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by Richpips
Thu Apr 02, 2020 2:26 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Cabin Fever 2020
Replies: 25
Views: 1085

Re: Cabin Fever 2020

I've reserved a spot for next year.
by Richpips
Sun Mar 29, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Not the day I'd hoped for....
Replies: 31
Views: 747

Re: Not the day I'd hoped for....

I hope you recover swiftly. :sad:
by Richpips
Sat Mar 28, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Broken road riders, assistance please
Replies: 18
Views: 420

Re: Broken road riders, assistance please

I had this. Bought a hope seatclamp. Also coated the seatpost in dirt.
by Richpips
Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:42 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Seatpack restraint
Replies: 9
Views: 219

Re: Seatpack restraint

The key with the Alpkit ones is to pack the section nearest the seatpost (that the straps tighten against) rock solid.
by Richpips
Thu Mar 26, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Zendure thru charging batteries Q.
Replies: 8
Views: 166

Re: Zendure thru charging batteries Q.

So simply plugging the battery into the Cinq causes the Garmin to lose power? That's whilst the bike is stood still so the dynamo/Cinq isn't putting out any current? No, the cinq would have to be giving current, though not enough to be charging the battery at full gas. I just charge the battery by ...
by Richpips
Thu Mar 26, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Zendure thru charging batteries Q.
Replies: 8
Views: 166

Re: Zendure thru charging batteries Q.

Thanks all for the replies. Yep in order to make the battery not turn off, I'd leave the backlight on for a couple of pips otherwise as you say , the battery would auto-off. (Oregon 600 and 300 the same) The garmin would be happily drawing from the battery, though plug the battery into the dynamo an...
by Richpips
Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:46 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Zendure thru charging batteries Q.
Replies: 8
Views: 166

Zendure thru charging batteries Q.

Tom and I were chatting about the kit that we took on the divide today. One thing that we did recall was that the Zendure batteries we took along did something unexpected. If unconnected to the Cinq Plugs (dynamo) they would happily run our Garmin Oregons without turning off. However if we tried to ...
by Richpips
Wed Mar 25, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Night Manoeuvres
Replies: 7
Views: 458

Re: Night Manoeuvres

...and another foray last night.

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by Richpips
Wed Mar 25, 2020 8:13 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Cabin Fever 2020
Replies: 25
Views: 1085

Re: Cabin Fever 2020

It's still on according to the organisers
Until their government decides it is not.

I'm holding off cancelling for now though
by Richpips
Wed Mar 25, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: FS: Garmin Oregon 300 + 1:50K maps
Replies: 1
Views: 306

Re: FS: Garmin Oregon 300 + 1:50K maps

I've also found another 300 without maps.

I'm flexible on price for either or both if anyone is interested.
by Richpips
Mon Mar 23, 2020 8:08 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Night Manoeuvres
Replies: 7
Views: 458

Night Manoeuvres

No bikes involved but we wanted to get out, so under cover of darkness, we went for a wander not too far from home.

The first time in ages we've slept in bivy bags. A chilly night, but a beautiful morning.

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by Richpips
Mon Mar 23, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Looking for a <600 gms sub zero sleeping bag?
Replies: 6
Views: 302

Re: Looking for a <600 gms sub zero sleeping bag?

We've got a couple of quilts, a Western Mountaineering one and a Cumulus, whilst great in warmer conditions, in colder weather I definitely sleep better in a bag.

Thanks, Dave, I'd forgotten about PHD.
by Richpips
Mon Mar 23, 2020 9:36 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Looking for a <600 gms sub zero sleeping bag?
Replies: 6
Views: 302

Looking for a <600 gms sub zero sleeping bag?

I’m looking for a really good sleeping bag that doesn’t weigh a lot and is good for a light frost. I’m relatively slim so am specifically looking at slimmer bags. I also like bags that have more fill on the top than then bottom. My shortlist is currently a Cumulus x-lite 400 and a Thermarest Hyperio...
by Richpips
Thu Mar 19, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tell me three things that...
Replies: 42
Views: 961

Re: Tell me three things that...

I've enjoyed being stuck in the house this week with my whole family.

I've also enjoyed the postie dropping off a couple of things for future adventures.

Looking forward to being back outside in the hills.
by Richpips
Wed Mar 18, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: FS: Garmin Oregon 300 + 1:50K maps
Replies: 1
Views: 306

FS: Garmin Oregon 300 + 1:50K maps

I've just upgraded to an Oregon 700, so this can go now.

Oregon 300 which comes with 1:50K maps on a MicroSD card.

A couple of marks, but in good condition.

£90 posted.

Cheers Rich
by Richpips
Wed Mar 18, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Revelate Spinelock Seat Bag
Replies: 13
Views: 567

Re: Revelate Spinelock Seat Bag

Looks like a well thought out bit of kit.
by Richpips
Wed Mar 18, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 8007
Views: 839635

Re: The post man's been ...

I received a Patagonia Retro pile jacket in the post via ebay for my daughter.

She loves it.
by Richpips
Fri Mar 13, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Camera Phones (Sorry)
Replies: 29
Views: 784

Re: Camera Phones (Sorry)

I did a fair bit of research on this and for my budget, the Pixel 3a came out top last summer.

It does take very good pics for a phone.
by Richpips
Wed Mar 11, 2020 10:37 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The story behind your BB name (and whats your usual form of address)
Replies: 152
Views: 3188

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

I can remember registering on GoFar back in the day to vent about tyres or something. I needed a forum name and I needed one fast even though we were on 56k dial up. I didn't feel comfortable using my full name as I could foresee the Nigerian scam thing. So I made an anagram using my shortened foren...
by Richpips
Wed Mar 11, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: I wrote a book.
Replies: 14
Views: 509

Re: I wrote a book.

With increased frequency friends, and occasionally strangers on the internet, have told me that I should write a book....... ......From your experience, would you be able to happily convince me not to do it? Do it. I tried for years to ignore people who told me I should write a book. I've written a...
by Richpips
Tue Mar 10, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: I wrote a book.
Replies: 14
Views: 509

Re: I wrote a book.

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Tue Mar 10, 2020 8:28 am
As someone also coming towards the end of a book, I say well done Rich.
Nice one Stuart.
by Richpips
Tue Mar 10, 2020 2:27 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: I wrote a book.
Replies: 14
Views: 509

I wrote a book.

.....well nearly. Today I've finished the first draft of my book about some of our adventures over the last 9 years. It'll take a while to get it knocked into shape fit for publishing by https://www.littlepeak.co.uk/ , but I am very happy this evening as it's 3 years since I made a start on it. Yes,...
by Richpips
Mon Mar 09, 2020 2:15 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: You already know this, but.....
Replies: 19
Views: 807

You already know this, but.....

A timely article, I was woefully underdressed on yesterday's ride.

https://testedtodestruction.blogspot.co ... -wait.html
by Richpips
Mon Mar 09, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Le Fabuleux - "Somewhere near Liege"
Replies: 3
Views: 156

Le Fabuleux - "Somewhere near Liege"

This popped up yesterday on my feed, and as I love riding over in that part of the world I've entered.

Features include a bar, a BBQ and 270 km of GGGRRRRavel.

https://www.pion.cc/le-fabuleux/
by Richpips
Thu Feb 27, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Does this work or not?
Replies: 11
Views: 505

Re: Does this work or not?

A couple of layers of gaffa under some decent quality cable ties and you should be fine.