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by u02sgb
Fri Dec 11, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: For those who like clean bits.
Replies: 28
Views: 1788

Re: For those who like clean bits.

Interesting! I looked at the price of US cleaners for doing the chain and decided to give deep fat fryer and Putoline a shot instead. Been reasonably impressed with it so far. It did the CL300 without getting oiled again, although it was a bit noisy on the uphills towards the end. Still shifted fine...
by u02sgb
Sun Nov 22, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: New GPS recommendation please
Replies: 17
Views: 602

Re: New GPS recommendation please

As a cheaper, but no excuse to buy new shiny, suggestion. :grin:

I copy GPS files to my Etrex 30x using my Samsung phone. It came with a USB to USB-C plug that I use the Garmin cable with. The Samsung "my files" app lets you copy stuff across.
by u02sgb
Wed Nov 11, 2020 8:40 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Highland Trail 550 -2021
Replies: 19
Views: 881

Re: Highland Trail 550 -2021

I'll be keenly following your dot Steve. Think I leaned a lot from your attitude in Tomintoul on the CL300. You just need to keep plodding when you're feeling a bit flat. I ended up faffing and losing a lot of time doing things like stopping to take photos, as my head wasn't in it until I met up wit...
by u02sgb
Wed Nov 11, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: New tent dilemma
Replies: 22
Views: 614

Re: New tent dilemma

To Woodsmith - what length was the pole you used? They recommend a slightly longer pole for more recent versions that lifts the bathtub up a bit. I originally got a pole slightly too short from Stu and had to order a longer extender.
by u02sgb
Sat Nov 07, 2020 9:18 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Waterproof glove to try
Replies: 27
Views: 605

Re: Waterproof glove to try

I'd buy them based on Skurka's review. He's pretty thorough.

Please tell us how you get on, also interested.
by u02sgb
Fri Oct 30, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Thule Panniers
Replies: 4
Views: 81

Re: Thule Panniers

I've got the side plates for the rack and they work well. I used it for bikepacking before I learned to TLS. Use it with mini Ortleib panniers though.
by u02sgb
Sat Oct 24, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Help me solve my light mount issue
Replies: 6
Views: 194

Re: Help me solve my light mount issue

I tend to use Sugru for semi-permanent adjustments like this. You could maybe mold a shim to angle the bracket.
by u02sgb
Tue Oct 06, 2020 9:25 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: An interesting idea
Replies: 19
Views: 599

Re: An interesting idea

I'd thought about doing similar with an Alpkit Gordon on the front carrier. Taking it off for things like Larig an Laogh or the East bank of Loch Lomond on the WHW. You'd need to know in advance that it was a serious hike a bike to make it worth it. Decided it was a faff too far and didn't pursue. I...
by u02sgb
Thu Sep 24, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Cairngorms Loop 300 - September Group Start?
Replies: 250
Views: 10144

Re: Cairngorms Loop 300 - September Group Start?

I got blown off a couple of times, at one point to screamed expletives into the wind, didn't do much but made me feel a little better. Lots of good memories. Thanks again. Ian Martin Think I just ducked out of the gust to put my fleece on at that point! Pretty sure I could've been more sympathetic ...
by u02sgb
Wed Sep 16, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Cairngorms loop 2020
Replies: 19
Views: 666

Re: Cairngorms loop 2020

Enjoyed that thanks Bob. It was me with the Tarp lofted high, to be honest I was too tired to figure anything out properly at that point and just tied it to various branches on the tree. The wind loosened it up overnight. Kept the rain off enough for a few hours sleep though. Took me quite a while t...
by u02sgb
Mon Sep 14, 2020 1:06 am
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Cairngorms Loop 300 - September Group Start?
Replies: 250
Views: 10144

Re: Cairngorms Loop 300 - September Group Start?

Hi, I just finished at 23.06. afraid my broken brain isn't able to figure out how many hours that is right now. Really pleased anyway, hardest I've ever pushed myself and the Glen Derry descent down to Linn of Dee was a particular highlight yesterday. Great to meet so many like minded souls and than...
by u02sgb
Thu Sep 10, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Cairngorms Loop 300 - September Group Start?
Replies: 250
Views: 10144

Re: Cairngorms Loop 300 - September Group Start?

Similarly got one dinner and one breakfast packed and lots of snacks.

Stu.
by u02sgb
Thu Sep 10, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Cairngorms Loop 300 - September Group Start?
Replies: 250
Views: 10144

Re: Cairngorms Loop 300 - September Group Start?

Out of interest gents, how much resupply are you planning enroute and how much is packed?

I see talk of "dinner" which I've also got with a small stove.
by u02sgb
Thu Sep 10, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Cairngorms Loop 300 - September Group Start?
Replies: 250
Views: 10144

Re: Cairngorms Loop 300 - September Group Start?

Yeah, I said I needed to avoid the weather forecast now all I'm doing is looking at all the different ones! :lol:
by u02sgb
Thu Sep 10, 2020 10:00 am
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Cairngorms Loop 300 - September Group Start?
Replies: 250
Views: 10144

Re: Cairngorms Loop 300 - September Group Start?

It's the strong winds for the descent to Braemar that I'm keeping an eye on! All good Cairngorm weather though I suppose.
by u02sgb
Thu Sep 10, 2020 9:18 am
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Cairngorms Loop 300 - September Group Start?
Replies: 250
Views: 10144

Re: Cairngorms Loop 300 - September Group Start?

Yeah it's been pretty consistent all week too :???:
by u02sgb
Wed Sep 09, 2020 9:24 am
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Cairngorms Loop 300 - September Group Start?
Replies: 250
Views: 10144

Re: Cairngorms Loop 300 - September Group Start?

I'm in too. With a previous time over 50 hours I'll be happy to get in under two days though!

Aiming for one sleep and enjoying the sunshine and gentle winds (must ignore the weather forecast, must ignore the weather forecast...).

Stu.
by u02sgb
Tue Jun 23, 2020 9:38 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The Acepac luggage I mentioned.
Replies: 35
Views: 1938

Re: The Acepac luggage I mentioned.

Yeah, I'm really pleased with my 1l top tube bag too. Really well made and I've been able to get stuff out of the front on the move, by using just one zip.
by u02sgb
Tue Jun 02, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Jersey orders UPDATE
Replies: 39
Views: 2104

Re: Jersey orders UPDATE

Quality! Thanks Stu.
by u02sgb
Thu May 28, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Suggestion on shoe repair!
Replies: 8
Views: 400

Re: Suggestion on shoe repair!

I've used this for shoe repair in the past with good success. Even managed to fix a puncture in the kids beach ball with it!

https://www.ultralightoutdoorgear.co.uk ... esive-p250
by u02sgb
Wed May 20, 2020 9:37 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Freehub bodies
Replies: 3
Views: 323

Re: Freehub bodies

I'm not convinced building your own wheels is cost effective (unless you do it a lot) but it's a very satisfying feeling.
by u02sgb
Fri May 15, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever
Replies: 12
Views: 800

Re: Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever

Thanks Boxelder. I'm used to the midge!
by u02sgb
Fri May 15, 2020 8:14 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever
Replies: 12
Views: 800

Re: Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever

That sounds sensible Jurassic. Just wondered if there was a reason the experts had agreed on. Seem to be lots of people talking about them the last few years.
by u02sgb
Thu May 14, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever
Replies: 12
Views: 800

Re: Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever

Ticks really do seem to be increasing. Is there an accepted reason for this? What are their predators?
by u02sgb
Sat Apr 18, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: 'Doping scandal of the Highland Trail 550'...?
Replies: 54
Views: 4477

Re: 'Doping scandal of the Highland Trail 550'...?

I was given it when I had laser eye surgery. I went for PRK (painful one) so it was definitely necessary.

You are quite spaced out and you know that there is some pain there but you just don't care. I would think it could help you push past pain limits effectively.