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by slarge
Fri Jul 30, 2021 2:25 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The next big thing in bike packing.
Replies: 18
Views: 513

Re: The next big thing in bike packing.

*If it wasn't hard enough to ride as it is there's the cable controlled steering to add to the fun Fly by stretchy wire? Weren't all go karts controlled by that when kids were allowed to do that sort of thing? Absolute deathtrap way of steering. And reversing the cables is genius - or just introduc...
by slarge
Fri Jul 30, 2021 2:21 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Veloviewer map - explorer tiles
Replies: 744
Views: 86485

Re: Veloviewer map - explorer tiles

Went out for a couple of hours yesterday in the last of the sun and only managed to bag a single new square, apparently I should have zigged instead of zagged at one particular junction to get another one, hohum. Up to a mahoosive 6x6 square :grin: Even the big hitters up there started somewhere!! ...
by slarge
Fri Jul 30, 2021 2:18 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: YD300 2021
Replies: 117
Views: 3925

Re: YD300 2021

You'll know Cam Head after the Dent valley - it's the big hill with swearwords dropped every 20 metres or so. Depends what you mean by "bivvy spots" - there's loads of flat spots or spots under trees all the way down the Dent valley (including a basic campsite after the little footpath str...
by slarge
Fri Jul 30, 2021 7:21 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: The next big thing in bike packing.
Replies: 18
Views: 513

Re: The next big thing in bike packing.

I’m intrigued by that picture. Are the handlebars connected to the front wheel? They look like they’re pointing in different directions. And wtf is that person wearing? Sort of pantaloons or something?
by slarge
Thu Jul 29, 2021 9:12 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: YD300 2021
Replies: 117
Views: 3925

Re: YD300 2021

I think it will be OK weatherwise. Min 12degC overnight and light breeze, and max 17deg during the day. With the odd shower. That's just fine isn't it? Short sleeves and armwarmers, and a light waterproof. Feels like a long time since I've done a ride like this so just getting my plan together.... W...
by slarge
Tue Jul 27, 2021 12:37 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: I know you all love an expensive adventure
Replies: 37
Views: 724

Re: I know you all love an expensive adventure

It's a cracking sales job on that website though. I got quite sucked in to it.

Then I thought that we could just turn up and do it anyway, stop in a bivvy bag in a ditch and dine on discarded Michelin star foodscraps
by slarge
Mon Jul 26, 2021 7:50 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Wales ride 2021
Replies: 24
Views: 400

Re: Wales ride 2021

Great write up James - your trips make me somewhat jealous (but next year I'll be not working so the shoe might be on the other foot!)
by slarge
Mon Jul 26, 2021 1:15 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Etrex 22x
Replies: 8
Views: 177

Re: Etrex 22x

An Etrex 22x will see you round the BB200 no problem. In my experience of GPS's the actual map can be unimportant - it is your position relative to the GPS route line that can be important. However it can be useful to see some of the surrounding information on the map - but you only get a 2" sq...
by slarge
Sun Jul 25, 2021 6:12 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What you done t' your bike today
Replies: 892
Views: 83210

Re: What you done t' your bike today

In giving my DT Swiss forks a lower leg service I have managed to mess my forks up. Pulled off the lowers (all good), changed the seals and foam rings and went to refill with oil etc and I pushed the damping rod back into the damper where it jammed. Phone call to TF Tuned who helpfully said to put t...
by slarge
Thu Jul 22, 2021 9:50 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The minimum you would take for 1 night out?
Replies: 21
Views: 531

Re: The minimum you would take for 1 night out?

Foil blanket. But it’s very weather dependant is the answer to that question
by slarge
Sun Jul 18, 2021 11:00 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: 'sposures (again)
Replies: 4
Views: 239

Re: 'sposures (again)

Exposure are selling off their factory seconds at the moment. I’ve not gone looking for good reason …..
by slarge
Fri Jul 16, 2021 12:22 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: YD300 2021
Replies: 117
Views: 3925

Re: YD300 2021

And don't think that the campsite in Dentdale will have a tap. It doesn't. The tap for the campsite is on the side of a farmhouse 1/2mile down the road. Brownish water but OK to drink.
by slarge
Thu Jul 15, 2021 8:10 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Mixing brakes - is it acceptable?
Replies: 24
Views: 410

Re: Mixing brakes - is it acceptable?

You appear to have asked a question about brakes, but you've actually asked us to determine the very nature of your personality: are you classical thinker, valuing function over form, or vice versa, a romantic :wink: I reckon go further than accepting it, positively revel in it - mix n match as man...
by slarge
Thu Jul 15, 2021 4:03 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Mixing brakes - is it acceptable?
Replies: 24
Views: 410

Re: Mixing brakes - is it acceptable?

Thanks all, looks like I need to take a deep breath, change the rear brake to my old Hope Mini, and celebrate the braking diversity. Some of the mix and match suffered by some of you would make me cringe - I'll have to point fingers and snigger when I see your bikes next! Alpinum - this has been goi...
by slarge
Wed Jul 14, 2021 10:40 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Mixing brakes - is it acceptable?
Replies: 24
Views: 410

Re: Mixing brakes - is it acceptable?

Oh come on, 2 replies and 2 opposite opinions. Can we have some consistency please? :-bd
by slarge
Wed Jul 14, 2021 10:22 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Mixing brakes - is it acceptable?
Replies: 24
Views: 410

Mixing brakes - is it acceptable?

My really old Stumpjumper is my singlespeed that’s great fun, super light and ideal for short sharp blasts. However the rear brake squeals like a banshee. It’s an IS mount frame, with a post mount adaptor and SLX calliper. I have a really old IS Hope mini brake that will fit that I think will get ri...
by slarge
Tue Jul 13, 2021 12:26 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Lachlan Bike Packing the Tour De France
Replies: 117
Views: 3304

Re: Lachlan Bike Packing the Tour De France

Do you think he should ride back to meet the peleton, then finish with them? (Maybe have a shower first and maybe a croissant)
by slarge
Sun Jul 11, 2021 8:21 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Smart watch / Fitness tracker recommendations?
Replies: 16
Views: 307

Re: Smart watch / Fitness tracker recommendations?

I bought a Garmin Vivoactive 4 - if you have any kind of life assurance then some do deals - my one (Prudential based thing) gave me a 40% discount and I got it for around £130. Seems to be really good - although I only use a fraction of the features. It has GPS tracking, activity tracking, workouts...
by slarge
Sat Jul 10, 2021 9:13 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tachycardia - maybe?
Replies: 12
Views: 422

Re: Tachycardia - maybe?

I’m not medical at all, but google is not your friend here - get to the docs on Monday, they’ll refer you and probably you’ll get an ECG. In the meantime- ride your bike to relieve stress, cut down on caffeine and avoid alcohol. If it helps then sex is still good.
by slarge
Wed Jul 07, 2021 11:04 am
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Tour Divide 2022 - who is going / considering going?
Replies: 5
Views: 215

Re: Tour Divide 2022 - who is going / considering going?

Hi, I am planning to do the Tour Divide in 2022 I also know of another 4 people very interested (1 confirmed and a TD vet, the others I know will turn up excepting disasters) We have a Google group set up to share info (in it's infancy at the moment), but this is really for people to actively contri...
by slarge
Wed Jul 07, 2021 10:58 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: And now for something completely different...
Replies: 47
Views: 1057

Re: And now for something completely different...

Well I don't mind it. And I also haven't forgotten that this is run and maintained by volunteers who do other stuff as well (I was going to say "have jobs", but that's only Dee....)

Is there an option for a slightly larger text font though - Sean's glasses aren't strong enough?
by slarge
Tue Jul 06, 2021 4:51 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Gower July 24th?
Replies: 142
Views: 2652

Re: Gower July 24th?

Verena wrote: Tue Jul 06, 2021 9:56 am Any thoughts yet on an RV?
It'll be next to the news stand in Swansea station - you'll recognise them by the rolled up newspaper under their right arm. Codeword is "pigeons"
by slarge
Tue Jul 06, 2021 4:47 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Wanted - Great Divide (Tour Divide) Maps
Replies: 11
Views: 309

Re: Wanted - Great Divide (Tour Divide) Maps

I am thinking of buying a set, however I have heard (and seen) that the standard of US mapping is quite low.

If you are interested in sharing postage drop me a PM

Are you thinking of riding? (I am preparing for 2022 - even have permission from home!!)
by slarge
Sat Jul 03, 2021 2:20 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Lost Gopro 9 FOUND!!
Replies: 8
Views: 338

Re: Lost Gopro 9 FOUND!!

A real mate will give it a real good clean before he gives it back to you - hope you got a backup :-bd (that's great news btw)
by slarge
Thu Jul 01, 2021 1:12 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: YD300 2021
Replies: 117
Views: 3925

Re: YD300 2021

Ah, got last years so I'm good. Maybe I'll do it backwards