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by TheBrownDog
Fri Jan 15, 2021 7:15 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Somer 650B+ wheels then
Replies: 6
Views: 130

Re: Somer 650B+ wheels then

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Fri Jan 15, 2021 6:55 pm
I do like WTB Scrapers in both 40mm and 45mm flavours.
Scrapers are ace. They're the rims I have on 650B+ Fatty wheels. Suspect I might go back to them.
by TheBrownDog
Fri Jan 15, 2021 6:19 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Somer 650B+ wheels then
Replies: 6
Views: 130

Somer 650B+ wheels then

I think my Big Bro would benefit from some 650B+ wheels and tyres .... Ive a set for my OO Fatty and they are easily the best riding size of the 3 wheelsets I have for it. - 29x2.4 Contis and 26x3.8 Nates which I put back on a few weeks ago for winter mud shits n gigs. I don't mind building them mys...
by TheBrownDog
Fri Jan 15, 2021 7:44 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Gravel porn
Replies: 103
Views: 6112

Re: Gravel porn

K1100T wrote:
Thu Jan 14, 2021 11:46 pm
If you had issues with the aesthetics of the Allied Able, then look away now... All the deets are on bikepacking.com, this is the Farr Twin-T.
I read that as the Farty Twin .... I'll get my coat then.
by TheBrownDog
Fri Jan 15, 2021 7:31 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Mapping Article by Guy Kesteven ("Mapsturbation")
Replies: 35
Views: 502

Re: Mapping Article by Guy Kesteven ("Mapsturbation")

"Artisan route planning" Does that mean that those of us who spend too much time looking at maps, are now hipsters? :???: mapsters Oh just wait for it. It's coming. A beautifully shot video on bikepacking.com with some beautiful people on beautiful bikes in a beautiful place, with images of them al...
by TheBrownDog
Wed Jan 13, 2021 8:46 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: 'Made to lose' :???:
Replies: 29
Views: 692

Re: 'Made to lose' :???:

Total w@nk Move along. Move along. Nothing to see here

Stu ... Jeebus H Chreest you and the swear filter ... I go go feck feck feck fuckitty feck feck feck,, but I can't go shuffle

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by TheBrownDog
Tue Jan 12, 2021 10:02 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a Month 2021
Replies: 57
Views: 1478

Re: Bivvy a Month 2021

BAM 2021 is a goer. Per posts on the VWE threads, January was the VWE in my garden with a nice little fire. The photo was a late afternoon test firing of my fire anchor which went quite well. I suspect it's going to feature in a lot of my bivvy nights this year. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/5...
by TheBrownDog
Tue Jan 12, 2021 9:52 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Mini review
Replies: 22
Views: 464

Re: Mini review

MuddyPete wrote:
Tue Jan 12, 2021 2:29 am
TheBrownDog wrote:
Mon Jan 11, 2021 6:41 pm
...and my knees don't point sideways anymore.
My knees never pointed sideways :shock: . What on earth did you do to yours? :???:
I used to be able to sit cross-legged for hours. Can't manage it for more than a few minutes now. Sitting sideways on one arse cheek is equally painful.
by TheBrownDog
Mon Jan 11, 2021 7:01 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Mini review
Replies: 22
Views: 464

Re: Mini review

LOL. Mate my arse has an almost walrus quality to it these days. A thick layer of subcutaneous fat to insulate me a'gin the cold. I'll get a hood though. They actually do a sun screen thingy that could clearly be adapted for the chill.
by TheBrownDog
Mon Jan 11, 2021 6:54 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: XS bikes for 5ft women riders
Replies: 9
Views: 175

Re: XS bikes for 5ft women riders

Scud wrote:
Mon Jan 11, 2021 4:34 pm
But why do people insist on "Collection Only" in the middle of a lockdown?!
Because lock down or not, wrapping something big and cumbersome, and then schlepping it to your courier point, or having to hang around for a courier collection which NEVER happens on time, is a total bumache.
by TheBrownDog
Mon Jan 11, 2021 6:51 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: XS bikes for 5ft women riders
Replies: 9
Views: 175

Re: XS bikes for 5ft women riders

Mate Ive got a small 26er OO Inbred frame somewhere in my shed you can have for not much money if you're still interested in building a bike up. Its white and a touch used but very good condition and will happily fit someone 5". PM me if youre interested.
by TheBrownDog
Mon Jan 11, 2021 6:41 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Mini review
Replies: 22
Views: 464

Re: Mini review

Well I think it's super I bloody love my chair and all you haters gonna hate till you ask me for a sit in it. It's a Helinox Chair Zero. Weighs around 500g and is pretty awkward and bulky but I don't give an arse. It just comes along for the ride all the time as I simply cannot sit on the ground. My...
by TheBrownDog
Sun Jan 10, 2021 6:35 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Winter Event Substantial Meal (WESM) PHTO COMP (NOW VIRTUAL)
Replies: 50
Views: 990

Re: Winter Event Substantial Meal (WESM) PHTO COMP (NOW VIRTUAL)

All Im taking from the last two posts is JC's £11 chair which looks exactly like the one I bought a cupla years back for around ..... oh .... £140 or so. Im sure its not as light or comfortable or good or whatever. Sure of it.
by TheBrownDog
Sun Jan 10, 2021 6:08 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: January's Virtual Winter Event 2021 (Covid lockdown edition) Jan 9th and 10th
Replies: 608
Views: 12345

Re: January's Virtual Winter Event 2021 (Covid lockdown edition) Jan 9th and 10th

Still managed to have some fun camping in the garden :grin: I think it was bit milder in East Anglia than the rest of the country. My partner Tim / TheBrownDog had provided a brilliant set of GRs based on castle remains. Most will have to wait but one was right in the village so I had a very short ...
by TheBrownDog
Sun Jan 10, 2021 6:00 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Virtual Virtual Winter Event 2021
Replies: 11
Views: 193

Re: Virtual Virtual Winter Event 2021

Mate ...,,,, giggling silly here. You had me fooled earlier as I thought you were off on another Regodyssey. Brilliant.
by TheBrownDog
Sun Jan 10, 2021 12:01 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Virtual Winter Event 2021
Replies: 35
Views: 596

Re: Virtual Winter Event 2021

Indeed great effort Verena. I can't compete on distance or riding fun yesterday (trip to Tesco via one of my GRs) but I did manage a very comfortable night in my hammock in the garden. Had a nice dinner which I cooked in a pot on my newish fire anchor from https://www.tjmmetalworks.co.uk/store . Sur...
by TheBrownDog
Sat Jan 09, 2021 10:23 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Winter Event Substantial Meal (WESM) PHTO COMP (NOW VIRTUAL)
Replies: 50
Views: 990

Re: Winter Event Substantial Meal (WESM) PHTO COMP (NOW VIRTUAL)

Shaf I have completely lost track of the rules on this but if a stuffed monkey with chocolate eyeballs can enter then so can my one pot meal made lovingly tonight over the twig stove. It's chorizo, beans, mushrooms and peppers, cooked in onion and garlic and finely sliced celery. Salt and pepper, bi...
by TheBrownDog
Sat Jan 09, 2021 3:16 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: January's Virtual Winter Event 2021 (Covid lockdown edition) Jan 9th and 10th
Replies: 608
Views: 12345

Re: January's Virtual Winter Event 2021 (Covid lockdown edition) Jan 9th and 10th

Nice one Reg. Must try a bit of Brompton-packing. Well, I'm ready too. I've already done the biking bit ... a restock ride to Tesco for the week's groceries, packed into panniers and a backpack. Twas slow going on the way home. I took a detour past one of my GRs on the way and wil make a point of ch...
by TheBrownDog
Fri Jan 08, 2021 9:36 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Favourite kit from 2020
Replies: 54
Views: 1101

Re: Favourite kit from 2020

Brother Cycles Big Bro ... new bike day early in the year. Could be my perfect bike as its rapidly replacing my OO Fatty as the go to for a day ride, let alone a camping trip. I want to try it with 650B+ wheels. I just know it will be orrsumz. Ritchey Kyote bars ... just the right sweep for my and v...
by TheBrownDog
Sun Jan 03, 2021 10:14 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: January's Virtual Winter Event 2021 (Covid lockdown edition) Jan 9th and 10th
Replies: 608
Views: 12345

Re: January's Virtual Winter Event 2021 (Covid lockdown edition) Jan 9th and 10th

No one else suffering the self-appointed Covid police at the minute? There's a sharp rise in their numbers round these parts of late. Mate do pop over to the Chalfonts in leafy Bucks if you want a proper dose of self-righteous fucknuckledom. I'm doing my bit. Have been for months. Good as gold. Car...
by TheBrownDog
Fri Jan 01, 2021 6:32 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: January's Virtual Winter Event 2021 (Covid lockdown edition) Jan 9th and 10th
Replies: 608
Views: 12345

Re: January's Virtual Winter Event 2021 (Covid lockdown edition) Jan 9th and 10th

Soooooooooooooooooo ... I'm out. Deepest apologies to my VWE buddy. But over the Xmassmess me and the ex have somehow swapped weekends when the bairns are with us. And they're with me Sat 9th. I may get out for a ride that day, but I wont me hitting my GRs. And I may sleep in the garden. Maybe. But ...
by TheBrownDog
Fri Jan 01, 2021 6:14 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Duece trowels
Replies: 14
Views: 305

Re: Duece trowels

100 poos for £1, although probably 50 as double bagging is best https://fetch.co.uk/good-boy-antibacterial-degradable-dog-poo-bags-100-per-pack-327680011?gclid=CjwKCAiArbv_BRA8EiwAYGs23PizRt1tLf9iS0MsDTDSoS1daVatRh6jE5g4Rf0SVZuG7Ec1Pqq0IBoCH1QQAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds You would take all your other rubb...
by TheBrownDog
Fri Jan 01, 2021 6:08 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Your top 3 ITT tips.
Replies: 32
Views: 980

Re: Your top 3 ITT tips.

- Practice everything that isn’t pedalling. Can you replace a spoke without removing your tubeless seal, can you set up your bivi in the rain, can you re-pack in minutes? Serious stuff. No. I cannot replace a spoke without removing my tubeless seal. And I'd REALLY like to know how. Im not bad on th...
by TheBrownDog
Fri Jan 01, 2021 5:54 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Duece trowels
Replies: 14
Views: 305

Re: Duece trowels

I'm going to buy one when my £3 Coghlans one finally breaks ... it's five or six years old and has dug me out of a lot of holes in all sorts of places.
by TheBrownDog
Thu Dec 31, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Your top 3 ITT tips.
Replies: 32
Views: 980

Re: Your top 3 ITT tips.

Cut your toenails.
Brush your teeth
Be kind to your mother

Do these things (especially the toenails) and you're covered.
by TheBrownDog
Sun Dec 27, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: January's Virtual Winter Event 2021 (Covid lockdown edition) Jan 9th and 10th
Replies: 608
Views: 12345

Re: January's Virtual Winter Event 2021 (Covid lockdown edition) Jan 9th and 10th

My JVWE buddy was a lot kinder than those above though, to be honest, I didn't give him a lot room to manoeuvre with a very limited zone of travel. I've finally put the finishing touches on the route and it's just a 35 mile loop with not a lot of climbing. It took ages as round mine in South Bucks t...