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by Pickers
Mon Jul 13, 2020 8:38 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: How often do you take a stove?
Replies: 38
Views: 628

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: 638

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: 638

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: 658
Views: 55049

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: 658
Views: 55049

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: 988

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: 658
Views: 55049

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: 1915
Views: 260187

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: 658
Views: 55049

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: 733

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: 1028
Views: 108632

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: 1028
Views: 108632

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: 1028
Views: 108632

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: 658
Views: 55049

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.
by Pickers
Tue May 26, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Veloviewer map - explorer tiles
Replies: 658
Views: 55049

Re: Veloviewer map - explorer tiles

Steve you overlap with pickers, he’s out your way Waves :-bd I've been sat on 29x29 for a bit now, not many to go to 30x30. I've not found towns to be too bad, Worcester and Redditch both done ok... Cheltenham was bloody dangerous though..... more near misses there than pretty much everywhere else ...
by Pickers
Mon May 18, 2020 5:05 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Most accurate wrist HRM?
Replies: 29
Views: 534

Re: Most accurate wrist HRM?

I had the same orders from the docs a couple of years ago. I’ve used a Vivoactive 3 for about 18 months, does everything I need. I was sceptical of the wrist HR but at normal rates it’s very accurate comparing closely when I’ve been hooked up to machines in hospital. Can’t really speak for higher ra...
by Pickers
Sun May 17, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: New jerseys - orders are now open.
Replies: 18
Views: 699

Re: New jerseys - orders are now open.

Well I've ordered one now..... dithered last time and missed them so straight in on day one this time!

Browsing as well..... is it right that WRT entries are still open? I know it's an odd year for events but they've usually shut at some point before the event date!
by Pickers
Fri May 15, 2020 9:28 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: New shelter time!
Replies: 28
Views: 810

Re: New shelter time!

That’s lovely Steve, but that’s a lot of beer tokens there! Aye rich, approximately one Brompton, I’m unlikely to be jumping on public transport in London in the near future so alls good, shaving 1/2 kg off the bike would cost considerably more. I justify it on account of only having one bike, it’s...
by Pickers
Fri May 15, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: New shelter time!
Replies: 28
Views: 810

Re: New shelter time!

That’s lovely Steve, but that’s a lot of beer tokens there!
by Pickers
Fri May 15, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: We've got a new T shirt too.
Replies: 53
Views: 1579

Re: We've got a new T shirt too.

RIP wrote:
Thu May 14, 2020 8:53 pm
Not all. I know a current and an ex and when shown they both "LOL"'d. Admittedly they are quite, er, robust. Reckon they'd get on with Stu quite well actually.
Is that troops or wives Reg?
by Pickers
Fri May 15, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: WhereYouAre Ride Thing 2020
Replies: 100
Views: 2772

Re: WhereYouAre Ride Thing 2020

Unfinished business! I had just two of Reg's GRs to polish off last Sunday, but with my shoulder giving me increasing levels of pain I thought better to wait a little while as I had the chance. Anyways, a wee bit of road riding to start with the first bridleway off from the road straight through a g...
by Pickers
Thu May 14, 2020 1:55 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Off Topic Help Please
Replies: 17
Views: 664

Re: Off Topic Help Please

PM sent......
by Pickers
Wed May 13, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: WhereYouAre Ride Thing 2020
Replies: 100
Views: 2772

Re: WhereYouAre Ride Thing 2020

That was a good video, I enjoyed that!
by Pickers
Sun May 10, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: WhereYouAre Ride Thing 2020
Replies: 100
Views: 2772

Re: WhereYouAre Ride Thing 2020

After 2 days and 9 from 11 refs done, I'm afraid I'm joining the bailers list today.

I've been out a few times this week, my shoulder's now protesting a bit more than I'd like so it's game over here.
by Pickers
Sun May 10, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Even more stuff REDUCED! and FREE!
Replies: 10
Views: 991

Re: More stuff

Hey Steve, can I grab the Hope hub if no one else has dibbed please