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by frogatthefarriers
Fri Sep 18, 2020 10:41 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Safety features!
Replies: 9
Views: 375

Re: Safety features!

I once read that the best safety feature for a car would be a 9 inch sharpened steel spike sticking out of the centre of the steering wheel. Drivers would make sure they didn’t hit anything with one of those fitted. :-bd
by frogatthefarriers
Wed Sep 16, 2020 10:35 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 646
Views: 38116

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

Lu ! Thanks for exploring ! I hope to God we don't do any of that stuff... :lol: So do I Eris, So do I! I've had a re-think with a lot less climbing (but still plenty). I'm still looking to do the Wayfarer from Llandrillo end, but starting with a lot of canal towpath and lanes to get there. The wor...
by frogatthefarriers
Mon Sep 14, 2020 9:10 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 646
Views: 38116

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

September BAM - done! 9 of 12 for 2020. A very (too) hard ride around the Berwyns to check out a route for the Pensioners Outing next month. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50341908728_c61d855b06_n.jpg Its worse than it looks - the last 8 miles was on canal towpath. I got back to the car a broke...
by frogatthefarriers
Fri Sep 11, 2020 9:30 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Yay, it's cheery Friday.
Replies: 1179
Views: 121781

Re: Yay, it's cheery Friday.

'S my birthday and I've just finished packing for my September BAM. Roll on tomorrow
by frogatthefarriers
Wed Sep 02, 2020 10:08 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: It's vanished, gone into the garage black hole
Replies: 36
Views: 1076

Re: It's vanished, gone into the garage black hole

Today. Locked bike to a lamp post outside the bank. Walked away to join the queue, then realised the Etrex still on the bars. Walked back to get it and found I’d lost the key for the lock. Searched ground around. Emptied pockets several times. Nothing. How can this be? Searched again and found it ba...
by frogatthefarriers
Mon Aug 31, 2020 8:44 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Wildlife
Replies: 185
Views: 10983

Re: Wildlife

Image

This chap was sitting on his log just by the bolt end of a gate we had to go through on the WRT on Saturday. Southern Hawker dragonfly. A beaut!
by frogatthefarriers
Mon Aug 31, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: WRT
Replies: 101
Views: 3210

Re: WRT

I posted a BAM for August earlier in the month so WRT bivvies are here. The scales of shame (in kilos) :oops: https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50291392746_83bf844e7f_z.jpg Bivvies 1 & 2 Saturday... https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50291565197_616ed3b0ab_z.jpg Sunday... https://live.staticflick...
by frogatthefarriers
Fri Aug 28, 2020 8:53 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: WRT - remote weigh in?
Replies: 19
Views: 543

Re: WRT - remote weigh in?

26.3 kg. 58 lb in old money. Disappointing! I’d thought I would be lighter this year :sad:
by frogatthefarriers
Thu Aug 27, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What Handlebar Bell - I know forgive me
Replies: 37
Views: 815

Re: What Handlebar Bell - I know forgive me

I love my Ding-Dong bell. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49394849987_a721a714fd_z.jpg https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50275900201_347161bdc0_z.jpg Sure, few on here will like it 'coz of the size and weight, but it does give a very pleasing "Avon calling" ding-dong that has never got a grump...
by frogatthefarriers
Wed Aug 26, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: WRT
Replies: 101
Views: 3210

Re: WRT

Llandinam, between Caersws and Llanidloes. Google satellite maps show a decent car park. The only thing that worries me about my route (apart from weather, distance, height gained, availability of pub food) is that I'm expecting to be at the Towers on Monday afternoon and most of the cake will have ...
by frogatthefarriers
Tue Aug 25, 2020 9:23 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 646
Views: 38116

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

Lu - d’you think you’ll last till then ? Be great to see you :-bd :-bd :-bd And NO racing Yes, I'm still up for it. Just have to avoid my days in work . In October:- 4,5/12,13/20,21 and 28,29th I planned a possible route for this jaunt some time back - before my medical misfortunes. I don't know if...
by frogatthefarriers
Fri Aug 21, 2020 8:04 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Cycling glasses... getting old
Replies: 28
Views: 723

Re: Cycling glasses... getting old

I use safety specs from Amazon, £10 a shot with a small bifocal section to read Garmin and phone . https://www.amazon.co.uk/voltX-CONSTRUCTOR-BIFOCAL-Reading-certified/dp/B004VRL6O2/ref=sr_1_8?crid=O5IWW7FD066J&dchild=1&keywords=bifocal+safety+glasses&qid=1598026032&sprefix=Bifocal%2Caps%2C152&sr=8...
by frogatthefarriers
Thu Aug 20, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 646
Views: 38116

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

I don't know whether to call this one my August BAM or wait until after the WRT at he end of the month, so you can have both... After my rather traumatic 3 months (heart attack/stents and Covid-19) the family were a bit worried that I was determined to WRT, so one of my sons stepped up to the plate ...
by frogatthefarriers
Thu Aug 20, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Wildlife
Replies: 185
Views: 10983

Re: Wildlife

Look at this baby... https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50248414123_e8bf2f7f07_z.jpg I had a shake-down bivvy with my son (who's never been bikepacking before) and saw this elephant hawk moth caterpillar in Newborough Forest, Anglesey. We also saw a fat rat trundling across the car park and a few g...
by frogatthefarriers
Sun Aug 16, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What's like a small carabiner but not...
Replies: 20
Views: 426

Re: What's like a small carabiner but not...

What about a Dyneema soft shackle Karabiner of the kind that DD Hammocks sell? good for loading of 125 kg. Or you could make your own if you've got the Dyneema.
by frogatthefarriers
Wed Aug 12, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Towing?
Replies: 13
Views: 327

Re: Towing?

I was at Coed y Brenin once. There was a family with a young-ish lad who were doing the Dragons Back. To help the kid on the steep bits, dad had fixed one end of a six foot length of water pipe to his seat tube vertically, so that it stood up rather like a fishing rod. It was curved and had a loop h...
by frogatthefarriers
Tue Aug 04, 2020 9:07 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Replacement for WTB Ranger
Replies: 3
Views: 170

Re: Replacement for WTB Ranger

frogatthefarriers wrote:
Tue Aug 04, 2020 8:58 pm
Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Tue Aug 04, 2020 8:55 pm
I've done some testing of Teravail tyres of late Lu and the 2.6" Honcho might fit the bill. Failing that, I've probably got a good Trailblazer hung up in the workshop.
Checking Teravail Honcho.....
All change. I’ve found a trailblazer while I was looking around. On eBay. £30. Thanks anyway..
by frogatthefarriers
Tue Aug 04, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Replacement for WTB Ranger
Replies: 3
Views: 170

Re: Replacement for WTB Ranger

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Tue Aug 04, 2020 8:55 pm
I've done some testing of Teravail tyres of late Lu and the 2.6" Honcho might fit the bill. Failing that, I've probably got a good Trailblazer hung up in the workshop.
Checking Teravail Honcho.....
by frogatthefarriers
Tue Aug 04, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Replacement for WTB Ranger
Replies: 3
Views: 170

Replacement for WTB Ranger

I’ve punctured the sidewall on my WTB Trailblazer 27.5x2.8 on my Ramin 3b+. I can’t seem to find a like for like replacement. Can anyone suggest an alternative? With the chain in the lowest gear on the cassette there’s very little room between tyre and chain. I’m afraid that a wider tyre, even thoug...
by frogatthefarriers
Fri Jul 31, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: WRT T shirts for those not riding - 4 outstanding.
Replies: 38
Views: 2433

Re: WRT T shirts for those not riding.

One for me too. I've entered and I'll get one anyway, I know, but it would be nice to get one for my son/minder who's not entered, but coming with me to facilitate with the recovery of my body. :grin:

Same as me, XL ta. Lu Klimaszewski.
by frogatthefarriers
Fri Jul 31, 2020 8:05 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 646
Views: 38116

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

BAM July 2020. 7/12 A post somewhere here mentioned a Hoffmann kiln. It reminded me of one such near me, so for July's bivvy I puffed up to Minera quarry, the home of said kiln, a climb of 1000 ft in nine miles. Not far from home I noticed my back tyre was going flat and stopped to pump it up. Now i...
by frogatthefarriers
Tue Jul 28, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: WRT update.
Replies: 6
Views: 303

Re: WRT update.

Got the email today. To my mind, the plan’s a good-un. Especially having Ceulan as a grid ref.

Bring it on :-bd
by frogatthefarriers
Mon Jul 27, 2020 10:48 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Yay, it's cheery Friday.
Replies: 1179
Views: 121781

Re: Yay, it's cheery Friday.

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Mon Jul 27, 2020 11:27 am
Image
There’s good eating on one of them. :shock:
by frogatthefarriers
Mon Jul 27, 2020 10:41 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Gatherings?
Replies: 48
Views: 1211

Re: Gatherings?

Main attractions for me with WRT are: the 'vagueness' of everything between when we leave and return, bumping into each other, the social bit in Y Star and your gaff at the start, popping in to local shops, caffs, pubs etc, lots of rain. I don't (naively?) see big problems away from your place - we...
by frogatthefarriers
Sat Jul 25, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What you done t' your bike today
Replies: 668
Views: 48015

Re: What you done t' your bike today

Prepping for WRT. Stripped BBs on two bikes - both mine but one’s for my minder. He’s never been bikepacking before. We’ll have to have a shakedown ride before then, I think.... :roll: