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tommmmmmm

Member since Sep 2011 • Last active May 2017

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    Thanks. I've done quite a few 10s in between the second and third 25s, and I've got faster each time. I think I've got more comfortable riding in an aero position and better at maintaining power, and adjusted my gearing for the last one too which mean the downhill sections were a lot more efficient. Also, forgot to mention that the second 25 was on 71" for a medium gear event!

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    I've heard that the Conservative manifesto was compiled with very little consultation from either ministers or departments, and mainly by Fiona Hill and Nick Timothy, whose relationships with other Cabinet ministers are often a little frosty.

    Seems like she's trodden on quite a few toes and made a few enemies, so I can fully believe that she is out if she hasn't succeeded - which might also mean failed to secure a big enough majority.

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    The previous PB was in my first ever time trial. It was windy, I was over-geared for a big drag and I wasn't comfortable enough to use the extensions for a lot of the time, did 1:07

    Second 25, started 39 minutes late, arm rests slipped so I couldn't use extensions, did 1:07 again but officially 1:46

    Third 25, all good, just under 58:00

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    This is what my Politics students said after I showed them that video with the Corbyn policies being explained to voters in Guildford, who thought they were great until they found out whose they were.

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    A colleague of mine at work is a lovely man, and a Labour councillor, and we've long respectfully disagreed about Corbyn. His main complaints are about the trashing of Blair's legacy, which he thinks comes in for a disproportionate amount of hostility, and I think finds Corbyn in general a bit embarrassing.

    At some points, I was in complete opposition to him, but earlier in the year I'd come to think that even though I was glad to have voted for Corbyn (twice), it was time for him to go.

    Now, colleague and myself are both in agreement that he's done a cracking job on the campaign so far, and that the manifesto is a very good one. I'm really pleased that he's decided to put his reservations aside and throw his weight behind the party. Surely as momentum gathers more will do the same.

    I might keep calling Jon Woodcock a cunt on Twitter till he fucks off though.

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    The latest pic didn't load did it...there's now a 20mm Supersonic on there thanks to @onyerbike

    Maybe that's where those 9 (!) minutes off my 25 mile PB came from on Sunday.

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    Even Tory bloggers have been pointing out that:

    1. Jeremy Corbyn did not absolve the terrorist of any blame at all
    2. Theresa May and Boris Johnson have both pointed out the negative repercussions of Britain's Middle East/North Africa foreign policy before

    I feel kind of bad for the reprehensible cunts, they clearly got told Corbyn was going to make some inflammatory "It's all our fault, let's blame the armed forces and Blair" type speech, and when he didn't, they just went with what they prepared anyway. Now they look even more like clueless idiots. Shame the majority of the electorate seems to be too.

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    Oh yeah, good point.

    I'm just bitter because I cocked it up and got DNF when it should have been pretty clear I was just an idiot, not a cheat or a danger to anyone (even myself, despite my idiocy). I thought they might be more lenient.

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    Does that literally mean that all things being equal, you'd save 16 seconds just from socks and overshoes?

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