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by Tonto
Tue Feb 23, 2021 9:01 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Blimey a bike packing event in 2021
Replies: 24
Views: 867

Re: Blimey a bike packing event in 2021

Seems like Rich has contacts with Boris's inner circle. Jennride on the first weekend of freedom with all pubs open. Could be busy in the hills.
by Tonto
Sat Feb 20, 2021 8:39 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Blimey a bike packing event in 2021
Replies: 24
Views: 867

Re: Blimey a bike packing event in 2021

I will be doing the Jennride. I will also be doing at least one of the old Jennride routes in July and August. If anyone can't make the June date, you are welcome to join me.
by Tonto
Mon Nov 16, 2020 9:15 am
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: January's Virtual Winter Event 2021 (Covid lockdown edition) Jan 9th and 10th
Replies: 621
Views: 16135

Re: January's Virtual Winter Event 2021 (Covid lockdown edition) Jan 9th and 10th

Me too please.
Paul - Daventry
After zero bivvies in 2020 it will be nice to restart slowly.
by Tonto
Sun Jul 12, 2020 8:19 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: E-Bikepacking
Replies: 45
Views: 1861

Re: E-Bikepacking

Saw a couple of groups ebike MTB touring in the Alps. Recharged batteries at lunch stops and overnight in refuges. I was a little envious.
Can see myself doing similar in my dotage.
by Tonto
Sat Jul 11, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: pennine bridleway, anyone ridden entire route?
Replies: 6
Views: 546

Re: pennine bridleway, anyone ridden entire route?

I have done Kirby Stephen to Middleton top, took three days.
by Tonto
Fri Jul 10, 2020 11:07 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Troubleshooting (Rohloff) help needed
Replies: 28
Views: 1486

Re: Troubleshooting (Rohloff) help needed

Plenty of life in that sprocket lifio. I once heard a pinging sound on the trail. Third time I heard it I thought it was worth investigating. Turns out that it was the toothpick thin sprocket teeth snapping off. By the time I got to a bike shop there were only nine left and most of them didn't survi...
by Tonto
Wed Jun 24, 2020 10:10 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Loan of a saddle
Replies: 4
Views: 387

Re: Loan of a saddle

I have a carved you can try. Pm your address and I will post it.
by Tonto
Fri May 01, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: hike-a-(loaded)bike
Replies: 16
Views: 1222

Re: hike-a-(loaded)bike

Similar to that straight arm technique, but with two modifications. Firstly use a bumbag/hip pack as a sling over shoulder and top tube. A quick release buckle helps with this. Secondly face the bike backwards. Makes everything balance better, the front wheel will hang straight as you are climbing u...
by Tonto
Tue Apr 28, 2020 8:00 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Jenn Ride 2020
Replies: 45
Views: 3413

Re: Jenn Ride 2020

If it is on, I am definitely going. However it won't be the same if all the pubs are closed 😪😪😪
by Tonto
Sun Mar 29, 2020 9:01 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Virtual BAM ... you know you want to
Replies: 163
Views: 8679

Re: Virtual BAM ... you know you want to

I believe that zoom has lifted the 40 minute
Limit during this lockdown
by Tonto
Mon Feb 17, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Seeking a Summer adventure
Replies: 3
Views: 693

Re: Seeking a Summer adventure

Hi Mike
I am quite flexible on both time and duration, a week would probably be right.
Trans Verdon is good for me.
by Tonto
Mon Feb 17, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Seeking a Summer adventure
Replies: 3
Views: 693

Seeking a Summer adventure

Last year I took a solo trip along the southern part of the GR5. It was a fantastic experience, but would have been better with some company. Some of the descents (and even the traverses) were a little too techy to commit to without someone to call for rescue if things went wrong. I have also promis...
by Tonto
Mon Jan 06, 2020 11:37 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bikepacking Food & Snacks
Replies: 54
Views: 4927

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: 38
Views: 3434

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: 2533

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: 3294

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: 2500

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: 14
Views: 2535

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: 16001

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: 799

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: 2174

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: 9698
Views: 1110320

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: 9698
Views: 1110320

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: 9698
Views: 1110320

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: 848
Views: 69299

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.