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by Borderer
Fri Sep 25, 2020 12:34 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 644
Views: 37814

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

Impressive stuff Shaf. Thanks for the education. :-bd
by Borderer
Fri Sep 25, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 644
Views: 37814

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

Well done Shaf. Very glad I don't have to do that ablution thingy outside in the cold. Is that like a full strip wash then or just selected bits? Not taking the piss, just genuinely interested. I didn't realise that was required in Islam and it's good to learn. But yeah, it adds quite a extra dimens...
by Borderer
Fri Sep 25, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 644
Views: 37814

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

Guys, can you please not upload directly from your phone or without resizing images - this page takes forever to load because of 4mB and larger photos. They only need to be in the region of 100 to 250kB, no-one is going to notice any reduction in quality on their screens. Bob... is that what I did?...
by Borderer
Fri Sep 25, 2020 9:51 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: FS: Longshore SL Packraft.
Replies: 1
Views: 103

Re: FS: Longshore SL Packraft.

Nice. What does that weigh then Stu? Just out of interest!
by Borderer
Fri Sep 25, 2020 9:20 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 644
Views: 37814

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

UnderTheRadars wrote:
Fri Sep 25, 2020 9:07 am
Hmm maybe I should start doing this BaM malarkey, I mean it’s a perfect time of year to start :???:
Do it. It's a genuinely life-enriching thing to do.
by Borderer
Fri Sep 25, 2020 2:03 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 644
Views: 37814

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

You are out there, that's all that matters. :-bd
by Borderer
Thu Sep 24, 2020 10:41 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: the toughest road climb in the uk is.......... ?
Replies: 46
Views: 720

Re: the toughest road climb in the uk is.......... ?

I think the Mennock Pass deserves a mention.
It has a white bike memorial at the side of it. I don't know if they were going up or down though.

It's in Simon Warren's 100 climbs book.
by Borderer
Thu Sep 24, 2020 10:35 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 644
Views: 37814

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

I just thought I'd post here for a bit of motivational therapy. Am currently on 1 of 12 BAMs. Today was meant to be the one for this month. But as I was sorting out the bike, I became soft :sad: So sad... only 6 days remain Have you ever made yourself go and then wished you hadn't? Well then. Get o...
by Borderer
Thu Sep 24, 2020 7:07 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: An Turas Mor
Replies: 33
Views: 743

Re: An Turas Mor

Have been saving this up to read at leisure. Really enjoyed it as usual and am looking forward to doing bigger rides like this as the kids grow up. Funny how some places always have the same conditions. The Road to the Isles has had spectacular skies every time I've passed that way and the pylon tr...
by Borderer
Thu Sep 24, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Gatewood Cape - Pole - Question for Stu
Replies: 61
Views: 886

Re: Gatewood Cape - Pole - Question for Stu

Interesting thanks Reg. You are going to have to go out and test it again now :lol:
by Borderer
Wed Sep 23, 2020 8:36 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Shed Extension. Oh Yes.
Replies: 7
Views: 109

Re: Shed Extension. Oh Yes.

Nice work (and happy birthday btw).

Is it safe to leave bikes out there though? You hear of so many getting nicked from sheds.
by Borderer
Wed Sep 23, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Interesting idea....
Replies: 0
Views: 108

Interesting idea....

This is interesting..... a new wind-powered electricity generator. https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/sep/23/tiny-wind-turbine-can-collect-energy-from-a-walkers-swinging-arm Maybe we could all mount them to our bikes like this.... :lol: :lol: https://www.ebay.com/itm/2pcs-bike-bicycle-cycl...
by Borderer
Wed Sep 23, 2020 11:07 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Need and want.
Replies: 10
Views: 316

Re: Need and want.

I really don't need one (who does) but I really do want one. I fully appreciate that this may just be me and the appeal may be limited for many but there's something about it. https://media.theradavist.com/uploads/2019/03/BajaFalconer-1.jpg?w=750&quality=75 What's the idea behind that then? Like a ...
by Borderer
Tue Sep 22, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tubeless - An idiots guide
Replies: 22
Views: 235

Re: Tubeless - An idiots guide

htrider wrote:
Tue Sep 22, 2020 9:10 pm
You can't get mountain bike tyres with puncture proof belts like you can for road tyres
Hm. I was def under the impression that mine do. They used to be Kevlar but I think they are something else now. Will check and see.
by Borderer
Tue Sep 22, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 644
Views: 37814

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

Cracking report as ever Reg, loved the Carry On place names and the hat/pie scale. It takes me ages to put that many photos in a post, yet you seem to publish these accounts very quickly after your return. How are you hosting them? When I put up my gatewood it literally had condensation on it by the...
by Borderer
Tue Sep 22, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: mini aero bar thingy
Replies: 36
Views: 497

Re: mini aero bar thingy

Very good, under the radar, that made me laugh.
Need to be mint tho.
by Borderer
Tue Sep 22, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tubeless - An idiots guide
Replies: 22
Views: 235

Re: Tubeless - An idiots guide

I am completely baffled by the whole tubeless thing. I can't save weight as you have to carry a spare tube anyway. I just use Schwalbe or Conti tyres and don't ever get punctures. I think the last time either Joe or I got a puncture was 2018 in Spain, so 2 and a half years ago. I can't be arsed with...
by Borderer
Tue Sep 22, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Gatewood Cape - Pole - Question for Stu
Replies: 61
Views: 886

Re: Gatewood Cape - Pole - Question for Stu

Can you not hook the top of the bug net to where the pole goes to give you some more head room? That's how I've done it on the Deschutes. Oh and you all need to post pics wearing your gatewoods :mrgreen: Yes, that was where I was thinking it would go, but I couldn't see anywhere obvious to hook one...
by Borderer
Tue Sep 22, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Gatewood Cape - Pole - Question for Stu
Replies: 61
Views: 886

Re: Gatewood Cape - Pole - Question for Stu

Be interested to see how you get on with attaching the S2S bug net to yours Reg.
by Borderer
Mon Sep 21, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 644
Views: 37814

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

I want to go back there now Phil.
The goat was doing the badger (ooh er missus) btw. It was me that did ATM.
by Borderer
Sun Sep 20, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Tour de Galloway
Replies: 12
Views: 345

Re: Tour de Galloway

Nice write up, thanks. Not far from me but it feels like another world.
by Borderer
Sun Sep 20, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: New Edit; The Badger Devide Out Now
Replies: 9
Views: 249

Re: New Edit; The Badger Devide Out Now

Yep, enjoyed watching that Allan. It's been 'on the list' for a while. Nice seeing some places that we know now too.
by Borderer
Sun Sep 20, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 644
Views: 37814

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

Looks like a great wee trip that Jimmy. Joe and I did our third consecutive BAM last night, with a very short trip out in good weather to one of our favourite spots. I bought a Gatewood cape at the end of last year and still hadn't managed to sleep out in it, so this was a chance to try it and also ...
by Borderer
Sat Sep 19, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 8707
Views: 958964

Re: The post man's been ...

I bought my first thing on Aliexpress and got my first ever customs levy from something bought from China :cry:
A bit rubbish.
by Borderer
Sat Sep 19, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: First timer’s packing list
Replies: 28
Views: 499

Re: First timer’s packing list

vleapgate wrote:
Sat Sep 19, 2020 11:59 am
Thanks for the reassurance everyone, sounds like I just need to get on with it and see how it goes - will let you know! 👍🏻
It's the best thing you can do. Just get out there. The rest will sort itself out.