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Re: Seemingly trivial things that intrigue you

Postby Slowbike » Mon Sep 02, 2019 11:15 am

Chris Bass wrote:
Slowbike wrote:
Pross wrote:Why is it that I can do a warm up for a race (running) at a really gentle pace and my legs feel tired and really not up to anything but as soon as the gun goes I can run at a pace 2 minutes per mile faster and everything feels relatively easy (for the first 2/3rds of the race anyway)?

Similar on the bike - you feel completely knackered, get on the bike & start pedaling - still feeling crap - then get a plethora of PBs* on the way home ...




*well - not any more, because generally I'm slower than I was a few years ago - but, YPBs anyway (yearly PBs ... )


tail winds are great aren't they :D

yer - right ....

my summer time commute tends to be into the wind both ways - north wind on the way in, then (due to the proximity of the coast) - sea breeze on the way back .... I need to change jobs!

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Re: Seemingly trivial things that intrigue you

Postby Slowbike » Mon Sep 02, 2019 11:20 am

Purchased an item for camping couple of months ago ... off a facebook advert - not inexpensive, but (would've been) good value.
Got the item and it wasn't as described - so contacted the seller (ltd co) and arranged a return - ok, it was going to cost me £15 for their pickup fee - pita, but I can live with that ...
First they didn't arrange the pickup, ignored my emails - so I "disputed" the paypal transaction.
Eventually picked up and they ignored my emails & paypal communications - then finally, offered me even less refund - so I would've paid £20 to return the item - again, they ignored emails and phone calls - so elevated the dispute to the Paypal resolution team - after uploading the docs to prove the item had been returned, paypal refunded me the whole lot ...

Stupid retailer - you just cost yourself double shipping - if you'd actually bothered communicating with me you'd probably have broken even on it (assuming you're charging me more than it cost you)

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Re: Seemingly trivial things that intrigue you

Postby bompington » Mon Sep 02, 2019 12:00 pm

Mickey Mouse.

No, not another Brexit incompetence thread hijack: I'm talking about the mouse himself.

He's the ubiquitous Disney figurehead.

But when did you last actually watch a Mickey Mouse cartoon?

I'm not sure I ever have.

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Re: Seemingly trivial things that intrigue you

Postby david7m » Mon Sep 02, 2019 20:52 pm

Post code lottery winners - has anyone opened the door to the red heroes in PJs with half their breakfast down the front :lol:

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Re: Seemingly trivial things that intrigue you

Postby awavey » Mon Sep 02, 2019 23:55 pm

Slowbike wrote:
Chris Bass wrote:
Slowbike wrote:
Pross wrote:Why is it that I can do a warm up for a race (running) at a really gentle pace and my legs feel tired and really not up to anything but as soon as the gun goes I can run at a pace 2 minutes per mile faster and everything feels relatively easy (for the first 2/3rds of the race anyway)?

Similar on the bike - you feel completely knackered, get on the bike & start pedaling - still feeling crap - then get a plethora of PBs* on the way home ...




*well - not any more, because generally I'm slower than I was a few years ago - but, YPBs anyway (yearly PBs ... )


tail winds are great aren't they :D

yer - right ....

my summer time commute tends to be into the wind both ways - north wind on the way in, then (due to the proximity of the coast) - sea breeze on the way back .... I need to change jobs!


yeah mine goes largely East/West, but same deal headwind in, going home seabreeze affected headwind home. plus I think in areas without valleys/mountains the wind is pretty constant in every direction anyway, its just it tends to be slightly stronger on the prevailing wind direction.

I do get that sometimes though when it takes a good 10-15mins of feeling knackered pedalling away thinking its going to be a rotten ride I must be really slow on this bit that felt awful, before it starts to synch up feeling not so crap anymore on rides, and then you look back at the stats and actually the feeling awful bit was a PB :)

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Re: Seemingly trivial things that intrigue you

Postby Robert88 » Tue Sep 03, 2019 06:29 am

Must admit I ditched the computer and any form of measuring years ago. I have a pretty good idea what speed I am doing and how long my ride will take. For headwinds I just gear down and pedal faster. The only problem I have is with magic bikes that sail effortlessly past or burn me off at the lights when ridden by an old granny. I guess we have to learn to live with e-bikes.

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Re: Seemingly trivial things that intrigue you

Postby Pross » Tue Sep 03, 2019 06:37 am

What is it exactly the latest moron shouting in the background of all the news reports from Westminster is actually saying? I think the first word is stop but how do you expect to get your message across when you appear to be doing an impression of Rocky?

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Re: Seemingly trivial things that intrigue you

Postby Rolf F » Tue Sep 03, 2019 07:13 am

david7m wrote:Post code lottery winners - has anyone opened the door to the red heroes in PJs with half their breakfast down the front :lol:


I'd pay a good sum of money not to have those idiots knocking on my door "someones knocking on your door, someones getting kicked in the face" etc etc.

I might be exaggerating but no, just no........
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Re: Seemingly trivial things that intrigue you

Postby Step83 » Tue Sep 03, 2019 09:19 am

Pross wrote:What is it exactly the latest moron shouting in the background of all the news reports from Westminster is actually saying? I think the first word is stop but how do you expect to get your message across when you appear to be doing an impression of Rocky?


That guys been there for a very long time yelling something. Quite what he is yelling I have no idea I occasionally make out the odd word but still no idea. He is there a lot so either doesn't work or works nights.

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Re: Seemingly trivial things that intrigue you

Postby Robert88 » Tue Sep 03, 2019 09:53 am

Step83 wrote:
Pross wrote:What is it exactly the latest moron shouting in the background of all the news reports from Westminster is actually saying? I think the first word is stop but how do you expect to get your message across when you appear to be doing an impression of Rocky?


That guys been there for a very long time yelling something. Quite what he is yelling I have no idea I occasionally make out the odd word but still no idea. He is there a lot so either doesn't work or works nights.


Is he washed or unwashed?

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Re: Seemingly trivial things that intrigue you

Postby Step83 » Tue Sep 03, 2019 14:43 pm

Robert88 wrote:
Step83 wrote:
Pross wrote:What is it exactly the latest moron shouting in the background of all the news reports from Westminster is actually saying? I think the first word is stop but how do you expect to get your message across when you appear to be doing an impression of Rocky?


That guys been there for a very long time yelling something. Quite what he is yelling I have no idea I occasionally make out the odd word but still no idea. He is there a lot so either doesn't work or works nights.


Is he washed or unwashed?


I've only ever heard him, not seen so until as such time arises he shall remain both washed and unwashed, similar to Schrodinger's cat, just more along the lines of hygiene than death. His shouting likely means he is at least breathing.

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Re: Seemingly trivial things that intrigue you

Postby Pinno » Tue Sep 03, 2019 21:09 pm

731 pages of the seemingly trivial things that annoy you thread and
191 pages of the seemingly trivial things that cheer you up thread.

Are we cyclists just generally grumpy?
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Re: Seemingly trivial things that intrigue you

Postby Pross » Tue Sep 03, 2019 21:21 pm

Pinno wrote:731 pages of the seemingly trivial things that annoy you thread and
191 pages of the seemingly trivial things that cheer you up thread.

Are we cyclists just generally grumpy?


The annoying thread started quite a bit earlier. I think it's less that cyclists are grumpy and more that people in general who are relatively privileged like to have a good moan about trivial matters.

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Re: Seemingly trivial things that intrigue you

Postby david7m » Tue Sep 03, 2019 21:30 pm

Pinno wrote:731 pages of the seemingly trivial things that annoy you thread and
191 pages of the seemingly trivial things that cheer you up thread.

Are we cyclists just generally grumpy?


Few call customer services to say well done :lol:

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Re: Seemingly trivial things that intrigue you

Postby Pinno » Tue Sep 03, 2019 21:45 pm

Pross wrote:
Pinno wrote:731 pages of the seemingly trivial things that annoy you thread and
191 pages of the seemingly trivial things that cheer you up thread.

Are we cyclists just generally grumpy?


The annoying thread started quite a bit earlier.


2 days?!

[you're off to have a look, aren't you?]
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Re: Seemingly trivial things that intrigue you

Postby SurferCyclist » Tue Sep 03, 2019 21:55 pm

Step83 wrote:
Pross wrote:What is it exactly the latest moron shouting in the background of all the news reports from Westminster is actually saying? I think the first word is stop but how do you expect to get your message across when you appear to be doing an impression of Rocky?


That guys been there for a very long time yelling something. Quite what he is yelling I have no idea I occasionally make out the odd word but still no idea. He is there a lot so either doesn't work or works nights.


Originally they were shouting " Stop Brexit", now I believe it's "Stop the coup". Whatever, it's bleeding irritating. I watched the lunchtime news and the BBC reporters outside had mouth microphones or whatever they are called, the ones on a wire with little ball on end attached which wrap around jaw. Done I assume to minimise pick up from assholes shouting in background.

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Re: Seemingly trivial things that intrigue you

Postby orraloon » Thu Sep 05, 2019 07:29 am

Talking yesterday with the Russian wife of a Belgian guy who is in UK on a 3 year posting. They are looking to buy a property in UK as they don't want to return to Belgium at the end of his contract. Swop you! Not paying attention to UK politics methinks.

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Re: Seemingly trivial things that intrigue you

Postby briantrumpet » Thu Sep 05, 2019 21:16 pm

Is it possible to fart in your sleep?

I realise that this might be disqualified from this thread, as maybe it's not trivial...

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Re: Seemingly trivial things that intrigue you

Postby Pross » Thu Sep 05, 2019 21:53 pm

briantrumpet wrote:Is it possible to fart in your sleep?

I realise that this might be disqualified from this thread, as maybe it's not trivial...


Apparently so according to my wife. They can wake you up too.

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Re: Seemingly trivial things that intrigue you

Postby rjsterry » Thu Sep 05, 2019 21:57 pm

Pross wrote:
briantrumpet wrote:Is it possible to fart in your sleep?

I realise that this might be disqualified from this thread, as maybe it's not trivial...


Apparently so according to my wife. They can wake you up too.


I concur.
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