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by Dave Barter
Fri Jan 22, 2021 12:04 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Running watch
Replies: 7
Views: 75

Re: Running watch

Garmin Instinct user here, wear it as my day today watch and find it perfect as a running watch.

Edit: will only get down to your budget on a very special offer or second hand
by Dave Barter
Fri Jan 22, 2021 9:27 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 9289
Views: 1052426

Re: The post man's been ...

I received an Akai MPK today and project lockdown Alien Sex Fiend cover has begun I had to google that to find out what it is, the Akai not Alien Sex Fiend. Is the cover going to be a musical rendition or the album artwork as per last lock-down? If it's the artwork, and remembering their outfits, y...
by Dave Barter
Thu Jan 21, 2021 11:25 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 9289
Views: 1052426

Re: The post man's been ...

I received an Akai MPK today and project lockdown Alien Sex Fiend cover has begun
by Dave Barter
Wed Jan 20, 2021 9:22 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Be careful out there
Replies: 26
Views: 625

Re: Be careful out there

Get well soon Hux’s wife.
by Dave Barter
Tue Jan 19, 2021 10:26 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Future plans.....??
Replies: 28
Views: 413

Re: Future plans.....??

I just want one night in my new Big Agnes ffs
by Dave Barter
Tue Jan 19, 2021 4:16 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Pinnacle Ramin 3+: tell me everything
Replies: 31
Views: 480

Re: Pinnacle Ramin 3+: tell me everything

I understand Stu likes his except that its not steel and that Dave (sweary) reported on his at Phased but that link is dead. I'm soon to be the proud owner of one. Mainly cos I like to check out the frames that everyone else says are legendary and make up my own mind. Doubt I'll love it more than m...
by Dave Barter
Tue Jan 19, 2021 2:59 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The top 100 free to watch outdoor films.
Replies: 11
Views: 318

Re: The top 100 free to watch outdoor films.

pistonbroke wrote:
Tue Jan 19, 2021 2:57 pm
Watched the Dark Peak Fell Runners film to see if I knew anyone, which I did. Got me to thinking, we haven't heard from Ian Fitz for a long time, anyone know what he's up to?
He is still out and about posting photos on Instagram
by Dave Barter
Mon Jan 18, 2021 12:43 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 9289
Views: 1052426

Re: The post man's been ...

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Mon Jan 18, 2021 12:40 pm
A new flask. It was expensive as flasks go but I'm hoping it'll prevent the bitter disappointment of discovering your brew's cold on some desolate hill-top after four hours of wild anticipation.
Which one? Very interested
by Dave Barter
Sun Jan 17, 2021 8:06 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 9289
Views: 1052426

Re: The post man's been ...

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Sun Jan 17, 2021 6:28 pm
If I ever had a bath, then I'm sure we'd share the water. :wink:
I remember 1976
by Dave Barter
Sun Jan 17, 2021 7:03 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: K2 without O2...
Replies: 34
Views: 818

Re: K2 without O2...

@jameso you got a link please?? Being lazy to simply google that reference you provided :smile: It's on Amazon Prime, dunno about Youtube sorry! I'll be looking that up tomorrow morning. I like a mountain film to start the day :grin: Ta. I watched it today. It’s a good film without the usual hype a...
by Dave Barter
Fri Jan 15, 2021 7:31 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Lock-down projects
Replies: 114
Views: 5577

Re: Lock-down projects

All this Toyah talk reminded me of a page I ripped out of Punks Not Dead as a youth and had on my bedroom wall

https://archive.org/details/punksnotdea ... 7/mode/2up

And blimey there it is on page 28
by Dave Barter
Fri Jan 15, 2021 12:11 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Viewranger discontinued, replaced with Outdoor Active
Replies: 49
Views: 1105

Re: Viewranger discontinued, replaced with Outdoor Active

There is a way of getting the entire OS GB map free at 1:50 and 1:25k from OS themselves using their new data hub api. I have built a proof of concept route planner using it. I can display OS and OSM maps within it. I need a few more months to release it but in the meantime if you can use QGIS then ...
by Dave Barter
Thu Jan 14, 2021 10:17 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Mapping Article by Guy Kesteven ("Mapsturbation")
Replies: 35
Views: 527

Re: Mapping Article by Guy Kesteven ("Mapsturbation")

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Thu Jan 14, 2021 9:24 pm
"Artisan route planning"
Does that mean that those of us who spend too much time looking at maps, are now hipsters? :???:
mapsters
by Dave Barter
Thu Jan 14, 2021 9:06 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Mapping Article by Guy Kesteven ("Mapsturbation")
Replies: 35
Views: 527

Re: Mapping Article by Guy Kesteven ("Mapsturbation")

"Artisan route planning"

Get in the sea ;-)
by Dave Barter
Thu Jan 14, 2021 5:24 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 9289
Views: 1052426

Re: The post man's been ...

I sent my TraceR back to Exposure as water had got into circuit board. It was returned to today with new board in it, no charge. Great service as always
by Dave Barter
Thu Jan 14, 2021 10:54 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Wahoo element roam. please explain....
Replies: 14
Views: 335

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

cyclestreets is one that i was thinking of. it gives you 3 options ?? Yes ton. I always pick the quietest route export it as GPX and then tinker about with it myself. No matter what anyone tells you a GPS/routing algorithm will always have flaws. You should NEVER trust it 100% as it is basically Sa...
by Dave Barter
Thu Jan 14, 2021 9:20 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Taking a knife to a gunfight.
Replies: 59
Views: 973

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.
by Dave Barter
Wed Jan 13, 2021 6:57 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: OT: Recommend me a good C25K app
Replies: 13
Views: 158

Re: OT: Recommend me a good C25K app

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Wed Jan 13, 2021 4:52 pm
What? Is Dave's post a curve ball or do you plug those shoes in?
I’m a straight to wicket man
by Dave Barter
Wed Jan 13, 2021 4:51 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Today's Run
Replies: 25
Views: 573

Re: Today's Run

Just back from 8.5 miles cross country with hills. I ran hard and managed to go under 8 minute mile average for the first time in 20 years which felt great. Got home and uploaded to Strava, next guy in my feed had run the coast path....28 miles!! Wonder what Pritti would say about that?
by Dave Barter
Wed Jan 13, 2021 3:20 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Wahoo element roam. please explain....
Replies: 14
Views: 335

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

I would never trust a GPS unit to give the "best" cycle route. Websites such as Cyclestreets or cycle.travel have much better data to make that decision. I use these to create a GPX which I load onto my GPS
by Dave Barter
Wed Jan 13, 2021 2:52 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: OT: Recommend me a good C25K app
Replies: 13
Views: 158

Re: OT: Recommend me a good C25K app

SALOMON Speedcross 4 GTX are the shoes I use for road and slop and have been very impressed.
by Dave Barter
Wed Jan 13, 2021 9:44 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Punctures and brakes
Replies: 26
Views: 391

Re: Punctures and brakes

Is it possible that you didn't remove the offending object when you punctured? A tip is to run a tissue paper around the inside of the tyre. It will snag on anything sharp, leaving an obvious bit of tissue and then you'll see what needs to be removed. Not always the easiest when it's dark/cold/wet....
by Dave Barter
Tue Jan 12, 2021 10:33 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: "local"? Ask Boris :-)
Replies: 44
Views: 1050

Re: "local"? Ask Boris :-)

If anyone can remember the Liverpool scandal when he dissed the area as having a victim culture and then had to massively backpedal and apologise. Well I was running the RUSS Appeal Air Ambulance charity at the time and we were donated a Liverpool shirt to auction. I sent it to Boris and asked him t...
by Dave Barter
Sun Jan 10, 2021 7:27 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Virtual Winter Event 2021
Replies: 35
Views: 620

Re: Virtual Winter Event 2021

My set of grid refs would have seen me use a ferry and also head up onto Dartmoor. Devon police have said several times in the media that they are looking to turn away visitors and only residents should *really* be exercising on the moor. I also remember the "locals only" signs on two shops. To be f...
by Dave Barter
Sat Jan 09, 2021 5:00 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Virtual Winter Event 2021
Replies: 35
Views: 620

Re: Virtual Winter Event 2021

Brilliant Jeff had you been there before? I'm running to two of yours tomorrow
Dave