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by quimarche
Sun Feb 21, 2021 10:49 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The worst journey in the world
Replies: 22
Views: 574

Re: The worst journey in the world

Following on from an earlier thread about sleeping mat R-ratings...

"It took him 45 minutes to chip his way into his sleeping bag each night, as during the day it froze flat like a slab of tombstone granite."
by quimarche
Fri Feb 19, 2021 6:59 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: New lifestyle opportunity for someone?
Replies: 7
Views: 523

Re: New lifestyle opportunity for someone?

They say: “The future provision of some of the educational courses for children currently offered by Cumbrae National Watersports Centre will now be run from Inverclyde National Sports Training Centre. Other training provision will be provided by the Royal Yachting Association Scotland." But Invercl...
by quimarche
Thu Feb 18, 2021 9:29 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: New lifestyle opportunity for someone?
Replies: 7
Views: 523

Re: New lifestyle opportunity for someone?

There used to be the National Watersports Centre on Great Cumbrae. It was truly world class, staffed by excellent outdoor types. Sportscotland made the utterly bonkers decision to close the centre last summer. I don't have words to describe the numpties responsible. You'd often see tourists who'd co...
by quimarche
Mon Feb 08, 2021 4:29 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTD: Cable Dropper Lever
Replies: 11
Views: 224

Re: WTD: Cable Dropper Lever

I have a spare, taken from a new Canyon. It clamps at the lever and looks like this one: https://www.chainreactioncycles.com/bra ... prod149026.

Lever only, i.e., you'll need to supply the cable. £12.50, including P&P.
by quimarche
Mon Feb 08, 2021 2:01 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: 13l front bag options
Replies: 30
Views: 512

Re: 13l front bag options

The Wildcat double-ended drybags are very good. I have an unused Alpkit Airlok Dual 13L in kelp you can have, if you're interested.
by quimarche
Mon Jan 18, 2021 1:17 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: nice light tents for a giant?
Replies: 9
Views: 481

Re: nice light tents for a giant?

Another MLD user here - I've got the Solomid XL. How about a Duomid or Duomid XL? Loads of space, single-pole, minimal pegs (more pegs increase bomb proofing), use with a polychro groundsheet for minimal weight/pack-size, or add an inner net for midge proofing. Review here: https://www.tgomagazine.c...
by quimarche
Sun Jan 17, 2021 7:34 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: wtd, 2 x salsa anything cages....... or similar.
Replies: 6
Views: 384

Re: wtd, 2 x salsa anything cages....... or similar.

Hi Tony

If that doesn't pan out, I have a couple of Gorilla Cages complete with straps, unused in original packaging.

Chris
by quimarche
Mon Jan 04, 2021 9:03 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Anyone live in France or the south of Ireland want to help me out
Replies: 7
Views: 331

Re: Anyone live in France or the south of Ireland want to help me out

Hi

I'm in the UK but have the Snowpeak Titanium Spork which I'd be happy to sell to you. This one: https://snowpeak.co.uk/products/titaniu ... 2eb7&_ss=r

£9 plus £2.90 for Hermes delivery?

Chris
by quimarche
Tue Dec 01, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Heated Bike Phone Case
Replies: 14
Views: 487

Re: Heated Bike Phone Case

Could you perhaps use a cache battery with a long lead? Keeping the cache battery close to your torso should keep the voltage high.
by quimarche
Tue Nov 17, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: My Arcteryx experience
Replies: 34
Views: 906

Re: My Arcteryx experience

"the ones that are custom-built around your foot from Newscastle somewhere"

Do you mean Altberg? https://www.altberg.co.uk/
by quimarche
Sun Nov 01, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Tools for sale
Replies: 1
Views: 221

Tools for sale

Rationalising my toolbox; all the following are lightly used and in good order. All prices include P&P; discounts for multiple items. SOLD Blackburn Wayside Multi-tool £23 https://www.blackburndesign.com/p/wayside-bike-multi-tool/ SOLD IceToolz E219 Ocarina Torque Wrench Set £17 http://www.icetoolz....
by quimarche
Thu Sep 03, 2020 6:55 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 9537
Views: 1081604

Re: The post man's been ...

Aiguille's a small family business, tucked away at the back of the yard in Staveley. Adrian is a top bloke; his son Jonny set off to sail solo around Britain at the age of 16.

I know some folks tried their bike-packing bags; it would be nice to see some long-term feedback.
by quimarche
Fri Aug 28, 2020 10:07 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: so, this Columbia outdry stuff.....
Replies: 19
Views: 715

Re: so, this Columbia outdry stuff.....

Tony

Which of the many OutDry jackets do you have?
by quimarche
Sat Aug 08, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: gpx analyser
Replies: 19
Views: 733

Re: gpx analyser

OpenRouteService does this too, without needing a subscription. Upload your gpx here: https://maps.openrouteservice.org/.
by quimarche
Mon Aug 03, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Public footpath gone AWOL
Replies: 32
Views: 1319

Re: Public footpath gone AWOL

Top marks to Lancashire PROW team for getting back to me quickly. They say the Cornwall CC rule applies in Lancashire too: 'IN LAW A BICYCLE IS NOT CONSIDERED TO BE A 'USUAL' ACCOMPANIMENT ON A FOOTPATH. TO PUSH (OR CARRY) A BICYCLE IS, THEREFORE, TO COMMIT A TRESPASS AGAINST THE HOLDER OF THE LAND ...
by quimarche
Mon Aug 03, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Public footpath gone AWOL
Replies: 32
Views: 1319

Re: Public footpath gone AWOL

To clarify, I was walking with my bike at my side. I couldn't have ridden if I'd wanted to. And the corn was so dense that walking without the bike wouldn't have been much quicker. "However, in law a bicycle is not considered to be a 'usual' accompaniment on a footpath. To push (or carry) a bicycle ...
by quimarche
Mon Aug 03, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Public footpath gone AWOL
Replies: 32
Views: 1319

Re: Public footpath gone AWOL

I've had a response from Lancashire's Public Rights of Way team. It may be useful to others. It may also raise a chuckle. [1] [Footpath 2-20-FP 4 from Whin Lane End to Waterside Farm] is a public footpath and anyone is allowed to walk it as often as they wish [2] The landowner has obligations not to...
by quimarche
Sat Aug 01, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Public footpath gone AWOL
Replies: 32
Views: 1319

Re: Public footpath gone AWOL

Many thanks. Email sent to their Public Rights of Way team.
by quimarche
Sat Aug 01, 2020 9:39 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Public footpath gone AWOL
Replies: 32
Views: 1319

Public footpath gone AWOL

I was exploring the Lancashire hinterland yesterday. The OS map shows a public footpath but there's precious little indication that it still exists on the ground. There was no signage, stiles were overgrown with thorns and nettles, a bridge was in serious disrepair and, for the finale, the farmer ha...
by quimarche
Sat Aug 01, 2020 9:31 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Talkytoaster - thumbs up
Replies: 6
Views: 403

Talkytoaster - thumbs up

A new GPS head unit meant a chance to upgrade my Talkytoaster mapping. The detail and styling just keeps getting better. And Martin provides top-notch support; 5 minutes on Skype and I was up and running. If anyone's looking to move on from the Garmin base-maps, you'll find its a little money well s...
by quimarche
Mon Jul 27, 2020 10:29 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Is there a free, online route planner that allows multiple tracks?
Replies: 22
Views: 1097

Re: Is there a free, online route planner that allows multiple tracks?

@Dave

I'm happy to test on OS X (Catalina).

Chris
by quimarche
Sun Jul 26, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Garmin Edge Touring
Replies: 16
Views: 742

Re: Garmin Edge Touring

I've used an Edge Touring for many years now and, but for a couple of times when it's switched itself off, it's been reliable and easy to use. You won't be able to sync using Garmin Express which is incompatible with Chrome OS. Ref. https://support.garmin.com/en-GB/?faq=Xt1fuHPdFN00qd7PYlkfe6. Nor c...
by quimarche
Wed Jul 22, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Show us your SQUARE (please).
Replies: 62
Views: 2326

Re: Show us your SQUARE (please).

Constrained by mountains and sea.
by quimarche
Sat Jul 11, 2020 11:03 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Garmin woes
Replies: 20
Views: 890

Re: Garmin woes

Also, try a different USB cable.