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by RIP
Sun Apr 21, 2024 11:15 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Wildlife
Replies: 682
Views: 136427

Re: Wildlife

A naughty animal has burrowed a hole in our lawn. Maybe a worm on steroids. No, it'll be a bee. Not as impressive as buzzards or whatever but we'd be stuffed without them so I've installed a 24 hour security cordon round it.

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by RIP
Sat Apr 20, 2024 6:56 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Wildlife
Replies: 682
Views: 136427

Re: Wildlife

Hyppy wrote: Thu Mar 28, 2024 2:33 pm Osprey Pr0n!
Is that why the rude bits are blurred out? :smile:
first cuckoo
I'm permanently in cloud cuckoo land so there is no first or last in my world.

Saw a kingfisher down the river earlier if that's any good.
by RIP
Sat Apr 20, 2024 1:41 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a Month 2024
Replies: 497
Views: 22387

Re: Bivvy a Month 2024

Biked/trained/biked to my chum's then over to the young persons popular music concert, although didn't have to hide the bike under the stairs this time. I'd like to call him Joe Strimmer, as befits my older outlook on life these days and increased indulgence in futile activities. Topper Lawnedger wa...
by RIP
Fri Apr 19, 2024 4:33 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Yay, it's cheery Friday.
Replies: 3971
Views: 499483

Re: Yay, it's cheery Friday.

Off we go. 1degC tonight apparently. Bit nippy for April here. Wonder if we'll get another -4 on WRT. Note handy 'poppadom deck'.

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by RIP
Fri Apr 19, 2024 1:53 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Yay, it's cheery Friday.
Replies: 3971
Views: 499483

Re: Yay, it's cheery Friday.

If you can remember the 70s... no, the 60s... you weren't there :smile: .
by RIP
Fri Apr 19, 2024 1:16 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Yay, it's cheery Friday.
Replies: 3971
Views: 499483

Re: Yay, it's cheery Friday.

Go on then.... Just packed the horse for a trip over to my chum Jezzer, with whom I shall attend "London Calling" The Clash tribute band at Bedford Esquires, then, in the best gigpacking tradition (3rd this year), kip out afterwards. Might have a curry and a beer. So that should be jolly. ...
by RIP
Thu Apr 18, 2024 5:24 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a Month 2024
Replies: 497
Views: 22387

Re: Bivvy a Month 2024

Mmm... I wouldn't want to bump into One-Eyed Joe though....

(I thought "adventure" was swear-filtered out :wink: )
by RIP
Thu Apr 18, 2024 3:47 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a Month 2024
Replies: 497
Views: 22387

Re: Bivvy a Month 2024

On my various wanderings one day I'd like to get off the train by mistake at a station and find out I'd ended up at Buggleskelly Halt. Although it's not a really a halt, because part of the definition of a halt is "unstaffed and no goods facilities". Obviously Buggleskelly was staffed (inc...
by RIP
Thu Apr 18, 2024 2:56 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a Month 2024
Replies: 497
Views: 22387

Re: Bivvy a Month 2024

Is Ashey technically a Halt as it's a request stop? https://safety.networkrail.co.uk/jargon-buster/halt-or-station-halt/ "A railway station with minimal facilities where trains will usually stop only on request". Guess NR should know as they own them (although not Ashey any longer presuma...
by RIP
Wed Apr 17, 2024 12:04 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: WRT GR's
Replies: 27
Views: 711

Re: WRT GR's

Considering that here today we've had bright sunshine, high winds, heavy rain, more sunshine, hail, and thunderstorms, all between 9am and 5pm, I shall look out of my window on May 4th and forecast "ah right, that's the WRT weather then" :smile: .
by RIP
Tue Apr 16, 2024 7:48 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Gobowen->Berwyns: Wayfarer & Dirt Bike School 13-15 April 2024
Replies: 6
Views: 187

Re: Gobowen->Berwyns: Wayfarer & Dirt Bike School 13-15 April 2024

Well that was a good one! Lots of things going on there Pete. And some proper weather. :-bd
by RIP
Tue Apr 16, 2024 5:08 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a Month 2024
Replies: 497
Views: 22387

Re: Bivvy a Month 2024

Looks quite cosy but I have to say that the tree up the back there rather gives the game away :smile: .
by RIP
Mon Apr 15, 2024 8:11 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: The Welsh Ride Thing - Lonely Hearts Club Ride - Sat 4th May to Mon 6th May 2024
Replies: 10
Views: 465

Re: The Welsh Ride Thing - Lonely Hearts Club Ride - Sat 4th May to Mon 6th May 2024

I promise you whichever group you choose you'll probably dislike us for a bit of it, you'll be our best mates for some bits, you'll be ambivulous towards us for the other bits. At the end of the weekend you'll be happy to have done some great riding in Wales and may even want to come back again. Go...
by RIP
Mon Apr 15, 2024 11:40 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Is this 'bikepacking'?
Replies: 84
Views: 2124

Re: Is this 'bikepacking'?

they make no sense But they do to Reg so where does that leave us eh? :-P :grin: Pps i doubt any of really care, its all just a trip on a bike with some rest stops Hang on, don't kill the thread just yet, just when it's getting (even more) Bearbonesy! Sounds like you're attempting to extricate your...
by RIP
Mon Apr 15, 2024 11:33 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Is this 'bikepacking'?
Replies: 84
Views: 2124

Re: Is this 'bikepacking'?

I have to say this thread reminds me very strongly of Doolittle's conversation with Bomb #20 in "Dark Star" (*) :grin: .

(*) the best scifi film ever made obviously :smile: .
by RIP
Mon Apr 15, 2024 11:15 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Is this 'bikepacking'?
Replies: 84
Views: 2124

Re: Is this 'bikepacking'?

Not sure that argument stacks up camping...... precise....... Ah well, but is "camping" a precise term? In our frame of reference I don't think it is. Have a look at Bivvy a Month to see the myriad ways we do "Bearbones Bikepacking". If (elitism alert) we're not doing "bike...
by RIP
Mon Apr 15, 2024 10:59 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Is this 'bikepacking'?
Replies: 84
Views: 2124

Re: Is this 'bikepacking'?

In all of these variations bikes are involved and packing (and presumably unpacking) is involved. When people first started travelling on bikes and stopping overnight, if they had called it 'bikepacking' - because it involved bikes and [un]packing as above - and the term 'cycle touring' had never be...
by RIP
Mon Apr 15, 2024 8:47 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Is this 'bikepacking'?
Replies: 84
Views: 2124

Re: Is this 'bikepacking'?

bikepacking is similar to wave theory. Its state depends on the observer Best not to observe it because the whole thing would collapse into a specific state and then we'd understand exactly what it is :wink: . I'd rather not know. In fact there would be a definite point, which rather spoils the who...
by RIP
Fri Apr 12, 2024 11:40 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a Month 2024
Replies: 497
Views: 22387

Re: Bivvy a Month 2024

I need to re-read properly in the morning because had too much ale now, but initial reaction: :-bd .
by RIP
Thu Apr 11, 2024 3:54 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: The Welsh Ride Thing - Lonely Hearts Club Ride - Sat 4th May to Mon 6th May 2024
Replies: 10
Views: 465

Re: The Welsh Ride Thing - Lonely Hearts Club Ride - Sat 4th May to Mon 6th May 2024

As well as Karl and Cat's expert guiding, Lonely Hearters and Lost Souls also have the 'Ride With Reg' LHC option :smile: . Having run some LHC's a few years ago I felt it's time to 'give something back' again. I'm particularly keen to encourage WRT first-timers and non-Boners but all welcome if the...
by RIP
Wed Apr 10, 2024 8:54 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Travelling across Europe quickly - how?
Replies: 17
Views: 570

Re: Travelling across Europe quickly - how?

Just ride there Beat me to it :wink: . But?: "disassembled bike goes as hand luggage on all [French] TGV trains so long as bag is less than 130x90cm". Doesn't mention the width though! And?: "bicycle can be taken on board [German] ICE trains if it is packed in a cover less than 120x9...
by RIP
Wed Apr 10, 2024 5:19 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The next Eclipse
Replies: 29
Views: 608

Re: The next Eclipse

Entirely coincidentally, I've just bought some E-Clips. Quite impressed. They automatically self-disengage when they detect a crash occurring so I can dismount easily. Whatever will they E- next I wonder.
by RIP
Wed Apr 10, 2024 1:36 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The next Eclipse
Replies: 29
Views: 608

Re: The next Eclipse

Oh. Bit disappointed. Thought there was a new frame out!

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by RIP
Mon Apr 08, 2024 9:57 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Happy 'International Beaver Day'
Replies: 29
Views: 578

Re: Happy 'International Beaver Day'

... but just where does one obtain a pair of beavers from? Salt Lake City....although it has been known that one can acquire more than a pair, if required, to get the job done. Greetz S. Interesting. So I searched for "Mormon beavers". That was quite an eye-opener :smile: . I tried again:...
by RIP
Sun Apr 07, 2024 8:54 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Happy 'International Beaver Day'
Replies: 29
Views: 578

Re: Happy 'International Beaver Day'

Any on the Twymyn or Dyfi? That'd be interesting to see.