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by psling
Tue Jun 30, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What do you think about when you are riding?
Replies: 33
Views: 683

Re: What do you think about when you are riding?

macinblack wrote:
Tue Jun 30, 2020 2:18 pm

Sometimes I just think of Olivia.
I sometimes say "No, Olivia" when I'm riding locally and someone asks if I'm on holiday here... :wink:
by psling
Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:37 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: What do you think about when you are riding?
Replies: 33
Views: 683

Re: What do you think about when you are riding?

I've never really thought about what I think about! Mostly I'm with Stu, taking in my surroundings. I really only ever loosely plan a (bikepacking) ride and often adjust things as I go along so I must think 'ooh, I wonder where that goes' along the way. I'm also always on the lookout for bivvy spots...
by psling
Thu Jun 18, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Smallest usable tarp
Replies: 16
Views: 402

Re: Smallest usable tarp

Remember this thread?

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by psling
Tue Jun 02, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Jersey orders UPDATE
Replies: 39
Views: 1240

Re: Jersey orders UPDATE

Well, I pulled my best puppy dog face and sold what little remains of my soul and the order will be going ahead and everyone will get what they ordered ... Nice one :-bd ...with no need for any alterations or substitutes. Mmmmm, well... not until they've all been delivered and tried on :lol: :lol:
by psling
Tue Jun 02, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: (Reg's) 'Quarries, Shafts & Killer Cows' Thread
Replies: 57
Views: 1414

Re: (Reg's) 'Quarries, Shafts & Killer Cows' Thread

Good story telling there Shaf.
Loving the humour...

Quarries:
redefined_cycles wrote:
Tue Jun 02, 2020 1:03 am
... After a bit of digging I realised it wasn't a quarry but a 'clay pit'.
Cows:
redefined_cycles wrote:
Tue Jun 02, 2020 1:03 am
Oh, I forget. Before the sun set as I headed into Uddersfield ....

:-bd
:lol: :lol:
by psling
Thu May 28, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tubeless Q.
Replies: 19
Views: 371

Re: Tubeless Q.

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Thu May 28, 2020 1:18 pm
I've decided to go with a tube repair for now but with a view to a carbon rim upgrade later.
Have you got clearance for a bigger diameter wheel; it'll roll so much better and make the plank come alive. Maybe modify the 'barrow to take a boost axle while you're at it :cool:
by psling
Thu May 28, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Jersey orders UPDATE
Replies: 39
Views: 1240

Re: Jersey orders close SUNDAY.

Just ordered a LS MTB Top, hopefully nudges it further in the right direction; would hate to see Colin miss out :wink: :grin:
by psling
Thu May 28, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: (Reg's) 'Quarries, Shafts & Killer Cows' Thread
Replies: 57
Views: 1414

Re: (Reg's) The Quarry & Shaft Thread

Yes I'm really looking forward to that Peter. Shame you're not living in France because I have a vague memory that, unlike here, your mineral rights extend all the way to the centre of the earth, and we could have started digging when I visit. Coal, ironstone, limestone; you've got the lot. Wasn't ...
by psling
Thu May 28, 2020 10:56 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: (Reg's) 'Quarries, Shafts & Killer Cows' Thread
Replies: 57
Views: 1414

Re: (Reg's) The Quarry & Shaft Thread

Oh dear, I can hardly move a couple of hundred metres in any direction here without falling into a quarry! Part of the land I currently reside on is over an underground quarry and I'm surrounded by what we call locally "scowles" where the rock was quarried to smelt the iron out. We may have missed t...
by psling
Thu May 28, 2020 9:11 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tubeless Q.
Replies: 19
Views: 371

Re: Tubeless Q.

Whichever way you go Stu, just make sure the tyre is perfectly round. You may spend ages trying to work out why stoves aren't working quite right after you've transported them in a wheelbarrow with a wonky wheel :wink: :grin:

[gleaned from a tale you told once upon a time]
by psling
Tue May 26, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Looking ahead - what are you looking forward to?
Replies: 84
Views: 1707

Re: Looking ahead - what are you looking forward to?

This was my mid-life crisis when I was about, mmm, 20 years old :-bd

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by psling
Sat May 23, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: Routes
Topic: Offa's Byke - Prestatyn to Chepstow.
Replies: 31
Views: 1814

Re: Offa's Byke - Prestatyn to Chepstow.

Knowing what the next few miles after Hay bring I'm not too sure that cake and biscuits are what you need!! 😲
by psling
Fri May 22, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Yay, it's cheery Friday.
Replies: 1025
Views: 107774

Re: Yay, it's cheery Friday.

This dropped into my social media this morning and made me smile (and, I can't think why, made me think of our Reg :wink: ): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_nL6isGPhzk Got me thinking of biking analogies; when i were young we couldn't afford tyres so had to wrap the rims with torn up sacks and we m...
by psling
Thu May 21, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Looking ahead - what are you looking forward to?
Replies: 84
Views: 1707

Re: Looking ahead - what are you looking forward to?

jameso wrote:
Thu May 21, 2020 3:03 pm
Will take a book and set up a bivi before it goes dark, that kind of ride.
I like that, good descriptive line :-bd
by psling
Thu May 21, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Why are trekking pole shelters popular with cyclists?
Replies: 47
Views: 1117

Re: Why are trekking pole shelters popular with cyclists?

RIP wrote:
Thu May 21, 2020 2:50 pm
Probably ought to set ourselves up as a double-act Sean. You know, Morecambe & Wise type of thing. Or Reeves and Mortimer.

Something like Cannon & Ball are perhaps more our level of competency though :grin: .
Derek & Clive ...?
by psling
Thu May 21, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Looking ahead - what are you looking forward to?
Replies: 84
Views: 1707

Re: Looking ahead - what are you looking forward to?

I'm looking forward to a social ride with friends over a couple of days somewhere 'nice' - good weather, good scenery, good company :cool: I have a slightly unconventional lifestyle but am currently working as normal, commuting by bike when I want and, other than travel restrictions, not a lot has c...
by psling
Thu May 21, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: It's going to be mobbed.......
Replies: 22
Views: 539

Re: It's going to be mobbed.......

so that they do not have to risk small local shops. Risk of what? I'm assuming this was before any notion of lock-down and the likes of the independent traveller buying from small local shops is great for the rural economy and should always be encouraged. :-bd Except in Royston Vasey of course. And...
by psling
Thu May 21, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: It's going to be mobbed.......
Replies: 22
Views: 539

Re: It's going to be mobbed.......

The situation in England is different, with long distance cycle touring allowed. Which, of course, isn't correct. There are no restrictions on how far you can travel to get to the countryside. However you should not stay overnight . Campsites and caravan parks are closed and you cannot visit a holi...
by psling
Wed May 20, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 8384
Views: 883729

Re: The post man's been ...

Now I can cycle up walls... https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49912665196_bbfef534d6_c.jpg CF07CAA6-1E61-4FC5-8791-BD56E0C14369 by Chris Harris , on Flickr Do you use a front mech with that or just carry two chains :shock: :lol: I need to look at finally going 'compact' on my road bike; the hills...
by psling
Mon May 18, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Another bike hunt (for my dad)
Replies: 7
Views: 313

Re: Another bike hunt (for my dad)

Does he want a new bike? Sorry, just playing devil's advocate :wink: Replace the forks on the existing bike with something similar but with a full length steerer stacked over to lift the bars a bit? Mind you, having said that, it's probably cheaper to buy a new bike than a set of forks these days :r...
by psling
Mon May 18, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: New jerseys - orders are now open.
Replies: 18
Views: 692

Re: New jerseys - orders are now open.

I've dipped into the order pool and gone for size 2XL which should be bang-on for my 44.5" chest and offers plenty of room for expansion at the waist which according to the sizing is 42.5-46" for size 2XL :shock: Worryingly surprising for a jersey (as opposed to the MTB top) but I won't get in a fla...
by psling
Fri May 15, 2020 8:05 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Is There Such a Thing as a Decent, Lightweight Combination Lock?
Replies: 19
Views: 777

Re: Is There Such a Thing ar a Decent, Lightweight Combination Lock?

Disc brakes? Combi padlock through rotor?

Stops the opportunist thief who doesn't want to put in time or effort.
by psling
Tue May 05, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The (bikepacking) Rules
Replies: 20
Views: 693

Re: The (bikepacking) Rules

However, taken in good humour it's all harmeless fun. True, that's the bottom line :-bd Plus, I've always wondered about carrying a big old umbrella to prop over the head of my bivvy bag - much heavier than your work-in-progress-curved-pole of course Stu but allowed in the rules it would appear :co...
by psling
Tue May 05, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: The (bikepacking) Rules
Replies: 20
Views: 693

Re: The (bikepacking) Rules

I know it's not meant to be serious :wink: but plenty to discuss/rib/apply I'm sure. Just for fun ... You'd be surprised; some people take this stuff very seriously :???: Personally, there's a reason I don't like rules in my Fun World® and these lists gently remind me why.... [which is probably why...
by psling
Mon May 04, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Wildlife
Replies: 163
Views: 7715

Re: Wildlife

I've been watching a Hobby just recently. First saw it fly out of woodland and settle on top of a telegraph pole, caught my eye but I couldn't see what it was. Fetched my binoculars to take a look and it promptly disappeared. Re-appeared similar time next evening and I was ready and waiting; got a f...