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by TheBrownDog
Fri Jan 17, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Quad lock vs SP connect
Replies: 11
Views: 245

Re: Quad lock vs SP connect

BigdummySteve wrote:
Fri Jan 17, 2020 9:03 am
Having had a look at the SP I’d still go for the quadlock,it comes down to the mounting options.
Steve what do you use as a waterproof cover?
by TheBrownDog
Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:26 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Can we do wood burning stoves again please??
Replies: 18
Views: 455

Re: Can we do wood burning stoves again please??

Cheers team, thanks for all the inpoooot. TBH I'd prefer a Solo stove but the buggers are so bloody chunky. Think it'll be one of the Emberlit copies Rich recommends: that Tomshoo one. I have seen it in action on a damp morn last year (actually, I mostly remember my hangover ...) and it did the job ...
by TheBrownDog
Mon Jan 13, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Can we do wood burning stoves again please??
Replies: 18
Views: 455

Can we do wood burning stoves again please??

I bought a cheap Lixada one off Amazon in summer last year as a toe dipper, and I quite like using it, but it's not particularly brilliant and Im wondering what the top notch option is these days. The Firebox one I saw looks pretty good.
by TheBrownDog
Fri Jan 10, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2019
Replies: 1134
Views: 72896

Re: Bivvy a month 2019

In a bid for closest bivvy, I reckon I've achieved 10.5km as the crow flies from my door. My November bivvi on Austenwood Common was a lung busting leg breaking 0.7 miles from my front door. But that feels like a proper journey compared with a night two years ago when at the very last minute - and ...
by TheBrownDog
Fri Dec 27, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2019
Replies: 1134
Views: 72896

Re: Bivvy a month 2019

Still got very fond memories of the Three Lions Tour, Tim, but - sit down and grip the arms of your chair tightly here - today we went past the White Lion and...... it's closed and boarded up :shock: !!! That’s sad isn’t it? Another decent local pub gone. We’ll have to come up with a new jape next ...
by TheBrownDog
Wed Dec 25, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2019
Replies: 1134
Views: 72896

Re: Bivvy a month 2019

...... and left 20kg of wood up there for my fire. Ahhh, the Yule Log (or are you saving that for morning :roll: ) Knackered finger a long way from fixed and still off the bike, will give you a shout in NY when I'm out next. früh weihnachten I actually forgot the Yule log ... bit of cake instead. B...
by TheBrownDog
Tue Dec 24, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2019
Replies: 1134
Views: 72896

Re: Bivvy a month 2019

Live BAM in progress. With my kids in Austria skiing with their mum, and My Very Active Girlfriend skiing in France with her son, I figured I'd be better off skipping work, going for a ride and sleeping in a damp windy shed at the horse yard. My Christmas morning will involve shovelling sub standard...
by TheBrownDog
Sun Dec 22, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The end of year 'photo comp'.
Replies: 60
Views: 2184

Re: The end of year 'photo comp'.

Image

Think this is my best for the year, just before heading off for a night out in February with jaminb, who's pic above was the same weekend.
by TheBrownDog
Sun Dec 15, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2019
Replies: 1134
Views: 72896

Re: Bivvy a month 2019

Nice night out by the look of it Reg. My Dec BAM was supposed to be the Chilterns Winter Bivvy but it dwindled to just me in the end. Still, my GF was very happy to meet me at Sam's field for a night in the round house. I'd booked the pub and prepped loads of gear for her and her son, packed my bike...
by TheBrownDog
Thu Dec 12, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Favourite bike of 'all time'?
Replies: 61
Views: 1933

Re: Favourite bike of 'all time'?

Number One is the single speed coaster braked monstrosity my parents gave me in 1977. I couldnt touch the ground it was so big, but it had a rack which meant I could carry stuff, mostly my fishing gear, and I was suddenly able to travel up to 20 mile a day to all sorts of fishing spots on the Brisba...
by TheBrownDog
Tue Dec 03, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Winter Bivi ,Salop,peaks or anywhere
Replies: 90
Views: 3538

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: 90
Views: 3538

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: 499

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: 1134
Views: 72896

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: 1134
Views: 72896

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: 1134
Views: 72896

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: 196

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: 499

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: 499

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: 964

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: 964

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: 7776
Views: 811508

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: 1134
Views: 72896

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: 964

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: 964

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 .....