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by gairym
Thu Dec 12, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Favourite bike of 'all time'?
Replies: 32
Views: 386

Re: Favourite bike of 'all time'?

I've got three to list: 1. My favourite all time stroll down memory lane bike/era choice. 2. The bike I think I enjoyed riding the most. 3. The one that got away. Ok, here goes..... First up it has to be my 1996 Marin 'Mount Vision' - the summer of seemingly endless days riding (Steetly quarry near ...
by gairym
Mon Dec 09, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: What you doing next year?
Replies: 60
Views: 1322

Re: What you doing next year?

I'll still be in full time (re)education until the end of June, then it's two months of kid holidays and so not likely I'll be able to do anything multi-day until September at the earliest. :cry: Not ideal motivation to get out and put the miles in over the crappier months - boo! But.....my final ma...
by gairym
Fri Nov 22, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Another fancy toolkit
Replies: 12
Views: 609

Re: Another fancy toolkit

Good effort sir and like I said, not trying to start a fight :-bd

I took issue as the stand alone comment made it sound like business as usual disposable ecocidal culture but certainly not attacking anyone personally and I hear what you're saying.
by gairym
Fri Nov 22, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Another fancy toolkit
Replies: 12
Views: 609

Re: Another fancy toolkit

thats not mid ride though and I suppose its handy to have in a ightweight package but i wont be taking a pedal spanner with me any time soon when i go riding If flying i would just ditch the allen key and buy another at the end /go to a shop/garage etc/rather than carry one I wont need on the ride....
by gairym
Sun Nov 10, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Quick bit of wet weather kit advice.....
Replies: 12
Views: 625

Re: Quick bit of wet weather kit advice.....

Gairyman......if your going North Italia, and it's flat, that means the Po delta....does it...??? I'm following the lower section of the Veneto Gravel event route. Did Verona to Rovigo yesterday and then on up to Mestre today and am now sat in a lovely craft beer pub in Venice. After much considera...
by gairym
Wed Nov 06, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Quick bit of wet weather kit advice.....
Replies: 12
Views: 625

Re: Quick bit of wet weather kit advice.....

What is the planned accommodation, or can't you say on a bivi forum? :wink: I'm not too proud to admit when I'm going beerglampacking™ It's Airbnb all the way! It'll be really populated where we'll be spending each night (as über high quality craft pubs weirdly haven't reached the wilderness yet). ...
by gairym
Wed Nov 06, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Quick bit of wet weather kit advice.....
Replies: 12
Views: 625

Re: Quick bit of wet weather kit advice.....

Thanks all, so we've narrowed it down to definitely one of the original two options :-bd I'm leaning towards lighter gear and nice warm dry clothes for the evenings. Problem is that I've only really got either end of the spectrum so I'm fully committed to whichever one I go for. Still, either way I'...
by gairym
Wed Nov 06, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Quick bit of wet weather kit advice.....
Replies: 12
Views: 625

Quick bit of wet weather kit advice.....

I'm heading off for four days of gentle beerpacking at the weekend. ~100km per day of Northern Italy (all flat cycle paths and quiet back roads). BUT it's going to rain all day every day (best forecast is 'light showers' for one of the days). It'll also be about 13-15°c with light winds (~10kph up t...
by gairym
Sat Nov 02, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Cotic Escapde thoughts? Sonder Camino ?
Replies: 15
Views: 815

Re: Cotic Escapde thoughts?

Having put close to 5,000km on my Escapade I'll give my brief thoughts: Only 3500km on mine so I'll give briefer thoughts..... I love mine!!! Nowt wrong with the cdf but it's a much heavier tank of a thing and much less fun to ride. I too am a fan of Cy and Cotic bikes (as well as my Escapade I'm c...
by gairym
Tue Oct 15, 2019 3:47 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Padded shorts: yay, or nay?
Replies: 37
Views: 1319

Re: Padded shorts: yay, or nay?

I'm with Stu on this, rode the Tuscany Trail last year in padded bibs under my usual baggies and it resulted in trip ending bruising. :cry: I did all of my pre-trip riding (training is too strong a word) in baggies with Merino boxers and then, for some daft reason, decided to wear some merino padded...
by gairym
Sun Oct 06, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Fatfighters 2019 Weigh-in Thread
Replies: 460
Views: 23737

Re: Fatfighters 2019 Weigh-in Thread

Sorry, I'm guilty of dropping the ball on this one. Life has been a bit full and I've not made time to keep on top of this thread.

Currently home alone with three little buggers but I'll find a minute this evening to do my weigh-in ( :shock: ) and get back on top of the spreadsheet.....
by gairym
Fri Oct 04, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: BAM? Pah!!
Replies: 9
Views: 516

Re: BAM? Pah!!

Read about this a while back - chapeau!

Obviously only really for the sake of being able to say you did it in the summer months but no more/less dumb than the daft crap everyone else deems important.

Good effort!
by gairym
Wed Sep 25, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: (Blue) Oyster Bar
Replies: 26
Views: 934

Re: (Blue) Oyster Bar

PaulB2 wrote:
Wed Sep 25, 2019 6:21 pm
It was the gay bar from Police Academy wasn’t it?
We have a winner! :-bd
by gairym
Wed Sep 25, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: (Blue) Oyster Bar
Replies: 26
Views: 934

(Blue) Oyster Bar

First off, ten bonus points to the first person who gets the reference..... Ok, so I saw a Kickstarter thingy for a new combination drop/flat bar and thought it worth sharing - enjoy! https://bikepacking.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Oyster-Bar-Handlebar_1-768x512.jpg https://bikepacking.com/news/o...
by gairym
Mon Sep 23, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Do I 'need' a fat bike?
Replies: 37
Views: 1439

Re: Do I 'need' a fat bike?

Your use of quotes is sadly lacking :lol:
by gairym
Mon Sep 23, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Do I 'need' a fat bike?
Replies: 37
Views: 1439

Re: Do I 'need' a fat bike?

I don't get mine out if there's >10cm of fresh snow Err, did you really mean "more than 10cm"? :wink: Nope. :-bd I don't get it out if there's more than ~20cm of fresh snow but between 10-20cm is great. And the dream is obviously a rideable crust but those only come around a few times per season.
by gairym
Mon Sep 23, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Do I 'need' a fat bike?
Replies: 37
Views: 1439

Re: Do I 'need' a fat bike?

I've been around a few fatbikes and my two cents worth is that they're absolutely brilliant and what they're best at, great/fun at a lot of stuff and horrific in a few instances. If the "wintery ride in Scotland" involves snow then yes, you probably do need one. But if not then you might really enjo...
by gairym
Fri Sep 20, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Atlas Mountain Race.
Replies: 9
Views: 721

Re: Atlas Mountain Race.

middleagedmadness wrote:
Fri Sep 20, 2019 3:27 pm
Event is of no interest to me as I'm way too slow to complete it in 7days.....
So the same as the SRMR then?

We get a bunch of (like-minded) folk together and ride the route in a sociable, fun and non-competitive way - simples!

:-bd
by gairym
Thu Sep 19, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Gravel tyre that plays nice with Stans rims
Replies: 10
Views: 421

Re: Gravel tyre that plays nice with Stans rims

I’m swapping the wheels on my gravel bike from wtb rims to stans iron cross. Currently have 40c nanos on and I like them a lot. I know from previous experience they won’t play nice with the stans rims (far too tight) so wondering if anyone has used anything similar to a 40c nano without issues on a...
by gairym
Tue Sep 03, 2019 2:34 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tourino nice rally 2020 dates?
Replies: 9
Views: 475

Re: Tourino nice rally 2020 dates?

...Jameso has restricted next years ride to a no-fly policy... That way it helps filter out candidates and thus left with a TNR thats has less climate impact than others. Aaah crap! I really am running out of excuses not to return to finish what I started in 2016. :-bd Mike, get the train down. A l...
by gairym
Sun Sep 01, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The (fat) cat sat (slept) on the....?
Replies: 21
Views: 701

Re: The (fat) cat sat (slept) on the....?

Getting nervous now after pressing 'go' on the 'UL LW' version.

:-bd

I'll be sure not to over-inflate or jump and down on it.
by gairym
Sun Sep 01, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The (fat) cat sat (slept) on the....?
Replies: 21
Views: 701

Re: The (fat) cat sat (slept) on the....?

Getting nervous now after pressing 'go' on the 'UL LW' version.

:-bd

I'll be sure not over-inflate it or jump and down on it.
by gairym
Sun Sep 01, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: 800 miles, 98% off road - anyone?
Replies: 58
Views: 2404

Re: 800 miles, 98% off road - anyone?

Taylor wrote:
Sun Sep 01, 2019 3:09 pm
Sounds/looks like a mixed bag gairy.

There's a boner in the video too,

https://youtu.be/KoCqSki-wIM
Oooh, looks good.

I reckon my 'Monster Cross™' could handle everything I could see in the video :-bd
by gairym
Sun Sep 01, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: 800 miles, 98% off road - anyone?
Replies: 58
Views: 2404

Re: 800 miles, 98% off road - anyone?

Do we know if there any consistency in trail type or is it just a mixed bag meaning that realistically you'd be best off to ride a MTB for those sections that need it and then be a bit slower on the rest?

Definitely piqued my interest.....
by gairym
Sun Sep 01, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: SPDs or flats?
Replies: 19
Views: 675

Re: SPDs or flats?

I have flats on all my bikes (full sus, hardtail, road/gravel, monster cross, 29+, fat, pub) and have 2-3 pairs of shoes that I use depending upon which totally arbitry decision I make on any given day. On the very rare occasion I ride a bike with SPDs it just feels wrong to me. I like the feeling o...