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by frogatthefarriers
Thu Jan 16, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 7777
Views: 811808

Re: The post man's been ...

And brought ... https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49394849987_a721a714fd.jpg ... my new Ding-Dong bell :lol: It's a big 'un (as the actress said to the bishop). To give you an idea of how big it actually is, here it is on my handlebar next to the etrex.. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/4939468...
by frogatthefarriers
Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:25 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Dam Busters.
Replies: 89
Views: 3063

Re: Dam Busters.

It remains only to thank FrogATF for surviving our company Au contraire mon cher Reg, (Rich, Steve) zee plaisir eet was all mine :-bd My weekend would have been a much poorer affair if I hadn't met up with you chaps. One more thing... My daughter and I go for a weekly ride along the canal tow path ...
by frogatthefarriers
Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 41
Views: 1537

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

And so it all starts again.... Yay! BAM 1/12 at the (never to be forgotten) Dambusters. I've been in these parts several times in the last few years and wanted to, but never visited the Vaughan Thomas memorial. Dunnit. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49381067882_9090c7670c_z.jpg The view was won...
by frogatthefarriers
Fri Jan 10, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2019
Replies: 1134
Views: 73010

Re: Bivvy a month 2019

I claim Next-to-Oldest BAMmer. I'm sixty-eleven, but one of our number is 3 years older.
Current BAM run is 60.
by frogatthefarriers
Sun Jan 05, 2020 8:34 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bikepacking Food & Snacks
Replies: 49
Views: 1287

Re: Bikepacking Food & Snacks

Halva has got to be worth a try. I love it. Get it at your local Polish shop, though it'll be written in Polish - chalwa. Chalwa Krolewska (Royal) has the fancier packaging but I go for the budget wersion(see what I did there? - "W"s are pronounced "V" in Polish) instead. It's loaded with glucose an...
by frogatthefarriers
Tue Dec 31, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Stats for the year (that was)
Replies: 28
Views: 857

Re: Stats for the year (that was)

I set myself a target to cycle at least 50 miles per week. Dunnit! Ha! Some weeks I've done more and a few weeks I've doubled it. I also wanted to use the bike for more trips where in the past I'd have used the car, eg to the shop or to visit my mum in the care home. I've done quite well at that too...
by frogatthefarriers
Tue Dec 31, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: SPOT Tracker Renewal Fees - Being Gouged?
Replies: 246
Views: 25582

Re: SPOT Tracker Renewal Fees - Being Gouged?

Ive just gone through the annual "I want to cancel my subscription " charade. We went through the "We can offer you a discount" thing again. New price is £102 inc tax. It's still a lot, but for 12 BAMs it's less than a fiver per day. My Lady says it's worth it and who am I to argue? On a slightly di...
by frogatthefarriers
Thu Dec 26, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Go on then, what did you get?
Replies: 29
Views: 656

Re: Go on then, what did you get?

By prior arrangement the big bloke in the red get-up didn't visit the Towers Same here. Me and Her decided a few years ago not to buy presents for each other. Instead, we give a donation to the Sally Army. Let's face it, we can get any thing we want at any time (within reason), so no need to wait f...
by frogatthefarriers
Thu Dec 19, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2019
Replies: 1134
Views: 73010

Re: Bivvy a month 2019

RIP wrote:
Thu Dec 19, 2019 12:24 pm
Did the ghost of Owain Glyndwr wake you up in the night on his way to the fateful Battle of Hyddgen?
Nah - not a hoof-beat or bugle was heard. Unusually, neither was an owl-hoot or pheasant or pigeon crashing about in the treetops which is what I usually get bivvying in the woods.
by frogatthefarriers
Thu Dec 19, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2019
Replies: 1134
Views: 73010

Re: Bivvy a month 2019

Ta Daaaa... another year of BAM done :-bd Ride to station (does this count for From your door?), train to Caersws, lanes to Staylittle... https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49241937422_54f4f52fcf_z.jpg ...then start Stus' alternative end to TCW. Passed Glaslyn, over Tarren Bwlch-gwyn, Siambr Trawsf...
by frogatthefarriers
Sun Dec 15, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What you done t' your bike today
Replies: 341
Views: 19554

Re: What you done t' your bike today

Checked fluid in fat bike tyres ready for December Bivvy next week. Just as well I did - both wheels dry. Topped up. Now hoping they'll still be up tomorrow.
by frogatthefarriers
Sat Nov 30, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What you done t' your bike today
Replies: 341
Views: 19554

Re: What you done t' your bike today

Meet Stan. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49143237586_4f9eb4951c_z.jpg Sorry R-D-C, but I can't call him anything else. He was my father-in-laws' bike and became mine around 35 years ago when Dad ( his name was Stan)had to downsize and move to a pensioners bungalow. Stan is a New Hudson and has...
by frogatthefarriers
Tue Nov 26, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2019
Replies: 1134
Views: 73010

Re: Bivvy a month 2019

RIP wrote:
Mon Nov 25, 2019 11:38 am
Interesting outing for Frog there - the next level of gigpacking must surely be morris dancing :smile:
What a good idea! First thoughts:- Clun, Green Man in May. Cardiff, Gwyl Ifan in June. Abbotts Bromley Horn Dance in September......

Hmmm.
by frogatthefarriers
Sun Nov 24, 2019 11:00 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2019
Replies: 1134
Views: 73010

Re: Bivvy a month 2019

BAM 11/12 Mortimer Forest, Ludlow A (sort-of) gig-packing bivvy this, at the Medieval Christmas Fayre in Ludlow castle. So - ride to station, train to Ludlow, arriving just before 10 o'clock. Ride to Mortimer forest https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49117780177_710aa167b1_z.jpg to scope out a good...
by frogatthefarriers
Sat Nov 02, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2019
Replies: 1134
Views: 73010

Re: Bivvy a month 2019

Now you have another excuse to go back... Nah! Don't need an excuse. There's no chance of finding them anyway. I didn't know they were lost until I was waiting for the train home. They were only cheapo readers from a supermarket anyway. If I was looking for a good excuse, it would be for the mushro...
by frogatthefarriers
Sat Nov 02, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2019
Replies: 1134
Views: 73010

Re: Bivvy a month 2019

Now you have another excuse to go back... Nah! Don't need an excuse to go back there. No chance of finding the glasses though - didn't know they were gone until I was waiting for the train - no great loss, they were only cheap on readers from a supermarket. One very good excuse would be to return a...
by frogatthefarriers
Thu Oct 31, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2019
Replies: 1134
Views: 73010

Re: Bivvy a month 2019

BAM 10/12 Stiperstones Shropshire Train to Church Stretton (it's as cheap as going by car and a whole heap less hassle). Rode up through Priors Holt woods to find my bivvy spot from last June and see if the titanium spork that I left last time was still there. Guess what - it was :-bd https://live.s...
by frogatthefarriers
Sat Oct 05, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: It's always disappointing....
Replies: 12
Views: 687

It's always disappointing....

When there're no new BAM or Todays Ride posts :sad:
by frogatthefarriers
Tue Sep 24, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2019
Replies: 1134
Views: 73010

Re: Bivvy a month 2019

For my September BAM, with a weather forecast of clear night skies, I thought I'd try sleeping under the stars to see if it's all it's cracked up to be. Cycle to Wrexham station, train to Llandudno Junction then ride a part of the Sarn Helen trail (that I'd found on 't web) to Blaenau festiniog , wi...
by frogatthefarriers
Fri Sep 20, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Yay, it's cheery Friday.
Replies: 742
Views: 89829

Re: Yay, it's cheery Friday.

September BAM in progress. Trying a bivvy bag. No tarp. Hoping to see all these stars people keep talking about
by frogatthefarriers
Tue Sep 17, 2019 1:38 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bikepacking packing
Replies: 28
Views: 1056

Re: Bikepacking packing

I like to keep all the stuff that I don't want to get wet (quilt, clothes and sleeping stuff) separate from the rest, so it goes double-bagged on my handlebars. Shelter, cooking stuff and food spread between frame bag and seat pack. Water in camelback.
by frogatthefarriers
Sun Sep 08, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bonkers time triallists
Replies: 57
Views: 2501

Re: Bonkers time triallists

The Vikings believed that from the moment of your birth, your death was already mapped out and nothing you did could alter when it would be ... probably makes it easier to cope when you've got a dangerous occupation like those lads had :wink: My mum had a saying "Kto ma wisieć to się nie utopi" or ...
by frogatthefarriers
Sat Sep 07, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What you done t' your bike today
Replies: 341
Views: 19554

Re: What you done t' your bike today

Fitted the replacement L/H shifter kindly supplied by Gallowayboy of this parish. Ta very much Murray :-bd
by frogatthefarriers
Mon Sep 02, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Replacement for SLX shifter
Replies: 6
Views: 295

Re: Replacement for SLX shifter

gallowayboy wrote:
Mon Sep 02, 2019 8:44 pm
I've got one here that is surplus to requirements - SL-M670 model slx front shifter, two or three speed. If you want it for postage PM me...
Wow! That's a good offer :-bd PM sent