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by darbeze
Wed Jun 24, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Mountain Bike Wales
Replies: 0
Views: 114

Mountain Bike Wales

I see that Mountain Bike Wales are going to be moving to Staylittle? They are taking over the Community Centre according to their Instagram feed. Have they been in touch Stu and said hello? Seems funny that they will just up the road from BB Towers. https://www.instagram.com/p/CBzsPzdHUHJ/ I guess t...
by darbeze
Tue Jun 16, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Reasons for riding.
Replies: 20
Views: 610

Re: Reasons for riding.

I enjoyed the freedom a bike gave me as a child. Then it became transport to school. Then after a few years of motorised commuting, It became transport to work. Then a gap of about 20 years followed when the kids came along and I got busy. After visiting Iceland a coupe of times, I wanted to go back...
by darbeze
Thu Jun 11, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Not your usual bikepacking video.
Replies: 38
Views: 859

Re: Not your usual bikepacking video.

Ha... Good fun.

:-bd
by darbeze
Tue Jun 02, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Jersey orders UPDATE
Replies: 39
Views: 1240

Re: Jersey orders UPDATE

Well, I pulled my best puppy dog face and sold what little remains of my soul and the order will be going ahead and everyone will get what they ordered with no need for any alterations of substitutes. Thanks to all who rallied to the cause. Thank you for organising (as usual). Cheers :-bd Si
by darbeze
Tue May 26, 2020 9:53 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Looking ahead - what are you looking forward to?
Replies: 84
Views: 1707

Re: Looking ahead - what are you looking forward to?

Lockdown has had a funny effect on me. At first I hated it and working from home was like a form of torture. However, as time has passed, I have got used to it. Some organised rides I would have taken part in have been cancelled and our road trip to Norway and Sweden has not happened. I try to ride ...
by darbeze
Tue May 05, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: New jerseys.
Replies: 63
Views: 2027

Re: New jerseys.

I like that!

Si :-bd
by darbeze
Fri May 01, 2020 9:34 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Is it still a Bank holiday?
Replies: 18
Views: 585

Re: Is it still a Bank holiday?

Wasn't it next Friday the 8th?

Or am I going mad? (Silly question I know)...

Si
by darbeze
Thu Apr 30, 2020 9:29 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Motorcyclists.....what ya got?
Replies: 72
Views: 2114

Re: Motorcyclists.....what ya got?

Ha!

I had an SS50 in my youth...

Endearing looks, rather than beautiful I would say...

All this talk of motorbikes is making that itch come back :cool:

Si
by darbeze
Tue Apr 28, 2020 12:42 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Green Steel
Replies: 64
Views: 1885

Re: Green Steel

I have the 46cm (may be 44cm actually) VentureMax bars on my bike and they are very comfy. The bio-bend bit just sits in the palm of your hand very nicely. I find it helps you keep hold over the bumpy stuff as the bend helps to stop your hands slipping/moving forwards and backwards on the drops... Si
by darbeze
Tue Apr 28, 2020 10:01 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Green Steel
Replies: 64
Views: 1885

Re: Green Steel

I like it, but then I am a bit biased....

:lol:

http://www.askebikes.co.uk/bike-frame-g ... rousel-389

Si
by darbeze
Sat Apr 11, 2020 10:45 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: BB200 - your worst bits.
Replies: 15
Views: 542

Re: BB200 - your worst bits.

Coming to a halt somewhere in Snowdonia National Park in 2014 and having a moment of "emotion"! Cooked up some nosh at the side of the road and cried into my dinner. This was about 1 or 2 in the morning. Other down moments I can recall over the years... 2016 - Lost one of my Joysticks while farting ...
by darbeze
Fri Apr 10, 2020 9:54 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: BB200 - your favourite bits.
Replies: 34
Views: 938

Re: BB200 - your favourite bits.

The funniest moment for me I think was in 2016 I managed to pass the cafe by without even noticing it! All these tales of how much people enjoyed it and how it helped them through the night and I never even spotted it! That's always tickled me. I must have been having a full head down and get on wit...
by darbeze
Thu Apr 09, 2020 2:41 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: BB200 - your favourite bits.
Replies: 34
Views: 938

Re: BB200 - your favourite bits.

I quite liked the Strata Florida in the middle of the night.

I think that was my first BB200 in 2013...

I may be wrong though! It's a bit of a blur!

Si
by darbeze
Wed Apr 08, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Who’s appreciating riding their bike?
Replies: 44
Views: 1399

Re: Who’s appreciating riding their bike?

Certainly appreciating my daily exercise. Week 3 of WFH and I think I may have finally got used to it. I try to do something different every day with my ride. Sometimes I even use my road bike (Croix De Fer with 33c tyres, so not too roadie)! :lol: All rides are short and very local. Still find it a...
by darbeze
Tue Mar 24, 2020 10:33 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Project Virus
Replies: 67
Views: 2293

Re: Project Virus

Working from home now and the foreseeable future for the first time ever.

Very strange.

Will definitely go out for a ride tomorrow before starting work though as I didn't today and I'm regretting it.

Si
by darbeze
Sun Mar 22, 2020 9:18 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: My first bivvy
Replies: 17
Views: 966

Re: My first bivvy

You certainly picked a choice bit of Dartmoor to get your loaded bike up!

Good effort. It's an ecouragement to get out and do my first bivvi of 2020 while I still can...

Cheers,

Si
by darbeze
Fri Mar 20, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: WRT Postponed.
Replies: 35
Views: 1475

Re: WRT Postponed.

Ahh bugger...

Inevitable I guess, but still bugger...

Wise decision given the outlook.

Gives me more time to enter!

:lol:
by darbeze
Mon Feb 17, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Wildcamping spots - the 8 best.
Replies: 45
Views: 2063

Re: Wildcamping spots - the 8 best.

I agree... However, adding the link will only result in more traffic to their web site ( I took a peek), which is all they are bothered about, as it will improve their search engine rankings, domain authority etc... They certainly don't give a monkey's **se about the environment, that's for sure. Th...
by darbeze
Wed Feb 12, 2020 7:24 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 8384
Views: 883729

Re: The post man's been ...

Some stickers that make me smile
by darbeze
Mon Feb 03, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: And the best place I ever slept was ....
Replies: 37
Views: 1891

Re: And the best place I ever slept was ....

I love the deciduous woods immediately to the west of Rhayader. I have slept there a couple of times over the years and it has always been very peaceful. There is something about it that feels "soft" and welcoming. I quite often try and include it when joining the dots on BB events. Si If it’s the ...
by darbeze
Fri Jan 31, 2020 7:07 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: And the best place I ever slept was ....
Replies: 37
Views: 1891

Re: And the best place I ever slept was ....

I love the deciduous woods immediately to the west of Rhayader. I have slept there a couple of times over the years and it has always been very peaceful. There is something about it that feels "soft" and welcoming. I quite often try and include it when joining the dots on BB events.

Si
by darbeze
Sat Jan 25, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Where you at ?
Replies: 60
Views: 2634

Re: Where you at ?

Torquay, English Riviera...
by darbeze
Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:00 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Dam Busters.
Replies: 89
Views: 4535

Re: Dam Busters.

My daughter and I go for a weekly ride along the canal tow path from Llangollen. We have noticed that at least once in the ride we have what we call an "Aahh" moment. It catches you unawares and you don't know it's happening until it's almost over. I realise I've just taken a deeeep breath and exha...
by darbeze
Thu Jan 09, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 456
Views: 24707

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

Robster wrote:
Thu Jan 09, 2020 2:00 pm
Hi Stu,

Never done any of these BAM but just thinking I'll put my name down on the off chance.

Cheers Rob
We could team up now and then if you fancy? Although, I warn you I do have a tendency to procrastinate until the last day of the month!

Si
by darbeze
Mon Jan 06, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Letter from Devon/Dartmoor
Replies: 15
Views: 1031

Re: Letter from Devon/Dartmoor

It has been far too long since I bivvied, or indeed rode up on Dartmoor. Very poor show on my part. Hopefully I will be able to muster the motivation with this fresh show of enthusiasm for the place from fellow Boners old and new... Si Why wouldn’t you love it? It’s got everything from gorse ridden...