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by Scud
Tue Oct 27, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Festive 500 in a oner?
Replies: 38
Views: 844

Re: Festive 500 in a oner?

I've done one 500km from Newcastle to London in a oner for charity, that took me 19 1/2 hours... now if you can sit on a turbo trainer saddle for that length of time then all power to you, i had to fit a Brooks B17 to turbo for rides over 2 hours when having to isolate twice! I think they have had t...
by Scud
Fri Oct 23, 2020 10:10 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: shimano mw7 size wise
Replies: 18
Views: 170

Re: shimano mw7 size wise

i bought a pair of MW7 last week and say that they size a little big, in that i am a 44, and bought 44 and have room for Woolie Boolie merino thick socks, fine, i really like them, very comfortable and have stood up to mud and rain so far.
by Scud
Tue Oct 13, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Nighttime riding, fear and loathing.
Replies: 38
Views: 703

Re: Nighttime riding, fear and loathing.

I remember riding overnight on one of these charity rides, 250 miles from Manchester to London in 24 hour things, going through clubland in Coventry about 2am, when a girl clearly worse for wear and stood in the middle of the road, just looked flabbergasted and was pointing at me shouting "he's got ...
by Scud
Mon Oct 12, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Nighttime riding, fear and loathing.
Replies: 38
Views: 703

Re: Nighttime riding, fear and loathing.

I really enjoy riding in the dark, i do tend to fall back on a collection of regular routes though and don't try to much that is new, i leave that for weekends, but the dark often means you have thoughts to yourself, less traffic and where i live it turns into a nature ramble, often see deer, barn o...
by Scud
Tue Oct 06, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: norfolk
Replies: 9
Views: 417

Re: norfolk

Living in Norfolk for 7 years now, although from Portsmouth originally, we have never had an issue with anyone local riding the footpaths near us, as many are just farm tracks and link to bridleways and byways, and without regular use, many would easily become overgrown. The only time i have had an ...
by Scud
Fri Sep 18, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Rear Light recommendations
Replies: 21
Views: 381

Re: Rear Light recommendations

Been using one of these, very bright and best of all comes with 3 different mounts, so can easily mount to the stays below rear bag, or can clip onto the loop on back of most bags with the variety of mounts.

https://www.wiggle.co.uk/moon-nebula-rear-light-1
by Scud
Thu Sep 17, 2020 9:57 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Netherlands routes
Replies: 10
Views: 224

Re: Netherlands routes

@inreverse that made me chuckle, as an ex-rugby prop forward of a man, with hairy XXL gloved hands, it takes me two cups of coffee to get from amoeba to any where near Neanderthal, let alone human..
by Scud
Wed Sep 16, 2020 1:07 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Netherlands routes
Replies: 10
Views: 224

Re: Netherlands routes

Found the route for that one Hamish:

https://www.komoot.com/tour/259470882
by Scud
Wed Sep 16, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Netherlands routes
Replies: 10
Views: 224

Re: Netherlands routes

Thanks all.

hamish that looks the job, need to try and piece together their route and see if i can find them on Strava or similar
by Scud
Wed Sep 16, 2020 10:21 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Netherlands routes
Replies: 10
Views: 224

Re: Netherlands routes

I've ridden through it before but either to get to Belgium or France, and wandered if there were any interesting areas to explore, other than the cities themselves.. i do seem to be drawing a bit of a blank really!
by Scud
Wed Sep 16, 2020 10:07 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Netherlands routes
Replies: 10
Views: 224

Netherlands routes

I've a mate who is currently based in Hook of Holland as an engineer on a Saudi gin palace ship being built there and has suggested meeting up for a bivvy trip. He is very much a roadie but has treated himself to a BTwin gravel bike for knocking around on. Anyone know of any good off-road gravel rou...
by Scud
Wed Sep 09, 2020 12:32 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: An Englishman, An Aussie and a Canadian Walk into a Bar
Replies: 31
Views: 1253

Re: An Englishman, An Aussie and a Canadian Walk into a Bar

The 19 minutes stopped was from the bikepacking.com FB page, but as you say still very impressive..
by Scud
Wed Sep 09, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: An Englishman, An Aussie and a Canadian Walk into a Bar
Replies: 31
Views: 1253

Re: An Englishman, An Aussie and a Canadian Walk into a Bar

Been enjoying following it, looking at some of the images, really does look barren and some great gravel roads that follow the ridges and stay high.
by Scud
Tue Sep 08, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: An Englishman, An Aussie and a Canadian Walk into a Bar
Replies: 31
Views: 1253

Re: An Englishman, An Aussie and a Canadian Walk into a Bar

Just won by Lachlan Morton, 700km in 43 1/2 hours with a total of 19 minutes stopping!!
by Scud
Tue Sep 08, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: A very off topic plea for help
Replies: 86
Views: 8924

Re: A very off topic plea for help

Very sorry to hear that Dave, she certainly sounded a fighter, i enjoyed the challenge of trying to find the prettiest scenery postcard of the Norfolk coast and a slightly cheeky "seaside" old school card.
by Scud
Thu Aug 20, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: KS Lev dropper posts
Replies: 9
Views: 227

Re: KS Lev dropper posts

I can't comment on KS Lev. but got a Brand X from CRC in one of their sales, and so far it has been faultless, so much better than those daft Reverb. I stripped mine fine, not to service, but to add One Up components shims to reduce travel slightly, and no problems.
by Scud
Thu Aug 20, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Cambrian Eagle Mystery Solved
Replies: 37
Views: 1042

Re: Cambrian Eagle Mystery Solved

I'm the same, become a bit of a twitcher when it comes to birds of prey, always a sight when the buzzards and kites come over. When i used to commute to work at 6am, often used to have barn owl that would follow me for a bit and would always break off at the same field boundary, as if that was the e...
by Scud
Thu Aug 20, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Cambrian Eagle Mystery Solved
Replies: 37
Views: 1042

Re: Cambrian Eagle Mystery Solved

I'm lucky really most rides close to me in North Norfolk i will see a lot of Red Kites and usually a Buzzard, then as evenings draw in, a lot of barn and other owls. Strangely i was riding near Wells next the Sea a few weeks ago where i am friendly with the wardens (having been found sleeping in a h...
by Scud
Thu Aug 13, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: New bikepacking bags, Revelate, Apidura and Dirt BAGS
Replies: 5
Views: 288

Re: New bikepacking bags, Revelate, Apidura and Dirt BAGS

Dirt bags bag sold too..
by Scud
Thu Aug 13, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: New bikepacking bags, Revelate, Apidura and Dirt BAGS
Replies: 5
Views: 288

Re: New bikepacking bags, Revelate, Apidura and Dirt BAGS

Revelate Shrew and Restrap straps sold.

Psling - Dirtbags bag is yours if you'd like it mate - drop me an email pauljwhitlock at gmail.com thanks
by Scud
Thu Aug 13, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: New bikepacking bags, Revelate, Apidura and Dirt BAGS
Replies: 5
Views: 288

New bikepacking bags, Revelate, Apidura and Dirt BAGS

Seem to have amassed a collection of frame bags and some i've not used, went to upload pics to find i have reached max storage, so please message for images: - Brand new Apidura full frame bag - same as this one in medium (fits my 54cm Reilly spot on) - https://www.condorcycles.com/products/apidura-...
by Scud
Thu Aug 06, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Coffee bags or other options
Replies: 33
Views: 1215

Re: Coffee bags or other options

It was me above that mentioned the Sports Barista bags, unlike Taylors, they don't taste like a poor imitation of the ground coffee, they have 300g caffeine kick too, just make sure you leave in hot water for a good 3-4 mins.
by Scud
Wed Jul 29, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: MontañasVacias Mapping Artwork Available
Replies: 24
Views: 814

Re: MontañasVacias Mapping Artwork Available

No problem, I should read the whole post!
by Scud
Wed Jul 29, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Diversity in (road) Cycling report by Andy Edwards
Replies: 11
Views: 437

Re: Diversity in (road) Cycling report by Andy Edwards

I hope viewpoints will change, i joined the army at just shy of 18, served in Iraq and Afghanistan, and despite having made some lifelong mates, there were some appalling attitudes to others, in particular muslim men and woman, not by everyone, but it was pretty ingrained especially when stationed w...
by Scud
Wed Jul 29, 2020 3:20 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Free bike service
Replies: 35
Views: 824

Re: Free bike service

Got to agree with Ton to be honest.. Most of my riding is done on quiet rural roads linking up bridleways, the first 6-7 weeks were weird, normally i will never see another cyclist on bridleways, just the odd dog walker, i couldn't move for people walking, cycling and one occasion i think just plain...