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by larsmars
Thu Feb 13, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: The hate guide to bikepacking
Replies: 16
Views: 1121

Re: The hate guide to bikepacking

Ha, very funny! He forgot to add question on unashamed gloating about MYOG, something I know I've fallen foul of (have you seen the frame bag and bivy sack I made?) See, there I go again...
by larsmars
Thu Feb 13, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Front mudhuggers??
Replies: 24
Views: 1047

Re: Front mudhuggers??

Big fan of the Mudhugger front and rear. I've been wanting to try adding a second front hugger on the rear between the tyre and seat tube. Saw few examples of FS riders doing that to protect pivot bearings, etc.

https://images.app.goo.gl/ysQKNpsRC7LczbGR6
by larsmars
Mon Jan 27, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Another SPOT alternative
Replies: 10
Views: 626

Re: Another SPOT alternative

https://www.bivystick.com/get-fired-up-unisex-t-shirt/

Don't tell Stu about their T-shirt designs...
by larsmars
Mon Nov 04, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Winter event - sold out?
Replies: 31
Views: 2163

Re: Winter event - sold out?

Damn, I was too slow again... might have to plan my own loner weekend.
by larsmars
Thu Oct 24, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Autumn Chiltern Thing, new date 9th Nov ???
Replies: 16
Views: 1627

Re: Autumn Chiltern Thing, 26th Oct ???

Sorry, can't make this one... but keen on another at some point.
by larsmars
Wed Oct 16, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Food and Drink intake - what's yours like?
Replies: 24
Views: 1513

Re: Food and Drink intake - what's yours like?

@Steve - I am glad you started this thread. I have always had trouble eating in endurance events, particularly as time goes on, so I am keen to learn from others and have a bit more of a nutrition plan next time.  I like Karl's 7k cal plan. I've never actually done a calorie counted nutrition plan a...
by larsmars
Mon Oct 14, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Kinesis Tripster
Replies: 13
Views: 1052

Re: Kinesis Tripster

I love my Tripster. Great for mixed terrain, commuting, bikepacking or whatever really. I have a MK1 Tripster ATR. The MK2 version has some nice improvements, or so I've read.
by larsmars
Mon Oct 14, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bb200 Waffle Thread.
Replies: 357
Views: 16802

Re: Bb200 Waffle Thread.

Nice one Lars. I'd seen your activity since I stalk, err, follow you. Where's the shot of the river crossing? Thanks! The river crossing is Afon Hengwym just before the disused Maesnant hostel and the Nat-Y-Moch Reservoir. The same section featured on last year's route, but it was too deep so we ha...
by larsmars
Mon Oct 14, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bb200 Waffle Thread.
Replies: 357
Views: 16802

Re: Bb200 Waffle Thread.

Wow, that was a tough one. I can barely walk or eat today. Up until Barmouth, it was primarily Type 1 with well balanced mix of terrain with fantastic descents. I managed to make it to the SPAR in Penrhyndeudraeth by 22:30. Then it was up to the quarry for some HAB. My legs began to object on the fi...
by larsmars
Thu Oct 03, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bb200 Waffle Thread.
Replies: 357
Views: 16802

Re: Bb200 Waffle Thread.

Seriously though, while 2014 was the toughest year.... 2014 was worse than 2018?? :shock: 2014 was my first ever long distance ride. What a baptism by fire that was. Weather was mostly clear, but quite cold at night with nightmarish bog trots. My blog post here . 2018 was certainly wet and windy, b...
by larsmars
Sun Sep 29, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tyre Damage
Replies: 19
Views: 1275

Re: Tyre Damage

Nothing specific, just a medium size sewing needle. Put the thread through to make a long enough loop to complete the job with same excess to make it easier to finish off. Start on the inside of the tyre and do an initial out and back to tuck through the loop so your not relying on the bulk of the k...
by larsmars
Sun Sep 29, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: A question for BB300 riders.
Replies: 35
Views: 2145

Re: A question for BB300 riders.

A bit late to this thread, but I am pleased the consensus has leaned north! I've definitely done less riding up that way, so it should be a nice change! ::gulp:: :???:
by larsmars
Sun Sep 29, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tyre Damage
Replies: 19
Views: 1275

Re: Tyre Damage

Don't take it personally Lars (you had just that handy) but it seems odd to me how many bikepackers and even more so, hikers believe in dental floss to sew things up when sewing thread is available and perfectly suitable. I've used normal thread, fishing line and dental floss. All have worked fine....
by larsmars
Sun Sep 29, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bb200 Waffle Thread.
Replies: 357
Views: 16802

Re: Bb200 Waffle Thread.

Sounds like the masses will be heading to the Star Inn on Friday. Is anyone staying in Llanbrynmair? The Wynnstay Arms does bed and breakfast for £25. Is there a catch? Seems convenient and economical. http://www.wynnstayarmshotel.co.uk/html/bed___breakfast.html Searching the forum reveals something...
by larsmars
Fri Sep 27, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tyre Damage
Replies: 19
Views: 1275

Re: Tyre Damage

Hey Sean, A bit late to the party, but just I'd mention something that helped me recently. I had a sidewall gash from a piece of flint on a fairly new tyre. I didn't want to bin the tyre so I decided to sew it up with floss and put a tyre patch over the thread on the inside so that I can keep runnin...
by larsmars
Fri Sep 27, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Komoot
Replies: 8
Views: 842

Re: Komoot

I paid the £19. The different terrain routing options have been working really well for me. I think they must be using heatmaps to guide the offroad routing and I've found it much better than other services so far.
by larsmars
Sun Sep 08, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: Routes
Topic: Chilterns route advice
Replies: 16
Views: 1663

Re: Chilterns route advice

Thanks of the info, will take a gander I will endeavour to make one of those Sunday rides, sounds just the type of riding I'd enjoy. Are these listed up somewhere online (anyway to jock my memory) I'm slowly regaining some strength in my wrist after a series of injuries so more drop bar riding righ...
by larsmars
Tue Sep 03, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: Routes
Topic: Chilterns route advice
Replies: 16
Views: 1663

Re: Chilterns route advice

Rich3rd wrote:
Sat Aug 31, 2019 8:47 pm
larsmars, ah, it was you I was chatting with outside Bownlows, good effort there.
Ah, funny coincidence. Fancy meeting you here! :lol: I just found you on Strava Flyby
by larsmars
Tue Sep 03, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: Routes
Topic: Chilterns route advice
Replies: 16
Views: 1663

Re: Chilterns route advice

Being cheeky but I'd be fair chuffed to see some more local routes (hopefully new to me) if it is not too much bother. Sure, happy to help. Easiest is for me to share some recent Strava tracks for you to have a look at. Recently we've been riding from Henley out the Ridgeway to the West Berkshire B...
by larsmars
Fri Aug 30, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: Routes
Topic: Chilterns route advice
Replies: 16
Views: 1663

Re: Chilterns route advice

I live and ride around the Chilterns, based in Henley. There are plenty of trails, but you kind of need to know them to link them together in a sensible way. I've got a bunch of routes gathered over the years I can email if you are interested. The others have mentioned Berkhamstead. I agree this a g...
by larsmars
Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Refilling gas cannisters
Replies: 19
Views: 1921

Re: Refilling gas cannisters

Eeeesh, I don’t have the appetite for that level of gas hackery. I guess I will have to look at the other options. Such a shame as the canisters are not easily recycled. See advice from MSR here:

https://www.msrgear.com/blog/recycling- ... canisters/
by larsmars
Mon Aug 12, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Refilling gas cannisters
Replies: 19
Views: 1921

Re: Refilling gas cannisters

What are the donor cartridges? Those tall thin ones that look a bit like standard aerosol cans? Are they recyclable? Sounds interesting but I’m not keen to generate more landfill for the sake of saving a few quid. I am with you this. I was hoping for a way to refill the Coleman canisters from my 5k...
by larsmars
Fri Jun 28, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tour Divide 2019
Replies: 786
Views: 53118

Re: Tour Divide 2019

jameso wrote:
Thu Jun 27, 2019 2:37 pm
http://mtbcast.com/site2/2019/06/26/mtb ... t=1:24.578

1.24 onwards ... :lol: :-bd

(I predict a few non-UK listeners not getting the joke!)

Edit - timing! Waves to Spiffy Dave!
:lol: :lol: :lol: :-bd :-bd
by larsmars
Sat Jun 22, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tour Divide 2019
Replies: 786
Views: 53118

Re: Tour Divide 2019

wriggles wrote:
Sat Jun 22, 2019 11:58 am
Looks like Sofiane has had an issue trying to get over the pass above Brush Mountain Lodge. Navigation in snow in the dark? His tracker shows he missed the path and is now retreating back.



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That is worrying in those conditions. Hope he’s okay!
by larsmars
Fri Jun 21, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tour Divide 2019
Replies: 786
Views: 53118

Re: Tour Divide 2019

Mart wrote:
Fri Jun 21, 2019 10:39 pm
Is it just me or is SS slowing - Josh K looks to be catching up, and has been for most of today.
Could be he’s hit some snow? Although you’re right, josh does not seem to have slowed as much on the same section. I wouldn’t want to get caught at 10k ft tonight in those conditions!