Uncle Phil

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Uncle Phil last won the day on 13 March 2011

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  1. The first game I properly remember was beating Derby in the playoffs. I went to a few games before that but I don't really remember them. The atmosphere surrounding that play off final, seeing all the flags and scarves on cars going down the M1 is what got me hooked.
  2. Went out to Dartmoor on Saturday for some xc across a couple of tors. Parked up at Okehamton, hopped on the bike and snapped my chain before I even left the tarmac. 😒 95 mile round trip as well. Never had a chain snap on me before, I was barely going up hill so no excessive forces on the drivetrain but one of the pins popped out. Very strange.
  3. It depends on how old the bike is and which model it is really (227, 335, 527 etc). The different price points are differently spec'd, though often use the same frame swapping aluminium for carbon as the price rises. The base model is between £1,200-£1,500 from memory, so at face value it's a good deal. When buying a second hand full sus bike always check the suspension bearings for play and for cracks around the head tube and bottom bracket welds. I'm sure your friend isn't trying to sell you short but they're built to be used well not abused so always make sure. There's plenty of guides on what you look for when buying second hand if you want peace of mind. It's a fairly well respected bike though so I'm sure you'll have a blast on it if you go for it.
  4. It's on Btsport. Im sure it's 'free' on the internet if you look in the right places.
  5. That's what's put me off getting one. I've had most Nintendo consoles at launch until the Switch. I'm not going to play arms or splatoon most likely or wii u re-hashes, and I'm not sure how I feel about Mario Odyssey yet, although it's a mario game so it'll probably be great. Im hoping for some big announcements at E3. Feel like a right negative Nintendo Nancy!
  6. I haven't watched any Elite League this season, I watched a few GB games over the last year though and hopefully a few more this year. In the NHL, seeing as the Devils missed out again, any one but the Rangers! It's probably about time the Caps clinched it but I'd like to see Toronto or St Louis win it. Who did you see the Islanders play @KFS?
  7. Got an Epiphone Les Paul trad pro and a Washburn parlour acoustic as my go to instruments, also got a cheap Shine bass (plays and sounds well above the price point) as well as a Washburn Dimeslime Dimebag Darrell model. The Dimeslime doesn't get much use but when I was a kid I'd never seen anything cooler. I came across one in fairly good nick a few years back and couldn't resist for the price.
  8. I went to see Swans a couple of months ago, best gig I've been to in a very long time. Do they have too much rock to be post rock?
  9. @I am Rod Hull Cheers for the info. I'll try and link it together. For some reason I didn't realise hicks lodge was forestry commission, their trail colour grading can be a bit hit and miss but are usually a decent ride. Are they new tyres you're getting the grief from? Those flats are sounding pretty frequent! @goose2010 what mtb are you after?
  10. @I am Rod Hull Sounds good, keeps good pace. Crap news on the thorns though, they soon turn a nice jolly into an ordeal. My local spot is the east Devon heaths so gorse, blackthorn and hawthorn everywhere! I should use sealant or go tubeless. Maybe one day... What's Hicks Lodge like? I thought it was flat family friendly off road, like a green trail centre route. Are there any 'off piste' bits. I might go for a spin when I'm back over Christmas.
  11. Did a lap of the local trails today, roughly 12miles or so but great natural riding. There's no massive ups or downs, just undulating singletrack through woods and heaths. Few walkers and horse riders about so couldn't maintain a good avg, love riding when the weathers is good this time of year though.
  12. I'm fairly ignorant about CX. I'm a long time mountain biker and have reeled in the amount of travel as I've gotten older, but I can't imagine drop bars and those skinny tyres off road. It looks pretty smart though. How well do they cope with wet mud and slick roots? Are they as tough as a hard tail mtb?
  13. I had Frank Zappa - Absolutely free and a Swans album in the work pool car today. I forgot to take the cds out so someone's in for a treat tomorrow morning.
  14. Same, seems it's just a late year. Some one mentioned beconase nasal spray, great stuff. Always holds up well when I'm out strimming paths getting overloaded with grass pollen.