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by jameso
Sat Jul 31, 2021 2:58 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Spotted in Smiths today ...
Replies: 17
Views: 375

Re: Spotted in Smiths today ...

I do find it somewhat sad (only a little) that within the mainstream, bikepacking is now considered something you do on a gravel bike or dare I say, even a road bike rather than a mountainbike. Why am I bothered? Mainly because that shift becomes a limit on how far off the beaten track people can (...
by jameso
Sat Jul 31, 2021 7:53 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bikerafting in Ullapool.
Replies: 4
Views: 96

Re: Bikerafting in Ullapool.

I like the photo of the jetty and your bike - with a packable raft a view like that has new meaning or possibilities.
by jameso
Fri Jul 30, 2021 3:35 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Meeting Boners in the wild
Replies: 21
Views: 453

Re: Meeting Boners in the wild

Bearbonesnorm wrote: Fri Jul 30, 2021 7:57 am
Felt like a bit of a coincidence.
Uhm, bit too much. I suspect he was stalking you.
Maybe I was stalking him, but wanted to make it sound like a coincidence.
by jameso
Fri Jul 30, 2021 7:39 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Meeting Boners in the wild
Replies: 21
Views: 453

Re: Meeting Boners in the wild

I met Tim Field on a road in Wales last week, a road I'd only taken by chance 10mins earlier. Not sure if he's on here often but I know him from the TNR and RSR rides. Felt like a bit of a coincidence.
by jameso
Thu Jul 29, 2021 7:55 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Meeting Boners in the wild
Replies: 21
Views: 453

Re: Meeting Boners in the wild

Bearbonesnorm wrote: Thu Jul 29, 2021 6:33 pm I suppose stickers and jerseys are a fairly good sign but if ever I'm in any doubt, I like to shout BONER really loudly at people and then make my decision based on their reaction :-bd
"Boner!!!"
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by jameso
Wed Jul 28, 2021 9:36 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Wales ride 2021
Replies: 24
Views: 400

Re: Wales ride 2021

Cracking trip James How did your nav work? Did you know where you wanted to go and made it up, or were you using GPS (scrolling in and out of the map or using it for the route) Cheers Ben. Remembered the WRT a few years back as I retraced a bit of the route we took there. I had a Garmin with my rou...
by jameso
Wed Jul 28, 2021 11:29 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: First long ride on drops and my hands are screwed...
Replies: 21
Views: 348

Re: First long ride on drops and my hands are screwed...

I think moving the saddle back takes the weight off your hands not forward. This is it, in basic terms, for seated riding - assuming you're not changing the bar/stem and general fit yet. It's more about balancing your weight over the BB rather than shortening the saddle to bar reach. If you sit in ...
by jameso
Tue Jul 27, 2021 11:33 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tom! Pidcock!
Replies: 64
Views: 1012

Re: Tom! Pidcock!

Got to say, I thought seeing racers launching off that drop was great for XC racing in general. There's a shot of VDP's crash with (I think) Pidcock touching down totally bottomed out and tyres squashed, right behind him. There is no way I'd be going off that drop without the board in the gap :) and...
by jameso
Mon Jul 26, 2021 9:42 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Wales ride 2021
Replies: 24
Views: 400

Re: Wales ride 2021

Thanks for the + comments 👍 Andy I'm 6' and it's ok for me, same width and angle as the Bearpaw I'd say although I've only used the BP a few nights. Using the side tie-outs on the Gatewood does help. Not a lot of space to sit up in it and faff when the fabric's damp but it's fine for what it is. Stu...
by jameso
Mon Jul 26, 2021 2:17 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Boners on the Gower.
Replies: 15
Views: 246

Re: Boners on the Gower.

That's great, quality trip and a good read..
at least you were probably being watched all the time from the Coastguard Station on the headland
"here there's another one in a rubber dingy over there again" "tenner?" "yeah go on"
by jameso
Mon Jul 26, 2021 12:30 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

Can you imagine the testosterone fuelled twattery on display. To be fair that's big part of why I stopped doing road sportives and they were only a tenner or so at the time. I think blokes in general are a bigger problem than the event cost or format :) Edit to add, thinking of WRT or similar easy ...
by jameso
Mon Jul 26, 2021 8:19 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Why?
Replies: 16
Views: 573

Re: Why?

When inflating it I blow through my jersey covering the valve to reduce moisture but I can't say I'm too worried about it. It's a Thermarest Neoair though, not a down-filled mat. I can see the point when there's down in there. I've fix holes in mine by blowing a mouthful or 2 of water in there and s...
by jameso
Mon Jul 26, 2021 8:11 am
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

'Luxury Ultra'

Well it's original, got to give them that.
by jameso
Sun Jul 25, 2021 12:44 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?

https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSTcHsm4MLKybcRjPE4v9QMLF0Hd0s-_WMdgQ&usqp=CAU This also reminds me of a number of nights out in Longton, about 1991-92 :grin: Live, Love, Dance (Gurn) Moonlite Bivi bag/bag cover, liner and 3/4 Neoair for a summer SS S24O ride. ProPlus inste...
by jameso
Sun Jul 25, 2021 10:54 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Wales ride 2021
Replies: 24
Views: 400

Re: Wales ride 2021

Landslide wrote: Sat Jul 24, 2021 7:29 pm On the Gatewood and its slippery front doors, I find one or two of the magic clips from Joe's shop help.
Went to buy the clips, bought them and some other stuff inc a 50g Ti hipflask :grin: 150ml size, just right.
by jameso
Sun Jul 25, 2021 10:42 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Wales ride 2021
Replies: 24
Views: 400

Re: Wales ride 2021

Thanks, and Reg you're too kind. You're right about the head exploding thing, re-reading this it seems to me quite similar to one of my first tour write ups - everything's new and there's no sense of weariness or familiarity with the experience. A bit "In't Wales Brilliant!! Amazing!" Fast...
by jameso
Sun Jul 25, 2021 9:54 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Cross Fell (picture heavy)
Replies: 4
Views: 98

Re: Cross Fell (picture heavy)

Great stuff... Looks worth a trip, I'm a big fan of those open moorland spaces these days and had been looking through Lost Lanes North and the 2nd City Divide route recently.
by jameso
Sun Jul 25, 2021 9:49 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Cycling in Germany - Anywhere Good?
Replies: 25
Views: 369

Re: Cycling in Germany - Anywhere Good?

I was rather stunned when we were in Germany to find that you are expected to cycle on the pavement in towns and cities. I'm so used to getting a row for it here and Germans do everything by the rules so it was a bewildering about-turn for me. Yes, odd isn't it. I found the bike paths having ROW at...
by jameso
Sun Jul 25, 2021 9:43 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Is there any hassle free way to travel from London to Scotland by public transport?
Replies: 17
Views: 338

Re: Is there any hassle free way to travel from London to Scotland by public transport?

The Caledonian Sleeper is expensive but it's a great way to do it. If you can plan ahead and get a discounted ticket somehow I'd recommend it. Waking up and seeing the hills outside is a way of travelling that adds to the whole experience. I've also done it from King's Cross with a couple of changes...
by jameso
Sat Jul 24, 2021 4:14 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Wales ride 2021
Replies: 24
Views: 400

Wales ride 2021

Burst into heaven Kiss in the cotton clouds Arctic sheets and fields of wheat I can't stop coming down (or going up) What a great earworm to have for a few days. There were annoying ones that came with being a bit too hot and tired going uphill, but to have the Stone Roses (and that song in particu...
by jameso
Sat Jul 24, 2021 3:17 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Coast to Coast in a heatwave!
Replies: 6
Views: 165

Re: Coast to Coast in a heatwave!

Great photos! Looks like a great ride.

Stuart, rep for being hard or something else?
by jameso
Sat Jul 24, 2021 10:33 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Cycling in Germany - Anywhere Good?
Replies: 25
Views: 369

Re: Cycling in Germany - Anywhere Good?

If you can get hold of a copy of Singletrack issue 135, there's an article by Markus Stitz about bikepacking the route of the iron curtain. Is that the Grezstein trophy route on the tank tracks? I heard it was like 100s of miles of rumble strip :grin: He made his own route, but he does mention avoi...
by jameso
Fri Jul 23, 2021 10:45 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Cycling in Germany - Anywhere Good?
Replies: 25
Views: 369

Re: Cycling in Germany - Anywhere Good?

thenorthwind wrote: Fri Jul 23, 2021 9:47 pm If you can get hold of a copy of Singletrack issue 135, there's an article by Markus Stitz about bikepacking the route of the iron curtain.
Is that the Grezstein trophy route on the tank tracks? I heard it was like 100s of miles of rumble strip :grin:
by jameso
Thu Jul 22, 2021 8:21 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Cycling in Germany - Anywhere Good?
Replies: 25
Views: 369

Re: Cycling in Germany - Anywhere Good?

There's a good bivi shelter on top of the Schauinsland, a 3-sided hiker shelter. The hotel Schauinsland on my rides to Eurobike
by jameso
Thu Jul 22, 2021 8:13 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What are you listening to now?
Replies: 622
Views: 31506

Re: What are you listening to now?

Thanks Reg. Probably was about that time, bit after 6. 'Retrospective wave'. Liking house music is a product of my age or mis/well spent youth, not for everyone is it :smile: