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by whitestone
Mon Jul 06, 2020 10:09 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Sneaky Shelter In Or By Ribblehead?
Replies: 3
Views: 23

Re: Sneaky Shelter In Or By Ribblehead?

Not much really, most of the farm buildings are close to the farms. I've kipped in the waiting room at the station, space for two, but that's about it.
by whitestone
Mon Jul 06, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Todays ride
Replies: 1880
Views: 257053

Re: Todays ride

A quick loop over the local hill before the rains arrive tonight. Very blustery and the last couple of weeks of rain have made things a bit slape in places. One of the tracks, actually it's a footpath and part of the Pennine Way has been completely flagged over since I last did it. There were some f...
by whitestone
Mon Jul 06, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Cairngorms Loop 300 - September Group Start?
Replies: 20
Views: 466

Re: CL300 - September Group Start?

There was a blog post titled somewhere along the lines of "Thirteen rivers to cross" about the CL. Which burn is the Allt Garbh Gaig? Two years ago the Fords of Avon was high (Colin's used my pic of Ian Fitz to show just how high) but the burns on the way down from the Lairig Laoigh to the Linn of D...
by whitestone
Mon Jul 06, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What you done t' your bike today
Replies: 597
Views: 37755

Re: What you done t' your bike today

Cleaned it! :-bd Well it's been so dry the thing's hardly got dirty until the last couple of weeks. The chain on the other hand :shock: :shock: Even on minimum wage I think it might have been cheaper to buy another one. It's had a proper deep clean and I'm now just waiting for it to dry so I can app...
by whitestone
Mon Jul 06, 2020 8:28 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Pillows
Replies: 39
Views: 498

Re: Pillows

Does anyone know of a pillow that is thicker than the usual offerings. I am a side sleeper with a neck problem and need to keep my neck in line with my spine. I don't mind inflatables at all. Thanks. What sort of depth are you after Ray? I know the Sea to Summit pillows are in two sizes - regular I...
by whitestone
Sun Jul 05, 2020 11:01 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Pillows
Replies: 39
Views: 498

Re: Pillows

Stu - turn the dry bag inside out :wink: Then slip a buff over it for a nicer fabric to lay your face against. We've each got a Sea to Summit inflatable pillow, as Lazarus says you just save a bit of weight elsewhere. in the past when not using inflatable mats I've used shoes, boots and climbing rop...
by whitestone
Sun Jul 05, 2020 9:26 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Dales Divide: My Plan
Replies: 29
Views: 469

Re: Dales Divide: My Plan

Sticking with electrics/electronics ... Put your phone on airplane mode unless you actually want to make a call. The phone uses the least amount of power that it can get away with to make a connection so if there's no signal, common in the countryside, it uses more and more power trying to find one....
by whitestone
Sat Jul 04, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Do I need an Exposure (6 pack Race or Diablo)
Replies: 20
Views: 333

Re: Do I need an Exposure (6 pack Race or Diablo)

Looks like they've been "clever" with their pricing - very similar to what each light costs via Chainreaction :wink: For example a Diablo Mk11 is £172 at CRC and in the clearance. Depending on what you are doing it's surprising what you can get away with - I did the HT550 with just a Joystick and di...
by whitestone
Sat Jul 04, 2020 9:42 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Hammock set-ups
Replies: 15
Views: 256

Re: Hammock set-ups

The Exped suspension is their take on ladder straps, looks like it shouldn't work but it does and I'm happy to trust it. As promised, here's a shot of the Exped Travel Hammock Plus (not the Travel Lite Plus) in its stuff sack along with a 750ml water bottle for comparison. The other bag is the homem...
by whitestone
Sat Jul 04, 2020 8:43 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Dales Divide: My Plan
Replies: 29
Views: 469

Re: Dales Divide: My Plan

A few notes/comments. Bike Dropper post not needed. XR4s are pretty heavy duty and a bit overkill for the riding. I use XR2s in the Dales in summer and they are fine. Kit There does seem to be a lot, you are allowing for 15kg max (does that include food?) - that's over the weight of the bike! 3kgs o...
by whitestone
Fri Jul 03, 2020 11:04 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Hammock set-ups
Replies: 15
Views: 256

Re: Hammock set-ups

What height are you? I'm 1.80m and found the Exped, that model, a bit too short for me for sleeping. I found I was laying on the folds of the gather and only had maybe 30cm room at each end.

I,'ll post a shot in the morning of the pack size of the Exped as well as the MYOG version.
by whitestone
Fri Jul 03, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What you done t' your bike today
Replies: 597
Views: 37755

Re: What you done t' your bike today

Cath got some new wheels for her road bike so she's been swapping them over. Front wheel all well and good. Then there's a "I can't get the cassette off". So I have a go. No dice. Even a bit of "Nnnnnnn!" :oops: didn't cut the mustard. Time for some reinforcements in the shape of bar extenders. At w...
by whitestone
Fri Jul 03, 2020 3:20 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Araf "Trigonnée 2020"
Replies: 16
Views: 170

Re: Araf "Trigonnée 2020"

There's one on the farm, well not any longer, it was rented land and my brother decided not to carry on the rent. No pillar, just the brass triangulation platform set into the base rock so quite easy to miss if you don't know it's there. Just thought I'd see if there was anything on Geograph. Seems ...
by whitestone
Fri Jul 03, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Loch Dionard
Replies: 7
Views: 227

Re: Loch Dionard

I thought I'd check the climbing guidebooks since there's some big crags on the north side of Foinaven overlooking Loch Dionard. I don't have the SMC guide to the area but one guidebook I do have states that it's 30mins walk on deer tracks from the end of the track to roughly this point http://stree...
by whitestone
Thu Jul 02, 2020 10:08 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: YD300
Replies: 25
Views: 390

Re: YD300

Possibly Shaf. Not done the DD (was going to do it at Easter) but have done or ridden around most of the route and it's non-technical, in fact I think the one really tech bit dropping through the crags at Scugdale in the NYM isn't in this year's route. The YD200 (the MTB version) changed every year ...
by whitestone
Thu Jul 02, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: YD300
Replies: 25
Views: 390

Re: YD300

Oh well, logisitcs would have been too much hassle for me and entries closed. I may do an 'ITT' of the '2016 200 route at some point as I always thought that was the nicest of the 200's (i.e. the least amount of climbing!) Not a bad one that Phil but if it's dry there's not much water between Feizo...
by whitestone
Thu Jul 02, 2020 5:32 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: USB outputs, USB-Werk and fault diagnosis - any electricians on here?
Replies: 35
Views: 407

Re: USB outputs, USB-Werk and fault diagnosis - any electricians on here?

You have to be wary with batteries, some charge from dynamo systems some don't, charging from "dead" is also hard work. Also phones, especially iPhones, can be very snotty about being charged from a variable source. Get a small battery (3000mAh or so) that works with the good system and is about 50%...
by whitestone
Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:39 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: YD300
Replies: 25
Views: 390

Re: YD300

I'm in but gawd knows how I'll do. Only did my first 100km ride of the year a couple of weeks ago, normally I'd have done a 100 miler by February and several longer rides by now.
by whitestone
Wed Jul 01, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: USB outputs, USB-Werk and fault diagnosis - any electricians on here?
Replies: 35
Views: 407

Re: USB outputs, USB-Werk and fault diagnosis - any electricians on here?

micro or milli? Most likely the latter TBH. milli-Amp will be marked 'mA' and micro-Amp as µA (hope that comes out, it's the Greek letter 'mu'). Still it's not very much. I've found that even a vigorous hand spin of the wheel isn't enough to generate enough current for it to appear downstream of the...
by whitestone
Wed Jul 01, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: USB outputs, USB-Werk and fault diagnosis - any electricians on here?
Replies: 35
Views: 407

Re: USB outputs, USB-Werk and fault diagnosis - any electricians on here?

Voltage is just a difference in potential, think of it as the height difference between two lakes, it's that height difference that causes current (electric or water) to flow. Your meter actually puts a small current into the circuit when measuring voltage so that 5v is the potential drop across the...
by whitestone
Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:42 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: What do you think about when you are riding?
Replies: 33
Views: 683

Re: What do you think about when you are riding?

Why are those sheep looking at me? Am I going to miss that rock in the path? That's a pretty pattern the sun is making on that hillside. Why are those sheep still looking at me? What will I pull out of my stem cell this time? When did they sanitise this track? Those cows are looking at me aren't the...
by whitestone
Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Gpx file sharing
Replies: 12
Views: 230

Re: Gpx file sharing

A really left field idea - github. A bit more work but has the advantage that if things go pear shaped at the server end anyone can recreate the list.

Dropbox would be fine as well. I've also used We Transfer but not sure of the long term storage on that.
by whitestone
Mon Jun 29, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Hammock set-ups
Replies: 15
Views: 256

Re: Hammock set-ups

Not been bikepacking anywhere with it yet. In fact it hasn't been out of the garden! :lol: Got an Exped hammock but it's a bit short for me so had a look around and decided to make my own. Well my wife did the sewing, I did the suspension. Got 5 metres of material from extremtextil.de. Only used 3.5...
by whitestone
Mon Jun 29, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Is there a free, online route planner that allows multiple tracks?
Replies: 19
Views: 378

Re: Is there a free, online route planner that allows multiple tracks?

Dave, going off-topic a bit ...

Do you have to load all 10k points when editing? Work out what points you need at a particular zoom level and then just load those that would appear in the window. Disable editing until you get to a sufficient level in the way that OSM do.
by whitestone
Mon Jun 29, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: How waterproof is Eagle AXS?
Replies: 13
Views: 291

Re: How waterproof is Eagle AXS?

Stu, I've used Di2 on a road bike but while it "worked" and was nice, it really wasn't a game changer. At a guess, 5% better than the mechanical equivalent rather than 50% as the hype would have you believe. That setup just had "standard" STI style shifters, obviously you can fit the climbing/TT shi...