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Arducius

Member since Feb 2009 • Last active Dec 2019
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  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Yeah, what DJ said. Thoughtful bakery in Bath do a bread course and a sourdough course. I was given the sourdough course for Xmas by my gf... Thought it was good and have made loads of bread since. The technique/recipe they teach is pretty foolproof and pretty forgiving so it's a good one to start with and build your repertoire up from.

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    There's tonnes, literally tonnes of stuff out there

    And a lot of it is someone trying to sell you their new book or fad diet... 'Actual science' is what I'm looking for so thanks for the links, I will have a read.

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    if stopped in traffic you should always have the handbrake applied in case you were rear-ended by some dopey twat

    Precisely what I said to my driving instructor when he explained about just sitting there with no brakes. Aparrently it's not a concern. Somehow.

  • in Rides & Races
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    Something I have wondered is where does a long ride become an ultra ride? In running a marathon is a marathon, anything shorter can be a long run but longer than 26.2 miles and you're suddenly running an ultra-marathon. Though it's generally agreed that it's not an ultra until you get to 50k (31miles). So it's fairly well defined for running but doesn't seem to be the same in cycling where I would say an ultra is generally longer in terms of hours of activity, often multi-day, and harder in terms of self sufficiency (no aid stations every few hours).

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    I learned to drive recently. Was taught to keep it in gear, clutch down and foot brake on, unless on the flat when you can take your foot off the brake without the car rolling. This means not only do I incur the wrath of several formegers but I'm not in the habit of using the handbrake for stop/starting so I kind of wish I was taught to drive this way as it would make some situations easier to deal with.

    You can also cross your hands these days and the "10 and 2" steering wheel position is gone.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Interval session of varied length intervals to simulate having to work harder up random hills? Basically a fartlek I guess.

    Or swap the workout with one later in the week. Or just do what you can and move on with the training plan. Missing one workout won't matter that much, just don't let it become a consistent missed workout!

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    another flat shitshow

    Was it flat after proving and before going into the oven or are you losing shape during the baking process?

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    I also have Deadwater in pencilled the calendar (carry your kit and food over a 6 day stage race), and hoping to fit in a Western States qualifier over the summer... Race planning is getting serious, I've bought a year planner!

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    The amount of info related to starter out there is very confusing

    100%. It's not as complicated as everyone makes out. Getting one going from scratch can be a bit tricky as you're open the the whims of nature but if you know someone who has some already (or are a member of a friendly bike nerds forum where someone might post some to you) then grab a blob of that and just feed it up with 50/50 flour and water.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    go properly unsupported

    This will likely be my plan. My partner would definately not be up for supporting me (she'll have two kids to look after). Carry plenty of food and head for London or Cardiff* so pub/shop availability is high as I'm running low.

    Any route advice greatfully received. I expect it involved a fair amount of roads heading into London this year? (and @rhb too)

    *both places have good train services for getting home

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