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  1. Congrats on the new car, looking good! ๐Ÿ‘ Glad you found a solution for the bike rack. On your comment about remembering the bike is up there and not going under anything low - Friends of mine hang something from either the rear view mirror or the steering wheel when they put their bike on the roof, might look a bit crap or be irritating (well to me at least but guess that's the point) but should hopefully remind you of the precious cargo on the roof
  2. Is it still possible to see someone's profile name history on the updated site? Can't see the option like I used too, but I might just be looking in the wrong place... ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ˜•
  3. I use ridewithgps.com to map routes and then export the gpx or tcx (depending on what you use) from here and import on my garmin 820. Works fairly well, you sometimes have to select a different map mode (i.e. OSM cycle) if you are unable to draw a line from one point to another due to road direction or gravel shortcut, etc. Haven't had issues with u turn navigation or the sort while using this. I think the route planner on strava is for premium subscribers only, have had issues mapping certain sections of routes in the past. PS. Unless you have already come right on Strava.
  4. May hasn't been a really good month for me, have managed to basically get to the same weight I was at the beginning of the month and that was just due to eating "normal" again for the last 10 days. Was away for work for 2 weeks and away for 2 weekends which didn't help the cause at all. Although I didn't really eat badly in that time I just ate too much. And this continues to be my biggest issue, but I am still positive and know I will reach my goal (or get close to it) of losing another 6.5kg's by the end of the year.
  5. My wife and I have one "cheat meal" on a weekend or every second weekend, used to be a cheat day but that takes like 4-5 days to get rid of all the weight again - to clarify what I mean with cheat meal is we maybe have a braai with some fatty lamb chops and a braai broodjie or corn bread where I would normally have only half or no bread. Or maybe share a pizza - still take thin base though to cut down on the amount of dough. And sometimes we have a dessert - on the smallish side. We try to do this at lunch time so that you still have some time to burn some of the calories off. I always feel slightly guilty afterwards but decided life is too short too always eat the right thing - and I still manage to loose weight, the cheat meal causes me to take 1-2 days to get back to the weight I was before but sometimes it is really necessary (for me at least). I have sometimes seen this help a bit when I have reached a plateau in my weight loss journey, but maybe that is just what I tell myself I don't think I have really answered your question .
  6. Thanks, that's good to know - will follow the same route. I would love one, but I need to buy 2 and its a little bit expensive at this point in time, and black Friday is still far away Edit: Grammar
  7. April was a bit like a yo-yo in terms of my weight, traveled quite a bit for work, including weekends which didn't really help. Portion size still remains the biggest issue, and fried food during travels . Have reached my initial goal of 95kg so that's good, still positive that I will get below 90 by the end of the year (even with winter in the middle)
  8. Thanks for all the advice and feedback from personal experiences everyone! Will do some investigations, the wife also mentioned last night she will only allow it in her car if it is out of the way (which it will be and I showed her a few people's setup on youtube) and she can't see the cable - so I will have to find a route for the cable around the windscreen rather than just straight down, I would prefer this as well just wasn't sure if it was an option.
  9. Thank you for the information, I will be happy if it can record 4 hours and then overwrites, etc - should also be 2 days of travel. I want to say I am shocked about the bit in bold, but unfortunately it is becoming the norm lately - glad you could "prove" that you delivered the stock. My biggest reason in wanting to get a dash cam is actually for my wife, who often have to travel after dark on the M1 from her office, and when I hear about Metro pulling over vehicles and intimidating drivers some sort of proof "should" help, or at least deter them when they see it. Not saying all metro is like that, I have just heard too many horror stories lately.
  10. Thanks appreciate the info, especially around the SD card and what to look out for. The only thing that put me off about the Transcend was that it had a SD card limit of 32GB but not really sure if that will be an issue for my requirements. Thanks, gives me an idea of what is a good buy on the SD card
  11. Can't find any topics on dash cams but pretty sure I have read a few in the past Any suggestions on a middle of the range type dash cam? Don't really want to spend R3000 or R4000 on a Garmin. Is there anything in the R1000-R2000 range that is worth while? To be honest I haven't really investigated this in detail and my only requirements is decent image (assume 1080p is sufficient) and audio capturing if there is any. I understand the resolution and size of the SD card will determine the length of recording, but as long as it can do around 3 hours every day I will be happy. Have seen a few on Takealot in this price range and ready the user reviews, however have no idea if they are any good, links below: https://www.takealot.com/transcend-drivepro-110-32gb-dashcam/PLID70574315/description https://www.takealot.com/hikvision-dashcam-b1-32gb-surveillance-sd-memory-card/PLID71233806/description https://www.takealot.com/xiaomi-mi-dash-cam-1s-1080p-dashboard-camera/PLID71830403/description
  12. After much deliberation and discussions with the wife I decided to pull the trigger and get an initial loadshedding solution installed, with the idea of expanding the system when finances allow. I decided to go the non DIY route and contacted a company that did a work colleague's installation 2 years ago that is still running without issues. I know I will have to replace batteries sooner with this setup, but at least I can now run the basic things in my house when Eskom decides to pull the plug. I will now save to replace with Lithium batteries when the time comes I did not connect the geyser, stove, 1 plug circuit and 2 light circuits. I need to go through a process of replacing light fittings and globes in my house before I can include the light circuits. We have a few plug in lamps and these already have LED globes already and will provide enough light during a power down period, together with 4 Magneto lights if needed. Therefore I only connected 5 plug circuits on the inverter, leaving the 1 off where the kettle and washing machine and dishwasher is connected as I don't want an overload scenario The circuits connected is for my fridge and deep freeze (kitchen), ONT and router (study), TV and dstv and cctv (lounge), alarm (main bedroom), garage I installed the inverter and batteries in the garage and also added the panels to the garage roof, my setup is as follows: 5000W 48V pure sine wave inverter 4 x 345 Mono Panels 8 x 100AH GEL/AGM batteries I couldn't wait for the first power outage to see how it will work, and last night when loadshedding started at 21:00 it was fantastic because other than the lounge light going off everything remained exactly like it was before. And now my wife also understands how it "works".
  13. Maybe try Michelle Scott from Limitless MTB coaching. Saw on a Facebook group that a father took his son to her to assist with some basic technical riding skills.
  14. We all get side tracked from time to time, as you say as long as you don't let that become the norm you have the right mindset and the weight will continue to come off. Good luck!
  15. Unfortunately not really, I am a consultant based as various clients' sites, and I often need to go for meetings offsite at the random times (taking my laptop along). I would love to commute however, maybe in future I can manage that somehow What I should really do however is getting up at 4:30 and going for a cycle around the neighborhood, or going in the afternoon when I do actually get home early.
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