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by Alpinum
Fri Apr 12, 2024 9:27 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: New Bike Gear Out And Due Out...
Replies: 969
Views: 119664

Re: New Bike Gear Out And Due Out...

Dont see how mesh can be heavier (.and its not on the stealth trekker tent ) Why do you object ? Genuine question Mesh can be heavier because of the construction and the materials used, thicker denier threads, etc. This. At Extremtextil the lightest fabric was (for >10 years) and still is 7D Nylon ...
by Alpinum
Fri Apr 12, 2024 9:24 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Feats of endurance (hardest geezer content)
Replies: 7
Views: 370

Re: Feats of endurance (hardest geezer content)

Hyppy wrote: Fri Apr 12, 2024 12:03 pm The Chinmoy group has some alleged cult-like history
Thanks. Had a quick look and will have to read more about this. Seems to be quite comical.
by Alpinum
Thu Apr 11, 2024 10:22 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The next Eclipse
Replies: 27
Views: 457

Re: The next Eclipse

redefined_cycles wrote: Thu Apr 11, 2024 10:08 pm Aha. Thanks John. Sounds nasty. I'll probably stay away :-bd
:lol:
by Alpinum
Thu Apr 11, 2024 8:57 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The next Eclipse
Replies: 27
Views: 457

Re: The next Eclipse

I saw the 1999 one as well, 3000m up on Monte Pedido in the Pyrenees. We're in prime position for 2026 as we live 50km north of the blue line on John's map. Bookings being taken now 😏 Thanks, but sorry mate, I prefer Iceland. Are you taking booking Gian :smile: Sounds like a good idea :-bd 12.08. i...
by Alpinum
Thu Apr 11, 2024 6:48 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The next Eclipse
Replies: 27
Views: 457

Re: The next Eclipse

pistonbroke wrote: Wed Apr 10, 2024 3:52 pm I saw the 1999 one as well, 3000m up on Monte Pedido in the Pyrenees. We're in prime position for 2026 as we live 50km north of the blue line on John's map. Bookings being taken now 😏
Thanks, but sorry mate, I prefer Iceland.
by Alpinum
Thu Apr 11, 2024 7:42 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Travelling across Europe quickly - how?
Replies: 15
Views: 425

Re: Travelling across Europe quickly - how?

A ferry is more polluting than an aircraft isn’t it? Recently read an article by Cunard saying that You have to question why organisers ban aircraft for their races but not ferries/ships to get to the races Looks like Eurostar is the best bet https://www.eurostar.com/uk-en/travel-info/travel-planni...
by Alpinum
Wed Apr 10, 2024 10:01 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Travelling across Europe quickly - how?
Replies: 15
Views: 425

Re: Travelling across Europe quickly - how?

But?: "disassembled bike goes as hand luggage on all [French] TGV trains so long as bag is less than 130x90cm". Doesn't mention the width though! And?: "bicycle can be taken on board [German] ICE trains if it is packed in a cover less than 120x90cm". Again no width, and German t...
by Alpinum
Tue Apr 09, 2024 9:38 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Iceland Divide 2024: need advice on tent, sleeping mat and stove
Replies: 52
Views: 2929

Re: Iceland Divide 2024: need advice on tent, sleeping mat and stove

if you don't mind of course not :-bd Happy to help. I always have time for such planning nerdery :mrgreen: both had merino layers, I might get him another katabatic. If you plan to use eg. lightweight down/synthetic jackets/smocks you can use those to boost the sleeping bag/quilts too. I'm also ver...
by Alpinum
Tue Apr 09, 2024 9:25 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Cranktank 3 vs cages on fork + smartwater bottles
Replies: 20
Views: 411

Re: Cranktank 3 vs cages on fork + smartwater bottles

Would a sawyer squeeze not filter out sediments? or is it a matter of clogging the filter? wouldn't backflushing help? No idea how much it takes and the amount of sediments will likely depend on time of year (temperatures, snowmelt), course of the water (is there a lake or a couple between glacier ...
by Alpinum
Tue Apr 09, 2024 8:37 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Iceland Divide 2024: need advice on tent, sleeping mat and stove
Replies: 52
Views: 2929

Re: Iceland Divide 2024: need advice on tent, sleeping mat and stove

I'm also about to pull the trigger on a Katabatic Flex 22. I bought a Corus 22F/0C and was cold in a camping trip in Wales, so I'd rather be on the safe side as I sleep cold. It will be handy on our prep trips to Scotland. As stated before, expect at least one night of freezing in the Highlands. I ...
by Alpinum
Tue Apr 09, 2024 8:33 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Iceland Divide 2024: need advice on tent, sleeping mat and stove
Replies: 52
Views: 2929

Re: Iceland Divide 2024: need advice on tent, sleeping mat and stove

as mentioned elsewhere - sorry for the late response. @Alpinum I was starting to plan the trip and I have a few questions to ask you if you dont' mind: We can do this ride between July and the 15th of September. You mentioned it is best to do it end of August/beginning of September, is that when the...
by Alpinum
Tue Apr 09, 2024 8:29 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Cranktank 3 vs cages on fork + smartwater bottles
Replies: 20
Views: 411

Re: Cranktank 3 vs cages on fork + smartwater bottles

Iceland Someone said Iceland? Where, where? :wink:  I remembered Bonzo's Iceland thread and found I had not answered some questions... sorry for that :oops: . Will get on it. Thanks Reg for helping me remember. different kettle of (fermented) fish. You'd think with all that melted glacier water you...
by Alpinum
Mon Apr 08, 2024 9:46 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Feats of endurance (hardest geezer content)
Replies: 7
Views: 370

Re: Feats of endurance (hardest geezer content)

Just discussed with a friend if this one was a form of nihilism: Self-Transcendence 3100 Mile Race I’m not familiar with that term but a quick google search would suggest maybe yes in that he’s done something that seems (almost) impossible (or I bet he had a lot of naysayers from the off). Anyways,...
by Alpinum
Mon Apr 08, 2024 7:27 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Happy 'International Beaver Day'
Replies: 29
Views: 465

Re: Happy 'International Beaver Day'

Once fish were introduced the beavers came by themselves and now there's a family. Aren't beavers vegetarian? Have you got otters? Yes, I believe so. The end of renaturation was marked by putting fish in. No more digging etc. Once some kind of ecosystem level was established, the beaver came (natur...
by Alpinum
Mon Apr 08, 2024 9:36 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Happy 'International Beaver Day'
Replies: 29
Views: 465

Re: Happy 'International Beaver Day'

There's a industry canal behind our house (more like a small stream) which went through a renaturation project. Once fish were introduced the beavers came by themselves and now there's a family. Quite amazing what they do. If you ever hear a clapping sound near the water, take a good look - it may w...
by Alpinum
Fri Apr 05, 2024 9:07 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Hap.... no, I'm saying nowt :)
Replies: 17
Views: 428

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

All the best for you Stu :YMPARTY:

Keep it up :YMAPPLAUSE:
by Alpinum
Fri Apr 05, 2024 9:05 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: packable fleece?
Replies: 27
Views: 709

Re: packable fleece?

suspect sewing pandas Reg, please tell me you didn't... (I'm not at all tearing any quotes out of context.) 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, m...
by Alpinum
Thu Apr 04, 2024 11:07 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Feats of endurance (hardest geezer content)
Replies: 7
Views: 370

Re: Feats of endurance (hardest geezer content)

Just discussed with a friend if this one was a form of nihilism:

Self-Transcendence 3100 Mile Race
by Alpinum
Thu Apr 04, 2024 11:03 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: packable fleece?
Replies: 27
Views: 709

Re: packable fleece?

A layer should be removable if the conditions don't need it. My cheapo base and fleece(s) are warm and I add a U/L rain top if it rains or is very windy. Just the way I use the Core stuff. Exactly the same way. The Core stuff is just warmer for the weight and volume. very windy In real world, how m...
by Alpinum
Thu Apr 04, 2024 11:01 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: packable fleece?
Replies: 27
Views: 709

Re: packable fleece?

I'm not quite sure of the point Very obvious; modular insulation. You might have heard on the layering principle :wink: The Core stuff in size L (tight fit for me) is more like 135 g. I've a tee made of Core+ stuff, weighs 90 g and is bloody amazing. Like putting on a thin puffy. Half the weight an...
by Alpinum
Thu Apr 04, 2024 10:38 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: packable fleece?
Replies: 27
Views: 709

Re: packable fleece?

OMM Core stuff packs down really well and is functional as midlayer, not so much as outer layer like a more regular grid type, powerstretch fleece, Polartec Windpro etc. My Core Hoodies are half the weight and volume of classic fleeces offering comparable warmth. Tears easier than regular Polartec s...
by Alpinum
Wed Apr 03, 2024 7:37 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: HT550 - 2024
Replies: 37
Views: 10636

Re: HT550 - 2024

Ive done bugger all in the way of long training rides - the most ive done/ doing is about 3hrs on a sunday, but im managing to get 1-1.5hours daily, allbeit on the turbo using Trainer Road as a guide. My first HT (inaugural with ~430 miles) was done after about 1000 km of mostly 2 - 3 hrs rides, on...
by Alpinum
Thu Mar 28, 2024 9:07 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Massive top tube bag
Replies: 7
Views: 409

Re: Massive top tube bag

Nice job :-bd
thenorthwind wrote: Mon Feb 26, 2024 4:59 pm Looks great! :-bd

I've not got a rotary cutter, but may well try one - the cutting out bit takes a lot more time than you think.
Oh yes. A rotary cutter makes a huge difference. I use it with a tailor ruler (about 15 x 60 cm) and cutting mat (60 x 60 cm or so).
by Alpinum
Thu Mar 28, 2024 9:02 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Frame bag number 2
Replies: 9
Views: 416

Re: Frame bag number 2

:-bd

thenorthwind wrote: Thu Feb 08, 2024 11:01 pm Cheers! It's a satisfying project, and might be easier than you think.
Framebags are superb to get into making soft goods yourself.