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by sean_iow
Fri Jul 19, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Dare I Ask; What Bike Are You Taking To The BB200?
Replies: 30
Views: 405

Re: Dare I Ask; What Bike Are You Taking To The BB200?

Moff wrote:
Fri Jul 19, 2019 1:22 pm
....question is go rigid? .....stay singlespeed?
No and yes :smile: I ran 34/20 last year and it was fine, apart from around the Elan valley where the headwind was so strong I nearly had to get off and push on the flat :roll:
by sean_iow
Fri Jul 19, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: New Bivibag
Replies: 13
Views: 84

Re: New Bivibag

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48322660477_914a343390_c.jpg Day 2 of a failed ridgeway double, Easter 2018. I had to bail to a commercial campsite to be able to stand it their free showers until I stopped shivering... When I was in my Borah was the only time in 48 hours when I wasn't get wet f...
by sean_iow
Fri Jul 19, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: New Bivibag
Replies: 13
Views: 84

Re: New Bivibag

Hmm....the Borah doesn't sound too good for a UK weather/tarp mis-pitch situation. Current Hunka the original small size so have to use it on my sleeping mat, quite often slide off at the mo. Something I could get a mat into and have semi decent weather proofing would be ideal. How big is your tarp...
by sean_iow
Fri Jul 19, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Jay Petervary sacked
Replies: 43
Views: 1020

Re: Jay Petervary sacked

Sure, nothing against the race or racers either. I suppose my thoughts were about how racer's mindset may carry over between events and the contrast between what might be asked / expected of say the TD compared to the SRMR. That's a good point. As both the TD and the SRMR are people on bikes with t...
by sean_iow
Fri Jul 19, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: New Bivibag
Replies: 13
Views: 84

Re: New Bivibag

Been looking at the Borah's seem pretty good price/weight Are the seams taped or do they need sealing? How waterproof are they? Will mostly be used under a tarp so probably doesn't matter too much. As has been said, the top of the Borah is only water resistant. The trade off is that it's more breat...
by sean_iow
Fri Jul 19, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Jay Petervary sacked
Replies: 43
Views: 1020

Re: Jay Petervary sacked

The Silk Road Mountain Race is a commercial event and run as one. It needs exposure for it's sponsors. It's not an underground bikepacking race that's free to enter, it's more a TCR held in the mountains. As for the phone signal, 4G doesn't mean it's not remote, it just means there are phone masts t...
by sean_iow
Fri Jul 19, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: 141 QR Boost Dropouts - Sonder Frontier
Replies: 4
Views: 70

Re: 141 QR Boost Dropouts - Sonder Frontier

141QR Boost is on the drop down list for adapters for the V6 hubs when buying a wheel set, I just looked on the Superstar website so you may be in luck. It depends if the base hub is the same for the boost and non-boost versions. For example, Hope can be converted from 148 boost to 141QR boost with ...
by sean_iow
Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:26 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Jay Petervary sacked
Replies: 43
Views: 1020

Re: Jay Petervary sacked

Will Silk Mountain Race have both JP and Lael on there this year?? Are we watching it (ie. Do they provide dots and is there enough sattelite coverage or however these SPOT things work to get a decent timeline)... There is loads of media on the Silk Road, they have 2 media/support vans and podcast ...
by sean_iow
Thu Jul 18, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Jay Petervary sacked
Replies: 43
Views: 1020

Re: Jay Petervary sacked

ssnowman wrote:
Thu Jul 18, 2019 1:37 pm
I read JP's comments at the time and lots of other comments, mainly on the TD FB page. What, I still can't ascertain though; was there another film crew and who was the rider they were following?
https://www.instagram.com/hunt.beyond/

I believe this is what Lael's crew were referring to
by sean_iow
Thu Jul 18, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Dare I Ask; What Bike Are You Taking To The BB200?
Replies: 30
Views: 405

Re: Dare I Ask; What Bike Are You Taking To The BB200?

More of an issue is how much of a faff it will be to get off when you need the toilet, but perhaps you just leave it on and 'go' anyway, which might explain why the bottom of the trousers don't appear to have the sealed cuffs like the sleeves :lol:
by sean_iow
Thu Jul 18, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: GB Divide
Replies: 35
Views: 788

Re: GB Divide

Zippy wrote:
Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:45 am
HT550 to do first...and then work out if my flat bar cx bike is comfortable enough - otherwise it may require the use of a different bike .
Once you've ridden the HT550, some of which is used on the GB Divide route, you'll put aside thoughts of taking a flat bar cx bike :lol:
by sean_iow
Thu Jul 18, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Jay Petervary sacked
Replies: 43
Views: 1020

Re: Jay Petervary sacked

Ton, Yes and no, he did use a sail but it wasn't specifically against the rules at the time. They clarified the rules afterwards. He's the one with the funny beard (no offense to anyone here with a similar beard)
by sean_iow
Thu Jul 18, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Jay Petervary sacked
Replies: 43
Views: 1020

Re: Jay Petervary sacked

making snidey comments and generally trying to discredit other riders. Especially if the other rider you're having a go at is sponsored by Specalized... who will threaten to take anyone to court if they think it's affecting their business. Phone call to Salsa... "Hi, It's Specalized here, we were h...
by sean_iow
Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Dare I Ask; What Bike Are You Taking To The BB200?
Replies: 30
Views: 405

Re: Dare I Ask; What Bike Are You Taking To The BB200?

This one, and it will probably have this kit on it. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/46831547435_495d9ed5c2_z.jpg Although I might put the seat pack on and put the compulsory bivi kit in that which will free up space in the bar bag, I can then put my waterproof in that, and a spare heavy duty wat...
by sean_iow
Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tour Divide 2019
Replies: 762
Views: 23305

Re: Tour Divide 2019

Jay P has been dropped by a salsa I'd better email them and let them know I'm available, I already have a bike so it will only cost them a jersey to have me replace him :lol: Dave, have a look on the Facebook page, there was a big discussion about Lael's film crew which jp was involved in, although...
by sean_iow
Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What you done t' your bike today
Replies: 167
Views: 5993

Re: What you done t' your bike today

It could equally be that the face-plate isn't strong enough so they reduced the torque needed to strip the hex out of the bolt :wink: but I've not managed to crack mine yet, even with bolts with a normal size hex.
by sean_iow
Wed Jul 17, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What you done t' your bike today
Replies: 167
Views: 5993

Re: What you done t' your bike today

Oh... and judging from the amount of online stores selling replacement - original part - for it: It's (rounded heads) obviously a regular occurance. THOMSON... Be ashamed ! I've fitted non-thomson bolts to my stem, but mainly because I needed longer bolts for a stem mounted gps bracket. But I think...
by sean_iow
Wed Jul 17, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: What does your perfect event look like?
Replies: 100
Views: 1685

Re: What does your perfect event look like?

Are you saying an electric bike does not count for ITT? They're specifically excluded from the HT550 group start. Given the weight penalty I wouldn't think there was an advantage overall with taking one. Imaging pushing/carrying it up the coffin road or carrying it above your head at the Loch na Se...
by sean_iow
Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: GB Divide
Replies: 35
Views: 788

Re: GB Divide

This is the Dunkery Beacon descent https://s0.geograph.org.uk/geophotos/03/17/06/3170630_f3eeb30a.jpg Not spectacularly rough but enough rocks and stones on the path bed to keep you on your toes. Probably about 2km of it. From memory there's one rougher section. I was on a rigid 29er and it was sta...
by sean_iow
Tue Jul 16, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: GB Divide
Replies: 35
Views: 788

Re: GB Divide

gairym wrote:
Tue Jul 16, 2019 3:15 pm
You can download the .gpx direct from the bikepacking.com article here:
Excellent, thanks :-bd
by sean_iow
Tue Jul 16, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: GB Divide
Replies: 35
Views: 788

Re: GB Divide

You know the group start will be a race :wink: I'm interested in the concept of a GB divide but I fear my preferred choice of bike (singlespeed mountain bike) is at odds with what has been developed as a 'gravel' bike route? They state ​We love fast flowing tracks but we are not allergic to road and...
by sean_iow
Tue Jul 16, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Dehydrated/ firepot meals.
Replies: 16
Views: 304

Re: Dehydrated/ firepot meals.

Am i missing something or is this typical? Ride further? :wink: I find that the more tired I am the better food tastes, I've been tired enough before to eat a steak slice with custard (I sat on the pavement, holding the slice in one hand and a spoon in the other alternating between bites of slice a...
by sean_iow
Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Why are Grand Departs only for racers....?
Replies: 48
Views: 844

Re: Why are Grand Departs only for racers....?

They've moved the date back this year, it's usually in late June or July. I wouldn't have agreed to go on holiday with relatives if I'd known I'd miss the End 2 End :lol:
by sean_iow
Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Downs 300 ITT
Replies: 65
Views: 4313

Re: Downs 300 ITT

I had a go at this yesterday Were you riding Jim Barrows route? I'm thinking of riding this. There are some bits without opportunities to restock on supplies, so any aspirants should carry plenty of water. I had two big bottles, but still ran out early on the section between Storrington and a rathe...
by sean_iow
Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Why are Grand Departs only for racers....?
Replies: 48
Views: 844

Re: Why are Grand Departs only for racers....?

He's the facebook page, I think that's the only way they promote it as it doesn't cost anything. https://www.facebook.com/Isle-of-Wight-End-to-end-and-back-again-419896758117472/ It's on the 22nd September this year, I'm going to miss it as I'm away on holiday which is poor planning on my part :sad:...