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by RIP
Tue Nov 19, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Happy Birthday Taylor!
Replies: 9
Views: 201

Re: Happy Birthday Taylor!

certainly is... note orange BBB gilet... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D0W25KVJ7qc oops....
by RIP
Tue Nov 19, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Happy Birthday Taylor!
Replies: 9
Views: 201

Happy Birthday Taylor!

One of our Founding Fathers :smile: . Hope you have some nice prezzies and enjoy a few beers :-bd .
by RIP
Tue Nov 19, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: I've seen people pack more for a single night.
Replies: 9
Views: 321

Re: I've seen people pack more for a single night.

I wish I hadn't mentioned it now cos I've looked again and am even more confused :smile: . Behind him we have the red car going away. He's facing that way too. But on the right there's a dual carriageway with a lorry going away as well. And over on the far left there's ANOTHER, possibly/probably dua...
by RIP
Tue Nov 19, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: I've seen people pack more for a single night.
Replies: 9
Views: 321

Re: I've seen people pack more for a single night.

Aye, impressive stuff. "Proper" bikepacking bags, riding in the p1ssing rain with just shorts and a T :-bd . Should send him a complimentary/honorary BBB jersey. Dunno where that pic was taken (S Africa presumably if 1000km from the finish, doh), but that's a curious set of lanes on the road. Dual c...
by RIP
Sun Nov 17, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Pre Winter Peaks Bivy (Nov)?
Replies: 24
Views: 540

Re: Pre Winter Peaks Bivy (Nov)?

The gloopy bridleway drop into Bradwell off the Edge should be highly entertaining after all this rain :smile: . Unless of course you're going up it in which case it'll be epic :-bd . Looks a fun ride anyway!
by RIP
Sun Nov 17, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2019
Replies: 990
Views: 59467

Re: Bivvy a month 2019

Excellent. That's the type of ride I like reading about. I know we say November and February are the 'worst' months to bike/bivvy but they're more interesting as a result. I was only thinking the other day that there's a surprising number of sunny photos given recent weather :wink: . I know I know, ...
by RIP
Sat Nov 16, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Really?
Replies: 18
Views: 583

Re: Really?

I can see an easy misreading of the comms there, but I got you James :smile: . I love a good bit of whittling. We ought to get Private Eye to interview Chris Landslide about his favourite carved spoon :smile: . Stu needs to enable the body-language-and-facial-expressions forum video add-on then ther...
by RIP
Sat Nov 16, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Really?
Replies: 18
Views: 583

Re: Really?

"carving a spoon" - well spotted James. I'm a bit baffled why that's a "regular" onsite task. Does every camper have to whittle their own fresh cutlery for every meal?
by RIP
Fri Nov 15, 2019 11:49 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Yay, it's cheery Friday.
Replies: 704
Views: 85703

Re: Yay, it's cheery Friday.

Right, beddybyes for Reggie. But to complete a cheery Friday, first a few minutes reading a bit more of "Free Country" by George Mahood http://www.georgemahood.com/books/free-country-a-penniless-adventure-the-length-of-britain/ , a bible for this bikepacker. "The plan is simple. George and Ben have ...
by RIP
Fri Nov 15, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Yay, it's cheery Friday.
Replies: 704
Views: 85703

Re: Yay, it's cheery Friday.

"didn't appear to be raining" - exactly what Mrs Perrin commented :grin:. She has terrible memories of a week of solid rain in a cottage above Arthog one year. Needless to say I loved every sodding (and sodden) minute :-bd .
by RIP
Fri Nov 15, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Really?
Replies: 18
Views: 583

Re: Really?

Did we touch on these folks a while ago? Can't remember. £10 for a whole family isn't too bad I suppose. Nowhere near as good as £0 though of course :smile: . Conversely most of the places I've "wildcamped" have been price less in more ways than one :wink: . Interesting to know why people would choo...
by RIP
Fri Nov 15, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Yay, it's cheery Friday.
Replies: 704
Views: 85703

Re: Yay, it's cheery Friday.

We'll have to do a little caper up there next year Kev - mebbe's Our Stu'll send us over that way again in January :smile: . I too have many happy memories of hopping on and off at random with a bike.
by RIP
Fri Nov 15, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Yay, it's cheery Friday.
Replies: 704
Views: 85703

Re: Yay, it's cheery Friday.

Oops - having to break off to watch "Scenic Railway Journeys of the World - Cambrian Coast" on telly! (9pm edit: not bad that; bit lightweight to start with; obviously some stunning landscapes, nice little human-interest stories etc, although poor Bill Nighy would probably benefit from Dee's Welsh P...
by RIP
Fri Nov 15, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Yay, it's cheery Friday.
Replies: 704
Views: 85703

Re: Yay, it's cheery Friday.

Bottle of "Reverend James" whilst watching "Under Milk Wood" (1971). A play for voices indeed, but how could one quibble with the masters, Burton (*) and Davies, to guide us along in film. Huge pleasure in losing oneself amongst the rhythmic and powerful language, moods, imagery, dramas of the every...
by RIP
Fri Nov 15, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2019
Replies: 990
Views: 59467

Re: Bivvy a month 2019

Ah. :sad:
by RIP
Fri Nov 15, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: How far north can you get ont' train?
Replies: 22
Views: 575

Re: How far north can you get ont' train?

In Reverse wrote:
Fri Nov 15, 2019 12:41 am
Just shut the window?
:lol: :roll:
by RIP
Thu Nov 14, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2019
Replies: 990
Views: 59467

Re: Bivvy a month 2019

'Famous in Daventry' - we've arrived :lol: . Amazing coincidence there. Will really miss you on Winter Event, Mark, just get yerself bunged on the reserve list..... Sorry about BaM (surely though, you had your tent up ready, dined etc, even if you just nodded off for a few seconds....), but yes you'...
by RIP
Wed Nov 13, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 2723
Views: 473295

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

Alpkit sale.

Eg Gravitas jacket £160 > £135, Firn down jacket 40% off etc etc.
by RIP
Wed Nov 13, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 7625
Views: 790065

Re: The post man's been ...

Thanks for the tip-off, appreciated...
by RIP
Wed Nov 13, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 7625
Views: 790065

Re: The post man's been ...

Ah thanks, good point. Too late :wink: . Since every BaM this year has been moist to a lesser or (mainly) greater extent I expect December to be no different and therefore an amusing test.
by RIP
Wed Nov 13, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 7625
Views: 790065

Re: The post man's been ...

Oh and a rear Mudhugger, after my MYOG extension wasn't, er, 100% successful. Along with the cableties there's a rectangle of sticky-backed clear plastic taped underneath it, no idea what that's for!
by RIP
Wed Nov 13, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 7625
Views: 790065

Re: The post man's been ...

Must be having a bit of a Dexshell moment. More socks.
by RIP
Tue Nov 12, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Broken finger - rehab
Replies: 15
Views: 361

Re: Broken finger - rehab

I'll try and be glass-half-full here (without minimising your damage of course): you might have avoided something worse at Laggan by not going there! You'll never know, but you might have.

Hmm, on re-reading it that might not be as helpful as I'd hoped :wink: .
by RIP
Tue Nov 12, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 2723
Views: 473295

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

Dexshell gloves arrived. Got liner but it seems to be well attached and doesn't pull out. They've also turned out to be pretty substantial and warm so may well also fulfil somebody's "winter gloves" requirement. The blurb on the packet says "100% waterproof, windproof and breathable". Heard all that...