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by frogatthefarriers
Fri Mar 27, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Yay, it's cheery Friday.
Replies: 828
Views: 96062

Re: Yay, it's cheery Friday.

"the really small ones "pig taties" were for animal feed Aah! I remember pig tattles. When I was a lad, dad used to keep pigs. He had a giant pressure cooker to boil ‘taters for feed. Me and my mate used to wait for feeding time and take the freshly boiled potatoes. They were boiled unwashed, in th...
by frogatthefarriers
Mon Mar 23, 2020 9:30 pm
Forum: Routes
Topic: Can anyone tell me ...
Replies: 16
Views: 280

Re: Can anyone tell me ...

It’s not as far as Tipperary
by frogatthefarriers
Mon Mar 23, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Rat advice sought!
Replies: 31
Views: 384

Re: Rat advice sought!

No food source at all only tents taprs and tyvek!! Make sure they're well out of the way - they'll happily eat those. An old work colleague told a story of a secret stash of cash behind a loose brick in an outhouse that his wife didn’t know about. It amounted to some £50 - quite a bit of money in t...
by frogatthefarriers
Sat Mar 21, 2020 9:55 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: My first bivvy
Replies: 17
Views: 408

Re: My first bivvy

whitestone wrote:
Sat Mar 21, 2020 9:46 pm
As my dad would have said: the man who never made a mistake never learned anything.
I don't think I've done a bivvy without doing something wrong. Sometimes more than once, to my shame..

Experience is a lousy teacher - it gives you the test before you've had the lesson. :roll:
by frogatthefarriers
Sat Mar 21, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: WRT Postponed.
Replies: 35
Views: 892

Re: WRT Postponed.

Ha! I just checked - i'm on my rest days from work then, too. Result :grin: I've been thinking of giving the TCW another go. It'll make a good alternative methinks :-bd Actually, no. I’ve been thinking. To do it I’d have to get on a train, or do a TCW double. That’s not going to happen. Back to the...
by frogatthefarriers
Sat Mar 21, 2020 11:32 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Jockey wheels
Replies: 6
Views: 230

Re: Jockey wheels

I suspect the teeth are very worn so slip under tension, it will be obvious when you get a new set. Either replace with SRAM NX specific or check on CRC for compatible jockey wheels. They could be, but it's always happened, even when they were new. The mud'n'grass wraps around and clogs them up. I ...
by frogatthefarriers
Sat Mar 21, 2020 10:10 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Jockey wheels
Replies: 6
Views: 230

Jockey wheels

I need to replace them on an NX 11 speed. A question in two parts:- 1) The jockeys are thick-thin. Do they need to be? I’m asking because, on every muddy ride the chain jumps over by one link, so the thick teeth engage the thin slots in the chain and make it rattle. 2) They have 12 teeth (I s’pose t...
by frogatthefarriers
Fri Mar 20, 2020 9:56 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 270
Views: 10498

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

Absolutely intend to get up that way Frog when 'it' has been sorted out. I'll hold you to that! This BAM and last months' were by way of a recce for when you do make it up here. I need to find a route that uses more of the descents as descents -instead of pushes. There's always Aprils' BAM for anot...
by frogatthefarriers
Fri Mar 20, 2020 9:28 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: WRT Postponed.
Replies: 35
Views: 892

Re: WRT Postponed.

Ha! I just checked - i'm on my rest days from work then, too. Result :grin:
I've been thinking of giving the TCW another go. It'll make a good alternative methinks :-bd
by frogatthefarriers
Fri Mar 20, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 270
Views: 10498

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

BAM March 2020. 3/12. I suddenly thought, as I was finishing my set of shifts last week, "Oh 'eck! What if I get 'IT' and can't get my March bivvy in?" So I packed my stuff up and went for another tour of the Berwyns. Froncysyllte, along the canal to Chirk, over the hill to Pontfadog, over another h...
by frogatthefarriers
Tue Mar 17, 2020 9:47 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: If we close up for a bit...
Replies: 415
Views: 6835

Re: If we close up for a bit...

I'm one of the elderly people (over 70) that should be staying out of circulation, but tomorrow I'll be going in to work. Given the number of people I'll be coming into contact with, an "isolation" bivvy ain't going to put me in any greater risk, so April BAM will happen - local but no caffs or pubs...
by frogatthefarriers
Fri Mar 06, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Yay, it's cheery Friday.
Replies: 828
Views: 96062

Re: Yay, it's cheery Friday.

Bum! Not so cheery - the lawnmower came out today. This means that for the next 6 or 7 months, at least one of my days off will be spent pushing it up and down the lawns. It’s my own fault, I planted the bl***y things. If seemed a good idea at the time. If only I’d known :roll:
by frogatthefarriers
Wed Mar 04, 2020 8:57 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Photos you have taken in the last month of which you like.
Replies: 1022
Views: 199732

Re: Photos you have taken in the last month of which you like.

whitestone wrote:
Wed Mar 04, 2020 8:36 am
Spot the constellationImage
The Plough, or the Big Dipper, or Ursa Major. :-bd
by frogatthefarriers
Wed Mar 04, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Face Masks.
Replies: 58
Views: 1314

Re: Face Masks.

I’m not worried enough by coronavirus (not worried at all, actually) to start taking extra precautions. Reasons? I’m already past the “span of a man” at three score years and eleven, so wouldn't be losing all that much if I were to peg it. And, there are a lot worse things to die of (thinking cancer...
by frogatthefarriers
Sat Feb 29, 2020 10:01 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The story behind your BB name (and whats your usual form of address)
Replies: 152
Views: 2950

Re: The story behind your BB name (and whats your usual form of address)

Name's Lu, short for Ludwik.

The “Frog” name comes from a polish saying about a frog thinking he's a horse and waiting at the farriers for shoeing. It refers to someone with ideas beyond their station - small fry trying to be a big fish.
by frogatthefarriers
Thu Feb 27, 2020 10:59 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 270
Views: 10498

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

February BAM in progress. Things not going well up to now. Late start due to family stuff, then found I'd forgot my cup & bowl, then lost the last of my water when I kicked my stove over so gone to bed on a couple of flapjacks. :cry: Not all bad though - I've still got my whisky nightcap and my toes...
by frogatthefarriers
Thu Feb 27, 2020 10:13 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Yay, it's cheery Friday.
Replies: 828
Views: 96062

Re: Yay, it's cheery Friday.

One of them is Tim Moore's "The Cyclist Who Went Out In The Cold", detailing his 10000km trek down the Iron Curtain on an 1967 GDR machine. Good fun so far. I rather like his quirky style, 'S funny - I went to our library today and got the same book. I liked his account of the 1912 Giro d Italia. H...
by frogatthefarriers
Fri Feb 14, 2020 8:57 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Home Made Bio-Fuel.
Replies: 25
Views: 707

Re: Home Made Bio-Fuel.

Been there! Done that! 50 years ago! We didn't waste any as fuel. :lol: Ours was made with sugar and water and fermented with bread yeast in a 9 gallon carboy (like people make a bottle garden in). After two weeks it went into our still made from a converted fire extinguisher and a copper coil in a ...
by frogatthefarriers
Wed Feb 12, 2020 9:50 pm
Forum: Routes
Topic: Great North Trail
Replies: 18
Views: 909

Re: Great North Trail

ScotRoutes wrote:
Wed Feb 12, 2020 10:24 am
whitestone wrote:
Wed Feb 12, 2020 10:10 am
I don't do the whole social media tripe
And yet, here you are :lol:
Nah! This ain't social media - this is a common interest forum. Social media is an information-gathering-for-marketing-to separate-you-from-your-money engine.
by frogatthefarriers
Wed Feb 12, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Todays ride
Replies: 1636
Views: 236507

Re: Todays ride

No pictures 'coz it was only a quick nip into town to get some bits, but the sun was shining and not too much wind, so I thought I'd take a longer road home to make the most of it. :grin: My route took me through a local(-ish) park. This reminded me of the last time I'd ridden through there, around ...
by frogatthefarriers
Tue Feb 11, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: map subscriptions
Replies: 15
Views: 568

Re: map subscriptions

I like Viewranger too. Use it on everything I need to plot. I can buy OS maps for the areas I need. they're not too dear - well the 1:50k aren't anyway - and they're available off line.

'T works for me
by frogatthefarriers
Wed Feb 05, 2020 10:40 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 270
Views: 10498

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Wed Feb 05, 2020 9:25 pm
What have they ever done to you?

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There's good eatin' in one of them. It'd take a fair bit of meths though...
by frogatthefarriers
Sun Feb 02, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: And the best place I ever slept was ....
Replies: 37
Views: 1309

Re: And the best place I ever slept was ....

Llyn Tegid, Bala. My first attempt at cycle camping. Never done it before. It was a shake-down ride for the C2C from Whitehaven to Tynemouth in 2014 https://live.staticflickr.com/7897/46148826804_c15d3c29de.jpg Before the mist had cleared... https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49479406952_732938c54e...
by frogatthefarriers
Tue Jan 28, 2020 10:52 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: You’re bunch of criminals...
Replies: 24
Views: 1125

Re: You’re bunch of criminals...

Dunnit!
by frogatthefarriers
Tue Jan 28, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Cabin Fever 2020
Replies: 20
Views: 798

Re: Cabin Fever 2020

Y' see, I'd love to try something like this, but I know I never will. That's why I'll always be like a frog at the farriers; holding my foot up for a shoe but can't have one 'coz I'm not a horse - even though I think I am :sad: Why not try it? 'Coz there's too much going on at home - I don't want t...