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by Chicken Legs
Thu Mar 19, 2020 11:15 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tell me three things that...
Replies: 42
Views: 838

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: 1536

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: 554

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: 1411

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: 803

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: 803

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: 460

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:
by Chicken Legs
Thu Dec 19, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The end of year 'photo comp'.
Replies: 60
Views: 2631

Re: The end of year 'photo comp'.

ImageDSCN5299 by Andy Lawrence, on Flickr

It's a Hardknott life !
by Chicken Legs
Fri Dec 06, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What you doing next year?
Replies: 69
Views: 2920

Re: What you doing next year?

Definites for next year are; BB Winter Bivvy, Atlas Mountain Race and Moors100.

Maybe ; GBDuro, Hard as Nails Everesting (might be a bit hipster) :wink:
by Chicken Legs
Fri Dec 06, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What you doing next year?
Replies: 69
Views: 2920

Re: What you doing next year?

Holy Land Trail :-bd It's a great route. Tough but other-worldly in places and the singletracks are so good. Also noted. Did Chicken Legs do the actual race a couple of years ago or have I got some wires corssed? I toured the route in 2017, great riding and super interesting, Jerusalem is particula...
by Chicken Legs
Mon Dec 02, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 7993
Views: 837104

Re: The post man's been ...

Mine was fooked before I had used it.

I inflated it straight out the box and left it overnight and it had deflated by morning, sent it back for
a replacement and have been really pleased with it.
by Chicken Legs
Mon Dec 02, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: One for the HT550 connoisseur.
Replies: 63
Views: 3123

Re: One for the HT550 connoisseur.

My Spot was rather unreliable last week up in Scotland, large sections didn't register a signal, slightly concerning
when the reason you carry the thing is if something goes wrong !
by Chicken Legs
Thu Nov 28, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: One for the HT550 connoisseur.
Replies: 63
Views: 3123

Re: One for the HT550 connoisseur.

The hotel at the start of Glen Cassley in Rosehall is open, 5.30pm for food.
by Chicken Legs
Thu Nov 28, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: One for the HT550 connoisseur.
Replies: 63
Views: 3123

Re: One for the HT550 connoisseur.

OBH does not open until March. Kylesku opens in February. Lochinver Pie Shop is open. On the plus side the rather unpleasant lady who dislikes most people including cyclists has moved on and the OBH are currently looking for a new manager. Not much open at all, I was up there last week, apparently i...
by Chicken Legs
Fri Nov 15, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Moors One Hundred 2020
Replies: 43
Views: 2856

Re: Moors One Hundred 2020

Looks good, not ready to commit, does this event sell out ?
by Chicken Legs
Wed Aug 28, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Ergon or esi
Replies: 21
Views: 940

Re: Ergon or esi

Ergons and gloves with gel inserts works fine for me.

I had the cork Ergons first off but found the black ones have much more flex.
by Chicken Legs
Wed Aug 21, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 2954
Views: 509557

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

Continental CrossKing 29 x 2.2 Protection £36

Dutch company, delivered in three days no postage if order over £35

www.mantel.com

Edit - Gone up to £38.60 since I ordered mine, must have been too cheap !!
by Chicken Legs
Sat Aug 17, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: New Route in Central Spain
Replies: 101
Views: 6698

Re: New Route in Central Spain

No gas or trail food for me thanks and I have already said yes to the Rifugio but looking back on the wording it wasn't clear :wink:
by Chicken Legs
Fri Aug 16, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Oregon Timber Trail - who's coming?
Replies: 19
Views: 1304

Re: Oregon Timber Trail - who's coming?

Looks like a cracking route, interested in riding it :-bd
by Chicken Legs
Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: New Route in Central Spain
Replies: 101
Views: 6698

Re: New Route in Central Spain

^^^ What Hux said :smile:
by Chicken Legs
Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: A bit of bivvy related input required.
Replies: 34
Views: 2148

Re: A bit of bivvy related input required.

Mountain Laurel Designs bivvy bag has a thin wire to hold the mesh off your face, which sounds like a good idea.
I am still saving up for the MLD bivvy bag so have no knowledge wether its any good or not !!
by Chicken Legs
Thu Jun 20, 2019 7:17 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Long time no read
Replies: 22
Views: 1509

Re: Long time no read

Hi Neil,
Good to see you're back on your bike and on the up :-bd
by Chicken Legs
Mon Jun 17, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tour Divide 2019
Replies: 786
Views: 45561

Re: Tour Divide 2019

I wonder where Josh Ibbetts going ??
by Chicken Legs
Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What the go to GPS these days?
Replies: 11
Views: 1063

Re: What the go to GPS these days?

Asposium wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:16 pm
Recently bought an Oregon 700
Screen is a little small (compared with the Montana) however the battery life is amazing
Oregon seems fine if one is merely following a line
Does the Oregon 700 use AA Lithium batteries and how many hours do do they last ?