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pdlouche

Member since Nov 2014 • Last active Mar 2021

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  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Was hoping to unlock phone, back everything up, and dump the phone.

    In the end I grabbed a ‘Bokman’ screen off prime and fitted it in 10 minutes. Working 6s again but clearly lower quality. Ah well. 6s limps on.

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    Too lazy to check 115 pages. iPhone 6S, haven't backed up since last year. Locked screen. Dropped. Half keypad doesn't work and I don't have Siri commands turned on.

    How can I get the pc to recognise it? I need to unlock to gain trust.

  • in Freestyle & Tricks
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    skaters in there yesterday climbing over the fences

    If only there was a precedent for this kind of behaviour!

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    FB targeted ads are getting sus.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    There isn’t much excuse against good protection these days. Especially when you consider the cost of a bike and running it, there’s not much in the way of savings by avoiding specific kit.

    I can buy leather bike jackets any day of the week for £20 on ebay, and textile jackets the same or cheaper. Similarly textile trousers. I don’t have an issue with buying un-crashed washable moto clothing. My favourite Richa textile jacket came from a charity shop for something like £15!

    Even the Chinese hard armour is better than no armour, and soft CE armour is plentiful.

    I’m surprised that some people still recommend “a good hiking boot” as an option. I see it on ‘what kit do I buy’ posts on facebook. To me a good hiking boot costs between £50-200. I got a pair of used MX boots for £30, and the NOS unboxed AS Corozals for £50 on a clearance and returns area in a bike shop.

    Then again, any time I’ve moved the bike in shorts and trainers I’ve shinned myself on a footpeg, so I’m always happy to wear proper boots.

    I remove armour from most clothing and wear it directly now, unless the fit is tight enough to avoid slipping. Either Acerbis X-Air soft armour or 661 hard armour fits under the lighter AS jacket come the summer. Might start wearing the Acerbis hard knee pads again now that the tracks are getting more gnarly.

    Can’t help on a crotch cover though.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    un-padded knob....

    Ooerr

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    Yea, nah.

    Got almost halfway! Maybe another day.

    Served me right for filling up a full tank too.

    I got stuck on the roots, wheel was spinning no matter what. Got off. Took the photo, tried pumping and rocking the bike while to the side. Still no good. Fell over.

    Took longer getting down again!

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    Show-off! Looks like real offroad territory there.

    Yea I know this will be one of those “I can’t believe I struggled on *this*” when I look back. Gotta suss out pinning it up loose climbs, so I can work on loose and relaxed downhills too.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Nah they carry guns and just shoot the ground if it tries to hit them.

    In all seriousness, everyone makes their own choices on kit. I paid out and have the soft and hard armour.

    Recently I’ve opted for comfort, so I wear the Acerbis X-Air or whatever it’s called, and soft knee pads strapped directly to me, as well as the AS Corozal adv boots.

    Some guys still go over jumps in trainers, each to their own.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    DR350SE has the Acerbis 12L tank and the luggage rack fitted. It’s not light by any means. And yet, plans for tomorrow have begun.

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