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by PaulB2
Fri Jul 19, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Fatfighters 2019 Weigh-in Thread
Replies: 427
Views: 15471

Re: Fatfighters 2019 Weigh-in Thread

05/07 71.0 (156.5)
12/07 70.6 (155.6)
19/07 70.2 (154.8)

Almost back to where I started the year
by PaulB2
Thu Jul 18, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Jay Petervary sacked
Replies: 53
Views: 1395

Re: Jay Petervary sacked

Has there been much discussion about whether Josh Ibbet should have been disqualified or did it all got lost in the JP / LW kerfuffle?
by PaulB2
Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:44 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tick Tweezers
Replies: 23
Views: 480

Re: Tick Tweezers

I don’t know if it’s a good thing or a bad thing that i’ve never found one on me
by PaulB2
Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Fatfighters 2019 Weigh-in Thread
Replies: 427
Views: 15471

Re: Fatfighters 2019 Weigh-in Thread

28/06 71.0 (156.5)
05/07 71.0 (156.5)
12/07 70.6 (155.6)

Going in the right direction. I’ve not been on the bike in a month but i’m finding the time for a half hour run 3 times a week - not ideal but it fits better time wise
by PaulB2
Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: What does your perfect event look like?
Replies: 100
Views: 1733

Re: What does your perfect event look like?

I read that as Crap Catapult at first
by PaulB2
Wed Jul 10, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: What does your perfect event look like?
Replies: 100
Views: 1733

Re: What does your perfect event look like?

I quite liked the adventure cycling festival of couple of years ago now - social riding, a few workshops and more social riding. A perfect event would squeeze in someone talking me through how to take my bike apart and put it back together again and the various ways put up a tarp :grin:
by PaulB2
Tue Jul 09, 2019 7:27 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Cassette range question
Replies: 11
Views: 365

Re: Cassette range question

With the new 105 and ultegra rear mechs that officially support 11-34 people have gone up to 11-40 on the back with just b-screw adjustments (avoiding big-big). There was a road.cc article on it.
by PaulB2
Mon Jul 08, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bikepacking france- bike choice
Replies: 16
Views: 634

Re: Bikepacking france- bike choice

:cool: yes paul 82, re-reading my post sounds like I need to get a pair ,but I'm guessing municipal camping is safer than wild camping ??? It was a silly joke based on your user name: William II of England was shot in suspicious circumstances while hunting in the New Forest which led to his younger...
by PaulB2
Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bikepacking france- bike choice
Replies: 16
Views: 634

Re: Bikepacking france- bike choice

Just watch out for blokes lurking with bows, especially if they're called Henry.
by PaulB2
Fri Jul 05, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Fatfighters 2019 Weigh-in Thread
Replies: 427
Views: 15471

Re: Fatfighters 2019 Weigh-in Thread

21/06 71.5 (157.6)
28/06 71.0 (156.5)
05/07 71.0 (156.5)

A few too many snacks to undo the exercise this week but at least I didn't go up.
by PaulB2
Thu Jul 04, 2019 6:20 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: I'm a loser baby, so.....
Replies: 21
Views: 699

Re: I'm a loser baby, so.....

It’s a slippery slope - you’ll start wearing a checked shirt and growing a long beard next. If you start braiding the beard it’ll be too late and you’ll be lost
by PaulB2
Tue Jul 02, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tour Divide 2019
Replies: 764
Views: 23628

Re: Tour Divide 2019

The SPOT was probably the cheapest way to get to hospital too from a rural area - if her medical insurance didn't cover the local ambulance firm she would be looking at a massive bill. So what kind of bill would the rider be facing now?? And woild prices vary if it was say an InReach Not really sur...
by PaulB2
Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tour Divide 2019
Replies: 764
Views: 23628

Re: Tour Divide 2019

The SPOT was probably the cheapest way to get to hospital too from a rural area - if her medical insurance didn't cover the local ambulance firm she would be looking at a massive bill.
by PaulB2
Sun Jun 30, 2019 8:17 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Would this work?
Replies: 7
Views: 323

Re: Would this work?

Salsa reckon that their carbon Firestarter forks works with the woodsmoke and that normally takes a 140mm fork so presumably you should be fine with a 483 ac fork.
by PaulB2
Fri Jun 28, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Yay, it's cheery Friday.
Replies: 656
Views: 78041

Re: Yay, it's cheery Friday.

I'll admit, I wasn't expecting it to be that high since it looks quite delicate but my eyesight isn't the best - my lemonwood bow looks chunkier and that has a wussy draw weight of 35)
by PaulB2
Fri Jun 28, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Yay, it's cheery Friday.
Replies: 656
Views: 78041

Re: Yay, it's cheery Friday.

That's pretty, that'd make a nice kids longbow.
by PaulB2
Fri Jun 28, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Folding Frying Pan
Replies: 6
Views: 209

Re: Folding Frying Pan

I got one from REI in the US over a decade ago now so probably not much help - it's a bit weighty for hiking/biking camping but still gets used intermittently for car-based camping and it's still going strong. I think it's one of these: https://www.rei.com/product/895453/gsi-outdoors-bugaboo-frypan-...
by PaulB2
Fri Jun 28, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Fatfighters 2019 Weigh-in Thread
Replies: 427
Views: 15471

Re: Fatfighters 2019 Weigh-in Thread

14/06 71.8 (158.3)
21/06 71.5 (157.6)
28/06 71.0 (156.5)

Went back to food tracking and counting since trying to wing it just wasn’t working
by PaulB2
Wed Jun 26, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 7368
Views: 746582

Re: The post man's been ...

New flat pedals for the mountain bike since I'm not enjoying technical terrain while clipped in.
by PaulB2
Wed Jun 26, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Need a bike that gets the juices flowing
Replies: 11
Views: 508

Re: Need a bike that gets the juices flowing

Vitus Substance maybe? I think it tops out at 650bx47 though and only has sora and mechanical disk brakes.
by PaulB2
Tue Jun 25, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 7368
Views: 746582

Re: The post man's been ...

A new maxle for my Reba forks. Most of a new drivetrain (cassette, rear mech and chain) for Cath's road bike. Unfortunately it had all worn too much so she also needs the chainrings replacing :roll: They should be here tomorrow. Quite often think it’s better to ride the drivetrain to deaths and the...
by PaulB2
Tue Jun 25, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: reccomendations. Shorts that look normal
Replies: 22
Views: 632

Re: reccomendations. Shorts that look normal

I use either a pair of endura singletrack 3/4s or craghopper hiking shorts over the a pair of endura liner bibs for most riding. Thankfully the industry seems to be moving away from the fluoro pyjama look.
by PaulB2
Fri Jun 21, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Your bike collection
Replies: 72
Views: 2049

Re: Your bike collection

From smallest tyres to biggest: 1. Giant Escape Cheap and reasonably cheerful hybrid for riding to town and leaving there. It's also the bike that gets used for towing the kids. 2. Pinnacle Arkose My current do it all bike - it replaced my old skinny tyred road bike, it's been credit card touring, i...
by PaulB2
Fri Jun 21, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Fatfighters 2019 Weigh-in Thread
Replies: 427
Views: 15471

Re: Fatfighters 2019 Weigh-in Thread

07/06 71.3 (157.2) 14/06 71.8 (158.3) 21/06 71.5 (157.6) I've started a couch to 5k program - I'd rather be cycling than running but I get my running over and done with in half an hour and by that point I'm just warming up on the bike so it just fits better with the currently hectic lifestyle. On a ...