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by Blackhound
Sat Jan 04, 2020 9:54 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bike rack for a VW T5
Replies: 8
Views: 266

Re: Bike rack for a VW T5

Jurassic, I understood some of the Thule racks swing down to allow access? These were what I was looking at. Maybe more research needed.
by Blackhound
Sat Jan 04, 2020 9:51 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bivvy a month for prizes !
Replies: 9
Views: 273

Re: Bivvy a month for prizes !

Thank you Taylor. It was not coming up with a hashtag back in 2012 that slowed progress of this phenomenon (did #'s even exist back then?). My original intention was to get people out on a little adventure using our expensive equipment a bit like the Audax crowd with the 200km once a month challenge...
by Blackhound
Fri Jan 03, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bike rack for a VW T5
Replies: 8
Views: 266

Bike rack for a VW T5

In the market for a bike rack for my T5 based camper-van. The towbar option looking quite pricey and it appears that I also require new struts for the tailgate with the modern racks. I have looked at a Fiamma one and VW's own. The Fiamma is the 'pro' version & is for 2 bikes but could be extended to...
by Blackhound
Thu Jan 02, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Any interest in some new 'boo?
Replies: 41
Views: 1066

Re: Any interest in some new 'boo?

I have sufficient tee's so would not purchase but a long sleeved one would grab my attention. I have less of these and an ancient merino one has sprouted a hole.
by Blackhound
Tue Dec 31, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Pitlochry/ Blair athol advice
Replies: 11
Views: 350

Re: Pitlochry/ Blair athol advice

Have enjoyed a few visits to Pitlochry most recently last May. Nice cycling and a nice walk up the hill to a distillery.

FLV - it must just be you, take it personally!
by Blackhound
Tue Dec 31, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: That film is available
Replies: 35
Views: 1842

Re: That film is available

Watched it last night. It is a different type of film, a slow movie I think they are called. If you watched 'The Last Igloo' a few days ago or the one about Sami tribe herding reindeer last year you get the idea. Nothing much happening and then suddenly a voice appears. It took a while to settle int...
by Blackhound
Fri Dec 27, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Dam Busters.
Replies: 89
Views: 3041

Re: Dam Busters.

Just plotted the points on Memory Map, now to sort a route. I did notice one of them is the 'bonus' control at the first WRT back in 2010(?). I remember on that occasion thinking it would be a nice place to spend the night but it was to early in the day on that occasion. Will look at forecast closer...
by Blackhound
Wed Dec 18, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: GPS tracking accuracy blog
Replies: 8
Views: 361

GPS tracking accuracy blog

Thought some of you may be interested in these two blog posts by Rob Jordan - you might even understand more of it than I did. Plenty of time on his hands as he has even made his own units:

https://robjordan.github.io/gps-accuracy/findings

https://robjordan.github.io/gps-accuracy/
by Blackhound
Tue Dec 03, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: A special Birthday.
Replies: 32
Views: 1025

Re: A special Birthday.

You've caught me up! Happy birthday.
by Blackhound
Fri Nov 29, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: One for the HT550 connoisseur.
Replies: 63
Views: 2527

Re: One for the HT550 connoisseur.

Best wishes Rich, will look forward to following your dot.
by Blackhound
Wed Nov 27, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Lovely short film - Isle of Harris
Replies: 5
Views: 409

Re: Lovely short film - Isle of Harris

Lovely, saw it over breakfast yesterday.
by Blackhound
Mon Nov 25, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: London PSA - TCR08 evening tonight (23rd) at Look Mum No Hands
Replies: 7
Views: 478

Re: London PSA - TCR08 evening tonight (23rd) at Look Mum No Hands

I know what you mean jameso. I worked in Birmingham for nearly a decade and could not bring myself to go there for anything at weekends.
by Blackhound
Mon Nov 25, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: That film is available
Replies: 35
Views: 1842

Re: That film is available

I enjoyed it overall, scenery always makes me want to return even if only to tour as far south as Denver to save time and enjoy. I saw Lael a couple of years ago in Geraardsbergen but was a bit overawed - just muttered something about enjoying watching her races from a distance. BTW Chris Seistrup h...
by Blackhound
Sat Nov 23, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: London PSA - TCR08 evening tonight (23rd) at Look Mum No Hands
Replies: 7
Views: 478

Re: London PSA - TCR08 evening tonight (23rd) at Look Mum No Hands

Herself lives in Camden Town so I have to go down sometimes.
by Blackhound
Sat Nov 23, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: London PSA - TCR08 evening tonight (23rd) at Look Mum No Hands
Replies: 7
Views: 478

Re: London PSA - TCR08 evening tonight (23rd) at Look Mum No Hands

On a train to this shortly. Chippy just around the corner first and then see where they are off to. Are you attending James?
by Blackhound
Fri Nov 01, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Winter event - sold out?
Replies: 31
Views: 1396

Re: Winter event - sold out?

I was up to early! Now entered sorry about the alert.
by Blackhound
Fri Nov 01, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Winter event - sold out?
Replies: 31
Views: 1396

Winter event - sold out?

Has the event sold out in 8 hours? Should I have stayed up until midnight? Event showing as out of stock.

If that is correct any chance of being put on a reserve list in case of drop outs?
by Blackhound
Thu Oct 31, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: A dummies guide to pronouncing Welsh
Replies: 8
Views: 1978

Re: A dummies guide to pronouncing Welsh

Some nonsense after the useful stuff up there: A’r llongllong tymago Y canstillru memba Hywthat mwsic ywstw maycmismyl A’n y nwyff yhadd mychans Thattau cwd mayc thowspeepl dans A’n maybi thayddbi hapi forawyl Butt ffebrwari mayddmi shifa Wydd evri payparau’d delifa Baddnws ondda dawrstepp A’u cwdan...
by Blackhound
Wed Oct 30, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: A dummies guide to pronouncing Welsh
Replies: 8
Views: 1978

Re: A dummies guide to pronouncing Welsh

Somewhere I have the song American Pie translated into Welsh - must dig it out.
by Blackhound
Thu Oct 24, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Straight Outta Door - Ride from home Trips.
Replies: 48
Views: 3197

Re: Straight Outta Door - Ride from home Trips.

I live in Derby and can do routes from home easily. High Peak and Tissington Trails are nearby, Derby to Berwick route, [ennine Bridleway are all close. Linking up with Trans Pennines possible and some of the NCN6 back through Sherwood Forest give options for bigger loops. One spring after some late...
by Blackhound
Mon Oct 14, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Carrying Cham Cream
Replies: 21
Views: 947

Re: Carrying Cham Cream

I use a Kinder surprise ''egg' for my chamois cream. I only use a bit so one filling lasts ages.
by Blackhound
Wed Oct 02, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Ride the Sweary Dave-ide
Replies: 36
Views: 2628

Re: Ride the Sweary Dave-ide

Enjoyed the film. My write up took 8 years to finish so you write and ride somewhat quicker than me.
by Blackhound
Fri Aug 16, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Mounting an Etrex
Replies: 15
Views: 818

Re: Mounting an Etrex

RAM mount and lanyard for me.
by Blackhound
Fri Aug 16, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Broken Riders - Joining The Party (Long Read)
Replies: 106
Views: 5917

Re: Broken Riders - Joining The Party (Long Read)

Richard, just found this thread ( was away when you originally posted it) and seen the horrible injuries. Appears you are slowly on the mend. Hope recovery continues to go well and see you on the trails in the future.
by Blackhound
Sat Aug 10, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What spare clothes would you take on a week / two week trip?
Replies: 11
Views: 673

Re: What spare clothes would you take on a week / two week trip?

It depends on many factors but may take some Rohan trews for evenings and spare socks and one pair of underwear. Maybe a Tee, down jacket and second pair of cycling shorts as well. If nice weather cycling shorts dry on the bike during day.