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by Mariner
Tue Apr 07, 2020 9:51 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Speaking of old maps...
Replies: 10
Views: 121

Re: Speaking of old maps...

Hours of fun on map based imaginary rides/walks.

https://www.theguardian.com/travel/2020 ... magination
by Mariner
Tue Mar 31, 2020 9:57 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The Goats are coming
Replies: 11
Views: 358

Re: The Goats are coming

Now I see what they mean by herd immunity

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfr ... no-cartoon
by Mariner
Tue Mar 31, 2020 1:22 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The Goats are coming
Replies: 11
Views: 358

The Goats are coming

Something lighthearted that made me smile https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/coronavirus-lockdown-goats-wales-animals-llandudno-nature-a9437636.html Seem to remember a similar 'problem' in Lynton. Perhaps it wasn't the white mice after all? Goats always look as they know more than they ...
by Mariner
Mon Mar 23, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Rat advice sought!
Replies: 31
Views: 544

Re: Rat advice sought!

remove ALL food sources
And that includes cushions for patio chairs although I suspect mice rather than rats. :o
by Mariner
Thu Mar 19, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: You can put a positive spin on owt.
Replies: 20
Views: 549

Re: You can put a positive spin on owt.

That falls under the 'it's not a bug it's a feature' category.
Think of it as a beta version jacket.
Softies have been using this excuse for ages.
(I expect one will be a long to expand? :wink: )
by Mariner
Thu Mar 19, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Sleep Systems
Replies: 28
Views: 1154

Re: Sleep Systems

I was going to raise the two types of R value for SI and US equipment but just found out that there is another new system from 2020 onwards. Don't know if its unified or they started again but it appears to be an industry standard and not too far removed from what we already have. https://www.ultral...
by Mariner
Tue Mar 17, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: FS - Loo paper
Replies: 23
Views: 767

Re: FS - Loo paper

I can’t believe any Bearbones tramps have bidets.....
Following a thread over on the Guardian it turns out they are also known as bum guns. :lol:
by Mariner
Mon Mar 16, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: FS - Loo paper
Replies: 23
Views: 767

Re: FS - Loo paper

voodoo_simon wrote:
Mon Mar 16, 2020 1:20 pm
White, 2 ply. Brand new

1x roll for £5

3x rolls for £10

P+P £3 for tracking delivery...
Is it reusable or tls type? :???:
by Mariner
Fri Mar 13, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Camera Phones (Sorry)
Replies: 29
Views: 786

Re: Camera Phones (Sorry)

Same question but never thought of asking.
Narrowed down to Xiaomi mi 8, 9 or 10 and Huawei P30 pro.
Shopping for best price not in a hurry.
by Mariner
Wed Mar 11, 2020 10:46 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Oldest bit of kit you own - and still use.
Replies: 44
Views: 1064

Re: Oldest bit of kit you own - and still use.

Helly Lifa base layer.
Pre silver type circa early 80s.
It is indestructible and the smell is not a problem to me.
Plus a Musto Thermal balaclava. Never used it sailing but lots of times up a mountain and bivying.
by Mariner
Wed Mar 11, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Wanted: On One Geoff Bars
Replies: 6
Views: 276

Re: Wanted: On One Geoff Bars

Never seen these before but might work.
Origin8 Strongbow.
Like a Jones/Geoff bar but less sweep.
Just over halfway down here https://bikepacking.com/gear/list-of-co ... andlebars/
by Mariner
Wed Mar 11, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: G-one tires
Replies: 24
Views: 775

Re: G-one tires

G-One Allround 29x2.25 in SnakeSkin TL-Easy. Got them on 30mm internal rims and look huge. Managed a puncture first ride but ok since and they do fling a lot more mud and spray in the wet than Big Apples did. I accidentally rode them through some really churned up slop where they are logging round h...
by Mariner
Wed Mar 11, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: International book day
Replies: 51
Views: 1028

Re: International book day

Survival at sea and long distance sailing are subjects that have interested me
Have you read H.W. Tilman: The Eight Sailing/Mountain Exploration Books?

True stories of a crusty old character. Soldier, mountaineer, sailor and loner.
Cant think why he appeals so much. :o
by Mariner
Tue Mar 10, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: anyone else proper had enough of the weather?
Replies: 37
Views: 962

Re: anyone else proper had enough of the weather?

Getting cabin fever down here in 'sunny' Devon. :sad:
Probably have to self isolate when the sun comes out. :lol:
by Mariner
Fri Mar 06, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Recommend me some gloves
Replies: 6
Views: 355

Re: Recommend me some gloves

Louis Garneau have gel palms and proper sensible cuffs.
At the rate I lose and wear out gloves I use Halfords sale bin and treat them as disposable.
by Mariner
Wed Mar 04, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Face Masks.
Replies: 58
Views: 1398

Face Masks.

Anyone got one they use and how practical are they? In anticipation of a mass start event in April, that usually attracts some 400 riders, not being cancelled it may or may not be a precaution depending on how things develop. My chosen mask, at random by revues, is on forward order only. It is a gen...
by Mariner
Sat Feb 29, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 322
Views: 12459

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

Mental, I really should have canned it but..... Lesson learned, if I’d opted for the bunkhouse I’d not have wrecked a good tent and I could have got into some serious bother being on my own. Chapeau - proper adventure I would say and shame about the tent. How do you think a bivvy bag would have cop...
by Mariner
Sat Feb 29, 2020 10:56 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: The story behind your BB name (and whats your usual form of address)
Replies: 152
Views: 3196

Re: The story behind your BB name (and whats your street name)

You now how your mind goes blank when suddenly asked for a password and use name well that's what happened when I signed up for BB. I usually have a list in my head of bon mot that could be used for things like this but the retrieval system seems to go down when needed. Anyway there I was on my thir...
by Mariner
Thu Feb 20, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Do I want a Geared Hub?
Replies: 21
Views: 483

Re: Do I want a Geared Hub?

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Thu Feb 20, 2020 6:25 pm
Get yourself a nice Sturmy 3spd :-bd
I have one - on my Brompton. :-bd
by Mariner
Tue Feb 18, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: A collective noun
Replies: 12
Views: 460

Re: A collective noun

A bivvy of bikepackers?

edit

A faff of bikepackers
A bimble of bikepackers
A whiff of bikepackers

edit

Just followed the link below.
Deja vu all over again.
by Mariner
Sun Feb 09, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: BB site security
Replies: 6
Views: 380

Re: BB site security

Yeah. The only ads you get are for tin foil hats.
You can buy tin foil hats? :shock:
All those hours I spend making my own. :lol:
by Mariner
Sat Feb 08, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Mechanical Hydraulic Brakes...
Replies: 32
Views: 1011

Re: Mechanical Hydraulic Brakes...

Least expensive for the experience would be Juin Tech R1. They were on the Fargo when I bought it and once dialed in worked very well. Use Shimano pads and squeaky in the wet. Front started to fade and couldn't find how to service it so replaced with Spyre and didn't really notice any difference exc...