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by ericrobo
Tue Jun 15, 2021 9:21 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Big Agnes tent experts......
Replies: 21
Views: 475

Re: Big Agnes tent experts......

Having more money than sense in September I went for the Fly Creek HV UL 1 (carbon fibre) and super light…. And super expensive. I liked it. First night out on the Mary Townely Loop it rained all night with strong winds, but the tent was secure and I was bone dry and snug and warm. On my fourth pitc...
by ericrobo
Fri Mar 05, 2021 4:38 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: 99p P&P. Joe's shop for bikepacking gear
Replies: 177
Views: 7332

Re: 99p P&P. Joe's shop for bikepacking gear

Hi Bridget/Joe I’m a bit like JC “I don’t need this....I don’t need this” etc. But one comment if I may: As this is a very honest site, and says what it means, I think it would be a good idea to try and state the country of origin of the products.... Not thinking specifically of Brexit (I believe in...
by ericrobo
Wed Feb 17, 2021 4:10 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a Month 2021
Replies: 452
Views: 18282

Re: Bivvy a Month 2021

In the woods between 2 singing streams...

No people for miles :-bd
by ericrobo
Tue Feb 16, 2021 12:47 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a Month 2021
Replies: 452
Views: 18282

Re: Bivvy a Month 2021

February BAM done last night.

A bit too warm.

It rained a lot.....
by ericrobo
Fri Feb 12, 2021 3:38 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: How to combine biking with outdoor swimming...
Replies: 1
Views: 209

How to combine biking with outdoor swimming...

Mate of mine just sent this :

ImageUntitled by Eric Robinson, on Flickr
by ericrobo
Mon Jan 25, 2021 7:24 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a Month 2021
Replies: 452
Views: 18282

Re: Bivvy a Month 2021

I’ve learned a lot from this site, so thank you to all the contributors. And for that reason I have to contribute a little something in return... I was (and still am) predominantly a rock climber and mountaineer. And I was born in the middle of the war (that one, the second) In my day when you met s...
by ericrobo
Mon Jan 25, 2021 4:15 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Sidetracked Magazine Issue 20 Cover
Replies: 65
Views: 1872

Re: Sidetracked Magazine Issue 20 Cover

Who the f is Toyah ?

(Please.... :roll: )
by ericrobo
Mon Jan 25, 2021 4:11 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a Month 2021
Replies: 452
Views: 18282

Re: Bivvy a Month 2021

Good read that Jimmy, thank you. Suffice to say we are all individuals and thank God for that. Another angle to this plague thingy can be considered in terms of evolution. We’ve got this far because our immune systems have had to adapt, and fight... And make the species stronger. I mean you didn’t t...
by ericrobo
Fri Jan 22, 2021 5:39 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a Month 2021
Replies: 452
Views: 18282

Re: Bivvy a Month 2021

Weakening Mojo attacked earlier in the month, then resurrected, then rain and too warm stopped me... Bike been packed for several days, stopped me going out on it. A good excuse ! Realised that as an elite athlete :oops: , all this no training is sending me downhill fast... (errm.... it's the uphill...
by ericrobo
Thu Jan 21, 2021 12:38 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Sidetracked Magazine Issue 20 Cover
Replies: 65
Views: 1872

Re: Sidetracked Magazine Issue 20 Cover

It looks like he (it is isn’t it ?)......

Trying to seduce us.... (not us, the readers of this... publication)

Or is it a rough woman.. ?

Or a drag artiste ?

Oops - better stop it before I go over the top (and keep religion out of it :-b )
by ericrobo
Tue Jan 19, 2021 10:03 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: MoJo
Replies: 39
Views: 983

Re: MoJo

I’ve got a ‘sort of’ answer for you folks...... :mrgreen: :mrgreen: I’m into week 9 of the Wim Hof Fundamentals course.... :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: I came across Wim Hof about 3 years ago, and wrote it off as too extreme :oops: (the cold showers I didn’t fancy at all) I started cold showers end...
by ericrobo
Tue Jan 19, 2021 11:58 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Canister refill adapters.
Replies: 19
Views: 729

Re: Canister refill adapters.

I’ve just bought one of these adaptors... To refill MSR ISOPRO canisters (net weight 110g, gross 211g), which cost £7 for 226g Amazon ! A bit confusing, must mean the weight of the fuel is 226g (3.1p for 100g) £4.95 for 7.4oz (210g) from Blacks, same Go Outdoors (net is 4oz, 113g.... therefore 4.4p ...
by ericrobo
Mon Jan 18, 2021 6:36 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Can this be true ?
Replies: 19
Views: 1114

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: 716

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: 716

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: 240

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: 1698

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: 1698

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: 66018

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: 66018

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: 2181

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: 794

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: 66018

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: 66018

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: 66018

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