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by Asposium
Sun Sep 27, 2020 7:07 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Garmin - Which is recommended
Replies: 6
Views: 176

Re: Garmin - Which is recommended

This thread might help ....from a previous time such a question was asked.

viewtopic.php?f=7&t=17471
by Asposium
Sun Sep 27, 2020 7:01 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Garmin - Which is recommended
Replies: 6
Views: 176

Re: Garmin - Which is recommended

For my bikepacking I use an Edge 1030 and an Oregon 700. Both have their relative merits compared with the other. Whilst the Edge has a non-removable battery it will typically last 20 ish hours on a single charge; charge each evening from a USB pack. Edge has a larger screen. Oregon has a nicer user...
by Asposium
Tue Sep 22, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tubeless - An idiots guide
Replies: 22
Views: 241

Re: Tubeless - An idiots guide

whitestone wrote:
Tue Sep 22, 2020 6:14 pm
Tubeless is either straightforward or a ballache, there seems to be little middle ground.
:lol:

Conti AT Ride

Really liked those tyres on my gravel bike
Did work tubeless, but oh my lord they were a PITA
shame conti didn't a tubeless version
by Asposium
Tue Sep 22, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tubeless - An idiots guide
Replies: 22
Views: 241

Re: Tubeless - An idiots guide

i went tubeless after 13 punctures on BB 2018 with the correct rim / tyre combo there is no hassle mavic open pro ust rims with wtb riddler 42 went together no issue, and inflated with a standard track pump similarly, the wheelset on my spesh epic and spech fast track 2bliss tyres also inflated with...
by Asposium
Tue Sep 22, 2020 6:06 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: For those who like clean bits.
Replies: 22
Views: 1151

Re: For those who like clean bits.

been using a "spare" ultrasonic cleaner at work.
wow
chain came out cleaner than when new (removed the shipping grease)
removed that hard to get to dirt on the cassette
and no scrubbing required
thinking the rear mech from my work bike next :lol:
by Asposium
Mon Aug 24, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Spare/cheap phone + Spotwalla app?
Replies: 2
Views: 126

Re: Spare/cheap phone + Spotwalla app?

Anyone done such a thing and have any pros and cons on the matter. Seems much cheaper than a Spot/Inreach + plan (obviously for good signal areas and not remote desert locations). NB. Life360 has worked well for me over the years (just to show location to my mates so they can find me etc) but this ...
by Asposium
Fri Aug 21, 2020 10:28 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Whats your DD600 kitlist look like??
Replies: 25
Views: 658

Re: Whats your DD600 kitlist look like??

It’s 400km longer for starters.
Most (*) of it was rideable (there was note worthy cliff face that was interesting, route misses that section this year)
All the tracks actually exist on the ground; same cannot be said for a typical bb200


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(*) I was on a gravel bike, not making that mistake again
by Asposium
Fri Aug 21, 2020 9:46 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Whats your DD600 kitlist look like??
Replies: 25
Views: 658

Re: Whats your DD600 kitlist look like??

no need for a stove.
didn't take one last year, won't take one this year

what to take...
day riding kit
night riding kit, plus spare light batteries
sleeping kit
means to recharge Garmin
credit card
by Asposium
Fri Aug 21, 2020 9:11 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: North York Moors ride advice
Replies: 1
Views: 86

North York Moors ride advice

Hi, Looking to put together a ride in the North York Moors for someone new to mountain biking and bikepacking. 20 to 30km for an evening ride Ideally with moorland and heather tracks Not a massive amount of climbing, if possible. Not massively technical; will be riding in an evening, so some of the ...
by Asposium
Mon Aug 17, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: dales divide east coast start
Replies: 15
Views: 447

Re: dales divide east coast start

Yes, I’m riding the entire route, merely starting at Scarborough. There’s a clock tower on the sea front. Free on street parking. Route goes past. My usual Scarborough parking spot. I would have gone over to the proper start if we could have had a social side; given we can’t seems daft to drive all ...
by Asposium
Sat Aug 15, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: OMG! The faff!
Replies: 13
Views: 453

Re: OMG! The faff!

Been riding with a friend introducing her to bikepacking; been handy being able to share a tent due to the weight saving. However, we’ve been using her MSR windburner; now, not the smallest or lightest of things (and kind of offsets the weight saving of riding as a pair); but, OMG that thing is quic...
by Asposium
Sat Aug 15, 2020 3:11 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bikepacking mistakes you’ve made
Replies: 31
Views: 1012

Re: Bikepacking mistakes you’ve made

most obvious one was buying a gravel bike

a front sus hard tail was a much better purchase
by Asposium
Sat Aug 15, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: dales divide east coast start
Replies: 15
Views: 447

dales divide east coast start

If anyone from the east side of the country is doing the dales divide, fancy joining me for a start in Scarborough?
by Asposium
Thu Aug 13, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: A Panda on your head
Replies: 5
Views: 201

Re: A Panda on your head

ScotRoutes wrote:
Thu Aug 13, 2020 5:07 pm
Time for an official Bearbones cap?
Gutted I missed out on the excess caps from last this year’s winter ride.
Was too slow
I’d have a cap if there were a second run
by Asposium
Tue Aug 11, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Cairngorms Loop, sept /Oct okay?
Replies: 6
Views: 228

Re: Cairngorms Loop, sept /Oct okay?

Dean wrote:
Tue Aug 11, 2020 12:50 pm
I did it two year ago in the last week of September; I had 20c sun and blue skies the first day then freezing wind from Loch Builg then thick frost and snow when I stopped at Braemar campsite (thin ski gloves were appreciated).
Sounds typically Scottish
by Asposium
Tue Aug 11, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Cairngorms Loop, sept /Oct okay?
Replies: 6
Views: 228

Re: Cairngorms Loop, sept /Oct okay?

Thanks
Much appreciated
by Asposium
Tue Aug 11, 2020 11:14 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Cairngorms Loop, sept /Oct okay?
Replies: 6
Views: 228

Cairngorms Loop, sept /Oct okay?

Looking to ride the Cairngorms loop in late September or early October.
Either on my own or with a friend over a week.
Is the route rideable this time of year?
Thinking mainly bracken and ticks.
Ta.
by Asposium
Wed Aug 05, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What does the word "Bikepacking" mean to you?
Replies: 38
Views: 1191

Re: What does the word "Bikepacking" mean to you?

I genuinely don't think the type of bike you choose, or the luggage you use make you a bikepacker, they simply make you look like one - those things tend to be a side effect of being a bikepacker. Edit: sorry, just remembered I said I'd shut up. Indeed Did Jogle on a gravel bike with 28mm slick tyr...
by Asposium
Wed Jul 29, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: yd300 weekend
Replies: 51
Views: 1210

Re: yd300 weekend

stevewaters wrote:
Wed Jul 29, 2020 7:43 pm
What are folks plans for Friday evening ? - I am in two minds as to come up then and perhaps kip in the car or drive very early Saturday morning.
i'm planning on sleeping in the court yard outside the cycle shop.
asked via the facebook page, said it's okay
saves an early start on sat morning
by Asposium
Wed Jul 22, 2020 9:39 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: An observation.
Replies: 44
Views: 1091

Re: An observation.

Social media seems to be of the consensus that bikepacking is synonymous with touring. I’ve been credit card touring on my gravel bike with my bikepacking luggage which it seems pretty ideal for. Done LeJog and Jogle on a gravel bike with bikepacking gear, was ideal Had a tourer look at my bike and...
by Asposium
Wed Jul 22, 2020 8:41 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: An observation.
Replies: 44
Views: 1091

Re: An observation.

Seems I have it all wrong Bought a gravel bike before they were particularly trendy Rode a few bikepacking events on it Swore a lot Saw the error of my ways and bought a mountain bike Broke said gravel bike; ironically the mountain bike was in the shop ready to be collected. Specialized gave a 35% d...
by Asposium
Wed Jul 22, 2020 7:50 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Attaching Cages to Suspension forks
Replies: 10
Views: 312

Re: Attaching Cages to Suspension forks

Doing just this

A Topeak water bottle adapter
And hose clips
Will take a photo and post later.
by Asposium
Sun Jul 12, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: How often do you take a stove?
Replies: 38
Views: 1078

Re: How often do you take a stove?

I'm not a foody type and generally survive on one meal a day (unless I'm riding with Mike when the number can increase to 4, 5 or 6)but i do like a brew. I do quite enjoy the challenge of trying to cook a 'meal' with very litte kit though. I recall RTTS and stopping near the nuclear power station; ...
by Asposium
Sun Jul 12, 2020 10:04 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: How often do you take a stove?
Replies: 38
Views: 1078

Re: How often do you take a stove?

Seldom take one.
Don’t see the need.