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by composite
Wed Jul 15, 2020 1:05 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Garmin, what's the future hold?
Replies: 9
Views: 192

Re: Garmin, what's the future hold?

Mariner wrote:
Tue Jul 14, 2020 9:11 pm
perhaps voice activated?
I did wonder about that as my GorPro has voice commands. Can't be that far off surely.
by composite
Wed Jul 15, 2020 12:59 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Basketpacking ... anyone?
Replies: 11
Views: 201

Re: Basketpacking ... anyone?

I guess most of you old farts don't use Reddit but https://www.reddit.com/r/xbiking/ has this sort of stuff come up all the time. :grin:
by composite
Tue Jul 14, 2020 8:40 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: New Shimano Deore XT Cassette and Derailleur
Replies: 4
Views: 233

Re: New Shimano Deore XT Cassette and Derailleur

Rear mech arrived yesterday. Cheers. :smile:
by composite
Sat Jul 11, 2020 10:34 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Veloviewer map - explorer tiles
Replies: 658
Views: 55091

Re: Veloviewer map - explorer tiles

sean_iow wrote:
Sat Jul 11, 2020 9:09 pm
So thanks to Neil for the inspiration.
Saw the post, thought of you! :grin:

By the way, I feel like most of my square hunting routes look like yours. Here's a pic of tomorrows spaghetti.

Image
by composite
Sat Jul 11, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Veloviewer map - explorer tiles
Replies: 658
Views: 55091

Re: Veloviewer map - explorer tiles

In other square hunting news, we went for a walk today and I collected 1 single new square. Probably the only square I will ever specifcally aim to get on a walk. :smile:
by composite
Sat Jul 11, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Veloviewer map - explorer tiles
Replies: 658
Views: 55091

Re: Veloviewer map - explorer tiles

Those leaderboard screen shots, I notice in both of them for the years 'All' is not ticked. It only shows 2020 and 2019 but there may be other years ticked. You need to tick all to make sure all your historic tiles are included. Sean you are reading it backwards mate. The blue button is what is sel...
by composite
Fri Jul 10, 2020 10:19 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Veloviewer map - explorer tiles
Replies: 658
Views: 55091

Re: Veloviewer map - explorer tiles

There’s a German(?) chap on the same amount, has claimed squares in the middle of 2 lakes I read about a few guys in Europe somewhere who were big square hunters that were all missing the same few squares in the middle of some lake. They teamed up to get a dingy on the go and all paddled out togeth...
by composite
Wed Jul 08, 2020 10:47 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: My Book’s Kickstarter goes live 7 July.
Replies: 14
Views: 477

Re: My Book’s Kickstarter goes live 7 July.

Shut up and take my money! :smile:
by composite
Wed Jul 08, 2020 10:40 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: anyone run any chris king stuff?
Replies: 35
Views: 702

Re: anyone run any chris king stuff?

Got a Chris King Headset. Used it maybe 5 or 6 years, never changed the bearing still as new as far as I'm concerned. Is it good value? I guess I'll tell you in another 5 years.
by composite
Sun Jul 05, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Pillows
Replies: 42
Views: 762

Re: Pillows

cold, wet and miserable .... any nob can achieve that. :-bd Oi, I've put a lot of effort in to achieving that :lol: I also have a length of elastic on mine that goes under the mat and helps hold it in place. When I read "length of elastic" I immediately thought of it running around your face below ...
by composite
Sun Jul 05, 2020 1:32 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Pillows
Replies: 42
Views: 762

Re: Pillows

This is a different colour to the one I have but its basically the same.
https://www.decathlon.co.uk/air-basic-p ... 55369.html

Can't go wrong for a fiver. :grin:
by composite
Sun Jul 05, 2020 1:47 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: The Acepac luggage I mentioned.
Replies: 32
Views: 1006

Re: The Acepac luggage I mentioned.

Got the tool roll today and seems good. Serving its purpose of keeping the tools tidy in the frame bag. Once I get a new smaller pump I'll be able to strap it to the seat post and leave the frame bag at home for shorter rides. Cheers Stu. :smile:
by composite
Sat Jul 04, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Do I need an Exposure (6 pack Race or Diablo)
Replies: 20
Views: 369

Re: Do I need an Exposure (6 pack Race or Diablo)

I really like my Diablo. I use it as a helmet light in conjunction with the Exposure Revo dynamo light on the bars. I also use it as a bar light for summer evening rides when I'm expecting to get back early enough not to need lights but have one with me just in case. Their customer service is vaguel...
by composite
Sat Jul 04, 2020 12:40 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: New Shimano Deore XT Cassette and Derailleur
Replies: 4
Views: 233

Re: New Shimano Deore XT Cassette and Derailleur

Is the rear mech 9 speed?

If so I'll take it.
by composite
Fri Jul 03, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 463
Views: 25871

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

J Hopefully this will be the last under the emergency rules if we're allowed out overnight from the 4th July, fingers crossed. I think I'm going to try to make a return to BAM in July! I guess it must be almost 5 years!!! :shock: since I have bivvied. WOW writing that out has made me kinda sad that...
by composite
Fri Jul 03, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What are you listening to now?
Replies: 180
Views: 2383

Re: What are you listening to now?

Doc Scott recently put out this 1994-2001 remasted 31 Records release. Skip straight to "Shadow Boxing" for the reason to buy this. :grin: The whole thing is a chopped up breaks extravaganza as was the old skool style. https://thirtyonerecordings.bandcamp.com/album/1994-2001-remastered?fbclid=IwAR3...
by composite
Fri Jul 03, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What are you listening to now?
Replies: 180
Views: 2383

Re: What are you listening to now?

It's like any genre there's a ton of niches within techno. Maybe you've just not found the niche you click into. Well, I can safely say that it's deep minimal techno that I like. Nothing to melodic or any big synths, I like the space between the sounds. :smile: I feel like I educated myself about d...
by composite
Fri Jul 03, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: What are you listening to now?
Replies: 180
Views: 2383

Re: What are you listening to now?

Nice, had a scan through that mix... up later. The Dave Clarke Essential Mix 93 is an all time classic. Youtube popped this up, techno perfected = https://youtu.be/eLtnhsLwSZE It kind of does almost nothing, but is so effective - youtube doesn't do it much justice though :-bd yep, needs to be blast...
by composite
Fri Jul 03, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: What are you listening to now?
Replies: 180
Views: 2383

Re: What are you listening to now?

There were tunes like this though ... https://youtu.be/aCFKCpjPblU That tingling intro and a whole room starting to bounce when the drums start, simple + effective. Origin Unkown made a lot of good music then and was before Ram Records started pumping out generic jump up. I always found that "Truly...
by composite
Thu Jul 02, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What are you listening to now?
Replies: 180
Views: 2383

Re: What are you listening to now?

the old stuff. "Old" stuff? Hah! This is old D&B, 1962: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V1J89zpFr1c . It's even called "Rave" decades before your lot thought the term up :grin: :wink: :wink: . I've just dug the EP out and had a listen with bass turned up to 11 and it shook some bricks out of the ch...
by composite
Thu Jul 02, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What are you listening to now?
Replies: 180
Views: 2383

Re: What are you listening to now?

I missed out on jungle at the time (was far too deep in techno got a mountain of that myself) but am gradually making up for it. I Bloody love the gnarly stuff, Lemon d and dillinja being favourites, and stuff from the early days too: https://youtu.be/BQFXneSROf8 I have a few drum & bass releases o...
by composite
Thu Jul 02, 2020 3:29 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: What are you listening to now?
Replies: 180
Views: 2383

Re: What are you listening to now?

Oh yes, +1 for GoGo Penguin - really, really good stuff! For d&b fans, try this out: https://open.spotify.com/track/4wcmz9Q2URxdUL61dXpNW1?si=dpTZD0cBT0ykz9EznY6PTw Oh yes!! https://img.buzzfeed.com/buzzfeed-static/static/2014-01/enhanced/webdr02/10/9/anigif_original-grid-image-13523-1389363789-10....
by composite
Thu Jul 02, 2020 3:22 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Wales open
Replies: 27
Views: 1045

Re: Wales open

I really want the BB to happen as well. Although I have done shed loads of riding in the last year or so since I have been back at it, the BB300 would mark a return to off-road long distance riding. The event generally has a special place in my heart as my first off-road long distance ITT back in 20...
by composite
Sun Jun 28, 2020 6:36 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Veloviewer map - explorer tiles
Replies: 658
Views: 55091

Re: Veloviewer map - explorer tiles

Don't think I will expand mine into Brum in a hurry, so more interested in drawing pretty pictures with my cluster now. Hoping to link up to all those lovely Welsh off road bits come Jul 4th I was looking at my cluster only this week. I did a trip to see my Nan in March, Cambridgeshire, before she ...
by composite
Sun Jun 28, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Black Gore Shakedry Alternative
Replies: 30
Views: 726

Re: Black Gore Shakedry Alternative

I have a pro-vis gilet which I bought for evening riding and although is amazingly reflective I was disappointed with just how non-breathable it is. I only use it for commuting now and it does that job very well. I have the Shake Dry and would certainly agree that it is head and shoulders the best p...