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by Roobell7
Wed Aug 19, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Scratching an Itch
Replies: 0
Views: 224

Scratching an Itch

I had a reminder today that it was three years since I rode the SDW and 2017 was probably the last year I could really get out and enjoy riding, with the the fitness required to do silly things like BB200 on a singlespeed fatbike :smile: 2018 and on has seen me away with work and hotel living and la...
by Roobell7
Fri Aug 14, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Yay, it's cheery Friday.
Replies: 1217
Views: 126121

Re: Yay, it's cheery Friday.

It's a lovely Friday morning and the Topstone is ready for some weekend adventure. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50225413338_f7759be548_w.jpg Ride day by Andy Wright , on Flickr Having been restricted in Ghana to just the Badboy and no chance to call by home to collect one of my other bikes, o...
by Roobell7
Sun Aug 09, 2020 6:00 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Yay, it's cheery Friday.
Replies: 1217
Views: 126121

Re: Yay, it's cheery Friday.

Now that is very nice Andy, enjoy :-bd Wrote this earlier on fb https://www.facebook.com/1684442433/posts/10215919113645766/ Took the Topstone out for a proper test this morning and it didn’t disappoint. Stole the route from Strava and it turns out the ride was originally done by a local gravel leg...
by Roobell7
Fri Aug 07, 2020 9:46 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Yay, it's cheery Friday.
Replies: 1217
Views: 126121

Re: Yay, it's cheery Friday.

Cheery day really started yesterday when I collected the Cannondale Topstone Carbon Lefty from a LBS between Toronto airport and Peterborough, ON. That in itself was an achievement as it took a few emails to convince Myles that a guy in Africa really did want to buy a new bike, with all the accompan...
by Roobell7
Sun Jul 05, 2020 11:54 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Todays ride
Replies: 2059
Views: 289155

Re: Todays ride

Today's ride was brought to you (me actually) by Strava suggested routes. I asked for a 120km ride, any elevation and on dirt. The first one up was 119.7km, 1,808m and 6h 6m. The actual ride turned out to be 123.2km, 1,707m and 6h 47m moving time. I've never yet been let down by this feature, even i...
by Roobell7
Fri Jul 03, 2020 6:29 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Reg 's Crazy World of Lockdown - House of The Rising Sun
Replies: 6
Views: 405

Reg 's Crazy World of Lockdown - House of The Rising Sun

I couldn't see the panda but I'm sure this isn't Arthur Brown :lol:

https://youtu.be/8zTya_OOxSI
by Roobell7
Fri Jun 26, 2020 9:50 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Yay, it's cheery Friday.
Replies: 1217
Views: 126121

Re: Yay, it's cheery Friday.

Picked up some useful upgrade parts for the Bad Boy during our maintenance trip to Germany. Went from the original 3x8 2014 groupset to a 2x10 GRX set-up, with 46/30 front and 11/34 rear. Suits the bike perfectly and with the 35mm Conti CycloXkings makes a great dirt road bike. Woke at silly o'clock...
by Roobell7
Fri May 29, 2020 11:13 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Suggest a coffee grinding machine
Replies: 27
Views: 1109

Re: Suggest a coffee grinding machine

oreocereus wrote:
Thu May 28, 2020 8:44 am
how do you like it?
I like it a lot. It's small, fits in a carry-on suitcase well and does a great job. Having a stainless steel body means its not the lightest but then is unlikely to get damaged. I've taken it on the bike a few times but find Taylors coffee bags much easier.

:cool: Andy
by Roobell7
Thu May 28, 2020 8:31 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Suggest a coffee grinding machine
Replies: 27
Views: 1109

Re: Suggest a coffee grinding machine

I have a Rhinowares hand grinder, purchased at the Adventure Show a few years ago. It travels with me around the world, along with a dripper. Here are the local beans about to made into my breakfast coffee fix :cool: https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49944604637_61843f1a28_w.jpg Coffee setup by An...
by Roobell7
Fri May 15, 2020 10:20 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: We've got a new T shirt too.
Replies: 53
Views: 2362

Re: We've got a new T shirt too.

On a more Serious note a good skydiving friend was ex SAS, Nish did some serious sh!t in defence of our country. I’m quite sure he’d not been offended if he was still here, unfortunately he fell victim to the ‘regiment disease’ 500+ people attended his funeral, none of them would have been offended...
by Roobell7
Tue May 12, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Moors One Hundred Postponed to 2021
Replies: 14
Views: 987

Re: Moors One Hundred Postponed to 2021

ssnowman wrote:
Tue May 12, 2020 1:53 pm
Lazarus wrote:
Tue May 12, 2020 1:16 pm
as per the previous thread i can afford to lose the fees if it helps the businesses out or yourselves with any costs incurred

If not required then see you next year
Ditto. Quite happy to donate fee and pay again next year.
Ditto here to. Good luck Si
by Roobell7
Tue Apr 28, 2020 1:10 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Green Steel
Replies: 64
Views: 3067

Re: Green Steel

darbeze wrote:
Tue Apr 28, 2020 10:01 am
I like it, but then I am a bit biased....

:lol:

http://www.askebikes.co.uk/bike-frame-g ... rousel-389

Si
Ooohhhh :grin: those are some great photo's
by Roobell7
Sat Apr 04, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: closing national parks, and imposing fines?
Replies: 62
Views: 2988

Re: closing national parks, and imposing fines?

Take a look overseas. Spain, France, Italy have managed it. Or come to Africa where enforcement can be a little more forceful :shock:
by Roobell7
Fri Apr 03, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Shaf's respirator appeal.
Replies: 103
Views: 4704

Re: Shaf's respirator appeal.

Another late donation from my lockdown location in Ghana
by Roobell7
Fri Mar 27, 2020 12:55 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Todays ride
Replies: 2059
Views: 289155

Re: Todays ride

Over Christmas 2018 I brought a 2nd hand Cannondale Bad Boy from FB whilst in Dallas. I used it to do a popular 500Km challenge in all weathers and then had it taken back to Ghana in Jan 2019. I've used it once last year for 35km ride but otherwise its sat in the spare crew apartment gathering dust....
by Roobell7
Fri Nov 29, 2019 12:52 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Veloviewer map - explorer tiles
Replies: 706
Views: 65872

Re: Veloviewer map - explorer tiles

Today saw a daring mission where I may have accidentally trespassed on some MOD land, Kineton base is the largest ammunition dump in Europe apparently so i was very careful not to upset anyone, I imagine they could get a little twitchy. That was on my list today. Though I just followed the 'Battlef...
by Roobell7
Fri Nov 15, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Photos you have taken in the last month of which you like.
Replies: 1100
Views: 223814

Re: Photos you have taken in the last month of which you like.

RIP's stealth bedtime preparations on last weekends bam

Image
by Roobell7
Sat Nov 09, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Daventry area Nov 9th/10th...
Replies: 30
Views: 2638

Re: Daventry area Nov 9th/10th...

Morning,
For those driving to Long Buckby, parking at the station is £9.60 for two days, or free outside the ruby club 200m up the hill into the village. Weather for now is cool but dry :wink:
by Roobell7
Tue Nov 05, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Guardian article re bikes on trains
Replies: 27
Views: 2083

Re: Guardian article re bikes on trains

HS2 route is about 2 miles from here. Pity we'll need to get to London or Birmingham to use it.
Of course if the Great Central line was still open :|
by Roobell7
Tue Nov 05, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Daventry area Nov 9th/10th...
Replies: 30
Views: 2638

Re: Daventry area Nov 9th/10th...

I'm up for this :wink: Here's a few pictures from along the proposed route :lol: I rode through both these below last week and didn't get sink up to the axles. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49017774011_af3959f120_w.jpg Mud by Andy Wright , on Flickr https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49017997...
by Roobell7
Sat Aug 03, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: thunderstorm warning!
Replies: 21
Views: 2361

Re: thunderstorm warning!

I was up your neck o’t’ Woods recently, hunting veloviewer squares, had a cracking pint of broadside in a random village pub somewhere near Aston le walls. We must organise an actual ride somewhere rather than just going to the pub on a bike :-bd Carpenters Arms, Lower Boddington at a guess. We cal...
by Roobell7
Fri Aug 02, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: thunderstorm warning!
Replies: 21
Views: 2361

Re: thunderstorm warning!

RIP wrote:
Fri Jul 19, 2019 7:31 pm
fag-packeting/envelope-backing a route from Long Buckby station - Badby - woodford- Farthingstone - Buckby station.
Never expected to see my home village mentioned on the BB forum :-bd
by Roobell7
Fri Jun 21, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Yay, it's cheery Friday.
Replies: 1217
Views: 126121

Re: Yay, it's cheery Friday.

Back home and enjoying a ride

ImageSummer by Andy Wright, on Flickr
by Roobell7
Thu Jun 20, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tour Divide 2019
Replies: 786
Views: 62239

Re: Tour Divide 2019

Back to race and I read on Dotwatcher.com: Alexandera had to return to Butte to get a replacement pedal after one broke - for the second time in short succession as she also broke one in Dirty Kanza XL I wonder if she replaced them both after the DKXL as I read on her blog that she only had $800 to ...