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by thenorthwind
Wed Nov 25, 2020 11:23 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bike packing Christmas present ideas
Replies: 25
Views: 742

Re: Bike packing Christmas present ideas

TheBrownDog wrote:
Wed Nov 25, 2020 5:15 pm
A week off on full pay? That'd be lovely/
John's already had 6 months of that :wink: (probably not full pay, and I know, I know...)
by thenorthwind
Wed Nov 25, 2020 11:21 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bike packing Christmas present ideas
Replies: 25
Views: 742

Re: Bike packing Christmas present ideas

sean_iow wrote:
Mon Nov 23, 2020 11:32 am
Scud wrote:
Mon Nov 23, 2020 11:29 am
Some down tent slippers and a pipe?
That's a good call, well the former, not sure if I want to smoke a pipe in a bivi bag :grin:
In case you change your mind: https://danglesupply.com/

(if you're going to smoke in a bivi bag, it might as well be through a Ti bong :wink: )
by thenorthwind
Wed Nov 25, 2020 11:19 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Armchair adventurers
Replies: 1
Views: 74

Re: Armchair adventurers

Looks interesting, thanks. Very motorbike heavy - not that that's a bad thing.

I did a charity abseil off the Tyne Bridge for COCO when I was a student. They struck me as one of those small but dedicated charities that probably have a real impact on the communities they work with.
by thenorthwind
Wed Nov 25, 2020 8:57 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: UK Socially Distanced Covid Aware Winter Bivi 2020.
Replies: 5
Views: 151

Re: UK Socially Distanced Covid Aware Winter Bivi 2020.

:-bd Was just thinking that its really doesn't seem like a year since we occupied Dryffehead bothy..... Likewise. Shame we can't do it again this year, but should bothies be an option again early next year, I'd be up for a delayed winter meet-up. Will try and get out on that weekend if the weather'...
by thenorthwind
Wed Nov 25, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Breakfast with a view.
Replies: 10
Views: 406

Re: Breakfast with a view.

https://i.ibb.co/vqgkqfW/20201125-072806.jpg Not a great view, but it's a start. Just the hill (slag heap) in the country park (old colliery) about 5 mins ride from my front door. Not the nicest morning either, but at least it was mostly dry and mild. Just a coffee too. Nice to just chuck the stove...
by thenorthwind
Wed Nov 25, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Magazine fans.
Replies: 20
Views: 319

Re: Magazine fans.

You got me. I have the same affliction. Ordered. Seems like a bargain, so much so I splashed out an extra 11p for first class delivery.
by thenorthwind
Wed Nov 25, 2020 9:41 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Black Friday deals
Replies: 23
Views: 769

Re: Black Friday deals

I have the one without the hood - recommend. Edit: the jacket in general, with or without the hood, that is.
by thenorthwind
Tue Nov 24, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 9002
Views: 1011269

Re: The post man's been ...

...and dropped off a seat stay light and mudguards for the Arkose. What guards did you go for? Thinking about getting some full ones for my Arkose. SKS velo 55 because they were cheap - not fitted them yet so can’t give much feedback but having taken them out of the box they don’t come with stays b...
by thenorthwind
Tue Nov 24, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What are you drinking now?
Replies: 139
Views: 2766

Re: What are you drinking now?

It doesn't seem quite right to be having a snifter on Monday afternoon somehow. So I'm not. However, just been out to get some bread, and these somehow fell off the next shelf into the basket. The trigger word being "vanilla". The Norse Star is vanilla, cocoa and almond; and the Jet Black Heart is ...
by thenorthwind
Tue Nov 24, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 9002
Views: 1011269

Re: The post man's been ...

PaulB2 wrote:
Thu Nov 19, 2020 12:05 pm
...and dropped off a seat stay light and mudguards for the Arkose.
What guards did you go for? Thinking about getting some full ones for my Arkose.
by thenorthwind
Tue Nov 24, 2020 9:58 am
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: January's Virtual Winter Event 2021 (Covid lockdown edition) Jan 9th and 10th
Replies: 148
Views: 3403

Re: January's Virtual Winter Event 2021 (Covid lockdown edition) Jan 9th and 10th

My boundary is easily defined by the sea around the Island, but the references will need to be places it's legal for me to get to. Unfamiliarity with the legal conventions of access in Englandandwales is the one of the reasons I've not entered this event. :wink: This is one of the few arguments I'v...
by thenorthwind
Fri Nov 20, 2020 11:23 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: 29er Hope Pro 2 EVO / Easton ARC27 Wheels
Replies: 6
Views: 541

Re: 29er Hope Pro 2 EVO / Easton ARC27 Wheels

That does sound fair but on reflection I think I'll leave it, sorry. Thanks anyway.
by thenorthwind
Fri Nov 20, 2020 11:08 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What are you drinking now?
Replies: 139
Views: 2766

Re: What are you drinking now?

Westmalle Trippel, and an Ardmore to follow.
by thenorthwind
Fri Nov 20, 2020 11:06 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Yay, it's cheery Friday.
Replies: 1279
Views: 129789

Re: Yay, it's cheery Friday.

Enjoy your day with the hounds Stu :-bd Ours has had such a rollercoaster day... Ran with her spaniel friend in the park: :grin: My girlfriend hoovered the house: :cry: (fireworks - barely notices them. Hoover - hides as soon as you go near it) I came home with out of date ox tongue: :grin: I someti...
by thenorthwind
Wed Nov 18, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 9002
Views: 1011269

Re: The post man's been ...

...except the postman was me. After the discussion on the "one map" thread (which makes a nice change from the usual "one bike" threads you get on most bike forums from time to time, but I digress), when I remembered my vague plan to paper a wall with maps, I spent a few idle minutes looking at job ...
by thenorthwind
Tue Nov 17, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: 29er Hope Pro 2 EVO / Easton ARC27 Wheels
Replies: 6
Views: 541

Re: 29er Hope Pro 2 EVO / Easton ARC27 Wheels

I could be tempted. How much were you thinking?
by thenorthwind
Mon Nov 16, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 9002
Views: 1011269

Re: The post man's been ...

Cheers for the heads up about the Leeds club, something for the future mebe (though my next "club-thing" was going to be the local archers). What could possibly go wrong :roll: You end up in the middle of a long-running feud about the price of milk and get the theme tune stuck in your head? Sorry, ...
by thenorthwind
Sun Nov 15, 2020 10:20 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: January's Virtual Winter Event 2021 (Covid lockdown edition) Jan 9th and 10th
Replies: 148
Views: 3403

Re: January's Virtual Winter Event 2021 (Covid lockdown edition) Jan 9th and 10th

Wow, this thread has really drawn in some new blood (not in a ritualistic way, despite what the hanging around in damp woods and celebrating the solstices might suggest), or brought some lurkers into the open - either way, welcome :-bd Clearly this is what the people want - to be sent off into the u...
by thenorthwind
Sat Nov 14, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What are you drinking now?
Replies: 139
Views: 2766

Re: What are you drinking now?

There's salad in my fridge?! The one on the right towards the back turned out to be a Wilde Child Salted Caramel Stout. I wasn't expecting much as it was "only" 5.9% and that sort of big-flavour stout usually needs a correspondingly big ABV to back it up, but it was pretty good. As it happens I saw ...
by thenorthwind
Fri Nov 13, 2020 10:11 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Is a single map enough?
Replies: 58
Views: 1032

Re: Is a single map enough?

I remember once going to the house of a big time audax fiend who had wallpapered an entire wall with OS Landranger sheets and had most of SE England on there (he lived in London). I remember feeling pretty envious. That reminds me that I always thought when I bought a house I'd wallpaper at least o...
by thenorthwind
Fri Nov 13, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Yay, it's cheery Friday.
Replies: 1279
Views: 129789

Re: Yay, it's cheery Friday.

Just youtube hopping.... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K8BPP4ASQWo "gentlemen - TO BED! FOR WE RISE AT DAYBREAK!!.... why's it always daybreak?... why not 9.30?... ish..... what time's the battle?.... gentlemen - TO BED! For we leave at 9.30. On the dot, on the DOT.....". Cracking. Sounds like me...
by thenorthwind
Fri Nov 13, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What are you drinking now?
Replies: 139
Views: 2766

Re: What are you drinking now?

Ooh, it has hasn't it. Where is it I wonder? Looks like somewhere near Stu's :wink: Having looked up the brewery and found it on the map... not there. Sadly, it's as invented as I thought. Missed opportunity there :roll: Hopefully Landslide will be along shortly with a recommendation for us If he c...
by thenorthwind
Fri Nov 13, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: FS: Olympus Tough Waterproof Camera SOLD
Replies: 6
Views: 359

Re: FS: Olympus Tough Waterproof Camera

Third in line :| PM sent
by thenorthwind
Fri Nov 13, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What are you drinking now?
Replies: 139
Views: 2766

Re: What are you drinking now?

RIP wrote:
Fri Nov 13, 2020 5:29 pm
Not quite sure why I got this
Because it's got contour lines on the label?

For me... a fairly average Loch Lomond Mosaic IPA from when Lidl had a load of their beer. Just a warm up to something stronger and darker - just haven't decided what yet.
by thenorthwind
Fri Nov 13, 2020 8:56 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Yay, it's cheery Friday.
Replies: 1279
Views: 129789

Re: Yay, it's cheery Friday.

RIP wrote:
Thu Nov 12, 2020 11:45 pm
That's an overdose of bakeriness there 'Wind - or is such a thing impossible?
In my book, yes.

The only slight flaw in this plan is that, while the forecast insists it's about to turn into a beautiful sunny day any minute, it's currently persisting it down :roll: