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by whitestone
Mon Apr 15, 2024 4:10 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: New Front Harness / Longer Bag?
Replies: 13
Views: 177

Re: New Front Harness / Longer Bag?

Revelate Saltyroll - https://backcountry.scot/product/revelate-designs-saltyroll/ but it looks like Andy's out of stock of most Revelate stuff. For double the price you could have the Pronghorn - https://backcountry.scot/product/revelate-designs-pronghorn-drybag/ I know what you mean about sizing/sh...
by whitestone
Sun Apr 14, 2024 6:01 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Hammock in the garden
Replies: 14
Views: 238

Re: Hammock in the garden

Ah, yeah that arrangement does need more space. Is there anything (e.g wall) you could attach one end to? One problem with attaching to a wall (of any material) is that generally they are intended for a downward force, i.e. gravity acting on whatever mass is above, sticking an anchor into brickwork...
by whitestone
Sun Apr 14, 2024 2:30 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Hammock in the garden
Replies: 14
Views: 238

Re: Hammock in the garden

We've got fruit trees so a bit easier, have even bivvied - obviously doesn't count for BAM. As ever with hammocks Shug Emery on YouTube will have you covered. Here's his channel - https://www.youtube.com/@shugemery . Tensa poles are generally regarded as the best but I'm not sure if there's a UK dis...
by whitestone
Wed Apr 10, 2024 1:24 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The next Eclipse
Replies: 29
Views: 576

Re: The next Eclipse

There was a partial eclipse here in the UK about eight years ago that was impressive enough. Definitely one of those bucket list items :-bd Loved this quote on the BBC site the other day: But Prof Don Pollacco, from the department of physics at the University of Warwick who travelled to Texas to vie...
by whitestone
Sun Apr 07, 2024 12:59 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What you done t' your bike today
Replies: 1543
Views: 254425

Re: What you done t' your bike today

Thanks Shaf, good advice. I've been avoiding tubeless for years and got away with it, but four punctures in as many months decided me. Presumably you have to give the bike a run/tyres a spin regularly? Not really. If the bike's been stood a while then the sealant will settle at the bottom of the ty...
by whitestone
Fri Apr 05, 2024 3:51 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Aeroe rear rack thoughts
Replies: 29
Views: 766

Re: Aeroe rear rack thoughts

Cath has one fitted to her Stooge. Not had it long so no long term review thoughts. Looks sturdy. I think the frame comes with one bag holder so you need to get a second one if you’re going to have one both sides. Also looks a bit of a faff to swap between top mount and side mount. Certainly not a t...
by whitestone
Fri Apr 05, 2024 10:42 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Hap.... no, I'm saying nowt :)
Replies: 17
Views: 454

Re: Hap.... no, I'm saying nowt :)

:YMPARTY: :YMPARTY: :YMPARTY:

HB 2 u, HB 2 u, HB 🦌☕️, HB 2 u
by whitestone
Fri Apr 05, 2024 10:38 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 11441
Views: 1918450

Re: The post man's been ...

I was thinking that Deft Punk were reforming 😀
by whitestone
Thu Apr 04, 2024 6:50 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: packable fleece?
Replies: 27
Views: 748

Re: packable fleece?

Another Griffon user here. Not ultra warm in the way that a lightweight down jacket is but fine nethertheless. Fleece is somewhat resistant to being compressed just by the core material and how it's made. Most quality polyester fleece is made by just a couple of companies so you'll find that there's...
by whitestone
Wed Apr 03, 2024 7:28 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: New Bike Gear Out And Due Out...
Replies: 969
Views: 119766

Re: New Bike Gear Out And Due Out...

Never heard of him but, seems a decent chap and a nice review too :-bd Where the hell is he riding? Absolutely stunning scenery and the road looks vaguely exciting He's an ex BBC local news presenter (Newcastle IIRC, I do remember seeing him on Nationwide way back in the day) and from other videos ...
by whitestone
Wed Apr 03, 2024 3:26 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: new bike/ frame
Replies: 6
Views: 344

Re: new bike/ frame

You don't say what sort of terrain you wish to ride - looking at the Trek 920 I'd say more towards the gravel, forest road, farm tracks type of terrain rather than anything uber-technical. Yay/nay? Given that the Trek is sub 13kg *with a pannier rack* I'd say that's not too shabby, my Genesis Croix ...
by whitestone
Wed Apr 03, 2024 2:51 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Is this 'bikepacking'?
Replies: 81
Views: 1797

Re: Is this 'bikepacking'?

The notion that panniers are Taboo is strange coming from the opening post. To me its gone full circle with Tailfin Ortlieb and OMM latest offerings. Never got the high up weight on most bikepacking setups. How many spend day after day on singletrack weaving in-between the trees? Its perfect for th...
by whitestone
Wed Apr 03, 2024 1:04 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Is this 'bikepacking'?
Replies: 81
Views: 1797

Re: Is this 'bikepacking'?

Riding a bike? Check
Enjoying themselves? Check
Not causing trouble for other cyclists? Check

I think that covers it.
by whitestone
Tue Apr 02, 2024 9:07 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Is this 'bikepacking'?
Replies: 81
Views: 1797

Re: Is this 'bikepacking'?

It's nowt to do with the type of luggage you use or where you stay but a mindset IMO. I saw a post on FB the other day with the usual soft luggage v panniers type stuff and one chap said, " why would you not use panniers, you can fit loads more in them" ... this bloke does not have a bike...
by whitestone
Mon Apr 01, 2024 11:39 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Trans cambrian way improvements.
Replies: 11
Views: 321

Re: Trans cambrian way improvements.

The puns seem to be coming in ones and twos 😄

I wonder which first world loo that one in the woods is twinned with?
by whitestone
Fri Mar 29, 2024 1:47 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Yay, it's cheery Friday.
Replies: 3962
Views: 497173

Re: Yay, it's cheery Friday.

Reg will be pleased to know that I’ve finally finished the wall I was building when we had our ride around the South Lakes. Not that I have been working on it every day - the weather this winter has seen to that (I only managed two days in December for instance) Just another several kilometres to go 🤣
by whitestone
Mon Mar 25, 2024 5:43 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Monks trod - wtf
Replies: 30
Views: 1031

Re: Monks trod - wtf

Given the "state" of the RoW as often mentioned on here, it does seem somewhat odd to spend so much money on improving it to any useful/usable state. Actually to do it to a usable state is likely to cost a lot more than a million. Reminds me a bit of Derbyshire Council's repairing of Rushu...
by whitestone
Mon Mar 25, 2024 9:23 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Todays ride
Replies: 3323
Views: 616722

Re: Todays ride

Dave Barter wrote: Mon Mar 25, 2024 9:16 am
The rest of the ride was just me muttering “FFS”
Just like the portion of the ride before you met him then :lol:
by whitestone
Sun Mar 24, 2024 2:58 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Off Topic - siezed, rusted, possibly double threaded, sheared bolt extraction advice!
Replies: 109
Views: 2309

Re: Off Topic - siezed, rusted, possibly double threaded, sheared bolt extraction advice!

80nm?

Is that Nnnnnnnneugh! or maybe up to getthatoffyoubuggers in British Standard engineering terms?
by whitestone
Sun Mar 24, 2024 10:59 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: I am weak
Replies: 8
Views: 790

Re: I am weak

Update In the end I got a 42t Microshift cassette and a Shimano GRX 2x111 (RX810) derailleur off of the CRC close down sale. Fitted them today and shifting is nice and smooth. Although the maximum cassette for that mech is meant to be up to 40t, the 42t is no problem and didn't require a goatlink o...
by whitestone
Fri Mar 22, 2024 10:24 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Barkley Marathons chitchat
Replies: 50
Views: 2827

Re: Barkley Marathons chitchat

Crikey that were a close hobbling thing! I think she's the first Brit to finish it - the early years on the spreadsheet don't have nationality so can't be sure.

Largest ever number of finishers despite “That new section is brutal. You are a bad man.”
by whitestone
Fri Mar 22, 2024 9:46 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Barkley Marathons chitchat
Replies: 50
Views: 2827

Re: Barkley Marathons chitchat

GregMay wrote: Fri Mar 22, 2024 9:40 pm Damo Hall in - but scratch.
That's gotta hurt! "Damian Hall came in from the wrong direction after not completing loop five of the #BM100."
by whitestone
Fri Mar 22, 2024 9:26 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Barkley Marathons chitchat
Replies: 50
Views: 2827

Re: Barkley Marathons chitchat

We have a winner!

At time of writing (20:24) there are about 52mins left until entrants are timed out. Could be close for some. (dit dit daaa)
by whitestone
Fri Mar 22, 2024 10:46 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Barkley Marathons chitchat
Replies: 50
Views: 2827

Re: Barkley Marathons chitchat

Looks like there are seven runners(?) out on the last lap. First time that there's been this many left at this stage. The seventh made it out onto the final lap with just three minutes to spare!