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by darbeze
Tue Jan 05, 2021 11:22 am
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: January's Virtual Winter Event 2021 (Covid lockdown edition) Jan 9th and 10th
Replies: 608
Views: 12334

Re: January's Virtual Winter Event 2021 (Covid lockdown edition) Jan 9th and 10th

I’m not comfortable bikepacking after that announcement. See you all in 2022 I guess Maybe we could cycle past each other on a prom somewhere and just happen to stop to drink flasks of our own coffee 2 metres apart sometime 😂. Chew the fat, put the world to rights and something to try and stave off...
by darbeze
Mon Jan 04, 2021 10:36 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: January's Virtual Winter Event 2021 (Covid lockdown edition) Jan 9th and 10th
Replies: 608
Views: 12334

Re: January's Virtual Winter Event 2021 (Covid lockdown edition) Jan 9th and 10th

I’m not comfortable bikepacking after that announcement. See you all in 2022 I guess Maybe we could cycle past each other on a prom somewhere and just happen to stop to drink flasks of our own coffee 2 metres apart sometime 😂. Chew the fat, put the world to rights and something to try and stave off...
by darbeze
Tue Dec 29, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: FS: Ridgeline Grizzly jacket.
Replies: 4
Views: 249

Re: FS: Ridgeline Grizzly jacket.

I would be tempted by that, but as you say, a generous cut. I looked up the medium on their website and it comes up as a 46 inch chest!

That's a big old medium...

Shame, as I like a lot of kiwi gear. It just gets on with the job...

Si
by darbeze
Mon Dec 21, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: For the runners amongst us.
Replies: 50
Views: 1101

Re: For the runners amongst us.

Dave Barter wrote:
Mon Dec 21, 2020 1:39 pm
darbeze wrote:
Mon Dec 21, 2020 1:19 pm
I enjoyed that. Have dabbled a tiny bit with running lately when the thought of riding has seemed too much faff to get ready...

Si
We'll have to organise a "meet in the middle" run as I've been doing the same ;-)
That would be cool (I think) 😊
by darbeze
Mon Dec 21, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: For the runners amongst us.
Replies: 50
Views: 1101

Re: For the runners amongst us.

I enjoyed that. Have dabbled a tiny bit with running lately when the thought of riding has seemed too much faff to get ready...

Si
by darbeze
Mon Dec 14, 2020 10:48 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: ever get proper fecked off with bikes ?
Replies: 17
Views: 584

Re: ever get proper fecked off with bikes ?

Yes....

But nothing lasts forever and the darkness and effed offness will pass.

There will always be light at some point.

Hang in there Ton...

Si
by darbeze
Mon Dec 14, 2020 10:42 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Many thanks Stu n Dee
Replies: 17
Views: 507

Re: Many thanks Stu n Dee

Haha... Nice
by darbeze
Sun Dec 06, 2020 10:28 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Where is everyone?
Replies: 71
Views: 1704

Re: Where is everyone?

I must say I have not felt that enthused about bike packing/camping/bivvying/going outside recently, so I haven't been looking as often as a result. Plus I don't feel I have much to contribute very often. I have really missed the BB events this year due to the enforced format changes. I get pretty l...
by darbeze
Sun Dec 06, 2020 10:13 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Anyone paddled the Wye?
Replies: 13
Views: 350

Re: Anyone paddled the Wye?

Quite a serene gentle affair from what I remember. No gnarly whitewater to speak of...

Si
by darbeze
Thu Nov 05, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Films to watch while isolating
Replies: 203
Views: 11891

Re: Films to watch while isolating

I'm going to assume most folk have seen this but maybe some haven't. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e6zbENQcwkk&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR0WQhgAlF2VdphZOy3pUYzMv-losxMzw75cNoT2E7N6WGcm06zwfwuRCBw Hadn't seen that... A good watch. Reminded me of going to the Malvern Classic a few times as I lived...
by darbeze
Mon Oct 26, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Winter Event 2021?
Replies: 71
Views: 1657

Re: Winter Event 2021?

Well, it's nice to know that many people would still be willing to partake - so thank you for that. However (knew that was coming didn't you), it's looking increasingly doubtful that there will be a winter event in January. I've looked at many different options - some don't even include travelling ...
by darbeze
Sun Oct 25, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Genesis Longitude , Medium. 450 collected
Replies: 2
Views: 189

Re: Genesis Fortitude, Medium. 450 collected

Is that not a Longitude, rather than Fortitude?

Haven't seen a Fortitude for a long time, apart from my own :cool:
by darbeze
Wed Oct 21, 2020 8:17 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: BB200 2020
Replies: 853
Views: 19646

Re: BB200 2020

Si, so is this the first year you've missed one?? I was hoping to have an interrupted CV of completions too but unfortunately after 20 miles (very poor do I know!) I chucked in that towel... But had a nice bivvy to make up for it before heading back to the car... Yep, this is the first BB200 I have...
by darbeze
Wed Oct 21, 2020 7:11 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: BB200 2020
Replies: 853
Views: 19646

Re: BB200 2020

The 200 is a definitely a mental game, rather than the physical for me. Most days of the week, I know I could ride 200km. However, add Wales, Stuart Wright and a clock and it's a different story! I love the event and the challenge it gives me, but I experience the biggest extremes of emotion when I ...
by darbeze
Wed Oct 14, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Which Gradventourer?
Replies: 10
Views: 341

Re: Which Gradventourer?

Have a chat with Simon at Aske Bikes down here in South Devon. He may be able to make something near your budget...

www.askebikes.co.uk

Cheers,

Si
by darbeze
Mon Oct 12, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Winter Event 2021?
Replies: 71
Views: 1657

Re: Winter Event 2021?

Would make the effort, yes... (Voted).

Si
by darbeze
Sun Sep 27, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: BB200 2020
Replies: 853
Views: 19646

Re: BB200 2020

Just realised that the 2020 BB200 is the first Bear Bones event I haven't entered since the 2013 WRT...

Feels a bit strange not being "in". I'm sure I'll cope, especially as there will be no mass gathering at either end...

Good luck to all who venture out for the 200 and 300.

Si
by darbeze
Thu Sep 03, 2020 7:19 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: A very off topic plea for help
Replies: 86
Views: 9517

Re: A very off topic plea for help

Sorry to hear about your mum Dave. That really is very sad news.

Best wishes to you.

Si
by darbeze
Tue Aug 25, 2020 8:06 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: BB200 2020
Replies: 853
Views: 19646

Re: BB200 2020

That's a very good idea Stuart!
by darbeze
Mon Aug 17, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: A Lost Lanes, TINAT-revisit meander through Wales, South to North and South again
Replies: 30
Views: 1588

Re: A Lost Lanes, TINAT-revisit meander through Wales, South to North and South again

Pushed the button on Lost Lanes West this afternoon...

Thank you for the inspiration!

Si
by darbeze
Sun Aug 16, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: A Lost Lanes, TINAT-revisit meander through Wales, South to North and South again
Replies: 30
Views: 1588

Re: A Lost Lanes, TINAT-revisit meander through Wales, South to North and South again

What a lovely write up. Thank you very much for taking the time to record your ride here.

I really enjoyed that and am now inspired to get off my backside and explore some of the numerous lanes we must have here in South Devon.

I can feel a Lost Lanes purchase coming on..

Thanks again James.

Si
by darbeze
Fri Aug 14, 2020 12:02 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Yay, it's cheery Friday.
Replies: 1389
Views: 137075

Re: Yay, it's cheery Friday.

This cheered me up this morning...

An amusing and brilliant (imo) piece about wild camping in Scotland...

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p08ng51l

At last, a sensible piece of education...

Si
by darbeze
Thu Aug 06, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: New jerseys - you'll 'ave them next week.
Replies: 43
Views: 1787

Re: New jerseys - you'll 'ave them next week.

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Wed Aug 05, 2020 4:15 pm
No I sat at the letterbox all day like a faithfull dog as well
We'll give it a couple more days Dave. Odd though. :???:
Weird as I got mine last Friday....
by darbeze
Wed Aug 05, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: ... and so it continues.
Replies: 51
Views: 2262

Re: ... and so it continues.

Bellever is a magnet for this unfortunately. I know the problem is not unique to Dartmoor, but the f*cking mess left behind by such a*seholes beggars belief.

Very sad and makes me very angry...
by darbeze
Fri Jul 31, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 9255
Views: 1048155

Re: The post man's been ...

Just received a very fine and splendid gentleman's long sleeved cycling jerkin.

Really like it and it fits well too.

Thank you Stuart!