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by Tonto
Mon Jan 06, 2020 11:37 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bikepacking Food & Snacks
Replies: 49
Views: 1552

Re: Bikepacking Food & Snacks

+1 on the Ainsley cous cous.
Followed by as much Swiss roll as I can manage.
by Tonto
Mon Jan 06, 2020 11:26 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: JENNRIDE 20
Replies: 35
Views: 1056

Re: JENNRIDE 20

Benp - It will be fully booked in the next couple of days, going by previous years.
My advice is book it quickly.
by Tonto
Wed Nov 06, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Guardian article re bikes on trains
Replies: 27
Views: 984

Re: Guardian article re bikes on trains

Europe can be problematical too. A very unhelpful guard tried to refuse me taking my bike on a TGV. It was packed down to below the required dimensions, but he maintained it could not come aboard as it was in a box rather than a bag. After a few minutes pleading and cajoling he advised me that if I ...
by Tonto
Fri Nov 01, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Daventry area Nov 9th/10th...
Replies: 30
Views: 1147

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

Looking likely that I will be joining you.
Call it a potentially firm maybe 😁
by Tonto
Fri Oct 25, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Autumn Chiltern Thing, new date 9th Nov ???
Replies: 16
Views: 1002

Re: Autumn Chiltern Thing, 26th Oct ???

I live quite close to Daventry. Could possibly manage to join you on the 9th.
by Tonto
Wed Sep 18, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: ABC - Altitude Bivy Campaign
Replies: 11
Views: 1115

Re: ABC - Altitude Bivy Campaign

2280 metres - 7480 ft Lac du lauzanier.
Cold night, damp morning and a scary climb over the Pas de la Cavale to follow.Image
by Tonto
Mon Sep 09, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Packed bike weighIn Thread
Replies: 179
Views: 9517

Re: Packed bike weighIn Thread

21kg for my Alps trip
That doesn't include water, but 1.5 kg of food.
Not bad for a full suss
by Tonto
Tue Aug 27, 2019 10:16 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: FS: Alpkit Koro cookset, S2S Aeros pillow, Igaro D1
Replies: 4
Views: 422

Re: FS: Alpkit Koro cookset, S2S Aeros pillow, Igaro D1

I will take the pillow, will message you in the morning
by Tonto
Sun Aug 25, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: The best bikepacking bike is?
Replies: 14
Views: 1026

Re: The best bikepacking bike is?

Lovely write up Colin, reassures me about my choice of the Capra for the week-long alpine trip.
by Tonto
Mon Aug 19, 2019 8:03 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 7800
Views: 814263

Re: The post man's been ...

Will try one next. I remember having a wtb saddle years ago, I think it was passing comfortable.
by Tonto
Sun Aug 18, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 7800
Views: 814263

Re: The post man's been ...

One ride later and it will be going on the classifieds. The search continues...
by Tonto
Sun Aug 18, 2019 7:31 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 7800
Views: 814263

Re: The post man's been ...

An ergon SM saddle. Continuing my search for buttock nirvana.
by Tonto
Thu Aug 15, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What you done t' your bike today
Replies: 346
Views: 20356

Re: What you done t' your bike today

Put some lighter tyres on the Capra. It is now just over a pound heavier than the Anthem. I can't decide which one to take on the Alps adventure.
by Tonto
Thu Jul 25, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Peaks200 (23/24 July) groupstart: Who else is in??
Replies: 50
Views: 3224

Re: Peaks200 (23/24 July) groupstart: Who else is in??

I finished! That was the hardest bike ride I have ever done. The heat was brutal. Started with Steve, but on the second climb (jaggers clough) it was obvious that I could not keep to his pace. My heart rate has close to max and took 45 minutes to drop to a sensible level. I plodded on at a slower pa...
by Tonto
Mon Jul 22, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Whats a minimal hydrostatic head
Replies: 14
Views: 685

Re: Whats a minimal hydrostatic head

I can give you a review of the Columbia outdry tomorrow Shafiq.
It may contain a few swearwords... :cry:
by Tonto
Sun Jul 21, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Peaks200 (23/24 July) groupstart: Who else is in??
Replies: 50
Views: 3224

Re: Peaks200 (23/24 July) groupstart: Who else is in??

Great, so 3 of us then.
Looking forward to it now 🤪
by Tonto
Sun Jul 21, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Peaks200 (23/24 July) groupstart: Who else is in??
Replies: 50
Views: 3224

Re: Peaks200 (23/24 July) groupstart: Who else is in??

OK chaps, it's getting close to start time.

Can we confirm who is coming?

me :grin:
by Tonto
Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Peaks200 (23/24 July) groupstart: Who else is in??
Replies: 50
Views: 3224

Re: Peaks200 (23/24 July) groupstart: Who else is in??

If we look to start from Castleton visitor centre there is plenty of free midweek parking on the main road.

I would prefer an earlier start as it helps avoid the M1 traffic and makes reaching Baslow coop a little easier.

But if 9.00 is preferable that's fine too.
by Tonto
Fri Jun 28, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Peaks200 (23/24 July) groupstart: Who else is in??
Replies: 50
Views: 3224

Re: Peaks200 (23/24 July) groupstart: Who else is in??

It's a yes from me :-bd
would prefer the Tuesday- Wednesday, but flexible if needed.
by Tonto
Wed Jun 26, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Peaks200 (23/24 July) groupstart: Who else is in??
Replies: 50
Views: 3224

Re: Peaks200 (NEW DATE) groupstart: imminent: whats your availability??

I am also doing the Jennride, so perhaps a week or two after?
by Tonto
Wed Jun 26, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Peaks200 (23/24 July) groupstart: Who else is in??
Replies: 50
Views: 3224

Re: Peaks200 (NEW DATE) groupstart: imminent: whats your availability??

I am only free midweek, so a bit awkward for a group start.☹️
by Tonto
Wed Jun 26, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Peaks200 (23/24 July) groupstart: Who else is in??
Replies: 50
Views: 3224

Re: Peaks200 groupstart: 25/26 June

I dnf
A rebellious Garmin takes some of the blame.
by Tonto
Mon Jun 24, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: TNR 2019 - advice on bike transport
Replies: 10
Views: 1015

Re: TNR 2019 - advice on bike transport

MH if you do have success in buying bike boxes at the airport, could you post a confirmation on this thread. I will be in the same boat as you a week later and knowing the boxes are still available will be a big help. I am not doubting the word of Chew, but I have heard people struggling to find the...
by Tonto
Wed Jun 19, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Peaks200 (23/24 July) groupstart: Who else is in??
Replies: 50
Views: 3224

Re: Peaks200 groupstart: 25/26 June

So I am in with Shafiq.
We are now starting in Castleton as the parking is easier.
Provisionally at 7am, but if anyone wants to join us, than this is flexible.
Go on! you know you want to!