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by RIP
Mon Jan 20, 2020 9:03 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 7786
Views: 812271

Re: The post man's been ...

:wink:

Twas of course a reference to the predicament that its namesake was in and definitely not a recommendation :smile: .
by RIP
Mon Jan 20, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Holy Seatpack Batman!
Replies: 7
Views: 179

Re: Holy Seatpack Batman!

Traffic cone!!! Arse trumpet!
by RIP
Mon Jan 20, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: tires with more grip?
Replies: 13
Views: 182

Re: tires with more grip?

Hoist with one's own petard, was, I believe, the original Shakesperian version. Oh, and question mark after "intentional" please. I'm probably about to be hoisted myself now. And (*) dropped from a great height. (*) perfectly acceptable usage of a conjunction at the start of a sentence. And now back...
by RIP
Mon Jan 20, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: OT audax touring: Riding the limits rollercoaster
Replies: 10
Views: 197

Re: OT audax touring: Riding the limits rollercoaster

benconnolli wrote:
Mon Jan 20, 2020 11:23 am
yet to find a set of statistics to describe what was good about a bike ride
Amen to that Ben. Reckon all the numbers merchants could give 'em up for Lent (*). Who knows, might even catch on :smile: .

'Reg'

(*) other religious festivals are available apparently
by RIP
Mon Jan 20, 2020 12:02 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 7786
Views: 812271

Re: The post man's been ...

ScotRoutes wrote:
Sun Jan 19, 2020 10:54 pm
And this is what is currently in my hip flask...
Well that's obviously an entertaining coincidence :smile: . Best served over lots of ice presumably.........
by RIP
Sun Jan 19, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 7786
Views: 812271

Re: The post man's been ...

Interesting factoid there Bob. Noted that Shackleton didn't elaborate upon the awards available for the alternative scenario to "honour and recognition in event of success". Maybe he thought that might put people off a bit :wink: . So if this nice book originated from a certain location, I thank the...
by RIP
Sun Jan 19, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 2870
Views: 492231

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

BigdummySteve wrote:
Sun Jan 19, 2020 4:31 pm
RIP wrote:
Sun Jan 19, 2020 3:38 pm
Glad to see it doesn't include Marmot Essence jackets :wink: .

https://www.sportpursuit.com/catalog/pr ... id/1054243

:lol:
Oh for Pete's sake! Luckily same price as the replacement I bought. Maybe I should get another as a potential replacement replacement.
by RIP
Sun Jan 19, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 2870
Views: 492231

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

SportPursuit at it again. "Bargain" Marmot togs. Lot of 50%-off stuff. Glad to see it doesn't include Marmot Essence jackets :wink: .

https://www.sportpursuit.com/sales/marm ... -nov19?p=2
by RIP
Sun Jan 19, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 7786
Views: 812271

Re: The post man's been ...

... with a book I haven't ordered. Which is nice. "Safe Return Doubtful" by The Royal Explorers Club! I detect the hand of someone close by but I could be wrong :smile: . Tales like "The Legendary Cross-Country Trek of Hugh Glass", "The Inspiring Self-Sacrifice of Captain Lawrence 'Titus' Oates", an...
by RIP
Sat Jan 18, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Dam Busters ride reports
Replies: 7
Views: 373

Re: Dam Busters ride reports

Feb's competition entry!? Interested too. Can't believe we haven't twigged it.
by RIP
Sat Jan 18, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 43
Views: 1647

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

It was nice to meet you in the George (or "The Borrowers" as I now seem to be calling it!). Dead impressed that you cracked on into the rain to Devils B and that 2.5 hours "sleep". Interesting that we'd both homed in on that spot that you ended up at, although I think our alternative strange port-in...
by RIP
Sat Jan 18, 2020 10:07 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: OT audax touring: Riding the limits rollercoaster
Replies: 10
Views: 197

Re: OT audax touring: Riding the limits rollercoaster

Always enjoy your write-ups Ben with their 'let stuff happen' mellowness.
by RIP
Sat Jan 18, 2020 12:02 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Yay, it's cheery Friday.
Replies: 742
Views: 89904

Re: Yay, it's cheery Friday.

:-bd

This Place gets more fascinating day by day.
by RIP
Fri Jan 17, 2020 11:06 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Yay, it's cheery Friday.
Replies: 742
Views: 89904

Re: Yay, it's cheery Friday.

"Less than 3 weeks till we cycle to Nijmegen and see the Dolls. Soooo excited". That'll be ace! There's an Edinburgh date now as well. "My massive claim to fame is I taught Joseph Porter to naked trainspot. Seriously.". Why am I not in the least bit surprised :-bd . I too have a couple of stories ab...
by RIP
Fri Jan 17, 2020 10:59 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Yay, it's cheery Friday.
Replies: 742
Views: 89904

Re: Yay, it's cheery Friday.

Cyclepeasant wrote:
Fri Jan 17, 2020 9:44 pm
Rip...
Blyth power at hitchin.

Would that be at club85??
Yep, see you there!
by RIP
Fri Jan 17, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Yay, it's cheery Friday.
Replies: 742
Views: 89904

Re: Yay, it's cheery Friday.

"Dolls in Mach" - joking of course. I think! Hmm.. maybe... Mach Punkfest - marvellous! More gigpacking. Can't see the Maccs on there :wink: . Good tagline: "Maccs in Mach to the max". Gawd, I'm getting too booked up this year. Not sure Mrs Perrin will weather me coming back two weeks after WRT. £10...
by RIP
Fri Jan 17, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Yay, it's cheery Friday.
Replies: 742
Views: 89904

Re: Yay, it's cheery Friday.

A fab version of "Lambrusco" on that video. Hilarious. Still tickets going for Kentish Town by the way - admittedly in that there Londinium place :wink: . I'm pretty sure I heard they were gonna play Mach so you'd best hold out for that :-bd .
by RIP
Fri Jan 17, 2020 8:36 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Yay, it's cheery Friday.
Replies: 742
Views: 89904

Re: Yay, it's cheery Friday.

Lucky chap! Just back from one of my frequent days at the aged & crumbling parents which usually gets me down a bit. Have cheered up now, by playing the 12-second twiddly guitar break in the middle of the Dolls' "Carol Dodds Is Pregnant" about twenty times in a row non-stop. It's brilliant. Bit like...
by RIP
Fri Jan 17, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 7786
Views: 812271

Re: The post man's been ...

Ta Steve. Probably been run over flat as a pancake in the car park, or in the back of Picton's motor with the glove that he thought was mine but was his after all :wink: . I need to sit down and think what I can afford to lose on Feb's BaM. If I choose something cheap, then lose it on purpose, I mig...
by RIP
Fri Jan 17, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Yay, it's cheery Friday.
Replies: 742
Views: 89904

Re: Yay, it's cheery Friday.

& for your next trick later this evening you'll have solved the travelling salesman problem :-bd
by RIP
Fri Jan 17, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: BB caps - limited quantity.
Replies: 17
Views: 617

Re: BB caps - limited quantity.

htrider wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:47 pm
Peak down, back to front for me, keeps yer neck warm
You'll look the part bikepacking on your old BMX now then :smile: .
by RIP
Fri Jan 17, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 7786
Views: 812271

Re: The post man's been ...

... with my blinkin' replacement Joystick, of the Mk14 variety. Winter Event was just as expensive an outing as the Winter Bivvy. If I carry on BaMming like this I'll bankrupt meself trying to complete BaM-2020.
by RIP
Fri Jan 17, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 7786
Views: 812271

Re: The post man's been ...

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Fri Jan 17, 2020 1:47 pm
I only want the hub
I'll take those tyres off your hands then - looks like they'd fit my 26 rims and they're even more insane than my Swampthings.
by RIP
Wed Jan 15, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: You’re bunch of criminals...
Replies: 20
Views: 473

Re: You’re bunch of criminals...

Well spotted. Utterly outrageous. A sledgehammer to crack a nut. Yet more infringement of our minimal freedoms. I'd like to agree with Stu, and suspect he's right, BUT. I like the question about "landowners being afraid to approach trespassers". It's often the other way round! We must all respond to...
by RIP
Mon Jan 13, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Dam Busters.
Replies: 89
Views: 3066

Re: Dam Busters.

Yep - east. As mentioned, we are indeed certifiable. It was 'interesting' :lol:. Noooooo, sorry Bob, I did mean west. All this is getting to me :wink: . I was dead impressed with Kev n Pete's fording, they're mental too. I'd've been getting concerned about freezing my bits off by 'thigh level' :smil...