Duncy H

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About Duncy H

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    Aka DuncanoMexicano
  • Birthday 10/12/93

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  • Interests
    Sitting on rooftops and howling at the moon.

    Counting the number of leaves on trees on a windy day, (I love a challenge)

    Wiping peanut butter on peoples door handles.
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  • County (UK Only)
    South Yorkshire
  • Real Name
    Duncan Hague
  • Bike Ridden
  • Quick Spec
    Inspired hex/speedrace fans Sherco factory 2010 300
  • Country
    United Kingdom

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  1. I’ve finally managed to move myself to Canada and joined the 1.8t club whilst here with this 03 Audi A4. I know this is a common engine on here so wondering if anyone can share any wisdom on what I could check/mod/service to make sure it’s sweet. It appears to mechanically have been well looked after since the previous owners originally bought it in 07. More power is always nice but as maybe a sign of me ageing I’d be happy to dial it in so it’s reliable. It’s done a lot of miles by U.K. standards but by Canadian standards it’s barely broken in. I’d like to give it a good detailing as it’s not had much cleaning love with the rainforest of BC but it drives sweet and ‘gas’ is cheap here so it’s cheap to run.
  2. Cheers Luke, fortunately in my time I’ve not had to dodge too many ‘I can give you exposure/it’ll boost your portfolio’ bullets, maybe that’s cause I’m fairly strict with it. Me and my partner have done some weird setups in our time, initially short distance in Canada, then slightly shorter with a ferry inbetween, then back to slightly further, then living together in Canada, then living together in the U.K. and now super long distance. So we’ve ticked most boxes of how it’s done ha. We’re both dealing with it as good as can be really, just plodding on. There’ll be a big sigh of relief at the end of all this for sure.
  3. So I returned to the bike shop I worked at part time alongside my photography and have been back a month. I have solely been building bikes locked away in an old workshop and this week ticked over 220 bikes in total that I've built since going back. They've been selling like hot cross buns. I foresee a problem that within this next week or two the supply of bikes is going to have completely dried up likely countrywide for low to mid range bikes. There's currently 14 bikes left in the shop in total when usually I'd guess there's easily 100 on display and many more stored away to be built. I'm somewhat expecting I could be laid off if that is the case and although I've had a few nibbles not got much photo work booked in. Anybody want to hire a bike mechanic/photographer? I should have been moving my life permanently to Canada right about now too, my visa should have been due a month ago but that looks likely to be severely delayed and their (understandable) travel restrictions are making me think that I'd be extremely lucky if I can even consider moving by the end of the year. I've not been with my partner since November. Tough and trying times on my brain box possibly ahead for me although I appreciate I've likely got it very good compared to others. If shit does hit the fan I do have a new gravel bike on the way to adventure on, a personal video project I could finally invest some time in and build a deck for my parents. Thankyou TF for being a strange avenue to vent some thoughts.
  4. I ended up drawing my moral line in the sand and refusing to go in. Every other shop has shut or adjusted to appointment/online/click and collect only services and the owners response was to possibly shut one or two days a week. I’d rather volunteer my time to the right cause and have no income than receive a pay check from people that value profit over lives of the population.
  5. In the bike shop I work at on a zero hour contract (as good as unemployed now how I see it) they’ve not really done anything beyond encouraging people to wash their hands. I was today working with an over 60 bloke with diabetes who has an older partner with health issues at home with lots of customers waltzing through the door at free will. I today got asked to work next week but refused to unless they change the way they operate but they aren’t willing to listen or change. They’ve taken a lot of money this week from sales which to me shows they’re more concerned about what profit they can capitalise on rather than peoples health and well-being. Should I go in and work tomorrow afternoon and try and enforce change or refuse to show up to work? In this current situation I believe if we have the ability to do something then it is really our responsibility to do something about it.
  6. Because it does spread the virus? I went riding yesterday and I crossed paths with a couple of groups, they were all very close and on narrow single track going the other way it would be impossible to avoid close contact. Same goes for walkers, places I barely see anyone at all are absolutely rammed. Also all these people now doing outdoorsy things how many are going to go out and get injured? That is not needed right now. I understand why they’ve banned it, it might be more ideal to force people to ride individually though.
  7. These are strange times. Theres definitely a strange atmosphere everywhere here, as much as some people are being awful I believe it’s brought out a lot of goodness as well as people being more compassionate for one another. For me I have the double whammy of being self employed as my primary income and a zero hour contract bike shop job. I don’t believe I’ll be receiving any emails soon to book work in, marketing budgets appear to have been put on hold for now. Luckily I just managed to finish a big job in March in time. I was also imminently going to be moving to Canada permanently, but my visa will likely be delayed now and that’s not going to be easy to move over and find desirable work now. I’ve not seen my partner who’s there since November and now have no clue when we’ll be allowed to see each other. In the grand scheme of things I believe I’m relatively lucky, there’s people that’ll be in far worse situations than me and I don’t have too many financial commitments. I’ve offered my bike mechanic skills to friends and the local community to encourage people to isolate in the great outdoors on their bikes and boost their mental health. I’d like to do some more helping where I can, anyone got any good ideas for that?
  8. I’m up for a day out with the camera again. Can’t guarantee I’ll attend though as I’m not sure exactly when I’m moving my life to Canada just yet.
  9. My Trek Slash that I've been rocking for a while now. I've half put it up for sale if anyone would be interested. It's been a fantastic bike but I'm actually fancying the idea of downgrading.
  10. https://duncanhaguephotography.com/blog/2019/4/24/canon-eos-r-my-thoughts I've been shooting with Canon's new Mirrorless EOS R for a few months now if anyone would like to take in my thoughts on it.
  11. Some recent snaps, really been enjoying shooting a whole lot more recently.
  12. F1

    I’m intrigued by what’s going on with that Alfa front wing, if that’s the design style they’ve gone with it’ll be interesting to know the thoughts behind it. Excited to see how the season develops. Should we put down some T-F predictions to look back on at the end of the season? Winner gets some T-F stickers.
  13. A job became available that I really wanted that was for a great little shop, I filled 99% of the criteria and it would be perfect for me. The communication was good then I had an interview and I just didn’t get a very good vibe. I think I did everything best as I could on my part but I think essentially there is a lot of strong competition and applicants so I’m not confident at all that I’m going to get it. I’ve really struggled to find good work since I returned to the U.K. having been messed around by a few companies and some bad luck. I hope this isn’t another to add to the list.
  14. It’s an 04 147 ti that I exchanged just £300 for. Picked it up today and been for a blast and I’m incredibly pleased with it. Think I’ve got myself an absolute bargain it’s drives brilliantly and does not need anything major doing to it beyond a service.
  15. I've bought myself and my mrs an Alfa Romeo incredibly cheap. Am I insane or mental?