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The_Seldom_Killer

Member since Jul 2008 • Last active Oct 2018

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    Harrogate today and with a steep course and a lot of overnight/morning rain it became an object lesson 8n why tyre choice is important.
    It looked squelchy so I went for the Caadx with 37s on. Alas the lack of tread meant I just had a big fat shear surface and skittered about the course like a newborn foal.
    Should have changed to the Ridley with more aggressive 33s on but I'm too lazy to wash two bikes. Probably could have had 2-3 more places.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Another interesting take on why Bitcoin is an environmental shitshow.

    https://sluggerotoole.com/2018/10/12/bit­coin-must-die/

    In a way, Bitcoin has become a microcosm of the global political failure on climate change. A small contextual elite have the power to make meaningful change but choose not to for reasons that seem primarily of self-interest while still trying to claim a moral high ground on secondary concerns. If that feels a bit of a mouthful, maybe it could be abbreviated to "cash tories".

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    I think most do. Wouldn't want bare hands if I stacked it on gravel or in the tree roots.

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    5h17 on the 3 Peaks yesterday. I guess that's not bad for virtually no training. At least there's one race this year where I can say I finished on the same lap as the leaders.

    Also feel like my shoulder has been beaten with a rolling pin.

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    Back to Temple Newsome park in Leeds (entirely unrelated to Leeds Castle) yesterday. Despite the recent heavy rains, the course was pretty dry and rideable all the way round. Well technically the hurdles were rideable as most riders were doing but I had a hard time not hanging a pedal down and kept catching them in practice so I elected not to risk it in the race and just run them. I was at least as quick as almost anyone else crossing them at the same time, even the lapping riders so I think the caution was worth it for me.
    Lots of rooty woodland trails which I handled pretty well except for one stack.

    Turns out I didn't come last last week and managed to improve on that by beating four riders this week. Going to have my work cut out for me to improve on that for the next race. Next week is the 3 peaks though and I'm treating that as a challenge not a race.

  • in Rider Down
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    Possibly now a fatality.

  • in General
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    That's my problem too. My race is Junior, Senior and Vet 40-44. I'm 43 and out of shape so every week is a battle not to take a right kicking.

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    First race of the year today. Bedale. Fast, very flat and bumpy hard ground. Think I may finally have broken a two year streak and been the last finisher. There were two behind me but i think they both dropped out.

  • in Jobs
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    Just got my first chainsaw ticket. The scariest £500ish I've ever spent.

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