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by voodoo_simon
Sun Feb 16, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: ROVANIEMI 300
Replies: 25
Views: 395

Re: ROVANIEMI 300

You could always hire one in Rovaniemi, know of two girls over the years who have done so (and they both won their events too!), so a good option if you want to race but not necessarily have the embarrassment of owning a fat bike :lol: 27.5 seems to becoming the norm now in fat bikes over 26” but bo...
by voodoo_simon
Sun Feb 16, 2020 7:50 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Hard rain in Wales today?
Replies: 31
Views: 500

Re: Hard rain in Wales today?

Up on the ridge between Moel Famau and Moel Arthur today, not a soul on there except me and the wifey! Never seen it so quiet before, not even mid week in the dark :shock:
by voodoo_simon
Sun Feb 16, 2020 7:34 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: ROVANIEMI 300
Replies: 25
Views: 395

Re: ROVANIEMI 300

It’s 8.30 local time and Ian has 55km (+ ~10km) to go, maybe an all nighter in the cards to secure the podium?

Either way, good luck and stay safe :-bd
by voodoo_simon
Sun Feb 16, 2020 8:54 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: ROVANIEMI 300
Replies: 25
Views: 395

Re: ROVANIEMI 300

Meant to ask. Simon when you did it were you allowed a drop bag at the 150km mark? I noticed it in this year's notes for the 300 and can't recall seeing it before. First year for the bag drop. Cracking pace from Ian, the next river crossing is tricky. Best done (by all accounts) in daylight, so a s...
by voodoo_simon
Sat Feb 15, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Atlas Mountain Race.
Replies: 50
Views: 1700

Re: Atlas Mountain Race.

Some cracking photos coming from this race, looks a great country to visit
by voodoo_simon
Sat Feb 15, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 7862
Views: 821348

Re: The post man's been ...

New merino top from Icebreaker :-bd

Also got some socks from Tog 24, they're rubbish :|
by voodoo_simon
Sat Feb 15, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: ROVANIEMI 300
Replies: 25
Views: 395

Re: ROVANIEMI 300

I only saw it after I got back. What put me off the 300 was the very close spacing of the dots on the loop out of rov = lots of pushing. Do you mean button pushing or proper pushing? yeah there are a lot of checkpoints but think it works out on average 1 every 10km, I know it gives the race organis...
by voodoo_simon
Sat Feb 15, 2020 10:20 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: ROVANIEMI 300
Replies: 25
Views: 395

Re: ROVANIEMI 300

htrider wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:53 pm
They use it on the 300 only. Good luck all, looked like the 300 was a bit of a schlep compared to the 150.....
Can’t remember there being a group track leaders when I did the 300 in 2017 but then my mind is like a sieve :lol: Do remember setting up an individual tracking page for it
by voodoo_simon
Fri Feb 14, 2020 9:01 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: ROVANIEMI 300
Replies: 25
Views: 395

Re: ROVANIEMI 300

Super! Didn’t realise they (ie the race) were using track leaders (is it a first), so I’ll be tuned in for this week and the next few days after :grin:

Good luck to Ian :-bd
by voodoo_simon
Fri Feb 14, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: 'Prepping' What's that about?
Replies: 38
Views: 623

Re: 'Prepping' What's that about?

dlovett wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 1:21 pm
Aren't you prep'd for a zombie invasion then?
Maybe Stu has subconsciously by moving to the middle
of Wales. They’ll never find him!
by voodoo_simon
Fri Feb 14, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: 'Prepping' What's that about?
Replies: 38
Views: 623

Re: 'Prepping' What's that about?

I’m sure Louis Theroux has done programmes on these types of people. Be worth finding as they are ‘interesting’. Seems to be more of a USA thing but I’m sure it will spread over the pond Freaks if you ask me* *There again, I’m the sort of person who doesn’t buy milk until the carton is empty... :lol:
by voodoo_simon
Thu Feb 13, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Atlas Mountain Race.
Replies: 50
Views: 1700

Re: Atlas Mountain Race.

johnnystorm wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 4:33 pm
Me and Chicken Legs have just boarded at Gatwick. Wish us luck! :lol:
Good luck, enjoy the ride
by voodoo_simon
Wed Feb 12, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Jay Petervary : Bikepacking's Bad Boy or Ambassador ?
Replies: 36
Views: 1261

Re: Jay Petervary : Bikepacking's Bad Boy or Ambassador ?

Quite enjoyed listening to Jay P talk, don’t normally do podcasts but thought Gear Junkie did well. Flowed pretty well. Have also listened to most of the Lael Wilcox interview on the same channel and enjoyed it too :-bd Both are heading out to Morocco, so someone from here will have to stand between...
by voodoo_simon
Tue Feb 11, 2020 9:49 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: map subscriptions
Replies: 15
Views: 394

Re: map subscriptions

I guess it depends on how many maps you need, but I buy the paper version map and use the scratch panel for the online code, that way I have both paper and digital versions
by voodoo_simon
Tue Feb 11, 2020 9:47 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Gigpacking Holland
Replies: 12
Views: 354

Re: Gigpacking Holland

Enjoyed that! Took a while for the penny to drop about Gigpacking... :grin:

Loved the awkward silence on the out crossing “are you enjoying yourself...?” :lol:
by voodoo_simon
Fri Feb 07, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 7862
Views: 821348

Re: The post man's been ...

Read journey to centre of the earth, impressive stuff, so opted for
-The Atlas Mountains
-Kilimanjaro journey

Bought on a whim, so no idea what to expect
by voodoo_simon
Fri Feb 07, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 7862
Views: 821348

Re: The post man's been ...

2x Nicholas Crane books :-bd
by voodoo_simon
Tue Feb 04, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 7862
Views: 821348

Re: The post man's been ...

faustus wrote:
Tue Feb 04, 2020 4:20 pm
Not through the post as such, but my new mtb is now a drop bar 29er...first test ride at the weekend and I love it:
ImageIMG_20200201_152607 by Matthew Walker, on Flickr
What is it? Looks ace
by voodoo_simon
Tue Feb 04, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Sleep Systems
Replies: 20
Views: 587

Re: Sleep Systems

Not sure what happened there :lol:
by voodoo_simon
Tue Feb 04, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Sleep Systems
Replies: 20
Views: 587

Re: Sleep Systems

Synmat-lite £73 https://www.millets.co.uk/equipment/165378-exped-synmat-lite-5-m.html Downmat-lite £75 https://www.ebay.co.uk/i/372633896928?chn=ps&var=641399928684&norover=1&mkevt=1&mkrid=710-134428-41853-0&mkcid=2&itemid=641399928684_372633896928&targetid=910067623807&device=c&mktype=pla&googlelo...
by voodoo_simon
Sat Feb 01, 2020 10:56 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: WRT'20
Replies: 34
Views: 865

Re: WRT'20

Daft question..... I'm trying to work out travel and need a location to drive back from...... Rough one, Wales is big! Thanks, Dave Friday night pre event beers and accomodation (including camping in the gravlyard and sleeping in your car/van in the lower car park https://goo.gl/maps/ydVu8td5bSK3Br...
by voodoo_simon
Sat Feb 01, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Buying from the EU now we are 'out'
Replies: 11
Views: 456

Re: Buying from the EU now we are 'out'

Can’t help with EU/tax/Brexit but Rock and Run has cumulus on discount with code CUMULUS-DC
by voodoo_simon
Fri Jan 31, 2020 9:50 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: And the best place I ever slept was ....
Replies: 37
Views: 1049

Re: And the best place I ever slept was ....

Image

'My own' private beach on Anglesey, north west part of the island. Very quiet that way :-bd
by voodoo_simon
Fri Jan 31, 2020 9:44 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Moel Famau?
Replies: 19
Views: 515

Re: Moel Famau?

Yeah, that'll be fine Stu.

Will be a steep hike-a-bike from the car park up to the ridge but fine once on it. When turning off the ridge, it does tend to get very muddy, so be prepared to some pushing (which I'm sure you'll be fine with).
by voodoo_simon
Fri Jan 31, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Moel Famau?
Replies: 19
Views: 515

Re: Moel Famau?

Mid week is doable but I probably wouldn’t take the main path to the summit. The best time up there are mid week in the evening and I’d just avoid the summit at the weekends, really not worth it (too busy - went up on Sunday running when the sun was setting and i thought a charity event had been in ...