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by summittoppler
Mon Oct 14, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: short film links please
Replies: 1
Views: 71

Re: short film links please

Its not free but "1000 miles to Nome" is a fantastic watch :-bd
by summittoppler
Sat Oct 12, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The "not at the BB200" thread
Replies: 18
Views: 435

Re: The "not at the BB200" thread

We had some big downpours around lunchtime today in Snowdonia! I didn't mind though as I'm trying out a new one... https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48884808918_717749672d_c.jpg 20191012_123001 by Jeff Price , on Flickr https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48884808853_35b073ff18_c.jpg 20191012_1222...
by summittoppler
Sun Oct 06, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: It's always disappointing....
Replies: 12
Views: 441

Re: It's always disappointing....

Its a bit of a roll down to the water....
Image20190719_161853 by Jeff Price, on Flickr
by summittoppler
Sun Oct 06, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: It's always disappointing....
Replies: 12
Views: 441

Re: It's always disappointing....

Today's health and safety! I wouldn't mind but its about 200-300 foot off the cliffs from the road to the sea, so what a diver could have done is beyond me!?!
by summittoppler
Sun Oct 06, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: It's always disappointing....
Replies: 12
Views: 441

Re: It's always disappointing....

A typical October day tbh. However the reason for cancelling was they couldn't position the recue divers in the sea as it was too rough. Health and safety eh!?
by summittoppler
Sun Oct 06, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: It's always disappointing....
Replies: 12
Views: 441

Re: It's always disappointing....

I was hoping to ride over to the Great Orme this morning and get a few pics of the cars but the WRC stage was cancelled :sad:
by summittoppler
Wed Oct 02, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Do I 'need' a fat bike?
Replies: 37
Views: 1143

Re: Do I 'need' a fat bike?

Well I'm gonna say "yep, get one" For me living in north wales they have been an absolute joy to ride whether its down on the beach or up in the hills of Snowdonia. Yes other bikes will do some of the routes I ride but they are not as much fun. O and its great to look out of the window during the wi...
by summittoppler
Tue Sep 24, 2019 7:43 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Pack rafting Sept 20/21/22 in North Wales - 5 ranges of pack rafts to test for free
Replies: 97
Views: 3893

Re: Pack rafting Sept 20/21/22 in North Wales - 5 ranges of pack rafts to test for free

JohnClimber wrote:
Mon Sep 23, 2019 9:30 pm
2) Getting Jeff Price on his first packraft and seeing his face light up when he realised how stable they were (Jeff can't swim and is scared of water)

Yes they really are that stable, even with a shire horse of a bike on the front!
Cheers mate :-bd
by summittoppler
Sun Sep 22, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Pack rafting Sept 20/21/22 in North Wales - 5 ranges of pack rafts to test for free
Replies: 97
Views: 3893

Re: Pack rafting Sept 20/21/22 in North Wales - 5 ranges of pack rafts to test for free

Yep full on respect to John for putting the odd post on social media to get people from all over and from different outdoor disciplines to make this a real success. Everyone who provided advice and support were fantastic too :-bd Highlights for me were: https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/4877459209...
by summittoppler
Tue Sep 10, 2019 11:32 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: If you were offered sponsorship...
Replies: 64
Views: 2207

Re: If you were offered sponsorship...

Thing is, whatever 'we' have in our heads, it has to match with those we try to connect with.
If it doesn't then confusion, questions, self doubt and whatever else insures....
by summittoppler
Sat Sep 07, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Saddles, arse!
Replies: 4
Views: 280

Re: Saddles, arse!

rufus748 wrote:
Fri Sep 06, 2019 7:27 pm
I'll send you some pictures
Pm incoming

I'm sure there's a joke in these comments.... :lol:
by summittoppler
Sat Sep 07, 2019 8:17 am
Forum: Routes
Topic: MULL
Replies: 3
Views: 287

Re: MULL

I had a short couple of days there earlier this year. A very scenic area tbf.
viewtopic.php?f=10&t=14555&p=180428&hilit=mull#p180428
by summittoppler
Thu Sep 05, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: bikepacking in the Elan Valley
Replies: 30
Views: 907

Re: bikepacking in the Elan Valley

...and the fsct that we can't pull off the vest look :-bd
by summittoppler
Thu Sep 05, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: bikepacking in the Elan Valley
Replies: 30
Views: 907

Re: bikepacking in the Elan Valley

I really don't see any issue with this. I mean they are riding their bikes, carrying kit, enjoying the outdoors, which in my mind is bikepacking. Just because some people do it a little different to others doesn't warrant a negative approach. Surely it's a good thing another film is made to try and ...
by summittoppler
Wed Sep 04, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: bikepacking in the Elan Valley
Replies: 30
Views: 907

Re: bikepacking in the Elan Valley

I was actually asked by 'bad back' Tom to guide these guys on this trip. However I couldn't make it as I went back to work the day before after a 6 week summer break!
At least the weather was kind and for them...
by summittoppler
Tue Sep 03, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Moel Siabod bivvy now with Video
Replies: 20
Views: 640

Re: Moel Siabod bivvy now with Video

99percentchimp wrote:
Tue Sep 03, 2019 5:53 pm
Great photos and video Jeff... the inversions looked stunning.. bike looked about perfect for the ride too :-bd :-bd
Thanks Mark, and yep the bike was perfect for this one!
by summittoppler
Tue Aug 27, 2019 11:58 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Moel Siabod bivvy now with Video
Replies: 20
Views: 640

Re: Moel Siabod bivvy

NorwayCalling wrote:
Tue Aug 27, 2019 11:20 pm
Thanks for the route update, I am in Snowdonia next month, so may give the route a go. :-bd
There's much better routes tbh...
by summittoppler
Tue Aug 27, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Moel Siabod bivvy now with Video
Replies: 20
Views: 640

Re: Moel Siabod bivvy

Again thanks for the positive vibes regarding the pics, however I must admit that I was lucky with the weather and my kids could have taken the pics, the weather and scenery make it :wink:

I've got some good video footage so fingers crossed the film is just as good...
by summittoppler
Tue Aug 27, 2019 7:05 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: ABC - Altitude Bivy Campaign
Replies: 11
Views: 781

Re: ABC - Altitude Bivy Campaign

Not the highest (1790ft) but the views don't come much better from the Hunka... The cloud inversion was a nice bonus too :-bd https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48623122876_093730f745_c.jpg 20190825_200629 by Jeff Price , on Flickr https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48623125096_66ddec1cec_c.jpg 20...
by summittoppler
Tue Aug 27, 2019 6:17 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Moel Siabod bivvy now with Video
Replies: 20
Views: 640

Re: Moel Siabod bivvy

nice ride... but i don't seem to be able to find any legal way to cycle up ? Any chance you could share your route? Cheers! Yeah, that's correct. As it's Snowdonia there not much in the way of bridleways. Its also not legal to wildcamp either..... :wink: The route was was clockwise from Capel to Do...
by summittoppler
Mon Aug 26, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Moel Siabod bivvy now with Video
Replies: 20
Views: 640

Re: Moel Siabod bivvy

RIP wrote:
Mon Aug 26, 2019 8:45 pm
One of these days though you'll do a caper reminding us that Snowdonia also has the second wettest UK record too :wink: :lol:
Luckily as its my back garden I can pick to go out on the good days, I'll leave the crap one's for the tourists :lol:
by summittoppler
Mon Aug 26, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Moel Siabod bivvy now with Video
Replies: 20
Views: 640

Re: Moel Siabod bivvy

Cheers guys :-bd
Mike wrote:
Mon Aug 26, 2019 7:24 pm
Nice ride pal. I do like siabod. I camped right on summit few yrs ago.
That was my plan but with the heat I resorted to plan B. Still got up there in da morning though. Cracking views today.
by summittoppler
Mon Aug 26, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Moel Siabod bivvy now with Video
Replies: 20
Views: 640

Moel Siabod bivvy now with Video

As we had some fine weather descend on us for the Bank Holiday weekend, I treated myself to a great dose of the fresh air fix. Starting and finishing in Capel Curig I made a clockwise loop of Moel Siabod. I've done this one about 5 times previously so I know what is to be expected, big views and hik...