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by numplumz
Tue Mar 17, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Veloviewer map - explorer tiles
Replies: 354
Views: 43805

Re: Veloviewer map - explorer tiles

I got interviewed by a cycling weekly bod about this tile hunting lark on Friday, so it looks like there will be an article in the cycling comic about it in the future, not that I ever buy it :mrgreen:
by numplumz
Tue Jan 21, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: QR v Thru Axles
Replies: 37
Views: 1395

Re: QR v Thru Axles

QR for a dynamo hub every time :grin: if that's a consideration for you
My QR dynamos just keep on going

Just had the bearings changed on a two year old SON hub with a six year warranty, had to go back to Germany. they might regret that warranty on such tiny bearings :mrgreen:
by numplumz
Tue Jan 21, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: LeJOG audax-style anyone?
Replies: 34
Views: 1319

Re: LeJOG audax-style anyone?

Crackpot looks like a good alternative to the Mille Pennine. Do you know if there are overnight controls on this? The info seems sketchy about that. I'd go for the Mille Pennines it is a cracking tour of the lakes and dales and the one stop location for the three nights works well as you can arrive...
by numplumz
Fri Dec 13, 2019 7:57 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Favourite bike of 'all time'?
Replies: 61
Views: 2556

Re: Favourite bike of 'all time'?

My Singular Pegasus
The introduction to the increased traction of 29" and a return to having fun being rigid and singlespeed.
Classy, light, it was too good to be true, as it turned out it was.
We did everything together then it broke my heart. :sad:
Cracking frame............in every respect.
by numplumz
Sun Jul 28, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: gypsies.com - the demise & alternatives
Replies: 19
Views: 1106

Re: gypsies.com - the demise & alternatives

Must explore what is changed. i found GPSies was brilliant for allowing you to add waypoints which then convert to Cue points in a TCX file for use on a Wahoo Element, the only other way i have seen to allow this is RWGPS if you pay the $80 a year fee. Also good at converting a GPX with embeded wayp...
by numplumz
Wed Nov 28, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: How Much !
Replies: 81
Views: 6722

Re: How Much !

A bit like poking a stick into a hornets nest but here goes. :geek: Yes I agree the amount you pay is crazy, more so for me now as I have no income for the foreseeable future. Isn't what you get from anything in life more than its monetary value. I was an "off-road biased scumbag" having done WRT, B...
by numplumz
Sun Sep 16, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Good Luck Dave
Replies: 60
Views: 4524

Re: Good Luck Dave

well it should make for a ripper story, have fun. :grin:
by numplumz
Sat Aug 11, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: LOCK -strong and light [so probly not cheap]
Replies: 30
Views: 2641

Re: LOCK -strong and light [so probly not cheap]

Interesting that there's now an Ottolock Version 2. I wonder what they changed. Edit - https://bikerumor.com/2017/12/04/ottolock-v2-updates-durable-lightweight-combination-cafe-bike-lock/ Had V1 kickstarter and it had a rubber tip that felt off pretty quickly, they replaced with V2 (and provided re...
by numplumz
Sat Aug 11, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Garmin Dakota Mount - 3D Printed
Replies: 33
Views: 5411

Re: Garmin Dakota Mount - 3D Printed

Currently got the guys at raceware direct looking at a similar thing but putting a garmin quarter turn mount on the back. Opens up a raft of possibilities for mounts out front etc, and makes transfer between bikes way easier. now that would be brilliant, keep us posted on that possibility, unless D...
by numplumz
Thu Mar 15, 2018 11:08 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: SPOT Tracker Renewal Fees - Being Gouged?
Replies: 264
Views: 27800

Re: SPOT Tracker Renewal Fees - Being Gouged?

I got the dreaded renewal notice and luckily my credit card has expired, didn't stop then processing it though, despite my cancellation. Luckily the bank picked it up as fraudulent activity. :roll: I have started using bubbler on my phone instead with £9 for the app and Spotwalla tracking pages. wor...
by numplumz
Tue Jan 23, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Garmin Dakota Mount - 3D Printed
Replies: 33
Views: 5411

Re: Garmin Dakota Mount - 3D Printed

quality
by numplumz
Thu Dec 28, 2017 10:40 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Two Zero One Eight plans . . .
Replies: 45
Views: 4078

Re: Two Zero One Eight plans . . .

Quit work in March and become a cycling hobo.
Very limited budget will mean riding everywhere and as much wild camping as possible, can't wait. :grin:
by numplumz
Sat Dec 23, 2017 9:20 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Another LEJoG thread
Replies: 20
Views: 1872

Re: Another LEJoG thread

by numplumz
Sun Dec 03, 2017 11:25 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Veloviewer map - explorer tiles
Replies: 354
Views: 43805

Re: Veloviewer map - explorer tiles

some swamp and bog riding over winter is getting me up to 40x40 now it gets hard. Need to plan some base camp trips away to hit areas.
good fun in the planning too.

did a blog a while back, the KML download from veloviewer comes in handy.

https://burlycross.wordpress.com/2017/0 ... -grabbing/
by numplumz
Thu Nov 30, 2017 11:35 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 8007
Views: 840061

Re: The post man's been ...

A Hilleburg Anjan 2 tent in preparation for some new far and wide adventures starting next year.
The thinking was this is the last shelter I will ever have to buy :smile:
by numplumz
Fri Nov 10, 2017 3:03 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: New digs
Replies: 34
Views: 6323

Re: New digs

good post cheers :-bd as looking for a new shelter.
so as plenty of time as passed since this, what did you go for ?
by numplumz
Fri Nov 10, 2017 2:38 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Do I want a tent?
Replies: 32
Views: 3959

Re: Do I want a tent?

I have a Z-paks Cuban pyramid shelter which is great as stu says, inside bivy and under that nice and warm and able to cope with all the elements. There are times when I stop on a campsite, mainly to get showered and chill and I want to go off site, and I am not comfortable leaving my kit "on show" ...
by numplumz
Fri Oct 06, 2017 10:16 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Hub dynamos, USB chargers and stuff...
Replies: 17
Views: 1333

Re: Hub dynamos, USB chargers and stuff...

Top tip is be sure to fit a switch. Ive killed 3 cycle2charges and a iguro d1 mk1 by over heating the internals by riding at high speed with no load (fully charged or cable not plugged in) - thanks to andrew at igaro for taking the time to explain. So when the replacement igaro mk5 came i was sure ...
by numplumz
Fri Sep 29, 2017 10:03 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Exposure Revo connectors
Replies: 24
Views: 2211

Re: Exposure Revo connectors

Dave Barter wrote:Found this https://www.amazon.co.uk/1-7mm-4-0mm-Ri ... B00WZ85JK6

Edit I will shortly have 10 of these.

50p posted to anyone who wants one ;-)
Yes please Dave, couple if possible, mail me when you have them :grin:
by numplumz
Thu Sep 28, 2017 2:04 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Exposure Revo connectors
Replies: 24
Views: 2211

Re: Exposure Revo connectors

Right angled ones would be more reliable, anyone found a reliable source for those.

Amazing how long the MK1 Revo has been in production without updates, an on off switch was hinted at long ago.
Having said that my has had heavy use and has been faultless........ :roll: (kiss of death now of course)
by numplumz
Mon Sep 04, 2017 8:59 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: This Is Not A Tour - new Audax events in memory of Mike Hall
Replies: 269
Views: 42679

Re: This Is Not A Tour - new Audax events in memory of Mike

waiting for the 600K announcement it will be a beast no doubt. :shock:
by numplumz
Thu Aug 31, 2017 1:51 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: More thoughts from up the ladders.
Replies: 29
Views: 8704

Re: More thoughts from up the ladders.

Had a wakeup this year when a fit healthy cycling friend passed suddenly after mysteriously contracting Sepsis. Have now decided to quit a good job next March and go do lots of stuff that free time allows. I will be living on the breadline, so loads more hobo bikepacking trips is just perfect. If I ...
by numplumz
Sat Jul 29, 2017 9:06 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Transcontinental 2017 - TCRNO5
Replies: 142
Views: 27554

Re: Transcontinental 2017 - TCRNO5

RIP Frank another tragic loss. One thing on the risks, doing these events i have certainly ridden on many roads i would never consider riding on normally. On two occasions i have truly feared for my life on a bike, in the TCR and in the Transam. Yet still i do it thinking i have the risks managed. A...
by numplumz
Sat Jul 29, 2017 6:44 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Transcontinental 2017 - TCRNO5
Replies: 142
Views: 27554

Re: Transcontinental 2017 - TCRNO5

looks like Kev has turned back and heading for the start, not a good sign, and Chew is carrying on solo. Hope all is ok kev. :|
by numplumz
Sat Jul 15, 2017 1:14 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: A new event - possibly.
Replies: 75
Views: 13955

Re: A new event - possibly.

If it involves a camping weekend would be interested.
Like the idea of no pitting as then no penalty for not having helpers, and encourages riders to ride to the event, take part and ride home, old skool

How about a bonus lap for those that ride there, camp and race. :smile: