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by psling
Sun Apr 21, 2024 12:39 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Wildlife
Replies: 683
Views: 136433

Re: Wildlife

Quite topical for you Reg having a Mining Bee in the garden :wink:
by psling
Tue Apr 16, 2024 1:32 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a Month 2024
Replies: 497
Views: 22387

Re: Bivvy a Month 2024

Having arrived at the bothy to find it full upstairs (three uni students studying outdoor activities and leadership apparently!) I tried to squeeze in downstairs, which made of a less than ideal space 3 upstairs, they must be good friends! That bothy is full with one person in it, overflowing with ...
by psling
Tue Apr 16, 2024 1:18 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Hammock in the garden
Replies: 22
Views: 428

Re: Hammock in the garden

I'd have thought any pair of A frames with a top rail using those 3-way metal sockets would do it. Similar to the 'bike weigh' frame at WRT or pub garden swing/slide type frame.
by psling
Mon Apr 15, 2024 5:39 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The next Eclipse
Replies: 29
Views: 608

Re: The next Eclipse

Dave Barter wrote: Wed Apr 10, 2024 4:46 pm Bonnie Tyler is having one soon apparently.
I believe she lives in Portugal these days so she won't be too far away. At least she won't be lost in France:wink:
by psling
Mon Apr 15, 2024 4:38 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Is this 'bikepacking'?
Replies: 84
Views: 2124

Re: Is this 'bikepacking'?

I believe they have a bike packing area at St Pancras Station for the Eurostar. Apparently it's where you can pack your bike. :cool:
by psling
Sun Apr 07, 2024 9:46 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Happy 'International Beaver Day'
Replies: 29
Views: 578

Re: Happy 'International Beaver Day'

Aye, and on Greathough Brook in Forest of Dean :-bd

... and they have been breeding
by psling
Fri Apr 05, 2024 9:56 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: packable fleece?
Replies: 27
Views: 760

Re: packable fleece?

This talk about functional clothing reminded me of my wool jumpers, especially the one made of lettlopi (an Icelandic wool), which are, for specific weather, incredibly functional. Best is, my girlfriend made them :-bd Way, way back my mother crocheted a short-sleeved jumper for me which worn next ...
by psling
Fri Apr 05, 2024 10:32 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Hap.... no, I'm saying nowt :)
Replies: 17
Views: 486

Re: Hap.... no, I'm saying nowt :)

RIP wrote: Fri Apr 05, 2024 8:36 am
Two what? :smile:
Two woo

Is it Teapot's birthday too... :lol:

Yes, very best wishes to Stu. Let's hope you have a wonderful day polishing your helmet :wink:
by psling
Thu Apr 04, 2024 8:38 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: packable fleece?
Replies: 27
Views: 760

Re: packable fleece?

I practically live in short-zip long-sleeved fleece tops. Comfy as! They squidge up a bit more bulky but how many would you be carrying?
by psling
Wed Apr 03, 2024 6:25 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Is this 'bikepacking'?
Replies: 84
Views: 2124

Re: Is this 'bikepacking'?

CyclingUK seem to have a lot of content on the topic and discussion: https://www.cyclinguk.org/article/cycle-touring-and-bikepacking-whats-difference if it gets more folks out on their bikes then it's all good :wink: Of course, Cycling UK were formerly CTC, the Cyclists Touring Club, and if I remem...
by psling
Wed Apr 03, 2024 10:31 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a Month 2024
Replies: 497
Views: 22387

Re: Bivvy a Month 2024

I went beyond two sentences and read the whole post. A picture paints a thousand words but your fewer words did indeed paint the picture(s) for me. Except... in my mind those pictures mostly had a Scottish mountain in the background until I realised they were in fact 'selfies' :lol: :wink:
by psling
Wed Apr 03, 2024 10:21 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Is this 'bikepacking'?
Replies: 84
Views: 2124

Re: Is this 'bikepacking'?

Just trying to tally up past and future riding with the currently designated boundaries so I don't stray too close to being fashionable, doing what I would have done anyway. :wink: I think that's probably the point though, there really aren't any "currently designated boundaries". Or rath...
by psling
Wed Apr 03, 2024 10:07 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Is this 'bikepacking'?
Replies: 84
Views: 2124

Re: Is this 'bikepacking'?

Interestingly now that 'self supported' has been mentioned, they refer to their journey in the article as "... a self-supported, multi-day adventure." In these days of marketing, influencers, social media, diversity, bike manufacturing, adventure holidays, self-identification... maybe we'r...
by psling
Tue Apr 02, 2024 6:42 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Is this 'bikepacking'?
Replies: 84
Views: 2124

Re: Is this 'bikepacking'?

thenorthwind wrote: Tue Apr 02, 2024 6:08 pm I knew exactly what this was going to be about before I opened it :lol:
:lol:
by psling
Tue Apr 02, 2024 6:40 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Is this 'bikepacking'?
Replies: 84
Views: 2124

Re: Is this 'bikepacking'?

Thanks for that insight Jack, very valid points :-bd In the last decade or so, the term seems to have become a bit linked to soft strap-on luggage rather than traditional racks and panniers. It's interesting that rear racks are increasingly being favoured along with soft strap-on luggage, albeit lig...
by psling
Tue Apr 02, 2024 4:27 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Is this 'bikepacking'?
Replies: 84
Views: 2124

Is this 'bikepacking'?

I've just had a nosey through the latest Cycle magazine (the magazine of Cycling UK) and there is an article titled Great Rides Bikepacking Beginners [subtitled: Bivvying under a tarp isn't the only bikepacking option]. So far so good. The article relates the story of a couple of gents who went on a...
by psling
Tue Apr 02, 2024 4:03 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: WRT GR's
Replies: 27
Views: 711

Re: WRT GR's

RIP wrote: Tue Apr 02, 2024 3:55 pm Erm, aren't we meant to be schtum until after the event?
Bl00dy hell Reg, we're going to have to put you out to pasture!! That's the BB200/300, the WRT is decidedly non-competitive :lol: :wink:
by psling
Mon Apr 01, 2024 2:18 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: WRT GR's
Replies: 27
Views: 711

Re: WRT GR's

ootini wrote: Mon Apr 01, 2024 2:14 pm So I'm assuming it's all primarily NE of BB towers this year ?
Yes. E & NE
by psling
Mon Apr 01, 2024 11:39 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 4931
Views: 1209886

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

Apparently "squeezing slows you down".
If I slowed down anymore I'd fall off the bike, so maybe I need a couple of these :???: :lol:
by psling
Mon Apr 01, 2024 11:31 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: What are you listening to now?
Replies: 1129
Views: 191548

Re: What are you listening to now?

Verena wrote: Mon Apr 01, 2024 9:09 am Supertramp!! Of course!
Right. Right. You're bloody well right.... :grin: :wink:
by psling
Mon Apr 01, 2024 11:27 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: WRT GR's
Replies: 27
Views: 711

Re: WRT GR's

Mmmm... just got to decide whether to have Sunday morning breakfast in Newtown, dinner in Llangollen or vice versa? :shock:
by psling
Mon Apr 01, 2024 10:46 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Trans cambrian way improvements.
Replies: 11
Views: 330

Re: Trans cambrian way improvements.

:wink: :lol:
by psling
Mon Apr 01, 2024 10:17 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Trans cambrian way improvements.
Replies: 11
Views: 330

Re: Trans cambrian way improvements.

RIP wrote: Mon Apr 01, 2024 9:06 am :-bd

I particularly liked "hoping this will lead to bigger jobs in the future" :grin:
As said by Ifor Barrow :lol:

Brilliant Stu. How does one join CRaPS? They appear to have a certain affluence and do they have a special membership offer on this morning? :lol: :wink:
by psling
Sat Mar 23, 2024 12:24 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: This chap has turned up at our local gravel ride
Replies: 15
Views: 633

Re: This chap has turned up at our local gravel ride

I did think that just before I posed (only because of the ear ring) but the Marin hoody completely threw me. Was initially thinking one of the repack lads from back in the day (again, due to the hoody) :oops: I'm not surprised the Marin hoody threw you, it's "Made in" !!! :lol: :wink:
by psling
Sat Mar 23, 2024 8:05 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Barkley Marathons chitchat
Replies: 50
Views: 2856

Re: Barkley Marathons chitchat

Crikey that were a close hobbling thing! I think she's the first Brit to finish it - the early years on the spreadsheet don't have nationality so can't be sure. Largest ever number of finishers despite “That new section is brutal. You are a bad man.” Crazy. Imagine the mental state, just 2 minutes ...