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cookiemonster

Member since Jan 2009 • Last active Nov 2019
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  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    you make it sound like you only have one pair of running shoes, which is plainly ridiculous

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    I’m not convinced that 2019 is simply a repeat of 2017. And I’d be surprised to say the least to hear anything negative from campaigners - they’re generally positive, that’s why they’re out there regardless of party.

    Polls leading up to the 2017 election:

    Polls leading up to the 2019 election:

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    But it’s clearly more complicated than that. You’re voting for your mp, not for the leader of their party - who may well change during the course of Parliament. The party is democratically elected, the pm (in the context of the country as a whole) is not directly democratically elected.

    Anyway the fact is that they could hold a change of leader as a condition of entering a coalition.

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    I’ve got a couple of pairs to wear under tights; they’re fine
    https://www.decathlon.co.uk/breathable-b­oxers-black-id_8489345.html

  • in General
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    Nah - i lied. After picking myself up and trying to work out what happened, I found the culprit so stuck the wheel in and took the picture

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    Front tyre into a narrow tramline-like pothole sending me swinging in the side of a black cab and then onto the tarmac tonight.

    Luckily no major damage - elbow scraped up, but the Kevlar stitching they put in the last time I came off seems to have done its job... Hole in 2-day old glove and small rip in my well used alpha jacket. My lid made a very loud cracking sound when it hit, so that needs replacing too. Bike seems fine.

    Driver behind was very helpful and the taxi stopped to check I was ok.

    Edit - dunno why it’s upside down, but here’s an action shot of the wheel in the hole the fraction of a second before I fall off

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    Decathlon are worth a look - I’ve a couple of long sleeved medium weight tops I use in cold weather, and the stuff is cheap enough that you can buy without risk (7.99 as opposed to 79.99)

    Think Phil posted a page up on this - you tend to be much warmer and out for shorter times when running compared to cycling, so different rules apply. No need for layers, little need for insulation or waterproofness. I find gloves useful - again decathlon do some very light running gloves for a couple of quid that work at freezing temps

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    I take it back, having just googled "cracked romin saddle" it looks like that its a thing

    I'll contact spesh and see what I get

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    No chance - if I was very lucky I'd get a 10-20% off a replacement.

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    The ride home yesterday was extra comfy with extra springiness. Wasnt obvious to start with as the saddle covering is still holding it all together.

    Bit disappointing though - its maybe 5 years old but there's been no acute damage and I'm no heavyweight, so this is just through normal use.

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