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by Borderer
Wed Nov 25, 2020 8:14 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: UK Socially Distanced Covid Aware Winter Bivi 2020.
Replies: 5
Views: 190

Re: UK Socially Distanced Covid Aware Winter Bivi 2020.

:-bd Was just thinking that its really doesn't seem like a year since we occupied Dryffehead bothy..... I know! We were driving through the area we were doing political canvassing in this time last year and it seemed crazy it was only a year ago too. I'm gutted that we won't be meeting up again thi...
by Borderer
Wed Nov 25, 2020 8:46 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bike packing Christmas present ideas
Replies: 25
Views: 816

Re: Bike packing Christmas present ideas

JohnClimber wrote:
Tue Nov 24, 2020 11:27 pm
Borderer wrote:
Sun Nov 22, 2020 11:44 am
*shameless plug alert*

Joe has a number of things in his shop that would fit the brief John. :wink:

https://www.weirdosonbikes.com/shop/
Ordered :-bd
So you did, thanks for that. I hadn't noticed as I didn't see an order from a Mr Climber :lol:
by Borderer
Tue Nov 24, 2020 10:48 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Black Friday deals
Replies: 39
Views: 1242

Re: Black Friday deals

Callmedave wrote:
Tue Nov 24, 2020 6:34 pm
Not sure if it's a black friday promotion but Decathlon have their Forclaz padded hooded jacket on sale for half price at £15

https://www.decathlon.co.uk/p/men-s-mou ... R-p-176952
It's not down, so is consequently pretty heavy.
by Borderer
Tue Nov 24, 2020 10:41 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 817
Views: 47914

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

£137 + £4 postage. More than I wanted to really, but a realistic price I think. Last time we were out overnight I just thought 'I can't keep doing this anymore, it's just too fecking painful' so I decided to throw money at the problem instead. I bought a thicker mat and the quilt and will see if it ...
by Borderer
Tue Nov 24, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: Routes
Topic: First bikepacking trip
Replies: 13
Views: 476

Re: First bikepacking trip

There's quite a lot of routes that would fit the bill on our website, though they are not really local to you. I have been riding with my son since he was 11. If we are allowed by then, a great route to start with is Velodysee (see the European trips section).

https://www.weirdosonbikes.com/
by Borderer
Tue Nov 24, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 817
Views: 47914

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

Yes, I have just bought myself a quilt to try for that reason. I am a bit wary of it though as I do sleep very cold. Might have to try it at home with the windows open before I venture out! [/quote] What quilt did you go for because i'm seriously thinking of buying one as I hate the confinement of ...
by Borderer
Mon Nov 23, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 817
Views: 47914

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

I was using my cumulus 150 quilt under an unzipped cumulus 350 sleeping bag. Being a bit of a night time revolver this got a bit messed up at one point but was fine for the temps (min around 1 degree I reckon). I've previously tried the straps on the quilt but they just assisted in tangling me up i...
by Borderer
Mon Nov 23, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bothies and covid
Replies: 20
Views: 661

Re: Bothies and covid

The MBA ones are all unlocked but private ones are mostly locked I think. It might be tempting to take a chance if you came across an empty one but there is always the possibility that someone else will arrive later on and insist on sharing the space - which you can't do anything about. Breathing th...
by Borderer
Mon Nov 23, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 817
Views: 47914

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

Had my longest sleep this year as a result - ten hours straight. Wow, I wish I could do that. My hips get too sore to stay in one position for long and so I always wake up after a bit. Alcohol doesn't help either - I sleep worse after a drink! A full length mat (thermorest neoair) and switching to ...
by Borderer
Sun Nov 22, 2020 9:45 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 817
Views: 47914

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

htrider wrote:
Sun Nov 22, 2020 5:53 pm
Had my longest sleep this year as a result - ten hours straight.
Wow, I wish I could do that. My hips get too sore to stay in one position for long and so I always wake up after a bit. Alcohol doesn't help either - I sleep worse after a drink!
by Borderer
Sun Nov 22, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Wanted - On One Geoff bars
Replies: 3
Views: 139

Re: Wanted - On One Geoff bars

penfold wrote:
Sun Nov 22, 2020 1:51 pm
Some on Singletrackworld.
https://singletrackworld.com/classifie ... ff-bars-2/
Cheers for that. They are pretty much new price though, but I guess you get the tape already on there to save you the hassle and expense.
by Borderer
Sun Nov 22, 2020 3:54 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Owl cam live
Replies: 6
Views: 294

Re: Owl cam live

They are remarkably therapeutic and also exciting when something actually happens. There is a whole room of them at Glentress trail centre where you can watch the Ospreys from Kielder and so on. When Joe was little we used to go to Centreparcs every Feb when it was cheap. I used to just leave the te...
by Borderer
Sun Nov 22, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Wanted - On One Geoff bars
Replies: 3
Views: 139

Wanted - On One Geoff bars

Hi, Joe has a set of these on his bike and I fancy trying some on mine. Anyone got a set they want to sell on? Cheers https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/otOqa4RUvnk3ze5_utgYn2vBc67xl7j64IIxsKasTsbGqCj0FTGgqXG7iYONQHnD9kvwWxYgfzT8qCptZbfLseN32xxidfX4WAYKhiuFIZgj0BeVw1aoUIPaRaHkyuLv9DdIyw-cYg=w1920-h10...
by Borderer
Sun Nov 22, 2020 11:46 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Owl cam live
Replies: 6
Views: 294

Owl cam live

I found this today - a livestream owlcam of a Tawny Owl in Sculthorpe Moor Nature Reserve. It's pretty cool. It has a friend visiting just now! Oddly exciting. Or maybe I need to get out more.... https://hawkandowltrust.org/web-cam-live/tawny-owl-live?fbclid=IwAR2eQ_V3uQZ79W7UyYYY2MVM20pjtlSOlnC-Rqh...
by Borderer
Sun Nov 22, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bike packing Christmas present ideas
Replies: 25
Views: 816

Re: Bike packing Christmas present ideas

*shameless plug alert*

Joe has a number of things in his shop that would fit the brief John. :wink:

https://www.weirdosonbikes.com/shop/
by Borderer
Fri Nov 20, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 817
Views: 47914

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

I think Reg is right that it fails on the 'open to all' rule.
by Borderer
Fri Nov 20, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Getting cycling shirts printed
Replies: 13
Views: 261

Re: Getting cycling shirts printed

FWIW I've had very good results with Endura in the past. I doubt they'll be any cheaper but they do allow any garment type in their extensive Team Wear range to count towards the minimum order quantity. That's handy if some want road jerseys, other want XC, DH, gilets or even skinsuits. Hell, they ...
by Borderer
Thu Nov 19, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Has anyone ever totally given up...
Replies: 13
Views: 612

Re: Has anyone ever totally given up...

I gave up on fitting a set of 26in tyres once - I just couldn't get them to fit. Then I realised that the 26in rims I had bought on eBay were actually 27.5..... :roll:
by Borderer
Thu Nov 19, 2020 10:13 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 9011
Views: 1012030

Re: The post man's been ...

thenorthwind wrote:
Wed Nov 18, 2020 4:45 pm
I've ended up with 40l rucksack full of maps
Ooooh that sounds like my idea of heaven. I love sitting down with a good map to read.
by Borderer
Mon Nov 16, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Getting cycling shirts printed
Replies: 13
Views: 261

Re: Getting cycling shirts printed

still quite a big investment! That's the problem. When we have a run of BB jerseys, I'm throwing thousands of pounds at the printers but they still mostly view that as small scale stuff. Yeah, impsport seem to want £100 to set up the artwork which seems a lot, when it is already in the proper forma...
by Borderer
Mon Nov 16, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Getting cycling shirts printed
Replies: 13
Views: 261

Re: Getting cycling shirts printed

If anyone has used any of the sellers on eBay that custom print cycling shirts can you please let me know. The prices and minimum order quantities look good, but I am concerned about the quality. I could just go ahead and order one but that's still quite a big investment!
by Borderer
Mon Nov 16, 2020 1:03 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Getting cycling shirts printed
Replies: 13
Views: 261

Re: Getting cycling shirts printed

Thanks, will do.
some of them let you have an order window open for a specific time frame to make the most of bulk discounts so if 10 people sign up during the window then the price will be cheaper. It's a big learning curve just now!
by Borderer
Mon Nov 16, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Getting cycling shirts printed
Replies: 13
Views: 261

Re: Getting cycling shirts printed

I really don't know. So I am looking to get a drop-shipping option set up to avoid having to keep stock.
by Borderer
Mon Nov 16, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Getting cycling shirts printed
Replies: 13
Views: 261

Getting cycling shirts printed

I am looking to find somewhere that prints cycling shirts. There are a few places out there but I have no idea of the quality. The price is also pretty important! I know Stu gets BB ones made, but I wondered if anyone else has got some printed ie for clubs and so and can offer some pointers or links...
by Borderer
Mon Nov 16, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Highland Trail 550 -2021
Replies: 19
Views: 807

Re: Highland Trail 550 -2021

Sadly I'm out. We should have a 5 month old child by then, and we also have a 2 year old who is currently being treated for leukaemia. Don't think it would be fair to leave the wife with those two for a week. Jeez, that's awful. I can't imagine what it must be like to have to watch your kid go thro...