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by ton
Thu Apr 04, 2024 9:17 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: packable fleece?
Replies: 27
Views: 709

Re: packable fleece?

i have a Alpkit hooded thing with the grid pattern. Griffon is the name.
nice and snug. with a hood that works ace under a helmet in cold weather.
and it packs down very small.

https://alpkit.com/products/griffon-hoo ... 8792495209

paid half this price tho in a sale.
by ton
Wed Apr 03, 2024 11:17 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Is this 'bikepacking'?
Replies: 58
Views: 1306

Re: Is this 'bikepacking'?

It is just cycle touring with different types of luggage. Nothing more.
I think we all really know this.
by ton
Tue Mar 26, 2024 6:02 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tarmacs Route Planner?
Replies: 13
Views: 371

Re: Tarmacs Route Planner?

suggesting Garburn Pass as 'bike touring' friendly and 'suitable for all skill levels'
i could have cried going over Garburn on the winter Jennride. it was just horrible. :lol:
by ton
Tue Mar 26, 2024 5:12 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tarmacs Route Planner?
Replies: 13
Views: 371

Re: Tarmacs Route Planner?

It's quite fun to add the same start and end points to various and see how they differ. eg, Kentmere to Coniston: OS vs Komoot vs RideWithGPS vs cycle.travel vs Tarmacs. I've just added a blog post to collate these: https://cycling.hypertelia.com/cycle-ro ... g-services looking at all the options t...
by ton
Mon Mar 25, 2024 11:23 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Monks trod - wtf
Replies: 30
Views: 1027

Re: Monks trod - wtf

Typical UK mentality now though....... appeasing the masses
by ton
Mon Mar 25, 2024 10:31 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Monks trod - wtf
Replies: 30
Views: 1027

Re: Monks trod - wtf

as someone who dislikes cars and motorbikes, this is a terrible thing.
But the last time i went over the monks trod, it was in a terrible state, and cycling it or trying to was pretty crap.
so if any work done on it makes it more usable, well it could be seen as a good thing...... kind of.
by ton
Sun Mar 24, 2024 10:21 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Todays ride
Replies: 3323
Views: 616236

Re: Todays ride

a proper type 2 80 miler yesterday. crossing the whole of the yorkshire Dales from north to south. started on the A66 at Appleby in Westmorland and finished 8 hours later at Otley. i was blaster by wet rainy westerly winds the whole route. proper drenched, and icy cold mostly. Mallerstang was a deli...
by ton
Thu Mar 14, 2024 10:14 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: North York Moors 300
Replies: 23
Views: 668

Re: North York Moors 300

i will be having a go. but on my comfy fatbike.
by ton
Tue Mar 12, 2024 9:32 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Older school gravel cx options?
Replies: 12
Views: 346

Re: Older school gravel cx options?

One other new option though I know nothing of them
https://www.spacycles.co.uk/m11b17s143p ... r-Frameset
i have a full Dtour bike, and it is fantastic.
9 spd with bar end shifters. very reliable.

and Spa are possibly the best bike shop i have ever used.
by ton
Thu Mar 07, 2024 8:40 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: They have finally arrived
Replies: 8
Views: 369

Re: They have finally arrived

i prefer wet legs............. :lol:
by ton
Wed Mar 06, 2024 9:02 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: wtd. Thumbshifter mounts or thumbies
Replies: 5
Views: 202

Re: wtd. Thumbshifter mounts or thumbies

payment sent mate.
by ton
Tue Mar 05, 2024 7:36 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: wtd. Thumbshifter mounts or thumbies
Replies: 5
Views: 202

Re: wtd. Thumbshifter mounts or thumbies

PM sent mate.
by ton
Tue Mar 05, 2024 2:02 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: wtd. Thumbshifter mounts or thumbies
Replies: 5
Views: 202

Re: wtd. Thumbshifter mounts or thumbies

I've got a pair knocking round the garage. I will have a look tonight and send you some pics
appreciated mate.
by ton
Mon Mar 04, 2024 9:33 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: 1400 metre climb over 100km ??
Replies: 16
Views: 555

Re: 1400 metre climb over 100km ??

i can put loads of routes together making the distance and height. but the one we have planned is a continuous climb with no descents.

https://cycle.travel/map/journey/539632

we are in training................... :lol: :lol:
by ton
Mon Mar 04, 2024 8:11 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: wtd. Thumbshifter mounts or thumbies
Replies: 5
Views: 202

wtd. Thumbshifter mounts or thumbies

long shot possibly, but i am looking for a pair of Jtek or similar thumbshifter mounts. to mount some bar end shifter to flat bars.

or a nice pair of 9 speed thumbshifters or sti's.
by ton
Sat Mar 02, 2024 11:39 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: 1400 metre climb over 100km ??
Replies: 16
Views: 555

Re: 1400 metre climb over 100km ??

sorry,i should have made it clearer. going touring in france in the summer.
1st days ride is 100km but climbing up to 1500 metres from a start at 100 metres.
Mrs T is a bit worried, so we were gonna try and few training rides.
by ton
Sat Mar 02, 2024 6:01 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: 1400 metre climb over 100km ??
Replies: 16
Views: 555

Re: 1400 metre climb over 100km ??

doh, sorry for the idiocy.
rode the Pass of The Cattle a couple of years ago.
could do 2 in a day with low gearing, so this answers my question kind of.
by ton
Sat Mar 02, 2024 5:39 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: 1400 metre climb over 100km ??
Replies: 16
Views: 555

1400 metre climb over 100km ??

is there anything similar in the UK ?
1400 metre climb over 100km.

any idea's greatly appreciated.
by ton
Wed Feb 28, 2024 8:15 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: We live in a 'golden age' if your bike preferences aren't off the shelf
Replies: 5
Views: 406

Re: We live in a 'golden age' if your bike preferences aren't off the shelf

looks perfect to me mate. a proper usable bike.
and i love the fact that a odd bunch of bike parts can make such a nice thing, rather than buying a groupset complete. :-bd
by ton
Tue Feb 27, 2024 2:28 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: fs, Albion trail hunter cap.
Replies: 5
Views: 292

Re: fs, Albion trail hunter cap.

did this sell?
yes mate, sold earlier.
by ton
Tue Feb 27, 2024 2:27 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Wtd. Cheap XL 29er.
Replies: 7
Views: 424

Re: Wtd. Cheap XL 29er.

cheers Ben and Andy.
by ton
Tue Feb 27, 2024 12:18 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: fs, Albion trail hunter cap.
Replies: 5
Views: 292

Re: fs, Albion trail hunter cap.

Go on, I'll have it

Let me know how to pay
PM sent mate.
by ton
Mon Feb 26, 2024 9:15 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: fs, Albion trail hunter cap.
Replies: 5
Views: 292

fs, Albion trail hunter cap.

got this at Fat Viking.never worn. perfect bivvy sleeping headwear £20

like this
https://www.albioncycling.com/products/ ... cap-lichen
by ton
Mon Feb 26, 2024 1:04 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Wtd. Cheap XL 29er.
Replies: 7
Views: 424

Wtd. Cheap XL 29er.

Looking for a cheap xl bike or frame.
Nothing fancy.

Anyone?
by ton
Thu Feb 22, 2024 11:02 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: GB Duro Entries open
Replies: 39
Views: 1104

Re: GB Duro Entries open

bit of a ride that. would makes a grand 3 week holiday.