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by slarge
Sun Jun 26, 2022 4:50 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: The 2022 Tour Divide watchers thread.
Replies: 351
Views: 7562

Re: The 2022 Tour Divide watchers thread.

I have to say that this is tough. The distances are so big even to the next bend, that it's hard to feel like progress is happening. I have changed my mindset since the first few days - no longer chasing a "position" but now aiming to finish in under 20 days. If 20 people beat me that's gr...
by slarge
Sat Jun 25, 2022 5:35 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The 2022 Tour Divide watchers thread.
Replies: 351
Views: 7562

Re: The 2022 Tour Divide watchers thread.

Properly inspired by Mr Large. Hope for us old dogs yet! He's nobbut a young 'un! :lol: Usually when you go through the annual "Bikes of the Divide" posts on Bikepacking.com there's a large proportion of over 60s. Quite possible that it's a bucket list type thing for people to do when the...
by slarge
Thu Jun 23, 2022 4:32 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The 2022 Tour Divide watchers thread.
Replies: 351
Views: 7562

Re: The 2022 Tour Divide watchers thread.

Peanut buttermud clings to everything-locking up wheels within a few revolutions. I had a little bit in the great basin, but miles of it would be impossible. You get to the point where you can't go forwards or backwards - a dangerous place to be.
by slarge
Tue Jun 21, 2022 3:20 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: The 2022 Tour Divide watchers thread.
Replies: 351
Views: 7562

Re: The 2022 Tour Divide watchers thread.

So, got chased through the basin by a massive storm/thundercloud, so when we (Brian and I were riding together) saw a load of oil Wells with buildings and a big hanger, trying a few doors meant we could get a heated balcony for the night in the warm and dry. So an early finish and early start today....
by slarge
Sat Jun 18, 2022 3:02 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: The 2022 Tour Divide watchers thread.
Replies: 351
Views: 7562

Re: The 2022 Tour Divide watchers thread.

Thanks all. Josh has scratched - he had a chest infection before the start that cleared up, but bad news it's back. The nights have been very cold and the days hot which won't help. Danny Green is a bit tough - army type and 2x finisher of the CTR (I think its that one). Quite fast! I'm having a sho...
by slarge
Thu Jun 16, 2022 12:13 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: The 2022 Tour Divide watchers thread.
Replies: 351
Views: 7562

Re: The 2022 Tour Divide watchers thread.

In Wise River - the weather here is blazing sunshine..... going to cracking on..
by slarge
Tue Jun 14, 2022 9:55 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The 2022 Tour Divide watchers thread.
Replies: 351
Views: 7562

Re: The 2022 Tour Divide watchers thread.

Looks like Steve is having some fast food at hardee's in Helena Can I have a bit of piece and quiet please? :_) I'm liking crap food Steve! We are watching you ride, eat, sleep and repeat! I did just strip and rebuild my freehub and fixed shifting problems trailside - did you get that? And I had a ...
by slarge
Tue Jun 14, 2022 9:48 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The 2022 Tour Divide watchers thread.
Replies: 351
Views: 7562

Re: The 2022 Tour Divide watchers thread.

Dave Barter wrote: Tue Jun 14, 2022 9:43 am Steve is definitely going for the hardcore approach, can't think why he did not push on to Lincoln for a motel stop just down the road from his current bivy?
Don't know what happened to my spot I did get the last room in Lincoln. Needed a sleep and recharge everything
by slarge
Tue Jun 14, 2022 9:46 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The 2022 Tour Divide watchers thread.
Replies: 351
Views: 7562

Re: The 2022 Tour Divide watchers thread.

jay91 wrote: Tue Jun 14, 2022 9:44 pm Looks like Steve is having some fast food at hardee's in Helena
Can I have a bit of piece and quiet please? :_)

I'm liking crap food
by slarge
Thu Jun 09, 2022 12:56 am
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Simple pretty light cargo cages
Replies: 4
Views: 126

Re: Simple pretty light cargo cages

Nice

If you extend the ally strip down and put a right angle bend on, then you'll have a stopper to prevent things sliding downwards. You probably thought of that though...
by slarge
Thu Jun 09, 2022 12:19 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: The 2022 Tour Divide watchers thread.
Replies: 351
Views: 7562

Re: The 2022 Tour Divide watchers thread.

Dave Barter wrote: Wed Jun 08, 2022 8:59 pm Steve a friend of mine Geof Blance is about to start his nobo (singlespeed). When you meet him call him a Kiwi test from me
Will I get punched Dave?
(Will do pal)
by slarge
Wed Jun 08, 2022 6:48 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The 2022 Tour Divide watchers thread.
Replies: 351
Views: 7562

Re: The 2022 Tour Divide watchers thread.

Phil, I'm looking for a fat friend at the moment...... actually, just looking for a friend...... Flat bars are the future - soon the world will go full circle and drop bars off road will be looked at like we look at elastomer forks..... Josh Ibbett is racing also but has a chest infection so not sur...
by slarge
Tue Jun 07, 2022 10:14 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: The 2022 Tour Divide watchers thread.
Replies: 351
Views: 7562

Re: The 2022 Tour Divide watchers thread.

They've added some off road bits after Mogollon, but at least the route is published with that detour in.

Lots of bear warnings in Banff....
by slarge
Mon Jun 06, 2022 11:41 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The 2022 Tour Divide watchers thread.
Replies: 351
Views: 7562

Re: The 2022 Tour Divide watchers thread.

I flew in today - now in a crappy hotel in Calgary. Moving to Canmore to meet up with a few others tomorrow. UK riders are Phil Jones, Danny Green, josh Ibbett, Chris Ellison (Dale's Divide organiser), Anthony Ball, Chris Ross. Should be fantastic although there's still snow on the passes, and signi...
by slarge
Mon Jun 06, 2022 11:54 am
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Antidote to the 'modern world'.
Replies: 13
Views: 314

Re: Antidote to the 'modern world'.

Have you considered the chain friction losses* on power output Stu?

(Looks great by the way)





(*small I imagine)
by slarge
Mon Jun 06, 2022 11:50 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Tour Divide / GDMBR ?
Replies: 10
Views: 402

Re: Tour Divide / GDMBR ?

In Gatwick now, bike checked in, just wasting time before I fly.....

Can't wait now. Will post some prestart stuff in Banff and when trackleaders sign up opens.
by slarge
Sat Jun 04, 2022 10:16 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Have we discussed shelters this year (I'verounded it down)!
Replies: 47
Views: 1040

Re: Have we discussed shelters this year!

I really like my Trailstar (copy). Spacious enough for 2, and not too heavy. Needs a pole but a great tarp for winter. I was looking (and admiring) yours in that 80ish miler you did to check out your gear Steve(en?). Love to get some more info on that and whats weights we talking... Ah that was a t...
by slarge
Sat Jun 04, 2022 9:33 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Have we discussed shelters this year (I'verounded it down)!
Replies: 47
Views: 1040

Re: Have we discussed shelters this year!

I really like my Trailstar (copy). Spacious enough for 2, and not too heavy. Needs a pole but a great tarp for winter.
by slarge
Mon May 30, 2022 9:45 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Salsa Anthing Cradle
Replies: 29
Views: 740

Re: Salsa Anthing Cradle

I have one - very stable, but over 400g... I found that it affects the steering toomuch, and bar stability when manoeuvring the bike through gates etc, but I then cut down the brackets by 25mm and it's made a massive improvement, plus the weight has dropped to 375g. I'm impressed enough to use it on...
by slarge
Mon May 30, 2022 8:30 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Tour Divide / GDMBR ?
Replies: 10
Views: 402

Re: Tour Divide / GDMBR ?

I fly out on Monday to start the TD on Friday 10th. So I'll be there. Are you starting in Jasper?

There are lots of reroutes in planning at the moment towards the dothern end and active grizzly warnings in Montana. And snow on the northern passes. Going to be an experience this year I think!!
by slarge
Mon May 30, 2022 10:40 am
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: HT550 Grand Depart - May 2022
Replies: 203
Views: 6730

Re: HT550 Grand Depart - May 2022

I think your GPS trace can be used instead of a spot trace
by slarge
Mon May 30, 2022 6:54 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 10730
Views: 1470050

Re: The post man's been ...

Some "stop being soft" stickers from Stu. I thought I had some, but couldn't find them, so Stu had a rummage. Bike's now fully prepared for Tour Divide duties.
by slarge
Sun May 29, 2022 6:33 am
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: HT550 Grand Depart - May 2022
Replies: 203
Views: 6730

Re: HT550 Grand Depart - May 2022

Angus Young is motoring- past Oykel Bridge and heading to the top....
Huw Oliver must have ridden through as well as he's really caught up. Could be a fast year!
by slarge
Sat May 28, 2022 1:31 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: HT550 Grand Depart - May 2022
Replies: 203
Views: 6730

Re: HT550 Grand Depart - May 2022

And what's happened to Rich Rothwell? Seems to be stopped....
by slarge
Thu May 26, 2022 9:34 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: HT550 Grand Depart - May 2022
Replies: 203
Views: 6730

Re: HT550 Grand Depart - May 2022

Alex, best advice is not to quit. Your body might tell your head that its tired, and your head might have some dark moments, but keep pedalling and moving forwards. And don't get xaught up in the excitement at the start. You're fit and capable, but this is a ride that is governed by your head not yo...