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by psling
Tue Mar 17, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: If we close up for a bit...
Replies: 468
Views: 10465

Re: If we close up for a bit...

If you can be certain that you are not carrying the virus then you represent no threat at all, so all is good. Except... what happens if you pick up the virus on your travels; maybe off a gate that someone passed through minutes earlier, or a stile, indeed anything that may have been touched by some...
by psling
Tue Mar 17, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: If we close up for a bit...
Replies: 468
Views: 10465

Re: If we close up for a bit...

Oooh, I enjoy a good battle...

Self-entitled selfish gets on one side
vs
Judgemental vigilantes policing what we do on the other

:lol: :lol:
by psling
Mon Mar 16, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Salsa go SS Gravel.
Replies: 60
Views: 1546

Re: Salsa go SS Gravel.

Just what I needed on my 24" monitor at work as a colleague walks up behind me :shock: :lol:
by psling
Sun Mar 15, 2020 10:34 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Dummies guide to packing bags!
Replies: 6
Views: 354

Re: Dummies guide to packing bags!

I think it can depend on the ride and how you want to ride it. If you're wanting to ride at pace on mostly gravel tracks then weighting the front wheel could be a good thing. If like me you're somewhat heavier than Reg and you like to sit up and enjoy the view then balancing the weight between the w...
by psling
Sun Mar 15, 2020 9:42 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Salsa go SS Gravel.
Replies: 60
Views: 1546

Re: Salsa go SS Gravel.

Mmmm. I also have a Trek ss. A nice root beer 69er. Fantastic bike 😀
by psling
Sun Mar 15, 2020 9:31 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Salsa go SS Gravel.
Replies: 60
Views: 1546

Re: Salsa go SS Gravel.

I bought a brand new Il Pompino (no sniggering at the back now) some years ago for about £300 - that's full ss specific dropped bar steel framed bike. A not dissimilar bike. I have also spent considerably more than that Salsa costs on a custom ss bike back in 2003 which I still ride regularly (indee...
by psling
Sat Mar 14, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: SS chains
Replies: 15
Views: 460

Re: SS chains

Running 3/32" on SS I've always used KMC X9 over the years without problem; never broken one yet!
(Also use them on my regular 9-speed bike as well, like to keep things simple :wink: )
by psling
Sun Mar 08, 2020 9:20 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: International book day
Replies: 51
Views: 1029

Re: International book day

Then my most treasured book which I started reading in 2012 and am past halfway Mandy Odell (and others) Rapid Assessment of the Acutely Ill Patient. Am on page 104 of 200ish :smile: must crack on and read it... There's a certain irony in that which made me smile... "Rapid Assessment" , 8 bloody ye...
by psling
Sat Feb 29, 2020 9:45 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: The story behind your BB name (and whats your usual form of address)
Replies: 152
Views: 3196

Re: Thw story behind your BB name (and whats your street name)

apparently this is a recognised "thing" and has a medical name Old age? :lol: What freaks me out is when people start talking to you as they obviously know you and I just go WTF are you ? This happened in a car en route to a meeting (in Tongue). I had to wait for the other person in the car to call...
by psling
Sat Feb 29, 2020 9:30 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: The story behind your BB name (and whats your usual form of address)
Replies: 152
Views: 3196

Re: Thw story behind your BB name (and whats your street name)

I'm a bit like gairym but the other way round! P=Peter, Sling=greatly shortened version of my very long surname. I too have great difficulty putting names to faces, even recognising faces (apparently this is a recognised "thing" and has a medical name). The idea of printing names on BB kit is a good...
by psling
Wed Feb 26, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Sinewave, Jones, indy fab ti, exposure
Replies: 7
Views: 525

Re: Sinewave, Jones, indy fab ti, exposure

Hi John <waves>
I can vaguely remember when you had that frame new :???: Shame to be getting rid of such a beauty; if I wasn't still regularly running my 26" ti delux I'd be taking a look at it!
by psling
Sat Feb 22, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Do you own an unsuitable bike?
Replies: 82
Views: 1782

Re: Do you own an unsuitable bike?

My Dad has a 26" Ridgeback in his garage, hasn't been used in years. Has all the wrong angles, three front chainrings, flat tyres, duff brakes, the works. I think that would be pretty unsuitable... Sounds very similar to my most regularly used bikepacking bike - except for the flat tyres and duff b...
by psling
Sat Feb 22, 2020 9:47 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 323
Views: 12528

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

Was looking to see initials RIP on the briefcase there; assuming the umbrella is in the lost-and-found at Norbiton? :grin:

What a great way to spend your birthday :-bd
by psling
Fri Feb 21, 2020 9:28 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Do you own an unsuitable bike?
Replies: 82
Views: 1782

Re: Do you own an unsuitable bike?

atk wrote:
Fri Feb 21, 2020 8:57 pm
Where do singlespeeds count on the spectrum of suitability?
As a drive system ss can be perfectly suitable and sometimes preferable. It would be the bike rather than the gears that might be unsuitable e.g. a track bike, a jump bike, or a bmx may be considered unsuitable :cool:
by psling
Fri Feb 21, 2020 9:20 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 323
Views: 12528

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

:-bd . What an interesting family we have here :smile: . Indeed. And isn't it fantastic the clarity of mind a good bike ride and a couple of nights bivvying can induce. BTW, personally, I don't give a damn about anyone's sexuality or how they identify; that does not mean that they cannot express th...
by psling
Fri Feb 21, 2020 6:55 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Do you own an unsuitable bike?
Replies: 82
Views: 1782

Re: Do you own an unsuitable bike?

I would say my road bike. Skinny-tyred, high-geared, what we used to call racing bikes.
My personal definition of bikepacking involves some or indeed mostly off-road riding which makes that bike totally unsuitable.
by psling
Tue Feb 18, 2020 2:40 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Wildcamping spots - the 8 best.
Replies: 45
Views: 1445

Re: Wildcamping spots - the 8 best.

Panda time...? A panda will make an appearance from time to time as a reminder for everyone to play nice. But please do not let the appearance of the panda kill the debate. Robust discussion putting forward various viewpoints can be had without personalising responses to those offering a differing ...
by psling
Tue Feb 18, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: A collective noun
Replies: 12
Views: 461

Re: A collective noun

there's a few more suggestions here:

viewtopic.php?f=7&t=12384&p=152188&

:cool:
by psling
Tue Feb 18, 2020 11:43 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Wildcamping spots - the 8 best.
Replies: 45
Views: 1445

Re: Wildcamping spots - the 8 best.

How exactly do you define " the best "? If a definition is 'remote, quiet and uncrowded with spectacular views' (which appears to be an aspirational requirement) then it's pretty counter-productive to list that place as a destination in a 'best of...' list. The above list does seem to consist of ins...
by psling
Sun Feb 16, 2020 9:54 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Hard rain in Wales today?
Replies: 37
Views: 1133

Re: Hard rain in Wales today?

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Sun Feb 16, 2020 9:48 am
I'm slightly gutted that I didn't think to put an event on.
Yep, great opportunity missed there! And a choice of two weekends too - could even have been a split figure-of-eight ride over both weekends :-bd
Would make bog-snorkelling look like the sport of amateurs :lol:
by psling
Sun Feb 16, 2020 9:43 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Hard rain in Wales today?
Replies: 37
Views: 1133

Re: Hard rain in Wales today?

"Red" balls this morning. Everywhere in the south-east corner of the Principality full to overflowing, surface spillage everywhere :shock:
by psling
Wed Feb 12, 2020 10:20 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: The hate guide to bikepacking
Replies: 16
Views: 802

Re: The hate guide to bikepacking

I hope you are able to open it Stu, it's worth reading! Has brightened up my morning - appeals to my sense of humour and certainly made me chuckle. I think you'll enjoy it... :-bd

Edit: Ah, I see you've read it now.
by psling
Mon Feb 03, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: Routes
Topic: Offa's Byke - Prestatyn to Chepstow.
Replies: 24
Views: 915

Re: Offa's Byke - Prestatyn to Chepstow.

Be interesting to see the southern end of your route, BlackMountains / Monmouth / Lower Wye Valley. If you need any pointers or local knowledge just shout :-bd
by psling
Sat Feb 01, 2020 9:37 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: It reads a bit like an advert but ...
Replies: 14
Views: 663

Re: It reads a bit like an advert but ...

...can I suggest you spend the night beneath an upturned wheelie bin and wear a bread bag on your head to keep the draughts out. *this post was brought to you by Warburtons. You're getting in the bin the wrong way round - you could save on the weight of the bread bag then ( sorry Warburton's )
by psling
Sat Feb 01, 2020 9:32 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Moel Famau?
Replies: 19
Views: 689

Re: Moel Famau?

I'm pretty sure I took part in a Merida type ride out of Ruthin some years back that either went over the top or across the flanks of Moel Famau.
No help to you I'm afraid though Stu; they probably negotiated access with landowners :roll: