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by Ray Young
Tue Oct 15, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Is leaving stuff up Ben Nevis funny?
Replies: 8
Views: 264

Re: Is leaving stuff up Ben Nevis funny?

It really annoys me that mountaineers on the highest , hardest mountains leave all sorts of crap up there. If they can't carry it out they shouldn't be carrying it up. But hey, that would be just too hard wouldn't it and get in the way of them summiting.
by Ray Young
Mon Oct 14, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: Routes
Topic: Direct me nowhere
Replies: 9
Views: 181

Re: Direct me nowhere

Lie your bike on its side and spin the front wheel. When it stops spinning the direction the valve is facing is the direction you go. Or as near to as possible, :wink: .
by Ray Young
Mon Oct 14, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Winter bivvy, Scotland
Replies: 53
Views: 913

Re: Winter bivvy, Scotland

Borderer wrote:
Mon Oct 14, 2019 11:50 am
You could sit in the other room :wink:
:lol:
by Ray Young
Fri Oct 11, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Winter bivvy, Scotland
Replies: 53
Views: 913

Re: Winter bivvy, Scotland

Ah cool - yes I think I know where you mean. I have been meaning to try that sometime, you may have saved me the bother. Will talk about it with you in Dec. Also I have a Bob trailer so could haul in coal pretty easily on the day I reckon. I've not actually done it, I read about it on a bothy forum...
by Ray Young
Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Winter bivvy, Scotland
Replies: 53
Views: 913

Re: Winter bivvy, Scotland

Borderer wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 5:36 pm
Ray Young wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 4:08 pm
You can also come in from Over Phawhope bothy but this has a bike hike section over a hill NT174066-NT170041 to pick up the downhill track to Dryfehead.
Yes that's the bit at Gorrogill I was referring to.
No, it's a different bikehike, not the the big push up the Garrogil path.
by Ray Young
Thu Oct 10, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Carrying Cham Cream
Replies: 21
Views: 426

Re: Carrying Cham Cream

I carry Sudacrem in an old film roll pot.
by Ray Young
Thu Oct 10, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Winter bivvy, Scotland
Replies: 53
Views: 913

Re: Winter bivvy, Scotland

You can also come in from Over Phawhope bothy but this has a bike hike section over a hill NT174066-NT170041 to pick up the downhill track to Dryfehead.
by Ray Young
Thu Oct 10, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Winter bivvy, Scotland
Replies: 53
Views: 913

Re: Winter bivvy, Scotland

AndyTheBikeGuy wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:53 am
Hi all, is this restricted to those inhabitants of Scotland or could someone from the Scotland of England (Cumbria) join you too?

(pending confirmation of works do)
You would be more than welcome, always good to meet new people.
by Ray Young
Wed Oct 09, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Winter bivvy, Scotland
Replies: 53
Views: 913

Re: Winter bivvy, Scotland

Ian wrote:
Wed Oct 09, 2019 6:37 pm
Count me in. Haven't worked out where "where" is yet, but I have plenty of time to work it out :)
I was forgetting your North of the border now Ian, be good to meet you.
by Ray Young
Wed Oct 09, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Winter bivvy, Scotland
Replies: 53
Views: 913

Re: Winter bivvy, Scotland

Ian wrote:
Wed Oct 09, 2019 6:37 pm
Count me in. Haven't worked out where "where" is yet, but I have plenty of time to work it out :)
NY170999
by Ray Young
Wed Oct 09, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Winter bivvy, Scotland
Replies: 53
Views: 913

Re: Winter bivvy, Scotland

Ray Young wrote:
Wed Oct 09, 2019 2:15 pm
Alan63 wrote:
Wed Oct 09, 2019 1:37 pm
Haven't been to Dryfehead before. Is there much space for camping outside if need be?
Yes, nice flat green in front.
I can do a coal drop here too.
by Ray Young
Wed Oct 09, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Winter bivvy, Scotland
Replies: 53
Views: 913

Re: Winter bivvy, Scotland

Alan63 wrote:
Wed Oct 09, 2019 1:37 pm
Haven't been to Dryfehead before. Is there much space for camping outside if need be?
Yes, nice flat green in front.
by Ray Young
Wed Oct 09, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Winter bivvy, Scotland
Replies: 53
Views: 913

Re: Winter bivvy, Scotland

ScotRoutes wrote:
Wed Oct 09, 2019 11:22 am
Ah. We had more last year (but also tents etc).
I'm afraid I missed last year due to flu, broke my 100% attendance, :cry: .
by Ray Young
Wed Oct 09, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Winter bivvy, Scotland
Replies: 53
Views: 913

Re: Winter bivvy, Scotland

ScotRoutes wrote:
Tue Oct 08, 2019 11:43 pm
Are there not "rules" about turning up at MBA bothies mob-handed?
Yes but the most people attending any Scottish winter bivi I've been to is 6, not exactly a mob Colin. We always ask people to bring alternative sleeping arrangements too.
by Ray Young
Tue Oct 08, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Winter bivvy, Scotland
Replies: 53
Views: 913

Re: Winter bivvy, Scotland

Dryfehead sounds good to me and a coal drop is easy enough, :-bd .
by Ray Young
Sun Oct 06, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Winter bivvy, Scotland
Replies: 53
Views: 913

Re: Winter bivvy, Scotland

Time again for a return Southwards I'd say but I'm leaving it for others to decide this year. I'll try to do a coal drop if I can.
by Ray Young
Wed Oct 02, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: I have a confession.......
Replies: 16
Views: 750

Re: I have a confession.......

I used to ride in all conditions and didn't even think about it. Now I'm 61 I find it hard to motivate myself in inclement weather. My devoted care and attention to my bike post ride is also waning. The daft thing is if I'm out and the weather turns I just get on with it and still enjoy it, :roll: .
by Ray Young
Wed Sep 18, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Which extra would keep me warmer?
Replies: 52
Views: 1236

Re: Which extra would keep me warmer?

Thermal long johns, thermal long sleeve top, thermal socks are inexpensive and don't take up too much room and you can change into them if you arrive wet. After that I'd add my fleece liner if it's going to be really cold but then things are starting to get bulky.
by Ray Young
Sun Sep 15, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Holland.
Replies: 4
Views: 264

Re: Holland.

Love Holland. Lived there for 4 years as a child and been back twice cycling. Recently been talking to my wife about a short holiday there albeit by car.
by Ray Young
Wed Sep 11, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Coldest winter in 30 years.
Replies: 19
Views: 911

Re: Coldest winter in 30 years.

whitestone wrote:
Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:21 am
The tabloids love their frenzied, froth inducing headlines but I wouldn't trust them to tell me what yesterday's weather was nevermind tomorrow's.
:lol: :lol: :lol: :-bd
by Ray Young
Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Dutch Hooks. Feed The Bear...
Replies: 1
Views: 335

Re: Dutch Hooks. Feed The Bear...

If it were 2 Thai Dutch hookers I might be tempted, :wink: .
by Ray Young
Tue Sep 10, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Coldest winter in 30 years.
Replies: 19
Views: 911

Re: Coldest winter in 30 years.

It sells papers full stop. They find some barmy meteorologist who has made this prediction so if they are pulled for publishing lies they can point the finger at the barmy meteorologist and say he said so. Idiots who are prone to reading these rags fall for it every year, :roll: .
by Ray Young
Mon Sep 09, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Genesis Longitude Sizing
Replies: 8
Views: 288

Re: Genesis Longitude Sizing

I'm 5'8" and have the small frame. I changed the stem and seat post for slightly longer reach (with a Jones loop fitted)and setback and it fits fine now. I think the small would do you fine.
by Ray Young
Fri Sep 06, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: (Some) people are dicks
Replies: 16
Views: 846

Re: (Some) people are dicks

Unfortunately it's nothing new.
by Ray Young
Thu Sep 05, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: Routes
Topic: Capital Trail?
Replies: 26
Views: 1409

Re: Capital Trail?

On the first group start the way around Sunderland Hall (a large manor house) was very confusing with many people ending up at the front door of the house. The people living there were ok about it on this occasion but started to get pretty pissed off after that and put signs up saying no bikes until...