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by danielgroves
Mon Jun 04, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: How do you fit cycling into your life?
Replies: 21
Views: 1427

Re: How do you fit cycling into your life?

For me most miles are commuting at the moment. I'm lucky to work in an office that must have one of the highest densities of cyclists in the world, so that helps massively with motivation and the almost daily group rides. I'd be a ruin from exhaustion if I went on everything. I'm currently doing 18k...
by danielgroves
Mon Jun 04, 2018 10:36 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Photos you have taken in the last month of which you like.
Replies: 1022
Views: 199758

Re: Photos you have taken in the last month of which you lik

Back from two weeks in Scotland with phenomenal weather. Took a lot more digital photos than I have in months, so quite a bit to share, including the Ft. William DH WC. But, I'll start with this: https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1747/41845046974_2bab9d30ff_b.jpg DSC01717-Edit.jpg by Greg.May , on Fli...
by danielgroves
Tue May 29, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: custom steel on/offroad tourer………..idea’s?
Replies: 25
Views: 2359

Re: custom steel on/offroad tourer………..idea’s?

I've no idea where you're based, but I have to throw a shoutout to Groves Cycles (**innocent whistling**).

Website: http://www.grovescycles.co.uk

Instagram here, can see more of what he does: https://www.instagram.com/grovescycles/

Disclaimer: nothing to do with me, but spot the family tie :roll:
by danielgroves
Tue May 29, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Pennie Way
Replies: 6
Views: 678

Re: Pennie Way

Bearbonesnorm wrote:Pennine Way is a footpath, a very busy, popular footpath ... are you confusing it with something else? Pennine Bridleway perhaps?
Should probably have written this when I'm less tired, but yes, I meant th Penine Bridleway!
by danielgroves
Tue May 29, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Which lightweight "gravel" wheels?
Replies: 23
Views: 1928

Re: Which lightweight "gravel" wheels?

A lot of the folk at work are running the Hunt carbon wheels, and I have to say I'm getting more tempted by the day by a set. They seem super solid, dead light and they don't sound terrible either (if that bothers you at all).
by danielgroves
Tue May 29, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Pennie Way
Replies: 6
Views: 678

Pennie Way

Hey everyone! Been in the background for a bit this year so far for various reasons, but now I've got my feet on the ground at the new job a few of us have been talking about the Penine way a lot. We're thinking of going superlight (plus camera gear, of course :-bd ), I'm guessing there must be a fe...
by danielgroves
Thu Feb 01, 2018 11:44 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bike on a Train (Cardboard Box)
Replies: 15
Views: 1175

Re: Bike on a Train (Cardboard Box)

Richard G wrote:
Seems to be Great Western Railway. Dedicated bike storage on the train from Cardiff to Reading, but not from Reading to Gatwick.
Doubt you'd have an issue on the Reading to Gatwick train. They're laid out differently to most trains, loads and loads of luggage space on them.
by danielgroves
Wed Jan 31, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bikes on flights...
Replies: 6
Views: 561

Re: Bikes on flights...

Worth noting some airlines only allow one complete bike in each box too. Weather they'd check or not is another question entirely though.
by danielgroves
Mon Jan 22, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: exped ul 7. good for winter?
Replies: 11
Views: 1079

Re: exped ul 7. good for winter?

Got the Synmat 7 Hyperlite myself. Used it in -8 this week with a Rab Ascent 700 sleeping bag and was nicks and toasty all night long, so no complaints here. Like many of the others, I use it all year round as well.
by danielgroves
Tue Jan 09, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bar Tape. And Tyres.
Replies: 10
Views: 791

Re: Bar Tape. And Tyres.

Massive fan of the Salsa cork tape myself.
by danielgroves
Tue Jan 09, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Photos you have taken in the last month of which you like.
Replies: 1022
Views: 199758

Re: Photos you have taken in the last month of which you lik

GregMay wrote:Dan, the B&W shot - what's it like it you run a yellow filter on it?
I did try this by the way Greg, but I didn't come up with anything I preferred at all.
by danielgroves
Tue Jan 09, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Photos you have taken in the last month of which you like.
Replies: 1022
Views: 199758

Re: Photos you have taken in the last month of which you lik

Couple images that are fairly significant for me. I took these over the couple of days following leaving my old job last Thursday. I start a new job at the end of the month, so in the meantime I've got a whole lotta adventure to have. http://cloud.danielgroves.net.s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/NAVwPORl...
by danielgroves
Fri Jan 05, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 7993
Views: 837074

Re: The post man's been ...

Fuji 23mm f2 WR earlier this week. Accidents happen :oops:
by danielgroves
Wed Jan 03, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: SRT Operational Member Training.
Replies: 92
Views: 21046

Re: SRT Operational Member Training.

Average of 259.8 hours each per year, 10.825 non-stop days per year. That goes up more if you consider that a some would have start part way through the year.

Really impressive commitment :-bd
by danielgroves
Wed Jan 03, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Photos you have taken in the last month of which you like.
Replies: 1022
Views: 199758

Re: Photos you have taken in the last month of which you lik

Dan, the B&W shot - what's it like it you run a yellow filter on it? I'll give it a go tomorrow and have a look, I've not got the iPad to hand right now. Nice long exposure on the second shot. Just the right amount of movement in the clouds. Thanks, I love shooting long exposures but it's always a ...
by danielgroves
Tue Jan 02, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: SRT Operational Member Training.
Replies: 92
Views: 21046

Re: SRT Operational Member Training.

How many team members have you got Greg?

A massive well done and thank you once again, both for the work you're doing and maintaining this thread :-bd
by danielgroves
Tue Jan 02, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Photos you have taken in the last month of which you like.
Replies: 1022
Views: 199758

Re: Photos you have taken in the last month of which you lik

Panorama from Snowdon a few weeks back:

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And I was in London the weekend before:

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by danielgroves
Sun Dec 31, 2017 7:52 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Here's to a new year. A good one.
Replies: 25
Views: 1943

Re: Here's to a new year. A good one.

Have a good new year yourself :-bd

Here's to a new year of many rides and adventures.
by danielgroves
Sun Dec 31, 2017 7:47 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: tent users, what do you use?
Replies: 23
Views: 2398

Re: tent users, what do you use?

Lots! Current selection: Hilleberg Akto, Terra Nova Laser, Terra Nova Voyager XL, Wild Country Trister Hilleberg: this is my main backpacker. It's mostly replaced my TN Laser now for all year round duties, particularly as the former is getting very tired now after a lot of abuse. Can run double pole...
by danielgroves
Thu Dec 28, 2017 9:54 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: To everyone on here
Replies: 21
Views: 2081

Re: To everyone on here

Been almost entirely offline over the Christmas period so I'm a bit late to this but...

Have a amazing new year everyone, I hope to bump into a few more of you next year.
by danielgroves
Thu Dec 28, 2017 9:51 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What's your favourite Scottish bivvy spots?
Replies: 6
Views: 948

Re: What's your favourite Scottish bivvy spots?

ScotRoutes wrote:
danielgroves wrote:Cool cheers everyone. I'll locate them all on the OS Map and see if I can integrate a few into the plan. Mostly planning to live in the tent and both us for the time off as I need to keep the cost down.

Let me know if you want GRs
Think I've got them all, thanks though.
by danielgroves
Tue Dec 26, 2017 7:11 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What's your favourite Scottish bivvy spots?
Replies: 6
Views: 948

Re: What's your favourite Scottish bivvy spots?

Cool cheers everyone. I'll locate them all on the OS Map and see if I can integrate a few into the plan. Mostly planning to live in the tent and both us for the time off as I need to keep the cost down.
by danielgroves
Sat Dec 23, 2017 7:46 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Another LEJoG thread
Replies: 20
Views: 1866

Re: Another LEJoG thread

Why stick to the most common of recognised route? Get out there and make something fun up... I went via the outer hebredies as well as many other palaces that aren't on route... https://danielgroves.net/adventures-photography/2014/11/JOGLE https://danielgroves.net/adventures-photography/2014/12/JOGL...
by danielgroves
Sat Dec 23, 2017 7:44 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What's your favourite Scottish bivvy spots?
Replies: 6
Views: 948

What's your favourite Scottish bivvy spots?

Long story short I'm leaving work in a couple of weeks and have three weeks off before I start the new gig. My current thoughts are to head to Scotland as it's rare I have enough time off to go that far and enjoy the highlands for a week weeks, I'll have my winter mountaineering gear with me and the...
by danielgroves
Mon Dec 18, 2017 11:58 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Photo-a-month 2017
Replies: 9
Views: 1001

Re: Photo-a-month 2017

Ohhh, I like this. Will try and find time to dig some stuff up this week.