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by ericrobo
Mon Jan 18, 2021 6:36 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Can this be true ?
Replies: 0
Views: 2

Can this be true ?

Waterproof gloves, keep your hands warm in sub zero temperatures
£22.17 only

Why don’t somebody test this ?

http://lyndex.co/E30152

And if they work I’ll get some...
by ericrobo
Wed Jan 13, 2021 4:35 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Punctures and brakes
Replies: 26
Views: 374

Re: Punctures and brakes

Thanks Bob

Didn’t realise it was that obvious :-bd =))
by ericrobo
Wed Jan 13, 2021 4:27 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Punctures and brakes
Replies: 26
Views: 374

Re: Punctures and brakes

Very relevant topic :roll: Out riding yesterday afternoon an hour before dark, on the fatbike (4.8 inch tyres, tubeless). New sealant front and back about 6 weeks ago. Back tyre started going down... Got my mini pump out and connector (sometimes it needs the connector, don’t ask me why, I’ve no idea...
by ericrobo
Sat Jan 09, 2021 1:52 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Digital thermometer
Replies: 3
Views: 158

Digital thermometer

Can anybody suggest a good digital thermometer, for use indoors and outdoors ?

I came across this one:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01G324YQO/ ... _1-21&th=1
by ericrobo
Sat Dec 19, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Cold weather tips
Replies: 41
Views: 1113

Re: Cold weather tips

Hiya Stu I was doing a solo HT like I do =)) You will have read of the exploits of others on the HT in 2015, but I was a few days before them. Going up Glen Golly was very probably storm conditions. I’d turned left just before Gobernuisdach Lodge at 8:45am, and reached the top at Bealach Horn at 2pm...
by ericrobo
Fri Dec 18, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Cold weather tips
Replies: 41
Views: 1113

Re: Cold weather tips

Very detailed, very thorough Bob, thank you. It brought to mind something else, especially if you mainly go solo like me (I’m too old to have any of my mates coming along with me :mrgreen: ).... Hypothermia We get a lot of Atlantic depressions, not fiercely cold but wet and very windy... About 3 or ...
by ericrobo
Sat Dec 12, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 923
Views: 54058

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50708435223_f83f19b1e9_c.jpg Untitled by Eric Robinson , on Flickr That was December done last night... A short local one, only 1.4 miles to there, but 230 feet ascent in first 0.6 miles. I stopped a couple of times because: 1) just had a meal, wasn't warmed up. ...
by ericrobo
Tue Nov 24, 2020 11:02 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 923
Views: 54058

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

Set off yesterday at 12:30pm, on the fatbike. There's so much mud and damp about I've been riding it recently. My objective was to camp on top of Cowpe Lowe, which is where I can join the MTL (Mary Towneley Loop) if i'm doing it from home. It is fairly tough riding, just under 16 miles and 2500 feet...
by ericrobo
Mon Nov 09, 2020 11:01 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Borders 350/220 An Appeal.
Replies: 28
Views: 1497

Re: Borders 350/220 An Appeal.

Enjoyed that Donald... I did the 220 a few years back and remember the interminable forests, which did my head in a bit... Not much endless forest in your film. Did you speed the film up ? A lot of the shots it looks like you’re going so fast you could be in a car or flying low in a hand glider :rol...
by ericrobo
Thu Oct 22, 2020 11:59 am
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Handlebar Harness
Replies: 14
Views: 430

Re: Handlebar Harness

Hi Woodsmith Nice work, well done. I’ve been using a Wildcat bar harness, and sometimes it does its job (not catching the front mudguard when the suspension dips), and other times it does NOT, and I can’t quite fathom what causes it to drop. I’ve studied the way the straps are, underneath the front ...
by ericrobo
Sun Oct 11, 2020 12:22 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 923
Views: 54058

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

Hiya Shaf The rucksack is a Montane Cuben Fibre 38litre, very light at 811 g, and it contains a lightweight mat as well. It is very expensive, had mine a couple of years, it cost £225 =)) . You can get it now for £180. It is 100% waterproof, has a roll top closure, and you can put a bladder in it. h...
by ericrobo
Sat Oct 10, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 923
Views: 54058

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

Flickr sorted, so here's my report... Was looking forward to the Pensioners' outing, it saves the effort of making yourself get out of the comfort zone, always a bit difficult. There's always November :-bd So decided on something outlandish: MTL (Mary Towneley Loop) from home. Set off Wednesday morn...
by ericrobo
Fri Oct 09, 2020 9:30 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 923
Views: 54058

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

Set out Wednesday morning just before lunch and ended up doing 76 miles and 8947 feet...
Had my new tent which did a grand job of keeping me warm and dry when it never stopped raining and blowing all night...
It seems Flickr is having problems so I’ll try again tomorrow
by ericrobo
Wed Sep 16, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 923
Views: 54058

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: 9517

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: 923
Views: 54058

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: 923
Views: 54058

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: 1210

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: 923
Views: 54058

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: 628

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: 476

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: 923
Views: 54058

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: 227

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: 923
Views: 54058

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: 923
Views: 54058

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...