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by sean_iow
Wed May 22, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Isle of Wight, two day loop
Replies: 10
Views: 439

Re: Isle of Wight, two day loop

How cool is that :-bd By coincidence I've been listening to Fields of the Nephilim today on leg 1 of my drive up to Tyndrum :smile:
by sean_iow
Tue May 21, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Isle of Wight, two day loop
Replies: 10
Views: 439

Re: Isle of Wight, two day loop

In Reverse wrote:
Tue May 21, 2019 2:39 pm
Don't stray off the path and DO NOT talk to the locals :o
:lol:
by sean_iow
Tue May 21, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Isle of Wight, two day loop
Replies: 10
Views: 439

Re: Isle of Wight, two day loop

@sean_iow, just come back from a two day bikepacking trip on the IoW, we used your Strava as the basis for a 65 mile route. So this is a thank you from us; we had amazing weather and your route had some proper gems :-bd That's ok, when the weather's good the riding is great, not so much fun mid win...
by sean_iow
Tue May 21, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Your gear pile, get shot / rainy day?
Replies: 30
Views: 519

Re: Your gear pile, get shot / rainy day?

whitestone wrote:
Tue May 21, 2019 7:06 pm

Be interested to look at that Apidura bar bag Sean, I've the Alpkit Gnaro but it's just 3L and not quite big enough for all my bivy kit - will no doubt see you Friday or Saturday AM :-bd
I'm up from Thursday afternoon and staying at Pinetrees, I'm sure I'll catch up with you at some point :-bd
by sean_iow
Tue May 21, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Your gear pile, get shot / rainy day?
Replies: 30
Views: 519

Re: Your gear pile, get shot / rainy day?

redefined_cycles wrote:
Tue May 21, 2019 5:29 pm
....apidura saddle bag and bar bag....
Which now means that my unused pile has got bigger :lol:

I'm quite impressed with them, I sewed on extra straps to the bar bag for Jones bar mounting and I like it so much now I'm using it on the HT550 at the weekend :-bd
by sean_iow
Tue May 21, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Your gear pile, get shot / rainy day?
Replies: 30
Views: 519

Re: Your gear pile, get shot / rainy day?

Bothy slippers :lol: I never even sleep in bothies ffs. :-bd But you could sleep in one as you have the correct footwear, imagine how embarrassing it would be to arrive at a bothy wearing the wrong shoes :lol: I've got a pile of stuff I no longer use but I made quite a lot of it so as well as the t...
by sean_iow
Tue May 21, 2019 7:28 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Measuring stem bag!?
Replies: 19
Views: 209

Re: Measuring stem bag!?

The restrap one is similar to the bedrock bags one https://www.bedrockbags.com/gear/tapeats-handlebar-bag I don't know if the bedrock bags are available in the UK? I based my myog version on that design as I needed to be able to pedal standing up without them interfering as I spend a lot of time out...
by sean_iow
Mon May 20, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Highland Trail 2019
Replies: 207
Views: 9507

Re: Highland Trail 2019

Isn't Josh the South Downs Way double record holder? I saw he's doing the Tdr this year. On the videos he does for GCN he seems like a nice lad, can't remember if he's a mug dangler though :lol: The forecast is now for rain? Will the river crossings be an issue? I'm not much of a swimmer if it all g...
by sean_iow
Mon May 20, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Highland Trail 2019
Replies: 207
Views: 9507

Re: Highland Trail 2019

journeyman wrote:
Mon May 20, 2019 5:07 pm
Matt's tracker showed 3 or 4 pings from the same location over a half hour period ( you can see if you zoom close in and scroll through previous points)
Hopefully he's not had a problem as he was going really well.
by sean_iow
Mon May 20, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Highland Trail 2019
Replies: 207
Views: 9507

Re: Highland Trail 2019

Matt's tracker hasn't sent out a position for over an hour which implies a tracker issue rather than him being stopped, hopefully. If he was stopped I'd expect the points to keep being transmitted but be at the same location, if that makes sense. Each new ITT starter seems slightly quicker than the ...
by sean_iow
Mon May 20, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Highland Trail 2019
Replies: 207
Views: 9507

Re: Highland Trail 2019

journeyman wrote:
Mon May 20, 2019 9:11 am
Matt Symonds has just started his ITT. 4 of them to watch now :-bd
Matt Symonds is flying along! He was at Bridge of Balgie by 10:50 so that's over 13 mph average. That's only a couple of minutes slower than Neil Beltchenko was to that point in 2017.
by sean_iow
Sun May 19, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Highland Trail 2019
Replies: 207
Views: 9507

Re: Highland Trail 2019

The midge forecast has launched and showing a few 2's and 3's in the mid west coast but if the weather stays like it is, they won't be a problem.... So any guesses as to what the weather will be? Will I be able to leave the tarp in the car at Tyndrum? Just noticed on TL that there are six singlespe...
by sean_iow
Sat May 18, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Highland Trail 2019
Replies: 207
Views: 9507

Re: Highland Trail 2019

I'm planning on taking a small rucksack as I did on the BB300. Only for my waterproofs, lightweight insulated jacket, first aid kit and some small odds and ends like mini toothbrush, chamois cream etc. I couldn't work out how it seems much fuller than it did on the BB300? I've just had a shower and ...
by sean_iow
Sat May 18, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Lost my Trailshot primary filter
Replies: 12
Views: 271

Re: Lost my Trailshot primary filter

And in doing all this, I've been looking at the Sawyer minis too. I'd never seem them in action, but in the time it took me to fill a 900ml bottle with my Trailshot, MaM could have filled his three times. And yes, much lighter too, Hmmm .... I was a sawyer user but switched to a trailshot as I find...
by sean_iow
Sat May 18, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Highland Trail 2019
Replies: 207
Views: 9507

Re: Highland Trail 2019

GregMay wrote:
Sat May 18, 2019 11:58 am
Midge breeding weather :)
:lol: as long as it's dry... a head net weighs less than a tarp/poles/pegs :smile:
by sean_iow
Sat May 18, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 7236
Views: 727625

Re: The post man's been ...

The camera is 15M away from the shed, you can see the tape on the ground :ugeek: https://www.flickr.com/photos/69624131@N08/shares/P34D02 I was stood maybe another 5M away. I set the phone to self timer so I could get out of the shot and also when it takes a pic in that mode the flash light flashes ...
by sean_iow
Sat May 18, 2019 8:34 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Highland Trail 2019
Replies: 207
Views: 9507

Re: Highland Trail 2019

A second ITT started this morning, Steve Waters.

Mart should be in Contin soon :smile: He tweeted some pictures yesterday and the weather looks great at the moment, blue skys and sunshine :grin:

https://twitter.com/MartinMBrown/status ... 94528?s=19
by sean_iow
Fri May 17, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Magnetic Charging Cables
Replies: 10
Views: 247

Re: Magnetic Charging Cables

The adapter bit goes in the port on the device and the charge cable is only held onto the adapter by magets, same system as used on mac books. It means if you catch the cable or it gets pulled the magnets allow the cable to release without putting strain on the socket on the device.
by sean_iow
Fri May 17, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Magnetic Charging Cables
Replies: 10
Views: 247

Magnetic Charging Cables

I saw these mentioned on an audax fb page and thought they might be of interest https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F382890577376 Unfortunately they don't have the correct plug for my garmin but I would assume a bit of searching might find a supplier of ...
by sean_iow
Fri May 17, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 7236
Views: 727625

Re: The post man's been ...

This is it

CamKix Camera Shutter Remote... https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07C7YJS9M? ... b_ap_share

Seems to work in my indoor tests but I need to see how the range is outdoors yet.
by sean_iow
Fri May 17, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 7236
Views: 727625

Re: The post man's been ...

A bluetooth remote shutter switch for my phone and a mini tripod and phone adapter. I don't have any friends to go bikepacking with :sad: but now I'll be able to take pictures of myself for BAM reports :smile:
by sean_iow
Thu May 16, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Great British Divide.
Replies: 13
Views: 501

Re: Great British Divide.

That looks interesting, especially if they manage the 75%+ off road bias. I see they are planning on south to north. As I live in the south it's never occurred to me to ride it that way round but I can see that it's a nicer place to finish.

The only thing with going north, it's all uphill? :lol:
by sean_iow
Thu May 16, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Highland Trail 2019
Replies: 207
Views: 9507

Re: Highland Trail 2019

Looks like Martin brown is ready for his itt http://trackleaders.com/highland19i.php?name=Martin_Brown Go mart :-bd Looks like Mart is on his way, started at 07:00 this morning which gives and extra two hours over the GD for the first leg to FA so should be there in plenty of time for pizza :smile:...
by sean_iow
Wed May 15, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Lost my Trailshot primary filter
Replies: 12
Views: 271

Re: Lost my Trailshot primary filter

I think you get one in the main cartridge kit along with the 2 rubber valves. Obviously this is an expensive way to buy it but you would have the main filter etc. ready for when they need replacing. I've not got mine to hand to check but doesn't it also hold the non-return valve in place? Just found...
by sean_iow
Tue May 14, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Glasses. Plastic/glass. Safest?
Replies: 16
Views: 270

Re: Glasses. Plastic/glass. Safest?

These are what I use https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/voltX-CONSTRUCTOR-BIFOCAL-Safety-Readers-Clear-Yellow-Smoke-Mirror-Polarized/330876689271?hash=item4d09c99b77:m:mU1wkaZ5vbDxBT5cjDjbM7g&frcectupt=true I do find that the tinted ones can make seeing some of the colours on the screen a bit tricky. I now ...