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Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-21, 09:08 PM
Replies: 1,398
Views: 18,302
Posted By gnome

unsure. I brought a bulk of of bike parts once....

unsure. I brought a bulk of of bike parts once. there is a box of boxes of spokes. I'm guessing lots and lots as the box with the spokes in is really heavy.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-21, 04:22 PM
Replies: 1,398
Views: 18,302
Posted By gnome

Had a good holiday with my parents in the North...

Had a good holiday with my parents in the North Island. now I have to find the bike lights and fix one of the commuters since daylight savings ended.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-24-21, 06:18 PM
Replies: 11,666
Views: 190,598
Posted By gnome

All this talk of offal is making me hungry for a...

All this talk of offal is making me hungry for a steak and kidney pie. or maybe a black pudding. or possibly even both. It does make my lunch of cheese and crackers seem inadequate.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-23-21, 11:27 PM
Replies: 11,666
Views: 190,598
Posted By gnome

pretty bike genejockey. although left hand front...

pretty bike genejockey. although left hand front brake just looks wrong to me.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-16-21, 06:50 PM
Replies: 11,666
Views: 190,598
Posted By gnome

I have an acquaintance who only buys red bikes. ...

I have an acquaintance who only buys red bikes. That way when his wife asks is that bike is new, he says no it was just stuck in the shed.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-03-21, 03:18 PM
Replies: 11,666
Views: 190,598
Posted By gnome

The front fell off.

The front fell off.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-02-21, 06:08 PM
Replies: 11,666
Views: 190,598
Posted By gnome

you must be new here.

you must be new here.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-23-21, 06:18 PM
Replies: 11,666
Views: 190,598
Posted By gnome

someone is plotting. either your demise. or all...

someone is plotting. either your demise. or all the items on the sideboard. or both.
Forum: Foo
02-20-21, 02:33 PM
Replies: 4,813
Views: 418,737
Posted By gnome

Working on improving my astrophotography. ...

Working on improving my astrophotography.

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Forum: Road Cycling
02-19-21, 07:57 PM
Replies: 11,666
Views: 190,598
Posted By gnome

oh it was. An Olympus OMD E10 Mk II with Samyang...

oh it was. An Olympus OMD E10 Mk II with Samyang f2 12mm lens. 15 seconds at f2 at ISO1600.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-19-21, 07:24 PM
Replies: 11,666
Views: 190,598
Posted By gnome

New tent arrived quicker than expecting. So I...

New tent arrived quicker than expecting. So I took it out for a short overnight hike to test it out.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-09-21, 06:54 PM
Replies: 11,666
Views: 190,598
Posted By gnome

hiking and cycling are two major helpers in...

hiking and cycling are two major helpers in keeping me sane.
Forum: Foo
02-08-21, 02:56 AM
Replies: 8,062
Views: 1,530,552
Posted By gnome

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Holden panelvan...
Forum: Foo
02-08-21, 02:47 AM
Replies: 4,813
Views: 418,737
Posted By gnome

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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1920s split willow shepherds hut....
Forum: Road Cycling
02-08-21, 02:40 AM
Replies: 11,666
Views: 190,598
Posted By gnome

Went to a classic racing festival on the weekend....

Went to a classic racing festival on the weekend. It was warm and sunny. Lots of interesting old racing cars going round the track at speed.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-04-21, 03:17 PM
Replies: 11,666
Views: 190,598
Posted By gnome

Got the shipping tracking link for a tent I've...

Got the shipping tracking link for a tent I've been tempted by for a while. I don't need to check the tracking for probably a month. It's coming half way around the world on the cheaper shipping. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-03-21, 12:44 PM
Replies: 11,666
Views: 190,598
Posted By gnome

doh. slower than LAJ. no surprises there though.

doh. slower than LAJ. no surprises there though.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-03-21, 12:43 PM
Replies: 11,666
Views: 190,598
Posted By gnome

sarcasm. lots and lots of sarcasm. doesn't...

sarcasm. lots and lots of sarcasm. doesn't necessarily come across the interwebs.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-02-21, 08:10 PM
Replies: 11,666
Views: 190,598
Posted By gnome

Quick. buy a nice Di2 bike before something on...

Quick. buy a nice Di2 bike before something on the Break Out Another Thousand goes wrong.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-01-21, 03:27 PM
Replies: 11,666
Views: 190,598
Posted By gnome

:thumb: Sensible dad. get the most use out of...

:thumb: Sensible dad. get the most use out of the free slave labour. After all they've cost a lot more in upkeep than the cost of the labour saving equipment.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-26-21, 06:18 PM
Replies: 11,666
Views: 190,598
Posted By gnome

:eek: I'd be pissed as well if I brought a...

:eek: I'd be pissed as well if I brought a bottle of Laphroaig and didn't get to get a drop of it. So what did you buy him as a peace offering?
Forum: Road Cycling
01-26-21, 03:20 PM
Replies: 11,666
Views: 190,598
Posted By gnome

I've never had good rum. I'm not a huge fan...

I've never had good rum. I'm not a huge fan after over-indulging on it in university years ago. so it's fine to waste it with coke. you end up with an alcoholic drink that tastes just ok enough to...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-25-21, 08:11 PM
Replies: 11,666
Views: 190,598
Posted By gnome

It's a planned trap. when you ask them later why...

It's a planned trap. when you ask them later why you are visiting the least favoured inlaws, or buying a new kitchen, or agreeing to do some other onerous chore, they can say well I did tell you/ask...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-25-21, 06:24 PM
Replies: 11,666
Views: 190,598
Posted By gnome

ugh. that is so wrong. and a waste of coffee....

ugh. that is so wrong. and a waste of coffee. :twitchy:
Forum: Road Cycling
01-20-21, 08:20 PM
Replies: 11,666
Views: 190,598
Posted By gnome

treadmill running. dear or dear. my condolences....

treadmill running. dear or dear. my condolences. that's even more stupid than regular running.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-17-21, 12:38 PM
Replies: 11,666
Views: 190,598
Posted By gnome

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1400x2000/20210116_sam_6370_69e35498a4ad7cc657581046ee2114b6341742d5.jpg
Inside Cookies Hut.
There is also a stainless steel topped bench to...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-17-21, 02:36 AM
Replies: 11,666
Views: 190,598
Posted By gnome

Went for a nice tramp (hike) on the weekend. ...

Went for a nice tramp (hike) on the weekend. Interesting weather. It was really hot and fine on Saturday. Sunday started cool and overcast, progressed to cool rain with side order of wind and then...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-10-21, 02:39 PM
Replies: 11,666
Views: 190,598
Posted By gnome

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Nice new backcountry hut.
Went for a nice tramp on the weekend. We...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-31-20, 12:34 PM
Replies: 11,492
Views: 228,943
Posted By gnome

happy new year. may this one be better than the...

happy new year. may this one be better than the last.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-30-20, 07:15 PM
Replies: 11,492
Views: 228,943
Posted By gnome

good luck. and I suggest thoroughly dousing...

good luck. and I suggest thoroughly dousing yourself in bleach (external application only) both before and after going there.
Forum: Touring
12-29-20, 09:10 PM
Replies: 4,536
Views: 2,277,585
Posted By gnome

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1493/20201229_sam_6331_93912f70c799e8ef659b1a9f6c5905e58fc0875f.jpg
Headed out for an overnight tour. Tent, sleeping mat, chair kit and...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-09-20, 01:04 PM
Replies: 11,492
Views: 228,943
Posted By gnome

On the cars with power steering the power...

On the cars with power steering the power assistance was run off the same high pressure hydraulic system. The rubber brake button is just a cover for the pressure switch. Later Citroens (CX, GS,...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-03-20, 03:17 PM
Replies: 11,492
Views: 228,943
Posted By gnome

very nice.

very nice.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-02-20, 06:10 PM
Replies: 11,492
Views: 228,943
Posted By gnome

as long as it didn't interfere with your...

as long as it didn't interfere with your aluminium foil hat, sure.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-02-20, 03:09 PM
Replies: 11,492
Views: 228,943
Posted By gnome

Paper money. what's that funny stuff. I very,...

Paper money. what's that funny stuff. I very, very rarely use that nowadays.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-29-20, 12:39 AM
Replies: 11,492
Views: 228,943
Posted By gnome

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Went chasing waterfalls today. This was the biggest of the four on my...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-27-20, 08:48 PM
Replies: 11,492
Views: 228,943
Posted By gnome

About 90% - 95% of my riding is commuting. I do...

About 90% - 95% of my riding is commuting. I do that on either a mid-80s MTB with drop bars, a recumbent, or a velomobile (fully faired recumbent trike). Most of my JRA rides are on a recumbent. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-27-20, 07:39 PM
Replies: 11,492
Views: 228,943
Posted By gnome

no. just a sensible one. :p

no. just a sensible one. :p
Forum: Road Cycling
11-27-20, 07:36 PM
Replies: 11,492
Views: 228,943
Posted By gnome

Actually took a road bike for a ride. I'd...

Actually took a road bike for a ride. I'd forgotten how nice my old Mercian rides. And how much thinking ahead you have to do with DT shifters and toe clips and straps. especially with slotted...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-21-20, 03:11 AM
Replies: 11,492
Views: 228,943
Posted By gnome

Velo Vol more proof aero matters. Sub three hour...

Velo Vol more proof aero matters. Sub three hour century. Some fit and strong cyclist, picked his day, rode his very aero optimized bike at just over 33mph for just under 3 hours.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-20-20, 06:00 PM
Replies: 11,492
Views: 228,943
Posted By gnome

Went for a nice bike ride this morning. Thought...

Went for a nice bike ride this morning. Thought I'd try one of the easier local hills. It was a painful fail. I had to stop twice to get my heartrate down. And had to walk the last bit to the...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-20-20, 02:08 PM
Replies: 11,492
Views: 228,943
Posted By gnome

A good landing is one you walk away from. A...

A good landing is one you walk away from. A great one is when you can reuse the airplane.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-19-20, 08:14 PM
Replies: 11,492
Views: 228,943
Posted By gnome

In more positive news Team New Zealand launched...

In more positive news Team New Zealand launched their new race boat. Looks fast. Like 50 knots plus fast. And they got if up on it's foils on its first day of testing, even in light airs. I'd...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-13-20, 01:59 PM
Replies: 11,492
Views: 228,943
Posted By gnome

bagpipes in a metal band. sehr gut.

bagpipes in a metal band. sehr gut.
Forum: Touring
11-11-20, 08:22 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,458
Posted By gnome

The Macpac Microlite is a good tent. Bit heavy...

The Macpac Microlite is a good tent. Bit heavy these days but very good in poor weather. There's a reason it's been basically unchanged for nearly 20 years. I have it's lighter cousin the Macpac...
Forum: Foo
11-09-20, 08:30 PM
Replies: 9,495
Views: 1,139,173
Posted By gnome

It's a Canadian goose. They don't need a reason....

It's a Canadian goose. They don't need a reason. They're where Canadians store all their hatred and evil thoughts.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-20, 01:43 PM
Replies: 11,492
Views: 228,943
Posted By gnome

It's fine, warm and with very little wind. time...

It's fine, warm and with very little wind. time to go ride. :D
Forum: Road Cycling
10-22-20, 08:14 PM
Replies: 11,492
Views: 228,943
Posted By gnome

still at work for another few hours. once that...

still at work for another few hours. once that necessity is done then it is a three day weekend.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-20, 07:01 PM
Replies: 11,492
Views: 228,943
Posted By gnome

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_2534_0ae351661d70ef014b505553b3fbe5c9a7f65944.jpg
Hot Chocolate rest stop
While up at my parents I took dad's recumbent for a...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-20, 12:59 PM
Replies: 11,492
Views: 228,943
Posted By gnome

Ahh. my dear friend coffee. how I've missed...

Ahh. my dear friend coffee. how I've missed you.

Went up to my parents for mum's 70th birthday. They only drink instant coffee. So I mostly drank herbal teas with the occasional regular tea.
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