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Member since Jul 2011 • Last active Mar 2020

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  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    The Cloudwater x Salt beer in the blue cans here (full name is Is There Room in the Budget For a Sportscar) is the most interesting beer I’ve had in a while.

    It’s malty in a way I’ve not really experienced before. Malt usually dominates beers in my experience but this one really lets the fruit shine through. Massive depth of flavour. Forgot to take a pic of it in the glass but it’s the hue of a best bitter.

    It smells quite rancid when you get your nose right in the glass. Rotting fruit and cheese. That’s not reflected in the taste though. Lovely stuff.

  • in Rides & Races
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    I’ve particularly enjoyed watching the handful of riders who’ve been able to take total control of races through being on another level:

    • Cancellara crushing everyone with his Swiss mullet blowing in the wind
    • Sagan. Even though he’s not won as much as people thought he would, his Paris Roubaix win was sheer beauty
    • Alaphilippe for all of his panache and incredible descending
    • Froome has taken grand tour riding to another level and I’ll never forget the mad raid in the Giro but obviously there’s the Sky/salbutamol asterisks
    • Obviously it’s a bit soon to be adding MVDP to this list but on last year alone, he warrants inclusion
  • in COVID-19
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    Something on the road entrances to the Peaks might have a bigger impact.

  • in COVID-19
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    I mostly agree but or ople have shown they won’t listen. There’s nothing to suggest national parks are closed until you arrive at the car parks.

    The cabinet office guidelines are still that it’s fine to take your car to exercise. I’m fortunate I don’t have to do that but lots of people will continue to do so until it becomes impossible.

    Edit: People will deliberately misinterpret ‘where possible’ and ‘local’ because they’re too vague.

  • in COVID-19
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    Car parks in the Peak District closest to us are closed off so people are just parking on the roads.

    It’s another confused message. If they’re closing the national parks to cars, the rangers/councils need to be stopping people from going in.

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    Yes. I’ve done plenty of long rides. I keep tools in a bidon cage or under the seat, although that also looks shit.

  • in COVID-19
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    Our postman said they’re doing letters every other day because they’re snowed under with parcels. This is in the north mind.

  • in COVID-19
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    It’s an awful situation. There’s not enough single sex accommodation and little provision for people with dogs etc.

  • in COVID-19
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    Even in greater Manchester where there is the ‘bed every night’ scheme, it can’t be done.

    Some refuse and others find it more chaotic/dangerous than being on the street.

  • in General
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    You can clone existing workouts to edit them. It’s really straightforward.

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