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by psling
Fri Sep 25, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 646
Views: 38093

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

https://i.imgur.com/ntQheeG.jpg One side I'd had my bike pushing against to keep it closer to ground but this bad-boy thought it's an invite to crawl up n get me. So after my first 1h45 of sleep I tackled him (maybe a her... didn't think to check) to the ground. Slugs are hermaphrodites Shaf, so "h...
by psling
Fri Sep 25, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Offa's Bike - Done
Replies: 13
Views: 286

Re: Offa's Bike - Done

The lovely pushing and carrying gets you to some even lovelier riding. My bold !! I did suggest to Stu when he was planning the Offas Byke an alternative lower level route taking out the "climb" from Capel-y-Ffin Monastery up to the ridge and the subsequent nadgery into and out of Gwrynne Fawr but ...
by psling
Thu Sep 24, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: the toughest road climb in the uk is.......... ?
Replies: 54
Views: 925

Re: the toughest road climb in the uk is.......... ?

substandard wrote:
Thu Sep 24, 2020 1:02 pm
Haven’t found anything I’d say was truely hard on the road in the uk.
I have. Anything steeper than 1:5 is tough for me but then I'm not a grimpeur :oops:

In Bearbones land, the little lane starting out from Arthog up past Daran is a bit of an eye-popper at first :shock:
by psling
Fri Sep 11, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: King Alfreds Way.
Replies: 99
Views: 4378

Re: King Alfreds Way.

Interesting reading. Much has been covered but I'm going to make a few observations! One thing that always amuses me (maybe the wrong word but meant in a good way) is that people always come to the subject from their own particular interest group. Having said that, there are posters on here taking a...
by psling
Thu Sep 10, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Good Coastal Riding in South West UK?
Replies: 16
Views: 341

Re: Good Coastal Riding in South West UK?

A lot of coastal riding UK = steep climbs unless you're somewhere like Lincolnshire or Norfolk. Generally speaking :cool:
by psling
Thu Sep 10, 2020 8:25 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Good Coastal Riding in South West UK?
Replies: 16
Views: 341

Re: Good Coastal Riding in South West UK?

Richard G wrote:
Wed Sep 09, 2020 5:31 pm
The plan will be morning rides from a single starting point (rented house or something).
Unless you're talking maybe just 1 or 2 days I would suggest North Devon in The Minehead to Lynton area. Good coastal riding and some good loops out and around Exmoor. Handy for The Quantocks too.
by psling
Fri Sep 04, 2020 8:52 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: A very off topic plea for help
Replies: 86
Views: 8516

Re: A very off topic plea for help

Sh1t Dave. I knew I was going to hear this news sooner or later but it doesn't make it any easier.
Thoughts with you mate. Peter.
by psling
Wed Sep 02, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Mine Camp - My Struggle. WRT 2020.
Replies: 32
Views: 670

Re: Mine Camp - My Struggle. WRT 2020.

RIP wrote:
Wed Sep 02, 2020 4:21 pm
I think I know what went wrong now. I'm sure Stevo would love to go back for another try :lol: .
I admit I was wondering a bit when you said the water was ankle deep and yet it was at least knee deep when Kev and I visited... :???:
by psling
Wed Sep 02, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Mine Camp - My Struggle. WRT 2020.
Replies: 32
Views: 670

Re: Mine Camp - My Struggle. WRT 2020.

Great read that Reg. You are so right about it being the event for views :-bd ; the weather conditions were just right with brightness but no haze. A good time to have been up in the hills and, for me and Kev, every wrong track we took seemed to lead to even more impressive viewpoints, usually at th...
by psling
Fri Aug 28, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What Bike
Replies: 24
Views: 765

Re: What Bike

Catrike16 wrote:
Fri Aug 28, 2020 11:58 am
I use a Jones loop bar on my current bike as it gives lots of hand positions
Welcome aboard :-bd

Just out of curiosity, what is your existing bike upon which the Jones bars rest? Just to evaluate it's suitability for bikepacking (although we all need more bikes).
by psling
Tue Aug 25, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: UK right to roam campaign
Replies: 61
Views: 1224

Re: UK right to roam campaign

But it's about reality vs. perception. Slightly off topic but we had a situation local to me a few years back. There was a proposal to put in a shared-use path using old railway lines from Chepstow through the Lower Wye Valley to Monmouth via Tintern and the village of Brockweir. Grants were availa...
by psling
Tue Aug 25, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 8716
Views: 961549

Re: The post man's been ...

... it was packed in a padded envelope which split as I opened it and showered the whole room with a cloud of shredded grey paper. Satisfyingly Mrs P went into orbit and is still there as far as I'm aware. Ooops :oops: please send my apologies (keeping a straight face) to your good lady when she re...
by psling
Tue Aug 25, 2020 10:34 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Ti tent pegs: worthwhile or liability
Replies: 27
Views: 647

Re: Ti tent pegs: worthwhile or liability

I know that's not a comprehensive test but (to me) it's interesting that the results seem to reflect the peg lengths as much as shape or material - the further into the ground the more secure which of course makes sense.
by psling
Sat Aug 22, 2020 8:53 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: using a tipi type shelter without a inner of bivi bag ?
Replies: 7
Views: 330

Re: using a tipi type shelter without a inner of bivi bag ?

The tarp can actually be a sacrificial vapour barrier under certain circumstances; by providing a surface for condensation to form on it can stop it forming on the surface of your sleeping bag. As ht says, just be careful not to brush against it. If there's a temperature differential and a source of...
by psling
Fri Aug 21, 2020 7:34 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: B-Air Wear "Whiffbubble" recycled ultralight gilet
Replies: 7
Views: 341

Re: B-Air Wear "Whiffbubble" recycled ultralight gilet

Not sure which is better, the functionality of the product or the professionalism of the model showing it off. Can't help feeling it may double up as a comfortable pillow too (the gilet, not the model :roll: )
Got to worth crowd-funding to get it into production....
by psling
Wed Aug 19, 2020 1:02 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: UK right to roam campaign
Replies: 61
Views: 1224

Re: UK right to roam campaign

Whilst I would like to see similar to Scotland here in England and Wales I can only imagine the number of people that would line up at the moment to object to such a scheme given the 'Covid Trippers' currently at large in the countryside :sad: The amount of tabloid-style ammunition currently availab...
by psling
Tue Aug 18, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Cambrian Eagle Mystery Solved
Replies: 37
Views: 913

Re: Cambrian Eagle Mystery Solved

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Tue Aug 18, 2020 6:56 pm
That is very sad news. It also saddens me that keeping a secret or quiet about something, even when it's for the greater good, is something many people seem to struggle with these days ... had the eagle not featured on telly, would it still be alive?
I do wonder this too.
by psling
Tue Aug 18, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Cambrian Eagle Mystery Solved
Replies: 37
Views: 913

Re: Cambrian Eagle Mystery Solved

The body has been recovered so no doubt an autopsy will be carried out the results of which will hopefully be made public. I don't know what the usual lifespan of a golden eagle is or what age this particular one was; look forward to more details.
by psling
Tue Aug 18, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Cambrian Eagle Mystery Solved
Replies: 37
Views: 913

Re: Cambrian Eagle Mystery Solved

I am sad to say that there are reports out today that the eagle has been found dead ☹️
by psling
Tue Aug 18, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: WRT
Replies: 101
Views: 3210

Re: WRT

Just so long as Stu doesn't start singing Men of Harlech... :shock: :grin:
by psling
Sat Aug 15, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: who rides Ti ?
Replies: 69
Views: 1667

Re: who rides Ti ?

I am not an engineer and do not know the science but... the only ti that I have had fail was a component. The frames I have (and have had) have never let me down or failed. A ti handlebar (flat MTB) did however fail - it cracked and sheared at the stem clamp, a potential weak spot between a rigid cl...
by psling
Sat Aug 15, 2020 10:59 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Yay, it's cheery Friday.
Replies: 1179
Views: 121770

Re: Yay, it's cheery Friday.

Fascinating :grin:

Which side does sir dress - oooh, suits you.

I bet your common snail feels a right dick head .... :roll:
by psling
Sat Aug 15, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Minimal clothing setup
Replies: 10
Views: 308

Re: Minimal clothing setup

I'd be tempted to try a light, packable primaloft-style gilet instead of the fleece layer. I rarely find I need equal insulation on my arms as my body... I'm a big fan of gilets, really useful bit of kit (and I probably have far too many of them!) - great for layering up the core without impeding t...
by psling
Sat Aug 15, 2020 9:02 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Minimal clothing setup
Replies: 10
Views: 308

Re: Minimal clothing setup

I'd say you're pretty much on the button there (oh, and welcome to the forum!). Usual stuff; baselayer, midlayer, top layer dependent on weather/season/terrain. If it works for you (as per your last paragraph) then it's good By long journey if you mean overnighting then you'll be carrying some kind ...
by psling
Sat Aug 15, 2020 8:48 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: OMG! The faff!
Replies: 13
Views: 453

Re: OMG! The faff!

I've so much to learn. And indeed that remains the case throughout your life; you will become wiser but should never stop learning! I love the idea of just jumping on the bike without a moments faff and riding into the sunset. Of course, that is the dream, not the reality. A greater or lesser degre...