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by landel
Fri Sep 18, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Safety features!
Replies: 9
Views: 442

Re: Safety features!

Got that letter last year for a 2004 Honda Accord. That wording encouraged me to make an appointment with the garage immediately :shock:
by landel
Thu May 28, 2020 7:57 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Highland Trail 2019
Replies: 49
Views: 2565

Re: Highland Trail 2019

Really enjoyed that. Well done and thanks for sharing :-bd
by landel
Mon May 25, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: GBDURO goes from self-supported to self-sufficient
Replies: 54
Views: 2390

Re: GBDURO goes from self-supported to self-sufficient

I'm in Ireland so very jealous at the thought of heading off for 2000km. Currently we can go 5km from home and that extends to 20km on June 8th. I figured there might be some stumbling blocks with regard to Covid19 restrictions alright. The food packing and hauling logistics are fascinating though. ...
by landel
Mon May 25, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: GBDURO goes from self-supported to self-sufficient
Replies: 54
Views: 2390

GBDURO goes from self-supported to self-sufficient

This'll be very interesting to see how it all works out. https://www.theracingcollective.com/gbduro.html# #GBDURO20 just got a whole lot scrappier... we have taken the decision to safeguard the 2020 edition of GBDURO by making it COVID-19 compliant under the strictest possible set of rules, describe...
by landel
Mon Jan 13, 2020 12:32 pm
Forum: Routes
Topic: Something Welsh for summer - Big Bear.
Replies: 146
Views: 41874

Re: Something Welsh for summer - Big Bear.

Could I have a copy of the gpx too please? Considering a summer ITT. Is there any plan for a group start?
by landel
Mon Oct 14, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Tour Divide Write Up
Replies: 22
Views: 3463

Re: Tour Divide Write Up

Brilliant write-up Dave, I really enjoyed it. Thanks for sharing :-bd
by landel
Wed Sep 25, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Ireland - any long-distance off-road options?
Replies: 21
Views: 2296

Re: Ireland - any long-distance off-road options?

The Wicklow Way is a good route, about 130km and is mostly off-road with some quiet roads thrown in. I went from Clonegall to Marley Park then returned via road to the car (good shoulder, mostly downhil :-bd ). Here's a link to the track.

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28801171
by landel
Wed Sep 25, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bikepacking podcasts
Replies: 9
Views: 1117

Re: Bikepacking podcasts

Some very good stuff here too. Not all bikepacking related. The last two for example are conversations with this years winner of the Indian Pacific Wheel Race and the guy who started the Everesting thingy.

https://www.spreaker.com/show/the-hidden-athlete
by landel
Thu Sep 12, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Headset parts query.
Replies: 1
Views: 492

Re: Headset parts query.

I recently replaced the headset on a 2013 El Mariachi. I hadn't replaced a headset before so I just ordered the same as the spec sheet for the bike. It's a Cane Creek 40.ZS44 | EC44 Short Cover Complete Headset Tapered - ZS44/28.6 | EC44/40, it came with all the replacement parts. Here's the link: h...
by landel
Thu Jun 20, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tour Divide 2019
Replies: 786
Views: 67633

Re: Tour Divide 2019

Here are a couple of podcasts that I found interesting if you're looking for more Tour Divide entertainment :grin: It's interesting to note the positive attitude of these top competitors. You get the feeling it'd take a lot to stop them, not just in a bikepacking race but life in general. The guy be...
by landel
Wed May 29, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Highland Trail 2019
Replies: 514
Views: 48018

Re: Highland Trail 2019

sean_iow wrote:
Wed May 29, 2019 3:04 pm
I've heard Josh Kato trains with rocks in his framebag, picks them up at the bottom of climbs and loads up for extra weight and ditches them at the top :smile:
Yep that's true https://bikepacking.com/plog/adventures ... -training/
by landel
Mon May 27, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Highland Trail 2019
Replies: 514
Views: 48018

Re: Highland Trail 2019

A few years ago it was the HT440 and then Alan added the top loop. I think there are some slight variations due locked gates, bridges out etc but mostly it's the same.
by landel
Mon May 27, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Highland Trail 2019
Replies: 514
Views: 48018

Re: Highland Trail 2019

Liam Glen is just at the Coffin Road. Things are pretty close at the pointy end. It's going to be an interesting evening\night. I hope the weather is a bit better for everybody out there.
by landel
Fri May 24, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Highland Trail 2019
Replies: 514
Views: 48018

Re: Highland Trail 2019

Yep I was moving pretty slowly by the end alright but it was worth it :smile:
by landel
Fri May 24, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Highland Trail 2019
Replies: 514
Views: 48018

Re: Highland Trail 2019

When I come to do it I'm going to have to know where all the bothy / B&B options are in advance. I wont get through 6 or 7 days without sleep, and I very much doubt I'll have learned how to sleep outdoors by then. I have the same as problem you. Can’t sleep in a bivi or tent..... but I did the HT55...
by landel
Fri May 24, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Exposure warranty service
Replies: 5
Views: 910

Re: Exposure warranty service

Same here. Sent them 2 X Diablo’s just over a week ago, they were repaired and delivered to me today. Great service.
by landel
Sun Jan 06, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: That handlebar comparing website
Replies: 2
Views: 664

Re: That handlebar comparing website

Here you go, very handy :-bd

http://whatbars.com/
by landel
Tue Jan 01, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Newsletter - New Year edition
Replies: 15
Views: 1456

Re: Newsletter - New Year edition

I liked it. Life or bikepacking aren't always sunshine and flowers. Keep your chin up and keep going. Attitude is everything.
by landel
Thu Dec 13, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bar ends on loops? How wrong is it?
Replies: 35
Views: 3436

Re: Bar ends on loops? How wrong is it?

I've Ergon GP3s with On-One OG bars. Worked perfectly well on the HT550 this year. The GP3s offer a lot of different positions for long days. Admittedly, I rarely get points for style :grin:
by landel
Mon Dec 10, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTD Bar with extreme sweep
Replies: 27
Views: 2906

Re: WTD Bar with extreme sweep

The On-One OG bars are worth a look too. I have them on my bike and like them a lot. Fitted with Ergon GP3 grips, give loads of different hand positions. Not quite the backsweep of the Jones but not too far off looking at a comparison on the whatbars site. £25 too https://www.on-one.co.uk/i/q/HBOOOG...
by landel
Tue Nov 06, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bar Sweep... Worth it?
Replies: 24
Views: 2090

Re: Bar Sweep... Worth it?

johnnystorm wrote:OG Bars from One-One are 25deg, link on the fleegle page from up there.
+1 for the OG bars with Ergon grips. Many positions and adjustments available to find your sweet spot. Used for HT550 this year and no hand issues.
by landel
Tue Jul 17, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: A bit of storage and route ideas required
Replies: 21
Views: 2182

Re: A bit of storage and route ideas required

The Wild Atlantic Way in Ireland is all sealed, most of it is on quiet roads and in fairly good condition. A great cycle with plenty of pubs, food and accommodation options along the route. It starts in Derry and ends in Kinsale. Could maybe fly into Dublin, stay in a B&B and let your gear there unt...
by landel
Sun Jun 03, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Highland Trail 550 - 2018
Replies: 518
Views: 65120

Re: Highland Trail 550 - 2018

Back home again. What an adventure, delighted to have finished. It's an unbelievably tough and beautiful route that Alan has put together. I feel privileged to have been part of it. I must admit that I'd a lot of research done but found the going a lot tougher that expected. It's hard to get your he...
by landel
Mon May 21, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Highland Trail 550 - 2018
Replies: 518
Views: 65120

Re: Highland Trail 550 - 2018

Checked back through my emails and the edit link is there. Is Peter still going? His SPOT has been at Loch Clair in Torridon for nearly two days with no update. I had the opportunity to change from ITT to Group Start so that's how I know :-bd I was hoping Peter would pop up along the route but no s...
by landel
Mon May 21, 2018 8:46 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Highland Trail 550 - 2018
Replies: 518
Views: 65120

Re: Highland Trail 550 - 2018

When you registered for Trackleaders they would have sent you an email 'Highland Trail Race 2018 Tracking Registration - confirmation'. There is an Edit Submission link on it and you should be able to change your details by clicking it. It might be a good idea to email them directly too to be sure, ...