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practicalli-john07:08:19

What a glorious day for a 100km bicycle ride ๐Ÿšด

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practicalli-john07:08:26

I might just do 70km, as I may be cycling to Oxford and back at the weekend which is about 250km...

practicalli-john08:08:50

If any want to sponsor my 1,000 mile (1,600km) ride across Britain for the Princes Trust charity to help young disadvantaged people in the UK, there is still time (every little helps and I am matching your donations) https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/jr0cket

Ben Hammond08:08:02

is there a standard LEJOG route that everyone uses?

Ben Hammond08:08:10

do you have to devise your own?

Ben Hammond08:08:39

there's alot of roads in the UK that I know I wouldn't want to cycle on

Ben Hammond08:08:16

and there must be more roads that I don't know, that I also would not want to cycle on

maleghast09:08:52

Morning All!

maleghast09:08:06

It's Friday!!! partywombat

alexlynham09:08:11

excelsior to you all this fine tool day

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maleghast09:08:46

@alex.lynham - Massive extra bonus points for using โ€œexcelsiorโ€

practicalli-john11:08:51

@ben.hammond the route is created by the organisers of the event, although I assume a similar path is taken by other rides. This route is designed to be completed in 9 days, whereas most other rides are 14 to 21 days. So it's going to be a lot of long hard day's in the saddle. It will make cycling to the Clojure dojo's and back again seem completely insignificant...

alexlynham11:08:27

is that the barclays (hsbc?) one thatโ€™s every sept?

mccraigmccraig11:08:07

@jr0cket all my roadie friends start muttering about chamois butter whenever conversation veers towards ultra distance events

practicalli-john11:08:58

I use chamois cream for anything over 20 miles or if I will be in cycling gear for more than a few hours. I also use it for commuting, mainly to kill bacteria. I will be using a lot of chamois cream on the 1000 mile ride. Also got some nice Assos bib shorts to help reduce friction and prevent a sore behind.

mccraigmccraig11:08:52

maybe suspension makes a difference - i don't use any creams, not even on the south downs way, and don't have any problems. i do like my bib shorts though

practicalli-john11:08:42

I found a better saddle too, but still need cream as I sweat a lot after so many years of dojo pizza... I have another blood test next week to see if my triglycerides are still in the danger zone. My ECG was normal, so not going to die today ๐Ÿ˜

alexlynham11:08:04

all about the talc and a charge spoon saddle

alexlynham11:08:37

I did 140k on my stock decathlon saddle a few years ago and switched to charge after that ordeal lol

mccraigmccraig11:08:06

probably just an mtb thing, but i love my ergon grips - totally gets rid of the handlebar palsy i was getting on long rides

alexlynham13:08:50

Carbon bars and cycling gloves did that for me

alexlynham13:08:57

What are ergon grips?

mccraigmccraig14:08:41

https://ergonbike.com/en/product.html?a=griffe#gpmtb-42410005 - they reduce pressure on the ulnar nerve, which is particularly bad on mtb, 'cos you've only got a single hand position

mccraigmccraig14:08:52

and i always have gloves, 'cos otherwise you lose all the skin on your hands when you OTB

alexlynham13:08:23

Although genuinely my best cycling buy was used aero bars for a tenner on ebay

alexlynham13:08:32

Clip on aero bars that is

alexlynham13:08:54

Absolutely the dream when there's a headwind

otfrom14:08:14

one day my long rides might be over 48k, but not until I get better pants

mccraigmccraig14:08:05

@otfrom how did 48k become the boundary ?

otfrom14:08:25

not a boundary so much as a longest so far

otfrom14:08:51

and about what I can do in 2-3 hours (depending on hills, getting lost, laziness)

otfrom14:08:15

on the Brompton anyway, not that I have any other bikes

otfrom14:08:08

I am but small and weedy compared to the cycling giants here (and I don't just mean @thomas)

otfrom14:08:25

(and sorry if #brompton has gone and bled all over this channel)

jonpither14:08:28

muggy it is, either in this train, or the atmosphere outside at Watford Gap

practicalli-john15:08:21

It's beautiful in Kent today, nice refresh breeze to go with the sunny weather ๐ŸŒž๐ŸŒž

otfrom15:08:51

a bit wild near Dundee

otfrom15:08:48

does anyone know how to raise the -Xmx for an nrepl/cider session using deps.edn?

otfrom15:08:02

figured it out. That could use a blog post

dominicm16:08:07

Alias and jvm-opts

maleghast16:08:11

Yay, a blogpost!

otfrom16:08:02

@dominicm alias and jvm-opts is where I ended up but it took me a fair while to figure out how to put it all together. I wasn't able to find a good example (one might exist, but I couldn't shake it out of google)

practicalli-john17:08:40

@otfrom If you want to use the deps.edn alias from Emacs I wrote a blog post about that http://jr0cket.co.uk/2019/07/CIDER-jack-in-to-Clojure-CLI-projects-from-Spacemacs.html

otfrom17:08:00

I always end up having to translate to holy mode or hope the config is the same as vanilla emacs ๐Ÿ˜‰ the .dir-locals is a good idea tho

practicalli-john18:08:08

I did put the Emacs holy mode keybinding as a comment somewhere in the blog ๐Ÿ˜‡

practicalli-john18:08:48

I have gone to the Evil side since using Spacemacs ๐Ÿ‘ฟ

mccraigmccraig23:08:12

if it isn't in my 20 most used keybindings my brain apparently has no room for it, so i just m-x it, for which helm is awesome