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by ChrisF
Sat Feb 22, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: what defines a good nights bivi
Replies: 21
Views: 351

Re: what defines a good nights bivi

Most of my bivvies have been fairly local to me and in areas that I already know very well. When you’ve ridden your local trails countless times you get to know twist and turn, every climb and descent, every view and how the place feels . But you get to know these places in a different way if you’ve...
by ChrisF
Tue Feb 18, 2020 10:44 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Gravelw#nker mudguards
Replies: 11
Views: 395

Re: Gravelw#nker mudguards

Thanks for the advice. I’ve used bluemels before, I wasn’t sure if they were up to the job. It looks like they are worth a try. PDW ones are a bit too spendy.
atk wrote:
Tue Feb 18, 2020 4:41 pm
Not really sure what counts as really rough riding,
Pretty much what’s on your picture, lots of loose rocky stuff (I live in the Peak).
by ChrisF
Tue Feb 18, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Gravelw#nker mudguards
Replies: 11
Views: 395

Gravelw#nker mudguards

I’ve recently leapt on the gravel bandwagon and got myself a Pinnacle Arkose X. I’m enjoying commuting on it (road) and extending my commutes to include some off-road in the evening. Also using it a lot at weekends for doing stuff I’d normally do on an MTB. It’s got 47mm tyres and no mudguards. Wet ...
by ChrisF
Tue Feb 18, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: A collective noun
Replies: 12
Views: 310

Re: A collective noun

A kerfuffle of bikepackers.
Based loosely on my slightly disorganised approach to the activity.
by ChrisF
Sat Jan 25, 2020 12:22 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 7866
Views: 823206

Re: The post man's been ...

A new Arkose X from Evans on special offer.
Not sure I’ll get on with the (very) flared bars though.
by ChrisF
Sat Jan 25, 2020 12:08 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Where you at ?
Replies: 60
Views: 1450

Re: Where you at ?

New Mills, Peak District.
by ChrisF
Thu Jan 23, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Any Arkose X users here?
Replies: 3
Views: 184

Re: Any Arkose X users here?

Thanks for the info. I’m thinking the Arkose X SRAM Rival at £945 is a good deal. I’ll speak with my ‘financial manager’ when I get home...
by ChrisF
Thu Jan 23, 2020 9:50 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Any Arkose X users here?
Replies: 3
Views: 184

Any Arkose X users here?

There’s a good offer on the Arkose X at Evans... am tempted. Looking for a bike to replace my Genesis Day one disc commuter and do combined off/on road bike packing.
Any thoughts or experience?
by ChrisF
Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:55 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Sold
Replies: 7
Views: 616

Re: Sonder Camino Al

Thanks for the info. I think I’ll pass on this one, I’d like something that will run bigger tyres than the V1 frame can.
Cheers
Chris
by ChrisF
Thu Jan 16, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Sold
Replies: 7
Views: 616

Re: Sonder Camino Al

Might be interested in this. I’m looking at a cheap way to try this gravel lark. I have a couple of questions.
How old is it?
What are the wheels and tyres?
Are the brakes Trp Spyres?
Is it a 50/34 and what is the cassette?
Where about in the NW are you?
Cheers.
by ChrisF
Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:10 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: You’re bunch of criminals...
Replies: 21
Views: 742

You’re bunch of criminals...

...or might be soon.
It looks like the government are considering making wild camping and bivvying a criminal offence:

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfr ... ple-rights
by ChrisF
Mon Jan 13, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: BB caps - limited quantity.
Replies: 17
Views: 804

Re: BB caps - limited quantity.

Me too please Stu. PayPal done.
Thanks.
by ChrisF
Fri Jan 10, 2020 7:09 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 2919
Views: 500504

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

Haglofs Down pullover half price at £95 on Sportpursuit. Weighs 140g
https://www.sportpursuit.com/catalog/pr ... 9zIjozNH0=
Looks nice, I’d be tempted if I didn’t already have a PHD one.
by ChrisF
Thu Jan 02, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Any interest in some new 'boo?
Replies: 41
Views: 1301

Re: Any interest in some new 'boo?

:-bd
by ChrisF
Thu Dec 26, 2019 12:02 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Todays ride
Replies: 1548
Views: 230214

Re: Todays ride

I haven't posted on this thread before, but just wanted to add a little ride. I've had most of December laid low with 'flu (see my BaM post), but felt like I was recovered enough a ride on 23rd December. Just a 2 hour loop round local hills, but the light was nice and I just really enjoyed being out...
by ChrisF
Wed Dec 25, 2019 11:47 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2019
Replies: 1138
Views: 77378

Re: Bivvy a month 2019

December bivvy done, that's 12 out of 12 this year :-bd My plans were to take a few days off mid-December to give myself a chance to do a decent ride and bivvy in contrast to the last minute box-ticking that I did in November. Plans were laid waste by me getting a bad dose of 'flu that put me out of...
by ChrisF
Sat Dec 14, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Favourite bike of 'all time'?
Replies: 61
Views: 2211

Re: Favourite bike of 'all time'?

My old On One Inbred from around 1999. My first single speed and for 4 or 5 years my only mtb. I did everything on that bike, short and long rides, xc races, loads of 24 hour events (solos and in teams) the early editions of the 100k events in Wales (I think they were Kona and Merida sponsored in th...
by ChrisF
Sat Dec 14, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 2919
Views: 500504

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

Sealskins mid merino hiking socks £10 with code ‘HOLLY’ at checkout.
https://www.marinesuperstore.com/clothi ... e=Mailshot
by ChrisF
Fri Dec 13, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2019
Replies: 1138
Views: 77378

Re: Bivvy a month 2019

Yes we should FLV, we’ve probably passed each other on the trails at some point. :grin:
I have been a proper bivvy-no-mates on BaM this year.
by ChrisF
Thu Dec 12, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2019
Replies: 1138
Views: 77378

Re: Bivvy a month 2019

A bit of a late write up for November's bivvy. It was a proper last minute one on Saturday 30th. I had some food at home and left the family all looking very snug with the log burner going, it was very tempting to not bother going... Anyhow, I had a short ride up to Mellor Cross and the bivvy spot i...
by ChrisF
Thu Nov 28, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Budget sleeping pad?
Replies: 17
Views: 682

Re: Budget sleeping pad?

by Borderer » Thu Nov 28, 2019 12:28 pm
I have a couple of others that are brand new and unused - I will list them just now.
Ah, I saw this too late and have ordered an Exped one, thanks for trying. :smile:
by ChrisF
Wed Nov 27, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Budget sleeping pad?
Replies: 17
Views: 682

Re: Budget sleeping pad?

He’s used my standard (185cm) pad and he says it’s fine, he curls up a bit I think.
I’ve seen Borderer’s one for sale, but it’s a pressie for him so prefer to get a new one.
by ChrisF
Wed Nov 27, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Budget sleeping pad?
Replies: 17
Views: 682

Re: Budget sleeping pad?

Thanks guys, it’s looking like the Exped one is favourite.
by ChrisF
Tue Nov 26, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Budget sleeping pad?
Replies: 17
Views: 682

Re: Budget sleeping pad?

Lazarus, 2-3 season I’m thinking spring - summer - autumn. Will have a look at multimat ones, Ta.
Stu, that Exped one looks good vfm thanks, I could probably stretch to few more pennies. :smile:
by ChrisF
Tue Nov 26, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Budget sleeping pad?
Replies: 17
Views: 682

Budget sleeping pad?

I know I might be expecting too much, but here goes. I’m looking for an inflatable sleeping pad for my son. Needs to be lightish, say not more than 600/700g, lighter is better of course, full length (he’s 6’3”) and have a bit of insulation, say 2-3 season use, R value 3. He’s a backpacker more than ...