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frankenbike

Member since Sep 2017 • Last active Aug 2021

I like ugly bikes and bodges

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  • in General
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    Does triathlon count?

  • in General
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    Yeah but it's mixed in with all the rest of the UK news. Salt in the wound when I read it this morning.

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    Why show new events with young interesting competitors when you could be showing hours of geriatric sports for geriatric rich people?

    Also annoyed by this Guardian article about how the viewers loved the bouldering which fails to acknowledge it wasn't actually shown in the UK?

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    Annoyed that they didn't show the men's bouldering (qualifiers). Lack of coverage in general is rubbish.

    Why don't you fuck off Discovery/Eurosport?

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    I think it's a more sensible arrangement for the next Olympics

    They said they did it this way because they just wanted to get it in the Olympics for now and then split the lead/bouldering from speed climbing at a later time. Which worked as planned, apparently.

  • in COVID-19
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    The Flexispot has a timer

    Just to disambiguate for any other potential buyers: mine does not have a timer, so check the specs if you want one.

    I mostly stand for a couple of hours at the end of the day. Sometimes stand all day, and if I've done a lot of walking/cycling I sit all day.

    It is easy to forget to move it so the timer's probably useful. But maybe I can replicate it with a dedicated egg timer

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    I can imagine a future when moon landings are routine and orbits aren't required.

    If it was truly sub-orbital you'd only get one launch a day in that case (per site). You would probably go into an orbit and just not complete a whole lap, right? Rather than making your passengers launch at 3am, launch them at 5pm, orbit for 50mins or whatever and then go for the moon

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    Chris Hadfield achieved a bit of fame

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    Pretty sure you almost always go into orbit before boosting to the Moon. And you'll also orbit the Moon. But you're right, theoretically you could fly straight away from Earth on a sub-orbital trajectory, be in space for quite a while, and then land back on Earth having never left the sphere of influence.

    Either way can't imagine that anyone counts 4 minutes of weightlessness. Probably just need some arbitrary "24 hours of zero G" definition.

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