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  • Birthday 05/21/79

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    Ed Emuss
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    Triton DeemaIntense 5.5 Santa Cruz Chameleon Standard STA CCM 640e Supermoto
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  1. You saying his misses is bigger than 8 blue euro pallets? I jest, I do 90% of the washing up
  2. My weight has stayed exactly the same, still 76kg. Never been to a gym in my life so sitting at home instead of sitting at work had made absolutely no difference Back to working in the office from Monday though.
  3. More time spent on designing the shifter Decided on getting the shell of the shifter printed so I had far more freedom with the design, will send it over tomorrow and see how the prints come out. Additional centreing leaf springs for the sequential shifter will be laser cut from 0.9mm stainless with the capbablitly to add more leaves in if more force is required. Still got to design a couple of clip on covers for the microswitch terminals and some wiring management. I wanted to get the removeable sequential cap to be stowable on the shifter body but it just didn't fit right no matter how I played with it. Will have to model the two aluminium spars that are holding the wheel to the desk so I can finalise how it's going to actually bolt down and be stiff enough!
  4. That was with the season pass and all dlc, whatever you do, don't look at dirt rally 2. Base game is now only 25 quid but with 58 dlc items at an average cost of about 3 quid a piece I got my full version with all dlc from cdkeys for 14 quid, legal yes, morally correct, perhaps not but if codemasters hadn't sold out to facebook and made dirt rally 1 VR only work on oculus headsets (instead of htc/valve/WMR) I wouldn't have bought DR2 as I was quite happy with DR1 - well that was till I upgraded my oculus DK2 to a lenovo explorer which obviously runs on the WMR platform
  5. Yup, back to 70 quid, think I paid 11 for it
  6. Picked project cars 2 last week in a ridiculous 80% steam sale, been hooning round cadwell in a caterham in vr and just came second in my first ever race against really novice AI So much sweat from sitting down, mind you it is about 32°c in here!
  7. Fore and aft selector pivot printed, bearings fitted. Got all the microswitches and usb encoder board. I've changed the design to include a slot on module that converts it to a sequential shifter. The pivot bearing centering mechanism isn't going to be stiff enough for the sequential so designing in some adjustable leaf springs so I should be able to fine tune it. All good fun but making me hanker after a 3D printer
  8. This is only a partial makers thread post Following on from me setting up my sim racing wheel and pedals with the cobbled together clutch and handbrake I've been spending quite a lot of time driving a mk2 escort in dirt rally 2.0 and can't help but feel that I'm not getting the true visceral experience of it with a flappy paddle gear change. The thrustmaster th8a H-pattern shifter is about 150quid but it's a no go because it's really noisy and risks waking children. So I've fired up solidworks and I'm making myself a 7 speed + reverse H-pattern shifter A friend is 3D printing the triangular shaped pivot in the middle, the rest I'll make from aluminium and steel.
  9. Now we're a little more relaxed on the lock down and Persephone can view ride, I've been taking the kids out on short bike rides. I'm sure the child is made of blutack. Dusty rooty downhill path with loose pine cones and sticks, going a bit fast and gets a wobble on, grabs a handful of front brake, front wheel folds under her and slams her face down in the dirt. She jumps up, shouts "I'm alright" and sets off. Procedes to do exactly the same thing ten seconds later. She's going to make a proper rugby player at this rate
  10. Mk1 hope minis with sport levers, still going strong
  11. But you keep your legs warm, your feet stay warm. Your core temperature is ok but as soon as the blood is in your extremities it's cooling down, manage your core temperature separate to your legs. More layers is the only real way you'll keep the heat up, good thermal compression tights really will keep your feet warmer, shouldn't need anything else except shorts and a good foot insulator. Neoprene over shoes keep the wind chill and water off which is where the majority of the heat is lost, merino socks (not just some cheap wool mix) will help retain the heat. Think of it as lagging for a water pipe. I suffer from reynauds syndrome so if the weather is cold my fingers and toes go numb extremely quickly. The above is what I've learned works best to keep some warmth.
  12. Neoprene over shoes, silk or pure merino wool socks and not too tight should help. Keeping your legs and ankles warm helps as well, I have some under armour coldgear compression tights for rugby coaching in the winter and they're amazing under some baggies on the bike.
  13. Well I'm back in the office full time tomorrow because the production manager needs to get in and schedule the upcoming works we've got to carry out. He can't lone work so I've got to keep him company as I live the closest to the office. The rest of the staff are still on another two weeks furlough because the muppet accounts clerk took two weeks to submit the claim, hence legally people have only been on furlough now for 1 week or so and the company will get nothing if people go back to work now. Puts me in a bit of a quandary because manufacturing drawings that I am producing now need to be checked and the only people who can check them (iso audit prevents self checking and approval) are furloughed
  14. Today has progressed onto standing up and pedaling, still only clockwise mind edit: boris's announcement today has made her all excited because I'll be able to take her out on her bike properly
  15. Persephone (just turned 5) has been making the most of lockdown, she's taught herself to ride her bike (islabike cnoc16 handed down from her older brother). Unfortunately our garden has an area about 10' square in which to cycle. This week she discovered that if she paddled round in circles she could manage to get some good speed up, then she put her outside foot on the pedal and scooted round in faster 10' circles. At some point on thursday morning there was much squeaking of excitement from the back garden, she had progressed from scooting to full blown pedalling in circles. As of today she has mastered the feet up and start from a standstill, circles of various radii, circles at high speed, circles at less than walking pace, emergency stops when Aneurin (now 14 months) runs in front of her and endos. She likes doing endos Only problem is, she can only go in clockwise circles, if she tries anticlock she crashes into a wall