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by sean_iow
Fri Aug 14, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Rear light bracket mounting (bloomin) woes!
Replies: 9
Views: 130

Re: Rear light bracket mounting (bloomin) woes!

I've got a cateye one the rear of my helmet

https://www.cateye.com/intl/products/sa ... s/SL-WA10/

It would also clip to the harness instead. You need to have a red rear light on the bike to be legal at night but you can fit extra lights to your person if you want.
by sean_iow
Fri Aug 14, 2020 11:34 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Todays ride
Replies: 1975
Views: 268153

Re: Todays ride

Well done Shaf, you're an inspiration :-bd
by sean_iow
Thu Aug 13, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: who rides Ti ?
Replies: 55
Views: 807

Re: who rides Ti ?

Odd, that's one of the things I really like about my Ti Fargo! Similarly I like the areas on my M6 where the paint has been rubbed off to show the brass. 'Problem' was provably a poor choice of word, just I meant mine ends up polished as opposed to scratched. One of the reasons I've not tried to re...
by sean_iow
Thu Aug 13, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Cairngorms Loop 300 - September Group Start?
Replies: 83
Views: 2441

Re: Cairngorms Loop 300 - September Group Start?

https://topofests.com/2020/08/13/navigating-internally-going-off-topic-on-the-cairngorms-loop/ I'd avoided commenting... Ops, but he has done the right thing and withdrawn his time. That makes my previous comment look more like a prediction now Hue's on the group start list so maybe that was just a...
by sean_iow
Thu Aug 13, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Cairngorms Loop 300 - September Group Start?
Replies: 83
Views: 2441

Re: Cairngorms Loop 300 - September Group Start?

Cheers all. I've booked into the campsite at Glengoulandie for Fri/Sat/Sun. The plan will be to sleep there Friday before the event and Sunday after I (hopefully) get back. That really requires a sub 36 hour completion, I'd better do some riding over the next few weeks :roll: The tent can stay up em...
by sean_iow
Wed Aug 12, 2020 8:32 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Cairngorms Loop 300 - September Group Start?
Replies: 83
Views: 2441

Re: Cairngorms Loop 300 - September Group Start?

Still leaves a bloody long journey the day before for you though. The only way it could be worse is if i lived way down in the west country, but then I'd have more local riding so wouldn't feel the need? The ferry is what makes it a pain, it means it's nearly 2 hours into the journey before you eve...
by sean_iow
Wed Aug 12, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: who rides Ti ?
Replies: 55
Views: 807

Re: who rides Ti ?

I’ll try a pad sometime Obviously at your own risk as I've not tried it, but let me know how it goes :wink: I've not done mine as I just leave the frame bag on all the time. Back to Ton's question, I do (obviously) for the weight saving but also for the long lasting finish and corrosion protection....
by sean_iow
Wed Aug 12, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Cairngorms Loop 300 - September Group Start?
Replies: 83
Views: 2441

Re: Cairngorms Loop 300 - September Group Start?

Thanks. I'll look them up and also widen my search :-bd
by sean_iow
Wed Aug 12, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Cairngorms Loop 300 - September Group Start?
Replies: 83
Views: 2441

Re: Cairngorms Loop 300 - September Group Start?

I fear I might be a no-show for this :cry: The logistics are proving difficult. I need to stay somewhere the night before and probably also for the night after I get back. The Blair Castle campsite isn't taking tents this year due to C-19, all the camping pods are booked out. I should obviously have...
by sean_iow
Wed Aug 12, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: who rides Ti ?
Replies: 55
Views: 807

Re: who rides Ti ?

Do the scratches from frame bags polish out? I nearly cried when I removed my bags off my new Broken Road after a week in the Gorms I have the opposite problem with my ti salsa, the frame has a brushed/matt finish and the straps from my frame bag polish the ti. I've heard that non-stick scouring pa...
by sean_iow
Wed Aug 12, 2020 9:14 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Jones Loop carbon 710 bars for sale and seat posts and a fat wheel
Replies: 7
Views: 251

Re: Jones Loop carbon 710 bars for sale

I've messaged you about the carbon loops.
by sean_iow
Mon Aug 10, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bloody cycling boom!!!
Replies: 6
Views: 433

Re: Bloody cycling boom!!!

Is it a Hope conversation kit you need? Don't get excited, I don't have one. But I have been looking for pads for my Hope brakes and they seem to be out of stock at the usual suspects. Hope closed their factory for a while, coupled with the boom it's made thier stuff hard to find. A friend was looki...
by sean_iow
Mon Aug 10, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Cairngorms Loop 300 - September Group Start?
Replies: 83
Views: 2441

Re: Cairngorms Loop 300 - September Group Start?

Mike wrote:
Mon Aug 10, 2020 11:01 am
You best get training Sean if your to beat that :-bd oh n gears
:lol:

I'm taking gears and suspension but they won't help me get anywhere near that time. Hue's on the group start list so maybe that was just a practice lap and he'll do a proper fast ride this time :wink:
by sean_iow
Mon Aug 10, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Cairngorms Loop 300 - September Group Start?
Replies: 83
Views: 2441

Re: Cairngorms Loop 300 - September Group Start?

I saw on Instagram that Hue Oliver recently went round in 18 hr 29 min :o
by sean_iow
Sat Aug 08, 2020 9:45 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What you done t' your bike today
Replies: 642
Views: 42915

Re: What you done t' your bike today

Moff wrote:
Thu Aug 06, 2020 4:46 pm
Pedals great - new handling not happy :sad:
Is it your first time with a H bar? My first rides with mine they felt terrible and I wondered what I'd spent all that money for. I stuck with it and after a few rides it just clicked.
by sean_iow
Sat Aug 08, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Anyone else get the 'Can't be arsed' feeling?
Replies: 20
Views: 532

Re: Anyone else get the 'Can't be arsed' feeling?

I've done it before, headed out with the kit and after a couple of hours just ridden home again. Some days despite the best of intentions if your not feeling it then don't force it. You did still go for a 2 hour ride in great weather, so not a wasted opertunity just not the one you planned.
by sean_iow
Fri Aug 07, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: ... and so it continues.
Replies: 51
Views: 1406

Re: ... and so it continues.

17+ miles run in a "quick sneak out"! You're a machine!! And in 34degC. Respect. Sorry I mean respec'. Edale Skyline - bet that was a fab run though. I did 21 in total but it wasn't a stealth boast :wink: I had to go for a run as we didn't have room in the car for a bike. I went Tuesday so it was m...
by sean_iow
Fri Aug 07, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: ... and so it continues.
Replies: 51
Views: 1406

Re: ... and so it continues.

I've been up north to visit a relative but managed to sneak out to the Peaks and ran the Edale Skyline route. For the first 17 miles I passed maybe 10 people. From the Mam Tor car park up to the summit and across to the next I must have easily passed 100+ in a mile or so. As has been noted, away fro...
by sean_iow
Thu Aug 06, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Cairngorms Loop 300 - September Group Start?
Replies: 83
Views: 2441

Re: Cairngorms Loop 300 - September Group Start?

I'm not sure my lock-down training regime has done much for my speed. I'm easy with regards to the start time as I'll have to drive up the day before anyway.

I'll need the grid reference for these g and t's for my eTrex :smile:
by sean_iow
Thu Aug 06, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Cairngorms Loop 300 - September Group Start?
Replies: 83
Views: 2441

Re: Cairngorms Loop 300 - September Group Start?

Unless you think you can finish before it gets dark does it make much difference? My current plan is to ride through but I don't think I'll be done before it gets light again so I'll have the same amount of riding in the dark either way. Edit, I should add I don't mind what time the start is, but th...
by sean_iow
Tue Aug 04, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTD - Wildcat seatpack
Replies: 15
Views: 308

Re: WTD - Wildcat seatpack

slarge wrote:
Tue Aug 04, 2020 4:28 pm
Sean - if you know anyone with a decent sewing machine I wouldn't mind buying them a beer!
Sent you a PM
by sean_iow
Tue Aug 04, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTD - Wildcat seatpack
Replies: 15
Views: 308

Re: WTD - Wildcat seatpack

Don't you know anyone who could replace the straps for you :wink:
by sean_iow
Mon Aug 03, 2020 9:25 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: GBDuro Starts Tomorrow 1st August 8am
Replies: 82
Views: 2093

Re: GBDuro Starts Tomorrow 1st August 8am

Just watched a video of this year's start and quite a few had traditional style panniers and there was also a trailer. Looks like they should have enough food with them :smile:
by sean_iow
Mon Aug 03, 2020 9:12 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: GBDuro Starts Tomorrow 1st August 8am
Replies: 82
Views: 2093

Re: GBDuro Starts Tomorrow 1st August 8am

When I watched the film of last year's event I had to look closely to spot that Andy Deacon was on a fat bike, despite him coming 4th, didn't fit with the image of the event? There is lots of tarmac though? I've not looked at the route in detail but from the film I got the impression it was long str...
by sean_iow
Sun Aug 02, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Hikeabike / portage strategy
Replies: 10
Views: 278

Re: Hikeabike / portage strategy

Is it to carry the bike for long periods? On the Arizona Trail Race the competitors have to carry their bikes down, across and up the other side of the Grand Canyon, 26 miles in total I think. They also have to take the wheels out to comply with the restrictions on bikes in the Canyon. You could Goo...