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by In Reverse
Sat May 25, 2019 11:34 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: train questions for tuscany trail vets
Replies: 7
Views: 32

Re: train questions for tuscany trail vets

Easy enough. You go downstairs to the main platform and keep walking to the end furthest from McDonalds. It's just off the platform in its own little building. They might take your box at the airport, but the guys behind the desk there were very hard work when we tried. :lol: I rode to Massa from Pi...
by In Reverse
Thu May 23, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Ribble Adventure 725/ti or Sonder broken Road? Or something altogether different?
Replies: 23
Views: 418

Re: Ribble Adventure 725/ti or Sonder broken Road? Or something altogether different?

The Broken Road's a very nice bike. A lad who I do a lot of riding with has one and properly loves it. I've seen him ride it pretty damn fast on long bikepacking trips and down big techy stuff in the Alps so I'd say it fits as "a mountain type bikepacking bike". That Ribble looks like it might have ...
by In Reverse
Wed May 22, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Isle of Wight, two day loop
Replies: 10
Views: 439

Re: Isle of Wight, two day loop

sean_iow wrote:
Tue May 21, 2019 9:16 pm
In Reverse wrote:
Tue May 21, 2019 2:39 pm
Don't stray off the path and DO NOT talk to the locals :o
:lol:
Happy World Goth Day mate :-bd

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Goth_Day
by In Reverse
Tue May 21, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Your gear pile, get shot / rainy day?
Replies: 30
Views: 519

Re: Your gear pile, get shot / rainy day?

I've got a few mates who chip in from time to time with "oh I'd love to come on one of your bikepacking trips sometime" so tend to keep the spare shelters/bags etc for when the inevitable excuses come out about not wanting to buy all the gear. I've got one of those big plastic boxes you can get for ...
by In Reverse
Tue May 21, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Isle of Wight, two day loop
Replies: 10
Views: 439

Re: Isle of Wight, two day loop

Don't stray off the path and DO NOT talk to the locals :o
by In Reverse
Thu May 16, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Match the Miles
Replies: 3
Views: 271

Re: Match the Miles

It dosn't hurt to try to address the gender imbalance in mtb riding - raw numbers and the use of our eyes tells us that it's pretty much a complete sausage fest at the moment. So while I agree with your general point and I'm never 100% comfortable with positive discrimination I think in this case it...
by In Reverse
Thu May 16, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Help Alex - BB200 routes.
Replies: 35
Views: 1204

Re: Help Alex - BB200 routes.

Nice ride Alex. :-bd

I suspect our paths may have crossed in The Sportsman a few times. :ugeek:
by In Reverse
Tue May 14, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Wild West Route
Replies: 12
Views: 510

Re: Wild West Route

The southern half has plenty of mountains and vast coniferous forests. You'll fine the bits inbetween the forests are a lot more verdant the further north you go though - I've had an Arizona trip and that has a lot of open, arid, deserty bits.
by In Reverse
Mon May 13, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Do you know of anyone in desperate need of help?
Replies: 5
Views: 827

Re: Do you know of anyone in desperate need of help?

Think this lad could do with some assistance. viewtopic.php?f=7&t=14493
by In Reverse
Mon May 13, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Nesting Ti Pots...
Replies: 29
Views: 431

Re: Nesting Ti Pots...

Nice pan. :-bd

I'd quite like that for egg frying at home.
by In Reverse
Mon May 13, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Nesting Ti Pots...
Replies: 29
Views: 431

Re: Nesting Ti Pots...

I've got the Evernew 0.4 / 0.75l set. Rarely use it so you're welcome to a borrow if you want to try it.

https://www.ultralightoutdoorgear.co.uk ... -75l-p3014
by In Reverse
Mon May 13, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Moors One Hundred 2019
Replies: 27
Views: 1517

Re: Moors One Hundred 2019

:grin:

Yet again this was a fantastic weekend, congrats to Si and Gil. :-bd
by In Reverse
Mon May 13, 2019 12:34 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bike bags for planes . . .
Replies: 8
Views: 301

Re: Bike bags for planes . . .

Yeah, just a normal "blagged from a bike shop" box. If you fold them in half three or four rimes they basically fold down to the size of a small suitcase. Quick wrap of tape round it and you can sling it in left luggage no worries. We left them at the train station left luggage in Pisa for the Tusca...
by In Reverse
Sun May 12, 2019 2:23 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bike bags for planes . . .
Replies: 8
Views: 301

Re: Bike bags for planes . . .

Although Jase and Andy folded both their boxes to the size of postage stamps last year and left them at the airport. (I didn't see the condition of them on the return trip however) 🤣 It's always been fine tbf. Did it at Munich and Geneva last year too. Just take a roll of parcel tape and a pair of ...
by In Reverse
Sun May 12, 2019 2:08 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Silly question of the day
Replies: 17
Views: 471

Re: Silly question of the day

Are you sure it wasn't just a chapped lip John? You didn't look particularly frostbitten on the Monday, just a bit startled. :geek: Unless the bag is completely sealed CO2 won't build up to dangerous levels. The gas exchange across your lungs when you're asleep will be lower than the gas exchange be...
by In Reverse
Fri May 10, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: WRT 2019 Story Telling
Replies: 22
Views: 975

Re: WRT 2019 Story Telling

FAO Reg: the previously discussed double bagging method

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by In Reverse
Fri May 10, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: BB200: Newcomer (to that)
Replies: 44
Views: 595

Re: BB200: Newcomer (to that)

whitestone wrote:
Fri May 10, 2019 11:43 am
I think the Peak 200 is actually 220km
It is, as was the 2017 BB200. To quote Stu again
Yes, but the last 20km is downhil
:lol:
by In Reverse
Fri May 10, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Moors One Hundred 2019
Replies: 27
Views: 1517

Re: Moors One Hundred 2019

I'll be in the pub tonight, probs wearing a dazzling new WRT tshirt and looking like this:

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by In Reverse
Fri May 10, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: BB200: Newcomer (to that)
Replies: 44
Views: 595

Re: BB200: Newcomer (to that)

repeatedly ride that distance over that terrain so that you knew you could do it and then get to work on getting faster :-bd I'd say that's very sage advice. It would be good for you to have a go (or a few goes) at the Peaks 200 Shafiq. Similar distance and amount of climbing to a BB200 but general...
by In Reverse
Fri May 10, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: BIG BEAR ROUTE
Replies: 48
Views: 898

Re: BIG BEAR ROUTE

Your Strava's showing a total of 14,985m of climbing :o

Well done Steve. :-bd
by In Reverse
Thu May 09, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: BIG BEAR ROUTE
Replies: 48
Views: 898

Re: BIG BEAR ROUTE

It's not that person.

Think bigger.
by In Reverse
Wed May 08, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Pillow recommendations
Replies: 20
Views: 478

Re: Pillow recommendations

Another Kush user here, although to achieve the full height requirement I also use a pillow drybag like this: https://www.ultralightoutdoorgear.co.uk ... sack-p9836

You in the pub yet Bill?
by In Reverse
Wed May 08, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Help Alex - BB200 routes.
Replies: 35
Views: 1204

Re: Help Alex - BB200 routes.

RIP* Alex :sad:

*Ruined in Powys
by In Reverse
Wed May 08, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: Routes
Topic: Peak Divide
Replies: 5
Views: 233

Re: Peak Divide

Interesting idea :-bd

I'd do your route south to north I think, and might be tempted to chuck a bit more mountainbikey stuff in.
by In Reverse
Sun May 05, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Cairngorm loop May 4th 2019
Replies: 100
Views: 3392

Re: Cairngorm loop May 4th 2019

Edit: also, the Columbia Outdry jacket recommended on here is actually pretty poor for this. It just doesn’t breathe. Seems to depend on how your body regulates Alasdair. I don't tend to sweat a lot and run cool and never had a problem. I also figure that I prefer to be a bit clammy and mildly damp...