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by Scud
Wed Jul 29, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: MontañasVacias Mapping Artwork Available
Replies: 22
Views: 441

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: 321

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: 464

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...
by Scud
Wed Jul 29, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: My Wahoo Dies 3 Days Before YD300!
Replies: 7
Views: 203

Re: My Wahoo Dies 3 Days Before YD300!

As per above, Wahoo doesn't like the battery being drained right down, if you leave it plugged in overnight it should be fine, if it still doesn't fire up then reset.
by Scud
Wed Jul 29, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Free bike service
Replies: 35
Views: 464

Re: Free bike service

Apparently the site crashed within first hour and has been down since.
by Scud
Tue Jul 28, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Who makes......
Replies: 10
Views: 409

Re: Who makes......

Wizard Works will do whatever you want, laced, roll top etc

https://wizard.works/pages/lead-times
by Scud
Tue Jul 28, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Sleeping bag or quilt with tiny pack size
Replies: 41
Views: 647

Re: Sleeping bag or quilt with tiny pack size

I have a Mountain Equipment Phantom Spark down bag, rated to -2, which with my Rab Superlight bivvy bag (not the smallest at all, but is Event and has attachment on top for a line so it holds mouth of bag open and away from face) and Neoair mat all fits inside an 8l bag including Exped inflatable pi...
by Scud
Tue Jul 28, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: MontañasVacias Mapping Artwork Available
Replies: 22
Views: 441

Re: MontañasVacias Mapping Artwork Available

I've not had registered on their site, just expressed an interest to you that i'd definitely like one please.
by Scud
Mon Jul 27, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Powdered Drink Mix
Replies: 40
Views: 390

Re: Powdered Drink Mix

I don't know quite what you mean, but it sounds a bit like the stuff you used to get in army rat pack? I'll see if i can get hold of some for you, if not, people often buy the ration packs for stuff and flog the sundries like the drink mix.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/274420264648
by Scud
Mon Jul 27, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Garmin
Replies: 17
Views: 512

Re: Garmin

Article this morning said it was a group called Evil Corp,russian hackers based in Taiwan, they have already caused over $100 million of damage to other companies, so US Government has them on black list and sanctions, meaning Garmin would be severely reprimanded if they did pay. Evil Corp does soun...
by Scud
Mon Jul 27, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Gatherings?
Replies: 48
Views: 867

Re: Gatherings?

I'm organising a fat bike ride here on North Norfolk coast, and i've just gone with what i feel is sensible and made sure everything is kept outdoors, i think rates of transmission with distancing outdoors are really low, it is when people are cooped up inside, the outbreaks in Leicester etc seem to...
by Scud
Fri Jul 24, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Goldilocks jersey
Replies: 4
Views: 198

Re: Goldilocks jersey

I love a merino jersey, so have ones from Endura, Alpkit and Torn, but by far the best one i've had in terms of durability and fit is a Specialized RBX one, not sure if they make them anymore, but a few on ebay new: https://www.bikeradar.com/reviews/clothing/jerseys/specialized-rbx-drirelase-merino-...
by Scud
Thu Jul 23, 2020 11:57 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Mitt recommendation?
Replies: 5
Views: 160

Re: Mitt recommendation?

Really like the Specialized Body Geometry ones.. in fact i tend to find their sizing really good for everything from shoes to helmets.
by Scud
Thu Jul 23, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: An observation.
Replies: 44
Views: 780

Re: An observation.

The comment really sorry was that to the marketeers that was were most mountain biking takes place at trail centres, they're marketing is to the disposable income, van driving, man mostly. We all know that it is the 20 year old on the Carrera that probably has the most talent and skill, but it is th...
by Scud
Thu Jul 23, 2020 9:27 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: An observation.
Replies: 44
Views: 780

Re: An observation.

I find all types of cycling goes through trends. 90% of "mountain biking" is actually done in trail centres, there the trend is to ride an e-bike for the marketeers. The trend for gravel/ adventure bikes has come along, nice marketable package, where you can put good looking people in plaid shirts a...
by Scud
Wed Jul 22, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Economical way to lower a bottle cage
Replies: 11
Views: 291

Re: Economical way to lower a bottle cage

Or you can use a Di2 external battery mount like this, can he had for under a tenner: https://www.fawkes-cycles.co.uk/7012/products/shimano-dura-ace-di2-mount-adapter.aspx?currency=GBP&chosenAttribute=SMBA01&gclid=CjwKCAjwx9_4BRAHEiwApAt0zpSkGzqZJ2yb0Wo0HBJE1uDB2usTmTrDPURUgvm2m4RxpLY34D5auBoCFlUQAv...
by Scud
Wed Jul 22, 2020 10:26 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: MontañasVacias Mapping Artwork Available
Replies: 22
Views: 441

Re: MontañasVacias Mapping Artwork Available

Hi Duncan Could you put me down for an A2 please, it is on our radar to ride having ridden one of their Italian routes and enjoyed it so much. Do you think that Spain will appreciate tourists at this time? What's the state of play over there at the moment, must of hit you hard? Paul. (we only met br...
by Scud
Wed Jul 22, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Van life 'wild camping' or not this September
Replies: 10
Views: 400

Re: Van life 'wild camping' or not this September

If you're planning on Scotland, have a look at Cameron McNeish's FB page, he posted something with his views and it has rumbled on all week, with many different opinions. Strangely i was looking into the legalities of alcohol and camper vans this week, i used to be an RTA lawyer and now work for an ...
by Scud
Mon Jul 20, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: NCN cuts
Replies: 23
Views: 669

Re: NCN cuts

As Scotroutes says above, i think people enjoy the signposting, i have Route 1 and 13 both going within a couple of miles of my house and ride sections as part of regular routes, and normally may see 1 or 2 other cyclists on a good warm day, with lockdown, they have become a way for new cyclists to ...
by Scud
Mon Jul 20, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: NCN cuts
Replies: 23
Views: 669

Re: NCN cuts

If they get rid of all tarmac routes where the roads are 40mph plus, then that would impact greatly on the routes near me in Norfolk, there is some great NCN routes here, very quiet and very little traffic, but they are rural roads, so have limit of 60mph, but you can ride for 50 miles and not see m...
by Scud
Fri Jul 17, 2020 2:31 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bum Butter
Replies: 19
Views: 336

Re: Bum Butter

I only tend to use it on the longer rides or the multi-day rides, i have a lot of scar tissue at the top of my legs, and have found Charlie's bum butter really good, antisceptic and thick enough that it says there all day.
by Scud
Fri Jul 17, 2020 10:03 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: GCN does bikepacking
Replies: 88
Views: 2026

Re: GCN does bikepacking

GCN have Manon Lloyd who is good on the road side and Katherine Moore on the off road side, Katherine does the Unpaved gravel/bikepacking podcast too, they used to have Jess (forgot her surname?) Very GCN video, lots of "enthusiasm", easy to knock, but without GCN or Red Bull, there would be no cycl...
by Scud
Wed Jul 15, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Mouse kills Lioness
Replies: 7
Views: 345

Re: Mouse kills Lioness

I had mice get through a box of caffeinated Science in Sport gels once, i like to think somewhere in my garage is a breed of amped up super-mice!
by Scud
Mon Jul 13, 2020 3:54 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: How often do you take a stove?
Replies: 38
Views: 762

Re: How often do you take a stove?

Nearly always and usually tiny gas stove as i'm inpatient and fits in mug with canister... I have to have at least 2 strong coffees on waking otherwise i'm just above amoeba on the evolutionary scales (and not too much further up after them...). Did find some half decent coffee bags recently after t...
by Scud
Mon Jul 13, 2020 9:33 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Garmin woes
Replies: 20
Views: 442

Re: Garmin woes

Don't use rice, makes no difference, best thing is cat litter or even better the little packets of silica you get in new shoes and tablets etc, or if anyone has a dehumidifier.