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by htrider
Thu Oct 17, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Is leaving stuff up Ben Nevis funny?
Replies: 12
Views: 495

Re: Is leaving stuff up Ben Nevis funny?

I remember reading that so many peoples ashes are now scattered at the summit of Ben Nevis it is changing the flora and fauna due to the amount of nitrogen or similar? That and a large number of flowers and plaques, nothing like commemorating a loved one who liked the outdoors, by leaving rubbish a...
by htrider
Thu Oct 17, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Ride / Race idea.
Replies: 27
Views: 269

Re: Ride / Race idea.

:lol: :-bd
by htrider
Thu Oct 17, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Ride / Race idea.
Replies: 27
Views: 269

Re: Ride / Race idea.

Given that male and female cycling kit is essentially the same (barring some minor colour and sizing differences) is this not going to be pointless?? :???:
by htrider
Wed Oct 16, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bikehike alternative?
Replies: 28
Views: 421

Re: Bikehike alternative?

I thought Bikehike had switched to OSM, but it looks like its still trying to connect to google, hence the message - hopefully just a case of the owner doing some coding tweaks? It worked really well (unlike viewranger which is rubbish at plotting routes and shows every single waypoint as a flag wh...
by htrider
Wed Oct 16, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bikehike alternative?
Replies: 28
Views: 421

Re: Bikehike alternative?

I thought Bikehike had switched to OSM, but it looks like its still trying to connect to google, hence the message - hopefully just a case of the owner doing some coding tweaks? It worked really well (unlike viewranger which is rubbish at plotting routes and shows every single waypoint as a flag whi...
by htrider
Tue Oct 15, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Padded shorts: yay, or nay?
Replies: 35
Views: 694

Re: Padded shorts: yay, or nay?

Worn padded shorts with a well padded saddle on many multi hour rides without issue but on a few hot days this year and last, I've had problems, which just confirms what the no padded short types are saying. Following another thread on this earlier this year I gave no padded shorts a go, just had a ...
by htrider
Tue Oct 15, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Is leaving stuff up Ben Nevis funny?
Replies: 12
Views: 495

Re: Is leaving stuff up Ben Nevis funny?

"Summit books" are an odd one. The only one I can think of in the UK is at the top of the Old Man of Hoy which has a fairly high entrance exam to be able to sign it. https://i.imgur.com/Fhd3R2T.jpg :???: https://i.imgur.com/wrHm4ZT.jpg Hmm, I've still got that hat! I lasted about a minute of that v...
by htrider
Tue Oct 15, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Food and Drink intake - what's yours like?
Replies: 24
Views: 475

Re: Food and Drink intake - what's yours like?

I seem to be doing OK by eating what I'd normally eat in a day (at the same times) plus a bit; with a couple of snickers bars in between. I bonk ( :mrgreen: ) on commutes quite often usually due to drinking too much tea at work and therefore being a bit dehydrated. I have plenty of energy on board b...
by htrider
Tue Oct 15, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The 2020 Yorkshire Dales 300 & 200 event
Replies: 16
Views: 393

Re: The 2020 Yorkshire Dales 300 & 200 event

:-bd
Road route looks good - 5200m climbing though :???:
by htrider
Thu Oct 10, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Minimal rear rack like this
Replies: 46
Views: 1085

Re: Minimal rear rack like this

While we're racking, any suggestions for a rack to fit over 4.4 - 4.8" tyres? No mounts on the frame either and it's a 12mm axle so looks like P-clips and one of those seatclamp mounts might be required. Colin - I bought a tubus fat bike rack for the rov 150 and then never used it. It is supposed t...
by htrider
Thu Oct 10, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: I Can't Find.....
Replies: 9
Views: 310

Re: I Can't Find.....

One of the wheel adjuster screws for my Straggler (I was using monkey nuts and one screw to hold the drive side in place but now need the adjuster for its songlespeed conversion) Feck knows where I put it but it will be somewhere safe. Fortunately I've sourced half a dozen off ebay for half the pric...
by htrider
Thu Oct 10, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Winter bivvy, Scotland
Replies: 53
Views: 951

Re: Winter bivvy, Scotland

ScotRoutes wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 5:44 pm
Yeah but... where is the nearest pub?
BYOB
by htrider
Wed Oct 09, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What you done t' your bike today
Replies: 278
Views: 13016

Re: What you done t' your bike today

A kind offer, thanks. Unfortunately the crank is fecked. e*13, in their wisdom, put just three threads for engagement of an extractor tool. Which just strip as soon as you start to tighten it up. The only way it’s coming off now is with a grinder :roll: Heat gun and a hide mallet? Or failing that a...
by htrider
Wed Oct 09, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Winter bivvy, Scotland
Replies: 53
Views: 951

Re: Winter bivvy, Scotland

Looks like a plan
I'll just be bumbling in from the M6 side
by htrider
Tue Oct 08, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Winter bivvy, Scotland
Replies: 53
Views: 951

Re: Winter bivvy, Scotland

We need a tin pot dictator!
Slight balance of favour to the borders (sorry Colin, I'm sure your gig will be good) so Dryfehead??
Feel free to usurp me
by htrider
Tue Oct 08, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Pogies?
Replies: 20
Views: 453

Re: Pogies?

I got some dead cheap no-name pogies from a motorbike shop. Some nylon outside, layer of foam and a thin fleece lining. One strap to go around the brake and to seal it off a bit. The cheap fleece attaches really well to velcro - so I only have a self adhesive velcro patch on the bar's ends with whi...
by htrider
Mon Oct 07, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Pogies?
Replies: 20
Views: 453

Re: Pogies?

Anyone aware of a set of pogies that are waterproof but un-insulated and have bar end plugs? My 45nrth ones are waterproof but are far too warm for the UK.....
by htrider
Sun Oct 06, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Winter bivvy, Scotland
Replies: 53
Views: 951

Re: Winter bivvy, Scotland

Errrmmm
Borders if Colin isn't going??
Ben Alder area using Culra bothy
Duinish again
Could do a Fife bivvy in the place at Falkland - I could make enquiries about getting it 'officially' if there is going to be a gang of us
Or you choose Borderer!
by htrider
Sun Oct 06, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Flats or Drops on a Fargo ?
Replies: 11
Views: 343

Re: Flats or Drops on a Fargo ?

Fargos work well with Jones loops (or equivalent cheapo derivatives!) The front end geo is similar to an old style pre plus Jones. Just make sure the bars end up at or higher than the seat level. Ergotech 'High Charisma' stems work well in this regard
by htrider
Sat Oct 05, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Fatbike Highland
Replies: 4
Views: 186

Re: Fatbike Highland

Count me in provisionally as that will be a good distance for me to do post knee recovery
by htrider
Fri Oct 04, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Minimal rear rack like this
Replies: 46
Views: 1085

Re: Minimal rear rack like this

While we're racking, any suggestions for a rack to fit over 4.4 - 4.8" tyres? No mounts on the frame either and it's a 12mm axle so looks like P-clips and one of those seatclamp mounts might be required. Colin - I bought a tubus fat bike rack for the rov 150 and then never used it. It is supposed t...
by htrider
Fri Oct 04, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: BAM? Pah!!
Replies: 9
Views: 384

Re: BAM? Pah!!

Saw that today on the beeb. That pic represents skiing in its most optimistic form, good work :lol:
I'd be up for it but would involve driving up to the Cairngorms or Fort Bill every month. Come on Colin, its up to you!
by htrider
Thu Oct 03, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Will I die
Replies: 31
Views: 806

Re: Will I die

Found this:- "Cold forming and straightening operations produce residual stresses in titanium that must be stress-relieved. Stress relieving typically is achieved at 482 to 649 degrees C for 30 to 60 minutes, depending on the application." From this website:- https://www.thefabricator.com/stampingjo...
by htrider
Wed Oct 02, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 7547
Views: 777605

Re: The post man's been ...

I'm liking that set up!
I may be from the north but I've crap circulation in my toes and nearly always get cold feet when they get wet....
by htrider
Wed Oct 02, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2019
Replies: 893
Views: 51181

Re: Bivvy a month 2019

Funny reading this months trips (I've failed again as I'm off the bike for 6 weeks to give my knees a chance to recover) I think we need to award some prizes at the end of the year - most horrible weather, deepest river crossing, most inappropriate / dodgy place to bivvy, most slugs eaten, best all ...