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by RIP
Mon Jul 06, 2020 10:37 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Sneaky Shelter In Or By Ribblehead?
Replies: 3
Views: 23

Re: Sneaky Shelter In Or By Ribblehead?

Loads of caves if you fancy something a bit different! Useful to have a list handy of those that flood to the roof though to be fair. Once took my bike into one of those above Alum Pot which was mildly amusing. One of the pillars of the viaduct would shelter you from one side of course but I suppose...
by RIP
Mon Jul 06, 2020 10:26 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Plea from a relative noob
Replies: 2
Views: 78

Re: Plea from a relative noob

Is there meant to be a K in there somewhere 'Routes? I'm all at sea here. Fair point about the occasional impenetrability, although it can be a jolly game to work them out :smile: . Funnily enough if someone wrote 'Welsh Ride Thing', these days I'd probably wonder what on earth they were on about :w...
by RIP
Mon Jul 06, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Todays ride
Replies: 1880
Views: 257059

Re: Todays ride

summittoppler wrote:
Mon Jul 06, 2020 9:28 pm
Dinorwic quarry
One of my faves spots too Jeffer :-bd

Have sent you a PM..
by RIP
Mon Jul 06, 2020 9:15 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Dartmoor Bivvy site recce
Replies: 1
Views: 40

Re: Dartmoor Bivvy site recce

The most impressive thing there Jim is the speed with which you must have hared over to that rock after setting the 10 second camera timer! :grin:

Looks a nice little spot that, enjoy Wednesday's bivvy.
by RIP
Mon Jul 06, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Anyone around Herts/ northern Chilterns?
Replies: 16
Views: 227

Re: Anyone around Herts/ northern Chilterns?

Good grief MaM, surely you're not suggesting that we have a Chilterns Winter Bivvy in the Chilterns?? :lol: . Yeah 'course we could, it's just that the Lure Of The Mynd took over for a while. Then again, we still haven't done the proposed Chilterns Winter Bivvy in Scotland yet..... Now Ben mentions ...
by RIP
Mon Jul 06, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Pillows
Replies: 39
Views: 498

Re: Pillows

Now that looks nice. 83g - not too bad. Hmmm.....
by RIP
Mon Jul 06, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Anyone around Herts/ northern Chilterns?
Replies: 16
Views: 227

Re: Anyone around Herts/ northern Chilterns?

Thank Olga you're back matey - quite correct to pull me up there. What am I thinking of! I'm missing your bad influence that's the problem :grin: .
by RIP
Mon Jul 06, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: Routes
Topic: Pennine bridleway?
Replies: 10
Views: 794

Re: Pennine bridleway?

If I was lucky enough to live near the Peaks I'd just enjoy 3 days there! No point slogging up to the 'Gorms lovely as they are. Loads of good Peak stuff - both Trails, stacks of bridleways inc part of PB, Macc Forest. TransCam is obviously ace. Personally I would train it back. But as Stu says just...
by RIP
Mon Jul 06, 2020 9:08 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 456
Views: 24707

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

Well let's hope they are because I nipped out last night to get July's in the book, in case my real plan goes pear-shaped later. Maybe Stu'll confirm the Rules situation now :wink: . So, noticed this place on one of my lockdown rides. Been derelict for a while. Wanted something "under cover" to ease...
by RIP
Sun Jul 05, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Pillows
Replies: 39
Views: 498

Re: Pillows

Allen recommended me one of these Vango Deep Sleep inflatable pillows https://www.columbiasportswear.co.uk/p/mens-outdry-ex-reign-jacket-1849092.html?dwvar_1849092_color=464 Hmm, I know those Reigns are good but never tried one as a pillow :wink: . Maybe one of these instead :wink: https://www.goou...
by RIP
Sun Jul 05, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Pillows
Replies: 39
Views: 498

Re: Pillows

sean_iow wrote:
Sun Jul 05, 2020 6:24 pm
Someone had beaten us to that :grin:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q47nzyBrENM
Oooh yes I'd forgotten that! I like the staged "crashes" to prove how effective it is...
by RIP
Sun Jul 05, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 456
Views: 24707

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

:-bd Tick!
by RIP
Sun Jul 05, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Pillows
Replies: 39
Views: 498

Re: Pillows

:lol: . Even better Sean (because that looks completely ridiculous obviously ) would be to tuck the deflated pillow under your collar or whatever, and attach a CO2 canister to it. Then you could contrive some sort of accelerometer thingy which would detect a prang then set the CO2 canister off. Hey ...
by RIP
Sun Jul 05, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Pillows
Replies: 39
Views: 498

Re: Pillows

Pillow Pump is 135g compared to HL which I think is a shade under 40g, but the latter needs Schnoz at 60g of course. As Stu points out the PP does both at a cost of 35g. I reckon if I put all my mats on top of each other they'd have an R-value of about 500 :lol: . (I think max is actually 10 isn't i...
by RIP
Sun Jul 05, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Yay, it's cheery Friday.
Replies: 1025
Views: 107775

Re: Yay, it's cheery Friday.

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Fri Jul 03, 2020 11:01 am
Very wise Reg and I see the weather gods have decided to add a little something to the expected chaos :wink:
Is it safe to come out yet?

I've been hiding for nearly two days now and I need a wee.
by RIP
Sun Jul 05, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Pillows
Replies: 39
Views: 498

Re: Pillows

Think I've tried pretty much every one of the above alternatives in my own quest :smile: . Pillow is my most critical bit of gear and it's still not right. Maybe it's impossible. When I bought my first Exped UL mat I got an Exped Pillow Pump with it. Then I obtained a UL pillow which meant I needed ...
by RIP
Sun Jul 05, 2020 9:30 am
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Anyone around Herts/ northern Chilterns?
Replies: 16
Views: 227

Re: Anyone around Herts/ northern Chilterns?

Yeah same 'ere, steamed through last weekend with Ben n James (or was it Ben and Jerry?)on way from Woburn down to the canal. Guess we can advertise any little rides on this thread.

Probably wise, Mark, to read some of those links before you commit to anything though :wink: .
by RIP
Sun Jul 05, 2020 9:22 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 456
Views: 24707

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

I believe it's buried deep in The Rules somewhere that it's perfectly acceptable so long as you sleep on the floor :smile: .
by RIP
Fri Jul 03, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Now This is a DB MTB!
Replies: 6
Views: 290

Re: Now This is a DB MTB!

Ow, my brain. Is it July 1st or April 1st?

Actually, that's pretty astounding.
by RIP
Fri Jul 03, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What are you listening to now?
Replies: 122
Views: 1210

Re: What are you listening to now?

Yah, other one as above, "Thrill Me" :smile:

Peely: "A third time? No that would be excessive" :lol:
by RIP
Fri Jul 03, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What are you listening to now?
Replies: 122
Views: 1210

Re: What are you listening to now?

RIP wrote:
Fri Jul 03, 2020 2:20 pm
Give up? :wink:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NprmWtN66xE
by RIP
Fri Jul 03, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What are you listening to now?
Replies: 122
Views: 1210

Re: What are you listening to now?

Give up? :wink:
by RIP
Fri Jul 03, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What are you listening to now?
Replies: 122
Views: 1210

Re: What are you listening to now?

Yep. Got you going now :wink: .
by RIP
Fri Jul 03, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: (Reg's) 'Quarries, Shafts & Killer Cows' Thread
Replies: 57
Views: 1437

Re: (Reg's) 'Quarries, Shafts & Killer Cows' Thread

:-bd

I thought I'd stopped but I'm working on an extravaganza for this month's BaM, but it relies on a lot of ducks lining up properly.
by RIP
Fri Jul 03, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What are you listening to now?
Replies: 122
Views: 1210

Re: What are you listening to now?

I should have guessed :-bd Yep. My parents had really eclectic musical tastes and I was an avid listener of John peel so I'll listen to anything. I don't like it all but I'll give it a listen. :lol: And the only two tracks he ever played back to back are..... "are we allowed to do that, I dunno..."