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by Landslide
Sat Feb 22, 2020 9:44 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 151
Views: 5525

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

Lovely writing that Ben.
by Landslide
Thu Feb 20, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Do I want a Geared Hub?
Replies: 21
Views: 261

Re: Do I want a Geared Hub?

I've ridden 8 speed Alfines on two different bikes. One was utterly neglected. The chain was so worn it kept falling off (even though the tension seemed good), and the cable so corroded that the return spring in the system wasn't strong enough to allow shifting into lower gears. At every uphill, I h...
by Landslide
Thu Feb 20, 2020 12:27 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Yay, it's cheery Friday.
Replies: 769
Views: 92025

Re: Yay, it's cheery Friday.

A couple of days early, but this raised a chortle:
https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/p ... a-21534016

I hope Stu's getting some royalties...
by Landslide
Wed Feb 19, 2020 12:08 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Does this CX (gravel) fork exist...or is it possible to get a fork made ?
Replies: 14
Views: 234

Re: Does this CX (gravel) fork exist...or is it possible to get a fork made ?

What sort of brake?
Off the top of my head, I've not seen owt that light, but sure you could tick all the other boxes.
by Landslide
Mon Feb 17, 2020 10:27 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: A collective noun
Replies: 12
Views: 313

Re: A collective noun

Feels a bit like the asylum in the Hitchhiker's Guide series, the mad ones are on the outside...
by Landslide
Mon Feb 17, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Atlas Mountain Race.
Replies: 160
Views: 4019

Re: Atlas Mountain Race.

https://twitter.com/thisisgrace/status/ ... 9880654849
"Sofiane hasn't slept yet. I repeat, Sofiane hasn't slept yet! This is not a drill! #AMR2020"

Bonkers.
by Landslide
Fri Feb 14, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Full frame bag users, water ?
Replies: 25
Views: 618

Re: Full frame bag users, water ?

Might try a filter, never used one in all my years! I used one (MSR Trailshot) for the first time last month. It worked very well, was little faff, and meant I could do ride out, brew, porridge and ride home with just one bottle. I was pleasantly surprised (as much at my own lack of ineptitude as t...
by Landslide
Thu Feb 13, 2020 11:21 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What you done t' your bike today
Replies: 375
Views: 22534

Re: What you done t' your bike today

ctznsmith wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:19 pm
They're a bugger to get the wheel in and out of though especially when you have a disc caliper trying to stop the disc moving side to side.
This is the bit I was fearful of.
by Landslide
Thu Feb 13, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Atlas Mountain Race.
Replies: 160
Views: 4019

Re: Atlas Mountain Race.

Good luck riders!
by Landslide
Thu Feb 13, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What you done t' your bike today
Replies: 375
Views: 22534

Re: What you done t' your bike today

What's the axle on the front wheel, and how nicely does it play with the through axle dropouts?
by Landslide
Wed Feb 12, 2020 8:19 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Really long rides and writing / reflection
Replies: 11
Views: 507

Re: Really long rides and writing / reflection

Nice. Your mention of them prompted me to look them up again. I was both delighted and slightly surprised to find them on Spotify.
by Landslide
Wed Feb 12, 2020 12:43 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Really long rides and writing / reflection
Replies: 11
Views: 507

Re: Really long rides and writing / reflection

metalheart wrote:
Tue Feb 11, 2020 10:23 pm
Tonight’s post is brought to you thanks to the power of Fugazi.
Any track(s) in particular?
by Landslide
Fri Feb 07, 2020 8:18 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Anyone looking for a Columbia Outdry?
Replies: 22
Views: 554

Re: Anyone looking for a Columbia Outdry?

I too am M/L for most brands.
I find the M close but not too snug, a little short in the body, and definitely too short in the arms.
I suspect I'd find the L a bit loose fit for cycling.
:roll:
by Landslide
Thu Feb 06, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 151
Views: 5525

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

Oof. Hope you're fixed up soon Gairy.
by Landslide
Tue Feb 04, 2020 8:15 pm
Forum: Routes
Topic: Offa's Byke - Prestatyn to Chepstow.
Replies: 21
Views: 629

Re: Offa's Byke - Prestatyn to Chepstow.

Isn't it more like 4%?
by Landslide
Mon Feb 03, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Mechanical Hydraulic Brakes...
Replies: 32
Views: 744

Re: Mechanical Hydraulic Brakes...

That's pretty much what my LBS said when we were chatting about such things.
by Landslide
Sun Feb 02, 2020 10:11 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 151
Views: 5525

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

I reckon that a trip is a trip, and it will always cover two calendar days (00:00h being the tipping point). I also reckon that if these two days fall into different calendar months, it's up to the bivvier which month they claim for. I also also reckon that "Like A Ghost" Imperial Battenburg Stout b...
by Landslide
Sat Feb 01, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: JENNRIDE 20
Replies: 38
Views: 1321

Re: JENNRIDE 20

I was slightly perturbed to get an email for this event mentioning "training".
by Landslide
Sat Feb 01, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 151
Views: 5525

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

I absolutely agree it's only one night, but could you count it as February instead of January?
by Landslide
Fri Jan 31, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 151
Views: 5525

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

:sad:

On the upside, you can start BAM any month you like, so 2020 isn't a complete washout.
And just because you can't do beerpacking, doesn't mean you can't do beer.
by Landslide
Wed Jan 29, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 151
Views: 5525

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

First bivvy of the year for me last night. Frankly, I had a shitter of a day at work, and then the forecast took a turn for the worst, so I'm slightly surprised I made it out. Boring road climbs were tackled in a mood of grim determination, and closer bivvy spots were spurned in favour of somewhere ...
by Landslide
Tue Jan 28, 2020 12:02 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Alpkit Kloke bivvy bag
Replies: 37
Views: 1256

Re: Alpkit Kloke bivvy bag

I'm awaiting delivery of one of these:

https://bearbonesbikepacking.blogspot.c ... g.html?m=1
by Landslide
Thu Jan 23, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What you done t' your bike today
Replies: 375
Views: 22534

Re: What you done t' your bike today

Fitted some Kyoti bars, and rode to the beer shop via the park. The bike feels like a massive BMX. :grin:
by Landslide
Wed Jan 22, 2020 12:12 am
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Dales Divide 2020 .. who's going?
Replies: 35
Views: 1754

Re: Dales Divide 2020 .. who's going?

I suspected as much, and fail to see the problem. It's a personal challenge, it's trails and roads open to anyone, you're unlikely to "game" anyone who's looking to set a fast time, your presence out there might be a sociable benefit for others riding...?
by Landslide
Wed Jan 22, 2020 12:05 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Ice, Ice, Baby!
Replies: 28
Views: 873

Re: Ice, Ice, Baby!

Oof. Sounds distinctly rubbish. Hope you heal up well and quickly.