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by Borderer
Thu Jul 02, 2020 7:13 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: When?????
Replies: 216
Views: 5941

Re: When?????

Please don't come to Scotland just now. We are doing really well at containing Covid and would like it to stay that way. Should we mention at this point that Scotland has a higher infection rate than England? :wink: https://coronavirus.data.gov.uk/?_ga=2.154750264.1021653830.1593251761-2104586233.1...
by Borderer
Thu Jul 02, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: When?????
Replies: 216
Views: 5941

Re: When?????

Oh really? You want to start that argument? You seriously think the UK govt are giving accurate information re England?
by Borderer
Thu Jul 02, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: When?????
Replies: 216
Views: 5941

Re: When?????

Ok so we can now travel more than 5 miles in Scotland for leisure and are free to visit the hills. Wild camping is still not permitted though and this is not thought to be allowed until the 15th of July at the earliest. https://www.facebook.com/scottishmountainrescue/photos/a.337739286263570/3060343...
by Borderer
Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:03 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: No expense spared kit wish list
Replies: 37
Views: 988

Re: No expense spared kit wish list

A Ti gravel bike and a cinq plug. Oh and a good battery pack. The last one I really need to buy, but the rest I can live without for now.
Edit - a mechanic. I would like one of those to hand, one that didn't cost me money.
by Borderer
Fri Jun 26, 2020 10:26 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Carrying food /supplies on a multi-day bikepacking /touring trip
Replies: 28
Views: 1544

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

Writing this reply has got me remembering when we crossed the Picos de Europa mountain range on short rations. The town I had thought we would stock up in turned out to have no shops at all and we had only enough food for one day for the two of us at that point. I wasn't too worried as there was a r...
by Borderer
Fri Jun 26, 2020 10:02 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Carrying food /supplies on a multi-day bikepacking /touring trip
Replies: 28
Views: 1544

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

We haven't done anything as extreme as Alpinium's trip but find it pretty easy to carry enough food for 3 days in a bikepacking luggage setup. It would be a lot easier if my son ate things like porridge but he hates anything sloppy like that which makes feeding him a bit more challenging. For breakf...
by Borderer
Fri Jun 26, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Draining or quick drying footwear
Replies: 13
Views: 406

Re: Draining or quick drying footwear

Yep. Crocs here. Great believer in them. Rode from England to Spain in them and no other footwear in the summer of 16.
They are light, strong, protect your toes and don't go smelly.
by Borderer
Thu Jun 25, 2020 9:38 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Somebody needs to tell this guy about this place....
Replies: 15
Views: 599

Re: Somebody needs to tell this guy about this place....

Yes I thought it was quite funny that all the careful packing of the bike bags was negated by the huge backpack which he kept very quiet about. I think this was his most recent video so it will be interesting to see if he does more bikepacking (even if he kept calling it backpacking). But yeah, grea...
by Borderer
Wed Jun 24, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Somebody needs to tell this guy about this place....
Replies: 15
Views: 599

Somebody needs to tell this guy about this place....

I admire this guy for getting out there and doing his thing, but I really wish someone would tell him about this site and Stu's shop in particular. It's an amusing way to spend 16 minutes if you are bored though....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ig6wTmuTL6A
by Borderer
Wed Jun 24, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Go Outdoors set to go in to administration
Replies: 51
Views: 1046

Re: Go Outdoors set to go in to administration

The loyalty card thing always put me off shopping there too. I hated it. I would only want one thing a year from there and it was never expensive enough to justify paying for the card. Tiso copied it briefly but have ditched it now. If Go Outdoors got rid of the card thing I would shop there for sur...
by Borderer
Wed Jun 24, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: When?????
Replies: 216
Views: 5941

Re: When?????

OK I have found it now.... photo below for info.

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by Borderer
Wed Jun 24, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: When?????
Replies: 216
Views: 5941

Re: When?????

Eh? So now you've leapfrogged us by 4 days? Maybe it'll be us coming that way for four days, rather than Borderer coming our way? [ sorry B, just crossed with you there] I guess we would be ok if we departed on the 3rd and didn't put up the tent til after midnight.... forecast is grim for that week...
by Borderer
Wed Jun 24, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: When?????
Replies: 216
Views: 5941

Re: When?????

ScotRoutes wrote:
Wed Jun 24, 2020 1:08 pm
5 mile limit in Scotland to be removed on 3rd July.

Self-contained accommodation (no shared services) also allowed from that date.
Have you got a link to that? I didn't hear the press conference today and I can't find it online now.
by Borderer
Wed Jun 24, 2020 11:34 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: When?????
Replies: 216
Views: 5941

Re: When?????

I'm reassured, frustrated and alarmed by the slower pace that our (Scottish) devolved government are taking compared to England.. Reassured because essentially nothing has changed and Corona virus is still as dangerous as ever, frustrated because I'll have to wait longer than you lot darn sarf to b...
by Borderer
Thu May 07, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Integral Designs Silwing Tarp
Replies: 9
Views: 494

Re: Integral Designs Silwing Tarp

GregMay wrote:
Thu May 07, 2020 2:25 pm
As I appear to have a full inbox somehow!
You just have to delete some then release the on-hold messages.
by Borderer
Sun Apr 19, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 3230
Views: 550256

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

50% off for NHS staff from Endura.
https://blog.endurasport.com/?BlogID=1003
by Borderer
Sat Apr 18, 2020 10:09 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Travel restrictions. Can anyone explain to me?
Replies: 29
Views: 955

Re: Travel restrictions. Can anyone explain to me?

I think the idea is to minimise the potential for us to have to call upon the assistance of others ie by coming a cropper in a remote place or having a car break-down that needs recovery. If you have just walked from home then you can walk back, unless you have injured yourself somehow but hopefully...
by Borderer
Thu Apr 16, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Hey Shaf (and any others on the front line)
Replies: 6
Views: 428

Hey Shaf (and any others on the front line)

How are things going for the front-liners amongst us? How are your hospitals/care homes etc coping? Do you all have all you need?
by Borderer
Wed Apr 08, 2020 7:22 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 3230
Views: 550256

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

voodoo_simon wrote:
Wed Apr 08, 2020 3:07 pm
First read your site as weirdo son bikes :lol:
Yeah you are not the first to say that. He is pretty weird right enough.
by Borderer
Wed Apr 08, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 3230
Views: 550256

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

This is a 3 man, 1kg tent (yes really) with two doors, massive internal space including headroom and a full inner. its a seriously good bit of kit which comes with carbon poles. The only downside we have found is the door closures but there is a solution to that which can be bought on eBay for a fi...
by Borderer
Wed Apr 08, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 3230
Views: 550256

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

Rock and Run have the tent that Joe and I use - the MSR Carbon Reflex 3 - for £340 in their flash sale just now. That's less than I paid for ours two years ago! I really recommend this tent - I can't believe the price it is up for just now as they usually sell for £400+ second hand on eBay. This is ...
by Borderer
Sun Apr 05, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Birthdays
Replies: 35
Views: 992

Re: Birthdays

RIP wrote:
Sun Apr 05, 2020 1:34 pm
Hey B, good to hear from you! Missed ya & getting a bit concerned not seen you Here for a while :smile: .
Thanks Reg. We are ok - been a bit poorly but nothing major. Also moved house so not been near a bike in ages.
by Borderer
Sun Apr 05, 2020 1:02 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Birthdays
Replies: 35
Views: 992

Re: Birthdays

Happy birthday. Now step out of the shed and go and enjoy the sunshine (near to home of course).