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by ScotRoutes
Thu May 13, 2021 2:25 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Candidates for an expanded swear filter
Replies: 41
Views: 497

Re: Candidates for an expanded swear filter

Could we have r.i.g. removed?
by ScotRoutes
Thu May 13, 2021 10:37 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Pumps
Replies: 23
Views: 324

Re: Pumps

by ScotRoutes
Wed May 12, 2021 9:12 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Now I've seen everything....
Replies: 14
Views: 301

Re: Now I've seen everything....

pistonbroke wrote:
Wed May 12, 2021 9:08 pm
Perfect for starting your own campfire. IGMC
4 minutes. 4 bloody minutes!
by ScotRoutes
Wed May 12, 2021 5:42 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: And here's another for you.
Replies: 55
Views: 981

Re: And here's another for you.

In Reverse wrote:
Wed May 12, 2021 5:41 pm
Is this just a pile-on are are we lighting torches
And where are you getting the wood for those?
by ScotRoutes
Wed May 12, 2021 7:04 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: HT550 2021
Replies: 92
Views: 2343

Re: HT550 2021

I get that in my Oregon and I think that's a bit more power hungry.
by ScotRoutes
Mon May 10, 2021 11:16 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Kids Shotgun Bar Thing For A Harness?
Replies: 3
Views: 135

Re: Kids Shotgun Bar Thing For A Harness?

Image

There's even space for your bell!!
by ScotRoutes
Mon May 10, 2021 5:19 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Voile Strap Alternatives
Replies: 8
Views: 457

Re: Voile Strap Alternatives

I use FIXplus straps. I reckon they're all much the same.
by ScotRoutes
Mon May 10, 2021 3:50 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: HT550 2021
Replies: 92
Views: 2343

Re: HT550 2021

The idea of not allowing previous finishers to partake is quite interesting - given previous comments, I actually wonder whether the scratch rate would be lower? I was, if course, just being humorous but I guess it depends on what "success" looks like in Alan's eyes. I doubt it's having a 90+% comp...
by ScotRoutes
Mon May 10, 2021 11:03 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: My kit's crap, spend my money for me.
Replies: 14
Views: 509

Re: My kit's crap, spend my money for me.

I've said it many times but tent Vs bivvy shouldn't come down to weight. It's more of a lifestyle choice :lol: The Lunar Solo / Cumulus 250 / Exped recommendation is very hard to fault. Personally I'd go for a Synmat 7 for year-round use. Also consider a quilt/bag combo as providing 4 seasons worth ...
by ScotRoutes
Mon May 10, 2021 10:06 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: HT550 2021
Replies: 92
Views: 2343

Re: HT550 2021

Maybe Alan needs to re-think the selection criteria and start excluding previous finishers :lol:
by ScotRoutes
Mon May 10, 2021 9:24 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: HT550 2021
Replies: 92
Views: 2343

Re: HT550 2021

As said, this was gone over in 2019. I also think that, for some who've already completed it, the goal is to do it faster and if that's not going to happen then why bother.
by ScotRoutes
Sun May 09, 2021 7:22 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Ti seatpost ?
Replies: 15
Views: 365

Re: Ti seatpost ?

NorwayCalling wrote:
Sun May 09, 2021 6:30 pm
I use the the USE Ti posts and the only issue for me (if i am being a bit of a tart) is they are not black ... other than that, they are seat posts.
But if they were black they wouldn't match the frame :wink:
by ScotRoutes
Sun May 09, 2021 10:50 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: HT550 2021
Replies: 92
Views: 2343

Re: HT550 2021

Yeah I'm thinking on taking a shelter that will allow a decent kip in crap weather. The good news is that there will be no midges. Still some frosts to come and lots over the last month or so so the little bleeders won't be out until June I suspect. :-bd There was a midge report from Angus yesterday.
by ScotRoutes
Sun May 09, 2021 10:35 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bells and alerters: your favourite (gone to poll)
Replies: 38
Views: 533

Re: Bells and alerters: your favourite (gone to poll)

I too have regularly experienced the "don't ding your bell at me" crowd.

I have a bulb horn on my wee singlespeed 26er. That never fails to raise a smile.
by ScotRoutes
Sun May 09, 2021 10:32 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Wet Gear Query
Replies: 57
Views: 1364

Re: Wet Gear Query

Watch for sizing. My current EX Platinum (one with pit zips) is a medium but I ordered a yellow Reign and had to send it back because it was massive.
by ScotRoutes
Sat May 08, 2021 10:12 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Wtd: shimano XTR quick release skewers
Replies: 10
Views: 139

Re: Wtd: shimano XTR quick release skewers

Nah. I mean you'll have to prise them out of my Cold. Dead. Hands :lol:
by ScotRoutes
Sat May 08, 2021 10:02 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Wtd: shimano XTR quick release skewers
Replies: 10
Views: 139

Re: Wtd: shimano XTR quick release skewers

Cold.
Dead.
Hands.
by ScotRoutes
Sat May 08, 2021 7:11 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: sleeping problems and cures ?
Replies: 25
Views: 624

Re: sleeping problems and cures ?

Worrying about it is likely making it worse. TBH, I've survived on 4-5 hrs sleep every night for the past 30-odd years, so I'm maybe not the best person to be commenting :lol: If I go to bed early (for me that's any time before midnight) then I'll toss and turn for ages. I prefer going to bed when I...
by ScotRoutes
Sat May 08, 2021 6:41 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: sleeping problems and cures ?
Replies: 25
Views: 624

Re: sleeping problems and cures ?

Has this only started since you retired?
by ScotRoutes
Sat May 08, 2021 6:40 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bells and alerters: your favourite (gone to poll)
Replies: 38
Views: 533

Re: Bells and alerters: your favourite

The human voice can be as soft or as loud as you want and weighs nowt. I also thinks it's a lot less strident than a bell which many folk find objectionable.
by ScotRoutes
Sat May 08, 2021 2:10 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Wet Gear Query
Replies: 57
Views: 1364

Re: Wet Gear Query

Depending on style/sex/size there are some listed on Amazon from £60 and up
by ScotRoutes
Fri May 07, 2021 7:48 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bluetooth headphones
Replies: 17
Views: 416

Re: Bluetooth headphones

I have some Taotronics BH-07s. I only ever use them when I'm stopped for the night so no challenge about dealing with wind noise. They charge off a USB cable so I'd just top them up off a power pack occasionally if required.
by ScotRoutes
Fri May 07, 2021 7:44 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Cooking pots query
Replies: 8
Views: 280

Re: Cooking pots query

Ultimately if you want even heat distribution then you are going to need something with a substantial (i.e. heavy) base. That's just thermodynamics at work. Also "point" flames like those from the Pocket Rocket style stoves don't help so consider something with a broader flame so the heat is distri...
by ScotRoutes
Fri May 07, 2021 7:42 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Ti seatpost ?
Replies: 15
Views: 365

Re: Ti seatpost ?

redefined_cycles wrote:
Fri May 07, 2021 6:19 pm
Get a nice carbon one Tony... what thickness??
Carbon posts (especially thicker ones) can be very harsh. Ti is much more comfy.