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by crewlie
Tue Mar 31, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Not the day I'd hoped for....
Replies: 31
Views: 1083

Re: Not the day I'd hoped for....

That’s awful Pickers, hope you mend quickly and that they catch and put away those responsible.
by crewlie
Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Grinduro coming to Machynlleth
Replies: 2
Views: 250

Grinduro coming to Machynlleth

After 3 years being held on Arran, Wales has pinched the 2020 Grinduro from us :YMTONGUE: If it's run like the Scottish event has been, it should be a good weekend (although with poorer scenery :lol: ). It always seemed to be fairly expensive as these things go, so it'll be interesting to see if it'...
by crewlie
Sat Dec 07, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What you doing next year?
Replies: 69
Views: 3399

Re: What you doing next year?

All being well, strapping some racks and panniers on taking a ferry to Amsterdam and wandering in a southeasterly direction for a few months. Sue and I are booked to cross in June, with no other fixed plan other than a European Bike Bus home booked from Orange in mid September. Not bikepacking but I...
by crewlie
Fri Nov 15, 2019 12:26 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2019
Replies: 1141
Views: 89605

Re: Bivvy a month 2019

Unfortunately, it was the October one that I failed on, so unless there’s a time machine handy... :geek:
by crewlie
Wed Nov 13, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2019
Replies: 1141
Views: 89605

Re: Bivvy a month 2019

Well it looks like my BAM is over for this year. A nice ride out along the coast to a pretty spot with a northerly view and a chance of catching sight of an aurora. Tent went up well. Dinner prepared and eaten. Preparing to settle down at 10pm when the phone rings with an urgent request for help fro...
by crewlie
Mon Oct 07, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2019
Replies: 1141
Views: 89605

Re: Bivvy a month 2019

Another last minute September entry. I'd like to claim that I followed Reg's advice above and left it until the last day to make the challenge more interesting, but it's really just down to procrastination and bad planning. Anyway a quick trip up into the forestry to a little spot I've used before. ...
by crewlie
Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Coldest winter in 30 years.
Replies: 19
Views: 1629

Re: Coldest winter in 30 years.

Warning, the site isn't easy on the eyes
It’s also a bit heavy on the climate change conspiracy theories amongst other stuff.
by crewlie
Thu Aug 15, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2019
Replies: 1141
Views: 89605

Re: Bivvy a month 2019

August ended up being a bit of a repeat of July, albeit this time with company (wife), a different route and a different bike. We have plans to do a long slow tour somewhere in Europe next year so we decided to dig out the panniers, load a ridiculous amount of stuff into them including a new tent to...
by crewlie
Tue Jul 09, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Any Kayaker's? Newbie tips wanted
Replies: 9
Views: 779

Re: Any Kayaker's? Newbie tips wanted

Just started sea kayaking. We managed to get on a swimming pool course to learn some self/assisted rescue techniques as well as some basic strokes. We’re also going to get at least a day’s training on the water on rescue before we venture too far. We haven't got a bilge pump yet, but we probably wil...
by crewlie
Tue Jul 09, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: wtd: 2 person tent
Replies: 4
Views: 658

Re: wtd: 2 person tent

Yes I would be, my wife's decided two of us being crammed into a lunar solo is less fun than I expected :lol:
by crewlie
Mon Jul 08, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: wtd: 2 person tent
Replies: 4
Views: 658

Re: wtd: 2 person tent

Hi Karl,

Before I start a new thread, I assume you sold the Drift 2?

Cheers,
Mark
by crewlie
Wed Jul 03, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2019
Replies: 1141
Views: 89605

Re: Bivvy a month 2019

A sudden rush of family visitors and planned events has meant a shortage of time to get out for a proper trip, so the chance to do a two dayer on the last day of June to get June and July done seemed too good an opportunity to miss (and stay within the rules). The Island of Gigha lies just off the K...
by crewlie
Fri May 17, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2019
Replies: 1141
Views: 89605

Re: Bivvy a month 2019

Late April saw me set off from home to Uig in Skye where I was joining up with seven other folk to spend 3 days riding in the Outer Hebrides. Four and a half days of pleasant mostly road riding by way of Oban, Mull, Ardnamurchen and Mallaig saw me to the docks in Uig. https://live.staticflickr.com/6...
by crewlie
Sun Apr 21, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2019
Replies: 1141
Views: 89605

Re: Bivvy a month 2019

With free time being very limited this month my April bivvy ended up being a quick to up into the nearby forestry. I took took a slightly roundabout way to get there to give the new fork, bars and tyres a go with weight on for the first time. Made a few tweaks along the way and then spent an otherwi...
by crewlie
Thu Apr 04, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What you done t' your bike today
Replies: 549
Views: 33712

Re: What you done t' your bike today

Re-dished my front wheel to centre it in my new Prong forks. First time doing anything like that and surprisingly it seems to have worked.
by crewlie
Sun Mar 31, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2019
Replies: 1141
Views: 89605

Re: Bivvy a month 2019

With only a few days left before leaving for the long drive home from France, I loaded my bike up with overnight kit, then Sue and I drove up into the hills for a final evening ride and to get the March bivvy in. We rode for a couple of hours and got back to the car as dusk was falling. I’d failed t...
by crewlie
Tue Feb 26, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2019
Replies: 1141
Views: 89605

Re: Bivvy a month 2019

Hope I can still join in without breaking the rules (again). Jan: WE, a fun romp around mid Wales with Reg et al (the longest distance between two points ride). Great riding, company, food, and overnight spot. https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7891/33342461628_bf7207a434_n.jpg Reg, with Pandas Feb: Des...
by crewlie
Fri Feb 01, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bamboo feedback.
Replies: 51
Views: 3827

Re: Bamboo feedback.

Fit fine with mine, new version of my old orange one would be good.
by crewlie
Fri Feb 01, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: It's open - WRT 2019
Replies: 59
Views: 3690

Re: It's open - WRT 2019

Looks like I'm riding in the Outer Hebrides the same weekend...do they have lemon drizzle up there :cry:
by crewlie
Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tomb Raider..... What's your best guess
Replies: 68
Views: 4098

Re: Tomb Raider..... What's your best guess

Managed to get off the Island, which is an improvement on last year. Parked up and should be there for 9.05 :wink:
by crewlie
Wed Jan 09, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tomb Raider..... What's your best guess
Replies: 68
Views: 4098

Re: Tomb Raider..... What's your best guess

Blimey you lot are worrying me... I haven't started packing yet, still trying to fix a leaky sleeping mat!
by crewlie
Mon Dec 24, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tomb Raider details.
Replies: 18
Views: 1017

Re: Tomb Raider details.

I've used gridreferencefinder.com. Seems to work ok.
by crewlie
Wed Nov 14, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Grinduro on now BBC Scot.
Replies: 13
Views: 1490

Re: Grinduro on now BBC Scot.

If you pm me your email I'll send the GPX over. Should still be ridable, but some of the non gravel tracks will have a few slightly soggy (maybe very soggy) bits, but we ride them year round. If you do Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/547388942270039/ will get you up to date info...or drop m...
by crewlie
Tue Nov 06, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Grinduro on now BBC Scot.
Replies: 13
Views: 1490

Re: Grinduro on now BBC Scot.

It was a fun event, a nice mix of against the clock racing, and just riding along. The scenery wasn't bad either (I may be biased) I even came away with a prize...second place in my age cat...although it was only out of two , and think I only just scraped that :) It looks like the over 60's don't do...
by crewlie
Thu Nov 01, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Winter Event ... entries open.
Replies: 32
Views: 3165

Re: Winter Event ... entries open.

Signed up, and I will make it this year. Wouldn’t mind tagging along again Reg, if your team has room...I like the sound of your plan :grin: