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by stucowp
Sun Dec 15, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Winter bivvy, Scotland
Replies: 97
Views: 8919

Re: Winter bivvy, Scotland

Forgot this was on this weekend, only happened to remember when I saw you all coming down the trail from Black Esk Reservoir cracking weather all weekend you’ve had for certain.
by stucowp
Tue May 29, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Highland Trail 550 - 2018
Replies: 518
Views: 63402

Re: Highland Trail 550 - 2018

Just spoke to Mike and he is ok other than his injury. Said he was skinny-dipping and cut his foot on a razor sharp rock, pull the udder one Karl Booth is on his way to pick him up as he was in FA already. I've just finished smashing my forks to pieces and packing them into an envelope for Enve to p...
by stucowp
Wed Feb 14, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Borders 350 2017 Registration Open.
Replies: 113
Views: 27180

Re: Borders 350 2017 Registration Open.

I've ridden it from Samyee Ling up to the saddle between Loch Fell and Dun moss, that bit is fine. I turned South there to Dryfehead so not done the other bit to Moffat. The last bit from Moffat up to where I got to looks like it will be a steep push Think I've ridden this section you might be talk...
by stucowp
Tue Jan 23, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Loaded bike weight
Replies: 57
Views: 4893

Re: Loaded bike weight

I can see a few items you could lose, but depends if your comfortable losing some comfort really.

I'd ditch the change of clothes, some water, and lighten up your sleeping mat, lose the pans and coffee and I love coffee!

Bikepacking kit for winter ride http://imgur.com/gallery/GkgV1
by stucowp
Sun Jan 07, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: The Northumbrian: 200km bikepacking route.
Replies: 24
Views: 4625

Re: The Northumbrian: 200km bikepacking route.

Cracking effort Bob and Cath and a great read on the blog. :-bd
by stucowp
Fri Dec 08, 2017 6:26 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Yorkshire Winter Bivi
Replies: 72
Views: 9480

Re: Yorkshire Winter Bivi

Right all apologies for not getting on the forum sooner today with the way the weather is I've been on daddy day care duties and been mentally challenged and for that matter still am! Any how on with the dales weather forecast it's f@#&inkg cold for a start and we have a slight dusting of snow, I've...
by stucowp
Sat Dec 02, 2017 11:51 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Yorkshire Winter Bivi
Replies: 72
Views: 9480

Re: Yorkshire Winter Bivi

Just a quick weather update ground conditions are a no worse than usual at this time of year, long range forecast for next weekend is dryish with a fairly decent wind from the west and cold, like 2'c without the wind chill factor considered but if it stays like this that's a good do bring a good win...
by stucowp
Fri Oct 27, 2017 8:31 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Yorkshire Winter Bivi
Replies: 72
Views: 9480

Re: Yorkshire Winter Bivi

I'm in chew, and don't worry I've a few extras in my locker for full bothies in that region. ;-)
by stucowp
Wed Oct 04, 2017 9:54 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Highland Trail 550 - 2018
Replies: 518
Views: 63402

Re: HIghland Trail 550 - 2018

Well I was wanting to enter next year but seeing as i've not completed any ITT's this year I quite rightly shouldn't be given a place, but that won't stop me from putting a cheeky entry forward failing that there is plenty of other good options to have a crack at these days and I'm really keen on do...
by stucowp
Tue Sep 26, 2017 9:59 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Speedball
Replies: 3
Views: 1438

Re: Speedball

I've currently got Andy's Ti Speedball for testing only got around 70miles on it so far but what I can say is it's a very nice bike to ride, totally different to my Stooge Cycles 29er and looks stunning it really gets a lot of attention, I have to allow an extra 30mins on my rides to stop and natter...
by stucowp
Sat Sep 23, 2017 7:45 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Going rigid? Or not
Replies: 31
Views: 6448

Re: Going rigid? Or not

Its strange looking at all the opinions of FS Vs HT front suspension and HT rigid, I raced rigid as a young un and moved over to front suspension as it came in around the 90's probably as most folk did really. I then gave up riding for 10 years before getting a full suspension bike and dabbling in a...
by stucowp
Mon Sep 18, 2017 7:50 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Stooge Mk3
Replies: 25
Views: 8346

Re: Stooge Mk3

For me my Ti Stooge is the fastest and most fun bike I've ever ridden it's also incredibly comfy on long rides not that I've done many this year, more down to me being out of shape, I was hoping to get to the BB200 but missed the entry date and I'm not sure the legs will spin for that distance any m...
by stucowp
Thu May 04, 2017 6:10 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Sold - Brooks Cambium C15 Carved Saddle, As New, £80
Replies: 3
Views: 709

Re: Brooks Cambium C15 Carved Saddle, As New, £80

If this is still available would you take £75 posted?
by stucowp
Tue Feb 21, 2017 7:41 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Baa Baa Bikepack - 5360km in the UK.
Replies: 69
Views: 6943

Re: Baa Baa Bikepack - 5360km in the UK.

I've entered as it looked like a cheaper training option to the tour divide and great prep for the transcontinental. But ultimately it'll all be down to route Choice as to how good it is, it seems like they are open to route variations from local advice as well which makes sense as long as it doesn'...
by stucowp
Sun Jan 08, 2017 10:27 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Yorkshire Dales 300 - 2017
Replies: 15
Views: 2372

Re: Yorkshire Dales 300 - 2017

I'm entered obviously, so shall be enjoying the cracking route last year that I didn't get to ride.
by stucowp
Thu Jan 05, 2017 8:46 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Calling Ti Stooge owners
Replies: 10
Views: 1033

Re: Calling Ti Stooge owners

Yeah it never bothers me either as generally I use a half frame bag anyway, I guess if you look at the majority of frames they just seem to have a larger seat tube maybe that gives the impression of a generally smaller space.
by stucowp
Thu Jan 05, 2017 7:43 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Calling Ti Stooge owners
Replies: 10
Views: 1033

Re: Calling Ti Stooge owners

I do have one and it's amazing! I think Alastairmc is right with the weight it comes in around 1800 grams all the ti's are custom geometry as mine has a longer top tube than the steel model so you can tweak thinks as you need, it's biggest let down for some is frame space for frame bags but it hasn'...
by stucowp
Sun Dec 04, 2016 8:00 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: HT550 - 2017
Replies: 799
Views: 148613

Re: HT550 - 2017

Ive been riding 27.5"+ since getting the Ti stooge on the trail and haven't seen any reason to go back to 29", and my original idea is to run 29"+ up front and 27.5"+ rear i think your onto a winner, so long as you have sufficient repair equipment for these sizes no problems at all. :-bd
by stucowp
Thu Dec 01, 2016 8:01 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Northern Winter Bivi 2016 - 10/11 Dec
Replies: 65
Views: 12593

Re: Northern Winter Bivi 2016 - 10/11 Dec

I'm looking good for a permit to get out providing the wife doesn't go into labour early!
by stucowp
Tue Nov 29, 2016 7:06 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: HT550 - 2017
Replies: 799
Views: 148613

Re: HT550 - 2017

Dear highland trail, thank you for the adventure of a lifetime this year and wrecking my achilles and ruining my dream of finishing and winning, yet still giving me a lifetime of memories. Amazingly it's that time of year again already to decide if you think your ready to take on the challenge and p...
by stucowp
Wed Nov 02, 2016 9:21 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: ITT GPX online library
Replies: 26
Views: 3238

Re: ITT GPX online library

I'm currently building one Ian and will let you know when it's completed, hopefully around March as its part my winter riding schedule. Currently called 4 counties and around the 350 mile mark with a little bit of elevation gain here and there. :-bd
by stucowp
Fri Oct 21, 2016 1:43 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: HT550 - 2017
Replies: 799
Views: 148613

Re: HT550 - 2017

I was confident I would finish in a competitive time this year as well do not underestimate the strain you will put the body under! The things I thought might let go muscle wise didn't it was the one thing I didn't even consider that went, my achilles still isn't fully healed and I'm sitting on the ...
by stucowp
Fri Oct 14, 2016 5:51 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 8996
Views: 1009879

Re: The post man's been ...

Forks turned up for the new iron horse today being lovingly pit together by Riders cycle centre, just need to strip the bits of the donor to finish it off now.

Happy Friday!

https://goo.gl/photos/7ZGYJnwLBPUXR1sD8

If this doesn't work can someone with more common sense make it work!

Cheers
by stucowp
Tue Oct 11, 2016 7:14 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Chinese titanium design-it-yourself Bikepacking bike anyone?
Replies: 12
Views: 1379

Re: Chinese titanium design-it-yourself Bikepacking bike any

This is the exact dilema I found myself in earlier in the year, I had triton, sonder, pact, travers, Shand, stooge and another Chinese company with a very good reputation i can't remember the name of now. In the end I went with a Stooge as I completely love the look of them and really enjoy how it r...