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by sean_iow
Sat May 15, 2021 10:36 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: HT550 2021
Replies: 99
Views: 2541

Re: HT550 2021

I get loads of odd aches and pains just before a big event, the body's way of telling you not to go bother as it knows what's coming next?

They all disappear once I get started. Hopefully you'll be fixed up in no time.
by sean_iow
Sat May 15, 2021 7:01 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Yay, it's cheery Friday.
Replies: 1846
Views: 159641

Re: Yay, it's cheery Friday.

Wow! How long does that take to do? All the exhausts I've made have either been wrapped on hidden underneath the vehicle, which is lucky as I'd never have the patience (or skill) to do that.
by sean_iow
Fri May 14, 2021 10:24 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Yay, it's cheery Friday.
Replies: 1846
Views: 159641

Re: Yay, it's cheery Friday.

Just in ASDA doing the shopping, no chocolate biscuit stout :sad: also, whilst in the beer aisle a family where looking at the spirits, having difficulty choosing. Their friend walks up and says 'this is what he should get' pointing to the shelf. The mum replies, 'he's not having a big bottle of abs...
by sean_iow
Thu May 13, 2021 2:31 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Candidates for an expanded swear filter
Replies: 41
Views: 560

Re: Candidates for an expanded swear filter

Even though I've never had problem with mine, how about 'valve remover' for Lezyne :lol:
by sean_iow
Thu May 13, 2021 10:23 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 9782
Views: 1143557

Re: The post man's been ...

A Lezyne Pocket Drive HV - I've never had an issue with the valve unscrewing thing. Slightly more compact than my existing Ally Drive pump. A Big Agnes synthetic sleeping bag half liner, eBay bargain. I plan to use it over my summer bag or quilt as an extra layer when the forecast is colder than I'd...
by sean_iow
Wed May 12, 2021 7:31 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: And here's another for you.
Replies: 55
Views: 1029

Re: And here's another for you.

I saw recently that wardens and keepers are out at night on quad-bikes in the Peaks and moving wild campers on from popular spots.

Every (irresponsible) action has a consequence even if not apparent at the time.
by sean_iow
Wed May 12, 2021 2:41 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: And here's another for you.
Replies: 55
Views: 1029

Re: And here's another for you.

Dave Barter wrote:
Wed May 12, 2021 2:17 pm
Can we add skidding round corners to the crime list.
How else would we know how sick the loam was?
by sean_iow
Wed May 12, 2021 9:40 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a Month 2021
Replies: 388
Views: 12799

Re: Bivvy a Month 2021

Sounds like a good trip :-bd I now feel the need to add pineapple jafa cakes to my shopping list for this week :smile:
by sean_iow
Wed May 12, 2021 8:26 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: HT550 2021
Replies: 99
Views: 2541

Re: HT550 2021

Also, with the eTrex the batteries last hours after the low-battery warning. I only change mine when they are so flat it shuts off.
by sean_iow
Wed May 12, 2021 8:22 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: I give up.
Replies: 26
Views: 1020

Re: I give up.

Looking at there photos they were on ebikes too, ebikes to bike pack??? Why would them being on ebiker be an issue? As Johnny says above "within your battery range then why not?" I guess it's not a problem in that case. Perhaps if they weren't on ebikes they wouldn't have the energy/capacity to bri...
by sean_iow
Wed May 12, 2021 8:05 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: HT550 2021
Replies: 99
Views: 2541

Re: HT550 2021

Longer than that surely? Two or three days at least, even non lithium ones lasted me two 12 hour ish days Two 12 hour days isn't the same as lasting 24 hours though as they recover slightly when off? My rechargeable ones will last just about 30 hours non-stop use, depending on the backlight setting...
by sean_iow
Tue May 11, 2021 8:18 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Today's Run
Replies: 276
Views: 8470

Re: Today's Run

I'd like to have seen both your reactions when he realised he'd left the key in your car :grin: I ran yesterday, the week before I was lifeless and really struggled, yesterday seemed easy despite being hillier and further :???: either just on a good day or perhaps I just rested better over the weeke...
by sean_iow
Tue May 11, 2021 6:49 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Was it fun?
Replies: 29
Views: 678

Re: Was it fun?

:-W only joking :lol: very true though. Mine tells me how long until full recovery, it must have a sense of humour as it always says it will be a day more than the time to my next activity :lol:
by sean_iow
Mon May 10, 2021 9:30 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: HT550 2021
Replies: 99
Views: 2541

Re: HT550 2021

This was discussed at length in 2019 by all of us waiting around in Tyndrum. My personal theory is that people who know they’re not fast (myself included) will pack enough stuff to be comfortable because they know they’ll be out there a while. The racers at the front are either racing or scratching...
by sean_iow
Sun May 09, 2021 7:00 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: HT550 2021
Replies: 99
Views: 2541

Re: HT550 2021

Ah, I misread that as 1 minute intervals.

How was the river crossing when you turned off the old route to go along the south side of the Loch? It looked like it had potential to get quite wide when I rode the LTL, but it was getting dark when I was there and they always look worse in the dark.
by sean_iow
Sun May 09, 2021 12:38 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: It seemed as if it would be oh so simple.
Replies: 4
Views: 280

Re: It seemed as if it would be oh so simple.

I saw a contraption that was a clear plastic bucket with an airtight lid and it had 2 ports in the top and a very fine filter over one inside. Connect the vacuum to this port and a length of flexible hose to the other. Vacuum on suck collects the down from the item into the bucket. Switch to blow an...
by sean_iow
Sun May 09, 2021 11:12 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: HT550 2021
Replies: 99
Views: 2541

Re: HT550 2021

That shouldn't make much difference to my dot watching then. 6 at a time every minute means everyone will be off after 10 minutes and once they get to the railway underpass they'll all be together again :smile:
by sean_iow
Sun May 09, 2021 10:51 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: HT550 2021
Replies: 99
Views: 2541

Re: HT550 2021

Did I hear it's a staggered start this year? Just thinking about my dot watching and wondered how that will work.
by sean_iow
Sat May 08, 2021 6:40 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: It seemed as if it would be oh so simple.
Replies: 4
Views: 280

Re: It seemed as if it would be oh so simple.

Looks good :-bd I originally bought the pied elephant with the idea of recycling the down into a quilt. I then looked at YouTube videos of people sealing themselves in their bathrooms with the door taped shut, to get the down out without getting it all over the house and had a change of mind :lol:
by sean_iow
Sat May 08, 2021 10:18 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: ever wish you were strong enough to ride single speed ?
Replies: 90
Views: 2382

Re: ever wish you were strong enough to ride single speed ?

I'm lucky that my geographical location means that I can leave the same ratio on all the time here (34/18) but if I've got a big loaded ride locally I will usually change to 32/18 but that's only a couple of times a year. I also use this as an opportunity to clean the chainring/chain/cog in the part...
by sean_iow
Sat May 08, 2021 10:03 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Diving down the dynamo rabbit hole
Replies: 21
Views: 555

Re: Diving down the dynamo rabbit hole

My first SP lasted less than 500 miles. The warranty replacement, which was the newer improved version, had 4 years and 1000s of miles of on/off use. It's now got a just detectable bit of play in the bearings. No longer in regular use as that bike is no longer assembled.
by sean_iow
Sat May 08, 2021 8:41 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a Month 2021
Replies: 388
Views: 12799

Re: Bivvy a Month 2021

He'd left it in the dry bag he had his kit (and himself) in last time. I planned to try a new location, a bit of woodland only 5 miles from home. For those not familiar with the Island there's a ridge of chalk download that runs east to west across the center, the only gap being at Newport where the...
by sean_iow
Fri May 07, 2021 6:48 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a Month 2021
Replies: 388
Views: 12799

Re: Bivvy a Month 2021

Just packing the kit for tonight's BAM. Does anyone know where Ralph's bivi bag is? I wish he's put his kit away in the storage boxes to make it easy to find :lol:
by sean_iow
Fri May 07, 2021 1:50 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: HT550 2021
Replies: 99
Views: 2541

Re: HT550 2021

htrider wrote:
Fri May 07, 2021 1:31 pm
Just seen that Liam Glen is running singlespeed. Wonder what ratio he's using??
Judging by his performance on the BB200 (14 hr 32 min) that makes him favourite then? :smile:
by sean_iow
Fri May 07, 2021 12:07 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 9782
Views: 1143557

Re: The post man's been ...

A lovely Thomson layback from the IoW / Sean. What a shame I am an absolute donkey and have got my seatpost sizes confused :oops: Fireline takes 31.6 whilst the post is 30.9 (as advertised, of course). Somebody in this transaction is a right plonka, and it's not Sean :cool: :roll: :lol: . I've PM'd...