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by Charliecres
Tue Jan 19, 2021 3:53 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: MoJo
Replies: 3
Views: 21

Re: MoJo

I’ve done so much thinking and planning for trips I’ve not been able to do that I’ve almost stopped dreaming up new things. There’s only so big a wish list I can maintain. But I’m still itching to get out there and get those things done.

As above, once we’re unleashed I’m sure your mojo will return.
by Charliecres
Tue Jan 19, 2021 9:10 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTD - Lightweight Stove Solutions
Replies: 28
Views: 1330

Re: WTD - Lightweight Stove Solutions

Yes, all you need is a 650-750ml mug, a 22g stove or equivalent and a windshield.

You could get a smaller mug and the 8g stove but the former is more versatile and still compact and lightweight.

The Alpkit mug is good https://alpkit.com/products/mytimug
by Charliecres
Thu Jan 14, 2021 11:25 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Viewranger discontinued, replaced with Outdoor Active
Replies: 49
Views: 1033

Re: Viewranger discontinued, replaced with Outdoor Active

Arse! I too paid outright for OS maps of all the good bits of the UK
by Charliecres
Thu Jan 14, 2021 5:52 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The 'pop up' T shirt shop.
Replies: 41
Views: 1088

Re: The 'pop up' T shirt shop.

Ordered :-bd
by Charliecres
Thu Jan 14, 2021 9:13 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Wahoo element roam. please explain....
Replies: 14
Views: 327

Re: Wahoo element roam. please explain....

I have a Garmin Edge Explore, which does much the same stuff as the Roam, as I understand it. You can pick a destination and it will choose a route. If you go off-course it will re-route you and you can even pick a direction and distance and it’ll plan a loop for you. I tend to plot routes in ViewRa...
by Charliecres
Thu Jan 14, 2021 8:27 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Taking a knife to a gunfight.
Replies: 59
Views: 934

Re: Taking a knife to a gunfight.

I pick one based on the terrain and my intentions. That said, it’s almost always a mountain bike, and a rigid 29er at that.
by Charliecres
Sun Jan 10, 2021 11:30 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Mini review
Replies: 22
Views: 464

Re: Mini review

I have the Lidl bar bag/harness. I couldn’t resist it for a tenner (:oops:) but it seems a reasonable bit of kit for the price. That said, the stitching has gone on the webbing that the Velcro loop attaches to, so I guess you get what you pay for. I’d be wary of relying on it for a big trip.
by Charliecres
Wed Jan 06, 2021 7:42 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 9263
Views: 1049264

Re: The post man's been ...

Singlespeed cog and chainring from PX ready for when the existing ones die.
A DHB wind proof winter cap. I never used to bother but I’m getting old and soft.
A couple of cheap tubeless repair kits to increase the odds of me having one with me when I need one.
by Charliecres
Fri Jan 01, 2021 12:38 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Your top 3 ITT tips.
Replies: 32
Views: 980

Re: Your top 3 ITT tips.

1. Have a go. You can’t find out what you’re capable of if you don’t set off.
2. Keep going (see 1).
3. Enjoy it. If you’re not enjoying it then what’s the point?
by Charliecres
Tue Dec 29, 2020 11:21 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Gaiters ?
Replies: 16
Views: 356

Re: Gaiters ?

I’ve been using the GripGrab neoprene cuffs with Sealskinz and/or waterproof Northwave boots and I’m fairly impressed.

https://www.wiggle.co.uk/gripgrab-cycli ... ankle-cuff
by Charliecres
Tue Dec 29, 2020 10:53 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: A very large thank you.
Replies: 5
Views: 288

Re: A very large thank you.

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by Charliecres
Tue Dec 29, 2020 9:09 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 923
Views: 54100

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

December ticked off with a few days to go. The day after Storm Bella swept through the forecast was cold but dry from the afternoon on, so I decided to make a break for it. A shortish ride through plenty of winter slop brought me to a favourite spot with firm ground and a good view. It was a beautif...
by Charliecres
Sat Dec 26, 2020 12:00 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: A Q for the hammock users.
Replies: 20
Views: 451

Re: A Q for the hammock users.

I’m a hammock newb but the two things I’ve noticed are a) that I seem to get a more uninterrupted sleep and b) that the hammock as seat thing is a genuine and unanticipated bonus. It definitely requires more planning and faff, though, so it will never be my primary MO.
by Charliecres
Fri Dec 25, 2020 12:26 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: That time of year
Replies: 25
Views: 565

Re: That time of year

Merry Christmas all!
by Charliecres
Fri Dec 25, 2020 12:24 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: I had a good look Reg, but I couldn't see you...
Replies: 15
Views: 411

Re: I had a good look Reg, but I couldn't see you...

Loved that. The bliss of quiet roads and before the tyranny of marketing :grin:
by Charliecres
Wed Dec 23, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: January's Virtual Winter Event 2021 (Covid lockdown edition) Jan 9th and 10th
Replies: 608
Views: 12345

Re: January's Virtual Winter Event 2021 (Covid lockdown edition) Jan 9th and 10th

Forgot to mention I’ll also be passing through Balls Cross and Cocking. :O)
by Charliecres
Wed Dec 23, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: January's Virtual Winter Event 2021 (Covid lockdown edition) Jan 9th and 10th
Replies: 608
Views: 12345

Re: January's Virtual Winter Event 2021 (Covid lockdown edition) Jan 9th and 10th

Well I’ve plotted my route (103 miles and 7,400 ft of climbing) and I’m delighted to say it takes me to Titty Hill. It’s not one of my GRs but I was so close I just couldn’t pass by.

( . ) ( . )
by Charliecres
Sat Dec 19, 2020 12:25 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Would you ride this?
Replies: 31
Views: 568

Re: Would you ride this?

It’s the walkers that would put me off. You’ve only got to run into a self-righteous old biddy who tries to bar your way and ask why you don’t have a bell* and it’s all over.

*Answer: you do but she hasn’t replaced the battery in her hearing aid.
by Charliecres
Sat Dec 12, 2020 12:03 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: The 'pop up' T shirt shop.
Replies: 41
Views: 1088

Re: The 'pop up' T shirt shop.

Verena wrote:
Fri Dec 11, 2020 11:43 pm
Landslide wrote:
Fri Dec 11, 2020 4:51 pm
We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the Spars.
Genius
Seconded
by Charliecres
Wed Dec 09, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Thin but warm glove recommendations please
Replies: 8
Views: 285

Re: Thin but warm glove recommendations please

I’ve just bought some Galibier winter gloves. Seem good quality but not properly tested them yet. I think the ones I have are a bit warmer/thicker than what the OP wants. I’ve also recently bought some Carnac soft shell gloves from PX. I’ve worn them lots in low single figures C and they are really ...
by Charliecres
Wed Dec 09, 2020 9:35 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: BPing Ireland: Tell me everything!?
Replies: 23
Views: 407

Re: BPing Ireland: Tell me everything!?

I asked about riding in Ireland a while back: viewtopic.php?f=7&t=15515
by Charliecres
Tue Dec 08, 2020 10:42 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Anyone seen a nice SS frame lately?
Replies: 31
Views: 597

Re: Anyone seen a nice SS frame lately?

Ooooo I do like that Klunker.

OP - what about a Shand?
by Charliecres
Mon Dec 07, 2020 10:55 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: 2020 review
Replies: 29
Views: 914

Re: 2020 review

Favourite ride: the Virtual WRT. I can’t tell you how much I enjoyed riding to local places I’d not been before and sharing a similar experience with others on here. Favourite kit: My Stooge Ti Favourite media: I’ve not been blown away by anything this year (that I can remember) but Josh Ibbet’s GBd...