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by darbeze
Sun Sep 27, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: BB200 2020
Replies: 178
Views: 4139

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: 8516

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: 178
Views: 4139

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: 1065

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: 1065

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: 1179
Views: 121770

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: 1352

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: 1794

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: 8716
Views: 961552

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!
by darbeze
Thu Jul 30, 2020 9:24 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: I think it says all we need to.
Replies: 8
Views: 362

Re: I think it says all we need to.

Like it!
by darbeze
Thu Jul 23, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: New jerseys - you'll 'ave them next week.
Replies: 43
Views: 1352

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

:-bd :-bd

Looking forward to it.

Thanks...

Si
by darbeze
Wed Jun 24, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Mountain Bike Wales
Replies: 0
Views: 180

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: 867

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: 1344

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: 1668

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: 2671

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: 2857

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: 834

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: 3213

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: 2810

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: 2810

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: 754

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: 1475

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: 1475

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: 1932

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...