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by javatime
Sun Nov 29, 2020 6:36 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Trenching anyone ?
Replies: 10
Views: 360

Trenching anyone ?

Stumbled on this - like Everesting but "deeper" and perhaps relevant to plumbing the depths of depression.

https://www.chrishallrides.com/where-i-ride/movember

Don't know how he got on but feels like a good cause to support
by javatime
Fri Nov 06, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Wanted : Shimano UN26 or UN52 cups (English threads)
Replies: 0
Views: 124

Wanted : Shimano UN26 or UN52 cups (English threads)

Can anyone help ?

UN26 BB has an OD of 30.48 mm

UN52 has an OD of 30.00 mm

Either or both gratefully received and the Bear will be fed!
by javatime
Fri Nov 06, 2020 1:22 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Wtd - Cheapish Tarp
Replies: 16
Views: 296

Re: Wtd - Cheapish Tarp

Flames Creed 15d silnylon 2.1 x 1.5 ultralight tarp on AliExpress for about a tenner?

I can't find it. Any chance of a link ?
by javatime
Wed Sep 30, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Giants Grave - Oare, Wiltshire
Replies: 2
Views: 183

Re: Giants Cave - Oare, Wiltshire

Intrigued - never knew there was a cave there, but I know Giant's Grave quite well.

(PM me if you want to keep this on the QT)
by javatime
Tue Sep 29, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Offa's Bike - Done
Replies: 18
Views: 638

Re: Offa's Bike - Done

I have sent on Stuarts original GPX and my notes to Shaf and Tim today.

Hope you enjoy it as much as I did !
by javatime
Fri Sep 25, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Offa's Bike - Done
Replies: 18
Views: 638

Re: Offa's Bike - Done

It really is a good route, lots of brilliant riding and my previous comment about comfortable walking shoes was meant tongue in cheek. I really recommend it, and hope more people will do it and post how they got on. The climb above Capel-y-ffin is a challenge, but ok. I have sent Stuart my route not...
by javatime
Thu Sep 24, 2020 9:33 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Offa's Bike - Done
Replies: 18
Views: 638

Re: Offa's Bike - Done

Yes, agreed.
The lovely pushing and carrying gets you to some even lovelier riding.
I will forward the gpx and notes off next week to those who have pm d me when I am back with the laptop
by javatime
Thu Sep 24, 2020 1:09 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Offa's Bike - Done
Replies: 18
Views: 638

Re: Offa's Bike - Done

If you chaps above pm me your email addresses I will send the gpx and my notes to you.
Probably won't be able to do it until early next week.
by javatime
Sat Sep 19, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: F.S. Carbon Pole, Tyvek Groundsheet & Bivvy Bag,
Replies: 3
Views: 214

Re: F.S. Carbon Pole, Tyvek Groundsheet & Bivvy Bag,

pole please will pm you
by javatime
Wed Sep 16, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Offa's Bike - Done
Replies: 18
Views: 638

Re: Offa's Bike - Done

Thanks RIP

No, the tomatoes were a rash decision when feeling very jaded and arriving at the Premier in Presteigne on a grey Sunday afternoon.

But generally a good snack inspired by Emily Chappel. Once you eat enough to bin the plastic box they sit nicely in the stem cell.
by javatime
Wed Sep 16, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Offa's Bike - Done
Replies: 18
Views: 638

Re: Offa's Bike - Done

OS Maps says 324 KM for Offa's Bike. I did an extra 40 miles (consistent units !) due to the rail works and to get home.

Daily mileage was around 40-50 miles a day, a bit sobering. I recommend comfortable walking shoes !
by javatime
Wed Sep 16, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Offa's Bike - Done
Replies: 18
Views: 638

Offa's Bike - Done

Having been stymied by the Covid lockdown, as was Stuart's ridethrough, I completed this in Mid August. I had a great time and hats off to Stuart for putting together a wonderful route with lots of interest - especially finding ancient holloways and drove roads and hill tops / stone circles / hill f...
by javatime
Wed Sep 16, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Gatewood Cape - Pole - Question for Stu
Replies: 61
Views: 1145

Re: Gatewood Cape - Pole - Question for Stu

Would be nice if the hood had a slightly more rigid rim to make venting easier. Will think on't.

There is a bit ontinternet about mods to the cape - a chap called Gygagos. The suggestion is a big tie wrap pushed up through the sleeve for the hood pull cord to keep it open for venting.
by javatime
Sat Aug 29, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: so, this Columbia outdry stuff.....
Replies: 19
Views: 584

Re: so, this Columbia outdry stuff.....

Yes, at last something that works and isn't too expensive if you find a deal.

Very comfy riding wear during mixed conditions on Offa's Bike last week

Now, why don't they do trousers ??
by javatime
Wed Aug 19, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Offa's Bike next week
Replies: 3
Views: 334

Re: Offa's Bike next week

Anyone ?

I should be in Prestatyn tomorrow lunchtime
by javatime
Mon Aug 17, 2020 8:16 am
Forum: MYOG
Topic: my climashield apex 133 quilt
Replies: 16
Views: 1406

Re: my climashield apex 133 quilt

Link to the parachute material that I used. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/5m-ARMY-PARACHUTE-RIPSTOP-NYLON-ORANGE-KITE-CLOTH-FABRIC-MATERIAL-STRONG-RO95/380404243971?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649 The material that you linked to looks fine to me, I am sure that AE would advis...
by javatime
Thu Aug 13, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Offa's Bike next week
Replies: 3
Views: 334

Offa's Bike next week

Started this from my doorstep south to north a while ago but was stymied by lockdown. So planning to head off from Prestatyn with Stu's GPS for a leisurely meander home to Bristol. Any particular highlights I shouldn't miss on the way or just off route ? Also I might be getting off the train in Pres...
by javatime
Thu Aug 13, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: my climashield apex 133 quilt
Replies: 16
Views: 1406

Re: my climashield apex 133 quilt

The parachute ripstop I bought is pretty silky, not crinkly. PM me for a sample if that helps.
by javatime
Tue Jul 14, 2020 8:14 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: my climashield apex 133 quilt
Replies: 16
Views: 1406

Re: my climashield apex 133 quilt

This is filling me with all sorts of inspiration.. I think climashield might be a better place to start than diving into down, so to speak. (sorry not sorry for the puns) What would make good value inner and outer layers? I'm not after anything feather light or waterproof. The choices are bewilderi...
by javatime
Sat Jul 04, 2020 10:21 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: How to keep your feet dry in the summer
Replies: 12
Views: 541

Re: How to keep your feet dry in the summer

Ex army goretex bootliners. I find that they fit inside normally sized SPD shoes. The best £7.50 I have spent, on my second pair in 10 years, and that is daily commuting too.
by javatime
Tue Jun 30, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Free of charge. 27.5 Maxxis and Continental tyres
Replies: 6
Views: 357

Re: Free of charge. 27.5 Maxxis

One Maxxis left - sorry don't know which one but there wasn't much between them

Please PM with address for delivery, postage via Hermes will be £4.99

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by javatime
Tue Jun 30, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: FOC : Now taken Challenge Gravel Grinder Wired Tyres 700c x 38
Replies: 1
Views: 120

FOC : Now taken Challenge Gravel Grinder Wired Tyres 700c x 38

I ran these with Schwalbe gloop in the inner tubes. Worked amazing well as there were a few large thorns in the tyres and evidence of sealing! PM me with address for delivery. Hermes £4.99 or collect in Bristol https://i.postimg.cc/QCQ54Z8m/IMG-20200629-101432320.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/4ygHh269/IM...
by javatime
Thu Jun 25, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Free of charge. 27.5 Maxxis and Continental tyres
Replies: 6
Views: 357

Re: Free of charge. 27.5 Maxxis and Continental tyres

2 X Maxxis taken by Landslide

Contis dibbed by Drliamski pending confirmation.

1x Maxxis still available
by javatime
Thu Jun 25, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Free of charge. 27.5 Maxxis and Continental tyres
Replies: 6
Views: 357

Free of charge. 27.5 Maxxis and Continental tyres

These were left out by a neighbour, no takers after several days so I have them and happy to post on to anyone interested at cost, or else collect from Bristol. 2x Continental Der Baron Projekt Protection 27.5 X 2.4 folding 3x Maxxis High Roller 2 Exo Protection 27.5 X 2.4 folding The Contis have a ...