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by sean_iow
Fri Dec 06, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: I know I shouldn't be surprised any more ....
Replies: 42
Views: 526

Re: I know I shouldn't be surprised any more ....

Just looking back at the article again, and for the HT550, apart from getting the distance the number of entries wrong... the article came out AFTER the 2020 entries closed, so getting a place will be even harder than the article makes out :roll:
by sean_iow
Fri Dec 06, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: I know I shouldn't be surprised any more ....
Replies: 42
Views: 526

Re: I know I shouldn't be surprised any more ....

I've got a shaved head with sideburns Not sure that makes you any kind of hipster ... 80's wrestler maybe :wink: When I'm only wearing my bibs I do have a certain 'wrestler' look :lol: albeit somewhat slimmer than I remember them from a Saturday afternoon at my Nan's house. When we used to go round...
by sean_iow
Fri Dec 06, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: 5 Go Mad In Spain, aka Montañasvacias meets Bearbones
Replies: 7
Views: 122

Re: 5 Go Mad In Spain, aka Montañasvacias meets Bearbones

Looks amazing. As I sit in the office looking out of the window at the rain (and it seems to still be dark at 08:50am?) and with the prospect of months of riding in the cold, wet and mud, reading this is just the tonic to keep my spirits up :-bd
by sean_iow
Thu Dec 05, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: I know I shouldn't be surprised any more ....
Replies: 42
Views: 526

Re: I know I shouldn't be surprised any more ....

It is only meant in jest... apart from comments about fires. I've got a shaved head with sideburns, ride a singlespeed, wear Expensive hipster brand bibs and have been disappointed by a petrol station latte, so I'm hardly in a position to criticise other people :lol: I think the reach of Bearbones i...
by sean_iow
Thu Dec 05, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: I know I shouldn't be surprised any more ....
Replies: 42
Views: 526

Re: I know I shouldn't be surprised any more ....

Ooh I hadn't noticed Katherine had written it. She still has campfire pics on her insta for her 'school night bivi club' so perhaps that's where you're going wrong :wink: plus there's a lack of mug dangle at bb events. You wouldn't want the sort of people that social media can attract, they'll only...
by sean_iow
Wed Dec 04, 2019 11:19 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Brake, rattle and roll
Replies: 5
Views: 208

Re: Brake, rattle and roll

Some pads seem to do this. They're just a bit loose in the caliper. As long as they are the same size as the ones they replaced they'll be fine. It's the fit in the caliper that stops them moving but if they were a tight fit they would stick and not move in use. It's a bit disconcerting but in use t...
by sean_iow
Tue Dec 03, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: South West Winter Bivi - Dartmoor Area?
Replies: 60
Views: 1477

Re: South West Winter Bivi - Dartmoor Area?

Snow would be good, but the forecast I've seen has sleet which is much much worse :sad: The list now stands at sean_iow (Sean) Darbeze (Simon Darby) Dave Barter Moff (Tim Gray) lune ranger (Luke Holliday) vip special guest - no name yet but is a HT550 and TD veteran :smile: For the meet on Saturday ...
by sean_iow
Tue Dec 03, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Making a mini BB200 (green) custom BPing bag
Replies: 12
Views: 231

Re: Making a mini BB200 (green) custom BPing bag

Good work Shaf

I find the smaller the bags are the harder they are to make so top effort to start with a mini frame bag :-bd
by sean_iow
Mon Dec 02, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Sram gxp crank in a shimano bb
Replies: 5
Views: 133

Re: Sram gxp crank in a shimano bb

GXP is one of those stupid "just to be different" SRAM designs. It's actually quite clever as there is no bearing pre-load to set as the crank is only retained laterally in the non-driveside bearing and floats in the driveside with just a crinkle washer to hold the seal in place. This removes one o...
by sean_iow
Mon Dec 02, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 7673
Views: 796729

Re: The post man's been ...

...hopefully I won't pop it or slide of it!??! The solution to both of these I find is not to over-inflate. If there is some give there's somewhere for the pressure to go when for example you sit on it getting in your bag. The slightly 'squidgy' mat also lets you sink in just enough to not side off...
by sean_iow
Mon Dec 02, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: One for the HT550 connoisseur.
Replies: 63
Views: 1880

Re: One for the HT550 connoisseur.

As I only found out on twitter recently, Rich and Shona have 'sort' of done it. @keep_pedalling We did it between Xmas and new year a couple of years back-it was lovely (well -6) saw one person in a week :-) lived on chickpeas and chapatis as nothing was open and played darts in a bothy for the last...
by sean_iow
Mon Dec 02, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2019
Replies: 1038
Views: 63389

Re: Bivvy a month 2019

I have a friend who lives in the outskirts of town, about a 20 minute ride from the office, with a pagado! That's creative :smile: It's funny how to us sleeping in someones garden in late November seems a perfectly reasonable and sensible thing to do, but if you explained it to a 'normal' person th...
by sean_iow
Mon Dec 02, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Did I win, did I win?
Replies: 7
Views: 322

Re: Did I win, did I win?

I'm amazed I managed to get in before Dave 'fast fingers' Barter :smile: Not sure if that's a Hooray or a Boo then :???: Assuming that the competitions continue I'll restrain from entering in future to improve your chances. I'm lucky that in my job I can read my personal emails (and post on here) an...
by sean_iow
Mon Dec 02, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: South West Winter Bivi - Dartmoor Area?
Replies: 60
Views: 1477

Re: South West Winter Bivi - Dartmoor Area?

Updated list is sean_iow (Sean) Darbeze (Simon Darby) Dave Barter Moff (Tim Gray) lune ranger (Luke Holliday) vip special guest - no name yet but is a HT550 and TD veteran :smile: Jurassic pusher (Rob Courtney) - provisional @dave barter, any suggestion for what time we need to leave the start cafe ...
by sean_iow
Sun Dec 01, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2019
Replies: 1038
Views: 63389

Re: Bivvy a month 2019

As I always try and fail at BaM, 2020 might see me try to do a bivvy a month in 6 bivvies for the year.... Is that cheating? Won't having to do 6 x 2 night bivis make it harder? You'll be committed to the date regardless of the weather and if you get a soaking the first night you've still got anoth...
by sean_iow
Fri Nov 29, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: South West Winter Bivi - Dartmoor Area?
Replies: 60
Views: 1477

Re: South West Winter Bivi - Dartmoor Area?

The list so far of attendees is

sean_iow (Sean)
Darbeze (Simon Darby)
Dave Barter
Moff (Tim Gray)
lune ranger (Luke Holliday)
Jurassic pusher (Rob Courtney) - provisional
by sean_iow
Fri Nov 29, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Something for the coffee snobs.
Replies: 38
Views: 1616

Re: Something for the coffee snobs.

Unfortunately not available yet I don't think, I've got it on my Christmas list but looks like Jane may get away without having to get me one if it's not out soon :sad:
by sean_iow
Fri Nov 29, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Something for the coffee snobs.
Replies: 38
Views: 1616

Re: Something for the coffee snobs.

There's a smaller more packable aeropress coming out, hopefully soon as was first due mid Nov but been put back.

Google Aeropress Go
by sean_iow
Fri Nov 29, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: South West Winter Bivi - Dartmoor Area?
Replies: 60
Views: 1477

Re: South West Winter Bivi - Dartmoor Area?

Sean - If you are going from Honiton to Bovey on Saturday morning you are more than likely passing within shouting distance of my house. Let me know if you’d like to ride in together- do you have a route in mind? Riding in together sounds good, I have a route but only generated from cycle.travel we...
by sean_iow
Fri Nov 29, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Diary of a Randonneur
Replies: 43
Views: 2351

Re: Diary of a Randonneur

I enjoyed that thanks. I know how much time it takes to produce a video of that length so thanks also for producing these :smile:
by sean_iow
Fri Nov 29, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2019
Replies: 1038
Views: 63389

Re: Bivvy a month 2019

November 11/11 I decided to venture slightly further afield this month, bit still on the Island so not too far. I have been trying to decide how long it will take me to ride from home to the ferry next month when I head off for the Winter Bivi in Dartmoor. So the best way to know is to do a dry run ...
by sean_iow
Thu Nov 28, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2019
Replies: 1038
Views: 63389

Re: Bivvy a month 2019

Now off to work for a 6-hour meeting, A six hour meeting :o I'd need my bivi kit to get through that :lol: .....followed by Christmas drinks :shock: . Roll on Saturday.... :lol: 11/12 How many drinks are you having? As it's only Thursday, to go through to Saturday is some commitment :-bd I'm off fo...
by sean_iow
Thu Nov 28, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: UK ITTs - the state of the art
Replies: 33
Views: 777

Re: UK ITTs - the state of the art

As Sofiane has got a place in the 2020 HT550 will that now have to come off the list for bikepacking :wink: That would leave just the Bigbear on the list Just the contrary, I'd advocate that nothing at all should ever come off the list .... I think you missed this from above My comments about only ...
by sean_iow
Thu Nov 28, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: UK ITTs - the state of the art
Replies: 33
Views: 777

Re: UK ITTs - the state of the art

It's a fairly thin thread that holds the two together, it would be a shame to see that thread stretched and untimately snapped. I think that thread is the people. All the people I meet at ITTs are bikepackers. They all go out for overnighters/trips just for fun but on other occasions like to see ho...
by sean_iow
Wed Nov 27, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: UK ITTs - the state of the art
Replies: 33
Views: 777

Re: UK ITTs - the state of the art

My comments about only the HT550 and Bigbear being bikepacking was particularly tounge-in-cheek :wink: But the initial question is interesting, if you don't plan to sleep or carry sleeping kit is it bikepacking? I'm of the opinion that if you carry any stuff on your bike in luggage it's bikepacking....