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Member since Dec 2013 • Last active Dec 2019

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  • in General
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    Haven't noticed a difference in the morning in the park.

    Last night though, there was a police car stationed at the road closed sign. In the past, motorists have just mounted the curb and driven over the pavement. Like a flock of sheep, one goes for it, and all the others follow.

    Everyone was ignoring the road closed signs further up the road, then having to do a grumpy u turn once the presence of the police was clear. One motorbike rider did get busted for using the cycle path though, which seemed at little harsh as he did tiptoe through very slowly, but its not like the police could let it slide.

    I just turned the smug face up to 11.

  • in General
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    MASSIVE hole in the road this morning. The road was closed to vehicles resulting in many disgruntled drivers. Availed myself of the cycle path and smugly cruised by.

  • in Improving Public Spaces
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    I mean, they do have the best deal at the moment. The only thing that could improve their situation is banning cyclists and opening the gates 24/7 but you get the idea that's not on the table.

    Took them a while to summarise 4 questions...no indication of the timing for any recommendations... bureaucracy at its finest.

  • in Announcements, Help & Testing
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    The biggest question I have is how a company that sells exercise bikes has a share value over 2 billion in the first place.

    Bikes that don't even move.

  • in General
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    No idea why it keeps leaking. I assume there is some fuck off complicated water main under there as they've had a few goes at sorting it.

    Not sure where it's got to, but there was a consultation to completely redo priory lane and the cycle / road calming measures. Could be they are waiting for that till they sort the water mains properly - that kind of thinking it probably overly generous though.

    Have you considered mudguards? They are really useful this time of year in general and allow easy navigation of minor inconveniences like the above.

    I should add I also hate that road, but only because of the terrible and aggressive driving it seems to encourage. Hoping whatever they do improves it, but this could probably be sorted by installing a 20mph speed camera and some polite signs reminding drivers the cycle lane is not mandatory for cyclists.

  • in General
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    Oh no! That sucks dude. At least its cold dark winter and not the first flush of spring.

    Heal up!

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Grand, thanks folks. Will try the cheap triple basket.

    Is a 58.4mm tamper the perfect size for the Gaggia then? My 58mm does leave a small gap to the edge of the basket. Is it basket dependent? So many variables....

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Gaggia classic baskets -

    What size are people going for? I've got a 14g/double at the moment. Is going to a 21g/ triple just a case of getting more coffee in and out, or will I see anything different flavour wise?

    Also, what basket? Is it worth the money for the IMS competition. eBay has baskets from about £4 up, but I can only see the IMS as being noticeably branded/different.

  • in General
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    Ha, well I think it is working.

    A friend of mine is a serious hill walker / amateur mountaineer and was saying most thermal hiking boots have some kind of foil footbed technology.

    It makes sense in my head, similar to thermal sleeping pads making a huge difference when camping., so I folded a piece of extra strong foil into four layers, traced round the footbed, cut it out and slid them in.

    Feet were not cold this morning. To really test it, think I need to take it out of one foot whilst keeping the other. Ideally i'd get the misses to do it and not tell me which one, just not sure I can face asking....

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    I think that means you've over done it. Maybe taper for a while, eat some stollen and come back to the pies next week. Look out for yourself and take care.

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