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by darbeze
Tue Jul 23, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: New 'boo.
Replies: 14
Views: 244

Re: New 'boo.

Ooh nice :-bd

Initial leaning is egg plant...

Si
by darbeze
Thu Jul 18, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Dare I Ask; What Bike Are You Taking To The BB200?
Replies: 37
Views: 564

Re: Dare I Ask; What Bike Are You Taking To The BB200?

I don't have a bike with suspension, so it will either be the usual rigid steel 29er, or the new(ish) rigid steel 650B+ drop barred flying machine...

Si
by darbeze
Wed Jul 10, 2019 7:13 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: What does your perfect event look like?
Replies: 101
Views: 1828

Re: What does your perfect event look like?

A lot of great ideas already. I love the WRT and I like the idea of the get together the night before camp, music and refreshments sort of thing. I don't really get to chat to too many people on the Saturday as we are all focused on faffing, sweepstakes and weigh-ins... Don't get me wrong, those are...
by darbeze
Mon Jul 08, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: A bit of bivvy related input required.
Replies: 34
Views: 709

Re: A bit of bivvy related input required.

I would probably make do with out a "lifter".

Could always add one later if I was fussed...

Si
by darbeze
Fri Jul 05, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tour Divide 2019
Replies: 764
Views: 23744

Re: Tour Divide 2019

The most excellent effort Mr Barter.

I cannot begin to imagine how difficult that will have been.

I am in awe.

Si
by darbeze
Wed Jul 03, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: I'm a loser baby, so.....
Replies: 21
Views: 708

Re: I'm a loser baby, so.....

I can see why you want to emulate that look... Very nice.

I like a lot of what Velo Orange do. I will admit to wanting one of their porteur front racks.

There! I said it out loud. We can both be judged together...

:lol: :wink:

Si
by darbeze
Mon Jul 01, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2019
Replies: 602
Views: 30930

Re: Bivvy a month 2019

Last day of the month seems to have become a habit for my BAM. Another local ride in the bay. Took the Summer bag as the forecast reckoned 14c overnight. Felt too cold in shorts and tee-shirt so had to put my gilet on and use my down jacket upside down as a half sleeping bag on my legs. Nice an cosy...
by darbeze
Sun Jun 23, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Your bike collection
Replies: 72
Views: 2067

Re: Your bike collection

This thread is a good read... I have the following 3 bikes: Genesis Fortitude Race . Bought in June 2013 just after my first ever BB event, the WRT 2013. Apart from the tyres and some alt bars and grips, it has remained standard. I have taken part in 6 BB200s on it, finishing 4 of them. For that rea...
by darbeze
Thu Jun 20, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Norway tour.
Replies: 12
Views: 436

Re: Norway tour.

I went to Northern Norway in 2017 and was stunned by the environment too. What a place!

Certainly want to go back...

Si
by darbeze
Thu Jun 20, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Long time no read
Replies: 22
Views: 793

Re: Long time no read

Welcome back...

Cycling has played a major part in sorting my mental health. It's hard to think of anything negative that comes from cycling...

Keep riding
Keep talking

Take care,

Si
by darbeze
Sat Jun 15, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Broken Riders - Joining The Party (Long Read)
Replies: 59
Views: 1640

Re: Broken Riders - Joining The Party (Long Read)

you're not defined by what happens to you but how you choose to deal with it. True words from the big man there. What a truly horrendous story Richard. I sincerely hope and wish that you get through it completely and are one day able to look back and see that something positive came out of it Si
by darbeze
Tue Jun 11, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2019
Replies: 602
Views: 30930

Re: Bivvy a month 2019

I enjoyed that. Thank you for sharing...

Si
by darbeze
Wed Jun 05, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: A week in France and Belgium
Replies: 7
Views: 405

Re: A week in France and Belgium

What a great trip! Ace to spend such quality time with your boy.

:-bd

Si
by darbeze
Fri May 10, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Yay, it's cheery Friday.
Replies: 656
Views: 78108

Re: Yay, it's cheery Friday.

It's my birthday and I am off on holiday for a couple of weeks so yay!

Si
by darbeze
Wed May 08, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: My first trip of 2019
Replies: 6
Views: 553

Re: My first trip of 2019

The very fact that you are out, on your bike is a massive point not to be overlooked. It is so easy when we feel down and very negative about ourselves to let it get the better of us. This will rob us of the positive effect of getting off our arses and getting outside. Good on you for getting out, d...
by darbeze
Wed May 08, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2019
Replies: 602
Views: 30930

Re: Bivvy a month 2019

5/5 on the WRT for me. Bloody great weekend! Far more tarmac than usual for us. We felt a little fraudulant getting back to BB Towers relatively clean! We used John Climber's LHC route as far as Welshpool, then did our own thing. There was so much downhill to Welshpool, we thought of a new name for ...
by darbeze
Tue May 07, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Thank you.
Replies: 13
Views: 759

Re: Thank you.

Another fabulous WRT weekend.

Thank you for setting up such a good event and refuge for the pedalling unwashed.

Si
by darbeze
Thu May 02, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: New bike day
Replies: 17
Views: 639

Re: New bike day

jameso wrote:
Thu May 02, 2019 10:17 am
Nice :-bd
Thank you. :grin:
by darbeze
Thu May 02, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: New bike day
Replies: 17
Views: 639

Re: New bike day

Lovely looking bike Si. I can't help thinking that it's exactly the kind of thing manufacturers should be producing*. *I realise that's not likely to happen in any great numbers due to all kinds of things - fashion, media, shortsightedness, etc, etc. :wink: Road cyclists look confused when they loo...
by darbeze
Thu May 02, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: New bike day
Replies: 17
Views: 639

Re: New bike day

Charliecres wrote:
Wed May 01, 2019 10:17 pm
Very nice :-bd
:-bd :-bd
by darbeze
Wed May 01, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: New bike day
Replies: 17
Views: 639

Re: New bike day

Escape Goat wrote:
Wed May 01, 2019 8:14 pm
darbeze wrote:
Wed May 01, 2019 4:06 pm
I have just taken receipt of a very pleasing custom built steel bike ...

I have just had to have a cold shower....

Amazing bike!
Wow! Thanks. :-bd
by darbeze
Wed May 01, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: New bike day
Replies: 17
Views: 639

Re: New bike day

Dave Barter wrote:
Wed May 01, 2019 7:25 pm
Lovely looking bike Si and well done for getting the picture without any emmets.
I had to look up what an emmet was Dave... It was on my way to work before they had woken up!

:-bd
by darbeze
Wed May 01, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: New bike day
Replies: 17
Views: 639

Re: New bike day

ScotRoutes wrote:
Wed May 01, 2019 7:08 pm
As it's an Ask E bike, can I ask where the battery and motor are?
:lol: :lol:
by darbeze
Wed May 01, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: New bike day
Replies: 17
Views: 639

Re: New bike day

voodoo_simon wrote:
Wed May 01, 2019 6:08 pm
As said on Instagram (singlespeedsimon), that is a stunning looking bike :-bd
Thanks Simon. Much appreciated.
by darbeze
Wed May 01, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: New bike day
Replies: 17
Views: 639

Re: New bike day

In Reverse wrote:
Wed May 01, 2019 6:20 pm
darbeze wrote:
Wed May 01, 2019 4:06 pm
Unfortunately, since the demise of free image hosting on Photobucket, I don't currently have any online image facilites.
https://imgur.com/
Thanks!