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by Jurassic pusher
Mon May 13, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Do you know of anyone in desperate need of help?
Replies: 5
Views: 807

Re: Do you know of anyone in desperate need of help?

I (thankfully)have no one to suggest but would just like to say what a kind hearted idea you have had. :YMAPPLAUSE:
by Jurassic pusher
Sat May 11, 2019 7:40 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: BIG BEAR ROUTE
Replies: 48
Views: 895

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: 595

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: 604

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: 151
Views: 4312

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: 151
Views: 4312

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: 151
Views: 4312

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: 151
Views: 4312

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: 151
Views: 4312

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: 928

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: 928

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: 1093

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: 633

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: 410

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: 941

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: 941

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: 151
Views: 4312

Re: Dales Divide.

Thanks Techno.
by Jurassic pusher
Sun Mar 31, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Dales Divide.
Replies: 151
Views: 4312

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 ...
by Jurassic pusher
Sun Mar 17, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Garmin inreach on TRACKLEADERS
Replies: 3
Views: 196

Re: Garmin inreach on TRACKLEADERS

http://share.garmin.com/davidbirkin Where “davidbirkin” is replaced with your username Thanks David, do you have another Garmin account as well as an Inreach one? On my Inreach account there is no mention of a "user name" there is a "map display name" which I assume is not a user name. Thanks for y...
by Jurassic pusher
Sun Mar 17, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Garmin inreach on TRACKLEADERS
Replies: 3
Views: 196

Garmin inreach on TRACKLEADERS

I will start by saying computers and technology baffle me! So you know the kind of person you are dealing with!! I am going to ride the Dales Divide next month and a spot / inreach Trackleaders page is being prepared, I am OK with most of the "questions" to fill out the online form but the thing tha...
by Jurassic pusher
Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Broken spokes
Replies: 5
Views: 262

Re: Broken spokes

Thanks all, the evidence is pointing toward alloy nipples, will have to check it out. :-bd
by Jurassic pusher
Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:51 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Broken spokes
Replies: 5
Views: 262

Broken spokes

My 29" Velocity Blunt (35mm) rear wheel with XT hub has had the head pop off of 2 nipples in the last couple of months, the wheel is about 3 years old, it survived the Cairngorm loop 18 months ago. Just wondering why the nipples have failed, is it normal ? I have had broken spokes before but the act...
by Jurassic pusher
Sat Mar 09, 2019 8:26 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Attaching a quilt to a mat, any tricks?
Replies: 28
Views: 701

Re: Attaching a quilt to a mat, any tricks?

Just throwing this in the ring, I `ve never used a quilt so I don`t know, but could I assume a quilt is not ideal for a "active" sleeper?
by Jurassic pusher
Thu Mar 07, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Am I being churlish/picky?
Replies: 22
Views: 631

Re: Am I being churlish/picky?

htrider wrote:Can someone tell Lee Craigie to stop looking so grim on these films / pics, its supposed to be fun. It is fun!
I don't think I saw anyone smiling in the video, maybe it was the lack of a night in a bivvy bag?

Good vid though
by Jurassic pusher
Sun Mar 03, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Cowchippers - Front bag options
Replies: 10
Views: 289

Re: Cowchippers - Front bag options

I couldn`t get the Apidura bar bag to "sit" properly without potentially rubbing the head tube so now use a Wildcat Lion harness, as Colin says, pack it wide not long.