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The Pub / Re: What have you fettled today?
« Last post by Kim on Today at 12:15:34 am »
The Pub / Re: What have you fettled today?
« Last post by Butterfly on Today at 12:11:15 am »
I glued some wheels to a fish.

Have you been near Nikki again?
The Pub / Re: What have you fettled today?
« Last post by Kim on Today at 12:04:30 am »
I glued some wheels to a fish.
The Pub / Re: What have you fettled today?
« Last post by zigzag on Today at 12:03:43 am »
my bike has developed a creak (the typical higher effort out of the saddle one), so the first suspects were bb and chainset as that's where the noise seemed to come from. dismantled everything, cleaned and regreased bb, chainring bolts, pedal threads, reassembled. took the bike out for a spin - still creaks!
stem bolts and headset assembly are next on the list. i can't remember having any creaks on any of my bikes in the past ten years so really intrigued what's causing this one!
Hopefully this link will work.  It's the spreadsheet I used to get me to LEL, an over engineered version of Greenbanks one with lots of other tabs.  I think I originally got it from a google search of PMC and TSS planning worksheets.  I found it quite invaluable but eventually opted to spend on Trainingpeaks as I could drag and drop plus it did all the hard yards for me of calculating HRTss and Power based TSS and mixing them all up in to my TSB etc.

There's also a whole load of other superfluous data in some tabs where I was trying to estimate from historic data the training impact of various rides - I've essentially now distilled that down to the usual Audax distances and 3 intensities (pub, tour, audax) and now just drag these templates around on TP to build my forward plan...  the good thing about TP is I can adjust fairly quickly when something gets in the way of the plan (weather, work, real life etc).  You can do that with a spreadsheet also, but if you are balancing a training plan from something like trainerroad around planned events, then it takes a bit more management to juggle the ripple effect on ramp rates etc when stuff moves.

Here's what my current TP looks like for the next couple of weeks - this week is mostly out the window already I am away with work and then elsewhere for the end of the week but it gives you the idea I guess... (I googled around for a discount code and used that).  The end of each row gives a summary of the weeks impacts planned vrs completed and where your form is expected at the end of the week.  As said upthread, you start to get a feel for what -20, -45 and -75 feels like and I can now correlate it quite well with how I feel like getting on teh bike or not and even mid ride on some Audaxs - though the latter might be psychological.

Other systems online are available with similar functionality, I think there is a British Cycling version of Today'sPlan with one of their subscription options for example.  Not all the options can do HR & Power TSS however, but almost all of them have a trial period to play with them over.  There's quite a lot of discussion though may be hard to find in the Base Training thread.
The Pub / Re: The "I'm Such a Fecking Div" Thread
« Last post by Paul on Yesterday at 11:22:08 pm »
If he’s got a shrink ray, why’s he worried about bin collection? He should be out there righting wrongs or toppling corrupt regimes.

At the very least, he could be shrinking his refuse so that the bin wouldn’t have to be emptied in his lifetime.

(Would shrunken refuse smell less, proportionately?)
OT Knowledge / Re: Central heating thermostat
« Last post by hellymedic on Yesterday at 11:17:35 pm »
My new boiler came with a complicated RF battery-powered thermostat.
My summer gas bill dropped a bit, presumably due to lack of hot water cylinder, but winter bills were much the same.
Food & Drink / Re: Reducing meat intake for environmental reasons
« Last post by Ben T on Yesterday at 11:06:00 pm »
You can't 'feralize' most farm animals. They're dependent on humans for many aspects of their care.
They are now, but they would have to evolve to not be. About time they learnt to stand on their own four feet.

The animal I would be even more in favour of feralizing is the chicken. They are naturally forest birds, and would be quite good to hunt.
The Pub / Re: The "I'm Such a Fecking Div" Thread
« Last post by Kim on Yesterday at 11:05:28 pm »
Zap the bins with a shrink ray, and then the numbers will be the right size.
On The Road / Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Last post by Jakob W on Yesterday at 10:55:11 pm »
(OT: what are the Liverpool hire scheme bikes like to ride? I noticed they all use shaft drive, and wondered how they held up under typical (ab)use...)

The shaft-drive Mobikes (that I've ridden in That London, and That Berlin) have a single, very low gear so you have to spin at 150 rpm to go anywhere. This must greatly limit the amount of torque you can put through the shaft.

(Second generation Mobikes that use chain drives and 3-speed IGH are more common now, or at least were until Mobike retreated to a pointlessly small operating area in London)

I *think* the Liverpool bikes had shaft drive + 3-speed IGHs, though I may well be mistaken.

My most recent interesting bike was a Flying Gate being used for shopping - racks front and back, with what looked like a wooden wine box fitted to the front one.
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