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by composite
Tue Jan 14, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: North by North West Parts 1 and 2, Audax meets bikepacking.
Replies: 5
Views: 182

North by North West Parts 1 and 2, Audax meets bikepacking.

The North by North West Parts 1 and 2 takes place 23rd May and Sunday 24th May 2020. It's an Audax meets bikepacking type thing. This is a 2 part Audax event (200km each day) with a bivi overnight. Bivi spot at Dales Cycle Centre is included in the entry fee, as is some food, which is £15 for each p...
by composite
Fri Jan 10, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Diary of a Randonneur
Replies: 47
Views: 3066

Re: Diary of a Randonneur

Ride report from a "failed" short 100km AAA DIY, that I attempted last weekend.

https://www.composite-projects.co.uk/20 ... diy-audax/

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by composite
Fri Jan 10, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Diary of a Randonneur
Replies: 47
Views: 3066

Re: Diary of a Randonneur

Super job, keep it up. The inspiration worked, did the Winter Solstice 200 on Dec 22nd, very steady 8.30 moving time just under 10 overall. I convinced some friends to do it as well. So a big Christmas thank you! Targets are being set ;) That's great Paul. I'm aiming to do a few more Northen Audaxs...
by composite
Fri Jan 10, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bikepacking Food & Snacks
Replies: 47
Views: 1141

Re: Bikepacking Food & Snacks

ScotRoutes wrote:
Fri Jan 10, 2020 1:31 am

Barf!

Sorry - Ready Brek has the consistency of wallpaper paste.
Just had bowl not 5 minutes ago. It was lovely. :-P :grin:
by composite
Thu Jan 09, 2020 11:27 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bikepacking Food & Snacks
Replies: 47
Views: 1141

Re: Bikepacking Food & Snacks

For bivi breakfasts, I used to put a massive serving of Ready Break in a ziplock bag along with powdered milk. All you need to do in the morning is heat some water and pour it into the bag. Add dried fruit to your taste.
by composite
Tue Jan 07, 2020 1:18 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What's in your hip flask?
Replies: 67
Views: 1195

Re: What's in your hip flask?

For bothy trips I used to have Port in the hip flask and also take some cheese and biscuits.

My flask is a Single Track Magazine one from a promotion years ago.
by composite
Mon Jan 06, 2020 12:06 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: JENNRIDE 20
Replies: 35
Views: 939

Re: JENNRIDE 20

I had been hoping to get to it this year but I think I'll be doing Mille Pennines that weekend.
by composite
Sun Jan 05, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bikepacking Food & Snacks
Replies: 47
Views: 1141

Re: Bikepacking Food & Snacks

I quite like peanut butter wraps. Just a thick coating of peanut butter and roll it up. Can be made to fit a multitude of gaps for stowing and doesn't really deteriorate if it gets squashed. Additionally, it's super calorie-dense, although if they get cold (like 3 am in October on a Welsh hillside r...
by composite
Fri Jan 03, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Lael Wilcox, AMA on r/xbiking Friday January 10th at 12 PM ET
Replies: 0
Views: 120

Lael Wilcox, AMA on r/xbiking Friday January 10th at 12 PM ET

On Friday Jan 10th at 12pm ET Lael Wilcox will be doing a live Ask Me Anything on https://www.reddit.com/r/xbiking/

Bit more information here: https://www.reddit.com/r/xbiking/commen ... _racer_is/
by composite
Fri Jan 03, 2020 4:09 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Any interest in some new 'boo?
Replies: 41
Views: 1067

Re: Any interest in some new 'boo?

I would be interested in a new print design.
by composite
Sat Dec 28, 2019 12:45 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Carrot/Stick idea.....
Replies: 23
Views: 750

Re: Carrot/Stick idea.....

Goals are a double-edged sword sometimes. The R5000 Audax goal is the genuinely challenging one of the goals I set myself for the season. It's not something that will just happen, I will have to make sure I plan ahead for what rides I'm doing so I make sure that I hit that distance. The problem is t...
by composite
Sat Dec 21, 2019 2:32 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Second city divide gpx
Replies: 19
Views: 557

Re: Second city divide gpx

"Second City Divide" ...but it starts in Manchester. :wink:

Who named this... the Manchester tourist board? :wink:
by composite
Fri Dec 20, 2019 1:21 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: "Broke Down" Farm By Afon Hengwm
Replies: 5
Views: 298

Re: "Broke Down" Farm By Afon Hengwm

I can't help with your request but I was coincidently looking at this very track today trying to decide if suitable for a gravel bike route or not. Decided from the satellite pics that I didn't like the look of a winter crossing of Afon Hengwm so routed around the other side of Nant-y-Moch. What is ...
by composite
Wed Dec 18, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Quick tip for those that use Relive and Gmail
Replies: 2
Views: 244

Re: Quick tip for those that use Relive and Gmail

Nice tip. I guess this would work for Vimeo as well which sends you an email to say your video has processed.

I've been going through my old Vimeo account lately watching my old bikepacking videos and it's been good to reminisce.
by composite
Mon Dec 16, 2019 12:56 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: What you doing next year?
Replies: 69
Views: 2268

Re: What you doing next year?

Ian wrote:
Mon Dec 16, 2019 12:26 am

Not much else planned, but wondered if there would be any interest in a group start on the Cambrian Trail?
Would love to give the off-road end to end another go. :)
by composite
Sun Dec 15, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: File under misc.
Replies: 7
Views: 425

Re: File under misc.

The trailer is well put together, that bodes well for the quality of the film. It certainly looks a shed load better than that Divide film with the messed up narrative.
by composite
Sun Dec 15, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Unsuitable bike for bike packing
Replies: 12
Views: 555

Re: Unsuitable bike for bike packing

slarge wrote:
Sun Dec 15, 2019 8:50 pm
I've never seen a yellow 3 speed shopper out bikepacking. It would be a showcase event for something like that :-bd
Wasn't it "on display" as a bikepacker at one of the BB events?
by composite
Sun Dec 15, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Diary of a Randonneur
Replies: 47
Views: 3066

Re: Diary of a Randonneur

Brevet 10 DIARY OF A RANDONNEUR – EPISODE 5 – KINGS, CASTLES, PRIESTS AND CHURCHES Ride Report and VLOG from the recent Kings, Castles, Priests and Churches 200km from Tewksbury. https://www.composite-projects.co.uk/2019/12/diary-of-a-randonneur-episode-5-kings-castles-priests-and-churches/ https://...
by composite
Fri Dec 13, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Routes
Topic: Cannock Gravel Route?
Replies: 3
Views: 438

Re: Cannock Gravel Route?

Can send you a loop I sometimes do Neil but there is one section that anytime of year gets boggy, other wise just follow the fire roads and see where you end up can't get lost your never far from either a bridle way sign or the blue route, it's a nice ride in from the canal over chase water then up...
by composite
Wed Dec 11, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Winter boots
Replies: 28
Views: 1117

Re: Winter boots

Also known as the sauna. Blimey - hope it's cold for those Audaxes Neil - and that you never need a poo I have real issues with getting cold feet. I mean I have ended up with frostnip on a BB200... I actually had a bit of my big toe turn yellow and fall off. :| In terms of dry feet though, if you d...
by composite
Wed Dec 11, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Winter boots
Replies: 28
Views: 1117

Re: Winter boots

Going to do a video on this soon as I think I have finally found a solution that works for me, but as a quick description: Northwave winter boots, neoprene ankle gaiters to seal your leg over the boot cuff so water doesn't run down your leg into the top. Then Overshoes. 3/4 length bibs so the wet le...
by composite
Mon Dec 09, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Revo/Redeye input/output brain fart
Replies: 16
Views: 555

Re: Revo/Redeye input/output brain fart

lune ranger wrote:
Mon Dec 09, 2019 1:28 am
I just changed how I was mounting the light from right way up to upside down. That plus being addled from a lack of sleep didn’t help.
This is how I ended up doing it as well... :oops:
by composite
Sun Dec 08, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Revo/Redeye input/output brain fart
Replies: 16
Views: 555

Re: Revo/Redeye input/output brain fart

I had this repair done by Exposure 2 weeks ago and it was £17. Normal turn around is apparently 5-6 working days. I asked if it was possible for it to be fast-tracked because I had plans to do a trip and they kindly obliged. They received it Thursday, I had it back Monday morning if memory serves. M...
by composite
Fri Dec 06, 2019 11:43 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What you doing next year?
Replies: 69
Views: 2268

Re: What you doing next year?

Off the top of my head... LEJOG1400 (UK end to end at randonnuer pace!) Bryan Chapman Memorial (Welsh end to end and back at randonnuer pace!) BB300 (at Stu's death march pace) Another 1000km+ Audax - possibly in Belgium and Netherlands dropping in to see friends to crash on their floors for a few h...
by composite
Fri Dec 06, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Diary of a Randonneur
Replies: 47
Views: 3066

Re: Diary of a Randonneur

Brevets 8 and 9 THE LONGEST MARCH 200 + RETURN DIARY OF A RANDONNUER – EPISODE 4 - BACK TO BACK DIY 200s https://www.composite-projects.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/episode4_video_thumbnail.png https://www.composite-projects.co.uk/2019/12/diary-of-a-randonnuer-episode-4-back-to-back-diy-200s/ Di...