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by psling
Wed May 15, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Nesting Ti Pots...
Replies: 29
Views: 430

Re: Nesting Ti Pots...

Even though I have a complete coffee addiction...
Well, being as Snowpeak has already been mentioned, I have had for some considerable time a rather lovely Snowpeak ti cafetiere thing. Won't do any of your other requirements but does make a smashing cup of coffee :cool:
by psling
Sat May 11, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: BIG BEAR ROUTE
Replies: 48
Views: 895

Re: BIG BEAR ROUTE

Great effort that :-bd Good write up too. A chapel appeared on the screen, then I did get hopeful - and reaching it I found a barn (clean and tidy but a stone floor), then tried the door on the chapel and it opened - so a warm and comfy night in front of the lecturn with all my gear laid out drying ...
by psling
Wed May 08, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: WRT 2019 Story Telling
Replies: 22
Views: 972

Re: WRT 2019 Story Telling

Another WRT blessed with sunny weather although this year the average temperature must have been 15°C cooler than last year! Raggedstone and myself had each come up with different routes but which shared a common section so we set out from BB Towers after bacon butties, weigh-ins and gifts from spon...
by psling
Tue May 07, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Packed bike weighIn Thread
Replies: 120
Views: 3547

Re: Packed bike weighIn Thread

My all-up bike weight at this year's WRT was just 1 LB heavier than my riding mate's was.
He very kindly pointed out though that the total weight of him and his loaded bike together was equal to my weight - that's my weight, just me without the bike and kit!! :shock:
by psling
Tue May 07, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Big thanks and thumbs up - Sunny WRT
Replies: 4
Views: 258

Re: Big thanks and thumbs up - Sunny WRT

I'd like to add my thanks too. No idea why, it's like thanking your torturer for the pleasure of being tortured really! But I do appreciate the amount of time and effort both physically and mentally that Dee and Stu put into the WRT every year so that we can enjoy our chosen form of masochism. Thank...
by psling
Sun Apr 28, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Frame bag faffing
Replies: 17
Views: 367

Re: Frame bag faffing

ScotRoutes wrote:
Sun Apr 28, 2019 12:15 pm

This is exactly what I've done with the Revelate bag on my Amazon.
Scary! But yes, exactly what I was thinking. Certainly appears to work well on that bike/bag combo.
by psling
Sun Apr 28, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Frame bag faffing
Replies: 17
Views: 367

Re: Frame bag faffing

I'd use the Wildcat (for Salsa) but move it forwards and strap a spare tube between it and the seat tube. Better access for 2 bottles and the spare tube will visually fill the 'gap' (and uses that bit of space). :-bd
by psling
Fri Apr 26, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Yay, it's cheery Friday.
Replies: 632
Views: 73389

Re: Yay, it's cheery Friday.

My pencilled route for the weekend appears to be betwixt the two LHC routes so there's every good chance we may see you Reg sometime Sat night / Sun morning as you spin in ever increasing circles looking for wayward groups of lonely bike hobos :cool: Oh, and it's cheery Friday because the bluebells ...
by psling
Mon Apr 22, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: First Time for Everything
Replies: 10
Views: 347

Re: First Time for Everything

It's surprising (or maybe not!) how many bike components have an advised maximum weight limit and I guess with regard to saddles then the weight of kit hanging off it should be considered along with the rider weight (talking generally, not Cambium specific). There will always be a margin but equally...
by psling
Sun Apr 21, 2019 7:22 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Hello! First time bikepacker - probably stupid questions ahead
Replies: 13
Views: 734

Re: Hello! First time bikepacker - probably stupid questions ahead

Your lad may lose his desire to do it again if he spends the early hours shivering rather than sleeping! The temperature in my neck of the woods (not too far from you) dropped enough this morning for a fairly heavy dew. If you're bivvying in a dip in the land then temperatures could still drop well ...
by psling
Sun Apr 21, 2019 7:06 am
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Dales Divide.
Replies: 151
Views: 4301

Re: Dales Divide.

Hopefully the effects of the fires on Ilkley won't have a bearing on the event; route should be far enough north to avoid any drifting smoke but it's not an area I'm particularly familiar with.
by psling
Sat Apr 20, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 7236
Views: 727389

Re: The post man's been ...

3-spoke wheels, not a nipple to be seen. Well, excluding brake hoses, fuel lines... :cool:

p.s. udder surely :wink:
by psling
Fri Apr 19, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Map of WRT grid refs
Replies: 15
Views: 479

Re: Map of WRT grid refs

Question now is, what does a "BP groupie" look like, so I can recognise one when they turn up unannounced in the middle of the night
They usually introduce themselves with the first few words of a famous Beach Boys hit Reg.... :cool:
by psling
Fri Apr 19, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: A night in the Forest of Dean
Replies: 2
Views: 205

Re: A night in the Forest of Dean

Excellent write up under BAM Reg, good photos, ta :-bd
by psling
Fri Apr 19, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: A night in the Forest of Dean
Replies: 2
Views: 205

A night in the Forest of Dean

A tale of a couple of days riding in the Forest of Dean and Lower Wye Valley; unfortunately no photos from me but I am hoping that some will be added to the thread later. This started in conversation with RIP some time previously. Reg occasional passes by the Forest on his way to see family and had ...
by psling
Fri Apr 19, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Ben Alder Cottage.
Replies: 16
Views: 732

Re: Ben Alder Cottage.

At first I thought it was a seagull but then realized it was high up and far away. Why does that put me in mind of Father Ted... :lol: "OK, these are small... the ones out there are far away. Small... far away... ah, ferget it!!" :lol: One of the beauties of travelling alone sometimes is that you c...
by psling
Thu Apr 18, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Forest of Dean ride & bivvy Weds 17th April
Replies: 7
Views: 413

Re: Forest of Dean ride & bivvy Weds 17th April

Well, ride completed :-bd No-one suffered through lack of food or drink (approximately 50/50 riding/stopped excluding bivvy!!) No-one had their photo taken by café owners for social meeja purposes (well, maybe all of us) No-one got arrested (despite threats by a random female street vigilante) No-on...
by psling
Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: bikepackglamping
Replies: 45
Views: 974

Re: bikepackglamping

Ref. the carry your sleeping bag thing - as far as I can see the package includes hire of bike and tentage/food/entertainment at a given location but does not include portage of riders cloths/bedding/etc.. So, you carry your own bedding and clothing. Nothing unusual about that; I can remember having...
by psling
Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:02 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Help Alex - BB200 routes.
Replies: 35
Views: 1186

Re: Help Alex - BB200 routes.

There aren't many places in the UK where can you spend all day riding a bike and literally meet no-one, even on a bank holiday weekend! Well here you can
Amen to that. Even on a WRT weekend too sometimes!
by psling
Sun Apr 14, 2019 7:58 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: bikepackglamping
Replies: 45
Views: 974

Re: bikepackglamping

You'd want an e-bike provided for the complete package really, not one you have to put (too much) effort into... :wink:


p.s. if you think you're getting any of that in a few days time you've got another think coming!!! I didn't get where I am today letting others do the work for me... :-bd
by psling
Sat Apr 13, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: HONC on Sunday?
Replies: 13
Views: 448

Re: HONC on Sunday?

Good old school Reliability Trial :cool:
Used to ride it regularly as a 'season opener' but haven't done it for a few years now.
by psling
Sat Apr 13, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: WRT LHC 110 miler ride
Replies: 55
Views: 1784

Re: WRT LHC 125 miler ride

In Reverse wrote:
Sat Apr 13, 2019 1:10 am
If you look closely at that photo you might be able to see someone with "John Climber" written on the back of their jersey...
Ha, ha! I can never remember where I've been either!!
They open early too, glad we had eaten and away before that lot of bike hobos arrived :lol:
by psling
Fri Apr 12, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: WRT LHC 110 miler ride
Replies: 55
Views: 1784

Re: WRT LHC 125 miler ride

John, just for info - I believe there is a shop and café at Llandagfan which is on your route on day 3 - it was open on the Monday of last year's WRT day 3 :cool:
by psling
Fri Apr 05, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bib shorts
Replies: 17
Views: 659

Re: Bib shorts

I also like Gore. I've just replaced (well, when I can bear to throw them out) a 10 year old pair of Gore bibknickers with another Gore pair. I reckon that's still VFM. I'm in a similar situation - I have an old (like yours, very old!) pair of Gore bibknickers, a collaboration with Assos which I ju...