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by Adventurer
Sun Dec 03, 2023 6:40 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Winter bikepacking trousers
Replies: 6
Views: 6714

Re: Winter bikepacking trousers

RAB Cinder, but they ain't cheap. Thanks for the suggestion, however I saw a pair of those in Glasgow. The ankle is too narrow so seems it would be difficult to fit over boots. Also for hip width the length seems short, so when pedalling could lift above boots (even their web pictures of the trouse...
by Adventurer
Sun Dec 03, 2023 6:27 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Winter bikepacking trousers
Replies: 6
Views: 6714

Winter bikepacking trousers

I’m looking for some soft shell winter trousers that I can use for bikepacking. The closest I’ve found to what I want is the Montane soft shell trousers that you can tighten around boots at the ankle. I want similar but in a cycling cut and materials in the right places. I’ve got road winter bib tig...
by Adventurer
Sun Apr 09, 2023 2:50 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Wild camping / camping near Armadale Isle of Skye ?
Replies: 2
Views: 219

Wild camping / camping near Armadale Isle of Skye ?

Hi, Just done most of Hebridean way and now crossing Isle of Skye The only problem I’m having is to plan on catching the ferry at Armadale early in the morning. I fancied a paid campsite the day before I leave but there appears none close enough to enable catching the early morning ferry. I was look...
by Adventurer
Thu Mar 23, 2023 9:46 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Glasgow central to Oban bike reservation confusion?
Replies: 12
Views: 654

Re: Glasgow central to Oban bike reservation confusion?

I have now sorted it and this is a caution to anyone booking tickets from Glasgow to Oban I booked online from Glasgow to Oban online So the system only gave me the option to book from Glasgow - central to Oban. I follow the booking as recommended and book (with bike reservation). This was my mistak...
by Adventurer
Thu Mar 23, 2023 7:36 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Glasgow central to Oban bike reservation confusion?
Replies: 12
Views: 654

Re: Glasgow central to Oban bike reservation confusion?

Omg Tried to ask them a question on line and you cannot ask a question about a service after 23/03/23 It won’t allow you to send the question form I just give up No wonder people just drive, if you want to-use your bike then make it as hard as possible or you can F off as a customer So frustrating, ...
by Adventurer
Thu Mar 23, 2023 7:15 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Glasgow central to Oban bike reservation confusion?
Replies: 12
Views: 654

Re: Glasgow central to Oban bike reservation confusion?

rudedog wrote: Thu Mar 23, 2023 6:42 pm Dalmuir is the first stop according to this

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Dalmuir is the 10th calling point from Glasgow

I thought I would ask ascot Rail but cannot find a number to speak to someone about issues like this
by Adventurer
Thu Mar 23, 2023 6:14 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Glasgow central to Oban bike reservation confusion?
Replies: 12
Views: 654

Re: Glasgow central to Oban bike reservation confusion?

The trains to Oban from Glasgow go from Queen Street not Central. It’s about a ten minute walk between the two. Which station is Dalmuir? I’ve a feeling it’s the first one out of Queen Street I’ve read that the trains for Oban leave from a queen street and just checked my ticket and it does say que...
by Adventurer
Thu Mar 23, 2023 4:52 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Glasgow central to Oban bike reservation confusion?
Replies: 12
Views: 654

Glasgow central to Oban bike reservation confusion?

I’ve booked a ticket for myself and also a bike reservation from Glasgow central to Oban on the start of my trip I booked direct with Scot rail However I have just collected my tickets today and noticed my cycle reservation is actually from Dalmuir to Oban???? What’s that about Same situation on my ...
by Adventurer
Sat Mar 04, 2023 6:03 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 4931
Views: 1209871

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

Evans (inside House of Fraser in Birmingham) When the other day and it seems Evans has turned into the outlet cycling store for the company. Most stuff seemed to be reduced with 20% off everything (it was 20% off everything in the house of Fraser too) They had a load of bikes, some good bikes and it...
by Adventurer
Mon Feb 27, 2023 8:03 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: FS:- Cumulus Quilt 350 (SOLD)
Replies: 0
Views: 248

FS:- Cumulus Quilt 350 (SOLD)

******* Now SOLD ******* Selling my Cumulus Quilt 350 with the two straps, storage bag and the stuff sack It’s in very good condition as I’ve only used it a couple of times It has been stored indoors and in its correct storage bag Selling as I have bought myself a cumulus panyam 600 sleeping bag as ...
by Adventurer
Wed Feb 22, 2023 10:22 pm
Forum: Routes
Topic: Hebridean Way advise please
Replies: 2
Views: 3390

Hebridean Way advise please

Hi, Planning a bikepacking trip doing the Hebridean Way at the start of April this year. I’m after travel advice and/or gear advice that I might not have considered. Not done a trip this long before so any tips would be most useful. Where to stop and camp, maybe good youth hostel type places/B&B...
by Adventurer
Mon Oct 31, 2022 7:01 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Aggression from others spoil your ride?
Replies: 31
Views: 2336

Re: Aggression from others spoil your ride?

C'mon, which pub? I'm sure many of us will be visiting in the future, and we need to avoid it. APF Or on the next WRT the lonely hearts club could swing by and lock 15 bikes to his pole!! :lol: I tried to secure my bike to one the buildings scaffold poles that was around most of the pub. Obviously ...
by Adventurer
Thu Oct 27, 2022 10:47 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Aggression from others spoil your ride?
Replies: 31
Views: 2336

Re: Aggression from others spoil your ride?

Couldn't find the ride but recall the red nosed elderly flosser well... Might not have been Wales but somewhere remote and in need of business nonetheless. Chap seemed to be a farmer. Back to your experience Adventurer... Sorry to hear it and thankfully these exps appear to be far and few (kind of)...
by Adventurer
Thu Oct 27, 2022 8:50 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Sadly, It finally broke
Replies: 6
Views: 576

Re: Sadly, It finally broke

Pop it int' post and I'll mend it :-bd Thank you, however when I was riding back to my car, I was a bit in the dumps (after getting verbal aggression by a pub owner the day before) as well having a sleepless night, I put the poles in the bin at the first public bin I found. :o I know I should not o...
by Adventurer
Thu Oct 27, 2022 8:46 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Aggression from others spoil your ride?
Replies: 31
Views: 2336

Aggression from others spoil your ride?

I understand that there is an ever growing dislike of cyclists in society. I’m finding people are getting so angry of cyclists even if they don’t know why, that they are feeling empowered to express this dislike openly. I was bikepacking this week and stopped for lunch in Dolgellau. They have a grea...
by Adventurer
Thu Oct 27, 2022 8:11 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Sadly, It finally broke
Replies: 6
Views: 576

Sadly, It finally broke

Went camping at the Hafod Dywyll campsite two days ago whilst bikepacking. Raining and windy and it got worse dur8ng the night. Using a six moon designs Luna solo and at 3am in the morning with strong wind gusts and rain my Bearbones carbon post finally snapped after many years of use :cry: Managed ...
by Adventurer
Wed Oct 28, 2020 12:19 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Hooded waterproof jacket
Replies: 28
Views: 2793

Re: Hooded waterproof jacket

Going to be controversial, as I will suggest my bikepacking jacket that I use.

Softer than a short shell and waterproof, able to vent and wear all day.
Fantastic jacket. Love mine

Paramo velez jacket in pumpkin

😊😊
by Adventurer
Mon Aug 10, 2020 10:42 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bloody cycling boom!!!
Replies: 6
Views: 1410

Re: Bloody cycling boom!!!

I was searching online for a Hope BB external English thread. Nothing. Popped into Bike Chase shop on Cannock chase. They seem to have a very good supply of hope stuff. If your after any hope stuff maybe give them a phone call or email rather than looking at their website. They might have what your ...
by Adventurer
Mon May 25, 2020 9:07 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bikepacking events, but not hardcore?
Replies: 27
Views: 3674

Re: Bikepacking events, but not hardcore?

Don’t want to sound flippant but you could always organise one yourself. Just pick a meeting point and a route and invite people over one weekend. Doesn’t have to be fancy, just tell people you’re riding from place A, to which pub/cafe etc and you’re away I don’t want to get into it too much, but I...
by Adventurer
Mon May 25, 2020 8:43 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bikepacking events, but not hardcore?
Replies: 27
Views: 3674

Re: Bikepacking events, but not hardcore?

However, what puts me off as they all seem to be on the ‘hardship’ side. You know, lots of suffering or type 2 fun. Which events in particular seem like this? I'm having a hard time to think of many. Most to be honest, the way they appear to me, is they are sleep in a ditch, hike a bike, stop being...
by Adventurer
Mon May 25, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bikepacking events, but not hardcore?
Replies: 27
Views: 3674

Re: Bikepacking events, but not hardcore?

In the UK? Aside from WRT.. not many but Pannier put on some group tours, although you will pay more than an event entry fee you'll get way better food and coffee along the way by the look of it. The Distance event maybe, or the Racing Collective events seem to have a good social element. Yes UK. B...
by Adventurer
Mon May 25, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bikepacking events, but not hardcore?
Replies: 27
Views: 3674

Re: Bikepacking events, but not hardcore?

Oh, forgot, I would be doing it on a gravel bike with 2.0 650b wheels.
by Adventurer
Mon May 25, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bikepacking events, but not hardcore?
Replies: 27
Views: 3674

Bikepacking events, but not hardcore?

I normally bikepack on my own I was considering in the future to maybe do a bikepacking event. However, what puts me off as they all seem to be on the ‘hardship’ side. You know, lots of suffering or type 2 fun. Are there any that are a bit more laid back without the sufferfest? This might be just me...
by Adventurer
Mon May 25, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Paramo Ostro and Ostro light - experiences?
Replies: 16
Views: 2051

Re: Paramo Ostro and Ostro light - experiences?

I do like a windproof in the hills and more so nowadays just when out and about. Paramo are discounting both of these. Has anyone got much experience to share? In truth they will probably get more wear in the hills / walking than on a bike, though might get used for both. TIA 😎 Ostro: https://www.p...