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by TheBrownDog
Tue Dec 03, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Winter Bivi ,Salop,peaks or anywhere
Replies: 62
Views: 2109

Re: Winter Bivi ,Salop,peaks or anywhere

Three Tuns in Bishops Castle
Cheers Stu. That's a three hour drive from my place ... blimey .... nope ... gonna have to find another option. Hope everyone has a proper night out.
by TheBrownDog
Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Winter Bivi ,Salop,peaks or anywhere
Replies: 62
Views: 2109

Re: Winter Bivi ,Salop,peaks or anywhere

Ok, late in here. There's no takers for the Chilterns Winter Bivvy, probably because, despite the fact that the sleeping accommodation is stellar, the ride is dull as a dull thing. So maybe I can come along on this one? I'm still fat and slow and not particularly good company, plus I will moan endle...
by TheBrownDog
Sat Nov 23, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Chilterns Winter Bivvy: 15 Dec
Replies: 9
Views: 361

Re: Chilterns Winter Bivvy: 15 Dec

Better book a pub for dinner. Last year Dr Nick and I went here: https://thethreecrownsaskett.co.uk/index.php/stable-bar/ Food was plentiful and good value, but there is also a classic Chilterns pub restaurant on site, where it is expensive and paltry ... no brainer then eh? I'm thinking we take the...
by TheBrownDog
Thu Nov 21, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2019
Replies: 1038
Views: 63332

Re: Bivvy a month 2019

It was remarkably dull. Kit in a backpack. A desultory 15 minute ride up to the spot I picked out last weekend. It was 11pm by the time I got my head down and I had a fitful sleep with traffic whizzing past. Woke at 4am needing a pee and decided that once up I may as well go home. So I did. The cat ...
by TheBrownDog
Wed Nov 20, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2019
Replies: 1038
Views: 63332

Re: Bivvy a month 2019

Live Bivvy in progress ... in an hour or two. Heading out later. Sat in my car outside my daughter’s tutor’s place till 8pm. Home by 830, quick bite then up to a bit of a wood in Gerrards Cross I’ve been passed a million times and always wondered: “Will I get away with it?” GX is the quintessential ...
by TheBrownDog
Sat Nov 16, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2019
Replies: 1038
Views: 63332

Re: Bivvy a month 2019

I've been doing the maths and it's going to have to be mid-week and uber-local yet again for me this month. Next week in fact. Probably Wednesday night. And it might even be a Brompton experience to save on the washing up. Where the hell did I put my tent?
by TheBrownDog
Wed Nov 06, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: wtd, 9 speed bar end shifters
Replies: 3
Views: 143

Re: wtd, 9 speed bar end shifters

I reckon I might have some too. Will check the shed on the weekend.
by TheBrownDog
Tue Nov 05, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Chilterns Winter Bivvy: 15 Dec
Replies: 9
Views: 361

Re: Chilterns Winter Bivvy: 15 Dec

15 Dec is a Sunday night, Tim. Are you intending a late pub meet, followed by a quick-and-dirty bivi and a bleary-eyed pedal into work :-bd? If so, there's a vague possibility. There's many balls to be juggled that weekend. Or have you just typed the wrong date? :roll: :lol: Oops. That was me not p...
by TheBrownDog
Tue Nov 05, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Chilterns Winter Bivvy: 15 Dec
Replies: 9
Views: 361

Chilterns Winter Bivvy: 15 Dec

Dunno how to edit the title: Sat 14 December ... i think Soz if someone has already asked this question, but who’s in for a third instalment of the fabulous CWB? I’d like to kip at Sams field again (near Little Kimble) if he’ll have us but will bow to pressure if others would prefer something differ...
by TheBrownDog
Tue Nov 05, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Autumn Chiltern Thing, new date 9th Nov ???
Replies: 16
Views: 741

Re: Autumn Chiltern Thing, new date 9th Nov ???

Rich3rd wrote:
Tue Nov 05, 2019 9:45 am
By the way, is the are Xmas get together of the Chiltern Bonners /:) /:)
Not yet as far as I know. I better start a thread as it’ll be on us before we know it and all the proper pubs will be booked solid.
by TheBrownDog
Mon Nov 04, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Autumn Chiltern Thing, new date 9th Nov ???
Replies: 16
Views: 741

Re: Autumn Chiltern Thing, new date 9th Nov ???

Argh. The stars are not aligning on this at all. Short story - kids are with me and I need to leave em solo Friday night and can’t really do that two nights in a row. Will have to check in with them later in the week and see how things are going. Let ya know ASAP EDIT: and in new developments it app...
by TheBrownDog
Tue Oct 29, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 7670
Views: 796488

Re: The post man's been ...

Some bits for my Brompton: new rear mudguard and all the gubbins to attach it, replacing the very heavy, unused and a bit twisted rear rack.
by TheBrownDog
Mon Oct 28, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2019
Replies: 1038
Views: 63332

Re: Bivvy a month 2019

October ticked off with yet another quiet night in my hammock in a local wood. With the kids here and my GF making an unexpected appearance on her way back from the Forest of Dean I didn't get out of the house till 9pm. It was a very muddy and cold half hour ride to a regular bivvy spot and I was pi...
by TheBrownDog
Sat Oct 26, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Autumn Chiltern Thing, new date 9th Nov ???
Replies: 16
Views: 741

Re: Autumn Chiltern Thing, new date 9th Nov ???

I'll go with that Rich. Reg's suggested route sounds minted, but the logistics of getting there on a weekend where Ive for the bairns at mine aint feasible.
by TheBrownDog
Thu Oct 24, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Autumn Chiltern Thing, new date 9th Nov ???
Replies: 16
Views: 741

Re: Autumn Chiltern Thing, 26th Oct ???

I can do the 9th Nov but will have the kids at home again that weekend, so will have to just join for dinner and the bivvy. Unless they tell me it's ok, they really don't mind being left to their own devices on a Saturday night .....
by TheBrownDog
Wed Oct 23, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: A coat to cover my arse
Replies: 10
Views: 448

Re: A coat to cover my arse

Nice idea ... I can see myself slinging 40 mirrors off the handlebars. Might make the fold a bit challenging of course.
by TheBrownDog
Wed Oct 23, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Autumn Chiltern Thing, new date 9th Nov ???
Replies: 16
Views: 741

Re: Autumn Chiltern Thing, 26th Oct ???

Oooooh, I'm up for this matey. I will probably have to join at the pub for dinner as I've got the kids this weekend and they will need to be fed and locked in their stalls for the evening. Name the place and time and I'll be there. :-bd :-bd
by TheBrownDog
Wed Oct 23, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: A coat to cover my arse
Replies: 10
Views: 448

Re: A coat to cover my arse

I'm riding my Brompton which has nice mudguards. Just need something to keep the stuff from above away. Gonna look at capes. This might be interesting ... will provide photos Oh where are you working, still in the entertainment biz? I'm joining a big manfucturing company - they tell me they're a wor...
by TheBrownDog
Tue Oct 22, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: A coat to cover my arse
Replies: 10
Views: 448

A coat to cover my arse

The less kind among you may point out that my arse is the size of Tasmania, and no jacket has a snow ball's of keeping the elements of it. But I shall still ask. Got me a new job up in London and it means a 20 minute ride to the station followed by a 20 minute ride to the office. I shall wear my off...
by TheBrownDog
Tue Oct 22, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Quirks, habits, rituals, etc.
Replies: 21
Views: 724

Re: Quirks, habits, rituals, etc.

I pack my bags, then unpack them, remove stuff I know I won't use but just might need, then pack them again and put back the things I know I won't use but just might need. Happens every time.
by TheBrownDog
Sat Sep 28, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: OAPs daily release (or 3)
Replies: 35
Views: 1116

Re: OAPs daily release (or 3)

Crikey Stu. Looks like a murder scene. Proper tramps night out then.
by TheBrownDog
Thu Sep 26, 2019 7:12 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2019
Replies: 1038
Views: 63332

Re: Bivvy a month 2019

Doesn't matter if you get wet in the morning, you can dry off at home after. Home and dry (ish) Somehow managed to dodge the showers. Pretty much. I always sleep well in a hammock in the woods, despite the wildlife rustling the hedges. Woke up once at 3am and remembered I'd forgotten to take a phot...
by TheBrownDog
Wed Sep 25, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2019
Replies: 1038
Views: 63332

Re: Bivvy a month 2019

Right. Here I go again. This time I'm not making the mistake of eating at the pub and allowing a pint soften me up. Ive had me tea, got my daughter to her tutor and am back here to pack and leave around 8pm, 30 min ride up to a spot I saw last weekend, I'll be swinging happily in my hammock by 9pm. ...
by TheBrownDog
Tue Sep 24, 2019 6:16 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2019
Replies: 1038
Views: 63332

Re: Bivvy a month 2019

:lol: Did he or didn’t he? No. No he did not. I think it’s one thing to keep going once out and it starts to rain. And another to just ride home and go to bed. Rather glad I did. Rained heavily all night. Raining heavily now. Gonna rain heavily all day. I’ll harden the f@ck up tomorrow and try again.
by TheBrownDog
Mon Sep 23, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2019
Replies: 1038
Views: 63332

Re: Bivvy a month 2019

Live bivvy in progress ... I have no idea how to post pix from my phone but if I could you would see the bowl of mussels that has just been delivered to the table I am sitting at in the pub at the top of my village. All my kit is in my backpack because It is raining nasty sideways rain and I dont wa...