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by Scud
Thu Mar 12, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: I did not sleep well that night.
Replies: 21
Views: 962

Re: I did not sleep well that night.

On Torino-Nice Rally a few years ago with Wriggles from this parish, we slept in the Napoleonic fort on the penultimate night, and had this tame fox that stole some of his food, it was really tame and kept coming back round looking for snacks. I woke up a few times with it not far from me, and ended...
by Scud
Wed Mar 11, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Self Isolation
Replies: 62
Views: 1462

Re: Self Isolation

I must admit i have been pretty flippant about it especially living in Norfolk with no cases yet and working in a small office of 14, especially when i saw a guy last night coming out of Tesco with 2 slabs of coke in cans, a whole cardboard tray of Pot Noodles, 2 slabs of Carling, beans, soup and th...
by Scud
Tue Mar 10, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: anyone else proper had enough of the weather?
Replies: 37
Views: 857

Re: anyone else proper had enough of the weather?

I'm in North Norfolk where the lack of elevation means we get some great headwinds, and we don't have the slopes for the water falling on the fields to really drain away other than drainage ditches, and they've been full for months, so now it just runs down the roads. Seem to be cycling in a constan...
by Scud
Mon Mar 09, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The story behind your BB name (and whats your usual form of address)
Replies: 152
Views: 2954

Re: The story behind your BB name (and whats your usual form of address)

Another ex-squaddie who served in Iraq, but Scud comes from being a messy bugger not to good at squaring kit away, and there was a headline in a paper that said "scuds make a real mess" or something similar and it just stuck..

Real name's Paul..
by Scud
Mon Mar 09, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Le Fabuleux - "Somewhere near Liege"
Replies: 3
Views: 143

Re: Le Fabuleux - "Somewhere near Liege"

Having ridden this route last year - https://bikepacking.com/routes/ardennes-arbalete/ that started and finished in Liege, there really is some great riding around there, helped by there also being some great beer and custard tart pastries...
by Scud
Fri Mar 06, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: International book day
Replies: 51
Views: 944

Re: International book day

Just finished a brilliant book, Samurai William, about the first englishman to make it to Japan in the early 1600's, it is the very descriptive, engrossing way it is written and the "truth being more strange than fiction" nature of the story, really liked it: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Samurai-William...
by Scud
Fri Feb 21, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: How did I miss this - cycling weekly.
Replies: 9
Views: 406

Re: How did I miss this - cycling weekly.

That website would be fine, but its got more "pop-ups" than an old peoples home with a bag of viagra.....
by Scud
Fri Feb 21, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: what defines a good nights bivi
Replies: 22
Views: 633

Re: what defines a good nights bivi

I'd day 80% of nights under stars have been local, started on my own and have gradually dragged mates into it, and occasionally their kids. Some are purely to get away from it, i live 10 miles from a stunning coastline and sandy beaches with some great viewpoints in the trees behind, usually to be o...
by Scud
Thu Feb 20, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Wildcamping spots - the 8 best.
Replies: 45
Views: 1401

Re: Wildcamping spots - the 8 best.

I think there is a real Catch-22 here, whilst that Red Bull article is a poorly written list by someone who has not been there, they sponsor and feed money into so many sports that would never receive TV time or even exist without them, downhill mountain biking, snowboarding etc. The other is, that ...
by Scud
Thu Feb 20, 2020 1:22 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Tour Aotearoa 2020
Replies: 5
Views: 842

Re: Tour Aotearoa 2020

Very jealous, was just reading more about route the other day and it looks ace.
by Scud
Thu Feb 20, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: non cyclist cycling clothing
Replies: 13
Views: 555

Re: non cyclist cycling clothing

Vulpine do a lot of non-cycling looking clothing, even down to a Harrngton jacket. A lot of new Endura stuff is good too and is "proper" sizing, i have plain merino tops and primaloft jacket from them.
by Scud
Thu Feb 20, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Atlas Mountain Race.
Replies: 177
Views: 5739

Re: Atlas Mountain Race.

In reply to Alpinum above - obviously i do hope that there is nothing stronger than caffeine and ibuprofen involved, some people can survive on less sleep than others. I'm an ex-squaddie and have gone 4 days with less than 4-5 hours sleep, it's not good for you and is a lot easier when young, now i ...
by Scud
Thu Feb 20, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Atlas Mountain Race.
Replies: 177
Views: 5739

Re: Atlas Mountain Race.

On the pros crossing over in to gravel/bikepacking/ adventure racing, i think there is going to be a large crossover the next few years, Ian Boswell has left the World Tour to take up gravel races this year, and on the flip side, Colin Strickland who won Dirty Kanza was offered a World Tour place wi...
by Scud
Thu Feb 20, 2020 11:01 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Fatfighters 2020
Replies: 88
Views: 2063

Re: Fatfighters 2020

Count me in... Already been on it this year, started at 107.8kg and down to 104.1 this morning, ideally want to get as close to 90kg as i can, as for me that is skinny.... Been following this program for mountain bikers, 2 lots of weights work, 2 lots of intervals and a metabolic circuit each week, ...
by Scud
Wed Feb 19, 2020 3:37 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: ****SOLD***Mk1 Plum Colour Stooge Frameset + Thomson stem / seatpost
Replies: 0
Views: 224

****SOLD***Mk1 Plum Colour Stooge Frameset + Thomson stem / seatpost

Lovely (best colour) plum Mark 1 Stooge frameset Ummed and erred about selling this so many times, but even i don't need 3 singlespeed mountain bikes... Used, so has the odd little scratch but good nick, will include silver Hope headset. £215.00 posted. Can add silver Thomson 50mm stem for £30 and s...
by Scud
Fri Feb 14, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Full frame bag users, water ?
Replies: 25
Views: 798

Re: Full frame bag users, water ?

For me, usually one bottle under the down tube, and have two Stem Cells on bars, XL one can take a 1 litre bottle, and then i have snacks and phone in the second. I have just ordered a frame bag which takes up most of gap in triangle, but allows 1 litre bottle in seat tube bottle cage. So still give...
by Scud
Mon Feb 10, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Atmospheric Places You've Been To On A Bikepacking Trip
Replies: 5
Views: 388

Re: Atmospheric Places You've Been To On A Bikepacking Trip

i think that old Napoleonic fort towards the end of Torino-Nice Rally takes some beating, especially as some of the rooms had some very odd graffiti, the constant mist and the fox that stole my mates food! Slept in a number of caves in Morocco too up Todra and Dades Gorges, only time i've woken up w...
by Scud
Mon Feb 10, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: IDEAS PLEASE - 5 day route, somewhere warm, September time
Replies: 15
Views: 554

Re: IDEAS PLEASE - 5 day route, somewhere warm, September time

Thanks all, sorry not replied til now, been away for weekend, i think we're going to give this route a go (despite the abundance of plaid shirts on show) : https://bikepacking.com/routes/bikepacking-abruzzo/ https://www.montanuswild.com/thewolfslair20 Anyone ridden or been to Apennine mountains? Som...
by Scud
Wed Feb 05, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: IDEAS PLEASE - 5 day route, somewhere warm, September time
Replies: 15
Views: 554

Re: IDEAS PLEASE - 5 day route, somewhere warm, September time

It is the list, along with Morocco, Dolomite Tour and Provence at present...

Just wondered if any had any other ideas, or areas we'd not thought of that would go well with being able to go first few weeks of September??
by Scud
Wed Feb 05, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: IDEAS PLEASE - 5 day route, somewhere warm, September time
Replies: 15
Views: 554

IDEAS PLEASE - 5 day route, somewhere warm, September time

There is a small group of us based in Norfolk that like to get away on the odd trip abroad for bikepacking trip once a year, last year we did this route in Ardennes: https://bikepacking.com/routes/ardennes-arbalete/ And were lined up to do a route i'd found in Sweden, but the rest of the group have ...
by Scud
Wed Jan 29, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: PODSACS? Any good?
Replies: 12
Views: 466

Re: PODSACS? Any good?

I'm in the Scotroutes camp... Even when they have decent stuff on there, and the Podsacs stuff probably works ok, i can't bring myself to spend another penny with them.. After a Scandal frame with first brake hose routing mount so close to head tube it couldn't be used, a singlespeed road frame wher...
by Scud
Fri Jan 24, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: 29+ bikes, who rides one?
Replies: 20
Views: 701

Re: 29+ bikes, who rides one?

I had tried proper 29+ on Salsa Beargrease fat bike, made for a really light bike compared to many, but i know have singlespeed Stooge and a geared Singular Gryphon and have a 29+ front wheel that i place into either of them when i think it will be better than standard wheel, but with 2.4 in the rea...
by Scud
Fri Jan 24, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Where you at ?
Replies: 60
Views: 1758

Re: Where you at ?

I'm in North Norfolk, beautiful beaches, but crap for hill training.....
by Scud
Fri Jan 24, 2020 3:51 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: New stickers.
Replies: 11
Views: 591

Re: New stickers.

I actually was once asked to see my manager at work, as was asked by them with a rep from HR if everything was OK in my homelife as i'd been quiet recently and someone had looked on Facebook and apparently they thought i was homeless #ditchsleeper would of been a good t-shirt!
by Scud
Thu Jan 09, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Cable Disc Calipers WTD
Replies: 13
Views: 427

Re: Cable Disc Calipers WTD

i have a set of Hayes CX callipers, silver ones, you can have for £20 posted, they need new pads though?

Paul