winrya

  • 2018 S3 has averaged 34mpg from new, always driven pretty hard

    2019 130bhp partner van showing 48mpg from new. Again driven pretty hard as it doesn’t have a lot of power

    When doing motorway speeds the van is low 40’s and the S3 sits around the same. Van will do 60mpg doing 50mph On country lanes but rarely happens

  • Check out east ridge and stiperstones once the trails dry out. One of my favourite rides

  • winrya replied to the topic Favourite Supermarket? in the forum Chat Forum 1 month ago

    Love Lidl bakery, like an Aldi shop as it seems they copy what’s popular at m&s and make a much cheaper version and the fact there is limited choice means it makes it quite a quick convenient shop for me.

    Sainsbury’s is my closest supermarket so convenient to pick up the odd items, not very fond tbh, bakery has been massively reduced which use…[Read more]

  • This post spiked my interest as I’d been close to ordering one of those Emma mattresses. Happened to pass ikea today so popped in to try out the Hovag. Both firm and medium firm felt superb so picked up a king size in medium firm. Stopped in Egypt this summer and the firm mattress there crippled me so figured id prefer a little softer.…[Read more]

  • winrya replied to the topic Apple Watch (Series 4) opinions in the forum Chat Forum 1 month ago

    I have an original Apple Watch I’ve had since launch that I use for work and is really only any use as screen extension from my phone as it’s really slow with its age and lack of tech.

    I’ve had a 44mm series 4 Nike editon since launch which is a brilliant bit of kit. Extra screen size is better, more responsive and due to the extra power is mu…[Read more]

  • winrya replied to the topic wife apple phone upgrade…. in the forum Chat Forum 1 month ago

    iPhone 11 is the current sweet spot of the iPhone range for price vs spec. iPhone X has a much more premium build and the Oled screen is a massive step up over the led in the 11. I’ve just swapped from an x to a 11 pro max and whilst there is little gain in performance, the battery and camera is in another league. Finding the max a bit too big a…[Read more]

  • winrya replied to the topic Like AirPods but not airpods in the forum Chat Forum 1 month ago

    Could never get on with apple headphones as they don’t seem to fit my ears very well. Had previous Powerbeats which were okay but weren’t the loudest and didn’t sound amazing

    Now have the new Powerbeats pro which are in another league. Fit my ears perfectly, don’t move when running or mountain biking and rarely have the sound above 70% as they…[Read more]

  • Solid 8 out of 10 for me. I’m not a massive Star Wars fan, can tolerate the first 6 movies, really like force awakens, less so tlj but enjoyed this as much as force awakens I think. Probably prefer rogue one to all of them and solo I quite enjoyed also. Good popcorn film to sit back and relax over the Xmas break

  • Where’s the tool bags, spare coats, jump leads, track pump, umbrella, old towels etc. etc…… 😁

    All removed for 2 weeks of Xmas joy 😂 but I carry everything in dewalt tstak boxes so takes a couple of mins to empty

  • Only carry one bike in my short wheelbase 2019 partner so just goes in at an angle strapped at back, high strap at bars over to door and then a bungie at the base of front wheel to keep it straight

    by win rya, on Flickr

  • Kryton – right now I am ashamed to have a uk passport and if I could have a differnt one I would in a heartbeat.

    disgusting racist government, PM and policies, disgusting lack of care for the poor, the old, this disabled.

    Institutional bias and lies accepted as the truth, completely dysfunctional parliament

    I loathe what the UK has become a…

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  • Cheers for the tip. Don’t need any more but appears I now have some extras being delivered

  • I’ve just picked up a Worx hydra shot to keep in my van with an old adblue 10 litre container filled with water and it works an absolute treat. Nicely made, really surprisingly powerful and in theory will do my bike 4-5 times per charge. Nice to be able to get home with the bike already clean and not having to open up gates, drag pressure washer…[Read more]

  • winrya replied to the topic A new low – Tumble driers in the forum Chat Forum 3 months ago

    Our vented dryer that lives in the garage (electric shutter so would just raise it a couple of inches when on) died last Thursday.

    Did a little research and decided to try a heat pump. A little more expensive, but uses a third of the electricity of the vented or condensor dryers. (£33 compared to £105 average per year or so I read)

    Was d…[Read more]