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by 24tom
Mon Jul 27, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Framebag Zip Repair
Replies: 6
Views: 341

Re: Framebag Zip Repair

I expect these guys can do it, mate. https://lancashiresportsrepairs.co.uk. Not used them personally and don't know anyone who has had a frame bag repaired by them, but know they've done a good job of replacing zips on friends' waterproofs etc
by 24tom
Thu Jan 03, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: #jennride2019 is LIVE!!!
Replies: 31
Views: 4715

Re: #jennride2019 is LIVE!!!

I'll be there (better get my entry in). Looking forward to the new bits of the route, Rich.
by 24tom
Mon Oct 29, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Expensive hipster bivvy gear
Replies: 55
Views: 7929

Re: Expensive hipster bivvy gear

So - one night in the sleeping bag done. It was a chilly one - not sure what overnight temps were at the OMM midcamp, but it was well below zero. Lots of frozen puddles/turf the following morning. It was also blowing a hoolie for a lot of the time. I slept in: merino baselayer, fleece, Crikey, how m...
by 24tom
Wed Oct 24, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Expensive hipster bivvy gear
Replies: 55
Views: 7929

Re: Expensive hipster bivvy gear

Well, Crikey, how much sent me the jacket/sleeping bag to test (it was me wot wrote the first article linked to). It arrived not long before Crikey, how much announced the release, so I didn't get any chance for real world testing before we released the news story. Obviously the full review will be ...
by 24tom
Thu Aug 02, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Portrait of a bikepacker - photo comp. WINNER!
Replies: 67
Views: 12383

Re: Portrait of a bikepacker - photo comp. VOTE NOW

Had to vote for @scattamah, seeing as its me in the pic ;-) Good memories... hard to believe that it is two years ago.
by 24tom
Sun Jul 01, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Todays ride
Replies: 2416
Views: 319108

Re: Todays ride

Some words about Nan Shepherd, and a midsummer night out for the sake of it. https://t.co/k8AdX4EFAO
by 24tom
Wed May 16, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Jennride 2018
Replies: 12
Views: 1291

Re: Jennride 2018

Also - Burty, I feel your pain! I had exactly that happen to me halfway along the GR5 route last summer. I ended up having to ziptie my shoes together at the start of each day, and keep running repairs going as each hike-a-bike would trash all my hard work. Hope you made it round ok.
by 24tom
Wed May 16, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Jennride 2018
Replies: 12
Views: 1291

Re: Jennride 2018

Well said, Steve and everyone. Thanks again Rich for another incredible event. Each year it has been a fitting way to remember Jenn in the way that I think she would have appreciated the most. It's always great to see the simple act of riding bikes around a beautiful part of the world bringing peopl...
by 24tom
Mon May 22, 2017 2:36 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: My 2017 #jennride
Replies: 6
Views: 2326

Re: My 2017 #jennride

Nice one Tom. I staggered in about an hour after you being similarly cautious on the wet boulders of Garburn and the ruts on Green Quarter - a good talking to on the former after a fall and a bit of sense of humour failure on the latter, I'm afraid words may have been said. I probably walked 90% of...
by 24tom
Mon May 22, 2017 11:16 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: My 2017 #jennride
Replies: 6
Views: 2326

My 2017 #jennride

Thought I'd break the habit of a life time and actually get round to writing about a ride while it is still fresh in my mind...

http://lostisfound.net/journal/2017/5/22/jennride-2017. No photos, but I popped a few up on my instagram: https://www.instagram.com/24tom/
by 24tom
Thu Mar 16, 2017 10:14 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: GPS mapping for France - IGN?
Replies: 6
Views: 989

Re: GPS mapping for France - IGN?

Thanks for pointers, folk - and for the offer Greg. May well take you up on that :-)
by 24tom
Wed Mar 15, 2017 8:36 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: GPS mapping for France - IGN?
Replies: 6
Views: 989

GPS mapping for France - IGN?

Morning everyone

Was wondering whether the collective wisdom here knew whether it is possible to get IGN maps (or mapping of a similar kind of detail) on microSD to use with a Garmin device? Ideally not at a huge cost...
by 24tom
Wed Feb 08, 2017 10:13 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Turin - Nice Video
Replies: 38
Views: 4912

Re: Turin - Nice Video

godivatrailrider wrote:
Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Image
Which climb is this?
It looks like Colle delle Finestre to me
by 24tom
Tue Feb 07, 2017 3:45 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Turin - Nice Video
Replies: 38
Views: 4912

Re: Turin - Nice Video

In fact, here's a photo of Jon, enjoying a spot of shade. https://www.dropbox.com/s/d301bri49uz2r ... 9.jpg?dl=0

My phone tells me it was taken at Vernante Piedmont
by 24tom
Tue Feb 07, 2017 3:34 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Turin - Nice Video
Replies: 38
Views: 4912

Re: Turin - Nice Video

I was beginning to think there wouldn't be any marmot footage, luckily it all came good. Where did he get that deckchair from, I didn't have a deckchair, nor did I ever see one - did he carry it? I've forgotten exactly where the deckchair was, but I seem to remember it being at the top of modest gr...
by 24tom
Sun Nov 20, 2016 10:42 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Little Video
Replies: 8
Views: 1340

Re: Little Video

JohnClimber wrote:So has Mike moved from Pivot bikes now?
Nice film though shame about the sound at the start.
Pivot are imported into the UK by Upgrade - who are also Kinesis UK distributors. I'm fairly sure Mike is supported by Upgrade, rather than Pivot USA.
by 24tom
Tue Sep 27, 2016 7:35 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The 1st Torino-Nice Rally, anyone?
Replies: 636
Views: 103034

Re: The 1st Torino-Nice Rally, anyone?

Thanks James. I'll drop you a mail later. No hurries posting it out.
by 24tom
Tue Sep 27, 2016 12:08 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The 1st Torino-Nice Rally, anyone?
Replies: 636
Views: 103034

Re: The 1st Torino-Nice Rally, anyone?

Hi James First of all, massive congratulations on an incredible route. My first instinct was to say that it is what it is. It’s part of what I love about the nature of these rides. There are tough bits, and there are those moments that make every effort worthwhile. I’ve got some unforgettable memori...
by 24tom
Mon Sep 26, 2016 4:13 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bib shorts help
Replies: 7
Views: 752

Re: Bib shorts help

I'm 6ft and 30in waist. Often end up buying small bib-shorts. Usually fine, if a little shorter on the leg. Morvelo gear fits me well (in a medium). Really rate the pad they use and their 3/4s as well.
by 24tom
Fri Sep 16, 2016 11:43 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: The 1st Torino-Nice Rally, anyone?
Replies: 636
Views: 103034

Re: The 1st Torino-Nice Rally, anyone?

Oh, and also... thank you to ZeroDarkBivy for the generous donation of a couple of tins of tuna and a loaf of bread. We bumped into him on the way up to Col Turini as he was retreating. We'd missed all resupply options, but were pushing on with what we knew was going to be not quite enough for the d...
by 24tom
Fri Sep 16, 2016 11:40 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: The 1st Torino-Nice Rally, anyone?
Replies: 636
Views: 103034

Re: The 1st Torino-Nice Rally, anyone?

Interestingly, I'd gone for MTB tyres, and would definitely go with something faster rolling next time. The drag on the long tarmac sections was er, a drag, and while I could have a little more fun on the descents, I was riding with someone else, so was waiting at the bottom to regather anyway. I'm ...
by 24tom
Sat Sep 10, 2016 1:17 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The 1st Torino-Nice Rally, anyone?
Replies: 636
Views: 103034

Re: The 1st Torino-Nice Rally, anyone?

Done and dusted and sunbathing on Nice beach. We took shorter options where they were available, but as we were climbing up to Col Turini last night my riding partner, Jon, got pretty ill. All of the vomit. We bivvied where we were, then climbed the rest this morning. It left him totally spent thoug...
by 24tom
Sun Sep 04, 2016 1:57 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The 1st Torino-Nice Rally, anyone?
Replies: 636
Views: 103034

Re: The 1st Torino-Nice Rally, anyone?

Here's (most) of what I'm taking. http://grit.cx/adventure/2016/09/kit-ch ... nice-rally

Just need to box up the bike and kit now :-/
by 24tom
Wed Aug 31, 2016 11:16 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: The 1st Torino-Nice Rally, anyone?
Replies: 636
Views: 103034

Re: The 1st Torino-Nice Rally, anyone?

Ah, I shall see you in Torino then :-)
by 24tom
Wed Aug 31, 2016 11:05 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: The 1st Torino-Nice Rally, anyone?
Replies: 636
Views: 103034

Re: The 1st Torino-Nice Rally, anyone?

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Which airport you flying from?
Manchester ... and I have armed myself with

What flight are you on? I'm leaving Manchester around 10am Monday morning I think.