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by MuddyPete
Wed May 15, 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Three Lions Tour: June Chilterns beerpacking
Replies: 46
Views: 753

Re: Three Lions Tour: June Chilterns beerpacking

Wow! That WAS an inspiring evening of creative discourse, wasn't it... :lol: I can't believe I'm going to miss the inaugural event, but I'll be on a "three loins" tour that weekend :wink: The Black Lion in LBZ will be a good one to finish at, as Reg suggests. Gin bar, loads of food nearby, discopub,...
by MuddyPete
Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2019
Replies: 417
Views: 19879

Re: Bivvy a month 2019

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Long as we don't have to ride up and down the same hill four times eh :wink:
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That was such a good hill it deserved to be ridden up more than once :lol:
by MuddyPete
Thu Apr 11, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: anyone still running v brakes?
Replies: 4
Views: 170

Re: anyone still running v brakes?

Yep, on the 2000-era commuter MTB skip bike. Vee's work fine, easy to maintain and cheap if you treat wheels as "consumable items" and spend accordingly (i.e. not much). :-bd

However: performance when the rims are coated with ice can be "unexpectedly exciting" :shock:
by MuddyPete
Thu Apr 11, 2019 7:51 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2019
Replies: 417
Views: 19879

Re: Bivvy a month 2019

Another impromptu super-local under my favourite Christmas tree, as for January BaM, as Reg's bio-fuel willow plantation has been harvested. :shock: Surpringly chilly, frosty night. Awoke to a deflated pillow at 3am, but it was a toasty 30°C inside my sleeping bag :cool: . Kept wondering if I'd drop...
by MuddyPete
Thu Mar 28, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Staffordshire ish ride
Replies: 100
Views: 3024

Re: Staffordshire ish ride

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7867/47478046851_39034ae458_c.jpg 20190327_104205 by Reg I love the "blinged-out carbon full-suss with a gaffer-tape plastic water bottle holder" vibe :-bd It's sooooo "quintessentially Reg" :geek: Spend it only where you need it :lol:. Is that the tape from your othe...
by MuddyPete
Mon Mar 25, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Chilterns Spring Thing ...you're sorry you missed it.
Replies: 2
Views: 200

Re: Chilterns Spring Thing ...you're sorry you missed it.

An excellent evening of silliness :-bd
A pleasure to see you again, chaps.
by MuddyPete
Sat Mar 23, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Reg's new pole.
Replies: 18
Views: 701

Re: Reg's new pole.

^That is such a good name for a product line. :-bd

Is "RegTarp" a trademark, too? :lol:
by MuddyPete
Tue Mar 19, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Chilterns Spring Thing Sat 23 March
Replies: 29
Views: 877

Re: Chilterns Spring Thing Sat 23 March

Pity, Wriggles.... :cry:





...just means more beer for me 'n' Tim :-bd
by MuddyPete
Wed Mar 13, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Chilterns Spring Thing Sat 23 March
Replies: 29
Views: 877

Re: Chilterns Spring Thing Sat 23 March

How about...15:00 hours at Leighton Buzzard railway station taxi rank.
We can fine-tune it to earlier or later next week, depending on home plans and how gopping/tropical the weather. :cool:
Pub/restaurant meal or cook-it-yourself?
by MuddyPete
Tue Mar 12, 2019 11:34 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Chilterns Spring Thing Sat 23 March
Replies: 29
Views: 877

Re: Chilterns Spring Thing Sat 23 March

Reg - I found out today the sprog has a local party that night :-bd TBD - Leighton Buzzard railway station is ideal for me: plenty of pubs and trails nearby. Depends if you want a "bivi trip with a drink", or a "drinking trip with a bivi".... Ollie Vee's (Leighton Buzzard's premier Hawaiian bar and ...
by MuddyPete
Tue Mar 12, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Chilterns Spring Thing Sat 23 March
Replies: 29
Views: 877

Re: Chilterns Spring Thing Sat 23 March

My planets seem to be aligning with yours, Tim :-bd .
Mind if I join you?
A start point within cycling distance of a station on the Watford-Milton Keynes line will be appreciated.

Will there be opportunities for "retrotasticness"?
:wink:
Pete
by MuddyPete
Thu Mar 07, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2019
Replies: 417
Views: 19879

Re: Bivvy a month 2019

Yup, pub was was a bit of a surprise, Reg. Thankfully beer and crisps at home allowed continued refreshment. Conversation drifted to the stove thread, then onto a possible "Chilterns Retrotastic Bivi Night"...bring your fave item of old kit and celebrate the quaint charms of olden times (1985). :lol...
by MuddyPete
Wed Feb 06, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2019
Replies: 417
Views: 19879

Re: Bivvy a month 2019

:shock:
by MuddyPete
Wed Feb 06, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2019
Replies: 417
Views: 19879

Re: Bivvy a month 2019

2/12 :-bd Started with a rainy trundle to the quiz-night-packed Black Lion to meet RIP for some choice beers, posh crisps and pondering a selection of philosophical conundra, culminating with the conclusion that Stu is quite possibly the "John Peel of bikepacking"... :wink: Attempts to kip on the be...
by MuddyPete
Thu Jan 24, 2019 11:23 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Feb 23 - Lower Chilterns Shed Night (Playing with Fire)
Replies: 9
Views: 714

Re: Feb 23 - Lower Chilterns Shed Night (Playing with Fire)

Possibly, Tim. I'll explore childcare possibilities and let you know.
by MuddyPete
Tue Jan 15, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: WE 2019
Replies: 47
Views: 2554

Re: WE 2019

"...the double-deck sofa."

Brilliant idea Reg, already immortalised in Lego...

https://youtu.be/G9UZv-egULY

:-bd
by MuddyPete
Sun Jan 13, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Cheapish bike/project for bike packing
Replies: 9
Views: 653

Re: Cheapish bike/project for bike packing

https://www.chainreactioncycles.com/mobile/brand-x-trekking-high-rise-bar/rp-prod119535?mx=a Irrespective of the bike you end up choosing, the CRC Brand X trekking bar gave me enough sweep to keep the levers away from a front roll. Cable disc brakes allowed me to fit them over the front of the roll;...
by MuddyPete
Sun Jan 13, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2019
Replies: 417
Views: 19879

Re: Bivvy a month 2019

"...lemon and ginger tea..."

Lovely with a blob of honey to sweeten, Tim :-bd
by MuddyPete
Fri Jan 04, 2019 7:58 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2019
Replies: 417
Views: 19879

Re: Bivvy a month 2019

1/12 :-bd
A chilly night under a massive, dense Christmas tree in the local woods.
Toasty warm in Buffalo bag and down clothing.
Home now, with a cuppa :-bd :-bd
Poor quality photo to follow, at some point.
by MuddyPete
Mon Dec 31, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2019
Replies: 417
Views: 19879

Re: Bivvy a month 2019

Yup, I'm in.
Likely to be super-local midweek Beds-Bucks borders affairs, but we all have to start somewhere.
I suspect a reciprocal visit to Reg's back garden may even be on the cards. :lol:
by MuddyPete
Mon Nov 26, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Things that make you sad.
Replies: 53
Views: 3138

Re: Things that make you sad.

Mariner wrote:Getting old. :|
Still, it's better than the alternative... :wink:
by MuddyPete
Thu Nov 15, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bikepacking shoes are now a market niche!
Replies: 34
Views: 1804

Re: Bikepacking shoes are now a market niche!

ootini wrote:I'm chilling the craft ale and sorting my 'man bun' as we speak.
Surely outdoor, adventurous-types would sport an "Action Man-bun"? :ugeek: :wink:
by MuddyPete
Thu Nov 15, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2018.
Replies: 630
Views: 61529

Re: Bivvy a month 2018.

Always a pleasure, Reg. The rabbits were warm, but startled :shock:

Only another 3,000 lights to put up before the firework party... :roll:
by MuddyPete
Thu Nov 01, 2018 2:17 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: shimano fail anyone?
Replies: 18
Views: 1017

Re: shimano fail anyone?

Yep, a hydraulic Deore caliper failed after several months due to a piston seal problem. The symptoms were very squeaky brake, extended braking distances and repeated need to bleed, due to excessive lever travel caused by the fluid leaking from the system. I returned the complete system to the suppl...
by MuddyPete
Mon May 21, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Happy Monday!
Replies: 9
Views: 515

Happy Monday!

Fantastically warm and sunny day, so am wearing shorts & t-shirt (with bike print :wink: ) IN THE OFFICE :shock: .
Have received nothing but compliments and "common sense" comments :cool:.