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by whitestone
Mon Jul 15, 2024 7:14 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Wildlife
Replies: 709
Views: 167148

Re: Wildlife

Most likely a Jay - about the same size as a woodpecker (maybe a little bigger) - pink coloured with flashes of blue. You usually hear them though as they make a right racket.
by whitestone
Sun Jul 14, 2024 8:32 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Isla bikes
Replies: 10
Views: 416

Re: Isla bikes

voodoo_simon wrote: Sun Jul 14, 2024 7:01 pm
boxelder wrote: Sun Jul 14, 2024 3:23 pm Cheers Bob, I don't follow GCN, so probably wouldn't have seen this.
I naively assumed GCN died when the subscription to the channel disappeared last December :oops:
I think that was GCN+. The core GCN plus racing has continued.
by whitestone
Sun Jul 14, 2024 1:44 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Isla bikes
Replies: 10
Views: 416

Isla bikes

Not a "tell me about them..." request. I thought there was a thread about them stopping making bikes but a search shows that it was part of "Wiggle going into receivership" so... GCN did a piece on Isla that came out yesterday (2024-07-13) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MhnRE2g6...
by whitestone
Fri Jul 12, 2024 6:55 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tubeless pump?
Replies: 16
Views: 851

Re: Tubeless pump?

riderdown wrote: Fri Jul 12, 2024 6:50 pm
.unless you lose the bead. In which case you're probably walking home,
Or just use an inner tube after removing the valve
After removing all the thorns of course :wink:
by whitestone
Fri Jul 12, 2024 12:33 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tubeless pump?
Replies: 16
Views: 851

Re: Tubeless pump?

The pump end of a tubeless valve is just standard. They usually have a removable core to allow for adding sealant and faster air flow for seating the tyre but apart from that nothing unusual
by whitestone
Fri Jul 12, 2024 12:19 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tubeless pump?
Replies: 16
Views: 851

Re: Tubeless pump?

Welcome :-bd

Are you after a pump for use at home getting the tyres on or one for the trail to reinflate?

The Airshot style ones are fine for home but any pump will do when out on the trail
by whitestone
Fri Jul 12, 2024 8:01 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Recommend a dry bag for saddlebag holster
Replies: 13
Views: 1026

Re: Recommend a dry bag for saddlebag holster

I can't remember if it was Dave Barter or John Climber but a few years ago someone did a test - they filled a Wildcat dry bag and an Alpkit dry bag with water and left them hanging up overnight*. In the morning the Wildcat bag was still full, the Alpkit wasn't. I've worn both out with use. But then ...
by whitestone
Thu Jul 11, 2024 12:55 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: 80 summers
Replies: 10
Views: 804

Re: 80 summers

I read that last bit as “carpet bowels” :???:
by whitestone
Thu Jul 11, 2024 7:19 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Better Slate Than Never 2
Replies: 13
Views: 1069

Re: Better Slate Than Never 2

The Croesor-Rhosydd through trip was one of those things I always wanted to do but never got round to. It came about because the owners of the two mines realised that their workings were very close and Croesor only had the one entrance so tunnelled the connection as an escape route, it's only a few ...
by whitestone
Wed Jul 10, 2024 9:09 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Wildlife
Replies: 709
Views: 167148

Re: Wildlife

We had a male Bullfinch in the garden earlier this evening. Not seen one of those here before. One of the more spectacular small birds. well it's a finch so it's gonna be small :roll:
by whitestone
Mon Jul 08, 2024 7:01 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: BB200 2024
Replies: 44
Views: 2092

Re: BB200 2024

I didn't find Strata Florida as bad as the moorland section before it. The moorland just had me wishing for a fat bike, I followed the gpx quite tightly which meant some interesting pushes, had a brief stop to sort myself out and put warm clothes on before the descent to SF but then it went dark on...
by whitestone
Sun Jul 07, 2024 10:58 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: BB200 2024
Replies: 44
Views: 2092

Re: BB200 2024

I think Stu has commented that 2014 was a shock as it was a radical departure from the previous three which had been basically the same route. I didn't find Strata Florida as bad as the moorland section before it. SF was just keep moving and don't bother about getting wet because you are as wet as y...
by whitestone
Sun Jul 07, 2024 9:52 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Gravel Bike Tyres
Replies: 23
Views: 1239

Re: Gravel Bike Tyres

DON'T get the Panaracer Gravelking SK in green compound - they are lethal in the wet :shock: We've a pair in the back room - Cath wouldn't let me put them on the Genesis.
by whitestone
Sun Jul 07, 2024 3:30 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: A small world
Replies: 1
Views: 366

A small world

With a bit of a dodgy forecast* I decided to go for a walk to pick up some VeloViewer squares above Gisburn Forest that are on the edge of my max square and ticking them off would bump that up a bit. Neither are legally accessible by bike but the first would have just been hike-a-bile there and back...
by whitestone
Sun Jul 07, 2024 3:06 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: BB200 2024
Replies: 44
Views: 2092

Re: BB200 2024

Anyone able to share some more info on Strata Florida pls. I didn't manage to get there last year (not complaining at all) as my last shakedown ride caused me to go into long terms cramps for a good while. Anywhere that we can read about how and why 'substandard it was'. Ta :smile: It was basically...
by whitestone
Sat Jul 06, 2024 3:54 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: BB200 2024
Replies: 44
Views: 2092

Re: BB200 2024

riderdown wrote: Fri Jul 05, 2024 10:57 pm Does a figure of eight so you can do Strata Florida in both directions
Alpkit are reportedly sold out of wetsuits :lol:
by whitestone
Wed Jul 03, 2024 10:58 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Happy Monday!
Replies: 8
Views: 297

Re: Happy Monday!

Bloomin' heck!

If your head hadn't been in the way you'd have done some serious damage to that helmet :lol:

Get well soon
by whitestone
Mon Jul 01, 2024 10:16 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Ultralightweight 2season sleeping bag?
Replies: 24
Views: 743

Re: Ultralightweight 2season sleeping bag?

You're quickly getting in to the "Light, cheap, quality - pick any two" terrain. For "ultra-cycling" events the question is really do you want just to recover and get a bit of rest or do you want a good night's sleep? For the former you want a system that lets you sleep but after...
by whitestone
Sat Jun 29, 2024 11:58 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: What'd we be without our bikes?
Replies: 23
Views: 592

Re: What'd we be without our bikes?

Wainrights Eglish coast2C Bob. That's the one I have my eyes on. Probably not with my 9 tear old as I'm not sure his legs would cope. Though he has done a few 12 milers with me now. I did that with a school friend towards the back end of the hot summer of 1976 (probably the last two weeks of the su...
by whitestone
Sat Jun 29, 2024 10:47 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: What'd we be without our bikes?
Replies: 23
Views: 592

Re: What'd we be without our bikes?

Well, we'd be "packers" IGMC I've always been "outdoorsy", growing up on a farm there's not much option. Began fell walking when I was ten or eleven then in my early twenties I took up climbing and that was my main sport for over thirty years. Interlaced with those have been fell...
by whitestone
Thu Jun 27, 2024 9:49 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Happy birthday Burty
Replies: 9
Views: 247

Happy birthday Burty

As per the thread title really.
by whitestone
Thu Jun 27, 2024 9:29 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: MSR Hubba Bubba for sale
Replies: 14
Views: 580

Re: MSR Hubba Bubba for sale

redefined_cycles wrote: Wed Jun 26, 2024 10:25 pm When did Bob become so funny :lol: :lol: :lol:
Always have been Shaf, just not so obviously :wink:
by whitestone
Wed Jun 26, 2024 9:04 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Anybody bumped this farmer?
Replies: 45
Views: 1563

Re: Anybody bumped this farmer?

Do you reckon that he’ll try and sell the tent on? 😉
by whitestone
Tue Jun 25, 2024 3:55 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: MSR Hubba Bubba for sale
Replies: 14
Views: 580

MSR Hubba Bubba for sale

Had a handful of nights use. Slightly soiled. Video available on request. Open to offers
by whitestone
Mon Jun 24, 2024 6:44 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Anybody bumped this farmer?
Replies: 45
Views: 1563

Re: Anybody bumped this farmer?

Well. As someone from farming stock ("We've been here since the Xth century", etc), there's a wide range of attitudes, temperaments, etc. From individuals like that in the video to someone like my dad who's attitude was "I wouldn't like to live in a terrace in some run down town so if...