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by voodoo_simon
Sun Apr 14, 2024 1:31 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: New Trail Shoes
Replies: 5
Views: 183

Re: New Trail Shoes

Will they be used on the bike as well? If not and it’s for walking, then something like these Salomons are good. Had a few of similar style to these and they’ve done well (had several speedcross for trail running) and then I got some gore Tex similar to the link below. Done me well for the last coup...
by voodoo_simon
Sun Apr 14, 2024 11:20 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 4931
Views: 1206822

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

Just in case someone doesn’t read the postie thread, STIF have a good sale on sweet protection helmets

https://www.stifmtb.com/collections/open-face-helmets
by voodoo_simon
Sun Apr 14, 2024 11:18 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 11441
Views: 1918486

Re: The post man's been ...

A new bike helmet for the gravel bike. Last one is coming up to 5 years old and thought about getting a new one when someone mentioned STIF cycles had a decent sale on deer protection helmets, so was happy to oblige https://www.stifmtb.com/collections/open-face-helmets Probably should post it in the...
by voodoo_simon
Sat Apr 13, 2024 1:16 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: It burns !!! It burns!!!
Replies: 6
Views: 308

Re: It burns !!! It burns!!!

Was nice whilst it lasted for the one day :roll:
by voodoo_simon
Thu Apr 11, 2024 7:52 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What are you reading now?
Replies: 404
Views: 44041

Re: What are you reading now?

Starting on Jenny Tough’s book, Solo :-bd Heard her on the bikes or death podcast (thanks escape goatee for mentioning about this podcast) and thought she was vaguely exciting. Couldn’t wait for that episode could finish so I could start on her book Linky to podcast https://open.spotify.com/episode/...
by voodoo_simon
Thu Apr 11, 2024 7:51 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Porcelain Rocket, Restrap, retro Kona and bits
Replies: 4
Views: 342

Re: Porcelain Rocket, Restrap, retro Kona and bits

due wrote: Thu Apr 11, 2024 7:15 pm Could be my end but pics aren't working for me :cry:
Not just you
by voodoo_simon
Thu Apr 11, 2024 7:08 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Travelling across Europe quickly - how?
Replies: 15
Views: 488

Re: Travelling across Europe quickly - how?

A ferry is more polluting than an aircraft isn’t it? Recently read an article by Cunard saying that You have to question why organisers ban aircraft for their races but not ferries/ships to get to the races Looks like Eurostar is the best bet https://www.eurostar.com/uk-en/travel-info/travel-plannin...
by voodoo_simon
Wed Apr 10, 2024 7:48 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Eid pressie prize! (Prize updated so gravel strokers don't feel intimidated against)
Replies: 26
Views: 421

Re: Eid pressie prize! (Prize updated so gravel strokers don't feel intimidated against)

, the 10 commandments are for Jews and not something the Christian faith really refers to All the abrhamic/ibrahimic faiths have them and they are absolutely central to christianity* but less so to Muslims.(shaf will.correct here if i am wrong but they believe they were given( and the message corru...
by voodoo_simon
Wed Apr 10, 2024 1:48 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The next Eclipse
Replies: 29
Views: 580

Re: The next Eclipse

Bearbonesnorm wrote: Wed Apr 10, 2024 1:46 pm Just me who thinks we've been beneath a full eclipse for the last two months?
And a wet one at that!

When will it stop? Never been so wet in work
by voodoo_simon
Wed Apr 10, 2024 1:47 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Eid pressie prize! (Prize updated so gravel strokers don't feel intimidated against)
Replies: 26
Views: 421

Re: Eid pressie prize! (Prize updated so gravel strokers don't feel intimidated against)

I had to google it so I won’t spoil the answers. Was surprised to see Gabriel being mentioned though (which shows my ignorance) as always associated him with the Nativity story. As a side note, (from my knowledge), the 10 commandments are for Jews and not something the Christian faith really refers to
by voodoo_simon
Tue Apr 09, 2024 5:41 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 11441
Views: 1918486

Re: The post man's been ...

Got some Peatys dry lube through the post, something tells me the small bottle will last quite well… :oops:
by voodoo_simon
Mon Apr 08, 2024 8:34 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Feats of endurance (hardest geezer content)
Replies: 7
Views: 394

Re: Feats of endurance (hardest geezer content)

Just discussed with a friend if this one was a form of nihilism: Self-Transcendence 3100 Mile Race I’m not familiar with that term but a quick google search would suggest maybe yes in that he’s done something that seems (almost) impossible (or I bet he had a lot of naysayers from the off). Anyways,...
by voodoo_simon
Mon Apr 08, 2024 6:40 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Happy 'International Beaver Day'
Replies: 29
Views: 533

Re: Happy 'International Beaver Day'

Speaking of events, Cheshire Wildlife trust have released dates for their beaver nights. Think it goes to members first but after that, they go out to the public.

Wednesday evenings during May at Delamere Forest. Just keep checking their web pages over the next week or so for general release
by voodoo_simon
Mon Apr 08, 2024 9:24 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Garmin Screen Protector, do you still bother?
Replies: 10
Views: 275

Re: Garmin Screen Protector, do you still bother?

Popped on one mine and a little silicon case too :-bd
by voodoo_simon
Sun Apr 07, 2024 9:28 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Happy 'International Beaver Day'
Replies: 29
Views: 533

Re: Happy 'International Beaver Day'

There’s also some in Delamere Forest* but yet to see them

https://www.cheshirewildlifetrust.org.u ... re-reserve

*Hatchmere but no one knows that place!
by voodoo_simon
Sat Apr 06, 2024 8:17 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Aeroe rear rack thoughts
Replies: 29
Views: 766

Re: Aeroe rear rack thoughts

Its clearly.a bad idea to inflict clamping forces on a carbon tube Carbon steerer tubes? Don't get me wrong, the design does raise eyebrows. In my head, a manufacturer has designed that forked or spaced it to the forces required (here’s hoping) whilst a lot of manufacturers I’m guessing has not des...
by voodoo_simon
Sat Apr 06, 2024 1:45 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Aeroe rear rack thoughts
Replies: 29
Views: 766

Re: Aeroe rear rack thoughts

I genuinely can’t believe people are clamping those to carbon frames.
by voodoo_simon
Thu Apr 04, 2024 6:50 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 11441
Views: 1918486

Re: The post man's been ...

My dad dropped off a copy of North Wales Pilgrim Way (as seen on TV), wanted to do a pilgrim for a long time and didn’t realise I had one on my doorstep :oops:

Think my dad is keen to do as day walks, so we’ll see as I’d prefer to do it in one go (or maybe two depending on time)
by voodoo_simon
Thu Apr 04, 2024 4:49 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Feats of endurance (hardest geezer content)
Replies: 7
Views: 394

Feats of endurance (hardest geezer content)

Finishes this Sunday, ran the length of Africa in less than a year

https://www.instagram.com/hardestgeezer ... gzM3Y5azdn

Impressive stuff
by voodoo_simon
Thu Apr 04, 2024 9:04 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: packable fleece?
Replies: 27
Views: 748

Re: packable fleece?

Thanks Ben, will look up the Polartec fabric and the 100wt. How many ... just one! : ) I'm not too worried about pack size as I generally have fairly small packed bags and can afford a bit more space, was interested to hear if there's a brand/material that does better than an average fleece on the ...
by voodoo_simon
Wed Apr 03, 2024 9:47 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 4931
Views: 1206822

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

BridlewayBimbler wrote: Wed Apr 03, 2024 8:09 pm Polaris are having a sale :-bd https://www.polaris-bikewear.com/
I get some stuff in a previous sale, softshell jacket and some windproof tights, so impressed with them I bought another pair of the tights :-bd

Both top and bottoms have lasted well, washed well and survived the odd crash too
by voodoo_simon
Wed Apr 03, 2024 7:57 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: New Bike Gear Out And Due Out...
Replies: 969
Views: 119775

Re: New Bike Gear Out And Due Out...

[quote=voodoo_simon post_id=322291 time=<a href="tel:1712168387">1712168387</a> user_id=3402] Never heard of him but, seems a decent chap and a nice review too :-bd Where the hell is he riding? Absolutely stunning scenery and the road looks vaguely exciting He's an ex BBC local news prese...
by voodoo_simon
Wed Apr 03, 2024 7:19 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: New Bike Gear Out And Due Out...
Replies: 969
Views: 119775

Re: New Bike Gear Out And Due Out...

New redshift bars https://bikepacking.com/news/redshift-top-shelf-bar-intro/ Reviewed by Simon Willis' on his YouTube channel https://youtu.be/ZxOOKO2HBMg?si=onb0NCAqYQrHG1nm Never heard of him but, seems a decent chap and a nice review too :-bd Where the hell is he riding? Absolutely stunning scen...