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by EvilDuckie
Fri Jun 17, 2016 6:03 am UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: Photography thread.
Replies: 346
Views: 173493

Re: Photography thread.

Awwww, duckies! Nice shots, looks like an interesting walk. Went to Sardinia on a cycling holiday, unfortunately had to cut the cycling part short due to sustaining an injury (dislocated shoulder, happened in bed...) but I really enjoyed the landscape. This scene in Bosa struck me as a very nice one...
by EvilDuckie
Sat May 07, 2016 6:48 am UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: Photography thread.
Replies: 346
Views: 173493

Re: Photography thread.

Sungura wrote:So I finally processed all my photos from Iceland. Took about 60 GB worth over 10 days. Amazing scenery, lovely people, dang I want to live there, ha! Would go back, A++.


Those are awesome! I need to go to Iceland :wink:
by EvilDuckie
Wed Dec 30, 2015 6:58 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: BIKE 10,000 miles
Replies: 261
Views: 130096

Re: BIKE 10,000 miles

Resurrecting this thread to brag about me hitting my goal for the year (7000 km, I've actually managed to reach 7250). Pretty chuffed with that, it's a good 800 km more than last year. I have to admit it's partly due to the recent spell of relatively warm weather we've been having.
by EvilDuckie
Sun Aug 30, 2015 6:27 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Running game idea
Replies: 4
Views: 3921

Re: Running game idea

It sounds a bit like Orienteering with the main difference being that in orienteering participants get a map and a clue sheet. Sounds like it could be fun, especially as a way of showing how difficult it is to guess distances.
by EvilDuckie
Sat Aug 29, 2015 6:56 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lyrical Assistance
Replies: 11
Views: 3589

Re: Lyrical Assistance

8: Assumed a bar tab. Guesses a larger, perpetual debt, in this case. It was common to pay the workers wages in cash, usually once a week in a pub or bar owned by the shipyard/mine/mill/plant/factory/whatever, so if the workers were drinking a bit too much they'd potentially incur a debt with their...
by EvilDuckie
Sat Aug 29, 2015 6:49 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Grand Tours (cycling) talk
Replies: 76
Views: 11813

Re: Grand Tours (cycling) talk

And rightfully so. It's one thing to do it when you're behind after a mechanical or a crash. Yes, he was behind because of a crash, but even then to so blatantly get the team car to pull you is just plain silly.
by EvilDuckie
Sun Aug 02, 2015 1:46 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Grand Tours (cycling) talk
Replies: 76
Views: 11813

Re: Grand Tours (cycling) talk

As I was cycling myself (group cycling holiday) I missed La Course and only saw the last 40k of the men on Champs Elysees. Got the impression the women raced for real in dreadful conditions (only saw some photos) after which the weather cleared up and the organisers locked in the GC for the men... T...
by EvilDuckie
Tue Jul 21, 2015 6:02 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: favorite lines/quotes from books
Replies: 286
Views: 79095

Re: favorite lines/quotes from books

From The Hitchikers Guide To The Galaxy, 2 of my favourites:

"All eyes were on Ford Prefect, some of them were on stalks"

"Oh hello Slartibartfast, how are you?" (just because it was so unexpected)
by EvilDuckie
Tue Jul 21, 2015 6:00 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Grand Tours (cycling) talk
Replies: 76
Views: 11813

Re: Grand Tours (cycling) talk

Barguil claimed it was a bump he got from Van Garderen that sent him carreening out of control and knocking over Thomas. Can't see any of that on the footage though, he came speeding into the bend on the inside, was way too late with applying the brakes (possibly locked up his wheels) and hit Thomas...
by EvilDuckie
Fri Jul 17, 2015 6:03 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Grand Tours (cycling) talk
Replies: 76
Views: 11813

Re: Grand Tours (cycling) talk

Crashes and illness mostly. Especially in the first week the yellow jersey seemed to be cursed with 2 people wearing it (Cancellara and then Martin) and one serious contender (Dumoulin) having to abandon after crashes.
by EvilDuckie
Wed Jul 15, 2015 6:07 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Grand Tours (cycling) talk
Replies: 76
Views: 11813

Re: Grand Tours (cycling) talk

We're only halfway and there is still a long way to go indeed, but seeing his attack yesterday it's hard to imagine him not winning again this year. Nibali and Contador seemed to be unable to even cling on. Quite impressed with Gesink's effort yesterday, a 4th place is very good and he took initiati...
by EvilDuckie
Tue Jun 16, 2015 6:05 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: The "I Did Good" thread
Replies: 181
Views: 107691

Re: The "I Did Good" thread

100 km hilly bike ride in 30+ degrees C last friday. Was a tough one, especially on the steeper climbs, but I made it. Some others in the group were not so lucky and either cut their ride short or had to be pushed the last few k due to immense cramps.
by EvilDuckie
Tue Jun 16, 2015 6:02 am UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: Photography thread.
Replies: 346
Views: 173493

Re: Photography thread.

Here is one I took two years ago with my phone that Facebook reminded me of today. Oooh nice one! I like how you got a full frontal display from him. Here's some of my latest studio photography efforts: https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/478/18811859425_83c06e4f6a_z.jpg Anne by hans905 , on Flickr (ther...
by EvilDuckie
Sat Jun 06, 2015 6:53 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Would you rather make more or work less?
Replies: 16
Views: 2452

Re: Would you rather make more or work less?

Not sure whether this applies to me. Self-employed, reasonably well-off, but would want to work less, while still making more or less the same amount of money. I don't track my hours at the moment, some weeks are busier/tougher than others and I do have, within the framework of deadlines and appoint...
by EvilDuckie
Sat May 23, 2015 7:05 am UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: Photography thread.
Replies: 346
Views: 173493

Re: Photography thread.

Oooh, nice ones. Low light/long exposure is one of things I'd like to try out more. Speaking of trying out, I decided that I want to get into studio photography, so I've gotten myself a starter kit (couple of flashes, softboxes and background) and have done a few shoots with friends to get my bearin...
by EvilDuckie
Sun Apr 19, 2015 7:12 am UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: Photography thread.
Replies: 346
Views: 173493

Re: Photography thread.

Went to Brussels, just for an afternoon, a few days ago. Poked around downtown for a bit with a friend, then we went to the Atomium : https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7614/17158244681_f80fa0465c_z.jpg Atomium by hans905 , on Flickr Also spotted some nice typography at Brussels-Central train station: h...
by EvilDuckie
Sun Mar 22, 2015 7:47 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1500: Upside-Down Map
Replies: 128
Views: 16847

Re: 1500: Upside-Down Map

I feel like I don't get this. I find a normal map rotated as a whole a much more powerful perspective-changing experience. I'm guessing this is sort of a troll attempt, trying to confuse people until they notice the landmasses are shifted around? There's a lot of "amazing maps that will blow y...
by EvilDuckie
Sat Mar 14, 2015 8:04 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: RIP Terry Pratchett
Replies: 35
Views: 6231

Re: RIP Terry Pratchett

Sad news indeed, he will be missed. One of my favourite authors, love the Discworld series and got into the Long Earth series last summer.
by EvilDuckie
Tue Jan 06, 2015 7:05 am UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: Photography thread.
Replies: 346
Views: 173493

Re: Photography thread.

Ah right, I'd like to give that a try myself too. I think I found an interesting spot for it, so that's a good start. Now just have to go out there, take the photos and do the work :D
by EvilDuckie
Mon Jan 05, 2015 4:50 pm UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: Photography thread.
Replies: 346
Views: 173493

Re: Photography thread.

Nice one! How many different exposures did you use?
by EvilDuckie
Sun Jan 04, 2015 7:19 am UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: Photography thread.
Replies: 346
Views: 173493

Re: Photography thread.

A cyclocross race last week in extremely muddy, and cold, conditions. It had snowed a few days before the race, which then started to melt, turning the course (already known for being a muddy one) and the immediate areas around it into a swamp. Large parts of it were just fluid mud with chunks of ic...
by EvilDuckie
Tue Oct 28, 2014 7:02 am UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: Photography thread.
Replies: 346
Views: 173493

Re: Photography thread.

So, I recently flew back to the States from the Netherlands and because of some choppy air we got pushed a bit north and ended up flying over the Southern bit of Greenland and got treated to some absolutely incredible views. I didn't see a single road or structure, just mountains, snow, ice, and de...
by EvilDuckie
Tue Oct 28, 2014 7:00 am UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: Photography thread.
Replies: 346
Views: 173493

Re: Photography thread.

Canon EOS Rebel T4i with a Canon EF 24-105mm f/4.0L USM lens. I'd really love a slightly more professional-quality camera to complement the higher quality of the new lens, but that's something I'll have to save up for. Ah, that's the lens I was intending to get earlier this year, but the salesman t...
by EvilDuckie
Fri Oct 24, 2014 2:05 pm UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: Photography thread.
Replies: 346
Views: 173493

Re: Photography thread.

Sweet! So what lens/body are you using?
by EvilDuckie
Tue Sep 23, 2014 6:06 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: The "I Did Good" thread
Replies: 181
Views: 107691

Re: The "I Did Good" thread

Did a cycling holiday in Tuscany last week, due to circumstances (my original trip getting cancelled and this being the only option open in terms of time and intensity level) the same trip as last year, which means I have some comparison material. I am definitely stronger, last year I had to pause f...
by EvilDuckie
Mon Sep 08, 2014 6:08 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Mollweide v. Hammer (map projections)
Replies: 13
Views: 9029

Re: Mollweide v. Hammer (map projections)

Actually, Mercator doesn't distort small shapes, which is why it's good for local use. Larger shapes are distorted up to the point where it's mathematically impossible to display the north and south pole on a Mercator projection.
by EvilDuckie
Sun Sep 07, 2014 6:41 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?
Replies: 6911
Views: 471083

Re: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?

Yes (despite the fact I am at home right now and have recently moved most of my maps to the office)

A wrench?
by EvilDuckie
Wed Sep 03, 2014 6:04 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Mollweide v. Hammer (map projections)
Replies: 13
Views: 9029

Re: Mollweide v. Hammer (map projections)

Funny enough I consider Mollweide to be preferable over Hammer, for general mapping purposes. Its distortions seem to be less. So if I were to make a general map of the world, and the size in the layout would work out I'd pick Mollweide over Hammer. Map projections each have their pros and cons and ...
by EvilDuckie
Tue Sep 02, 2014 6:08 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: BIKE 10,000 miles
Replies: 261
Views: 130096

Re: BIKE 10,000 miles

This month I've learned that the problem with cycling in horrible weather isn't getting drenched but not getting your soaking wet shoes dry for next morning. I just got back from my first group ride ever, cyclocross basics. I kept up okay most of the time considering I was on a singlespeed but I ev...
by EvilDuckie
Tue Aug 12, 2014 6:10 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: I have officially gotten my shit together
Replies: 7
Views: 5681

Re: I have officially gotten my shit together

Good job man!
by EvilDuckie
Sat Aug 09, 2014 7:20 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Cycling and ED, among other things
Replies: 9
Views: 4210

Re: Cycling and ED, among other things

I've heard of cyclists with ED issues which mostly seemed to be due to either a bad saddle, a bad position on the bike, overdoing it (starting to ride long distances right away) or a combination thereof. No personal experience with it. So yes, get a bike fitted and also look into some proper bike cl...
by EvilDuckie
Fri Aug 08, 2014 12:54 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: BIKE 10,000 miles
Replies: 261
Views: 130096

Re: BIKE 10,000 miles

16658 + 368 (may) + 271 (june) + 535 (july) + 140 (august, up until now) = 17972 miles Low mileage in june because I was out travelling in North America for 2 weeks (half pleasure, half business), only managed to do 2 serious bike rides. One was a couple of loops in Vancouver's Stanley Park on a ren...
by EvilDuckie
Thu Jul 24, 2014 11:24 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: BIKE 10,000 miles
Replies: 261
Views: 130096

Re: BIKE 10,000 miles

Triple Log wrote:Now what about the bike? At what point should I sit down and consider buying a nice bike?


What kind of surfaces would you like to ride on? What's the local road conditions like?
by EvilDuckie
Sat Jul 19, 2014 9:54 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: BIKE 10,000 miles
Replies: 261
Views: 130096

Re: BIKE 10,000 miles

4. Here in the Netherlands only fast bicyclists use helmets. Common go to the store or work trips are never done with a helmet. Due to 2. the fast bicyclists have no use for them. I know, I'm from here too 8-) Obviously on a recumbent or trike things are different and I agree totally that I would n...
by EvilDuckie
Wed Jul 09, 2014 6:03 am UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: Photography thread.
Replies: 346
Views: 173493

Re: Photography thread.

Awesome! I would like to recommend trying to take the selfies in such a way (or cropping them afterwards) that your camera isn't visible in a mirror or reflection. So how do you like that P&S? I'm considering getting one as well to augment the DSLR's I've got. I'll be going on a cycling trip in ...
by EvilDuckie
Tue May 06, 2014 5:58 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What is North America
Replies: 23
Views: 8721

Re: What is North America

I voted option 2, neat because it doesn't bisect any countries and because it kinda matches the geology as well (it's southern end would more or less match the boundary between the Caribbean and South American plates)
by EvilDuckie
Wed Apr 30, 2014 6:00 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: BIKE 10,000 miles
Replies: 261
Views: 130096

Re: BIKE 10,000 miles

FWIW, having heard some inside stories about the life of a professional cyclist, I can say it looks like a fun life, but it takes a whole lot of dedication and sacrifice. Training 25 hours a week, filling out your whereabouts for the random doping tests, being away from home 200+ days out of the yea...
by EvilDuckie
Tue Apr 29, 2014 10:46 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: BIKE 10,000 miles
Replies: 261
Views: 130096

Re: BIKE 10,000 miles

Really should be keeping this up... 15172 + 8 + 24 + 57 + 8 + 17 + 47 + 26 + 25 + 56 + 21 + 8 + 37 + 34 + 56 + 9 + 44 + 65 = 15714 Especially yesterday, the 65 miles, was fun. I took part in a clinic organised by Annemiek van Vleuten . It involved a presentation on the life of a pro (concerning trai...
by EvilDuckie
Fri Apr 25, 2014 6:09 am UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: Photography thread.
Replies: 346
Views: 173493

Re: Photography thread.

Another visit to the Elf Fantasy Fair (or Elfia as it's called nowadays) last saturday: https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2933/13983072952_b93f51dd77_c.jpg Elfia 2014 Haarzuilens 010 by hans905 , on Flickr https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5219/13986793444_c5314e0616_c.jpg Elfia 2014 Haarzuilens 058 by ha...
by EvilDuckie
Mon Apr 14, 2014 5:58 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: BIKE 10,000 miles
Replies: 261
Views: 130096

Re: BIKE 10,000 miles

I've bought some tires online last year because I wanted a specific brand/type (Schwalbe Durano, they're puncture-resistant) that I thought my local bike shop couldn't get for me. Then when I was in there a few weeks ago discussing my new wheels they said they didn't normally have those in stock, bu...

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