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1  General / The Forum / Re: The Official Road Riding Thread on: November 05, 2013, 22:09:09
I'm intrigued to find out my power output. I'm a skinny short guy so it's probably not huge but might be ok when related to weight.

I'm somewhat less interested in turbo trainers. I lated 15 min before destroying a tyre and giving up forever.

I quite like the turbo as long as I do something structured, like using traineroad of sufferfest videos or something, Just sitting there spinning is pretty dull, you need to actively try to make yourself throw up really.


What turbo do you have? I have always been tempted to get one as my riding out put goes down to non existent over the winter.

I've got one of these that's been collecting dust recently, you can have it for £60

http://www.bikeradar.com/gear/category/accessories/resistance-trainer/product/review-tacx-sirius-trainer-12-15586/

If no one else wants it - baggsy!

(seriously, DM me)

This is still available if anyone wants it. No reply from Sherlock Ohms

Just replied ... apologies for the delay, I don't check in here as often as I used to.
2  General / The Forum / Re: The Official Road Riding Thread on: November 02, 2013, 23:45:02
I'm intrigued to find out my power output. I'm a skinny short guy so it's probably not huge but might be ok when related to weight.

I'm somewhat less interested in turbo trainers. I lated 15 min before destroying a tyre and giving up forever.

I quite like the turbo as long as I do something structured, like using traineroad of sufferfest videos or something, Just sitting there spinning is pretty dull, you need to actively try to make yourself throw up really.


What turbo do you have? I have always been tempted to get one as my riding out put goes down to non existent over the winter.

I've got one of these that's been collecting dust recently, you can have it for £60

http://www.bikeradar.com/gear/category/accessories/resistance-trainer/product/review-tacx-sirius-trainer-12-15586/

If no one else wants it - baggsy!

(seriously, DM me)
3  General / The Forum / Re: The Official Road Riding Thread on: October 29, 2013, 21:27:01
We should organise a Hijack road outing, up and over the Mendips.

Yes! Would be well up for this  Two Thumbs (I am not the best climber though)

Bet you I'm worse ...
4  General / The Forum / Re: Mr Whompy @BrisFest on: September 19, 2013, 20:59:08
Looks tidy boys, looking forward to the afterparty shenanigans at Basement 45 as well (provided the wife doesn't go into labour beforehand ...)
5  General / The Forum / Re: Real Ale/Beer Thread on: September 11, 2013, 22:33:14
Glad people are finally waking up to how good beer can be ...

The Darkstar Espresso Stout is one of my favourite coffee beers - though be warned it does contain caffeine, and 4 pints of it in a na evening did keep me awake the last time I tried it.

If dark and stouty is your thing, keep an eye out for Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout, Elland Valley 1876 Porter (won Beer of the Year at the Great British Beer Festival last month, and is bloody lovely) and Bristol Beer Factory's Ultimate Stout

I'm off judging the National Homebrew Competition on Saturday ... should be some good stuff there
6  General / The Forum / Re: Sci Fi Reading on: April 28, 2013, 20:08:11
Hyperion & Endymion by Dan Simmons are also excellent.

 Script
7  General / The Forum / Re: The Official Road Riding Thread on: March 15, 2013, 22:47:01
That'd be me (nerdy engineer so stats give me the horn)

Means I can set weekly goals, do HRM/power analysis and compare myself to other antique fatties on the leaderboards rather than y'know, cyclists

(and yes, I was pissed when I did it)
8  General / The Forum / Re: The Official Road Riding Thread on: March 12, 2013, 19:46:49
Have joined the strava group.


Just followed all the strava Hijack crew.

Managed to commute 3 times this week, getting back into the strava caning between Bath/Bristol, highlight of the day


Good luck with that - some fuckwit has flagged the entire cyclepath and all the segments along it as 'hazardous'

Just after I had a cracking run along it on Friday as well, but before I uploaded ...
To be fair, racing against the clock on a busy path shared with pedestrians, children and dog walkers is somewhat dickish. Tackle some proper hills if you're competitive.

if your competitive - race

That's the other alternative.  

Strava is more about competing against yourself, for me anyway. You can see yourself getting better (or worse), which is good motivation. I am never going to be the quickest on any popular section, eg the quickest time up Red Lion Hill is an average of 22mph Smashed, but I like trying to beat my best time.

I wouldn't read too much into the average times on Strava as GPS isn't accurate enough to calculate it well on short segments.  I have, along with many others, a time of 6sec across the suspension bridge!  If only I were that fast.  Strava is definitely a good motivational tool though and particularly useful for measuring yourself on longer hills like the various ascents of Dundry, the Mendips and Lansdown. 

I once rode through the tunnel on the Bristol/Bath cycle path at 370mph according to Endomondo  Laugh



I think the KOM for the tunnel is apparently capable of 1600 mph or so  Shocked

And yes, I don't race down the cycle path, as you're right it can be bloody dangerous with people about on a weekend - I'm just interested in seeing whether I went quicker than the last time (I'm nowhere near quick enough to race anyone other that other fat slow ex Rugby players ...)
9  General / The Forum / Re: The Official Road Riding Thread on: March 11, 2013, 22:50:02
Have joined the strava group.


Just followed all the strava Hijack crew.

Managed to commute 3 times this week, getting back into the strava caning between Bath/Bristol, highlight of the day


Good luck with that - some fuckwit has flagged the entire cyclepath and all the segments along it as 'hazardous'

Just after I had a cracking run along it on Friday as well, but before I uploaded ...
10  General / The Forum / Re: Please Sponsor me and Help Jessie May... on: January 30, 2013, 22:15:16
No takers?! Sad

Dun.

(and if you bottle out, I'm coming for my donation and your kneecaps ...)
11  General / The Forum / Re: The Official Road Riding Thread on: January 28, 2013, 23:31:43

 Laugh Laugh Laugh

Fucking brilliant ...
12  General / The Forum / Re: The Official Road Riding Thread on: November 14, 2012, 22:55:09
Joined the road bike massive in September with one of these



Cheapish but then I'm only a beginner.

The wife has picked me up some SPD shoes as a Christmas present, so hopefully I'll be even quicker in the New Year ...
13  General / The Forum / Re: Coffee lovers on: October 13, 2012, 20:40:43
+1 on hootys selection. Some of the porlex ceramic hand grinders are dead good and reasonably cheap.

I've gota kitchenaid grinder



14  General / The Forum / Re: Introducing Crudely Cut Records... on: September 26, 2012, 20:08:19
Nice roster - will wrap my ears round your gear.
15  General / The Forum / Re: DJ Needed to play on Saturday night, 10-2 £90 @ Hermanos Cafe Bar, any takers? on: August 25, 2012, 22:14:48
No Mr Kennard then? Thought Saturday was his gig there (could be wrong though)

(and if I'd have spotted this I'd have been in like flynn - next time gadget)
16  General / The Forum / Re: Morocco on: August 02, 2012, 07:35:33
Got engaged in Riad Kiass 6 years ago (wow, seems like a long time when you right it down)

Went on a surfing holiday, so stayed in Agadir - which is fairly characterless as it as levelled in an earthquake in the 70s and rebuilt as a 'modern' resort, but the rooms where we were staying were fine. We were more interested in Taghazout up the coast which has some nice breaks and there were a few hire places even back then so there will only be more now.

17  General / The Forum / Re: Prague on: June 26, 2012, 21:58:09
Staropramen have a bunch of restaurant/bars that do decent food for a reasonable price and stock the entire range of their beers

(though I'd usually drink Gambrinus in Prague)
18  General / The Forum / Re: New free double single from RACKABEAT & BAR-LOW !!!! on: June 12, 2012, 20:55:52
as pimped the old blog

http://sherlockohms.org/2012/06/06/rackabeat-bar-low-drop-bear-bw-lovers-rock/
19  General / The Forum / Re: New FREE double single from 'THE ALLERGIES' aka Moneyshot & Rackabeat on: May 08, 2012, 19:58:45
Noice ...
20  General / The Forum / Re: What's all this about a Mayor of Bristol? on: April 19, 2012, 20:38:40
Local architect George Ferguson has thrown his hat into the ring:

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Architect and Entrepreneur George Ferguson gets the ball rolling for Bristol’s Elected City Mayor campaign by declaring he would stand as an Independent candidate if the May 3rd referendum produces a YES vote:

“It has become clear to me that there is a need for candidates to put their heads above the parapet to give a voice to those who recognise the vital importance of Bristol reforming its governance.

“I feel passionate about Bristol. It’s a great city and I feel privileged to have learned, lived and worked here for over 45 years. I believe strongly in leaving it a better place than I found it – a place that our children and our grandchildren can be proud of.

“I believe strongly in the benefits that an Independent Mayor could bring to the city and I encourage others to resist fears of disapproval from their political leaders and declare now.

“It is clear that if we allow the current discredited system to continue we shall be left lagging behind those British cities who choose to go for City Mayors and Bristol will never be able to realise its full potential. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity.

“We need visionary leadership strong enough to embrace outside opinion and strong enough to devolve power to the many and diverse communities in Bristol to put people more in control of their own destiny.

“We need to refresh local government with a more visionary and entrepreneurial approach to running local affairs. By way of an example, if the Tobacco Factory had been a Council project I bet it would have cost 5 times as much, lacked ambience and character and been a drain on the local economy!”

A NO vote in this referendum would be a disaster, driven by the short-term political expediency of those in fear of losing power.

A YES vote will be a vote for a greater city and a better future for our children. We owe it to them.

TBH, if we're going to have a Mayor, I'd have George. He's done great stuff with reinvigorating North Road with the Tobacco Factory, and he's to do with the Canteen as well IIRC ... up with this sort of thing
21  General / The Forum / Re: Record bag on: April 11, 2012, 23:07:21
Might have - let me have a rummage
22  General / The Forum / Re: I left my MacBook pro and external hard drive in the back of a taxi on: February 06, 2012, 20:36:20
Hope you get it back

I'd suggest installing something like http://preyproject.com/ or switching on find my mac if you've set up iCloud for anyone who takes expensive laptops etc out with em ... gives you a chance of finding them in the future ...
23  General / The Forum / Re: A fallen Hijack soldier named Skippy. on: February 03, 2012, 23:13:15
And where's Ewan Hoozami? Did he ever get his tattoo?  LIGHTAH!

Not as far as i know... he will be appearing (briefly) at Motion on the 18th Feb...

http://www.hijackbristol.co.uk/board/the-forum/9608-9608-fftt-xxl-motion-correspondents-krafty-kuts-nextmen-more-18-feb-9608-96/

Well pimped (and I'm not at all miffed that I'm overseas for this one ...)
24  General / The Forum / Re: What's p***ing you off right now? on: February 03, 2012, 23:07:39
This fucking Sydney weather.

They reckon it's going to be the coldest, wettest Summer in decades.

'Shrimp on the barbie' my fucking arse.



Fuck - I'm going to be there in a fortnight ...
25  General / The Forum / Re: New Free Gramatik Beat on: January 31, 2012, 22:31:36
He does do good shizzle ...
26  General / The Forum / Re: Minirig portable speakers on: December 26, 2011, 17:51:45
Got one for christmas! Cheesy Incredible piece of kit. Big up!!

Same here - big sound for such a wee box
27  General / The Forum / Re: CORRESPONDENTS / KRAFTY KUTS / NEXTMEN / DJ DEREK + MORE - 18th FEB @ MOTION on: December 23, 2011, 00:40:15
You cunts, I'm in Australia for this one ... fancy moving it back a month?
28  General / The Forum / Re: Bristol BATALA, new samba reggae band looking for drummers on: October 31, 2011, 18:09:55
Didn't realise you were associated with those noisy buggers ...

Always been strangely tempted to have a go at this (played kit for 10 years before I started DJing, and prior to that I was in the school CCF Marching Band as a snare drum player - I know I know I was young and foolish ...

The fact that there's always a couple of late middle aged teachers who're faaaar too into it for it to be good for them has somewhat detracted mind ..
29  General / The Forum / Re: sloe gin on: October 12, 2011, 21:52:48
Anyone got a better/different recipe than the one in the article? and does it matter if i use cheap as dirt gin?

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About 500g ripe sloes
About 250g sugar (the more sugar you use the quicker the flavour comes out but, obviously, the sweeter it is)
About 1 litre of gin (any gin, or even vodka if you want a purer flavour)

Prick the sloes with a fork (or don't, or put them in a freezer and then defrost them). Put them in a suitably sized Kilner jar, pour over the sugar and the gin, close the lid, shake, shake every day until the sugar has all dissolved, store in a dark cupboard, strain out the sloes through muslin after about three months, bottle, store in a dark cupboard, and wait.

Yup - been making sloe gin for about 4-5 years

My recipe is 100grs of sugar in a wine bottle, top up to the neck with pricked sloe berries (you need to break the skin as it's thick, you can also wait for the first frost to do this for you) and then add cheap gin - no fucking point using the good stuff as you're whanging loads of sugar and tannic berries in it). Every day for the first week turn turn the bottles, reducing to once a week until you hit about 6 weeks or all the sugar/sludge has dissolved.

Wait for AT LEAST 6 WEEKS (ideally 3 months or more) before opening
(btw - Martin Millers is the tits - top stuff, but wasted on this)
30  General / The Forum / Re: Bristol Comes Together - Unity 6 - The MegaRave on: October 08, 2011, 18:58:11
Sad to hear its been postponed. On the plus side hopefully can get involved with the rescheduled one.  Two Thumbs

this ^
31  General / The Forum / Re: Rugby World Cup discussion thread!! on: September 12, 2011, 23:35:55
Well England were shite today, what a fantastic start to the tournament  Undecided

Utter garbage. Even by England rugby [sic] standards that was pisspoor.

It's games like today's that I base my deep rooted dislike of the sport on. Hopefully there will be some more exciting, open games over the next month.


tbh - I get bored to tears everytime I watch league, all that stopping and starting, no scrummaging or lineouts ...

Horses for Courses innit.

Very true, though I get so irritated when England union fans, having watched that stop-start penalty-fest, then accuse League of being 'stop-start'. The ball is in play for a much higher percentage of time in League (I could find the stats if needs be),

When union teams recycle possession quickly, run good lines, attack out wide etc it's great to watch - see southern hemisphere teams in particular - so I'm not totally anti. That friendly between England and Australia when Ashton scored the long range try - great game. England should play like that more and I'd warm to them  Two Thumbs

If you think League is boring, you should watch the Bristol Sonics - we're a very entertaining team, and one of the best in the country in the amateur summer game (national quarter finalists this year, previously national finalists, current Midlands Premier champions etc). And 90 per cent of our players either still play union or started out playing union.

How do they measure in play? When the man is down and tackled is that a dead ball situation? Not ripping into you, I genuinely don't know. I think it's that tackling/offloading and rucking make a game of union seem less stop/start to me, as I consider a league tackle as a 'stop', but not a ruck.

I was getting the same line about watching Sonics from Mr Singleton at a wedding last weekend, and I believe an ex team mate (by the name of Johann)plays with you guys?

To be fair, I've seen some damn good games of League in my time, but I'd never be any good at it - too much of a unit, too slow for starters (combined with all the shit I was good at and know a lot about in Union, like scrummaging, rucking, mauling, lineout work and technical tight defence isn't applicable in League) and I've played alongside some very good ex-league players, they might be technically a bit ropey at the technical bits of union, but they can tackle hard and run a nice line ...
32  General / The Forum / Re: Rugby World Cup discussion thread!! on: September 12, 2011, 23:26:12
New ball innit - though they were made available a year back for kicking practice ...


its not the ball, its gets windy in NZ. One of the stadiums, i cant remember which has real wind problems. Difficult to even get used to it when you play there regularly, so no wonder everyone is struggling.

Also, England and Argentina dont play very open rugby a all. If you want to see an open game watch the Wales Vs Fiji match.

Wind doesn't come into it when you're inside in the new stadium in Dunedin ...

England can play open running rugby like that - as they showed against Australia last year - though to be fair we do tend to ward the conservative
33  General / The Forum / Re: Bristol Comes Together - Unity 6 - The MegaRave on: September 12, 2011, 22:59:53
Boom-chicka and indeed wow-wow

(if there's room for a little one on the bill ...)
34  General / The Forum / Re: Rugby World Cup discussion thread!! on: September 11, 2011, 16:43:01
Well England were shite today, what a fantastic start to the tournament  Undecided

Utter garbage. Even by England rugby [sic] standards that was pisspoor.

It's games like today's that I base my deep rooted dislike of the sport on. Hopefully there will be some more exciting, open games over the next month.


tbh - I get bored to tears everytime I watch league, all that stopping and starting, no scrummaging or lineouts ...

Horses for Courses innit.
35  General / The Forum / Re: Rugby World Cup discussion thread!! on: September 11, 2011, 16:39:47
New ball innit - though they were made available a year back for kicking practice ...

England had their usual nervy start to the World Cup - and as pointed out Argentina are far from shite (ranked 3rd in the world after the last world cup)

We wore them down and finished them off eventually, though it was scrappy and we managed to thoroughly piss the ref off. I reckon we'll make it through the quarters and get stuffed by Australia in the semis
36  General / The Forum / Re: Arc Sessions presents TASK - TONIGHT at ARC on: September 09, 2011, 19:56:44
Might pop down and say hello later ...
37  General / The Forum / Re: Hijack being strange? on: September 01, 2011, 14:25:17
ACKSHUALLY - I'm having login issues wit Google Chrome on here. Fine from IE, and from iPhone Safari (so my account is working ok) but when I use chrome I login succesfully and next click I get dumped out and have to log in again ... Using Win 7 x64 if that helps ...
38  General / The Forum / Re: Regrooved presents Featurecast - 17th September - Big Chill - Free! on: September 01, 2011, 14:14:17
Oh yeah ....
39  General / The Exchange / Re: PIONEER CDJ-400s FOR SALE (also ecler nuo 2.0 mixer) on: August 31, 2011, 20:44:53
How much for the NUO 2.0 on it's own (bearing in mind they're only £295 new ...)
40  General / The Forum / Re: Fish n Chips in Stokes Croft (or nearby) on: August 23, 2011, 20:13:14
Shun Lee fish bar on Newfoundland Rd (next to M32 near St Pauls Gym)

this any good? just round the corner from me and always wondered what its like

It's damn good actually ... I go there fairly regularly :fatbastardside:
41  General / The Forum / Re: Good pubs in the countryside around bristol for taking family to on: August 23, 2011, 16:10:19
The Bowl Inn in Almondsbury is ace in the sunshine

http://www.smoothhound.co.uk/hotels/bowl-inn.html
42  General / The Forum / Re: NICE UP! in the town on: August 12, 2011, 20:02:17
Bugger, in Liverpool.

This should be big mind!
43  General / The Forum / Re: Nebula, Ninetree and Dub Box at Timbuk2 this Friday (12/8/11) on: August 12, 2011, 19:47:18
12-1 innit ... Eduardo before and Mr Helps after
44  General / The Forum / Re: Nebula, Ninetree and Dub Box at Timbuk2 this Friday (12/8/11) on: August 11, 2011, 21:45:03
Ah, I get to meet you at last (I'm one of TBC for this one ...)
45  Food for your Ears / Hijackers' Tunes and Mixes / Re: Ctrl-Alt-TheBeat with Sherlock Ohms ~ 2nd Aug '11 on: August 11, 2011, 21:14:06
Cheers matey!
46  Food for your Ears / Hijackers' Tunes and Mixes / Ctrl-Alt-TheBeat with Sherlock Ohms ~ 2nd Aug '11 on: August 08, 2011, 22:25:17
Broadcast on Tuesday ,,, hope you enjoy.

<a href="http://player.soundcloud.com/player.swf?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F20644486" target="_blank">http://player.soundcloud.com/player.swf?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F20644486</a>


Led Zeppelin vs Gramatik / Stairway To Hip-Hop Heaven
John Legend &amp; The Roots / Wake Up Everybody (Hawk Edits Reboot)
Mos Def vs Brand New Heavies / Ms Fat Boogie
Beatphreaks / Gospel Nights
Badboe / Let's Get Ill
Ray vs Beatsy Collins / I Got A Woman
Naughty By Nature (feat. MF Doom) / OPP Melody (Jim Sharp Re-Edit)
Jim Dunloop &amp; Marc Hype / Predomiant (feat Mr Lif)
Mr Mention &amp; General Tack / Pass It Badman
Cut La Vis / Kingston Bounce
Sonny J / Handsfree (J Star Remix)
See-I / How Could You (Rodney Hunter Remix)
DJ Angelo / Message to Valerie
Afrodisiac Soundsystem / Raygun Kills
Turntable Dubbers / Get Lively Now
Chris Awesome / You're Not Awesome
Dirty Dubsters / Dubsters Be Good To Me
ODB / Shimmy Shimmy (WBBL Remix)
Echaskech / Change TheStation (feat. Napoleon Complex)
Roots Manuva / Witness (1 Hope) (Modeselektor's Troublemaker Remix)
Danny Breaks / The Jellyfish
Lo Fidelity Allstars / Battle flag
Jeru Tha Damaja / Ya Playin Yaself
Madlib / Blow The Horns On 'Em (feat Guilty Simpson)
Declaime / Heavenbound
Blackalicious / Swan Lake
MF Doom &amp; MF Grimm / Doomsday Remix
Savages / Happy Gallopers (Jazz Remix feat Mr Bird)
Shigeto / Look At All The Smiling Faces (Take Remix)
Bonobo &amp; Speech Debelle / Sun Will Rise
Jesse Futerman / A Tribute to Horace
Cinematic Orchestra / Channel 1 Suite
47  General / The Forum / Re: DUB BOX Fri 15th July @ Tb2 on: July 15, 2011, 20:22:48
Madly riffling through tunes for later - should be a goodun I reckon ...
48  General / The Forum / Re: DUB BOX Fri 15th July @ Tb2 on: July 14, 2011, 15:28:36
Tomorrow! WOOP!
49  General / The Forum / Re: WLTP Presents... CUT CHEMIST (AV SET) + CHEEBA (AV SET) + FFTT Dj's @ FIDDLERS on: July 14, 2011, 15:04:38
that was a little bit good  Grin
Script

(oh, and what did you manage to break in the back of that cab - the driver *really* didn't sound impressed.
50  Food for your Ears / Hijackers' Tunes and Mixes / Re: Hip to the Hop with Sherlock Ohms, 23rd June '11 - 1hr of bouncing hip-hop on: July 08, 2011, 16:34:18
Almost 100 listens in the first 24hrs ... (1hr to go and I'm on 93 ...)

WOOP!
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