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by BigdummySteve
Sun Sep 22, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Pack rafting Sept 20/21/22 in North Wales - 5 ranges of pack rafts to test for free
Replies: 77
Views: 3028

Re: Pack rafting Sept 20/21/22 in North Wales - 5 ranges of pack rafts to test for free

Thanks to John and everyone else who had a hand in the weekend. Good company, lovely weather and proof that when you put community before commercial interest, nice things can happen. https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-kSRNCMOMSvg/XYdoNJ5cbKI/AAAAAAAAHQE/Spd7rYiqFyEONLkescnd-gyR2Bmu3wCwQCLcBGAsYHQ/s1600/raf...
by BigdummySteve
Thu Sep 19, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Exposure verso head torch
Replies: 9
Views: 269

Re: Exposure verso head torch

Trust me on this, take the torch B-(
by BigdummySteve
Thu Sep 19, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Which extra would keep me warmer?
Replies: 52
Views: 769

Re: Which extra would keep me warmer?

Chemical heat packs between socks and down booties plus in your groin has got me through-5 in a 0deg bag, nice hat always helps :-bd
by BigdummySteve
Thu Sep 19, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 7519
Views: 770296

Re: The post man's been ...

My second one arrived today, the fun never stops :-bd
by BigdummySteve
Thu Sep 19, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Exposure verso head torch
Replies: 9
Views: 269

Re: Exposure verso head torch

Picture, including the zipped box :wink:

Image
by BigdummySteve
Thu Sep 19, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Exposure verso head torch
Replies: 9
Views: 269

Re: Exposure verso head torch

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Thu Sep 19, 2019 11:12 am
Can Mrs with zip up box
Ooh I'm proper confused over this one ... and maybe somewhat shocked ... but I don't know.
=))
by BigdummySteve
Thu Sep 19, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Exposure verso head torch
Replies: 9
Views: 269

Exposure verso head torch

As new, has been recharged once. Can Mrs with zip up box, support cell mains charger and even the stickers :-bd
£90
by BigdummySteve
Thu Sep 19, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Todays ride
Replies: 1462
Views: 211854

Re: Todays ride

I might have an idea for November :wink: It’s a little silly :-bd I’m enjoying the bromnie, getting in a lot of rides at times/places where they wouldn’t normally happen. The above was off the cuff, finished job early, so went exploring. Surprisingly enjoyable ride, lots going on beside the river, I...
by BigdummySteve
Wed Sep 18, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Todays ride
Replies: 1462
Views: 211854

Re: Todays ride

A very pleasant 20miles along the Thames path from Greenwich to Erith and back, sun was out and very interesting riding along looking at the old moorings, still quite an industrious river further out. Think Reg would enjoy it, lots of old industrial relics. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/487566...
by BigdummySteve
Wed Sep 18, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 7519
Views: 770296

Re: The post man's been ...

rufus748 wrote:
Wed Sep 18, 2019 2:50 pm
A most excellent boo T shirt, loving the eggplant colour!
Cheers Stu :-bd
Nice colour :-bd my other tee, presumably identically packaged is at the post office as it was apparently too big for the letter box :-W
by BigdummySteve
Sat Sep 14, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Pack rafting Sept 20/21/22 in North Wales - 5 ranges of pack rafts to test for free
Replies: 77
Views: 3028

Re: Pack rafting Sept 20/21/22 in North Wales - 5 ranges of pack rafts to test for free

Looking forward to this, I may have to pull out of the little trip if my lad is not confident, he’s done a bit of canoeing etc we’ll just have to play it by ear. To be honest it’s been a long time since I paddled a boat, spent many years wind surfing and worked on a fishing boat but I have a feeling...
by BigdummySteve
Sat Sep 14, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Veloviewer map - explorer tiles
Replies: 314
Views: 37697

Re: Veloviewer map - explorer tiles

Cheers Ben, I’m not entirely sure what you mean. My current tactic is to have the veloviewer explorer map open on one tab and Live location OS mapping to navigate, it kinda works but if I could get real time location on the veloviewer map it would make things much easier :-bd
by BigdummySteve
Sat Sep 14, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Fed up with Garmin. Alternatives?
Replies: 33
Views: 601

Re: Fed up with Garmin. Alternatives?

Waterproof iPhone+ son dynamo+ ViewRanger works a treat and has taken me across two countries ( Spanish C2C and Jogle) plus countless off-road trips. Never crashes, always saves my ride and can use multiple mapping applications and does all sorts of fancy stuff like taking really good photos, I coul...
by BigdummySteve
Sat Sep 14, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Veloviewer map - explorer tiles
Replies: 314
Views: 37697

Re: Veloviewer map - explorer tiles

I’ve used it on the PC but it’s not the best, I’ve been using the bromnie and if I finish work early then just stop on the way home and get a couple of hours in :-bd an additional bonus is that Mrs D doesn’t know how much time I’ve been spending on the bike. I like just ambling along making up a rou...
by BigdummySteve
Sat Sep 14, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Veloviewer map - explorer tiles
Replies: 314
Views: 37697

Re: Veloviewer map - explorer tiles

A mixed on/off-road ride of 51 miles bagged me some tricky squares and got me up to 14x14, I had to HAB across a field to reach a square mostly inside Jaguar’s test track. After doing a 15 mile ride on the bromnie and missing a tile by 5 feet I made sure I’d gone far enough. I wish there was a live ...
by BigdummySteve
Sat Sep 14, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Seam sealing
Replies: 13
Views: 459

Re: Seam sealing

Probably ought to do my deschutes at some point. Must have about 10 nights in it so far and no rain yet :-bd
by BigdummySteve
Fri Sep 13, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Straight Outta Door - Ride from home Trips.
Replies: 19
Views: 696

Re: Straight Outta Door - Ride from home Trips.

Dave Barter wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:58 pm
BigdummySteve wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:39 pm
I’ve ridden to lands end from my front door, wild camping along the way
Snap! I’ve done it from south Devon to back home
You’v got me there, after 1200miles on the big dummy I got a transit van home :-bd
by BigdummySteve
Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Straight Outta Door - Ride from home Trips.
Replies: 19
Views: 696

Re: Straight Outta Door - Ride from home Trips.

I’ve ridden to lands end from my front door, wild camping along the way, also Avebury. I live in a fairly uninspiring place for off road rides, my local bivvy rides usually involve a spin up the local cut, there is probably some interesting rides and bivvy spots out towards the Cotswolds but it’s a ...
by BigdummySteve
Thu Sep 12, 2019 8:08 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Are we "cool" now... and for how long
Replies: 20
Views: 672

Re: Are we "cool" now... and for how long

Got my Rab wind vest on this morning, am I now a ‘chav, :???:
by BigdummySteve
Thu Sep 12, 2019 4:51 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Are we "cool" now... and for how long
Replies: 20
Views: 672

Re: Are we "cool" now... and for how long

I think you may found the problem James, the danger is these brands turn into fashion items and the quality then drops.
I wore my OMM jacket riding through London the other day, have I accidentally become cool at 50 :shock: :-bd
by BigdummySteve
Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Whats the most dangerous (legal UK) Rd you've ridden?
Replies: 32
Views: 911

Re: Whats the most dangerous (legal UK) Rd you've ridden?

A9 into Inverness is the pissing rain, it’s like being on a motorway but with zero hard shoulder. Very scary and not recommended even in good visibility. You hear another lorry bearing down on you and wonder ‘will this be the one?’
by BigdummySteve
Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What you done t' your bike today
Replies: 230
Views: 11171

Re: What you done t' your bike today

Had the bromnie on the stand to true the front wheel after some idiot ran it over, luckily I ....errr....he pulled away slowly so just a tweaked front rim . 10 minutes and good as new. Knew the wheel building practice would come in handy :-bd Also cleaned the rims and aligned the pads, not had to do...
by BigdummySteve
Tue Sep 10, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Ridgeway from both ends...
Replies: 4
Views: 384

Re: Ridgeway from both ends...

I might be up for another run down depending on timing, also would need to get to Avebury as it’s just a cool place :-bd
by BigdummySteve
Tue Sep 10, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Coldest winter in 30 years.
Replies: 19
Views: 805

Re: Coldest winter in 30 years.

Mandolin wind?