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by summittoppler
Fri Sep 17, 2021 8:07 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Saturday night in North Wales
Replies: 2
Views: 121

Re: Saturday night in North Wales

Bridleways in north Wales, you'd be lucky 😀
North wales lacks Bridleways for 'legal' cycling but tbh I've never had any issues on my exploits ;)
by summittoppler
Wed Sep 01, 2021 6:37 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Todays ride
Replies: 2702
Views: 367701

Re: Todays ride

pistonbroke wrote: Sat Aug 28, 2021 6:06 pm Lovely pics Jeff, Snowdonia is a beautiful place.
T'is indeed :-bd


For anyone interested, here's my short film from my short trip:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PafoSHaYyMk
by summittoppler
Sat Aug 28, 2021 3:56 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Todays ride
Replies: 2702
Views: 367701

Re: Todays ride

Set off yesterday teatime to reattempt my failed bivvy a few weeks back due to the bad back. Pedalled for a couple of hours last night and then a good ride home today. It all went fine with no further issues :grin: The weather was too good, perfectly clear skies, no wind at all, millions of stars on...
by summittoppler
Fri Aug 27, 2021 8:31 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Weekend plans?
Replies: 60
Views: 832

Re: Weekend plans?

I'm gonna reattempt the bivvy ride I bailed on the other week due to back issues....
by summittoppler
Fri Aug 20, 2021 4:18 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Sold
Replies: 6
Views: 298

Re: Onone Fatty 20" Full Bike

If you sell it you're not allowed on my Global Fat Bike Day ride in December and get to stay in that lovely cottage in the mountains! :lol: :lol:
by summittoppler
Tue Aug 17, 2021 6:59 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Todays ride
Replies: 2702
Views: 367701

Re: Todays ride

OK, this will be a bit different than the previous pic ^^ After my bout of sciatica which had me using crutches a couple of weeks ago, I managed to get out for a ride. I felt normal once again and a bit wet! https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51384591851_aab2300daf_c.jpg IMG_20210817_171919_685 by ...
by summittoppler
Tue Aug 17, 2021 11:10 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: The Hebridean Way
Replies: 28
Views: 495

Re: The Hebridean Way

A good read with some fine pics too. It's a lovely part of the world when the sun shines!
by summittoppler
Sun Aug 15, 2021 6:49 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bikepacking when you're broken?
Replies: 26
Views: 581

Re: Bikepacking when you're broken?

I've never been one for big miles. My shortest bike bivvy was a 1.2 miler! I enjoy a rough 10 miler and then quality time at the camp spot. Its not the miles that makes it fun its the camp itself. :-bd
by summittoppler
Tue Aug 10, 2021 7:42 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: The backlash continues?
Replies: 47
Views: 1181

Re: The backlash continues?

Good to know I'm doing it right! It's a tricky line to follow. We've probably all had the question put to us by a stranger on social media as to "Where's that? "Have you got the GPX for that route?" and so on. For a lot of us we simply put a route together based on our experience and ...
by summittoppler
Tue Aug 10, 2021 7:29 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: The backlash continues?
Replies: 47
Views: 1181

Re: The backlash continues?

I’ve basically given up on social media because it just seemed to be populated by numpties encouraging other numpties to be numpties. I read something yesterday written by a Snowdonia NP ranger. Aside from LNT in the physical sense, they also talked about leaving no 'digital trace'. I'm glad people...
by summittoppler
Mon Aug 09, 2021 5:57 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Cairngorms Loop Video
Replies: 33
Views: 654

Re: Cairngorms Loop Video

For a 'long' video that was really enjoyable. You looked like you had a great time.
Nicely done Al.
by summittoppler
Mon Aug 09, 2021 3:55 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Talks - We are back!
Replies: 12
Views: 412

Re: Talks - We are back!

If you're at the Betws store, I'll pop down :-bd
by summittoppler
Mon Aug 09, 2021 12:09 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The backlash continues?
Replies: 47
Views: 1181

Re: The backlash continues?

The way I see it is the NP are trying to do their bit to put off folk from trying wild camping. Snowdonia has had a mahoosive influx of visitors in the last couple of years and this is probably a tactic of theirs to say its a no no to wild camp. It was only a few months back they said they did not m...
by summittoppler
Sun Aug 08, 2021 5:35 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bad back bikepacking! :(
Replies: 7
Views: 282

Re: Bad back bikepacking! :(

How we feeling now? Thanks Al. I've been on prescription meds the last couple of days and they've made such a difference. I can now put my own socks on! It wasn't pleasant tbh, not nice at all. So glad I was sensible about it and decided to come down off the hill, I expect if I hadn't would have re...
by summittoppler
Sun Aug 08, 2021 2:09 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Inside or outside?
Replies: 16
Views: 495

Re: Inside or outside?

I've done my far share of bothies but your number 4 is me all over! :lol:
by summittoppler
Sat Aug 07, 2021 7:18 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bad back bikepacking! :(
Replies: 7
Views: 282

Re: Bad back bikepacking! :(

Thanks, yeah naproxen is on the menu!
I feel much better today, no way near biking yet as only just started to walk a little! I'll be looking into physio for sure, I'm not going through this again :roll:
by summittoppler
Sat Aug 07, 2021 7:20 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bad back bikepacking! :(
Replies: 7
Views: 282

Re: Bad back bikepacking! :(

Thanks, I've been told this a couple of days ago (not about your neighbour obs!) :-bd
by summittoppler
Fri Aug 06, 2021 2:36 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bad back bikepacking! :(
Replies: 7
Views: 282

Bad back bikepacking! :(

Here's a film from my bailed trip on Monday.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=No09tek0C9w
Turns out its my first taste of sciatica! Not nice at all, been in agony ever since. On 'proper' meds now though. Anyone else experienced this? It came on so suddenly. Can I go back to 'normal'?
by summittoppler
Fri Aug 06, 2021 2:30 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Tell me bout NC500
Replies: 33
Views: 858

Re: Tell me bout NC500

I was fairly lucky with the weather, it was early June 2012 and it felt very 'alpine'. I was cycling a few miles north at the Kinlochewe junction a year later and spoke with a cyclist who had ridden up there that morning, and she said that it was snowing! So be prepared for any weather up there!
by summittoppler
Fri Aug 06, 2021 10:20 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Tell me bout NC500
Replies: 33
Views: 858

Re: Tell me bout NC500

Rode up Belach back in 2012 before the days of NC500. It was the Applecross highland games that day but the road just had a few minibuses going up. What a great climb though!
Image1 by Jeff Price, on Flickr
by summittoppler
Fri Aug 06, 2021 10:15 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Readers Rides
Replies: 44
Views: 1418

Re: Readers Rides

I won't bother posting a pic of my fat bike loaded up as there's far too many on here already. Here's my Croix de Fer loaded up though. Its used for commuting and I should spend more time bikepacking on it but fat bikes are soo much fun. https://live.staticflickr.com/1812/28875055527_7e3991fc21_c.jp...
by summittoppler
Fri Aug 06, 2021 8:57 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Readers Rides
Replies: 44
Views: 1418

Re: Readers Rides

The title should be in the line of 'Rigs of a Boner' :lol:
by summittoppler
Wed Aug 04, 2021 10:35 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 10149
Views: 1247093

Re: The post man's been ...

I used to love taking the kids out in the Burley Bee when they were little (now 15, 16 &18). They loved it too, especially when it got a bit bouncy. I can still here them now making funny noises :lol:
by summittoppler
Tue Aug 03, 2021 1:40 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Todays ride
Replies: 2702
Views: 367701

Re: Todays ride

Cheers :-bd Its a good job I did bail as I think it might have been a rescue job to get me off the hills if I stayed!
by summittoppler
Tue Aug 03, 2021 10:32 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Todays ride
Replies: 2702
Views: 367701

Re: Todays ride

I got dropped off in Dolwyddellan yesterday with the intention of a bivvy with fine views into Ogwen valley. Things started off well as I pootled my way along fire roads faffing with the camera. However after a few hours I felt a twinge in my lower back which soon had me in complete agony pedalling ...