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by Asposium
Thu Jan 14, 2021 9:52 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Taking a knife to a gunfight.
Replies: 59
Views: 932

Re: Taking a knife to a gunfight.

All interesting stuff :-bd Another Q on these lines, about how the gravel bike that appears to be more presentable/acceptable than an MTB for bikepacking or adventure brand marketing. I think the answer is that a bikepacking MTB is a very niche product, a gravel bike has a use for the times it's un...
by Asposium
Thu Jan 14, 2021 9:51 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Taking a knife to a gunfight.
Replies: 59
Views: 932

Re: Taking a knife to a gunfight.

Another Q on these lines, about how the gravel bike that appears to be more presentable/acceptable than an MTB for bikepacking or adventure brand marketing. I think the answer is that a bikepacking MTB is a very niche product, Is there such a thing as a bikepacking MTB? 😳 I use a specialized epic C...
by Asposium
Thu Jan 14, 2021 9:44 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Taking a knife to a gunfight.
Replies: 59
Views: 932

Re: Taking a knife to a gunfight.

I own two gravel bikes. Initially purchased a gravel bike for bikepacking. Now have a hardtail for bikepacking. I see bikepacking as an way of mind, and select the tool for the job. So, if the route is road and -say- sustrans tracks then take the gravel bike. If there is a sniff of off-road then tak...
by Asposium
Mon Jan 04, 2021 8:50 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: January's Virtual Winter Event 2021 (Covid lockdown edition) Jan 9th and 10th
Replies: 608
Views: 12334

Re: January's Virtual Winter Event 2021 (Covid lockdown edition) Jan 9th and 10th

techno wrote:
Mon Jan 04, 2021 3:46 pm
Asposium is on the case, so you can chill :-bd
YGM
by Asposium
Mon Jan 04, 2021 3:48 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: January's Virtual Winter Event 2021 (Covid lockdown edition) Jan 9th and 10th
Replies: 608
Views: 12334

Re: January's Virtual Winter Event 2021 (Covid lockdown edition) Jan 9th and 10th

techno wrote:
Mon Jan 04, 2021 3:43 pm
Asposium wrote:
Mon Jan 04, 2021 3:38 pm
I was / am Hull based.
If your area is Hull and surrounding I could do them.
Know some interesting spots.
Thanks that would be great. 30km radius of Pearson park would.be perfect.
Andy.

Ok
Will do some tonight.
by Asposium
Mon Jan 04, 2021 3:38 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: January's Virtual Winter Event 2021 (Covid lockdown edition) Jan 9th and 10th
Replies: 608
Views: 12334

Re: January's Virtual Winter Event 2021 (Covid lockdown edition) Jan 9th and 10th

I was / am Hull based.
If your area is Hull and surrounding I could do them.
Know some interesting spots.
by Asposium
Sun Jan 03, 2021 8:16 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: January's Virtual Winter Event 2021 (Covid lockdown edition) Jan 9th and 10th
Replies: 608
Views: 12334

Re: January's Virtual Winter Event 2021 (Covid lockdown edition) Jan 9th and 10th

Last lockdown I was as good as gold and did everything by the book. No nights out at all. This time I just feel so pissed off with the way the govt down south has screwed things up that I find myself less willing to comply. I will still do all the sensible things like wearing a mask and not going t...
by Asposium
Sat Jan 02, 2021 7:37 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: January's Virtual Winter Event 2021 (Covid lockdown edition) Jan 9th and 10th
Replies: 608
Views: 12334

Re: January's Virtual Winter Event 2021 (Covid lockdown edition) Jan 9th and 10th

ScotRoutes wrote:
Sat Jan 02, 2021 5:26 pm
Asposium wrote:
Sat Jan 02, 2021 3:07 pm
JohnClimber wrote:
Sat Jan 02, 2021 11:08 am
....there are no rules to say that you can't defer your VWE to a completely different weekend when it's safer to do so.
Mid summer? 😂
LOL. WINTER event I guess is OK up to the end of February (or 20th March if you must).
Spring equinox it is then. 😆
by Asposium
Sat Jan 02, 2021 3:07 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: January's Virtual Winter Event 2021 (Covid lockdown edition) Jan 9th and 10th
Replies: 608
Views: 12334

Re: January's Virtual Winter Event 2021 (Covid lockdown edition) Jan 9th and 10th

JohnClimber wrote:
Sat Jan 02, 2021 11:08 am
....there are no rules to say that you can't defer your VWE to a completely different weekend when it's safer to do so.
Mid summer? 😂
by Asposium
Fri Jan 01, 2021 2:20 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: January's Virtual Winter Event 2021 (Covid lockdown edition) Jan 9th and 10th
Replies: 608
Views: 12334

Tier 4

The biggest issue I see is finding water. Tier 4 is allowed to exercise, and travel locally (though hull is in tier 3, soton tier 4). For an overnight can carry all my food and spares. Only issue is water. Normally I’d go into a pub, cafe, or camp site. But everything is closed. Could take a water f...
by Asposium
Sun Dec 27, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What are your feelings about next year?
Replies: 40
Views: 913

Re: What are your feelings about next year?

Lockdowns, or more regions in tier4, between Jan until about March. Vaccine rollout should start to improve things in Q2 and Q3. But, if there are further variants which achieve vaccine escape, then all bets are off. yup i feel vaccine escape is our biggest problem at the moment. the virus will cha...
by Asposium
Sun Dec 27, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: What are your feelings about next year?
Replies: 40
Views: 913

Re: What are your feelings about next year?

A news article I saw said that with the new strain of virus 80% immunity might be required for herd immunity. That was late summer. Then we have to assume a future mutation won’t permit “vaccine escape”. The virus will mutate to avoid our immune system and a vaccine. I do not foresee tiers relaxing ...
by Asposium
Sun Dec 20, 2020 7:59 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: "official" UK Bikepacking Routes
Replies: 28
Views: 754

Re: "official" UK Bikepacking Routes

HT550 on a gravel bike
That’s just sadistic

:o
by Asposium
Tue Dec 15, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What capacity battery pack do you use?
Replies: 14
Views: 359

Re: What capacity battery pack do you use?

packs are ~13,000mAh a good balance of weight, price, capacity, and packability for a simple over nighter take one for a typical trip take two and for longer trips away from mains take three prefer multiple smaller packs compared with one larger pack for redundancy, and it is generally quicker to re...
by Asposium
Sun Dec 13, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: January's Virtual Winter Event 2021 (Covid lockdown edition) Jan 9th and 10th
Replies: 608
Views: 12334

Re: January's Virtual Winter Event 2021 (Covid lockdown edition) Jan 9th and 10th

tried to create my area in viewranger before i send to my partner, please someone view and let me know if the idea work. ta https://my.viewranger.com/route/details/MzU5ODM0Ng== Looks like you're going to need a wetsuit... that's okay if i need a wetsuit then my partner will be needing a plane. :lol...
by Asposium
Sun Dec 13, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: January's Virtual Winter Event 2021 (Covid lockdown edition) Jan 9th and 10th
Replies: 608
Views: 12334

Re: January's Virtual Winter Event 2021 (Covid lockdown edition) Jan 9th and 10th

tried to create my area in viewranger

before i send to my partner, please someone view and let me know if the idea work.

ta

https://my.viewranger.com/route/details/MzU5ODM0Ng==
by Asposium
Wed Dec 02, 2020 9:14 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: GPS Tracker Thread - Spot Content and In reach
Replies: 31
Views: 614

Re: GPS Tracker Thread - Spot Content and In reach

AndyTheBikeGuy wrote:
Wed Dec 02, 2020 8:38 pm
...but needs a phone signal....
Which is why use a satellite tracker.

I’d be as happy as a pig in poo if my phone worked everywhere.
Alas, it does not, hence the tracker.
by Asposium
Wed Dec 02, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: GPS Tracker Thread - Spot Content and In reach
Replies: 31
Views: 614

Re: GPS Tracker Thread - Spot Content and In reach

I have an inReach Explorer+ and mini.

Works everywhere
Communication is two way
Two way communication during and SOS was very useful.
RAM make a nice Garmin spline mount
Yes, it’s expensive, but it works.

66i could be an option if you wanted a new GPS
by Asposium
Tue Nov 24, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: What training app?
Replies: 39
Views: 823

Re: What training app?

Also zwift.
Does get a little boring.
However, slightly less so than without.
by Asposium
Mon Nov 23, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Black Friday deals
Replies: 42
Views: 1775

Black Friday deals

Might be useful to post any good cycling deals here.

OS have 20% off everything in their shop
Even includes Garmin GPS; usually codes exclude garmin GPS

Use code. BF20
by Asposium
Mon Nov 23, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Wtd: road/CX Shimano hollowtech cranks or R side only
Replies: 11
Views: 317

Re: Wtd: road/CX Shimano hollowtech cranks or R side only

i have a crank set, ultegra, 172.5mm
but the rings are worn and will need replacing
ring bolts are present
you can have for the cost of postage
by Asposium
Mon Nov 23, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Moving to soton for a new job, any bears in the area?
Replies: 11
Views: 427

Re: Moving to soton for a new job, any bears in the area?

great stuff.

seems there are a few.

working in hamble, likely to stay at the travel lodge in soton initially.
so, new forest camping at the weekend; saves me the cost of the hotel. :lol:
i am a northerner afterall. : :grin:
by Asposium
Mon Nov 23, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Moving to soton for a new job, any bears in the area?
Replies: 11
Views: 427

Moving to soton for a new job, any bears in the area?

Have a new job in Southampton starting 1st December.
Going to initially rent.
Are there any bears local?
Would be good to have like minded nutters in a new area.