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by RIP
Tue Jul 23, 2024 10:49 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: What are you listening to now?
Replies: 1164
Views: 226412

Re: What are you listening to now?

godivatrailrider wrote: Tue Jul 23, 2024 9:31 am the best live album ever recorded
Good game!

"It's Alive"
by RIP
Tue Jul 23, 2024 8:46 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: What are you listening to now?
Replies: 1164
Views: 226412

Re: What are you listening to now?

They only seem to sing and play two or possibly three notes; is that on purpose do you think? It's certainly very economical :wink: .
by RIP
Mon Jul 22, 2024 4:33 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Woods Rat Run - one goes slightly carefree in Dorset
Replies: 14
Views: 192

Re: Woods Rat Run - one goes slightly carefree in Dorset

Yep - that was not boring at all! Some top route info, cafes, anecdotes, happenings, etc. Compliments on taking the trouble to write it up. There really is some nice riding around there isn't there, all those chalky tracks. Separate buckets for washing and rinsing? Luxury! Handcocks Bottom.... Monk'...
by RIP
Mon Jul 22, 2024 1:11 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What are you reading now?
Replies: 426
Views: 55066

Re: What are you reading now?

Now on “How they broke Britain” by James O’Brian which is just making me angry Was going to get hold of a copy of it but might not now as don't like being angry. Already got large telly repair bill as a result of throwing heavy objects at it. You are welcome to have mine when finished. Ah thanks Da...
by RIP
Mon Jul 22, 2024 12:46 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Brompacking from Ludlow to Chepstow
Replies: 22
Views: 1109

Re: Brompacking from Ludlow to Chepstow

:-bd might have rope you in as a ride consultant (although Pickers is a Black Country world expert already :-bd )
by RIP
Mon Jul 22, 2024 12:35 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What are you reading now?
Replies: 426
Views: 55066

Re: What are you reading now?

Dave Barter wrote: Mon Jul 22, 2024 11:53 am Now on “How they broke Britain” by James O’Brian which is just making me angry
Was going to get hold of a copy of it but might not now as don't like being angry. Already got large telly repair bill as a result of throwing heavy objects at it.
by RIP
Mon Jul 22, 2024 9:45 am
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Brompacking from Ludlow to Chepstow
Replies: 22
Views: 1109

Re: Brompacking from Ludlow to Chepstow

How about an urban Black Country pubcrawl-Brompacking escapade kipping in a disused factory or something. Your old manor. Or is that a bit too edgy :smile: . Pubcrawl you say .... If Pickers is OK widening out into a team effort we'll get our people to fax your people nearer the time.... Sept any g...
by RIP
Mon Jul 22, 2024 8:39 am
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Brompacking from Ludlow to Chepstow
Replies: 22
Views: 1109

Re: Brompacking from Ludlow to Chepstow

How about an urban Black Country pubcrawl-Brompacking escapade kipping in a disused factory or something. Your old manor. Or is that a bit too edgy :smile: . Pubcrawl you say .... If Pickers is OK widening out into a team effort we'll get our people to fax your people nearer the time.... Sept any g...
by RIP
Sat Jul 20, 2024 9:59 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Better Slate Than Never 2
Replies: 17
Views: 1302

Re: Better Slate Than Never 2

:lol:
by RIP
Sat Jul 20, 2024 4:17 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a Month 2024
Replies: 669
Views: 71374

Re: Bivvy a Month 2024

Well I think you've been very lucky there Legs me old sparrow. Phil must be in a good mood or summat. I think it only got through because #4 says "bike must be involved" not "riding a bike must be involved". Bit of tightening up of the rules needed here I reckon. Tch, honestly. A...
by RIP
Sat Jul 20, 2024 4:03 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Yay, it's cheery Friday.
Replies: 4121
Views: 583426

Re: Yay, it's cheery Friday.

Very nice!

Did they arrange the face or is that a bit of creative BreakfastArt(TM) by Lu?

When you run out of flower types you could move on to fruit and veg?
by RIP
Sat Jul 20, 2024 2:10 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a Month 2024
Replies: 669
Views: 71374

Re: Bivvy a Month 2024

Hmmmm!! We-e-e-e-llllll.......
by RIP
Fri Jul 19, 2024 8:57 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Brompacking from Ludlow to Chepstow
Replies: 22
Views: 1109

Re: Brompacking from Ludlow to Chepstow

How about an urban Black Country pubcrawl-Brompacking escapade kipping in a disused factory or something. Your old manor. Or is that a bit too edgy :smile: .
by RIP
Fri Jul 19, 2024 11:10 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a Month 2024
Replies: 669
Views: 71374

Re: Bivvy a Month 2024

Urban bivvies are great, though who's to say you can't have slugs and neds? Aye can't have too much of a good thing! Re payments, you've got me thinking now (uh-oh). Am very keen on pub-BaMs and have done a few in the past - in fact quite a large proportion of my BaMs have been pub-based: in pub ga...
by RIP
Fri Jul 19, 2024 10:57 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Better Slate Than Never 2
Replies: 17
Views: 1302

Re: Better Slate Than Never 2

Postscript: middle of nowhere at the top of Beddgelert Forest and phone rings. One of the few places I'd had a signal. Normally on japes I never use it but it's Mrs P. Unusual. Go on then. Bit of a flap, chap left vague message on her phone... "husband... cafe.. something or other". No cal...
by RIP
Fri Jul 19, 2024 10:41 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a Month 2024
Replies: 669
Views: 71374

Re: Bivvy a Month 2024

But they charge you £4.20? Rule #5. Jury retires to consider verdict :grin: .

Bit annoying you can't "book on the hoof" as you point out...
by RIP
Fri Jul 19, 2024 8:42 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a Month 2024
Replies: 669
Views: 71374

Re: Bivvy a Month 2024

"Camping Management Zones". Blimey. Yes, paid for, so surely infringing our Rule #5? I reckon a "camping zone" is equivalent to a "camping site". How do they delineate the exact perimeters of the zones? You might be just outside one. And how does simply paying for a per...
by RIP
Thu Jul 18, 2024 10:33 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a Month 2024
Replies: 669
Views: 71374

Re: Bivvy a Month 2024

Mmm, one definitely doffs one's cap, J. Difficult to know whether to keep schtum, shove the earplugs in, stay low and ride it out. Can't beat a satisfying urban bivvy, but I think I'd've found that a mildly unnerving situation so compliments to you for handling it. Impressive stuff.
by RIP
Thu Jul 18, 2024 12:46 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Pain and suffering
Replies: 22
Views: 503

Re: Pain and suffering

Then you went for a sauna afterwards to recover and they started flailing you with birch twigs.

As we probably summarised last time, BP isn't really about actively seeking out S&M, it's surviving it and extracting what enjoyment you can if you encounter it.
by RIP
Thu Jul 18, 2024 12:32 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Could I have explained myself better (on a cyclist hate thread)?
Replies: 20
Views: 500

Re: Could I have explained myself better (on a cyclist hate thread)?

Rise above it, maintain your sense of cheerful superiority. You've already won without playing their silly games - fitter, healthier, faster in traffic, richer not wasting money on motors/fuel/insurance/tax/repairs/carwashes, cleaner/greener, more freedom, easy to park, the list goes on... Of course...
by RIP
Wed Jul 17, 2024 10:27 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a Month 2024
Replies: 669
Views: 71374

Re: Bivvy a Month 2024

"Go North young man". An excellent basis for a ride. Nice simple idea. Shades of "Two Degrees West". £38 per day for food? Wow. Did the ten course tasting menu at Le Gourmet Paradiso not appeal? :grin: . If it's any amount less than the train ticket price, the further you ride th...
by RIP
Wed Jul 17, 2024 4:49 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Scotland 24
Replies: 31
Views: 3438

Re: Scotland 24

Hope you signed Alice up! It would be interesting to have an occasional "Letter From Auckland". Or at the very least she'd make a great penfriend for Ralph?
by RIP
Wed Jul 17, 2024 1:12 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Topeak bar & seat pack for sale
Replies: 6
Views: 873

Re: Topeak bar & seat pack for sale

I had someone at the door this morning wanting to sell me some clothes pegs and tea towels
by RIP
Tue Jul 16, 2024 1:47 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Yay, it's cheery Friday.
Replies: 4121
Views: 583426

Re: Yay, it's cheery Friday.

:lol: That's obviously where they get those little samples from that you can post off for...... In fact the instructions for Seamgrip helpfully explain how you encourage the associated mating process...... "squeeze the tube until it squirts out, bringing both sides together firmly until a satis...
by RIP
Tue Jul 16, 2024 12:08 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Yay, it's cheery Friday.
Replies: 4121
Views: 583426

Re: Yay, it's cheery Friday.

Having "fun" seamsealing. Had some SeamGrip-WP in t'loft, so let's use that. Hang on, the small print says "not for silicone fabrics". So what fabric ARE my tarps? I'm sure you lot know all about these things, but I must admit I've not paid much attention before to the different ...