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by Chicken Legs
Sat Aug 28, 2021 8:58 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Wildlife
Replies: 377
Views: 25379

Re: Wildlife

https://www.essexwt.org.uk/wildlife/webcams/badger

Two hours before dusk is best apparently.

3 fox and two badgers on at the moment.
by Chicken Legs
Mon Jul 26, 2021 7:38 am
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Gower July 24th?
Replies: 142
Views: 3526

Re: Gower July 24th?

That was ace, thanks everyone :-bd
by Chicken Legs
Fri Jul 23, 2021 5:15 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Gower July 24th?
Replies: 142
Views: 3526

Re: Gower July 24th?

Asposium wrote: Fri Jul 23, 2021 2:09 pm Who is camping tonight?

Me
Sean
….?
Yep, I'm camping
by Chicken Legs
Wed Jun 23, 2021 8:10 pm
Forum: Routes
Topic: North Norfolk Coast
Replies: 3
Views: 229

Re: North Norfolk Coast

I was up there at the beginning of last week and had a good spot in the dunes with a great view of the sunset.
Link to my Strava shows the exact spot, no trouble with any other people, saw no one.

https://www.strava.com/activities/5473411531
by Chicken Legs
Thu Jun 17, 2021 7:51 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tarp/tent fabric and water resistance?
Replies: 16
Views: 452

Re: Tarp/tent fabric and water resistance?

This is one of the reasons I like my ZPacks Hexamid, its made of Dyneema Composite Fabric which doesn't wet out like silnylon but is still light.
by Chicken Legs
Wed Jun 16, 2021 9:29 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Pillow recommendation please
Replies: 36
Views: 1079

Re: Pillow recommendation please

I have been using one of these for the last year or so and it is equally as good as better known makes that failed too soon and its cheaper.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/224416686417 ... SwnlRewUnW
by Chicken Legs
Wed Jun 16, 2021 8:42 am
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Gower July 24th?
Replies: 142
Views: 3526

Re: Gower July 24th?

Yep :-bd
by Chicken Legs
Tue Jun 15, 2021 8:08 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Gower July 24th?
Replies: 142
Views: 3526

Re: Gower July 24th?

I will come down on the Friday.
by Chicken Legs
Tue Jun 08, 2021 8:30 am
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Gower July 24th?
Replies: 142
Views: 3526

Re: Gower July 24th?

Yep, I'm interested
by Chicken Legs
Fri May 21, 2021 7:39 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Scottish gas canister logistics
Replies: 32
Views: 1095

Re: Scottish gas canister logistics

Might be worth doing click and collect with Decathlon as the last time I went in my local shop for gas they didn't have any in stock.
by Chicken Legs
Tue May 18, 2021 5:48 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: HT550 2021
Replies: 637
Views: 26115

Re: HT550 2021

OBH wasn't open to non residents last year. Can't see any change to that on their website. No, they wouldn't serve us, even outside last year, but a friend has just come back from there and they said they got served outside, so it seems that is an option this year. This is what OBH said, Hi yes we ...
by Chicken Legs
Tue May 18, 2021 11:04 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Garmin mount for 22mm bar
Replies: 4
Views: 253

Re: Garmin mount for 22mm bar

https://www.wiggle.co.uk/exposure-254mm-shim-for-qr-handlebar-bracket?lang=en&curr=GBP&dest=1&sku=100554955&utm_source=google&utm_term=&utm_campaign=&utm_medium=base&gclid=CjwKCAjwy42FBhB2EiwAJY0yQlAOjQfUUduSamO_zmjPSj2bx1qhK9oKnrdp6_8mooWbW-A103eLaBoCjIsQAvD_BwE&...
by Chicken Legs
Fri May 14, 2021 11:19 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Wildlife
Replies: 377
Views: 25379

Re: Wildlife

Walk out on the Essex Marshes yesterday and had a good haul,
Barn Owl, Short Eared Owl, Marsh Harrier and a Spoon Bill were the noteworthy sightings.
The day previously a chap had seen a Golden Oriole but I was not so lucky.
by Chicken Legs
Tue May 11, 2021 10:32 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Phone case
Replies: 4
Views: 320

Re: Phone case

I use a Unicorn Beetle Pro on my Samsung S10 but mine doesn't have a screen protector so can't vouch for that option.

https://www.supcase.com/products/apple- ... lster-case
by Chicken Legs
Fri May 07, 2021 4:24 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: HT550 2021
Replies: 637
Views: 26115

Re: HT550 2021

I'm in for this year.

I was hoping for good weather seeing as one Dave B, the sub standard weather magnet, was no longer taking part but hopes were dashed when I realised Karl's name is still on the list :wink:
by Chicken Legs
Fri May 07, 2021 4:17 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Overnight laundry service
Replies: 33
Views: 1302

Re: Overnight laundry service

Dave Barter wrote: Thu May 06, 2021 10:03 pm On the Tour Divide the hotel in Platoro let us use their laundry for our minging gear. Same thing?
Similar !!

How much did it cost you to take part in the Tour Divide :wink:
by Chicken Legs
Wed May 05, 2021 3:41 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: New GPS ideas please.
Replies: 66
Views: 2527

Re: New GPS ideas please.

Why not simply carry some spare AA batteries? I can give several reasons 1) changing them in minging weather opens risk of water getting into GPS 2) I've mistakenly carried discharged batteries 3) expensive if using Lithiums 4) does not take advantage of a dynamo 1.) Possible I suppose but never ha...
by Chicken Legs
Wed May 05, 2021 3:38 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: New GPS ideas please.
Replies: 66
Views: 2527

Re: New GPS ideas please.

Bearbonesnorm wrote: Wed May 05, 2021 3:12 pm Why not simply carry some spare AA batteries?
Thats what I do, the longer the ride the more batteries.
by Chicken Legs
Tue May 04, 2021 6:47 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Destroying parts!
Replies: 17
Views: 675

Re: Destroying parts!

Rebuilding my hardtail today and on pulling the crank out the Hope bottom bracket came with it, on closer inspection the thread of the bottom bracket where it screws into the frame was stripped, how did that even happen ? Some gas fitter bodging it in probably Anything is possible Dave !! I prefer ...
by Chicken Legs
Tue May 04, 2021 5:16 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Destroying parts!
Replies: 17
Views: 675

Re: Destroying parts!

Rebuilding my hardtail today and on pulling the crank out the Hope bottom bracket came with it, on closer inspection the thread of the bottom bracket where it screws into the frame was stripped, how did that even happen ?
by Chicken Legs
Wed Apr 28, 2021 7:09 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: very OT decorating question.
Replies: 15
Views: 661

Re: very OT decorating question.

I thought this might be of interest.

https://www.custom-wallpaper-printing.c ... lorer.html
by Chicken Legs
Mon Apr 26, 2021 6:40 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Would I be wasting my time resticking the vibram sole on my shoe
Replies: 4
Views: 318

Would I be wasting my time resticking the vibram sole on my shoe

Riding in the Lakes at the weekend and after going over Black Sail Pass and Scarth Gap my Shimano MT54 shoe cried enough and the Vibram sole parted company with the upper. It would appear that the two are only held together with adhesive originally, has anyone successfully restuck a shoe and if so w...
by Chicken Legs
Fri Apr 16, 2021 8:37 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Wildlife
Replies: 377
Views: 25379

Re: Wildlife

We have got a pair of Great Tits nesting in the bird box which has a camera and they have got two
eggs at the moment.
Also spotted a Giant Egret in the river, that bird has a huge wingspan !!
by Chicken Legs
Thu Apr 15, 2021 10:08 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: 3/4 length sleeping mats
Replies: 17
Views: 566

Re: 3/4 length sleeping mats

I use a 3/4 mat and I also use a pillow but not positioned on top of the mat which makes the whole set up longer and
with knees slightly bent I don't have issues with feet hanging over the end of the mat. (5'10")
The pillow is raised up to the right level with kit I am not wearing.
by Chicken Legs
Mon Apr 12, 2021 1:18 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bikes on Scottish trains
Replies: 6
Views: 415

Re: Bikes on Scottish trains

I am not sure if this is possible but I am going to say it anyway !!
One way hire on a van from Glasgow to Inverness for the bikes and 2 to 3 people.