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by PaulE
Thu Mar 04, 2021 6:18 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Today's Run
Replies: 197
Views: 3587

Re: Today's Run

Unexpected free start of the morning thanks to world book day, so headed out before lessons. 20 and a bit km, 750m climb over Derwent edge, howden and ladybower. Snowing and well below zero on top, fairly warm and even a bit sunny down at the reservoirs. Feeling a bit tired now!
by PaulE
Tue Mar 02, 2021 10:21 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What are you reading now?
Replies: 26
Views: 451

Re: What are you reading now?

Hopefully not too relatable on here, but just started to re-read touching the void today as I had to spend a couple of hours sitting by an MRI scanner so needed a small book without staples! Excellent, somewhat harrowing and rather life affirming sums it up so far.
by PaulE
Mon Mar 01, 2021 11:54 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What are you reading now?
Replies: 26
Views: 451

Re: What are you reading now?

I've just finished a couple of books about the Tour de France (How I won the yellow jumper, magic spanner) and have started re-reading the inspector Rebus series of books. Prior to those, it was Long Way Down by Charlie Borman and Ewan McGregor & Human Universe by Brian Cox.
by PaulE
Mon Mar 01, 2021 9:20 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bike/raft packing ‘58 style
Replies: 26
Views: 311

Re: Bike/raft packing ‘58 style

Thank you for posting that - makes me want to visit Iceland even more! I didn't know that was possible, and nice to see a R@pha video with more humility and less posturing... Actually makes their gear look good too, as the riders looked comfortable in the bleak bit.
by PaulE
Sun Feb 28, 2021 9:29 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Todays ride
Replies: 2439
Views: 321377

Re: Todays ride

Went out on the tandem with the boy, over Stanage edge, along the road and up to Burbage north, and then back home. 13 miles, plenty of up and down, tasty picnic and an all round excellent couple of hours out! I've been riding, running and walking around the peaks all my life, and never seen it as b...
by PaulE
Tue Feb 23, 2021 12:59 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What you done t' your bike today
Replies: 808
Views: 65581

Re: What you done t' your bike today

Is it repairable Shaf? There appear to be plenty of firms doing carbon repairs, and also DIY kits for sale
by PaulE
Mon Feb 22, 2021 5:13 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Strictly Local
Replies: 43
Views: 767

Re: Strictly Local

You've got me looking now - boundary of the S10 postcode is a fairly interesting looking 36km run... Other than a few miles along the top of Stanage edge, all rideable too. Given a very dry few days of a heavy freeze then it looks a fun little ride. In a similar way of thinking, my running club Dark...
by PaulE
Sun Feb 21, 2021 11:43 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What you done t' your bike today
Replies: 808
Views: 65581

Re: What you done t' your bike today

She's a lucky girl it looks good. my daughter (age15) had basic rockshox on her bike . It had fitted 26" wheels. Those basic forks never moved, under her slight weight. They moved once when she hit a large stone, she thought she'd had broken the for bike. So the were practically rigid forks. I thin...
by PaulE
Sun Feb 21, 2021 11:45 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: What you done t' your bike today
Replies: 808
Views: 65581

Re: What you done t' your bike today

Not my bike, but my daughter's. Bought a very beat up Kona Hula in the summer, and have been vaguely doing it up ever since. She's just had a growth spurt so is nearly ready for it which prompted me to pull my finger out and finish the build. SLX 1*10 gears, 152mm cranks, short reach levers and (my ...
by PaulE
Thu Feb 18, 2021 8:14 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Today's Run
Replies: 197
Views: 3587

Re: Today's Run

Went out for a recovery type of run after yesterday's longer one, but started feeling ok after about 10 minutes so went a bit harder. Ridiculously muddy, and the streams were as full as I've ever seen.

8km, 217m, 46min
by PaulE
Wed Feb 17, 2021 7:34 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Today's Run
Replies: 197
Views: 3587

Re: Today's Run

First decent length run in ages today. From Sheffield, over Houndkirk hill, Burbage edge, higgar tor, another hill I can't remember the name of, up and along most of the length of Stanage edge, couple of miles across the rough heather and then back along my local trails home. 25km, 656m climbing and...
by PaulE
Wed Feb 17, 2021 1:55 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Wtd / On the scrounge. brake caliper
Replies: 3
Views: 104

Re: Wtd / On the scrounge. brake caliper

Road or MTB pull? If it's road then I can send you a tektro Lyra for nowt, if MTB then I've a random cable brake - also free
by PaulE
Wed Feb 17, 2021 12:19 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Whats been your favourite-est forks ever?
Replies: 43
Views: 443

Re: Whats been your favourite-est forks ever?

Probably Kona project 2 forks, although they came on the front of a brand new 1994 cinder cone which was such a massive upgrade from the previous Saracen it's hard to isolate the effect of the forks! Otherwise, Sunn obsys upsidedown DH forks on the front of my Sunn Radical. They were such an amazing...
by PaulE
Fri Feb 12, 2021 8:48 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: A favour from the parents of secondary school kids.
Replies: 11
Views: 298

Re: A favour from the parents of secondary school kids.

Taylor wrote:
Thu Feb 11, 2021 11:22 pm
PaulE wrote:
Thu Feb 11, 2021 10:43 pm
How many responses are wanted? I can post the link in my online lessons tomorrow which would let about
60 kids potentially answer it
As many as she can get Paul. If only half your class reply she'd be over the moon.
So far she's got around 25 replies.
I'm on it
by PaulE
Thu Feb 11, 2021 10:43 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: A favour from the parents of secondary school kids.
Replies: 11
Views: 298

Re: A favour from the parents of secondary school kids.

How many responses are wanted? I can post the link in my online lessons tomorrow which would let about
60 kids potentially answer it
by PaulE
Thu Feb 11, 2021 10:19 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Anyone have a 'micro camper?'
Replies: 50
Views: 1422

Re: Anyone have a 'micro camper?'

I never did the full conversion, but slept comfortably in the back of my old vauxhall combo a few times. No bulkhead, and some magnets to hold a curtain over the windows made all the difference. I'm 6'2, so for someone shorter then it would work better. Prior to that van, I had a Peugeot partner whi...
by PaulE
Mon Feb 08, 2021 8:07 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: 13l front bag options
Replies: 30
Views: 515

Re: 13l front bag options

Blimey, that is a bit hefty! I suspect that they or you could easily add stick on patches though
by PaulE
Mon Feb 08, 2021 5:30 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: 13l front bag options
Replies: 30
Views: 515

Re: 13l front bag options

Lomo ones are only £8 each, although they are 12l?
by PaulE
Sun Feb 07, 2021 11:25 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTD: 165/170mm Crankset
Replies: 8
Views: 209

Re: WTD: 165mm Crankset

https://singletrackworld.com/classified ... -flat-bar/

Someone on singletrack selling a groupset including some 165mm cranks
by PaulE
Sat Feb 06, 2021 10:40 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Sugru - how hard does it cure?
Replies: 7
Views: 291

Re: Sugru - how hard does it cure?

Polymorf could be an alternative for that job too?
by PaulE
Fri Feb 05, 2021 10:02 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Pogies
Replies: 25
Views: 590

Re: Pogies

Could you sew half a pop stud (plastic one, like on the bottom of cheap duvet covers) into the lining, and then glue the other half onto bar end plugs?
by PaulE
Thu Jan 28, 2021 3:49 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Today's Run
Replies: 197
Views: 3587

Re: Today's Run

Taking some pointers from the above, I managed a reasonably quick and hilly 40 minute run between online lessons today.... Left my phone at home, got covered in ankle deep mud, and came back filthy, cold & in a great frame of mind to teach my Y7 class and get on with the rest of the day.
by PaulE
Sat Jan 23, 2021 8:45 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What to do with a mussette?
Replies: 20
Views: 640

Re: What to do with a mussette?

I've got one which lives in the boot of my car, with a load of carrier bags in so I can grab it to go into the supermarket.
Another one has my climbing boots and chalk bag in for when I'm off bouldering or hitting the climbing wall after work
by PaulE
Mon Jan 11, 2021 11:30 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: XS bikes for 5ft women riders
Replies: 11
Views: 364

Re: XS bikes for 5ft women riders

My wife is pretty much that heigh, and her Liv (giant) tempt is a great fit in XS. No idea about stock anywhere, but I think they even went down to an XXS in some models
by PaulE
Tue Jan 05, 2021 6:59 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: bespectacled night time off road runners
Replies: 21
Views: 453

Re: bespectacled night time off road runners

A cycling cap under the headtorch does a decent job of avoiding glare when I run in glasses.. not sure how it would work with a side mounted one, but may be worth a go?