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by sean_iow
Fri Apr 16, 2021 6:10 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a Month 2021
Replies: 287
Views: 8119

Re: Bivvy a Month 2021

shutuplegs wrote:
Fri Apr 16, 2021 5:43 pm
Oddly enough it’s a memorial to a horse...
Farley Mount? I'd never considered that as a bivi spot but I've only been there in the day when it's busy.
by sean_iow
Fri Apr 16, 2021 1:42 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Borah bivy or mesh inner for a Gatewood.
Replies: 11
Views: 162

Re: Borah bivy or mesh inner for a Gatewood.

^ This :-bd A plus with the Borah is that if the weather is good and forecast to stay that way you don't even need to put an outer up, just sleep in the bivi bag :smile:
by sean_iow
Fri Apr 16, 2021 12:04 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: So It Looks Like I've Been Rubbed Up The Wrong Way....
Replies: 35
Views: 486

Re: So It Looks Like I've Been Rubbed Up The Wrong Way....

carbon forks are usually solid around the crown. My Travers Prongs are hollow there, looking inside it appears the steerer doesn't even go all the way through it, it blends into the sides. Next time you cross an old railway bridge bear in mind that its steel work (or worse iron work) will be up to ...
by sean_iow
Thu Apr 15, 2021 9:34 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: So It Looks Like I've Been Rubbed Up The Wrong Way....
Replies: 35
Views: 486

Re: So It Looks Like I've Been Rubbed Up The Wrong Way....

You could ask a carbon repair specialist what they think as I'm obviously just basing my advice on a picture I'm viewing on my phone, but it does look bad :cry:
by sean_iow
Thu Apr 15, 2021 9:17 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: So It Looks Like I've Been Rubbed Up The Wrong Way....
Replies: 35
Views: 486

Re: So It Looks Like I've Been Rubbed Up The Wrong Way....

It's worrying me and it's not my fork. That's about the worst location for that damage :sad:
by sean_iow
Thu Apr 15, 2021 5:43 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: 3/4 length sleeping mats
Replies: 17
Views: 200

Re: 3/4 length sleeping mats

Whilst it might not be the determining factor, what is the weight saving between full > 3/4? UberLite small 158g UberLite regular 264g My normal Neoair Xlite is 354g So if I stuck with a full length mat I'd only save 90g but switching to the small I'd save 196g which 'might' be worth the outlay. Th...
by sean_iow
Thu Apr 15, 2021 1:23 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: 3/4 length sleeping mats
Replies: 17
Views: 200

Re: 3/4 length sleeping mats

I think it would stop just above my knees, or maybe at them. It's just occurred to me that the way to find out is to sleep on my current Neo Air but move down the mat so if finishes in the place where a 3/4 on would. I still need to think of something I could put under my feet to keep them off the f...
by sean_iow
Thu Apr 15, 2021 12:13 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: 3/4 length sleeping mats
Replies: 17
Views: 200

3/4 length sleeping mats

I'm thinking about a new mat and the Thermarest NeoAir UberLite has caught my eye. The short version is only 158g but it's obviously only 3/4 length, 119cm long. I've previously used an Alpkit WeeAiric which was only 126cm long but that was only 2.5cm thick so I didn't notice the transition to my le...
by sean_iow
Wed Apr 14, 2021 8:10 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Today's Run
Replies: 255
Views: 5987

Re: Today's Run

Return leg of the run commute, which is slightly longer as I go past my mum's to collect her shopping list. She still has a confused look when I say I've come from work as she can't quite get her head round running as a way to go to and from work. Picked the flatter option for the route which still ...
by sean_iow
Wed Apr 14, 2021 6:46 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Magpies.
Replies: 42
Views: 633

Re: Magpies.

And what's Ralph's view of this behaviour, Sean? :wink: He's ok as long as I occasionally ask how he's doing as well. Shaf, I also say hello to just about all other animals, although a 'morning' or 'afternoon' will usually suffice. Didn't mention it earlier as didn't want people to think I'm weird*...
by sean_iow
Wed Apr 14, 2021 5:59 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Magpies.
Replies: 42
Views: 633

Re: Magpies.

I say hello to every single (as in on it's own) magpie I see. I actually say Hello Mr Magpie, how's the wife and children? I don't say hello if there's more than one as I assume they are already mid conversation. I've idea why I stated this but I dare not stop in case it's bad luck. I also used to a...
by sean_iow
Wed Apr 14, 2021 1:53 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Today's Run
Replies: 255
Views: 5987

Re: Today's Run

I had snow for my ride yesterday, that was unexpected! The current weather here seems to be totally random and not influenced by the seasons any more. 8 degrees and sunny at 8am one day, -2 and snow flurries the next, back to clear but 2 degrees the next, then 4 degrees and hail :roll: I have to ta...
by sean_iow
Wed Apr 14, 2021 8:59 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Today's Run
Replies: 255
Views: 5987

Re: Today's Run

Run commute day, I started doing it every other Wednesday as I think doing it every week was wearing me out, plus I missed riding the bike. I missed the last one due to having to go on a site visit on the mainland so not done the run to work for 4 weeks. When the alarm went off I wasn't very keen on...
by sean_iow
Tue Apr 13, 2021 10:42 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Charging from Exposure light
Replies: 10
Views: 292

Re: Charging from Exposure light

It does look like they've stopped making the micro usb cable :sad: I'd better not loose mine.
by sean_iow
Tue Apr 13, 2021 7:40 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Charging from Exposure light
Replies: 10
Views: 292

Re: Charging from Exposure light

how many times will it charge your phone? My adapter from micro USB to USB C arrived today so I've been able to test it. Toro Mk10 53% to start and 29% when finished Google Pixel 5, 34% to start and 68% when finished, on charge for 50 minutes. The phone has quite a high capacity battery, I can go 2...
by sean_iow
Mon Apr 12, 2021 10:08 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Today's Run
Replies: 255
Views: 5987

Re: Today's Run

Only doing a shorter one today to save my legs for Wednesday's run comutte, planned a route at about 7 miles. When I stated it occurred to me I could go a bit harder as it was shorter than a normal Monday. According to the Coros App I spent 33% of the run at threshold and 62% in the anaerobic range,...
by sean_iow
Mon Apr 12, 2021 9:37 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Charging from Exposure light
Replies: 10
Views: 292

Re: Charging from Exposure light

I've got a Toro Mk 10. I've no idea how many times it would charge my phone though, sorry. I've used it to charge my phone from flat before and the light still had charge. I take the cable when I'm not taking a power bank just in case my phone needs charging but I'm careful with my phone and the pho...
by sean_iow
Mon Apr 12, 2021 9:00 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Charging from Exposure light
Replies: 10
Views: 292

Re: Charging from Exposure light

I have as a backup, it works well. Which reminds me my new phone has a different socket so I need to get an adapter for my Exposure cable.
by sean_iow
Mon Apr 12, 2021 7:51 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Jones Twitchyness!
Replies: 5
Views: 222

Re: Jones Twitchyness!

The first time I rode with Jones Loops I was trying to ride along a wheel rut and couldn't keep in a straight line at all, I kept catching the sides and came off twice. I'd ridden this route without issue many times, the only firm bit is the bottom of the rut from the tractor wheels. I thought the b...
by sean_iow
Sat Apr 10, 2021 9:09 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: sub standard rant time
Replies: 59
Views: 1092

Re: sub standard rant time

voodoo_simon wrote:
Sat Apr 10, 2021 3:40 pm
How did we go from travelling over the border into wales to aligning the tyre logo with valves* :lol: :lol:
Sorry :oops:
by sean_iow
Fri Apr 09, 2021 1:30 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: £wise, spar or cafe?
Replies: 13
Views: 278

Re: £wise, spar or cafe?

Don't forget that if you eat at a cafe there's added value, indoor seating (remember that) out of the rain/wind/cold/sun plus a loo. As much as I like sitting on the kerb at a petrol station forecourt eating a cold pie sometimes a chair and some respite from the weather is needed. Depending on the c...
by sean_iow
Fri Apr 09, 2021 11:44 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Main site re-jig.
Replies: 29
Views: 474

Re: Main site re-jig.

The logo is only on the desktop version not my android version on the phone which is the issue? So on a phone there is no way to the main menu. Stu, you're missing a trick here, I'd be much ,more likely to order a new warmer sleeping bag when shivering in my bivi if it was easy to get to the shop us...
by sean_iow
Fri Apr 09, 2021 11:40 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Main site re-jig.
Replies: 29
Views: 474

Re: Main site re-jig.

RIP wrote:
Fri Apr 09, 2021 11:37 am
Not got any logos on me phone forum page. Just FAQ and a menu for members, your posts, new posts etc; search box; and some buttons for notifications, messages etc.
Just checked mine on the phone as well, there's no way out of the forum other than typing in the url of the home page.
by sean_iow
Fri Apr 09, 2021 8:41 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: What are you drinking now?
Replies: 316
Views: 8113

Re: What are you drinking now?

RIP wrote:
Thu Apr 08, 2021 10:35 pm
sean_iow wrote:
Thu Apr 08, 2021 9:18 pm
Breakfast Stout
That's one of those annoying word pairs which have to be spoken with a deliberate pause or they slur together.
If you have it for breakfast you're likely to slur all your words not just the name of the beer :grin:
by sean_iow
Fri Apr 09, 2021 8:33 am
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Leicestershire newbie
Replies: 6
Views: 135

Re: Leicestershire newbie

franswaar wrote:
Fri Apr 09, 2021 7:07 am
Forgot to mention I’m not available till next month as this is when I’m up for parole, and no night riding as I will be on licence 👍🏻
:lol: You'll fit in well here :-bd