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by boxelder
Fri Jan 24, 2020 11:08 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: BB Cal 2020
Replies: 5
Views: 141

Re: BB Cal 2020

Yes. :wink:

There's nothing to stop anyone from doing it at any time.
:lol: Your forthwrightness is to be applauded.
by boxelder
Fri Jan 24, 2020 11:03 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Second city divide gpx
Replies: 22
Views: 601

Re: Second city divide gpx

Can we form some sort of mutual 'non backing out' pack (even though we've never met). I need to stop life getting in the way of these things.
by boxelder
Fri Jan 24, 2020 10:15 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: New wheels and handlebar bag needed
Replies: 10
Views: 252

Re: New wheels and handlebar bag needed

I'm finding the Altura Vortex2 bar roll has taken over from my WildCat harness for drop bars. Spacers clear the head tube nicely and the quality of materials and zips is great. the built in top pocket is great for wallet, keys, Belgian mix etc. Only advantage I can see from the harness now is it tak...
by boxelder
Fri Jan 24, 2020 10:09 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Second city divide gpx
Replies: 22
Views: 601

Re: Second city divide gpx

I thought Birmingham was a suburb of Walsall? Of course Manchester is England's second City, followed by Sheffield in third. I've no idea why government and business favour London over the first city of Carlisle, but hey ho, keeps the Great Border City niche and alternative. Anyone else thinking of ...
by boxelder
Fri Jan 24, 2020 10:01 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Dales Divide 2020 .. who's going?
Replies: 28
Views: 1085

Re: Dales Divide 2020 .. who's going?

@Ton - If you're worried about upsetting Chris, then you can't have met him. Just get thissel t'start and 'ave a do. He'll thank you for it.
by boxelder
Thu Jan 09, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Where's Norm - the grid square guessing game.
Replies: 30
Views: 697

Re: Where's Norm - the grid square guessing game.

I misread Explorer 200 for Landranger 200 - I thought it didn't look like Totnes
by boxelder
Thu Jan 09, 2020 9:22 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Carrot/Stick idea.....
Replies: 23
Views: 774

Re: Carrot/Stick idea.....

Just reread my post,(in bold) didn’t think it through and over complicated it. Would your original idea suit, I would pay a £100 to a charity of your choice if you complete it and if I complete you pay the same to a charity of my choosing? Why not just do it on a monthly basis - so same rules, for ...
by boxelder
Tue Dec 10, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: like google maps, but better
Replies: 17
Views: 632

Re: like google maps, but better

Yeah, just what I was trying to do - see if it will give a route up Skiddaw. It will recognise some tops e.g. Blencathra, but won't give a bike route up it - correctly, as a footpath. Komoot will send bikes up Fps though, so interesting that this differentiates. How do you choose a point on the map ...
by boxelder
Fri Dec 06, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: I know I shouldn't be surprised any more ....
Replies: 64
Views: 2133

Re: I know I shouldn't be surprised any more ....

Sorry. What? Are you threatening a flounce because I've explained why I don't care for STW anymore and why I prefer this place? Do you think me doing so is some sort of attack on some mythical community or other, or on specific individuals who's honour has been besmirched or something? And that on ...
by boxelder
Fri Dec 06, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: I know I shouldn't be surprised any more ....
Replies: 64
Views: 2133

Re: I know I shouldn't be surprised any more ....

Is it intended though Andrew? Don't know. I can appreciate that some folk might not 'get it' Absolutely, their decision. It shouldn't matter that it's not for everyone, but we shouldn't be surprised if BB isn't picked out for a pretty flimsy 'best of' list for a mass market sponsor. As I said, ther...
by boxelder
Thu Dec 05, 2019 11:36 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Highland Trail 550 - 2020
Replies: 61
Views: 3296

Re: Highland Trail 550 - 2020

Can anyone point me to a video of the HT550 that popped up on Instagram recently? It was an ITT I think and the film looked promising - just didn't have time for a view there and then.
by boxelder
Thu Dec 05, 2019 11:27 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: I know I shouldn't be surprised any more ....
Replies: 64
Views: 2133

Re: I know I shouldn't be surprised any more ....

It's content generation, without too much research I reckon. A list to catch the eye, which then recalls Red Bull. I'm almost certain none of the events listed are paid for inclusion, or even asked if they want to be included. Think of it as a ' Sunpat's 10 best toaster buys' or '6 Most romantic wee...
by boxelder
Tue Dec 03, 2019 12:00 am
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Moors One Hundred 2020
Replies: 38
Views: 2053

Re: Moors One Hundred 2020

FOMO kicked in
4 spaces left
by boxelder
Mon Dec 02, 2019 11:48 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Sram gxp crank in a shimano bb
Replies: 5
Views: 234

Re: Sram gxp crank in a shimano bb

Another one with Hope spacer, which has been flawless for 2 years - but it is in a Hope BB.
by boxelder
Sat Nov 23, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: Routes
Topic: Routes north of Skiddaw around Great Lingy Hut
Replies: 1
Views: 322

Re: Routes north of Skiddaw around Great Lingy Hut

MTB really. Obviously they can be ridden on a gravel bike, but best suited to MTB. There's a bit of pushing to reach Lingy hut whichever way you go and it'll be pretty wet by now. The lower mine tracks are gravel friendly.
by boxelder
Mon Nov 18, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bars, Cable routes and Lion Harness.
Replies: 2
Views: 257

Re: Bars, Cable routes and Lion Harness.

What sort of bars? Can the cables not be 'trapped' behind the harness?
by boxelder
Mon Nov 18, 2019 8:26 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tights or trousers
Replies: 9
Views: 504

Re: Tights or trousers

3/4 bibs and leg warmers give good options. A double layer over your knees for cold and the warmers can be worn/carried with shorts.
by boxelder
Tue Nov 05, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Orionids Meteor Shower
Replies: 11
Views: 603

Re: Orionids Meteor Shower

It was Monday. From where I saw it, the direction looked different - perspective I guess.
by boxelder
Tue Nov 05, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Orionids Meteor Shower
Replies: 11
Views: 603

Re: Orionids Meteor Shower

D'oh
by boxelder
Mon Nov 04, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Orionids Meteor Shower
Replies: 11
Views: 603

Re: Orionids Meteor Shower

I saw one Tues 29th - someone caught it on camera over the hill.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/photoso ... 567398414/
by boxelder
Tue Oct 29, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tent Recommendations (sorry...)
Replies: 30
Views: 1523

Re: Tent Recommendations (sorry...)

Just the 1. In the past I've used a bivi bag (which is fine until it rains or the midges come out) or a tent of ~1.3Kg - which isn't that heavy, but bulky, so had to go on the bars really. I couldn't see the point of bivi and tarp, as that was as bulky as the tent and couldn't commit to tarp without...
by boxelder
Tue Oct 29, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tent Recommendations (sorry...)
Replies: 30
Views: 1523

Re: Tent Recommendations (sorry...)

Had a play with my Stealth and will give it a proper use over the weekend. Made some poles from old Easton tent poles I had - 175gm the pair. Bought some 12g pegs from Emeh and an additional bit of groundsheet if going anywhere rocky. All comfortably goes in Ortlieb TT bag - 1.1Kg total. At 6'4" it'...
by boxelder
Mon Oct 28, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Budget winter bothy mat?
Replies: 5
Views: 341

Re: Budget winter bothy mat?

Writing side down. It's designed to let moisture through to the side with writing on.
by boxelder
Sat Oct 26, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: snow
Replies: 10
Views: 607

Re: snow

Echo......
by boxelder
Sat Oct 26, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: New deore
Replies: 8
Views: 560

Re: New deore

Deore 38/24 available online - https://www.merlincycles.com/shimano-de ... 37962.html
Changing just one part of a worn drivetrain can cause problems though.