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by fatbikerbill
Fri May 17, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: NOT the Trans Cambrian Way.
Replies: 20
Views: 346

Re: NOT the Trans Cambrian Way.

possiby add it to gpsies.com & tell us where ?
by fatbikerbill
Sat May 11, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Silly question of the day
Replies: 17
Views: 470

Re: Silly question of the day

Not sure about the lipping next to Mike! That aside I can remember a company withdrawing from sale their tunnel bivi because when the door was closed the co2 levels became too high. Can't remember who they were though. Seeing others wake up in what looks like a sauna I'd go for the ventilation optio...
by fatbikerbill
Wed May 08, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Pillow recommendations
Replies: 20
Views: 472

Re: Pillow recommendations

Klymit Cush here and very happy.

Bill's tip of day. Wrap it up in a buff to keep it under control.
by fatbikerbill
Tue May 07, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Summer Waterproof Jacket
Replies: 25
Views: 715

Re: Summer Waterproof Jacket

Anyone tried the sqalline from alpkit £50 https://www.alpkit.com/products/squalli ... ide-jacket
by fatbikerbill
Sun May 05, 2019 7:56 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan (non biking)
Replies: 0
Views: 100

Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan (non biking)

Hi all, NB: this is for a non biking trip! But any experience from the wise, & not so wise but experienced gratefully appreciated. We (Mrs C & me) are hoping to go Uzbekistan & the general area in October. We have 2-3 weeks & want some culture, trekking & chilling. The latter may come for free. We h...
by fatbikerbill
Sun Apr 28, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Cuben Wildeness Designs Bear Paws Lair SOLD
Replies: 1
Views: 152

Re: Cuben Wildeness Designs Bear Paws Lair

I'll take this please.
by fatbikerbill
Sat Apr 20, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Dales Divide.
Replies: 151
Views: 4309

Re: Dales Divide.

Must be something in the air. I'd felt sub standard since midday, threw up at Feizor, felt better but no energy. Camped near Malham Tarn. Slept for 10 hours and then had a pleasant ride back.

Oh well, it'll still be there.
by fatbikerbill
Fri Apr 19, 2019 4:51 am
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Dales Divide.
Replies: 151
Views: 4309

Re: Dales Divide.

see you today :-)
by fatbikerbill
Thu Apr 18, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Dales Divide.
Replies: 151
Views: 4309

Re: Dales Divide.

looking at

gpsies it says 9000m - https://m.gpsies.com/map.do?fileId=wezrqhwqgmacjfzs

viewranger has 5000m - https://my.viewranger.com/route/details/MjI2MDUwMg==

I suspect gpsies might be the correct one !
by fatbikerbill
Wed Apr 17, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Dales Divide.
Replies: 151
Views: 4309

Re: Dales Divide.

krampus for me on maxxis chronicles, it was either that or the fatty.

apprehensively excited. Never been that far before.
by fatbikerbill
Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Prescription cycling glasses for the older and very short sighted
Replies: 5
Views: 248

Re: Prescription cycling glasses for the older and very short sighted

Cheers guys.

Assuming I survive the DD and don't go blind from sub standard in my eyes this weekend I think I'll get some ordered.
by fatbikerbill
Sun Apr 14, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Prescription cycling glasses for the older and very short sighted
Replies: 5
Views: 248

Prescription cycling glasses for the older and very short sighted

Age :56, prescription - 8 + slight stigmatism I've used lenses for year but now doing more multi day stuff, occasionally get sub standard in, dirty everything at the end of a long day, and struggling to read phones especially when tired. So I am thinking of trying some prescription specs. The addida...
by fatbikerbill
Sat Apr 13, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: purple extreme - chain oil - any users
Replies: 6
Views: 218

Re: purple extreme - chain oil - any users

Thx. I'll give it a go.
by fatbikerbill
Sat Apr 13, 2019 7:19 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: purple extreme - chain oil - any users
Replies: 6
Views: 218

purple extreme - chain oil - any users

a work colleague mentioned this to me the other day.

http://www.purpleextreme.com/pe.html

Do any of the BB collective use it & how does it compare with the likes of either a pure dry wax like squirt or a more 'normal' chain oil.

does it live up to it's hype ?
by fatbikerbill
Thu Apr 11, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Dales Divide.
Replies: 151
Views: 4309

Re: Dales Divide.

@redefinedcycles, as your presumably a local you might like this alternative to the MTL for a change.

https://m.gpsies.com/map.do?fileId=xypmhmuaoewfnsqb

Quite a lot of MTL involved
by fatbikerbill
Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Merino, or other base layers?
Replies: 21
Views: 753

Re: Merino, or other base layers?

I have a merino and hate it with a vengeance for cycling in cos of the cold damp feeling but it makes a great in tent post ride top.

My base layer of choice is a polartec 100 canondale cycling specific top I bought about 25 years ago. So good I bought a second. I wish I'd bought 20.
by fatbikerbill
Mon Apr 08, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Securing an alpkit boson torch
Replies: 7
Views: 317

Re: Securing an alpkit boson torch

two tie wraps & a little leash was perfect, cheap & instant
by fatbikerbill
Sat Apr 06, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Securing an alpkit boson torch
Replies: 7
Views: 317

Re: Securing an alpkit boson torch

Thx. Seen them but never knew the name.

Whilst dozing on the train I came up with the idea of two tie wraps and a cord leash.
by fatbikerbill
Sat Apr 06, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Securing an alpkit boson torch
Replies: 7
Views: 317

Re: Securing an alpkit boson torch

Fish block?
by fatbikerbill
Sat Apr 06, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Travel Trousers
Replies: 14
Views: 673

Re: Travel Trousers

I really like my decathlon lightweight walking trousers.

I wear them so much that my wife is in dispair!
by fatbikerbill
Sat Apr 06, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Securing an alpkit boson torch
Replies: 7
Views: 317

Securing an alpkit boson torch

Just taken delivery of an alpkit boson.

The standing in the garden test and the beam looks great.

The only issue I have so far is that it comes with no loop to attach a lead so it does not drop off.

Has anyone bodged one?
by fatbikerbill
Mon Mar 25, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bar tape recommendations for loop bars
Replies: 14
Views: 269

Bar tape recommendations for loop bars

So my new PX bars have arrived.

I'll be using ergo grips at the pointy ends.

Any particular bar tape recommendations please?

I'll go with Black though.
by fatbikerbill
Wed Mar 06, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Dales Divide.
Replies: 151
Views: 4309

Re: Dales Divide.

@sean.

My email (as I read it) specifically said you had to start and finish using the same ratio.

Nothing about what you have during the event :-)

But I'll be geared anyway.
by fatbikerbill
Sun Mar 03, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: 60ish miles PBW: Long Preston-ish to Rochdale
Replies: 38
Views: 1238

Re: 60ish miles PBW: Long Preston-ish to Rochdale

As Whitestone says.

Words fail me as to how horrible that section is.
by fatbikerbill
Mon Feb 25, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Marking inside a titanium pot
Replies: 14
Views: 568

Re: Marking inside a titanium pot

I had the same thought but then put marks on my plastic spork. A lot easier for the older rider to see.