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by IslandPink
Thu Sep 28, 2023 9:33 am
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: what are you doing ?
Replies: 1150
Views: 272139

Re: what are you doing ?

Would you be happier if I didn't post anything on the forum Andrew ? It seems to be one downer after another, coming on here at the moment .
by IslandPink
Thu Sep 28, 2023 12:45 am
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Interesting (non musical) YouTube videos.
Replies: 347
Views: 79793

Re: Interesting (non musical) YouTube videos.

andrew Ivimey wrote: Wed Sep 27, 2023 9:06 pm I only got a minute or so into it . Pollution etc notwithstanding, as Miles Davis said, ' so what'.
It's pathetic.
Oh there's no poetry in your heart, Andrew. If you only got in one minute, you need to 'break on through to the other side' .
by IslandPink
Wed Sep 27, 2023 8:41 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: what are you doing ?
Replies: 1150
Views: 272139

Re: what are you doing ?

Ha !
I seem to remember Mike Stroud saying that they'd been eating a diet of 70% fat for 3 months, but their cholesterol and trigyceride profiles were among the best they'd ever tested ..... however they had also lost about 4 stone, in Mike's case, and 5 or 6 stone, in Ranulph's case.
by IslandPink
Wed Sep 27, 2023 7:17 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: what are you doing ?
Replies: 1150
Views: 272139

Re: what are you doing ?

Good stuff.
Many years ago I saw a talk that Mike Stroud did about the 1982 sled-walk they did across Antarctica. That was fascinating.
by IslandPink
Wed Sep 27, 2023 7:15 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Interesting (non musical) YouTube videos.
Replies: 347
Views: 79793

Re: Interesting (non musical) YouTube videos.

I knew some of this already, but this adds a few modern updates :
by IslandPink
Mon Sep 25, 2023 9:51 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Ears clogged with wax fixed.
Replies: 17
Views: 777

Re: Ears clogged with wax fixed.

So, were you in the of JC Morrison circle, given the New York & Electro-Harmonix business ?
by IslandPink
Mon Sep 25, 2023 9:41 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: General health matters.
Replies: 666
Views: 129953

Re: General health matters.

Get well soon, Shane, wish you hadn't had to go through this, but none of us can plan everything in life !
by IslandPink
Mon Sep 25, 2023 7:08 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: The Audio-Talk Cycling thread.
Replies: 3752
Views: 1032482

Re: The Audio-Talk Cycling thread.

There have a been a few notable exceptions to the fitness vs. weight rule over the years. At the time I started and was following the TT results, c.1980 you'd regularly see Paul 'Porky' Bennett near the top of the results sheets. This was a guy who must have been over 15st, but could do a 52-minute ...
by IslandPink
Mon Sep 25, 2023 1:15 am
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: The Audio-Talk Cycling thread.
Replies: 3752
Views: 1032482

Re: The Audio-Talk Cycling thread.

There are two other factors in all of this - 1. What are/were your parents like ? 2. Prescription drugs It's surprising how many elderly athletes will tell you how it's all about exercise and a good diet, but when you ask them about their parents they tell you they are both still alive in the late 8...
by IslandPink
Sat Sep 23, 2023 9:43 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: The Audio-Talk Cycling thread.
Replies: 3752
Views: 1032482

Re: The Audio-Talk Cycling thread.

Ray, I've just been watching more about the Shimano crank scandal - do you have any that are affected by the recall ?
by IslandPink
Sat Sep 23, 2023 7:52 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: The Audio-Talk Cycling thread.
Replies: 3752
Views: 1032482

Re: The Audio-Talk Cycling thread.

Some trials & tribulations there Mike ! To be fair, 20 to 30 miles is a bit far if you haven't done much. If i'm not on the bike for a few weeks, I still start at about 45mins and work up again in 10 or 15min increments. But even a 30min ride is enough to add some useful training, we're not all ...
by IslandPink
Sat Sep 23, 2023 7:41 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Ears clogged with wax fixed.
Replies: 17
Views: 777

Re: Ears clogged with wax fixed.

I had the micro-suction from a one-man shop in Ruthin about 4 years ago. It was only £35 approx. Damned loud while it was happening, though.
by IslandPink
Sat Sep 23, 2023 7:15 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: what are you doing ?
Replies: 1150
Views: 272139

Re: what are you doing ?

Perhaps it was a Fokker, Andrew ?
by IslandPink
Fri Sep 22, 2023 11:32 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: The Audio-Talk Cycling thread.
Replies: 3752
Views: 1032482

Re: The Audio-Talk Cycling thread.

by IslandPink
Fri Sep 22, 2023 8:48 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Nothing In Particular
Replies: 15844
Views: 3654177

Re: Nothing In Particular

Did you get a T-shirt ?
Not as good as an 'I've been to Duluth' T-shirt.