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by NorwayCalling
Tue Jul 16, 2019 7:58 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Dehydrated/ firepot meals.
Replies: 16
Views: 319

Re: Dehydrated/ firepot meals.

Am i missing something or is this typical? In my honest opinion - yes you are missing something. I have only used Firepot meals (in the UK) since they launched ( back when they had the old orange package with the fake OS map on) and never have I had the issue that you describe. The exact opposite i...
by NorwayCalling
Tue Jul 16, 2019 7:44 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bikepacking spefic tents
Replies: 2
Views: 199

Re: Bikepacking spefic tents

I have one... the copper Spur HV UL1 and rate it highly - in fact I would say I am really very happy with it... The grey colour is the only issue - not because of "stealth" issues, (it does not stand out that badly when "cheeky camping") but it lets all the light in. Somehow it appears brighter insi...
by NorwayCalling
Mon Jul 15, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Fatfighters 2019 Weigh-in Thread
Replies: 435
Views: 15611

Re: Fatfighters 2019 Weigh-in Thread

08.01.19 - 86.7 kg
30.01.19 - 85.9 kg
17.02.19 - 85.3 kg
05.03.19 - 86.6 kg
08.03.19 - 86.4 kg
29.03.19 - 85.1 kg
08.04.19 - 84.8 kg
26.04.19 - 84.7 kg
02.05.19 - 84.5 kg
21.05.19 - 85.1 kg
18.06.19 -85.5 kg
15.07.19 - 85.0 kg
by NorwayCalling
Mon Jul 15, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Todays ride
Replies: 1420
Views: 203207

Re: Todays ride

Overnight trip (as unexpectedly had the weekend off) to the southern Fjords, here in Norway. Borrowed some gear (as I had stupidly my stuff in the UK) and with a loose plan of heading towards Sirdal off I went. Starting out in Tananger, heading south then off inland, a 555m of continuous climb gets ...
by NorwayCalling
Mon Jul 01, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: BB200 entries tomorrow.
Replies: 68
Views: 1540

Re: BB200 entries tomorrow.

Bugger...bugger...bugger...... missed out again...

oh well, as the wife is always saying "whats for you, want pass you". Only another 12 months to wait...
by NorwayCalling
Tue May 21, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Fatfighters 2019 Weigh-in Thread
Replies: 435
Views: 15611

Re: Fatfighters 2019 Weigh-in Thread

08.01.19 - 86.7 kg 30.01.19 - 85.9 kg 17.02.19 - 85.3 kg 05.03.19 - 86.6 kg 08.03.19 - 86.4 kg 29.03.19 - 85.1 kg 08.04.19 - 84.8 kg 26.04.19 - 84.7 kg 02.05.19 - 84.5 kg 21.05.19 - 85.1 kg Another sporadic measurement (due to not bothering having scales in Norway). BUT... a challenge has been put d...
by NorwayCalling
Fri May 03, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Fatfighters 2019 Weigh-in Thread
Replies: 435
Views: 15611

Re: Fatfighters 2019 Weigh-in Thread

08.01.19 - 86.7 kg
30.01.19 - 85.9 kg
17.02.19 - 85.3 kg
05.03.19 - 86.6 kg
08.03.19 - 86.4 kg
29.03.19 - 85.1 kg
08.04.19 - 84.8 kg
26.04.19 - 84.7 kg
02.05.19 - 84.5 kg
by NorwayCalling
Sat Apr 27, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Fatfighters 2019 Weigh-in Thread
Replies: 435
Views: 15611

Re: Fatfighters 2019 Weigh-in Thread

08.01.19 - 86.7 kg
30.01.19 - 85.9 kg
17.02.19 - 85.3 kg
05.03.19 - 86.6 kg
08.03.19 - 86.4 kg
29.03.19 - 85.1 kg
08.04.19 - 84.8 kg
26.04.19 - 84.7kg
by NorwayCalling
Thu Apr 25, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Sweden - Cabin Fever 600k
Replies: 25
Views: 1146

Re: Sweden - Cabin Fever 600k

Does look good "for Sweden" ...
by NorwayCalling
Wed Apr 24, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: the hiding-from-WRT-we*r-speculation thread
Replies: 10
Views: 456

Re: the hiding-from-WRT-we*r-speculation thread

phew... as they say tusen livstider unna :smile:
by NorwayCalling
Wed Apr 24, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: the hiding-from-WRT-we*r-speculation thread
Replies: 10
Views: 456

Re: the hiding-from-WRT-we*r-speculation thread

its not this weekend is it.....aaarrgghhh... thought it was weeks away!
by NorwayCalling
Wed Apr 24, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: lanyard for a Garmin
Replies: 2
Views: 140

Re: lanyard for a Garmin

19mm x 19mm - 99p for 2

Or just a bit of 1.5mm cord, blob of strong glue and use that as a small loop to attach to.

Image
by NorwayCalling
Sun Apr 21, 2019 6:26 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Todays ride
Replies: 1420
Views: 203207

Re: Todays ride

A quick ride to Lauvvik on Høgsfjorden (Norway) over the mountains, with a good mix of gravel roads, empty paved roads and a bit of single track for added variety. You do not get many days like this in Norway, but when they do come, its magical. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/32713395277_4ee7b4...
by NorwayCalling
Fri Apr 19, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Fatfighters 2019 Weigh-in Thread
Replies: 435
Views: 15611

Re: Fatfighters 2019 Weigh-in Thread

I am also away working so looking forward to next weeks "scales of doom" weigh in - as I have been very good for the last 2 weeks (OK living off double egg n chips mostly... so that's good in my books :-bd ).
by NorwayCalling
Thu Apr 18, 2019 7:32 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Who's got a first aid kit?
Replies: 25
Views: 557

Re: Who's got a first aid kit?

And I bet everyone who has been on an first aid/CPR course has been told to phone for help and then do CPR etc.. but did they also teach you about the importance of the proximity to a defibrillator? I have worked in some fairly remote parts of the world where medical help would be at least 14 hours ...
by NorwayCalling
Wed Apr 17, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Ridgeback Ramble 2018 frameset - Large
Replies: 1
Views: 184

Re: Ridgeback Ramble 2018 frameset - Large

700 x42 - did you actually fit this? And if you did, which tire? The only reason I ask is I have the same frame (in medium) and run 700x40c G-Ones. Loads of space in the rear but forks are very close with the 40c? the book MAX is 700X38c. For anyone interested in this frame, its a beautiful ride - I...
by NorwayCalling
Wed Apr 17, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Nano 2.1 - how grippy?
Replies: 10
Views: 447

Re: Nano 2.1 - how grippy?

The Nano's did not work for me in winter in south wales, far to easy to spin out on climbs on "unmade" trails i.e. anything that was not a track of some description. We have a different type of clay soil down here - sticky - and fills the treads way too readily IMHO. On a track/trail they were OK - ...
by NorwayCalling
Mon Apr 15, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Water Filtration Advice
Replies: 9
Views: 295

Re: Water Filtration Advice

lune ranger wrote:
Mon Apr 15, 2019 4:27 pm
NorwayCalling wrote:
Mon Apr 15, 2019 4:25 pm
Personally, I have contracted a few water born virus in the UK....



from surfing in the sea, raw sewage... yum.
Virus's?
Yep. It very common.

https://www.sas.org.uk/the-risks-of-mixing-with-sewage/
by NorwayCalling
Mon Apr 15, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Water Filtration Advice
Replies: 9
Views: 295

Re: Water Filtration Advice

Personally, I have contracted a few water born virus's in the UK....



from surfing in the sea, raw sewage... yum.
by NorwayCalling
Mon Apr 15, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Full suspension gravel bike anyone?
Replies: 20
Views: 801

Re: Full suspension gravel bike anyone?

Dry weather only - look at the shock placement - last about 4 rides in my part of the world.
by NorwayCalling
Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Prescription cycling glasses for the older and very short sighted
Replies: 5
Views: 331

Re: Prescription cycling glasses for the older and very short sighted

hello Yes I went down the prescription route - you cant get "wrap around" style cycling glasses (normal or "sun") with anything over around -2 (IIRC) which, obviously rules us out. But you end up with wraparound style cycling glasses, with flat-ish lenses behind the outer wraparound lens...like the ...
by NorwayCalling
Sat Apr 13, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: purple extreme - chain oil - any users
Replies: 6
Views: 295

Re: purple extreme - chain oil - any users

BUT the winter MTB will be having its chain cleaned after, what... a 4 hour ride? Erm never in my case its my winter bike and the last thing i want to do in the wet and cold is start cleaning my chain or a bike - it is a SS mind so less damage to do but no chain i own gets cleaned every 4 hours. No...
by NorwayCalling
Sat Apr 13, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: purple extreme - chain oil - any users
Replies: 6
Views: 295

Re: purple extreme - chain oil - any users

Been using it (on and off) for years. And I mean years, its been around quite a while now (just look at website and packaging). I have used almost all the different chain lubes on the bike-shop-sold market and TBH, I still return to this stuff when "the emperors-new-clothes-lube" - that I was hoping...
by NorwayCalling
Mon Apr 08, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Fatfighters 2019 Weigh-in Thread
Replies: 435
Views: 15611

Re: Fatfighters 2019 Weigh-in Thread

08.01.19 - 86.7 kg
30.01.19 - 85.9 kg
17.02.19 - 85.3 kg
05.03.19 - 86.6 kg
08.03.19 - 86.4 kg
29.03.19 - 85.1 kg
08.04.19 - 84.8 kg