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by darbeze
Sat Jun 15, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Broken Riders - Joining The Party (Long Read)
Replies: 54
Views: 787

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: 493
Views: 23854

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: 281

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: 639
Views: 75132

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: 444

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: 493
Views: 23854

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: 660

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: 508

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: 508

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: 508

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: 508

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: 508

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: 508

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: 508

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: 508

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!
by darbeze
Wed May 01, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: New bike day
Replies: 17
Views: 508

New bike day

I have just taken receipt of a very pleasing custom built steel bike made by a good friend who runs a very fine bicycle emporium in Paignton. Unfortunately, since the demise of free image hosting on Photobucket, I don't currently have any online image facilites. I have posted some pictures on his we...
by darbeze
Wed May 01, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2019
Replies: 493
Views: 23854

Re: Bivvy a month 2019

Phew... Seem to be making a habit of bivvying on the last night of the month! April BAM on the coast path not too far from home last night. Misty evening, misty morning... Good nights sleep though and surprisingly warm.

https://www.instagram.com/p/Bw6C9pFDH77/

Si
by darbeze
Tue Apr 23, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Todays ride
Replies: 1378
Views: 198126

Re: Todays ride

OK, thanks...

I may well ask for a few route ideas then a bit nearer the time. Maybe half day sort of length out of Aviemore.

Last time I came, I went from just down from the CM car park, through the Lairig Ghru to Linn of Dee...

Character building!

Si
by darbeze
Tue Apr 23, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Todays ride
Replies: 1378
Views: 198126

Re: Todays ride

I was thinking of bringing the bike with 44cm flared drops and 2.6" 650b plus tyres.

I am not sure if that would meet the "not a CX" or be suitable for a 70km road ride??

I shall probably just find nice places to ride on my own, especially now the entry is £50...

Si
by darbeze
Tue Apr 23, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Todays ride
Replies: 1378
Views: 198126

Re: Todays ride

If variety be the spice of life... Out for a quick (for me) blast on the actual road bike today. I have an event coming up that is 70km on road then 30km MTB, so thought I'd better check the bike is still in working order. Did 45km and, with it being such a lovely day, I took it upon myself to head...
by darbeze
Tue Apr 23, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Monadliath Military 200
Replies: 3
Views: 317

Re: Monadliath Military 200

That looks ace. Although the tick count put me off a bit. I am going on holiday to the Cairngorms in May after the WRT and was planning on taking a bike...

Si
by darbeze
Wed Apr 17, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Insulated Gilet - Primaloft or similar
Replies: 16
Views: 637

Re: Insulated Gilet - Primaloft or similar

I picked up a Mammot primaloft gilet in a sale some years ago and it is brilliant. I ride in sometimes and it also what I have sewn my BB200 patches onto.

All good,

Si

:-bd
by darbeze
Mon Apr 08, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: In the shops next week I believe.
Replies: 38
Views: 1865

Re: In the shops next week I believe.

Lovely looking magazine. I read my copy cover to cover, which is the 1st time I have done that in a very long time. Lovely images, nice locations... However, all the bikes, equipment and clothing mentioned are at the upper end of the market. One of the bikes listed was over £8k. I don't think that's...
by darbeze
Fri Apr 05, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Happy birthday
Replies: 16
Views: 493

Re: Happy birthday

Hope you have a great day!

Si
by darbeze
Fri Apr 05, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: The Great WRT Bake Off - a plea
Replies: 47
Views: 1892

Re: The Great WRT Bake Off - a plea

I will make some flavour of flapjacks and/or brownies.

Si