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by Dave Barter
Sat Jun 19, 2021 10:03 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTD - light tarp, shaped - anything going?
Replies: 12
Views: 232

Re: WTD - light tarp, shaped - anything going?

James I can sell you my cape with an inner and poles for a decent price as the Big Agnes will do me for now
by Dave Barter
Sat Jun 19, 2021 5:19 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTD: ancient MTB stuff
Replies: 14
Views: 205

Re: WTD: ancient MTB stuff

One of the conversational rabbit warrens Reg and I wandered down the other night in the pub was caving and carbide head torches :-bd ... ...which led to carbide bicycle lamps for the skip bike :cool: . Looks ace. And it only takes a couple of minutes to switch it on :lol: . https://m.youtube.com/wa...
by Dave Barter
Sat Jun 19, 2021 5:06 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Any bike tarts or super Googlers present (Campagnolo content)
Replies: 3
Views: 135

Any bike tarts or super Googlers present (Campagnolo content)

Some of you may have heard of the passing of Mark Reilly recently. I'm rebuilding my Omega road bike that he built for me as a tribute and trying to get it as bang on as when I first bought it. I need a Super Record 11 speed cassette with cogs 12-29 to finish it off. The hills round here need the 29...
by Dave Barter
Fri Jun 18, 2021 10:13 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Yay, it's cheery Friday.
Replies: 1933
Views: 168395

Re: Yay, it's cheery Friday.

"Dee Wright first off mark after Welsh husband upgrade legislation passed into law"
by Dave Barter
Thu Jun 17, 2021 10:27 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What are you listening to now?
Replies: 596
Views: 28045

Re: What are you listening to now?

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Thu Jun 17, 2021 9:22 pm
Dee introduced me to Alestorm today ... kinda pirate metal.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ggyC0FOzqHM
See page 22 of thread :-bd
by Dave Barter
Wed Jun 16, 2021 1:40 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Completing the holy trinity of sleep success
Replies: 17
Views: 303

Re: Completing the holy trinity of sleep success

What on earth are you lot doing helping Duncan sleep longer? Think of the additional sound pollution
by Dave Barter
Tue Jun 15, 2021 8:58 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Wildlife
Replies: 329
Views: 21649

Re: Wildlife

Every year we get seagulls nesting on our roof. I’ve come to love these birds, so hardy, tenacious and amazing parents. This year I set up a time lapse camera to show how the mother just sits there caring for her eggs in all weathers. You can tell when they hatch as her wings spread. https://m.youtu...
by Dave Barter
Mon Jun 14, 2021 10:51 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Big Agnes tent experts......
Replies: 21
Views: 487

Re: Big Agnes tent experts......

That's what I thought. You can't do it without footprint and TBH I did not need it in the places I camped.
by Dave Barter
Mon Jun 14, 2021 8:32 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Big Agnes tent experts......
Replies: 21
Views: 487

Re: Big Agnes tent experts......

Thanks folks. I think I'd go for a Tiger Wall, but they don't do a 1 person bike version. Copper Spur UL1 bike is looking best just now. I know Alan G rates his Fly Creek Dave. The only downside is that you have to put the inner up first - If they can be pitched in 'fast fly' mode, it's surely poss...
by Dave Barter
Mon Jun 14, 2021 7:14 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Big Agnes tent experts......
Replies: 21
Views: 487

Re: Big Agnes tent experts......

I know Dave has one and would appear to love it - literally I believe. You are right. I’m just back from a trip in the Scottish mountains and used my Fly Creek UL1. Kept the wind and midges out with room for me to sit up and also a big vestibule for my rucksack and boots. The only downside is that ...
by Dave Barter
Sat Jun 12, 2021 3:48 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: BB200/300 - 2021
Replies: 7
Views: 154

Re: BB200/300 - 2021

Same. Clashes with our planned Scotland holiday
by Dave Barter
Sat Jun 12, 2021 11:06 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: 3LW - problems?
Replies: 58
Views: 2154

Re: 3LW - problems?

Ask Stu about his custom map...
by Dave Barter
Fri Jun 11, 2021 5:45 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Rigs (NOT bikes) of the tour divide
Replies: 83
Views: 1440

Re: Rigs (NOT bikes) of the tour divide

I think the lawyers would be knocking on Matt Lee’s door 😀
by Dave Barter
Fri Jun 11, 2021 8:16 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Rigs (NOT bikes) of the tour divide
Replies: 83
Views: 1440

Re: Rigs (NOT bikes) of the tour divide

GregMay wrote:
Thu Jun 10, 2021 9:55 pm
woodsmith wrote:
Thu Jun 10, 2021 9:06 pm

Iit's the Tour Divide, there are no medals for anyone.
I got a very nice top cap from Salsa that I made into a medal....that sorta counted?
I got a sticker from Jeff Sharpe
by Dave Barter
Thu Jun 10, 2021 9:17 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Rigs (NOT bikes) of the tour divide
Replies: 83
Views: 1440

Re: Rigs (NOT bikes) of the tour divide

Racing doesn't only take place right at the pointy end. :wink:
This.
by Dave Barter
Thu Jun 10, 2021 5:58 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Recommend me a new hardtail
Replies: 40
Views: 662

Re: Recommend me a new hardtail

My Canyon Exceed CFR ticks your boxes but a little over budget. I bought it built up for £2.5k but sadly no frame only
by Dave Barter
Thu Jun 10, 2021 5:51 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Rigs (NOT bikes) of the tour divide
Replies: 83
Views: 1440

Re: Rigs (NOT bikes) of the tour divide

No stove
by Dave Barter
Thu Jun 10, 2021 5:19 pm
Forum: Routes
Topic: Train advice, king Alfred way
Replies: 6
Views: 260

Re: Train advice, king Alfred way

Don’t do this ... but .,. I’ve blagged onto many GWR trains. They never ever check in my experience and just want to get the train off the platform. This is not a guarantee but never be scared to confidently pile into the bike carriage/space with a bike. Attach an old train ticket to it, I’ve never ...
by Dave Barter
Thu Jun 10, 2021 5:10 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Rigs (NOT bikes) of the tour divide
Replies: 83
Views: 1440

Re: Rigs (NOT bikes) of the tour divide

Surely it is fine to comment on bikes suitability entered into a race? If Bolt turned up at the start line in Sports Direct trackies and pumps there’d be something to say.

Fair play to all who toe the line especially this year as I think it’s going to be weird.
by Dave Barter
Wed Jun 09, 2021 9:56 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: MSR Trailshot
Replies: 20
Views: 351

Re: MSR Trailshot

Cheers Luke let’s meet up soon
by Dave Barter
Wed Jun 09, 2021 9:24 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: MSR Trailshot
Replies: 20
Views: 351

Re: MSR Trailshot

Thanks all. I feel I am in the Luke quandary as it’s not going to be the best of both worlds.

Bob I’ve seen some reviews also moaning at the number of pumps required to get a litre.

Hmmmm
by Dave Barter
Wed Jun 09, 2021 7:57 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: MSR Trailshot
Replies: 20
Views: 351

MSR Trailshot

I’ve just finished another section of the Cape Wrath trail by self supported backpacking. I filtered my water using a Sawyer Microfilter with the squeeze bag system. I found filling the bag a pita in many circumstances where streams were low. Would the trailshot be better? It looks like it should dr...
by Dave Barter
Wed Jun 09, 2021 7:30 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: B150
Replies: 23
Views: 435

Re: B150

redefined_cycles wrote:
Sat Jun 05, 2021 11:40 pm
So where's the time's for the Cambrian Trail that Matt recently got the FKT (fastest known time) for? Are they under Stus floorboards or something
http://transcambrianitt.blogspot.com/p/times.html?m=0
by Dave Barter
Wed Jun 09, 2021 6:36 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The WRT 2021 mini movie
Replies: 17
Views: 377

Re: The WRT 2021 mini movie

Great video Jon. Anyone else feel nauseas after 0:56?
by Dave Barter
Wed Jun 09, 2021 6:06 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Rigs (NOT bikes) of the tour divide
Replies: 83
Views: 1440

Re: Rigs (NOT bikes) of the tour divide

Some of those setups are .... interesting. Considering they're going to miss the worst part of the ride (weather wise) there are a lot of people probably carrying way too much kit! No Wall, no Koko Claims and no CDT. So the big hike-a-bikes are gone. Guess they’re all adding sandals and deckchairs ...