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Mountain Bru

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  1. Tucked in short sleeve shirt.... That makes all the difference
  2. Clearly someone isn't an engineer..... 😂 But I do agree. Being an expert in one thing in no way suggests you're competent at anything else. I'll never forget at a engineering conference a few years ago where Pat Morewood spoke about how he designs bike frames. It was quite a techy conference, so all the other talks had been on complex ways to use software in design, and then Mr Morewood got up and his answer to "how do you design bikes" was basically "I draw it on a piece of paper, and then we make a prototype, and then I sit on the bike and decide if I like how it feels". There was audible confusion amongst the group of engineers that are used to analyzing everything to death. Such a good example of how being a "analysis expert" in no way means you're good at sitting on a bike and deciding if the geometry is good.
  3. This is why I have an indoor training playlist that I only listen to when on the IDT, and maybe sometimes on a hard ride outdoors if I dare to have 1 earphone in, but none of those songs ever ever EVER get listened to at any other time. It's amazing how our brains make associations with things and can get triggered into a specific state by stuff. For me, the IDT playlist now auto-triggers "dig deep, here's comes a sufferfest" zone.
  4. His airways look quite closed though? 🤷‍♂️
  5. As long as you're not an industrial ""engineer""....
  6. After reading through this thread, I've concluded that bikehub should be rebranded to "Engineers on Bicycles".... Not even being sarcastic. It seems 80% of the guys on here have some kind of engineering background.
  7. You Sir, are the real deal. I'll gladly buy stuff from you any day of the week. Unfortunately, loads of stuff is sold by guys who are just looking to get rid of their bike/trainer/wheels or whatever, so they create an account just to post an ad, and disappear as soon as it's sold, which isn't evil or wrong. But those are very often the "problem cases". I don't think it's always intentional though. There are definitely some guys that are intentionally deceitful, but I like to think that in the majority of cases, people aren't being deliberately deceptive, they're just uninformed or don't know any better. For example, I look at a drive train where everything is coated in black sludge from years of lubing without cleaning it, and think it must be toast and that there's a good chance I'll have replace half of it if I buy the bike, but to an unknowing owner, he just thinks to himself that he rode the bike yesterday and it all worked fine, so he writes "great condition" on his ad. A simple comment of "Hey bud, when last did you service the bike or replace the chain?" can help everyone that sees the ad know what they're buying, and can actually help the seller if he actually replaced the chain last week but uploaded old or bad photos.
  8. Oh so that's what the pro's have in their nose when they warm up.... Leftovers from their sniffing sesh....
  9. Did anyone else listen to this interview with Jay Vine during the Vuelta? (Starts at 30:20) Found it really interesting how he said he could basically race with bad tactics in Aussie races and still win, but things are just on another level on the Euro scene. I'd assume the Aussie race scene is more competitive than here, so our local riders must have an impossible job trying to compete in WT races.
  10. Reminds me of Froome impersonating some Kenyan cycling official to get into the U23 world champs.... https://www.businessinsider.com/chris-froome-impersonated-official-2016-7?IR=T Didn't turn out too badly for him.....
  11. What do you have against Springs Boys High?????? 😡
  12. Which basket are you using? Any guesses on the pre-infusion and extraction times?
  13. Allegedly, the beans I'm using are 2 weeks old. (As in roasted 2 weeks ago). The day I bought them, the lady said they were roasted that morning, so I should wait a day or 2 before using them. But thinking of the taste, they do seem slightly old. They've been sealed in an airtight bag since I got them though. But I'm not sure if I trust the roastery. Anyone have any experience with Roast Masters in Pretoria East? For that matter, anyone have any suggestions on coffee roasters in Pretoria?
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