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by whitestone
Sat Aug 24, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Experiences? The Dales between Skipton and Malham
Replies: 7
Views: 140

Re: Experiences? The Dales between Skipton and Malham

Of those two I'd say do the Bolton Abbey to Rylstone BW over Barden Moor, quite a bit of the interesting bit of the BW has been "upgraded" but there's still some good bits. The Draughton Moor BW is nothing special apart from the drop into Skipton which has a very short and steep section. Doing the B...
by whitestone
Fri Aug 23, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Experiences? The Dales between Skipton and Malham
Replies: 7
Views: 140

Re: Experiences? The Dales between Skipton and Malham

Flasby can be muddy, the cattle are in the first couple of fields. Once you start to descend it’s better but it’s not a flowing trail to begin with, there’s boulders to ride over and around. The lower BW has been redirected in recent years and heads round to the right through bracken on an old cart ...
by whitestone
Fri Aug 23, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Experiences? The Dales between Skipton and Malham
Replies: 7
Views: 140

Re: Experiences? The Dales between Skipton and Malham

Ah, ta Reg🤕 How soon do you want the info? I won’t be back at my computer until tomorrow evening - typing on a phone isn’t my strong point! Likely to be cattle on Flasby Fell. There’s a few spots above Hetton that are out of the way. Look on the map for boss moor. Edit: removed reference to location 😘
by whitestone
Fri Aug 23, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: What's the weekend got in store?
Replies: 46
Views: 417

Re: What's the weekend got in store?

Niece’s 18th today so a meal in Manchester with her. Currently in Bradford getting a present 🎁 Road ride back home tomorrow taking in a couple of climbs from the 100 climbs book. Scary thing is that it’s the first time I’ve tried to follow a route on the Garmin 520 😨 Then looking at doing something ...
by whitestone
Thu Aug 22, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What you done t' your bike today
Replies: 210
Views: 8797

Re: What you done t' your bike today

A bit of a mish-mash: Replaced front brake pads on Spearfish and lubed the pistons (following Hope's procedure). Fitted Cath's Moto bars to her Cotic Soul. Replaced rear tyre on road bike after three, yes three, snakebite punctures at the weekend on just one ride :shock: The old one had got a bit "t...
by whitestone
Wed Aug 21, 2019 11:43 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: waterproofing dynamo charging set ups?
Replies: 6
Views: 169

Re: waterproofing dynamo charging set ups?

Most bags with a "charging" or hydration port simply use an overlap of material to create a sort of tunnel. This seems pretty effective in that I haven't heard of anyone moan about it but having a "drop loop" of cabling both outside and inside this tunnel to stop water running along the cable might ...
by whitestone
Tue Aug 20, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Ride the Sweary Dave-ide
Replies: 28
Views: 649

Re: Ride the Sweary Dave-ide

Liked that. A bit arty-farty hippyish nonsense but pretty good all the same :wink: :lol:
by whitestone
Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Or Just Wear one Shirt?
Replies: 10
Views: 358

Re: Or Just Wear one Shirt?

I like the position of the "wind intak" - ideally placed for that morning ride after a good curry :lol:

Hair :???:
by whitestone
Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:55 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Is This Riders Choice Of Bag Too Cold For The SRMR...
Replies: 12
Views: 388

Re: Is This Riders Choice Of Bag Too Cold For The SRMR...

It's rated to 0C, as Steve says a lot depends on other factors as to how close to that (or below) an individual can comfortably get. If he's racing then there's no point in getting too comfy now is there? :lol: On a climbing expedition I've spent six nights above 6000m without a sleeping bag and I t...
by whitestone
Tue Aug 13, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Laff a sentence
Replies: 23
Views: 662

Re: Laff a sentence

When I were at school and doing map work in Geography we were told that as a rough approximation every time your route crossed an easting or northing line to add one to your route's distance. One what? One league, or fathom or summat like that. One kilometre :wink: Stu, it's sort of "number of squa...
by whitestone
Tue Aug 13, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Laff a sentence
Replies: 23
Views: 662

Re: Laff a sentence

When I were at school and doing map work in Geography we were told that as a rough approximation every time your route crossed an easting or northing line to add one to your route's distance.
by whitestone
Tue Aug 13, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What you done t' your bike today
Replies: 210
Views: 8797

Re: What you done t' your bike today

Replaced the rear gear cable and outer on the road bike as the gear changing was a bit erratic - everything worked fine on the stand but going from small to large cog when riding it would jump, going from large to small was OK. So to go down a gear I'd go down two then back up one. It's better but w...
by whitestone
Tue Aug 13, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: First ITT attempt: Cairngorms Loop
Replies: 24
Views: 562

Re: First ITT attempt: Cairngorms Loop

Looking at the network analysis I get "net::ERR_CERT_COMMON_NAME_INVALID" which suggests that my Chrome setup can't validate the security certificate. A quick search shows that the error means that the name on the certificate doesn't match that of the website. I've no idea why it works for you and C...
by whitestone
Tue Aug 13, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: First ITT attempt: Cairngorms Loop
Replies: 24
Views: 562

Re: First ITT attempt: Cairngorms Loop

I can see the shot via that link and all the shots if I use a different browser so suspect it's one of the settings in Chrome.
by whitestone
Tue Aug 13, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: First ITT attempt: Cairngorms Loop
Replies: 24
Views: 562

Re: First ITT attempt: Cairngorms Loop

Nice one :-bd Not sure what's happened with your photos, they don't appear for me. As for dropping your SD card - I tend to do those sort of fiddly things over a clear surface so I don't lose stuff - half an hour searching for that crucial component off your wife's bike tends to be a bit fraught :lol:
by whitestone
Tue Aug 13, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tubolito Tubes
Replies: 37
Views: 1125

Re: Tubolito Tubes

Well they are thinner (or seem to be) so if a thorn protrudes by say 0.5mm then it is likely to properly puncture the Tubolito whereas it won't go all the way through a normal tube. Having said that Cath and I were out for a road ride a couple of years ago and she got puncture after puncture - nothi...
by whitestone
Tue Aug 13, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tubolito Tubes
Replies: 37
Views: 1125

Re: Tubolito Tubes

Holy thread resurrection Batman :shock: In one of those "I must get round to checking that" moments I decided to see just what damage my Tubolito had suffered and what potential repairs might resurrect it. After all it weren't cheap and for one use it would have turned out bloomin' expensive :shock:...
by whitestone
Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Alpkit pogie mods
Replies: 6
Views: 268

Re: Alpkit pogie mods

Makes sense then to remove the review as it referred to problems they've since fixed. From memory I think I stated that they'd be fine for UK winter conditions but not anything more serious. This is what I wrote on my blog at the time - http://bobwightman.blogspot.com/2017/03/rovaniemi-kit-what-work...
by whitestone
Mon Aug 12, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Do I want a...
Replies: 58
Views: 1027

Re: Do I want a...

Where's the "It depends" option :lol: As Phil says, it really depends on where and what you ride. While snow and beaches have been mentioned they are also great for moorland riding. The other area they are good for is riding footpaths as everyone just smiles at the bike and ignores/forgets the fact ...
by whitestone
Mon Aug 12, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Alpkit pogie mods
Replies: 6
Views: 268

Re: Alpkit pogie mods

Have Alpkit changed their pogies? I got a pair a couple of years ago and the outer edge was actually a velcroed closure "to aid a quick exit in case of a crash" Unfortunately this meant that it wasn't insulated plus the fibre pile didn't come up to the closure. All this meant that they were OK down ...
by whitestone
Sun Aug 11, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Sleeping clothes/ PJ's?
Replies: 17
Views: 379

Re: Sleeping clothes/ PJ's?

Alpkit merino top and boxer shorts - really must get some of the long johns. As Colin notes, it's more to keep the sleeping bag/quilt clean than just providing extra insulation, thus I never use my sleeping clothes out on the trail which means I've always something dry to change into.
by whitestone
Sat Aug 10, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Wildcat are back!
Replies: 26
Views: 1153

Re: Wildcat are back!

Crikey!
by whitestone
Sat Aug 10, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What spare clothes would you take on a week / two week trip?
Replies: 11
Views: 325

Re: What spare clothes would you take on a week / two week trip?

Dave Barter wrote:
Sat Aug 10, 2019 12:34 pm
Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Fri Aug 09, 2019 10:37 pm
1 pair of socks - not sure what else I could possibly need. :???:
This plus a pair of grunters. Lasted me 21 days
I like your style sir😋
by whitestone
Sat Aug 10, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: What spare clothes would you take on a week / two week trip?
Replies: 11
Views: 325

Re: What spare clothes would you take on a week / two week trip?

Pair of socks
Pair of gloves - usually with different padding to alleviate any potential pressure points.