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by Pickers
Mon Aug 17, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bikepacking mistakes you’ve made
Replies: 31
Views: 977

Re: Bikepacking mistakes you’ve made

Charliecres wrote:
Sun Aug 16, 2020 9:21 am
Not checking my chainring bolts every once in a while. That’s got me twice. :roll:
And me once!

The only other real one was sending the same volunteer into every pub in town to get a table. And we chose the chap wearing two pandas on his head.
by Pickers
Mon Aug 17, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 583
Views: 36873

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

Another view...
ImageAnd about time too! by Richard Picton, on Flickr

Steve.... I left that piffling little ford (actually the river Avon!) in on purpose, never a doubt in my mind*







* - That I'd be able able to recover the bike!
by Pickers
Sat Aug 01, 2020 7:02 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Possibly a catastrophe. Advice needed please.
Replies: 14
Views: 466

Re: Possibly a catastrophe. Advice needed please.

Hopefully you’ll track down the right one, my only advice then would be to buy two hangers so you can carry a spare.
by Pickers
Fri Jul 31, 2020 12:01 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What you done t' your bike today
Replies: 668
Views: 47575

Re: What you done t' your bike today

Fitted a J-Tek wotsit and a Wolftooth Roadlink to the rear of my Equilibrium. A quick test ride round the block shows them to be working properly so I now have an 11-34 cassette working with my 10sp Campag Record shifters and short cage Chorus rear mech. Happy days! https://live.staticflickr.com/655...
by Pickers
Fri Jul 31, 2020 10:49 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 8687
Views: 955478

Re: The post man's been ...

ScotRoutes wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 10:39 am
A strange envelope with a bit of sticky tape folding the end over...
And one of those arrived here as well!
by Pickers
Mon Jul 27, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: if you were to camp on a couple of beaches in the far northwest of scotland ?
Replies: 9
Views: 364

Re: if you were to camp on a couple of beaches in the far northwest of scotland ?

This spot at Traigh Allt Chailgeag was a couple of miles east of Durness, just up from the beach. Far enough from the road to be quiet. https://live.staticflickr.com/3909/14848120804_1d02700ab3.jpg P1030185 by Richard Picton , on Flickr The view out when the sun was out https://live.staticflickr.com...
by Pickers
Wed Jul 22, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Show us your SQUARE (please).
Replies: 62
Views: 1385

Re: Show us your SQUARE (please).

I'd be interested to see who has a decent square built up around BB Towers. Doubt you'd get Stu playing this game to be fair. He does have a strava account but its dormant... would be an interesting sqaure to see where he's adventured throighout his (well) ventures... True..... but it's the one are...
by Pickers
Wed Jul 22, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Show us your SQUARE (please).
Replies: 62
Views: 1385

Re: Show us your SQUARE (please).

I'd be interested to see who has a decent square built up around BB Towers.
by Pickers
Sun Jul 19, 2020 7:50 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Do you ever count how much crap you have?
Replies: 25
Views: 794

Re: Do you ever count how much crap you have?

I went through the "getting rid of" phase a while ago, boxes and boxes of old stuff. At the time the Bristol bike jumble was my friend, I doubt that's running now though.
by Pickers
Sat Jul 18, 2020 10:04 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Wtd bits
Replies: 14
Views: 405

Re: Wtd bits

I've a set of 31.8 riser bars I can throw in, probably grips too if you need them.
by Pickers
Mon Jul 13, 2020 8:38 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: How often do you take a stove?
Replies: 38
Views: 1069

Re: How often do you take a stove?

Day rides never; if the bags are on the bike though it's every time here. Everything in a 650ml mug as I'm still a heathen gas stove user, but it's a big part of the morning getting going process.
by Pickers
Sun Jul 12, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: E-Bikepacking
Replies: 45
Views: 1087

Re: E-Bikepacking

There's practical issues with bike packing or touring.... Battery charging - the LHC B team seemed have reputation for pub visits - handy for this if your battery is removable (the Levo was, the Orbea Gain - same kit as the Ribble above - is not) Weight - they're bastard heavy! No getting around th...
by Pickers
Sat Jul 11, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: E-Bikepacking
Replies: 45
Views: 1087

Re: E-Bikepacking

To say they shouldn't be allowed off road at all is quite a blinkered view I think. Having said that, I was certainly of that opinion right up to the point I needed one. And that changes your point of view. It was a case of ebike riding or no riding. At all. Ebikes it was then. It's a double edged s...
by Pickers
Thu Jul 02, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Veloviewer map - explorer tiles
Replies: 699
Views: 62450

Re: Veloviewer map - explorer tiles

FLV wrote:
Thu Jul 02, 2020 11:36 am

Is there an iphone version or alternative to explorer helper?
You know, a live map position overlayed with tiles?
I've used Maps.me in the past - you need a .kml file to show the tiles and then overlay onto a live map. Works on Iphone and Android I believe.
by Pickers
Thu Jul 02, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Veloviewer map - explorer tiles
Replies: 699
Views: 62450

Re: Veloviewer map - explorer tiles

I'll not lie - I look at these achievements with a massive amount of respect and awe. However, I'm also aware of the fact that they are largely made possible due to the density of population and the nature of the terrain, neither of which I'd swap for my local area 😉 I like the idea of a coast-to-c...
by Pickers
Wed Jul 01, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: No expense spared kit wish list
Replies: 37
Views: 1423

Re: No expense spared kit wish list

Some kit, some not..... 1. My health back to how it was 3 or 4 years ago. So basically a piece of kit that can reverse the effects of some fecked up DNA. That'll be expensive! 2. The time to enjoy riding/bikepacking/touring without keeping an eye on the clock/calendar (and with some open borders...)...
by Pickers
Thu Jun 18, 2020 8:49 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Veloviewer map - explorer tiles
Replies: 699
Views: 62450

Re: Veloviewer map - explorer tiles

I’ve just enjoyed a 65 mile jaunt around broadway and up to pickers manor, hot sun and a huge thunderstorm :-bd it’s very hilly, tired my old man legs right out, having a little lie down to recover :wink: Some serious square bashing as well :-bd Sorry I missed you Steve, we'd have sorted another co...
by Pickers
Thu Jun 04, 2020 8:34 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Todays ride
Replies: 2035
Views: 279611

Re: Todays ride

Good to see you’ve got a firm grasp on your baguette there Reg
by Pickers
Wed Jun 03, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Veloviewer map - explorer tiles
Replies: 699
Views: 62450

Re: Veloviewer map - explorer tiles

Is there anything stopping me from signing up to free trial of strava, creating loads of routes and saving the files to my pc/Garmin then ditching it when the trial ends and keep the routes? I'm pretty sure not. If you save the files as GPX on a PC then there'd be no issue. On the other hand, I'm s...
by Pickers
Mon Jun 01, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: I wouldn't usually - a petition.
Replies: 22
Views: 924

Re: I wouldn't usually - a petition.

Done. Hateful things!
by Pickers
Fri May 29, 2020 10:37 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Yay, it's cheery Friday.
Replies: 1172
Views: 120490

Re: Yay, it's cheery Friday.

Although they did redeem themselves with accommodation Woah there tiger!!! "Accommodation"?! I don't think that's in our dictionary is it? Steady Reg, steady..... don't worry, Steve means that the necessary beer and main courses were of a suitable standard (as were the charging facilities needed at...
by Pickers
Fri May 29, 2020 10:15 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Yay, it's cheery Friday.
Replies: 1172
Views: 120490

Re: Yay, it's cheery Friday.

(edit: puddings: oh arse , Pickers will be along in a minute and I just know what's going to happen....) I've not forgotten, or forgiven the Dragons Back near Talgarth for declining to serve pudding to BDS and I ..... there's a list.... I nearly saw a grown man cry, to be fair it was a crime agains...
by Pickers
Fri May 29, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Yay, it's cheery Friday.
Replies: 1172
Views: 120490

Re: Yay, it's cheery Friday.

RIP wrote:
Fri May 29, 2020 7:34 pm
(edit: puddings: oh arse, Pickers will be along in a minute and I just know what's going to happen....)
I've not forgotten, or forgiven the Dragons Back near Talgarth for declining to serve pudding to BDS and I ..... there's a list....
by Pickers
Tue May 26, 2020 9:45 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Veloviewer map - explorer tiles
Replies: 699
Views: 62450

Re: Veloviewer map - explorer tiles

benp1 wrote:
Tue May 26, 2020 7:03 pm
Wow, that is a bloody impressive max square
Ta Ben!
BigdummySteve wrote:
Tue May 26, 2020 7:36 pm
Impressive Rich, how long has that taken?
About 4 or 5 years since I started on VV, but it's stalled completely over the last 18 months or so. Maybe 3 years riding and collecting squares on and off.