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ewanmac

Member since Feb 2009 • Last active Jul 2021

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  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    How come the price of protein seems to have skyrocketed? Its a couple of years since I last bought protein so just went on myprotein and looked at my past orders to remind myself what I used to buy.

    2018: 5kg unflavoured impact whey protein £44.24
    Now: 5kg unflavoured impact whey protein £109.99

    I recon that’s wee bit more than inflation! Is there a cow shortage?

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    Mobbed by a buzzard while out running on Friday. Was running past the top of the aforementioned Dix Pit when I heard a swoosh of air so close to my right ear that I could feel the rush of wind on my cheek. A bit startled, thinking I’d put up a pigeon or something, I looked up and saw a buzzard arching away behind a tree settling just out of sight. I took a few steps back and she was sat atop a spindly birch tree, the top bending over under her weight “peeawwing” at me. After a quick look I jogged on not wanting to disturb her any more than necessary, and as soon as I turned my back another swoosh brushed past my ear. And a few moments later I looked back over my shoulder and came eye to eye with her about 2m away from my face coming in hot. I stumbled to the floor as she swept up and away again and she kept mobbing me for a couple of hundred meters… all pretty exciting and first time I’ve been mobbed like that.

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    I’m also confined to barracks with a newborn so I’ve not done a ride outside since May.

    In general I don’t particularly like zwift as a training tool (I use my own interval sessions and think that the game element often tempts people to ride too hard on easy days) but I’ve actually found it pretty engaging for easy pace rides. Rather than getting drawn into racing all over the place I select a rolling course and try my best to maintain my target easy power (50-55%ftp) as the turbo is busily adjusting the resistance based on the in game terrain.

  • in Rides & Races
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    If Pog and Vinegar didn’t want Carapaz sat on the back of their group they should have either dropped him or sat up. Sandbagging on the back of a group is an accepted tactic in cycling and if the other members of the group were pissed off then it shows Carapace* had the right idea. It’s a race not some ad hoc TTT to steal the Strava KOM.

    *autocorrect but I like it

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Dix Pit, Stanton Harcourt?

    Your description could equally be somewhere further north but it looks just like my local bird island.

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    I paid considerably less for my Vuma Chronos

    Yeah, but these are GOLD!!

  • in Rides & Races
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    But did he really fall back or just decide/realise he didn't have to follow?

    No idea how honest he was being but in an interview on itv I thought he said he couldn’t hold vinegaard’s pace so dropped back to conserve energy. He’s got a 5 minute buffer so can afford to be a little bit relaxed.

  • in Components, clothing and miscellany
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    Definitely still interested in the axle…. Let me know how much you’d be thinking

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    Learned two new words and then lol’d.

    Sort of memes that are educating you at the moment

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