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Biggles wrote:
Tue Apr 20, 2021 10:08 pm
Cycling 60Km round trip to get my hair cut! It should have been warm and sunny but was, in fact bitterly cold and overcast and I felt very chilled. By far the worst part of the experience was the hardness of the saddle :!: Despite my proper cycling padded knickers, it was extremely uncomfortable. How on earth do the Pro's manage 100+ Kms a day for weeks on end? Novocain? Answers on a Postcard, please...
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Elizabeth wrote:
Wed Apr 21, 2021 4:30 pm
I had some blood tests on Friday (just routine) got a text yesterday to call the surgery. When I did I was told I needed to speak to a doctor about my Liver Function. Cue a sleepless night and all sorts of thoughts.When I rang this morning I chose to speak to the crazy Aussie GP who has just told me my LFTs are better than his and stop fretting
I don't know why, cos it's not funny really, but that made me laugh.

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I panicked because liver issues are sensitive in the family at the moment,and he thought I’d been contacted by mistake,so was being extremely light hearted

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Getting my new passport only 14 days after applying for it.
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FrenchForumSurvivor wrote:
Wed Apr 21, 2021 5:58 am
Biggles wrote:
Tue Apr 20, 2021 10:08 pm
Cycling 60Km round trip to get my hair cut! It should have been warm and sunny but was, in fact bitterly cold and overcast and I felt very chilled. By far the worst part of the experience was the hardness of the saddle :!: Despite my proper cycling padded knickers, it was extremely uncomfortable. How on earth do the Pro's manage 100+ Kms a day for weeks on end? Novocain? Answers on a Postcard, please...
What on earth possessed you? :o
1. It was a serious challenge to my stamina & determination, and I had no idea if I could still do it.
2. It was the first proper test for my E-bike. :good:
3. I needed a haircut. :lol:
4. It saved about 8Kg CO2 :innocent:
5. Despite the very sore bum today :(, it was a very pleasant experience - you can see an awful lot more travelling at 25Km/h than driving at 80 - you should try it! :good: :D
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I was very impressed until you mentioned E-bike, nonetheless it still took effort & determination and you have the sore jacksie to prove it so good on you :good:

I have done 100K during 3 afternoon outings this week of a couple of hours each, all within the 10k allowed limit and hence very very hilly, around 300m elevation gain/loss each time.

Today was a day off except I did 2km just before the couvre feu to look at something that I had seen on the drone footage of my area, there was a strong wind and just making forward motion was like the steepest hill I have ever climbed, an electric bike would have been welcome had I any real distance to cover.

Back on the saddle again tomorrow weather permitting.
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I was very impressed until you mentioned E-bike,

Have you ever tried one? The electric motor provides assistance not propulsion, they still require a lot of effort but make hills and head winds more bearable. This results in journeys that are quicker rather that particularly easier. It’s also worth pointing out that possibly 70% of most e-bikes rides are at speeds above the point that the electric motor remains engaged. A lightweight well designed road bike is far more efficient but I’m sure that you wouldn’t be making negative comments about people who ride them.

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Going with our Grandson for a "pint" at our local when he finishes school today! First Thursday "booze up" in 52 weeks! :good:
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Bald Eagle wrote:
Thu Apr 22, 2021 9:48 am
Going with our Grandson for a "pint" at our local when he finishes school today! First Thursday "booze up" in 52 weeks! :good:
They certainly start drinking young in N Yorks! :)

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tim17 wrote:
Thu Apr 22, 2021 10:02 am
Bald Eagle wrote:
Thu Apr 22, 2021 9:48 am
Going with our Grandson for a "pint" at our local when he finishes school today! First Thursday "booze up" in 52 weeks! :good:
They certainly start drinking young in N Yorks! :)
Getting them ready for big school.

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