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by FLV
Mon Jan 18, 2021 2:49 pm
Forum: Routes
Topic: 1000mile Plus Route discussions
Replies: 26
Views: 852

Re: 1000mile Plus Route discussions

I'm curious if anyone is prepping for anything like this currently? Ii would like to, but in reality this year I expect that my max's will be a little lower than this. I'd love to have a crack at some longer ones in the summer but lets see what the situation is. Currently, I am a little devoid of en...
by FLV
Mon Jan 18, 2021 2:31 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Overseas purchases and imports
Replies: 44
Views: 996

Re: Overseas purchases and imports

Fun one today Bought something in Germany in December (in order to get it before Brexit) and thusly paid taxes etc. It didn't arrive and just got a note from UPS asking for the import taxes now. No idea where this leaves me, its not much so will likely just suck it up. How did you pay? I bought som...
by FLV
Mon Jan 18, 2021 2:13 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Overseas purchases and imports
Replies: 44
Views: 996

Re: Overseas purchases and imports

Fun one today

Bought something in Germany in December (in order to get it before Brexit) and thusly paid taxes etc.
It didn't arrive and just got a note from UPS asking for the import taxes now.

No idea where this leaves me, its not much so will likely just suck it up.
by FLV
Sun Jan 17, 2021 6:00 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 9254
Views: 1048141

Re: The post man's been ...

Got out later. Mrs Perrin goes in a while afterwards @Reg, you share bath water, as in one after the other, you really do live in the 1970's :shock: So do we - living on a private water supply that can dry up in summer means it's standard practice. Unfortunately the house wasn't set up with a separ...
by FLV
Sun Jan 17, 2021 5:57 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: K2 without O2...
Replies: 34
Views: 786

Re: K2 without O2...

jameso wrote:
Sun Jan 17, 2021 9:35 am
redefined_cycles wrote:
Sat Jan 16, 2021 10:09 pm
@jameso you got a link please?? Being lazy to simply google that reference you provided :smile:
It's on Amazon Prime, dunno about Youtube sorry!
I'll be looking that up tomorrow morning. I like a mountain film to start the day :grin:

Ta.
by FLV
Sun Jan 17, 2021 7:20 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: nice light tents for a giant?
Replies: 9
Views: 383

Re: nice light tents for a giant?

i had a macpac microlight a lot of years ago. something similar would be vaguely exciting. Still got one of them, packs quite big. You can borrow it if you want to remind yourself whether its what you want. I used it predominantly as my motorcycle camping tent, but ive sold my motorbike for now I g...
by FLV
Sat Jan 16, 2021 4:55 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Exposure blaze mount?
Replies: 3
Views: 196

Re: Exposure blaze mount?

Saddle rail one looks like the c shape is for the trace, so 90 degrees out of position.

I think I'll knock up something on the seat stay as you say up there
by FLV
Sat Jan 16, 2021 11:14 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Films to watch while isolating
Replies: 203
Views: 11891

Re: Films to watch while isolating

Verena wrote:
Sat Jan 16, 2021 8:48 am
Have people seen this? Released yesterday, just watching it now

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HF8tj4eeq2s
I haven't seen episode 1 or 2 either so thanks for linking. :-bd

I'll save them for the rare moments of peace and quiet in my crazy house :grin:
by FLV
Sat Jan 16, 2021 8:28 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Why Don't Sleeping Mats Have A Pillow?
Replies: 23
Views: 590

Re: Why Don't Sleeping Mats Have A Pillow?

ScotRoutes wrote:
Fri Jan 15, 2021 9:42 pm
The curve on the Synmat tends to make it slip off. I've tried a short cord round it too but much the same result.
Little bits of furniture grip pads aren't too bad. Just had them on a pillow, they were self adhesive and stuck fine.
by FLV
Sat Jan 16, 2021 8:12 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Exposure blaze mount?
Replies: 3
Views: 196

Exposure blaze mount?

Has anyone seen any alternative exposure blaze rear light mounts? I've looked on exposures website, nothing there. Basically I have a rear crud catcher thing which I switch between bikes and it clamps onto the seat post. One of these bikes has a dropper post. the standard mount then just about fits ...
by FLV
Fri Jan 15, 2021 2:56 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Todays ride
Replies: 2243
Views: 308544

Re: Todays ride

whitestone wrote:
Fri Jan 15, 2021 1:40 pm
We had 8-10cm of snow yesterday and a sharp frost overnight

Image

First glance, I thought that was the back of a boat
by FLV
Fri Jan 15, 2021 8:38 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Fat Fighters 2021
Replies: 41
Views: 566

Re: Fat Fighters 2021

Well done chaps.
Ill try harder this week, dont want to let the side down!
by FLV
Fri Jan 15, 2021 7:38 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Mapping Article by Guy Kesteven ("Mapsturbation")
Replies: 35
Views: 500

Re: Mapping Article by Guy Kesteven ("Mapsturbation")

Well i tried to read it, but its just nonsense so gave up.
by FLV
Fri Jan 15, 2021 7:29 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Taking a knife to a gunfight.
Replies: 59
Views: 933

Re: Taking a knife to a gunfight.

For something like the Tuscany trail id be tempted between that and a conventional rigid bike I did the TT on my drop bar'd mtb / monster cross / whatever bike last year and I'd do it again. So far I've ridden it on.....a fatbike, a carbon rigid 29er, a 29er hardtail, a rigid 29+ and now a 2.4" rig...
by FLV
Fri Jan 15, 2021 7:28 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Fat Fighters 2021
Replies: 41
Views: 566

Re: Fat Fighters 2021

Start 01/01/21, 97.7kg
Today 15/01/21, 97.7kg

Maintaining again. Excercise levels are ok, eating habits are poor. So happy, but do need to get on with it.

I spend a bit of time worrying that if i lower my calorie intake ill just flop around out of energy as im knackered all the time already...
by FLV
Thu Jan 14, 2021 8:22 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Taking a knife to a gunfight.
Replies: 59
Views: 933

Re: Taking a knife to a gunfight.

I've got a gravel bike. But in reality it's just my road bike that shouldn't fall apart or cripple me if I chose to cut accross some tracks. I doubt id do a trip on it. I don't really like them off road. I also have a drop bar mountain bike, I do do trips on that. I need to spend more time on the se...
by FLV
Thu Jan 14, 2021 8:11 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Viewranger discontinued, replaced with Outdoor Active
Replies: 48
Views: 958

Re: Viewranger discontinued, replaced with Outdoor Active

I only use it view OS maps around my location and pick where to go next / check where my current track goes off to..
On first look at the new app. It lets me do that, Tell's me I have all maps available for download included as I am a pro (nice of it)

So, looks ok for me. So far.
by FLV
Thu Jan 14, 2021 9:24 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: 29 x 3" Maxxis on i30 mm rims
Replies: 8
Views: 148

Re: 29 x 3" Maxxis on i30 mm rims

. Shame Maxxis have dropped all their 29 x 3" tyres. Chronicles are still availalable. [/quote] Thanks for correcting my statement. I believe the Chronicles are more "true" 29+ or proper 3" tyres and likely wouldn't work well at all on i30 mm rims. Just guessing. [/quote] I have done that and you a...
by FLV
Thu Jan 14, 2021 8:07 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Favourite kit from 2020
Replies: 54
Views: 1093

Re: Favourite kit from 2020

In reality, the piece of kit that I would buy exactly the same again without even looking. Nordisk Telemark 1 tent. Superb. One of the best tents I’ve ever owned :-bd It's worked really well for me, in rough or nice weather. I didn't use it hot weather where it may be a little warm but I can deal w...
by FLV
Thu Jan 14, 2021 8:01 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: 'Made to lose' :???:
Replies: 29
Views: 687

Re: 'Made to lose' :???:

It kind of feels like it may have been tounge in cheek.

If that's what they meant, well done. If not, I hope the makers can laugh at themselves.

Fun all the same. :-bd
by FLV
Wed Jan 13, 2021 2:29 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: FS: Alpkit Fantom Jacket, as new
Replies: 1
Views: 187

FS: Alpkit Fantom Jacket, as new

Alpkit Fantom Jacket, £85 posted

Black
Size XL
Hydrophobic down
New but no tags. Never worn outside.

Bought for a trip that didn't happen. Its just sat with no use and it now just a little large for me.

Price is posted.

Image
by FLV
Wed Jan 13, 2021 8:20 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: FS: Kask Caipi Helmet, New
Replies: 2
Views: 163

Re: FS: Kask Caipi Helmet, New

Fairly similar, quite big.

I have one of the universal giro helmets and am fairly far into its range. The Kask is a little big for me.

Seems quite round.

I know that's not very helpful sorry.
by FLV
Tue Jan 12, 2021 5:16 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Colorado Trail documentary.
Replies: 3
Views: 242

Re: Colorado Trail documentary.

I really want to ride the Colorado trail
by FLV
Tue Jan 12, 2021 8:37 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Camino-ish
Replies: 10
Views: 302

Re: Camino-ish

Well you did say ish :-bd
by FLV
Mon Jan 11, 2021 8:56 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Camino-ish
Replies: 10
Views: 302

Re: Camino-ish