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  1. Incredible that he was over 6 seconds faster than everyone else in quali... what the hell?!!
  2. Is that being filled via the gutter?! I feel that Martin Lewis would be proud!
  3. His confidence, power and accuracy just seem insane...
  4. F1

    Apparently Lewis had accidentally knocked his 'magic' button before the restart which completely screwed him at turn one on the restart.
  5. Prices seem to be going pretty crazy at the moment... Glad things are looking promising for you, Mark, and you're finally at the end of being dicked around!
  6. If that was me it would turn into an expectation vs. reality meme... vs.
  7. That thing looks lethal... Centre of gravity is all wrong for jumps it seems.
  8. Sorry to hear of Jane's loss but that does sound really promising for you guys. Hopefully you can work something out with her brother once the estate is sorted out.
  9. I hope you're not paying your solicitors per hour (or per letter/email etc.)! Such dickheads!
  10. If there's one tiny little positive to Brexit, surely reintroducing the one thing that made paint stripper strip paint to bloody paint stripping products should be it... Edit: Just looked on the petitions.parliament website and the current most popular petition is "Allow non-professional singing in groups of more than six indoors". People have some weird priorities. Paint stripper all the way.
  11. Not sure why but the blue wishbones offend me... just look wrong to me! Looks like wicked fun though! In totally unrelated (but at least car related) news we had Aston in the tunnel this week and one of the chaps was telling us about the Mercedes Multibeam LED headlight system that was totally new to me and very impressive. I think there's probably more tech in one of their headlights than in the whole of my car (and probably as many parts to go wrong too) but very impressive tech providing it works.
  12. One for the 'things I don't get' but why do people have cats? They're basically just dickheads who would sooner watch with utter disinterest than piss on you if you were on fire and show zero affection...
  13. Was it 'Getta Grip'? Edit: Yup.
  14. The problem I see is that the career for most will be very short. It's fine finding out how much a DH racer earns in a normal race year but given that chances are they may only be a competitive pro for 10 years if they're lucky (assuming they don't suffer any career ending injuries) how many are actually able to continue to make a living in the industry once they retire? My guess would be that of those who take any kind of salary and can be considered a pro only a tiny proportion will be able to make a living outside of racing.
  15. Can we have some more steps please? My head just exploded.
  16. And this friend... does his name start with G and end in f?! Sorry, I've never been any good with probabilities! Obviously the first one has a one in one chance of being 'new' so that leaves you with 11 to go with a 1 in 12 probability of the next 19 being 'new' but beyond that I couldn't tell you. Gut feeling is the odds are against you getting the remaining 11 in 19 shots though!!
  17. I'd include the current ones in that to be fair...
  18. Why do car companies insist on trying to make bikes? Just stop already.
  19. Yeah that's very true. On big (for me) jumps I'm now happy letting the bike just do its thing beneath me but on smaller ones I'm still bad for basically bunnyhopping out of the lip to get extra air which isn't how jumps are supposed to work!!
  20. Trials basically teaches you how not to jump in my experience. Trials is all about front wheel high and you basically have to unlearn that habit when jumping so that the bike stays on a natural trajectory with the jump. I've also found that riding trials for about 25 years has made it pretty much impossible to remove any limb from the bike to do any form of trick when in the air... just doesn't happen!
  21. So I had my first Pfizer jab a week past Friday... Earlier than expected which I assume is just because my local area's getting through people plenty quick. To be fair I think I'd probably have been far more resistant to getting it if I didn't already have kids (and don't want any more...) but it sure will be interesting to see what happens down the road and how this part of history is documented 10 or 20 years from now. One thing that I think I read on some foil that Facebook post that has stuck with me was something that took the stats of 'remember 1 in 3 people have COVID-19 without even knowing it' with a bracketed explaination that this means that those people are just healthy. I can't helkp feeling that the whole thing has been blown quite impressively out of proportion to the detriment of a huge amount (healthcare, education, economies etc.) while a select few (weirdly mostly related to high up Conservative politicians, go figure) have become incredibly rich off the back of it. Obviously that one's UK only but I'm sure it's happening around the globe in one way or another.
  22. Surely the way the world is at the moment the future can't rely on any currency that requires immense amount of energy and associated pollution production to 'make'? It's utterly ludicrous to think how much energy is being wasted on crypto mining at the moment. Is that where the 'proof of stake' comes in?
  23. In 14 months you'd think the repairer would've bead/sand blasted all the original parts to give it all the best start etc. for the future. That seems poor...
  24. Much as I love Danny's riding, the mentalness of this is just mind blowing: