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by ScotRoutes
Sun May 22, 2022 4:49 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: #jennride 2022 28/29th of May
Replies: 94
Views: 3619

Re: #jennride 2022 28/29th of May

postierich wrote: Sun May 22, 2022 3:26 pm
People who have signed up to Eventbrite will have received the actual route others might be sharing routes from the route I shared when I plotted it probably half cut last year :-)

About twice the distance then? :lol:
by ScotRoutes
Sun May 22, 2022 11:15 am
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: #jennride 2022 28/29th of May
Replies: 94
Views: 3619

Re: #jennride 2022 28/29th of May

Surely if it's a gpx track that has actually been ridden and recorded then it'll show the "one true way"? I've spent some time in OSM tidying up when mapped tracks are inaccurate. Is the problem with folk/programs trying to create turn-by-turn routes from recorded tracks?
by ScotRoutes
Sat May 21, 2022 11:46 am
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: #jennride 2022 28/29th of May
Replies: 94
Views: 3619

Re: #jennride 2022 28/29th of May

Does anyone have the gpx for it or is that in the emails :smile: Colin... so is it gonna be a super hard ride this :o My understanding is that routing has been impacted by the number of fallen trees, somewhat limiting the options. I've seen a couple of photos/read some comments but other than that,...
by ScotRoutes
Sat May 21, 2022 10:56 am
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: #jennride 2022 28/29th of May
Replies: 94
Views: 3619

Re: #jennride 2022 28/29th of May

Wow only 5 from the forum ;-) suppose its a bit harder to actually bike pack than it is to talk about it :lol: Very disappointed with the returns and lack of donations on the just giving site , toilets have been booked so unable to send a couple back suppose thats the problem when you do a very low...
by ScotRoutes
Sat May 21, 2022 10:48 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 10684
Views: 1443644

Re: The post man's been ...

I recently chucked some Enduro bearings in the (DT Swiss) front hub of my Fatbike. I'll report back.
by ScotRoutes
Wed May 18, 2022 1:26 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Where the bridleway ends...
Replies: 36
Views: 627

Re: Where the bridleway ends...

* waves *
by ScotRoutes
Mon May 16, 2022 2:59 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Locks, for commuting, superlight, strong and reliable...
Replies: 32
Views: 484

Re: Locks, for commuting, superlight, strong and reliable...

At least it might still be there for the ride back though.

The bigger, heavier lock you have, the more attention you bring to the bike and the more you advertise its value.
by ScotRoutes
Mon May 16, 2022 10:12 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Locks, for commuting, superlight, strong and reliable...
Replies: 32
Views: 484

Re: Locks, for commuting, superlight, strong and reliable...

A friend of mine wrapped most of his frame in black insulating tape when using it for commuting. Once scuffed up a bit in use it looked quite tatty but the frame was still perfect underneath.
by ScotRoutes
Mon May 16, 2022 9:58 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Locks, for commuting, superlight, strong and reliable...
Replies: 32
Views: 484

Re: Locks, for commuting, superlight, strong and reliable...

Yep. Your bike only has to be less easy to steal/desirable compared to the one next to it.
by ScotRoutes
Mon May 16, 2022 9:55 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Hanging bikes by wheels
Replies: 7
Views: 248

Re: Hanging bikes by wheels

Mine are all hung up. Top and tailed. Been doing that for 20 years and never had any problems. In theory, suspension forks are better stored axle-high as the seals stay wet. I'm not sure it makes any difference in practice, unless they are being stored for a very long time. Some hydraulic brake syst...
by ScotRoutes
Sun May 15, 2022 7:38 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Locks, for commuting, superlight, strong and reliable...
Replies: 32
Views: 484

Re: Locks, for commuting, superlight, strong and reliable...

It weighs the same whether around your waist or on the bike.
by ScotRoutes
Fri May 13, 2022 8:05 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: New Bike Gear Out And Due Out...
Replies: 530
Views: 39496

Re: New Bike Gear Out And Due Out...

Never quite understood bikes getting 5 star reviews and then getting marked down by quite a bit on the value of the bike. Maybe I’m too black n white in my thinking but surely if a bike performs well, then it’s worth it But if another bike performs equally well (or even better) and is half the pric...
by ScotRoutes
Fri May 13, 2022 4:33 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Yet another 'Divide'.
Replies: 62
Views: 1083

Re: Yet another 'Divide'.

What we really need to know is....

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will there be a fire?
by ScotRoutes
Fri May 13, 2022 1:06 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Yet another 'Divide'.
Replies: 62
Views: 1083

Re: Yet another 'Divide'.

I guess the reality, as Dave notes, is the grass routes was free events done by the dedicated and as we move towards commercialisation [ whether to cover costs or make profit] there will be some resistance from those who remember when these hills were all free to ride with mates [ or grumpies as we...
by ScotRoutes
Wed May 11, 2022 9:42 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Skillz
Replies: 5
Views: 252

Re: Skillz

PaulB2 wrote: Wed May 11, 2022 6:43 am I’m not sure if the boxes on that cargo bike have anything in them though. Still impressive.
Helium
by ScotRoutes
Tue May 10, 2022 8:45 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: wtd, some good quality flat bars.
Replies: 7
Views: 250

Re: wtd, some good quality flat bars.

numplumz wrote: Tue May 10, 2022 4:43 pm I have some beautiful Thompsom 730mm 12 deg Titanium bars, in original sale cloth bag.
Ready for a bling build £100
Somebody ought to buy these. They are lovely.
by ScotRoutes
Tue May 10, 2022 8:33 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Titanium seatpost on titanium frame?
Replies: 10
Views: 385

Re: Titanium seatpost on titanium frame?

belugabob wrote: Tue May 10, 2022 7:35 pm
GregMay wrote: Sun May 08, 2022 5:33 pm
Mike wrote: Sun May 08, 2022 10:09 am what of this greasing you talk of?
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That's the one, that you want...
Word!
by ScotRoutes
Fri May 06, 2022 9:30 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Titanium seatpost on titanium frame?
Replies: 10
Views: 385

Re: Titanium seatpost on titanium frame?

Can you ever have too much titanium?

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by ScotRoutes
Fri May 06, 2022 8:14 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Carbon road post - will I die?
Replies: 9
Views: 252

Re: Carbon road post - will I die?

I have one of them on my Van Nicholas Amazon #gradventourer. They're great posts. Mine must be 13 years old.

Having said that, I just wrap a piece of foam round dropper posts before strapping any bag on.
by ScotRoutes
Tue May 03, 2022 6:01 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Upper Deeside Tour
Replies: 3
Views: 113

Re: Upper Deeside Tour

Hmm. I am expecting a couple of signs to appear in Abernethy forest this week, asking folk to avoid that lovely bit of singletrack that the Cairngorms Loop uses just after Forest Lodge, because of capers. In fact, I was asked to route the CL away from it. I approached ScotWays about this and, as luc...
by ScotRoutes
Tue May 03, 2022 2:33 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 4074
Views: 838040

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

Endura MT500 Spray shorts - £45 (44% discount) at Leisure Lakes. https://www.leisurelakesbikes.com/clothing/shorts/endura-mt500-spray-mtb-short-moss__345176 I really like these shorts as they're not too heavy, pretty breathable and have the waterproof arse. My old pair lasted 5 years of (ab)use. Onl...
by ScotRoutes
Mon May 02, 2022 3:45 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2022
Replies: 386
Views: 15711

Re: Bivvy a month 2022

Oh - you definitely have my attention on this one...

On your way to Loch Builg, what route did you opt for? I've a survey to complete from Inver - Ratlich - Carn Moine an Tighearn - Cullardoch - Loch Builg. I know the other route well enough as it's on the Cairngorms Loop.
by ScotRoutes
Sun May 01, 2022 8:59 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Cairngorms Loop 300 - September Group Start
Replies: 20
Views: 2083

Re: Cairngorms Loop 300 - September Group Start

For completeness... 2/3 scratched on Saturday. A combination of weather and navigation issues. Mike DeB soldiered on for 35 hours but needed some outside assistance. In contrast with yesterday afternoon, today has been sunny, dry and warm. A nice evening here at the moment too. The difference 24 hou...
by ScotRoutes
Sun May 01, 2022 8:17 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Todays ride
Replies: 2874
Views: 424382

Re: Todays ride

A couple from yesterday.

Looking down on the top end of Glen Bruar from the Minigaig climb.

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Still quite a few snow patches around. This was around 700-750m.

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by ScotRoutes
Sun May 01, 2022 2:14 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Sunny Tour of the Cairngorms
Replies: 33
Views: 1084

Re: Sunny Tour of the Cairngorms

i am gonna have a go at the loop in september. hoping that a local guide steps forward to help me get safely round............ :grin: I'll ask around for you .. FWIW of the three official starters yesterday morning, two had scratched by late afternoon. Can't say I blame them. I was on the Minigaig ...