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by sean_iow
Wed Oct 16, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What you done t' your bike today
Replies: 279
Views: 13055

Re: What you done t' your bike today

the top secret Dartmoor 200 ITT route but don’t tell anyone. Oooh, 200 miles or 200km? Put my name down for the group start :smile: As for my bike, I've taken it out of the car and put it in the shed, wheels still off and covered in Welsh muck from the weekend. I've also moved my other bike to the ...
by sean_iow
Wed Oct 16, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Tour Divide Write Up
Replies: 9
Views: 337

Re: Tour Divide Write Up

Great write up Dave, I'm up to day 15. I'm trying not to read it all in one go as I won't have anything to look forward to and I should really be working :smile: And I now know what happened to your tent :lol: In other accounts I've read people have got rid of more, like their entire sleep kit, so d...
by sean_iow
Wed Oct 16, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bikehike alternative?
Replies: 28
Views: 447

Re: Bikehike alternative?

The cynical me thinks this was inevitable. They provide free maps, everyone says how great the free maps are and slags of the Ordnance Survey for having the cheek to charge for maps, everyone adopts the free maps. Once all the websites and apps have adopted the free maps they start charging and assu...
by sean_iow
Tue Oct 15, 2019 11:13 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Food and Drink intake - what's yours like?
Replies: 24
Views: 477

Re: Food and Drink intake - what's yours like?

I can't say if I normally loose weight on an event as I usually drive home the day after so get a day to feed myself up again but I might. On the SD300 I rode home so didn't get to eat non-stop and I was 3.5lb less than when I weighed myself 5 days before. I drunk plenty so not all would have been d...
by sean_iow
Tue Oct 15, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Food and Drink intake - what's yours like?
Replies: 24
Views: 477

Re: Food and Drink intake - what's yours like?

I've just added up the calories of the food I ate on the BB300, it actually came to 3680 kcal, there were a few things I only remembered I'd eaten when I was going through the cupboard looking up the nutritional info for bars etc. Looking back in my notebook :geek: I did a couple of centuries in the...
by sean_iow
Tue Oct 15, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Washing a down bag
Replies: 8
Views: 154

Re: Washing a down bag

In the down wash kits you get these spiked plastic balls to put in the dryer to break up the clumps. They are (as far as I can tell) the same as the ones you get as dog toys for a fraction of the cost. This sort of thing https://i5.walmartimages.com/asr/64d5162a-0c98-4c85-a27f-56e0e90ebbee_1.0d3c33d...
by sean_iow
Tue Oct 15, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Food and Drink intake - what's yours like?
Replies: 24
Views: 477

Re: Food and Drink intake - what's yours like?

Folk who describe "the bonk" are maybe just over-dramatising it? I've seen it for real. On an off road charity ride, only 50 odd miles, one of the local roadie team (who's more a sprinter than distance rider) went from riding along chatting to stopping and sitting down in less than a minute. We had...
by sean_iow
Tue Oct 15, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: In the shops next week I believe.
Replies: 51
Views: 3113

Re: In the shops next week I believe.

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Tue Oct 15, 2019 1:44 pm
You just had to go and spoil it for me didn't you?
To be fair to the mag I think that picture is recycled from the Scotland trip in the first issue? I recognise the denis the menace jersey? So there are no new dangling mugs, perhaps they have got the message now :smile:
by sean_iow
Tue Oct 15, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: In the shops next week I believe.
Replies: 51
Views: 3113

Re: In the shops next week I believe.

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by sean_iow
Tue Oct 15, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Food and Drink intake - what's yours like?
Replies: 24
Views: 477

Re: Food and Drink intake - what's yours like?

Sean managed 300km on half a bottle of water and a sugar cube I know I ate less than I would have normally, I just had no appetite. At one point I was biting off a bit of flapjack, chew until it broke up a bit, sip a bit of water to moisten it, chew, bit more water and I'd reach a consistency where...
by sean_iow
Tue Oct 15, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: In the shops next week I believe.
Replies: 51
Views: 3113

Re: In the shops next week I believe.

Thanks for the reminder. I went to look for Issue 2 some weeks back but had no luck. Today's trip to W H Smiths was a success. There were no Oreo eggs this time though so I bought a cadbury monster egg thing, basically a cream egg repackaged with a Frankenstein face on the wrapper. My only regret is...
by sean_iow
Mon Oct 14, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Many Thanks
Replies: 15
Views: 559

Re: Many Thanks

Just got home, isn't Wales a long way away, well from here anyway. Thanks to Stu for a great route, I do like a good river crossing or a bog as I don't have any local to me to indulge my inner masochist :lol: I wonder if I should make one of those stiles that looks like 2 step ladders back to back s...
by sean_iow
Sun Oct 13, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bb200 Waffle Thread.
Replies: 357
Views: 6920

Re: Bb200 Waffle Thread.

whitestone wrote:
Sun Oct 13, 2019 4:41 pm
Any of the 300ers back yet or are they still out in the washing machine? :???:
All the 300 finishes were back at the start before half 2, the better weather this year helped. We had sunshine on Saturday and only short periods of rain overnight.
by sean_iow
Fri Oct 11, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Carrying Cham Cream
Replies: 21
Views: 459

Re: Carrying Cham Cream

There's only one time I can think of that that tactic let me down ... https://www.strava.com/activities/1232017491 :cry: Sudocrem :cool: Just clicked on the strava link, I was a bit apprehensive as I scrolled through the pics that one of the chaffing would be there :shock: Fortunately not. I did th...
by sean_iow
Fri Oct 11, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bb200 Waffle Thread.
Replies: 357
Views: 6920

Re: Bb200 Waffle Thread.

Just got on the ferry at the start of my long trek to Wales. Should I ask one of the crew if I can borrow one of the life-jackets for the weekend? :lol:
by sean_iow
Thu Oct 10, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: New Bike Pictures.
Replies: 11
Views: 380

Re: New Bike Pictures.

Nice bike :-bd

Did you try to post the pics from the desktop site or the app? I couldn't get the link to work using the app. You need the bb code pasted in-between the [Img] bits.
by sean_iow
Thu Oct 10, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bb200 Waffle Thread.
Replies: 357
Views: 6920

Re: Bb200 Waffle Thread.

oh god..... :cry: Thought the same!! It's only rain though. Last year what made it hard was the wind. At one point I thought I was going to have to get off and push on the flat as the headwind was so strong I could barely pedal against it on the singlespeed. Not only did it make the riding hard but...
by sean_iow
Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: butt butt
Replies: 5
Views: 277

Re: butt butt

Mariner wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:20 pm
Thanks Sean I hadn't even considered that the SG would be heavier. :shock:
The Jones website lists them as 625g, which to be fair is only 100g more than the butted version.
by sean_iow
Thu Oct 10, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: butt butt
Replies: 5
Views: 277

Re: butt butt

Just looked at the butted loops I happen to have handy and there's no marking to say they are butted. Looking at the pictures on the Jones website the straight gauge ones have SG on them. https://www.jonesbikes.com/jones-h-bar-sg-loop-aluminum/ You'll also be able to tell the SG ones by objects bein...
by sean_iow
Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:12 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bb200 Waffle Thread.
Replies: 357
Views: 6920

Re: Bb200 Waffle Thread.

Anyone know how long a spot typically lasts on 5 min and 10 min tracking intervals? There's a handy table here https://www.findmespot.com/en/index.php?cid=1700&action=showEntry&data=1611 On continously with lithium batteries and a clear view of the sky it should last 9 days with 5 min tracking and ...
by sean_iow
Wed Oct 09, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Kit List
Replies: 20
Views: 530

Re: Kit List

I like the fact that all the spare clothing is on the 'Luxuries' list but pipe and tobacco and saddle and shoe lubricant are in the 'Necessities' list :???:

Perhaps that's the mistake I'm making, my shoes are under-lubricated :smile:
by sean_iow
Wed Oct 09, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Kit List
Replies: 20
Views: 530

Re: Kit List

My only one question is please Sean... did he say "Scottish" or "Scaawtish"... Cos if the former then I hope you told him he's an "impaawster"... :lol: I've translated his responses into English to make it easier to read :grin: What with his accent and the noise of the drilling machine it's a wonde...
by sean_iow
Wed Oct 09, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Kit List
Replies: 20
Views: 530

Re: Kit List

"stitched-on union flag" Some years back I was on a construction site and one of the lads working the rock drilling machine had a Scottish flag sewn on the sleeve of his Helly Hansen base layer. I inquired why he had said flag sewn on his sleeve to which he rather sharply replied "because I'm f'ing...
by sean_iow
Wed Oct 09, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Lessor Evil?
Replies: 24
Views: 484

Re: Lessor Evil?

Why not just go to the one in Southampton?
by sean_iow
Tue Oct 08, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bb200 Waffle Thread.
Replies: 357
Views: 6920

Re: Bb200 Waffle Thread.

The great thing about a route of 200km is you won't be in the same weather all the way round, not everywhere will get 31mm.... some parts will get more :lol: