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by whitestone
Thu Mar 04, 2021 1:52 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Shimano Stock Levels
Replies: 14
Views: 323

Re: Shimano Stock Levels

Yep! Difficult to get a full groupset or even, cassette, shifter and derailleur from the same place that isn’t 12 speed. I wonder if that's partly down to 12spd being relatively new (in Shimano terms) and with the shenanigans in the last year people haven't upgraded their bikes so are still on 10 &...
by whitestone
Tue Mar 02, 2021 3:30 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Stay at home ends
Replies: 45
Views: 654

Re: Stay at home ends

Got my invitational letter for the vaccination this AM so first appointment next week then second at the start of June. I understand that Long "X" while not common is actually fairly typical of most of these type of viruses, it's just not named as such in most cases. In the case of Covid-19 it's the...
by whitestone
Tue Mar 02, 2021 1:45 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Everyone loves a nutter
Replies: 5
Views: 163

Re: Everyone loves a nutter

Shug is perhaps the one person* who makes our Reg look normal :lol: He's also one of those people that just seem happy no matter what.

*politicians are not included in either the person or normal categorisations :wink:
by whitestone
Tue Mar 02, 2021 1:11 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Who is Jenny Graham?
Replies: 1
Views: 218

Who is Jenny Graham?

This popped up on the GCN YouTube channel. Might be a face or two you recognise!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5IvYEa9ns0E
by whitestone
Mon Mar 01, 2021 9:48 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tent on rack + panniers / something else?
Replies: 14
Views: 309

Re: Tent on rack + panniers / something else?

If you do a search (but I'll be honest and can't think of a suitable phrase to actually search for) then there's been fairly regular "what kit do you take" type threads which should give you some ideas. I think most of us, when starting down this particular rabbit hole, have been in your situation o...
by whitestone
Sun Feb 28, 2021 3:55 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Walking Vs Cycling Uphill.
Replies: 14
Views: 414

Re: Walking Vs Cycling Uphill.

htrider wrote:
Sun Feb 28, 2021 1:17 pm

Someone should calculate the extra effort dragging your bike over monster tussocks versus walking over them bike free....
That's easy! It's a result of this equation:

"I'll f**cking kill Stuart!" + C sticks compared to "Fer f**kity f**k! f**k! f**k!"
by whitestone
Sat Feb 27, 2021 6:19 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Walking Vs Cycling Uphill.
Replies: 14
Views: 414

Re: Walking Vs Cycling Uphill.

I tend to view bikepacking as an exercise in energy conservation and blowing yourself up for a 3 minute climb while conducting a 3 day ride, seems quite short sighted. You generally don't get far by going fast, you get there by going for a long time. :wink: Pretty much this. No point in winning a b...
by whitestone
Sat Feb 27, 2021 1:22 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: The Aire Watershed
Replies: 6
Views: 164

Re: The Aire Watershed

Phil, you've probably done all of the bits in the Dales, most of it is either on or close to the YD300 or one of the YD200 routes. Sean - this is Yorkshire! Shaf - It would be fine for a gravel bike, there were quite a few skinny tyre tracks in the mud yesterday. Some bits will be bumpy of course. T...
by whitestone
Sat Feb 27, 2021 11:24 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: The Aire Watershed
Replies: 6
Views: 164

The Aire Watershed

This has its genesis in two threads - Shaf's North Peak 100 and Craig's Strictly local threads. When Shaf posted up his NP100 I thought it was a good idea and worked out a local loop in the southern Dales of similar length but it didn't really feel consistent and then the second lockdown started so ...
by whitestone
Tue Feb 23, 2021 10:00 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The worst journey in the world
Replies: 22
Views: 574

Re: The worst journey in the world

If you are into polar stuff then Arctic Dreams by Barry Lopez is well worth reading. More science, observation, local history than boy's own exploration but a good, non-condescending read.
by whitestone
Tue Feb 23, 2021 1:45 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Am I right in thinking that ....
Replies: 75
Views: 1231

Re: Am I right in thinking that ....

Reading the summary of the proposed dates on the BBC site then the earliest date we are likely to be allowed to go for a bivy is the 12th April (assuming all goes well).

Looks like the 17th May for anything like an organised event given that concerts and similar may be allowed by then.
by whitestone
Mon Feb 22, 2021 10:43 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Am I right in thinking that ....
Replies: 75
Views: 1231

Re: Am I right in thinking that ....

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Mon Feb 22, 2021 9:30 pm
a night out will be okay from April 12th or maybe March 12th or possibly May 12th? :???:
This year or next? :???:
by whitestone
Mon Feb 22, 2021 5:10 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 3543
Views: 644965

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

Clothes get measured by circumference because it's quite hard to take width of a body and multiply it by Pi and get an accurate figure because not everyone's waist is a perfect circle. But in this case the "width" isn't actually the width of a body just half the circumference (or girth if you are am...
by whitestone
Mon Feb 22, 2021 1:52 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Todays ride
Replies: 2436
Views: 320644

Re: Todays ride

Shaf, was that "gnnnarly steep section" at Holt Head? I seem to remember it being OK, but then I started at Castle Hill so only had 10 or 12km in my legs.
by whitestone
Mon Feb 22, 2021 11:06 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: The worst journey in the world
Replies: 22
Views: 574

Re: The worst journey in the world

Some years ago we were in Edinburgh and they had an exhibition on about Antarctic exploration (it might have been to celebrate the centenary of Shackleton's expedition) so lots of Frank Hurley's images. One point that was made was that he was limited in the number of images he could take with him on...
by whitestone
Sun Feb 21, 2021 6:09 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Wildlife
Replies: 212
Views: 15130

Re: Wildlife

The curlews are back!

Thought I heard one calling this morning but couldn't be sure then saw a pair fly past.

One of the first signs of spring.
by whitestone
Sun Feb 21, 2021 6:07 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: New member saying hello, and a question about camping
Replies: 28
Views: 546

Re: New member saying hello, and a question about camping

Welcome :-bd There's actually very little chance of being found/spotted when out bivvying so long as you follow a few basic guidelines. As Reg says, keep lights to a minimum. The countryside at night is dark, very dark, and any light is very obvious plus locals tend to know where the other farms and...
by whitestone
Sat Feb 20, 2021 3:21 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Recommend a sleeping mat
Replies: 18
Views: 393

Re: Recommend a sleeping mat

Cath has the tapered version of the mat Stu linked to and has used it in the Arctic at -16C without problems (other than it being fekking cold in the morning! :lol: ). When we started bikepacking she got a cheap Multimat (sold under various brand names) for about £20. Uninsulated it weighs very near...
by whitestone
Thu Feb 18, 2021 3:01 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Strictly Local
Replies: 43
Views: 764

Re: Strictly Local

I thought, ooh a circumnavigation of Powys, then I remembered just how big Powys is and quickly forgot I'd ever thought of such a stupid thing. That's Big Bear isn't it? :wink: Trying to think of one local to us: North Yorkshire? Hmm, 50% bigger than Powys. Craven District is about a third the size...
by whitestone
Wed Feb 17, 2021 1:06 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Multi-setups for multi-bikes?
Replies: 25
Views: 395

Re: Multi-setups for multi-bikes?

I've a set of tools* along with things like spare mech hanger and various bolts and stuff for each bike so those permanently live on each bike. Tyre pump stays on each bike as well. For things like harnesses/bags, a couple of bikes have bespoke frame bags so those are obviously bike specific but eve...
by whitestone
Wed Feb 17, 2021 12:08 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Today's Run
Replies: 190
Views: 3494

Re: Today's Run

Sean, did a search for you. Seems that exact message, including line number, is fairly common. Have a read of this thread on the Garmin forums - https://forums.garmin.com/apps-software/mobile-apps-web/f/garmin-connect-web/239396/corrupt-fit-file---the-following-error-occurred-unexpected-end-of-file-...
by whitestone
Wed Feb 17, 2021 10:39 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Today's Run
Replies: 190
Views: 3494

Re: Today's Run

Nice one Sean. :-bd

Presumably it was fitfiletools.com - https://www.fitfiletools.com/#/top that you tried.
by whitestone
Tue Feb 16, 2021 10:59 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Lightweight Tarp
Replies: 7
Views: 231

Re: Lightweight Tarp

Packability: Silnylon is bulkier than cuben fibre is bulkier than silpoly but there isn't much in it. Weight: Cuben fibre is lighter than silpoly is lighter than silnylon Silnylon stretches more when wet, silpoly stretches very little, cuben fibre basically not at all. I've an Alpkit Rig3.5 (silnylo...
by whitestone
Tue Feb 16, 2021 10:42 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Helvellyn avoiding striding edge?
Replies: 13
Views: 289

Re: Helvellyn avoiding striding edge?

Park up at Swirls car park halfway along the east side of Thirlmere http://streetmap.co.uk/map.srf?X=331682&Y=516835&A=Y&Z=120 and head up from there. As stated it's quite a height gain. The other option is from Wythburn http://streetmap.co.uk/map.srf?X=332524&Y=513640&A=Y&Z=120 but it's a bit steep...
by whitestone
Sat Feb 13, 2021 6:00 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Todays ride
Replies: 2436
Views: 320644

Re: Todays ride

Out on the fat bikes today. Chuffin' freezing! About -5C on the tops but an absolute gale from the east. The canal had a bit of a skin ... https://i.imgur.com/RWadXuI.jpg Barden Moor was icy rather than snowy. We decided to go with the wind, some were riding the other way which just looked hard work...