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by u02sgb
Thu Sep 24, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Cairngorms Loop 300 - September Group Start?
Replies: 233
Views: 6421

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: 379

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: 233
Views: 6421

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: 233
Views: 6421

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: 233
Views: 6421

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: 233
Views: 6421

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: 233
Views: 6421

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: 233
Views: 6421

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: 233
Views: 6421

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: 1533

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: 1669

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: 293

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: 259

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: 661

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: 661

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: 661

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: 3731

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.
by u02sgb
Sat Apr 11, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Obsessive Compulsive Cycling Disorder
Replies: 2
Views: 302

Re: Obsessive Compulsive Cycling Disorder

I'm half way through and really enjoying it too. Recommended.
by u02sgb
Thu Mar 19, 2020 10:56 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: If we close up for a bit...
Replies: 753
Views: 31090

Re: If we close up for a bit...

Well said Sean
by u02sgb
Thu Mar 19, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tell me three things that...
Replies: 42
Views: 1996

Re: Tell me three things that...

RIP wrote:
Thu Mar 19, 2020 10:21 am
yes I know I said we should stream less stuff
I wouldn't worry too much about the load of "work from home". From what I've read the biggest spike is people coming home from work and gaming/netflix etc.
by u02sgb
Thu Mar 19, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tell me three things that...
Replies: 42
Views: 1996

Re: Tell me three things that...

Deliveries are going to be the only growth industry for the next wee while. All sorts of people will be dropping round :grin:
by u02sgb
Thu Mar 19, 2020 10:01 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tell me three things that...
Replies: 42
Views: 1996

Re: Tell me three things that...

First is almost a confession 1) The feeling of new kit arriving. I know it's consumerist but I love the feeling of new kit I've researched appearing at the door with the undertones of getting out to use it for the first time. 2) Kids being at home (currently isolated). They'll drive me up the wall s...
by u02sgb
Wed Mar 04, 2020 10:34 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Sausage shaped dry bags
Replies: 5
Views: 544

Re: Sausage shaped dry bags

Another vote for the Lomo double ended. Not light but very tough and a good shape.

"Free" postage on Amazon for double the price :grin: #hiddencosts.
by u02sgb
Mon Mar 02, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 8717
Views: 961713

Re: The post man's been ...

I got my "bangles" too, thanks Stu!
by u02sgb
Wed Feb 19, 2020 9:27 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Glencoe/Kinlochleven to Fort William
Replies: 4
Views: 351

Re: Glencoe/Kinlochleven to Fort William

It might be easier getting the train to Fort William then ride back. You'd need to drive to Bridge of Orchy I think though. The train usually has 6 spaces at the back for bikes but you might need to book.