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by sean_iow
Mon May 16, 2022 8:52 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: vaguely exciting Crocs
Replies: 11
Views: 202

Re: vaguely exciting Crocs

Are the holes in the sides where your dignity drains out :wink:
by sean_iow
Sat May 14, 2022 1:20 pm
Forum: Routes
Topic: WRT route sharing for a non local?
Replies: 12
Views: 215

Re: WRT route sharing for a non local?

If you find a segment on your WRT ride, look at the leaderboard and see who rode it on the same date, click on their time and you can see their ride. Works best if you pick a segment that's obscure and likely to only be WRT riders (or even create one) to increase the chances of the people on the lea...
by sean_iow
Fri May 13, 2022 10:11 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Yet another 'Divide'.
Replies: 62
Views: 921

Re: Yet another 'Divide'.

Mawonavelo wrote: Fri May 13, 2022 10:07 am It’s as if the riding is actually the optional extra.
Forecast is for rain on Sunday so I'm guessing some may opt out of the riding on that day. Even £2k doesn't guarantee good weather :grin:
by sean_iow
Fri May 13, 2022 9:22 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Yet another 'Divide'.
Replies: 62
Views: 921

Re: Yet another 'Divide'.

As an example of what people will pay, on The Island this weekend people are paying £2295 for 2 days of guided riding. https://www.leblanq.com/products/isle-of-wight I'll be on the same roads myself, but I will have to do my own navigation and cook my own dinner. On a serious note it does illustrate...
by sean_iow
Thu May 12, 2022 7:45 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: YD 30.0 & Cavepacking
Replies: 14
Views: 233

Re: YD 30.0 & Cavepacking

RIP wrote: Thu May 12, 2022 7:21 pm .... my spot radar works in the dark anyway.
Says the man who once slept in a shed and didn't realise it was at the bottom of someone's garden until the light of the morning :lol:
by sean_iow
Thu May 12, 2022 7:25 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Yet another 'Divide'.
Replies: 62
Views: 921

Re: Yet another 'Divide'.

I think the reason it comes up is self supported bikepacking events didn't used to cost anything to enter, and most don't, the organisers did all that for free. Once it started to become gravel-packing it seemed to cost money to enter. Maybe as the clientele are coming from the road and they're used...
by sean_iow
Wed May 11, 2022 7:13 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: May Monkey Brain
Replies: 22
Views: 446

Re: May Monkey Brain

I can't help with your dilemma V, but Ralph world like to point out he is focused on BAM and isn't distracted by other interests, and he's got an actual monkey brain and finds it quite offensive to refer to it like that :lol:
by sean_iow
Wed May 11, 2022 1:37 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: May Monkey Brain
Replies: 22
Views: 446

Re: May Monkey Brain

I could do indoors in the company of two rambunctious children which led to the massive money pit that is Lego but that's a different story. I've just had a eureka moment where I've realised who you are on Instagram, where I follow you. To be fair to your children it looks like you're the driving f...
by sean_iow
Tue May 10, 2022 8:33 am
Forum: Routes
Topic: WRT route sharing for a non local?
Replies: 12
Views: 215

Re: WRT route sharing for a non local?

Not WRT routes but these are all the BB200 routes from past years https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/0/viewer?mid=1KyNI2k7WLleKo29lxJssw2-YSDa07w5l&ll=52.53455717819189%2C-3.524227384330949&z=9 I thought the request was for the best bits :lol: The aim is not to end up in a bog not be directed ...
by sean_iow
Mon May 09, 2022 2:36 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: A WRT on Bromptons.
Replies: 49
Views: 901

Re: A WRT on Bromptons.

I dunno Reg, Sean’s itinerary looked highly feasible! Not been to the IoW in nearly 50 years either so maybe due a visit! It's not changed much :lol: My suggestion is the flat way between those points, it follows the routes of the old railways. There's a line of Downs runs east to west (or west to ...
by sean_iow
Sat May 07, 2022 12:31 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Oykel Bridge to Cape Wrath as a loop
Replies: 12
Views: 339

Re: Oykel Bridge to Cape Wrath as a loop

At a pub in the Peak's, I stayed at Andy's on my way back from the Cairngorm Loop and was going to go out on a bivi in the Peak's but 400 miles of Scotland (I rode the LTL after the CL300) had done me over, would have been September time. Of course it might have been someone completely different, I'...
by sean_iow
Sat May 07, 2022 11:02 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Paragon dropouts UK?
Replies: 8
Views: 212

Re: Paragon dropouts UK?

Ah I see. There must be a friendly American boner on here who you could get to buy it and post it over? The actual shipping cost is usually a fraction of what they want to charge.
by sean_iow
Sat May 07, 2022 10:49 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Oykel Bridge to Cape Wrath as a loop
Replies: 12
Views: 339

Re: Oykel Bridge to Cape Wrath as a loop

Looked amazing, and pretty good weather wise.

It took me a while to realise you're Bill and not Phil, which might be even more embarrassing as I think I went out for dinner with you and Pete (and Andy) in 2020? :oops:
by sean_iow
Sat May 07, 2022 10:31 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Paragon dropouts UK?
Replies: 8
Views: 212

Re: Paragon dropouts UK?

When I was converting my Genesis to singlespeed (in 2017) I looked and couldn't find any over here. Are you trying to get spares for an existing frame or building a new one? In the end I bought a new BB shell from here https://www.ceeway.com/index.htm They also sell all sorts of dropouts although th...
by sean_iow
Wed May 04, 2022 12:25 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: A WRT on Bromptons.
Replies: 49
Views: 901

Re: A WRT on Bromptons.

benp1 wrote: Wed May 04, 2022 10:31 am ....if you popped to the IOW
Hovercraft over.
Electric train Ryde to Smallbrook Junction
Steam train Smallbrook Junction to Wootton
Ride along the cycle path to Newport and then on to Cowes (pretty flat all the way)
Chain Ferrry to East Cowes
Bus back to Ryde
Fastcat ferry back to Portsmouth
by sean_iow
Wed May 04, 2022 12:11 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Single speed 32:20 vs 34:20 How much harder?
Replies: 10
Views: 245

Re: Single speed 32:20 vs 34:20 How much harder?

It's about 6% harder, whether that's enough to be an issue depends on how you get on at the moment, are you right on the limit on the steeper climbs? It might just mean you have to get off an push that bit earlier. How is the rest of the drive-train? If the chain and cog are worn will you be changin...
by sean_iow
Wed May 04, 2022 9:16 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: A WRT on Bromptons.
Replies: 49
Views: 901

Re: A WRT on Bromptons.

Loved that, top work gents :-bd
by sean_iow
Mon May 02, 2022 9:55 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2022
Replies: 383
Views: 14662

Re: Bivvy a month 2022

Pub gardens in Wales are slightly less landscaped than on The Island :lol: That would be children's adventure playground or nearly trimmed bush over here.
by sean_iow
Fri Apr 29, 2022 9:50 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Ferries to ‘THE Island’ & other questions
Replies: 21
Views: 488

Re: Ferries to ‘THE Island’ & other questions

lune ranger wrote: Fri Apr 29, 2022 9:46 pm The Island is just a wee bit further away than I thought.
Tell me about it, I rode to yours to meet up for the winter bivi, into a headwind, took me a day and a half :lol:
by sean_iow
Fri Apr 29, 2022 10:17 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Yay, it's cheery Friday.
Replies: 2609
Views: 238142

Re: Yay, it's cheery Friday.

How's your DIY coming on Sean 🤣 The bathroom is finished :grin: I think 1 room every 6 years is sufficient progress. Rumors that I only did the bathroom to get a bath to check for leaks in sleeping mats are entirely unfounded :lol: https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52037513471_3cccbbe2df_c.jpg
by sean_iow
Fri Apr 29, 2022 9:09 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 4074
Views: 835166

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

Looking on the SMD website they have the pole at quite an angle. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52037435291_6601441886_c.jpg It's never let me down and pitched with the back into the wind any rain doesn't come under the front. It's always just puzzled me that mine never looks like other peoples...
by sean_iow
Fri Apr 29, 2022 8:56 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Yay, it's cheery Friday.
Replies: 2609
Views: 238142

Re: Yay, it's cheery Friday.

Karl wrote: Fri Apr 29, 2022 8:28 am I've just got an entry for the Iditarod Trail Invitational.
They've lowered their standards :wink: That's great news :-bd The DIY will definitely not get done now :lol:
by sean_iow
Thu Apr 28, 2022 2:06 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 4074
Views: 835166

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

Ah, that might explain it. When I see pictures of them the look like their closer to the ground at the front than mine but maybe it's just the angle the photo is taken from? I have a lawn like a pin cushion from trying to get it lower :lol: https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52034617927_caede16d66_...
by sean_iow
Thu Apr 28, 2022 1:38 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 4074
Views: 835166

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

Yep that's me in a nutshell - so far not scalded myself just spilt 1/4 of a pint. I think that as they are quite 'floppy' I actually take a bit more care when using it which is probably why I've not had many mishaps. I use waldo cup as well and they are great, but a bit small for my tea capacity To...
by sean_iow
Thu Apr 28, 2022 9:25 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Ferries to ‘THE Island’ & other questions
Replies: 21
Views: 488

Re: Ferries to ‘THE Island’ & other questions

Folly Inn, Whippingham Can you get to this without having to go down that godawful road through the caravan park yet? In the dry the cheeky footpath from Island Harbour is ok. The road is only just over half a mile long so not 'that' bad. It's not the Postman's Path or Coffin Road :grin: I'm assumi...