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turnpedal

Member since Sep 2007 • Last active Jan 2019

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    For those that have or want to ride ultras, this guy has an interesting take on endurance, life and suffering. He's hardcore, would like to see what he could do to some ultra bike races. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BvWB7B8t­XK8

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    Yeah, it's only keyhole, so they said a week or two not doing much, then low intensity for a few months. Which is better than what I've been doing recently anyway (nothing really)...

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    I've seen a few physios, all of which tell me it's not something they can fix. One Orthopaedic surgeon told me it would eventually wear away, but the op is best to prevent the lock ups from happening in the short term.

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    It locked up in July, I've had the NHS pass me around 4 people to 'feel' my knee. Finally an MRI! Probably keyhole to clean up a frayed meniscus that occasionally gets trapped in the joint and locks the knee for about 4 days until it frees itself. And fuck it's painful. Basically no races until it's fixed :(

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    I feel like a fool. I might cry. I have an MRI on my fooked knee today though, so there is hope.

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    I just watched the "Divided" docu from Adventure Syndicate, what a waste of fucking money. Cringey annoying bollocks. How many times do you need to see someone dancing like an ADHD child next to each state sign.

    To be fair, I should have known not to spend that fiver, my own fault I guess.

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    Yeah, I barely follow the threads these days. I followed you and skinny on TCR and a friend of a friend on instagram, that was it. Once skinny finished, I switched off :p

    What we really need is a goochcam

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    Haha, I knew my opinion would wind people up. I'm not saying other people shouldn't want to do it with all the fanfare, and I understand that it's more interesting for the dot watchers. I personally quite like the lack of coverage from tour divide, and really just watching dots, and having to guess/speculate what happens when someone goes off route or scratches, until they call in or there's a local that posts. I like the mystery and suspense, not the instant info fix. I guess I also like TD because I have ridden it, so it's closer to my heart, I'm sure you guys who've done TCR/TABR feel the same about those routes too.

    @hippy, yeah, don't need it to be a race to ride fast, and I haven't finished a race since TD, and not entered any for 18 months. I do prefer riding my own routes, untracked. Maybe I just don't enjoy racing (neither do you judging by your twitter, lol)

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    Cordillera books, published every year.

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    Instagram launched before the TCR even started

    Ultra racing started before the TCR

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