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Lw.

Member since Sep 2009 • Last active Apr 2015
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Forum member formerly known as IAmNotARobot.

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    Quality second hand might be the way to go at that price point - I found a website called leather monkeys that had some decent looking ones when I was looking.

    If you're looking at new, don't go to the Lewis Leathers shop as their quality blows everything else out the water & you'll just be upset that you can't have one.

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    I'm a big fan of the explorer & quite wanted one for a big occasion this year myself but the used prices are still a huge step up from the other two aren't they?

    I'd be interested to hear what you think of the North Flag; it's one that I was considering too though I haven't actually held one yet but the black ring on the bezel is putting me off a bit.

    The heritage ranger doesn't look bad on the bracelet but I think they made it too big; such a large plain face felt a bit strange...

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    I wouldn't sit in the middle of the straights as they're a bit boring even if there are loads of simple passes - I thought the corners were much more entertaining. Grandstand on a corner with a view of the incoming straight would get my vote.

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    Call people cowards then disable the comments on the video...

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    Went swimming for the first time in about a decade (other than holiday splashing in the sea) at lunch - very enjoyable, though shocking just how much I've lost it.

    I have to say a lot of people seem to have very different opinions to me regarding what is "slow", "medium" and "fast" and there were of course the end of lane loiterers until I cleared them, but good all the same. I might brave the outside pool next time seeing as they appear to be quite rare in central London.

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    Ha - yes that is always an issue!

    @hippy - the rowing machines have been a revelation to me, never used one before this year but they really feel like they've worked lots of your muscles & easily measurable improvements are quite rewarding (if you enjoy seeing yourself improve).

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    Ok thanks for that - it had a HRM on the elliptical which seemed to be working but the concept-2 rowers don't have them.

    I've got one at home though so will use that with the website you've linked to.

    Not that it really matters as the fat is shifting anyway & no amount of calories are going to stop me from having a beer or two tonight - it's just nice to know isn't it...

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    Are the "calories burned" numbers on gym machines like the elliptical or rower complete rubbish?

    Along with not eating a chocolate bar & packet of crisps with my lunch every day I've been going to the gym for the last couple of months in order to burn a bit of fat & tone my body up - all is working fine & body is certainly thinner/more toned but inevitably I've started reading online about workouts and calories end up being bought into the conversation all the time.

    I normally do 2k on the rower to start as it's many muscle groups & cardio too for warm up - it says I burn ~150 calories to do it, by this point I'm a sweaty mess, similar if not worse than I am after a long climb on the bike (similar perceived effort too).

    Today the rowers were all busy so I thought I'd give the elliptical machines a go - I've never used them before so I just did a similar amount of time as I would on the rower & hoped it'd do for warm up but wasn't really trying very hard as it's Friday & I was a bit sleepy to start with etc... At the end it said I'd burned ~110 calories.

    This strikes me as odd as I was hardly even breathing faster & didn't feel any muscle fatigue at all - am I completely missing the point about calories or are one/both of the machine lying to me?

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    Carnage where Bloomsbury Street crosses New Oxford Street this morning - one of the Bloomsbury Street South bound traffic light has somehow twisted so it's facing East meaning a lot of people going Westbound are trying to cross at the wrong time, obviously every just blames the other people & plows through regardless. Be careful out there.

    Rest of the commute was fine, lovely day for it.

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    Amp is probably the way I'd go too.

    Modelling amps use digital processing to emulate the sound of other amps and/or effects - so the same one modelling amp can do [rough approximations] of classic sound or mega distortion (I think Line-6 are the ones with "insane") and all the bits in between.

    Personally I find Line-6 stuff to sometimes sound too digital, like they've sampled an over-drive sound then you're just using the guitar to change the pitch but that's probably just me. You could go for a Marshall combo around that price - it wouldn't do anywhere near as many different sounds as a Line-6 but the tone will be nice & it's the classic brand.

    BTW - take all that with a pinch of salt as I'm a bassist so am viewing from a skewed perspective, I only pick up a guitar for songwriting purposes.

    *** - beaten to the explanation but I'll leave it in.

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