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by ScotRoutes
Mon Jul 06, 2020 11:41 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Cairngorms Loop 300 - September Group Start?
Replies: 20
Views: 466

Re: CL300 - September Group Start?

Landslide wrote:
Mon Jul 06, 2020 11:23 pm
ScotRoutes wrote:
Mon Jul 06, 2020 7:32 pm
Rain on the 224 hours leading up to last Septembers GS was exceptional though...
I'd have thought over 9 days' rain would be ample advance warning!
LOL. Yeah, it felt like that when I was up to my balls crossing that river!
by ScotRoutes
Mon Jul 06, 2020 10:16 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Plea from a relative noob
Replies: 2
Views: 77

Re: Plea from a relative noob

IDNWYM
by ScotRoutes
Mon Jul 06, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Pillows
Replies: 39
Views: 497

Re: Pillows

It strikes me that a down filled pillow that compresses well for carrying will also tend to compress too much under your head when in pillow mode so what we need is a hybrid with an inflatable core for support with an outer layer of down and fabric to add that authentic pillow feel. :cool: If it is...
by ScotRoutes
Mon Jul 06, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Dales Divide: My Plan
Replies: 29
Views: 469

Re: Dales Divide: My Plan

You can, of course, use a wheel (or even your bike handlebars) in place of that smaller pole.
by ScotRoutes
Mon Jul 06, 2020 9:07 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Cairngorms Loop 300 - September Group Start?
Replies: 20
Views: 466

Re: CL300 - September Group Start?

Grid Ref
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Just before Gaick Lodge. If you saw any of Jennys video from last year, that's where we all (except Howard) decided to turn back.
by ScotRoutes
Mon Jul 06, 2020 8:04 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Cairngorms Loop 300 - September Group Start?
Replies: 20
Views: 466

Re: CL300 - September Group Start?

It's not exactly been massively popular the past few years. A dozen or so riders. I can't foresee that changing anytime soon, though who knows now that I'm going to start spamming everywhere with it :lol:
by ScotRoutes
Mon Jul 06, 2020 7:32 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Cairngorms Loop 300 - September Group Start?
Replies: 20
Views: 466

Re: CL300 - September Group Start?

I'm quite interested in this, assuming travel, accommodation etc. is back to normal. I don't really know much about the route so I have some questions;- Other than the Fords of Avon are there other crossings that might be impassable after prolonged/heavy rainfall? Obviously given how this year has ...
by ScotRoutes
Mon Jul 06, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 3212
Views: 544939

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

But then there's also this... https://www.columbiasportswear.co.uk/p/mens-outdry-ex-lightweight-jacket-1889882.html 190g in a Medium apparently (no pit-zips though) I have the previous version of that (it was advertised as being suitable for fell runners etc) and it's pretty good. Packs small and y...
by ScotRoutes
Mon Jul 06, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What works, what doesn't!
Replies: 7
Views: 156

Re: What works, what doesn't!

Ooh - too personal I think. Lot's of stuff that works for me but might not be for everyone, and vise versa.

Paramo? Load of tosh.
by ScotRoutes
Mon Jul 06, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Borders 350/220 An Appeal.
Replies: 2
Views: 37

Re: Borders 350/220 An Appeal.

Ray - might be worth sending a link to this Group. https://www.facebook.com/groups/1859736324163536

I'm about to do the same for the Cairngorms Loop in September
by ScotRoutes
Mon Jul 06, 2020 11:34 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 3212
Views: 544939

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

I have the EX Gold Techshell (Small) and that weighs in at 354g. I think the Reign is supposed to be lighter? But then there's also this...

https://www.columbiasportswear.co.uk/p/ ... 89882.html

190g in a Medium apparently (no pit-zips though)
by ScotRoutes
Mon Jul 06, 2020 10:26 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Hydration reservoirs...
Replies: 11
Views: 299

Re: Hydration reservoirs...

OK, just watched their marketing video. The baffle does look handy for helping the bag retain shape when fitting it full into thinner or heavily loaded backpacks.
by ScotRoutes
Sun Jul 05, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 456
Views: 24706

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

I did one "emergency" BAM but hoping that's all I'll need. Wild camping has been officially banned in Scotland since 18th June (the day after my June BAM - do not write this off as coincidence) but we're expecting that to change on 15th July.
by ScotRoutes
Sun Jul 05, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: boundary rides gpx's??
Replies: 6
Views: 153

Re: Route around Lancashire boundary??

I did a Scottish Border (road) ride. I could dig out the gpx file.

https://www.blog.scotroutes.com/2012/10 ... atrol.html
by ScotRoutes
Sun Jul 05, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 3212
Views: 544939

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

Ah yes, the Columbia "reign" jacket.


That's never gonna get old :lol:
by ScotRoutes
Sun Jul 05, 2020 12:10 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Pillows
Replies: 39
Views: 497

Re: Pillows

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Sun Jul 05, 2020 11:14 am
Stu - turn the dry bag inside out :wink: Then slip a buff over it for a nicer fabric to lay your face against.
Yes but then whatever I've stuffed it with is now covered in sh1t :wink:
I'd accuse you of having an unnatural obsession with sheep sh1t but I have actually done a BB200.
by ScotRoutes
Sun Jul 05, 2020 11:50 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: No expense spared kit wish list
Replies: 37
Views: 923

Re: No expense spared kit wish list

Oh, Outdoors Research Interstellar bivvy. A bit too spendy to try one out
by ScotRoutes
Sun Jul 05, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Pillows
Replies: 39
Views: 497

Re: Pillows

I use the Exped pillow. Don't be tempted to over-inflate it else it becomes uncomfortable. If using a sleeping bag, I'll normally pop it in the hood to stop it moving. However, I lie on my side and don't moveuch when sleeping so I've never had to fix it in place.
by ScotRoutes
Sat Jul 04, 2020 10:29 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Do I need an Exposure (6 pack Race or Diablo)
Replies: 20
Views: 333

Re: Do I need an Exposure (6 pack Race or Diablo)

Maxx-D and a (now discontinued) Equinox are my two. I have one of the small additional batteries for the latter. In darkest winter, I'll use both, with the Equinox on my helmet saved for the nadgier bits. At other times of year I just take the Equinox as a bar-mounted , get-me-home light. Oh - I hav...
by ScotRoutes
Sat Jul 04, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Bear Bones Bikepacking Events Calendar.
Replies: 26
Views: 19566

Re: Bear Bones Bikepacking Events Calendar.

In the meantime, does anyone know what events have been scheduled for September this year? I'm just trying to ascertain overlaps between a proposed Cairngorms Loop 300 group start and anything else. ScotDURO was supposed to be on the 5th and 6th, dunno what's happening with that. The Dirty Reiver w...
by ScotRoutes
Sat Jul 04, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: How to keep your feet dry in the summer
Replies: 12
Views: 271

Re: How to keep your feet dry in the summer

As above. I mostly just accept wet feet. I'll carry dry socks for night wear but keep them dry and just put the wet ones back on again in the morning. If it's just one night away, GoreTex liners can work to keep your dry socks dry (enough) inside wet shoes. They can work for multi-day stuff too if y...
by ScotRoutes
Sat Jul 04, 2020 10:04 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Is a Fargo unique?
Replies: 44
Views: 1159

Re: Is a Fargo unique?

Yeah, I saw the new Sutra too. Might be one for the "money no object" thread. I can't possibly justify one but I'd still like one. I had an early Sutra and it really expanded what cycling was to me. Toured, "raced", commuted, took it off-road. Amazingly versatile and, apparently, way ahead of its ti...
by ScotRoutes
Sat Jul 04, 2020 9:58 am
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Cairngorms Loop 300 - September Group Start?
Replies: 20
Views: 466

Re: CL300 - September Group Start?

Piemonster wrote:
Sat Jul 04, 2020 6:50 am
Ooh, just spotted the “paper maps” page on the website. Nice! :-bd
Yeah, that might have copyright implications.
by ScotRoutes
Sat Jul 04, 2020 9:56 am
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Bear Bones Bikepacking Events Calendar.
Replies: 26
Views: 19566

Re: Bear Bones Bikepacking Events Calendar.

Necro....

I like the concept of an events calendar. Shame it's not really come about.

In the meantime, does anyone know what events have been scheduled for September this year? I'm just trying to ascertain overlaps between a proposed Cairngorms Loop 300 group start and anything else.
by ScotRoutes
Sat Jul 04, 2020 12:22 am
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Cairngorms Loop 300 - September Group Start?
Replies: 20
Views: 466

Re: CL300 - September Group Start?

I've set a date of 12th September.

The new website is active and now contains that group start date.
www.cairngormsloop.net

Entries to steve@cairngormsloop.net as usual.

Iv'e also set up a Facebook page for the purpose of sharing information, photos etc.

https://www.facebook.com/CairngormsLoop