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Booga

Member since Aug 2008 • Last active May 2022

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  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    I've been using the black edition recently. Love the stuff. I put some matcha powder in my morning shake for a bit of caffeine too.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    This is my kind of thing. I was in a very short lived project that had a recording like this (but worse!)

  • in Rides & Races
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    Sorry folks, as much as I want to come along I need to listen to my bad knee that's telling me a bike ride wouldn't be wise at the moment. Hopefully this ride is the first of many and I'll be able to join you on another one.

  • in Mechanics & Fixin'
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    Side pic and width if it helps.

  • in Mechanics & Fixin'
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    Can someone confirm what speed this Campagnolo freehub is please. Comparing the spline pattern to pictures online I'm starting to think it's 9/10 speed but I've found a few websites that have made me doubt myself.
    Thanks

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    This seems to be happening a lot lately in various locations around the UK, along with abandoned cheap camping gear and litter.

    Some say that it's partly down to covid as people sought out holidays and activities they can still do when travel was restricted and other attractions/activities were closed but the ignorance of newbies is no excuse, it's just laziness and selfishness. Hopefully everyone knows leaving litter and human waste is wrong, or do people these days have the mindset that they should be able to have their fun without thinking of others or taking any responsibility for their actions?

    If "Leave no trace" and "Follow the country code" arent getting through to people then what will? I quite liked a sign I saw North of the border that said "If we all love Scotland then who's leaving all the litter?" It seems we need to foster a culture of responsibility for the outdoors that a lot of people don't have. I'm sure if you asked a lot of the litter and stool leavers if they were proud of their country or loved their nation they would say yes, yet they aren't prepared to atc like a responsible adult to do their bit to look after it.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Yes. We caught the boat over and stayed in one of the cottages on the island. There is a campsite there too but being on a small island it'd be pretty grim if the wind and weather was bad, you'd want to bag a camping spot in the shelter of the wall if possible if you were camping.

    There's a very small shop that does convenience store basics but if you have any dietary requirements etc and plan on self catering then I'd recommend bringing food with you just in case the range in the shop isn't very big. We visited a few years ago so this may have improved by now. They also have a pub which serves food and seems to be one of the main social focus points of the island.

    I'd say 3 days is enough to see everything at a relaxed pace if you're walking. We walked around the Northern half of the island one day and the Southern half the next. The letterboxing trail will take you round most of the points of interest and clues for this can be bought in the shop. Obviously there's birdwatching and climbing to be done too which could take up a lot of time if those are your sort of things.

    The only bit we didn't get to was Rat Island which is accessible at low tide however it's over slippery seaweedy rocks and we weren't confident we'd get there and back before the tide came in, plenty of people manage to do it though.

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    It could well be the same frame then. If so it's nice to see it being used.

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