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by htrider
Thu Sep 19, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 7519
Views: 770302

Re: The post man's been ...

Got my tee today, many thanks Stu :-bd
by htrider
Thu Sep 19, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Don't try this at home!
Replies: 2
Views: 231

Re: Don't try this at home!

Good stuff, looks like Danny has a rival!
Some sair ones in the out takes
by htrider
Thu Sep 19, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Insurance on trips
Replies: 7
Views: 182

Re: Insurance on trips

+1 for insure and go. I have winter sports cover which includes downhill biking, ski touring, mountaineering (sub 2k m) helicopter recovery, motorbiking. £60 per year
by htrider
Tue Sep 17, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Winter footwear.
Replies: 10
Views: 247

Re: Winter footwear.

Richpips wrote:
Tue Sep 17, 2019 3:48 pm
potential to keep my toes toasty on a certain ride this winter if I can keep my toes dryish.
Finland, or Alaska?!

Liking my dexshells so far. I'd also recommend Smartwool extra thick socks - very warm and comfy.
Do you need to borrow a -30 sleeping bag? :wink:
by htrider
Mon Sep 16, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTD: Velo Orange Clunker bars or...
Replies: 3
Views: 158

Re: WTD: Velo Orange Clunker bars or...

Surly sunrise bars - also hugely wide (which I like :mrgreen: ) but cut-downable and a more sensible sweep? Sorry not selling a pair, just a suggestion!
by htrider
Mon Sep 16, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: Routes
Topic: Great Glen Way - return?
Replies: 6
Views: 262

Re: Great Glen Way - return?

East Highland way goes all the way. There is a slightly muddy / boggy / vague bit between Monessie Farm and the forestry west of Inverlair but otherwise straightforward and surprisingly well way marked
by htrider
Mon Sep 16, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Osteoporosis: How well protected are we...
Replies: 4
Views: 240

Re: Osteoporosis: How well protected are we...

On a related note, I'd highly recommend doing other exercises to compliment cycling, as per Composites post, to also protect you from knee and back pain. In particular I can't stress enough doing what it takes to protect your knees. I'm into month 8 of duff knees and now looking at a couple of month...
by htrider
Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Whats the most dangerous (legal UK) Rd you've ridden?
Replies: 32
Views: 913

Re: Whats the most dangerous (legal UK) Rd you've ridden?

B921 onto and across A92T in Glenrothes. Its a fairly quiet dual carriageway joining a very busy dual carriageway via a very big roundabout. All national speed limit. Many times ridden in rush hour crossing the A92 to get to the Office. The trick was to keep your speed up on the approach as traffic ...
by htrider
Tue Sep 10, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Coldest winter in 30 years.
Replies: 19
Views: 805

Re: Coldest winter in 30 years.

Bloody hell, I thought you'd seen a reliable long range forecast when I saw the thread title and for a moment my hopes were high.... :lol:

I predict that this winter we will get a range of precipitation, wind speeds, wind directions and temperatures. :-bd
by htrider
Tue Sep 10, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Yorkshire Dales 200
Replies: 27
Views: 1957

Re: Yorkshire Dales 200

Got 2016, 17 and 18 gpx's if you pm me an email address I'll email them. 2016 looks the nicest. 2017 was meant to be gravel bike friendly but wasn't :lol:

I see Stuart is running the 200 and 300 next year on the same weekend, early July :-bd
by htrider
Sun Sep 08, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bonkers time triallists
Replies: 57
Views: 1511

Re: Bonkers time triallists

Sign of the times innit. Time was that on a Sunday morning or tuesday evening even A roads were fairly quiet so fair game for the TT'ers given that I guess they need a smooth straight road for max velocity. These days unless they do it a 2 am every fecking road away from the U and C network is mobbe...
by htrider
Sun Sep 08, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: ON-OFF-ON SWITCH?
Replies: 11
Views: 318

Re: ON-OFF-ON SWITCH?

I used an indicator switch meant for an old / custom motorbike. A bit bulky but cheap and idiot proof (I'm an idiot when anything electrical is involved.) I cable tie it to my stem. It has a power in and then has two separate power outs so one for lights, off and one for charging. All terminals are ...
by htrider
Fri Sep 06, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Hilleberg Akto
Replies: 19
Views: 568

Re: Hilleberg Akto

Based on my experiences with a Vango Helium 100 (and a mates experience with a TN Laser) these style of tents suffer from condensation and aren't that roomy. My SMD deschutes is as weather proof, much more roomy and has massively less condensation problems plus weighs 850gs with decent pegs and a BB...
by htrider
Fri Sep 06, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Single speed uk anyone going ?
Replies: 18
Views: 849

Re: Single speed uk anyone going ?

Single Speed George wrote:
Fri Sep 06, 2019 2:38 pm
https://www.flickr.com/photos/183991117 ... 0711160138

found some photos here
Cheers! A good one of my Mate Rob on his fatbike but amusingly nane of me!
by htrider
Fri Sep 06, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: ULV
Replies: 18
Views: 542

Re: ULV

whitestone wrote:
Fri Sep 06, 2019 6:11 pm
htrider wrote:
Fri Sep 06, 2019 6:08 pm
GTF
Isn't that a fuel additive? :???:
STP?
by htrider
Fri Sep 06, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: ULV
Replies: 18
Views: 542

Re: ULV

GTF
by htrider
Thu Sep 05, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: bikepacking in the Elan Valley
Replies: 30
Views: 826

Re: bikepacking in the Elan Valley

We're all just jealous 'cos they are young and enthusiastic, and we are old and jaded :lol:
by htrider
Tue Sep 03, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: 800 miles, 98% off road - anyone?
Replies: 58
Views: 1777

Re: 800 miles, 98% off road - anyone?

Does this make up the bulk of the Scottish bit from Glasgow onwards? https://www.anturasmor.co.uk/about Looks like it (the pic on the front page is one of the thousand puddles on the Orrin res track) Its a good thing that someone has started to pull something like this together, but i'd be interest...
by htrider
Mon Sep 02, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Gt North Trail Relay: who's in?
Replies: 9
Views: 306

Re: Gt North Trail Relay: who's in?

Depending on the weather I'm thinking of riding Callander to JoG at the end of the month. This was to be on the GB duro route mind although they are pretty much the same....
by htrider
Mon Sep 02, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bikes leaning against random stuff thread.
Replies: 83
Views: 6829

Re: Bikes leaning against random stuff thread.

Max Effort wrote:
Sat Aug 31, 2019 11:59 pm
Beamish Short horns
Ha! the JCB coos, not seem them for years!
by htrider
Mon Sep 02, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: 800 miles, 98% off road - anyone?
Replies: 58
Views: 1777

Re: 800 miles, 98% off road - anyone?

JoseMcTavish wrote:
Mon Sep 02, 2019 3:40 pm
Nae bother, should be a nice section of your ride - I love that bit of the North!
Good effort, looks better than what I'd figured, another one to the list! The rest of the route looks pretty much as per the GB duro north of Callander with similar bits south of the Pentlands.
by htrider
Fri Aug 30, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Straight Outta Door - Ride from home Trips.
Replies: 19
Views: 696

Re: Straight Outta Door - Ride from home Trips.

Aye there is nowt like loading up and going, no planes, trains and autos involved. I'm lucky in that I've got a network of C and D roads on my doorstep leading to many great trails (and bivvy spots :grin: )
by htrider
Thu Aug 29, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Single speed uk anyone going ?
Replies: 18
Views: 849

Re: Single speed uk anyone going ?

Anyone know if / where photos are available?
There were a few photographers out there and me Mum wants to see my moment of glory....
by htrider
Mon Aug 26, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: wtd, 2 x pairs of Ergon grips.
Replies: 4
Views: 158

Re: wtd, 2 x pairs of Ergon grips.

Are you sorted? I have a pair of each available for nowt plus postage
by htrider
Mon Aug 26, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Single speed uk anyone going ?
Replies: 18
Views: 849

Re: Single speed uk anyone going ?

Oh and without really meaning to, I finished third.... Brilliant effort and a magic weekend. Even for the organisers. Classic moment with htrider when we both know we've met before and finally suss out it was on the Annat descent 6 years ago. Cheers Ian good to meet you (again), just as well your m...