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adroit

Member since Aug 2010 • Last active Dec 2019

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    I have no idea how that will work.
    As far as I know you need a reset headset reducer,

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    always felt tired very quickly.

    That's because it is such a good exercise!

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    That is a beauty.
    The Quantum 2 was possibly the best Klein road bike ever made, the original Klein construction, super paintwork, a big refinement over the original Quantum (much better tubing) and not as radical as the Quantum pro.
    It's sad that the paint fades and has left the shadows of the stickers, but I could live happily with that if it was my size.

    Immediately after that came out Trek brought the company and forced all sorts of compromises.
    In that colour it's rare and collectible, and a terrific bargain.

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    Unless you want to race technique isn't so important. You'll get pretty fit even if you are slower than other people around you who may well be using less energy but going faster. If your objective is to get fitter just swim as well as you can as much as you can.
    If you haven't done much lately just do enough to get you tired, and so you feel just a bit achy the next day. (but not sore)
    Work up to 45 minutes steady swimming a couple of times a week. That will keep you pretty fit. If you get really keen concentrate on swimming smoothly as in that video @greenbank just posted or ask a better swimmer for some advice.

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    Legendary trombone player Vin Gordon has just sprung this on the world
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2wpstjG9­eK0&frags=pl%2Cwn

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    I think you'll find it here

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    And from the man himself:
    A response to the article in Die Zeit:
    I am very sorry for the words I used. And I wish to apologize for the hurt and offense they have caused.
    My intention was the exact opposite of "downplaying the Holocaust". It's because of the unspeakable horror of the Holocaust that in talking to the German press, I was referring to it as the way to communicate the unimaginable tragedy of what is happening now today with climate change and ecological collapse around the world.
    The Holocaust led to all of Europe saying "Never again", yet we’re not seriously acknowledging and acting on what is unfolding before our eyes, as we pump ever greater quantities of CO2 and other pollutants into our atmosphere, while simultaneously tightening
    immigration controls, already turning whole regions of the world into dead zones, especially the oceans.
    In the interview I talked about the “terrible emotionality which Auschwitz caused” (which did not appear in Die Zeit’s free short article) as a way to highlight the lack of emotionality regarding the climate crisis and the unfolding genocide that is already claiming countless lives in the Global South and some in the North with increasing heat waves and floods.
    The world needs to pierce the denial on the horror that climate breakdown and ecological collapse will bring them, unless there is an urgent and radical change of course on many fronts. The worst impacts can still be averted, but slow acting governments, a global media that downplays climate change in favour of sensationalism, or even promotes climate scepticism, are preventing the change we need from happening.
    I realise that in the interview I got sidetracked into an unnecessary debate about where the Holocaust sits in terms of horrific genocides. I see now my cultural insensitivity. I understand that such a debate is obscene and offensive, in particular for all those who remain haunted by memories of what occurred and for all those who lost people they loved.
    I am sorry for the crass words that I used. I do not feel the need to apologise for drawing attention to the genocide that is happening now. We must learn from the past, from tragedies like the Holocaust and other genocides, to prevent the horror of the near
    future. Despite my poorly phrased statement, I still strongly demand action on the preventable genocide that so many are ignoring across the world.

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    I did just snort at this

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    I don't share @amey 's concerns, my see sense lights are actually quite good. One failed after it got a complete hosing in 2 solid days of rain and they replaced it really quickly. Otherwise they've performed OK, even if the functions are a little more than you really need. I actually use the ability to turn them on off and up and down from my phone quite often whilst riding. Dead simple to do, and pretty effective.
    My main concern though is the device they're just launching, as there is no reassurance that the unit won't be in a canal when you finally track it down, whilst the bike is somewhere else.

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