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by Wotsits
Mon Aug 10, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: ... and so it continues.
Replies: 51
Views: 1406

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: 749

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: 614

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: 15
Views: 422

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: 525
Views: 31095

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: 2085

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: 22
Views: 462

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: 415

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: 15
Views: 422

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: 15
Views: 422

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: 479

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: 479

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: 440

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: 1078

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: 1104

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: 42
Views: 894

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: 42
Views: 894

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: 42
Views: 894

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...
by Wotsits
Sat Jul 04, 2020 1:07 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Wtd: Sub 600g bag or quil
Replies: 25
Views: 571

Re: Wtd: Sub 600g bag or quil

The Minimus is designed to be snug to keep the weight down. If you can, try a Hispar, they're roomier..
by Wotsits
Fri Jul 03, 2020 9:41 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: USB outputs, USB-Werk and fault diagnosis - any electricians on here?
Replies: 35
Views: 596

Re: USB outputs, USB-Werk and fault diagnosis - any electricians on here?

Landslide wrote:
Fri Jul 03, 2020 8:27 am
I'm now having visions of Boners using dynamo powered hairdryers in the back of beyond! :lol:
Karl likes to look his best & always carries a hairdryer! :lol:
by Wotsits
Thu Jul 02, 2020 8:20 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: USB outputs, USB-Werk and fault diagnosis - any electricians on here?
Replies: 35
Views: 596

Re: USB outputs, USB-Werk and fault diagnosis - any electricians on here?

I'd fire up the hairdryer, got nowt to lose & could learn something that could help with a repair when out in the sticks 😃
by Wotsits
Thu Jul 02, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: USB outputs, USB-Werk and fault diagnosis - any electricians on here?
Replies: 35
Views: 596

Re: USB outputs, USB-Werk and fault diagnosis - any electricians on here?

Thanks Jase, though that already sounds like more than I have the understanding for - me comparing my electronics diagnostic skills to a chimp's tool use is an insult to our primate friends :grin: Maybe one of those fairground wire and loop buzzer games would be a better analogy.. James i honestly ...
by Wotsits
Thu Jul 02, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: USB outputs, USB-Werk and fault diagnosis - any electricians on here?
Replies: 35
Views: 596

Re: USB outputs, USB-Werk and fault diagnosis - any electricians on here?

One problem with the USB-Werk is it's a sealed unit so all I have to work with are the co-axial in and out leads (ha.. 'work with' as in waft a meter around like a chimp fishing ants from a hill with a stick :grin: ). The unit charges off AC also which would make applying a test input difficult. Th...
by Wotsits
Thu Jul 02, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: USB outputs, USB-Werk and fault diagnosis - any electricians on here?
Replies: 35
Views: 596

Re: USB outputs, USB-Werk and fault diagnosis - any electricians on here?

Didn't Karl diagnose & repair his Igaro en-route to North Cape? He may have some experience worth sharing. He may have said that it was a capacitor that failed, think you can test those (if the circuitry allows) by charging it up via an ohms setting, then discharging if your multimeter doesn't have ...