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rab

Member since Nov 2008 • Last active Mar 2020

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  • in COVID-19
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    This is all good advice. I've also been working from home for a few years and would only add...

    • it takes getting used to. The initial feeling is that you're somehow not part of everyday working life/society, there's no office banter (fine for me as I'm naturally a bit anti-social anyway!) but you WILL get used to it
    • bear in mind that without distractions you'll almost certainly be more productive than in an office environment. At the start, it's tempting to overcompensate, but in time you'll appreciate it means you can take more time out to do housework, go out for a run in the middle of the day and generally take advantage of "off-peak life" (empty cinemas, never having to queue etc) and still get your work done
    • definitely agree with getting dressed in the morning and being "work ready" within your nominal working hours. Sitting around in your Y-fronts (we've all done it!) makes it harder to engage
    • stay on the phone/facetime with work colleagues - this will help with any feelings of isolation etc

    I love working from home now and would really resent going back to the commute/9-5 way of operating. Once people have had a taste of this, it wouldn't surprise me if this becomes much more popular once we're through the other side of this whole thing. In the meantime, stay safe people!

  • in Rides & Races
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    Was about to ask the same question.... nothing in the post here . Anybody else got theirs?

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Because nothing says “we care about the environment” more than... er... ripping up a lawn. Genius.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Gellert thermal baths are a good place to chill for a few hours...

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Yep, Nandy or bust for me. Insightful, thinks before she opens her mouth and is a good scrapper when required.

  • in Mechanics & Fixin'
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    Although the price of entry is high, getting a WI from the get-go makes sense...

    1. they really are fit-and-forget reliable - I've gone through 3 or 4 and they never (like never) skip a beat
    2. mine seem to last around 3 years riding in all weather and I only change them when the teeth are terminally shark-finned. I was lucky to get 6-9 months out of a Shimano MX30 before they went funky, so it actually works out cheaper in the long run
    3. MX30's are quiet, WI's sound like a death swarm of bees - I get a lot less peds walking out in front of me as a result = less grief

    YMMV and all that...

  • in Rides & Races
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    Done @515km. Being a sad sack I’ll prob add the extra few km from Brixton to Lambeth Bridge tonight to watch the fireworks. Now to the serious business of polishing off what’s left of the Xmas booze 😉

  • in Mechanics & Fixin'
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    You’re overthinking this. Degrease with Muc Off > Squirt frequently at first (every few hours of riding) then as usual. Sparkling clean chain in perpetuity...

  • in Components, clothing and miscellany
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    Soz, I’ll skip then, I’d want a x2.

    Good luck hunting...

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