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by Ray Young
Thu Dec 31, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Your top 3 ITT tips.
Replies: 32
Views: 980

Re: Your top 3 ITT tips.

Learn to feed and hydrate yourself properly.
Manage your pace effectively.
Know your body, your bike and your kit. Fix it as soon as something goes wrong.
by Ray Young
Sun Dec 20, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: How often do you rebuild/change?
Replies: 17
Views: 299

Re: How often do you rebuild/change?

Only when stuff wears out or on the rare occasions I get a new bike or frame which then needs different stuff to get the fit I like.
by Ray Young
Sat Dec 19, 2020 7:59 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Would you ride this?
Replies: 31
Views: 568

Re: Would you ride this?

Due to a fear of exposure at heights I'd have trouble just walking that.
by Ray Young
Fri Dec 11, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Grumpy old men
Replies: 37
Views: 759

Re: Grumpy old men

I didn't watch it but I did read a rant from I think an MBR journalist about bicycle standards. Basically he was pissed off with all the different standards citing certain ones that should now be used across the board. Problem is they are all modern standards (flared head tube, wide bars, os bars, B...
by Ray Young
Mon Dec 07, 2020 11:38 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Let's have a photo competition.
Replies: 67
Views: 1954

Re: Let's have a photo competition.

9am overlooking The Devils Beeftub, Dumfries and Galloway.

ImageIMG_20200812_073800539_HDR by Raymond Young, on Flickr
by Ray Young
Mon Dec 07, 2020 10:22 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Alpkit Edinburgh
Replies: 16
Views: 651

Re: Alpkit Edinburgh

Apparently they are opening in Causewayside near The Meadows and are currently looking to recruit 12 staff so get in touch if you fancy a job with them.
by Ray Young
Thu Dec 03, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Is it only ducks?
Replies: 15
Views: 370

Re: Is it only ducks?

I've not had Bombay duck in years. Nor me. Apparently they stopped importing it after it failed food hygiene standards, :sad: . My uncle introduced it to me 40 or so years ago but probably not had it in the last 30 years. You can get it from specialty importers but it's not cheap (6.99 for 100g!). ...
by Ray Young
Thu Dec 03, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 923
Views: 54100

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

Thanks for that. Unfortunately I think there will always be dick heads camping around the Pentlands reservoirs as it's so close to Edinburgh and easy to get to. Some of the camping remains I've come across and reported have been truly horrendous.
by Ray Young
Thu Dec 03, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Is it only ducks?
Replies: 15
Views: 370

Re: Is it only ducks?

PaulB2 wrote:
Thu Dec 03, 2020 3:04 pm
I've not had Bombay duck in years.
Nor me. Apparently they stopped importing it after it failed food hygiene standards, :sad: .
by Ray Young
Wed Nov 25, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: UK Socially Distanced Covid Aware Winter Bivi 2020.
Replies: 9
Views: 508

Re: UK Socially Distanced Covid Aware Winter Bivi 2020.

[/quote]:-bd Was just thinking that its really doesn't seem like a year since we occupied Dryffehead bothy.....
[/quote]

Yes was thinking that myself although I didn't attend Dryffehead as I had the dog who doesn't cope well with strangers so took me n her off on a solo bivi.
by Ray Young
Wed Nov 25, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 923
Views: 54100

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

£137 + £4 postage. More than I wanted to really, but a realistic price I think. Last time we were out overnight I just thought 'I can't keep doing this anymore, it's just too fecking painful' so I decided to throw money at the problem instead. I bought a thicker mat and the quilt and will see if it...
by Ray Young
Tue Nov 24, 2020 10:33 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: UK Socially Distanced Covid Aware Winter Bivi 2020.
Replies: 9
Views: 508

UK Socially Distanced Covid Aware Winter Bivi 2020.

I know the Annual Winter Bivi is designed to be a social event but given the circumstances this is obviously impossible so I'm proposing an alternative. Saturday 12 December 2020 UK wide socially distanced winter bivi. Go for a solo (or with someone in your bubble) overnight bivi whilst complying wi...
by Ray Young
Tue Nov 24, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 923
Views: 54100

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

^^^

Looks nice. How much did you pay if I may ask?
by Ray Young
Mon Nov 23, 2020 10:17 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 923
Views: 54100

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

[/quote]Yes, I have just bought myself a quilt to try for that reason. I am a bit wary of it though as I do sleep very cold. Might have to try it at home with the windows open before I venture out! [/quote] What quilt did you go for because i'm seriously thinking of buying one as I hate the confinem...
by Ray Young
Sat Nov 21, 2020 6:35 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Todays ride
Replies: 2247
Views: 308808

Re: Todays ride

Ten mile loop in The Pentland Hills with a difference. I was accompanied by my stepdaughter on her horse Woody and her black lab Lucy. Much enjoyed by all.
by Ray Young
Mon Nov 09, 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Borders 350/220 An Appeal.
Replies: 28
Views: 1501

Re: Borders 350/220 An Appeal.

In Reverse wrote:
Mon Nov 09, 2020 8:08 pm
You definitely got more and more shell-shocked looking as day 1 goes into days 2 and 3 :lol:
:grin:
by Ray Young
Mon Nov 09, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Borders 350/220 An Appeal.
Replies: 28
Views: 1501

Re: Borders 350/220 An Appeal.

Thanks Donald I enjoyed that.
by Ray Young
Fri Oct 23, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Off Topic. Tell me about 20" trials bikes.
Replies: 6
Views: 222

Re: Off Topic. Tell me about 20" trials bikes.

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Fri Oct 23, 2020 6:37 pm
Expect it to hurt Ray.
I gave it a fettle and sometime bounce round the yard on it ... generally hurting myself in the process :-bd
:lol: :lol: :lol:

Yep, I've already anticipated that, :wink: .
by Ray Young
Fri Oct 23, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Off Topic. Tell me about 20" trials bikes.
Replies: 6
Views: 222

Off Topic. Tell me about 20" trials bikes.

Bicycle trials is something I've fancied for a while and you can pick them up second hand quite cheap. I'm specifically interested in 20" wheel ones.
Any models I should avoid or you recommend? Anything I should know or consider in advance.
Thanks.
by Ray Young
Sat Oct 17, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Chainring Spacer Question.
Replies: 11
Views: 354

Re: Chainring Spacer Question.

In Reverse wrote:
Sat Oct 17, 2020 5:29 pm
I sheared some alloy bolts recently, also shearing the end off a spider arm in the process...

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Oops. My replacements are steel.
by Ray Young
Sat Oct 17, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Chainring Spacer Question.
Replies: 11
Views: 354

Re: Chainring Spacer Question.

Well the extra long chainring nuts and bolts with 5 mm spacer arrived today and they were definitely extra long. I had to cut them down to fit but I'm happy with the result. The 5mm spacer looks so much better than the stacked washers I had in there.
by Ray Young
Thu Oct 15, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Shed Extension. Oh Yes.
Replies: 13
Views: 651

Re: Shed Extension. Oh Yes.

ledburner wrote:
Thu Oct 15, 2020 12:35 pm
No excuses to get your pinny out now (for dusting). :grin:
:lol:

Now I'm in there using it the £200 and odd it cost was well worth it.
by Ray Young
Mon Oct 12, 2020 10:38 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Shed Extension. Oh Yes.
Replies: 13
Views: 651

Re: Shed Extension. Oh Yes.

That’s well nice, Ray. Don’t you find the bikes get covered in dust when cranking up all the woodworking kit up? Very tidy though. Hope it stays like that. Enjoy!!!! Thanks. It won't stay tidy for long. I'm one of those people who will let it get in a mess, have a big tidy then vow not to let it ge...
by Ray Young
Mon Oct 12, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Nighttime riding, fear and loathing.
Replies: 45
Views: 1102

Re: Nighttime riding, fear and loathing.

Night riding doesn't bother me but I'm not a great fan as there is no view and that's one of the main attractions for me. I'm also with htrider, I don't like going through farms at night.
by Ray Young
Mon Sep 28, 2020 7:45 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Chainring Spacer Question.
Replies: 11
Views: 354

Re: Chainring Spacer Question.

rudedog wrote:
Mon Sep 28, 2020 7:40 am
Did you move the spacers on the bottom bracket? This will also shift the position of the chain ring (I forgot when first moved to 1 x )
I did think of it but didn't do it as there is only one spacer on the drive side. I'll check to see how close it moves the crank to the chain stay. Thanks.