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by ScotRoutes
Sun Sep 22, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Do I 'need' a fat bike?
Replies: 1
Views: 24

Re: Do I 'need' a fat bike?

Need? That's a difficult one.

There are times of the year (for me) when the fatbike is out and out the best, or even only, option.

For "slop" it's not the best choice. Until its so deep that floatation is better than cutting in.
by ScotRoutes
Sun Sep 22, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Cairngorms loop sept?
Replies: 93
Views: 3603

Re: Cairngorms loop sept?

Some words and photos to follow but got round in 39:54:05.
by ScotRoutes
Sun Sep 22, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2019
Replies: 798
Views: 45476

Re: Bivvy a month 2019

Here you go Neill

Image
BaM#10. by - Flickr2BBcode
EML-L09, undefined@4.0 mm, f1.8, 1/100s, ISO160


Glen Esk, August
by ScotRoutes
Sun Sep 22, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: New 'boo. Underway.
Replies: 43
Views: 2674

Re: New 'boo. Underway.

If anyone ordered a Small and finds it's a bit tight, let me know. My Missus has designs on one :lol:
by ScotRoutes
Thu Sep 19, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Cairngorms loop sept?
Replies: 93
Views: 3603

Re: Cairngorms loop sept?

Take 2..

https://spotwalla.com/tripViewer.php?id ... howAll=yes


Anything past Gaick Lodge is a win :lol:
by ScotRoutes
Thu Sep 19, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Which extra would keep me warmer?
Replies: 52
Views: 769

Re: Which extra would keep me warmer?

Was thinking the same idea meself. However if you created a hot water bottle from your own, er, resources wouldn't that just temporarily extract, er, fluid-borne heat from your body some but not all of which would subsequently be radiated back to a different part of your body? On balance you'd be l...
by ScotRoutes
Thu Sep 19, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 7519
Views: 770293

Re: The post man's been ...

And two tees here. My Mrs is officially jealous. Ta.
by ScotRoutes
Thu Sep 19, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Straight Outta Door - Ride from home Trips.
Replies: 19
Views: 696

Re: Straight Outta Door - Ride from home Trips.

This thread reminds me of a linear trip I did almost exactly 6 years ago from my house to, err, my house. :cool:

https://www.blog.scotroutes.com/2013/10 ... -home.html
by ScotRoutes
Wed Sep 18, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 7519
Views: 770293

Re: The post man's been ...

GORE C5 GoreTex Activeshell "pants". Half price from Millets, though still not exactly cheap. Take it as a statement of intent regarding this Winters cycling 😊
by ScotRoutes
Wed Sep 18, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Which extra would keep me warmer?
Replies: 52
Views: 769

Re: Which extra would keep me warmer?

A lightweight bivvy bag certainly helps if I'm using a quilt. Just to stop it from sliding about really.
by ScotRoutes
Wed Sep 18, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tell me about plastic pedals
Replies: 11
Views: 272

Re: Tell me about plastic pedals

Oh - and pins help with grip if you end up with a snowy hike-a-bike and your soles are covered in frozen snow.
by ScotRoutes
Wed Sep 18, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tell me about plastic pedals
Replies: 11
Views: 272

Re: Tell me about plastic pedals

I use Nukeproof Electrons/Protons. Plastic platform, metal pins. That opens up my choice of footwear to something that has a decent sole, is waterproof and, potentially, insulated.
by ScotRoutes
Wed Sep 18, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 7519
Views: 770293

Re: The post man's been ...

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Wed Sep 18, 2019 10:48 am
A new YAK Highback pfd. Ready for weekend now - sh1t creek, bring it on :wink:
On my birthday/Xmas list...
by ScotRoutes
Wed Sep 18, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Which extra would keep me warmer?
Replies: 52
Views: 769

Re: Which extra would keep me warmer?

You're panicking.

A Synmat HL7 and 0c rated sleeping bag, along with some clothing, should be more than ample at that time of year, especially if indoors. It certainly is for me and it's usually milder weather on the islands than in the Highlands.
by ScotRoutes
Tue Sep 17, 2019 11:37 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 7519
Views: 770293

Re: The post man's been ...

A pair of Ergon GE1 grips for the fatbike. I'm trying to standardie my contact points and these have made a huge difference to comfort on my Occam.

And a SOL Escape bivvy. For some ride or other this weekend.
by ScotRoutes
Tue Sep 17, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Video; Edinburgh Capital Trail
Replies: 12
Views: 235

Re: Video; Edinburgh Capital Trail

Nice, fun, video. I recognise much of the route and it's nice to see someone enjoying my (ex)local hills. It didn't look as hilly as I thought it might - or were you just not into filming too much of that :lol:
by ScotRoutes
Tue Sep 17, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Winter footwear.
Replies: 10
Views: 247

Re: Winter footwear.

My OMWs were quite a tight fit when I first got them. They've stretched a little since then. Might be important if you are planning to wear a liner sock etc. Maybe do a good few miles in them before your, err, ride. Also - I don't fit cleats to mine, preferring to use plastic pedals in winter on acc...
by ScotRoutes
Tue Sep 17, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bikepacking packing
Replies: 28
Views: 437

Re: Bikepacking packing

Just bear in mind that packing things like the seperate parts of your sleeping kit into different bags then putting them in another bag, will sometimes lead to flappage, lose straps, etc as the straps will often push the individual bags apart. Yep - keeping poles in the front bag can help give it s...
by ScotRoutes
Tue Sep 17, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bikepacking packing
Replies: 28
Views: 437

Re: Bikepacking packing

I double bag a lot of stuff. If my packing sounds chaotic, I partially get around that by using the coloured dry bags consistently. Food in yellow, dry clothes in orange, electrics in green etc. Makes for more efficient repacking and for finding stuff, especially at night under a tarp. Shelter (tarp...
by ScotRoutes
Mon Sep 16, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bikepacking packing
Replies: 28
Views: 437

Re: Bikepacking packing

Mine varies. I try to balance the weight out front and rear (I rarely use a frame bag). Usually, tent/shelter in front with quilt, overnight clothes. Rear will have cooking, food, spare jacket/clothes. Water on frame. Spares/tubes etc live in a small top-tube bag permanently. Removable bags in harne...
by ScotRoutes
Mon Sep 16, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Routes
Topic: Great Glen Way - return?
Replies: 6
Views: 262

Re: Great Glen Way - return?

Wade Road to Aviemore, then SSW/EHW (could even stay on the Wade Road all the way to Laggan, which would throw in a bothy option).

https://www.blog.scotroutes.com/2017/07/so-low.html
by ScotRoutes
Mon Sep 16, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: DSLR bag for bike trips
Replies: 10
Views: 222

Re: DSLR bag for bike trips

I'd consider something like an Ortlieb Bar bag - the "old-fashioned" box shape. You can pad it, there are dividers and it can be easily removed. There is even a shoulder strap.

However, shock might still be an issue, in which case you are back to a rucksack of some sort.
by ScotRoutes
Sun Sep 15, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2019
Replies: 798
Views: 45476

Re: Bivvy a month 2019

After being turned back by the river crossing two weeks ago, I was aware that I'd still not done a Sept BAM. Luckily, metalheart was looking for a buddy to accompany him on a relatively short ride out (still having ankle issues). We'd decided on a nice spot at the location of the old Bynack Stable b...
by ScotRoutes
Sat Sep 14, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Fed up with Garmin. Alternatives?
Replies: 33
Views: 601

Re: Fed up with Garmin. Alternatives?

Waterproof. Robustness. And for the Oregon, AA batteries. FWIW, I've had very few issues with any of the 5 Garmins I've owned over the years (I still have/use 3 of them). Most things I read about problems seem to relate to the Edge series. My Edge 705 is still motoring on after 11 years and one batt...
by ScotRoutes
Sat Sep 14, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Fed up with Garmin. Alternatives?
Replies: 33
Views: 601

Re: Fed up with Garmin. Alternatives?

Oregon is quite popular around these parts.