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by Pickers
Fri Jan 03, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Beta Blockers
Replies: 16
Views: 542

Re: Beta Blockers

Hi LR, I'm another one on beta blockers but a relatively low dose for a year now. I've found that while my RHR is fairly unchanged at mid to high 40s, max HR has dropped from 175-180 down to about 145 or so. I was a bit of a diesel before so that's not changed too much either, it's not so big a deal...
by Pickers
Sun Dec 15, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Winter Bivi ,Salop,peaks or anywhere
Replies: 90
Views: 3682

Re: Winter Bivi ,Salop,peaks or anywhere

Well that was a bloody good weekend!
Weather proved interesting, but then it is December I s’pose....
Sorry to see the state of your jacket Reg, You should take solace in the fact that having crashed in front of me twice, I managed to not land on top of you!
by Pickers
Fri Nov 01, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Winter event - sold out?
Replies: 31
Views: 1447

Re: Winter event - sold out?

Well, I'm in as well, I hope things go better than last year.
by Pickers
Mon Oct 14, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Jones Loops - again
Replies: 6
Views: 437

Re: Jones Loops - again

Thanks chaps, Mariner - I bought your old Spearfish (sold it on later), but really got on well with the bike while I had it. Never tried loop bars on it even though I had a set on my Ogre. Got another FS bike now, and a set of the Geoff bars so I might put them together and see what happens.
by Pickers
Mon Oct 14, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Jones Loops - again
Replies: 6
Views: 437

Re: Jones Loops - again

Slight hijack - Bob, how do you like the Jones bars on the Spearfish? Don't see many sets on FS bikes.
by Pickers
Wed Oct 09, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: A different sort of bikepacking challenge
Replies: 19
Views: 835

Re: A different sort of bikepacking challenge

Edit... Read the spec 1st
by Pickers
Thu Oct 03, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Cycle mag
Replies: 15
Views: 1029

Re: Cycle mag

Oh dear, we've really gone mainstream :smile:
Absolutely... no bloody rain there!
by Pickers
Sun Sep 29, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: OAPs daily release (or 3)
Replies: 35
Views: 1465

Re: OAPs daily release (or 3)

I reckon that's a pretty fair account Reg, the Saga Seaside Excursion fully living up to expectations. You were even pretty excited about the coach trip at the end. A properly excellent couple of days though, with a wide range of weather presented for our delectation. https://live.staticflickr.com/6...
by Pickers
Thu Sep 19, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 7800
Views: 814256

Re: The post man's been ...

New 'boo Tee here too, along with a wee saddle bag from BB towers :-bd
by Pickers
Fri Sep 13, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Orbea Gain E-Bike - size small
Replies: 0
Views: 212

Orbea Gain E-Bike - size small

I doubt that it will appeal to many folks here, but I have for sale my Orbea Gain D31 E gravel bike. I'm looking for £1,850.00 for the bike. I'm based near to Stratford upon Avon in Warwickshire. I bought the bike new in March 2019, it’s done a few hundred miles in the last six months but is in pret...
by Pickers
Mon Sep 02, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Can I beg/borrow/steal or even buy an MTB please!!
Replies: 6
Views: 555

Re: Can I beg/borrow/steal or even buy an MTB please!!

Nice one! Thanks Steve!
by Pickers
Fri Aug 30, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Can I beg/borrow/steal or even buy an MTB please!!
Replies: 6
Views: 555

Can I beg/borrow/steal or even buy an MTB please!!

As a result of events earlier in the year I sold all the bikes that could be ridden offroad, as well as road ones. I bought ebikes that have served me well, but they're off as well now. I'm therefore precisely one MTB short of actually having an MTB. I've a couple of trips planned soon, in the event...
by Pickers
Thu Aug 29, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Clear out part 1: Luggage. Reductions and pics added.
Replies: 43
Views: 1922

Re: Clear out part 1: Luggage. Reductions and pics added.

Can I claim the Barley saddle bag please Stu, I'll PP across £35.
No great hurry for it, I've ordered one of the bamboo shirts, they can go together in the post when that arrives
by Pickers
Thu Aug 22, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Aah bollocks.
Replies: 30
Views: 2013

Re: Aah bollocks.

Well, I'm walking around this morning now like a dog with two d1cks!! Been to see the Doc this morning, and after 9 months of visits to doctors and consultant, CT and MRI scans, treadmill stress tests, HR holter tests, blood tests, ECGs, echo cardiograms and more, the cap on my heart rate has been r...
by Pickers
Tue Aug 13, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bottle cage mount repositioners
Replies: 23
Views: 1056

Re: Bottle cage mount repositioners

I needed to do this on a small road bike frame a while ago. Piece of alloy bar about 10mm wide x 3 or 4 thk, maybe 150mm long (cut to size...). Drill and countersink holes to match holes on the frame, drill and tap holes in the new locations for your cage. Pennies. But no photo, sorry.
by Pickers
Mon Aug 05, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2019
Replies: 1138
Views: 74407

Re: Bivvy a month 2019

Nice trip there Steve!
by Pickers
Sun Jun 23, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2019
Replies: 1138
Views: 74407

Re: Bivvy a month 2019

No worries Stu, Next month sounds good, now I know a bit more about things here I can plan a few short trips.
I know Reg has a few thoughts as well, I’ve missed too many outings this year. Turns out I actually miss this stuff. Who’d have thought...
by Pickers
Sun Jun 23, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2019
Replies: 1138
Views: 74407

Re: Bivvy a month 2019

After issues at home kyboshed both WRT and 3LT trips, I wanted a wee night out. The bike was still packed and untouched from last weekend so everything was ready to go with little further prep needed. Friday morning came and the bike and kit loaded in the car, off to work. Straight to dad's house af...
by Pickers
Mon Jun 17, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Three Lions Tour: June Chilterns beerpacking
Replies: 69
Views: 4652

Re: Three Lions Tour: June Chilterns beerpacking

Properly gutted to have missed this. Looks like you had a bloody good do there chaps.
by Pickers
Mon May 13, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Three Lions Tour: June Chilterns beerpacking
Replies: 69
Views: 4652

Re: Three Lions Tour: June Chilterns beerpacking

Ah now, Saturday it is then! Much better idea.
I’m in for this now that things are moving in the right direction at home.
Are we still starting at 4 or earlier now?
by Pickers
Mon Apr 15, 2019 11:46 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2019
Replies: 1138
Views: 74407

Re: Bivvy a month 2019

April ticked off for BigDummySteve and I courtesy of a late call and a free weekend. A two day out and back jaunt in the Black Mountains, a route cobbled together and the rest made up as we went. Saturday, good weather if a bit nippy and breezy on the hills. Cracking views, steep hills. This was the...
by Pickers
Fri Apr 12, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Yay, it's cheery Friday.
Replies: 742
Views: 90286

Re: Yay, it's cheery Friday.

BigdummySteve wrote:
Fri Apr 12, 2019 7:50 pm
Right after they leave I’m off to a mystery destination, as in I don’t know where in the country yet! :grin: :-bd
I know where :grin:

#undulating.... :-bd
by Pickers
Fri Apr 05, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Fatfighters 2019 Weigh-in Thread
Replies: 460
Views: 24974

Re: Fatfighters 2019 Weigh-in Thread

01/01/19 - 193 lbs / 13 st 11 lbs / 87.5 kgs 04/01/19 - 191 lbs / 13 st 9 lbs / 86.6 kgs 11/01/19 - 189 lbs - 13 st 7 lbs - 85.7 kgs 18/01/19 - 189 lbs - 13 st 7 lbs - 85.7 kgs 25/01/19 - 186 lbs - 13 st 4 lbs - 84.3 kgs 01/02/19 - 187 lbs - 13 st 5 lbs - 84.7 kgs 05/03/19 - 188 lbs - 13 st 6 lbs - ...
by Pickers
Fri Mar 29, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2019
Replies: 1138
Views: 74407

Re: Bivvy a month 2019

Well, back to square one here. March bivvy done on Cannock Chase with Reg, MaM and the others. A really good couple of days riding, not been there for a looooong time so effectively all new to me. Second E-bike BaM but the first one with company and charging up en-route. This was of course the only ...
by Pickers
Wed Feb 27, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: I may have just reserved myself an ex demo e-mtb
Replies: 3
Views: 511

Re: I may have just reserved myself an ex demo e-mtb

Nice one Nick!
like most of us, I'd rather see folk riding than not :wink:
:-bd
I'll have to factor in more cafe time
:-bd

Whether folks like them or not, they're bloody good fun!