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by JohnClimber
Fri Jun 05, 2020 9:33 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: When?????
Replies: 42
Views: 959

Re: When?????

This evening been chatting (on the phone) with my pensions guy. He tells me that his head office has had a tip off that the North West (where the R number is now above 1) will get put on a 3 week lockdown if the R rate doesn't drop below 1 in the very near future. What with the last 2 weeks shenanig...
by JohnClimber
Thu Jun 04, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Stupid ideas you can't shake.
Replies: 51
Views: 1114

Re: Stupid ideas you can't shake.

Stupid Idea for me ......... will all depend on trying to get a 2 month pass from the wife....... If it's granted in early June 2022 or 2023 fly to Chicago, then on to Banff to ride the Tour Divide route but not racing it, I'd aim to start a week before the official start and limit my riding to arou...
by JohnClimber
Wed Jun 03, 2020 10:52 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Nice little vid from Cameron McNeish
Replies: 11
Views: 392

Re: Nice little vid from Cameron McNeish

ScotRoutes wrote:
Wed Jun 03, 2020 8:46 pm
He's back

Tarp vs tent

https://youtu.be/i8HmIR0cHfI
Great that one :-bd
by JohnClimber
Mon Jun 01, 2020 10:34 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: I wouldn't usually - a petition.
Replies: 22
Views: 575

Re: I wouldn't usually - a petition.

Signed and shared
by JohnClimber
Sun May 31, 2020 9:10 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Strapping a bicycle to an expensive rubber dinghy
Replies: 13
Views: 525

Re: Strapping a bicycle to an expensive rubber dinghy

Not been too bike raft curious to date as it's seemed like a right faff but your video is a good illustration John - thanks. You make a strong case for ski straps too :-bd Northwind - like the idea of sandwiching the frame with the wheels - all my rafts are decked so I think the non-drive side/boat...
by JohnClimber
Sun May 31, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Stupid ideas you can't shake.
Replies: 51
Views: 1114

Re: Stupid ideas you can't shake.

I know they have some silly people's names over in the States but calling a mountain "Mount Massive" shows a distinct lack of imagination.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Massive
by JohnClimber
Sat May 30, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Strapping a bicycle to an expensive rubber dinghy
Replies: 13
Views: 525

Re: Strapping a bicycle to an expensive rubber dinghy

Piemonster wrote:
Thu May 28, 2020 9:02 pm
Cheers John, for both the link and the offer. I’ll go take a watch.

Pedal, as much as anything. Is in the footwell and quite annoying.
I've never had a problem with it, but if you want to remove it make sure that your pedal is easy to remove before you leave home, then just allen key it off
by JohnClimber
Fri May 29, 2020 11:33 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The Program
Replies: 2
Views: 185

The Program

24 days left to watch this film for free.
Saw it when it came out, just re-watching it now.
The Program: www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m000by0g
by JohnClimber
Thu May 28, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Strapping a bicycle to an expensive rubber dinghy
Replies: 13
Views: 525

Re: Strapping a bicycle to an expensive rubber dinghy

Funny you should say that.
I made this film of how to stick a bike on to a Caribou this time last week.

https://youtu.be/yjv6fftjiSs

I've never needed a barrier and it's been ok with SPD's and spiked peddles (fit your glove over it)

Any questions please drop me a message, I'm happy to help.
by JohnClimber
Wed May 27, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 3146
Views: 533095

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

20% off Alpkit's bike packing gear https://alpkit.com/collections/special-buys
by JohnClimber
Wed May 27, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What you done t' your bike today
Replies: 549
Views: 33792

Re: What you done t' your bike today

Pedal - Paddle - only 2 letters are changed

Urban pack rafting in the heart of Liverpool's normally rammed tourist area of the Royal Albert Dock on my MRS Nomad this morning
https://youtu.be/Z4QrUkxCEO8
by JohnClimber
Tue May 26, 2020 9:45 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 8248
Views: 865006

Re: The post man's been ...

voodoo_simon wrote:
Tue May 26, 2020 9:04 pm
Not for strapping to your back and going for a swim...?
That's one way to get the great plague of 2nd wave virus carriers off the beaches on sunny days
by JohnClimber
Tue May 26, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 8248
Views: 865006

Re: The post man's been ...

Image

To keep the bike packing pack raft on the straight and narrow
by JohnClimber
Sun May 24, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Pack rafting - what you "may" need to know
Replies: 0
Views: 197

Pack rafting - what you "may" need to know

Oh god I hate the sound of my own voice.... I feel sorry for you all...... Anyway for those who are thinking of bike pack rafting or just adding a pack raft to their walking adventures after lockdown here's a couple of little "how too" and "which pack raft" films I've made to help guide you along th...
by JohnClimber
Fri May 22, 2020 7:50 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Looking ahead - what are you looking forward to?
Replies: 84
Views: 1280

Re: Looking ahead - what are you looking forward to?

ScotRoutes wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 5:58 pm
JohnClimber wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 5:47 pm
Wild camping, fat biking and pack rafting on Skye..... sunny day's and light winds to keep the midges away
Ooh. Where on Skye John?
Coruisk and the recently found viking landing and boat repair docks south of Glenbrittle.
Talisker beach are 3 to start with
by JohnClimber
Fri May 22, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Looking ahead - what are you looking forward to?
Replies: 84
Views: 1280

Re: Looking ahead - what are you looking forward to?

Wild camping, fat biking and pack rafting on Skye..... sunny day's and light winds to keep the midges away
by JohnClimber
Fri May 22, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Looking ahead - what are you looking forward to?
Replies: 84
Views: 1280

Re: Looking ahead - what are you looking forward to?

Wild camping, fat biking and pack rafting on Skye..... sunny day's and light winds to keep the midges away
by JohnClimber
Tue May 19, 2020 9:09 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Photos you have taken in the last month of which you like.
Replies: 1057
Views: 205420

Re: Photos you have taken in the last month of which you like.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49914048167_e6ab971915_k.jpg https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49914046772_2f45fbc21b_k.jpg https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49914045677_373bc954dd_k.jpg https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49913231358_c411298ff1_k.jpg https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/499...
by JohnClimber
Mon May 18, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: My boring first ever "how to" film
Replies: 1
Views: 143

My boring first ever "how to" film

For the 3 or 4 or maybe 5 people who have asked me how I attach my bikes to my pack rafts here's my first ever How To - Bike Pack Raft Film (No refunds on the 12 minutes or so of your life that you can't get back if you manage can stick with it all the way through) https://youtu.be/yjv6fftjiSs Yes I...
by JohnClimber
Sun May 17, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: One Mile Per Hour
Replies: 22
Views: 621

Re: One Mile Per Hour

"A Mile An Hour": https://youtu.be/EvT5XS7j-Dc

What a brilliant film,,, I sprayed my beer all over the keyboard at the sight of him on his mower going from right to left across the screen :lol:
by JohnClimber
Wed May 13, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Todays ride
Replies: 1771
Views: 249418

Re: Todays ride

Much, much lower than the snow level for me today

https://youtu.be/DaNf4BVJ0ik
by JohnClimber
Tue May 12, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Hammock underquilt advise please
Replies: 15
Views: 316

Re: Hammock underquilt advise please

Ticsmon wrote:
Tue May 12, 2020 8:39 pm
Will I need an underquilt in the summer with a sleeping bag ?
You will need an underquilt (or mat inside, if you can keep it in place) in all but a heat wave here in the UK.
11 months a year at the very least for sure here.