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by Karl
Fri Feb 26, 2021 9:03 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Films to watch while isolating
Replies: 245
Views: 14294

Re: Films to watch while isolating

Not sure if this has been posted yet but it's probably my favourite tour divide film so far:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V3O3ooTtrV4&t=1s

Ryan Van Dozer's experience on the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route. Self filmed and it has a lovely dog called Mira in it :-bd
by Karl
Wed Feb 24, 2021 2:35 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Who plans their routes?
Replies: 24
Views: 425

Re: Who plans their routes?

I agree with this. Also planning a ride is one of the best ways you can pass time when not on a bike. I usually plan for variations to take into account weather or finding a route too difficult to complete in the time available. I always leave details with a friend and this includes the alternative...
by Karl
Fri Feb 05, 2021 11:56 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Important poll.
Replies: 15
Views: 338

Re: Important poll.

Should be: Hope not and Hope so options! Not enough polling options.
by Karl
Wed Feb 03, 2021 1:08 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Shed alarm?
Replies: 15
Views: 350

Re: Shed alarm?

I've got a Yale home alarm with a door sensor and PIR in the shed. Works well about 50 metres from the house. Would recommend. :-bd
by Karl
Wed Feb 03, 2021 9:21 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: The Star
Replies: 31
Views: 882

Re: The Star

There's 2000 bearbones members. £212.50 each and it's ours :-bd
by Karl
Tue Jan 19, 2021 8:53 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: The top 100 free to watch outdoor films.
Replies: 11
Views: 368

Re: The top 100 free to watch outdoor films.

Alpinum wrote:
Mon Jan 18, 2021 11:20 pm
And where's Cliffhanger?

The bolting gun, bare handed ice climbing, canyoning in a frozen stream wearing a t-shirt. Best film.
You make it sound like you've done none of them things Gian! We know otherwise :smile:
by Karl
Thu Jan 14, 2021 9:19 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Taking a knife to a gunfight.
Replies: 59
Views: 1146

Re: Taking a knife to a gunfight.

Horses for courses comes to mind. Think the Salsa Cutthroat blurs these lines really well but I think that's advertised as a drop bar mountain bike. I can smash out a gravel/road route really comfortably on it but when it gets more mountain bikey it's still capable. If I was getting one bike to do i...
by Karl
Mon Jan 04, 2021 9:16 am
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: NorthPeak100 or Peaks200 winter attempt anyone??
Replies: 12
Views: 361

Re: NorthPeak100 or Peaks200 winter attempt anyone??

Problem with the Peaks 200 in winter is the white peak limestone - slippy as.

And Cut gate would be a bogfest.
by Karl
Sat Jan 02, 2021 1:56 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Your top 3 ITT tips.
Replies: 32
Views: 1151

Re: Your top 3 ITT tips.

Eat, drink and be merry! :-bd
by Karl
Mon Dec 21, 2020 11:06 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: fs, front & rear mudhugger set
Replies: 2
Views: 161

Re: fs, front & rear mudhugger set

Could I have these please Ton?

Thanks Karl
by Karl
Sat Dec 19, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Anyone use an eTrex Touch.
Replies: 14
Views: 358

Re: Anyone use an eTrex Touch.

I have the etrex touch 35 and can't fault it. Feels like a bigger clearer version of the Dakota which I was happy with. Simple no fancy bits gps.
by Karl
Fri Dec 18, 2020 7:29 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Update on Trespass Bill - help needed!
Replies: 28
Views: 839

Re: Update on Trespass Bill - help needed!

Done. It's really hard to give a clear line in the sand on what would be allowed. Seeing the mess left in the summer around here of wanna be campers it easy to see how the trespass bill has come about without really understanding what the problems are. Whats interesting to see is that campervans hav...
by Karl
Wed Dec 16, 2020 3:11 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Always fancied a Cumulus quilt, just struck me that ...
Replies: 34
Views: 934

Re: Always fancied a Cumulus quilt, just struck me that ...

I have the 150 and 250. 250 for 2-3 season comfort. 150 for racing and wanting to suffering "summer" conditions in Scotland. I use them in winter with a Vango Force 10 Catalyst 250 Down Sleeping Bag. If I was buying just 1 quilt I'd buy the 250.
by Karl
Mon Dec 14, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: ever get proper fecked off with bikes ?
Replies: 17
Views: 638

Re: ever get proper fecked off with bikes ?

Tony, the bike allows us to get away from the crap in the world, to recover and re-energise. The bikes' probably feeling a bit low and in need of a pick me up. Buy it some nice new presents and in return it'll pick you up and take you on an adventure as a reward for being a caring owner.
by Karl
Fri Dec 11, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: West Highland Way record
Replies: 30
Views: 1065

Re: West Highland Way record

Let's start by congratulating a outstanding time. Really incredible. But cut the cr*p, the WHW isn't the most difficult route, most of it is ridable (apart from Loch Lomond and up the Devils). The achievement is in the time not the terrain. Too much marketing bull in that video. Think I'm a bit grum...
by Karl
Fri Dec 11, 2020 2:15 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The 'pop up' T shirt shop.
Replies: 41
Views: 1195

Re: The 'pop up' T shirt shop.

I'd like another blue bearbones t-shirt with the shaded tree landscape and a little tent in the foreground as I wear if far too often and it's wearing out. Mine and Cat's favourite T-shirt. Or some slogan reminding people that the west highland way isn't the hardest, gnarliest route in Scotland...ju...
by Karl
Tue Nov 17, 2020 10:17 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Looking ahead - what are you looking forward to?
Replies: 101
Views: 3970

Re: Looking ahead - what are you looking forward to?

I'm looking forward to a Peaks ride with Steve...I'd better start training. Other than that I've used the lock down time away to resurrect my long suffering race car so we should be racing on 5th Dec :-bd https://i.imgur.com/XxTmjyj.jpg Actual biking events I'm looking forward to are if Covid allows...
by Karl
Wed Oct 28, 2020 2:50 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bike stand recommendation
Replies: 34
Views: 627

Re: Bike stand recommendation

What goes around comes around....one of these on each bike :-bd :lol: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Cutogain-Adjustable-Bicycle-Mountain-Kickstand/dp/B07H97TRGJ/ref=asc_df_B07H97TRGJ/?tag=googshopuk-21&linkCode=df0&hvadid=427909170859&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=7047858847249083907&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvde...
by Karl
Fri Sep 04, 2020 5:49 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: BB200 2020
Replies: 853
Views: 21169

Re: BB200 2020

Just to confirm I've entered :-)
by Karl
Fri Sep 04, 2020 5:45 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: BB200 2020
Replies: 853
Views: 21169

Re: BB200 2020

Lay in my bivy bag and seeing Sean's comments....goes off to book in straight away. Not going 3-1 down :lol:
by Karl
Thu Aug 27, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Mike Burrows Article
Replies: 9
Views: 590

Re: Mike Burrows Article

Did anyone else read that article and found him to come over arrogant and overly confident/dismissive of other peoples abilities? Definitely doesn't come over as a modest character. Great engineer but...I'll won't go on as he's a hero to many. On a positive note he's definitely had a big impact on d...
by Karl
Thu Aug 27, 2020 9:48 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Viewpoint with prettiest view over The Peaks
Replies: 6
Views: 251

Re: Viewpoint with prettiest view over The Peaks

If you go Elles Pike I can bob you up a brew in the morning :lol:
by Karl
Tue Aug 25, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: BB200 2020
Replies: 853
Views: 21169

Re: BB200 2020

Can we do both the 200 and 300? And claim both badges :-bd :lol: ?
by Karl
Sun Aug 02, 2020 7:19 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Great North Trail - Dotwatching Opportunity
Replies: 12
Views: 844

Re: Great North Trail - Dotwatching Opportunity

Sorry Dave can't make Monday....well not at the rate I'm going :roll:
by Karl
Sun Aug 02, 2020 7:16 am
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Dales Divide back on 29th August... yay (but is it still accessible!)
Replies: 59
Views: 3363

Re: Dales Divide back on 29th August... yay (but is it still accessible!)

Shaf don't read the paper (or any news platform) regarding COVID-19. I've had great insight into the world of media for the past 5 months and it's scary. Go to the govt website and check there. Being on the trail I'm not up-to-date but if your struggling I can find out for you. All being well I'm lo...