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Greenbank

Member since Oct 2007 • Last active Aug 2021

Endurance idiot.

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  • in General
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    I think this is pretty up to date:-

    Larger country-wide map here: https://www.greenbank.org/misc/vv_202108­02.png

  • in General
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    fill inside the M25

    Has been my plan for a while, although I've done nothing over the last 18 months.

    I've done most/all of the SW quadrant and being SW based it's not too bad to fill in the rest, just needs time/effort/application which I'm a bit short of right now.

  • in COVID-19
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    Gibbering fucknuggetry.

    Ignore.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    I very much doubt it's bare copper, probably just orange wire.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    BGA stuff is usually soldered on by robots laying blobs of solder, placing the chip on and then baking the thing in an oven to melt the solder.

    This looks like something needed to be removed/replaced, in which case you can't use the same process to refit the chip, so they had to solder on individual mini fly-leads.

    Must have been a very good reason to go to this much trouble rather than replacing it.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    I used a clear plastic CTC bag when I came back from PBP in 2011 but, having finished the ride, I really didn't care whether the bike ended up being smashed into tiny pieces.

    (I'd also like to think that it was French baggage handlers and they might be quite careful with un vélo.)

    Some argue that they might be a lot more careful with a bike they can see, in a clear plastic bag, than a bike they can't see in a generic soft case. But this is highly dependent on the individual baggage handler than ends up handling the baggage.

    In my example it survived with no problems.

    I used a load of pipe lagging and zip ties plus some PBP signage in order to make it a bit more secure.

    [EDIT] Digs out a photo...

  • in Rides & Races
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    Going through one night is quite doable, you get used to it.

    Going through two nights is a lot trickier.

    Doing so whilst being fast is a whole different ball game.

    I'm in awe of people who are able to go for these kinds of records because:-
    a) they're fast AND
    b) they can get by on almost fuck all sleep but mostly because
    c) they're fast for a LONG TIME
    d) did I say that they're fast

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    I've occasionally wanted such a thing when I've put something heavy enough on the passenger seat to trigger the seat occupied sensor.

    Have you considered using the existing seat belt? Just loop it under whatever you're putting on the passenger seat and click it in, problem solved.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Squires (Guardian football cartoonist) is a Brit living in Aus, here's his take on their Olympics coverage:-

    https://twitter.com/squires_david/status­/1418765960828264448

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