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by htrider
Tue Jul 23, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Single speed uk anyone going ?
Replies: 5
Views: 83

Re: Single speed uk anyone going ?

Mix of woodland and semi moorland single track. They've made a big effort to keep it as natural as poss with only light touch style trail building (at least it was when I rode it last!) so is a good laugh without too much in the way of berms and jumps. Its quite a small area and on a hillside so ple...
by htrider
Tue Jul 23, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Shine Brighton you Crazy Diamond
Replies: 4
Views: 51

Re: Shine Brighton you Crazy Diamond

:-bd :-bd
I'll be first in a doubtless long list of people to say well done and a top tale!
by htrider
Tue Jul 23, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Single speed uk anyone going ?
Replies: 5
Views: 83

Re: Single speed uk anyone going ?

Yup, its just up the road from me so I thought I'd give it a go. No idea what I'm in for although I have ridden the Comrie croft trails before....
by htrider
Mon Jul 22, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Todays ride
Replies: 1420
Views: 203193

Re: Todays ride

:-bd Nice idea
However I'm not going to attempt to bag all the trig points in Scotland.....
by htrider
Mon Jul 22, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: New 'boo.
Replies: 14
Views: 244

Re: New 'boo.

Heh heh, zombie bear :mrgreen: I'm in
Although I recall someone on another thread described it as a gimp bear which disturbed me greatly....
by htrider
Mon Jul 22, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Are gravel bikes ....
Replies: 20
Views: 347

Re: Are gravel bikes ....

Is it a function of most people wanting to go off road for bikepacking trips but not do anything too rad which makes a gravel bike a better bet? Or that most folk in this country live in the South (proportionally) and they can't do long distances without lots of road riding so a gravel bike is bette...
by htrider
Mon Jul 22, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Set up for 50/50?
Replies: 12
Views: 262

Re: Set up for 50/50?

I'd take the Jones :mrgreen:
If I could be bothered I might pump the tyres up for a long road section.
by htrider
Mon Jul 22, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Surly Wednesday 29+ Bike For Sale Added 20/07/2019 & Big Clear Out
Replies: 33
Views: 2385

Re: Surly Wednesday 29+ Bike For Sale Added 20/07/2019 & Big Clear Out

Are you willing to split the Wed?
May be interested in the frame if so.
by htrider
Mon Jul 22, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: TDF 2019
Replies: 9
Views: 211

Re: TDF 2019

Another TdF follower here - its been nearly as good as dot watching the TD this year :lol:
'Mon the French!
by htrider
Mon Jul 22, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Highland Trail 2019
Replies: 502
Views: 20921

Re: Highland Trail 2019

No female singlespeeders yet so good luck to Isla. Weather improving over the next few days so fingers crossed...... :-bd
by htrider
Sun Jul 21, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What's fueling the hate?
Replies: 40
Views: 624

Re: What's fueling the hate?

Oh yeah, I like a good accident Reg, many of us wouldn't be here otherwise :wink: No, my point about accidents is that the definition is wrong. I believe that many so called accidents aren't really because they could have been avoided somewhere along the line ... just because you had no intent and ...
by htrider
Sun Jul 21, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2019
Replies: 602
Views: 30927

Re: Bivvy a month 2019

July done. Having missed February through to April its good to get back into my stride again.... Had a late start due to watching the TdF so left at 5.30 in warm sunshine - not what was forecast. Did a leisurely route north ish up to and then down Glen Eagles on a nice grassy old drove road. Then cl...
by htrider
Sun Jul 21, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Todays ride
Replies: 1420
Views: 203193

Re: Todays ride

:-bd
Always amazes me how many BW's in the dales have grown over into non-existence, despite the huge number of visitors.
by htrider
Sun Jul 21, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What's fueling the hate?
Replies: 40
Views: 624

Re: What's fueling the hate?

Traffic congestion? A large proportion of society need (or have been convinced they need) to use their cars to access normal services. Traffic delays are at their peak currently having risen to this level over many years. Bikes are therefore just seen as another thing causing congestion (in their mi...
by htrider
Sat Jul 20, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Garmin Tempe
Replies: 13
Views: 180

Re: Garmin Tempe

£1.50 - sounds like it'd be just as accurate only smaller / lighter :wink: https://shop.r10s.jp/akio/cabinet/analog/t-14.jpg Good find! I did actually go looking for a mini thermometer and failed - ideally one thats waterproof and digital for my dodgy short range eyesight - but that will do. Wheres...
by htrider
Fri Jul 19, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Garmin Tempe
Replies: 13
Views: 180

Re: Garmin Tempe

Meant to get one prior to the Finland trip but never got round to it so interested to see how it works out.
by htrider
Fri Jul 19, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: SD card shenanigans
Replies: 2
Views: 135

SD card shenanigans

The other week I noted the map card in my dakota was playing up - its an ioffer dodgy OS one. First symptom was it taking ages to load up the maps on the GPS and then it refused to do it at all. I managed to copy it onto the 'puter and then onto a new card (a high speed one) and all is well. So if y...
by htrider
Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What you done t' your bike today
Replies: 170
Views: 6181

Re: What you done t' your bike today

After changing the solution three times, I poured in another and let it rest and react over the weekend. With pliers it took little convincing and a few minor twists and a pull on the residual parts of the post. Et voilà... https://fstatic1.mtb-news.de/v3/24/2402/2402828-gm0avnex812j-20190715_08542...
by htrider
Thu Jul 18, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: Routes
Topic: Capital Trail?
Replies: 7
Views: 276

Re: Capital Trail?

The start is in Portobello so you can drive there missing out Embra. Plenty of parking near the start point.
by htrider
Thu Jul 18, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: GB Divide
Replies: 44
Views: 1161

Re: GB Divide

Flippin 'ek I'm already debating which bike to take, which tyres to use etc. etc. Not convinced about 40mm tyres though. Yes there is a lot of road riding but some of the dirt looks pretty rough..... I may tour the Scottish bit north of here (I'm about 15 miles off the route) in September as I've al...
by htrider
Thu Jul 18, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tussock Training
Replies: 12
Views: 232

Re: Tussock Training

Have we actually had much in the way of tussocks the last few years? Now look what you've gone and done - BB200 riders, I pity you :mrgreen: Maybe speak to one of the artificial turf companies and see if they would be willing to develop artificial tussocks. You could set up a field of them and crea...
by htrider
Thu Jul 18, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Jay Petervary sacked
Replies: 63
Views: 1803

Re: Jay Petervary sacked

I'm glad I'm ugly, old and crap as I'll never ever get a sponsorship deal and therefore never end up in the middle of these debates and dilemmas. Its a part of getting sponsorship that I suspect a lot of people don't appreciate - they want the dosh and kudos but forget the bit about being the ambass...
by htrider
Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Anyone got any cheap mtb gloves
Replies: 5
Views: 115

Re: Anyone got any cheap mtb gloves

Planet X had some cheap gloves
by htrider
Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Todays ride
Replies: 1420
Views: 203193

Re: Todays ride

summittoppler wrote:
Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:03 pm
This week is the start of my summer hols. Have I mentioned I get 5 weeks off :-bd
Yes I know, fat bikes are so boring :lol:
Looks like you've hit the jackpot weatherwise according to the forecast, enjoy :-bd
by htrider
Tue Jul 16, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: GB Divide
Replies: 44
Views: 1161

Re: GB Divide

Rule 3 is interesting - no tactical hotel / b&b stops which is actually quite hard going on a 200k route... Re the route, he's certainly done his homework (and seems to have hacked my GPX files :lol: ) The stuff in Scotland is all good - not the usual trunk road schlep. As an example his route from ...