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by RIP
Sun Sep 22, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2019
Replies: 802
Views: 45555

Re: Bivvy a month 2019

Needed to be in Solihull today. Noticed a nice wood near Lapworth. Train to Hampton in Arden, bike to Solihull, met some other mates. Aimed for late train to Lapworth. Was looking forward to the thunderstorm. Unfortunately miscalculated and ended up on floor of mate's Travelodge or whatever it was a...
by RIP
Sat Sep 21, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Which extra would keep me warmer?
Replies: 52
Views: 785

Re: Which extra would keep me warmer?

So anyway, about that idea of wearing a rubber wetsuit in your bivvy bag.... you've a long way to out-imagine my imagination Stu mate :wink: .
by RIP
Sat Sep 21, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Which extra would keep me warmer?
Replies: 52
Views: 785

Re: Which extra would keep me warmer?

I would imagine the only scene worse than that would be Stu still wearing it at bedtime..
by RIP
Fri Sep 20, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Yay, it's cheery Friday.
Replies: 689
Views: 82457

Re: Yay, it's cheery Friday.

Lucky you Frog - last night of the long run of good weather! With unerring timing as usual I've picked tomorrow night with thunder and lightning pre-booked :-SS . Still cheery today though cos just booked Toy Dolls at Kentish Town 18th April. Thrashtastic! I'm not as professional as Barter though - ...
by RIP
Fri Sep 20, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Which extra would keep me warmer?
Replies: 52
Views: 785

Re: Which extra would keep me warmer?

Good grief Stu, didn't know Hannibal Lecter was a 'boner....
by RIP
Fri Sep 20, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Which extra would keep me warmer?
Replies: 52
Views: 785

Re: Which extra would keep me warmer?

I like MaM's idea - voice of reason with simple quick solutions :wink: . 'air you breathe' - I was thinking about that last night. It's all very well covering/insulating your body but your lungs effectively have a totally uninsulated contact with Colin's whole planet. Lung surface area is about half...
by RIP
Fri Sep 20, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Yay, it's cheery Friday.
Replies: 689
Views: 82457

Re: Yay, it's cheery Friday.

:lol:
by RIP
Thu Sep 19, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Which extra would keep me warmer?
Replies: 52
Views: 785

Re: Which extra would keep me warmer?

Yes I'm not proposing transferring my heat to the planet if I can help it. I'm guessing that preventing heat loss has far more effect than trying to add heat. Hence the importance of the temperature and conductivity/convectivity of whatever's directly in contact with, mainly, your skin and therefore...
by RIP
Thu Sep 19, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Which extra would keep me warmer?
Replies: 52
Views: 785

Re: Which extra would keep me warmer?

Was thinking the same idea meself. However if you created a hot water bottle from your own, er, resources wouldn't that just temporarily extract, er, fluid-borne heat from your body some but not all of which would subsequently be radiated back to a different part of your body? On balance you'd be lo...
by RIP
Thu Sep 19, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Todays ride
Replies: 1462
Views: 211873

Re: Todays ride

Love the pics Steve. Brompton looks right at home. Post-industrial apocalypse. And yes indeedy, I am proud to be an old relic :-bd . Right, off t'station now (on Brom of course) to pick up tickets for Sept baby-BaM this weekend (in Solihull..) and Oct BaM (three changes on the train to get to Cromfo...
by RIP
Wed Sep 18, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Bikes, beers and bivvy - Salop bivvy early Oct
Replies: 39
Views: 1318

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

Yeah, bit baffled here too :-S . Didn't spot anything in the Obituaries column?

They're here if you need 'em: :smile:

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by RIP
Wed Sep 18, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Todays ride
Replies: 1462
Views: 211873

Re: Todays ride

<mini-rant> (sorry) Went out for a wobble with Mrs Perrin just now. Ended up going past nasty new "edge of town retail park". Had a look. Deeply dispiriting. Usual suspects: C*sta, K*C (with "drive thru" for lazy people who can't spell I think), B&M(?), and M&S "food hall" (sounds like some sort of ...
by RIP
Wed Sep 18, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bb200 historical start points...
Replies: 34
Views: 761

Re: Bb200 historical start points...

techno mail wrote:
Mon Sep 02, 2019 8:04 pm
Mike wrote:
Mon Sep 02, 2019 8:03 pm
Sleep in ya car i have in the past, though it is an estate :lol:
I tried in a mini last year. Wasn't good.
Must've been a noisy night what with all the elephants in there as well.....
by RIP
Wed Sep 18, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Which extra would keep me warmer?
Replies: 52
Views: 785

Re: Which extra would keep me warmer?

Shades of the 'slap the poor old lady' scene in "Airplane!" :wink:

If you wanted a really ultralight, and very cheap, solution for handling the cold you could do worse than taking a few BBB 'Stop Being Soft' stickers to look at while you're shivering. Works every time for me :-bd
by RIP
Thu Sep 12, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Whats the most dangerous (legal UK) Rd you've ridden?
Replies: 32
Views: 916

Re: Whats the most dangerous (legal UK) Rd you've ridden?

About the only roads I feel a little "uneasy" on are indeed the twisty ones with high hedges etc. Can't be seen from behind. Of course, any road user should not approach any corner at a speed that means they couldn't stop if an obstruction was just ahead round said corner. Some drivers moan about cy...
by RIP
Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Whats the most dangerous (legal UK) Rd you've ridden?
Replies: 32
Views: 916

Re: Whats the most dangerous (legal UK) Rd you've ridden?

'Zone 1' - curiously I found that the 15 years I biked it were perversely enjoyable :smile: . I would, sadly I'm afraid, agree that some other cyclists were the worst hazard. Note that video this week of a cyclist who ran a red light and smacked into a zebra crossing user. The biker then proceeded t...
by RIP
Wed Sep 11, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2019
Replies: 802
Views: 45555

Re: Bivvy a month 2019

"Now I hadn't paid to bivvy at the campsite, I'd only paid for a tent which I wasn't in, so whilst I think it's close, I'm pretty sure I'm within the rules" - Hmm!!!! :wink: :lol:

So how are we all doing Zip with the scores on the doors so far?
by RIP
Tue Sep 10, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Coldest winter in 30 years.
Replies: 19
Views: 805

Re: Coldest winter in 30 years.

field full of bikepackers all facing the same way.... dead giveaway that......
by RIP
Sun Sep 08, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bonkers time triallists
Replies: 57
Views: 1513

Re: Bonkers time triallists

Jurassic/Dave - glad to hear it's sociable elsewhere. Maybe my mate should've realised living in D*ble probably makes everyone grumpy never mind the TT folks :wink: .
by RIP
Sun Sep 08, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: RSF Iceland Crossing
Replies: 11
Views: 707

Re: RSF Iceland Crossing

Excellent! My compliments to you. By some strange quirk one of my trips was also exactly 30 years ago this month, went by sea that time which was a bit bonkers. Also went through Hofn, brewing up at the campsite in my Lichfield tent on that lethal Optimus stove :wink: . Blimey, I remember those old ...
by RIP
Sun Sep 08, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bonkers time triallists
Replies: 57
Views: 1513

Re: Bonkers time triallists

As we know it's not fair to heckle other people's pastimes unless maybe they verge into doing harm to others/things, but since we're heading into philosophical life/death territory, major-A-road TT riding strikes me as purgatory. They've crossed the Styx and suffering before they've been called. Pro...
by RIP
Sat Sep 07, 2019 10:16 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bonkers time triallists
Replies: 57
Views: 1513

Re: Bonkers time triallists

"nothing you did could alter when it would be" - a fatalistic crowd them Vikings! Sigh, I now can't get the last sketch from Monty P's Meaning Of Life out of my head: "It’s one of the little men from the village…"
by RIP
Sat Sep 07, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bonkers time triallists
Replies: 57
Views: 1513

Re: Bonkers time triallists

Well that's put a bit of a damper on the evening.




:wink:
by RIP
Fri Sep 06, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Folding bikes
Replies: 44
Views: 1171

Re: Folding bikes

See! It's got you. You're bitten n smitten. You're in lurv. Tolejer :-bd .
by RIP
Fri Sep 06, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What does your perfect event look like?
Replies: 110
Views: 3434

Re: What does your perfect event look like?

'The Scrapers play hits from The Toy Dolls' - I'm in. Early Spring, erm that's the 1st of March isn't it?