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by Alan63
Fri Jun 12, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Paisley Freight
Replies: 12
Views: 350

Re: Paisley Freight

I thought this name rang a bell as they're not that far from me.

Found an fb post dating back to 2013 which recommended not using them. The seller had a bike returned to them as it had been "damaged in transit" ie smashed to bits.
by Alan63
Mon Jun 08, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Todays ride
Replies: 1880
Views: 257311

Re: Todays ride

Had my longest ride of year yesterday, a massive 71K. Whoop de doop I hear some say. Rode down into Ayrshire to pick up some more tiles. A77 bike path was really busy. Found some great new back roads in Ayrshire but some bad surfaces too. Great to be out in sunshine.
by Alan63
Wed May 27, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Veloviewer map - explorer tiles
Replies: 600
Views: 53607

Re: Veloviewer map - explorer tiles

Why have I never read this thread before :oops: Thats me started on my tile ticking journey - only at a measly 7x7. Clearly some catching up to do :???: Measly is good. We're on 9x9. I'm collected tiles when I'm out and about with my sons. It's a great way to let them where they have visited in the...
by Alan63
Mon May 18, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 456
Views: 24935

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

Under Emergency BaM legislation, we killed 2 birds with one stone. Got a road ride in during the day picking up stray tiles in SW Glasgow. Fraser had got a ride in with Mum earlier in the day. My other son Lewis had his virtual cub camp. The challenge was for him to camp in the back garden. The 3 of...
by Alan63
Wed Apr 22, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Pro cyclists bikepacking
Replies: 27
Views: 987

Re: Pro cyclists bikepacking

For completeness, 2 Lotto Soudal pro's Tim Wellens and Thomas de Gendt rode a chunk of the Montañasvacias trail at the end of last year. 2 Belgian hard men, Wellens wore the polka dot jersey for most of the Tour de France last year. They seemed to be enjoying themselves but only did 3 days due to i...
by Alan63
Sat Apr 18, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 456
Views: 24935

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

Emergency BaM legislation enacted. First bivvy of the year for the boys and I. After a trundle to the shops and back on the bike, l put up the tent in the back garden. Lewis also had a Cub challenge to camp out in garden so ticked 2 boxes. Boys had a great night. 1/4 in 2020 and 10 BaMs in last 16 m...
by Alan63
Sun Mar 22, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Todays ride
Replies: 1880
Views: 257311

Re: Todays ride

The Second City Divide passes close by our house. Part of our 2020 plans are to start this route. Fraser and I made a start today riding from Whitelee Forest over to Kype Muir. Whitelee was mobbed. After a mile or so, we had the place to ourselves. Was a beautiful day to be out and about. Visited pa...
by Alan63
Wed Feb 19, 2020 1:15 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 456
Views: 24935

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

Borderer wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:37 pm
Neither Joe or I managed jan btw. Feb isn't looking great either tbh.
I'm afraid Fraser and I fell at the 1st hurdle too. A mixture of me hurting my back and loads of other activities going on too.
by Alan63
Tue Jan 07, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 456
Views: 24935

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

JimmyG wrote:
Tue Jan 07, 2020 4:09 pm
Will do Ray once I get home later this afternoon.
Can you add me to the mailing list too please? Found a small bunker in Tentsmuir, junior was keen to try. Your location is closer to home. Thanks
by Alan63
Tue Dec 24, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Glasgow bikepacking shops?
Replies: 35
Views: 1850

Re: Glasgow bikepacking shops?

I have picked up a couple of Apidura bike bags from Bilslands down in the Saltmarket. Good shop run by great people.
by Alan63
Fri Dec 13, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Winter bivvy, Scotland
Replies: 97
Views: 6392

Re: Winter bivvy, Scotland

Unfortunately Fraser and I will miss out this weekend. Struck down by the lurgy. Have a great trip for those who go.
by Alan63
Sun Dec 08, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What you doing next year?
Replies: 69
Views: 3785

Re: What you doing next year?

Fraser and I have unfinished business with BaMs. Got 9/12 this year for a 1st attempt so we'll make a push for 12/12.

As we live in Glasgow, we're at the start of An Turas Mor and 2nd City Divide. Planning to make a start on both routes breaking it down to 1 or 2 day chunks at a time.
by Alan63
Wed Nov 27, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Winter bivvy, Scotland
Replies: 97
Views: 6392

Re: Winter bivvy, Scotland

There is a carpark just to the south of Samye Ling, but that is for the temple only - you can't park there. About a quarter of a mile south of that is a small carpark (ten cars maybe) opposite the tea rooms that is free and you can park there overnight. Sounds like the same place I'm talking about. .
by Alan63
Wed Nov 27, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Winter bivvy, Scotland
Replies: 97
Views: 6392

Re: Winter bivvy, Scotland

When we went to Greensykes in January, we parked in Eskdalemuir. There is a small car park opposite a modern cafe/visitor centre. The folks that run the place were happy for us to park there. The cafe did a good Sunday lunch.
by Alan63
Mon Nov 25, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Winter bivvy, Scotland
Replies: 97
Views: 6392

Re: Winter bivvy, Scotland

thenorthwind wrote:
Mon Nov 25, 2019 12:19 pm
Thanks for the link Borderer - are people planning to meet in Eskdalemuir and ride in together?

I know Bob - hoping the Scottish lot might turn up though ;-P
We're planning to ride in from Eskdalemuir following Borderers route. We'd be planning to ride in during daylight.
by Alan63
Mon Nov 25, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Winter bivvy, Scotland
Replies: 97
Views: 6392

Re: Winter bivvy, Scotland

Ray Young wrote:
Mon Nov 25, 2019 9:57 am
AlasdairMc wrote:
Sun Nov 24, 2019 11:23 am
Cool, I’ll be along if I can. Dryfehead still the planned venue?
Yes. Dryfehead it is.

Who's definitely planning on coming?
Me, Alasdair Mc, htrider, borderer.
Fraser and I planning to be there.
by Alan63
Fri Oct 25, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2019
Replies: 1141
Views: 94469

Re: Bivvy a month 2019

Unfortunately Fraser and I are out of the running. October has been a busy month and tonight was to be our BaM no10 for 2019. Had to keep Fraser off school today through illness. A pity as we've got close to our 12 BaMs. These things happen. We've agreed we'll be back for 2020. We've had some great ...
by Alan63
Wed Oct 09, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Winter bivvy, Scotland
Replies: 97
Views: 6392

Re: Winter bivvy, Scotland

Haven't been to Dryfehead before. Is there much space for camping outside if need be?
by Alan63
Mon Oct 07, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Winter bivvy, Scotland
Replies: 97
Views: 6392

Re: Winter bivvy, Scotland

Fraser and I should be up for winter bivvy trip.

Could be a gathering of the young team if Fraser and Joe make it.
by Alan63
Thu Sep 26, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2019
Replies: 1141
Views: 94469

Re: Bivvy a month 2019

Yes I saw that and thought how funny it would have been if we had bumped into each other :lol: We had an arrangement to visit friends in Dalgety Bay on Saturday evening which was why I thought of the Fife Coastal path. I know Blair from here has ridden some of it, but I couldn't find an account of ...
by Alan63
Thu Sep 26, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2019
Replies: 1141
Views: 94469

Re: Bivvy a month 2019

Friday and Saturday were rare September days of stunning weather here. Friday it was 22C and the sun was blazing, so you can imagine how thrilled I was that we wasted THE WHOLE DAY searching for my debit card which the boy had mislaid. :roll: I had planned a trip to try some of the Fife Coastal pat...
by Alan63
Sun Sep 22, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2019
Replies: 1141
Views: 94469

Re: Bivvy a month 2019

9/9 for Fraser and I. We were joined by my other son Lewis on his 1st wild camp trip. Fraser had an MTB race in Dundee today. We grabbed a trip to Tentsmuir Forest in Fife. Found a great sheltered spot amongst the dunes not far from the shore.
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by Alan63
Sun Sep 01, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2019
Replies: 1141
Views: 94469

Re: Bivvy a month 2019

8/8 for Fraser and I. My youngest son Lewis (9) decided he wanted to join us on our bothy trip. Lewis doesn't ride a bike but prefers to walk. Looked at Gameshope and Abyssinia but didn't fancy the burn crossing with 2 kids. Instead we went back to our wee shelters at Whitelee forest for a quick hit...
by Alan63
Fri Aug 30, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tour Divide 2019
Replies: 786
Views: 52516

Re: Tour Divide 2019

Well done Rich and Tom. I know my 11 year old son is inspired by Tom's adventures.
by Alan63
Sat Aug 24, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2019
Replies: 1141
Views: 94469

Re: Bivvy a month 2019

Thanks for posting. That's another location added to Fraser's list. :lol: It would be a good one for little legs alright. About 40km round trip. Samye ling is also a fantastic place for young minds. There is more about it on our website on the greensykes trip page. We went there after our Greensyke...