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by Asposium
Sat Sep 14, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Fed up with Garmin. Alternatives?
Replies: 26
Views: 327

Re: Fed up with Garmin. Alternatives?

Have an Oregon 700
Been very reliable

Built in battery
The battery on the edge 1030 would likely last 20 hours
For a 12 hour day my 1030 drops to 50%, then recharge in the evening in the tent from a usb pack
Double that with the external (weather sealed) pack. Have a pack for use during bb200
by Asposium
Thu Sep 12, 2019 7:52 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Are we "cool" now... and for how long
Replies: 20
Views: 627

Re: Are we "cool" now... and for how long

My young fella refuses to wear his down jacket anymore as it said it makes him look like a "road-man" asking what this meant he explained that they are the lowest of the low in society,grand I said but on top of a hill at night there is no society and I ain't having a battering of your mother for l...
by Asposium
Wed Sep 11, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: DTSwiss 350 vs Hope RS4
Replies: 9
Views: 434

Re: DTSwiss 350 vs Hope RS4

I have four pairs of wheels with DT 240 straight pull spokes Can’t fault them Easy to change the end caps for current and future standards Easy to change freehub, again for current and future standards DT worked Shimano on the microspline standard DT make the internals for many third party hubs Real...
by Asposium
Sun Sep 08, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bonkers time triallists
Replies: 57
Views: 1407

Re: Bonkers time triallists

There is a time trial on the A63 (main road in/out of Hull)
Absolutely nuts
Road is horrendously busy with HGVs shortly after a ferry has docked.
Bad enough to drive along let alone cycle.
by Asposium
Sat Sep 07, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Wahoo elmnt ROAM -at intervals - review
Replies: 42
Views: 1373

Re: Wahoo elmnt ROAM -at intervals - review

Was using my new Garmin 1030 in Norway Typically 12-14 hour days (albeit not riding for that; however, the GPS was on) Would typically be at 50% charge That was on the map screen; did notice that the few times I spent more time on the data screen the battery life was better, so, the map screen impac...
by Asposium
Fri Sep 06, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What does your perfect event look like?
Replies: 110
Views: 3379

Re: What does your perfect event look like?

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Fri Sep 06, 2019 6:54 pm
Can we have the funky ass band that was posted sometime back?
The Iron Boot scapers - superb.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s-p4gXvs3AU
:-bd

take my money and sign me up
(just don't be when in new zealand. :lol: )
by Asposium
Fri Sep 06, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What does your perfect event look like?
Replies: 110
Views: 3379

Re: What does your perfect event look like?

Okay - thank you to everyone who shared their wants / wishes / outright fantasies. Some thought has taken place and if the stars align, I'm hoping they're might be something in the offing for early next spring. At present, there are many parts that need puling together, however expect bike riding i...
by Asposium
Thu Sep 05, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: MTB to Adventure bike
Replies: 17
Views: 542

Re: MTB to Adventure bike

rob39 wrote:
Thu Sep 05, 2019 5:25 pm
So how can I make it more adventure bike than MTB.
add bags.

......and a dangle mug
by Asposium
Tue Sep 03, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bb200 historical start points...
Replies: 28
Views: 536

Re: Bb200 historical start points...

Shaf - one option I've used prior to the BB200 and also the Winter Event is the Travelodge at Oswestry. It's just over an hour from Llanbrynmair. If the weather's poo then you aren't spending a night out prior to the event itself. Obviously not as cheap as camping :grin: How many boners can we get ...
by Asposium
Tue Sep 03, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bb200 historical start points...
Replies: 28
Views: 536

Re: Bb200 historical start points...

Shaf - one option I've used prior to the BB200 and also the Winter Event is the Travelodge at Oswestry. It's just over an hour from Llanbrynmair. If the weather's poo then you aren't spending a night out prior to the event itself. Obviously not as cheap as camping :grin: How many boners can we get ...
by Asposium
Thu Aug 29, 2019 6:14 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: tough, but fast rolling 700 x 32 tyre?
Replies: 6
Views: 271

Re: tough, but fast rolling 700 x 32 tyre?

Conti gatorhardshell
I used the 32mm for Jogle
Will cope off-road if not wet; a slick, so interesting in the wet
by Asposium
Fri Aug 23, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What's the weekend got in store?
Replies: 65
Views: 1384

Re: What's the weekend got in store?

On a train from Oslo to Bergen
Camp in a graveyard tonight
Then start cycling back to Oslo tomorrow
by Asposium
Sat Aug 17, 2019 8:27 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 7490
Views: 766807

Re: The post man's been ...

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Fri Aug 16, 2019 11:03 am
A lovely stainless bike for the workshop door - thank you David.

Image
:-bd
by Asposium
Fri Aug 16, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Mounting an Etrex
Replies: 15
Views: 490

Re: Mounting an Etrex

i have a RAM mount, for Garmin Spline mount devices (oregon 700 and inReach mini) https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48551297467_bccf1a54ef_z.jpg Untitled by Asposium , on Flickr https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48551297472_dfe2926b1b_z.jpg Untitled by Asposium , on Flickr https://live.staticfli...
by Asposium
Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: PSA Igaro D2 pre-order open
Replies: 2
Views: 185

Re: PSA Igaro D2 pre-order open

interested

however, given the complete unknown of this charger thinking sensible to wait and see the customer reviews of these first units
call me cynical
by Asposium
Mon Aug 12, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Refilling gas cannisters
Replies: 19
Views: 1075

Re: Refilling gas cannisters

I refill from the large c500 isobutane/propane mix cylinders Slightly more cost effective —- Is patio gas 100% propane? If so, be very careful using 100% propane in a standard camping gas cylinder https://adventuresinstoving.blogspot.com/2012/01/100-propane-for-backpacking-ii.html?m=1 Edit: Just goo...
by Asposium
Mon Aug 12, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Flying from Heathrow with bike, parking options /opinions
Replies: 5
Views: 240

Re: Flying from Heathrow with bike, parking options /opinions

for those that have used meet and greet at heathrow.....

seems park in short stay near departures
if correct, is it possible to get a trolley next to the car when parked in short stay?
by Asposium
Sat Aug 10, 2019 11:32 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Sleeping clothes/ PJ's?
Replies: 17
Views: 503

Re: Sleeping clothes/ PJ's?

I wear a thin fleece top, which is also used for cycling if cool (dual use)
And lightweight footless tights (they live with sleeping bag so don’t get wet)
Try to keep a pair of cycling socks dry also for sleeping /tent use
by Asposium
Sat Aug 10, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What spare clothes would you take on a week / two week trip?
Replies: 11
Views: 406

Re: What spare clothes would you take on a week / two week trip?

Dave Barter wrote:
Sat Aug 10, 2019 12:34 pm
Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Fri Aug 09, 2019 10:37 pm
1 pair of socks - not sure what else I could possibly need. :???:
This plus a pair of grunters. Lasted me 21 days
:o
by Asposium
Sat Aug 10, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: What spare clothes would you take on a week / two week trip?
Replies: 11
Views: 406

Re: What spare clothes would you take on a week / two week trip?

^ technically taking lots of clothes doesn’t come under “spare clothing”, that comes under TLS. I also carry a pair of leggings in which to sleep, but only one pair, so doesn’t count for this discussion. :grin: My north face cycling trousers are good for bike, off-bike, and travelling; again, only o...
by Asposium
Fri Aug 09, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What spare clothes would you take on a week / two week trip?
Replies: 11
Views: 406

What spare clothes would you take on a week / two week trip?

Was chatting with someone and they were shocked (horrified is likely closer to the truth) how little spare clothing I take on multi week trips; so, got me wondering, what spare clothes do you lot take on a week / two week trip. For the discussion, spare is any item that has more than one of. I gener...
by Asposium
Thu Aug 08, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: GPS watch options
Replies: 3
Views: 186

Re: GPS watch options

not aware of any watch with in-built satellite communication there are various options for non-satellite tracking; however, these rely on a cellular connection, either direct from the watch, or from a connected phone. my fenix 5 will garmin livetrack via a connected phone; however, hammers the batte...
by Asposium
Wed Aug 07, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Rescue me!
Replies: 40
Views: 974

Re: Rescue me!

^ the inReach has three free preset messages that come in handy first i have set as a breadcrumb (handy when the inReach is on the lowest monthly subscription that includes no free tracking points; messages count as a map point, so an empty message is akin to a breadcrumb point. :ugeek: ) second "ch...
by Asposium
Wed Aug 07, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Rescue me!
Replies: 40
Views: 974

Re: Rescue me!

Cheeky Monkey wrote:
Wed Aug 07, 2019 10:05 am
Just don't kid yourself they're "essential"
for some events (the tour aotearoa i am doing next year) a tracking is compulsory
by Asposium
Tue Aug 06, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Rescue me!
Replies: 40
Views: 974

Re: Rescue me!

I did own an Iridium sat phone, if people think inReach is expensive then try an Iridium sat phone. Anyway, the inReach did away with the need for the phone so sold it. For all the hype of it being rugged the antenna was quite a week point. Sending texts was a pain; if the text didn’t send had to ma...