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by MuddyPete
Sat Nov 21, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Todays ride
Replies: 2118
Views: 296242

Re: Todays ride

An exploratory loop from Bulbarrow-Hilton-Bulbarrow, researching options for pre-and post-work blasts.
A good, well-drained, non-cheeky discovery :-).

https://www.instagram.com/p/CH2-q4EFw57 ... c2bvn9608y
by MuddyPete
Wed Nov 18, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Todays ride
Replies: 2118
Views: 296242

Re: Todays ride

Not a wobble (no beer involved), so must've been a bimble. Lesson learned.

And I thought the red & green lights were the entrance to Dunstable harbour :roll: .
by MuddyPete
Sat Nov 14, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Todays ride
Replies: 2118
Views: 296242

Re: Todays ride

Very nice. Impressively early bird you are matey! Didn't fancy a actual brekkie for the Breakfast thread? Kippers, kedgeree, devilled kidneys in the woods? Bet nobody was up Rushmere at that time? I've been considering that since the brekkie ride thread popped-up :-), it'd mean arranging meetings a...
by MuddyPete
Fri Nov 13, 2020 12:32 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Todays ride
Replies: 2118
Views: 296242

Re: Todays ride

Pre-brekkie bimble around the local woods. All very golden. Lovely :-).

https://www.instagram.com/p/CHglh1blLgl ... c35k1m6euu
by MuddyPete
Mon Nov 09, 2020 2:11 am
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Bonfire weekend bimble?
Replies: 30
Views: 735

Re: Bonfire weekend bimble?

An excellent weekend chasing an e-MTBer around the local countryside, complete with backyard barbecue and sparklers :-bd . https://www.instagram.com/p/CHWaeZwFQFt/?igshid=nm4pxgmn5o05 Hope everyone else had as good a time as possible :-) . If you missed a display here's the one Reg conjoured up last...
by MuddyPete
Sun Nov 08, 2020 1:10 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: just keep on going.
Replies: 26
Views: 761

Re: just keep on going.

Mike Carter (One Man and His Bike author) just kept going for 3 months around the UK coastline and it changed his life for the better. Danny Wallace said "yes" to everything for a year :-bd ; he wrote a very funny book about it that was commissioned as a film and it changed his life for the better, ...
by MuddyPete
Thu Nov 05, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 817
Views: 47791

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

Maybe the implication is that no matter how happy you are, melted cow is going to somehow make you even more happy? You've got 4 weeks to eat more pies, drink more beer and do less exercise, so I expect to see a marked improvement in your "winter bivi wellness", young man :wink: . The Chubby Ninja ...
by MuddyPete
Thu Nov 05, 2020 7:42 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Bonfire weekend bimble?
Replies: 30
Views: 735

Re: Bonfire weekend bimble?

Yup, fireworks purchased :-bd .
Blast-off for me Friday or Saturday night. Not sure yet.
But don't feel constrained by tradition, whatever time's good for you :cool: .
by MuddyPete
Thu Nov 05, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 817
Views: 47791

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

Cheers Reg, it's always good to chat to the backdrop of a firework display. I wasn't expecting to stay out, so was astonished when all my lights went out and I suddenly became disorientated in the woods. Best to stay put, rather than walk over a hidden cliff edge :wink: . With just my autumn cycling...
by MuddyPete
Tue Nov 03, 2020 10:17 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Todays ride
Replies: 2118
Views: 296242

Re: Todays ride

After reading (again) the excellent "Doorstep Adventure" article by Dave Anderson in Singletrack 27 (April 2006 :shock: ) I went for a bimble along the bridleway circling the flooded gravel quarry near Tiddenfoot. Ended up in a v.soggy ploughed field. Had a puncture, got a bit lost, found a river, f...
by MuddyPete
Tue Nov 03, 2020 1:44 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The ultimate bikepacking shoe?
Replies: 10
Views: 362

Re: The ultimate bikepacking shoe?

Ace! :-bd
Shouldn't this be in the MYOG section? :lol:
by MuddyPete
Sat Oct 31, 2020 10:14 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Bonfire weekend bimble?
Replies: 30
Views: 735

Re: Bonfire weekend bimble?

RIP wrote:
Sat Oct 31, 2020 9:42 pm
I've not been paying attention though. Does 'from Thursday' mean from Thursday or on Thursday.
The PM's announcement said Parliament is debating and voting on the emergency BaM rules on Wednesday :-O , so stay tuned for further BJ announcements in the next few days... :-)
by MuddyPete
Sat Oct 31, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Bonfire weekend bimble?
Replies: 30
Views: 735

Re: Bonfire weekend bimble?

RIP wrote:
Sat Oct 31, 2020 9:27 pm
Sigh. This plan's out the window now then.
On the contrary: Backyard Boner Bonfire Bivi Bimbles are GO! :-bd

At least landowners' bonfire & firework display permission shouldn't be a problem. :wink:
by MuddyPete
Wed Oct 28, 2020 11:28 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Anyone else get the 'Can't be arsed' feeling?
Replies: 31
Views: 1108

Re: Anyone else get the 'Can't be arsed' feeling?

summittoppler wrote:
Wed Oct 28, 2020 11:07 pm
And get this, I messaged the Mrs to say I'm ok blah blah for her to reply with 'I've been to the bakery, there's a chocolate eclair in the fridge for yer!' hmm? 'Nail in the coffin there' said the chimp on my shoulder!
The eclair was lush btw :-bd
Female intuition :lol:.
by MuddyPete
Wed Oct 21, 2020 1:07 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: cycling the British coast line?
Replies: 21
Views: 415

Re: cycling the British coast line?

"One Man and His Bike" (Ebury Press, 2011) by Mike Carter describes one such journey. It's an uplifting, entertaining read :grin: .
by MuddyPete
Sat Oct 17, 2020 9:42 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Bonfire weekend bimble?
Replies: 30
Views: 735

Re: Bonfire weekend bimble?

25% off some, ATM. :grin:
by MuddyPete
Sat Oct 17, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Bonfire weekend bimble?
Replies: 30
Views: 735

Re: Bonfire weekend bimble?

I've spent hundreds of £££'s with these chaps over the past few years... :grin: (I've no affiliation, just a very happy customer). https://5nov.com Fantastic Fireworks (Pepperstock, nr Dunstable and M40 Jn 8a), for parties that go with a "bang" :-bd . Just remember to LNT and pick up the debris the ...
by MuddyPete
Sat Oct 17, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Bonfire weekend bimble?
Replies: 30
Views: 735

Re: Bonfire weekend bimble?

A Bearbones Bonfire Bivi Bimble?...."Brilliant" idea :wink: :roll: :lol:

A national event, perhaps? :wink:
by MuddyPete
Thu Oct 15, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Mine Camp - My Struggle. WRT 2020.
Replies: 34
Views: 1044

Re: Mine Camp - My Struggle. WRT 2020.

A charming tale, beautifully told, Reg :-). Some of the best memories of my life were forged around that time, and all for the price of a bike. A truly genius quote from bikepacking's philosophical titan :-bd. In a similar vein to this... "Give a man a fish and feed him for a day. Teach a man to fis...
by MuddyPete
Thu Oct 15, 2020 11:10 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 9002
Views: 1011258

Re: The post man's been ...

RIP wrote:
Thu Oct 15, 2020 10:34 am
PHD Hispar 400 winter bag....
:shock: Blimey Reg! You MUST have been cold on Saturday night! :lol:

Shaf - Love the carpet-cammo slippers and MYOG kennel :-bd .
by MuddyPete
Tue Oct 13, 2020 9:47 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Remember when we were discussing ...
Replies: 108
Views: 1890

Re: Remember when we were discussing ...

Cheddar Man wrote:
Sun Oct 11, 2020 8:18 am
shutupthepunx wrote:
Sat Oct 10, 2020 10:39 pm

for me its not people but specific people. more people who aren't straight white cis middleclass men
Exactly this
Have you chaps asked anyone who isn't white/straight/middle class/male/etc whether they would like to join in?
:-)
by MuddyPete
Sun Oct 11, 2020 10:31 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 817
Views: 47791

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

RIP wrote:
Sun Oct 11, 2020 4:30 pm
It only remains to thank Pete for a low-key but very enjoyable evening out.
Thanks Reg, I found it a pleasure to spend the evening in the company of bikepacking's philosophical titan :ugeek: .

:wink:
by MuddyPete
Wed Oct 07, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Films to watch while isolating
Replies: 170
Views: 9187

Re: Films to watch while isolating

BMX in Nigeria! :-bd

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=UDZpsjtfYuY

Inspiring stuff. It's good to keep things in perspective :cool: .
by MuddyPete
Sun Sep 20, 2020 1:55 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Todays ride
Replies: 2118
Views: 296242

Re: Todays ride

Actually I've missed a trick. Should've kept it. You could dispense with the water-filter carrying that much water round on a trip. Hmm. Come to think of it, never mind a water-carrier, it'd make an ideal bivvy bag. Easy access into one end, plenty of ventilation, and a little spout for when you ge...
by MuddyPete
Sun Sep 20, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Safety features!
Replies: 9
Views: 426

Re: Safety features!

Alpinum wrote:
Fri Sep 18, 2020 10:54 pm
Lovely idea.
Mine always seem too extreme...
There's a similar theory for car alarms... :shock: .

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=CMgNpv-wJb4#menu