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by TheBrownDog
Sat Mar 28, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Virtual BAM ... you know you want to
Replies: 31
Views: 259

Re: Virtual BAM ... you know you want to

Some research done and I think ZOOM is the goer. Ive just downloaded it to my phone from the AppStore and looks to be a doddle. Plus you can get up to 100 folks on there, which should just about do it. If I understand it, I can start a new meeting and share the meeting number ... or do I have to sen...
by TheBrownDog
Sat Mar 28, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Virtual BAM ... you know you want to
Replies: 31
Views: 259

Re: Virtual BAM ... you know you want to

Looks like we have A Thing. Next step is to choose our "platform". Google Hangouts seems to work for My Very Active Girlfriend, but you can only have 10 on a video conference. If this takes off, that may not be quite enough. Or do we need video? Will just voice do? And I second Reg's suggestion that...
by TheBrownDog
Fri Mar 27, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Virtual BAM ... you know you want to
Replies: 31
Views: 259

Virtual BAM ... you know you want to

i've just floated this idea with the Chilterns Boners and we reckon it's a goer. As a collective, shall we all get together for a virtual BAM on Saturday 4 April, which is the "traditional" week for the Chilterns Spring Thing (which no one came to last year by the way, you fuckers ...) i'm no techie...
by TheBrownDog
Fri Mar 27, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Wtd 650b plus wheelset
Replies: 5
Views: 65

Re: Wtd 650b plus wheelset

What hubs are you after?
by TheBrownDog
Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:09 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Lockdown tarp talk
Replies: 10
Views: 287

Re: Lockdown tarp talk

Agree with Ben on this. As well as tallish I'm rather wide-ish and like my room, so a 3mx3m DD Hammocks Superlight Large has been my tarp de choice for the past 3-4 years. Cheap at £60 and light enough at 500g. It works in any sort of pitch and give loads of coverage, and it's been perfect for hammo...
by TheBrownDog
Sun Mar 22, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Cooking a balanced diet with what you can scavenge from the shop
Replies: 8
Views: 267

Re: Cooking a balanced diet with what you can scavenge from the shop

Popped into the M&S at the bottom of the village on the way home about an hour ago, Shelves were pretty full though no loo roll or eggs and only fresh baked bread to be had :o. I came home with a couple of packets of fresh egg noodles, some lovely looking peeled king prawns, fresh snow peas, baby co...
by TheBrownDog
Sun Mar 22, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: bit of a strange 24 hours
Replies: 7
Views: 379

Re: bit of a strange 24 hours

Went for a nice 10 miles, two hour pootle with My Very Active Girlfriend and her 9-year-old this morning. Very little traffic on the road sections we covered, which was not much, but loads more people walking and running than usual, and everyone either solo or just two of them. So social distancing ...
by TheBrownDog
Fri Mar 20, 2020 8:53 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: FS: Fatbike wheels & Tyres
Replies: 2
Views: 138

Re: FS: Fatbike wheels & Tyres

Not for me but what are the hub specs? That'll help folks.
by TheBrownDog
Thu Mar 19, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: You can put a positive spin on owt.
Replies: 20
Views: 482

Re: You can put a positive spin on owt.

Just being honest I reckon. So much outdoor stuff over-promises and under delivers on its breathability.
by TheBrownDog
Tue Mar 17, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Have i won
Replies: 6
Views: 320

Re: Have i won

Yes
by TheBrownDog
Mon Mar 16, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: FS - Loo paper
Replies: 23
Views: 646

Re: FS - Loo paper

You know why people are buying up the loo roll, don't you? It's because every time someone sneezes, 1000 people sh!t themselves.
by TheBrownDog
Mon Mar 16, 2020 8:43 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: On-One Fatty £320, large
Replies: 10
Views: 608

Re: On-One Fatty £360, large

I reckon you'll regret selling her, mate. From the look of it, you've got some memories between you. I bought mine ten years ago now, I think. Must have been 15-20 bikes through the stable since then and for a good while during my divorce proceedings it was the only thing with wheels in my house. I'...
by TheBrownDog
Sun Mar 15, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Gorilla cages and dry bags
Replies: 2
Views: 201

Re: Gorilla cages and dry bags

Bump for the Sunday night crowd.
by TheBrownDog
Sat Mar 14, 2020 10:07 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Gorilla cages and dry bags
Replies: 2
Views: 201

Gorilla cages and dry bags

Used but very good condition and reasonably clean now I've washed the mud and sheep poop off them. Just surplus to requirements. Applying my usual approach to the sales pitch, I will say they're a bit of a pain to use unless you have them fully packed. Best for soft squishy things like sleeping bags...
by TheBrownDog
Tue Mar 10, 2020 7:57 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Self Isolation
Replies: 62
Views: 1462

Re: Self Isolation

My parents are in their 80s and both have some pretty serious health issues. They've pulled the plug on any sort of social interaction, are having their groceries delivered in bulk and have stocked up for three months Frankly, they're terrified and I don't blame them. We're all seemingly relaxed abo...
by TheBrownDog
Tue Mar 10, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What you done t' your bike today
Replies: 429
Views: 26081

Re: What you done t' your bike today

Not today, but on the weekend I put my OO Fatty back to rights with the 26x3s'that have languished in the shed for too long. Then me and the lady went and rode in a lot of mud and had a great time. I do love that bike.
by TheBrownDog
Tue Mar 10, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Do Aerodynamics matter for Ultra Distance Bikepacking?
Replies: 23
Views: 524

Re: Do Aerodynamics matter for Ultra Distance Bikepacking?

{rabbit hole} I think a distinction perhaps needs to be made between bikepacking and what we might consider to be 'roadpacking'. Oh so this. Stu wins the internet today with "roadpacking". That's a new one on me and I rather like it. I remember when we used to call it "touring" and I used to do an ...
by TheBrownDog
Mon Mar 02, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Adventure Travel Film Festival: I don't want to go but ...
Replies: 4
Views: 264

Adventure Travel Film Festival: I don't want to go but ...

I wasn't keen at all, mostly because I struggle with the idea of making films while having adventures. Please, if that's your thaaang, don't get me wrong. I love watching your films - I do it an awful lot and it enriches my sad suburban life in ways you will never know - but I just don't understand ...
by TheBrownDog
Mon Mar 02, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The story behind your BB name (and whats your usual form of address)
Replies: 152
Views: 2950

Re: The story behind your BB name (and whats your usual form of address)

Have to say, chapeau Shaf for the most entertaining forum topic we've had for some time. * Tim, what manner of man are you that can summon fire without flint or tinder? No wonder you have all those stoves. Thank you Reg. I was starting to wonder if I was the only one. * With the exception of BDS' BA...
by TheBrownDog
Sun Mar 01, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Magnetic windshield for gas stoves.
Replies: 42
Views: 1189

Re: Magnetic windshield for gas stoves.

middleagedmadness wrote:
Sun Mar 01, 2020 4:16 pm
Put me down for you me stu once you’ve made them :-bd
Me too. I dont use gas much but when I do I usually moan about my crappy windshield
by TheBrownDog
Sun Mar 01, 2020 3:55 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: valve core blocked
Replies: 9
Views: 236

Re: valve core blocked

Happens all the time and is one of the fun things about toobless. If you unscrew the valve core while the tyre is fully inflated it will turn into a tiny missile and shoot across your kitchen, embedding itself somewhere you will never find it. Ever. So put a small clothe over it while you unscrew it...
by TheBrownDog
Sat Feb 29, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: The story behind your BB name (and whats your usual form of address)
Replies: 152
Views: 2950

Re: The story behind your BB name (and whats your street name)

FLV is an acronim of fetchez la vache, from a silly scene in a silly film from years ago. Cant recall why i used it, no link there at all. You're winning so far, IMHO. I've been TheBrownDog or TBD since just after the internet got invented. Back in Oz, the most common name for a domestic cat is "Ca...
by TheBrownDog
Wed Feb 26, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Track Pump
Replies: 11
Views: 348

Re: Track Pump

I bought a Layzne Floor Drive five or six years ago for no other reason than I'm a pretentious knobber. The chuck fell to pieces after six months, the hose it came with was too short for my liking so I replaced it too. The gauge is on the floor and seems to attract grime sat still in the corner, not...
by TheBrownDog
Mon Feb 24, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Anyone tried the Topeak Versacage?
Replies: 6
Views: 368

Re: Anyone tried the Topeak Versacage?

Thanks all. Do like the Strapdeck but I want something with a base on it to give a water bottle something to cling to, so I'll risk a poor customer experience to save a few quid and go the Planet X. Cheers Rich.
by TheBrownDog
Sun Feb 23, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Anyone tried the Topeak Versacage?
Replies: 6
Views: 368

Anyone tried the Topeak Versacage?

I'm looking for something like the Salsa Anything Cage HD but half the price, and these look ok. Wondering if anyone's had a go and has any thoughts?

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