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by TrepidExplorer
Thu Sep 03, 2020 10:03 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: WRT
Replies: 101
Views: 3162

Re: WRT

Full thing for those that like lots of reading and mediocre pics.

https://trepidexplorer.blogspot.com/202 ... 0-was.html
by TrepidExplorer
Tue Sep 01, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: WRT
Replies: 101
Views: 3162

Re: WRT

... a bunch of fashionista, mug and camera dangling gravel bikers that I had assumed were in the WRT. It was only after a tuna sweetcorn I came to my senses and realised that with all that Crikey, how much and sculpted facial hair I was much mistaken. The were doing the Welsh section of the GB endu...
by TrepidExplorer
Wed Aug 26, 2020 8:09 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Very new (only ridden twice) Fox Float 34 x 120mm travel. FIT4, remote lever. 15x110mm
Replies: 7
Views: 440

Re: Very new (only ridden twice) Fox Float 34 x 120mm travel. FIT4, remote lever. 15x110mm

Things that don't spring to mind (pun intended) in panic mode. Thanks I'll have a look and a think.
by TrepidExplorer
Sat Aug 22, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Very new (only ridden twice) Fox Float 34 x 120mm travel. FIT4, remote lever. 15x110mm
Replies: 7
Views: 440

Very new (only ridden twice) Fox Float 34 x 120mm travel. FIT4, remote lever. 15x110mm

Bought these to go on either of my bikes. Colour: Orange. Steerer: 1.1/8" - 1.5" Tapered. https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-xJfh-zFKxE0/X0F0txrL-BI/AAAAAAAAEN0/MsEiedcmslUeRxDXaG5hD8j8RDnLK7uSACLcBGAsYHQ/s2048/20200819_095428.jpg Cut them too short for the Cotic (Doh! :oops: ) but they looked lovely on my ...
by TrepidExplorer
Wed Aug 12, 2020 7:46 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 583
Views: 36919

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

Just in case the rest of August went to poo, Landslide and I thought we'd make the most of a glorious weekend to get bivi in. Bad planning saw us leave my place at 8pm and headed towards Cut gate. We craved a little breeze so bypassed the woods but instead ended up in a gale (for August) so we carri...
by TrepidExplorer
Wed Jul 15, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 583
Views: 36919

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

Trep route "Northern Myth" - still a work in progress. Last year I rode it from work on Friday night back to home. This year I left on Saturday lunchtime and was home again in time for dinner on Sunday. Absolutely stunning day(s) out avoiding the worst of the tourist trade. https://1.bp.blogspot.com...
by TrepidExplorer
Mon Jul 13, 2020 10:21 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Borders 350/220 An Appeal.
Replies: 22
Views: 888

Re: Borders 350/220 An Appeal.

I would have liked to but I think you clashed with the revised WRT in August if it happens - or at least too close for 'comfort'.

I already paid for Wales, otherwise I'd be in, midges 'n' all.
by TrepidExplorer
Wed Jul 01, 2020 8:06 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 583
Views: 36919

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

For some reason I missed all the good weather in June then made Mr Landslide go out on the worst weather night of the weekend to get our June BAM ticked. What an evil woman I am. https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-4XmeILz4vEY/Xvw0PEqLo7I/AAAAAAAAEFs/fRTVl0qpPawOPtt681pzyb8wSjA5a1ZkACK4BGAsYHg/s320/DSCF2224....
by TrepidExplorer
Fri May 29, 2020 1:17 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 583
Views: 36919

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

The best thing anyone said to me when I was ill was,
You don't have one life you have two - the one before and the one that comes after you realise that there's only one.
by TrepidExplorer
Wed May 27, 2020 10:53 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 583
Views: 36919

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

@Froggat Speedy recovery. Months of blood-thinners ahead? I had a clot in 2014. 6 weeks off the bike (longest everrrrr) but eventually, I sat in a chair with a heart rate monitor on and very carefully lifted light weights a few times a week. When I got back to riding I felt better than ever. A certa...
by TrepidExplorer
Wed May 27, 2020 9:04 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Highland Trail 2019
Replies: 49
Views: 1796

Re: Highland Trail 2019

Thanks for sharing Karl. I wanted to post an update on the Strathcarron Hotel. I stopped in there on my reccy in June at about 8am. There was already one bike parked outside. The landlady was inside (looking exhausted) but made me Haggis in a bun and a coffee. Her and her husband came and sat outsid...
by TrepidExplorer
Sat Apr 25, 2020 10:35 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: I'm a tart
Replies: 40
Views: 1781

Re: I'm a tart

Starting out feeling quite healthy about this but let's see where I end up. From 1982 Raleigh Raleigh* at my mum's house Neil Orrell Graeme Weigh My dad's mate's mum's old track bike on insurance Neil Orrell* Giant Specialized rockhopper Trek tourer. Damn I loved that bike. RIP. feck EasyJet Mercian...
by TrepidExplorer
Thu Apr 16, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 583
Views: 36919

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

Sean, you just made my stomach turn. :???:
by TrepidExplorer
Sat Apr 11, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 583
Views: 36919

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

Easter's gonna be gorgeous they said. It's gonna rain on Sunday they said. I panicked. I packed my bike up on Thursday evening after work... a work day that meant to finish early but lasted out till 5pm. I've got tired of battering myself on the tough stuff near home and developed a knee injury that...
by TrepidExplorer
Thu Apr 09, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 583
Views: 36919

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

So, who's hunting in the garden for the Easter bunny bivi, then?
by TrepidExplorer
Tue Mar 31, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 583
Views: 36919

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

Substantial length of time indoors led to a massive outpouring of https://trepidexplorer.blogspot.com/2020/03/march-bivi-2020-on-solitude.html] bloggles this month for a relativley short legal bivi bimble. Backyard bivi, I decided to remain as close as possible to usual BAM experience - leave on Sat...
by TrepidExplorer
Fri Mar 27, 2020 8:00 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: BaM 2020 Emergency Rules END ON 1st Sep.
Replies: 8
Views: 3436

Re: BaM 2020 Emergency Rules.

Yessss. Legally allocated potter up the valley and back followed by a garden bivi. Perfect.

Time to get out the crappiest sleeping bag and leakiest bivi to finally be laid to rest by the claws of a thousand urban kitties.

:-bd
by TrepidExplorer
Sun Mar 01, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 583
Views: 36919

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

What a rush of "last weekend in February" posts. I wonder why? :wink:

If I'd actually realised it was a leap year I might've delayed last weekend. :grin:
by TrepidExplorer
Thu Feb 27, 2020 9:09 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 583
Views: 36919

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

After weeks of putting it off and being put off, I headed for the Peak late on Sunday for a sneaky school night bothy bivi. Sheffield's favourite indoor venue wasn't too toasty with some of that Easterly blowing snow squalls in the doorway but I stayed dry, if not warm for a very nappy 6 hours which...
by TrepidExplorer
Thu Feb 27, 2020 8:20 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Ribble CGR Ti Vid
Replies: 8
Views: 873

Re: Ribble CGR Ti Vid

Many years cyclo-cross rider here. Genuinely considering buying my first full-susser ever for this event... or something steely at least. Perhaps fully supported without all the baggings on a 'cross bike? :lol:
by TrepidExplorer
Sat Jan 18, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 583
Views: 36919

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

Thanks Reg. I use it to cover up my lack of speed. :wink:
by TrepidExplorer
Sat Jan 18, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 583
Views: 36919

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

Another JanBaM on the BB Winter ride. Part of the George posse but then rode off into the mizzle of the night to stop at a picnic bench near Devil's bridge. https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-2dUBykZlTzU/XiDRJRnblJI/AAAAAAAADvk/5JfpXIGjF3EMTHq-etQQbk4kJ-hV8IhjgCLcBGAsYHQ/s320/20200112_032504.jpg I had a new...
by TrepidExplorer
Sat Jan 18, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Dam Busters ride reports
Replies: 9
Views: 1092

Re: Dam Busters ride reports

All check points attained (first time ever) except for one that I got within 500m of before bailing at a locked gate. I'm not really bothered whether it counts or not as I thought I saw a Nightjar on the way up there so got very excited. Too excited to carry my bike over a locked gate. Nightjars are...
by TrepidExplorer
Thu Dec 19, 2019 12:12 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2019
Replies: 1141
Views: 105630

Re: Bivvy a month 2019

Mixed surface Decembivi for me, with Karl. My best hope for keeping up was a roaring tail wind so I rode the TPT to meet him on top of Royd moor to ride to the Humber bridge for sleeps. 3 hours later we packed up. https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Ju9I39z_ck0/XfnS0oOMNFI/AAAAAAAADuI/4bzpnBFIR2IFNJSvDulwsaw...
by TrepidExplorer
Thu Nov 21, 2019 11:18 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2019
Replies: 1141
Views: 105630

Re: Bivvy a month 2019

I was so tempted to make a Novembivi in Southern Spain after a stomach bug helped write off the first two weekends of the Month but by the time Sunday 10th arrived I felt a need for adventure, solitude and calorie levels were nearly normal. Stanage was coppery as I silently slipped through remembran...