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by benp1
Fri Oct 18, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: WTD: Woman
Replies: 28
Views: 555

Re: WTD: Woman

What's it like on the moors 100? The having to choose your own route thing limits things somewhat. As an example look how many people went on John's LHC earlier this year I think folks just want to turn up and ride, if you had a couple of preset routes that people could choose that might make it mor...
by benp1
Fri Oct 18, 2019 8:03 am
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Winter Bivi ,Salop,peaks or anywhere
Replies: 31
Views: 619

Re: Winter Bivi ,Salop,peaks or anywhere

Are you guys talking about our visit to Bridges on last year's winter bivy? I remember drying lots of kit, lots of banter, being hungry and ordering a big bowl of chips and something (scampi or goujons?) but no one else being that hungry, and drinking a few pints. I thought we were rather charming! ...
by benp1
Wed Oct 16, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Thumbs up to Thermarest
Replies: 6
Views: 229

Re: Thumbs up to Thermarest

I've found their customer service to be absolutely top notch
by benp1
Tue Oct 15, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: A few things for Iceland
Replies: 6
Views: 506

Re: A few things for Iceland

Looks like a proper kit test!
by benp1
Tue Oct 15, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Food and Drink intake - what's yours like?
Replies: 24
Views: 477

Re: Food and Drink intake - what's yours like?

Amazingly, I bonked on the commute home once! Had done a big kettlebells session at lunchtime and not eaten properly. Started sweating profusely, then got cold, then got really really slow. Was struggling to match people walking quickly up the hill. Stopped at a convenience shop and ate a snickers d...
by benp1
Tue Oct 15, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Padded shorts: yay, or nay?
Replies: 35
Views: 701

Re: Padded shorts: yay, or nay?

Strangely I don't wear padded shorts for bikepacking, but sometimes do for commuting I don't find padded shorts to be any real benefit to me, so I'm happy not to wear them on bikepacking rides as they're not the most flattering of things and popping to the toilet is a right pain I often wear them fo...
by benp1
Mon Oct 14, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Kinesis Tripster
Replies: 13
Views: 370

Re: Kinesis Tripster

I think there are a couple of owners here, Jase/Wotsits has one as an example

There are quite a few owners in STW if you're after some user reviews
by benp1
Sun Oct 13, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Straight Outta Door - Ride from home Trips.
Replies: 29
Views: 1172

Re: Straight Outta Door - Ride from home Trips.

Front door trip last night. Left at 6pm in the rain, turned around after about 5 min because I forgot my meths!

Nice muddy, dark and wet ride out, then home by 10am. Enjoyed it
by benp1
Sat Oct 12, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The "not at the BB200" thread
Replies: 18
Views: 436

Re: The "not at the BB200" thread

It's been raining the whole day down here in London. Varies between heavy and light depending on its mood Been out for two return trips on the cargo bike getting both kids around. Just packed for a quick local bivy. Hoping to kip in a cheeky bird hide to keep out the rain, which is forecast for the ...
by benp1
Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: butt butt
Replies: 5
Views: 277

Re: butt butt

SG ones say SG
by benp1
Wed Oct 09, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Something for the coffee snobs.
Replies: 11
Views: 352

Re: Something for the coffee snobs.

But you need to pack filters though right?

I have the gsi ultralight java drip, cracking bit of kit, you just add ground coffee to it, only problem is I have to pack it separately. If you could mirror that but make it smaller and more packable then sign me up!
by benp1
Mon Oct 07, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Cycling trousers that can be used as work wear in a casual office
Replies: 13
Views: 446

Re: Cycling trousers that can be used as work wear in a casual office

Stretchy chinos with a trouser strap. Fine for 4 miles

Edit - plus full mudguards!
by benp1
Fri Oct 04, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: BAM? Pah!!
Replies: 9
Views: 386

Re: BAM? Pah!!

That is very cool. I wonder how she knew where to look? I suppose you could just aim high but some inside knowledge would help a lot!
by benp1
Fri Oct 04, 2019 6:56 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Going solo - Billy no mates
Replies: 36
Views: 1005

Re: Going solo - Billy no mates

My local stuff is solo, essentially rides that stay from my house. I don't stop in the pub or cafe on these rides, i'll resupply on the go and often eat outside picnic style Rides involving a trip (train or car) don't happen so much at the moment so the last few I've had have generally been with oth...
by benp1
Thu Oct 03, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Will I die
Replies: 31
Views: 807

Re: Will I die

You now have an inney and an outey

Pop a sticker on it and hope for the best!
by benp1
Wed Oct 02, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: New shoes/boots time
Replies: 12
Views: 310

Re: New shoes/boots time

I have some MW7s to try out this winter. I've spent the last two night with newspaper in my shoes from soaking wet commutes home. Although if I was wearing boots the water would probably still run down my leg anyway

Sportpursuit have some Lake boots in the sale, limited sizes though
by benp1
Tue Oct 01, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Kinesis Crosslight Pro6
Replies: 23
Views: 1062

Re: Kinesis Crosslight Pro6

I do have a soft spot for Cotic, and I know you're a fan too

Roadrat/escapade is a pretty good shout, in some ways there were slightly ahead of their time with a bike like that. They became fashionable after they released it
by benp1
Tue Oct 01, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Kinesis Crosslight Pro6
Replies: 23
Views: 1062

Re: Kinesis Crosslight Pro6

Whatever the flat bar version of the Arkose is, lithium maybe? My mileage isn't as high as yours, perhaps around 12k? But it's out in all weathers and doesn't get any love - I don't think it's ever been washed, apart from my the rain maybe. I picked it up in April 2015 Has so far been bullet proof, ...
by benp1
Sun Sep 29, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: OAPs daily release (or 3)
Replies: 35
Views: 736

Re: OAPs daily release (or 3)

Top work chaps, enjoyed the write up
by benp1
Sat Sep 28, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Drivetrain 'Grind'
Replies: 19
Views: 531

Re: Drivetrain 'Grind'

Has anyone seen a good and cheap ultrasonic cleaner? I'd be well up for one
by benp1
Wed Sep 25, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Full Mudgaurds?
Replies: 42
Views: 1452

Re: Full Mudgaurds?

I have the SKS 45s in my arkose. I run 35f32r marathon plus tyres with plenty of room. I have a picture of my bike running nano 40 and the mudguard, which I don't actually remember, but can't see how much mud clearance there is Have put thousands of miles onto my mudguards and they've been great. De...
by benp1
Mon Sep 23, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Rocwood Sealant - £7 a litre!
Replies: 4
Views: 293

Re: Rocwood Sealant - £7 a litre!

What a cracking write up

(I'm happy with Stans so far)
by benp1
Thu Sep 19, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Suggest a drybag that'll fit me this
Replies: 15
Views: 466

Re: Suggest a drybag that'll fit me this

Also another one for stuffing it On a separate note, when I do want to waterproof things that aren't going to take a beating, say my FAK in my framebag or my bed kit (eye mask, ear plugs, chapstick, talc), I put them in a ziplock bag. Ikea sell a box of the little bags in various sizes, and they're ...
by benp1
Wed Sep 18, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Which extra would keep me warmer?
Replies: 52
Views: 1256

Re: Which extra would keep me warmer?

Are you sleeping in a bothy without a mat? That must be uncomfortable no? And cold depending on what you're sleeping on

I'd go with mat first (for comfort), then blanket for warmth
by benp1
Wed Sep 18, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 7547
Views: 777664

Re: The post man's been ...

Blimey, you expecting some weather Neil? I'm still wearing the £10 hi viz ebay jacket that's almost windproof Did you know, that if you commute every day, on average you'll get wet (as in wet, not just damp) about 7 times per year (everywhere except Wales, where it's more of a certainty)? I heard i...