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by Landslide
Thu Dec 05, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: I know I shouldn't be surprised any more ....
Replies: 43
Views: 542

Re: I know I shouldn't be surprised any more ....

You just need a few more sick edits and a TikTok account.
by Landslide
Mon Dec 02, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2019
Replies: 1038
Views: 63392

Re: Bivvy a month 2019

As promised, a slightly more detailed account of Novembivvy. I'd hoped to get out earlier in the month, but work and illness got in the way rather. So with the weekend approaching, loins were girded, resolve was steeled, and *all the warm things* were packed. Trepid Explorer joined me and the family...
by Landslide
Sun Dec 01, 2019 12:17 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2019
Replies: 1038
Views: 63392

Re: Bivvy a month 2019

Stopped out last night, accompanied by Trep. That's 12 months in a row for me. Spent today riding round a cold and foggy Peak. Knackered now. Will do a proper write up once I've recovered.
by Landslide
Wed Nov 27, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: UK ITTs - the state of the art
Replies: 33
Views: 777

Re: UK ITTs - the state of the art

whitestone wrote:
Wed Nov 27, 2019 7:50 pm
The point is that it's how fast you ride the route. How you choose to do that is up to you.
Thank goodness. I was beginning to worry that pub stops were going to be outlawed.
by Landslide
Wed Nov 27, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Budget sleeping pad?
Replies: 17
Views: 427

Re: Budget sleeping pad?

How about the one Borderer has in the classifieds?
by Landslide
Wed Nov 27, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: UK ITTs - the state of the art
Replies: 33
Views: 777

Re: UK ITTs - the state of the art

Not really an ITT at the moment, but I'd guess we'll start seeing FKTs for stuff like the Great North Trail?
by Landslide
Tue Nov 26, 2019 11:50 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Suggest me a BPing bag for the 'little un'
Replies: 4
Views: 116

Re: Suggest me a BPing bag for the 'little un'

I've picked up one of these for the Littlest Landslide:

https://www.decathlon.co.uk/kids-front- ... 73741.html
by Landslide
Tue Nov 26, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTD: Sram 10sp shifter
Replies: 2
Views: 43

Re: WTD: Sram 10sp shifter

I've got an X7 shifter. £10 posted to mainland UK?
by Landslide
Fri Nov 22, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Broken Riders - Joining The Party (Long Read)
Replies: 102
Views: 5004

Re: Broken Riders - Joining The Party (Long Read)

Glad to hear things are improving, fingers crossed for your continued recovery.
by Landslide
Wed Nov 20, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Ticks again...
Replies: 3
Views: 335

Ticks again...

https://www.theguardian.com/society/201 ... ound-in-uk

Now carrying B venatorum, which causes babesiosis, an animal disease recognised as an emerging infection in humans. Symptoms such as flu and jaundice but severe cases could lead to death.

:cry:
by Landslide
Tue Nov 19, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: I've seen people pack more for a single night.
Replies: 9
Views: 480

Re: I've seen people pack more for a single night.

Having done some detective work, I think that photo is here: https://goo.gl/maps/QN2yB38wFbrULNon9 The alt text on the pic says it's part of his Panamerica Solo ride, in Mexico. His website has a track of his route. Stalking his Instagram profile I found the original photo, tagged as being in Puebla...
by Landslide
Mon Nov 18, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Hunt 1000
Replies: 6
Views: 359

Re: Hunt 1000

That does look pretty sweet. I didn't notice any lethal spiders or snakes either. :-bd
by Landslide
Sat Nov 16, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Yay, it's cheery Friday.
Replies: 712
Views: 86840

Re: Yay, it's cheery Friday.

RIP wrote:
Fri Nov 15, 2019 9:04 pm
"Scenic Railway Journeys of the World - Cambrian Coast"
Just watched this on catch up (Channel 5 for anyone else who's interested). Lovely.
by Landslide
Sat Nov 16, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Really?
Replies: 18
Views: 780

Re: Really?

jameso wrote:
Sat Nov 16, 2019 9:17 am
*runs away shouting about "hipsters and pyromaniacs" *
Pretty sure I deserve both of those labels.

Image
by Landslide
Fri Nov 15, 2019 11:52 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Really?
Replies: 18
Views: 780

Re: Really?

RIP wrote:
Fri Nov 15, 2019 10:24 pm
Did we touch on these folks a while ago?
That was the venture capitalists who wanted to flog you permission to bivvy.
by Landslide
Fri Nov 15, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Moors One Hundred 2020
Replies: 31
Views: 1065

Re: Moors One Hundred 2020

Presumably only the organised camping bit.
I'm in anyway.
by Landslide
Wed Nov 13, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Asking for a friend....
Replies: 16
Views: 663

Re: Asking for a friend....

I heard from an ex-employee they've been known to order a container-load of parts at a certain price, then "re-negotiate"* the deal once said container is half way across the ocean.

*"50% off, or I'm not buying them."
by Landslide
Fri Nov 08, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Pot cozees and fuel bottles
Replies: 8
Views: 308

Re: Pot cozees and fuel bottles

All this (including coffee) fits in the white (porridge) pot:
Image
Porridge, spork and fuel bottle go in a separate bag.
by Landslide
Fri Nov 08, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Cooking stove recommendations
Replies: 28
Views: 898

Re: Cooking stove recommendations

Image Voilà.
by Landslide
Fri Nov 08, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Italian Bikepacking Rallys
Replies: 7
Views: 377

Re: Italian Bikepacking Rallys

Tuscany Trail?
by Landslide
Wed Nov 06, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Quick bit of wet weather kit advice.....
Replies: 12
Views: 591

Re: Quick bit of wet weather kit advice.....

You say gentle, 100km days, flattish. This suggests to me that you'll not be riding super hard, in which case I'd opt for something more waterproof. While this has potential to be more boil in the bag, IME it's less of an issue when riding steadily.
by Landslide
Mon Nov 04, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Cotic Escapde thoughts? Sonder Camino ?
Replies: 15
Views: 780

Re: Cotic Escapde thoughts? Sonder Camino ?

Daveysnaps wrote:
Sun Nov 03, 2019 6:12 pm
I was originally going to go for frame, forks and wheels from Cotic and take the Hope 20Five wheelset option. Good choice on the wheels or do folk have better options at similar cost?
I'd probably be looking at the Hunt range, Cotic can supply them too.
by Landslide
Sun Nov 03, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2019
Replies: 1038
Views: 63392

Re: Bivvy a month 2019

That looks rather palatial.
by Landslide
Sat Nov 02, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Cotic Escapde thoughts? Sonder Camino ?
Replies: 15
Views: 780

Re: Cotic Escapde thoughts?

8310km on mine. I've recently built up some 650b X 47c wheels for it, having previously used 700x42c. I think the 650s make the steering a little twitchier. Extra cushioning and grip comes in handy when the terrain is a bit rockier or looser though.
by Landslide
Sat Nov 02, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Moors One Hundred 2020
Replies: 31
Views: 1065

Moors One Hundred 2020

Details just started coming out via Instagram. June 5/6/7th, £30 entry.
I quite fancy it..