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by benp1
Thu May 23, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: My first multi day bike packing trip
Replies: 11
Views: 177

Re: My first multi day bike packing trip

Winter Bivi ,Ben ,I think walking Ng down Minton batch is definitely not what you imagined you'd be doing that morning =)) =)) :wink: Oh yeah, good point actually :grin: I also had two slow crashes on ice on the top of the Mynd before Minton Batch, that also wasn't part of the plan! But the plan fo...
by benp1
Thu May 23, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: My first multi day bike packing trip
Replies: 11
Views: 177

Re: My first multi day bike packing trip

I'm actually not sure if I've had a trip not go to plan That's largely because the plan is generally so loose that most events would fit broadly within the plan. Thankfully I've not had to call out MRT, that would surely be not on plan. Route changes, minor crashes, sketchy crossings/descents, diffi...
by benp1
Thu May 23, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2019
Replies: 417
Views: 19880

Re: Bivvy a month 2019

you mounted that really fancy plaque with drawing pins?! Couldn't find any blu tack or chewing gum?
by benp1
Tue May 21, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Your gear pile, get shot / rainy day?
Replies: 30
Views: 516

Re: Your gear pile, get shot / rainy day?

ummm, I might have a few spare bits here and there Might be better not to put it down in writing. I move stuff on every now and then but still have a lot of kit for just in case use, lending out to people, or maybe for when my son wants to come Also used to be a 'bushcrafter' and have lots of stuff ...
by benp1
Fri May 17, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Music Players
Replies: 5
Views: 187

Re: Music Players

For me, no

iPhone is used for everything except nav. Can watch films and TV or listen to music and podcasts. Sometimes take headphones if I'm heading out solo

I listen to music or podcasts when I'm commuting
by benp1
Thu May 16, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Etrex 30x or Wahoo Elmnt ROAM: A vote
Replies: 24
Views: 505

Re: Etrex 30x or Wahoo Elmnt ROAM: A vote

The best test is to look around at events like the WRT to see what everyone is using. Garmin outdoor handhelds are by far and away the most common GPS. Some also run an edge for easier tracking etc, but etrex, oregon and dakota models are massively popular I have an Oregon, it's been massively relia...
by benp1
Tue May 14, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Pillow recommendations
Replies: 20
Views: 472

Re: Pillow recommendations

Bought the trekology one, really cheap. Seems good on a quick test of the sofa. Will test it properly on the next bank holiday weekend
by benp1
Tue May 14, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Nesting Ti Pots...
Replies: 29
Views: 430

Re: Nesting Ti Pots...

I guess another option would be a mug that'll fit into a slightly bigger one of the pots. Doesn't need to be titanium. Beware that a lot of mugs (normal ceramic mug sized ones) will be too small to fit a canister, despite being small enough to fit inside the bigger (c.700ml) 'mug'/pot It's one of t...
by benp1
Sun May 12, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bamboo feedback.
Replies: 51
Views: 2245

Re: Bamboo feedback.

I still really like mine, currently down the pub and have spent the whole day wearing mine. Medium is a nice cut
by benp1
Sat May 11, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What harness
Replies: 19
Views: 371

Re: What harness

Revelate harness here too, its ace
by benp1
Fri May 10, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Braunton 150 2019
Replies: 10
Views: 296

Re: Braunton 150 2019

What a cracking effort, good job! :-bd
by benp1
Fri May 10, 2019 6:22 am
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Three Lions Tour: June Chilterns beerpacking
Replies: 46
Views: 753

Re: Three Lions Tour: June Chilterns beerpacking

Sadly I can't make this, my 3rd child is due right around then. I've spent 5 nights in my bivi bag in the last 6 weeks to pre-empt the dry patch that will be coming up... Hoping I'll be out again soon, this ride would be very convenient as it's so local! Good idea too!
by benp1
Fri May 10, 2019 6:16 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: BIG BEAR ROUTE
Replies: 48
Views: 897

Re: BIG BEAR ROUTE

Bloody hell Steve, that's incredible. Top effort!
by benp1
Thu May 09, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Pillow recommendations
Replies: 20
Views: 472

Re: Pillow recommendations

Hmmm, actually reviews a bit mixed on the klymit x

But discovered the trekology pillow from amazon, pretty cheap too (similar to the kush)

For the kush users, are you back or side sleepers?
by benp1
Thu May 09, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Pillow recommendations
Replies: 20
Views: 472

Re: Pillow recommendations

i've just noticed that i was being a dope - the aeros is made by sea to summit, not exped

While browsing, including looking at the klymit cush, I found the klymit x. Quite like the look of it
by benp1
Wed May 08, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Pillow recommendations
Replies: 20
Views: 472

Pillow recommendations

Something has changed with my sleep, my pillow is no longer comfy for some reason. It's the third pillow I've had and I thought I had it nailed, been using it for a while now, clearly not I'm using an exped airpillow UL, I think. I'm an everything sleeper - side, back, sometimes even my front The ex...
by benp1
Wed May 08, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Suggest me a Kids bike 4 year old
Replies: 15
Views: 230

Re: Suggest me a Kids bike 4 year old

Both my kids are on Islabikes. Very impressed with them
by benp1
Tue May 07, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Summer Waterproof Jacket
Replies: 25
Views: 715

Re: Summer Waterproof Jacket

Berghaus hypersmock. Mines the lightest waterproof in the world. It's tiny. But very fragile. Used for commuting, it lives in my commuting bag

If I wore it on the MTB I'd kill it by crashing or branches/thorns/brambles
by benp1
Tue May 07, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Thank you.
Replies: 13
Views: 561

Re: Thank you.

Another cracker, thanks Stuart, Dee and all supporters/enablers

Weather was good, no rain and clear, starry skies. It was nice to bump into folks along the way and we enjoyed many a pub/cafe
by benp1
Thu May 02, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: These 'ere WRT places.
Replies: 5
Views: 318

Re: These 'ere WRT places.

And then maybe give any prize you get to John Climber? :grin:
by benp1
Thu May 02, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 7236
Views: 727404

Re: The post man's been ...

New watch strap

Hopefully means I can wear my outdoorsy/bikepacking watch without the strap giving me some weird pain in my arm. Think the clasp was hitting a nerve, literally
by benp1
Wed May 01, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Salsa El Mariachi full bike
Replies: 8
Views: 437

Re: Salsa El Mariachi full bike

Hasn't sold sir
by benp1
Wed May 01, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Refilling gas cannisters
Replies: 15
Views: 492

Re: Refilling gas cannisters

Also make sure you weigh them before and after so you know how much gas is in there
by benp1
Wed May 01, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Salsa El Mariachi full bike
Replies: 8
Views: 437

Re: Salsa El Mariachi full bike

I still have this if anyone is interested. Haven't posted it up anywhere else yet. Chaps, I sent you pics a while back
by benp1
Wed May 01, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Seat post problem
Replies: 17
Views: 434

Re: Seat post problem

Good job.

I read that post and was expecting you to say the ceiling caved in :grin: