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by Wotsits
Fri Oct 09, 2020 11:58 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Top loop of the HT550 vs Cairngorms Loop? Recommendations which please
Replies: 14
Views: 256

Re: Top loop of the HT550 vs Cairngorms Loop? Recommendations which please

Just be aware that if you're from more than two households then you could be breaking some restrictions. Also if you give an address that is from an area in lockdown, then you may get knocked back. Would definitely recommend the outer Cairngorm Loop, but ride the inner loop from Feshiebridge & carry...
by Wotsits
Thu Sep 03, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: A very off topic plea for help
Replies: 86
Views: 8916

Re: A very off topic plea for help

Sorry for your loss Dave, thoughts go out to you & family..
by Wotsits
Thu Sep 03, 2020 12:12 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Quality charge cables
Replies: 5
Views: 214

Re: Quality charge cables

Got a couple of these short silicon coated cables for charging my iphone with a batt pack, they've been brill. 'They' reckon this type last a lot longer than 'standard' cables..

http://www.ibigblue.com/product/detail/?id=39

http://www.ibigblue.com/product/
by Wotsits
Tue Sep 01, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: BB200 2020
Replies: 838
Views: 17236

Re: BB200 2020

The towers t’internet is prob still down..
by Wotsits
Mon Aug 24, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: No wonder we went metric.
Replies: 19
Views: 618

Re: No wonder we went metric.

Thread gauge?

Car boot sales can be your friend, old taps are handy for identifying threads, or what you'll 'get away with'..
Only prob is that they'll spend the majority of their life in a draw..
by Wotsits
Mon Aug 10, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: ... and so it continues.
Replies: 51
Views: 1924

Re: ... and so it continues.

In the Lakes at the weekend at one of the Grizedale car parks. Van pulls up next to us, dirty feckers left a bag of (presume) human sub standard behind in the middle of the car park when they left. It wasn't a large bag & i was quite intrigued/impressed how they managed to squeeze it in there! Would...
by Wotsits
Thu Aug 06, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Coffee bags or other options
Replies: 33
Views: 1199

Re: Coffee bags or other options

If you don't mind a bit of Colombian, then these are actually ok & worth a blast..

It's a drip jobbie rather than a bag though..

https://www.sainsburys.co.uk/gol-ui/pro ... e-bags-x10
by Wotsits
Tue Aug 04, 2020 12:11 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Public footpath gone AWOL
Replies: 32
Views: 963

Re: Public footpath gone AWOL

All seems nuts to me! Is it also 'illegal' to push your bike whilst on a pavement? What do you do instead, step onto the road & risk getting run over? If you're pushing your bike whilst on a road are you no longer a pedestrian? Even though riding on footpaths is a no-no, always thought that for it t...
by Wotsits
Sun Aug 02, 2020 12:31 am
Forum: Routes
Topic: Galloway
Replies: 39
Views: 1212

Re: Galloway

I'll be sailing in to Cairnryan on a Sunday so quite a few shops will be closed, anyone know of anywhere close to my route that would be open and sells gas canisters for my camping stove? I think there'd a couple of outdoor type shops in Newton Stewart, not sure if they'll be open on Sunday though....
by Wotsits
Sun Aug 02, 2020 12:16 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 705
Views: 42804

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

July
John Fargoist & myself with a beltin overnight in the Pennies :cool:
by Wotsits
Sat Aug 01, 2020 11:57 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: GBDuro Starts Tomorrow 1st August 8am
Replies: 82
Views: 2932

Re: GBDuro Starts Tomorrow 1st August 8am

slightly wrote:
Sat Aug 01, 2020 11:45 pm
Where can I gen-up on these latest new restrictions re. North England please?
https://www.gov.uk/guidance/north-west- ... -cannot-do

Good luck everyone riding this, hardcore carrying all those supplies!
by Wotsits
Mon Jul 27, 2020 10:31 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: MontañasVacias Mapping Artwork Available
Replies: 24
Views: 797

Re: MontañasVacias Mapping Artwork Available

My moniker is on the list too Duncan..
by Wotsits
Mon Jul 27, 2020 10:29 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Just wanted to say thanks!
Replies: 8
Views: 503

Re: Just wanted to say thanks!

Shaf ya big softie! :grin:
by Wotsits
Mon Jul 27, 2020 8:13 pm
Forum: Routes
Topic: Galloway
Replies: 39
Views: 1212

Re: Galloway

Delv4 wrote:
Mon Jul 27, 2020 8:01 pm
Cool info, thanks
No probs :-bd

The Gem Rock Museum & cafe in Creetown is also supposed to be worth a visit..
by Wotsits
Mon Jul 27, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: Routes
Topic: Galloway
Replies: 39
Views: 1212

Re: Galloway

After Creetown, Anwoth & Gatehouse of Fleet are worth a visit. After your diversion to Cambret Hill just continue on Slakes Road & then take the offroad section (you may have to walk a couple of bits) that drops you into Anwoth. The graveyard there is fascinating & was used for some scenes in the Wi...
by Wotsits
Sat Jul 11, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Garmin woes
Replies: 20
Views: 674

Re: Garmin woes

Cat litter is the answer Bob! (Unused of course)

Every day is a school day

https://smartphones.gadgethacks.com/how ... e-0154799/
by Wotsits
Sat Jul 11, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Garmin woes
Replies: 20
Views: 674

Re: Garmin woes

Got to be worth taking the batteries out & trying the old- leave it in a jar of rice for a few days with a lid on...
by Wotsits
Thu Jul 09, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Inspired by 'What you listening to..' -
Replies: 23
Views: 751

Re: Inspired by 'What you listening to..' -

Wait for it: https://youtu.be/IxEIQQkhyeI Brilliant! :lol: This is a session recording so not a gig, but it's an immense cover of a great song. Gives me goosebumps anyway... Radiohead cover Joy Division's 'Ceremony': https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cedNya7e8Uc Thats excellent too :cool:
by Wotsits
Wed Jul 08, 2020 11:35 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: anyone run any chris king stuff?
Replies: 45
Views: 1569

Re: anyone run any chris king stuff?

Got quite a bit including two sets of hubs.. They are not maintenance free, but if you look after them they're (imo) brill. The hubs if cleaned, geased & fettled a couple of times a year will last a lonnnng time. The bearings, unlike other hubs, are not meant to be disposable. The only time mine hav...
by Wotsits
Wed Jul 08, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: Routes
Topic: Land's End to John o' Groats Bikepacking Routes?
Replies: 12
Views: 1326

Re: Land's End to John o' Groats Bikepacking Routes?

Could also be worth having a look at the Pan Celtic route- https://www.pancelticrace.com/ Edit: The current proposed route is different than the original, have a search about for the 2019 route.. https://www.pancelticrace.com/legends/2019-routes/ https://ridewithgps.com/users/1447391/routes?lang=en
by Wotsits
Sun Jul 05, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Pillows
Replies: 58
Views: 1886

Re: Pillows

As I have an Exped DownMat, I also carry the mini pump around with me too. I was wondering about the Exped Pillow Pump , as a kill two birds with one stone affair. I've got one of those, it was ok, it's full of foam so it can work as a pump. But this makes it a tad bulky when packed & they're not p...
by Wotsits
Sun Jul 05, 2020 11:59 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Pillows
Replies: 58
Views: 1886

Re: Pillows

TLS does not mean dont take what you need it means leave at home what you dont need/wont use and what you need is not the same for all of us IME 40-60 g extra weight will not slow me down as much as a neck so sore i cannot turn it. 20 years ago no pillow was my default position Couldn't agree more,...
by Wotsits
Sun Jul 05, 2020 10:21 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Pillows
Replies: 58
Views: 1886

Re: Pillows

I've not really got on with inflatable pillows myself, but if you do consider bringing something to pack it with, these are spendy but ace- https://zpacks.com/collections/pillow-dry-bags They can also conform with TLS being dual use. I store my sleeping gear/spare clothes in mine. I'm also partially...