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by summittoppler
Sun Jan 19, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 44
Views: 1901

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

With perfect conditions to kick off my BAM I ventured to the forest of Beddgelert and pitched up high where I knew I'd have some fine views. I'd camped close to this area back in 2014 but I pushed and cursed a further 450 feet up to the ridge named Y Braich which is on the northern slopes of Moel He...
by summittoppler
Fri Jan 17, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 7786
Views: 813016

Re: The post man's been ...

Got some prototype bikepacking bags to try out. Timed perfectly as it's a nice weekend forecast :-bd
by summittoppler
Fri Jan 17, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Newborough forest bivvy and pub recommendations
Replies: 7
Views: 174

Re: Newborough forest bivvy and pub recommendations

Yeah Newborough is friggin ace for a bivvy when the forecast is spot on. There's plenty of places. Like Mark says if you decide to pitch on Llanddwyn island, do it discreetly as the wardens don't like folk there at night. Also keep an eye on the tide times as you might have a long wait if its a high...
by summittoppler
Fri Jan 10, 2020 10:42 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Reading glasses - a revelation!!!!
Replies: 9
Views: 352

Re: Reading glasses - a revelation!!!!

Reading glasses are great until you finish the hipflask!!
:-bd
by summittoppler
Tue Jan 07, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 44
Views: 1901

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

I'm throwing my hat in the ring for this years attempt. Attempted and done it back in 2014 & 2018 so know what's involved. Planning on only returning to only a couple of camp spots this year as I want some new 'high up' ones, or one's with big views...
by summittoppler
Tue Jan 07, 2020 7:15 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What's in your hip flask?
Replies: 67
Views: 1244

Re: What's in your hip flask?

Southern comfort or Jack Daniels Honey is my usual tipple from the flask. However seeing as Santa was kind on the bottle front this year it looks like a few trips will be Southern Comfort nights!
by summittoppler
Wed Jan 01, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Todays ride
Replies: 1520
Views: 226315

Re: Todays ride

Happy new year folks! Well despite being on the beer yesterday I woke up this morning feeling pretty good so make good use of a fine morning for a peddle down the beach near Conwy... Last of the Park Runners... https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49309978927_e98bd27860_c.jpg 20200101_113126 by Jeff ...
by summittoppler
Tue Dec 31, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Pitlochry/ Blair athol advice
Replies: 11
Views: 357

Re: Pitlochry/ Blair athol advice

FLV wrote:
Tue Dec 31, 2019 12:02 am
....I was offered a fight twice before 6pm.

Where you wearing an England rugby top?
:lol:
by summittoppler
Mon Dec 30, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Grwyne Fawr Bothy
Replies: 9
Views: 380

Re: Grwyne Fawr Bothy

Thing is its small, you may need to sleep with your feet sticking out of the door! :lol:
by summittoppler
Mon Dec 30, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Grwyne Fawr Bothy
Replies: 9
Views: 380

Re: Grwyne Fawr Bothy

Escape Goat wrote:
Mon Dec 30, 2019 11:03 am
....would love to get a bothy to myself one night....
The Arenig Fawr bothy sleeps 2. If you get there before anyone else your bike will take up the 2nd spot so you'll have it exclusively :-bd
by summittoppler
Mon Dec 30, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: The end of year 'photo comp'.
Replies: 60
Views: 2209

Re: The end of year 'photo comp'.

For info I've edited my submission on page 1 :smile:
by summittoppler
Thu Dec 19, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The end of year 'photo comp'.
Replies: 60
Views: 2209

Re: The end of year 'photo comp'.

*EDITED* changed my original submission Took this one last March from a quieter part of Snowdonia which has fine views over to the Snowdon horseshoe. One place to re-visit for sure... https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49297974987_d0063cdcc2_c.jpg IMG_20191218_192017_697-01 by Jeff Price , on Flickr
by summittoppler
Mon Dec 09, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: GFBD North Wales edition...
Replies: 7
Views: 393

Re: GFBD North Wales edition...

Shewie wrote:
Mon Dec 09, 2019 9:49 am
Did I see you guys ride past camp about 4pm on Saturday?
Yep that was us. You should have given us s knock, it was very toasty in there!
by summittoppler
Sun Dec 08, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What you doing next year?
Replies: 69
Views: 2302

Re: What you doing next year?

I'll probably jump on the BAM again. No events for me, tbh I like to do my own stuff. I need to have another go at my intended trip up far north which failed in October due to van issues. So Sandwood Bay around Easter time. All in all, lets hope for a healthy year of riding bikes and doing normal st...
by summittoppler
Sun Dec 08, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: GFBD North Wales edition...
Replies: 7
Views: 393

GFBD North Wales edition...

GFBD=Global Fat Bike Day. If you've not heard of it, it's where people around the world ride their fat bikes on a certain day. Anyways, December 7th was that day and in true north Wales GFBD edition I make it into a 2 dayer. So instead of me leading a ride on the coast, I thought a ride into Snowdon...
by summittoppler
Wed Nov 27, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Lovely short film - Isle of Harris
Replies: 5
Views: 414

Re: Lovely short film - Isle of Harris

Yep, good film that. The Postmans Path itself is friggin ace! It's not a long section but the scenery is something else. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49133622541_7353443b74_c.jpg 20160530_180321 by Jeff Price , on Flickr https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49133676466_7a2a17ef98_c.jpg 2016053...
by summittoppler
Sun Nov 24, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Fat Bikes & it doesn't count to your BAM.... but
Replies: 2
Views: 253

Re: Fat Bikes & it doesn't count to your BAM.... but

Shewie wrote:
Sun Nov 24, 2019 11:18 am
...if timings work I’ll knock on the door and say hi...
We should be there from 3:30pm (ish) on the Saturday. The kettle will be on :-bd
by summittoppler
Thu Nov 21, 2019 11:13 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 7786
Views: 813016

Re: The post man's been ...

Not really 'the postmans been' but more of me dropping off the 2020 demo mukluk off at a dodgy Premier store which is a UPS collection point. Going back to QBP now after a fine few weeks here in Wales. I will miss her :( https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49006521923_86fe6c7000_c.jpg 20191103_12062...
by summittoppler
Tue Nov 19, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Todays ride
Replies: 1520
Views: 226315

Re: Todays ride

Top drawer Colin!
:-bd
by summittoppler
Mon Nov 18, 2019 8:16 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tights or trousers
Replies: 9
Views: 498

Re: Tights or trousers

I wear Gore Wear C3 active trail pants. There're v good especially at keeping the wind off you. I've also got a pair of the Gore running trousers which are lighter and pack down really small.
by summittoppler
Sun Nov 17, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Straight Outta Door - Ride from home Trips.
Replies: 48
Views: 3220

Re: Straight Outta Door - Ride from home Trips.

Here's my film from my ride to the Eigiau cottage in Snowdonia a few weeks back.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GVGKvao904g
by summittoppler
Sun Nov 10, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Todays ride
Replies: 1520
Views: 226315

Re: Todays ride

After an early winter here in Snowdonia, the weather was perfect for a brew at 3200 ft... https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49043085873_d562bc5b84_c.jpg 20191110_122510 by Jeff Price , on Flickr https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49043800332_7c95900d27_c.jpg 20191110_121300 by Jeff Price , on Fli...
by summittoppler
Fri Nov 01, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Todays ride
Replies: 1520
Views: 226315

Re: Todays ride

I headed over to Newborough on Anglesey this morning for a wet stormy ride. Fun times! https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48995506363_50d5b69e3a_c.jpg IMG_20191101_140811_554 by Jeff Price , on Flickr https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48995505273_632d498d72_c.jpg 20191101_110556 by Jeff Price , o...
by summittoppler
Tue Oct 29, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Straight Outta Door - Ride from home Trips.
Replies: 48
Views: 3220

Re: Straight Outta Door - Ride from home Trips.

Headed out from the front door yesterday afternoon for the Eigiau cottage in Snowdonia where a mate was staying. Arrived at 7pm which meant I finally got to use my lights that IO got back in April. Rode back to the front door this morning.... https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48980913286_b94157543...
by summittoppler
Sat Oct 26, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Todays ride
Replies: 1520
Views: 226315

Re: Todays ride

ScotRoutes wrote:
Sat Oct 26, 2019 5:49 pm
Skye: I've yet to stay at the Lookout Bothy. Looks fantastic though.
Yeah looks good but slso looks a cold place to stay, if you know what I mean?