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by Spyglass
Wed Dec 12, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official UCI Pro Cycling Thread
Replies: 3590
Views: 224138

Re: The Official UCI Pro Cycling Thread

Estimates vary, but Sky are thought to have a budget of about $40mil in U.S. money, ore about twice their nearest other competitors. https://www.velonews.com/2018/07/tour-de-france/rival-tour-de-france-teams-resigned-to-skys-budget-advantage_473476 These are 2016 estimates, but illustrate the diffe...
by Spyglass
Wed Dec 12, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official UCI Pro Cycling Thread
Replies: 3590
Views: 224138

Re: The Official UCI Pro Cycling Thread

iarmhiman wrote:Seems McLaren (Yes F1 McLaren)are going to partner with the Bahrain cycling team to form a UCI pro team.
The Bahrain royal family's Mumtalakat investment company owns 56% of McLaren Group
by Spyglass
Mon Dec 10, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The official cycling thread
Replies: 3582
Views: 267112

Re: The official cycling thread

How's the winter going for everyone (in the NH)? Had the day off today so went up the mountains. Got perfect conditions; not too cold, no wind, bright and no rain. But my condition was the most questionable, amazing g how a few weeks really affects you. Still getting some decent winter KMs in on th...
by Spyglass
Fri Dec 07, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Do you have a Credit Card?
Replies: 325
Views: 15034

Re: Do you have a Credit Card?

Our company policy allows you to use a personal CC for travel so I get air miles from the airline and the CC. It's a very convenient way of paying, offers certain purchase protections and like most others on here, I pay the balance each month. Couldn't manage without it.
by Spyglass
Tue Oct 23, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Stupid massive lotto...
Replies: 31
Views: 3404

Re: Stupid massive lotto...

There was no queue, so I now own a little square of yellow paper with some printing on it. I've also been sucked in by the hype and purchased a ticket at lunchtime today, so I'll spend the afternoon planning how I'm going to spend the $900M+, less tax obviously. I think you get about a quarter afte...
by Spyglass
Tue Oct 23, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Stupid massive lotto...
Replies: 31
Views: 3404

Re: Stupid massive lotto...

Fangle wrote:There was no queue, so I now own a little square of yellow paper with some printing on it.
I've also been sucked in by the hype and purchased a ticket at lunchtime today, so I'll spend the afternoon planning how I'm going to spend the $900M+, less tax obviously.
by Spyglass
Sat Oct 20, 2018 12:31 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Money in Argentina
Replies: 11
Views: 810

Re: Money in Argentina

I was in BA for 3 days last year and just used my credit card, didn’t take/need any cash
by Spyglass
Fri Oct 05, 2018 2:26 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Official Braai Thread
Replies: 7407
Views: 406070

Re: Official Braai Thread

Nipper is die n Springbok eier wat jy saam die ribs braai? https://georgiaspacompany.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/640x400-big-green-egg-mobile.jpg I have a Primo, which is an oval ceramic Komodo grill, it’s incredibly flexible and can literally cook any way you want from low and slow smoking to s...
by Spyglass
Tue Sep 11, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Hurricane Florence
Replies: 120
Views: 6869

Re: Hurricane Florence

Good luck OMBTS - the alcohol ban is not such a bad idea, these are very changeable situations, keep you wits about you, monitor developments, have a plan and stick to it. Things can change or go wrong very quickly. You can do plenty of drinking when it's over. :nod:
by Spyglass
Tue Sep 11, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 9/11 where were you?
Replies: 201
Views: 9994

Re: 9/11 where were you?

In the Houston office watching it on TV in utter disbelief. That afternoon I was supposed to be going to the airport to collect my parents who were coming out from the UK for a visit. US airspace was immediately shutdown, so their flight, together with several dozen other transatlantic flights were ...
by Spyglass
Thu Sep 06, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The official cycling thread
Replies: 3582
Views: 267112

Re: The official cycling thread

Let’s be realistic here for a moment I’m 56 and my core is probably as strong as it’s going to get. Unless you currently do some regular core specific exercise I doubt it. A strong core has multiple benefit in day-to-day life, not just cycling. I highly recommend it. I'm 56 as well and it's a impor...
by Spyglass
Thu Sep 06, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Official Braai Thread
Replies: 7407
Views: 406070

Re: Official Braai Thread

Sards wrote: Image
Looks epic, I like the counter-flow smoke path for even cooking temps. Did you consider putting counter weights on the doors to make them easier to open and close?
by Spyglass
Wed Sep 05, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The official cycling thread
Replies: 3582
Views: 267112

Re: The official cycling thread

A bit of advice please. When applying pressure going uphill I’m starting to get a groaning/creaking sound from the right hand side of the bottom bracket on the down stroke of the pedal. Ease up on the pressure and it goes away. Lots of stray dogs that like to chase around here so I’m having to use ...
by Spyglass
Tue Sep 04, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: La Vuelta 2018
Replies: 76
Views: 4935

Re: La Vuelta 2018

Not the place for it - apologies. But, my mates back in Llanelli were posting pics of the star tof the Tour of Britain. Started off in Pembrey just west of Llanelli. They said Froome and Geraint were very open to meeting the fans. Two of my pals are big cyclists and there was an opportunity to trai...
by Spyglass
Tue Sep 04, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: La Vuelta 2018
Replies: 76
Views: 4935

Re: La Vuelta 2018

I think Quintana has been biding his time, provided he doesn't blow himself up I think he'll take red by the end of the weekend. I think Valverde is looking decent too, not sure he still has it for red though but making a decent fist of the green jersey race. Could be a good race for Movistar (whic...
by Spyglass
Tue Aug 28, 2018 11:00 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: La Vuelta 2018
Replies: 76
Views: 4935

Re: La Vuelta 2018

Mick Mannock wrote:Nice bit of work by Yates today.
Yep, he has to keep doing this to give himself a time buffer for likely losses on the stage 16 TT, but his spectacular blow up in the third week of the Giro must be at the back of his mind.
by Spyglass
Thu Aug 23, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: F1 Thread
Replies: 12214
Views: 613120

Re: F1 Thread

Sandstorm wrote:
Saint wrote:
Monday
Probably the driver's least favorite track each year.
:lol:

Closely followed by Tuesday after a Bank Holiday weekend
by Spyglass
Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Post a purchase pic, get a Globus anecdote.
Replies: 6363
Views: 521294

Re: Post a purchase pic, get a Globus anecdote.

ukjim wrote:fudge the car i want more pics of the bike.
Here you go

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by Spyglass
Tue Aug 07, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Entertaining Pics Thread (definitely with NSFW content)
Replies: 58553
Views: 7302280

Re: The Entertaining Pics Thread (definitely with NSFW conte

[quote="Kiwias"]Please tell me this is just a wind-up.

Maybe they should spend sometime in Russia at their equivalent Russian income level :roll:
by Spyglass
Tue Aug 07, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Post a purchase pic, get a Globus anecdote.
Replies: 6363
Views: 521294

Re: Post a purchase pic, get a Globus anecdote.

You got the 427. f**king right on. Well yes and no, it's a 427S/C car with a 428 engine, which may of the originals were actually fitted with to keep the costs down. Engine build specs are: • 428 - Believed to be a 1968 block based on some of the numbers • Scat 4.250 forged crank and rods giving 46...
by Spyglass
Tue Aug 07, 2018 2:52 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Post a purchase pic, get a Globus anecdote.
Replies: 6363
Views: 521294

Re: Post a purchase pic, get a Globus anecdote.

Thanks guys, after getting flooded in Harvey last year and having to rebuild the house, I decided life was too short to wait any longer. It’s a very visceral experience to drive, definately have to recalibrate the brain after driving my regular car.
by Spyglass
Mon Aug 06, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Post a purchase pic, get a Globus anecdote.
Replies: 6363
Views: 521294

Re: Post a purchase pic, get a Globus anecdote.

This has been on my wish list for around 15 years, I started looking seriously 2 years ago and finally found what I was looking for. It's a turnkey factory built car from a company called ERA based in Connecticut, they are one of the premier companies in this business with a reputation for a very we...
by Spyglass
Thu Aug 02, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Florida tips
Replies: 31
Views: 2050

Re: Florida tips

My best man has a property in Naples. You go down "Alligator Alley" unless you fly via Jet Blue into Fort Myers. Not much to do there except shop and eat. (There are some very decent restaurants.) The beach is a bit spartan. Probably not an option but you can go from there to the Florida Keys and s...
by Spyglass
Tue Jul 31, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The official cycling thread
Replies: 3582
Views: 267112

Re: The official cycling thread

Went to a nice sportive over the weekend on Ireland's west coast. 160km and not too much climbing, very hilly though which was draining. Typically for the west coast of Ireland we got the entire 4 seasons, it hailed and I got sunburn. Go figure. Sadly after only 6 months of use my Garmin Edge 520 h...
by Spyglass
Mon Jul 30, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Le Tour 2018: Official Thread
Replies: 1558
Views: 57326

Re: Le Tour 2018: Official Thread

We should spare some time for the awesome achievement of Lawson Craddock, who made it to the finish line as Lantern Rouge after his heavy crash on the first stage left him with a cracked shoulder blade... he rode 3500km with a cracked shoulder blade and after pledging $100 for every day he managed ...
by Spyglass
Wed Jul 25, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The official cycling thread
Replies: 3582
Views: 267112

Re: The official cycling thread

if you like you can do mine as well but you will only get photos of the home counties. I'll happily trade kids with you, my boys are 16 and 18 and going through their teenage "issues", so they can be very challenging at times.....a good hammerfest with the club is an excellent form of stress relief...
by Spyglass
Tue Jul 24, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The official cycling thread
Replies: 3582
Views: 267112

Re: The official cycling thread

I don’t get to ride enough to make homemade rice cakes worth the effort. Even the clif bars are sitting in a container in the pantry. Taunting me. “We’ll be dust the next time you ride a full day” they’re saying to me. DOB you should give yourself an uppercut for not riding more in the beautiful co...
by Spyglass
Tue Jul 24, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The official cycling thread
Replies: 3582
Views: 267112

Re: The official cycling thread

I used to use Hammer HEED, Cliff Bars and gels but they get me bad gas and I got sick of the sugar after a while. I now make my own rice cakes (well mostly my wife does these days), there are plenty of recipes online and I use NUUN tablets during the summer. I'll still carry a couple of gels for eme...
by Spyglass
Mon Jul 23, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Stand your ground law in Florida
Replies: 364
Views: 22497

Re: Stand your ground law in Florida

argus wrote:Spyglass

Is there SYG in Texas?
Yep
by Spyglass
Mon Jul 23, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Stand your ground law in Florida
Replies: 364
Views: 22497

Re: Stand your ground law in Florida

I live in Florida and stay out of all public confrontation s in case someone is carrying a gun Not worth getting shot over a traffic issue of similar What a terrifying way to live. I wouldn't say terrifying, you just need to be aware that guns are a fact of life over here and not everyone is a gun ...
by Spyglass
Mon Jul 23, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Post a purchase pic, get a Globus anecdote.
Replies: 6363
Views: 521294

Re: Post a purchase pic, get a Globus anecdote.

Bought this Zyxel wifi mesh system a couple of weeks ago... https://www.zyxel.com/uk/en/products_services/AC3000-Tri-Band-WiFi-System-Multy-X/ https://i.pinimg.com/236x/f2/ef/7c/f2ef7cd1906229858a48ef7947a3568e.jpg ..its the dogs bollocks so far! We have a pretty old, listed house and although I wo...
by Spyglass
Thu Jul 19, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Le Tour 2018: Official Thread
Replies: 1558
Views: 57326

Re: Le Tour 2018: Official Thread

Epic stage, smart riding by G at the end.
by Spyglass
Tue Jul 17, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The official cycling thread
Replies: 3582
Views: 267112

Re: The official cycling thread

Instead of going for the sensible London Road bike I hovered over the buy button for a while and then bought the Planet X Pro Carbon in Matt black with full Ultegra 8000 with a few upgrades inc seat post, stem and bars all for a few pence short of £1300 which I thought wasn’t to bad. Never had a ne...
by Spyglass
Mon Jul 16, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Favourite classic car
Replies: 240
Views: 17225

Re: Favourite classic car

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by Spyglass
Mon Jul 16, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Le Tour 2018: Official Thread
Replies: 1558
Views: 57326

Re: Le Tour 2018: Official Thread

Absolutely delighted for Degenkolb. What a horrendous, edge of the seat, day of racing. Aye. There was a bit of dust in the room when he was giving his interview. Absolutely delighted for the guy. The stage was a bit of a crap shoot for the GC contenders. Awful for Porte, again. I couldn't believe ...
by Spyglass
Fri Jul 13, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Le Tour 2018: Official Thread
Replies: 1558
Views: 57326

Re: Le Tour 2018: Official Thread

Hell of a last km by Dan Martin. What a tremendous effort. Good ride by G to steal a couple of seconds back. Agreed. He definitely used the experience from his second place last time to great effect. Went full gas early on the steeper section and used the easing of gradient with 400m to go for the ...
by Spyglass
Wed Jul 11, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Sayings or phrases that no longer have a modern relevance.
Replies: 137
Views: 3757

Re: Sayings or phrases that no longer have a modern relevanc

I think I seem to remember reading many moons ago that when motor racing removing these weights some how let the engine go faster. Nope, if you removed the distributor weights the engine would rev slower not faster due to pre-ignition (combustion triggered by compression/heat and not spark timing)
by Spyglass
Wed Jul 11, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Sayings or phrases that no longer have a modern relevance.
Replies: 137
Views: 3757

Re: Sayings or phrases that no longer have a modern relevanc

'Balls Out' Reference to removing the balance balls in an engine distributor, to allow the engine to rev faster........ :o I did not know that :thumbup: and I did my time back when points and manual timing were a thing. I'm often dubious about these apparently logical/literal explanations for words...
by Spyglass
Wed Jul 11, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Le Tour 2018: Official Thread
Replies: 1558
Views: 57326

Re: Le Tour 2018: Official Thread

Big respect to Craddock. He's apparently donating $100 to his local cycling club/velodrome for every day he continues the tour with that injury. Tough bastard. He's a bit of a legend in the Houston cycling community, he used to ride for North West Cycling Club (NWCC) both on the road and at the Alk...
by Spyglass
Tue Jul 03, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Le Tour 2018: Official Thread
Replies: 1558
Views: 57326

Re: Le Tour 2018: Official Thread

Ive rode up the other side of Peyresourde and it’s tough but not a bastard. I believe the side from Luchon is a category higher, though. The road in general there is wide smooth tarmac, whereas the final climb of the day apparently has unlaced sections, which should be a much tougher test. I’ve act...