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by Bearlegged
Sat Apr 20, 2024 9:56 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Wildlife
Replies: 681
Views: 136417

Re: Wildlife

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Went for a run along the canal, saw this juvenile Heron.
by Bearlegged
Fri Apr 19, 2024 2:11 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bike packing full suspension frame/ bike recommendations
Replies: 17
Views: 401

Re: Bike packing full suspension frame/ bike recommendations

Re: weight, I have a Cotic SolarisMAX and a Jeht and swap my forks/wheels/running gear between the two. The Jeht weighs more, but on average I end up riding (including climbing) faster on it. <shrug>
Shame the frame layout of the Jeht doesn't really lend itself to frame bags.
by Bearlegged
Thu Apr 18, 2024 4:30 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a Month 2024
Replies: 497
Views: 22384

Re: Bivvy a Month 2024

Just outside Basingstoke apparently, though it seems the station has been demolished.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cliddesde ... ay_station

Google Maps shows "Adventure forest" just to the SE though, which sounds suitable for a Regspedition.
by Bearlegged
Tue Apr 16, 2024 9:22 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Gobowen->Berwyns: Wayfarer & Dirt Bike School 13-15 April 2024
Replies: 6
Views: 187

Re: Gobowen->Berwyns: Wayfarer & Dirt Bike School 13-15 April 2024

Aye, a very nice read that. The kind that makes me want to go there.
by Bearlegged
Mon Apr 15, 2024 7:10 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Is this 'bikepacking'?
Replies: 84
Views: 2124

Re: Is this 'bikepacking'?

MuddyPete wrote: Mon Apr 15, 2024 6:59 pm "Bimble Bagging" for those of us whom inhabit a more Tolkeinesque reality than most :smile: .
Ha! "Trig Baggins", "There and back again", "The Desolation of Bugeilyn", The Two Tussocks"...
by Bearlegged
Mon Apr 15, 2024 2:21 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Is this 'bikepacking'?
Replies: 84
Views: 2124

Re: Is this 'bikepacking'?

https://www.instagram.com/p/C5viMkvMOsO/
I beleave that the more we define what ultra or bikepacking is, what the events or races are, or should be, the more we destroy it.
by Bearlegged
Mon Apr 15, 2024 11:15 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 11447
Views: 1922797

Re: The post man's been ...

a Sea to Summit Cinder Down Quilt from their sale. I'd tried the Alpkit quilt before and found it too cold (seems it is generally poorly reviewed) so hopefully this is one works better for when I don't want to take my sleeping bag. The bags and info leaflets it comes with are quite nice :) @yourgui...
by Bearlegged
Wed Apr 10, 2024 12:15 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Eid pressie prize! (Prize updated so gravel strokers don't feel intimidated against)
Replies: 26
Views: 466

Re: Eid pressie prize! (Prize updated so gravel strokers don't feel intimidated against)

Whilst I'm sure Christianity's 10 commandments could probably be condensed into Rule 1 (I'm pleading ignorance on other religions), the actual answer is shorter than the one suggested by Lazarus! :lol:
by Bearlegged
Wed Apr 10, 2024 8:56 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Yay, it's cheery Friday.
Replies: 3971
Views: 499472

Re: Yay, it's cheery Friday.

A very happy Eid al Fitr, particularly to Shaf, but also to everyone else who celebrates. :-bd
by Bearlegged
Tue Apr 09, 2024 12:12 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What you done t' your bike today
Replies: 1543
Views: 255498

Re: What you done t' your bike today

Yeah, 3-4 months of being covered in road salt will do that. Not sure directing your ire at whatever lube you used is the most productive use of your energy.
by Bearlegged
Fri Apr 05, 2024 12:05 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Hap.... no, I'm saying nowt :)
Replies: 17
Views: 486

Re: Hap.... no, I'm saying nowt :)

Happy birthday Stu, hope you have a nice day.
by Bearlegged
Thu Apr 04, 2024 8:32 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a Month 2024
Replies: 497
Views: 22384

Re: Bivvy a Month 2024

Ouchy! Heal up well Jimmy!
by Bearlegged
Wed Apr 03, 2024 10:15 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Is this 'bikepacking'?
Replies: 84
Views: 2124

Re: Is this 'bikepacking'?

fatbikephil wrote: Wed Apr 03, 2024 7:06 pm But to me it's the best way of stepping neatly away from the real world of jobs and grief.
💚
by Bearlegged
Wed Apr 03, 2024 5:08 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Is this 'bikepacking'?
Replies: 84
Views: 2124

Re: Is this 'bikepacking'?

What Bob said. More folk on bikes having fun.
by Bearlegged
Sat Mar 30, 2024 11:08 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a Month 2024
Replies: 497
Views: 22384

Re: Bivvy a Month 2024

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Precious things, minds. Hope you can keep yours and your family's in the right place.
by Bearlegged
Tue Mar 26, 2024 6:58 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Today's Run
Replies: 893
Views: 107545

Re: Today's Run

I briefly stepped out of the back door and was hit by such a wall of sunshine that I couldn't resist. All grey here again now, if it makes you feel any better.
by Bearlegged
Tue Mar 26, 2024 2:17 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Today's Run
Replies: 893
Views: 107545

Re: Today's Run

First run of the year in shorts. Up the valley and back through the local woods, past a very unfussed urban fox, blossom on the trees, birds tweeting all around, and squirrels scampering across the path. Lovely.
by Bearlegged
Mon Mar 25, 2024 4:25 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 4931
Views: 1209871

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

https://www.polaris-bikewear.com/polari ... sizes.html

Waterproof socks from as little as £8/pr.
by Bearlegged
Fri Mar 22, 2024 10:28 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Barkley Marathons chitchat
Replies: 50
Views: 2856

Re: Barkley Marathons chitchat

I don't think I have ever been quite so invested in Twitter. Normal service can now resume.
by Bearlegged
Fri Mar 22, 2024 10:22 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Barkley Marathons chitchat
Replies: 50
Views: 2856

Re: Barkley Marathons chitchat

Whoop whoop!!!

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by Bearlegged
Fri Mar 22, 2024 2:23 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Barkley Marathons chitchat
Replies: 50
Views: 2856

Re: Barkley Marathons chitchat

I see Jasmin is going clockwise. Given this is the direction chosen by the leader, is she in for an easier* time?

*Less unimaginably horrible
by Bearlegged
Fri Mar 22, 2024 12:21 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Barkley Marathons chitchat
Replies: 50
Views: 2856

Re: Barkley Marathons chitchat

“It was 2'59" more than necessary.”
by Bearlegged
Thu Mar 21, 2024 2:44 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTD: 27.5 boost rear wheel SORTED
Replies: 13
Views: 253

Re: WTD: 27.5 boost rear wheel

Hope Pro2 EVO and Pro 4 can both be converted from 135mm QR or 142mm thru to 148mm boost using the HUB493 conversion kit.

https://www.hopetech.com/_repository/1/ ... 23V3.1.pdf
by Bearlegged
Wed Mar 20, 2024 7:33 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Barkley Marathons chitchat
Replies: 50
Views: 2856

Re: Barkley Marathons chitchat

GregMay wrote: Wed Mar 20, 2024 6:46 pm Possible that two runners are going to be DQ'd for dropping rubbish at the startline
Seems fair. I wonder if they'll still be allowed to run and then be told later, just for maximum punishment?