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by summittoppler
Sat Jan 16, 2021 4:32 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Films to watch while isolating
Replies: 203
Views: 11891

Re: Films to watch while isolating

I recognised a few places up this way, most notably the road up to the Stwlan dam and the road from Festiniog to Bala. I'm pretty certain Bwlch y Groes was in there too.
by summittoppler
Sat Jan 16, 2021 1:19 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 9254
Views: 1048140

Re: The post man's been ...

Quality T :-bd
Image20210116_121721 by Jeff Price, on Flickr
by summittoppler
Thu Jan 14, 2021 9:33 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The 'pop up' T shirt shop.
Replies: 41
Views: 1083

Re: The 'pop up' T shirt shop.

I'm looking forward to visiting my LBS wearing it and viewing their gravel bikes :lol:
by summittoppler
Thu Jan 14, 2021 12:22 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Taking a knife to a gunfight.
Replies: 59
Views: 933

Re: Taking a knife to a gunfight.

My got to bikepacking bike is my rigid fatbike. Yes I have a 'gravel' bike but I don't see the joy in your whole body being rattled as your hang on for dear life on the rough stuff. The fatbike on the other hand is so comfy and feels great loaded up with bags. I've used the drop bar bike for bikepac...
by summittoppler
Wed Jan 13, 2021 6:08 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: 'Made to lose' :???:
Replies: 29
Views: 687

Re: 'Made to lose' :???:

I was really expecting to see some zoomed in shots of a dangling mug! Raa raa raa :roll:
by summittoppler
Tue Jan 12, 2021 3:10 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 9254
Views: 1048140

Re: The post man's been ...

:lol:
by summittoppler
Tue Jan 12, 2021 2:51 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 9254
Views: 1048140

Re: The post man's been ...

They look quality they do John. Do they do knife to complete the set?
by summittoppler
Sun Jan 10, 2021 10:39 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Mini review
Replies: 22
Views: 463

Re: Mini review

A seat? really? Stuart, ban this impostor!
:lol:
by summittoppler
Sun Jan 10, 2021 10:37 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Virtual Winter Event 2021
Replies: 35
Views: 594

Re: Virtual Winter Event 2021

Nicely done Mr B. Was good to see it in 'real life' as opposed to Geograph view!
Fair play on the running, I gave that poor show up after 26 around London! :lol:
:-bd
by summittoppler
Sun Jan 10, 2021 1:55 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Rear light?
Replies: 21
Views: 573

Re: Rear light?

Thanks for everyone input, I really appreciate your recommendations. :-bd I actually went for none of them! I had my eye on Exposure and managed to find the Redeye. Its compact, and has numerous mounting options. It runs off the battery from the MaxxD at the front too and is super bright! https://li...
by summittoppler
Sun Jan 10, 2021 1:48 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Virtual Winter Event 2021
Replies: 35
Views: 594

Re: Virtual Winter Event 2021

Went out on the skinny bike this morning to get the other close by GR. 20 miles, 840ft elevation, 1hr 32m A trip to the seaside GR, SH912786 https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50820728186_fff81ab3fe_c.jpg 20210110_113039 by Jeff Price , on Flickr Instead of heading into the hills were I was yesterd...
by summittoppler
Sat Jan 09, 2021 5:05 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Virtual Winter Event 2021
Replies: 35
Views: 594

Re: Virtual Winter Event 2021

Dave Barter wrote:
Sat Jan 09, 2021 5:00 pm
Brilliant Jeff had you been there before? I'm running to two of yours tomorrow
Dave
Yes mate, many times. No map needed for this one :wink:
It could be a future bivvy spot tbh, your feet would stick out though and you might get spooked a bit :lol:
by summittoppler
Sat Jan 09, 2021 4:38 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Virtual Winter Event 2021
Replies: 35
Views: 594

Re: Virtual Winter Event 2021

Went out to bag one of the GR's Sweary Dave sent me. Set off from home and the 15 mile loop took me 3hrs 30mins with 2000ft of climbing. The snow up on the mountain was a bit too deep and soft for the bike in many places so there was a lot of walking (and not cursing, promise). Here's the GR: A 6000...
by summittoppler
Sat Jan 09, 2021 10:18 am
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: January's Virtual Winter Event 2021 (Covid lockdown edition) Jan 9th and 10th
Replies: 608
Views: 12334

Re: January's Virtual Winter Event 2021 (Covid lockdown edition) Jan 9th and 10th

I'm off out in a bit. Heading to one of the nearest GR's (6000 year old burial chamber) which is about 12 miles from home, of which 10 miles will be in the snow. We had a big dumping yesterday on the hills so it should be fun....
by summittoppler
Wed Jan 06, 2021 4:19 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Lock-down projects
Replies: 101
Views: 5207

Re: Lock-down projects

Wow :o That puts my 'writing on wiggle boxes with a sharpie' to shame :lol: That also seemed to escalate quickly, you went form tiding the shed to building guest accommodation in a few easy steps :smile: :lol: I should have added, it's the Drinks Den now :wink: https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/5...
by summittoppler
Wed Jan 06, 2021 3:57 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Lock-down projects
Replies: 101
Views: 5207

Re: Lock-down projects

I'm not sure how I missed this thread but here's my project from Lockdown 1. My typical shed with literally everything thrown in. It was so annoying to get a bike out, luckily I had a van at the time which the bike(s) lived in some of the time. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49930795907_24e5ef8...
by summittoppler
Mon Jan 04, 2021 10:29 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: This weekends Virtual Winter Event - postponed
Replies: 21
Views: 472

Re: This weekends Virtual Winter Event - postponed

Don't forget that by putting a quote of the Boris 'rules' on here may not be the same for Wales & Scotland. There are some differences.
by summittoppler
Mon Jan 04, 2021 10:27 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: January's Virtual Winter Event 2021 (Covid lockdown edition) Jan 9th and 10th
Replies: 608
Views: 12334

Re: January's Virtual Winter Event 2021 (Covid lockdown edition) Jan 9th and 10th

Will probably get the nearest one's to me over the weekend. As Wales has been in a lockdown since 20th December, I wasn't that confident at getting my loop done. I only said last night in a chat that it'll be a good one to do in the spring......
by summittoppler
Mon Jan 04, 2021 6:23 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Rear light?
Replies: 21
Views: 573

Re: Rear light?

Thanks for the replies Boners, I'm sure others will take something from these too.
:-bd
by summittoppler
Mon Jan 04, 2021 5:16 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Rear light?
Replies: 21
Views: 573

Rear light?

I'm hoping to get some help from you guys, I'm after a decent rear light. I did have my eye on the Exposure Tracer but the bracket sits loose on the chainstay after visiting my LBS and there's also a risk of it going into the spokes. Thing is as I use a seatpack there's no way of attaching to the se...
by summittoppler
Sun Jan 03, 2021 2:00 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Sleeping mat cold spot.
Replies: 10
Views: 186

Re: Sleeping mat cold spot.

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Sun Jan 03, 2021 1:57 pm
Some laminate floor ccf underlay will work Jeff but a mat with an R value (old standard) of 4 or more should be okay on snow.
Thanks Stu.
So is that the foamy stuff about 3mm thick that can be rolled?
by summittoppler
Sun Jan 03, 2021 1:53 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Sleeping mat cold spot.
Replies: 10
Views: 186

Re: Sleeping mat cold spot.

As we're on the topic and not waiting to hijack the thread, quick question.... I was tempted to bag my first 'snow camp' the other night but jibbed out. If in a tent or under a tarp, what do you suggest going under the mat which would reduce the cold coming through? My mat is an Exped Lite 5M which ...
by summittoppler
Sat Jan 02, 2021 6:49 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: winter cycling trousers ?
Replies: 12
Views: 309

Re: winter cycling trousers ?

I use the Gore C3 Trousers. Can't fault them tbh. During this colder times, I wear some cheapo bibs under them and don't feel any cold at all.
by summittoppler
Sat Jan 02, 2021 6:00 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Todays ride
Replies: 2243
Views: 308544

Re: Todays ride

As the hills still had their winter jacket on I had to get out again. This time from the front door up Conwy mountain and up to Tal y Fan (where the snow was). It was a bit deep a fluffy in places but still so much fun. It was a mud bath lower down though... https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50791...
by summittoppler
Thu Dec 31, 2020 10:16 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Crikey, how much 500 failure.
Replies: 13
Views: 508

Re: Crikey, how much 500 failure.

ton wrote:
Thu Dec 31, 2020 10:12 am
.....but i am now devoid of any will to ride today.
just had a fry up, gonna watch a few movies, and crack some tinnies once it is PM
What an honest planned day that is, that's more or less been the last 2 weeks for me! :lol: