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by ericrobo
Wed Sep 16, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 646
Views: 38094

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

BAM September Set off Monday at q to 5pm, 7.2 miles up on't moors to a likely looking spot I rode past last Saturday, remote, well off the beaten path, a short haul over a style, and 50 yards of tussock trundling... a good spot, stream nearby Started setting up at 6:30pm, Tent Zpacks up in no time, ...
by ericrobo
Thu Sep 03, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: A very off topic plea for help
Replies: 86
Views: 8516

Re: A very off topic plea for help

As the ‘epitaph’ on my emails stays: “It seems to scatter the snow, the storm that in the garden makes the flowers fall... No ! What fades and passes is myself...” So we must understand how precious these moments are... We are all going down the same route, some realise that a lot more than others.....
by ericrobo
Tue Aug 25, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 646
Views: 38094

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

Yes Uncle Reg, the Pensioners’ Outing.... (note the position of the pos trophy.... :roll: :roll: :roll: \M/ \M/ )

Lu - d’you think you’ll last till then ? Be great to see you :-bd :-bd :-bd

And NO racing
by ericrobo
Tue Aug 25, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 646
Views: 38094

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

24th August, such a fine evening, off I went local, to favourite spot near a moorland reservoir. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50266474631_1a82396676_c.jpg Untitled by Eric Robinson , on Flickr Note the angle of the bike.... https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50266653592_d8ae9bd04f_c.jpg Unti...
by ericrobo
Tue Aug 04, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Public footpath gone AWOL
Replies: 32
Views: 853

Re: Public footpath gone AWOL

If you are on a footpath (pushing a bike) because it links to a BW, or to a road, then the bike IS a reasonable accompaniment....

Too many small minds around...
by ericrobo
Sun Jul 26, 2020 9:28 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 646
Views: 38094

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

A bit different from last December Bob & Cath.... green instead of white...

Always difficult to get (yourself/selves) out when month end is approaching- well done :-bd
by ericrobo
Thu Jul 23, 2020 9:09 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What's it worth???
Replies: 15
Views: 503

Re: What's it worth???

My LBS had totally sold all of their showroom stock of bikes, building up a bit now... They reckon it was due to the lockdown and people’s habits changing, so a massive demand for bikes. This had a knock on effect on second hand bikes too.... a huge demand. So Gairy advertise it as high as you think...
by ericrobo
Thu Jul 23, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Durability of BOA Laces
Replies: 10
Views: 310

Re: Durability of BOA Laces

On my Shimano winter boots it was the eyelet that failed.....

I bodged it with a paper clip :-bd
by ericrobo
Tue Jul 21, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 646
Views: 38094

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

Set out local last night and got to where I tried to get to for June BAM ! (the short cut doesn't work) Turton Heights at 1100 feet (329m), nice and windy which is good cos it stops the midge... so didn't take midge net nor Smidge.... https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50135855413_70c8bff21d_c.jpg ...
by ericrobo
Wed Jun 24, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Scott Genius FS 2006
Replies: 0
Views: 167

Scott Genius FS 2006

Here’s my Scott Genius 2006 ! https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50040835042_4c79a80d97_c.jpg Thinking of selling...reluctantly.... I need the space... too many bikes... It’s not been used very much seeing that I’ve just got a modern FS 29’er, and a couple of Scott 29 hardtails.. and a fatbike ! Co...
by ericrobo
Tue Jun 23, 2020 1:41 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 646
Views: 38094

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

Bob Absolutely bang on there :-bd Well done :YMPRAY: :YMAPPLAUSE: Bet you’ve done a few routes in Egerton Quarry too :-bd I live in Egerton, but I can see Wilton from my lounge. Well Reg Put that one in the diary ! A pensioners’ outing.... (OMG ! Is that apostrophe in the right place.... :oops: :oop...
by ericrobo
Tue Jun 23, 2020 10:11 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 646
Views: 38094

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

Not quite the longest day, but nearly. I'm up to 30 consecutive BAM's. Last night I was fine. Since this virus thingy I've been just using a bivvy bag, but so many advantages to being free from bugs and flies, not being drizzled on, making a brew in peace, for very little extra weight, if you have s...
by ericrobo
Thu May 28, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 646
Views: 38094

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

May BAM last night..... could have been warmer ! I have a very big back garden... house is top right :-bd https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49944685547_47fd42f116_c.jpg Untitled by Eric Robinson , on Flickr ps - Good luck and all the best Lu... improve soon and on the bike again... And here's a vi...
by ericrobo
Sat Apr 25, 2020 9:49 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 646
Views: 38094

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

Did April BAM last night....

I thought it was going to be minimum 5 degrees but it was cold ! Very cold... frost on Bivvy bag this morning... I think just below zero :YMPARTY: :YMPARTY: :-T
by ericrobo
Sat Apr 11, 2020 7:15 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Obsessive Compulsive Cycling Disorder
Replies: 2
Views: 302

Obsessive Compulsive Cycling Disorder

If you’re short of a bit of reading matter I can recommend Dave’s book, check it out on Amazon and get it for next to nothing.... or nothing.

Very entertaining and a good laugh too.

By the way I’m not on commission :roll:
by ericrobo
Tue Mar 17, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: FS - Loo paper
Replies: 23
Views: 1483

Re: FS - Loo paper

Hey up Shaf ! Since my world travels when I was 27, and at least 2 months round India (and 3 months + coming back two and a half years later) I’ve not used toilet paper (except one sheet just for drying). It is very hygienic. Using toilet paper leaves traces of the stuff on yer arse, so it’s definit...
by ericrobo
Tue Mar 17, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Lakeland 300
Replies: 10
Views: 968

Re: Lakeland 300

A proper ride that :-bd

None of that gravel sh1te here... :)) :)) :)) :)) :))
by ericrobo
Sat Mar 14, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Have you lost a magnet?
Replies: 6
Views: 548

Re: Have you lost a magnet?

How do I buy one Stuart ?

Just been to Shop and can’t see any mention of a windshield with magnet...
by ericrobo
Fri Mar 13, 2020 7:43 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 646
Views: 38094

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

Step Back...

The track from Vaughan’s cafe towards Darwen Tower, then go right. It’s a really great little climb going up and whizzo going down.

Great spot but difficult to get the pegs in, and with the wind they worked loose by midnight, so had to adjust everything.
by ericrobo
Thu Mar 12, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 646
Views: 38094

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

Ventured out yesterday afternoon at about 4pm, having aborted Monday because of the weather ~X( ~X( ~X( It didn't rain.... :-H was I dreaming, but boy was it windy, and going uphill against it was grim.. grim... very grim... and trying to get to my spot before dark at about 6:30pm I got there at 6pm...
by ericrobo
Tue Mar 10, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: anyone else proper had enough of the weather?
Replies: 37
Views: 1884

Re: anyone else proper had enough of the weather?

I considered March BAM yesterday, but when that rain started, (and didn’t stop for a long time) I binned out. Bike has all the sleeping gear on, and now I’d better go and do an hour (but not BAM tonight). It’s blowing a hoolie though, so I’d better get going before I change my mind. I’m always off-r...
by ericrobo
Tue Mar 10, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: You already know this, but.....
Replies: 19
Views: 1343

Re: You already know this, but.....

All this brings back to mind my 2015 attempt on the HT550, (not in the event, just pootling around on my own, nobody really knowing where I am, but I guess I like it that way :-bd ) with horrendous weather on the Thursday when approaching Corrykinloch, getting colder and colder in the horizontal dri...
by ericrobo
Sat Mar 07, 2020 12:16 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: New bivvy bag for anyone on a budget?
Replies: 11
Views: 867

Re: New bivvy bag for anyone on a budget?

Exactly.....!!! (the mark of a great civilisation is...... ???) And DON’T get me going on litter.... I don’t give a toss about what the GDP is or is not, how we are the 5th richest country etc. etc. With so much litter strewn about the real message is most definitely sub-standard.. BUT just being aw...
by ericrobo
Fri Mar 06, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The commoditisation of..... bikepacking... discuss
Replies: 8
Views: 691

The commoditisation of..... bikepacking... discuss

Surely not ! But be on guard ! Some great point in this article, reflecting our modern age... "Some two decades on, where are we? Clearly our world is getting environmentally trashed at an alarming rate. In the social sphere, in areas such as education, standards have diminished beyond belief. Polit...
by ericrobo
Wed Mar 04, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Magnetic windshield for gas stoves.
Replies: 54
Views: 3590

Re: Magnetic windshield for gas stoves.

Very interested = I’ll buy one, Stu... (the TI one)

Let us know when available....

Cheers