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by Specialist Hoprocker
Sun Jul 12, 2020 7:24 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What are you listening to now?
Replies: 180
Views: 2381

Re: What are you listening to now?

You ever heard the album Jon Hopkins did with King Creosote. Bloody vaguely exciting.

Anyways, i realised I've been listening to Feeder's latest (Tallulah) almost non-stop for 9 months I reckon. Damn catchy.

And also Dweezil Zappa.
by Specialist Hoprocker
Sun Jul 12, 2020 11:28 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 463
Views: 25831

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

4/12 July Visited the same spot near me in Hampshire again. It's so quiet and tucked out of the way, it's beginning to feel like a second home. I'll probably start getting a little more adventurous when the public go back to shopping and pubs, and the nights get a bits darker and colder. Less chance...
by Specialist Hoprocker
Wed Jul 08, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Shoe dryers?
Replies: 9
Views: 197

Re: Shoe dryers?

Found a Husqvarna one for about £17.50 posted. Might give it a go. At least I know who to sue when my garage burns down. I've got a timer so I'll use that too.
by Specialist Hoprocker
Wed Jul 08, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Shoe dryers?
Replies: 9
Views: 197

Shoe dryers?

Anyone have a recommendation for a shoe drying machine that doesn't cost the earth but won't explode and burn down my house.

The Amazon selection look decidedly sketchy....
by Specialist Hoprocker
Thu Jun 25, 2020 8:40 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Dangerous dogs
Replies: 25
Views: 593

Re: Dangerous dogs

I had to circumnavigate a guard goose in a farmyard on Sunday.

I think I'd prefer a dog!
by Specialist Hoprocker
Wed Jun 24, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: New sleeping mat required
Replies: 14
Views: 309

Re: New sleeping mat required

I'll need one for my July BAM so I've decided I can't afford an insulated one at the mo and have given my money to Mountain Warehouse. :shock: They've got an outlet near me so I can avoid postage costs and if/when it fails I can take it back! https://www.mountainwarehouse.com/compact-inflating-mat-p...
by Specialist Hoprocker
Tue Jun 23, 2020 10:59 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: New sleeping mat required
Replies: 14
Views: 309

Re: New sleeping mat required

My mate has a Cloud Base and I'd consider one but they're out of stock ☹️
by Specialist Hoprocker
Tue Jun 23, 2020 10:36 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: New sleeping mat required
Replies: 14
Views: 309

New sleeping mat required

My Alpkit Lumo appears to be leaking from several spots and my attempts to fix it have failed. My lovely old Thermarest is too big and heavy to get on the bike. I thought I'd cracked it when I found a Synmat Lite 5 on a website for £45 but having waited a fortnight, the website tell me they've been ...
by Specialist Hoprocker
Sat Jun 20, 2020 1:08 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTD 27.5+ rear wheel with 10spd hub
Replies: 3
Views: 92

WTD 27.5+ rear wheel with 10spd hub

Just broken mine in a fairly terminal manner.

Rim width 35mm or more required! Shimano/SRAM 10spd freehub body.

Anyone? Thanks.
by Specialist Hoprocker
Wed Jun 17, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 463
Views: 25831

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

3/12

Spent June BAM on the downs at the end of a line of burial mounds. Lovely night nestled amongst the beech woodland.

Image
by Specialist Hoprocker
Mon Jun 08, 2020 8:08 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Shoes for the wider foot
Replies: 19
Views: 434

Re: Shoes for the wider foot

I bought a pair of Merrell Vapor Glove 4 3D last year, they were brilliant to wear. Not so brilliant was the cost and the fact they only lasted two months before I went through the sole. Been meaning to splash on some Vivobarefoot ones, but they're £120! Try these! https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07RD...
by Specialist Hoprocker
Mon Jun 08, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tarp ridgeline - what's that about?
Replies: 14
Views: 440

Re: Tarp ridgeline - what's that about?

Sometimes i use a ridgline to hang crap from (headtorch, spork, mug, leatherman etc.) But only if I'm staying multiple nights.
by Specialist Hoprocker
Mon Jun 08, 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Shoes for the wider foot
Replies: 19
Views: 434

Re: Shoes for the wider foot

I’d steer clear of five tens if you have wide feet, But ... I've been padding around my house for 4 months in slippers or barefoot and, as a tester thingy, just put my regular work shoes on. They're very nice Rockports and 4 months ago putting them on was a little slice of bliss ..... can't get the...
by Specialist Hoprocker
Wed Jun 03, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Comedy poncho
Replies: 8
Views: 307

Re: Comedy poncho

It's my Stargate.
by Specialist Hoprocker
Wed Jun 03, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Comedy poncho
Replies: 8
Views: 307

Re: Comedy poncho

I have two live ferrets in the pockets for warmth. :lol:
by Specialist Hoprocker
Wed Jun 03, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Comedy poncho
Replies: 8
Views: 307

Comedy poncho

I bought an old MOD wool blanket with the idea that it would make a good hammock liner, but it ain't light so I decided to learn how to use my wife's sewing machine and make a poncho. https://i.imgur.com/CtTongX.jpg It's still stupidly heavy, so won't come with me on any cycling bivvies, but I can s...
by Specialist Hoprocker
Wed Jun 03, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 463
Views: 25831

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

Thought I'd give the BAM a go last autumn but only made Oct and Nov before my BAM buddy got shouted at by the tenant of a field we'd camped in (with permission). This kind of took the wind out of our sails. And then of course the rain started.... So fast forward to April. I was feeling slightly norm...
by Specialist Hoprocker
Tue Jun 02, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Salsa Firestarter Chromoly Forks (SOLD)
Replies: 1
Views: 229

Salsa Firestarter Chromoly Forks (SOLD)

I've been keeping hold of these because they're so darn nice, but my current furloughedness now means I need the cash! They were bought for a project that I rode once for 100 miles over a couple of days and then decided I had another bike better suited for the job. So they went back in their box for...
by Specialist Hoprocker
Mon Jun 01, 2020 4:48 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTD Pinnacle Ramin 3 plus f&f in large
Replies: 47
Views: 1952

Re: WTD Pinnacle Ramin 3 plus f&f in large

Someone will break soon...
by Specialist Hoprocker
Mon May 25, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Moon-on-a-stick sleeping bag recommendations please
Replies: 4
Views: 224

Re: Moon-on-a-stick sleeping bag recommendations please

Thanks all, just found and extra long Lamina -9 on a dodgy looking French website at a knockdown price. So I ordered it.

Looking forward to a warm and comfortable night. Maybe.
by Specialist Hoprocker
Mon May 25, 2020 11:03 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Moon-on-a-stick sleeping bag recommendations please
Replies: 4
Views: 224

Moon-on-a-stick sleeping bag recommendations please

I think I'm looking for the impossible: Lightish Spacious Packs small Synthetic 3 season warm (I get cold...) Cheapish I'm getting to the age that I need some comfort. Spent last night in my Columbia Moonstone. Barely able to zip it up because it's too narrow, and chilly because I was in the hammock...
by Specialist Hoprocker
Sun May 17, 2020 2:41 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Free: Wahoo RFLKT
Replies: 9
Views: 296

Re: Free: Wahoo RFLKT

Sorry PaulE. You might have might have dodged a bullet there as Wahoo and Strava had a falling out i think!
by Specialist Hoprocker
Sat May 16, 2020 8:51 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Free: Wahoo RFLKT
Replies: 9
Views: 296

Re: Free: Wahoo RFLKT

Yep. Never heard from PaulE, so message your address and I'll post.

Cheers.
by Specialist Hoprocker
Sat May 16, 2020 8:11 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Free: Wahoo RFLKT
Replies: 9
Views: 296

Re: Free: Wahoo RFLKT

Still available. It's waiting...

Someone please take it.