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Brain-Stew

Member since Sep 2010 • Last active Mar 2020

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  • in COVID-19
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    Argent at Kings Cross

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    I probably won't be doing much outdoors riding for a little bit, but wondering on the ethics on heading out for a (solo) run. Feels like a lower risk than cycling in terms of accidents/strain on emergency services, and maintains isolation, so should be ok? Views?

  • in Rides & Races
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    I haven't had anything through the post yet. Has anyone else?

  • in General
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    https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2020/f­eb/24/leaked-reports-show-mo-farah-chang­ed-account-to-us-investigators

    UKA head of distance running Barry Fudge (alongside UKA chief med officer, UKA performance director, and Salazar) witnessed Farah being injected with amino acids before the 2014 London marathon. Seems legit.

    Also, Barry Fudge.

  • in Rides & Races
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    Well done! Blustery day out there. That junior fella is properly fast

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    I'll take TCOD winter one please. Will send a pm

  • in Rides & Races
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    Echoing fredtc's comments, I'd definitely ride with power. For me the 3s would be really useful to avoid going overboard on the early climbs.

    The B158 back from Hertford is the place to get really aero, but again be aware that the climb south, through Essendon, is very draggy so if you've gone too far into the red then you will lose time hand over fist here.

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    Tops fit as you'd expect, but find the shorts slightly odd. Slightly tight across the hip flexors but fit elsewhere. Have tried a size up (I'm a small and tried a medium), which allievieted the hip tightness but meant the bib straps felt loose. May just be me but don't have the same issue with Rapha, Assos, Castelli etc

  • in Current Projects
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    They are the SKS chromoplastics in 45mm. As far as mudguards go they are relatively faff-less to get on and off but I wouldn't want to do it every day. Also look a bit 'gappy' with lower profile road tyres. But keep my arse and feet dry year round, which significantly outweighs any other disadvantages

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    The green looks handsome IRL. I wasn't sure when I saw the stock photos on the Kinesis site.

    This is my do-it-all, in "summer gravel" mode. Has a separate set of wheels with road tyres on for winter mile bashing. Mudguards stay on year round except on particularly muddy off-road days. Really love the bike and the way it rides - everything from multi-day multi surface bikepacking, to CX races, to the everyday commute. I went with 2x in the end as I do a fair bit on the road over winter and my legs appreciate the extra granularity in gear ratios. Particularly like the down-tube bottle mount to keep tools/tubes in

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