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by sean_iow
Sat Oct 24, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What are you drinking now?
Replies: 71
Views: 1143

Re: What are you drinking now?

Which is Mrs Perin most annoyed about, that you only went out for a newspaper and came back with 5 bottles of beer or that you also bought 'another' book about mines :grin: After your previous post I had a craving for a milk stout, so tonight I'll be trying a Denver Milk Stout, although it says Brew...
by sean_iow
Thu Oct 22, 2020 2:40 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: os Maps and rights of way
Replies: 8
Views: 232

Re: os Maps and rights of way

I would say that the route in the photo with green diamonds is not a right of way. It is on Access Land though, so there is a right to roam (but not with a bike) and hence the walkers on the Dales High Way can legitimately walk there. Well spotted :-bd I'd missed the shading for the Access Land at ...
by sean_iow
Thu Oct 22, 2020 2:38 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: os Maps and rights of way
Replies: 8
Views: 232

Re: os Maps and rights of way

I've wondered about this as well. A quick google found this info on the OS website Recreational route These are routes created by local authorities, Government agencies or volunteer organisations. They mainly follow existing rights of way and are signposted typically by whichever organisation create...
by sean_iow
Tue Oct 20, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: BB200 2020
Replies: 838
Views: 17235

Re: BB200 2020

Firstly, sorry to hear about your relative. You also have isolated populations - you Sean on IOW and scotlandshire where they feel their ruralness/remoteness means the rules should not apply to them [ not a dig to be clear] My point wasn't that the rules shouldn't apply, merely an observation that t...
by sean_iow
Tue Oct 20, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: BB200 2020
Replies: 838
Views: 17235

Re: BB200 2020

I live in a tourist area and it was also busy throughout the summer, the ferries were fully booked all the time. We have the lowest infection rate in the country. Most of the attractions here are outside things, there's not much to do indoors. This doesn't help my quest for a third orange badge thou...
by sean_iow
Tue Oct 20, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Handlebar Harness
Replies: 11
Views: 206

Re: Handlebar Harness

Nice work, I assume you made the rest of your luggage as it matches.

How do you find the G hooks? Do they stay tight, and how easy is it to pull the free end to tighten them up?

Also, what bars are they?
by sean_iow
Tue Oct 20, 2020 8:36 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: I mean it's walking but still, lovely photos ...
Replies: 6
Views: 244

Re: I mean it's walking but still, lovely photos ...

Great photos, walking does give the time and opportunity to really capture the sense of a place, but I'm not sure I could go on a really long walk over weeks now I've been spoilt by the speed a bike allows to travel. Certainly beats the bloke (John Merrill) who walked round a few decades ago and wro...
by sean_iow
Mon Oct 19, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 705
Views: 42800

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

I had originally planned to get out on Friday but the forecast was rain and as it's only the middle of the month there seemed no need to have to go, besides Jane said Ralph couldn't get wet as he's small enough already and can't risk shrinking :lol: I then remembered I had the dentist on Monday morn...
by sean_iow
Mon Oct 19, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: BB200 2020
Replies: 838
Views: 17235

Re: BB200 2020

larsmars wrote:
Mon Oct 19, 2020 12:27 pm
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-54598136

:sad:

Edit: Taylor beat me to it!
Bugger :sad: Better cancel my ferry and accommodation.
by sean_iow
Sun Oct 18, 2020 9:53 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: BB200 2020
Replies: 838
Views: 17235

Re: BB200 2020

I had to read that twice to make sure I wasn't seeing things, chapeau Liam, that's an unbelievable time. It just goes to prove that singlespeed is faster than gears.... but I'm still taking gears for my ride :grin:
by sean_iow
Fri Oct 16, 2020 10:10 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: My BB200 2020 (may contain spoilers).
Replies: 174
Views: 4303

Re: My BB200 2020 (may contain spoilers).

Richard G wrote:
Fri Oct 16, 2020 10:03 am
Does anyone know what that utterly insane descent off the top off the hill after Hay is called? I want to show a friend. Just, holy sh*t.
From looking on strava, is it this bit?

https://www.strava.com/segments/9350747

Olchon Valley Full Descent. -15.9% seems pretty insane to me.
by sean_iow
Thu Oct 15, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: More frame gear, long burn project
Replies: 22
Views: 254

Re: More frame gear, long burn project

Also, I'm liking the light grey material on the inside of the straps, is it grippy? And where did you source it?
by sean_iow
Thu Oct 15, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: More frame gear, long burn project
Replies: 22
Views: 254

Re: More frame gear, long burn project

Now I'm intrigued by the purple trousers, they sound like an ideal bit of kit for winter biking. You're obviously talented with a machine. Can we have more details/pics of the trousers please. The more I struggle to find clothing with the exact feature set I want the more I'm tempted to start making...
by sean_iow
Thu Oct 15, 2020 2:50 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: More frame gear, long burn project
Replies: 22
Views: 254

Re: More frame gear, long burn project

Nice, there's a lot of work (and thought) gone into them. The reflective bands on the bar harness are a nice touch. What caught my eye was the fact that you're wearing purple trousers :smile: Which reminds me I need to get on with my myog long-johns in bright orange gridded-fleece. Edit, on second t...
by sean_iow
Thu Oct 15, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Know of a tool to visualise my ride & kit list?
Replies: 27
Views: 468

Re: Know of a tool to visualise my ride & kit list?

Tell him, he's got far too much sh1t ... unless he's going for a few months :wink: It was more tour than race and to be fair that does include the clothes he was wearing. It doesn't seem to slow him down though. In 2018 my strava stats showed I'd done 421,827 feet of climbing for the year, I was qu...
by sean_iow
Wed Oct 14, 2020 8:33 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 8861
Views: 986358

Re: The post man's been ...

I spotted the dog kennel but as I made a tarp for Ralph I didn't think I was in a position to comment :lol:
by sean_iow
Wed Oct 14, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: MYOG - Climashield quilt - 100gsm
Replies: 22
Views: 574

Re: MYOG - Climashield quilt - 100gsm

I really like that :-bd The orange and dark grey also go well together, everyone knows good looking kit works better :grin:
by sean_iow
Wed Oct 14, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: BB200 2020
Replies: 838
Views: 17235

Re: BB200 2020

But after reading all the other stories, deciding to buy a Toro, take a pizza and seeing the weather forecast I now want to re-attempt it this weekend ! I had a Toro and pizza* on the 2019 HT550 and I scratched. I had just the Toro on the 2019 BB300 and finished so I don't know if it's the Pizza th...
by sean_iow
Wed Oct 14, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Spot Assistance Requested...
Replies: 10
Views: 145

Re: Spot Assistance Requested...

Rich, when it's just for Jane to see where I am she just used the Spot app on her phone (or the Spot website) using my login, it saves all the hassle of trying to get spotwalla to work.

There always seems to be a delay for me between starting a ride and spotwalla catching up, sometime several hours.
by sean_iow
Tue Oct 13, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: My BB200 2020 (may contain spoilers).
Replies: 174
Views: 4303

Re: My BB200 2020 (may contain spoilers).

I enjoyed that Lars :-bd you make it sound so easy...

Ride quickly until tired, have a quick sleep, ride quickly again with a quick stop for food and you're done :smile:

I'll try to remember that when after 36 hours non-stop I've still got 25km to go and only 2 hours left :lol:
by sean_iow
Tue Oct 13, 2020 8:20 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: BB200/300 packed bike weigh-in thread
Replies: 57
Views: 1216

Re: BB200/300 packed bike weigh-in thread

Have you got a rucksack as well? I would need a saddle pack that size just for food :lol:

Or has that just got your sleeping bag and shelter and what we can't see is you're wearing full waterproofs with all the pockets stuffed with soren loafs :grin:
by sean_iow
Tue Oct 13, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Know of a tool to visualise my ride & kit list?
Replies: 27
Views: 468

Re: Know of a tool to visualise my ride & kit list?

Sorta: https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-9okM6vu4PuQ/V6ZKfaBQTOI/AAAAAAAAOpc/zjmUotdoujoMneDVlrjQ8dZ2I_QXkE5UQCLcB/s1600/Coasts-and-Cols-Kit-Layout%2B-%2B8.jpg But maybe if you did one per "bag"? Can I ask who's kit that is? I'm going to guess Tim Wiggins*, who's local to me. He's got a Kona, wears lots o...
by sean_iow
Mon Oct 12, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: BB200 2020
Replies: 838
Views: 17235

Re: BB200 2020

I think part of it might be because it's this year. I've encountered more tied up gates, locked or held shut with cable ties locally than all the previous years combined, not to mention home made signs saying the right of way is closed because of Covid or that you can only go through it once a day :...
by sean_iow
Sun Oct 11, 2020 9:12 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 705
Views: 42800

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

I use them on all my myog tarps and tents, work a treat.

As you say you can shorten the line to nothing and do it from under the tarp :-bd
by sean_iow
Sun Oct 11, 2020 8:05 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: BB200 2020
Replies: 838
Views: 17235

Re: BB200 2020

Yeah but you're quite a big lad :wink: That's a bit harsh Stu, we've all put on a few pounds during lock-down but he's no giant haystacks :wink: I like to think it's his likeable personality and approachable manner... but the farmers might just have been wondering why he was riding in the opposite ...