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by Asposium
Sat Apr 04, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Virtual BAM ... you know you want to
Replies: 163
Views: 2211

Re: Virtual BAM ... you know you want to

i'm in full stealth mode
going to sneak to the bivi spot just before bed. :grin:
by Asposium
Sat Apr 04, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Virtual BAM ... you know you want to
Replies: 163
Views: 2211

Re: Virtual BAM ... you know you want to

also being asked for a password

clicked link above on a windows 10 laptop
by Asposium
Thu Apr 02, 2020 8:32 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Garmin Edge 530 External Battery Pack
Replies: 15
Views: 559

Re: Garmin Edge 530 External Battery Pack

AFAIK the Garmin battery will also only work with their own out front mount costing £30 as it sits underneath the mount with the gps on the normal top bit rather than connecting directly to the gps. I've seen a few big discounts on the 1030, the cheapest being €340 but not sure I want the memory hu...
by Asposium
Wed Mar 25, 2020 9:08 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Gravel porn
Replies: 45
Views: 1202

Re: Gravel porn

I tend to think the world of gravel could have gone either way but it appears more and more that it's something that's increasingly adopted by the road world? On reflecton, this probably makes sense given that a 'gravel' bike will likely open up new riding possibilities for the roadie. For the moun...
by Asposium
Wed Mar 25, 2020 7:31 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Gravel porn
Replies: 45
Views: 1202

Re: Gravel porn

Just get a mtb, this gravel lark for me is roadies to posh for mtbs hitting the dirt but not calling themselves mtbers :lol: I personally ride both road and off road and at first thought what a great concept but have since thought I'll stick to my mtb and I'll the road bike with the rubber it was b...
by Asposium
Tue Mar 24, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Gravel porn
Replies: 45
Views: 1202

Re: Gravel porn

Having two gravel bikes I thought they were the mutts nuts for off-road and gravel type stuff However, I have since bought a specialized epic comp carbon Holy sh!t that thing is fast. Okay, not as quick on the road, but way quicker than the gravel bikes off-road. Maybe I’ve been wrong, maybe gravel ...
by Asposium
Sat Mar 14, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: helicopter tape, where recommended to buy?
Replies: 10
Views: 379

helicopter tape, where recommended to buy?

bought a new bike and want to put helicopter tape on the frame before adding bags any suggestions where to buy? looking at this on Amazon; it ain't cheap. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Protection-8671HS-Helicopter-Oraguard-Various/dp/B01MF7CRW6?th=1 though this looks similar https://www.amazon.co.uk/Gori...
by Asposium
Wed Mar 11, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Dales Divide 2020 .. who's going?
Replies: 84
Views: 3727

Re: Dales Divide 2020 .. who's going?

I’ll be on the new mountain bike

Just need to get bags sorted.
by Asposium
Tue Mar 10, 2020 9:15 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTD: 26” Wheelset
Replies: 3
Views: 198

Re: WTD: 26” Wheelset

In the loft I have....
Mavic 717 disc. (I think)
DT revolution spokes
Hope evo 2 hubs, 6 bolt
Titanium freehub
Never ridden

Any interest?
by Asposium
Sat Mar 07, 2020 7:29 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What you done t' your bike today
Replies: 453
Views: 27491

Re: What you done t' your bike today

Collected it from the bike shop :lol: https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49630806888_2becc6ddf6_z.jpg https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49630806993_63c9c7aca8_z.jpg After being battered on the gravel bike decided it was time to buy a new mountain bike Fortuitous really given I killed the gravel b...
by Asposium
Sat Mar 07, 2020 12:13 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: SOS only PLB vs subscription service Satellite Communicator
Replies: 4
Views: 203

Re: SOS only PLB vs subscription service Satellite Communicator

My experience is of an inReach tracker. When pressing the SOS button it was nice to chat with someone about the problem and to know with 100% certainty the SOS had been received. As for salt water, Garmin make this case for the inReach mini. https://buy.garmin.com/en-GB/GB/p/642729/pn/010-12723-01
by Asposium
Tue Mar 03, 2020 10:26 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: inReach SOS use
Replies: 15
Views: 495

Re: inReach SOS use

pistonbroke wrote:
Tue Mar 03, 2020 8:39 am
Hopefully Specialized UK will warranty the frame.
Better not tell them you were "racing" then :wink:
Good thing the event isn’t a race. :lol:
by Asposium
Tue Mar 03, 2020 2:52 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: inReach SOS use
Replies: 15
Views: 495

Re: inReach SOS use

I actually meant to type’turn the stupid dial DOWN a little. I do wonder if I had one that I might take more risks and thus be more likely to need it? The lady slipped on a really easy piece of track, there was nothing technically changing. It was merely poor judgment at the wrong moment. We’ve all...
by Asposium
Tue Mar 03, 2020 2:46 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: inReach SOS use
Replies: 15
Views: 495

Re: inReach SOS use

Cant put a price to life But you can and "society" usually does. It's almost impossible not to in a world of finite resources. WRT the Inreach, is there anyway to know whether that was what called up the chopper or whether it was the PLB that you mention had already been activated? First, the PLB w...
by Asposium
Sun Mar 01, 2020 11:53 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: HT550 over 7 riding days
Replies: 26
Views: 1044

Re: HT550 over 7 riding days

We’d drive
by Asposium
Sun Mar 01, 2020 10:47 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: inReach SOS use
Replies: 15
Views: 495

inReach SOS use

Here in New Zealand needed to use my inReach for the benefit of a rider who had slipped, fallen, and broken her ankle. A PLB had been activated; however, no way of knowing if the distress beacon had been received. Pressed the SOS on the inReach mini and the thing went mad for 20 seconds. Distress wa...
by Asposium
Sun Mar 01, 2020 10:36 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: HT550 over 7 riding days
Replies: 26
Views: 1044

Re: HT550 over 7 riding days

Hi,

No, this ride isn’t about a time.
She purposefully wants to avoid the mass start and the crowds.

Thanks for the advice.

That was my next question.... which bits to miss out.
by Asposium
Sun Mar 01, 2020 9:09 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: HT550 over 7 riding days
Replies: 26
Views: 1044

Re: HT550 over 7 riding days

Thanks all Will chat with her a discuss which loop we miss out. This isn’t supposed to be a beasting, more an enjoyable ride in a scenic part of the county. We’re both capable outdoors people. Might be able to stretch time wise if we went on a may bank holiday; though that might mean missing WRT or ...
by Asposium
Sun Mar 01, 2020 2:47 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: HT550 over 7 riding days
Replies: 26
Views: 1044

HT550 over 7 riding days

Would the HT550 over 7 days be a challenge for someone with limited bikepacking ability (albeit with me) but an experienced outdoors person?

Idea is to enjoy the route, not beast it round.
by Asposium
Tue Feb 18, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Tour Aotearoa 2020
Replies: 5
Views: 861

Re: Tour Aotearoa 2020

Gulp

I fly tomorrow (Wednesday 19th Feb)
And start sat (22nd Feb)

Hopefully the boner training has been sufficient
by Asposium
Sat Feb 15, 2020 7:12 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Dales Divide 2020 .. who's going?
Replies: 84
Views: 3727

Re: Dales Divide 2020 .. who's going?

??? Just been checking my diary for this again. Turns out I need to be back by the Monday 13th by the latest (with the ride starting 10th... Anyone have any ideas on how fast was the slowest rider last year as it might help me decide if I have enough time to get it all in (especially now that Seans...
by Asposium
Sat Feb 15, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Dales Divide 2020 .. who's going?
Replies: 84
Views: 3727

Re: Dales Divide 2020 .. who's going?

Did this event last year on a gravel bike
Not making that mistake again, with be on a mountain bike.
It’s first proper outing; so new haven’t even collected it from the shop. Though is a thing of beauty
by Asposium
Sun Jan 26, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Another SPOT alternative
Replies: 10
Views: 462

Re: Another SPOT alternative

looks interesting uses the iridium network (same as inReach) pricing structure is a little odd, but appears to be cheaper than inReach (not too difficult) not sure about the lack of screen; yes, typing a message on an inReach (mini or Explorer+) is a pain, but, neither are reliant on a working phone...
by Asposium
Sat Jan 25, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: just a quick consensus
Replies: 10
Views: 481

Re: just a quick consensus

What bike?
Will it take a front mech?