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Chopsicle

Member since Sep 2007 • Last active Sep 2021

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  • in Improving Public Spaces
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    Yeah, the posters and signage are the particularly nutty bit (inc the ‘All Roads Matter’ in some shops!?). On the south circular, houses with big driveways, multi cars and signs - took a picture in the summer of one house with 6 cars on driveway and ‘Stop The Road Closures’ sign. That’s literally 30+ metres of congestion parked right there!

    I’d post it but people absolutely lost their shit when someone posted a SUV in a drive next to Anti-LTN sign, claiming they were stalking and invading civil liberties. …Mate, they’ve put a sign up, are people meant to read it or not? :S

  • in Improving Public Spaces
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    Came here to vent after seeing my local forum go into meltdown over news that the Dulwich Square LTN is permanent (with some tweaks), but completed the Railton survey instead and feel much better, cheers Corny :)

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    …that’s one of those films I’m scared to watch :/
    Years back, I was trying to understand the problem fully - degradation in performance/durability of C8>C6>C4>C0 treatments, and what the best C0 alternatives are/might be in the future, I read this utterly bleak article;
    https://theintercept.com/2015/08/11/dupo­nt-chemistry-deception/

    It’s a very long read, and in a series of chapters lays out how extensive the damage is, in huge areas and communities in the US.

    When I have the time I’ll find a good explainer in Performance Days from a someone who works for EU legislation on toxic chemicals - and identifying/phasing out stuff like this - which explains the chemistry behind the C8/C6, the toxicity of the PFOAs used to create them, the alternative types of C0 treatments and why they don’t perform as well.

    ….look after your waterproofs! Clean, maintain (and reproof) as you would a bike!

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    yip defo, when preparing and cooking + stand away from the path of fumes>extractor. ......It will probably leave residual heat in the pan, so don't use the same pan for something like sweet pancakes the day after!

    Did first batch of chill jam at the weekend using mainly Mustards and everything else that was ripe. Really good, it is very hot, pleasantly so, and also packed with loads of flavour, so a little goes a long way.

    Recipe below, and the char/cover/skin + deseed, is a v easy way to handle the chillis;
    https://realfood.tesco.com/step-by-step/­how-to-make-spicy-chilli-jam.html
    I used the seeds and any waste to make some chilli oil. First tasting is ok, but a bit one-dimensional, but figure it won't be a problem to get more flavour into the next batch with some additional ingredients.

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    wow, that looks amazing - used to regularly be out around Lake Constance at this time of year for Eurobike, such a stunning area. Something always intrigued me; lots of apples, but no cider. What's going on??

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    brilliant to hear this @fussballclub - was this your own thing, or a chilled audax? @spinnnout v jealous, enjoy! @Acliff love it!

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    Thanks @andyp some interesting chatter in the comments - everyone's an expert on the internet

    And apologies, genuinely trying to get some more stuff up and running, but had quite a lot on and been getting some bits out to FRTHR - anyone on here riding? - Shame you can't see, but there's a neon orange reflective in the pleat which looks lovely on the graphite grey base :)
    https://www.instagram.com/p/CSbrnV8s_0e/­

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    Where are you @exteroceptive? Have some sizes in Deptford studio (‘HQ’?!) to try if you’d like,

    Looks like many sizes/colours out of stock online, but can check when new AW stock arrives. Let me know if any of this would be useful for you - or anyone - no probs to sort.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    The game is up!

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