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by Sussex Paul
Wed Nov 04, 2020 11:12 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Almost famous
Replies: 14
Views: 358

Re: Almost famous

I still have the fluffy dice :-bd
by Sussex Paul
Mon Sep 21, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Lots of bike bits
Replies: 10
Views: 682

Re: Lots of bike bits

Will the 456 take a tapered fork? If so, and leadersuk doesn’t take it, I’d be interested
by Sussex Paul
Thu Aug 20, 2020 10:27 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Book suggestions?
Replies: 19
Views: 575

Re: Book suggestions?

Not cycling related but ‘Lost in the wild’ is a great book with 3 separate stories of people who got lost whilst out exploring the forests and rivers of North America https://www.amazon.co.uk/Lost-Wild-Danger-Survival-North/dp/0873515897/ref=mp_s_a_1_2?dchild=1&keywords=lost+in+the+wild&qid=15979579...
by Sussex Paul
Thu Jul 23, 2020 10:02 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Goldilocks jersey
Replies: 4
Views: 277

Re: Goldilocks jersey

I’d say this ticks most of those boxes -

https://www.groundeffect.co.nz/collecti ... 7780845655

I’ve got one that’s about 6 years old, still my default choice for multi day rides
by Sussex Paul
Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What GPS unit to get?
Replies: 32
Views: 1374

Re: What GPS unit to get?

As an alternative to the Garmin suggestions, I use a SatMap Active 10, it's the old model, I think they are on the Active 20 now. I've got 1:25K and 1:50K OS maps, one set of AA lithium batteries lasts about 16 hours using battery saver mode. Big screen makes it easy to navigate, and you can re-plot...
by Sussex Paul
Sun May 10, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: WhereYouAre Ride Thing 2020
Replies: 100
Views: 5080

Re: WhereYouAre Ride Thing 2020

RIP wrote:
Sun May 10, 2020 6:58 pm
Nobody's got my "bonus photo" location yet. No prizes, but I wouldn't want to, er, rob anyone of the satisfaction of getting it.
Is it the scene of the great train robbery, somewhere near Wing? Used to drive past on the way to sample the delights of MK as youngster
by Sussex Paul
Sun May 10, 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: WhereYouAre Ride Thing 2020
Replies: 100
Views: 5080

Re: WhereYouAre Ride Thing 2020

Well I had fun doing the lite version down here on Friday and Saturday. Thanks Landslide for the GRs, made for an interesting combination of old routes, and some new places I'd not ridden before. Out early on my own on Friday morning, but the kids wanted to join in, so we all camped in the garden to...
by Sussex Paul
Thu May 07, 2020 9:30 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: WRT original weekend (Fri 8th & Sat 9th May) back garden camp out
Replies: 136
Views: 6169

Re: WRT original weekend (Fri 8th & Sat 9th May) back garden camp out

Route plotted.

Thanks landslide for the GRs, some spots I’ve never been to :-bd
by Sussex Paul
Tue May 05, 2020 7:34 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: WRT original weekend (Fri 8th & Sat 9th May) back garden camp out
Replies: 136
Views: 6169

Re: WRT original weekend (Fri 8th & Sat 9th May) back garden camp out

John Climber wrote:
Tue May 05, 2020 1:33 pm
Sussex Paul and Landslide please can you message each other to sort out both of your grid refs or dots on you maps?
Sounds good to me
by Sussex Paul
Tue May 05, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: WRT original weekend (Fri 8th & Sat 9th May) back garden camp out
Replies: 136
Views: 6169

Re: WRT original weekend (Fri 8th & Sat 9th May) back garden camp out

I hadn't signed up for WRT this year, but this sounds like a great idea. Anyone looking for someone to partner up with to pick GRs? I'm in Haslemere, Surrey
by Sussex Paul
Wed Oct 31, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: hammock for a big un?
Replies: 6
Views: 1179

Re: hammock for a big un?

Hennessy Hammocks do a number of hammocks that are rated for people up to 300lb and 7ft https://hennessyhammock.co.uk/collectio ... bs#filters I'm at the other end of the scale, and have got a backpacker ultralight, really comfy, and easy to set up
by Sussex Paul
Mon Oct 01, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bikes leaning against random stuff thread.
Replies: 83
Views: 10272

Re: Bikes leaning against random stuff thread.

So strong is the belief in the TLS philosophy round these parts people have carved it into the gates - https://6oadda.am.files.1drv.com/y4mYfveTe770913UgRhiYpeN5Dbgr8mw01TtLM5XClxtM4j5hM5j8-_0ziS1tYNsRSMxdfUW0cJ4yDHk8Dy9zVNSDCk8tRR3Lg6DFj_R9jX06HMiGwMSbpliOS6kKxhaLoP01daPgU-MvHkUMwZl_oG1gZl1SzhG5j-9...
by Sussex Paul
Thu Sep 20, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Flared road bars
Replies: 8
Views: 874

Re: Flared road bars

Has anyone used Ritchey Evomax? Do they share the same flat top as the Venturemax?
by Sussex Paul
Wed Sep 19, 2018 12:19 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bamboo shirts update.
Replies: 66
Views: 5618

Re: Bamboo shirts update.

Looks great, I’m in
by Sussex Paul
Fri Aug 24, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: London to Brighton gravel route Sat 25th August
Replies: 32
Views: 5323

Re: London to Brighton gravel route Sat 25th August

I was looking at riding the downs link with the family two weeks ago, there was mention of a section being closed on the website, but not much detail, so I emailed them, here’s the response I got - “I have been informed by the Rights of Way officer that the closure remains in place along the DownsLi...
by Sussex Paul
Tue Mar 06, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Gloves
Replies: 21
Views: 1964

Re: Gloves

I've got a pair of these Gore Goretex ones - https://www.evanscycles.com/gore-bike-w ... s-00121280 that I've had for years, keep we warm and dry in the winter.
by Sussex Paul
Mon Feb 19, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: WRT - Scary? Unappealing?
Replies: 125
Views: 9235

Re: WRT - Scary? Unappealing?

The number of entries might not be going up, but are you getting new people entering, or is it the same faces? From reading this thread sounds like there are people signing up for the first time. I've done the WRT a couple of times, always enjoyed it, but the challenge is I only really have a limite...
by Sussex Paul
Thu Feb 15, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Sussex bivi a month 2018
Replies: 32
Views: 8776

Re: Sussex bivi a month 2018

I'm not commiting to Bivi a Month this year (last year I gave up in May, just as it was getting warm/dry), but I'd be keen to join you guys.

I'm based just outside Haslemere, so the other side of the Downs, happy to show you guys around up here or travel down your way.
by Sussex Paul
Sat Jan 27, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: More cold weather hammock advice please
Replies: 9
Views: 2241

Re: More cold weather hammock advice please

Matt at UK hammocks does a good video on how to set up your underquilt [url]uhttps://m.youtube.com/watch?v=j1j_lcJGFeM[/url] Hennessy hammocks have a 3 part insulation system called the super shelter - foil blanket, foam mat and a cover. They also do a foil backed bubble wrap pad https://hennessyham...
by Sussex Paul
Tue Jan 23, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: what saddle are you using?
Replies: 40
Views: 5293

Re: what saddle are you using?

SDG Bel Air for me.

I think Endura do bibs with different size pads depending on arse/saddle measurements, might be worth looking into?
by Sussex Paul
Mon Jan 08, 2018 11:00 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Cafe Racer GR are GO.
Replies: 182
Views: 18155

Re: Cafe Racer GR are GO.

Thanks Whitestone, I did the 2016 BB200, so it’s the bit after the stream that’s the gamble...looks like it should go from the arial photos
by Sussex Paul
Mon Jan 08, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Cafe Racer GR are GO.
Replies: 182
Views: 18155

Re: Cafe Racer GR are GO.

I've got a route planned, (I think) the only iffy bit is the descent from the wind farm above Garn Fach to the cafe. Going through the windfarm to the south west looks like a decent track, but I might push on through Garn Fach, and then accross Hirddywel, but then I see one of the GRs is out to the ...
by Sussex Paul
Sun Jan 07, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Leaking drybag
Replies: 3
Views: 892

Re: Leaking drybag

Something like seam grip? Would you apply inside, outside or both?
by Sussex Paul
Sun Jan 07, 2018 12:37 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Leaking drybag
Replies: 3
Views: 892

Leaking drybag

I’ve just discovered my revelate terrapin drybag is leaking on the seam, is applying another layer of seam tape on top of the existing one going to help, or just a futile exercise?