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by Richpips
Wed May 12, 2021 8:11 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: And here's another for you.
Replies: 55
Views: 980

Re: And here's another for you.

Yep Stu, I used to be a fan (sic) of fires until I learned otherwise.
by Richpips
Wed May 12, 2021 10:58 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: UK terrain like the Tour Divide?
Replies: 49
Views: 3466

Re: UK terrain like the Tour Divide?

...and a few more.

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by Richpips
Wed May 12, 2021 10:58 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: UK terrain like the Tour Divide?
Replies: 49
Views: 3466

Re: UK terrain like the Tour Divide?

Happy memories. Here's some random pics.

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by Richpips
Wed May 12, 2021 9:23 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Tarptent Bowfin 1s - Reduced
Replies: 9
Views: 672

Re: Tarptent Bowfin 1s - Reduced

mje25 wrote:
Tue May 11, 2021 10:36 pm
Hi Rich, how much space is there in this in terms of length? Will I fit in it at 6’4” ish?

Cheers
Mark
Hi Mark, check this link out with the dims.

https://www.tarptent.com/product/bowfin-1s/#tab-id-2

In the FAQ it says "The Bowfin 1 S has been tested by folks as tall as 6 ft 5 in / 1.96 m."
by Richpips
Tue May 11, 2021 8:19 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Was it fun?
Replies: 29
Views: 653

Re: Was it fun?

I love looking at my average speeds. Don't think I'm boasting but 5 mph the other day over 12 hours :-bd
by Richpips
Tue May 11, 2021 5:36 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: New Alpkit Tents
Replies: 31
Views: 1042

Re: New Alpkit Tents

ripio wrote:
Tue May 11, 2021 4:47 pm
What pressure does the air beam get inflated to?
Presumably only a few psi?
Vango say 6psi for theirs.

Alpkit say their pole should be a bit squishy.
by Richpips
Tue May 11, 2021 5:28 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Tarptent Bowfin 1s - Reduced
Replies: 9
Views: 672

Re: Tarptent Bowfin 1s - Reduced

Some pictures taken today via this link - https://imgur.com/a/6kPHXxy
by Richpips
Tue May 11, 2021 9:40 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Faulty - Garmin Oregon 700 - SOLD
Replies: 1
Views: 76

Faulty - Garmin Oregon 700 - SOLD

The USB port on this Garmin is knackered.

Otherwise it works fine. Routes can be added to the unit via Komoot/Garmin Connect and uploaded to strava / kommot via Garmin Connect.

There's a screen protector and a bike mount.

£50 posted seems fair.
by Richpips
Mon May 10, 2021 5:32 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: New Alpkit Tents
Replies: 31
Views: 1042

Re: New Alpkit Tents

Mine arrived today, an Aeronaut 1. I've been looking forward to this new tent from @alpkit for awhile, and it arrived today. The Aeronaut 1 pictured has an inflatable pole as its main support. With a Topeak mini pump, it took 3.5 minutes to inflate. It was quite windy this afternoon so I experimente...
by Richpips
Sun May 09, 2021 9:12 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Wet Gear Query
Replies: 56
Views: 1342

Re: Wet Gear Query

I am going to get an Outdry jacket after reading this , I am a medium size t shirt wise and I want a jacket that i would be able to wear some kind of insulating layer underneath down/ primaloft what size do you think would be suitable as reading reviews etc it seems that by our standards they are i...
by Richpips
Sat May 08, 2021 7:30 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: New GPS ideas please.
Replies: 66
Views: 1186

Re: New GPS ideas please.

I’ve been following this thread closely as my Etrex 30X has died and is out of warranty It looks like the Edge 530 is the the least worst option. Does anyone know if I’m able use the existing OS mapping card I had in the Etrex in the 530 please? Also my laptop died recently and was replaced with an...
by Richpips
Sat May 08, 2021 6:24 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bells and alerters: your favourite (gone to poll)
Replies: 38
Views: 533

Re: Bells and alerters: your favourite

This is a copy of a posh one, sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't though, we've got a couple. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/353315728905 These are junk https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/284164177059 That one I sent you the link to has a lovely sound. It's noticeable the positive reaction you get from ...
by Richpips
Sat May 08, 2021 5:33 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: It seemed as if it would be oh so simple.
Replies: 4
Views: 251

It seemed as if it would be oh so simple.

I had a Golite 800 fill bag which had served me well for over 10 years. The lofting was still excellent, but the stitched holes had stretched and every time you got in or out there was a cloud of down. I'd seen on ebay a seller blueskylavender (James)made and sold quilt shells that you just needed t...
by Richpips
Sat May 08, 2021 4:47 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: HT550 2021
Replies: 92
Views: 2329

Re: HT550 2021

Pleased you've warmed up :-bd It looked properly horrible in the pictures. How was the Outdry jacket? Did it keep the water out? Looking at your pictures reminded me I need a better jacket. I can honestly say that jacket saved me. I've just checked I was rained, sleeted and snowed on for over 9 hou...
by Richpips
Fri May 07, 2021 7:13 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Wet Gear Query
Replies: 56
Views: 1342

Re: Wet Gear Query

Ah, never really crossed my mind to carry two insulated items
The other week I took a primaloft to go under my waterproof and a down jacket to sleep in. I'm glad I had both.
by Richpips
Thu May 06, 2021 9:40 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Overnight laundry service
Replies: 33
Views: 731

Re: Overnight laundry service

BigdummySteve wrote:
Thu May 06, 2021 9:33 pm
Bloody hell! Do people really pay that much to ride their bikes around a forest for a couple of days.
Clean shorts though Steve.
by Richpips
Thu May 06, 2021 9:23 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Overnight laundry service
Replies: 33
Views: 731

Overnight laundry service

Not something I would expect at an event.

https://raidersgravel.com/team-entry-packages/
by Richpips
Thu May 06, 2021 6:28 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: New GPS ideas please.
Replies: 66
Views: 1186

Re: New GPS ideas please.

Thankfully my Oregon 700 talks to Garmin Connect wirelessly so I managed to upload my rides to Strava / Komoot.

I've ordered a Garmin 530. :-bd
by Richpips
Thu May 06, 2021 6:25 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: The Bearbones freecycle thread?
Replies: 30
Views: 945

Re: The Bearbones freecycle thread?

Retiredtester wrote:
Thu May 06, 2021 5:20 pm
Easy mistake, but firestarter sounds a lot better than my name. Not sure my bosses at the fire brigade would agree though... Pm on its way.
Firestarter is a fireman ;)
by Richpips
Wed May 05, 2021 9:33 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Wet Gear Query
Replies: 56
Views: 1342

Re: Wet Gear Query

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by Richpips
Wed May 05, 2021 9:32 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Wet Gear Query
Replies: 56
Views: 1342

Re: Wet Gear Query

I've had (still got) a couple of Paramo things including the Velez.

They are good for a few hours of rain, they do wet out eventually.

Heavy and bulky to carry when it is dry.
by Richpips
Wed May 05, 2021 9:01 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: New GPS ideas please.
Replies: 66
Views: 1186

Re: New GPS ideas please.

I have a USB charger for 2 AA or AAA batteries that I got from IKEA for around a fiver. I reckon with some waterproofing and clever cable management it would be ideal on the bike when paired with a Sinewave Revolution and an eTrex, both of which I own. It would be interesting to see if I could full...
by Richpips
Wed May 05, 2021 8:02 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: New GPS ideas please.
Replies: 66
Views: 1186

Re: New GPS ideas please.

A Garmin 530 and a piggyback battery is looking good at the moment......