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by lune ranger
Tue Aug 03, 2021 7:45 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Thoughts on waist bags
Replies: 45
Views: 960

Re: Thoughts on waist bags

I just did a 5 day trip using an Osprey Seral with a 1.5l bladder and didn’t like it at all. With the water and bits and bobs it was too heavy and too uncomfortable. Not a winner at all. I’ll need to think again for water carrying and go back to just carrying bits and bibs in my Talon pack and use t...
by lune ranger
Tue Aug 03, 2021 7:38 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Leeds to london on canal path?
Replies: 14
Views: 384

Re: Leeds to london on canal path?

Having just rode >100km on 3 different canals over the course of a 600km trip my advice would be to choose carefully. I’ve had a mix of wide, smooth towpaths, hugely overgrown towpaths and really awful surfaces. On some sections of the Kennet & Avon it was so overgrown that I was soaked wet thro...
by lune ranger
Mon Aug 02, 2021 8:31 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Dynamo Light of choice - fork mounted gravel use mid range
Replies: 13
Views: 221

Re: Dynamo Light of choice - fork mounted gravel use mid range

I’m also going to claim to have ridden into a bat whilst using an Edelux. It’s definitely a thing. :-bd
by lune ranger
Tue Jul 27, 2021 10:57 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Etrex 22x
Replies: 8
Views: 183

Re: Etrex 22x

I personally find OS mapping on small screen GPS units too busy despite loving the paper maps. For my Garmin I use the simpler OSM based maps and find them more than adequate for follow a crumb trail on trips such as BB200. In addition I’ll have offline OS 1:25,000 for the relevant area in my phone ...
by lune ranger
Tue Jul 27, 2021 10:45 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Is there any hassle free way to travel from London to Scotland by public transport?
Replies: 17
Views: 343

Re: Is there any hassle free way to travel from London to Scotland by public transport?

This used to happen when you could make a bike reservation online whilst buying a ticket, which you haven't been able to do for the last few years, presumably because the technology to do so has been un-invented. ScotRail still use that technology. :lol: I had a nice surprise recently and found to ...
by lune ranger
Sun Jul 25, 2021 7:51 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Is there any hassle free way to travel from London to Scotland by public transport?
Replies: 17
Views: 343

Re: Is there any hassle free way to travel from London to Scotland by public transport?

Fair enough. You’d be looking at 20 hours at least from London to Ullapool in that case.
In that time you can get the train from Exeter to the Dolomites - all be it for a considerable sum of money.
by lune ranger
Sun Jul 25, 2021 7:25 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Is there any hassle free way to travel from London to Scotland by public transport?
Replies: 17
Views: 343

Re: Is there any hassle free way to travel from London to Scotland by public transport?

Unless you box your bike coach providers won’t take them as luggage. This isn't true. I recently got our bikes on a coach by wrapping them in plastic sheeting, a friend then got away with bubble wrap on her bike. Someone on here since shared a link showing that coach operators will take a bike if i...
by lune ranger
Sun Jul 25, 2021 10:51 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Is there any hassle free way to travel from London to Scotland by public transport?
Replies: 17
Views: 343

Re: Is there any hassle free way to travel from London to Scotland by public transport?

Tell the train staff where you want to get off.Sometimes a bit nervewracking waiting for them to come down the platform to open the door for you from the outside :smile: I did once have to pull the alarm on the train in order to get off at Oxenholme. No one arrived to let me off and the train start...
by lune ranger
Sun Jul 25, 2021 9:37 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Is there any hassle free way to travel from London to Scotland by public transport?
Replies: 17
Views: 343

Re: Is there any hassle free way to travel from London to Scotland by public transport?

Unless you box your bike coach providers won’t take them as luggage. The only way is by train * Whilst far from ideal taking your bike on the train isn’t too bad. Provided that you book ahead for a seat and bike reservation the hassle is limited. Know your route and read up about where bikes go on t...
by lune ranger
Sat Jul 24, 2021 9:02 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Cycling in Germany - Anywhere Good?
Replies: 25
Views: 386

Re: Cycling in Germany - Anywhere Good?

If you can get hold of a copy of Singletrack issue 135, there's an article by Markus Stitz about bikepacking the route of the iron curtain. Is that the Grezstein trophy route on the tank tracks? I heard it was like 100s of miles of rumble strip :grin: Not sure what Stitz did but the Iron Curtain Cy...
by lune ranger
Fri Jul 23, 2021 9:35 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Cycling in Germany - Anywhere Good?
Replies: 25
Views: 386

Re: Cycling in Germany - Anywhere Good?

Verena wrote: Wed Jul 21, 2021 8:08 pm Bavaria has lots of funny place names, such as Bad Fussing, Bad Kissing, Titmoningen, Petting, etc etc

Enjoy!
When I lived in Germany, I had a flat in the village of Coch for a while :???:
by lune ranger
Thu Jul 22, 2021 6:15 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The minimum you would take for 1 night out?
Replies: 21
Views: 541

Re: The minimum you would take for 1 night out?

I find the title of this thread quite off-putting. It reminds me to much of 80’s box office hit ‘Pretty Woman’….
:lol:
by lune ranger
Tue Jul 20, 2021 6:52 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: OT: Rich People in Space
Replies: 30
Views: 410

Re: OT: Rich People in Space

It’s a shameful waste of money and resources. Quite frankly I think space tourism should be banned before it starts. It’s bad enough that people feel entitled to fly wherever and whenever they like, now the 1% want to piss about in low earth orbit. The whole thing is f’ing awful X_X
by lune ranger
Mon Jul 19, 2021 1:51 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Giving up booze
Replies: 49
Views: 782

Re: Giving up booze

Perhaps you will get balance but you might not- at least alcohol is not 100% addictive like nicotine is. I think you’re mistaking chemical dependency for addiction. Anything can be addictive. Addiction is a state of being, not a physical thing. Anyone addicted to nicotine is past the physical,chemi...
by lune ranger
Sun Jul 18, 2021 4:19 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: It's hard enough to walk down.
Replies: 16
Views: 515

Re: It's hard enough to walk down.

Ouch!
That’s gotta hurt. Bet that’s not a bridleway though :roll:
by lune ranger
Sun Jul 18, 2021 3:18 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Giving up booze
Replies: 49
Views: 782

Re: Giving up booze

Can I ask the folk who have given up because they were drinking too much 'why not treat beer like a normal daily drink like coffee or tea or water. Try to drink for the taste and not for the affects. You don't have to get hammered every time you have some beer. Some people can’t, it’s as simple as ...
by lune ranger
Sun Jul 18, 2021 9:32 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Giving up booze
Replies: 49
Views: 782

Re: Giving up booze

I’m probably coming at this from a different angle than you. I gave up drinking because my drinking had become destructive. I was down to the level of necking 1/2 bottles of corner shop vodka in one swig and my life was crumbling around me. If your drinking is at all problematic - only you and those...
by lune ranger
Fri Jul 16, 2021 10:22 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Surly 'Corner Bar' - what do we think???
Replies: 35
Views: 762

Re: Surly 'Corner Bar' - what do we think???

Ha.. I googled the phrase, was kinda interested. I mean, rather interested :) A Reddit entomology thread came up. I hope I’m not falling into a well baited pedant trap here but….. Entomology is the scientific study of insects. Etymology is the study of the history and origin of words. Sorry, I coul...
by lune ranger
Thu Jul 15, 2021 9:50 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Mixing brakes - is it acceptable?
Replies: 24
Views: 427

Re: Mixing brakes - is it acceptable?

Had a CX with a disk front and rear v-brake for years. No bother
by lune ranger
Thu Jul 15, 2021 9:47 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Thoughts on waist bags
Replies: 45
Views: 960

Re: Thoughts on waist bags

it catches on the saddle Ah yes that was another problem I had with these things. Oh, AND it pulled on one's tum like a Victorian corset - if I wanted to enjoy the pleasures of wearing a Victorian corset I'd wear a Victorian corset. And indeed have done of course. You could use that one as a (flatt...
by lune ranger
Sun Jul 11, 2021 1:48 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Soooooo far OT - non / low alcohol beers
Replies: 39
Views: 642

Re: Soooooo far OT - non / low alcohol beers

The best non-alcoholic beers are tea and water. Since getting sober 7 years ago that’s pretty much all the liquid I consume with the exception of hot chocolate on bikepacking trips. If you drink because you ‘like the taste’ and are concerned about how much you are drinking just drink the stuff you l...
by lune ranger
Fri Jul 09, 2021 8:55 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Saddle for all day comfort
Replies: 38
Views: 770

Re: Saddle for all day comfort

FWIW my most comfy saddles are/have been. Brooks B17 - upright touring bike Brooks Swift - MTB Selle Italia Flite 1990 - Fargo Selle Italia SLR - proper road bike. I recently switched to a Brooks C17 on my upright bikepacking MTB and find the comfort way less than that of either of the two Brooks le...
by lune ranger
Thu Jul 08, 2021 11:47 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTD: WOHO bag stabilizer
Replies: 8
Views: 233

Re: WTD: WOHO bag stabilizer

I'm keen to try one of these, primarily to carry water on my fatbike in the winter and thus avoid taking a backpack. As far as I can see, they're just not available (other than the Brooks version). Maybe someone has one and no longer uses it? I have one I don’t use that I could get in the post next...
by lune ranger
Wed Jul 07, 2021 10:38 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Crankset for a single speed - help needed
Replies: 16
Views: 340

Re: Crankset for a single speed - help needed

:-bd
Scud wrote: Wed Jul 07, 2021 10:22 am Got to agree with Middleburn Cranks, have mine with a Royce bottom bracket, done over 20,000 miles on them in 6 years and haven't had to touch the BB, just gone through 7 chain rings, this on a Singular Peregrine.
by lune ranger
Tue Jul 06, 2021 6:54 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Crankset for a single speed - help needed
Replies: 16
Views: 340

Re: Crankset for a single speed - help needed

GregMay wrote: Tue Jul 06, 2021 5:19 pm eBay.... find a nice pair of Middlburn cranks and use them until the end of time.
This.
I’m using Middleburn cranks that have seen almost daily use for more than 20years. I only recently needed a bearing change on the Royce BB I got with them.