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by sean_iow
Fri Jan 22, 2021 3:31 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 9295
Views: 1052564

Re: The post man's been ...

The LS21 Drover seat harness is a bonkers 184g on my scales. It’s tapered so you really need the 10L Wildcat tapered drybag which is 64g. Cunningly you can ditch the lateral harness strap and clip the drybag straight to the harness if it’s not too full. So that’s rear luggage for 221g – a third of ...
by sean_iow
Fri Jan 22, 2021 2:59 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Future plans.....??
Replies: 32
Views: 477

Re: Future plans.....??

I’m hoping to do this in June: https://www.plotaroute.com/route/1403437 It’s a mash up of bits of the Highland Trail 550 and An Turas Mor to make a loop so I can return to the car (or train in FW if practical). If anyone’s familiar with any part of these trails I’d be very grateful for any experien...
by sean_iow
Fri Jan 22, 2021 10:20 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Yay, it's cheery Friday.
Replies: 1399
Views: 137608

Re: Yay, it's cheery Friday.

When my father started work as a postman back in the late 80's there was a safety poster in the sorting office about how to spot parcel bombs, some of the things were not obvious like, Oily stains on the packaging - some explosives have a residue which can soak through to the outside Badly written a...
by sean_iow
Fri Jan 22, 2021 9:03 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 9295
Views: 1052564

Re: The post man's been ...

I received an Akai MPK today and project lockdown Alien Sex Fiend cover has begun I had to google that to find out what it is, the Akai not Alien Sex Fiend. Is the cover going to be a musical rendition or the album artwork as per last lock-down? If it's the artwork, and remembering their outfits, y...
by sean_iow
Thu Jan 21, 2021 8:05 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 9295
Views: 1052564

Re: The post man's been ...

I didn't realise you took a tape measure :lol: I put marks down the side of my shopping list, one for the diameter and one for the height I need and then check the pots against them. The postman brought me a Mountain Equipment Eclipse Beanie in a fetching orange colour, to wear when biving, can't be...
by sean_iow
Wed Jan 20, 2021 4:13 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Pedalcell
Replies: 9
Views: 266

Re: Pedalcell

Just wondered if they are any good as I'm considering buying one for my GDMBR this summer I've neither ridden it or seen one of those dynamos in action, but I'll not let that stop me from commenting :smile: I'd echo what has been said about mud (and rain) above, I can't see that coping with the pea...
by sean_iow
Wed Jan 20, 2021 1:52 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 9295
Views: 1052564

Re: The post man's been ...

Yah it is indeed. If you could check your pot that'd be much appreciated. I have programmed a reminder in my telecommunication device so I don't forget as on the ride home all of the days thoughts often get blown away by the headwind, which is no bad thing :smile: I looked back through my photos bu...
by sean_iow
Wed Jan 20, 2021 12:44 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 9295
Views: 1052564

Re: The post man's been ...

Is it a Toaks one? I've got a cut down plastic pot of some sort that's just the right size to fit inside mine, cant remember what it had in it originally though, I can look tonight.
by sean_iow
Wed Jan 20, 2021 10:10 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: MoJo
Replies: 39
Views: 635

Re: MoJo

Landslide wrote:
Wed Jan 20, 2021 9:34 am
Apparently the idea is that this lasts throughout lockdown.
You'll be pretty fit after 3 years of burpees :wink:
by sean_iow
Wed Jan 20, 2021 9:11 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Today's Run
Replies: 26
Views: 594

Re: Today's Run

Been playing with Turf of late I'd never heard of that, looked it up and it could be just the motivator to get me out for more running and riding :-bd There doesn't appear to be any other players local to me but our local Bike Tag group on FB will be up for it. I'm already planning a 30k loop from ...
by sean_iow
Mon Jan 18, 2021 2:20 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Overseas purchases and imports
Replies: 47
Views: 1179

Re: Overseas purchases and imports

Fun one today Bought something in Germany in December (in order to get it before Brexit) and thusly paid taxes etc. It didn't arrive and just got a note from UPS asking for the import taxes now. No idea where this leaves me, its not much so will likely just suck it up. How did you pay? I bought som...
by sean_iow
Sat Jan 16, 2021 10:26 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Lock-down projects
Replies: 114
Views: 5589

Re: Lock-down projects

If the thread had started with a picture of Toyah's bap and I then said to Jane that I was going out to the shed I think that would have raised an eyebrow :lol:
by sean_iow
Sat Jan 16, 2021 10:03 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Why Don't Sleeping Mats Have A Pillow?
Replies: 25
Views: 702

Re: Why Don't Sleeping Mats Have A Pillow?

:lol: :lol:

I had a walkman, well a posh Panasonic in the end. The bottom 2 drawers of my desk were completely full of tapes. My Ipod has probably 100 times the amount of music and is half the size of a single tape, if you'd told me at the time I'd never believed it was possible.
by sean_iow
Sat Jan 16, 2021 9:59 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a Month 2021
Replies: 58
Views: 1557

Re: Bivvy a Month 2021

RIP wrote:
Sat Jan 16, 2021 8:23 pm
ScotRoutes wrote:
Sat Jan 16, 2021 7:51 pm
at which point my consecutive BAMs will equal my age
Nice little milestone that too. Gotta wait until March's for mine.
Big month March then, you'll be on your 70th BAM and Ralph will finish his first year :lol:
by sean_iow
Sat Jan 16, 2021 9:57 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Lock-down projects
Replies: 114
Views: 5589

Re: Lock-down projects

@Verena, that jumper is really impressive :-bd Did you knit it with needles or have you got a machine? I had a go on my Mum's machine many years back, the sort where you move the slide thing back and forth and there's loads of hooks I think (long time ago) but even that was beyond my patience. This ...
by sean_iow
Sat Jan 16, 2021 1:03 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: 'Made to lose' :???:
Replies: 29
Views: 711

Re: 'Made to lose' :???:

So what's the point in doing a massive press launch like this if no-one (in the UK at least) can buy your product? I've often thought that doing the press launch too early reduces sales. You see a video and think, I'd like one of them, have a look around and the bike's not available for months. But...
by sean_iow
Sat Jan 16, 2021 12:13 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Why Don't Sleeping Mats Have A Pillow?
Replies: 25
Views: 702

Re: Why Don't Sleeping Mats Have A Pillow?

Excuse to use this picture from a similar discussion last summer... You just need an elastic strap on the pillow, where most people go wrong is put the strap round the mat, it should go around your head :lol: https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50079769506_89ca99b05e_c.jpg It also keeps you moustach...
by sean_iow
Fri Jan 15, 2021 9:35 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a Month 2021
Replies: 58
Views: 1557

Re: Bivvy a Month 2021

Nice :-bd I wish I could get haggis this far south, I really like it.

Nice tent as well, pulling out all the stops.
by sean_iow
Fri Jan 15, 2021 7:48 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Lock-down projects
Replies: 114
Views: 5589

Re: Lock-down projects

I do love this place, a thread I started about tidying my shed has got to a picture of Toyah's bap in only 4 pages :lol:

That's made my day :-bd
by sean_iow
Fri Jan 15, 2021 2:35 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tarp Fabric
Replies: 13
Views: 183

Re: Tarp Fabric

Cheers guys, I'm only thinking ahead at the moment. This would normally be my first choice, but it would cost 9 times as much for enough material. https://www.extremtextil.de/en/ripstop-nylon-tentfabric-silicone-coated-20den-36g-sqm.html But as I've not even pitched my hammock yet let alone slept in...
by sean_iow
Fri Jan 15, 2021 2:31 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Viewranger discontinued, replaced with Outdoor Active
Replies: 49
Views: 1105

Re: Viewranger discontinued, replaced with Outdoor Active

htrider wrote:
Fri Jan 15, 2021 1:59 pm
That's from 'The last Hillwalker' by John Burns
That's it :-bd I might did it out and read it again as it's been a while since I last read it.
by sean_iow
Fri Jan 15, 2021 1:31 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tarp Fabric
Replies: 13
Views: 183

Re: Tarp Fabric

A tarp made from troop tent material will be the diametric opposite of "lightweight" :grin: They were pretty heavy, it took 4 of us to carry them from the van to the pitch. Just the wooden poles weighed more than my current tent - including the bike and all the rest of my kit :lol: This is the mate...
by sean_iow
Fri Jan 15, 2021 1:07 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tarp Fabric
Replies: 13
Views: 183

Tarp Fabric

This might be a stupid question.... but does the fabric for a tarp have to be waterproof? Our old scout patrol tents were canvas and I don't recall them being waterproof. As there was no way of touching the flysheet we didn't get wet, but it was 40 years ago and I wasn't paying that much attention. ...
by sean_iow
Fri Jan 15, 2021 12:05 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Viewranger discontinued, replaced with Outdoor Active
Replies: 49
Views: 1105

Re: Viewranger discontinued, replaced with Outdoor Active

Before we get all misty eyed (and looking at the other thread on mapping) I recall a bikepacking trip I did in 2010 across the Mounth roads. I was using paper maps and needed 6 which weighed about a kilo and took a lot of space up. They were handy for extra insulation on the first night out though....
by sean_iow
Fri Jan 15, 2021 10:48 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Gravel porn
Replies: 103
Views: 6203

Re: Gravel porn

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Fri Jan 15, 2021 10:43 am
Aye but I like to think there'd be a neater solution.
Once there's a full frame bag and a bottle on the underside of the down-tube in it wont be as obvious?

The only bit of that bike I like is the sliding dropouts but then they ruined that as well by putting gears on it :lol: