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by sean_iow
Thu Jun 17, 2021 9:15 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Today's Run
Replies: 303
Views: 11599

Re: Today's Run

Ran the homeward leg last night, took it steady due to the heat/humidity. I go a different route home from work so went over St Georges Down, which involves running up the road to the golf course at the top. It's one of those climbs where the thought of it is worse than the actual running/riding up ...
by sean_iow
Wed Jun 16, 2021 8:56 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Paramo Velez Jacket
Replies: 0
Views: 106

Paramo Velez Jacket

Brand new from the Patamo secunds eBay shop, in puffin (orange) and size small. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/384221718593 Unfortunately it's just a tiny bit too small for me :sad: It's supposed to have a tiny defect, but even with the listing pictures to help I couldn't find it :???: I can return it f...
by sean_iow
Wed Jun 16, 2021 10:14 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Today's Run
Replies: 303
Views: 11599

Re: Today's Run

Ran to work this morning, first time in a while I've been able to due to external factors. Left home at 06:45, the mist meant it was actually cool (relative to the days) but by mile 3 the sun had burnt through and it was warming up again. By the time I got to work it was about 15 to 17 degrees. Took...
by sean_iow
Wed Jun 16, 2021 8:34 am
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Gower July 24th?
Replies: 55
Views: 747

Re: Gower July 24th?

:-bd
by sean_iow
Tue Jun 15, 2021 8:23 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Gower July 24th?
Replies: 55
Views: 747

Re: Gower July 24th?

Permission granted, I'm in :grin:
by sean_iow
Tue Jun 15, 2021 6:03 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Condensation
Replies: 22
Views: 383

Re: Condensation

I pitched my Deschutes on the lawn last weekend as I wanted to try out the new quilt attachment straps I'd made. Freshly cut lawn that day so very short grass. Nowhere near water. It was very sunny when I put it up early evening. Quite a big gap underneath the edges all round but no wind. When I wen...
by sean_iow
Tue Jun 15, 2021 12:46 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Gower July 24th?
Replies: 55
Views: 747

Re: Gower July 24th?

if anyone would be interested in a sneaky wild camp friday night then let me know. i will be driving up from soton if anyone wants a lift. I'll have to check with the boss tonight, I'm part way through a bathroom renovation, but provided we have a flushing toilet by then I'm a strong possible for t...
by sean_iow
Mon Jun 14, 2021 6:06 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Today's Run
Replies: 303
Views: 11599

Re: Today's Run

Didn't get out over the weekend as I was working on the bathroom, so firstly, too busy and secondly, no bathing facilities. Took the bath out Thursday evening ready for the plasterer on Friday and finished putting it back late last night. This DIY is just like a multi-day race as by the end of the d...
by sean_iow
Mon Jun 14, 2021 11:27 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Another book
Replies: 5
Views: 378

Re: Another book

There's another review up on ADVNTR . Liking the look of a few of the photos that go along with it... https://advntr.cc/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/Isle-of-Wight-2-Emma-Kingston-scaled.jpg That's the Tennyson Trail on the Island (I didn't even need to click the link to know that) and when the weathe...
by sean_iow
Mon Jun 14, 2021 9:02 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Big Agnes tent experts......
Replies: 21
Views: 475

Re: Big Agnes tent experts......

A quick google suggests that you need the footprint and the outer clips to that... but if it's connected to the footprint then there's be no way connect the inner, so I think it's one or the other, fast-fly or with the inner.
by sean_iow
Fri Jun 11, 2021 3:35 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Highland Trail 2021
Replies: 16
Views: 638

Re: Highland Trail 2021

Phil, Trep and Lars, great write-ups :-bd

They're not exactly helping my resolve that I don't need to go back :lol:

Lars, watching your video I can't believe how much of it I remember, I remember riding the bits as if I was there yesterday when it was 3 years ago!
by sean_iow
Fri Jun 11, 2021 12:53 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Yay, it's cheery Friday.
Replies: 1923
Views: 167887

Re: Yay, it's cheery Friday.

There's a chap here plastering my bathroom as we speak (not with vom) so cheery that it's finally getting sorted - only lived here 5 years with bare plaster/brick/exposed floorboards, I told Jane that he said we need leave the new plaster a minimum of 5 years to dry before painting and I should conc...
by sean_iow
Fri Jun 11, 2021 10:37 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Rigs (NOT bikes) of the tour divide
Replies: 83
Views: 1369

Re: Rigs (NOT bikes) of the tour divide

I’ve always admired the open door inclusivity of the TD as opposed to the HT550. The fact that all are welcome at the GD is great. Having ridden it I think limiting the numbers at the HT550 is also about resupply. If there were 100+ starters then riders at the back might find upon getting to the ca...
by sean_iow
Thu Jun 10, 2021 2:20 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 9859
Views: 1178961

Re: The post man's been ...

Quilt? When mine arrived from Cumulus it felt like they'd sent an empty box :grin:
by sean_iow
Thu Jun 10, 2021 1:29 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Whats the pick of the 29er rims at the moment?
Replies: 34
Views: 525

Re: Whats the pick of the 29er rims at the moment?

Stans Arch Mk3 suffer from cracking at the spoke holes. I've had one changed under warranty. I'm not tough on my wheels and they were built to exacting standards (by me :wink: ) so I'd say it's an issue with the rim rather than wheel build/usage. If I didn't have them on 2 bikes with interchangeable...
by sean_iow
Tue Jun 08, 2021 7:53 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Today's Run
Replies: 303
Views: 11599

Re: Today's Run

Friday - I postponed my planned exciting/interesting run as the novel bit required a specific work site visit first which was cancelled due to PPE supply issues for the safety crew. So instead I went out local to home with the intention of doing 6 miles or so, as I had no route planned I decided to ...
by sean_iow
Mon Jun 07, 2021 5:01 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Yet more quilts...
Replies: 22
Views: 590

Re: Yet more quilts...

I've noticed that some manufacturer's stuff sacks are generous in size*. My cumulus 150 will stuff down smaller than the supplied stuff sack, but, the smaller I stuff it the longer it takes to loft. If you have plenty of time on a normal bivi then getting it set up early to loft before bed isn't an ...
by sean_iow
Mon Jun 07, 2021 1:22 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Yet more quilts...
Replies: 22
Views: 590

Re: Yet more quilts...

I've no help regarding the Cumulus 250 issue, I'm in the same boat :roll: I note you have listed the Limit temps, I assume you are a warm sleeper? As it's a big investment I'd be inclined to use the Comfort temps as it's easy to vent if the quilt is rated lower. The weight penalty is minimal, I've l...
by sean_iow
Fri Jun 04, 2021 10:55 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: is this good for a longshanks ?
Replies: 15
Views: 441

Re: is this good for a longshanks ?

I think the plus is the same size as the normal but with the addition of the mesh.

I'm just under 6ft and it's big enough for me but at your height I think it would be a bit small, there's not much free space at my head/feet.
by sean_iow
Fri Jun 04, 2021 7:32 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: B150
Replies: 22
Views: 410

Re: B150

I don't recall any river crossings that don't have a bridge.
by sean_iow
Thu Jun 03, 2021 6:22 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: King Alfred Way (picture heavy)
Replies: 13
Views: 440

Re: King Alfred Way (picture heavy)

I last rode up Buster Hill in November 2017 on the return leg of a SDW double I did over 3 days, it had been raining for the last 2 days and I was on a heavily loaded singlespeed. I would have got off and pushed sooner but I had an audience and didn't want to appear soft so had to keep going as far ...
by sean_iow
Wed Jun 02, 2021 3:24 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Undercarriage Multi-Day Hygiene
Replies: 43
Views: 1013

Re: Undercarriage Multi-Day Hygiene

I use anti bacterial wipes although I also wondered if they might be a bit harsh? As well as my undercarriage I also give the chamois a wipe over. I also make sure to get some air to my bits/get the shorts off.
by sean_iow
Wed Jun 02, 2021 11:14 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 9859
Views: 1178961

Re: The post man's been ...

Am I wishing the summer away already with the light?? Longest day is less than 3 weeks away? Need to start preparing for winter now as it will be here in no time :grin: Postie delivered a Wildcat tapered dry bag. My existing one seems to leak... but after 4 years and 1000s of miles I can't complain...
by sean_iow
Wed Jun 02, 2021 8:08 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Navigation tips for glasses wearer
Replies: 8
Views: 255

Re: Navigation tips for glasses wearer

There are 2 types of Rain-X Rain-x Rain repellent - this goes on the outside of your glasses Rain-X Anti Fog - this goes on the inside of your glasses I used to use them on the windscreen of the racing car, made a big difference. Based on the amount I used on the car (3 seasons racing and never fini...
by sean_iow
Tue Jun 01, 2021 6:40 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Today's Run
Replies: 303
Views: 11599

Re: Today's Run

Work and DIY commitments have eaten into my running (and riding) time quite a bit the last few weeks :sad: Got out after work today, the car thermometer said 25 degrees when I left work, even if that was generous it was plenty hot enough. The heat, and the grass now being knee high for some of it, m...