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    Quote Originally Posted by Graham Breeze View Post
    llkley Medical Practice rang me today to confirm my mother's vaccine dates - first one next week. As I have previously said, she is 98. I light-heartedly mentioned my place in the queue but since I am not yet 80 she said (jocularly) that I would just have to wait.
    You must buy her one of these for Christmas https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Corona-Va...edirect=mobile
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    My lucky day today. Christmas arrived early.
    After 2 months in the waiting list they just informed me I got a place at the Maratona dles Dolomites, 138km 4230m cycling in the most beautiful mountains in the world.
    https://www.maratona.it/de/138km
    Extremely happy.

    Just how the hell do I train here in flat boring useless Hamburg?

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    After some huffing and puffing by Mrs LB I managed to get out of last minute Christmas shopping and headed out, on a cool but glorious day, on my Arkose. 40 miles but only a measly 2,024 feet in 2hrs 50min.

    On most of my rides I tend to get around 1,000 feet in for every 10 miles but todays effort was mainly on the High Peak and Tissington trails, which apart from some tracks that I used to join them, are flattish. Only 12 miles of the ride was on tarmac, getting to and from the trails.

    Plenty of folk about and I bumped into 5 people I knew, who were either out running or walking, which was nice!
    The only occurrence of note was whilst I was waiting for my Latte at Parsley Hay I could hear the two girls in the kiosk chatting about New Year resolutions. One of them said " I have two resolutions this time. One is to complete a Tough Mudder and the other is to get pregnant"

    It made me chuckle but looking at her I think she might struggle with both!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gambatte View Post
    My lucky day today. Christmas arrived early.
    After 2 months in the waiting list they just informed me I got a place at the Maratona dles Dolomites, 138km 4230m cycling in the most beautiful mountains in the world.
    https://www.maratona.it/de/138km
    Extremely happy.

    Just how the hell do I train here in flat boring useless Hamburg?
    Great to hear some good news; we've been in rather short supply over here of late ...

    As to the training, you'll be fine. Cycling in the mountains is similar to fell running really; two-thirds of it is in your head, and the other 25 percent is in your legs

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    two-thirds of it is in your head, and the other 25 percent is in your legs
    But the real problem is the missing one-twelfth.
    In his lifetime he suffered from unreality, as do so many Englishmen.
    Jorge Luis Borges

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    Quote Originally Posted by anthonykay View Post
    But the real problem is the missing one-twelfth.
    You're showing your age (or perhaps your intelligence) that your go-to answer is in fractions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by noel View Post
    You're showing your age (or perhaps your intelligence) that your go-to answer is in fractions.
    My dilemma was that I was replying to a post which referred to "two-thirds" and "25 percent". And "one-twelfth" seemed neater than "8.33... percent".
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    Quote Originally Posted by anthonykay View Post
    My dilemma was that I was replying to a post which referred to "two-thirds" and "25 percent". And "one-twelfth" seemed neater than "8.33... percent".
    Clearly my warped sense of humour went over your head. My post implied that it was simple (which it isn't), so I made the maths deliberately simplistic and wrong

    Time for a holiday all round I think

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    Clearly my warped sense of humour went over your head. My post implied that it was simple (which it isn't), so I made the maths deliberately simplistic and wrong

    Time for a holiday all round I think
    Or maybe I suspected that something "warped" was going on, and decided that the best way to expose it would be to play a straight bat . . .
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    With the local minor roads having patches of ice, todays planned road ride was changed to off road. So 35 miles and only 1,650 feet in 2hrs 45min on the Arkose.
    But what fun.

    Crashing through frozen puddles on the HP and Tissington Trails and an assortment of farm tracks and bridleways adjoining them. Unfortunately my pal Phil had not been able to fit mudguards to his Specialized so I ended up covered in shite, which was the lesser of two evils, as there was no way I was taking the bitterly cold north wind at the front for all of the time. A few snow flurries made for a festive ride and lots of walkers about ensured that my bell had plenty of action.

    Our stop at the Parsley Hay kiosk, for a latte and date slice, was greeted by the waft of cannabis smoke from a couple of youths on mountain bikes. Perhaps it was the effect of their joints that enabled them to be riding gloveless! Another group of three blokes, more my age, were getting stuck into cans of Speckled Hen. I like my beer but couldn't think of anything worse to drink outside on such a day.

    Anyway a great few hours in the countryside making room for tomorrows festivities. Numbers confirmed at 5.

    Happy Christmas to all, especially Stagger and Oracle.
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