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by RIP
Sun Aug 25, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Happy Birthday Zomarzi - 100 not out!
Replies: 5
Views: 145

Re: Happy Birthday Zomarzi - 100 not out!

Am on mobile at moment and Birthdays appears on forum main page along with current users, statistics etc?
by RIP
Sun Aug 25, 2019 1:06 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Happy Birthday Zomarzi - 100 not out!
Replies: 5
Views: 145

Re: Happy Birthday Zomarzi - 100 not out!

:grin: . Aye, you're right, and Reg's not had any beers tonight so that's even worse!

'course, it's 'tomorrow' now and 'Birthdays' has changed so people have even less idea what I'm burbling on about than normal.
by RIP
Sun Aug 25, 2019 1:03 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: The best bikepacking bike is?
Replies: 4
Views: 73

Re: The best bikepacking bike is?

Liked that. Good pics too - tarp looked cosy despite the teeth. Very Tate Modern that sculpture pose. Done a few f/s bivvy outings meself and it's fine, but point blank refuse a rucsac :wink: One has some standards after all :grin: . Just keep it superlight as you say.
by RIP
Sat Aug 24, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Happy Birthday Zomarzi - 100 not out!
Replies: 5
Views: 145

Happy Birthday Zomarzi - 100 not out!

Great to see bikepackers still able to get it (*) up at that ripe old age :-bd . Hope I'll still be able to manage it by then. :YMPARTY: Although curiously nearly all posts in 'Classifieds' - maybe you've flogged all your gear with an aim to duplicate my erstwhile 'nude bikepacking' attempt? (*) pol...
by RIP
Sat Aug 24, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: I realise I'm preaching to the converted but ...
Replies: 14
Views: 422

Re: I realise I'm preaching to the converted but ...

Was gonna say the same MaM :smile: . Spot 'em with drones then parachute an elite BBB squad on top of them. Lob a few flaming meths stoves into the mob and retire before they know what's hit 'em.

Blimey steady on Reg.
by RIP
Fri Aug 23, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What's the weekend got in store?
Replies: 45
Views: 412

Re: What's the weekend got in store?

"No Steve, the Black Mountain and the Black Mountains are two different places". Saw that coming :wink: . Reminds me that I still have on my bucket list a route including Lord Hereford's Knob, Three Cocks, and, er, Fan-y-Big. But not this weekend admittedly. Maybe November if anyone fancies it.
by RIP
Fri Aug 23, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 7436
Views: 759096

Re: The post man's been ...

Aye it's very satisfying. Eg acorns, dunno about Stu but I tend to collect the acorns in Autumn, then stick em in a bag with some damp compost and tie it up. A fair number will have sprouted a root by early Spring (or earlier) at which point I put those in separate pots just below the surface of som...
by RIP
Fri Aug 23, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Experiences? The Dales between Skipton and Malham
Replies: 7
Views: 138

Re: Experiences? The Dales between Skipton and Malham

Welcome to you! Most people get directed here by their enemies who then leave them rapidly, sniggering as they do so :wink: .

Uncle Bob'll be along in a tick (*) with every detail you could ever wish for around Skipton :-bd .

(a moment in time, not the other sort hopefully...)
by RIP
Fri Aug 23, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 7436
Views: 759096

Re: The post man's been ...

Nice one Stu :-bd . Since you've shown a bit of interest here's a pic of my current tree nursery down the garden :smile: . 12 oaks, a few ashes and hazels, even three walnuts. In fact you get two pics for the price of one, because in the top left corner on the shed is my patented MYOG bike stand. It...
by RIP
Fri Aug 23, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 7436
Views: 759096

Re: The post man's been ...

Ta. Yep - mega-rare. There's a bit of an enclave of them in the Vale of Aylesbury, and some other areas. Supposedly UK's rarest tree, or was. Make a bow out of them indeed, hah! Actually, I've bunged quite a few in over the years and the earliest ones are nearly 20 feet high now. I'll keep an eye on...
by RIP
Fri Aug 23, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What's the weekend got in store?
Replies: 45
Views: 412

Re: What's the weekend got in store?

Bad luck Stu, commiserations :sad: . I'll bet the post had "beware of post" painted on the other side of it...
by RIP
Fri Aug 23, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 7436
Views: 759096

Re: The post man's been ...

Back from hols.

2 x 26 (hurrah) x 2.3 x Conti Mountain King MkIII.

2 x wool-filled pillows (for bed not bivvy to be honest)

10 x black poplar cuttings for potting up then guerilla planting next year down by the river.
by RIP
Fri Aug 23, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: What's the weekend got in store?
Replies: 45
Views: 412

Re: What's the weekend got in store?

'Spam' - haven't you finished that WW2 leftovers stash yet :smile: .

(Been trying hard to fit your 50th in Stevo but have failed dismally due to family stuff next weekend, sorry chap :sad: )
by RIP
Thu Aug 22, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Aah bollocks.
Replies: 30
Views: 1333

Re: Aah bollocks.

Twas never the speed that impressed me, but the implacable hill climbing. Rich has this fascinating way of climbing at exactly his pre-set rate all the way up, no matter any change in gradient or ground surface, and all without making any upper-body movement whatsoever, apart from frequent grins as ...
by RIP
Thu Aug 22, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Aah bollocks.
Replies: 30
Views: 1333

Re: Aah bollocks.

Well that's ace to hear Rich, obviously :-bd . Should've saved it for Cheery Friday :smile: . Must be a strange feeling to be back in action again. Guess you're going to be feeling your way a bit with it though still? Or is it green light and away you go? Look forward to seeing you in 'silly Septemb...
by RIP
Wed Aug 21, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Todays ride
Replies: 1451
Views: 208125

Re: Todays ride

Half? Top or bottom?

You around a week on Thurs for a be... I mean bivi?
by RIP
Mon Aug 19, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Voting for most colourful/imaginative ride (portrayal)
Replies: 7
Views: 258

Re: Voting for most colourful/imaginative ride (portrayal)

Gonna vote for all three :wink: . I like the contrasting genres. Nowt wrong with a 'big event' now and then and they make an interesting read so voted for B; big fan of 'take pleasure in the less obvious and understated and the apparently inconsequential and the petty details' so voted for Mr C too;...
by RIP
Mon Aug 19, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Ride the Sweary Dave-ide
Replies: 28
Views: 649

Re: Ride the Sweary Dave-ide

Jaysus Stu, if you reckon it'll be teaching even you some new words it's promising to be a pretty damn educational little fillum! I also look forward to having my vocabulary vigourously thrown up in the air and then attempting desperately to piece it back together again :-bd .
by RIP
Mon Aug 19, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Ride the Sweary Dave-ide
Replies: 28
Views: 649

Re: Ride the Sweary Dave-ide

X rated bikepacking - a new sub-genre. Brilliant, shall watch later with crisps and beer and armchair.
by RIP
Sat Aug 17, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Silk Road Mountain Race (SRMR)
Replies: 29
Views: 1206

Re: Silk Road Mountain Race (SRMR)

(apologies, thread trolling :wink: ... excuse is Cheery Friday... probably understood every tenth word of this thread and strangely pleased thereby :wink: .. Reg Dibnah Perrin ....)
by RIP
Sat Aug 17, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Yay, it's cheery Friday.
Replies: 671
Views: 80146

Re: Yay, it's cheery Friday.

Please permit me to take the liberty of first post for this Cheery Friday. Daughter back for a break after finishing a fairly gruelling course. Good to see her. It's not all good of course because she takes after Mrs Perrin so you can't have everything. Anyway, they're watching 101 Dalmations #3 (on...
by RIP
Sat Aug 17, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2019
Replies: 724
Views: 38985

Re: Bivvy a month 2019

Enjoyed reading that with my toast just now. 'Trains+bikes = adventure', aye, am a great believer in that maxim as you know. For some reason I was 'there' with many of those photos - maybe the slightly curious light in the Burntisland and Leven ones, the chilled (ho ho) ice cream moment, etc. Armcha...
by RIP
Thu Aug 15, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2019
Replies: 724
Views: 38985

Re: Bivvy a month 2019

Nice bit of lemon drizzle there by the look of it, always good to get the details right :smile: .
by RIP
Thu Aug 15, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: That Might Explain it ...
Replies: 22
Views: 617

Re: That Might Explain it ...

problems - true Mart but on the upside you'd be guaranteed to win Iron Man race :smile:
by RIP
Thu Aug 15, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Bikes, beers and bivvy - Salop bivvy early Oct
Replies: 27
Views: 531

Re: Bikes, beers and bivvy - Salop bivvy early Oct

Shame we'll miss ya previous week. Guess you'll have disappeared again by Dec Winter Bivvy?