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by benp1
Tue Dec 03, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: A special Birthday.
Replies: 31
Views: 546

Re: A special Birthday.

happy birth' D :-bd
by benp1
Mon Dec 02, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bar mounted accessories setup
Replies: 17
Views: 430

Re: Bar mounted accessories setup

I have the above. It broke after a while, ordered another to replace it, definitely worth it

Also have one on my commuter for mounting my strada more centrally and further forward
by benp1
Sat Nov 30, 2019 11:21 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Something for the coffee snobs.
Replies: 38
Views: 1617

Re: Something for the coffee snobs.

Luxury for me is the GSI ultralight Java drip, otherwise I use kenco millicano or nestle azera

I want that magic blend of low weight, bulk and faff (to make and clean). Aero press and french press ok at home, though I still mainly drink instant because it’s so quick!
by benp1
Sat Nov 30, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Something for the coffee snobs.
Replies: 38
Views: 1617

Re: Something for the coffee snobs.

That aeropress go looks quite good, still quite bulky though
by benp1
Fri Nov 29, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Carbon Hardtail, bike packing capable
Replies: 28
Views: 745

Re: Carbon Hardtail, bike packing capable

Also isn’t there a Shand one, although looks like a generic Chinese carbon job
by benp1
Tue Nov 26, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Budget sleeping pad?
Replies: 17
Views: 427

Re: Budget sleeping pad?

I’m 6’3, a normal length mat is too short. I need a long version, particularly if I want to use a pillow
by benp1
Tue Nov 26, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Chilterns Winter Bivvy: 15 Dec
Replies: 9
Views: 361

Re: Chilterns Winter Bivvy: 15 Dec

Tim, I'm still game but only have a greenish tinged light at the moment, I'm optimistic though. Can't remember where Sam's place is now, but it might be easier on my part if I drop the car near there so I can make a quicker exit in the morning. I can ride around to meet you or anyone else wherever t...
by benp1
Mon Nov 25, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: More stolen bikes
Replies: 13
Views: 432

Re: More stolen bikes

Sorry to hear that Stu, rubbish news
by benp1
Mon Nov 25, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: London PSA - TCR08 evening tonight (23rd) at Look Mum No Hands
Replies: 7
Views: 386

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

You miserable old grumps, London is the centre of the world! :grin:

LMNH is a mile away from where I work, to which I cycle to, so it's fairly convenient.

Couldn't make it on Sat disappointly. Thanks for the heads up though, didn't even know it was on
by benp1
Mon Nov 25, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Garmin edge 25
Replies: 3
Views: 174

Re: Garmin edge 25

Used to

I found it OK for following routes that were set up properly. But generally I used it as a speedo and for recording rides. It's tiny, which makes it very handy, and it syncs to your phone for uploading to garmin connect or strava

For off road I'd definitely want a map based one
by benp1
Sun Nov 17, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Todays ride
Replies: 1490
Views: 220442

Re: Todays ride

summittoppler wrote:
Sun Nov 10, 2019 7:46 pm
After an early winter here in Snowdonia, the weather was perfect for a brew at 3200 ft...
That looks vaguely exciting. Was there last twixmas and was hoping for weather like that. Lakes this year, hoping for snow/ice/neve
by benp1
Sun Nov 17, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Todays ride
Replies: 1490
Views: 220442

Re: Todays ride

I was surprised too, I wore a HH Lifawool long sleeve top with Montane fleece over the top, Montane wind shirt over that, full length tights and shorts on the bottom, lower half was okay but my core was pretty chilly. I probably wasn’t working hard enough to generate much heat due to lack of fitnes...
by benp1
Sat Nov 16, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2019
Replies: 1038
Views: 63391

Re: Bivvy a month 2019

Morning shot is good though

Looks like a tough ride, maybe one for pogies and mudguards...!
by benp1
Fri Nov 15, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Really?
Replies: 18
Views: 780

Re: Really?

I listened to an outdoors station podcast on this

1,000 members or so, it’s a cooperative rather than a big commercial enterprise

Apparently quite popular with solo women and families. Lots of other bits you can do. Personally I thought it seemed pretty good, although not personally for me
by benp1
Tue Nov 12, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Asking for a friend....
Replies: 16
Views: 663

Re: Asking for a friend....

So many options these days!!

Arkose or escapade maybe?
by benp1
Tue Nov 12, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Veloviewer map - explorer tiles
Replies: 330
Views: 40162

Re: Veloviewer map - explorer tiles

Good Chew, that's some going! My max square is 17x17 and my max cluster is 393. VV is a very interesting tool, really makes you think about things differently. I'm nearly up to 3,000 miles this year, but nearly all of those are on the same bits as I cycle commute to work. If that was spread around i...
by benp1
Tue Nov 12, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Todays ride
Replies: 1490
Views: 220442

Re: Todays ride

Good stuff Shewie, I find I learn something on most of my trips!

Surprised you find hiking clothing too cold? I like using general outdoorsy clothing on the bike, I find it works well. The only tweak is I use MTB shorts generally, but have also been on many trips with normal outdoorsy shorts too.
by benp1
Tue Nov 12, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Which High Viz warm tights
Replies: 6
Views: 311

Re: Which High Viz warm tights

Same here, I always wear some respro ankle bands. Reflective one side and yellow the other so I can swap them round depending on whether it's day or night.
by benp1
Mon Nov 11, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Which High Viz warm tights
Replies: 6
Views: 311

Re: Which High Viz warm tights

I see someone in the dhb flashlight tights this morning, they were very visible
by benp1
Mon Nov 11, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 7673
Views: 796734

Re: The post man's been ...

Thule child carrier came through last week, looking forward to more family adventures. Some terrain just isn't suitable for a buggy and a front carrier is a back killer after a while! Also had some sit mats turn up for the kids, I love a sit mat, time the kids had their own. Simple folding CCF jobs ...
by benp1
Sat Nov 09, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What's the best rear red light please
Replies: 27
Views: 721

Re: What's the best rear red light please

I find it difficult to ride behind people with a TraceR on the back, it’s too bright, especially as it's often pointing up slightly into your eyes I prefer to mount my lights on a seat stay. Have a variety but my Lunar Smart R2 has been really reliable. AAA and usb version both good. Pretty cheap to...
by benp1
Fri Nov 08, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Pot cozees and fuel bottles
Replies: 8
Views: 308

Re: Pot cozees and fuel bottles

My pot cosy is made from reflectex - the shiny bubble wrap you put on radiators, works great I use a different bottle depending on the length of the trip, and prefer not to stick in with the stove because thats where other bits go like my windshield and my coffee. So in short, horses for courses I g...
by benp1
Tue Nov 05, 2019 11:26 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Chilterns Winter Bivvy: 15 Dec
Replies: 9
Views: 361

Re: Chilterns Winter Bivvy: 15 Dec

I might be able to do this one. Would prefer to head up to the Long Mynd again but it’s a long round trip and with a 5 month old baby things are tricky at the moment... No guarantees but this is an hour from home so doable, maybe I’ll keep my eye on the thread Edit - by this one I mean the Saturday ...
by benp1
Tue Nov 05, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Fully Enclosed Bivi Bag
Replies: 14
Views: 584

Re: Fully Enclosed Bivi Bag

What Colin says, humid breath leaving the bag is better

(The snowyside is the event bivy. I also have the normal borah bag that everyone has)
by benp1
Tue Nov 05, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Fully Enclosed Bivi Bag
Replies: 14
Views: 584

Re: Fully Enclosed Bivi Bag

I’ve slept with my snowyside borah bag closed. Co2 wasn’t an obvious problem but it felt nicer with a little gap

To be honest being fully enclosed with ok but having some air is much nicer