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by Javi
Wed Apr 08, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The 'post'?
Replies: 17
Views: 852

Re: The 'post'?

Yep, we are 3 units in one big warehouse in North London. N4 and N8 have been struggling for a couple of weeks at least. Never seen anything similar in my 11 years at this job. And it's going to take ages to catch up. N15 (mine) have been delivering 100%100. I don't know in other places. The main re...
by Javi
Fri Mar 13, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: SS chains
Replies: 16
Views: 843

Re: SS chains

I might have to try one of those, or something different to the same KMC. Or maybe lubing more often.
by Javi
Thu Mar 12, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: G-one tires
Replies: 24
Views: 1234

Re: G-one tires

I also have some G-ones in different sizes, 38, 35, 30...and like them a lot. Not very durable on the models with best compound though, especially on the rear. Also have the 650bx2.35 I bought for Battle on the beach. Fast as well but not long lasting.
by Javi
Mon Mar 02, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: HT550 over 7 riding days
Replies: 26
Views: 1500

Re: HT550 over 7 riding days

A lot of good advice here and a lot of if's (weather, midges, etc...) In May and June plenty of hours of light. 7 days for the best 2 loops is realistic in good weather. I'd also miss the bottom one despite the great singletrack in Ben Alder and the ride on the West Highland Way (a bit crowded so lo...
by Javi
Mon Mar 02, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Waterproof shorts / 3/4 / trousers recommendations
Replies: 13
Views: 786

Re: Waterproof shorts / 3/4 / trousers recommendations

I use 7mesh Revo 3/4. By far the best waterproofs ever had. Very good waist adjustment, pockets work and not on the way, come with drilled holes. Not the sleekest fit, super durable and reliable. Backed up by excellent customer service.
In the haunt for full wp trousers though.
by Javi
Fri Dec 20, 2019 11:20 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Second city divide gpx
Replies: 26
Views: 1659

Re: Second city divide gpx

https://ridewithgps.com/events/90042-se ... e-2-0-2019

Found it in googling 'second city divide gpx' :wink:
by Javi
Fri Sep 13, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Lakeland 200 - luggage options
Replies: 8
Views: 777

Re: Lakeland 200 - luggage options

I did it recently and decided to use a running vest for first time and I was very happy about it, bike handling was much better and the vest didn't bounce an inch. I carried 1 litre bottle in the triangle, 2x500ml soft bottles + food, tools etc in the vest and some minimaliat sleeping kit on the sad...
by Javi
Fri Aug 16, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Mounting an Etrex
Replies: 15
Views: 1247

Re: Mounting an Etrex

Whatever the mounting, use a lanyard. I have the standard one with zero issues.
by Javi
Mon Aug 05, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Inspiration needed - 2 day route
Replies: 10
Views: 899

Re: Inspiration needed - 2 day route

Maybe a bit short under 200km and 4000 metres climbing loop in Exmoor and Quantocks hills Lars put in bikepacking.com
https://bikepacking.com/routes/bikepack ... -quantock/
It looks good to me
by Javi
Wed Jul 31, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: carbon forks and tyre clearance?
Replies: 12
Views: 1122

Re: carbon forks and tyre clearance?

Hey Mike, I think those TRP are the same I have on one of the bikes. Got on 15mm thru axle and the biggest tyre fitted so far are Schwalbe G One bite on 38mm and there's not much clearance left. I used them riding in winter in Epping forest singletrack and roots, going over logs, a few drops and sti...
by Javi
Thu Jul 25, 2019 5:34 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Highland Trail 2019
Replies: 514
Views: 39324

Re: Highland Trail 2019

Maybe she rode to Poolewe for food? It took her over 1 hour to get there
by Javi
Mon Jun 10, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Best ss set up
Replies: 25
Views: 2251

Re: Best ss set up

I only used sliding dropouts but must admit EBB is the best look. Don't think it's a big deal to readjust saddle when rotating the EBB. I have a problem and there are a lot of moving parts involved with SD and when pulling hard the lateral screws get a bit loose if the chain tension is not perfect. ...
by Javi
Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: TINAT 320A
Replies: 26
Views: 2736

Re: TINAT 320A

I missed the registration time. 2nd attempt to participate and failed. Yes, 320a course.

Good luck. Get really preoared for rain and bad weather.

23 mm tyres? Ouchh!!
by Javi
Thu Jun 06, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: “Best” cycling waterproof trousers
Replies: 19
Views: 2065

Re: “Best” cycling waterproof trousers

7Mesh Revo shorts. They are no waterproof trousers, but 3/4, generously covering the kness a good fit. By far the best shorts I've had and really helped me to go through HT this year. Had OMM waterproof trousers, nice and light (under 200grams) and chopped them for last summer heatwave but they were...
by Javi
Thu Jun 06, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: HT550 2019
Replies: 36
Views: 4309

Re: HT550 2019

Oh Sean! Vey good news your wife is fine now. :-bd No chance to focus on the race with her problem going around in your head. Family first! Thanks for letting us know. It's a very nice write up. I felt I was very lucky again this year. That daunting stream on the way to Hydro bothy was non existent,...
by Javi
Mon May 20, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Highland Trail 2019
Replies: 514
Views: 39324

Re: Highland Trail 2019

Just seen James Hayden on the Group Start. Winner of several TCR's and cowinner of Italy Divide. Interesting!! :-bd :-bd History shows the last TCR winner attempting the HT550 getting beaten by ... a single speeder! :wink: ...And we are 6!!! You mean Josh Ibbett? He was way ahead of everyone else u...
by Javi
Mon May 20, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: 2.2 OR 2.35 29er tyres?
Replies: 7
Views: 890

Re: 2.2 OR 2.35 29er tyres?

First foray into the 29" world. Building a Santa Cruz Chameleon. Got a set of Hope Pro4 XC wheels which seem to have quite a narrow rim. Looking at the Maxxis Ikon for the rear and the Ardent race at the front, both in the TR EXO 3C MaxxSpeed 120 version. Both available in 2.2 or 2.35. Bike-discoun...
by Javi
Mon May 20, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Highland Trail 2019
Replies: 514
Views: 39324

Re: Highland Trail 2019

Just seen James Hayden on the Group Start. Winner of several TCR's and cowinner of Italy Divide. Interesting!! :-bd :-bd
by Javi
Mon May 20, 2019 7:28 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Highland Trail 2019
Replies: 514
Views: 39324

Re: Highland Trail 2019

Thanks I can see where you pinged trackleaders. Looks just like a SPOT. :lol: Yes...wrong place to ping :roll: Left it late with planning my possible re-supply stops. I see from past race reports that the Drumbeg stores opened especially on a Sunday for the front runners. Do people know if this is ...
by Javi
Fri May 17, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Highland Trail 2019
Replies: 514
Views: 39324

Re: Highland Trail 2019

Mariner wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 4:51 pm
Anyone using Inreach or is all SPOT trackers?
I'm using InReach Mini
by Javi
Sun May 12, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Braunton 150 2019
Replies: 10
Views: 1367

Re: Braunton 150 2019

Very nice write up, Sean. I thought I was reliving the day! :-bd
I don't know which tyres were you seeing but I could see yours from time to time.
by Javi
Mon Apr 29, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Garmin inreach Mini
Replies: 12
Views: 1388

Re: Garmin inreach Mini

Thanks Gian. Those are better data plans. I guess I'll have to separate tracking intervals and fiddle with the options to get it last for 1 week during HT550. Battery life: Up to 50 hours at 10-minute tracking with 5-minute logging (default); up to 30 hours at 10-minute tracking with 1-second loggin...
by Javi
Mon Apr 29, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Italy Divide
Replies: 13
Views: 1288

Re: Italy Divde

Following the race, too. Also there is Mike Sheldrake, whom I rode bits together in North Cape to Tarifa. Then he did Silk Mountain race on a gravel bike and he's going to do HT550. Really nice bloke. Sofiane Sehili's bike is more capable than James Hayden's, adding more comfort. I expected James fi...
by Javi
Mon Apr 29, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Braunton 150 prep.
Replies: 17
Views: 1774

Re: Braunton 150 prep.

Porlock, 30km and 2 big hills from Minehead. Shops still open + bars and restaurants. I was on a 22 hour ride and found the One stop store open until 10pm. Leaving Minehead before 7pm will get you in time.
After that, no more food
by Javi
Thu Apr 25, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Garmin inreach Mini
Replies: 12
Views: 1388

Re: Garmin inreach Mini

Real user experiences on battery life? I've read very bad reviews.

My SPOT membership is about to finish and may swap for a In REach Mini