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by middleagedmadness
Sun Sep 22, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Pack rafting Sept 20/21/22 in North Wales - 5 ranges of pack rafts to test for free
Replies: 80
Views: 3077

Re: Pack rafting Sept 20/21/22 in North Wales - 5 ranges of pack rafts to test for free

Looking forward to hearing some stories , and now I'm swapping jobs I get the weekends free so hopefully there's another one
by middleagedmadness
Sat Sep 21, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tubeless sealant
Replies: 7
Views: 173

Re: Tubeless sealant

Same as Lazarus , bouncy tyres before a ride make sure I can here it sloshing ,if not top it up only ever take the tyre off when it's time to bin it ,never found any stanimals or anything like that ,think it's been about 6 months since I last topped up ,and no problems sealing a hole last week Paul ...
by middleagedmadness
Sat Sep 21, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Which extra would keep me warmer?
Replies: 52
Views: 785

Re: Which extra would keep me warmer?

Stop it's burning into my mind's eye :shock:
by middleagedmadness
Sat Sep 21, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Which extra would keep me warmer?
Replies: 52
Views: 785

Re: Which extra would keep me warmer?

Please,please stop I have a vivid imagination and you lot are ingraining images I don't want in it
by middleagedmadness
Sat Sep 21, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bb200 Waffle Thread.
Replies: 35
Views: 435

Re: Bb200 Waffle Thread.

Never ridden a 200 but had a plod around a Eastern and southern parts of Stu's big bear so can only speak for terrain expect no clear path in parts so just follow the line on your GPS ,tussocks and bogs a fair bit of pushing (for me anyhow) but then you'll find your on fast rolling forest roads tarm...
by middleagedmadness
Fri Sep 20, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Atlas Mountain Race.
Replies: 6
Views: 225

Re: Atlas Mountain Race.

Event is of no interest to me as I'm way too slow to complete it in 7days..... So the same as the SRMR then? We get a bunch of (like-minded) folk together and ride the route in a sociable, fun and non-competitive way - simples! :-bd A nice couple of weeks would do it sampling the Berber food and ho...
by middleagedmadness
Fri Sep 20, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 7519
Views: 770336

Re: The post man's been ...

Mart wrote:
Fri Sep 20, 2019 4:04 pm
A very light parcel coming from the good old US of A. From John at Bearpaw
Just a question of £66 import tax to sort before I can have :o
Damn those customs guards :lol:
by middleagedmadness
Fri Sep 20, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 7519
Views: 770336

Re: The post man's been ...

What the feck are you waiting for mart
by middleagedmadness
Fri Sep 20, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Atlas Mountain Race.
Replies: 6
Views: 225

Re: Atlas Mountain Race.

Event is of no interest to me as I'm way too slow to complete it in 7days ,but I have travelled through north Africa , sometimes on treks spent a good while with work there and found 90% of the people grand ,the morrocans in city's can be a bit ropey ,daughters got chased through the souk in Marrake...
by middleagedmadness
Fri Sep 20, 2019 6:22 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Which extra would keep me warmer?
Replies: 52
Views: 785

Re: Which extra would keep me warmer?

On a less serious note I do find less ale and more whisky in winter is what helps me sleep ,no need to get up at 4am for the old man p1ss ,so stay toasty warm in my bag instead
by middleagedmadness
Thu Sep 19, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Gravel tyre that plays nice with Stans rims
Replies: 10
Views: 213

Re: Gravel tyre that plays nice with Stans rims

Can't fault them al ,like most of my kit they get abused and stand up well
by middleagedmadness
Thu Sep 19, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 7519
Views: 770336

Re: The post man's been ...

The hoss and cart just arrived ,cheers Stu ,but very glad I sized up :-bd
by middleagedmadness
Thu Sep 19, 2019 7:41 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Gravel tyre that plays nice with Stans rims
Replies: 10
Views: 213

Re: Gravel tyre that plays nice with Stans rims

Al wrote:
Wed Sep 18, 2019 8:59 pm
Tan wall !
What width did you go for? Not sure 43s would clear my fork
I can only get 38's in the croix de fer but they come up quite large think they measure 39.6 and I didn't go for the tan wall just plain black think they were £27 from either tredz or Merlin
by middleagedmadness
Thu Sep 19, 2019 7:38 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Suggest a drybag that'll fit me this
Replies: 15
Views: 320

Re: Suggest a drybag that'll fit me this

Same as rudedog just squish mine in with my sleeping kit
by middleagedmadness
Wed Sep 18, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tell me about plastic pedals
Replies: 11
Views: 274

Re: Tell me about plastic pedals

Nuke proof electrons here too with mountaineering boots
by middleagedmadness
Wed Sep 18, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Gravel tyre that plays nice with Stans rims
Replies: 10
Views: 213

Re: Gravel tyre that plays nice with Stans rims

Have a look at gravel kings SK Al swapped my Riddler's out and they are a much more robust tyre but still roll really well
by middleagedmadness
Wed Sep 18, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 7519
Views: 770336

Re: The post man's been ...

Mart wrote:
Wed Sep 18, 2019 3:10 pm
:-W Come on posite..... I'm getting impatient :-W
Our post in the Midlands is still by horse and cart ,Mart :lol:
by middleagedmadness
Tue Sep 17, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Tour Divide Part 1.....
Replies: 9
Views: 325

Re: Tour Divide Part 1.....

It's all kids when they get the hormones flowing and start turning into adults ,you just have to hope the things you've done with them in the past ,even the stuff they really didn't like but they got a great sense of achievement out of will resonate with them as they go through the faze ,on the plus...
by middleagedmadness
Tue Sep 17, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Fed up with Garmin. Alternatives?
Replies: 34
Views: 616

Re: Fed up with Garmin. Alternatives?

Mart... you need an, 'even my grandma can use this' unit matey :-bd :lol: Even that might be too complicated :lol: They load these units with so much tech and connectivity but how much is really required I only need some maps, uploading route GPX's, and the ability to follow It's the ability to fol...
by middleagedmadness
Sat Sep 14, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Seam sealing
Replies: 13
Views: 459

Re: Seam sealing

Yep done mine yesterday too ,didn't take long ,think I may have over diluted ,but put the hose on and everything is dry inside ,followed Stu's less is more on the basis I can give it a second coat if needed , hardest part was keeping Guinness the staffie from eating the pole and trying to attack the...
by middleagedmadness
Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Yet another quilts conundrum
Replies: 8
Views: 207

Re: Yet another quilts conundrum

That's what I paid for mine a couple of years ago,it packs to about twice the thickness of a synmat ul7 Nd is double the weight if that matters in winter but only got cold once with it on my first night out with Scott and Mike and them Shropshire hills had dropped down to around -6/7 that February
by middleagedmadness
Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Yet another quilts conundrum
Replies: 8
Views: 207

Re: Yet another quilts conundrum

I was gonna say the caveat is not 11 months in Scotland :wink:
by middleagedmadness
Fri Sep 13, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Yet another quilts conundrum
Replies: 8
Views: 207

Re: Yet another quilts conundrum

Shaf a 350 would probably see you through 11 months of the year my 250 has seen me through 11 months with a down mat in winter ,the only time I've used my winter bag was at the winter event in Jan and then I was too warm and wished I'd had my quilt ,but then again last winter was quite reasonable
by middleagedmadness
Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Sealskin alternative
Replies: 13
Views: 547

Re: Sealskin alternative

Rasta wrote:
Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:22 pm
My Sealskinz socks are about 20 years old. Are newer versions better?
For me, they are just soggy socks but add warmth as long as I keep moving.
No exactly the same like wearing poly bags on your feet
by middleagedmadness
Thu Sep 12, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Seam sealing
Replies: 13
Views: 459

Re: Seam sealing

Is seam sealing definitely required? I was going to try mine without it to see how it fared. Just pitched mine as I was gonna do it today before the rain started :roll: and from inside you can definitely see the holes where they've stitched it so I'm thinking it's definitely a better bet to do it