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climbingsidrat

Member since Nov 2013 • Last active Aug 2017
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An average guy, I ride a Plug 2 (stop laughing I like it) and fix lasers.

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  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    I'm a firm believer that cats should be allowed outside if they want, it's just the way I was brought up around them and living in the country means there are less risks for him when he's out. In winter it was a case of he was sat on the step waiting to be in at 7 when I let the dog out before work. It's summer now, I get the song of his people at 5am until I let the little shit in. At which point he walks upstairs harasses the dog then scratches at the door to be out. My neighbours have commented on how cute he is. If only they knew he's an asshole.

  • in Newcastle
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    Anyone play up here?

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Ok, I confess it's been 1.5 yrs since I jumped on the bike in anger and about 8 mths since I frequented the forum. Walked the wonderdog last night. Wheezing and panting all the way up the hill and back. Dog wasn't happy either.
    Tyres pumped up. Strava downloaded. Bag packed for work. Time to sort my shit out.

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    I just started riding again and it's cold when I commute. So I'm gonna invest in some kit. This thread is full of great ideas. Thanks guys. But is there an accepted temperature where I shouldn't ride. I'm obviously not riding when the snow comes as we usually get a couple of feet but what about ice and hard frosts?

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    After making a big deal to ride into work every morning. Took the motorbike today cos it was misty af.

  • in Newcastle
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    Hi. I'm situated up north. In Durham to be a bit more exact. I've noticed the odd fixie about but it's a rare breed up here. I rode a singlespeed for a while but a new motorbike and job sidelined that until recently. I've broke out my singkespeed to ride to work. In the hopes I'll be able to see my feet eventually. I'm only riding 8 miles, occasionally walking the bike up hills, but loving it. So I thought I'd reach out to fellow northern riders.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Starting sandman slim. I'm determined to meet my goodreads challenge target of 50 books this year. Shame this is number 10.

  • in General
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    At work today. Yes that's really just draped over the rack.

  • in General
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    Started cycling in again after buying a motorbike late last year. Used the Brompton cos practical (for me) with luggage and sensible rack. Tomorrow the single speed to justify the bosses response today of 'motorbike and Brompton you have a history of questionable travel decisions' 😂

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