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cookiemonster

Member since Jan 2009 • Last active Aug 2019
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    Almost by definition I would expect a leader of a GNU not to be either the prime minister or the leader of the opposition.

    And +1 on providing some evidence that there’s “constitutional convention”

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    This. No way will Corbyn pick up Tory support - he’s less popular than a no deal brexit (however bonkers that is). From that perspective the lib dem stance is rational

    If Corbyn wanted to stop brexit and follow the majority of his party, he’d step aside (insert appropriate smiley...)

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Don’t know if this has been covered, Uniqlo in Asia is carrying bike branded t-shirts - Colnago, Bianchi, BMC, etc

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    Taiwanese coffee - very light, little bitter, much like a strong dark tea

    From these guys - https://www.roasterfamily.com

  • in Travel & Trips
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    Thanks

  • in Travel & Trips
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    How did you get on? Any highlights or lowlights to share?

    I’ll be over in Taiwan for a couple of weeks shortly - family thing so not taking a bike. I’m still toying with the idea of taking some kit though and seeing if I can rent something

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Tonight my 6-year old came up with "how do ghosts listen to music?"
    "spookify"

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    Desperate measures - use something to tie the tyre in place at one end just where it’s on the rim, an old toe clip strap is perfect, or a tie-wrap.

    Then work round the tyre pushing it towards the other side hanging off to get more slack Then it’s just working the tyre onto the rim towards the tie-down side

    Not sure if any of that makes sense though...

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    A few degrees down and some drizzle and I’m running a minute a mile faster with less effort. Temperature makes a huge difference to my running - way more than cycling

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    I had a real habit of making tendon problems worse by focusing on the tendon. I’m finally beginning to accept that with tendons the key is to leave the actual tendon alone to heal - don’t stretch it, don’t massage it, don’t roll it. All the stuff just makes things worse. If it’s healing well then maybe a very very light stretch - put a little tension on but nothing else.

    Focus on the muscle - so for acciles, roll and massage the calves and make sure the muscles aren’t knitted or stiff.

    Bent knee heel drops seem to work for me with lower leg too - up on both feet so minimal stress, and then lower down on one leg.

    But yeah lower leg stuff is a pain to deal with

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