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by Mpolo
Tue Jan 07, 2020 11:20 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What's in your hip flask?
Replies: 67
Views: 2838

Re: What's in your hip flask?

Calvados or cognac but we did get a taste for 7 year Havana Club a few years
by Mpolo
Sun Jan 05, 2020 9:39 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bikepacking Food & Snacks
Replies: 54
Views: 3075

Re: Bikepacking Food & Snacks

Dates, nuts, raisins all high in calories and potasium to help prevent cramp
by Mpolo
Fri Sep 27, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tyre Damage
Replies: 19
Views: 1251

Re: Tyre Damage

Sean the only times i have damaged tyres was on the island the flint does it. i sewed glued and patched them
by Mpolo
Fri Sep 27, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Full Mudgaurds?
Replies: 42
Views: 2837

Re: Full Mudgaurds?

A few options here if you have deep pockets
https://www.cyclingabout.com/list-fat-b ... ide-tires/
by Mpolo
Sat Apr 07, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: World's end
Replies: 12
Views: 1482

Re: World's end

I've been to Worlds End in Hampshire
by Mpolo
Wed Mar 14, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Brooks saddles
Replies: 35
Views: 2962

Re: Brooks saddles

Love my B17, we use beeswax softened with a bit of cooking oil instead of the proof stuff. i do go through phases of needing to tighten the nut almost every ride then several months without touching it no idea why
by Mpolo
Sun Feb 18, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: coffee bags
Replies: 19
Views: 1549

Re: coffee bags

we have been drinking tea while camping and taking coffee when we find a cafe. recently I'm drinking more coffee and have been thinking about the coffee conundrum with the minimum kit increase. I came across this http://www.tales-on-tyres.com/single-post/2016/12/18/The-Secret-Of-Prüttcafe i haven't ...
by Mpolo
Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Lightweight Trousers..
Replies: 22
Views: 2532

Re: Lightweight Trousers..

i wear endura humvee lite 3/4 length trousers with merino long johns if its cold
by Mpolo
Fri Nov 24, 2017 10:40 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tubeless repair strips
Replies: 11
Views: 1935

Re: Tubeless repair strips

the Decathalon job looks a lot like the one i bought to begin with, but when the 5 strips are gone where do you get the repair kit refil from?
by Mpolo
Fri Nov 24, 2017 8:02 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tubeless repair strips
Replies: 11
Views: 1935

Tubeless repair strips

I bought a tubeless repair kit a while ago and when Meraid got a gusher Sean kindly demonstrated the wonder of anchovies or dog turds, now just before we go on our annual Christmas trip i thought i better get somd more. £5 for 5 seemed a bit steep especially as i have the tool so i found some on eba...
by Mpolo
Sat Nov 11, 2017 11:20 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Hangers Made of Cheese
Replies: 11
Views: 2420

Re: Hangers Made of Cheese

doesn't look ripe enough
by Mpolo
Thu Mar 23, 2017 9:23 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Today's debate: Ultra Romance
Replies: 34
Views: 3472

Re: Today's debate: Ultra Romance

he makes a living from selling pipes
by Mpolo
Fri Mar 03, 2017 2:17 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Under slung fuel bottles?
Replies: 8
Views: 1498

Re: Under slung fuel bottles?

I've been carrying an mSR fuel bottle there for a while now without any damage
i have kept the fuel pump on the bottle and i was concerned about damaging the pump so Meraid made a hat for it which does a good job of keeping the dirt off.
by Mpolo
Wed Feb 01, 2017 8:00 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a Month 2017.
Replies: 665
Views: 145766

Re: Bivvy a Month 2017.

no its warmer next to the sea since water temperature is 6.7 degrees c. (as long as there is not much wind)
there was less frost
by Mpolo
Thu Jan 12, 2017 6:07 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Shorts? Pants? Trousers?
Replies: 20
Views: 852

Re: Shorts? Pants? Trousers?

Merino boxers, waterproof shorts and gaiters when its wet, long johns under if its cold, 3/4 thin enduras if its hot, keeps the sun off the knees. for the recenit Morocco trip the 3/4s all the time and a spare pair for off the bike they pack so small and the long johns under higher up.
by Mpolo
Thu Dec 29, 2016 10:20 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: So.... Morocco....
Replies: 28
Views: 2505

Re: So.... Morocco....

been having a great time we are in Tarroudant staying with Said for a few days before a ride to inezgane for the bus back to Marakesh
by Mpolo
Sun Dec 25, 2016 9:12 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: So, what did he bring you?
Replies: 28
Views: 2140

Re: So, what did he bring you?

an ice cold day 55 miles and 4500ft of climbing
tagine for my christmas dinner and lamb cutlets for Meraid and a bed for the night feeling lucky
by Mpolo
Sat Dec 24, 2016 10:08 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Christmas plans
Replies: 23
Views: 2516

Re: Christmas plans

something like this over the next few days
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/18173835
by Mpolo
Mon Dec 12, 2016 10:58 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: So.... Morocco....
Replies: 28
Views: 2505

Re: So.... Morocco....

i think it was about 20-30€ for collection from the airport for buying meths we had to ask and someone went off to get it. it is called alcool a bruler you can try in hardware shops or pharmacies. it came in heineken bottles. we're down south in Tissint, east of Foum Zguid at the moment having a gre...
by Mpolo
Sat Nov 12, 2016 3:04 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: So.... Morocco....
Replies: 28
Views: 2505

Re: So.... Morocco....

yes please Dan
by Mpolo
Sat Nov 12, 2016 11:22 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: So.... Morocco....
Replies: 28
Views: 2505

Re: So.... Morocco....

http://www.island-olaf.de/travel/marokko/gps.html
for mapping but openstreet map is good also
Sahara overland has some good routes which i am using and well locations
by Mpolo
Fri Nov 11, 2016 8:16 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: So.... Morocco....
Replies: 28
Views: 2505

Re: So.... Morocco....

What sort of temperatures should I expect day and night? high up could be well below 0 at night and daytime at sea level could be 25 Wild camping an issue? no but there are people everywhere so ask and don't expect privacy, you are likely to be invited to stay in someones house Need to take loads of...
by Mpolo
Wed Nov 09, 2016 8:44 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: So.... Morocco....
Replies: 28
Views: 2505

Re: So.... Morocco....

by Mpolo
Tue Nov 08, 2016 9:10 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: BBC2 7.30 tonight
Replies: 12
Views: 790

Re: BBC2 7.30 tonight

did anyone count the number of times epic was mentioned and i lost count of the bike changes
disapointed
by Mpolo
Tue Nov 08, 2016 9:08 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: So.... Morocco....
Replies: 28
Views: 2505

Re: So.... Morocco....

i would go for Agadir as its a bit warmer and drier you will certainly do a load of road riding but there is also plenty of off road which is way more interesting we have done a few trips and are going again this christmas have a look at http://www.farawayvisions.com/bikepacking-route-agadir-to-ouar...