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by Zippy
Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: GB Divide
Replies: 34
Views: 683

Re: GB Divide

Mike wrote:
Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:35 am
Is anyone else liking the look of it :-bd
Yes, I really am eyeing this up with interest.

HT550 to do first...and then work out if my flat bar cx bike is comfortable enough - otherwise it may require the use of a different bike .
by Zippy
Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Good deed for the day
Replies: 4
Views: 130

Re: Good deed for the day

Must be the time of year, I have a recent blackbird stuck in greenhouse story. I had a blackbird stuck in our greenhouse the other day. We leave the doors open a bit so the cat can get in and get at it's food (not my cat, I don't like cats). Turns out the blackbird had learnt there's food in there, ...
by Zippy
Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: GB Divide
Replies: 34
Views: 683

Re: GB Divide

This is interesting, very interesting.

Also, Lachlan Morton is a big name in the cycling world! :shock:
by Zippy
Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tick Tweezers
Replies: 23
Views: 434

Re: Tick Tweezers

I am also really positive that it seems diseases related to ticks is becoming more common knowledge, that can only be a good thing. Just been doing some more reading. See: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/tick-surveillance-scheme May be of interest to some boners who are in a place to contribute to the ...
by Zippy
Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: WRT 2020 dates please
Replies: 6
Views: 156

Re: WRT 2020 dates please

As an FYI for people who use calendars which can bring in internet calendars, I find this calendar from google very good for UK bank holidays etc. https://calendar.google.com/calendar/embed?src=en.uk%23holiday%40group.v.calendar.google.com&ctz=Europe%2FLondon https://calendar.google.com/calendar/ica...
by Zippy
Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tick Tweezers
Replies: 23
Views: 434

Re: Tick Tweezers

Hmm, I should probably get a few more sets of these, having moved from a "low" risk area to a "medium" risk area (Essex to Suffolk).

I am also really positive that it seems diseases related to ticks is becoming more common knowledge, that can only be a good thing.
by Zippy
Tue Jul 16, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Tent pole mushroom
Replies: 24
Views: 9176

Re: Tent pole mushroom

Another option that is very cost effective (free I expect as they'll be binned on lots of construction sites) is the safety caps they put on reinforcement bars to stop you poking your eyes out. https://www.mad4tools.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/thumbnail/600x600/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95...
by Zippy
Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: MYOG
Topic: New ultra-race secret weapon.
Replies: 11
Views: 781

Re: New ultra-race secret weapon.

Ha ha, just seen this.

I wonder how much you could drill out of the original handle to save weight :ugeek:
by Zippy
Mon Jul 15, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Breakfast stove.
Replies: 10
Views: 311

Re: Breakfast stove.

68mm OD and 55mm high Bob. I could reduce the height a bit without reducing capacity but it's just how it worked out. Nice thing when compared to a pop can stove is you can actually stand on these ..... not saying you'd want to but it does show that they're quite robust :wink: Did you ever do the s...
by Zippy
Mon Jul 15, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: 6 Days in Southern California
Replies: 12
Views: 309

Re: 6 Days in Southern California

I enjoyed that Dave :smile:
by Zippy
Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2019
Replies: 599
Views: 30404

Re: Bivvy a month 2019

https://www.strava.com/activities/2533511782 July - which also involved to quote Tim: a local one with MAG* and her son. He's 8. (and a friend who's parents field we headed too) Although they went in the car to the take-away, and I pedalled over (in the spirit of things, I cycled and carried my bivv...
by Zippy
Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Commuting road tyre options
Replies: 40
Views: 7752

Re: Commuting road tyre options

hmm, fitted schwalbe g ones about 2 months ago... So carrying on from this post, I changed this tyre yesterday. (It's the rear tyre, the front has been no trouble) I fitted it on 13/03/2019 and changed it on 14/07/2019. That was 2,346.36 miles they officially did (from Garmin computer logs). In tha...
by Zippy
Wed Jul 03, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2019
Replies: 599
Views: 30404

Re: Bivvy a month 2019

32 peeps in June. 27 peeps who have posted a bivvy every month this year so far. 237 bivvies posted this year. Erm, I was looking back over the year and noticed I was missing from the April (30th)list, so I have a full BAM ytd. too. :-bd Actually 54of60 :-bd :-bd Yes, thankyou for spotting that, li...
by Zippy
Tue Jul 02, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2019
Replies: 599
Views: 30404

Re: Bivvy a month 2019

Right, June's count: Escape Goat ScotRoutes redefined_cycles TheBrownDog RIP sean_iow MuddyPete middleagedmadness ericrobo metalheart Pickers Alan63 ChrisF Raggedstone frogatthefarriers Landslide javatime gallowayboy BigdummySteve JohnClimber JimmyG paramart whitestone petemaz mountainposture htride...
by Zippy
Tue Jul 02, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2019
Replies: 599
Views: 30404

Re: Bivvy a month 2019

Last minute June attempt on Friday night (28th June) after my first "planned" night was scuppered as feeling crap with lurgy. Local 30 minute ride to a local SSSI / nature reserve. There was a bird hide that I thought I'd found on satellite imagery, turned out it was a machinery store and not a nice...
by Zippy
Mon Jul 01, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: BB200 entries tomorrow.
Replies: 68
Views: 1484

Re: BB200 entries tomorrow.

Do I send an email through to you for the 300 Stu?
by Zippy
Mon Jul 01, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: BB200 entries tomorrow.
Replies: 68
Views: 1484

Re: BB200 entries tomorrow.

Entered. :-bd

Spose I should go BB300.. :|

Lucky I checked the forum, I was busy pressing refresh on the main website page :lol:
by Zippy
Thu Jun 20, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Forks
Replies: 28
Views: 2693

Re: Forks

Doing some reading - GRIP seems to be pretty good, and as I have no problems with it, I think I'll stick with it!

Useful commentary here of all places!: https://singletrackworld.com/forum/topi ... -float-34/
by Zippy
Wed Jun 19, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Forks
Replies: 28
Views: 2693

Re: Forks

Hello all. Anyone know much about the various models of fox forks and the inner workings of them? So I purchased the fox forks 29 step cast GRIP forks. I had the remote GRIP lockout on them, and I managed to have a fairly big crash (broke/cracked my ribs) and I've never been able to get the lockout ...
by Zippy
Wed Jun 05, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2019
Replies: 599
Views: 30404

Re: Bivvy a month 2019

I’m just totting up people reporting bivvies. It’s all gentleman’s agreement here (in order to not possibly offend anyone here inadvertently, I don’t mean anything more than “an informal and legally non-binding agreement between two or more parties. It is typically oral, though it may be written, or...
by Zippy
Tue Jun 04, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2019
Replies: 599
Views: 30404

Re: Bivvy a month 2019

31 April Bivvies counted thus far :-bd Escape Goat redefined_cycles MuddyPete mountainposture TheBrownDog BigdummySteve Pickers RIP Alan63 Borderer Borderer2 crewlie JohnClimber metalheart Zippy ScotRoutes ChrisF Raggedstone jaminb Wotsits whitestone faustus sean_iow ericrobo gallowayboy JimmyG Lan...
by Zippy
Thu May 16, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Another Tubeless Question, Sorry.
Replies: 17
Views: 471

Re: Another Tubeless Question, Sorry.

I did Cath's front wheel yesterday morning: all went well. Got back in the afternoon and the tyre is flat. It's obvious that it hadn't seated properly so back out with the Airshot and gave it some real welly :wink: A few pops and again all seemed well but I thought I'd check. Submersion test and ab...
by Zippy
Thu May 16, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2019
Replies: 599
Views: 30404

Re: Bivvy a month 2019

Oh yes, forgot to mention - I did my May Bivvy at the WRT. Lovely time with Ben and Jase, highlights include a field of cows, some tussock yomping (but not much, enough to make it a proper WRT), eating at a 4 star hotel, playing dominos in a pub we had to ourselves, a near perfect Bivvy spot we foun...
by Zippy
Thu May 16, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2019
Replies: 599
Views: 30404

Re: Bivvy a month 2019

ScotRoutes wrote:
Tue May 14, 2019 9:56 pm
May BAM in progress.

It's a high one

Image
DSC_0368 by Colin Cadden - Flickr2BBcode
Looks lumpy. How'd you make a comfortable Bivvy spot?
by Zippy
Thu May 09, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Thank you.
Replies: 13
Views: 750

Re: Thank you.

Thanks Again Stu + Dee for the event, and everyone else who helped and I said hello to, too long a list to write... :-bd