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Emyr

Member since Jul 2010 • Last active Jul 2020

Programmer, bike polo player, fatbike rider.

Welshman in Manchester.

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  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Time for a Dodge Promaster?

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    If @LeMesjeu only wants the arms, I'll take the spider, if you'll post up north.

  • in Frame Builders
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    E-stay?

  • in Rides & Races
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    Why not Pyrenees?

    We've been to Aínsa the two weeks from August BH a few years in a row, until SSUK2019 was announced for Comrie Croft. At that time of year we've encountered no more than 10 other riders in 12 days of riding.

    It's about 1000km from Calais so we tend to take a Friday night chunnel out, sleep at Montreuil (vanlife, yo) then take 2 days driving non-toll roads past Rouen, Châterauroux, Cahors, Montauban, then the pass and tunnel from Saint Lary-Soulan to Bielsa, arriving Aínsa Sunday eve. It might be doable in one day on tollroads, but you'd be toast by Montauban.

  • in Frame Builders
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    Ah. I was going to suggest something like Cannondale SiSL2.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    How soon do you need it? Compare the cost of that one-way hire versus a return hire plus an onward train ticket or flight, or a starting leg to hire in Manchester and a finishing leg from Manchester to Glasgow.

  • in Frame Builders
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    Which cranks?

  • in General
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    They're next year's battery donors for home PV and EV projects.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Sucks to be Zhou.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    David's description applies to shipping companies that do all their own air transport themselves.

    The alternative method for mail and small items is for the shipping company to pay a budget airline to carry crates of mail, and at the destination airport a shipping company employee receives the crates airside. This is why hold luggage costs so much on budget airlines: less luggage, more money from carrying mail.

    Airlines are still flying empty planes to ensure they don't lose their takeoff and landing slots and to keep pilot hours up.

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