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youramericanlover

Member since Nov 2009 • Last active Apr 2020

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  • in Bikes & Bits
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    It came with Riddlers which were great (until I wore them out)

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    With your pretty non-demanding set of requirements do you think you really need to spend £2-3k on a bespoke frame (only)? Surely there are a number of amazing gravel bikes already out there and any fit issues can be sorted with stem / spacer / seatpost? I very nearly have your dream bike and it cost me about £1k which included Apex / hydro / nice rims / tyres.

  • in Midweek Evening Rides (TNRC, WNKR)
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    It's an on week again already!

  • in COVID-19
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    I agree with you that there is no real point to speculation, however I think the test for public interest in someone's health is fairly exceptional for the PM. Anyhow there is no stopping the machine. PM's in an ICU, people are gonna talk until there's more news.

  • in COVID-19
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    One thought from me is just about everyone needs a good 'fuck off' from time to time, I know lockdown has been making me salty and I need of being taking down a peg or two. And being on the forum does my mental health no good that's for sure

  • in COVID-19
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    A couple of permutations exist here. Every bed in ICU should have a ventilator. So he could be receiving special treatment ICU which might normally happen on a ward but this ensures he has access to a ventilator (which does also make you wonder if he doesn't need to be in ICU is he taking up someone else's spot?). Or if he does need to be in ICU then yes this is serious and it might not be surprising if he is on a ventilator by morning, and so Downing Street have been under playing his condition for some time. The last one is that he is the Prime Minister and medical protocol for a PM may be totally different to what the public gets. Anyway these are my partners thoughts (she is a senior palliative care nurse)

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    This should probably be merged into a carbon wheels thread somewhere, but anyway carbon clinchers have always had terrible braking performance. Even this recent review of your wheels suggest this https://cyclingtips.com/2017/08/speciali­zed-roval-clx-32-vs-50-vs-64-review/.

    I have a friend who rides on hot-shit carbon clincher Zipps that cost him god knows how much and all he talks about is how scary they are in the wet. So it's not you, just that your wheels are bad at stopping.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Expresso!

  • in Complete bikes and frame & forks
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    Hey GLWS and best for recovery.

    I disagree about pain medication - there is no reason to suffer, especially if the pain relief helps you with recovery, movement and physio. I snapped my femur in two and used the opoids I left hospital with responsibly and did my physio, topped up with paracetamol as and when needed. Made the first few weeks bearable and helped keep me moving as much as possible which is often key. Did a 200km fixed 6 months later.

    Of course if you don't think your personality suits then fine, but this white knuckle approach to serious injury is unnecessary as long as you are responsible and see your surgeon / GP during recovery and are honest. Best of luck dude!!

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