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by Ray Young
Wed Apr 08, 2020 9:17 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: What you done t' your bike today
Replies: 453
Views: 27491

Re: What you done t' your bike today

Not mine but a neighbor is new to mountain biking and got a bargain 26er full suss carbon Trek. No idea what model but the bloke he bought it from weighed 20 stone so the forks and shock where set up for him. When David rode it the suspension barely moved so I set it up for him. Will need further tw...
by Ray Young
Sat Apr 04, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: The Sandstone (No) Way
Replies: 7
Views: 364

Re: The Sandstone (No) Way

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Mon Mar 23, 2020 9:10 am
I very much like St Cuthbert's cave too.
I've wanted to bivi there for ages but there are very few legal paths for cyclists in the vicinity so have never got round to doing it.
by Ray Young
Thu Feb 27, 2020 8:14 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Lidle Do Bikepacking Bags By Crivit.
Replies: 2
Views: 217

Re: Lidle Do Bikepacking Bags By Crivit.

whitestone wrote:
Thu Feb 27, 2020 8:10 pm
Already bin dun Ray - viewtopic.php?f=7&t=16489
Doh!!!
by Ray Young
Thu Feb 27, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Lidle Do Bikepacking Bags By Crivit.
Replies: 2
Views: 217

Lidle Do Bikepacking Bags By Crivit.

https://lm.facebook.com/l.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.lidl.co.uk%2Fen%2Fp%2Fcycling-accessories%2Fcrivit-bike-bag-assortment%2Fp30164%3Ffbclid%3DIwAR3tfE_fDJKf1dVdGg3-MQfX_h5BsXfk3thycf2TzlfQNAxwCCJ7SSHVAYM&h=AT2ZWGBWXrF2nINpiSWzhxzNYhuzh43CPlHhfy4qCTmKN14AK3BPJIXzKQk3NmzankSDoAmX6bdqoDdcW6LZGDjzDagJII_...
by Ray Young
Wed Feb 26, 2020 8:42 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Sandro's bags
Replies: 14
Views: 859

Re: Sandro's bags

RIP wrote:
Sat Feb 22, 2020 7:36 pm
They are certainly very eye-catcing
I know looks are very subjective and form follows function but I think they're ugly as hell. Just my opinion.
by Ray Young
Fri Feb 14, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: 'Prepping' What's that about?
Replies: 48
Views: 1802

Re: 'Prepping' What's that about?

I worked with someone 40 years ago who emigrated to New Zealand. Nothing odd in that itself but the reason he chose New Zealand as opposed to any other country is that if America and Russia started hurling nukes at each other (the cold war was still a very real thing then) then New Zealand due to it...
by Ray Young
Fri Jan 31, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Sleep Systems
Replies: 28
Views: 1155

Re: Sleep Systems

I too am on a limited budget. I saved up and bought an exped downmat and have never regretted it as I use it all year round. A Vango venom 400 down sleeping bag (again saved for) gets used for 6-8 months a year with budget additions for serious winter use. In summer I use a lightweight synthetic bag...
by Ray Young
Tue Jan 21, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2019
Replies: 1141
Views: 83232

Re: Bivvy a month 2019

Can I add a new category (only because I have a chance at this one): illest. This months saw me with the onset of the norovirus. An, ahem, ‘emergency evacuation’ and having to stop for a spew just part of its many splendours... this is not a category I can see people rushing to ‘compete’ in... :lol...
by Ray Young
Sat Jan 18, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Exped Mat Repair Advice Please.
Replies: 3
Views: 200

Re: Exped Mat Repair Advice Please.

Thanks. I hadn't realised exped glue needs 3 applications, that'll be why my first puncture didn't mend properly until I put tenacious tape on it.
by Ray Young
Sat Jan 18, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Exped Mat Repair Advice Please.
Replies: 3
Views: 200

Exped Mat Repair Advice Please.

So my exped downmat has a small leak. I repaired a previous one using tenacious tape on Stu's advice and it's held fine ever since. This one's s bit more problematic as it's in an awkward position. It's right on the edge near the top of an air chamber so any patch needs to be able to conform to the ...
by Ray Young
Fri Jan 17, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tell me about budget turbo trainers.
Replies: 22
Views: 817

Re: Tell me about budget turbo trainers.

I decided to go the second hand route and picked up a mag elite trainer for £20 so I'm happy with that.
by Ray Young
Thu Jan 16, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Tin Can Stove
Replies: 11
Views: 755

Re: Tin Can Stove

I've made a few pop/beer can stoves but found Stu's 22g stove to be more fuel efficient.
by Ray Young
Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:39 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Anyone Ridden River Meig Track?
Replies: 10
Views: 400

Re: Anyone Ridden River Meig Track?

Thanks MH, that's good to know from someone who's done it. Really looking forward to this now.
by Ray Young
Tue Jan 14, 2020 8:43 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Anyone Ridden River Meig Track?
Replies: 10
Views: 400

Re: Anyone Ridden River Meig Track?

htrider wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 8:30 pm
Pretty good way to split the route up actually :-bd
Thanks, it adds 34 miles to both loops so my South loop is 334 miles and my North loop should be (I haven't plotted it yet) about 284 miles.
by Ray Young
Tue Jan 14, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Anyone Ridden River Meig Track?
Replies: 10
Views: 400

Re: Anyone Ridden River Meig Track?

ScotRoutes wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 4:34 pm
I didn't say it wasn't :wink: :lol:
Wouldn't bother me, apparently I have a reputation for liking that sort of thing, :wink: . Mike on the other hand may not have been too impressed.
by Ray Young
Tue Jan 14, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Anyone Ridden River Meig Track?
Replies: 10
Views: 400

Re: Anyone Ridden River Meig Track?

Thanks, that's great news. The path isn't too clear on satellite images and given the amount of streams coming off the hillsides it looked as though it could have been boggy bikehike hell.
by Ray Young
Tue Jan 14, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Anyone Ridden River Meig Track?
Replies: 10
Views: 400

Re: Anyone Ridden River Meig Track?

Sorry, don't have map to hand at the moment but I think you're talking about the Glenuaig Lodge track? If so, then it's mostly rideable. Metalheart has been along it fairly recently. Yes, that's the one, thanks. Pushbikemike and I are planning on doing the HT 550 together but neither of us can get ...
by Ray Young
Tue Jan 14, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Anyone Ridden River Meig Track?
Replies: 10
Views: 400

Anyone Ridden River Meig Track?

Has anyone ridden the track that follows the River Meig in Scotland? It is West of Contin and runs South of and parallel to the A832, A890, NH218519 to NH107478. I'm hoping Scotroutes might know this one. Thanks.
by Ray Young
Fri Jan 10, 2020 10:56 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: My Strangest Get Off Ever.
Replies: 2
Views: 354

My Strangest Get Off Ever.

So I'm gently riding along a smooth but very muddy path when suddenly the back end of the bike lifts up and goes sideways causing me to topple over. As I'm going down I think "what the feck?". Picking myself up I look back to see a 10" long stick standing vertically upright in the mud that most defi...
by Ray Young
Tue Jan 07, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 323
Views: 12528

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

Jimmy, any chance you could you PM me the location of that place please. I've used the gun emplacements on Cramond Island numerous times but was unaware of other ones. Thanks
by Ray Young
Sun Jan 05, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What you done t' your bike today
Replies: 453
Views: 27491

Re: What you done t' your bike today

Eventually found and fitted, after trying several different stems, a high rise medium reach stem that copes with my combination of neck/lower back problems/Jones loops/sus forks so the tyre doesn't hit the bar bag under compression and I don't suffer pain over long distance. Taken a while but got th...
by Ray Young
Fri Jan 03, 2020 10:38 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: HT 550 Logistics Help.
Replies: 9
Views: 508

Re: HT 550 Logistics Help.

Hi Phil, thanks for that, I'll peruse them tomorrow.
by Ray Young
Fri Jan 03, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: HT 550 Logistics Help.
Replies: 9
Views: 508

Re: HT 550 Logistics Help.

Thanks Whitestone. I've found Lars Henning account and map download on bikepacking. com so I'll start with that.
by Ray Young
Fri Jan 03, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: HT 550 Logistics Help.
Replies: 9
Views: 508

HT 550 Logistics Help.

I have a notion to do the HT 550 over 10 days towards the end of March when my wife is away on holiday. Can anyone point out links or sites to help planning with regard to refueling and easy/hard sections? Thanks.
by Ray Young
Sat Dec 28, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tell me about budget turbo trainers.
Replies: 22
Views: 817

Re: Tell me about budget turbo trainers.

Wow, I never expected so much information, thanks to all of you for taking the time to respond. The reason I want one is due to the way my days pan out. I don't always get time to go ride but a half hour in the shed is feasible. As I'll only be doing short sessions I reckon a dumb one would be ok bu...