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by belugabob
Thu Apr 02, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 2961
Views: 511652

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

Cumulus have a 10%discount

Just popped into my inbox.

Use discount code 10%NewsEN in the shopping cart

Hope this saves somebody some pennies, or makes that prospective purchase affordable
by belugabob
Thu Apr 02, 2020 8:55 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Proper made up!
Replies: 29
Views: 468

Re: Proper made up!

:-bd
by belugabob
Sun Mar 29, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Can't help myself.
Replies: 10
Views: 344

Re: Can't help myself.

At the tail end of 2019, I started expanding on the germ of an idea for my next mutli-day tour. After discovering some extra information, the scale of this looked like it was going to be extended somewhat and, due to other commitments, I decided that it would have to wait until 2021. Then the corona...
by belugabob
Sun Mar 29, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Can't help myself.
Replies: 10
Views: 344

Re: Can't help myself.

Same here - love to study the online mapping and Sat Images... used to do this all the time when on a drilling unit to save my sanity and carry me to a 'better' place.... that's how I spotted and planned the distillery tour around the coast of Islay :-) That's one I've been planning, to do with a f...
by belugabob
Sat Mar 28, 2020 9:06 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 8007
Views: 840066

Re: The post man's been ...

GregMay wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 10:33 am
1:72 scale Airfix model of a Westland Sea King. May as well entertain myself non digitally!
I remember them, from the 70s - how slow is your postman? ;)
by belugabob
Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:15 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Project Virus
Replies: 67
Views: 1327

Re: Project Virus

Out of interest, who is actually and actively working from home and who's just at home? I'm working from home - online meetings are gradually getting more disciplined than the office based ones. IT department are working really hard to address multiple issues related to remote working (access to va...
by belugabob
Tue Mar 24, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: If we close up for a bit...
Replies: 465
Views: 10160

Re: If we close up for a bit...

My son has being doing his DoE, helping with litter picking and general village maintenance (cutting hedges, scrubbing signs etc). He's under the wing of one of the villages elder statesmen, who should be at home isolating for the next 12 weeks in case he and his wife pop their clogs. He's not the ...
by belugabob
Tue Mar 24, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: If we close up for a bit...
Replies: 465
Views: 10160

Re: If we close up for a bit...

I'm currently stuck at my parents house (long story, involves rather rapid terminal cancer) and it's non essential that I go back home.... Sorry to hear that Zip. Sounds proper sh1t. Likewise. Hold her hand. Wish I'd done it more when my Dad was ill (when he was poorly, not necessarily all the time...
by belugabob
Fri Mar 20, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 8007
Views: 840066

Re: The post man's been ...

whitestone wrote:
Thu Mar 19, 2020 8:47 pm
A new fan for the turbo, well me on the turbo if we are being pedantic. Gone from a gentle sea breeze to Storm Ciara :lol: It shifts 15 cubic metres of air a minute!
Having just started using a turbo trainer (a.k.a. the sauna) I'd like to know which one you bought
by belugabob
Fri Mar 20, 2020 11:43 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 8007
Views: 840066

Re: The post man's been ...

24" monitor delivered yesterday. Been meaning to get one for a while but being told to work from home for the indefinite finally pushed me to splurge the cash. The boy is eyeing it for gaming - damn the school shutdowns! Ah, I remember the joy of setting up my dual 24 inch monitors for the first ti...
by belugabob
Mon Mar 16, 2020 10:10 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Veloviewer map - explorer tiles
Replies: 354
Views: 43806

Re: Veloviewer map - explorer tiles

BigdummySteve wrote:
Mon Mar 16, 2020 8:47 pm
5 miles tonight bagged 21x21 :-bd
22 is further away than I thought.
Well done.

Looks like my efforts to go beyond 17x17 are going to be put on hold for some time.
Whenever it's possible to get out and about again, a few carefully planned 40 mile rides should jump me up to the low twenties
by belugabob
Wed Mar 11, 2020 10:24 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Oldest bit of kit you own - and still use.
Replies: 44
Views: 1063

Re: Oldest bit of kit you own - and still use.

My brain - although some would disagree ;)

I still wear a sweatshirt that I bought when I took my mum to see the Harlem Globetrotters, in 1988
by belugabob
Sat Mar 07, 2020 8:56 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: 3 week tour idea's.
Replies: 11
Views: 718

Re: 3 week tour idea's.

Ireland?

No experience of it, but it's a fairly handy destination.
by belugabob
Mon Mar 02, 2020 2:50 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Lightweight tool roll
Replies: 18
Views: 689

Re: Lightweight tool roll

That's caused by incorrect thread tension. There's a dial on the seeing machine, to adjust this - you'll have to do several iterations of... Twiddle tension knob Do a test run, on a spare but of fabric If worse than before, twiddle back the other way, and repeat the test If better than before twiddl...
by belugabob
Sat Feb 29, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: New mug bands.
Replies: 17
Views: 633

Re: New mug bands.

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Sat Feb 29, 2020 12:54 pm
What is the minimum diameter mug (or danglemug) that these fit?
By my reckoning about 65mm.
Get yet caliper gauge out ;)
by belugabob
Sat Feb 29, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: New mug bands.
Replies: 17
Views: 633

Re: New mug bands.

What is the minimum diameter mug (or danglemug) that these fit?

Cue band size wars, akin to 26/29/650b/700c ;)
by belugabob
Sat Feb 29, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The story behind your BB name (and whats your usual form of address)
Replies: 152
Views: 3193

Re: The story behind your BB name (and whats your street name)

Well, I have a subtle but definite bulge on my forehead, just above the hairline. My wife referred to it as my "knowledge bump" as she thinks it where my skull has become deformed by the excess amount of strange (and often useless) information that I have stored away. Fast forward a few years from h...
by belugabob
Tue Feb 18, 2020 6:43 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: A collective noun
Replies: 12
Views: 458

Re: A collective noun

A tussock of bikepackers, surely?
by belugabob
Fri Feb 14, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Bar Bag
Replies: 15
Views: 705

Re: Bar Bag

Oops - duplicate post (and the 'delete post' button is enabled, but not functional)
by belugabob
Fri Feb 14, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Bar Bag
Replies: 15
Views: 705

Re: Bar Bag

:-bd
by belugabob
Tue Feb 11, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: map subscriptions
Replies: 15
Views: 606

Re: map subscriptions

If I had a 1.5mx1.5m computer screen that might be different :grin:
43 inch 4k monitor is pretty much there - I love it in general, but going full screen when planning routes is a real "Boom!" moment!
by belugabob
Fri Feb 07, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 8007
Views: 840066

Re: The post man's been ...

A new buzzrack eazzy3 bike rack, to replace the Thule 9503, which has finally bitten the dust after 10 years of sterling service.

Will be setting it up tomorrow, prior to doing the usual Saturday chores
by belugabob
Fri Jan 24, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Mud Tyres
Replies: 6
Views: 209

Re: Mud Tyres

Bontrager Mud X
by belugabob
Fri Jan 24, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Where you at ?
Replies: 60
Views: 1869

Re: Where you at ?

Crawley, West Sussex
by belugabob
Fri Jan 24, 2020 7:50 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Where you at ?
Replies: 60
Views: 1869

Re: Where you at ?

Gregsie wrote:
Fri Jan 24, 2020 4:50 pm
Chesterfield. (Nearly) as far from the seaside as you can get.
I thought that was somewhere near Meriden?