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Bezzin

Member since May 2012 • Last active Oct 2020

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  • in Bikes & Bits
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    That looks like secret military grade premier breathable technical fabric too

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Ah they have serious bears in Canada don't they. I'd want some bear spray for up there!

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    As in, a bear proof canister with food in. Not something to spray bears with!

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    And my pack was a 65litre Osprey, which was comfy, but obviously fairly large. I didn't quite fill it. Bear canisters take up loads of bloody room - could have managed a smaller pack without one.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    This is what my wife and I took on our JMT thru hike in CA (this time last year). We did about 190 miles. Temps from 30 to -3 ish at night. Doesn't include food and water - think the most food we had was 7 days each for one stint, which weighed a tonne.

    Second tab is a sheet of food worked out by calories per oz (we were working in Freedom Units to fit in). Arsed that up and were pretty damn hungry at one point.

    Weighing all the stuff was weirdly fun.

  • in General
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    @HoKe's Look (and presumably HoKe himself) spotted outside Four Boroughs in Crystal Palace on Saturday. It's weird recognising a bike from the internet in the wild...

    Obviously "spotted" by a large number of south LFGSS-ers!

  • in Improving Public Spaces
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    Speaking of piecemeal schemes, Croydon council has come up with a hilarious wheeze to put an LTN in near Crystal Palace that puts all traffic from a network of smaller roads onto a neighboring single Bromley council road. Some people seem to be having a great time, but to go full NIMBY it means my road looks like the below every morning, with queues building up to turn onto the Church road (the triangle). The grind of traffic has become constant pretty much all day from the dribble it was previously. There's also some shocking speeding sometimes.

    This runs along with the really heavy traffic on the Triangle generally, which is exacerbated by the fact a motorist (who had a seizure) demolished a shopfront meaning we've had temporary traffic lights for months.

    I wish Bromley and Croydon councils had bothered to speak about it and come up with something joined up - there is talk of legal action from Bromley apparently.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    I'm a Suffolk boy and always found excuses to avoid Ipswich. There are some nice villages west of it though. Sailing at Alton Water or on the rivers around there is good (grew up doing it!)

  • in Mechanics & Fixin'
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    I think that’s a dodgy photo of that side. On the other side of the same rim there’s a tiny lip there if you run a finger from brake track to the deep section - the brake track feels ever so slightly lower. I assume it’s a manufacturing thing.

    I might get my LBS to have a look to make sure, exploding front wheel does not sound good

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