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Arducius

Member since Feb 2009 • Last active Jul 2020
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  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Had to stop harvesting, too dark but a good haul so far!

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Ideally want to extend long runs into beyond marathon distance and have some fun going far

    Slow right down, enjoy the journey without worrying about your pace. Take walking breaks. Get used to being on your feet for those extended periods and experiment with eating different foods. Apple isn't exactly rammed with calories.

    Sounds like you are eating too late if you are bonking, but slowing down might mean you can cover the same distance without hitting the wall.

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    Looks pretty good to me!

  • in COVID-19
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    I read it as more "it's not just the owner to blame here".

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    I had a day on Saturday with my dad and kid on a lake you'd struggle to find any info about online, dad got a recommendation from a mate.

    2 decent carp each for my dad and I plus a load of bream and roach for all of us. My two biggest carp ever at 6.5 and 9.5lb (mainly because I haven't caught a carp in about 15 years). Both off the surface with waggler and floating crust. Nearly caught a moorhen too but the ducks were clearly wary of the fish and didn't touch the bread.

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    Cue "it's TRADITION!!"

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    I had an afternoon at a local lake yesterday, had 21 roach which kept me happy. Would have been nice to hook something a little bigger with tench and carp in there too but I seemed to be the only one catching so shouldn't grumble. Had a not quite so local lake recommend as good for lots of small carp so might give that a go another time.

    First time with the new line and much better than the old stuff. Made this little spool holder out of K'nex to load up the reel with. Worked pretty well!

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    It has burst at the side indicating the top crust has hardened too quickly. Try more steam to keep the crust soft in the early stages. Also if you can use the bottom heating element in the oven only. With mine if I have the top element on I don't get good oven spring and often burn the crust.

    You will struggle to score too deeply. Half an inch to a whole inch is normally enough though. My dough often has a bit of a tougher skin on the outside and you need to make sure you get right through this, I do an initial nick to make sure I'm through and then score from that starting point. Two actions instead of one so won't win any points for flair!

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    Looks a bit of a mess in the pic but this is massive progress! Finally managed to get some actual plants in the actual ground. Tomotoes, beetroot, and squash in. 900l of compost moved. Massive weedy patch covered until next spring when the beds can be extended full width.

    Still got a load of cavalo nero to go in but got to sort some sort of netting contraption to keep the pigeons off first.
    What's made the difference is the allotment rules being relaxed and I can let myself in any time so can pop down in the evenings after the kids are in bed (previously the site was being locked at 8pm).

    Still have a LOT of weeding to do.

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    Thanks hats. Just a bit frustrating as I've run further, faster, and felt significantly better doing it so I know it's not how it normally feels.

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