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by Audax67
9 Jun 2020, 2:41pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Freedom!
Replies: 10
Views: 705

Re: Freedom!

John Holiday wrote:A mere youngster!


Yeah... when I was 70 ah never mind. Suffice to say that after our 2-month no-cycling-at-all lockdown my condition has gone to hell and doesn't want to come back, at least it drags me down with it when I try to reach 100k.

Heigh ho.
by Audax67
9 Jun 2020, 2:34pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: George Floyd death: Protesters tear down slave trader statue
Replies: 606
Views: 9361

Re: George Floyd death: Protesters tear down slave trader statue

The Ulster Fry suggests that we create lots of statues of politicians so that we can chuck them in a river as well. https://theulsterfry.com/uncategorized/artist-creates-statues-of-local-politicians-just-so-we-can-buck-them-in-a-river/ This unit endorses the sentiment - as long as the materials used...
by Audax67
7 Jun 2020, 4:49pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: tea & coffee revisited
Replies: 69
Views: 3628

Re: tea & coffee revisited

Store in airtight container. No need to fridge or freeze. A couple of years back I read of an experiment that compared coffee storage methods: airtight container, valved bag, fridge, freezer. The beans were stored for a month: the only method that caused no deterioration was the freezer, whether in...
by Audax67
7 Jun 2020, 11:21am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Hamstring pain while pushing on
Replies: 25
Views: 604

Re: Hamstring pain while pushing on

[ There's also a rule of thumb that relates where the pain is to saddle height, but I've forgotten it. It was something like "pain on underside of thigh => saddle too high, pain on top = too low. Better check that, though. I think Lower and further back works the Hamstrings Higher and forward ...
by Audax67
7 Jun 2020, 9:25am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Hamstring pain while pushing on
Replies: 25
Views: 604

Re: Hamstring pain while pushing on

It sounds like your saddle might be in the wrong position. Interesting. In what respect? I have my seat as high as I can while still being able to get a toe on the floor but I have moved it back a bit to make getting low easier. I,ve never heard of setting the seat height in this way.There are mult...
by Audax67
6 Jun 2020, 2:10pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Light for a saddle bag
Replies: 21
Views: 722

Re: Light for a saddle bag

Lights jiggling around on saddle bags are eye-torturing hell for anyone riding behind you. Stick it anywhere else* as long as it doesn't jiggle.

* yes, there too.
by Audax67
6 Jun 2020, 2:07pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Where were you in '73
Replies: 266
Views: 21487

Re: Where were you in '73

Maigret in French or English? I read some in English years ago. Have they stood the test of time? Are they still popular in French-reading countries? .. Saw an interesting collection of photos on the interweb recently, views of le tour Eiffel from peoples homes, lots of people just have a view of i...
by Audax67
5 Jun 2020, 2:51pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Where were you in '73
Replies: 266
Views: 21487

Re: Where were you in '73

We were already in Paris by '73. We had a flat in a high-rise about 10k south of Orly on the edge of a plateau overlooking the Seine valley. To the north we could just see the Eiffel Tower on clear days, and we could watch but not hear the planes approaching to land. On the south we had a balcony fr...
by Audax67
4 Jun 2020, 11:23am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: big but cumfy
Replies: 32
Views: 1076

Re: big but cumfy

I used to be 5'9" when I lived in the UK, but nowadays I'm 1m73 - around 5'8". I ride a 54cm Trek, which was selected by the dealer after a 2-hour measurement session. In other words, a responsible dealer would never suggest a bike the size of yours for someone of your stature. If you're o...
by Audax67
1 Jun 2020, 9:07am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Space 'X'
Replies: 30
Views: 855

Re: Space 'X'

Is there anyone on here that thinks a man will ever walk on Mars- and come back. Without a quantum leap in propulsion method and speed it just seems to long. And the place too grim and inhospitable! Too expensive too, for no gain that I can see. Luddite that I am. There are big advances in closed-c...
by Audax67
1 Jun 2020, 8:55am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Space 'X'
Replies: 30
Views: 855

Re: Space 'X'

They have, as ever, been in quarantine for over two weeks. They do try rather hard not to let bugs up there! I was watching an interview with an astronaut who was talking about how 'rank' it was up there. Confined spaces, recycled air, smelly humans with their obnoxious digestive systems and little...
by Audax67
31 May 2020, 11:04am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Distance and Total Ascent
Replies: 15
Views: 623

Re: Distance and Total Ascent

Percentage: 100 x total climb / total distance. Standard club run is 1% = 10 metres/kilometre, 100k ride has total climb = 1km = 1000 metres. In our neck of the woods you usually do the 1000 metres in the middle 30k of the ride and the rest is getting to the mountains and riding back to the start. P...
by Audax67
30 May 2020, 10:19am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Chamois cream
Replies: 17
Views: 592

Re: Chamois cream

Gattonero wrote:
Audax67 wrote:I used to use Vaseline, which you can get at any chemist's shop. Watch it if you stop for a coffee, though: it goes through and leaves bumprints.


Another advantage of the Sudocrem: when applied on the skin it will stay there


Hence "used to". I use the appropriately-named Assos stuff.
by Audax67
30 May 2020, 9:49am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Funniest clean joke I've heard recently
Replies: 898
Views: 72450

Re: Funniest clean joke I've heard recently

Or...

"...and the circumcision was duly performed by the rabbit".

It's those big front teeth. :shock:
by Audax67
30 May 2020, 9:44am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Chamois cream
Replies: 17
Views: 592

Re: Chamois cream

I used to use Vaseline, which you can get at any chemist's shop. Watch it if you stop for a coffee, though: it goes through and leaves bumprints.