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by Piemonster
Thu Jan 07, 2021 8:25 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Hate to bring it up again but ...
Replies: 108
Views: 2261

Re: Hate to bring it up again but ...

Edit, took an exit into the stationary cupboard. I think I’ve found the exit now.
by Piemonster
Thu Jan 07, 2021 7:54 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Hate to bring it up again but ...
Replies: 108
Views: 2261

Re: Hate to bring it up again but ...

Exits stage left
by Piemonster
Tue Jan 05, 2021 9:07 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Runners input please
Replies: 22
Views: 372

Re: Runners input please

Inov 8 X Talon Ultra 260. Wider than Mud Claws which are too narrow for me. I’d prefer the 260s to have a smaller heel to toe drop but I seem happy enough in them in pretty much any off road terrain from fell to field edge paths. I like them enough that I’m now down to 2 pairs* of running shoes rath...
by Piemonster
Fri Jan 01, 2021 9:25 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Photo comp We have a Winner!
Replies: 18
Views: 645

Re: Photo comp We have a Winner!

Oh, for reference. I voted for you.

Just remember that next year if I enter a photo :wink:
by Piemonster
Fri Jan 01, 2021 9:23 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Photo comp We have a Winner!
Replies: 18
Views: 645

Re: Photo comp We have a Winner!

I always get a bit embarrassed on the rare occasions when I win something I can understand that. I distinctly remember the last thing I won, it was for a presentation* I gave on politics. Age 8, I won a Mars bar. Don’t actually remember what it was about, I took the piss out of Thatcher somehow.
by Piemonster
Fri Jan 01, 2021 10:11 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Any Exposure deals going...
Replies: 13
Views: 466

Re: Any Exposure deals going...

I’ve had a similar dilemma on wanting to cover on and off road riding (using two different bikes which counted against the dynamo option) I now have a Strada SB and for off road will team that up with a helmet light. Based on this thread https://bearbonesbikepacking.co.uk/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=...
by Piemonster
Fri Jan 01, 2021 9:09 am
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Gritfest 2021 anyone?
Replies: 11
Views: 267

Re: Gritfest 2021 anyone?

Hi, I had a place on the gritfest 2020, which is now transferred to the 2021 event https://gritfest.co.uk/ But I've just signed up to do taunus bikepacking again, which is the same week/end, so would anyone like my place on the gritfest? First come first served.... ENTRY FEE Standard Entry - £110* ...
by Piemonster
Thu Dec 31, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Your top 3 ITT tips.
Replies: 32
Views: 988

Re: Your top 3 ITT tips.

Dave Barter wrote:
Thu Dec 31, 2020 1:39 pm
Don’t eat seafood pizza

Slather on the minty arse lard

Leave it behind, you won’t use it
Ummm

How closely related are these three?
by Piemonster
Mon Dec 28, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: For the runners amongst us.
Replies: 50
Views: 1117

Re: For the runners amongst us.

Hmm, maybe I should buy a pair* and see how the memories stack up.

*Ronhill Tracksters not bollocks
by Piemonster
Mon Dec 28, 2020 7:29 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: For the runners amongst us.
Replies: 50
Views: 1117

Re: For the runners amongst us.

Tracksters are only worn out once yer bollocks are hanging out the work patches
by Piemonster
Mon Dec 28, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: For the runners amongst us.
Replies: 50
Views: 1117

Re: For the runners amongst us.

Needs to be really, really bad for it to go on pretty much where I’m at. Do you want to get wet from rain or sweat. I think the jacket I’m currently using is actually the predecessor to the Aether, old enough I can’t even find an online review for it. Also eVent, not gore tex like I mentioned earli...
by Piemonster
Mon Dec 28, 2020 9:27 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: For the runners amongst us.
Replies: 50
Views: 1117

Re: For the runners amongst us.

All considering where you’d be running, I’d not go too light with a running specific jacket.

How many seasons are you thinking of? 3?
by Piemonster
Mon Dec 28, 2020 9:08 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: For the runners amongst us.
Replies: 50
Views: 1117

Re: For the runners amongst us.

I do wish I'd got into running a lot earlier. I can definitely see the attraction in heading off into wilder and higher places with the ease and simplicity of running kit. I'm certainly interested in what lightweight waterproofs are favoured as I might stretch to some hillier running in 2021. I act...
by Piemonster
Sun Dec 27, 2020 9:39 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: What are your feelings about next year?
Replies: 40
Views: 932

Re: What are your feelings about next year?

I’m optimistic by the second half of next year we’ll see something relatively normal. Not completely normal but nothing stays normal anyway. We’re hopefully likely to have multiple vaccines and an increasing range of effective treatments to help prevent serious illness. What seems likely to make a b...
by Piemonster
Fri Dec 25, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: That time of year
Replies: 25
Views: 571

Re: That time of year

Thought this was about my annual bath ....
by Piemonster
Wed Dec 23, 2020 9:32 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: For the runners amongst us.
Replies: 50
Views: 1117

Re: For the runners amongst us.

Easily, there isn’t really a defined entry level, and with that distance/ascent I’d just crack on and enjoy.
by Piemonster
Tue Dec 22, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: For the runners amongst us.
Replies: 50
Views: 1117

Re: For the runners amongst us.

Just watched the film, loved that.

Greg, I’m pretty envious if I’m honest. The hills of Wales were my introduction to mountains and are quite an emotive place. The BGR never really triggered anything but the PBR and RR do.
by Piemonster
Tue Dec 22, 2020 4:48 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: For the runners amongst us.
Replies: 50
Views: 1117

Re: For the runners amongst us.

Nice long days and a reasonable chance of being dry but not too dry and not too hot. I just double checked the route out of interest, and I’ve run* every one of the hills. Not all at once mind you :grin: I can’t quite place the line from Llanberis to Elidr Fawr, does it follow one of the quarry incl...
by Piemonster
Tue Dec 22, 2020 8:54 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: For the runners amongst us.
Replies: 50
Views: 1117

Re: For the runners amongst us.

That's great, thanks for sharing... Looks a route I'd quite like to try in the run up to next year's (hopefully) Bob Graham... Shout if you want any mules, I think I offered before, can't remember. Paddy planned for myself. Nice, when are you planning on going? I remember running in the Angus Glens...
by Piemonster
Tue Dec 22, 2020 8:50 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: For the runners amongst us.
Replies: 50
Views: 1117

Re: For the runners amongst us.

Cheers Stu will take a watch and have shared too.

Pretty much my ideal duration/distance for a long run that. Makes for a brilliant day out but doesn’t destroy you for weeks/months.
by Piemonster
Sun Dec 20, 2020 7:28 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 9295
Views: 1052568

Re: The post man's been ...

A selection of Therabands for my endless injuries :roll:
by Piemonster
Thu Dec 10, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Oi Stu - I saw this and thought of you ...
Replies: 18
Views: 334

Re: Oi Stu - I saw this and thought of you ...

Ace Stu

Lovely dogs, never met a bad one.
by Piemonster
Tue Dec 08, 2020 9:34 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Anyone paddled the Wye?
Replies: 13
Views: 354

Re: Anyone paddled the Wye?

I'm playing with ideas for next year and wondered about rafting down the Wye and riding back. Anyone paddled it, is it nice? Not done it, but planning too, originally next year but I’ve Adhesive Capsulitis (left shoulder) so have shelved the idea for a while. Lovely river going by friends who have ...
by Piemonster
Sun Dec 06, 2020 7:42 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Mud tires
Replies: 5
Views: 217

Re: Mud tires

I’ve gone with narrow on the gravel bike On the MTB I’ve given up and ended up with summer XC tyres. Because frankly, nothing works anyway locally, mud tyres just slick up and stay that way, but the Ardent Race I’ve got on the back clears pretty instantly and works better on the farm tracks/road lin...
by Piemonster
Fri Dec 04, 2020 7:24 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Pack rafts - Please may I ask?
Replies: 53
Views: 1266

Re: Pack rafts - Please may I ask?

I think if they made a more affordable Nomad I’d bite.

I’ve had a shot in one of their current “packrafts” in person and I have to say. I don’t think it’s really a Packraft. It’s simply too big and is, for me, an inflatable kayak. Although it was sat next to a Caribou.