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Jonny69

Member since Apr 2011 • Last active Aug 2019
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  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Plum clafoutis tonight using plums found growing down by the river round the back of Staines Homebase. Emergency foraging happened. May be damsons, I don’t think I know the difference. Either way, they were a LONG way up and took a lot of stick throwing to get them down!

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    Check out the bikes in that link. A secondhand Pedal Power Long Harry will fit your budget. Mine owes me about £1500 all-in with all the current bling.

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    There’s the Workcycles KR8 if you want a bakfiets style bike. For a more conventional long front cargo bike there’s the Bullitt.

    Quite a few listed here but I’ve got no idea how many of those you can get in this country:

    https://cargobikemag.com/cargo-space-the­-overview/

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    OH spotted this monster trike in Egham. Haven’t seen one of these before. Looks like it has rear steer (!) and electric assist.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Not done one personally, but I used to do lifecycle assessment (LCA) professionally and I’ve read a fair few about food and drink. With coffee I seem to remember it’s extremely water intensive. The little bit that you boil to make your cup of coffee is just a tiny fraction of the total water used in the process.

    Paper filters, like any paper product, are quite energy intensive for what they are and very water intensive in production. If they’re bleached, there are also environmental issues with chlorine if an oxy bleach is not used. In terms of waste, they will just compost with food waste at any municipal composting plant so it’s not an issue.

    My personal opinion is it’s a small addition to an already intensive flow, which already uses a lot of energy and water. I’d suggest that if a filter paper weighs 2-3g, it probably adds 5-10% to the total environmental impact, tops.

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    Kk, so I’m 20 miles up. I didn’t enjoy the 10 miles to work this morning because my fit was a little bit out, but a couple of saddle tweaks and it feels much better.

    It’s quite efficient feeling, don’t seem to have to put much effort in to get a lot out. Back end is unrelentingly stiff. Bumpy stuff can get a little wild because it absorbs nothing.

    SRAM X7 at the back shifts effortlessly and flawlessly, every time. I love it. Shifts up and down sound something like DINK DINK / CLANK CLANK! Which I like.

    Front derailleur isn’t set up right yet though and needs some tweaking. Despite the charts saying the Rival FD has the same shift ratio as X7, it looks a little bit like the shifter is pulling it too far. Might just be where I’ve got the stops set though. Hopefully.

    In principle I like this bike. Need to deal with that seatpost and clamp next.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Exactly that. Albon is the only one of the four Red Bull drivers who hasn’t had a seat in the full fat Red Bull car yet. For the remainder of this season (in terms of championship position) they don’t have much to lose by putting him in to see how he stacks up against the other three drivers. They may well choose next year’s driver line up based on that.

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    Christian Horner was genuinely gutted when Danny Ric decided not to stay. They seemed to get on really well, as did him and Max for that matter. I think the original plan was for Carlos Sainz to step up, but they loaned him out to Renault and then I guess lost him when he went to McLaren.

    Be interesting to see how Albon steps up. Quite a lot of talented young drivers seem to struggle under the pressure of the big teams. They must have had him in the simulator and seen he handles the car better than Kvyat.

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    without a care in the world.

    Here he is, Jones the Steam. Without a care in the world.

    Looking forward to this project.

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