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by lune ranger
Fri Jan 17, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Rigid Forks
Replies: 17
Views: 336

Re: Rigid Forks

Alpinum wrote:
Fri Jan 17, 2020 11:23 am
It's because most bearboners don't often enough ride on chunky tracks.
They're not mountainbikers.
Is that an attempt at humour?
by lune ranger
Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:15 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Going from 29plus to 650b plus?
Replies: 8
Views: 191

Re: Going from 29plus to 650b plus?

I'm biased and the Kramp is such a good bike I'd never consider getting rid of mine..... I’ll second that. Last year I thought I could do a similar trick to you. Run two sets of wheels on my Fargo - standard 29er and B+ - and stop using my Krampus. The Fargo was set up with WTB Scrapper i40 and 3.0...
by lune ranger
Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:32 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Can we do wood burning stoves again please??
Replies: 18
Views: 446

Re: Can we do wood burning stoves again please??

The full size folding Firebox is an amazing bit of kit but weighs what must be around a kilo... Not most folks idea of bikepacking gear. I use a wood stove most weeks with my kids in the woods and enjoy it loads. I don’t like them for The bikepacking I do as I don’t often sleep in woods. I also tend...
by lune ranger
Sat Jan 11, 2020 9:28 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Grand Rando - New Forest - 4/5 July
Replies: 7
Views: 283

Re: Grand Rando - New Forest - 4/5 July

Of course - stupid head wins again :roll:
by lune ranger
Sat Jan 11, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Grand Rando - New Forest - 4/5 July
Replies: 7
Views: 283

Re: Grand Rando - New Forest - 4/5 July

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Thu Jan 09, 2020 12:59 pm
No but they probably could have picked a better weekend if they're hoping to attract bikepackers.
I probably have my stupid head on... why?
by lune ranger
Fri Jan 10, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Devon bikepacking/wild camp
Replies: 16
Views: 570

Re: Devon bikepacking/wild camp

What it may be is a bit of rough stuff to the forrest, then gravel and roads up to the Warren House Inn before getting on the bridleway towards Grimspound. What I suspect is that the ‘gap’ from Hangingstone to Fernworthy Woods will be tussocks/bog trotting on poorly defined trails. Proper. It’s not...
by lune ranger
Mon Jan 06, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Letter from Devon/Dartmoor
Replies: 15
Views: 405

Re: Letter from Devon/Dartmoor

It has been far too long since I bivvied, or indeed rode up on Dartmoor. Very poor show on my part. Hopefully I will be able to muster the motivation with this fresh show of enthusiasm for the place from fellow Boners old and new... Si Why wouldn’t you love it? It’s got everything from gorse ridden...
by lune ranger
Mon Jan 06, 2020 1:07 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Letter from Devon/Dartmoor
Replies: 15
Views: 405

Re: Letter from Devon/Dartmoor

That’s a real track. Going up or down? A loop from Burrator resr past Sheepstor village and then the BW to Eastern Tor, Drizzle Combe, Nuns cross and down past Crazy Well is a pleasant short loop on hard pack tracks. Or start at Princetown and out and back on the South Hessary Tor BW. That’s like sm...
by lune ranger
Mon Jan 06, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Letter from Devon/Dartmoor
Replies: 15
Views: 405

Re: Letter from Devon/Dartmoor

Dave Barter wrote:
Sun Jan 05, 2020 8:42 pm
As long as it doesn't involve the bridleway from Fernworthy Woods I am in
That’s nothing.
You should try some of the ones on the southern fen. Princetown to Avon reservoir via Naker’s Hill for example , that’d get you swearing :lol:
by lune ranger
Mon Jan 06, 2020 11:28 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bikepacking Food & Snacks
Replies: 47
Views: 1133

Re: Bikepacking Food & Snacks

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Mon Jan 06, 2020 11:01 am
Fried spam butties are also very special but a largish stove will be required to make them :-bd
:-bd That’s like the tins of bacon grill you used to get in compo rations. A particular favourite of mine along with the apple and apricot flakes.
by lune ranger
Sun Jan 05, 2020 11:02 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bikepacking Food & Snacks
Replies: 47
Views: 1133

Re: Bikepacking Food & Snacks

Peparami or mini snacking chorizo. Babybel. When I stop at a shop I usually like to chuck down a tin of fruit and a packet of ham.
by lune ranger
Sun Jan 05, 2020 10:54 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Fernworthy Forest - Dartmoor
Replies: 11
Views: 330

Re: Fernworthy Forest - Dartmoor

East of the Dart next to the big Bellever woods car park (SX658772)is in the legal camping zoneand there is a flat meadow next to the river It’s pretty popular as a stop over. There’s a bunch of fire rings there etc. It’s a nice spot, easily accessible so I guess it’s to be expected. Even so you’ll ...
by lune ranger
Sat Jan 04, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Fernworthy Forest - Dartmoor
Replies: 11
Views: 330

Re: Fernworthy Forest - Dartmoor

Dave Barter wrote:
Sat Jan 04, 2020 7:52 pm
lune ranger wrote:
Mon Dec 30, 2019 5:42 pm
The bridle way that heads south to Postbridge is a bit of a struggle to ride in it’s mid section but ok in general
It was a horror story of sh1te and gorse. Never again
That’s the spirit!
by lune ranger
Sat Jan 04, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Beta Blockers
Replies: 16
Views: 491

Re: Beta Blockers

OK. Feeling a bit more upbeat on this just now having just ridden home from my night shift. The ride includes a few climbs including a 1km 10% average slog. I pushed on said climb just to see what happened. I maxed out my effort pretty quickly and couldn’t select any high gears, standing out of the ...
by lune ranger
Sat Jan 04, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Newbie - Exeter, Devon
Replies: 8
Views: 173

Re: Newbie - Exeter, Devon

Keen is good and I don’t mean to be a kn0b and tell you what to do. For all I know you could be a Steely Eyed Commando who bivi’s in the buff. What I mean to say is unless you have your gear, technique and resolve dialled in you may not have the introduction to bikepacking that you want :grin
by lune ranger
Sat Jan 04, 2020 2:35 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Newbie - Exeter, Devon
Replies: 8
Views: 173

Re: Newbie - Exeter, Devon

Welcome on board Jim.
I’m Exeter(ish) and there’s plenty of SW folk who are regulars on here.
I wouldn’t necessarily rush into tarp camping on Dartmoor in February as your first go out. It might break you :lol:
Hope to see around some time though buddy.
by lune ranger
Fri Jan 03, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Beta Blockers
Replies: 16
Views: 491

Re: Beta Blockers

LR, I hope the BB's and side effects are only temporary!? Sorry I had to pedal off up to the pub, it was mostly my fault I didn't eat enough and that let me get chilled. Then I my second mistake was bringing the singlespeed, needed to keep the cadence up to turn the pedals over. Keep on getting out...
by lune ranger
Fri Jan 03, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Cane Creek Thudbuster ST or Titanium Seatpost?
Replies: 14
Views: 420

Re: Cane Creek Thudbuster ST or Titanium Seatpost?

^^ Roughly costs £/gram :o I have to admit to being a fan of shock posts. I still use a USE XCR that i’ve had best part of 20 years. When bikepacking was off-road touring and I used a rack and panniers :o :shock: :o it was a permanent fixture on my P7 These days it sees some intermittent use on ITT’...
by lune ranger
Fri Jan 03, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Beta Blockers
Replies: 16
Views: 491

Re: Beta Blockers

Hi LR, I'm another one on beta blockers but a relatively low dose for a year now. I've found that while my RHR is fairly unchanged at mid to high 40s, max HR has dropped from 175-180 down to about 145 or so. I was a bit of a diesel before so that's not changed too much either, it's not so big a dea...
by lune ranger
Fri Jan 03, 2020 12:39 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Beta Blockers
Replies: 16
Views: 491

Re: Beta Blockers

I do know a number of riders on beta blockers though... they have largely just accepted that they're now long haul diesel engines and ride appropriately. That was me at peak condition! Kind of like a steam engine now :grin: Thanks all. Sean that’s generous but I’m well aware Moff was going hypother...
by lune ranger
Fri Jan 03, 2020 8:53 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Beta Blockers
Replies: 16
Views: 491

Re: Beta Blockers

Thanks MaM sage advice I suppose but not sure i’m ready to just accept it just yet. There’s a lot i’ve had to just accept about my injury already and maybe i’ve reached tipping point on that already. Don’t get me wrong. I’m glad to be alive and not have limbs missing or my picture taken with Prince ...
by lune ranger
Fri Jan 03, 2020 12:56 am
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Devon bikepacking/wild camp
Replies: 16
Views: 570

Re: Devon bikepacking/wild camp

Thanks for that Keith.I know the military roads fairly well. I really meant how are you getting from Hangingstone over to the B3212. Just had s look at your route. I’m not on Komoot so it was a little hard to see in detail but I get the idea. Quite a chunk of that is straight over the Fen - off the ...
by lune ranger
Thu Jan 02, 2020 10:29 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Beta Blockers
Replies: 16
Views: 491

Beta Blockers

I was wondering if anyone on here is taking beta blockers as prescribed by a doctor and how it’s affecting your performance on the bike. To put things in context I started taking quite high doses of beta blockers about 6 weeks ago. My heart is absolutely fine. They are prescribed for vertigo (dizzin...
by lune ranger
Thu Jan 02, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bell + drop bars + bags
Replies: 30
Views: 682

Re: Bell + drop bars + bags

I too like the Timber bell as the jingle jangle seems less 'pointed' or 'aimed', so people don't seem to take quite as much offence. I’ve one of those too. When it works well it’s ace and people get a good gentle warning of your approach. However you can’t get around the fact that a significant min...