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OT Knowledge / Re: What's happened to light bulbs?
« Last post by chrisbainbridge on Today at 09:59:05 pm »
very much a case of you get what you pay.  i initially bought LED GU10s for our new house online from LEDsRus or some such.  They worked but blew quickly.  I then moved to Philips properly branded ones.  Much better colour (according to my wife) and none have blown in 18 months at all.  We tend to have warm in the living areas and cool in the study.

Although we have just put a daylight box into the study for my wife who is locked in doing her dissertation!
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The Knowledge / Re: One pair of shoes ...to rule them all
« Last post by Bolt on Today at 09:53:12 pm »
Hi Tec Zuuks are great as spare shoes to wear off the bike, they are extremely packable and weigh around 170g a pair, though size 12s may be hard to find.

There seems to be a trend at the moment in similarly lightweight casual shoes/trainers with a mesh upper and eva sole.  Mrs Bolt recently bought me a pair of these as my Zuuks were beginning to look a bit trampy after 2 years of continuous wear http://amzn.eu/4fRoqGo they're good but the sole isn't as pliable as the Zuuks for packing.
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Audax / Re: WessexSR2017
« Last post by JamesBradbury on Today at 09:53:03 pm »
I've just posted my entry for the hard boiled today. I hope I'm not too late.

Not sure where to park, or when/where to sleep before the event. Not sure I'm going to like a 2am start time, but I'll give it a try.  :thumbsup:
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Ctrl-Alt-Del / Re: Which free anti-virus?
« Last post by Bluebottle on Today at 09:52:53 pm »
My minor contribution is "whatever else you consider, DON'T use Bitdefender!"


At the risk of me not being very constructive, this is not my experience...yet. Between here and work I have been running various machines of various operating systems and various states of decrepitude. I have not noticed Bitdefender slow things down terribly yet (only used it since Dec). Currently, I quite like it having migrated from ZoneAlarm (which was largely fine...updating virus definitions was simple, updating the damn programme...not so much. I liked the firewall though, which was a plus). The free version of MS Defender (or whatever it is called) was Ok, but with multiple users on a PC didn't give me enough confidence due to the lack of on-access scanning (which is why I now pay for AV, its the on-access scanning). Unfortunately I still have AVG on one machine. Should be renamed Bloaty McBloatface.

I echo Valiant. Have a look through the independent tests (which led me to BitDefender). Decide from there as it depends on your wants/uses.
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Caption It / Caption it #1867
« Last post by Ham on Today at 09:49:34 pm »
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Further and Faster / Re: Base training
« Last post by chrisbainbridge on Today at 09:47:56 pm »
I "believe" that TR has now added in a distance and speed estimate into the data it records although it does not show this in the on screen data.
Found it.
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Does TrainerRoad record speed and distance during my workouts?
Yes, but speed and distance are not all that useful when you train indoors. These metrics are often different from the values you’d expect performing the same effort outside.

If you’d like to access estimated speed and distance, you can do so by viewing your completed rides in the desktop app, or by using Ride Sync to upload your ride to TrainingPeaks and Strava.
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LEL 2017 / Re: *pssssst* 100hr riders
« Last post by αdαmsκι on Today at 09:41:31 pm »
Dunno if this will help anyone, but I did LEL 2013 in just under 90 hrs. Here's how each day ended up working out:

Day 1: 06:45 start. Cycled to Scotch Corner Travelodge. Arrived around 00:30.
Day 2: Shortest day of the event. Left Scotch Corner around 06:30. Cycled to Edinburgh & stayed at the Dalkeith Premier Inn. Arrived around 20:30.
Day 3: Left Edinburgh around 05:00 and cycled ~350 km to Polkington, arriving around 23:30
Day 4: Left Pocklington around 04:45. Back to HQ just after midnight.
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LEL 2017 / Re: Rider Area
« Last post by Fidgetbuzz on Today at 09:41:12 pm »
Don't spend too long even thinking about this. We will have to allocate about 1600 places by start time, at 31st march ..but only 1525 ( +/- 50 ) will start. How the 75 or so  drop outs will be scattered thru the start times we have no idea .. therefore no great logical  analysis of exactly how to place the 1600 spaces can  be done.
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Audax / Re: WessexSR2017
« Last post by GPS on Today at 09:38:39 pm »
Can't wait to get started .... freezing at 2 a.m. in a railway station car park. Sweet !  ;D
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Audax / Re: audaxing vegan
« Last post by LMT on Today at 09:37:36 pm »
I'm not even a vegan (although I eat an almost exclusively plant based diet these days) but I know we can survive on pretty much anything.  A few months of no animal products whatsoever and paying attention to my macros and I'm in the best health I've been in *years*.  Weight down, BP down, cholesterol down - all to within recommended levels for a woman my age.

Eating a vegan diet might not be natural, but as long as you have a care to get your B12 and one or two other things, it's not going to do you any harm.  Might even end up being the best food choice you ever made.
I think the main point to take from this is that there are things you want to eat and things you must eat. Some of the must is in animals, but the quantities are really quite small. A doctor friend of mine only eats 250g of animal flesh a week and of high quality, swears that he gets all the stuff you cannot get from plants.

As has been pointed out up thread we evolved to eat almost anything and we need lots of variety. There are lots of examples around the world of people who live a long time on plants, whale blubber, shell fish, milk ......... The real thing I take from this is do not get too hung up on what you eat, have lots of variety and FFS enjoy it 

Like what?
B12

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It pains me that someone could be this ignorant, yes you can get B12 from animals but as PeeJay mentions B12 you can get from other sources.

Certainly not a case of you must eat animal products or you become B12 deficient.
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