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  1. Thread: Fu*king Cyclists

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    Gotcha. Riding a tight 2 up group is actually...

    Gotcha. Riding a tight 2 up group is actually easier to pass if you are doing a safe pass in a lot of situations but you have to be aware and single out where appropriate. You can even wave cars...
  2. Thread: Fu*king Cyclists

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    Did you mean to quote me cos I kind of get that :/

    Did you mean to quote me cos I kind of get that :/
  3. Thread: Fu*king Cyclists

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    Fu*king Cyclists

    I'm from the UK so maybe the dynamics are different but when I ride I generally seek out quiet roads as do many other cyclists. If I am on a busy (with motor traffic) road you can assume it is...
  4. Thread: Fu*king Cyclists

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    I just looked at that road on the map. Why would...

    I just looked at that road on the map. Why would you drive along there rather than use the freeway?
  5. Thread: Fu*king Cyclists

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    Driving one mile? Were you moving while you...

    Driving one mile?
    Were you moving while you snapped those photos?
  6. Thread: Fu*king Cyclists

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    I think it's more ridiculous to assume you can go...

    I think it's more ridiculous to assume you can go 60 round a blind corner on a country road and that there won't be an obstruction. Doesn't have to be a bike - could be a horse, fallen tree, random...
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    Big Skiing, Skeletal Lifts

    St Foy isn't as much of a secret as it used to be but still pretty cool

    Pelvoux

    Those funky places in the Queras that flingle used to post about

    Pic du Midi Bigorre

    Bad Roo used to rave...
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    Looks like a great trip. Haven't done Paris in a...

    Looks like a great trip. Haven't done Paris in a while which is ridiculous given that it's only a couple of hours away in the train
  9. Thread: Brexit

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    The man who came almost bottom in attendance at...

    The man who came almost bottom in attendance at the EU parliament (while accepting the full salary which is higher than a UK MP's) thinks he has been working too hard [emoji90]
  10. Thread: Brexit

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    Brexit

    Very interesting question. I'm sure that a big root cause is the closure of the coal mines and other heavy industry starting in the 80s. This was inevitable from an economic point of view (and the...
  11. Thread: Brexit

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    Please tell us all about this sovereignty you are...

    Please tell us all about this sovereignty you are so keen on
  12. Thread: Brexit

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    Agree with Klar. Skiqunst- steady on old chap! ...

    Agree with Klar. Skiqunst- steady on old chap!

    On the plus side I just discovered that I am an Irish citizen! Expect they'll be getting a few applications over the next few months.

    While the...
  13. Grenoble if you want somewhere at the city end of...

    Grenoble if you want somewhere at the city end of the spectrum
  14. Thread: Ben Beta?

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    Join the British Backcountry group on Facebook -...

    Join the British Backcountry group on Facebook - lots of beta on there
    Look like snow is falling at the moment so your timing may be good
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    A few Euro ones for me: 1. Marinelli couloir...

    A few Euro ones for me:

    1. Marinelli couloir
    2. Enfetchores at La Grave - it's been looking at me for so many years
    3. Unnamed couloir I saw on the Lofoten Islands last week not far from Ramberg...
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    Been using the vest for touring this year. I have...

    Been using the vest for touring this year. I have found it great for cold dry weather, esp if there is a bit of wind. Keeps the chill out when zipped up, doesn't make me overheat when unzipped. ...
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    There are a good range of hotels from quite bling...

    There are a good range of hotels from quite bling down to clean/comfortable and good value. I found somewhere on one of the aggregator sites when I went there a few years ago
    No guide needed for...
  18. Thread: Narvik

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    Yeah - you'd need a car to get the most out of...

    Yeah - you'd need a car to get the most out of Lofoten. Not sure about overrated - I love the place although it can be a bit of a trial when the snowline is high and the weather bad. Heading back in...
  19. Thread: Narvik

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    Google "Lofoten islands"

    Google "Lofoten islands"
  20. Thread: Shipping bindings

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    He turned down my offer of a refund. Having told...

    He turned down my offer of a refund. Having told me how inappropriate my mode of shipping was he then went on to tell me that he would be fitting them to his son's skis!
    Some people are weird
  21. Thread: Shipping bindings

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    The more I think about it the more ridiculous the...

    The more I think about it the more ridiculous the complaint is! In normal use you stand on them in a hard plastic boot all day. And that's before moguls, jumps, crashes etc
    Part of me wants to give...
  22. Thread: Shipping bindings

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    Shipping bindings

    Thanks guys - confirms my thinking. I generally think the packing is protecting other packages from the bindings rather than the other way round!

    The buyer also reckons I was misleading in my...
  23. Thread: Shipping bindings

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    Shipping bindings

    I'm having a bit of a debate with a buyer on eBay (I know...). He gave me neutral feedback on some Dynafit bindings. One of the reasons was that the packaging was "totally inadequate for safety...
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    Stfuyfm! Where have you been for so long?

    Stfuyfm! Where have you been for so long?
  25. Thread: Touring shell

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    Patagonia Houdini to keep the wind out. Only have...

    Patagonia Houdini to keep the wind out. Only have a proper shell if it's raining and/or really cold
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    And walk behind them picking up their poop for...

    And walk behind them picking up their poop for them
  27. I had this a few years ago. To make matters...

    I had this a few years ago. To make matters worse, something about the puss means that the anaesthetic doesn't work properly when they are cleaning it up. Yuk/ouch
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    I saw an episode on YouTube I think. A family...

    I saw an episode on YouTube I think. A family friend of my wife's is on there and I am awfully worried that he may become Lynsey's love interest
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    Looking forward to Pocock v Mccaw. The amount of...

    Looking forward to Pocock v Mccaw. The amount of turnovers Pocock gets is freakish. Will be great to see how he gets on against the best
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    Tech Talk, Jong You guys are getting slow

    Tech Talk, Jong
    You guys are getting slow
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    You'd probably be better off just changing your...

    You'd probably be better off just changing your name
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    Look up Ross Berg at Altus Mountain Guides. ...

    Look up Ross Berg at Altus Mountain Guides. Fully cert, good guy and I'm sure he was less than that last time I went out with him.
  33. Mesh base layers Fleece hoody - yes but prefer...

    Mesh base layers
    Fleece hoody - yes but prefer the hoods that zip up like a balaclava and can fit under a helmet (eg Patagonia R1 hoody)
    Yes also to the headband for skinning
  34. Thread: London Mags!!!!

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    Ok so you've never actually done a weekend from...

    Ok so you've never actually done a weekend from London but you have done some half assed research and made some assumptions.

    It is a faff but 50% of skis go missing? Get real - never happened to...
  35. Thread: London Mags!!!!

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    London Mags!!!!

    Must have missed the several international airports from those operating flights to places like Geneva, Zurich, Innsbruck, Salzburg, Lyon, Munich, Milan, Turin etc etc

    PNWBrit has a point about...
  36. Thread: London Mags!!!!

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    I'm not going to hold up London as a ski town but...

    I'm not going to hold up London as a ski town but I think some are being a teensy bit over negative on this thread. You can get a decent amount of skiing in if you do a bit of planning. It's not the...
  37. Thread: London Mags!!!!

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    One more thing - take advantage of your Euro...

    One more thing - take advantage of your Euro holiday allowance and do 3 or 4 day trips over a weekend. 2 days is better than nothing but it is a lot of hassle and expense for not a lot of skiing
  38. Thread: London Mags!!!!

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    Pretty much what Mike said. My own formula is...

    Pretty much what Mike said. My own formula is late evening flight to Geneva or Zurich, rent car, go where I fancy. Cham is pretty handy but there are many many other places which will be fun for a...
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    I wouldn't stay in Inverness unless you have a...

    I wouldn't stay in Inverness unless you have a good reason to. It does give access to some awesome Highland wilderness. There is a train over to the Kyle of Lochalsh (iirc) which gives access to...
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    Well, Froome has declined it and the organisers...

    Well, Froome has declined it and the organisers have gone along with it. A bit of class all round
  41. Dumb article. So pure enjoyment isn't enough of a...

    Dumb article. So pure enjoyment isn't enough of a reason to do something? Wouldn't the world be a dull place if everything had to have some Sanders-approved point to it

    That said, there is no...
  42. Very cool - threads like this are what keep me...

    Very cool - threads like this are what keep me coming back to this place
  43. Oft - registering an early interest in the 120s

    Oft - registering an early interest in the 120s
  44. 120s in 200cm still available Thankyou Amazon...

    120s in 200cm still available
    Thankyou Amazon for not shipping to Yurp and saving me from buying these
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    I use a single speed (not fixed) for commuting....

    I use a single speed (not fixed) for commuting. My commute is pretty much dead flat - I'd want gears if there were significant hills. Nice thing is that it's pretty much maintenance free. Pump up...
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    Irbis - less than 2 weeks! Lovely pics of a...

    Irbis - less than 2 weeks!

    Lovely pics of a beautiful region. And looks like the snowpack is decent down to sea level?
  47. Val D'Isere/Tignes, 3 Vallees, and Paradiski - any good? Dolomites?

    Indeed. The North Face of the Bellecote is ridiculous- a mile vertical. Couloir Canadiens something like 900m at 40 degrees.

    Also the backside of the Aig Rouge has some very impressive lines...
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    ^^^ potential snowmageddon around 29th/30th

    ^^^ potential snowmageddon around 29th/30th
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    I used to work with a couple of women who got...

    I used to work with a couple of women who got totally grossed out if a guy emerged from the bathroom with his tie over his shoulder. I told them it was mostly so it wouldn't dangle into the basin...
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    Indeed! Hadn't known that this was a guided...

    Indeed! Hadn't known that this was a guided group. My impression is that guides working in their local area rarely dig pits (when they are out with clients anyway) because they have actually watched...
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