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Lockdown coping strategies - what have you bought/planned?

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The garage is getting a full clear out & turned into a home gym
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Scarlet wrote:
Sharkymark wrote:
@snowheid, you win with superguides and the excellent colltex skins Very Happy

I’ve already got those. Got complimented on them last week too Cool What do I win?


A one week ski holiday with oneglove. (Second prize is two weeks). wink
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@DB, that’s just mean Skullie
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I've bought a rowing machine and lots of bottles of wine.
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Shared thought : Mental picture of Pam w giving it some on the rowing machine while necking a bottle of wine.
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Thumbs up to Tom_doc for starting this thread. Nice change from the doom and gloom.
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I also bought a turbo trainer, had previously always been anti them but I have actually enjoyed it a lot more than expected
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We bought snow shoes. Used them a lot already - it’s much more fun than it sounds!
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@BenW_86, Those virtual workout apps make them trainers quite tolerable...
Now looking at building a rocker plate

Just splashed out on 6 tins of Illy beans... rather more than stingy me usually spends on them - It better be good wink
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Sharkymark wrote:
I'm under significant peer pressure to enter a bicycle event in July...


What is it? Even if it doesn't happen, you can never have too many bikes and a side event of spending money on bikes, it makes skis seem cheap Toofy Grin
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Going to get one of those sitting balls for the desk work as I feel my core is rapidly going south
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Mr.Egg wrote:
rob@rar wrote:
Have to confess I bought an additional 9-pack of loo rolls last week. And just ordered some extra cat food. These two purchases are not linked in any way.


1 square method - should last you a while


Tight wad!
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thought about a turbo trainer but I'd go mad. got enough spare bikes to put on one. fortunately they still let us out here and I have the choice of pan-flat like Holland in one direction or hilly "not quite mountains" in the other.
price in lockdown #1 was enough to justify getting out for a ride

snow this weekend Smile the best weather for MTBing Smile Twisted Evil
that should make a change from the particle physics and quantum mechanic course that I thought I'd do just for fun to make lockdown more interesting
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@valais2, Wrote -- "..Oh..and a Stanton Switch9er frame.." Stanton?? -- I hope you have told him !!
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Fly fishing kit for new covid inspired hobby

Ski boots for the wife and myself

Selection of second hand bargain skis

A puppy
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adithorp wrote:
you can never have too many bikes and a side event of spending money on bikes, it makes skis seem cheap Toofy Grin

I swore I’d never get into this bike buying nonsense, so I “invested” in ski futures with @spyderjon. Then I couldn’t get to test skis, so I now appear to have invested in bike futures. Till April anyhow.

In summer, I convinced myself I didn’t need a mountain bike too. I’m now convinced I definitely need one. And they’re only on two month back order Toofy Grin

Should’ve stuck with the skis rolling eyes
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adithorp wrote:
Sharkymark wrote:
I'm under significant peer pressure to enter a bicycle event in July...


What is it? Even if it doesn't happen, you can never have too many bikes and a side event of spending money on bikes, it makes skis seem cheap Toofy Grin


Grinduro. Mostly for the drinking. I'm not into gravel - inadequate bike over dull terrain with a huge hangover. However, if it happens it's a great chance to catch up with a group of riding mates who've decided gravel's a thing now. The good bit is the next day exploring the myriad of new stuff in Dyfi on the MTB.
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@Ronald i am also planing a rocker plate build. I joined a facebook group which has been a good source of information.
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@Scarlet, You're doing well on bike N+1 there... or is it N+2?
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@WASHOUT, oh same one as I joined the other week?

Should share some thoughts Wink maybe one for Aprèz zone
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@Ronald, err, still n+1 I think (I have a bike, but it’s old and is making more noise that is healthy and the chain falls off Confused if I get two new bikes, it’s redundant at that point, and will likely be sold as it’s still ten times better than most Innsbruck bikes!)
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High possibility its the same group. My plan was just buy the kit from turbo rocks and make the board myself. But this has been on the drawing board for a few months now....

Could always sticker bomb it with snowhead stickers...
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Renewal vpn as sky have stopped EU roaming...another Brexit bonus ball
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Blimey ABC - if you had to replace your bedroom floors due to the flood what happened to the downstairs? or is your house built upside down?

There's no downstairs (nor upstairs).
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Amazon Prime T.V. too according to my mate from UK who was in Poland with his Polish wife over New Year.

Confirmed on Amazon website
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Got a road bike in August and bought some proper pedals and shoes yesterday so I will mainly be spending lockdown falling off it as I forget to unclip at traffic lights.

Today's job, which the children will find amusing, is to practice unclipping in the garage (to save the embarrassment of finding somewhere quiet outside).
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Crevasse dweller wrote:
Renewal vpn as sky have stopped EU roaming...another Brexit bonus ball


If you have netflix, then you can VPN to USA & get better content.
Sky did do a discount to netflix for £3 a month
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New bike. It won’t arrive till April, though that seems like a good time for a new bike to arrive, and is something to look forward to.


This makes me laugh because I also bought a new gravel bike. And there was a lot of faff with the delivery date - initially I nearly got lucky and it would get there in "3 weeks". Then it was March-April 2021, then I got annoyed at them and cancelled my order. Then I found it in my size in some online store, ordered it, and got it 3 days later. Then it started raining for 3 weeks straight. Smile
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I’m obsessing on my back order of look pivots with Cast touring plates.

They look like the evolution of QKs and the Shifts folded into the mix with the burliest bindings i ever rode.

Ahhh kit, the closest to getting there without being there
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I received an email from canyon last night, new bike just delayed from end Jan to March,
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Crevasse dweller wrote:
I’m obsessing on my back order of look pivots with Cast touring plates.

They look like the evolution of QKs and the Shifts folded into the mix with the burliest bindings i ever rode.......

Its actually the other way round with the Cast system being out first and the Shift is the evolution of that.
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No doubt, have you managed to have a fiddle with a pair yet?
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Will try to force me into mtb+road again despite not feeling it at all... for road maybe get some proper cycling computer/power meter and dive into performance improvement...
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@DTB, I'm going to delay buying a bike for .... maybe 6 months? It certainly seems like a futile thing right now!

I feel some good nearly-new bargains will be popping up on 2nd hand sites by the time social distancing ends wink
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I got myself a hobby-class, portable laser engraver. Only scribes a 10x10cm area but can be powered from a portable USB battery. Made a set of personalised table coasters for various people for Christmas, which went down well, plus some bespoke ones for the apartment (when we eventually return there). Also made a couple of clocks with a lasered clock face and scribed line-drawing of Château Chillon one one, and Pierre Avoi on the other. I'd like to try scribing my car's wood trim (BMW charge £2500 to laser-scribe just a bit of text on a dash segment), but this might be a problem if it doesn't work!
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I'm planning to get through the next month by building/cobbling together a PC specifically for running Zwift, out in my garage. If it weren't so cold out in my garage, I'd put my desk, chair and Aeropress coffee thingy out there too, and ignore/escape my family entirely!


There is a very good Facebook group, with a TON of info on doing this very cheaply in the files section. Group is called ZPCMR - Zwift PC Master Race
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I was previously intending to get some new skis this season, but I'm doubtful that I'll even get to go in April so have put that idea on the back shelf. I gave up the MTB after getting fed up with the continued servicing and the eye watering cost of parts, so that's also out.

The lure of some new and not inexpensive kit for fake motorsport is quite strong, but there's the nagging doubt that I may not be employed in 2 months time so seems stupid to be spending what could potentially be paying my mortgage in April
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There is a very good Facebook group, with a TON of info on doing this very cheaply in the files section. Group is called ZPCMR - Zwift PC Master Race


Yup, I found that excellent group thanks to a recommendation from SnowHeads. It has given me the kick I needed to give this a go.
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Ronald wrote:
@DTB, I'm going to delay buying a bike for .... maybe 6 months? It certainly seems like a futile thing right now!

I feel some good nearly-new bargains will be popping up on 2nd hand sites by the time social distancing ends wink


We've sold 7 cycles over this summer as outsizing of kids bikes, some bmx, some more conventional adult bikes needed clearing out from family archives Very Happy all serviced and well presented, they went very quickly.
Replaced rolling eyes by some more interesting mtb as we like 26 inch era and many have been available as people size upwards to current wheels.

Also caught in the spider's web, bought a pair of Whitedot Asym from the Piste Office, fabulous looking skis and great service from John. Whether they'll see any use this year is uncertain, but they look so nice propped up in my lounge.
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My coping mechanism in the first lockdown back in April was to start wine making (wine kits making 30 bottles a kit). Now my coping mechanism in this lockdown will be to drink my way through it all - and if this mornings home schooling is anything to go by, it won't take me long.

Currently have well over 100 bottles ready to be drunk - and another 60 bottles worth either fermenting or aging!
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