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by JohnClimber
Mon Feb 24, 2020 10:05 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Jenn Ride 2020
Replies: 12
Views: 156

Jenn Ride 2020

Rich's first edition of this years #JennRide route

https://www.alltrails.com/explore/map/j ... -edition-1

I'll be on the bike and pack raft again if anyone fancies a weekend ride and paddle without the stress of the full route above
by JohnClimber
Mon Feb 24, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Do you own an unsuitable bike?
Replies: 82
Views: 1088

Re: Do you own an unsuitable bike?

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Mon Feb 24, 2020 12:28 pm
That bike looks tiny. Was it?
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by JohnClimber
Sun Feb 23, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Do you own an unsuitable bike?
Replies: 82
Views: 1088

Re: Do you own an unsuitable bike?

Dug out of the corner of the garage, cleaned, prepped and ready for your event Stuart.

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by JohnClimber
Sun Feb 23, 2020 8:33 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Crap end to the weekend.
Replies: 11
Views: 382

Re: Crap end to the weekend.

I understood every word of that until "pull the thing apart. As you can imagine, the motor was"......
by JohnClimber
Sun Feb 23, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Things you'd wished you'd done years ago (Bikepacking only)
Replies: 1
Views: 157

Things you'd wished you'd done years ago (Bikepacking only)

Oh my god why didn't I do this when I started bike packing 12 or so years ago. I've never been a good sleeper outdoors, until last night....... Friday night and Saturday morning I had a good 9 hours of sleep at home (not the best to make me tired for Saturday nights bivi) But 3 nights before I chang...
by JohnClimber
Sun Feb 23, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 167
Views: 6184

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

by JohnClimber
Sat Feb 22, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Do you own an unsuitable bike?
Replies: 82
Views: 1088

Re: Do you own an unsuitable bike?

I have 3 unsuitable bikes all of which are single speeds. My folding bike, which I have bike packed and pack rafted on the same over night trip - so that won't count. My comutter bike with its road tyres might do. But tucked away in a corner of my garage is what I would bring. A very heavy 26" beach...
by JohnClimber
Fri Feb 21, 2020 9:23 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Saturday 22nd February Merseyside bivi
Replies: 11
Views: 285

Re: Saturday 22nd February Merseyside bivi

Last call for tomorrow

Escape Goat
Survives Sam
Barney
Myself

Possibly Paul (not on here)

And Jeff has bailed :cry: #StopBeingSoft :wink:
by JohnClimber
Tue Feb 18, 2020 10:04 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Prong > Lauf
Replies: 36
Views: 780

Re: Prong > Lauf

Had mine just over four years, first real test was Tour Aotearoa and always been happy with them and no issues. As above not great in rock gardens but on gravel or the roads around here they are fine. I seem to recall they came with a five year guarantee so I would hope any problem would be fixed. ...
by JohnClimber
Mon Feb 17, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Wildcamping spots - the 8 best.
Replies: 45
Views: 1144

Re: Wildcamping spots - the 8 best.

I think we needn't worry.

The last thing their viewers would do is chill out and relax wild camping somewhere.

Downhill race watching and red bull drinking types wouldn't fancy getting out of their comfort zone too much for us to worry
by JohnClimber
Mon Feb 17, 2020 8:42 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Wildcamping spots - the 8 best.
Replies: 45
Views: 1144

Re: Wildcamping spots - the 8 best.

Taylor wrote:
Mon Feb 17, 2020 8:04 pm
Number 7 looks more like car camping to me.
Spotted that too, camp site maybe?
by JohnClimber
Sat Feb 15, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Hard rain in Wales today?
Replies: 37
Views: 874

Re: Hard rain in Wales today?

Just up to the right of that in Merseyside....

Today there's been hardly any wind a few gusts but that's it and the odd bit of "Bear Bones event" type rain but it's nothing compared to last weekend.
by JohnClimber
Sat Feb 15, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Saturday 22nd February Merseyside bivi
Replies: 11
Views: 285

Re: Saturday 22nd February Merseyside bivi

RIP wrote:
Sat Feb 15, 2020 5:01 pm
JohnClimber wrote:
Sat Feb 15, 2020 3:39 pm
just ticking a box.
I thought you'd stopped ticking boxes John mate :wink: .
Good point, it's to test some gear before the season starts such as the Alpkit Kloke and my new pillow, these are the boxes to tick :wink:
by JohnClimber
Sat Feb 15, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Saturday 22nd February Merseyside bivi
Replies: 11
Views: 285

Saturday 22nd February Merseyside bivi

Anyone up for a Merseyside wild camp next Saturday night 22nd February?

Late afternoon meet up short ride, chippy for tea, pub for drinks and away early on the Sunday morning for breakfast either at home or at a cafe.

Nothing epic just ticking a box.

Interested?
by JohnClimber
Sat Feb 15, 2020 9:46 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: 'Prepping' What's that about?
Replies: 45
Views: 1061

Re: 'Prepping' What's that about?

Very disappointed in this thread......

Prepping...... I was it was going to be a thread of ....

Bike packing faffing .... (Preparing for a ride).

I love a good faff ... Now there's a thread....

Carry on prepping
by JohnClimber
Sat Feb 15, 2020 9:05 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: ROVANIEMI 300
Replies: 54
Views: 1084

Re: ROVANIEMI 300

First check of Track leaders and Ian is in 2nd place.
Go on Ian
by JohnClimber
Wed Feb 12, 2020 10:23 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: AcePac - New stocks.
Replies: 3
Views: 320

Re: AcePac - New stocks.

Do you think that the Acepac Bar Bag will fit my commuter bike single speed directly fixed to the bars and head tube and under the flat bars with angle down (a bit) brake levers, so that it won't swing around but won't interfere with my braking please? I've just measured between the outside of the ...
by JohnClimber
Tue Feb 11, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: AcePac - New stocks.
Replies: 3
Views: 320

Re: AcePac - New stocks.

Stuart. Do you think that the Acepac Bar Bag will fit my commuter bike single speed directly fixed to the bars and head tube and under the flat bars with angle down (a bit) brake levers, so that it won't swing around but won't interfere with my braking please? To fit a set up like this? https://imag...
by JohnClimber
Sun Feb 09, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Glasgow bikepacking shops?
Replies: 35
Views: 1192

Re: Glasgow bikepacking shops?

Cheers. I was thinking about just heading to an alterations place to have a quick chat. One little horizontal loop of fabric and then another loop of velcro and it'd be sorted. Cost saving does seem like the only reason for the change. They now talking about trimming the velcro at the front to suit...
by JohnClimber
Sat Feb 08, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Anyone out on Sunday testing gear/bike/self to destruction then?
Replies: 30
Views: 736

Re: Anyone out on Sunday testing gear/bike/self to destruction then?

Was planning to fat bike up the coast from Liverpool to Southport with a fantasic tail wind. Then jump on the train south (into the head wind) :-bd Unfortunately there's maintenance work on the line, so I doubt I'd be allowed to put my Fat Bike on a bus replacement service.... So I'll most probably ...
by JohnClimber
Sat Feb 08, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 7868
Views: 824483

Re: The post man's been ...

After 34 years of mortgage after mortgage, payments after payments Saturday next weekend will see us mortgage free. :-bd

So the (Amazon) postman brought me this book, this week

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by JohnClimber
Mon Feb 03, 2020 11:27 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: ALPKIT - fantastic service again
Replies: 3
Views: 341

Re: ALPKIT - fantastic service again

Yep that's 20% off in my maths.

Nice one Alpkit
by JohnClimber
Mon Feb 03, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Buying from the EU now we are 'out'
Replies: 11
Views: 520

Re: Buying from the EU now we are 'out'

Thanks, I'll probably go with Rock and Run with the discount code. Not quite as cheap as direct but offers easier warranty and returns of necessary If you are in no rush, it's worth a shot of logging into Rock and Runs website, putting what you want in your basket without logging out. 3 or 4 days l...
by JohnClimber
Mon Feb 03, 2020 8:53 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 7868
Views: 824483

Re: The post man's been ...

Some insulting stickers her too :-bd
by JohnClimber
Sun Feb 02, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 2923
Views: 501695

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

Alpkit sale extra discount code for today thier last sale day

Hunka XL today £53.99 with code AKCMR10

https://www.alpkit.com/products/hunka-x ... 7YW,JXIL,1