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by giryan
Thu Jun 20, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tour Divide 2019
Replies: 786
Views: 45559

Re: Tour Divide 2019

https://www.seejh.com/webcams/jacksonhole/togwoteepass/togwotee-mountain-lodge Some of the front pack of riders (Evan, Josh, Lael, Steve) likely to pass this live webcam at the Togwotee Mountain Lodge. I spotted Nate Gingzton earlier. vaguely exciting! No idea who they are, but just seen three peop...
by giryan
Tue Apr 30, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: TDR Info
Replies: 13
Views: 1194

Re: TDR Info

https://medium.com/ is a pretty good place to post things, and use as a blog. I think it's essentially free. If it's for a set of posts that you don't want the trouble of running a full blog for it might be worth looking at.
by giryan
Thu Mar 14, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: If you had ...
Replies: 53
Views: 3030

Re: If you had ...

Go north.
I did the bottom bit of the Pennine Bridleway a couple of years ago but would like to do the rest of it. So I'd ride from home to the start of it and then carry on to Scotland :)
by giryan
Mon Mar 11, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: PSA - one for climbers
Replies: 24
Views: 1491

Re: PSA - one for climbers

Watched it last night :D
and while it's not as new but I can highly recommend Valley Uprising (also on netflix)
by giryan
Mon Dec 03, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bike packing somewhere warmish in December – Any ideas ?
Replies: 38
Views: 4081

Re: Bike packing somewhere warmish in December – Any ideas ?

I was in Morocco over Christmas last year, and I was cold. High single digits/low teens most days, Marrakech was mid teens iirc. Overnight in the desert was sub zero. When we were in the sun it was nice, but if you ended up stationary in the shade you'd cool down quite quickly. On the upside, it's d...
by giryan
Tue Oct 30, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 7993
Views: 837077

Re: The post man's been ...

a great parcel from backcountry.scot with a Cumulus M350 Comforter, so I can be a nice and warm camper :) It's so light & small! :D
and an Ultralight Javadrip, so i can have nice coffee too :)
by giryan
Tue Oct 16, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Pro roadies do bikepacking
Replies: 32
Views: 3027

Re: Pro roadies do bikepacking

Something I've been trying on my ~30 mile round trip commute is doing the trip to work as gently as possible, not actually managing to only be in Z2, but I suspect I could if I bypassed the two larger hills, and then on the return journey actually try to attack it. So get a bit over an hour of ridin...
by giryan
Wed Oct 03, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Ribble Adventure 725
Replies: 51
Views: 5705

Re: Ribble Adventure 725

I was at the Cycle Show last Friday, saw this and loads of others.
Adventure Bike dropper posts are the new thing, all over the place.
by giryan
Fri Sep 21, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Frame build query..
Replies: 11
Views: 1099

Re: Frame build query..

If you can find a local place to guide you it is a really useful experience (at least my experience doing it was)
I built a bike on a ~day course a few years ago, and since then have done it myself, only a fixie, not dealt with gear mechs etc, but I think I'd be OK :)
by giryan
Wed Sep 19, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bamboo shirts update.
Replies: 66
Views: 3986

Re: Bamboo shirts update.

Medium please :) looks ace!
by giryan
Thu Sep 06, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Pack raft update
Replies: 37
Views: 3679

Re: Pack raft update

Ohh wow /o\
by giryan
Thu Sep 06, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Pack raft update
Replies: 37
Views: 3679

Re: Pack raft update

No idea if this is any good or a bargain, but people do seem into packrafts atm, so figure someone could be interested:
https://www.massdrop.com/buy/klymit-lwd-packraft
by giryan
Tue Jun 05, 2018 11:09 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: LCHF diet on-the-road
Replies: 19
Views: 1075

Re: LCHF diet on-the-road

An important point about that Stanford research, it very much wasn't a "normal" diet vs LCHF, it was a high carb diet vs a slightly lower carb diet.
30% carbs, 23% protein, and 45% fat definitely isn't LCHF.
Numbers from here: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29466592
by giryan
Tue Jun 05, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: LCHF diet on-the-road
Replies: 19
Views: 1075

Re: LCHF diet on-the-road

I think it's a fairly normal thing in ultra running Carlos Dones I've heard interviewed on a couple of podcasts: https://theketogenicathlete.com/episode-7-carlos-dones-is-a-ketogenic-ultramarathoner/ Also, there's also Tim Noakes https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tim_Noakes I've made up some coconut oil...
by giryan
Tue Jun 05, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: whats the lightest way to make fresh coffee
Replies: 20
Views: 1353

Re: whats the lightest way to make fresh coffee

Non-instant I think coffee bags would be hard to beat weight wise.
by giryan
Sat May 05, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Cairngorms loop seems a bit quiet this year
Replies: 14
Views: 1322

Re: Cairngorms loop seems a bit quiet this year

I definitely want to get back and actually complete it, but this year's way too full so far; wedding, new job, and an extension being built(and the builder being a pain) has left me to busy and stressed to get out :(
by giryan
Tue Feb 13, 2018 6:46 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: tubeless advice please
Replies: 22
Views: 2082

Re: tubeless advice please

In addition to everything else I've have them inflated over an inner tube for some time prior to attempting to mount them tubeless. I totally failed the first time I tried, because the kinks from how they'd been packed were just too much and stopped the bead attaching properly.
by giryan
Wed Feb 07, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 2954
Views: 509541

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

Outdoor trousers on sale at AlpineTrek https://www.alpinetrek.co.uk/outlet/outdoor-trousers/for--men/size--m/?filterPrice[]=12-50 including some Hummvees (which I seem to remember someone on here mentioning) https://www.alpinetrek.co.uk/endura-hummvee-3-4-cycling-pants/?aid=2325c23e570f8e175f3efe6d8...
by giryan
Mon Jan 29, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Arm pain getting worse
Replies: 15
Views: 1185

Re: Arm pain getting worse

+1 on the physio thing. A couple of years ago I had a really annoying recurrent pain in my left arm, which I thought was tendonitis. Physio diagnosed it as a tear in the Extensor Carpi Ulnaris (I think, it was aducting that was the problem) forbade me from riding, and gave me some stretches, and it ...
by giryan
Fri Jan 05, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Wildcat Tiger playing with a dropper
Replies: 7
Views: 1722

Re: Wildcat Tiger playing with a dropper

I just used mine on the dropper regardless, and didn't drop so as far as to hit the buckle :)
by giryan
Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Shoes n boots for flats
Replies: 34
Views: 3202

Re: Shoes n boots for flats

Sort of nearly off topic, but nearly the same topic, has anyone got/heard of/tried the Catalyst Pedal? https://pedalinginnovations.com/ I have listened to some podcasts talking about them, and their arguments as to how well it works are compelling. The direct relevance being once you have a pedal th...
by giryan
Wed Dec 06, 2017 12:33 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Black Friday 2017
Replies: 35
Views: 4517

Re: Black Friday 2017

Wifi kettles. :cool: Hmmm, I've been looking at wi-fi bathroom scales today.... :oops: I just feel it would save me manually writing down my this information and then using excel, an app can do it all for me and correlate it to my resting heart rate and other stuff I don't need to know :ugeek: Migh...
by giryan
Fri Nov 17, 2017 12:26 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Cheap ways to Scotland
Replies: 39
Views: 3356

Re: Cheap ways to Scotland

I decided to drive when going to do the Cairngorms loop, from the Midlands.
Even a rough petrol & time estimate showed it quite a lot cheaper and faster, at least once you got past Glasgow.
by giryan
Wed Nov 15, 2017 10:57 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Best one man tent - on a budget
Replies: 16
Views: 2119

Re: Best one man tent - on a budget

I've got this, https://www.aliexpress.com/item/2017-3F ... 37993.html
With a custom 125cm? pole from Stu.