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    Quote Originally Posted by mr brightside View Post
    I knew I could rely on you, Graham. It's a very striking building and very rectilinear in style. As I zipped past I noticed how well it sat in the space and how red it was. The lack of a backdrop and the way the land falls away behind it really focuses attention on the building itself. Do they take visitors? Can we have a forum luncheon round there? Lots of beetroot salad for Noel.
    I wasn't aware of Heathcote previously. I'll have to saunter past next time I'm up in Ilkley. Grade 2 listed gardens! That would be a badge of honour and a curse for the head gardener. "you can't dig that bed up, it's listed don't you know"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Llani Boy View Post
    With all that bright colour going on Marco I would imagine that passers by would think that the Circus is coming to town as you cycle by!
    Yes, you'd think so wouldn't you.

    The idea is to be highly visible, although around here it doesn't seem to be as effective as you'd expect it to be. Mind you, I've only had 'contact' with a car once, and that was 35+ years ago, when I was nudged by the wing mirror of a learner on their test! So maybe it does work after all

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    Quote Originally Posted by Graham Breeze View Post
    Ah yes thanks. 50 grams. I must cut my toe nails tonight.
    Yes it does sound a trifling amount, but in your extensive fell racing experience you've probably encountered cases of people not carrying all their required kit to save similar amounts of weight

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    Certainly I'd wear lighter fell shoes for 50 grams difference.

    Although shoes make more of a difference because you lift your feet every step - more akin to rolling resistance on bikes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by noel View Post
    Certainly I'd wear lighter fell shoes for 50 grams difference.

    Although shoes make more of a difference because you lift your feet every step - more akin to rolling resistance on bikes.
    Well yes but everything is context

    I once weighed all my bike bits: tube, tool,...and concluded life is too short to worry about changing all my bolts etc to titanium.

    I've just weighed my standard bidon full with water: 685 grams.
    "...as dry as the Atacama desert".

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    Quote Originally Posted by noel View Post
    Certainly I'd wear lighter fell shoes for 50 grams difference.
    You could cut all the studs off, that should knock the weight down by about 50 grams

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