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by jameso
Tue Aug 03, 2021 12:08 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Spotted in Smiths today ...
Replies: 43
Views: 973

Re: Spotted in Smiths today ...

johnnystorm wrote: Tue Aug 03, 2021 11:47 am When I moved over to Zoom Brahmas from my AT4 (S or pro, they had a curlier front section) I sold them to a mate who tool a saw to them and made them into essentially an AT3. Sacrilege! :lol:
He knew even back then that Tri bars just weren't cool.
by jameso
Mon Aug 02, 2021 10:28 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Spotted in Smiths today ...
Replies: 43
Views: 973

Re: Spotted in Smiths today ...

AT4s... I loved them. It's like being exposed to something which has an effect that crops up 20 years or so later as an odd affliction :grin:
by jameso
Mon Aug 02, 2021 1:44 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Dynamo Light of choice - fork mounted gravel use mid range
Replies: 13
Views: 221

Re: Dynamo Light of choice - fork mounted gravel use mid range

Just like the waterproof thread, I'll second James' suggestion. I've got a Revo and the Edelux, the latter has been fine for road/bridleway bumbling, despite clipping the occasional low branch/bramble and once taking a bat to the face. I'll second your experience of a bat in the face, I had somethi...
by jameso
Mon Aug 02, 2021 1:17 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Dynamo Light of choice - fork mounted gravel use mid range
Replies: 13
Views: 221

Re: Dynamo Light of choice - fork mounted gravel use mid range

Edelux II is an excellent light, fork mount is perfect height for it also. The beam pattern or shape is its real strength for roads and wider byways (for me as a rider as well as oncoming traffic) but it puts less light above waist height than a torch beam off-road light so you don't see low branche...
by jameso
Mon Aug 02, 2021 1:03 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Spotted in Smiths today ...
Replies: 43
Views: 973

Re: Spotted in Smiths today ...

(ok maybe a bit of generalisation) Just a bit :smile: I can see why some don't align with MTB. With MTB marketing so often at the Redbull Rampage or MBUK "Attack The Trail!" end of things I can see why the middle-ground of gravel-ish XC riding has drawn more from road and CX culture than ...
by jameso
Mon Aug 02, 2021 8:19 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Suggest some cheap/good trail running shoes
Replies: 24
Views: 259

Re: Suggest some cheap/good trail running shoes

Is the inov8 mud claw out of budget? Pretty much standard in the running club for mixed terrain off-road Useful thanks - also looking for some off-road running shoes. Will see if I can try a pair somewhere. Jumping in on your thread here Shafiq.. thanks, had been looking recently also. Any opinions...
by jameso
Mon Aug 02, 2021 7:27 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Heavier Duty "Packable" Jacket
Replies: 17
Views: 341

Re: Heavier Duty "Packable" Jacket

Makes a lot of sense - it doesn't get under your chin and irritate you. Lowe Alpine used to do a fleece with a zip that angled up to the collarbone for the same reason. Also means the zips on different layers aren't aligned. For sure, I just struggle with non-symmetrical stuff. Like a bike? : ) I h...
by jameso
Sun Aug 01, 2021 10:08 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Spotted in Smiths today ...
Replies: 43
Views: 973

Re: Spotted in Smiths today ...

Bearbonesnorm wrote: Sun Aug 01, 2021 9:57 am Eagle eyes you have Hux ... does look like it.
Std kit on some of Rondo's complete bikes.

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by jameso
Sat Jul 31, 2021 8:29 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Spotted in Smiths today ...
Replies: 43
Views: 973

Re: Spotted in Smiths today ...

Perhaps you only need count how many 'is this route suitable for a gravel bike' comments you see on the internet to know that the average gravel bike is a limiting factor for the average rider. It probably is. I think the lighter weight and drop bars suggest an easier ride but the reality off-road ...
by jameso
Sat Jul 31, 2021 2:58 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Spotted in Smiths today ...
Replies: 43
Views: 973

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: 117

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: 22
Views: 551

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: 22
Views: 551

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: 22
Views: 551

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: 410

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: 361

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: 1020

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: 410

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: 256

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: 739

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: 588

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: 739

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: 541

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: 410

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: 410

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...