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by slarge
Tue Jul 07, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: How to glue this, to this?
Replies: 24
Views: 128

Re: How to glue this, to this?

silicon bathroom sealant - in black obviously. If you really want to it will come off, but most of the time it will be solid. Won't damage the paint either
by slarge
Tue Jul 07, 2020 8:11 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: What works, what doesn't!
Replies: 19
Views: 543

Re: What works, what doesn't!

Works: Cumulus 200 sleeping bag - the best bag I have, light, warm, snuggly and not PHD expensive Neoair 3/4 mat (might be a thermarest xlight or something). warm and comfy Tyres set up tubeless - more grip, fewer punctures Doesn't work Topeak seatpack - waterproof and I like the drybag inner but it...
by slarge
Tue Jul 07, 2020 7:57 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Plea from a relative noob
Replies: 15
Views: 377

Re: Plea from a relative noob

A bit of a decode then WRT - Welsh Ride Thing - the social ride that started this whole forum / site etc etc. Normally Mayday bank holiday unless we get corona'd HT550 - Highland Trail 550 (550 miles) - The UK's biggest and most notorious bikepacking race CL300 - Cairngorms Loop (300km) - it's actua...
by slarge
Mon Jul 06, 2020 1:18 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Wildlife
Replies: 163
Views: 7748

Re: Wildlife

Last night I heard a squealing in the garden and a stoat had just disabled a young rabbit. The stoat took a couple of goes to kill it, and then slowly dragged it away to the hedge. Had to convince my other half it was a weasel as we've got chickens...... First stoat I have seen in years around here....
by slarge
Fri Jul 03, 2020 2:26 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 8394
Views: 884702

Re: The post man's been ...

Bumper day today: "Where there's a will" book by Emily Chappell some new BOA laces for my racing dancing shoes A Brooks Swallow saddle for my restoration project Pair of GB Maes handlebars for this project A front Hope Tech X2 Race brake for the Epic (the rear will be on it's way next week). Special...
by slarge
Fri Jul 03, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: [WTD] 28 Spokes Needed 295MM X 14 296MM X 14
Replies: 7
Views: 73

Re: [WTD] 28 Spokes Needed 295MM X 14 296MM X 14

does 1mm length difference have any effect? Isn't 28 x 295mm suitable?

(I'm asking as I don't know, I don't have any spokes sorry)
by slarge
Thu Jul 02, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: USB outputs, USB-Werk and fault diagnosis - any electricians on here?
Replies: 35
Views: 421

Re: USB outputs, USB-Werk and fault diagnosis - any electricians on here?

You need a USB voltage and current measuring device. Cheap and easy to use (so you're not waving a multimeter around poking wires into holes and trying to decipher uA vs mA. Something like this: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/USB-Charger-Doctor-Voltage-Current-Meter-Mobile-Battery-Tester-Power-Detector-...
by slarge
Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:18 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 8394
Views: 884702

Re: The post man's been ...

I didn't select orange on purpose, I wanted a lightweight gridded fleece and I could only find orange. I've never made any clothing before so it might all go very badly wrong yet. If it goes well I should have enough left over for a matching hat :grin: I guess I could also change into them at the p...
by slarge
Wed Jul 01, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 8394
Views: 884702

Re: The post man's been ...

"Not dead, just sleeping" :grin: . Funny you should say that as the postman has brought me some gridded stretchy fleece, in bright orange as it's the only colour they had. I'm planning to make some long-johns for sleeping in on winter bivis :grin: Please let us know if you're bringing them on any b...
by slarge
Wed Jul 01, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Wildlife
Replies: 163
Views: 7748

Re: Wildlife

So, up there in Shafs pics is a yellow bird. It's not a yellowhammer, and it doesn't look like a wagtail. What is it? Golden Oriole is extremely rare so I doubt it, but it's been bugging me for a few weeks. I thought I knew a lot of birds but I don't recognise this one (and it's not a baby robin bef...
by slarge
Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:34 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What are you listening to now?
Replies: 133
Views: 1344

Re: What are you listening to now?

Somewhere I have "Body Electric/Adrenochrome" (7") and "Alice" (7 and 12"). They have the "rise and reverberate" inscribed on the centre, which was only done on the original record company pressings (I think the only early single I couldn't get was "Damage Done" - a mate got there first!) I did look...
by slarge
Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:01 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Gpx file sharing
Replies: 12
Views: 232

Re: Gpx file sharing

the files are on my laptop not some placeless cloud that could end up losing them when app.xyz gets bought out/goes bust etc etc. You mean like Google Drive or Dropbox? Might be better if we just kept printed copies and mailed them to each other on request. Route notes could be added if you have a ...
by slarge
Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:57 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What do you think about when you are riding?
Replies: 33
Views: 686

Re: What do you think about when you are riding?

The actual riding with regard to how far, how long, etc doesn't really ever factor. My brain tends to be filled with ... I wonder how long it took to build that wall up there? Why do people tie gates up with bailing twine? I wonder how many people worked in this mine? Ooh that's a lovely old barn t...
by slarge
Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:46 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What are you listening to now?
Replies: 133
Views: 1344

Re: What are you listening to now?

Blimey - Sisters of Mercy - somewhere I have some first edition vinyl of theirs - I was quite into them in the 80's (nearly 40 fricking years ago!!).

Now I have Smashing Pumpkins and Husker Du on repeat.
by slarge
Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:42 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Gpx file sharing
Replies: 12
Views: 232

Re: Gpx file sharing

See, I was thinking (given that everyone generates their routes in different software) maybe a simple on-line file sharing account? That's where I am as well Stu, as everyone prefers a different option depending on what they want to do. I still use Memory Map, but only because I have it, and being ...
by slarge
Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:26 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Welsh coast to coast
Replies: 22
Views: 489

Re: Welsh coast to coast

Al, have a look at the Big Bear530 also - Stu has the route. Now that is a cracking ride that is circular. 530km is doable in 3 days or so if you put your mind to it.
by slarge
Tue Jun 30, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Gpx file sharing
Replies: 12
Views: 232

Gpx file sharing

We always seem to have to email Gpx files around privately, but it would be great to have a library of good routes. Is it possible to have a sort of file sharing option on this site Stu, independent of routeing platform?
by slarge
Tue Jun 30, 2020 1:15 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Welsh coast to coast
Replies: 22
Views: 489

Re: Welsh coast to coast

Most (all) rides I have seen start from Great Orme's head or Carnearvon and finish on the Gower or Cardiff, and I think a fair few trails ride better in that direction, but there's nothing preventing a South to North ride
by slarge
Tue Jun 30, 2020 11:28 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Welsh coast to coast
Replies: 22
Views: 489

Re: Welsh coast to coast

I seem to have a few WC2C routes, from ones based on recommended routes (Sarn Helen etc) to the Cambrian Trail that Ian B put together. The shortest is around 400km, and the Cambrian Trail is 500km, and quite hard. I'll send a few over if you give me your email address (via PM or on here). The bigge...
by slarge
Fri Jun 26, 2020 10:07 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Veloviewer map - explorer tiles
Replies: 600
Views: 53597

Re: Veloviewer map - explorer tiles

Ok, so I'm a bit impressed Neil, but it's only a matter of time (and a lot of miles) before I catch up. This Sunday I will get to 27x, then it's only 32 rides and about 2 years to get to 40x. I'm on your tail fella
by slarge
Fri Jun 26, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Hope 1000 and self sufficiency
Replies: 4
Views: 242

Re: Hope 1000 and self sufficiency

I think Jochen's time should stand but with an asterix against it as it was an "assisted" time. It is an impressive time whether assisted or not so should be recognised as such.
by slarge
Fri Jun 26, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 8394
Views: 884702

Re: The post man's been ...

I don't generally post on this thread as I do tend to have a lot of stuff coming and going :oops: But (and I will try to get pictures up) some new wheels arrived yesterday and they're the smartest thing I've bought since my custom lugged road frame arrived a couple of weeks ago. Polish silver H Plu...
by slarge
Sat Jun 20, 2020 11:13 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Some dots to follow, at last!
Replies: 18
Views: 592

Re: Some dots to follow, at last!

Doesn’t she live in Switzerland? Seem to remember she lived over there. They’ll be her local trails maybe
by slarge
Wed Jun 17, 2020 10:52 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: 10,000 topic
Replies: 12
Views: 355

Re: 10,000 topic

So who joined the group years ago and stopped attending? I keep looking at the massive post started by Anthony (who I never knew), and wonder what happened to people like him. Are they still biking, bivvying etc or have moved on to pastures new? It is quite interesting sometimes looking at the older...
by slarge
Tue Jun 16, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Reasons for riding.
Replies: 20
Views: 612

Re: Reasons for riding.

What Jameso said rings true with me. I love being outside, riding provides that, and it also provides stress management, exercise, fitness, a challenge, and something to look forward to. I used to do a lot of running, but got a bit bored by it as it was always from the house, similar routes and I ha...