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by lune ranger
Sat Jun 25, 2022 9:24 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Ortlieb vs Alpkit
Replies: 38
Views: 663

Re: Ortlieb vs Alpkit

It’s gotta be some sort of special ops mission.
by lune ranger
Thu Jun 23, 2022 6:18 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: What's your current dream bike?
Replies: 44
Views: 695

Re: What's your current dream bike?

Right now I’m thinking Ton’s XL-Ti Fargo. It’s not going to happen though as my current steel Fargo will need to die first and that probably requires me to die with it under the wheels of a truck. So even then it’s never happening. Damn :sad: So an Xl Would fit someone sized like yourself or mine!?...
by lune ranger
Wed Jun 22, 2022 11:21 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What's your current dream bike?
Replies: 44
Views: 695

Re: What's your current dream bike?

Right now I’m thinking Ton’s XL-Ti Fargo.
It’s not going to happen though as my current steel Fargo will need to die first and that probably requires me to die with it under the wheels of a truck. So even then it’s never happening. Damn :sad:
by lune ranger
Mon Jun 20, 2022 3:43 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The 2022 Tour Divide watchers thread.
Replies: 351
Views: 7562

Re: The 2022 Tour Divide watchers thread.

You mean advertising?
by lune ranger
Mon Jun 20, 2022 3:13 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The 2022 Tour Divide watchers thread.
Replies: 351
Views: 7562

Re: The 2022 Tour Divide watchers thread.

Bearbonesnorm wrote: Mon Jun 20, 2022 11:46 am Did you know that only 4 of this years top 10 TD bikes are running drops? Course you did because you wouldn't really expect anything different but I bet there'll be a few surprised in the wider world :wink:
So just about half and half then.
by lune ranger
Mon Jun 20, 2022 8:18 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Ortlieb vs Alpkit
Replies: 38
Views: 663

Re: Ortlieb vs Alpkit

They do have a slot in the back to add an additional rubber strap/hook for off-road.
by lune ranger
Mon Jun 20, 2022 7:37 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Ortlieb vs Alpkit
Replies: 38
Views: 663

Re: Ortlieb vs Alpkit

I’ve used my ortlieb panniers off road and they’ve coped alright but they were a) on a fat bike and b) I use front panniers for the rear as they’re smaller I also used Ortleib panniers off road for years before the soft bag revolution. I wouldn’t choose them over soft bags now for most of what I do...
by lune ranger
Sun Jun 19, 2022 8:29 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Ortlieb vs Alpkit
Replies: 38
Views: 663

Re: Ortlieb vs Alpkit

If traditional touring set up is what you want/need then the ortlieb Backroller is as the name says - the Classic choice. Pair it with a set of front rollers and a bar bag for all the storage you’ll ever need. I suspect you’ll now get a whole bunch of advice re soft luggage aka bikepacking bags. Dep...
by lune ranger
Sun Jun 19, 2022 7:51 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Ortlieb vs Alpkit
Replies: 38
Views: 663

Re: Ortlieb vs Alpkit

Panniers - Ortlieb every time.
by lune ranger
Sun Jun 19, 2022 3:21 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Substitute for chamois creme
Replies: 29
Views: 514

Re: Substitute for chamois creme

Dyffers wrote: Sun Jun 19, 2022 1:53 pm
lune ranger wrote: Sun Jun 19, 2022 11:57 am I’ve been ruminating on what everyone is putting down there pants...
That's a nice image :grin:

A purely professional interest you understand!
by lune ranger
Sun Jun 19, 2022 11:57 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Substitute for chamois creme
Replies: 29
Views: 514

Re: Substitute for chamois creme

I’ve been ruminating on what everyone is putting down their pants and think you may have this a bit wrong. I should think a chamois cream ought to be both resistant to moisture and something of a lubricant. In terms of skin damage moisture plus friction is a bad combination. Avoiding it is the key c...
by lune ranger
Sat Jun 18, 2022 3:55 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Substitute for chamois creme
Replies: 29
Views: 514

Re: Substitute for chamois creme

I stopped using it too, butt if you really want some…
https://www.sjscycles.co.uk/accessories ... ml-sachet/
by lune ranger
Fri Jun 17, 2022 2:36 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Hit me with your Bivy Stick
Replies: 16
Views: 376

Re: Hit me with your Bivy Stick

not quite as free as stated as at some point you will need a new battery - I have a McMurdo Fastfind 220. I replaced the battery for less than £10 after 8 or 9 years. It took a little google and a soldering iron but was easy as you like. The battery pack simply contains AA batteries solered in seri...
by lune ranger
Fri Jun 17, 2022 1:48 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Wild camping dog beds
Replies: 1
Views: 83

Re: Wild camping dog beds

Are you sure you need anything special? Every dog is different but mine is fine on the tent floor or on a rucksack (I only take her backpacking). If it’s cold or she’s really wet I’ll put my primaloft jacket over her but mostly she is ok without - and generally that’s in the vestibule not the inner,...
by lune ranger
Fri Jun 17, 2022 8:53 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Hit me with your Bivy Stick
Replies: 16
Views: 376

Re: Hit me with your Bivy Stick

Running costs still remains too high for me to be in. For emergencies you can use a PLB on land in the UK now and they have zero running costs. I don’t pay as much as they want for the minimum package on these things for my mobile contract For one of these tracker/communicators I’d need monthly subs...
by lune ranger
Thu Jun 16, 2022 7:48 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The 2022 Tour Divide watchers thread.
Replies: 351
Views: 7562

Re: The 2022 Tour Divide watchers thread.

Just been doing some sums for Steve :-bd Day 1 - 159 miles Day 2 - 136 miles Day 3 - 160 miles (!) Day 4 - 131 miles Day 5 - 123 miles Day 6 - 145 miles Given the conditions that's pretty good going I reckon :shock: Hats off to Steve on that. He’s using the TT bag I sold him - that’s gotta be worth...
by lune ranger
Thu Jun 16, 2022 10:32 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: At last!
Replies: 31
Views: 592

Re: At last!

Just out of interest, does anyone actually take the opportunity when presented to let cars pass on long stretches of narrow road? It's something I'll always try and do when there's a handy gate-hole, lay-by or passing place. I tend not to stop but will slow right down and move into the space. Just ...
by lune ranger
Wed Jun 15, 2022 11:43 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Popping pill - TD related (or not)
Replies: 26
Views: 529

Re: Popping pill - TD related (or not)

Is the use of pharma aids directly proportional to the amount of money/sponsorship in a sport I wonder. Money in sport often seems to provide the incentive to win no matter the means. In all walks of life and all fields of endeavour, just beating the next guy is enough incentive to win no matter wh...
by lune ranger
Wed Jun 15, 2022 9:04 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Popping pill - TD related (or not)
Replies: 26
Views: 529

Re: Popping pill - TD related (or not)

If drugs aren’t banned on TD or other ITT (they aren’t are they?) then where does the honesty part come in? Competitors are no more required to say how many tramadol or how much ephedrine, salbutamol, synacthen etc they take than they are required to say how many hours of training they did. Are they...
by lune ranger
Tue Jun 14, 2022 7:35 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Garmin Solar
Replies: 36
Views: 833

Re: Garmin Solar

If they continue the technology trickledown that they did with 1030/830/530/explore then in a couple of years we’ll get a new explore with USB C - i doubt it’ll have solar but it’d be nice if it had the connector a battery pack. I’m unsure if the new EU charging directive covers GPS but if it does ...
by lune ranger
Mon Jun 13, 2022 11:30 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Dartmoor NP vow to defend wild camping
Replies: 3
Views: 165

Dartmoor NP vow to defend wild camping

Dartmoor National Park deserve all the help they can get against these f**kers. Don’t buy the countryside unless you’re willing to share. https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/jun/13/national-park-authority-defends-wild-camping-rights-on-dartmoor?fbclid=IwAR17ikK2NH4PQ4Va2iuFZKSSFHJn0GJsAz4yt...
by lune ranger
Mon Jun 13, 2022 8:20 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Garmin Solar
Replies: 36
Views: 833

Re: Garmin Solar

Same as any other device, charge it up by USB or use a Garmin Charge Power pack.
by lune ranger
Sat Jun 11, 2022 11:32 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The 2022 Tour Divide watchers thread.
Replies: 351
Views: 7562

Re: The 2022 Tour Divide watchers thread.

Richpips wrote: Sat Jun 11, 2022 11:20 pm I can confirm that I wasn't offered any columbian marching powder at any time on the divide. :shock:
Maybe you should have kept going at Antelope Wells then :grin:
by lune ranger
Sat Jun 11, 2022 7:19 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The 2022 Tour Divide watchers thread.
Replies: 351
Views: 7562

Re: The 2022 Tour Divide watchers thread.

Are PED’s ever discussed in the context of these races? There are no doping controls (I’m not suggesting there should be) and we already know there has been some of the biggest names in this sort of riding who have probably cheated in other ways.
by lune ranger
Sat Jun 11, 2022 6:03 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The 2022 Tour Divide watchers thread.
Replies: 351
Views: 7562

Re: The 2022 Tour Divide watchers thread.

Personally, I can’t help but feel somewhat uncomfortable about the push towards ever less sleep in these sorts of events. It just isn’t sustainable or attainable for most people, and it certainly isn’t healthy for anyone. Maybe my view of human nature is poor but I can only see a drift towards pharm...