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by Karl
Thu May 28, 2020 7:17 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Highland Trail 2019
Replies: 49
Views: 811

Re: Highland Trail 2019

The last day of a grueling ride is upon us. Day 6 link is in the 1st post.
by Karl
Wed May 27, 2020 7:28 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Highland Trail 2019
Replies: 49
Views: 811

Re: Highland Trail 2019

Day 5 is released. Link in 1st post. Spoiler alert, it's not the end! :-bd
by Karl
Tue May 26, 2020 8:33 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Highland Trail 2019
Replies: 49
Views: 811

Re: Highland Trail 2019

whitestone wrote:
Mon May 25, 2020 7:47 pm
So given the option between this

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and this

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which would you choose? Both sleep two.
Option 3 please Bob, my bivvy bag in the freezing cold just so I could be mad at Javi again :lol:
by Karl
Tue May 26, 2020 7:32 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Highland Trail 2019
Replies: 49
Views: 811

Re: Highland Trail 2019

Day 4 has now been released. Link on the 1st post. If I was quick this would be my last day, luckily for you guys there's still 2 more to come :-bd
by Karl
Mon May 25, 2020 7:25 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Highland Trail 2019
Replies: 49
Views: 811

Re: Highland Trail 2019

Day 3 is ready to read. Think this is harder than riding! Link in 1st post.
by Karl
Sun May 24, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Looking ahead - what are you looking forward to?
Replies: 84
Views: 1247

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

Of all the days you pick the one where I've already got stuff planned :cry:
by Karl
Sun May 24, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Highland Trail 2019
Replies: 49
Views: 811

Re: Highland Trail 2019

redefined_cycles wrote:
Sun May 24, 2020 3:50 pm
Karl wrote:
Sun May 24, 2020 2:53 pm
Glad folk are enjoying it but please refrain from posting pictures of cows :cry:
My bad.. I deleted the first most fierce looking one. Can easily do the rest :smile:
Did you really :lol: I was only joking :lol:
by Karl
Sun May 24, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Looking ahead - what are you looking forward to?
Replies: 84
Views: 1247

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

What dreams are keeping you going at the moment? Actually talking of Karl, I'd really like to go riding in the Peaks with him showing me (or us) round, we'd sort of touched on it before but never got as far as doing anything about it. Looks like I've got something to look forward to now! So when lo...
by Karl
Sun May 24, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Highland Trail 2019
Replies: 49
Views: 811

Re: Highland Trail 2019

Glad folk are enjoying it but please refrain from posting pictures of cows :cry:
by Karl
Sun May 24, 2020 8:19 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Highland Trail 2019
Replies: 49
Views: 811

Re: Highland Trail 2019

Day 2 is up for you to enjoy/endure, it is the highland trail after all. Link in 1st post :-bd
by Karl
Sat May 23, 2020 8:24 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Highland Trail 2019
Replies: 49
Views: 811

Highland Trail 2019

I'm going to release my day by day story of the Highland Trail 2019. Heads up it was wet, cold and miserable...and I loved it. Hope you enjoy. Here's day 1 (and day -1 and -3)... http://karlbooth.com/2020/05/23/highland-trail-2019-day-1/ Day 2 http://karlbooth.com/2020/05/24/highland-trail-2019-day-...
by Karl
Mon May 11, 2020 10:29 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: bottle cage
Replies: 10
Views: 349

Re: bottle cage

Reg I tried to copy your idea but it just wouldn't come out like the authentic original. Don't let customs and excise know, they'll pull all my filament so I can't produce anymore fakes :cry:

Reg's bottle cage - original and best.
by Karl
Mon May 11, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Suspension Fork Bottle Cage Mount
Replies: 9
Views: 332

Re: Suspension Fork Bottle Cage Mount

I use Solidworks, very expensive but it's for my everyday work so needs must.

I've tried to use Fusion 360 a while back and it just doesn't flow for me. Think it's the age old can't teach an old dog new tricks (or it might just be not very user friendly).
by Karl
Mon May 11, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Suspension Fork Bottle Cage Mount
Replies: 9
Views: 332

Re: Suspension Fork Bottle Cage Mount

Very interesting, and nicely done I've not really delved into 3D printing, so only have a passing familiarity with it. I thought that printed components were relatively fragile, and not necessarily suitable for high load applications ( such as resisting the forces imposed by upwards of half a litre...
by Karl
Mon May 11, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Suspension Fork Bottle Cage Mount
Replies: 9
Views: 332

Suspension Fork Bottle Cage Mount

Been making things on the printer and decided one of the areas I want to improve was water storage on the full susser. I have a frame bag which I don't use at the moment due to carrying my water in bottle cages and don't fancy carrying a hydration sack/rucksack. Fast forward to my new suspension for...
by Karl
Thu May 07, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: A bigger Valais?
Replies: 20
Views: 1038

Re: A bigger Valais?

ScotRoutes wrote:
Thu May 07, 2020 7:52 pm
Wait? But I need it for that , err, urgent, err, trip....


OK. Waiting is fine :lol:
Or you can have it in blue now for that urgent trip to the garden :lol:
by Karl
Thu May 07, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: A bigger Valais?
Replies: 20
Views: 1038

Re: A bigger Valais?

For the Valais they'll be no charge. If you want just drop some pennies to Stu and Dee to keep the forum going. Send me your dropper post diameter (currently the design is for 25mm but can adjust). Current length is 70mm, Sean cut his down so if you have a preference for a different length let me kn...
by Karl
Wed May 06, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: A bigger Valais?
Replies: 20
Views: 1038

Re: A bigger Valais?

I know this thread is from a while back but thought I'd give an update. I modeled something similar but longer to the valais ,had to measure my dropper posts, along with input from Colin. Totally forgot to do anything with it until Sean got in touch. So sent him the model so his friend could print h...
by Karl
Thu Apr 30, 2020 9:38 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Salida to the Sea
Replies: 7
Views: 335

Re: Salida to the Sea

Didn't you fancy doing the full American Trail Race, it's only 3000 miles more :-bd

Are you going on your own this time? Or with Tom?
by Karl
Tue Apr 28, 2020 8:42 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: 'Doping scandal of the Highland Trail 550'...?
Replies: 54
Views: 2524

Re: 'Doping scandal of the Highland Trail 550'...?

Does that mean the nightmares are over now? I'd be happy with that :-bd
by Karl
Mon Apr 27, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: 'Doping scandal of the Highland Trail 550'...?
Replies: 54
Views: 2524

Re: 'Doping scandal of the Highland Trail 550'...?

slarge wrote:
Sun Apr 26, 2020 7:48 pm
Did you finish last year Karl? I’ve forgotten 😂
Yeah but it nearly killed me 😂
by Karl
Sun Apr 26, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Pro cyclists bikepacking
Replies: 27
Views: 895

Re: Pro cyclists bikepacking

Continuing with what Phil said about my highland trail last year. I carried very minimalist kit, including cumulus 150 quilt. Weather dropped to about -7 on the second night after 2 days of rain, I can assure you my kit choice was wrong. I got up at 2am as I was very cold and decided to start riding...
by Karl
Sun Apr 26, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Full suspender riders...
Replies: 79
Views: 2409

Re: Full suspender riders...

Salsa Spearfish rider here. Bit heavier than my Specialized Camber but it's a lot faster. Climbs like a hardtail with a bit more compliance, descends like 150mm trail bike. If it's not obvious, I love it. FLV IF you want to try it out after lockdown give me a shout. https://i.imgur.com/p7Y14gc.jpg
by Karl
Sun Apr 26, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: 'Doping scandal of the Highland Trail 550'...?
Replies: 54
Views: 2524

Re: 'Doping scandal of the Highland Trail 550'...?

everyone is guilty until they can prove their innocence I dont think every rider is guilty - why would anyone think that? the reality is one is,probably, and we dont know which one[ except the person who came last cannot be it ] and we never will , the rest is just speculation. I am not sure its th...
by Karl
Sun Apr 19, 2020 6:09 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Salsa Spearfish GX Eagle, 2019, medium
Replies: 11
Views: 904

Re: Salsa Spearfish GX Eagle, 2019, medium

Boxelder/Mike, the creak that comes from the rear shock flip chip Salsa have made an upgraded part but as Boxelder said loctite works just as well.

It's a great bike at an impressive price :-bd