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by voodoo_simon
Thu Jan 14, 2021 9:48 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Taking a knife to a gunfight.
Replies: 59
Views: 934

Re: Taking a knife to a gunfight.

Quite simply if I have a road ride and want some off road options the gravel bike comes out (in my case a CX bike...). There are many people who do this, most of my old roadie compadres have bought one for said reason. As a result they are then straying into bikepacking. This! Worked in bike shops ...
by voodoo_simon
Thu Jan 14, 2021 9:43 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Taking a knife to a gunfight.
Replies: 59
Views: 934

Re: Taking a knife to a gunfight.

My next bike will be for gravel. What it will be, I don’t know but want something that can cruise along the roads well but when I see a path that I want to take/explore, then I can ride it. Having road bikes for years upon years, the drop bar appeals to me but looking around, the Planet X Whippet lo...
by voodoo_simon
Wed Jan 13, 2021 6:05 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: 'Made to lose' :???:
Replies: 29
Views: 692

Re: 'Made to lose' :???:

It’s either satire or a trailer for a much longer film or they’re trying to replicate a car advert (why do car adverts show everything but the car...?!)

Best of all a Julie Elliott film came on afterwards to balance things out :-bd
by voodoo_simon
Wed Jan 13, 2021 4:06 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Wahoo element roam. please explain....
Replies: 14
Views: 327

Re: Wahoo element roam. please explain....

ton wrote:
Wed Jan 13, 2021 3:24 pm
cyclestreets is one that i was thinking of. it gives you 3 options ??
*disclaimer - not an owner*

Does the GPS not have Bluetooth so you can access the route on your smartphone and quickly transfer it over to the GPS or at least, that was my understanding of it
by voodoo_simon
Tue Jan 12, 2021 9:18 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: "local"? Ask Boris :-)
Replies: 44
Views: 1017

Re: "local"? Ask Boris :-)

jameso wrote:
Tue Jan 12, 2021 8:31 pm
MuddyPete wrote:
Tue Jan 12, 2021 8:21 pm
If we're following our "glorious" leader's example, travelling no more than 7 miles from home....a circular route allows 58 miles of riding :ugeek: .

Could be worse... :wink:
44 miles, no? Or have I missed the devious trick in your plan..
Got to ride out to the circle and back?
by voodoo_simon
Mon Jan 11, 2021 7:24 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: WESM comp voting (now closed)
Replies: 11
Views: 352

Re: WESM comp voting

Voted for the one that I would prepare :wink:
by voodoo_simon
Fri Jan 08, 2021 3:35 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Favourite kit from 2020
Replies: 54
Views: 1101

Re: Favourite kit from 2020

Kit bought and used
-Osprey bum bag has been great, all my bits in one place
-exposure toro turns the night into day or some other cliche bollcoks to describe a bright light :roll:


Kit bought and not used
-MSR filter
-Exped synmat
-Naturehike singleskin tent thingy
-B2 crampons
-ice axe
by voodoo_simon
Thu Jan 07, 2021 7:49 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Any 3 person winter tent deals going...
Replies: 25
Views: 380

Re: Any 3 person winter tent deals going...

ScotRoutes wrote:
Wed Jan 06, 2021 11:50 pm
Wrong season to be looking I guess.

Gone are the discounts off our winter tents.
I thought we were in the winter of discountent??
by voodoo_simon
Tue Jan 05, 2021 9:56 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: bespectacled night time off road runners
Replies: 21
Views: 354

Re: bespectacled night time off road runners

Petzl Swift RL: https://m.petzl.com/GB/en/Sport/PERFORMANCE-headlamps/SWIFT-RL Stupidly expensive but lovely gear. Comfy harness, barely moved, despite size and weight (not that much really). Given its size and shape it stands proud of your forehead which might help avoid glasses and glare issues. ...
by voodoo_simon
Tue Jan 05, 2021 9:51 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Time to get revenge on Stuart
Replies: 173
Views: 3039

Re: Time to get revenge on Stuart

Good to hear :-bd
by voodoo_simon
Mon Jan 04, 2021 8:06 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Time to get revenge on Stuart
Replies: 173
Views: 3039

Re: Time to get revenge on Stuart

With everything going on at the moment, Scotland closing up and it appears Wales is following that too (who knows what Boris will say at 8pm...), I’m more than happy if Stu wants to postpone this event until things calm down (not that he needs permission from me but thought I’d put it out there)
by voodoo_simon
Thu Dec 31, 2020 10:17 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Crikey, how much 500 failure.
Replies: 13
Views: 511

Re: Crikey, how much 500 failure.

30 miles? Could you try walking the rest?

Gutting to get so close and not finish it
by voodoo_simon
Tue Dec 29, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: For the runners amongst us.
Replies: 50
Views: 1107

Re: For the runners amongst us.

Finally caught up with the film, impressive run and a lovely film too.

Looks set to become a classic route too
by voodoo_simon
Tue Dec 29, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Gaiters ?
Replies: 16
Views: 356

Re: Gaiters ?

I’ve used Mountain Equipment Pro shell gaiters in the past, works well enough (used them with boots that go past the ankle - Bontrager OMW- not sure if that makes a difference)
by voodoo_simon
Mon Dec 28, 2020 10:19 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: For the runners amongst us.
Replies: 50
Views: 1107

Re: For the runners amongst us.

One of these https://www.salomon.com/en-gb/shop-emea/product/bonatti-pro-wp-jkt-m.html#color=24738 Picked mine up for less than £100. Seems pretty good but the cuffs are a little baggy and the hood is not quite as good as many alpine waterproof jackets but overall, works well. Also fits over my runn...
by voodoo_simon
Sun Dec 27, 2020 9:56 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Well done Mr Page.
Replies: 6
Views: 425

Re: Well done Mr Page.

Fair play, that’s a great ride :-bd

Any links for the charity?
by voodoo_simon
Sun Dec 27, 2020 9:54 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: What are your feelings about next year?
Replies: 40
Views: 920

Re: What are your feelings about next year?

Nothing! Personally I can’t see anything return to normal anytime soon, so I’ll continue to ride and run local. When Wales opens its doors, then I’ll pop over and get into the mountains for some day walks.

Wife is dropping hints for Rovaniemi for 2022.... Hmmm
by voodoo_simon
Fri Dec 25, 2020 10:26 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: That time of year
Replies: 25
Views: 565

Re: That time of year

Merry Christmas everyone :-bd

Hope everyone makes the most of the day as best they can
by voodoo_simon
Fri Dec 25, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Simplest/cheapest way to increase the 'cold-temp' of spd boots
Replies: 80
Views: 1372

Re: Simplest/cheapest way to increase the 'cold-temp' of spd boots

Anyone got any simple suggestions until I can afford these . Went out in the Shimano (replacement) MW5 boots this eve and right foot was freezing in just 1 degree C. I put it down to the fact that when I was unclipping I was keeping the right foot locked in. So the cold from the spd pedals was obvi...
by voodoo_simon
Thu Dec 24, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Time to get revenge on Stuart
Replies: 173
Views: 3039

Re: Time to get revenge on Stuart

Nice one Jeff, that’s a great overview (and shows I’m ‘nicer’ than several other chaps here :lol: )

Thanks Bob, I’ll check that site out when I’ve done my jobs...

No problem about the funds, I’ll hold fire until post-ride :-bd
by voodoo_simon
Thu Dec 24, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Time to get revenge on Stuart
Replies: 173
Views: 3039

Re: Time to get revenge on Stuart

Anyone here clever enough (or got the time!) to plot the grid refs on an online map and publish it here?

Secondly, when do we send the funds over?
by voodoo_simon
Sun Dec 20, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Best trail / multitool of all time?
Replies: 47
Views: 1201

Re: Best trail / multitool of all time?

Mixture of Topeak and Crankbrothers, clearly shows a lack
of imagination on my behalf
by voodoo_simon
Sun Dec 20, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Cold weather tips
Replies: 41
Views: 1119

Re: Cold weather tips

They concluded that wind driven rain at 4C were the most likely conditions to induce hypothermia. From my own experiments I can confirm that's the case :-bd I’m glad you said this, one of my coldest rides was in this temperature range. My gore active shell failed and I only had a base layer on belo...
by voodoo_simon
Sun Dec 20, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: How often do you rebuild/change?
Replies: 17
Views: 299

Re: How often do you rebuild/change?

Very rare I’ll change anything in a bike. Perhaps a chain, chainring etc or tyre when they wear out but that’s it.

Got a new bike with 720mm bars last year, so swapped in some new bars in my old bikes as they (680mm) felt too narrow.
by voodoo_simon
Sun Dec 20, 2020 10:11 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 9263
Views: 1049223

Re: The post man's been ...

Crampons and an ace, just in time for another welsh lockdown :-bd Can’t see them being used this season now :roll: