories / Coyote Tyres
« Last post by OnaRaleigh on Today at 08:29:55 am »
Hi, I need some new 27 x 1 1/4 tyres for my 10 speed Raleigh, and I found some at Hopkinsons  on ebay,  The brand name is Coyote, which I have never heard of before.  https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Pair-27x1-1-4-Bicycle-Tyres-Vintage-Racer-Traditional-Road-Town-bike-Retro/351945374072?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&var=621484743626&_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649

That's a long link to them.
Has anybody tried this brand? are they any good?  I don't do a lot of miles, but I don't stick to paved roads either. 

Thanks for any feedback.

Peter  M.
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The Pub / Re: Tune Association
« Last post by Redlight on Today at 08:19:29 am »
In the summertime - The Mixtures  :demon:
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Racing / Re: Sky - gaming the system?
« Last post by Flatus on Today at 08:17:33 am »
Sutton really is very very thick, isn't he.  He (unwittingly, I'm sure) admitted that Sky used the TUE system to gain an advantage (ie. doping rather than treatment)

I remember when he declared at the DCMS that Sky is the cleanest team he'd ever worked with. He was then asked if he'd ever witnessed doping at any other team he'd worked with and he said "No".

What a dunce. He had no idea just how stupid he'd made himself look.

On the documentary, he laughed off bullying accusations by saying he is a 5'6" 60 year old.   This, the man in charge of team selection and allocation of resources....

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Health & Fitness / Re: Muscle Cramp
« Last post by mrcharly-YHT on Today at 08:15:55 am »
I thought cramp was a sudden acute spasm you get when twisting a leg in an awkward position rather than a general achiness... I've never had (what I know as) cramp when cycling.
Cramps (in my experience) can start without any twisting or awkward positioning.
At their worst, the muscles will tear badly. They can be agonisingly painful.
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OT Gallery / Re: Interesting or unusual planes?
« Last post by Guy on Today at 08:13:10 am »
Concorde

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-42024835

I had forgotten just how beautiful that thing was
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Audax / Re: Audax Dreams for the New Season
« Last post by Redlight on Today at 08:10:52 am »
Given Audax weather, it'll probably be The Day That It Rained Forever
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GPS / Re: Gps + magnetic speed sensor
« Last post by Ham on Today at 08:07:46 am »

what is the actual circumference of my wheel?


Step 1 - Lay a 3m tape out on the floor
Step 2 - Place bike with an identifiable wheel spoke pointing down, or stick a marker on the wheel, at 0 on the tape
Step 3 - Wheel bike until one revolution has been completed, read measure

Arguably deflection under weight may cause a slight reduction in effective circumference, doubtful that would be anything much more than a mm or two, or 0.1%

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