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In Topic: What Did You Watch Lately ?

17 May 2017 - 07:07 AM

Last night - Alien: Covenant.
What a terrible, terrible, awful, predictable, fistula of a film.
Also, if you've unfortunately been exposed to the trailer and the prologue shorts, then you've essentially seen the movie.
Alien: Resurrection was a far better film.
Ridley Scott shooting his existential load onto the screen while pleasuring himself into his bank account.
I weep for what's left of this franchise and shudder for what's to come for Bladerunner 2049.
Game over man, game over.

In Topic: What's on your mind?

10 May 2017 - 10:47 AM



Well, this is peak Trump so far.


I can't even.

In Topic: What's on your mind?

03 May 2017 - 06:41 AM

Cheers ev ;)


A semi flexible sole is good for enduro rides, and these particular Bonts are good for that, plus they conform well when hill climbing.


I don't intend to ever stop riding & it's had far effect on both my physical and mental health over the last 15 years than any other form of exercise I've done. I broke my back in '98 - a couple of crush fractured vertebrae & broken ribs - cycling has ended up being one of the best exercises for recovery & maintenance & been the core of my long term return to a fitness level I haven't had since I was in my early 20's (I'll be 45 this year).


I've been overtaken by an older, 1 legged gent on a mountain bike heading up Mont Ventoux, seen 80 year olds fly past me up Alp d'Huez & groups of crusty old buggers (& girls) flying around the Ardennes on their bikes. Sure they'll be having their fair share of physical niggles but they've all got in the realm of 30+ years on me & they're still having a ball :3


Scotland is the next big riding trip in a year or so - some decent climbs & lots of enduro rides.


Not sure where I was headed with this, but I do love me some bike :D

In Topic: What's on your mind?

02 May 2017 - 09:14 AM

Yeah, I've had a couple of quiet-ish weeks with the training & may have pushed it a little hard on return. Going to talk to a podiatrist about the foot, especially with the semi-flexible carbon soles on the bike shoes (which I think have casued part of the problem over the years), and a physio for the glutes. For sure the knee issue is tied into the whole thing - these are rarely isolated problems when cycling.


Guess I'll be spending more time on the trainer and less on the hills for a while :(

In Topic: What's on your mind?

02 May 2017 - 06:58 AM

Getting old. Sciatic pain, plantar fasciitis & patellar tendonitis & now I can harldy walk 10 feet without almost falling over.


Too much training *can* do you an injury if you're not careful & especially if you have old injuries you're not looking after properly.