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by psling
Sat Nov 09, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What winter socks?
Replies: 15
Views: 457

Re: What winter socks?

HUX wrote:
Sat Nov 09, 2019 11:27 am
I've got a couple of pairs of woolie boolies that have been great but could do with replacing. Any suggestions?
Woolie Boolies?! :wink:

Winter? Woolie boolies for me (inside boots), with a liner sock if the mercury plummets (and wiggle room for my toes inside my boots).
by psling
Sat Nov 09, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: What's the best rear red light please
Replies: 27
Views: 520

Re: What's the best rear red light please

I did this exercise about 10 years ago and came up with the Light & Motion Vis 180 Pro. It has served me well on my rural roads commute in all weathers ever since. Not cheap but very well made, has proved reliable and weatherproof for a longer time than i would have expected, usb charge at work and ...
by psling
Fri Nov 08, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Tour Divide Write Up
Replies: 14
Views: 783

Re: Tour Divide Write Up

Hi Dave. I've been reading through your write up too; fascinating insight into both the event and your physical and mental perspective. Can't wait for the book.... :wink:
by psling
Fri Nov 08, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Cooking stove recommendations
Replies: 28
Views: 727

Re: Cooking stove recommendations

sean_iow wrote:
Fri Nov 08, 2019 12:34 pm
Impressive as that is I'm not sure that

a) she'll fit i my frame bag and

b) the wife will believe I'm taking her to cook on.... to keep warm maybe :wink:
:lol: :lol:

Yes, I can see that more thought may be required on the packaging :cool:
by psling
Fri Nov 08, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Where is this mythical land?
Replies: 15
Views: 472

Re: Where is this mythical land?

Did you drop your camera onto the foreshore hastily retreating from the public conveniences at Shoalstone? :shock:
by psling
Wed Nov 06, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Fully Enclosed Bivi Bag
Replies: 14
Views: 470

Re: Fully Enclosed Bivi Bag

When you make your flap, make it a little bit longer and put the velcro to the sides. At the end form a hem with a 'stiffener' strip sewn in to the full width of the flap. Fix the 'receiving' parts of the velcro on the bag itself closer together than those on the flap so that when 'closed' you'll ha...
by psling
Mon Nov 04, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Winter event - sold out?
Replies: 30
Views: 852

Re: Winter event - sold out?

Blimey, this bikepacking lark's getting popular isn't it... :roll: :lol:
by psling
Wed Oct 23, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Quirks, habits, rituals, etc.
Replies: 21
Views: 658

Re: Quirks, habits, rituals, etc.

I'd say you're on the right track there, wouldn't want to get left behind....

Me, I have a number of OCD traits :| I won't list any, they can be annoying :???:
by psling
Thu Oct 17, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: WTD: Woman
Replies: 73
Views: 2319

Re: WTD: Woman

On the subject of women's riding groups we have a strong number of female riders in my area and they are a very active group organising rides to various areas e.g. Bike Park Wales, Afan, Elan Valleys, etc.. We're talking about 20-30 riders with a strong core group of 10+. They also organise multi-da...
by psling
Thu Oct 17, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: WTD: Woman
Replies: 73
Views: 2319

Re: WTD: Woman

I'd obviously be more than happy to help with route planning etc. :lol: That made me chuckle; it's almost as if women can't read a map... [oh, I do love a good stereotype :lol: :lol: ] Seriously though, that seems a good idea to encourage those interested in having a go at bikepacking but perceive ...
by psling
Wed Oct 09, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Kit List
Replies: 20
Views: 686

Re: Kit List

My apologies for continuing to fret about this 'sperm oil' - what I'm now quite worried about is the method of obtaining the stuff. I can see that I might need a bit of, mmm, assistance. Would probably make a very good chain lubricant for use in very cold climes apparently. Anyway Reg, get a grip m...
by psling
Wed Oct 09, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 7612
Views: 788338

Re: The post man's been ...

And there's me thinking you may have taken delivery of a puggaree and some sperm oil :lol:

p.s. - wondered what that scream was :shock:
by psling
Wed Oct 09, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Kit List
Replies: 20
Views: 686

Re: Kit List

... inform them that you are British and display your Union flag Not so long ago (back in the seventies) when I did a bit of hitch-hiking across Europe and Yugoslavia and into the Middle-East I stitched (on advice) a Union flag onto to my (external metal-framed!) rucksack as an aid to getting lifts...
by psling
Wed Oct 09, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Cycle mag
Replies: 14
Views: 649

Re: Cycle mag

On the photos in articles theme, I've noticed Cycle mag can be very 'p.c.' with the photos they publish. For example, a group photo might likely show a mix of bikes some with panniers and some with soft bags, both male and female riders, a rider not wearing a helmet, maybe an e-bike and a mix of cyc...
by psling
Wed Oct 09, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Going solo - Billy no mates
Replies: 36
Views: 1165

Re: Going solo - Billy no mates

I'll get me coat... Would that be the coat you've had for ages, know all the lumpy bits but love despite those, and wouldn't chuck out for the world... ?!? "companianable silence" is a very nice place to be with someone, a certain compatibility that cannot be forced and probably reflects true frien...
by psling
Wed Oct 09, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2019
Replies: 972
Views: 58463

Re: Bivvy a month 2019

They're certainly tidier than scrunching a small stone into the tarp and wrapping a line around it :-bd
by psling
Mon Sep 30, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: OAPs daily release (or 3)
Replies: 35
Views: 940

Re: OAPs daily release (or 3)

Bit late to the party, only just dried out... Good to see some of the photos from our character forming escapades, it was an interesting few days of overcoming adversity, thinking on (wet)feet and adapting to conditions. Waterproof jackets were certainly tested to the limit and it can probably be co...
by psling
Sat Sep 21, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bb200 Waffle Thread.
Replies: 357
Views: 8496

Re: Bb200 Waffle Thread.

It's a mental conundrum. If you were going for a long bike ride, either alone or with mates and whether a daytime ride or a night ride, you'd just go out and ride your bike and enjoy the ride, no pressures, just enjoying doing something you presumably enjoy doing and setting out without any worries ...
by psling
Tue Sep 17, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Pillow recommendations
Replies: 32
Views: 1851

Re: Pillow recommendations

How is that 70 odd quid :shock: I've just tried putting one of these on my head, seemed to work fine and was only twenty quid. https://images.petplanet.co.uk/images/product_images/extra_images/54297/99_54297_1529328089_1f5b94.jpg How do you manage to keep the cat to stay in the right place all nigh...
by psling
Fri Sep 13, 2019 7:44 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Yay, it's cheery Friday.
Replies: 703
Views: 85316

Re: Yay, it's cheery Friday.

Mmm... Friday the 13th :shock:

It's a full moon (a Harvest Moon even) and North is aligned, what more excuse do we need to get our maps and compasses out and head for the hills :-bd
by psling
Thu Sep 12, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: To boost or not to boost
Replies: 16
Views: 684

Re: To boost or not to boost

sean_iow wrote:
Thu Sep 12, 2019 10:04 am
slarge wrote:
Thu Sep 12, 2019 7:40 am
I've got the full range now: QR, 15mm Maxle and Boost.
You're forgetting 20mm, I've still got the adapters from when I had a 26" Pike U Turn. I've kept them for when they reinvent this standard :smile:
I'll see your bid and raise you a couple of Mavericks :-bd
by psling
Tue Sep 10, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Coldest winter in 30 years.
Replies: 19
Views: 1057

Re: Coldest winter in 30 years.

field full of bikepackers all facing the same way.... dead giveaway that...... And if they're all laying down it's going to rain... :cool: The boar around my way are getting very active now snouting up the ground, reckon that's a week or two earlier than usual. BUT (this one is for you Reg)... I bo...
by psling
Fri Sep 06, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Road cyclists
Replies: 11
Views: 438

Re: Road cyclists

...some clown on a push bike who clearly couldn't ride the thing or wasn't looking where he was going went straight over the bars then just laid there on the floor. Sounds like some kind of voodoo involved there. Still, if they weren't wearing hi-viz it would have been their own fault if you'd hit ...
by psling
Fri Sep 06, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: MTB to Adventure bike
Replies: 17
Views: 759

Re: MTB to Adventure bike

Agree, nothing wrong with the bike you already have really. Including the tyres!! I'm still running XC Pros and they're a great tyre :-bd OK, they may be a bit dated, things may have moved on and there's better rubber out there nowadays and a trend for bigger rubber but unless you want to spend mone...
by psling
Thu Sep 05, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: bikepacking in the Elan Valley
Replies: 30
Views: 1067

Re: bikepacking in the Elan Valley

I get the impression the way that the ride is presented that they have taken on board comments made previously on this forum or are of the same mindset as some people on here. It's not greatly glorified and reflects pretty real conditions. I also get the impression that the dangling mug thing is a v...