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by htrider
Wed Apr 08, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The 'post'?
Replies: 10
Views: 118

Re: The 'post'?

Couriers been pretty good so far. The postie was turning up daily until the weekend - didn't appear Saturday, appeared Monday and yesterday, not today. Had a look at there website and they are compressing deliveries due to staff shortages which is fair dos as I don't need a piece of junk mail every ...
by htrider
Wed Apr 08, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: F10 Project Hydrogen Tent - tempted?
Replies: 9
Views: 131

Re: F10 Project Hydrogen Tent - tempted?

I never understood why vango dropped the pro carbon helium (950 gs with useless Ti pins, 1000g with proper pegs) and went back to the aluminium pole version at nearly 1200gs. Price aside this thing looks OK but will suffer from the same faults as my pro carbon helium - really bad for condensation an...
by htrider
Tue Apr 07, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Who’s appreciating riding their bike?
Replies: 41
Views: 624

Re: Who’s appreciating riding their bike?

Massively - I've been re-visiting a few local places I went to when I first moved here but then ignored due to heading further afield. Even though I'm just repeating one of about three loops just being able to get out, get some fresh air and burn some energy is all part and parcel of keeping sane in...
by htrider
Tue Apr 07, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: CV19 (emergencyBam Rules) Comp
Replies: 13
Views: 262

Re: CV19 (emergencyBam Rules) Comp

Within garden rides work well and are arguably more dangerous than in the countryside (hidden garden rakes, loose paving slabs, next doors cat, errant wheelie bins and partially completed lockdown garden projects) so just do a couple of laps of yer lawn Colin I think Reg may already have won this ho...
by htrider
Mon Apr 06, 2020 9:58 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 8019
Views: 840867

Re: The post man's been ...

...with a long piece of posh string, several plastic thingies, a rubber band and some stickers. Spent several happy hours working out how to use the placcy things as line locks and made various guy lines of various lengths. More tarping tomorrow I feel
Cheers Stu :-bd
by htrider
Mon Apr 06, 2020 8:21 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Restrap route planning competition
Replies: 30
Views: 323

Re: Restrap route planning competition

Just done another which is around 70% off road and doesn't stray more than about 15km from home. 55km and 2089m of ascent. Don't think I'd want to ride it really. https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Shz8MmpSDYc/Xot5Bkxg79I/AAAAAAAAHks/iIPLUjKTwmEPEtJ33FTSq5Gks-uZYpdXgCLcBGAsYHQ/s1600/profile.jpg Bloody hell...
by htrider
Sun Apr 05, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: If it's on Google Maps . . . .
Replies: 4
Views: 153

Re: If it's on Google Maps . . . .

Neat - aren't tractors controlled by GPS nowadays hence the accuracy?
by htrider
Sun Apr 05, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Is a full lock-down coming?
Replies: 57
Views: 1045

Re: Is a full lock-down coming?

Well Scotlands chief medical officer got booked for travelling to her holiday home in Earlsferry, East Fife. A week ago she went on record saying that we should figure on 13 weeks of lockdown and that people ignoring the rules would cause that time frame to be extended.... Do as I say, not as I do. ...
by htrider
Sat Apr 04, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: tarp game
Replies: 24
Views: 633

Re: tarp game

Wah hey! https://i.ibb.co/tKNSzqx/20200404-181223.jpg Pole on the long side - quite roomy right enough https://i.ibb.co/HN4198y/20200404-182053.jpg As above but pole offset - my favourite so far https://i.ibb.co/yQrKgkh/20200404-183037.jpg A frame with dropped tail - a bit low (I need a shorter pole...
by htrider
Sat Apr 04, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Why Fatbike?
Replies: 17
Views: 344

Re: Why Fatbike?

:-bd
***sigh***
by htrider
Fri Apr 03, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Yay, it's cheery Friday.
Replies: 852
Views: 97435

Re: Yay, it's cheery Friday.

:-bd
Brill cheers stu, I'd got various shoe laces looked out as an interim measure...
by htrider
Fri Apr 03, 2020 8:26 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Yay, it's cheery Friday.
Replies: 852
Views: 97435

Re: Yay, it's cheery Friday.

As cheery as can be in these times. Postie turned up with a my new tarp so guess what I'll be doing tomorrow :-bd
Also still got plenty beer in. Cheers all :-)
by htrider
Fri Apr 03, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Yay, it's cheery Friday.
Replies: 852
Views: 97435

Re: Yay, it's cheery Friday.

Have you rode an "old skool hardtail chopper" ? Plenty :wink: If I'm completely honest, it's partly about the making and creating for me. Ridden a fair few miles on a rigid Ariel and its surprisingly comfortable. Bit like riding a rigid / hardtail versus a bouncer really - you learn to avoid the wo...
by htrider
Wed Apr 01, 2020 10:23 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What you done t' your bike today
Replies: 453
Views: 27479

Re: What you done t' your bike today

Tore Bud and Lou off the fat bike and bunged on Jumbo Jims as its now spring (for what its worth...) That said I've just re-discovered a very local (like 1 mile from the house)woodland with some nice bits of trail ideally suited the the fat bike so it will get a bit of use.
by htrider
Wed Apr 01, 2020 10:16 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Proper made up!
Replies: 29
Views: 470

Re: Proper made up!

:-bd
Only ever seen one and that was in one of my local woods (Blair Adam forest which is mainly sitka rather than pine but the FC ranger I spoke to after said there are a couple here)
by htrider
Wed Apr 01, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Virtual bikepacking is the next big thing
Replies: 1
Views: 128

Re: Virtual bikepacking is the next big thing

We are leaders not followers
by htrider
Tue Mar 31, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: If we close up for a bit...
Replies: 468
Views: 10450

Re: If we close up for a bit...

Do what I did - cycle to local (empty) woodland as part of hour or so daily constitutional, sit in the woodland for a bit and contemplate the joy that is a woodland, go home, bivvy in back garden :-bd
by htrider
Tue Mar 31, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The final instalment of the first chapter
Replies: 7
Views: 250

Re: The final instalment of the first chapter

Tah for that, wondered about the snow on your photo in the history article, it was still winter that April as I recall :-bd
by htrider
Tue Mar 31, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The Goats are coming
Replies: 11
Views: 358

Re: The Goats are coming

I did wonder if the Rats would take this opportunity to take over the world :-bd
by htrider
Tue Mar 31, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The final instalment of the first chapter
Replies: 7
Views: 250

Re: The final instalment of the first chapter

Stu, you've alluded to you 2013 Highland trail attempt a few times - what actually happened?
by htrider
Mon Mar 30, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: If we close up for a bit...
Replies: 468
Views: 10450

Re: If we close up for a bit...

Had a lengthy chat with my Mum the other night about post war rationing which she remembers quite well. The deal was you hoarded anything you didn't immediately want, or swapped it with friends if you didn't like or need something. This lead to a tendency to continue to hoard post rationing, hence m...
by htrider
Mon Mar 30, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 8019
Views: 840867

Re: The post man's been ...

ScotRoutes wrote:
Mon Mar 30, 2020 5:44 pm
A wetsuit, for open water swimming.

Great. Wonder when I'll get to use it?
In the bath?
by htrider
Mon Mar 30, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 323
Views: 12523

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

:-bd It did feel quite liberating kipping in your own back garden. After all it is mine, so why can't I sleep in it! Also the dawn chorus was something else. I usually hear it through double glazing (if at all) and on a lot of my actual bivvies I'm in places where birds are a bit few and far between...
by htrider
Sun Mar 29, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Can't help myself.
Replies: 10
Views: 345

Re: Can't help myself.

I've been doing a fair bit of route planning and map gazing in the last week, not torturing myself just dreaming of normality....
by htrider
Sun Mar 29, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 323
Views: 12523

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

:-bd Plenty of good bivvy options there. I may have to move the picnic table if I want to bivvy elsewhere in my garden :mrgreen: