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Brain-Stew

Member since Sep 2010 • Last active Jan 2021

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  • in General
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    Loads of eggs down this way (Bexley/Kent). Little bit of an insight into the artist themselves here:
    https://cenemagazine.co.uk/features/2020­/11/2/i-am-the-eggman-egg-egg-n-eggy-gra­ffiti

  • in Wanted Adverts
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    I have a pair of tanwall Gravelking SKs if of interest

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Excellent, thanks for the advice will give those exercises/stretches a go

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    I rolled my ankle trail running on Christmas Day, and it's been a bit sore ever since. Mainly at the front, pretty much in the area circled in the below image:

    It's odd as I don't have pain when walking or putting vertical pressure through the joint. Rather it manifests mostly when kneeling on the floor in positions similar to this:

    Just been for my first run since then and again the running action felt fine but it's a bit more tender to the touch. Appreciate any thoughts/advice on treatment if anyone has had anything similar

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    I use this one from Halfords which has been surprisingly reliable and works well mounted under my out-front stem mount
    https://www.halfords.com/cycling/bike-ac­cessories/bike-lights/halfords-advanced-­1600-lumen-front-bike-light-253334.html

  • in Rides & Races
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    Chances of black ice in Kent tomorrow? Didn't head out that way today but seen lots of pictures of flooded roads (in Surrey + Hertfordshire, but still) and temps dipping below freezing tonight.

    I came a cropper in Jan this year and really don't want a repeat tomorrow. Current thoughts are head in to Regents like ever other fucker but would really rather avoid.

  • in COVID-19
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    I'm absolutely in the same boat. Pre-lockdown it was 15k, each way, every day. I've really missed the regular routine and felt both physically and mentally down through the lack of movement/outside time.

    During the summer it was a bit easier to get out at nosebleed-o-clock, but having had a number of crashes due to ice over the years I have no intention of doing that through the winter 'proper'. I have a turbo, but can only get motivated for intense sessions - the thought of riding at the same level as commuting just doesn't do it for me. Clear lunch breaks are few and far between, but also hard to get a ride into an hour while also making it feel worthwhile (for me that would be riding some quiet country roads, up hills, etc).

    Running has been a poor substitute but ticked a box occasionally. Otherwise I've tried to focus on the positive aspects - being more present at home, spending the extra 2 hours a day with the kids, helping in the house, etc

  • in Components, clothing and miscellany
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    I'd take the crankset which I think makes the rest of the split work doesn't it?

  • in Wanted Adverts
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    I may do. Will have to have a rummage in the parts bin. Likely to be a little ratty but should still be functional. I'll DM you if anything comes up

  • in COVID-19
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    Got it, thanks. Read the current guidelines which I understand as:

    • T2 & T3 outdoor exercise permitted
    • can travel through T3 from T2 as part of a longer journey
      Therefore I'm ok to ride out for my daily bread from where I live (Sidcup) into Kent without breaking either the spirit or the letter of the law.

    Got confused by a bunch of Strava titles on my feed alluding to 'last ride of 2020', 'see you later, Kent' etc

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