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andy_k

Member since Jul 2010 • Last active May 2016
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  • in Rides & Races
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    Entered the Heartbeat 400 next weekend after organiser said it was fine starting starting ~45 minutes late. Hopefully catch some riders at normal pace by the first control or it'll be a long, lonely day out!

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    Compass tyres still holding air this morning :)

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    Drank the bottle of Un-human cannonball I picked up the other week. Not bad but don't think it was worth £13 or whatever though. Doubt I'll bother next year.

  • in Rides & Races
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    Edited original post...

    There's a nearby 300 that starts at 23:00. Might give it a go next year.

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    Finally got round to sorting the Compass Jon Bon tyres. Went up with a track pump, not covered in sealant, only drank one very large, strong beer... Let's see how they are in the morning...

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    Good effort dude! Really want to try one of these near-midnight start 300s sometime...

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    Something about this I'm not entirely sure about, possibly the dropouts...

    SS 29er by Konga Bicycles, on Flickr

    Do like the colour though...!

  • in Rides & Races
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    Spare socks are my "luxury item" too.

    Was just curious if there was any science to say eating hot food keeps you a lot warmer/warmer for longer etc. compared to eating cold food :)

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    Of course... but ignoring the psychological boost as this probably varies from person-to-person, warm food/drink does give you a quick "hit" of heat but you also generate heat while digesting... Does the food being hot make a noticeable difference over 2-6 hours while you sleep?

    Another cold-weather-sleeping tip, if you wake up cold and need to pee, go pee! You're wasting energy keeping that pee warm inside you, it's better spent keeping your other vital organs roasty toasty :)

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    I think I'll stick to cold burritos and the like...

    Their veggie curry is 55kcal/100g not sure that's even worth eating!

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