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by rando nomad
Mon Mar 23, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Films to watch while isolating
Replies: 66
Views: 1926

Re: Films to watch while isolating

Explorers web has a list of free Banff Mtn Film Festival films that can be viewed for free

https://explorersweb.com/2020/03/23/100 ... -for-free/
by rando nomad
Mon Mar 16, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Ride to the mountains 1992
Replies: 13
Views: 570

Re: Ride to the mountains 1992

And a bum bag!
by rando nomad
Thu Mar 05, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: International book day
Replies: 51
Views: 1029

Re: International book day

The Big Rounds by David Lintern- trying to get myself set for some fell running in the Lake District this summer (assuming the coronavirus does not wipe us out in the meantime.)
by rando nomad
Mon Dec 23, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Your favourite books, blogs and films of 2019?
Replies: 17
Views: 750

Re: Your favourite books, blogs and films of 2019?

Hi Paul

Thanks for starting this. I had no idea about Alex. Seems like a very interesting fellow and now I can't wait for his Cape Wrath book in 2021!

Best
Scott
by rando nomad
Thu Dec 12, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Favourite bike of 'all time'?
Replies: 61
Views: 2566

Re: Favourite bike of 'all time'?

My 1994 Brodie Climax- Lightweight steel tubing, a Ritchey logic curved fork- 1 1/8" threaded. I had it for years. Off road/on road bike. Ended up in the mid 2000's giving it to my Dad to use. He had it for a few years and then when he passed a few years back, we cleaned it up and "lent" it to the s...
by rando nomad
Mon Oct 21, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Fiberfix kevlar emergency spokes
Replies: 15
Views: 755

Re: Fiberfix kevlar emergency spokes

Same story as others- had a couple for years. Kept one in the bag on each bike. Never had a broken spoke. Cheap insurance. :lol:
by rando nomad
Thu Jun 27, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Square tapered BB question
Replies: 6
Views: 594

Re: Square tapered BB question

Yes, Sheldon has a great article here about chain line https://www.sheldonbrown.com/chainline.html sadly there is no calculator to tell you what BB = the correct chain line. In my day job, I have to tell folks it is a try and see sort of thing. Try out X size BB. Determine what the chain line is tha...
by rando nomad
Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tour Divide 2019
Replies: 786
Views: 46044

Re: Tour Divide 2019

Good luck to Dave and everyone else from this parish. Just getting to the start line is a big deal and I can't wait to hear the stories afterwards.
by rando nomad
Wed Mar 27, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Who’s brand ‘loyal’ ?
Replies: 28
Views: 1345

Re: Who’s brand ‘loyal’ ?

Loyal when it comes to shorts/chamois. Once you find one that fits just right, you don't want to give it up. Shirt/jerseys, not so much. Parts are hit and miss, mostly go off price. General outdoor gear- used to be loyal to Patagonia, but their fit changed and lately I'm more likely to look to Arcte...
by rando nomad
Wed Mar 27, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Your ideal handlebar?
Replies: 37
Views: 1986

Re: Your ideal handlebar?

+1 on an Alpkit Luxy bar
by rando nomad
Tue Mar 26, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Sweden - Cabin Fever 600k
Replies: 25
Views: 1873

Re: Sweden - Cabin Fever 600k

I’d think the entry fee is covering the gps tracker they provide.
by rando nomad
Thu Feb 28, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Mike Hall inquiry
Replies: 15
Views: 1226

Re: Mike Hall inquiry

I was rather concerned about the apparent lack of handling procedures by the NSW police. Seems someone messed up there. I'll have to do some more digging to see what exactly the issue was.
by rando nomad
Fri Jan 18, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Stop being soft!
Replies: 30
Views: 2405

Re: Stop being soft!

When Killian Jornet beat the Bob Graham round record this past summer, a record that I think had been in place since 1982, it made the top of The Guardian's sports page at least for a day or two. So I think when records are broken like, the media does pay attention. Plus I'm sure Killian's sponsor S...
by rando nomad
Sun Jan 13, 2019 12:36 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Interesting article on "Firsts" in Antarctica.
Replies: 7
Views: 873

Re: Interesting article on "Firsts" in Antarctica.

A very well researched article. I think the author did a good job of laying out all the “firsts” and giving good examples of support that more modern expeditions have used. I think the best graphic was the one showing Ousland’s trans Antarctic route vs the one the most recent “race” used. A huge dif...
by rando nomad
Tue Oct 23, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: For the Pack Raft curious
Replies: 9
Views: 1111

Re: For the Pack Raft curious

@ John Climber Years back (around 2004-2006) I worked for Feathercraft folding kayaks in Vancouver Canada. We were contracted to make the Alpacka Rafts for them. Sheri would come into town every 4 months or so for a week and work on design ideas and such with my boss. Being into sea kayaks and MTB's...
by rando nomad
Mon Oct 22, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: For the Pack Raft curious
Replies: 9
Views: 1111

Re: For the Pack Raft curious

So kicking myself for not grabbing one of those years back! They just look like so much fun
by rando nomad
Tue Sep 11, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Alt Bar comparison
Replies: 1
Views: 622

Alt Bar comparison

Found this site this morning
http://cmartens.ca/projects/bar-charts/v2/

He's working on getting more measurements and drawings from the different manufacturers so you can overlay all of the different bars to see the differences.

Scott
by rando nomad
Fri Aug 17, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Until I saw the price ...
Replies: 15
Views: 950

Re: Until I saw the price ...

Yikkes!! For all the bikepacking events that charge just a basic fee, this is outrageous. And he lists them as "sale"- what was full pop on those!
by rando nomad
Mon Jun 18, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Fargo Ti 2019
Replies: 6
Views: 667

Fargo Ti 2019

Just released today
https://salsacycles.com/bikes/fargo/201 ... i_frameset

How long til it hits the UK shores- guesses??
by rando nomad
Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Yet again - Leave No Trace.
Replies: 133
Views: 8406

Re: Yet again - Leave No Trace.

I used to do a lot of sea kayaking out in British Columbia. The company I worked for had a retail store and a kayaking school. We'd teach everything from the basics of paddling up to expedition skill level stuff. The folks that ran the courses were all LNT types who had studied under the NOLS folks ...
by rando nomad
Thu Feb 15, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: From Panniers to Soft Bags
Replies: 10
Views: 871

Re: From Panniers to Soft Bags

To be fair, the author of the article is German and she and her partner are running a blog and instagram feed of their travels, thus the electronics and camera gear being "essential". I suspect for a lot of us, the camera on their phone or a small mirrorless model would be all we'd need.
by rando nomad
Wed Jan 17, 2018 1:47 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Velo orange crazy bar, where from??
Replies: 11
Views: 1198

Re: Velo orange crazy bar, where from??

A little bird told me more are arriving to them next week
by rando nomad
Wed Jan 10, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: October in the Peak District/Yorkshire
Replies: 2
Views: 392

October in the Peak District/Yorkshire

My wife has a conference in Manchester in late September of this year and we're looking to tack on some holidays to it. (20th wedding anniversary) We'd like to do the Way of the Roses C2C ride and she was wondering about weather that time of year? We live in the US (don't ask why, it's a long convol...