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by fatbikerbill
Sun Jun 20, 2021 8:17 am
Forum: Routes
Topic: Great North Trail vs Pennine Bridleway
Replies: 5
Views: 675

Re: Great North Trail vs Pennine Bridleway

What Whitestone says about the Earby to long Preston. The pbw is a depressing trudge especially when soft, where as the back lanes are actually quite pleasant and don't take too long. The pbw from Glossop to hollingworth lake has its failings. This is my alternative which in my opinion is far more e...
by fatbikerbill
Sun Jun 20, 2021 7:38 am
Forum: Routes
Topic: North Pennines
Replies: 5
Views: 294

Re: North Pennines

There is also greggs hut of course.

54.712821,-2.48143
by fatbikerbill
Sat Jun 19, 2021 11:35 pm
Forum: Routes
Topic: North Pennines
Replies: 5
Views: 294

Re: North Pennines

High Cup nick is stunning and really not to be missed. Conditions up there amazing at the moment too. As for cow Green, it is very popular with camper vans. We were going to bivvy there a few weeks back but passed a shooting hut open with a fire and wood. Really welcome on a cold night. Here 54.6825...
by fatbikerbill
Tue May 25, 2021 10:45 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Clothes layering advice: what under softshell or what on top of merino?
Replies: 21
Views: 768

Re: Clothes layering advice: what under softshell or what on top of merino?

I'm no merino fan either. They make good pj's but that's it. My favourite base layer is a now aging cannondale polartec 100 fleece. Got 2 and they must be 25 years old at least and getting thinner by the minute. But I've never found a base to match them. Wish I'd bought 20, not 2. I can wear it on i...
by fatbikerbill
Sun May 23, 2021 4:01 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: HT550 2021
Replies: 637
Views: 26150

Re: HT550 2021

Thx richP
Richpips wrote: Sun May 23, 2021 2:43 pm
fatbikerbill wrote: Sun May 23, 2021 2:20 pm So, as it says on the tin, the whole thing is 550 miles.

Just wondering what are the distances of the three separate loops if done individually?
Approximately

Bottom - 168
Middle - 259
Top - 116
by fatbikerbill
Sun May 23, 2021 2:20 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: HT550 2021
Replies: 637
Views: 26150

Re: HT550 2021

So, as it says on the tin, the whole thing is 550 miles.

Just wondering what are the distances of the three separate loops if done individually?
by fatbikerbill
Fri May 14, 2021 6:52 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: sleeping problems and cures ?
Replies: 25
Views: 1167

Re: sleeping problems and cures ?

That sounds like a great improvement.

I like and approve of the 'drop the BBC news'

I also do the no caffeine after lunch. I'd try earlier but I do enjoy my aeropress coffee.
by fatbikerbill
Thu May 13, 2021 6:49 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: sleeping problems and cures ?
Replies: 25
Views: 1167

Re: sleeping problems and cures ?

There are so many different causes as shown above. I used to suffer from achy leg syndrome, still do occasionally. Go straight to sleep, wake up an hour later. My best cure was get up, have some cereal, go back to bed an hour later. Now I either get back ache about 4am or just randomly wake up and t...
by fatbikerbill
Tue May 04, 2021 10:47 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Waaaay OT: Shavehorse for green woodworking - solid beech
Replies: 6
Views: 391

Re: Waaaay OT: Shavehorse for green woodworking - solid beech

Eup,

came back with a 'no thanks', sorry
by fatbikerbill
Sun Mar 14, 2021 7:16 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Remind me please. What dried food do I like
Replies: 11
Views: 499

Re: Remind me please. What dried food do I like

Can't stand pot noodles.

Firepot, I think that is what I've had before, the dhal was good if I remember something.

Thx
by fatbikerbill
Sun Mar 14, 2021 3:26 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Remind me please. What dried food do I like
Replies: 11
Views: 499

Remind me please. What dried food do I like

Failing that, what do you recommend?
by fatbikerbill
Sun Nov 08, 2020 11:27 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: 'A' poles instead of a single pole
Replies: 5
Views: 329

Re: 'A' poles instead of a single pole

I certainly hadn't thought about the increase in stress, that does make sense.

I'd like to try it, but can't justify the two new poles I'd need as both would obviously be longer than my current single pole.
by fatbikerbill
Sun Nov 08, 2020 8:33 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Waterproof glove to try
Replies: 27
Views: 1255

Re: Waterproof glove to try

A quick Google. The showa gloves are only £8.99 from screwfix https://www.screwfix.com/p/showa-281-temres-gauntlets-blue-large/52263?tc=NB3&ds_kid=92700048793290415&ds_rl=1244069&gclid=Cj0KCQiAy579BRCPARIsAB6QoIZyiCrs0b5jGojk0XZhy_E-WYdtIS2-IU2xIDvMFHlUC9kmRCtnBmwaAsA_EALw_wcB&gclsrc...
by fatbikerbill
Sun Nov 08, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: 'A' poles instead of a single pole
Replies: 5
Views: 329

'A' poles instead of a single pole

So I have a tarp, a bare paws lair to be precise that like many is designed for a single vertical pole. I have such a pole courtesy of Stuart that is great. But as I slept in it the other night I wondered why not have an 'A' pole. It would give so much more room underneath the tarp. The hard bit wou...
by fatbikerbill
Tue Nov 03, 2020 12:10 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Luxurious one person accomodation - HexPeak, Duomid
Replies: 14
Views: 949

Re: Luxurious one person accomodation - HexPeak, Duomid

I really appreciate my terra nova laser competition on those non bivvy nights. 1.1kg, lighter versions are available. I'm 185 tall and there's plenty of room lying down or sitting up. Strictly a 3 pole because of the little diddy end poles but it's stable, has a great porch and if you were very frie...
by fatbikerbill
Sun Nov 01, 2020 11:25 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: 26 X 4.5 Fat Bike Tyres Wanted
Replies: 6
Views: 255

Re: 26 X 4.5 Fat Bike Tyres Wanted

Are you talking about the original on one fatty? I used to own one and loved it. IMO you can not fit much above 4" in the rear but that will depend on your rims. Mine were standard rims. On the front I too had the carbon fork (highly recommended) and happily ran a 4.8 bud. The combo was great.
by fatbikerbill
Sun Nov 01, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Chain rotation?
Replies: 9
Views: 596

Re: Chain rotation?

That does sound good going, almost what I'd expect from the road bike.

As has been said I guess it varies with conditions, terrain and how much Lancashire slop you get.
by fatbikerbill
Sat Oct 31, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Chain rotation?
Replies: 9
Views: 596

Re: Chain rotation?

piemonster - yeah that is exactly what I was thinkink, though perhaps 3 chains is OTT. I too used to do it in the old days , then fatigue set in. I do clean the chain every ride & use squirt normally, although I have just retired it for winter slop. I find it incomaptible with this current Lanca...
by fatbikerbill
Fri Oct 30, 2020 8:32 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Chain rotation?
Replies: 9
Views: 596

Chain rotation?

For those that rotate their chains on an mtb ?

How many chains and how often?

I am thinking 2 or 3 chains and perhaps every 300 to 500 km.
by fatbikerbill
Tue Oct 06, 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Exposure bar mount. Upside down?
Replies: 23
Views: 998

Re: Exposure bar mount. Upside down?

Ahh bugger Andy, now the light is pointing backwards.

What to do!
by fatbikerbill
Tue Oct 06, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Exposure bar mount. Upside down?
Replies: 23
Views: 998

Re: Exposure bar mount. Upside down?

Excellent, upside down it'll be.

@andy, I tried that but struggled with the brake levers being on the top side.
by fatbikerbill
Sun Oct 04, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Exposure bar mount. Upside down?
Replies: 23
Views: 998

Exposure bar mount. Upside down?

Does anyone run there exposure bar light upside down? Would it be a daft idea? This is to a set of jones copy bars and the front bar is only 22mm, and I currently do not have the 25mm mount. I normally have the bars slightly angled, ends down and from a general protection point of view underneath mi...
by fatbikerbill
Mon Sep 07, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Carbon 29 plus fork wanted
Replies: 4
Views: 422

Re: Carbon 29 plus fork wanted

I have a travers Prong Fat fork lying around waiting for a good home.

NB: It'll be non boost for sure.
by fatbikerbill
Wed Aug 26, 2020 9:58 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Ergon grip gp1 screw spec
Replies: 3
Views: 368

Re: Ergon grip gp1 screw spec

Cheers for the info.

I'll be able to sort.