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by Scattamah
Fri Dec 25, 2020 11:41 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Merry Xmas all
Replies: 11
Views: 279

Re: Merry Xmas all

Likewise to ya Mike....and to all the 'Boners....have a fun silly season.
Greetz from Oz

S.
by Scattamah
Sat Dec 19, 2020 6:49 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Best trail / multitool of all time?
Replies: 47
Views: 1212

Re: Best trail / multitool of all time?

Hexus II goes with me on every ride. Chain breaker is functional and has saved me on trail more than once. Like it that it'll do my lockon grips with tiny hex or my Eggbeaters with a large hex requirement and a good mix in between.

Greetz

S.
by Scattamah
Sat Dec 19, 2020 6:38 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: What are you listening to now?
Replies: 430
Views: 16709

Re: What are you listening to now?

Clowncore - Van. How did I miss this album? Going from hard electronica to grindcore to fluffy Kenny G style jazz in the same song...that's a thumbs up from here.

Greetz

S.
by Scattamah
Wed Dec 16, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Multi-Scale Guitars...
Replies: 8
Views: 214

Re: Multi-Scale Guitars...

Not played one...very happy with normal fretting on my Schecter. Get a Parker and don't look back. I'd trade my Omen6 'and' Les Paul in a flash for a nice Parker Fly from the 90's. Currently settling for the poor mans version - 2004 Hornet.

Greetz

S.
by Scattamah
Sun Dec 13, 2020 6:31 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: For those who use Exposure lights.
Replies: 19
Views: 607

Re: For those who use Exposure lights.

When my MK7 Joystick was new, I got 5 nights worth of approx. 6 hours each night on the mode 3 low setting.
The current model seems to do the same but double the output (200L vs 100L).

Greetz

S.
by Scattamah
Sun Oct 11, 2020 2:43 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: What are you listening to now?
Replies: 430
Views: 16709

Re: What are you listening to now?

Gosh, how I love that Album; Kyuss, Welcome To Sky Valley... Sky Valley and Blues for the Red Sun...all time classics. Great choice there. Bit o' old skool hardcore this morning with a new twist....here's SOD in quarantine - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bDtZLkv5q-Y Habla Español o Muere! Greetz S.
by Scattamah
Fri Oct 02, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Improving Bikepacking
Replies: 94
Views: 1556

Re: Improving Bikepacking

Fair cop Reg. I just remember when I started sleeping in hedgerows...I didn't know BBB existed, but it was good to get out and gain the confidence. It was a couple of years before I started visiting mid Wales and meeting other like-minded folks.

Greetz

S.
by Scattamah
Fri Oct 02, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Improving Bikepacking
Replies: 94
Views: 1556

Re: Improving Bikepacking

Not having riding buddies is what is stopping me doing a proper trip more often... Nahhh...that's not it ; ) Get out solo...even if overnight. You're missing a trick here. Solo = go at your own pace...so when you get to the top of that climb for a killer view...or you find that sweet bivvy spot, yo...
by Scattamah
Wed Sep 30, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: the toughest road climb in the uk is.......... ?
Replies: 65
Views: 1791

Re: the toughest road climb in the uk is.......... ?

Burway after the cattle grid when damp and the Port Way grid to Burway junction when windy is type2 at best.

Brown Clee access road / Clee Cycles Brown Clee climb challenge is a good 'un as is Boulden to radio masts to the south of Brown Clee.

Greetz

S.
by Scattamah
Mon Sep 28, 2020 9:32 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 9325
Views: 1056193

Re: The post man's been ...

middleagedmadness wrote:
Mon Sep 28, 2020 4:32 am
Your a bit far for me to pop over and change the spindle bearings now mate so make them last :wink:
Yeah...the bike isn't doing as much swimming as it used to...that may help : )

Greetz

S.
by Scattamah
Mon Sep 28, 2020 4:00 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 9325
Views: 1056193

Re: The post man's been ...

...and delivered a long sought after set of 'beater 11's. 2 years, 20 quid a month less on beer...goal achieved. : )
After going through sets of 2's 'n 3's every year, will be interesting to see how the Ti wings fair by comparison.
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Greetz

S.
by Scattamah
Sat Sep 12, 2020 12:15 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Mine Camp - My Struggle. WRT 2020.
Replies: 34
Views: 1270

Re: Mine Camp - My Struggle. WRT 2020.

Great title, pics and post, Reg.

Steve - tea, bad. Beer, good. : )

Greetz

S.
by Scattamah
Sat Aug 29, 2020 2:46 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: WRT - Lonely Heart Seeking Company!
Replies: 7
Views: 423

Re: WRT - Lonely Heart Seeking Company!

Got yer wheels ready, Sir? : )

Greetz

S.
by Scattamah
Sat Aug 29, 2020 2:06 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Toobless ... Jeebuz H C
Replies: 30
Views: 1093

Re: Toobless ... Jeebuz H C

I too have been subjected to the hours of swearing/cleaning of sealant off surfaces other than the tyre where it should be...ugh! Someone's probably made a database of this sort of thing. If it hasn't been made, maybe it should be. Could make for less swearing and more riding. Bonty tyres on Bonty M...
by Scattamah
Sat Aug 29, 2020 1:03 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: WRT - Lonely Heart Seeking Company!
Replies: 7
Views: 423

Re: WRT - Lonely Heart Seeking Company!

I'll ride with ya fella*....as long as you pay attention to where you're going ; )
Yer a grumpy bastard when you fall off *laughs*

*virtually

Greetz

S.
by Scattamah
Sat Aug 29, 2020 12:57 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: WRT
Replies: 103
Views: 4573

Re: WRT

To everyone riding in paradise this weekend....have a fantastic time. Will be with you in spirit and sleeping outside tonight after a dram or two of Aberlour.

Greetz from the future

S.
by Scattamah
Mon Aug 24, 2020 12:13 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 9325
Views: 1056193

Re: The post man's been ...

...and has delivered a package from deepest mid-Wales. Lovely jerseys, Stu. Soft on the skin...will be interesting to see how they are after a few washes. Will feed the bear shortly for postage. [Edit: bear has been fed]

Greetz

S.
by Scattamah
Sat Aug 22, 2020 9:24 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Cycling glasses... getting old
Replies: 32
Views: 1370

Re: Cycling glasses... getting old

+1 for Rydons. Mrs Scattamah has the inserts and says they're great. Weight is right for forgetting you have them on. On the downside, they are designed for your face and will not survive in your pocket. I have a set with cracked frame from this. Treat them kindly and you won't be disappointed. Gree...
by Scattamah
Sat Aug 22, 2020 9:18 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 9325
Views: 1056193

Re: The post man's been ...

Fresh Cratoni lid to replace the one smashed by US customs last year....and a Joystick Mk14. >2x output of my Mk7 and better beam pattern than my Mk10.

Greetz

S.
by Scattamah
Sat Aug 22, 2020 9:10 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What are you listening to now?
Replies: 430
Views: 16709

Re: What are you listening to now?

Currently listening to DRI - Dealing With It....getting gee'd up to go for an early spin. Watched Dogs In Space last night...classic Aussie post-punk flick with a good soundtrack. If you remember inner city share housing and the craziness that went on...you'll feel at home with this. I'm sure it's s...
by Scattamah
Sat Aug 15, 2020 11:37 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: PSA - Brown Clee Bivvies
Replies: 1
Views: 375

PSA - Brown Clee Bivvies

Might want to avoid Brown Clee for a little bit folks...will be a lot of traffic up there for a time.

https://www.shropshirestar.com/news/cri ... clee-hill/

Greetz

S.
by Scattamah
Sat Aug 15, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Minimal clothing setup
Replies: 10
Views: 419

Re: Minimal clothing setup

jameso wrote:
Sat Aug 15, 2020 10:39 am
No, I agree - a primaloft gilet, arm warmers and a base layer is a really adaptable combo. Works great, until you walk into a pub for dinner : )
+1 for arm/leg covers and base layer. Staples in my setup.
Have you had issues getting served wearing arm warmers James? : )

Greetz

S.
by Scattamah
Sat Aug 15, 2020 9:42 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Very minimal tarp tents
Replies: 26
Views: 903

Re: Very minimal tarp tents

I've seen Zippy and Chickenlegs with Zpacks shells...no base or nets. I've been looking at one myself to keep the water off and using the Kestrel to keep the bugs out. Lots of space inside without the weight penalty of heavy DCF used on the bathtub. Heh...heavy DCF. /me facepalms self

Greetz

S.
by Scattamah
Fri Aug 14, 2020 12:29 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: What are you listening to now?
Replies: 430
Views: 16709

Re: What are you listening to now?

This is Spinal Tap is up there with Blues Brothers for me. Great call Reg.

Starting up a relaxed public holiday here with Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers - Rare Bird Alert.

Greetz

S.
by Scattamah
Thu Aug 13, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What are you listening to now?
Replies: 430
Views: 16709

Re: What are you listening to now?

...That was possibly even louder than Disaster Area ... Having to play from orbit...no one is louder than Disaster Area! My brother and I were waxing lyrical about Desatio Hotblack's spaceship the other day. Irony is delicious! : ) Currently playing Roger Waters "Is This The Life We Really Want" wi...