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by Chicken Legs
Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:14 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Welsh coast to coast
Replies: 22
Views: 444

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: 142

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: 142

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: 600
Views: 53084

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: 600
Views: 53084

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: 600
Views: 53084

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: 1656

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: 157
Views: 7457

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: 1443

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: 2042

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: 803

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: 1914

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: 1175

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: 1175

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: 644

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: 3396

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: 3728

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: 3728

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: 8370
Views: 881492

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: 3858

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: 3858

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: 3858

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: 47
Views: 4076

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: 1232

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.