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by mattpage
Sat Jan 16, 2021 4:36 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Forestry operations on rights of way
Replies: 17
Views: 415

Re: Forestry operations on rights of way

My understanding is that if they need to close a RoW for harvesting they need to apply for a CRoW closure order. If one existed they would need to put a notice on the start and end of any closure. In reality in forests where public are not frequent they won't apply. I'd suggest finding out who they ...
by mattpage
Sat Jan 16, 2021 4:26 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Why Don't Sleeping Mats Have A Pillow?
Replies: 23
Views: 601

Re: Why Don't Sleeping Mats Have A Pillow?

I prefer not to have a pillow, so I'm quite happy they are not included.
by mattpage
Thu Jan 14, 2021 7:02 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Gatewood cape question
Replies: 10
Views: 212

Re: Gatewood cape question

I'm using Stu's pole & pegs with my Gatewood Cape and both are fine.

It makes for a really lightweight setup.
I made a custom mat using polycryo and that's good too.

It's only a setup I'd use in the nicer months mind but that's just personal choice.
by mattpage
Fri Jan 08, 2021 10:03 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Favourite kit from 2020
Replies: 54
Views: 1113

Re: Favourite kit from 2020

Spatz overshoes 👌
Ritchey Outback
Campagnolo Ekar

Lots of others things have been really good too, quite fortunate to get to ride and test nice things.
by mattpage
Mon Jan 04, 2021 6:17 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Hate to bring it up again but ...
Replies: 108
Views: 2232

Re: Hate to bring it up again but ...

the countryside accessible to the public Now I'm confused. Much of the countryside fits that description. Does it not say somewhere about not traveling to exercise or that exercise must start / finish at your home. "the countryside accessible to the public" would seem to imply that you're free to d...
by mattpage
Mon Jan 04, 2021 6:16 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Hate to bring it up again but ...
Replies: 108
Views: 2232

Re: Hate to bring it up again but ...

I suspect Matt that people who rarely hike up a hill, or get out into the countryside often feel safety in numbers, if they can see a stream of people going up and down a hill, then they don't need to attempt to navigate anywhere or feel they might get lost, plus they know there will be an ice-crea...
by mattpage
Mon Jan 04, 2021 6:11 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Rear light?
Replies: 21
Views: 582

Re: Rear light?

Exposure have a specific mount for helmets, so that could work and I really rate the light.

Another possible mount option, although only if you have QR wheels is a KCNC threaded fitting that takes the place of the QR end cap that you can mount to.
by mattpage
Mon Jan 04, 2021 5:15 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Hate to bring it up again but ...
Replies: 108
Views: 2232

Re: Hate to bring it up again but ...

I think Derbyshire police reported over 200 cars parked at the top of the Snake Pass yesterday, which is far more than you'd expect on a sunny Bank Holiday. I'm beginning to think that the thing that troubles me most is peoples lack of imagination :wink: Absolutely. The same happens on Storey Arms ...
by mattpage
Mon Jan 04, 2021 1:29 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: 13 speed.
Replies: 21
Views: 540

Re: 13 speed.

As people have said, Rotor have a 13-speed but its not really mainstream. Campagnolo Ekar really impressed me. Not just the range, which is good but the ergonomics. It is lacking smaller chainrings though, so for big trips, loaded bikepacking, etc it might be a little too much. It was one of the bes...
by mattpage
Mon Jan 04, 2021 1:23 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Hate to bring it up again but ...
Replies: 108
Views: 2232

Re: Hate to bring it up again but ...

Rasta wrote:
Mon Jan 04, 2021 11:40 am
I take it you live in the countryside?
Maybe Donald Dumbasfuck lives in a city with no outdoor space. Maybe the virus has cost him his job, wife, house.....
Name me a city that has no outdoor space...
by mattpage
Sun Jan 03, 2021 7:01 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Your top 3 ITT tips.
Replies: 32
Views: 981

Re: Your top 3 ITT tips.

1. Make sure you have practiced and know your kit. Don't fiddle in the last few weeks before, so check wear levels well in advance. 2. Be prepared but be able to be flexible. Nothing ever goes perfectly to plan and sometimes just one little mishap or broken part can have such a mental effect that me...
by mattpage
Mon Dec 28, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Well done Mr Page.
Replies: 6
Views: 425

Re: Well done Mr Page.

Thanks everyone! Hilly... Not really. Not for Wales. The flattest route I could find in all honesty. Anything sub 1000m per 100km is flat to me. While the weather wasn't perfect I was pretty lucky given how bad it's been recently. About an hour of rain and temps down to -4, but I was prepared for th...
by mattpage
Mon Nov 23, 2020 9:53 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: New GPS recommendation please
Replies: 17
Views: 602

Re: New GPS recommendation please

It is simpler than high end Garmin, and if you need every training metric under the sun, then go Garmin, but if you just want a head unit to navigate with and for the usual metrics then its great and ive had 12-13 hours navigation out of it I think I have had up to 18hrs from the Elemnt. Another pl...
by mattpage
Mon Nov 23, 2020 9:45 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Sarn Helen
Replies: 12
Views: 467

Re: Sarn Helen

I think of how far along I got before turning around and giving up and often think, what if a good track was just a few hundred metres away. Normally things like this would have me back to attempt it again, but not this one :lol:
by mattpage
Mon Nov 23, 2020 9:39 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bothies and covid
Replies: 20
Views: 718

Re: Bothies and covid

I used to visit the Welsh MBA bothies a lot but over the last few years have found myself staying fairly well clear. Two closer to me I won't be visiting much, if at all again. Both easily accessible by vehicle. But like you say, some non-MBA that are harder to reach and one most recent was great. ...
by mattpage
Mon Nov 23, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Sarn Helen
Replies: 12
Views: 467

Re: Sarn Helen

GregMay wrote:
Sun Nov 22, 2020 4:42 pm

EDIT: enjoy the Monks Trod .... best done about 2am
I once tried riding this above Strata Florida as it exits off the track to Claerwen... interesting. Best called a Bog Trod.
by mattpage
Mon Nov 23, 2020 5:05 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Owl cam live
Replies: 6
Views: 320

Re: Owl cam live

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Sun Nov 22, 2020 1:58 pm
All through summer Dee has one of her computers open on the Osprey cameras from the Dyfi and Hafren - she loves it.
Have you got the link? I guess you mean the one by Clywedog and have seen the big signs near where it is and plan on getting there next Summer to see it.
by mattpage
Mon Nov 23, 2020 5:03 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bothies and covid
Replies: 20
Views: 718

Re: Bothies and covid

As above, officially closed.
The ones I have happened to pass by are in mixed condition. I think due to the circumstances they are not being maintained at all.
The ones close to roads or accessible by vehicles are not great which is a real shame.
by mattpage
Sun Nov 22, 2020 11:57 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: New GPS recommendation please
Replies: 17
Views: 602

Re: New GPS recommendation please

I have the Wahoo Elemnt, standard not the Roam version. What I will say is that the app and how it works, uploads etc is really good and also recently the customer support when the screen failed was brilliant and they sent a new one out, no questions asked. Going by that, I'd say the Roam would be r...
by mattpage
Sat Nov 21, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Atlas Mountain Race...
Replies: 37
Views: 1354

Re: Atlas Mountain Race...

Maybe 2022. I've taken a risk and entered a gravel race in the US in March and that is a big enough risk. Morocco in Feb is just a bit too soon for me.
by mattpage
Sat Nov 21, 2020 2:38 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Wattbike Atom
Replies: 15
Views: 497

Re: Wattbike Atom

The Atom is either impossible to find, or very expensive 2nd hand at the moment. But then I guess there same is true for all good turbos at the moment. Personally I used a Neo2 turbo with an older bike that stays mounted and recently have got a rocker plate to test. Not convinced on the rocker plate...
by mattpage
Tue Nov 17, 2020 9:55 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: narrowest tyre on a 40mm rim ?
Replies: 14
Views: 427

Re: narrowest tyre on a 40mm rim ?

Within road and gravel, max tyre size 110% of the internal rim measurement.
by mattpage
Tue Nov 17, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: FS: Alpkit Koala Ultralight LS07 saddle bag
Replies: 0
Views: 194

FS: Alpkit Koala Ultralight LS07 saddle bag

Alpkit Koala Ltd Edition 13 litre saddle bag Used for one trip only, which was on a road bike. It has some rubbing on one strap and a small hole (see photo) in it on the section under the saddle. Currently being repaired by Alpkit who are reinforcing the bag with a small section of VX21 - although t...
by mattpage
Mon Nov 16, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTD: Ritchey Venturemax 44cm bars
Replies: 2
Views: 153

Re: WTD: Ritchey Venturemax 44cm bars

42cm I'd sell, if you would run a slightly smaller width?
by mattpage
Mon Nov 16, 2020 10:11 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Chainring and gearing sizing advice
Replies: 11
Views: 284

Re: Chainring and gearing sizing advice

I don't use NW any more, but when I did there did seem to be a difference and I think it felt smoother at lower cadences. Pretty much what Stu says.

I don't think it's like an extra gear and don't think it's giving any extra performance/power.