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Ste_S

Member since Apr 2008 • Last active Oct 2017

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    Looks perfect for Dumoulin

    Don't think so. Route has the record for the lowest number of TT Km's.
    35Km Team Time Trial will probably favour Sky over Sunweb, and the stage 20 TT is rolling with a final climb. Sure Dumoulin monstered Froome in the Worlds on an uphill finish, but that was a very fresh Dumoulin who was targeting it vs a knackered post TdeF/Vuelta double Froome.

    Route seems more designed to give Bardet a chance rather than setting up Froome vs Dumoulin

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    I'm looking for recommendations for a camera that may not exist within my price range. I'm after a digital compact. Probably 500 quid or less, small and pocketable is a must. With either a fixed prime or if interchangeable, a decent small prime. Also must have either a viewfinder or hot shoe for an EVF because I'm not fucking using live view.

    I think you'll probably struggle to get truly pocketable, but the below are all fairly small. Buying second you should be able to get a zoom and a pancake prime with the body for < £500

    Fuji X-E1 series
    Sony NEX-6/A6000 series
    Olympus PEN E-PL1 series (with separate expensive evf)

    For something that's truly pocketable, I've got a Lumix LX5. Paid £85 for mine second hand, good quality Leica branded optics (f2 Zoom lens) and optional evf

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    Some holiday snaps from Barcelona. Olympus Trip 35, Fuji Superia 400

    Rhino by Stephen Sanders, on Flickr

    Gazelle by Stephen Sanders, on Flickr

    Sea Lion by Stephen Sanders, on Flickr

    Bar by Stephen Sanders, on Flickr

    Bar by Stephen Sanders, on Flickr

  • in Photography
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    Coming fresh into the new version of Snapseed, I have zero issues. The best photo editing app I've used.
    A quick google and it seems as though most people coming from the old version have an issue with the change from black to white background, and the tool layout ?

    For those editing film scans on iPhone - what do you use to change the date of the photo ? None of the mainstream photo apps seem to allow you to change it

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    Similarly I've started doing my edits (digital raw and film scan jpg) solely on my phone, but using Snapseed. Find it much more intuitive than using Lighroom (either desktop or mobile).

    Shame I took out a Lightroom subscription four months back.

  • in Rides & Races
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    All I'm saying is that it would be more exciting if there was a genuine challenger to Froome and Sky's dominance, and a more open race. Is that really so controversial?

    It's a shame Dumoulin didn't ride, and with Kelderman Sunweb as a GC team seem to be getting stronger. TdeF next year I guess ?

  • in Rides & Races
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    Not worlds, but Olympic TT after TdeF. Again, only the one GT in his legs though.

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    Consequence of clean(er) riding no ? More riders staying together on the final climb rather than the best responders breathing through their ears and riding away from everyone else in the EPO years ?

    I do also wonder if the reason Grand Tour's are a bit stale is a dearth of talent. To win on GC you've got to be able to climb and TT, and the majority of GC riders are shit testers.
    Will be interesting to see the next GT where Froome and Dumoulin ride together. Can Dumoulin hang on to the Sky train and beat Froome in the TTs ? I'd imagine Sky would probably ride a more punchy race rather than metronome up the mountains

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    Just do it (although keep in mind most evening 10s are starting to finish for the year).

    I started doing my local club's evening 10 last year on my road bike and enjoyed it, coming more or less last each time.
    This year knocked a minute of my PB and won the clubs handicap trophy. It's been a lot of fun, and the training and riding has made me loose weight and made me the fittest I've been for a while.

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