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by Borderer
Thu Jan 23, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Ice, Ice, Baby!
Replies: 23
Views: 460

Re: Ice, Ice, Baby!

Best broken collar bone story came from Bruce (aka Coastkid) on the fat bike forum. He'd broken his doing an enduro and the broken end had gone through the skin plus it was broken twice so there was loose bit. When he was in A&E (still in body armour and motocross kit), the women sat next to him dr...
by Borderer
Wed Jan 22, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Ice, Ice, Baby!
Replies: 23
Views: 460

Re: Ice, Ice, Baby!

You should be able to get help with the kit on your journey if you present yourself as an invalided traveller with obvious sling; lay it on thick! Yes, a few years ago in Barcelona I damaged ankle ligaments and had to hobble about on crutches for a week or so. It was great - everyone gave me a seat...
by Borderer
Tue Jan 21, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Winter bivy comp: How cold can you go!
Replies: 65
Views: 2356

Re: Winter bivy comp: How cold can you go!

Unless this winter decides to get it's finger out and get cold again, I think that we have a clear winner so far. Kindof.. but once it 3 proper writeups/entries with a rough following of rules is taken... So far we have 2 proper ones. One from Bridget and other from Cumbrian :grin: I really hope yo...
by Borderer
Tue Jan 21, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Ice, Ice, Baby!
Replies: 23
Views: 460

Re: Ice, Ice, Baby!

Ouch, that sounds like a very sore one. Did they give you a sling? If not it might help to use one (non-medical empirical opinion).
Heal soon - sorry it has buggered up your trip.
by Borderer
Tue Jan 21, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2019
Replies: 1138
Views: 74443

Re: Bivvy a month 2019

I’m suitably impressed with Borderers bivvy in someone’s back garden, that is just brilliant. I trust you scuttled off before discovery? Yes - we have never packed quite so fast as we did that morning! It was in Sweden so we would probably have been ok - they would no doubt have seen the funny side...
by Borderer
Mon Jan 20, 2020 9:57 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: tires with more grip?
Replies: 17
Views: 507

Re: tires with more grip?

Landslide wrote:
Mon Jan 20, 2020 7:42 pm
^ Intentional, or hoist by your own petard?
:lol: :lol: :lol:

I think that was a symptom of trying to type with gloves on.
by Borderer
Mon Jan 20, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 57
Views: 2456

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

Nice photos summitoppler.
And everyone else too (just so you don't feel left out....)
by Borderer
Mon Jan 20, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: tires with more grip?
Replies: 17
Views: 507

Re: tires with more grip?

ScotRoutes wrote:
Mon Jan 20, 2020 6:23 pm
Tyres!!

Can we have a swear filter here please?
You beat me too it.
by Borderer
Fri Jan 17, 2020 11:32 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bikepacking Food & Snacks
Replies: 49
Views: 1554

Re: Bikepacking Food & Snacks

Sultanas are also good for 'keeping you regular' in a less dramatic fashion than prunes - useful when finding a suitable location and digging a hole can take time. When we do long trips an essential food we carry is digestive biscuits - not the chocolate ones though. They are great dipped in your co...
by Borderer
Fri Jan 17, 2020 10:09 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 2883
Views: 494415

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

Ex demo Sonder bikes on sale at Alpkit

https://www.alpkit.com/blogs/news/clear ... jaG4tf5OJA
by Borderer
Tue Jan 14, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Can we do wood burning stoves again please??
Replies: 18
Views: 491

Re: Can we do wood burning stoves again please??

I think Borderer / Bridget is a frequent woodstove user and has written about it on here. Yeah we use one for our long-distance trips. It means not having to worry about finding and carrying meths or gas in funny foreign lands. As you can't take either on a plane this saves us from trying to find g...
by Borderer
Fri Jan 10, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2019
Replies: 1138
Views: 74443

Re: Bivvy a month 2019

Chew wrote:
Fri Jan 10, 2020 2:19 pm
Borderer wrote:
Thu Jan 09, 2020 7:58 pm
longest run, highest number of completed years
Taylor holds that record
IIRC, 64 consecutive months
Excellent - keep em coming.
by Borderer
Fri Jan 10, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2019
Replies: 1138
Views: 74443

Re: Bivvy a month 2019

Closest spot to an inhabited building without being rumbled? there were swings and a treehouse there too :lol: winner! Not sure if Colin's "yes" was "too competitive" or "good idea" :wink: Seems like a bit of fun rather than competitive. A way of bringing back interesting memories rather than winni...
by Borderer
Fri Jan 10, 2020 12:38 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2019
Replies: 1138
Views: 74443

Re: Bivvy a month 2019

Closest spot to an inhabited building without being rumbled? Joe and I once camped in someone's back garden by accident :lol: It was all dark and looked fine - a few trees and a flat bit of grass. In the morning we realised there were swings and a treehouse there too :???: and oops - a house as well.
by Borderer
Thu Jan 09, 2020 11:13 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2019
Replies: 1138
Views: 74443

Re: Bivvy a month 2019

Good idea B. He says; not actually doing anything about it to help :oops: :wink: . Ok so then we need to compile the stats to start with. Who is the oldest? Anyone willing to share their age? Who has done the longest run? Reg on 47 months? Most completed years? I saw JimmyG say he had done 3 years ...
by Borderer
Thu Jan 09, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2019
Replies: 1138
Views: 74443

Re: Bivvy a month 2019

Be nice if we got some top stats to pin to the new thread ie youngest and oldest completed BaM, lowest temp, longest run, highest number of completed years etc. Give folk something to aim at maybe? Or am I being too competitive?
by Borderer
Thu Jan 09, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 7800
Views: 814325

Re: The post man's been ...

Got my photo comp prize today. Thanks Stu - a wonderfully soft comfy down pillow. :-bd
I shall enjoy that....
Thanks too to everyone who voted for my pic.
by Borderer
Thu Jan 09, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Photo comp - vote now.
Replies: 7
Views: 877

Re: Photo comp - vote now.

The prize arrived this morning - a lovely soft down pillow. :-bd
Nice one - thanks Stu! I'm looking forward to a wee bit of luxury on our next bivvy. Very pleased.
Cheers all.
by Borderer
Wed Jan 08, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bob's First Bivvy
Replies: 42
Views: 1127

Re: Bob's First Bivvy

A 10l backpack from Decathlon is £1.99 and 52g. Surprisingly comfy too for such a cheap, thin thing.
You could buy Stu's tarp from the Classified section. That's pretty cheap.
by Borderer
Wed Jan 08, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2019
Replies: 1138
Views: 74443

Re: Bivvy a month 2019

Cheers Zip :-bd
by Borderer
Wed Jan 08, 2020 12:13 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 57
Views: 2456

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

JimmyG wrote:
Tue Jan 07, 2020 11:49 pm
Alan63 wrote:
Tue Jan 07, 2020 9:51 pm
JimmyG wrote:
Tue Jan 07, 2020 4:09 pm
Will do Ray once I get home later this afternoon.
Can you add me to the mailing list too please? Found a small bunker in Tentsmuir, junior was keen to try. Your location is closer to home. Thanks
PM sent Alan.
Me three please. Or four. Or something.
by Borderer
Mon Jan 06, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bikepacking Food & Snacks
Replies: 49
Views: 1554

Re: Bikepacking Food & Snacks

I am a big fan of halloumi for post-ride food. It is really good fried. You can eat it 'raw' in an emergency as it's just cheese. Nice dense stuff that fills you up, tastes really good, travels well and packs a protein punch. We have it with spicy prawn noodles (from lidl) and mange-tout, as they co...
by Borderer
Mon Jan 06, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bob's First Bivvy
Replies: 42
Views: 1127

Re: Bob's First Bivvy

Yes, for me a down jacket is an essential. It gets very cold out there once you stop riding and being cold is miserable. For the sake of 200g or something it is just not worth being without it. In winter I tend to ride in a merino base layer and not change out of it to sleep - its too cold usually t...
by Borderer
Mon Jan 06, 2020 8:28 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Where's Norm - the grid square guessing game.
Replies: 30
Views: 701

Re: Where's Norm - the grid square guessing game.

ScotRoutes wrote:
Sun Jan 05, 2020 7:22 pm
Somewhere in Wales?
Dammit, you nicked my answer.