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  • Psychotext 18 Dec 2012 01:10:14 54,498 posts
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    He's my mother-in-law's boyfriend so I'm in no great rush to go over budget. ;)

    Thanks for the suggestions though, I'll have a look.
  • Psychotext 18 Dec 2012 01:13:05 54,498 posts
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    Is this the 100 climbs book that was mentioned?

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/100-Greatest-Cycling-Climbs-Cyclists/dp/0711231206
  • pistol 18 Dec 2012 15:36:16 13,019 posts
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    Psychotext wrote:
    Hmm... I need a present for a filthy roadie relation of mine. Anyone got any suggestions around the 15 - 20 mark? I was thinking maybe a book or a dvd though it can't be too common as he will likely have already read / seen it.

    Unless there's something quirky which I can get in that price range?
    A box of cliff bars or chocolate/strawberry zipvit bars.
  • Psychotext 18 Dec 2012 15:39:50 54,498 posts
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    Based on the physique of this person I'm not entirely convinced that he actually eats.
  • pistol 18 Dec 2012 15:50:02 13,019 posts
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    @Psychotext

    What sort of bike does he have?

    Maybe some nice new cork bar tape?

    I've used different makes over the years but currently have Bontrager cork in black.

    Edited by pistol at 15:50:41 18-12-2012
  • Psychotext 18 Dec 2012 15:59:57 54,498 posts
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    No idea, will have a look at the tape though.

    Have also ordered that Bike Snob book, looks good.
  • MikeP 18 Dec 2012 20:21:03 1,963 posts
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    Psychotext wrote:
    Is this the 100 climbs book that was mentioned?

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/100-Greatest-Cycling-Climbs-Cyclists/dp/0711231206
    Yes it is

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  • Psychotext 20 Dec 2012 17:27:57 54,498 posts
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    Anyone know if Lidl / Aldi ever do hydration packs? Looking at buying a super cheap one for when I'm on the turbo (I'm sick of carting multiple bottles out to the garage with me).

    No massive rush though so I'm happy to wait around if they do have them from time to time.
  • elstoof 20 Dec 2012 18:44:14 7,801 posts
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    Strap a box of wine to your back.
  • Psychotext 20 Dec 2012 18:53:36 54,498 posts
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    I'm not French damnit!
  • MikeP 20 Dec 2012 19:43:01 1,963 posts
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    How about a keg of bitter?

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  • elstoof 20 Dec 2012 19:44:09 7,801 posts
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    Shame, those Camembert energy bars are top notch.
  • elstoof 20 Dec 2012 19:45:01 7,801 posts
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    More seriously, a 5 litre water bottle on the floor, and a long straw?
  • mal 20 Dec 2012 19:46:29 22,727 posts
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    IIRC the last time cycle backpacks came in at Lidl's, they didn't have a hydration option. No idea of Aldi as I've not one near me, and the backpacks Lidl do will probably be different next time they come round. I'd love to get another set of their robust panniers but they keep bringing the crap ones that fall apart soon as you stick a bike lock in them round every time since.

    Cubby didn't know how to turn off sigs!

  • Psychotext 20 Dec 2012 19:54:48 54,498 posts
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    elstoof wrote:
    More seriously, a 5 litre water bottle on the floor, and a long straw?
    Only if I'm allowed to have one of those crazy straws.
  • Salaman 20 Dec 2012 19:57:24 19,312 posts
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    Put in two half liter bottles of Vittel and you're sorted.



    Also worth considering: buy an extra pack of water and just store it in the garage?
  • pistol 21 Dec 2012 13:33:42 13,019 posts
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    Psychotext wrote:
    Anyone know if Lidl / Aldi ever do hydration packs? Looking at buying a super cheap one for when I'm on the turbo (I'm sick of carting multiple bottles out to the garage with me).

    No massive rush though so I'm happy to wait around if they do have them from time to time.
    Multiple bottles?

    You can't do too many 3hr+ sessions, surely?

    On turbo I make sure I'm well hydrated before starting and can usually get away with 2 hrs using 1 750ml bottle. Possibly dip into the 2nd one if particularly hard session. You can get away with less fluid on the turbo than on the road.
  • Psychotext 21 Dec 2012 13:47:41 54,498 posts
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    Usually one or two a week, but I'm a generally thirsty person anyway and 750ml wont cut it for much over an hour when it's hot for me. Oddly I drink more when I'm on the trainer than on the trail... but I suspect that's actually being able to as much as anything (I only really drink on the flats when I'm on a trail).

    Edited by Psychotext at 13:48:52 21-12-2012
  • Psychotext 21 Dec 2012 15:09:31 54,498 posts
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    Unrelated, looking for a bell and came across this one: http://www.lionbellworks.co.uk/

    Classy!
  • Psychotext 22 Dec 2012 22:24:43 54,498 posts
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    Prepping for tomorrow. I seem to have the flu, so that's not a great start. It's due to rain on the trail, so that's probably not great either. Finally, there's a flood warning for the river next to the trail, and I'm guessing that might not be too good.

    /sips lemsip

    Yay cycling!

    /passes out
  • Psychotext 23 Dec 2012 01:19:05 54,498 posts
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    lol... another one for the list. M48 closed due to flooding. I needed that road.
  • Psychotext 23 Dec 2012 14:01:29 54,498 posts
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    Didn't end up going. Am quite ill. :(
  • elstoof 23 Dec 2012 15:25:00 7,801 posts
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    Shame bro, get some rest. Good thing it was flooded off.
  • MikeP 23 Dec 2012 20:38:03 1,963 posts
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    Psychotext wrote:
    Didn't end up going. Am quite ill. :(
    Awww, get well soon!

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  • caligari 24 Dec 2012 01:11:45 17,085 posts
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    Psychotext wrote:
    Unrelated, looking for a bell and came across this one: http://www.lionbellworks.co.uk/

    Classy!
    Sexy!

    I should get around to fitting a bell to my commuter - I've had a few close shaves with pedestrians stepping out in front of me over the last couple of days.

    Edited by caligari at 02:26:33 24-12-2012
  • elstoof 24 Dec 2012 07:50:53 7,801 posts
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    Shouting has always worked more effectively than a little "tringaling!" does for me.
  • Psychotext 24 Dec 2012 15:06:45 54,498 posts
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    I used to think so, but I seem to have come across some really deaf motherfuckers recently. Especially in the richer English villages for whatever reason.

    Problem is, I shout, slow right down, shout again, finally get close and shout a third time... at which point they hear me, turn around and panic because I'm right on top of them (I'm basically stationary, but I guess they assume I wont be).
  • Dougs 24 Dec 2012 21:22:22 68,534 posts
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    Just put my 2 year old's first (balance) bike together. /proud.
  • Psychotext 25 Dec 2012 03:02:57 54,498 posts
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    I wouldn't have thought it was too challenging to put together, but you can be proud of your achievements if you like. :p
  • Psychotext 26 Dec 2012 04:06:20 54,498 posts
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    Can you tear muscles in your sleep? It seems that on the worst night of being ill (ludicrous fever, complete mess) I've somehow managed to totally fuck up my calf muscle on my right leg. It feels pretty much exactly like a tear. Can't walk properly on it and it very tender to the touch. =/
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