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by htrider
Mon Jun 17, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Six Moon Designs Deschutes
Replies: 21
Views: 592

Re: Six Moon Designs Deschutes

When I pitched it, both in the garden to check it over and on the night, I seem to end up with the front quite high off the ground, maybe 500mm. In the pictures of others the front looks like is about the same distance off the ground as the other sides. Is this the way I'm pitching it? I've got the...
by htrider
Mon Jun 17, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tour Divide 2019
Replies: 323
Views: 5919

Re: Tour Divide 2019

JI back on track but with a big gap in his dots. Hopefully he back tracked rather than follow the road shown on the google map.....
A few folk have gone off route over the years due to not having the latest GPX track, including LW herself in '14 or '15
by htrider
Mon Jun 17, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Full Mudgaurds?
Replies: 16
Views: 247

Re: Full Mudgaurds?

Full length sks's on the gravel bike - attaching the front stays to the low rider mounts half way up the forks reduces front rattles considerably. Got the 45mm's which cover a 40mm tyre fine. Happy to batter it down rough tracks with only marginal fear of them heading into the wheel and splattering ...
by htrider
Mon Jun 17, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Best Saddle and Shorts for ITT’s and LD XC Racing
Replies: 34
Views: 355

Re: Best Saddle and Shorts for ITT’s and LD XC Racing

Seat wise - WTB speeds have been my go to for the last 10 years - all ways super comfy even on the Jones which puts a lot of weight on my backside. Shorts - my old DHB aeron pros are still good with a thin but well shaped pad. The new versions (just called aerons) aren't nearly as good as the pad is...
by htrider
Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tour Divide 2019
Replies: 323
Views: 5919

Re: Tour Divide 2019

From the photos of Sofiane that have been posted on the bikepacking.net forum it looks like he's not wearing bib shorts (I thought these were the staple for all serious cyclists, and personally haven't done a proper ride in anything else for a very long time). Also he seems to have a baseball cap o...
by htrider
Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: Routes
Topic: TransScotland race
Replies: 7
Views: 449

Re: TransScotland race

Whats your path from cp4 to 5 as Im sure off road will be slower there? Pretty much due East. Up Glen Arnisdale, onto a small section of the Knoydart trail and over to Kinloch Hourn. Using this route, the distance to Invermoriston is 35 miles, on road only, it's 53 miles. I'm guessing (but I dont k...
by htrider
Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tour Divide 2019
Replies: 323
Views: 5919

Re: Tour Divide 2019

Josh Ibbets cranking on as well, go brits!
by htrider
Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Broken Riders - Joining The Party (Long Read)
Replies: 54
Views: 787

Re: Broken Riders - Joining The Party (Long Read)

Multiple ouches! Makes Chris froomes injurys look a bit lame. Least you got the right attitude to recovery good luck and heres hoping your biking again this time next year. :-bd
Maybe we should take up tiddly winks....
by htrider
Fri Jun 14, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Tomorrows Ride (which I won't chicken out of)
Replies: 16
Views: 528

Re: Tomorrows Ride (which I won't chicken out of)

Not sure quite where but I'll be out in the hills tomorrow
by htrider
Fri Jun 14, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Yay, it's cheery Friday.
Replies: 639
Views: 75132

Re: Yay, it's cheery Friday.

Pretty cheery for me, got the GS back together with a nice new wheel bearing and got it mot'd today. That said its going to languish in the garage all weekend 'cos I 'm off bike riding in the mud :-bd
Beers and loud music tonight of course
by htrider
Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: My first multi day bike packing trip
Replies: 28
Views: 866

Re: My first multi day bike packing trip

Bike riding, beer, bivvy - that's about as good as it gets :-bd
The weather has been particularly crap this year reading various posts etc. on here
by htrider
Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2019
Replies: 493
Views: 23856

Re: Bivvy a month 2019

Good one Colin, my Orange patriot nearly fell off that ferry in 2001 :lol:
I battered the straggler over the WHW past white corries to the ski centre last year - I noted they were working on the track but looking at your pic they didn't do a very good job.....
by htrider
Sun Jun 09, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: HT550 2019
Replies: 36
Views: 1417

Re: HT550 2019

https://bearbonesbikepacking.blogspot.com/2019/06/singing-in-rain-karl-booth-on-2019.html?m=1 You guessed it, tis Karl with Stu' interview. Thanks for that Stu (and Karl).. Excellent stuff - one piece of advice? don't start width slightly dodgy knees.... Have you checked your cleat positions. I had...
by htrider
Sat Jun 08, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: HT550 2019
Replies: 36
Views: 1417

Re: HT550 2019

redefined_cycles wrote:
Sat Jun 08, 2019 5:23 pm
https://bearbonesbikepacking.blogspot.c ... 9.html?m=1

You guessed it, tis Karl with Stu' interview. Thanks for that Stu (and Karl)..
Excellent stuff - one piece of advice? don't start width slightly dodgy knees....
by htrider
Fri Jun 07, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Ultimate limit of human endurance found
Replies: 39
Views: 919

Re: Ultimate limit of human endurance found

Long distance stuff is about head, not leg, head is down to personality, not gender. For stuff like the HTR you've also got to add in riding ability, nous and use of kit, also not gender specific.
The main difference is that more men do it than women, hence the bias towards men for results.
by htrider
Fri Jun 07, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: HT550 2019
Replies: 36
Views: 1417

Re: HT550 2019

Alan sent this round to entrants but a good read:- https://www.facebook.com/10000669417852 ... 550081528/
by htrider
Thu Jun 06, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: HT550 2019
Replies: 36
Views: 1417

Re: HT550 2019

Javi wrote:
Thu Jun 06, 2019 6:50 pm
Phil, just briefly talked to you before the start. Always looking for finishing back and having a banter but it'll be another time, hope you sort your knee problems.
Good to catch up again Javi, albeit briefly. Congrats on another great ride, hopefully see you next year, if not before
P
by htrider
Wed Jun 05, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Six Moon Designs Deschutes
Replies: 21
Views: 592

Re: Six Moon Designs Deschutes

Alpinum wrote:
Wed Jun 05, 2019 7:30 pm
htrider wrote:
Wed Jun 05, 2019 7:19 pm
The problem (its not much of one) is that the webbing loop soaks up water and it seeps though to drip every few seconds.
Thinned silicone from both sides did the trick on mine it seems. Had some very rubbish weather for days in autumn and no drops at all :-bd
:-bd will give it a try
by htrider
Wed Jun 05, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What you done t' your bike today
Replies: 123
Views: 3985

Re: What you done t' your bike today

I tell you, working on bicycles is easy. Just removed and dismantled the rear bevel drive off the GS (motorcycle)in order to replace a duff bearing and its fought me every step of the way - corroded casing bolts, pivot bolt requiring 3 foot breaker bar for every turn, 20T press to push stub axle, be...
by htrider
Wed Jun 05, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Six Moon Designs Deschutes
Replies: 21
Views: 592

Re: Six Moon Designs Deschutes

I'd concur with the above. Re seam sealing - I did mine knowing it would get a lot of wet weather use. I took it to my favourite tent testing ground first time out (the Isle of Man) where it survived 7 hours of horizontal heavy rain with nowt but a drip from the wee loop at the top. The problem (its...
by htrider
Mon Jun 03, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: “Best” cycling waterproof trousers
Replies: 19
Views: 711

Re: “Best” cycling waterproof trousers

Currently on Rab downpour pertex ones - available in different leg lengths, very lightweight, zips long enough to go over boots but not too long that you get wet through them and to date, waterproof and very breathable (4 hours in the rain last Saturday and Sunday) plus reasonably priced. Last pair ...
by htrider
Mon Jun 03, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: HT550 2019
Replies: 36
Views: 1417

Re: HT550 2019

Phil, was Melgarve bothy where you caught Lars and me up? (We were filling water bottles etc) I thought that was someone's house! I was thinking I wouldn't do a write up, as there wasn't much to tell that hasn't already been told, but I have a couple of thoughts I'll post later... Correct and seein...
by htrider
Sun Jun 02, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: HT550 2019
Replies: 36
Views: 1417

Re: HT550 2019

Good tale - I saw that guy (and another bloke) setting up in Melgarve Bothy having arrived by pick up truck and they did strike me as the kind you don't want to share a bothy with...
by htrider
Sat Jun 01, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bikepacking Journal issue 2
Replies: 8
Views: 484

Re: Bikepacking Journal issue 2

Got mine today, will be perusing this week
by htrider
Sat Jun 01, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: HT550 2019
Replies: 36
Views: 1417

Re: HT550 2019

A good tale there Sean and Lars, hadn't realised it was you I was chatting too about scratching in the pizza restaurant Sean! Glad all has worked out well. :-bd Thats a good pic of the pizza place Lars, Steve is holding forth whilst we all listen and Alan looks very confused! My words but its a lame...