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by TheBrownDog
Fri May 24, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Fatfighters 2019 Weigh-in Thread
Replies: 366
Views: 11225

Re: Fatfighters 2019 Weigh-in Thread

Right. I'm back after a lengthy absence during which I seem to have ballooned to 101.5kg at my peak. That scared me. So I made some changes a few weeks ago, added more motion to my day and this morning tipped the scales at 98kg flat. Back. On. Track. 01.01.19 - 98.2kg 04.01.19 - 98.1kg. 11.01.19 - 9...
by TheBrownDog
Fri May 24, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What you done t' your bike today
Replies: 97
Views: 2675

Re: What you done t' your bike today

I just took a moment to fix a puncture on the front tyre of my OO Fatty to discover that pretty much every spoke at that end was loose and the wheel a saggy mess. I don't know how it was still standing. Anyhoo, 15 mins with the spoke key and she's back to as roundish as I can be bothered to make it ...
by TheBrownDog
Thu May 23, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Three Lions Tour: June Chilterns beerpacking
Replies: 46
Views: 753

Re: Three Lions Tour: June Chilterns beerpacking

I really have to draw attention to my lie-ins pun.
:YMAPPLAUSE: :YMAPPLAUSE: :YMAPPLAUSE:

That was quite clever. I missed it, me, but seem to have a 'roo loose in the top paddock today.
by TheBrownDog
Thu May 23, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Three Lions Tour: June Chilterns beerpacking
Replies: 46
Views: 753

Re: Three Lions Tour: June Chilterns beerpacking

Sam's also bailed then has he?
Gah ... no. He's still in. How could I forget the Old Alien?
by TheBrownDog
Thu May 23, 2019 6:58 am
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Three Lions Tour: June Chilterns beerpacking
Replies: 46
Views: 753

Re: Three Lions Tour: June Chilterns beerpacking

Oh poop. As well as looking forward to your company I was gonna bring that seat bag. Will get it in the post this weekend. Thus, we are three, I think: Reg, Pickers and me.
by TheBrownDog
Mon May 20, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Three Lions Tour: June Chilterns beerpacking
Replies: 46
Views: 753

Re: Three Lions Tour: June Chilterns beerpacking

Nope nope nope nope nope nope .............. My abiding recollection of one of the winter bivvy routes Reg led us on was a figure 8 around Ashridge taking in some of the more deeply mudded patches on the Ridgeway and surrounds. It was a merry frolic, and I didn't realise it until we pass through the...
by TheBrownDog
Sat May 18, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Lost my Trailshot primary filter
Replies: 12
Views: 269

Re: Lost my Trailshot primary filter

Sooooooooo ,,, I emailed Lyon and turns out they're not the MSR distributors, but they put me onto Cascade Designs customer service folks. Emailed them, they replied 12hrs later and have popped a replacement in the post FOC. Can't fault that. :-bd :-bd And in doing all this, I've been looking at the...
by TheBrownDog
Thu May 16, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Three Lions Tour: June Chilterns beerpacking
Replies: 46
Views: 753

Re: Three Lions Tour: June Chilterns beerpacking

That looks a right dandy bivvy spot there Reg. I think I might give the whole TLS idea a go for this one, depending on the weather, and leave my chair, reading material, extra water bottle, pile of snacks and full change of clothes at home. Maybe.. And I'm actually working on a souvenir of the ride....
by TheBrownDog
Tue May 14, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Lost my Trailshot primary filter
Replies: 12
Views: 269

Re: Lost my Trailshot primary filter

Bit of muslin and an elastic band Tim?
That;s actually what I was thinking, to be fair. Will try contacting Lyon in the meantime.
by TheBrownDog
Tue May 14, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Lost my Trailshot primary filter
Replies: 12
Views: 269

Lost my Trailshot primary filter

I think that's what it's called anyway. It's the red cap thing at the end of the hose which I presume takes care of chunky stuff. It came unscrewed and disappeared in a stream on the WRT. I've spent some quality time googling for a replacement, but can only find the cartridge filter replacement kits...
by TheBrownDog
Tue May 14, 2019 3:58 am
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Three Lions Tour: June Chilterns beerpacking
Replies: 46
Views: 753

Re: Three Lions Tour: June Chilterns beerpacking

Reg, that sounds like a plan. And only a month away .......
by TheBrownDog
Mon May 13, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Three Lions Tour: June Chilterns beerpacking
Replies: 46
Views: 753

Re: Three Lions Tour: June Chilterns beerpacking

Brilliant Pickers. We're getting the band back together. Now we just need BigDummySteve to read his emails/private messages/WhatApp texts and we might have a quorum. I think a lunchtime start would be better, but will deign to Reg's knowledge of the topography and route. I know the bits between Duns...
by TheBrownDog
Sun May 12, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Three Lions Tour: June Chilterns beerpacking
Replies: 46
Views: 753

Re: Three Lions Tour: June Chilterns beerpacking

Sam, you old lurker. Jane Mary is a saint ... actually, that's two saints.

Reg, I think this needs to be Saturday 15th to do it justice. (Sorry Rich) It has the makings of another annual Chilterns pilgrimage so we need to get it right.
by TheBrownDog
Sun May 12, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Suggest a drop bar MTB frame?
Replies: 15
Views: 355

Re: Suggest a drop bar MTB frame?

I had planned for ages to swap the frame for a vagabond frame, but now know I can't use my almost new 100mm forks as its a straight steerer. You can get headset bottom cup assemblies that let you do this. I put one of these (linky below) into an OO Inbred to fit a RS Rev with a tapered steerer. Wor...
by TheBrownDog
Fri May 10, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: How to delete private messages?
Replies: 2
Views: 111

How to delete private messages?

Inbox is full on account of how come I'm so very popular ....... no, not really. I can't see how to delete the buggers to get to the new ones. Can someone send me step by step instructions that could be understood by my 98 year old gran please. Ta.
by TheBrownDog
Fri May 10, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Three Lions Tour: June Chilterns beerpacking
Replies: 46
Views: 753

Re: Three Lions Tour: June Chilterns beerpacking

benp1 wrote:
Fri May 10, 2019 6:22 am
Sadly I can't make this, my 3rd child is due right around then.
Blimey that time has flown by hasn't it? Best of luck with it all.
by TheBrownDog
Thu May 09, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Pillow recommendations
Replies: 20
Views: 472

Re: Pillow recommendations

Ben have a look at the Eagle Creek Fast Inflate jobbie. It's huge, weighs not much and packs down very small. Ive had mine for two years and think it's the dog's. Not cheap mind. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Eagle-Creek-Inflate-Travel-Pillow/dp/B010AZURTS/ref=sr_1_11?adgrpid=50627861222&gclid=Cj0KCQjwn8...
by TheBrownDog
Thu May 09, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Three Lions Tour: June Chilterns beerpacking
Replies: 46
Views: 753

Three Lions Tour: June Chilterns beerpacking

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47760019892_62441e57b3_m.jpg This jape was dreamt up at the bottom of the sixth pint on a local trip with MuddyPete and Rich3rd earlier this year. Can we find three pubs named the Red Lion, the Black Lion and the White Lion and link them up for a wobbly overnight...
by TheBrownDog
Wed May 08, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: BB200: Newcomer (to that)
Replies: 44
Views: 594

Re: BB200: Newcomer (to that)

Spend the next few months developing a positive relationship with misery
By The Baby Jeebuz that is erudite. Stu, you obviously know my ex-wife.
by TheBrownDog
Wed May 08, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Do I want flat pedals?
Replies: 21
Views: 553

Re: Do I want flat pedals?

I ride flats. Just find them more comfortable and easy to get on with. Sometimes though ......

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by TheBrownDog
Mon May 06, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Packed bike weighIn Thread
Replies: 120
Views: 3547

Re: Packed bike weighIn Thread

IIRC I weighed in at 47 pounds. Back home now, and taking stock, I reckon I can drop that to 35 easy. No chair, only a change of socks, can probably do without a book and three different light sources and dont get me started on that stupid big ass bum bag I lugged about, constantly drooping over my ...
by TheBrownDog
Mon May 06, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2019
Replies: 417
Views: 19879

Re: Bivvy a month 2019

May done with WRT but thinking a cheeky Friday next week may be done.
by TheBrownDog
Mon May 06, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: WRT 2019 Story Telling
Replies: 22
Views: 972

Re: WRT 2019 Story Telling

Cheers Steve. It was a brilliant weekend and huge thanks to Dee and Stu for putting on the show. This was my third attempt at making it to WRT and finally the Gods of Bikepacking let it all happen. Thank you so much. Not wanting a huge ride and knowing none of the local terrain, I messaged MiddleAge...
by TheBrownDog
Fri May 03, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: The Mach punk and ska festival.
Replies: 12
Views: 378

Re: The Mach punk and ska festival.

the Undertones at Camden Electric Ballroom. Fucking hell are they still kicking around? I had no idea. Early 90's punk pop ... my music Reg, as you know. Those of you familiar with my work will know I grew up in Aussie. And all the music me and my mates loved in the 80s and 90s was coming at us fro...
by TheBrownDog
Fri May 03, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: WRT 2019
Replies: 3
Views: 286

Re: WRT 2019

WRT is most definitely go. All that stands between it and me is a 4hr drive. Ive got everything in there apart from my fire stove as I didnt want to have to take a backpack. And yes, slung under my down tube is a chair. It's very comfy too. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/32822010567_60071b8927_...