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by frogatthefarriers
Mon Apr 15, 2024 8:45 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Hammock in the garden
Replies: 22
Views: 428

Re: Hammock in the garden

pushbikemike wrote: Mon Apr 15, 2024 2:13 pm
Sounds like a Turtledog design. Forgive the spelling.
Hammock forum will have plans.
I made one a good few years back out of easily available lumber and hardware. Cost about £20 and folded away when not in use.
Ha! I didn’t imagine it then?
by frogatthefarriers
Sun Apr 14, 2024 8:31 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Hammock in the garden
Replies: 22
Views: 428

Re: Hammock in the garden

I’ve seen somewhere, a pair of tripods - sort of similar to an easel - that support a long rail in the V’s at the top. The hammock is stretched out but tied to the rail near each end. This means that the tension of the hammock creates a compressing force on the rail, so doesn’t pull the trestles/eas...
by frogatthefarriers
Thu Apr 11, 2024 10:56 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Anyone local to these areas able to review (sections of) my route pls?
Replies: 38
Views: 660

Re: Anyone local to these areas able to review (sections of) my route pls?

Hi Shaf - I've downloaded your proposed track and indeed, it does go past my house. Sadly I won't be there - I'll be in Scotland canoeing the Great Glen canoe trail - a tick off my bucket list. :grin: Pooh! I'd have liked to have seen you or maybe ridden a little way with you. I see you've avoided t...
by frogatthefarriers
Thu Apr 11, 2024 11:33 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Anyone local to these areas able to review (sections of) my route pls?
Replies: 38
Views: 660

Re: Anyone local to these areas able to review (sections of) my route pls?

Hi Shaf , It’s hard to see from your screen-shot, but it looks like you’ll be going past my house (south of Wrexham). I’ve pm’ed you my location. You can send me the gpx and I can, maybe, offer some suggestions - especially avoiding the A5. Have you a specific date yet? It’d be nice to wave to you a...
by frogatthefarriers
Mon Mar 25, 2024 3:14 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a Month 2024
Replies: 497
Views: 22387

Re: Bivvy a Month 2024

BaM for March '24 - Done :-bd Continuing my flower-themed BaMs. I've bivvied in violets, in primroses, in wild garlic (phew!),in bluebells and now in Daffodils. https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/AP1GczO2B0MXB7V4EfRuBIVhlEJ_kNrSWmPI0YZCyR6zPxOPptx0G5Qq33OKVFRXgIFIy8Gvwi3ZyIS3AYy-qt5NxakWjTnUIvY4Pm...
by frogatthefarriers
Sat Mar 16, 2024 9:29 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Yay, it's cheery Friday.
Replies: 3971
Views: 499489

Re: Yay, it's cheery Friday.

Only not off topic because it’s Cheery Friday, but… I like words. I learnt a new one yesterday - Christofaschist. A lovely word. A lot of ‘em in USA apparently… Also, a disappointing truth. I’ll explain… Who’s heard of the song “Alouette, (gentille Alouette)”? I’d always thought it was about a boy s...
by frogatthefarriers
Sat Mar 16, 2024 9:05 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Off Topic - siezed, rusted, possibly double threaded, sheared bolt extraction advice!
Replies: 109
Views: 2333

Re: Off Topic - siezed, rusted, possibly double threaded, sheared bolt extraction advice!

It’s a prime example of “the innate hostility of inanimate objects”. In your case, it’s just sitting there, saying “Nah, I don’t wanna. Now what are you go in’ to do?”.

Aaagh! I feel your pain :sad:
by frogatthefarriers
Tue Mar 12, 2024 8:58 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a Month 2024
Replies: 497
Views: 22387

Re: Bivvy a Month 2024

dorsetshirelad wrote: Tue Mar 12, 2024 1:25 pm
…before breakfast of bacon, egg, sausage, mushrooms and tomatoes all washed down with cowboy coffee….
You’re a man after my own heart. A bit of good food is worth carrying the extra weight for a few miles :-bd
by frogatthefarriers
Sun Mar 10, 2024 8:27 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Sunday conundrum.
Replies: 5
Views: 324

Re: Sunday conundrum.

‘S one of life’s great mysteries - like the ways of a man with a maid or how does a horse do that while he’s walking…
by frogatthefarriers
Wed Feb 28, 2024 9:54 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Yay, it's cheery Friday.
Replies: 3971
Views: 499489

Re: Yay, it's cheery Friday.

….. my first batch of sauerkraut has seen the light of day. Congratulations. Enjoy. :-bd Making sauerkraut is very satisfying. Mine is made in a 10 litre plastic bucket, then bagged up in manageable quantities (for two), then frozen. Kefir is fun to make too. I made lots last summer but Mrs Frog ch...
by frogatthefarriers
Fri Feb 16, 2024 6:01 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a Month 2024
Replies: 497
Views: 22387

Re: Bivvy a Month 2024

Berwyn tour with Reg - Supplemental. Reg very kindly skirted around my little mix-up re start date. Mea Culpa. There, I’ve said it - but anyway, moving swiftly on…. Here are my few pics:- The night before…. https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ABLVV87BDJjyzyDEj-2Q1Vx8scVs6OnaxjYs2C-kH1ONltlbI6VHNu8o...
by frogatthefarriers
Fri Feb 09, 2024 9:23 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Yay, it's cheery Friday.
Replies: 3971
Views: 499489

Re: Yay, it's cheery Friday.

Dave Barter wrote: Fri Feb 09, 2024 10:26 am Cheery Friday here as we take ownership of our new allotment today. I'm off to buy a pipe and some tobacco and a hoe later.
I’ve got some old doors you can build a shed out of. :lol:
by frogatthefarriers
Fri Feb 09, 2024 9:21 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What to do about this tubeless sealant
Replies: 7
Views: 297

Re: What to do about this tubeless sealant

Lazarus wrote: Fri Feb 09, 2024 5:33 pm Ride and top up till it stops weeping/ going down and seals ( and be grateful its not tan sidewall so won't show mould where it seeped)
That’s my thinking too. Does Stans fluid deteriorate in the bottle, I wonder. P’rhaps I should get a fresh bottle.
by frogatthefarriers
Fri Feb 09, 2024 9:18 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What to do about this tubeless sealant
Replies: 7
Views: 297

Re: What to do about this tubeless sealant

You'd say the sidewalls are porous Lu and the sealant is simply doing its job. Is the tyre still going down? Yup. Well I say Yup but I haven’t ridden it since the WE. It’s soft now but I wouldn’t like to say how quickly it went down. I had noticed in the past that it would “sweat” clear stuff but n...
by frogatthefarriers
Fri Feb 09, 2024 4:36 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What to do about this tubeless sealant
Replies: 7
Views: 297

What to do about this tubeless sealant

Before the latest Winter Event I thought to make sure my tyres wouldn’t go down and topped up (with more Stans) the Stans sealant that had been in for a year or so. Next morning:- https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ABLVV85SaH3sCFU18GxDdOhWegdn71RhvyDXYbUtSyiURzYXIHRqxzoKwZFaVpEHDfbD6VdPSFZ7PyJuqLv...
by frogatthefarriers
Mon Jan 29, 2024 8:49 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Sleeping Socks
Replies: 7
Views: 344

Re: Sleeping Socks

My answer to cold feet is a hot water bottle (actually, a small platypus bottle) and dry socks. Half fill with cold water (not the socks :grin: )then top up with hot. I find I can’t get to sleep with cold feet, but once they’re warm, they stay warm. As an extra bonus, the water still has some heat i...
by frogatthefarriers
Sun Jan 28, 2024 1:53 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Yay, it's cheery Friday.
Replies: 3971
Views: 499489

Re: Yay, it's cheery Friday.

MuddyPete wrote: Sat Jan 27, 2024 1:11 pm
+1 about hash browns. Tasteless grease-sponges.
Mushrooms can go, too. Too similar to slugs :YMSICK: .
If you think mushrooms are like slugs, you should try my mums (too late, she's dead) pickled honey fungus. Think slugs in slime, in vinegar. :o
by frogatthefarriers
Fri Jan 12, 2024 9:00 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Near death experience - > what road/gravel gearing
Replies: 13
Views: 645

Re: Near death experience - > what road/gravel gearing

yourguitarhero wrote: Fri Jan 12, 2024 6:26 pm I once had a tankslapper on a GSXR600 at full throttle. Absolutely terrifying!
I had a tank slapper on a 1939 Royal Enfield Flying Flea. It wasn’t terrifying, because it was on a grassy field and I doubt the speed was over 25mph. :grin:
by frogatthefarriers
Thu Jan 11, 2024 9:14 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a Month 2024
Replies: 497
Views: 22387

Re: Bivvy a Month 2024

I’m in again. :-bd

1/12 on the WE with RIP, MuddyPete and Raggedstone. Reg has brilliantly covered the trip in the WE thread and I have no more to add.
by frogatthefarriers
Thu Jan 11, 2024 9:09 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Winter Event 2024: Power Seekers - Watt did you do?
Replies: 38
Views: 2396

Re: Winter Event 2024: Power Seekers - Watt did you do?

Well, what a weekend it was! It was great to ride with (follow - I had nothing to do with routing, I just tailed along) RIP, Muddypete And Raggedstone. And we got to see THE waterwheel in the mine. Impressive! Apart from the riding and good companions, my WE was notable for forgetting my riding jack...
by frogatthefarriers
Thu Jan 04, 2024 8:38 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Happy New Year, and plans for 2024
Replies: 52
Views: 2403

Re: Happy New Year, and plans for 2024

It's almost to late to post WE coz that’ll be done in a few days.

WRT.

And an OT tick-off of the bucket list….. the Great Glen Canoe Trail. This with my daughter, two sons and at least one grandson.
by frogatthefarriers
Mon Dec 18, 2023 8:03 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Ideas for old self inflating sleeping mat?
Replies: 5
Views: 1456

Re: Ideas for old self inflating sleeping mat?

jameso wrote: Mon Dec 18, 2023 10:00 am
Failing that, you could make a smart padded bottle holder to safeguard a good single malt for the next bothy trip? :smile:
Or a holder for fresh eggs to fry for breakfast.
by frogatthefarriers
Fri Dec 15, 2023 11:13 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Yay, it's cheery Friday.
Replies: 3971
Views: 499489

Re: Yay, it's cheery Friday.

fatbikephil wrote: Fri Dec 15, 2023 10:04 pm :-bd Top Cat, hope he is OK!
Thanks. So do I. I'll take him to the vets tomorrow and get him checked out.
by frogatthefarriers
Fri Dec 15, 2023 9:26 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Yay, it's cheery Friday.
Replies: 3971
Views: 499489

Re: Yay, it's cheery Friday.

It’s been a pretty miserable Friday up until 7 o’clock when our big cat came home after being AWOL for three days. The day he went missing, I came down in the morning and found the utility room that the cats are shut into at night literally covered in cat poo. It was spread about the floor, on a pil...