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by slarge
Sun Sep 27, 2020 7:29 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: BB200 2020
Replies: 178
Views: 4131

Re: BB200 2020

I think you should do the 300 with rigid forks and SS Sean - there's a chance it will be too much!! :grin: Maybe I should use the Spearfish, I've made it back before you on a rigid singlespeed and on the hardtail singlespeed :wink: maybe a geared full sus would be slower :grin: Thinking I'll take i...
by slarge
Sat Sep 26, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: BB200 2020
Replies: 178
Views: 4131

Re: BB200 2020

I think you should do the 300 with rigid forks and SS Sean - there's a chance it will be too much!! :grin:
by slarge
Sat Sep 26, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: BB200 - there's still time.
Replies: 29
Views: 559

Re: BB200 - there's still time.

Bb300 email just sent out so give Stu an hour or 2 for more tea and biscuits
by slarge
Fri Sep 25, 2020 8:18 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Lomond Trossachs Loop
Replies: 6
Views: 116

Re: Lomond Trossachs Loop

Good write up Sean, you’ll be ready for the bb300 now.
by slarge
Wed Sep 23, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: BB200 - there's still time.
Replies: 29
Views: 559

Re: BB200 - there's still time.

Every bb200 has had around 5000m if climbing. Certainly don’t assume it’s an easy ride
by slarge
Tue Sep 22, 2020 10:27 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: FS Carradice saddlebag
Replies: 8
Views: 224

Re: FS Brooks (type) saddle (still available) & Carradice saddlebag

I wondered what was going on there...!

Don’t worry Shaf, the prices look cheap anyway, and I’d be interested in the saddle if I had a bike to put it on.
by slarge
Tue Sep 22, 2020 10:23 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: the toughest road climb in the uk is.......... ?
Replies: 54
Views: 915

Re: the toughest road climb in the uk is.......... ?

Great Dun Fell - 620m and a bitch as I found out on Sunday. Or Rosedale Chimney at 30%
by slarge
Thu Sep 17, 2020 7:59 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Backpacking TLS
Replies: 9
Views: 435

Re: Backpacking TLS

That’s pretty good Dave. Without food I’d expect 5-6kg then a few kg of food on top
by slarge
Tue Sep 15, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Cairngorms loop 2020
Replies: 19
Views: 378

Re: Cairngorms loop 2020

Nice write up Phil, I felt your mood swings!! I have this one penciled in for next year and this write up will be a good source of info.
by slarge
Sun Sep 13, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: SPOT Flex Plan
Replies: 4
Views: 280

Re: SPOT Flex Plan

Can you call via ms teams or Skype? When I queried the lack of email they gave me an Ireland number - I’ll dig it out
by slarge
Sat Sep 12, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: loosing you offroad mojo ?
Replies: 19
Views: 467

Re: loosing you offroad mojo ?

cheers for the replies everyone. i thoroughly enjoyed the weeks away, it was just the few proper rough bits i had the hold back on. on one day we rode from dent to grasmere, via borrowdale/breasthigh road which was vaguely exciting. later in the day we went over garburn from east to west, i hated i...
by slarge
Fri Sep 11, 2020 8:43 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bikepacking bike buyers guide
Replies: 26
Views: 630

Re: Bikepacking bike buyers guide

Isn’t the best bike the one you have already? But that story doesn’t sell magazines or bikes.
by slarge
Fri Sep 11, 2020 8:41 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: A question - everyone can play.
Replies: 40
Views: 609

Re: A question - everyone can play.

Sat on a campsite now and it’s ok. We’re in the van though so it’s acceptable- but if I were biking I wouldn’t stay here. Too many people.

And to hear people say “we’re off grid” - charging their phones from the solar panel - FFS. You are not off grid. You are just not plugged into the mains!
by slarge
Fri Sep 11, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Spot Customer No Service
Replies: 12
Views: 230

Re: Spot Customer No Service

No contact email, just phone numbers. I’m not going to renew. It’s a good unit, just overpriced and no real concept of customer satisfaction
by slarge
Wed Sep 09, 2020 8:43 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Good Coastal Riding in South West UK?
Replies: 16
Views: 341

Re: Good Coastal Riding in South West UK?

Rich, having spent a lot of time in Pembrokeshire there isn't much at all in the way of gravel. There's some good riding as Stu says over the Preseli's and towards Newport, but I wouldn't make a biking holiday out of it. Even the coastal path is a bit iffy in places (and meant to be off limits). Loa...
by slarge
Wed Sep 09, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Downtube Pole Bag
Replies: 14
Views: 445

Re: Downtube Pole Bag

Thought about this but using an old inner tube - would that work?
by slarge
Wed Sep 09, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: BB200 2020
Replies: 178
Views: 4131

Re: BB200 2020

I'm thinking that there's likely to be riders every weekend throughout Oct ... except the one chosen by Dave 'stormbringer' Barter :wink: I am aiming for the first decent day in October, perhaps even 1st with the exception of weekends. Riding distance over the last few weeks has been low mind, so I...
by slarge
Sat Sep 05, 2020 7:50 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Dales Divide back on 29th August... yay (but is it still accessible!)
Replies: 59
Views: 2199

Re: Dales Divide back on 29th August... yay (but is it still accessible!)

The route through the wind farm seemed straightforward just wet, but I got to the end and there was a Track that looked Like it had been next to the gps route. The grassy field near the end was easy nav as well, just long wet grass that was hard work to pedal, and easier to push.
by slarge
Sat Sep 05, 2020 7:02 am
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Dales Divide back on 29th August... yay (but is it still accessible!)
Replies: 59
Views: 2199

Re: Dales Divide back on 29th August... yay (but is it still accessible!)

Yes Andy - was 3.10am - quite dark and everywhere very deserted.

Seemed to be riding a lot in the dark - but the moon on the 3 nights was amazing (full moon and clear sky on the Monday night)
by slarge
Fri Sep 04, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: BB200 2020
Replies: 178
Views: 4131

Re: BB200 2020

I was kind of hoping the few of us riding the 300 would make a small event of it and meet up at the start - wherever that is, and then last one back buys beer
by slarge
Thu Sep 03, 2020 10:39 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Gets under your skin doesn't it.
Replies: 8
Views: 294

Re: Gets under your skin doesn't it.

There is no doubt that for many a night or 2 out in the hills is good for the soul. Something very liberating about only having a few things to think about - you, food, water, shelter and your bike. It can take a day or 2 to get back to "normal". I rode through the night on the Dales Divide - a wond...
by slarge
Thu Sep 03, 2020 10:33 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: BB200 2020
Replies: 178
Views: 4131

Re: BB200 2020

sean_iow wrote:
Thu Sep 03, 2020 10:05 pm
I'm sure Karl will be in, he won't want to end up 3-1 down :wink:
That's a good statistic to remind him of (several times) :-bd
by slarge
Thu Sep 03, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: BB200 2020
Replies: 178
Views: 4131

Re: BB200 2020

There is a 300 too (same as the last 2 years but probably different route). Only 3 entered so far........ I'd say the entries would be you, Karl, Ian Barrington and myself, but that would be 4 of us :???: Karl and Ian haven't entered yet, just you, me and Dave (Kane or Barter??) Looks like we'll ha...
by slarge
Thu Sep 03, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Dales Divide back on 29th August... yay (but is it still accessible!)
Replies: 59
Views: 2199

Re: Dales Divide back on 29th August... yay (but is it still accessible!)

The Dales Divide bloggy type page said about 80 riders started, but I started a day later and the trails didn't look like they'd had 80 bikes through (unless some got lost early on!!). Rod Gemmel has finished earlier today - I think I overtook him somewhere after Scarborough but I didn't see him. An...
by slarge
Thu Sep 03, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: BB200 2020
Replies: 178
Views: 4131

Re: BB200 2020

There is a 300 too (same as the last 2 years but probably different route). Only 3 entered so far........