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by Mbnut
Sat Feb 22, 2020 9:30 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Last call: next Fri 21st, gigpacking, Rezillos, Northampton....
Replies: 11
Views: 1026

Re: Last call: next Fri 21st, gigpacking, Rezillos, Northampton....

Bugger, I have just looked up when this was and I've missed it!

How'd it go Reg?

Back there again in May? If so i'll put it in my diary and buy a ticket.
by Mbnut
Wed Jan 22, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Devon bikepacking/wild camp
Replies: 28
Views: 3004

Re: Devon bikepacking/wild camp

What time would you be setting of on the Friday? Seems a shame that it'll be ridden in the dark.
by Mbnut
Wed Jan 22, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 705
Views: 42948

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

Finally, I actually get a January Bivvy under my belt. So it's on, 2020 and Bam. I headed out from home with a notion to ride till I found a chippy and somewhere to kip. Then it dawned on me that a half sensible sunrise was forecast. So I decided I'd pop down to Botany Bay and get a pic from the bea...
by Mbnut
Wed Jan 22, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: How to insert pictures
Replies: 150
Views: 61553

Re: How to insert pictures

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by Mbnut
Wed Jan 22, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: How to insert pictures
Replies: 150
Views: 61553

Re: How to insert pictures

by Mbnut
Wed Jan 22, 2020 1:10 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: How to insert pictures
Replies: 150
Views: 61553

Re: How to insert pictures

by Mbnut
Mon Dec 16, 2019 1:42 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Winter boots
Replies: 28
Views: 2396

Re: Winter boots

I have a pretty beaten up pair of Gaerne boots. I've found the boot itself isn't as important as the additions I use to make them work. I wear the boots with a decent sock and I have neoprene collars, think the bottoms cut off the legs of a wetsuit that stop water entering from the top. I can ride f...
by Mbnut
Mon Dec 16, 2019 1:24 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Favourite bike of 'all time'?
Replies: 61
Views: 4322

Re: Favourite bike of 'all time'?

It's a great question this... I thought it'd be easy to answer but it isn't, the more I think the more bikes come to mind and as you say, the bike starts to drift into the background and the memories fill the foreground. Ok, so I'm not going back to the day... that way lies a few shockers but great ...
by Mbnut
Sun Aug 25, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Hot and bothered
Replies: 22
Views: 1867

Re: Hot and bothered

I sweat freely but function poorly in the heat. My guess would be a drop off of around 30% if it's hot and humid. When the sun drops and the temperature dips below 20 degrees I feel great, Duracell bunny good. Tried fluids, electrolytes etc but just staying hydrated and controlling my effort seems t...
by Mbnut
Wed Aug 07, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Carbon vs alloy wheels. Worth it?
Replies: 19
Views: 1685

Re: Carbon vs alloy wheels. Worth it?

It's rare I have a different stand point to Alpinum but in this I do. Having cracked 3 carbon rims in one year I went back to alloy. I found carbon rim damage meant I could not continue to ride whereas I have not experienced a catastrophic alloy rim failure some many years. As with all things biking...
by Mbnut
Wed Aug 07, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: strava. yay or nay?
Replies: 61
Views: 3813

Re: strava. yay or nay?

Strava is a tool.

I think it is a useful one and I enjoy using it.
by Mbnut
Wed Aug 07, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: If you were offered sponsorship...
Replies: 64
Views: 4847

Re: If you were offered sponsorship...

If I didn't take an offer like that I'd want someone to take me outside and beat me to death...

Say half the money.... same as above.
by Mbnut
Mon Jul 22, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: New 'boo. Underway.
Replies: 54
Views: 6737

Re: New 'boo.

Yep... A little more subtle and I'm known for being subtle.

A charcoal jobbie for me I think.
by Mbnut
Mon Jul 22, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tyre Liners
Replies: 13
Views: 1375

Re: Tyre Liners

Not tried the Tannus yet but I have been using inserts for many years. It is a gravity bias thing really. I ripped a rear in North Wales during an Enduro, rode the remaining 6 miles on the insert (Cushcore). Last week I shredded a front a 3rd of the way down the Aosta Freeride and still overtook peo...
by Mbnut
Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: My rim keeps blowing
Replies: 20
Views: 1741

Re: My rim keeps blowing

Actually.... it might be you thst is yhe common factor.

What are you using to get the tyres onto the rim?

Once s tyre has blown off once it's done... sorry to say.
by Mbnut
Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: My rim keeps blowing
Replies: 20
Views: 1741

Re: My rim keeps blowing

Sounds like your rim is the common factor.

I've run various tyres on Arch Mk3 with no problems.

Bin the rim.
by Mbnut
Tue Jul 09, 2019 12:53 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: What you done t' your bike today
Replies: 683
Views: 51376

Re: What you done t' your bike today

Going slightly against the grain.... Stuck a Vorsprung Smashpot coil conversion in the Lyrik and mounted a boat anchor Fox DHX5 coil on the rear, using a Bikeyoke 6.1. I then threw it in the back of a mates van and waved it off to the Alps where I'll meet it on Sunday.... damn I'm looking forward to...
by Mbnut
Tue Jul 09, 2019 12:23 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: A bit of bivvy related input required.
Replies: 34
Views: 3118

Re: A bit of bivvy related input required.

With my combination of slippery, crinckly and slidey sleeping kit, I don't think I've ever woken up where I went to sleep.

I love Sean's magnet idea, though the mesh has never bothered me.

If you make the double bagger purely from mesh I'd be tempted as an around camp anti aircraft device.
by Mbnut
Mon Jul 01, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: My first multi day bike packing trip
Replies: 29
Views: 4152

Re: My first multi day bike packing trip

Brilliant, great attitude and lots of smiles.

I'm inspired, it's just a pity my bike packing gear is currently.... erm, packed... in a box in a lock up.
by Mbnut
Mon Jul 01, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: BB200 entries tomorrow.
Replies: 68
Views: 4975

Re: BB200 entries tomorrow.

Go on then....
by Mbnut
Fri Jun 21, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Three Lions Tour: June Chilterns beerpacking
Replies: 69
Views: 7644

Re: Three Lions Tour: June Chilterns beerpacking

Hyde Park Bivvy?

Enlighten me please.

Should be back out and about by mid August... time to put some fresh scabs on my Harris!
by Mbnut
Thu Jun 20, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Three Lions Tour: June Chilterns beerpacking
Replies: 69
Views: 7644

Re: Three Lions Tour: June Chilterns beerpacking

Hello you crazy diamonds...

I've been a little over busy so have only just seen that this was happening.

Looks like you had a great time, I'll be paying more attention from now on so will hopefully catch up at some point.
by Mbnut
Wed Jun 19, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Castle Quest ITT, Sussex
Replies: 30
Views: 2916

Re: Castle Quest ITT, Sussex

I often find myself wondering where to go with my bags on.

I'll look forward to this happening, probably not as a whole but a couple of over nighters.

Great job.