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by Chicken Legs
Sun Sep 13, 2020 10:04 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: SPOT Flex Plan
Replies: 4
Views: 278

Re: SPOT Flex Plan

I am using the Flex plan and you can suspend the service on your account online easily.
No problems so far.
by Chicken Legs
Mon Aug 24, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Quick one: stowable packpack
Replies: 17
Views: 435

Re: Quick one: stowable packpack

Sea to Summit for me, I have been using mine for six years and have tried hard to break it through abuse but it's still going strong.
Next time I will buy an orange one instead of black for visibility purposes.
by Chicken Legs
Mon Aug 24, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTD Ergon GP1 or similar grips
Replies: 2
Views: 104

Re: WTD Ergon GP1 or similar grips

I love the Ergon GP 1, I had the Biokork type first time round, second time round I had the black rubber type and they are much more flexible and more helpful for hand numbness issues.
by Chicken Legs
Wed Aug 12, 2020 10:03 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Wanted - Revelate Design Mountain Feed Bag
Replies: 0
Views: 95

Wanted - Revelate Design Mountain Feed Bag

Just on the off chance someone is looking to offload a Revelate Mountain Feed Bag I am looking for a pair.
Not really fussed on colour but do want the model that will take a 1 litre nalgene bottle.
by Chicken Legs
Wed Aug 12, 2020 9:56 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: who rides Ti ?
Replies: 69
Views: 1595

Re: who rides Ti ?

the bike i was thinking of was a Ti fargo. cant seem to find much info on them, and are rare as hens teeth. a new one would seem the way to go, with the warrenty side of things just in case. The Salsa Fargo Ti is only available in the UK as a frameset, the warranty states that the bike has to be bu...
by Chicken Legs
Tue Aug 11, 2020 10:25 pm
Forum: Routes
Topic: 2nd City Divide
Replies: 28
Views: 1412

Re: 2nd City Divide

I finished in Glasgow and caught a train back to Milton Keynes for £45.

Must book the bike on and spaces are limited.

Thought this might be useful info.
by Chicken Legs
Mon Aug 10, 2020 9:06 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: A wild camp to remember
Replies: 10
Views: 541

Re: A wild camp to remember

Thanks for sharing that, cracking bivvy spot :-bd
by Chicken Legs
Thu Jul 23, 2020 6:35 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Attaching Cages to Suspension forks
Replies: 10
Views: 308

Re: Attaching Cages to Suspension forks

Topeak versamount is probably what you're looking for.
by Chicken Legs
Sat Jul 18, 2020 10:08 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: How many attempts before you reach for the glitter?
Replies: 10
Views: 554

Re: How many attempts before you reach for the glitter?

The Cumbrian wrote:
Sat Jul 18, 2020 8:42 pm
My girlfriend took a load of glitter and applied it liberally when we went to Festival No. 6 in 2018. I'm still finding it in my truck, random pockets and on almost every sock I own.
In Essex thats called "vajazzle" :wink:
by Chicken Legs
Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:14 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Welsh coast to coast
Replies: 22
Views: 784

Re: Welsh coast to coast

Regarding logistics, when I rode Ian's coast to coast I parked at Shrewsbury which enables you to get to llandudno and back from Swansea without changing.
It also allows you to bail in the middle if the weather turns to crap like it did when we recced the route :wink:
by Chicken Legs
Fri May 22, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bandok Virtual Event
Replies: 4
Views: 214

Re: Bandok Virtual Event

Thanks, not just me then :roll:
by Chicken Legs
Fri May 22, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bandok Virtual Event
Replies: 4
Views: 214

Bandok Virtual Event

I don't seem to be able to sign up for the HTR virtual event, has anyone else had the same problem or
is it just me ?


https://www.bandok.com/EventList
by Chicken Legs
Fri May 22, 2020 12:55 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Veloviewer map - explorer tiles
Replies: 699
Views: 62376

Re: Veloviewer map - explorer tiles

Got it, thanks, just gained 141 walks :-bd
by Chicken Legs
Fri May 22, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Veloviewer map - explorer tiles
Replies: 699
Views: 62376

Re: Veloviewer map - explorer tiles

You learn something new every day !

It would appear that you only achieve a tile if its a ride not a walk.

Thanks for looking Chew

Edit - Found that under options a "walk" was not enabled hence not showing on the map and completing the tile :roll:
by Chicken Legs
Fri May 22, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Veloviewer map - explorer tiles
Replies: 699
Views: 62376

Re: Veloviewer map - explorer tiles

If we don't subscribe to Strava do we no longer get the veloviewer tiles ?
I looked at yesterdays ride and it hadn't updated my tiles with the new areas visited.
by Chicken Legs
Thu May 21, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Looking ahead - what are you looking forward to?
Replies: 84
Views: 2608

Re: Looking ahead - what are you looking forward to?

I am not holding out any hope of any riding abroad, even if we could fly I have concerns regarding medical insurance. So I have been concentrating on routes in the UK and as soon as the regulations allow I will be having a go at the GBDuro route, not fast but just enjoying being out there on a multi...
by Chicken Legs
Thu May 07, 2020 10:15 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Wildlife
Replies: 185
Views: 10662

Re: Wildlife

On my ride up the coast this morning I saw a Marsh Harrier hunting over the reed beds, impressive sight :-bd
by Chicken Legs
Thu Mar 19, 2020 11:15 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tell me three things that...
Replies: 42
Views: 1924

Re: Tell me three things that...

1. Riding my bike and seeing wildlife - Badger, Barn Owl, Bird of Prey etc.
2. Bivvying on a clear, dry night with a view of the night sky and no light pollution.
3. Coming home after a long bike trip.
by Chicken Legs
Thu Feb 06, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Jay Petervary : Bikepacking's Bad Boy or Ambassador ?
Replies: 36
Views: 2516

Jay Petervary : Bikepacking's Bad Boy or Ambassador ?

This podcast is worth a listen if you're interested in Jay Petervary and the Tour Divide


https://gearjunkie.com/podcast/jay-petervary
by Chicken Legs
Wed Feb 05, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: IDEAS PLEASE - 5 day route, somewhere warm, September time
Replies: 15
Views: 1081

Re: IDEAS PLEASE - 5 day route, somewhere warm, September time

Barcelona to Alicante

My version of the Burrally Route.

Cheap flights in and out, great route, a bit longer than five days.

https://www.strava.com/activities/1475206928
by Chicken Legs
Tue Jan 28, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Alpkit Kloke bivvy bag
Replies: 37
Views: 2423

Re: Alpkit Kloke bivvy bag

Sol Escape do three versions the cheapest one is not breathable, I use the middle version of the three, which if my memory
serves me correct is approx £40.
Also excellent for uprating your sleeping bag for winter use.
by Chicken Legs
Fri Jan 17, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Wide Range Gearing Question
Replies: 26
Views: 1592

Re: Wide Range Gearing Question

marcinski wrote:
Fri Jan 17, 2020 1:00 pm
Chicken Legs wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:43 am
I have got this Shimano set up on my Salsa ;

GRX 11 speed shifters

GRX812 Long cage derailleur

XT M8000 42 x 11 Cassette

XT M8000 Crankset 36/26t - 2 x 11
Interesting, what FD do you use with this?
Shimano SLX M7025 Front Derailleur

£21 from Wiggle
by Chicken Legs
Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:43 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Wide Range Gearing Question
Replies: 26
Views: 1592

Re: Wide Range Gearing Question

I have got this Shimano set up on my Salsa ;

GRX 11 speed shifters

GRX812 Long cage derailleur

XT M8000 42 x 11 Cassette

XT M8000 Crankset 36/26t - 2 x 11
by Chicken Legs
Mon Dec 30, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Grwyne Fawr Bothy
Replies: 9
Views: 781

Re: Grwyne Fawr Bothy

I don't think you will ever have that bothy completely to yourself as a right chubby mouse lives there :roll: