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by JohnClimber
Wed Aug 12, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Todays ride
Replies: 1975
Views: 267943

Re: Todays ride

Not today - But yesterday
Not a ride - But a float

But Alec of here is on the water with me.
Here's one of yesterdays 3 drop run in Packrafts at Llangollen's Mile End Mill's play area
https://youtu.be/Ob2RqImw8Wc?t=22
by JohnClimber
Wed Aug 12, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: who rides Ti ?
Replies: 55
Views: 792

Re: who rides Ti ?

Three. And I've sold two others. I like the feel. I like the weight. I like the bare metal look. I like the fact that I can mistreat the frame by strapping bags to it and it comes up like new. I like the fact that I can buy custom Ti frames for much less than alloy and steel frames from some of the...
by JohnClimber
Tue Aug 11, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: A new(ish) frame bag company to consider
Replies: 9
Views: 519

Re: A new(ish) frame bag company to consider

Cheers, that's one of the main reasons that I went with them. There was no talk of corner cutting it offing a cheaper alternative. It was all quality parts and materials, that's what you get and that's the price. Take it or leave it. And they are looking to expand their range with top tube stem bags...
by JohnClimber
Mon Aug 10, 2020 10:31 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: A new(ish) frame bag company to consider
Replies: 9
Views: 519

Re: A new(ish) frame bag company to consider

Am a bit confused (not alot... just a bit). If its got a roll top closure then why the zips which seem to be high enough to be wanting to give access from the top section. You see I always assumed, but never knew for sure, that the roll top was such that it increases proper waterproofing!! Or have ...
by JohnClimber
Mon Aug 10, 2020 8:36 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: A new(ish) frame bag company to consider
Replies: 9
Views: 519

Re: A new(ish) frame bag company to consider

Coming together, some nice stitching (in the photos) https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50211248611_8e7d813a31_h.jpg https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50211248916_d82cc04cf3_h.jpg https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50211520592_de09b0a317_h.jpg That looks to be the the pocket side done, next I gu...
by JohnClimber
Sun Aug 09, 2020 9:15 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Todays ride
Replies: 1975
Views: 267943

Re: Todays ride

Playing with the 360 camera and several mounts on my new local loop

https://youtu.be/G0gUn_Oct5o
by JohnClimber
Sun Aug 09, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: A new(ish) frame bag company to consider
Replies: 9
Views: 519

Re: A new(ish) frame bag company to consider

FLV wrote:
Sun Aug 09, 2020 9:36 am
They look very smart, look forward to seeimg them finished
Me too
by JohnClimber
Sat Aug 08, 2020 10:07 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What's The Furthest You've Had To Walk Back Due To A Mechanical?
Replies: 23
Views: 537

Re: What's The Furthest You've Had To Walk Back Due To A Mechanical?

17 miles (as the crow flies) down in Dorset 2 days before the Dorset Gravel Dash. The Gates belt drive on my 29er+ split apart with the flint in the claggy mud down that way. A guy with a pick up took pity on my have gave the the 12 miles lift back to my car. The next day was wasted trying and succe...
by JohnClimber
Sat Aug 08, 2020 9:35 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: A new(ish) frame bag company to consider
Replies: 9
Views: 519

A new(ish) frame bag company to consider

As Covid19 limits the enjoyment of going to the pub for a pre bivi meal or a cafe for a breakfast and lunch stop I've come to realise that it's time that I go for a for a full frame bag, this "need" has turned in to 2 full frame bags one for the Fat bike and one for the 29er+ As Wildcat have yet to ...
by JohnClimber
Fri Aug 07, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What you done t' your bike today
Replies: 642
Views: 42820

Re: What you done t' your bike today

SS spin to the paper shop for the MiL's paper
Gravel ride to drop off the said paper and a 35 mile detour home.
SS spin back to the same shop to collect a new budget camera tripod
by JohnClimber
Fri Aug 07, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Shaky shaky alternaty
Replies: 26
Views: 801

Re: Shaky shaky alternaty

ton wrote:
Fri Aug 07, 2020 3:36 pm
what is the sizing like on the outdry stuff ?
I'm normally a large jacket over a medium to large tee shirt. I have the medium jacket and it's perfect.
Although when I was a stone and a half heavier than I am now it was looking to be a bit tight with a fleece on underneath in the winter.
by JohnClimber
Fri Aug 07, 2020 8:24 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Shaky shaky alternaty
Replies: 26
Views: 801

Re: Shaky shaky alternaty

Thanks for all the replies. The Outdry stuff seems like the cheapest and most waterproof option. However I cant seem to find any jacket weights on the Website. There are four i can see that would fit the bill but i don't want to buy something that's as heavy as my mountain equipment jacket that i c...
by JohnClimber
Thu Aug 06, 2020 9:35 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Shaky shaky alternaty
Replies: 26
Views: 801

Re: Shaky shaky alternaty

Outdry update. Not for cycling and not for me, but we've just bought the wife this Outdry longer jacket for walking in, it arrived today. https://www.columbiasportswear.co.uk/p/womens-outdry-ex-mackintosh-jacket-1886673.html?dwvar_1886673_color=010&dwvar_1886673_size=M&lgw_code=16604-193553441847&&m...
by JohnClimber
Thu Aug 06, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What does the word "Bikepacking" mean to you?
Replies: 38
Views: 874

Re: What does the word "Bikepacking" mean to you?

What does the word "Bikepacking" mean to you? To me it's an escape from the normal, an excuse to exercise without feeling like I'm exercising as I hate exercising. I love watching the sky, clouds, stars and satellites roll past, watch the sun setting and rising. None of which (apart from the clouds)...
by JohnClimber
Thu Aug 06, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 8543
Views: 916262

Re: The post man's been ...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50195034776_b3c963b849_c.jpg https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50195297867_d00b14b9f7_c.jpg As seen in these parts last month, 1000g in it's carry case and just £6.83 from Ali Express delivered 19 days. For lazy bike packing trips where I fancy chilling and tak...
by JohnClimber
Wed Aug 05, 2020 10:08 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 8543
Views: 916262

Re: The post man's been ...

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Fat bike BB bearings for £4 each including VAT from our local bearing shop
(got 2 as spare)
by JohnClimber
Tue Aug 04, 2020 9:57 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Shaky shaky alternaty
Replies: 26
Views: 801

Re: Shaky shaky alternaty

IMO - All* waterproofs need re proofing. They are great for 2 or 3 rides then you wash them, re proof them and they are never as good as they first were *Except Gore Shakedry Or the cheaper, but bulkier and heavier Columbia Outdry Both of the above are the only two water proofs that are fully waterp...
by JohnClimber
Sat Aug 01, 2020 11:51 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: WRT GR on their way.
Replies: 18
Views: 436

Re: WRT GR on their way.

Fat bike (beach) route sorted..........

It includes a massive 3 grid refs........ which is unusual for me :-O
by JohnClimber
Sat Aug 01, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: WRT T shirts for those not riding.
Replies: 36
Views: 970

Re: WRT T shirts for those not riding.

I'm a medium is for now and the large may come in handy when I have to go back to.work and stop riding my bike as much :-(

Can I collect.both on the Sunday morning?
by JohnClimber
Fri Jul 31, 2020 9:15 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Yay, it's cheery Friday.
Replies: 1133
Views: 113594

Re: Yay, it's cheery Friday.

Cheery news.

On the last Friday on the month, no word from work about going back from furlough....

On the plus side.... No going back to work at least for the start of August......
by JohnClimber
Thu Jul 30, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Todays ride
Replies: 1975
Views: 267943

Re: Todays ride

Nothing special to report on this mornings ride

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by JohnClimber
Thu Jul 30, 2020 8:32 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: WRT T shirts for those not riding.
Replies: 36
Views: 970

Re: WRT T shirts for those not riding.

John Moore - Medium please

And a second one because it's an vaguely exciting design
Not sure what size I've ordered for the event which I think I'll be collecting from you along with cake and tea on the Sunday morning please
by JohnClimber
Thu Jul 30, 2020 7:19 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Machynlleth to Barmouth route help please
Replies: 11
Views: 255

Re: Machynlleth to Barmouth route help please

RIP wrote:
Thu Jul 30, 2020 8:43 am
BB300 ,.......... the most sadistic available :wink:
"Fixed that for you" :smile: .
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That's exactly why I asked the question how I did rather than follow "that route"

Thanks all and thanks for the GPX Stuart
by JohnClimber
Wed Jul 29, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Machynlleth to Barmouth route help please
Replies: 11
Views: 255

Machynlleth to Barmouth route help please

Can you recommend me your best off road but ride able route from Machynlleth to Barmouth please?
Is there a route with this section as a GPX that you can send me over please?
by JohnClimber
Wed Jul 29, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: yd300 weekend
Replies: 51
Views: 901

Re: yd300 weekend

Good luck all of you nutters :-bd