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by ChrisS
Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: If you were offered sponsorship...
Replies: 64
Views: 2492

Re: If you were offered sponsorship...

Not quite the same as a sponsored rider, but I did run an outdoorsy podcast that was sponsored for a couple of years by Alpkit. It meant I didn't need to run the podcast at a loss (travel, hosting costs, etc) and could invest a bit in audio gear or other specific kit needed for an episode. In return...
by ChrisS
Mon Sep 09, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: SD300 ITT
Replies: 12
Views: 576

Re: SD300 ITT

Great write-up, Sean. Thanks for the story and well done on the ride!
by ChrisS
Thu Sep 05, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Cairngorm Loops 300
Replies: 25
Views: 1362

Re: Cairngorm Loops 300

Nice one Colin, sorry the weather was so bad. Not sure I would have made it out the car park. I really did get lucky with the weather a few weeks ago.
by ChrisS
Wed Aug 14, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: First ITT attempt: Cairngorms Loop
Replies: 24
Views: 979

Re: First ITT attempt: Cairngorms Loop

touch wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 3:19 pm
Nice writeup. You got a great weekend for it. I came over Ryvoan pass in the direction of Glenmore and at the green loch around 15:45 so I must have been close to passing you.
Probably missed each other by 10 mins or so. Hope you had a good ride!
by ChrisS
Wed Aug 14, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: First ITT attempt: Cairngorms Loop
Replies: 24
Views: 979

Re: First ITT attempt: Cairngorms Loop

Thanks all :grin:

Sean - I think I'd actually tape the SD card in place if I was using a similar GPS again. The metal flap on the model I borrowed (Dakota 20) was very loose and it was only the weight of the batteries holding the card in place.
by ChrisS
Tue Aug 13, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: First ITT attempt: Cairngorms Loop
Replies: 24
Views: 979

Re: First ITT attempt: Cairngorms Loop

Cheeky Monkey wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 5:46 pm
That's a lovely shot of Glen Feshie :-bd
Thanks :-bd
slarge wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 5:51 pm
I might suggest a better choice of music and you'll fly round :-bd
:lol: Fair
by ChrisS
Tue Aug 13, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: First ITT attempt: Cairngorms Loop
Replies: 24
Views: 979

Re: First ITT attempt: Cairngorms Loop

whitestone wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 4:48 pm
Anyway, all this is WAAAAAAY off topic :grin:
True! And BTW, my interest in ITTs was much inspired by your blogposts on the HT550 and other routes so thank you :-bd

I would love to give the HT550 a crack next year, but realise it's 3x length of the Cairngorms Loop!
by ChrisS
Tue Aug 13, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: First ITT attempt: Cairngorms Loop
Replies: 24
Views: 979

Re: First ITT attempt: Cairngorms Loop

Hmmm, working for me on Safari and Chrome on a Mac. Not sure what the issue would be.
by ChrisS
Tue Aug 13, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: First ITT attempt: Cairngorms Loop
Replies: 24
Views: 979

Re: First ITT attempt: Cairngorms Loop

ScotRoutes wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 3:50 pm
FWIW I can see all of the photos...
Only available to viewers in Scotland :wink:

Good luck on the group start. I couldn't make the September date this year which is why I went solo.
by ChrisS
Tue Aug 13, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: First ITT attempt: Cairngorms Loop
Replies: 24
Views: 979

Re: First ITT attempt: Cairngorms Loop

Thanks! Not sure what's going on with the photos. I can see them and the JPGs are sitting on my website. I'll log out of Wordpress and see what happens but they should be public. What happens when you click this link? http://mountainpodcast.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/2019-08-02-09.06.25-e1565702...
by ChrisS
Tue Aug 13, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: First ITT attempt: Cairngorms Loop
Replies: 24
Views: 979

First ITT attempt: Cairngorms Loop

A couple of years’ ago I made a podcast episode about bikepacking, riding from Beauly to Kyle of Lochalsh via Glen Affric with Lee Craigie. ( http://mountainpodcast.com/episode/18-where-the-road-runs-out/ ) Lee was brilliant - of course - but bikepacking as a way of travel completely captured my ima...
by ChrisS
Fri Aug 09, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Help out a GPS dunce....
Replies: 12
Views: 401

Re: Help out a GPS dunce....

Thanks Bob, that does explain the other mystery. I’d figured out that the file was called bike hike course on the Garmin, but had no idea why.
by ChrisS
Fri Aug 09, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Help out a GPS dunce....
Replies: 12
Views: 401

Re: Help out a GPS dunce....

Just re-uploaded that file (which is a Track) and used the Where To? icon to load it. Works fine and the whole file loads. :-bd

It was the Route/Track terminology that had me confused. Thanks for guiding me towards the solution!
by ChrisS
Fri Aug 09, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Help out a GPS dunce....
Replies: 12
Views: 401

Re: Help out a GPS dunce....

The original file was sent to me by a friend, but no idea where he got it from. Here it is: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bz80RwJxb40xYXAxZjZzSEVWSkJiX09jVWRJRS04LXBCYnpB/view?usp=sharing Would be interested to hear what happens when you load it. Almost certain it'll be user error on my part. THa...
by ChrisS
Fri Aug 09, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Help out a GPS dunce....
Replies: 12
Views: 401

Re: Help out a GPS dunce....

I put it in Garmin\GPX. This worked with the local loop I loaded in there, although it was only a 6km route.

Then I selected the Route Planner icon on the GPS unit and selected my Route. There's also a Where To? icon, but I didn't use that.
by ChrisS
Fri Aug 09, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Help out a GPS dunce....
Replies: 12
Views: 401

Re: Help out a GPS dunce....

When it was a Track it wouldn't show up in the "Route Planner" section on the GPS and so I couldn't load the GPX file.
by ChrisS
Fri Aug 09, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Help out a GPS dunce....
Replies: 12
Views: 401

Re: Help out a GPS dunce....

It was a track, but I'd converted it to a route using Viewranger and exported it as a new GPX file. Would that work? Or does Garmin need a special route format?
by ChrisS
Fri Aug 09, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Help out a GPS dunce....
Replies: 12
Views: 401

Help out a GPS dunce....

I rode the Cairngoms Loop last weekend and borrowed a friend's Garmin Dakota 20. I've never used a GPS unit before but I managed to load the Open Street Map as a base map and a GPX file. I tried it out on a local loop and all seemed fine. Then I loaded up the Caingorm Loop GPX file and set off from ...
by ChrisS
Mon Jul 22, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: New Bivibag
Replies: 34
Views: 1455

Re: New Bivibag

Nice work! That looks really well made and good size to weight ratio :-bd
by ChrisS
Mon Jul 22, 2019 8:10 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: New Bivibag
Replies: 34
Views: 1455

Re: New Bivibag

Day 2 of a failed ridgeway double, Easter 2018. I had to bail to a commercial campsite to be able to stand it their free showers until I stopped shivering... When I was in my Borah was the only time in 48 hours when I wasn't get wet from the constant heavy rain but the tarp provides enough coverage...
by ChrisS
Wed May 22, 2019 8:06 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Two Person Tents?
Replies: 10
Views: 691

Re: Two Person Tents?

Alpkit Ordos 2? 1.3Kg and £255. Not used that particular model but I've had good experiences with other Alpkit tents.
by ChrisS
Wed May 15, 2019 8:09 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Custom Frame Bag
Replies: 17
Views: 1209

Re: Custom Frame Bag

I had the same issue with my Alpkit Stingray. I measured it out exactly to fit the frame, but it was definitely a bit slack when fitted. I'm sure Alpkit followed the template precisely, but I should have ordered it a a couple of centimetres shorter so it stretched to fill the space. That said, it's ...
by ChrisS
Mon May 21, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: West coast midge report?
Replies: 12
Views: 1082

Re: West coast midge report?

I live in the Trossachs and got my first three bites in the garden yesterday evening. Not quite west coast, but they've definitely arrived.
by ChrisS
Tue May 08, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What's your recommendation for a tarp/bivy combo?
Replies: 14
Views: 1267

Re: What's your recommendation for a tarp/bivy combo?

That's useful useful info, thanks - I will check out the slippy thread :) I'm looking for a bag with more of an emphasis on breathability than waterproofness, but sounds like the Borah bags might be designed for drier climates than Scotland. And cheers Teetosugars, will have a look at the Bespoke Ul...
by ChrisS
Sat May 05, 2018 1:09 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: What's your recommendation for a tarp/bivy combo?
Replies: 14
Views: 1267

Re: What's your recommendation for a tarp/bivy combo?

Good to know! Just found your full review on this tarp which is really helpful, thanks. Will add it to the list of options.