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by psling
Fri Jul 19, 2024 10:43 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Pain and suffering
Replies: 22
Views: 503

Re: Pain and suffering

That show, or at least the contestants, totally crazy :shock:

Of course, if the trail was overgrown with nettles and brambles at the beginning you wouldn't go there that's why you're only committed to pushing on at the end of the trail :lol:
by psling
Fri Jul 19, 2024 9:19 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTD: Middleburn UNO chainring (non- X-type)
Replies: 4
Views: 129

Re: WTD: Middleburn UNO chainring (non- X-type)

OK Ian. I have an unused 34T, all yours if still required.
Drop me a pm.
by psling
Thu Jul 18, 2024 5:43 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTD: Middleburn UNO chainring (non- X-type)
Replies: 4
Views: 129

Re: WTD: Middleburn UNO chainring (non- X-type)

I'll have a look in my garage tomorrow morning Ian, I may have an unused 34T Forge Motorsport one (remember them?!? The company is still going but the guy that used to turn out the Middleburn rings has long sincemovedon).
by psling
Thu Jul 18, 2024 2:36 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Pain and suffering
Replies: 22
Views: 503

Re: Pain and suffering

The flip side of this year's rain/sun/rain/sun is that it's a long time since I have seen the hedgerows and heaths so colourful :-bd Story time - a riding friend of mine who has had heart surgery used to fly out at the bottom of brambly trails covered in a kind of wet pink film :shock: He is now on ...
by psling
Thu Jul 18, 2024 12:58 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Could I have explained myself better (on a cyclist hate thread)?
Replies: 20
Views: 500

Re: Could I have explained myself better (on a cyclist hate thread)?

Dave Barter wrote: Thu Jul 18, 2024 12:44 pm I include myself in this characterisation btw
Just No Dave! Never be tempted to get involved in another forum, you never know where it may end up.... :lol: :lol: :wink:
by psling
Wed Jul 17, 2024 3:18 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 5024
Views: 1305694

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

*sigh* apart from the one I'm interested in.... Which is odd really as you wouldn't have thought there was that much demand for an SS-able gravel frame. I had one of the original Il Pompinos (ss cross bike). OK, that was before gravel bikes were invented ( :lol: ) but it was one of the most fun bik...
by psling
Wed Jul 17, 2024 2:15 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Brompacking from Ludlow to Chepstow
Replies: 22
Views: 1107

Re: Brompacking from Ludlow to Chepstow

Nice one :-bd Shame I wasn't on here while you were planning your ride, I could have directed you from Monmouth to Bigsweir Bridge along rideable disused railway lines (infact all the way from Monmouth to Chepstow off-road with only about 3 miles or so on tarmac, just not on a Brompton!). The landsl...
by psling
Fri Jun 28, 2024 4:33 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Yay, it's cheery Friday.
Replies: 4121
Views: 583426

Re: Yay, it's cheery Friday.

Verena wrote: Fri Jun 28, 2024 4:23 pm Also ordered the absolute essentials: A bed, and some speakers - everything else is clearly purely optional :lol:
A bed? A bed you say?!?!!
Surely a thermarest, inflatable pillow, and quilt would suffice.... :lol: :wink:
by psling
Fri Jun 28, 2024 4:17 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Yay, it's cheery Friday.
Replies: 4121
Views: 583426

Re: Yay, it's cheery Friday.

RIP wrote: Fri Jun 28, 2024 4:01 pm Seems all the Friday evening trains are full up with bikes next Friday anyway - who are they all?
Who are they both? :???: :wink:
by psling
Sun Jun 23, 2024 10:17 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a Month 2024
Replies: 669
Views: 71373

Re: Bivvy a Month 2024

Bearlegged wrote: Fri Jun 21, 2024 10:28 am Another solstice night out for me. 5 of us went for a gentle jaunt to the pub then the woods, 4 of us stayed out...
Classic night in the woods; 5 went in, only 4 came out.... :shock: :lol:
by psling
Sun Jun 23, 2024 9:59 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: What are you reading now?
Replies: 426
Views: 55066

Re: What are you reading now?

RIP wrote: Sun Jun 16, 2024 4:04 pm Anyway, offer now withdrawn :smile: . Have moved on to the 600-pager about Keith Moon.....
Hope you have a drink to hand.... :grin:

Was fortunate enough to have seen him do his stuff with The Who a couple of times 'back in the day'. He was certainly a force of power :shock: :cool:
by psling
Thu Jun 20, 2024 2:56 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Want to buy a pub ? (or a part of a pub)
Replies: 8
Views: 432

Re: Want to buy a pub ? (or a part of a pub)

Or indeed get bled dry with fees and tied to certain products by a 'pubco' presumably. https://publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm200809/cmselect/cmberr/26/26we108.htm "the tenant model has been skewed through greed and self-interest". "strong evidence to show that some companies are co...
by psling
Wed Jun 19, 2024 2:23 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Want to buy a pub ? (or a part of a pub)
Replies: 8
Views: 432

Re: Want to buy a pub ? (or a part of a pub)

I find it ironic that pubs that close down because they are not used by the local community end up being reopened as community pubs :???: (plus I'm a bit negative about Brockweir because the residents there were one of the biggest objectors to the Wye Valley Greenway going through the village! Their...
by psling
Fri Jun 14, 2024 11:46 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Could a beard puncture a inflatable pillow.
Replies: 15
Views: 412

Re: Could a beard puncture a inflatable pillow.

On the basis that 'body hair' can somehow manage to thread its way through my lycra shorts I would say yes, it is possible! :shock: :grin:
by psling
Tue May 28, 2024 2:07 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: HT550 - 2024
Replies: 215
Views: 25879

Re: HT550 - 2024

Well done that man! Crazy how someone can condition themselves both physically and mentally to keep going.
by psling
Tue May 28, 2024 11:06 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: HT550 - 2024
Replies: 215
Views: 25879

Re: HT550 - 2024

I can't help thinking, as someone who has not done it, that the run in from Fort William to Bridge of Orchy is a real sting in the tail after the distance already ridden, especially if you fall into that mental black hole of thinking 'almost there' :shock:
by psling
Mon May 27, 2024 11:19 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: HT550 - 2024
Replies: 215
Views: 25879

Re: HT550 - 2024

:lol:
by psling
Mon May 27, 2024 9:23 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: HT550 - 2024
Replies: 215
Views: 25879

Re: HT550 - 2024

If my calculations (and memory!!) is correct, looks like Alex has lost about 20miles to seconds place. Think yesterday the lead was about 40miles for a long time but it’s shrunk to 20 or so *obviously miles in this terrain isn’t the best indicator Another way to look at it is that the guy in 2nd pl...
by psling
Mon May 27, 2024 7:34 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: MTB Wrist issue
Replies: 5
Views: 950

Re: MTB Wrist issue

Well, your post made me chuckle Dave, so it's not all bad :grin:

Possibly worth visiting a good Physio if you know of any locally? I've always found them more useful than GPs for that sort of injury.
by psling
Sun May 26, 2024 9:31 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: HT550 - 2024
Replies: 215
Views: 25879

Re: HT550 - 2024

Alex (the leader) has now covered 250 miles in under 24 hours :o He's now over a day ahead of where I was after 1 day! Looking at the pictures on Alan G's Instagram at how much luggage he's got (I have more on my bike on the Monday commute with my office clothes) I'm going to predict he's not going...
by psling
Fri May 24, 2024 2:21 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: HT550 - 2024
Replies: 215
Views: 25879

Re: HT550 - 2024

voodoo_simon wrote: Fri May 24, 2024 1:08 pm What time is kick off?
Usually 08.30 Saturday
by psling
Fri May 24, 2024 11:21 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: One Night Out
Replies: 6
Views: 1212

Re: One Night Out

Excellent :-bd
by psling
Tue May 14, 2024 1:12 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Missing the point?
Replies: 57
Views: 3551

Re: Missing the point?

With impeccable timing, The National Trust (of which I, being of a certain age, am a member) is in the process of releasing their ' Grand Adventure Map ' - " a full-size*, double-sided and beautifully illustrated map of every National Trust and National Trust for Scotland location, brought toge...
by psling
Tue May 14, 2024 12:51 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: One less place to get a brew.
Replies: 2
Views: 367

Re: One less place to get a brew.

That's a shame, often stopped by there whilst riding (the photo in that link makes the road look almost level :o :lol:)
Always seemed busy too.
by psling
Sun May 12, 2024 12:25 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Missing the point?
Replies: 57
Views: 3551

Re: Missing the point?

... maybe we should envy the people who find it easy to experience "an adventure" because of their youth and / or inexperience. Whereas the older / more experienced among us have to undertake ever more obscure and risky endeavours to get an adventure / jeopardy fix). I think this is a val...