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by Jurassic pusher
Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:06 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tour Divide 2019
Replies: 778
Views: 29118

Re: Tour Divide 2019

Another UK rider is Martyn Gibbons, he was riding the Dales Divide to evaluate kit for the TD.
by Jurassic pusher
Wed Jun 05, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: A question of grips
Replies: 9
Views: 390

Re: A question of grips

I like the Ergon grips, they are very comforable, just the right shape (for me).
GS1 I think they are called.
by Jurassic pusher
Wed Jun 05, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Dales Divide.
Replies: 153
Views: 7864

Re: Dales Divide.

A video has been put on youtube recently. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DhzvwK80r3U
I think he had some fun of the type2 variety!
FYI at 1.17 of the video it is me!
Good vid though.
by Jurassic pusher
Wed Jun 05, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Six Moon Designs Deschutes
Replies: 23
Views: 1130

Re: Six Moon Designs Deschutes

Alpinum wrote:
Wed Jun 05, 2019 1:52 pm


and the pole can take a beating.
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Sorry, I will grow up one day?!
by Jurassic pusher
Wed Jun 05, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Water in bottom bracket area?
Replies: 21
Views: 1013

Re: Water in bottom bracket area?

Ray, you could be here for £45 https://www.jet2.com/en/cheap-flights/edinburgh/reus Jurassic Sept flights from £25 https://www.easyjet.com/en/buy/flights We run a 3 bed B&B and do bike hire and guiding for not much money :wink: Thanks Duncan, I am in the early planning stage of a motorcycle trip to...
by Jurassic pusher
Tue Jun 04, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Water in bottom bracket area?
Replies: 21
Views: 1013

Re: Water in bottom bracket area?

Ray Young wrote:
Tue Jun 04, 2019 3:25 pm
pistonbroke wrote:
Tue Jun 04, 2019 2:29 pm
Either that or move to Cataluña :wink:
Wouldn't I just love to.
+1!!
by Jurassic pusher
Tue Jun 04, 2019 7:13 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bivi Bags
Replies: 82
Views: 3125

Re: Bivi Bags

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Mon Jun 03, 2019 6:27 pm
. Aside from the physical presence aspect, a bivvy bag seems to also assure people that you won't be there long or taking up residence.
It also scares off walkers who think a body has been dumped in the field! :-bd
by Jurassic pusher
Thu May 30, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: I'll leave this here for Stu.
Replies: 62
Views: 2449

Re: I'll leave this here for Stu.

I found this photo too, on a different page on the same web site ....
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by Jurassic pusher
Sat May 11, 2019 7:40 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: BIG BEAR ROUTE
Replies: 48
Views: 1898

Re: BIG BEAR ROUTE

A great achievement and great write up, not sure if it's inspired me or deterred me!
Known as Peewits in Dorset.
by Jurassic pusher
Thu May 09, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: BB200: Newcomer (to that)
Replies: 44
Views: 1275

Re: BB200: Newcomer (to that)

macinblack wrote:
Thu May 09, 2019 8:08 pm


I find keeping a small ferret in my shorts helps me get round.
So that's what it was!
I was too polite to ask :o
by Jurassic pusher
Thu Apr 25, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Garmin inreach Mini
Replies: 12
Views: 848

Re: Garmin inreach Mini

Since my original post (last May), I bought one 5 weeks ago £250 from Blacks/Millets, it`s first proper outing was the just passed Dales Divide. I am very impressed with it, easy to use and the menus etc are quite straight forward and I no tech expert!! Sending and receiving texts from home anywhere...
by Jurassic pusher
Wed Apr 24, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Dales Divide.
Replies: 153
Views: 7864

Re: Dales Divide.

I was thinking uphill but downhill would be better than flat, I'm not used to sitting down that much so was suffering in the rear department :o Out of interest, what ratio/wheel size did you use? I ran 32/18 with 2.25x29 tyre and it was a pleasure from Scarborough on. I've never ridden in the North...
by Jurassic pusher
Wed Apr 24, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Dales Divide.
Replies: 153
Views: 7864

Re: Dales Divide.

My eTrex 30 recorded 31892 feet (9720m) for the route. It's got a barometric altimeter but over that length of time the changing weather could have an effect. I can confirm it is hilly in parts and flat in others :lol: on the singlespeed it would be better if it was hilly the whole way round :smile...
by Jurassic pusher
Wed Apr 24, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Dales Divide.
Replies: 153
Views: 7864

Re: Dales Divide.

looking at gpsies it says 9000m - https://m.gpsies.com/map.do?fileId=wezrqhwqgmacjfzs viewranger has 5000m - https://my.viewranger.com/route/details/MjI2MDUwMg== I suspect gpsies might be the correct one ! i'll raise you, OS says 9500: div climb.jpg The climbing profile doesn`t look right, on the o...
by Jurassic pusher
Thu Apr 18, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Dales Divide.
Replies: 153
Views: 7864

Re: Dales Divide.

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Thu Apr 18, 2019 8:16 am
While hopefully not cursing it - it looks like great conditions are forecast, so good luck everyone.
Cheers Stu, it`s not going to be the same without "Storm Callum" !
by Jurassic pusher
Mon Apr 15, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Dales Divide.
Replies: 153
Views: 7864

Re: Dales Divide.

I am going use Maxxis Ikons, Front 2.35 and 2.2 rear
by Jurassic pusher
Wed Apr 10, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: One bike only?
Replies: 38
Views: 1524

Re: One bike only?

Thanks for confirming what I have known all along, that I am COMPLETELY NORMAL!!
Yeah Right....
by Jurassic pusher
Wed Apr 10, 2019 7:41 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: One bike only?
Replies: 38
Views: 1524

One bike only?

I`ve got a shed full of bikes, some old, some quite new, when preparing for a big multi day ride I am always torn as to which bike to ride, the Wife (quite rightly) says "If you had one, the choice would be easy!"
Have many BB ers the luxury of one bike?
by Jurassic pusher
Tue Apr 09, 2019 6:35 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Round the world cycle
Replies: 45
Views: 1639

Re: Round the world cycle

Just been reading about Iran visa Seems a non-starter at the moment. Maybe change in the future. I`ve been following a youtube channel "Itchy Boots" it is a young woman motorcycling around Asia and Eastern Europe and the current vids are her travels around Iran, I think she is Dutch, don`t know if ...
by Jurassic pusher
Sat Apr 06, 2019 6:40 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Braunton 150 prep.
Replies: 17
Views: 958

Re: Braunton 150 prep.

Anti clockwise, over the Moor first then a stunning ride following the North Devon coast, a nice route!
by Jurassic pusher
Wed Apr 03, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: That's an easy job ...
Replies: 6
Views: 547

Re: That's an easy job ...

I expect Single Speeding had never seem so appealing!
by Jurassic pusher
Mon Apr 01, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Your chance for fame but probably not fortune.
Replies: 26
Views: 1263

Re: Your chance for fame but probably not fortune.

pistonbroke wrote:Just had an email from their production assistant asking if I'd be interested in doing a Spanish version, came from a lovely lady called April Furst :grin:
Beat me to it!
by Jurassic pusher
Mon Apr 01, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Your chance for fame but probably not fortune.
Replies: 26
Views: 1263

Re: Your chance for fame but probably not fortune.

Does the Date today have any relevence to this thread??
by Jurassic pusher
Mon Apr 01, 2019 7:19 am
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Dales Divide.
Replies: 153
Views: 7864

Re: Dales Divide.

Thanks Techno.
by Jurassic pusher
Sun Mar 31, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Dales Divide.
Replies: 153
Views: 7864

Re: Dales Divide.

I received the latest/ last GPX file for the Dales Divide route this evening it is now 2034KB and cannot fit it onto my Etrex 20, the previous Dales Divide GPX route file was only 563 KB, no trouble fitting that one on, Has anyone managed to get the new larger file on to an Etrex ? If I cant get it ...