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by Asposium
Sun Jul 05, 2020 2:26 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Dales Divide: My Plan
Replies: 29
Views: 469

Re: Dales Divide: My Plan

If you are going to take that amount of capacity (20,000mAh) I'd take it in two separate batteries for redundancy. With a dynamo setup you can charge one and use the other to charge devices. was riding the YD300 several years back and a rider's single pack died so had no way to recharge his garmin ...
by Asposium
Sun Jul 05, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Dales Divide: My Plan
Replies: 29
Views: 469

Re: Dales Divide: My Plan

Unless you are using a dynamo system you also need to manage your lights. Have your lights on the lowest setting you are comfortable with for the trail conditions: i.e. if you are pushing up a hill there's no point in being on full power, if you've both a handlebar and a helmet light turn one of th...
by Asposium
Thu Jul 02, 2020 10:21 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: YD300
Replies: 25
Views: 390

Re: YD300

Was far from boring.
Some of the views are outstanding
by Asposium
Thu Jul 02, 2020 9:55 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: YD300
Replies: 25
Views: 390

Re: YD300

I’ve done YD300 and DD
Some sections of the YD300 were interesting, especially in the dark.
All of DD was rideable, event when half asleep; did the last 20miles with no front light, that was interesting
by Asposium
Thu Jul 02, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: YD300
Replies: 25
Views: 390

Re: YD300

Also signed up for the YD300
Understandable, but the none-riding social stuff is what makes these events special.
The like minded people, the pre- and post-ride banter.

Would have done the DD, but would rather do WRT (if it happens)
by Asposium
Mon Jun 29, 2020 8:41 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What do you think about when you are riding?
Replies: 33
Views: 683

Re: What do you think about when you are riding?

i generally ride to stop thinking.

thinking is part of my day-to-day problem
by Asposium
Mon Jun 29, 2020 8:36 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: No expense spared kit wish list
Replies: 37
Views: 923

Re: No expense spared kit wish list

take me and a friend to mongolia.
not a thing, but an experience

as i get older (and hopefully a little wiser) i am starting to appreciate (more) that it isn't stuff that is the route to happiness but sharing time with those people who matter

yes, yes, i know, not very consumer society friendly
by Asposium
Fri Jun 26, 2020 1:22 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Carrying food /supplies on a multi-day bikepacking /touring trip
Replies: 28
Views: 1508

Re: Carrying food /supplies on a multi-day bikepacking /touring trip

Hi,
Do you have a side view of the loaded bike?
What was the daily food?
Interesting to read more.
Thanks. :-bd
by Asposium
Tue Jun 23, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What GPS unit to get?
Replies: 32
Views: 703

Re: What GPS unit to get?

Shame Garmin doesn’t do a subscription based model for mapping.
by Asposium
Tue Jun 23, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What GPS unit to get?
Replies: 32
Views: 703

Re: What GPS unit to get?

This is a good thread as i was just about to plough into the joys of GPS research. The Etrex range look like a good option for myself but is the small screen a real pain? Also if I wanted to purchase a full OS set of maps has anyone any ebay experience of this type of thing? https://www.ebay.co.uk/...
by Asposium
Tue Jun 23, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What GPS unit to get?
Replies: 32
Views: 703

Re: What GPS unit to get?

When wanting an OS will use the Oregon 700. On a set of NiMH AAs will last approx 8 hours. Hmm. I'm about to press "buy" on a Oregon 700 but that battery life figure has me a bit concerned. I normally get 14-15 hours from a good set of NIMHs on the Oregon 600 - 18+ hours on Lithiums. To be fair, th...
by Asposium
Tue Jun 23, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What GPS unit to get?
Replies: 32
Views: 703

Re: What GPS unit to get?

Used various Garmin hiking and cycling GPS Montana 610: Huge display, wonderful for maps, very battery hungry. Oregon 700: okay display, okay for maps, good for battery, compact, uses Garmin spline Mount. Edge 1000: okay display, slow for maps, so so battery Edge 1030: large display, good for maps (...
by Asposium
Thu Jun 11, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: RTTS 2020.
Replies: 21
Views: 833

Re: RTTS 2020.

techno wrote:
Thu Jun 11, 2020 2:20 pm
I'll be out for this. Probably to a beach on the east coast. Sunrise over the sea at spurn point was lovely last year :-bd
i was thinking spurn point
might see you there if the bed doesn't call too loudly :lol:
by Asposium
Mon Jun 08, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Garmin Edge 530 External Battery Pack
Replies: 77
Views: 2762

Re: Garmin Edge 530 External Battery Pack

ZeroDarkBivi wrote:
Sun Jun 07, 2020 8:36 pm
Has anyone ever managed to buy one of these from Cycle Republic, or found one at a reasonable price elsewhere?
I got one from cycle republic, albeit many weeks ago
by Asposium
Sun Jun 07, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: All road, warroad, endurance help.
Replies: 20
Views: 494

Re: All road, warroad, endurance help.

the 2021 specialized diverge seems to tick those boxes.
various models at many price points
mine arrives early july, let me know if any questions and will try to answer when i have it
by Asposium
Thu Jun 04, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Garmin Edge 530 External Battery Pack
Replies: 77
Views: 2762

Re: Garmin Edge 530 External Battery Pack

Does anyone know the average speed metric is an ‘overall average’ or ‘moving average ‘if autopause is turned off on an Edge unit. It was moving average with autopause on. On an edge 1030 average speed becomes overall average if auto pause is off. For BB200 I have a custom profile on the edge that t...
by Asposium
Thu Jun 04, 2020 7:32 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Garmin Edge 530 External Battery Pack
Replies: 77
Views: 2762

Re: Garmin Edge 530 External Battery Pack

Does anyone know the average speed metric is an ‘overall average’ or ‘moving average ‘if autopause is turned off on an Edge unit. It was moving average with autopause on. On an edge 1030 average speed becomes overall average if auto pause is off. For BB200 I have a custom profile on the edge that t...
by Asposium
Sat May 30, 2020 9:57 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: So: why are racks & panners out of fashion?
Replies: 37
Views: 963

Re: So: why are racks & panners out of fashion?

Cost
Weight
Comfort

Pick any two
:lol:
by Asposium
Sat May 30, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: So: why are racks & panners out of fashion?
Replies: 37
Views: 963

Re: So: why are racks & panners out of fashion?

Interesting replies. Imagine there would be a different perspective on a touring forum. :lol: For myself, mostly I see no need to use anything other than bikepacking bags; can get everything I need for three — spring to autumn — weeks in standard bikepacking bags. The caveat here is that I am able t...
by Asposium
Sat May 30, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Free: Silverstone hard drive caddy
Replies: 0
Views: 165

Free: Silverstone hard drive caddy

Bought years ago
Never used
Rather than throw in the bin see if anyone wants it
Cover postage
Can send some photos if desired.
Colour is black

https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/www.over ... mplate=amp
by Asposium
Thu May 28, 2020 8:33 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Gravel porn
Replies: 89
Views: 3621

Re: Gravel porn

I really liked my gravel bike off-road
Or at least that’s what I told myself
Then I bought a modern (long and slack 29er hardtail, a Specialized epic carbon)
Oh my Lord I was so wrong.

That said, my next bike in a few weeks time will be the new specialized diverge GRX Di2. :lol:
by Asposium
Sun May 10, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: What tents do you lot use
Replies: 58
Views: 1784

Re: What tents do you lot use

For bikepacking

A terra nova solar photon 2
by Asposium
Sat May 09, 2020 10:11 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Gravel Gearing....again
Replies: 67
Views: 1785

Re: Gravel Gearing....again

My gravel bike had (broke the frame) XT 26/36 cranks, and an XT 11speed 11-40 cassette
Ultegra shifters.
Gearing was fine for pretty much all bikepacking; and went up some nasty hills in Norway.
by Asposium
Tue May 05, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Spokes
Replies: 19
Views: 471

Re: Spokes

I seem to recall a cx ray spoke is merely a laser spoke that has been squashed to make it more aero.

Have straight pull laser spokes on three pairs of wheels; have been fine.