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by AlasdairMc
Sun Jan 12, 2020 9:20 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Reading glasses - a revelation!!!!
Replies: 9
Views: 338

Re: Reading glasses - a revelation!!!!

A mate used to carry a monocle around his neck on a string for reading stuff when out on the bike. Great idea, albeit somewhat eccentric.
by AlasdairMc
Sun Jan 12, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: jones bars not working...........again
Replies: 30
Views: 675

Re: jones bars not working...........again

My Jones bars felt fine on my Jones, and on my Stooge, until I tried some Stooge Moto bars and realised my Jones bars have been far too low. Night and day.

Next step is a longer steerer for the Jones I reckon.
by AlasdairMc
Sun Jan 12, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 2850
Views: 491115

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

Haglofs Down pullover half price at £95 on Sportpursuit. Weighs 140g https://www.sportpursuit.com/catalog/product/view/id/1899210?click=eyJxdWVyeSI6MTc4NjEsInBhZ2UiOjEsInBhZ2VTaXplIjo0MiwicG9zIjozNH0= Looks nice, I’d be tempted if I didn’t already have a PHD one. The lack of collar puts me off a bi...
by AlasdairMc
Sat Dec 14, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Winter bivvy, Scotland
Replies: 97
Views: 3835

Re: Winter bivvy, Scotland

I was unable to attend for DIY reasons too.
by AlasdairMc
Tue Nov 26, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Winter bivvy, Scotland
Replies: 97
Views: 3835

Re: Winter bivvy, Scotland

JammieP/JimmyyG, what route you thinking? I'm either doing 20 mile from St Mary's Loch (which includes a 1.5 mile bikehike) or 12 from the Samye Ling Buddhist temple. Ray, Preferring to avoid a hike a bike section if possible, I'd been thinking of riding in/out as per Borderer's route i.e. an anti-...
by AlasdairMc
Sun Nov 24, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Winter bivvy, Scotland
Replies: 97
Views: 3835

Re: Winter bivvy, Scotland

Ray Young wrote:
Sat Nov 23, 2019 5:14 pm
AlasdairMc wrote:
Fri Nov 22, 2019 8:38 pm
Has this been agreed then? I’m a maybe for the 14th, but the weekends before and after are fine.
I'd assumed it had been agreed as there have been no naysayers and more than a few ok with it.
Cool, I’ll be along if I can. Dryfehead still the planned venue?
by AlasdairMc
Fri Nov 22, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Winter bivvy, Scotland
Replies: 97
Views: 3835

Re: Winter bivvy, Scotland

Has this been agreed then? I’m a maybe for the 14th, but the weekends before and after are fine.
by AlasdairMc
Fri Nov 01, 2019 11:41 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Freecycle: Klymit cutdown mat (leaky)
Replies: 7
Views: 390

Re: Freecycle: Klymit cutdown mat (leaky)

I used a Platypus patch on mine and it has been fine since. It was wear at the valve which caused a slow puncture that I spent maybe 10 nights on, too lazy to fix it properly
by AlasdairMc
Mon Oct 07, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Winter bivvy, Scotland
Replies: 97
Views: 3835

Re: Winter bivvy, Scotland

htrider wrote:
Sun Oct 06, 2019 8:36 pm
Ben Alder area using Culra bothy
Just make sure not to inhale while staying there!

That place last time was good, or we could go to one of the Arrochar / Loch Lomond ones?
by AlasdairMc
Thu Sep 19, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Pack rafting Sept 20/21/22 in North Wales - 5 ranges of pack rafts to test for free
Replies: 97
Views: 5099

Re: Pack rafting Sept 20/21/22 in North Wales - 5 ranges of pack rafts to test for free

Dave Barter wrote:
Thu Sep 19, 2019 9:57 pm
I've just finished my slides for my talk. Please can at least one of you turn up as they took me ages.
I’ll be there too, shouting ‘fish pizza’ every so often.
by AlasdairMc
Fri Sep 13, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Pack rafting Sept 20/21/22 in North Wales - 5 ranges of pack rafts to test for free
Replies: 97
Views: 5099

Re: Pack rafting Sept 20/21/22 in North Wales - 5 ranges of pack rafts to test for free

I was planning to bring a mate to this, who now can’t attend. I’ll therefore have a car space on a convoluted tour.

Leaving Atherstone on Friday at 4, heading to the meet, then driving back on Sunday morning to Edinburgh. If anyone needs a lift on either leg, let me know.
by AlasdairMc
Thu Sep 12, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Whats the most dangerous (legal UK) Rd you've ridden?
Replies: 33
Views: 2033

Re: Whats the most dangerous (legal UK) Rd you've ridden?

A9 into Inverness is the pissing rain, it’s like being on a motorway but with zero hard shoulder. Very scary and not recommended even in good visibility. You hear another lorry bearing down on you and wonder ‘will this be the one?’ I was going to post the A30 in Cornwall, but then saw you'd posted ...
by AlasdairMc
Sat Sep 07, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Pack rafting Sept 20/21/22 in North Wales - 5 ranges of pack rafts to test for free
Replies: 97
Views: 5099

Re: Pack rafting Sept 20/21/22 in North Wales - 5 ranges of pack rafts to test for free

I’ll be along for this. Unsure if I’ll be doing much rafting as I’m completely last minute - I’m sort of in the area (England and Wales) beforehand so will extend my drive home by a couple of days. Looks great!
by AlasdairMc
Tue Aug 27, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTD Stooge Mk3....please!
Replies: 4
Views: 321

Re: WTD Stooge Mk3....please!

Didn’t you end up with a Ti one Ross, or is this a second one you’re after?
by AlasdairMc
Tue Aug 27, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Tag-a-long and trail gator free to good homes
Replies: 4
Views: 264

Re: Tag-a-long and trail gator free to good homes

Clearing out the shed and I've found a tag-a-long and a trail gator. Don't want money for either but definitely the tag-a-long still has a lot of life left in it. I struggle posting up pictures but if anyone is interested I can pm/email some. Postage might be a faff so would prepare to negotiate ar...
by AlasdairMc
Sat Aug 24, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Thinking SS...
Replies: 35
Views: 1358

Re: Thinking SS...

EBBs don’t require any extra tools for punctures - you’re working with vertical dropouts so the wheel drops out as per any other frame. As for SS being heavy, mine is a Ti Stooge and it is really quite light! My other SS is a commuter, a Vitus with sliders. The EBB is a far cleaner solution, but Sal...
by AlasdairMc
Mon Aug 19, 2019 11:42 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Usa
Replies: 12
Views: 838

Re: Usa

Mike wrote:
Mon Aug 19, 2019 12:04 pm
Is anyone on here planning to go within the next few weeks??
Rich and Tom are out there at the moment.
by AlasdairMc
Sun Aug 11, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: Routes
Topic: Badger Divide 1st week January 2020
Replies: 2
Views: 486

Re: Badger Divide 1st week January 2020

Three of us tried it during a period of nice weather at the start of this year. It wasn’t nice. Mild snow on the Great Glen Way, sleet up the Corrieyairack, and then bitterly cold for a while after that. We binned it near Ardverikie. Don’t pack light, don’t expect winter gloves to remain warm when s...
by AlasdairMc
Sat Aug 03, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The Bothy Baggers Thread
Replies: 57
Views: 9049

Re: The Bothy Baggers Thread

It’s a bit of a thread revival, but I found this in the search. I’m wondering if anyone has stayed in the other Orrin bothy, as in not the hydro one? Just wondering if it’s likely closed for stalking? Next weekend I’m heading over to Raasay with a mate as we’ve both read Calum’s Road. A night in the...
by AlasdairMc
Thu Jul 25, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Highland Trail 2019
Replies: 514
Views: 30786

Re: Highland Trail 2019

Yup thats the 'summer route' and officially sanctioned :-bd Postie path will now be death by bracken (and ticks) 11 hours from Ullapool to Poolewe is good going. Looks like she stopped for a swim at Loch na Sealga to The summer route is allowed for an ITT? Is that basically cow sub standard bog the...
by AlasdairMc
Thu Jul 25, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: light......er 29+ bike ?
Replies: 20
Views: 1162

Re: light......er 29+ bike ?

Charliecres wrote:
Thu Jul 25, 2019 12:31 pm
Custom Ti Stooge?
This. I'd considered selling mine many times but can't bring myself to do so. I'm looking at alternative setups for it now though as it's really only getting used as a singlespeed commuter / fun bike now.
by AlasdairMc
Sat Jul 20, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Jay Petervary sacked
Replies: 70
Views: 4155

Re: Jay Petervary sacked

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Thu Jul 18, 2019 6:58 pm
Maybe we need new stickers - "I pay for all my own kit"
'Bikepacking Superstar' stickers are next on the list :wink:
I’d like to see ‘self-declared bikepacking legend’ stickers please.
by AlasdairMc
Thu Jul 18, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tussock Training
Replies: 12
Views: 659

Re: Tussock Training

Coastal grasslands would be similar, or any grim and desperate carrying. Sand dunes perhaps?
by AlasdairMc
Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Veloviewer map - explorer tiles
Replies: 331
Views: 41316

Re: Veloviewer map - explorer tiles

I hit 17x17 yesterday with a meandering ride mixing road plodding, some mucky trails and some bog trotting. I only needed to get one square but ended up taking a few more, which will make things easier to start getting bigger scores. Sadly the outliers for 18x18 are on opposite sides of the square ...
by AlasdairMc
Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: More Bothy bother
Replies: 25
Views: 1444

Re: More Bothy bother

Greensykes is getting very popular. Only used Dryfehead once and had it to myself. Yep, me too in Dryfehead. This was in January though so it might be expected - the party lot are less likely to venture out while it’s cold. Gameshope thankfully, and deliberately, doesn’t have a fireplace to keep it...