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by psling
Tue Jan 21, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Dam Busters ride reports
Replies: 9
Views: 444

Re: Dam Busters ride reports

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Sat Jan 18, 2020 5:47 pm
For some reason I can't place that descent. A GR of somewhere near please, pretty please :wink:
I reckon it's the bridleway from just north of Pont ar Elan heading NE into the Wye Valley (Cefn Bach) - starting SN 899 720 - or maybe the one a bit further east starting at SN 914 715
by psling
Tue Jan 21, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: Routes
Topic: Route Info Wanted: Doethie Valley Singletrack
Replies: 14
Views: 398

Re: Route Info Wanted: Doethie Valley Singletrack

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:21 am
Although tarmac, the Irfon valley is just lovely.
And a road ride up the Irfon from Llanwrtyd should be continued to Tregaron for that feeling of middle-of-nowhereness :-bd
by psling
Tue Jan 21, 2020 10:26 am
Forum: Routes
Topic: Route Info Wanted: Doethie Valley Singletrack
Replies: 14
Views: 398

Re: Route Info Wanted: Doethie Valley Singletrack

I think the infamous Doethie Valley singletrack became a victim of it's own success. It was one of my favourite rides, or probably more correctly, favourite places. Over the years though it has been used for off-road sportive type events and more recently pony trekking. This use has taken it's toll ...
by psling
Thu Jan 16, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Grinduro coming to Machynlleth
Replies: 2
Views: 164

Re: Grinduro coming to Machynlleth

Looks just like a throwback to the original Dyfi Enduros but on tamer trails :wink:

Reasonable package for volunteer marshals though if you're fairly local and not interested in entering as a rider.
by psling
Wed Jan 15, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: You’re bunch of criminals...
Replies: 20
Views: 496

Re: You’re bunch of criminals...

Cheeky Monkey wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 12:47 pm
NB: tongue-in-cheek terminology :cool: :cool:
Good job too, probably accounts for a goodly number of us bloody lot :lol: :lol:
by psling
Wed Jan 15, 2020 11:32 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: You’re bunch of criminals...
Replies: 20
Views: 496

Re: You’re bunch of criminals...

Wow the consultation is like some kind of weird logic puzzle designed to trip you up. 1. To what extent do you agree or disagree that knowingly entering land without the landowner’s permission should only be made a criminal offence if it is for the purpose of residing on it? How are you meant to an...
by psling
Wed Jan 15, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Brompton slow Puncture saga...
Replies: 6
Views: 173

Re: Brompton slow Puncture saga...

I reused the old front tyre and tube. 2 days later flat tyre. I failed to find a flat so put a new tube in. 12 hours later flat Much faff later and we have the new wheel, new rim tape, new tube, new tyre. Stayed up over night. Sorted. 3 days later flat.... (well, about 8psi) Am I right in thinking ...
by psling
Mon Jan 13, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Dam Busters ride reports
Replies: 9
Views: 444

Re: Dam Busters ride reports

Good read that Bob - made me smile because of the references to the fords. Kevin (Raggedstone) and I went about it the other way round, comfortably riding through the ford at Hafren middayish Saturday and arriving at Hyddgen early afternoon Sunday. We spent probably a good 30 minutes umming and arrr...
by psling
Tue Jan 07, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: bivi spot
Replies: 12
Views: 493

Re: bivi spot

There really is no shortage of great spots. My following comments are a personal observation and are not meant to be in any way a criticism of anyone else but... like Stu says, there really is no shortage of great spots in Wales. One thing I've noticed is that quite often people have a pre-determin...
by psling
Fri Dec 20, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: I know I shouldn't be surprised any more ....
Replies: 64
Views: 2125

Re: I know I shouldn't be surprised any more ....

Dammit that link cost me money as it appears the Helter Skelters are exactly what I am looking for Did you just order them direct or did you find a UK stockist? As far as I'm aware Ground Effect don't have stockists, they are an on-line supplier outside of NZ. Duty on receipt is hit & miss in my ex...
by psling
Thu Dec 19, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 2871
Views: 493029

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

Put it on Retrobike, I'm sure there will be interest for for a beauty like that there
http://www.retrobike.co.uk/
by psling
Wed Dec 18, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: I know I shouldn't be surprised any more ....
Replies: 64
Views: 2125

Re: I know I shouldn't be surprised any more ....

Dammit that link cost me money as it appears the Helter Skelters are exactly what I am looking for I have some Dave and rate them. I've had quite a bit of Ground Effect gear over the years and it has all been quality kit IMO. The Helter Skelters kept my nether regions dry as a bone during a few day...
by psling
Fri Dec 13, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Paint stripper.
Replies: 4
Views: 231

Re: Paint stripper.

In the good old days, paint stripper would melt skin and whip paint off in minutes. Times have changed, these days, you can go for a slash with it on your hands and not feel a thing. I've got bad news for you Stu. Paint stripper hasn't changed at all over the years, it's still strong as ever... :sh...
by psling
Thu Dec 12, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Favourite bike of 'all time'?
Replies: 61
Views: 1956

Re: Favourite bike of 'all time'?

Something I'm sure we all suspected but is obviously backed up by this thread is that, the actual bike is largely unimportant and what the bike represents to us either now or then, is the reason we liked it so much. That's a brilliant thing really and highlights the great potential of a humble bicy...
by psling
Thu Dec 12, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Favourite bike of 'all time'?
Replies: 61
Views: 1956

Re: Favourite bike of 'all time'?

Tough one this. Bit like favourite girlfriend, there have been some good 'uns but also a few shonky ones... I could get all rose-tinted-glasses and roll off some early fond memories of first bikes but in reality later models have got progressivly better. Hard to categorize ' favourite ' really but I...
by psling
Sat Nov 09, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What winter socks?
Replies: 15
Views: 753

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: 938

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: 19
Views: 1458

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: 1117

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: 713

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: 692

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: 31
Views: 1417

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: 854

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: 2985

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: 2985

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 ...