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by boxelder
Sun Sep 13, 2020 9:19 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: MontañasVacias Mapping Artwork Available
Replies: 24
Views: 683

Re: MontañasVacias Mapping Artwork Available

Argh, missed this. Will register interest for any future print run.
by boxelder
Tue Sep 01, 2020 9:20 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What Bike
Replies: 24
Views: 764

Re: What Bike

Can anyone recommend the best GPX viewer app? If looking to navigate on a phone, I'd say the OS subscription is totally worth the £20-25 a year it costs. You get 1:50 and 1:25k maps of the whole of UK. I use it as a back up though, to a Garmin etrex with OS mapping, as phone batteries don't last to...
by boxelder
Sat Aug 29, 2020 10:02 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: 2 person shelter under £200
Replies: 21
Views: 735

Re: 2 person shelter under £200

Done some serious googling last few days and it seems like the options for UL tents built for people over 6ft 3 are slim pickings. Not sure if you're after two person, or that was someone else, but at 6'3" (and a bit), I'm happy so far with my Trekkertent Stealth. I've learned it's best to peg the ...
by boxelder
Thu Aug 13, 2020 8:54 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Kids bikepacking luggage options
Replies: 12
Views: 226

Re: Kids bikepacking luggage options

I've a rack hanging around that just clamps to seatpost, for bags to be strapped on top. Happy to see it used if you cover postage?
by boxelder
Thu Aug 13, 2020 8:51 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 3409
Views: 586996

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

Garmin eTrex 30x are £130 at Sportspursuit.
by boxelder
Tue Jul 28, 2020 9:08 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bealach Horn loop?
Replies: 6
Views: 250

Re: Bealach Horn loop?

I wouldn't Ton. Much better stuff up there. There'd be a high proportion of pushing and the main one is a beast.
by boxelder
Wed Jul 22, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: And from the Cumbria police we have ....
Replies: 51
Views: 1712

Re: And from the Cumbria police we have ....

The Cumbria Police announcement carefully excludes proper wild camping in the hills, when you read through the links to National Park Authority etc. They are after the nuggets blocking narrow roads with camper vans and forming tent villages in NT woodland. The chap in charge in Cumbria is a fell run...
by boxelder
Wed Jul 22, 2020 9:08 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Van life 'wild camping' or not this September
Replies: 10
Views: 493

Re: Van life 'wild camping' or not this September

In the Lakes, Police are working with other agencies to target wild camping/vans parked on roadside or private land. They've made this very public knowledge. People are taking the p155 at the moment, so understandable.
by boxelder
Wed Jul 22, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Borders 350 Best Time Smashed.
Replies: 6
Views: 310

Re: Borders 350 Best Time Smashed.

Thought his FB post said he was going for the 220 - wrong turn? Outstanding effort.
by boxelder
Sat Jul 04, 2020 9:40 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 3409
Views: 586996

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

Exposure lights have a sale of cosmetic seconds etc in their outlet store.
£200 for Diablo + support cell for me - which won't be used for months no doubt.
by boxelder
Tue Jun 30, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: When?????
Replies: 228
Views: 8761

Re: When?????

https://www.thewestmorlandgazette.co.uk ... -district/
Good to see the Police marshalling agencies to combat c0ck (not wild) camping in the Lakes. The Police here have done a great job.
by boxelder
Fri Jun 26, 2020 11:59 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Zip Tips ?
Replies: 18
Views: 574

Re: Zip Tips ?

Yeah, I was going to say candle wax.
by boxelder
Mon Jun 22, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: RTTS 2020.
Replies: 21
Views: 1249

Re: RTTS 2020.

Anyone go out? Saw the forecast and decided to go climbing on Gable instead. Rain started as we got back to the van at around 11pm.
by boxelder
Thu Jun 18, 2020 8:38 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Weird gear indexing issue
Replies: 14
Views: 497

Re: Weird gear indexing issue

Worth also checking for a stiff chain link if it's the small sprockets.
I've got the same problem on two bikes between 2nd and 3rd gears......... Must be mid summer gremlins.
by boxelder
Mon Jun 15, 2020 11:27 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Live bivvy in progress
Replies: 10
Views: 703

Re: Live bivvy in progress

You do realise the Feds are monitoring this channel. They're on their way..........
:???: :wink:
by boxelder
Mon Jun 15, 2020 11:22 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: You get what you pay for...
Replies: 39
Views: 1731

Re: You get what you pay for...

I admit I loved my alfasud,but it gave way to a mini moke...aaah happy days!!
As a kid, we had a cassette with a song about Mini Mokes. I've not thought of it for decades, until you wrote that.
Good old You tube.......

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ps8OEjD22GM
by boxelder
Mon Jun 15, 2020 8:09 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What's the Gravelw@nker equivalent of this?
Replies: 55
Views: 1768

Re: What's the Gravelw@nker equivalent of this?

"I would also be in the market for some slimmish baggies with braces, in black though"

Any good?
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/AUTHENTIC-BL ... 3979395701
by boxelder
Mon Jun 15, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What's the Gravelw@nker equivalent of this?
Replies: 55
Views: 1768

Re: What's the Gravelw@nker equivalent of this?

What's the problem here? Isn't it just varying degrees of piss-taking? As someone who rides all sorts of bikes, with all sorts of folk, it's tiring to read the same old jibes rolled out about cycling folks, purely down to what they ride or wear. Sometimes it's those who wear a bit more PPE and pref...
by boxelder
Fri Jun 12, 2020 10:21 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: RTTS 2020.
Replies: 21
Views: 1249

Re: RTTS 2020.

Hmmm, sounds like the ideal excuse for my first visit to Carrock Fell - interesting geology (Gabbro), Iron Age hill fort and it was climbed by Charles Dickens. Great view to the east over the Eden Valley and the Pennines.
by boxelder
Fri Jun 12, 2020 9:15 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: All road, warroad, endurance help.
Replies: 20
Views: 706

Re: All road, warroad, endurance help.

Ribble CGR on bike to work?
The Warroad is a thing of beauty (IMO) and a blast to ride.

Genesis Vapour or Datum?
by boxelder
Wed Jun 10, 2020 12:09 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Not your usual bikepacking video.
Replies: 38
Views: 1330

Re: Not your usual bikepacking video.

Little or no product placement - tick
Pizza, pasta, beer - tick
Tongues firmly in cheeks - tick
Very little suffering - tick
Bunch of mates having fun - tick
Bears - tick(ish)

What's not to like?
by boxelder
Sat Jun 06, 2020 3:51 pm
Forum: Routes
Topic: 2nd City Divide
Replies: 30
Views: 1515

Re: 2nd City Divide

North of Alston, I'd happily take gravel bike and 40mm tyres. Cross Fell very much MTB, as I believe is a lot of the southern bit. I'm planning on gravel bike with 650b/1.9" tyres or a rigid MTB.
by boxelder
Sat Jun 06, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: When?????
Replies: 228
Views: 8761

Re: When?????

The irony is John, number 1 was never lifted, some people just seem to think it was Whatever gave them that idea..... :| I went for a pre-breakfast ride this morning and chatted to a fella creeping out of the woods in Borrowdale with road bike and full touring kit - panniers etc. Said he's been in ...
by boxelder
Tue May 26, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Headset biting?
Replies: 4
Views: 293

Re: Headset biting?

Are there enough spacers to hold the top cap clear of the fork steerer? Is it a STNut in there, or a reusable bung of some sort?