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by ssnowman
Tue Jul 07, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: My Book’s Kickstarter goes live 7 July.
Replies: 12
Views: 316

Re: My Book’s Kickstarter goes live 7 July.

Richpips wrote:
Tue Jul 07, 2020 5:14 pm
Bosh! Thunderbirds are go.

Thanks folks.
Brilliant. Well done :-bd
by ssnowman
Tue Jul 07, 2020 1:10 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: My Book’s Kickstarter goes live 7 July.
Replies: 12
Views: 316

Re: My Book’s Kickstarter goes live 7 July.

I'm in! Looking forward to reading the book.
by ssnowman
Mon Jul 06, 2020 8:16 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Dales Divide: My Plan
Replies: 32
Views: 583

Re: Dales Divide: My Plan

In case anyone wanted a laff at mt ability to set up a shaped tarp... only took me about 30 minutes (possibly less but seemed a long time figuring it out... dont think I've cracked it).. https://i.imgur.com/BbqD84U.jpg https://i.imgur.com/NlrtGPo.jpg I know you're thinking, veey stealth for current...
by ssnowman
Mon Jul 06, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What works, what doesn't!
Replies: 19
Views: 543

Re: What works, what doesn't!

Oooh ... nice thread. Can I play? What works for me: Stormin Normin windshield/stand for any pot you might have. Sea to Summit hammock - so big, so comfy, it's like being hugged all over DD Hammocks Superlight 3x3 tarp. It's light, cheap and strong and you don't say that a lot in this game. What I ...
by ssnowman
Mon Jul 06, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Anyone around Herts/ northern Chilterns?
Replies: 16
Views: 244

Re: Anyone around Herts/ northern Chilterns?

I'm in north west London and have been known to venture out to the Chilterns on occasion. I'd be up for a ride out and bivy sometime.
by ssnowman
Mon Jul 06, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What works, what doesn't!
Replies: 19
Views: 543

What works, what doesn't!

I'm thinking about bike components and bivy gear rather than full bikes. What really impresses me: Schwalbe G-one all round evo tyres in 27.5 x 2.8". I've never known a tyre make so much difference. Obviously when it gets a bit wetter and muddier, it'll be back to the WTB Rangers, but for now, I'm l...
by ssnowman
Sun Jul 05, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Krampus Framebag
Replies: 8
Views: 289

Re: Krampus Framebag

I really like the look of this framebag, and wifey has agreed to make one for me.

Did you follow a pattern or video?
by ssnowman
Sat Jul 04, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Do I need an Exposure (6 pack Race or Diablo)
Replies: 20
Views: 339

Re: Do I need an Exposure (6 pack Race or Diablo)

I keep wanting one of the bigger Exposure lights, but the Magicshine light I have is plenty sufficient when paired with a Joystick helmet light. Also, as it shows no sign of dying yet, I just can't justify it.
by ssnowman
Sat Jul 04, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: A word of warning (Welsh, Scottish, Irish and Northern Irish viewers can look away now)
Replies: 1
Views: 243

A word of warning (Welsh, Scottish, Irish and Northern Irish viewers can look away now)

I went out on an 8 hour ride today without putting on sunblock. The weather forecast was overcast, rain and 16-18 degrees. So, I thought I won't need it. Wrong!

Back of neck especially is feeling rather sore.
by ssnowman
Fri Jul 03, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What are you listening to now?
Replies: 133
Views: 1344

Re: What are you listening to now?

Today I've been listening to Grace Jones and to Dazzle ships by OMD
by ssnowman
Thu Jul 02, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The Acepac luggage I mentioned.
Replies: 32
Views: 922

Re: The Acepac luggage I mentioned.

benp1 wrote:
Thu Jul 02, 2020 8:21 pm
Bloody hell, I'm more impressed that a large chips is £1.50.

A small portion round here is more than that!!
Agreed, it's a bag of crisps for £1.50 around here!
by ssnowman
Wed Jul 01, 2020 8:39 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: What are you listening to now?
Replies: 133
Views: 1344

Re: What are you listening to now?

CSN & America. Never really knew their music, but have discovered them both through youtube algorithms.
by ssnowman
Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: No expense spared kit wish list
Replies: 37
Views: 940

Re: No expense spared kit wish list

Quite happy with current bivy set up and don't need a tent, but I do like this https://www.tarptent.com/product/protrail-li/
by ssnowman
Mon Jun 29, 2020 8:15 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What do you think about when you are riding?
Replies: 33
Views: 686

Re: What do you think about when you are riding?

Usually I just work my way through my mental jukebox, often basing my choices on themes, names, genres. I know a lot of songs!
by ssnowman
Sat Jun 27, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What you done t' your bike today
Replies: 598
Views: 37951

Re: What you done t' your bike today

Fitted some 27.5 x 2.8 Schwalbe G-one allround Evo tyres on the Broken Road. Very impressed with them!

Also fitted some long foam grips and some new bar tape on the Jones loop bar.
by ssnowman
Fri Jun 26, 2020 10:05 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 8394
Views: 884688

Re: The post man's been ...

Some lightweight Shwalbe G-One allround 27.5 x 2.8 in the Evo flavour.
by ssnowman
Thu Jun 25, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Hope 1000 and self sufficiency
Replies: 4
Views: 242

Hope 1000 and self sufficiency

I'm also a bit puzzled by this. Will Jochen's result still stand, seeing he borrowed a bike to finish on?

https://dotwatcher.cc/race/hope-1000-2020
by ssnowman
Wed Jun 24, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Strategies for Horse-crete/Horsecobbles/dried hoof prints
Replies: 8
Views: 252

Re: Strategies for Horse-crete/Horsecobbles/dried hoof prints

I try to avoid if possible.

It's just about ok on a fatbike with a suspension fork, but if fully rigid, you still get bounced all over the place.
by ssnowman
Wed Jun 24, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Some dots to follow, at last!
Replies: 18
Views: 592

Re: Some dots to follow, at last!

When I first heard of folks using electronic shifting in long distance events, I thought they must be crazy. Then I read that it's because it alleviates wrist and finger numbness. So makes sense, but it's something else to possibly go wrong!
by ssnowman
Tue Jun 23, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Some dots to follow, at last!
Replies: 18
Views: 592

Re: Some dots to follow, at last!

Sofiane now in second place. One hell of a race!
by ssnowman
Tue Jun 23, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Ulterior Motive for the BB200?
Replies: 11
Views: 366

Re: Ulterior Motive for the BB200?

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Tue Jun 23, 2020 10:09 am
"and guess who was with him? Yeah Julie"*




*that will only make sense to a small number of people :wink:
:lol: :lol: :lol:
by ssnowman
Mon Jun 22, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What GPS unit to get?
Replies: 32
Views: 730

Re: What GPS unit to get?

benp1 wrote:
Mon Jun 22, 2020 2:57 pm
Oregon and Dakota tend to be the recommendation. I'm using a very old model of the former
Latter for me and perfect for the basic functions I want, plus the ability to just change the batteries when the need arises.
by ssnowman
Mon Jun 22, 2020 8:40 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Would you 'concern' over this wee ding
Replies: 23
Views: 480

Re: Would you 'concern' over this wee ding

Shaf, I wouldn't worry about 2.35 on a full suss like this. I have the same on my Commencal Meta and I think they are perfect.
by ssnowman
Sun Jun 21, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Some dots to follow, at last!
Replies: 18
Views: 592

Re: Some dots to follow, at last!

It's incredibly fast and looks like an interesting battle ahead at the front.
by ssnowman
Sat Jun 20, 2020 10:28 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Some dots to follow, at last!
Replies: 18
Views: 592

Re: Some dots to follow, at last!

FLV wrote:
Sat Jun 20, 2020 8:59 am
Cool. Didnt know this was on.

Recognise a few names in there, one brit too. Emma Pooley
voodoo_simon wrote:
Sat Jun 20, 2020 10:05 am
Emma Pooley should do well, she was like a mountain goat in her pro days and also a very handy dual/tri athlete IIRC
Yes, it's good to see Emma there; here's hoping she will do well.