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by Lazarus
Mon Apr 15, 2024 7:42 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Is this 'bikepacking'?
Replies: 80
Views: 1704

Re: Is this 'bikepacking'?

One r i g to bind us all :lol:
by Lazarus
Mon Apr 15, 2024 3:59 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Is this 'bikepacking'?
Replies: 80
Views: 1704

Re: Is this 'bikepacking'?

Yes i beleave that so i am off to do a pan european bikepacking ultra on my motorbike staying at 4 star hotels.
The less we define it the broader it becomes rendering the term meaningless;anything could be bikepacking
by Lazarus
Mon Apr 15, 2024 11:36 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Is this 'bikepacking'?
Replies: 80
Views: 1704

Re: Is this 'bikepacking'?

Whatever camping means it does not mean paying to stay in a hotel. I fully accept you stretch the BAM rules to a point they make no sense :lol: Touring is still not bikepacking its touring.and staying in hotels is not camping Edit BAM rules prohibit paid accomodation Pps i doubt any of really care, ...
by Lazarus
Mon Apr 15, 2024 10:47 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Is this 'bikepacking'?
Replies: 80
Views: 1704

Re: Is this 'bikepacking'?

Not sure that argument stacks up You make a very good point and its well argued but i am not budging, walkers need to be more precise is my take on your argument :wink: Still think we have a word for the different types of moving on a bike and staying away.and touring does not equal bikepacking ( y...
by Lazarus
Sun Apr 14, 2024 5:44 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Is this 'bikepacking'?
Replies: 80
Views: 1704

Re: Is this 'bikepacking'?

Bike packing is clearly bike and camping.
Removing one ( camping or bike ) means it cannot be bike packing ( how far you go is irrelevant)

Nothing wrong with touring but its not bikepacking anymore than a sportive is or an enduro race is.
by Lazarus
Sat Apr 13, 2024 7:31 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: 29+ wheels, tyres and 27.5 + tyres
Replies: 16
Views: 381

Re: 29+ wheels, tyres and 27.5 + tyres

I dm ed the same question earlier ( not claiming dibs just saying )
by Lazarus
Fri Apr 12, 2024 9:04 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: New Bike Gear Out And Due Out...
Replies: 969
Views: 119710

Re: New Bike Gear Out And Due Out...

Interesting as i always just assumed mesh must be lighter . Think the trekker its oretty neglble like 50 g.
by Lazarus
Fri Apr 12, 2024 2:19 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: New Bike Gear Out And Due Out...
Replies: 969
Views: 119710

Re: New Bike Gear Out And Due Out...

Dont see how mesh can be heavier (.and its not on the stealth trekker tent )
Why do you object ? Genuine question
by Lazarus
Thu Apr 11, 2024 9:40 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The next Eclipse
Replies: 28
Views: 549

Re: The next Eclipse

Sulphur smell from tectonic plate activity / larva- its very runny so releases loads of gas
by Lazarus
Wed Apr 10, 2024 9:20 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Eid pressie prize! (Prize updated so gravel strokers don't feel intimidated against)
Replies: 26
Views: 415

Re: Eid pressie prize! (Prize updated so gravel strokers don't feel intimidated against)

It’s not something (at least in the Catholic Church)
Definetly did it in my C of E primary school..might just have been bible reading.( i never really bought into it despite the (attempted ) brain washing they considered education.
by Lazarus
Wed Apr 10, 2024 3:17 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Eid pressie prize! (Prize updated so gravel strokers don't feel intimidated against)
Replies: 26
Views: 415

Re: Eid pressie prize! (Prize updated so gravel strokers don't feel intimidated against)

, the 10 commandments are for Jews and not something the Christian faith really refers to All the abrhamic/ibrahimic faiths have them and they are absolutely central to christianity* but less so to Muslims.(shaf will.correct here if i am wrong but they believe they were given( and the message corru...
by Lazarus
Wed Apr 10, 2024 1:30 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Eid pressie prize! (Prize updated so gravel strokers don't feel intimidated against)
Replies: 26
Views: 415

Re: Eid pressie prize! (Prize updated so gravel strokers don't feel intimidated against)

Is rule 1 stop being soft ?
I know you mean the golden rule.

I will read up later what happened at the first meeting :-bd
by Lazarus
Wed Apr 10, 2024 1:28 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The next Eclipse
Replies: 28
Views: 549

Re: The next Eclipse

Agreed a total eclipse is a bucket list item a partial eclipse is barely worth going outside for.
by Lazarus
Wed Apr 10, 2024 12:02 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Eid pressie prize! (Prize updated so gravel strokers don't feel intimidated against)
Replies: 26
Views: 415

Re: Eid pressie prize! (Prize updated so gravel strokers don't feel intimidated against)

I also dont know without googling but my guess is
ANGEL :You are the messenger of Allah spread his word to the world
PROPHET: either are you sure or ok I wiill get on with it.
by Lazarus
Tue Apr 09, 2024 12:45 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What you done t' your bike today
Replies: 1540
Views: 254345

Re: What you done t' your bike today

Now I'll be using the micro chain tool
Let me know how it goes as have looked at that tool.
Bear is correct, unless you lubed it after the ride it was bound to rust.
by Lazarus
Tue Apr 09, 2024 10:11 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Anyone local to these areas able to review (sections of) my route pls?
Replies: 37
Views: 599

Re: Anyone local to these areas able to review (sections of) my route pls?

A5 is basically a major route from burmingham to north wales/ Ferry @ holyhead.
.Years since i drove it but its not on my cycling to do list ( Dont know any of the area well enough to help)
by Lazarus
Sun Apr 07, 2024 10:34 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Garmin Screen Protector, do you still bother?
Replies: 10
Views: 275

Re: Garmin Screen Protector, do you still bother?

Yes glass one on a 530
Do I need to ?.dont kmow but it was about a fiver for two screens so not that expensive for another layer of protection.
by Lazarus
Sun Apr 07, 2024 8:17 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Cranktank 3 vs cages on fork + smartwater bottles
Replies: 20
Views: 458

Re: Cranktank 3 vs cages on fork + smartwater bottles

So is it common for churches and graveyards to have taps to refill? good to know
Church ones are outside usually round the back. Any with tended graves/gardens will have a tap. Some really old churches with really old graves dont have them.
by Lazarus
Sat Apr 06, 2024 8:21 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Aeroe rear rack thoughts
Replies: 29
Views: 766

Re: Aeroe rear rack thoughts

Steerers are designed for clamping, as is the seat post/ collar but a chainstay is not.

Its not worth the risk
by Lazarus
Sat Apr 06, 2024 8:14 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Cranktank 3 vs cages on fork + smartwater bottles
Replies: 20
Views: 458

Re: Cranktank 3 vs cages on fork + smartwater bottles

Two 500 ml.bottles.one normal.ome.a.filter bottle. Geneslly inly use the later late at night. 3 litres.of water is 3 kg and the.uk is pretty wet so off road there are always rivers and on the road there are always churches / graveyards and also peoples houses. Only.a desert would make me.consider.3 ...
by Lazarus
Sat Apr 06, 2024 1:57 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Aeroe rear rack thoughts
Replies: 29
Views: 766

Re: Aeroe rear rack thoughts

Its clearly.a bad idea to inflict clamping forces on a carbon tube and almost certain to end in disaster ( esp if you give it enough time )

The racks do look pretty bomproof though
by Lazarus
Fri Apr 05, 2024 9:37 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Yay, it's cheery Friday.
Replies: 3962
Views: 497066

Re: Yay, it's cheery Friday.

Bob Vylan
Seen them live as well and an interview here

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2024/ ... -hypocrisy
by Lazarus
Wed Apr 03, 2024 10:40 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Is this 'bikepacking'?
Replies: 80
Views: 1704

Re: Is this 'bikepacking'?

No camping is just not bike packing.its litterally a portmanteau of bike and camping. 1. Yes , just 2.no just a long bike ride 3.correct its not 4.still bikepacking you are allowed a shower at domenpoint and every 10 days seems reasonable to still be a tramp :wink: 5. Still bikepacking ( even the re...
by Lazarus
Wed Apr 03, 2024 9:13 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Is this 'bikepacking'?
Replies: 80
Views: 1704

Re: Is this 'bikepacking'?

Nothing living is self supported it all needs to take in energy or oxygen or water or food or it dies.