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by RIP
Wed Jul 17, 2024 1:12 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Topeak bar & seat pack for sale
Replies: 5
Views: 785

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: 4116
Views: 581456

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: 4116
Views: 581456

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 ...
by RIP
Mon Jul 15, 2024 5:14 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Scotland 24
Replies: 24
Views: 3170

Re: Scotland 24

What a marathon gents. Personally I enjoy reading all the minutae about what type of beer you had, who you nattered with, which personal hygiene catastrophes you suffered, location factoids, strange happenings, and what you had for tea. Conversely I'm not really interested in what tyres you used etc...
by RIP
Mon Jul 15, 2024 10:58 am
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Brompacking from Ludlow to Chepstow
Replies: 12
Views: 880

Re: Brompacking from Ludlow to Chepstow

Absolutely top work there GDR. Women heh, who'd have them! Surely to carry the Brompton when you're not riding it? :grin: :wink: Nice sandals !!! Took the flats off the Jones as I know them and the sandals are a winning combo. They certainly are. All we have to do now is convince the other 2355 memb...
by RIP
Mon Jul 15, 2024 8:30 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a Month 2024
Replies: 644
Views: 70055

Re: Bivvy a Month 2024

We like a bit of boundary pushing :smile: .

And, handily for us old codgers, it was conveniently next to the, er, conveniences :grin:
by RIP
Mon Jul 15, 2024 8:27 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Folding Bikes - Experiences..
Replies: 26
Views: 1655

Re: Folding Bikes - Experiences..

:-bd
by RIP
Sun Jul 14, 2024 8:22 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Better Slate Than Never 2
Replies: 13
Views: 1069

Re: Better Slate Than Never 2

Lovely photos Lu. It really was an excellent trip, thanks for making it a great one! So many fun memories now stashed away :-bd
by RIP
Sat Jul 13, 2024 8:36 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Yay, it's cheery Friday.
Replies: 4116
Views: 581456

Re: Yay, it's cheery Friday.

"You cyclists don't pay road tax!".

Send them here: https://roaddamagecalculator.com/
by RIP
Fri Jul 12, 2024 3:57 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Brompacking from Ludlow to Chepstow
Replies: 12
Views: 880

Re: Brompacking from Ludlow to Chepstow

Good stuff. Look forward to some pix etc.
by RIP
Thu Jul 11, 2024 3:52 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: 80 summers
Replies: 10
Views: 804

Re: 80 summers

voodoo_simon wrote: Thu Jul 11, 2024 2:36 pm coke n hookers ?! :lol:
I can see you've given the situation a lot of careful thought :-bd
by RIP
Thu Jul 11, 2024 3:47 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Recommend a dry bag for saddlebag holster
Replies: 13
Views: 1026

Re: Recommend a dry bag for saddlebag holster

Wildcat. 10L. Waterproof. Tapered. Light (very - 64). Black.

"Premium" :wink:

Used mine last weekend in downpours.
by RIP
Thu Jul 11, 2024 12:40 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: 80 summers
Replies: 10
Views: 804

Re: 80 summers

On the plus side, it's said that us cyclists on average have an additional ten years. So you're not even half way yet :-bd

And of course we're Boners so don't/shouldn't give a monkeys what the weather's like!
by RIP
Wed Jul 10, 2024 6:00 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Better Slate Than Never 2
Replies: 13
Views: 1069

Re: Better Slate Than Never 2

What a fantastic write up of your trip :-bd I think I've ridden 99% of it and learnt something new with your interesting facts on the history of the quarries. You still need to get yourself to Gorssedau and the cantilever wall :shock: :-bd Thanks gents! Darn right about Gorseddau, Jeff, I think it'...
by RIP
Wed Jul 10, 2024 5:17 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a Month 2024
Replies: 644
Views: 70055

Re: Bivvy a Month 2024

Verena wrote: Wed Jul 10, 2024 4:00 pm got some incredulous looks from my daughter, when, in blazing sunshine, I hung up my dripping wet things to dry :lol:
:grin:
by RIP
Wed Jul 10, 2024 3:53 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Better Slate Than Never 2
Replies: 13
Views: 1069

Re: Better Slate Than Never 2

Next day we thought we might make our way down the Conwy valley visiting a few quarries and mines such as those in the Gwydyr Forest and around Llyn Cowlyd and Eigiau, but that all seemed a bit like hard work, so we opted for heading west towards Capel Curig. The daft route would have been over the ...
by RIP
Wed Jul 10, 2024 3:45 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Better Slate Than Never 2
Replies: 13
Views: 1069

Re: Better Slate Than Never 2

The gently lapping waves lulled us to sleep (in my winter bag, in July, ridiculous!) but I was rudely awakened at 05.30 by another downpour of rain during which I discovered that my tarp was leaking through the mid tie-outs, presumably via the stitching. Never happened before so not sure what’s goin...
by RIP
Wed Jul 10, 2024 3:36 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Better Slate Than Never 2
Replies: 13
Views: 1069

Better Slate Than Never 2

Three years ago I decided to tour the North Wales slate quarries, investigating the industrial remains and trying to piece together a bit of the social history ( https://bearbonesbikepacking.co.uk/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?p=265656&hilit=blondin#p265656 ). I managed to visit 30 quarries on the wester...
by RIP
Wed Jul 10, 2024 3:00 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a Month 2024
Replies: 644
Views: 70055

Re: Bivvy a Month 2024

As per "Better Slate Than Never 2"

7/7, 7/12, 104/104
by RIP
Wed Jul 10, 2024 9:53 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Will You Still Need Me....
Replies: 4
Views: 566

Re: Will You Still Need Me....

^ there's something slightly obscene about that card but at the moment I can't for the life of me figure out what it is.....
by RIP
Wed Jul 10, 2024 9:33 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Will You Still Need Me....
Replies: 4
Views: 566

Will You Still Need Me....

.... When I'm 64


Happy Birthday Kev Raggedstone, a stalwart of this parish :-bd
by RIP
Wed Jul 10, 2024 9:26 am
Forum: Routes
Topic: Northwest England 2 dayer
Replies: 14
Views: 881

Re: Northwest England 2 dayer

I would think 'ch e eky' is an adjective applicable to a number of land-based nouns, rather than only a substitute for the noun 'footpath'. If 'cheeky' was a substitute for 'footpath' then a 'cheeky footpath' would be, er, a 'footpath footpath'. Cue a typical BBB over-analysis of a subject: Riding y...
by RIP
Tue Jul 09, 2024 4:16 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Brompacking from Ludlow to Chepstow
Replies: 12
Views: 880

Re: Possible Brompacking from Ludlow to Chepstow

Tractionman wrote: Tue Jul 09, 2024 4:14 pm there are three more Bromptons in Yorkshire too! :-b
And curiously a Brompton in, er, West London too :wink:
by RIP
Mon Jul 08, 2024 4:53 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Brompacking from Ludlow to Chepstow
Replies: 12
Views: 880

Re: Possible Brompacking from Ludlow to Chepstow

There's currently two loons Bromming from Mach to Bangor on the Trans something or other route - Traws Eryri? - a third of which is off-road, which is fairly bonkers :-bd