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youramericanlover

Member since Nov 2009 • Last active Oct 2017

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  • in Epping Forest Honey Badgers
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    Great! They're SRAM so will be quick right?

  • in Epping Forest Honey Badgers
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    Going to spend the morning trying to mount tubeless for the first time with my track pump so fingers crossed, might be 15 mins late

  • in General
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    Has total yearly mileage always been important to you, or is that now you can easily track total yearly mileage it's become important? Even if it's the former: 35 x 5 x 48, done. Is it so important to know your mileage within a 10% confidence margin?

    I just mean to say (at least to myself) is that simply because we have the ability to measure different thing via strava / sm apps doesn't make them worthwhile. The most pernicious aspect being that it morphs our ability to be introspective, altering our 'why do I do this' to 'I wonder how I appear'. Which is of course obvious - but when it rears its head in an app supposedly based on life activities and not digital thoughts it should give us serious pause.

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    The heretical question to ask is what do we actually use it for? Record a ride for 'posterity'? Training? If so, how many people do we know who are training for something specific and can actually get something useful out of its metrics? Most people record commutes and if we're being honest with ourselves that is completely pointless.

    My guess is that it's just like any other social media app, in that it is mildly interesting but mostly people just check it like they check any number of other social media things. The new UI nearly strips out the last of its real life applications and gives it that wonderful look and feel of every other dissassociative and mildly depressing social media platform.

  • in Current Projects
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    Great thanks now I'm going to get banned.

  • in Current Projects
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    Why not three? One flash, one solid, one strobe? Maximum effect.

    I'm mostly kidding. I see the point of two lights but when spending 10k on bike for maximum aesthetic effect, why then make a turn for practicality overkill at the last stage? It's a kind of cogitative dissonance I have trouble understanding, especially with the extremes gone to with this build.

  • in Current Projects
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    One nice rear light is enough. Two can be good if you want other cars and cyclists to see you and think 'that person has one too many rear lights' which I guess is something.

    Nice bike btw!

  • in General
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    Prob need to double check you have Enhanced Privacy mode on

  • in General
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    @edscoble on his dolan pls whizzing past on Queens Road Peckham in the early afternoon yesterday. I like that cap.

    And then @Ecobeard this morning on Q1 but GOING THE WRONG WAY. You on night shifts or something, no-one heads East on Q1 at 8am? That's extremely suspicious behaviour imo

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    hate the new UI, will use it even less if at all now.

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