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by metalheart
Sun Jul 07, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tour Divide 2019
Replies: 764
Views: 23743

Re: Tour Divide 2019

Suggest you edit that.
@FLV: must be lack of context from the typed word.

Let me be clear I have a lot of respect for both parties (and do not intend to diminish either).

If my attempts at humour are off beam mods please delete.
by metalheart
Sun Jul 07, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tour Divide 2019
Replies: 764
Views: 23743

Re: Tour Divide 2019

but you were still beaten by a girl with no gears :wink:
You somehow forgot to mention she’s a big lass and was shod in steeler work boots and cut off jeans... :lol:

Still, waaaay better than me for sure, so I tip my hat in respect.
by metalheart
Sun Jul 07, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2019
Replies: 602
Views: 30927

Re: Bivvy a month 2019

7/7 for 2019, 9th in a row. See post above^ https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48219827992_20a3d32725_z_d.jpg Hard a weird mechanical on the way up the old logging way, chain overthrew changing under pressure and got a link wedged behind a rivit of the cassette. I spent 15 mins being a blood donor ...
by metalheart
Fri Jul 05, 2019 6:37 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tour Divide 2019
Replies: 764
Views: 23743

Re: Tour Divide 2019

Superb run and in full accordance with the 'spirit of the Tour Divide' ... don't quote me, I might copyright that for later :wink: Excellent! When can we expect the film to be released :lol: In amongst all the men girnin shots the smiling face of Alexandra has been most welcome. She looks like she’...
by metalheart
Sun Jun 30, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What Plus tyre?
Replies: 19
Views: 486

Re: What Plus tyre?

WTB Ranger (in tough casing). Wore one out, replaced it with a Maxxis Rekon which lasted about 5 hours (sidewall slash start of the descent from the Lairig & Louigh) so replaced replacement with another ranger. Went up tubeless no problem on a hope 35W with a track pump. The Maxxis needed the airsho...
by metalheart
Mon Jun 24, 2019 11:19 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tour Divide 2019
Replies: 764
Views: 23743

Re: Tour Divide 2019

According to Lael's IG (Rue), she's scratched but still riding the route... :???:

But, yeah, go Alexandra. She's a machine! PAF!! :-bd
by metalheart
Sat Jun 22, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2019
Replies: 602
Views: 30927

Re: Bivvy a month 2019

6/6. 8th in a row, and as Scotroutes says the fourth & final solstice to make our equinox/solstice for a year. I did offer to channel the inner Ramsay Bolton with Ross but he wasn't particularly keen (what's a little flaying between friends, eh?) :lol: https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48108105888...
by metalheart
Mon Jun 17, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tour Divide 2019
Replies: 764
Views: 23743

Re: Tour Divide 2019

and you can see that currently his position is shown with a tent icon, i.e. he's bivvying, well it is 2am local time.
I dunno, maybe he’s just stopped for a quick pas de deux... :lol:
by metalheart
Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Solaris: drop bar conversion?
Replies: 22
Views: 610

Re: Solaris: drop bar conversion?

So far I've tried the Velo Orange 'Caseys Crazy' bar, the Alpkit 'Confuscius' thingy and the On-one 'Geoff' offering.
I thought it was a bit too obvious... (but decided to ask anyways...).
by metalheart
Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Solaris: drop bar conversion?
Replies: 22
Views: 610

Re: Solaris: drop bar conversion?

Or maybe a problem looking for a solution :wink:
Yeah, I think thats what I actually meant...

However, I still stand by abomination... :lol:
by metalheart
Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Solaris: drop bar conversion?
Replies: 22
Views: 610

Re: Solaris: drop bar conversion?

Would it not be easier just to put on a Jones bar (or something) on the Solaris?

That abomination of Stu's (no offence intended :grin: ) is a solution looking for a problem...

<mh: member of the self styled cotic style police>

:lol:
by metalheart
Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Synmat leakage
Replies: 20
Views: 623

Re: Synmat leakage

Not exactly much help, but I've found Exped warranty has been decent (a simlar mat to yours, baffles burst, and the pump bag rip you saw me do on the recent MM200-ish thang).

Both were replaced without issue.
by metalheart
Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What the go to GPS these days?
Replies: 11
Views: 512

Re: What the go to GPS these days?

cool, Oregon 700 it is I’ll tell him :-bd
by metalheart
Wed Jun 12, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What the go to GPS these days?
Replies: 11
Views: 512

Re: What the go to GPS these days?

That's pretty much exactly what I told him Colin... :lol:
by metalheart
Wed Jun 12, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What the go to GPS these days?
Replies: 11
Views: 512

What the go to GPS these days?

Yeah, yeah, I know. But (genuinely) asking for a friend.

I've an Oregon 600 which does me (and more than I use it for... :oops: ).

I've a mate who was about to order an Edge something or other. I don't think that's the best option.

So, whats the go to GPS unit these days?
by metalheart
Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: TD 2019 rigs ('bikes' for the English speakers).
Replies: 51
Views: 1729

Re: TD 2019 rigs ('bikes' for the English speakers).

I've just checked and the article is definitely titled rigs, no mention of bikes or even steeds :wink: Aye , but the first bike set up the guy talks about his iron horse... after that I just looked at the pictures.... :-bd The Specialized of the lady (Ms Hayes) from Salida had me thinking, now that...
by metalheart
Wed Jun 12, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: TD 2019 rigs ('bikes' for the English speakers).
Replies: 51
Views: 1729

Re: TD 2019 rigs ('bikes' for the English speakers).

Rigs and steeds, ye gods.
by metalheart
Wed Jun 12, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tour Divide 2019
Replies: 764
Views: 23743

Re: Tour Divide 2019

And not aimed at you but did this topic come up when Lee Cragie rode and filmed with Ricky Cotter? This also crossed my mind... I think that shes gunning for the overall win/record has people running scared... personally I think it’d be fucking vaguely exciting (you go girl!). Delighted to spot Swe...
by metalheart
Wed Jun 12, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What you done t' your bike today
Replies: 170
Views: 6181

Re: What you done t' your bike today

Ha, not much chance of it getting ‘melted’ in the sun at the moment. More likely to get brittle in the cold and snap!
by metalheart
Wed Jun 12, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 7374
Views: 747190

Re: The post man's been ...

4x shimano RT66 rotors, a KMC 11 speed chain for chubby tyred wheels. A 29x2.4 wtb Trail Boss G2 tyre (definitely a different beast from the old smaller one), 10mm rise renthal fatbars (to lower the front end of the FS) and some decidedly orange hope headset spacers. And even yet I have a void where...
by metalheart
Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:16 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: What you done t' your bike today
Replies: 170
Views: 6181

Re: What you done t' your bike today

I finally got around to fitting my front ‘fender’ (that’s its just a piece of cut floppy plastic and would deform when I put the bike in the car with the front wheel off put me off...). Also put some ‘protective’ tape on the contact points of frame bag so I don’t get polished points (especially on t...
by metalheart
Tue Jun 11, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tour Divide 2019
Replies: 764
Views: 23743

Re: Tour Divide 2019

No, just the opposite ... I ride to lose myself.
Amen to that brother.
by metalheart
Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Todays ride
Replies: 1420
Views: 203193

Re: Todays ride

Aye Colin, I believe I know someone who could’ve helped :lol: Sensible, me? Have you learned nothing? Took the SLNT all the way to Whitebridge. Thought it more pleasant (and safer) than pushing up he hills on the road.. No way I’d ever manage the corkscrew with my knee (I walked most of it the last ...
by metalheart
Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:16 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Todays ride
Replies: 1420
Views: 203193

Re: Todays ride

Yesterday I attempted the Loch Ness 360. I’ve been pretty stressed at work the last week or two, booked a week off and needed a ‘challenge’. I had intended heading out on my new FS but a check in with an old mate and the gauntlet was thrown. I knew that I wasn’t really fit enough (to keep up with my...
by metalheart
Sun Jun 02, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Highland Trail 2019
Replies: 502
Views: 20921

Re: Highland Trail 2019

See Michelle’s scratched (not that I blame her like!).

So that’s the race over now, yeah?

A bit epic this year...