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by ScotRoutes
Mon Jan 20, 2020 11:14 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Rigid Forks
Replies: 23
Views: 432

Re: Rigid Forks

What do we think the lifespan of a carbon fork is (assuming no serious crashes)? My CX has a carbon fork on, a good one, but I still worry about running straps round it. The previous carbon fork on my Amazon was 10 years old. I only changed it because the looks had always offended me :lol: I have n...
by ScotRoutes
Mon Jan 20, 2020 10:29 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Rigid Forks
Replies: 23
Views: 432

Re: Rigid Forks

What’s the deal with swapping the suspension fork out for a rigid, does it throw the geometry out and make it unrideable? Not if you buy the correct length of rigid fork. Look for the recommended axle-to-crown length. Remember that suspension forks will sag around 20% of their travel too. To make s...
by ScotRoutes
Mon Jan 20, 2020 10:27 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Winter bivy comp: How cold can you go!
Replies: 59
Views: 1891

Re: Winter bivy comp: How cold can you go!

Might be pertinent then to post this photo. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49409325526_9e2b5d5beb_b.jpg DSC_0942 by Colin Cadden , on Flickr The green area is that covered by my tarp. The darker green area is where my mat was. I've annotated it here, green line marks roughly the mat. https://li...
by ScotRoutes
Mon Jan 20, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: LeJOG audax-style anyone?
Replies: 22
Views: 368

Re: LeJOG audax-style anyone?

Looks like Stage 1 might not yet be decided, though this route is available with a bit of digging

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by ScotRoutes
Mon Jan 20, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: tires with more grip?
Replies: 13
Views: 182

Re: tires with more grip?

Tyres!!

Can we have a swear filter here please?



I like XR4s for all-year use. Grippy in winter, not too draggy for summer.
by ScotRoutes
Mon Jan 20, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: LeJOG audax-style anyone?
Replies: 22
Views: 368

Re: LeJOG audax-style anyone?

The worst of the A9 is the bit between Perth and Inverness but I see the route avoids that anyway. The bits north of Inverness can all by bypassed until the Dornoch Firth. I've ridden it from there north and it wouldn't exactly be my first choice but it sees thousands of LEJOGers each year and I'm n...
by ScotRoutes
Mon Jan 20, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Winter bivy comp: How cold can you go!
Replies: 59
Views: 1891

Re: Winter bivy comp: How cold can you go!

Yeah, we had -5 or -6C on Saturday night. Toasty in my bag/quilt combo though. As speculated elsewhere, it's likely we'd have been warmer with a bit more altitude.
by ScotRoutes
Mon Jan 20, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tell me about Garmin InReach
Replies: 51
Views: 715

Re: Tell me about Garmin InReach

My Spot isn't a PITA either though. In fact, it couldn't really be much more simple as it's such a passive device. Perhaps Colin, just reading the thread makes the whole experience sound complicated, awkward and costly but as you say, that's very subjective. Cost is certainly an issue. As 4G covera...
by ScotRoutes
Mon Jan 20, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tell me about Garmin InReach
Replies: 51
Views: 715

Re: Tell me about Garmin InReach

My Spot isn't a PITA either though. In fact, it couldn't really be much more simple as it's such a passive device.

Expense is relative. For instance, I look at the price of Salsa frames and think WTF? but other folk don't even blink.
by ScotRoutes
Mon Jan 20, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tell me about Garmin InReach
Replies: 51
Views: 715

Re: Tell me about Garmin InReach

See also: suspension, tubeless tyres, carbon components, strap on bags, multi-lumen lights etc, etc, etc
by ScotRoutes
Mon Jan 20, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Ergon GS3
Replies: 5
Views: 111

Re: Ergon GS3

ton wrote:
Mon Jan 20, 2020 2:00 pm
I have use ergon grips for years. all the different ones.
I don't think they add any sweep to a bar. I may be wrong
The GE1s definitely do. Not sure about the GS models, hence my question
by ScotRoutes
Mon Jan 20, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Ergon GS3
Replies: 5
Views: 111

Re: Ergon GS3

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Mon Jan 20, 2020 1:06 pm
being my main bikepacking r i g
You did that on purpose :wink:
Moi?
by ScotRoutes
Mon Jan 20, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: LeJOG audax-style anyone?
Replies: 22
Views: 368

Re: LeJOG audax-style anyone?

150 tired riders pushing themselves through the night on the main road network.

Oh joy.
by ScotRoutes
Mon Jan 20, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Ergon GS3
Replies: 5
Views: 111

Ergon GS3

Anybody using these? Background; I had been suffering a bit of wrist/hand pain on my MTBs. I was investigating bars with more sweep - 12/16 degrees. They are all a bit spendy and after a bit of research I found the Ergon GE1 grips supposedly add a bit of sweep to more normal bar shapes. Tried them, ...
by ScotRoutes
Mon Jan 20, 2020 10:08 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Vaguely exciting....
Replies: 9
Views: 311

Re: Vaguely exciting....

pistonbroke wrote:
Mon Jan 20, 2020 10:01 am
If you're taking suggestions on expanding the list, can I venture "can I get?" to be substituted with "I'm a cockwomble"
Unfortunately, and rather like R i g, "can I get" is a perfectly sensible phrase in the correct context.
by ScotRoutes
Mon Jan 20, 2020 9:30 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tell me about Garmin InReach
Replies: 51
Views: 715

Re: Tell me about Garmin InReach

Alpinum wrote:
Mon Jan 20, 2020 8:26 am

My 2 gen SPOT would drain it batteries with about 60 h of 10 min tracking. Nothing new there...
My Gen 3 goes a lot longer than that on a set of fresh Lithiums. Spot quote over 400 hours given a clear view of the sky.
by ScotRoutes
Mon Jan 20, 2020 12:05 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 7786
Views: 812261

Re: The post man's been ...

Ice? In Whisky?

Wash your mouth out man

(unless you mean about 3 feet over the ice)
by ScotRoutes
Sun Jan 19, 2020 10:54 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 7786
Views: 812261

Re: The post man's been ...

And this is what is currently in my hip flask...

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by ScotRoutes
Sun Jan 19, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tell me about Garmin InReach
Replies: 51
Views: 715

Re: Tell me about Garmin InReach

You'd use logging if you wanted to upload the GPS track to Strava/Connect etc the way you would from another Garmin/GPS. If you already do this from another device (or don't do it at all), there's no need to switch it on.
by ScotRoutes
Sun Jan 19, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 43
Views: 1647

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

Naw - that's my old one. Maybe the straps are putting you off? They're just Voile-alike straps I take along in case I want to strap something (e.g. waterproof jacket) onto the Terrapin.

MH has one of the new ones. Not that I'v studied it to see if it's worth "upgrading", or anything like that......
by ScotRoutes
Sun Jan 19, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 43
Views: 1647

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

I'm still not sure I'm doing BAM this year but might stumble through it, so..... I had a Tour de Ben Wyvis in mind but a combination of circumstances knocked that on the head so Metalheart and I took ourselves off to one of our favourite locations in Glen Feshie (via the Loch Insh Boathouse for food...
by ScotRoutes
Sun Jan 19, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 2870
Views: 492229

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

I don't even have a Mig to weld but I hear old Soviet military stuff is quite cheap these days.
by ScotRoutes
Sun Jan 19, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tell me about Garmin InReach
Replies: 51
Views: 715

Re: Tell me about Garmin InReach

Jurassic pusher wrote:
Sun Jan 19, 2020 4:27 pm
ScotRoutes wrote:
Sun Jan 19, 2020 11:28 am
Do you use it for logging too though?
Got a chainsaw for that
LOL - that thought actually went through my mind when I posted :-)
by ScotRoutes
Sun Jan 19, 2020 11:28 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tell me about Garmin InReach
Replies: 51
Views: 715

Re: Tell me about Garmin InReach

Do you use it for logging too though?
by ScotRoutes
Sat Jan 18, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Exped Mat Repair Advice Please.
Replies: 3
Views: 104

Re: Exped Mat Repair Advice Please.

I had a wee hole like that and just repaired it with the Exped glue. I was a bit dubious but it's carried on fine for the past 12 months or so.