Search found 1173 matches

by middleagedmadness
Tue Jul 23, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: New Bike ?
Replies: 7
Views: 229

Re: New Bike ?

Welcome :-bd ,cant help as i ride a longitude which is nearly a portly as it's owner :wink:
by middleagedmadness
Tue Jul 23, 2019 7:42 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Large Saddle Pack
Replies: 6
Views: 150

Re: Large Saddle Pack

Those acepac ones stu has are good quality ,got a couple of stem cells off him and there's no fluffing like off the alpkit one ,had a look at the bar roll for my youngfella
.and they seems to be the same quality
by middleagedmadness
Tue Jul 23, 2019 7:12 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: New 'boo.
Replies: 14
Views: 244

Re: New 'boo.

benp1 wrote:
Tue Jul 23, 2019 6:29 am
Mine gets worn quite a lot and gets washed at low temps. I'd say it's shrunk slightly

Was a medium, now quite slim fitting, still very wearable though
This is ok ,but both of you handsome young gentleman have a much more "athletic look " than my silver back physique :lol:
by middleagedmadness
Tue Jul 23, 2019 5:45 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: New 'boo.
Replies: 14
Views: 244

Re: New 'boo.

Stu ,what was the sizing on the last lot ,as I didn't order ,as a gentleman of slightly larger proportion should I order up a size or 2 from my normal t shirt size
by middleagedmadness
Sun Jul 21, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What's fueling the hate?
Replies: 40
Views: 624

Re: What's fueling the hate?

A lot of "mm-hmm" here when reading your first epic Reg. And on a lighter note, I almost heard the voice of John Cleese's J.P.F character in Life of Brian when I read Its not just people want rights Reg :grin: (Sorry m.a.m.. no reflection on your post, just my own mental mechanics..) No need to exp...
by middleagedmadness
Sun Jul 21, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: thunderstorm warning!
Replies: 15
Views: 269

Re: thunderstorm warning!

Ta Stu, will bear in mind although the time-frame stamped on my pass is short as well as the beer-vouchers being rationed :roll: Don't worry about beer tokens mate I'll have Fionn with me and he must be one of the rare Irish who hates pubs ,need to ration too as our September jaunt has just gone to...
by middleagedmadness
Sun Jul 21, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: thunderstorm warning!
Replies: 15
Views: 269

Re: thunderstorm warning!

Hope that all went well Steve. In my usual obscure way, one thing I was querying was your plans for August? I'm vaguely considering something round Daventry cos cheap/cheerful is a criteria for me in Aug. Join us down the mynd reg ,cheapo train ticket ,can't give deffo dates yet as need to find out...
by middleagedmadness
Sun Jul 21, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What's fueling the hate?
Replies: 40
Views: 624

Re: What's fueling the hate?

Its not just people want rights Reg ,I think people just want, full stop ,not caring about the consequences ,it's just a want society ,, which in turn is making everything disposable , the tribalism jameso mentioned is true of all races ,not just you Brits ,lived in Spain for many years , didn't liv...
by middleagedmadness
Sat Jul 20, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What's fueling the hate?
Replies: 40
Views: 624

Re: What's fueling the hate?

I see it a Lot commuting to work along the cut , and sadly is more from People my age who seem to think it's ok to be going at a fair old whack on shared paths ,no shouting to let people who are walking you are approaching them( I find a bell a bit impersonal much better a pleasant just coming past ...
by middleagedmadness
Fri Jul 19, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: thunderstorm warning!
Replies: 15
Views: 269

Re: thunderstorm warning!

I'm sure the boy will manage a couple of desserts reg ,to date it'll be his longest ride ,less hilly than may but double the miles,
by middleagedmadness
Fri Jul 19, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: thunderstorm warning!
Replies: 15
Views: 269

Re: thunderstorm warning!

Not a problem Steve , not sure what's happening for August or when, was supposed to do Stu's version of tcw with fionn but he's off to Ireland next Saturday till whenever he's had enough of the outlaws , hopefully he's back in time for a quick trip down the mynd before school starts :-bd
by middleagedmadness
Fri Jul 19, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: New Bivibag
Replies: 34
Views: 587

Re: New Bivibag

For bad weather I used to Use a OR helium but my son has it now,loads of room ,if it's fully zipped there is a condensation issue ,now I have a hunka XL for bad weather and we both have a borah argon 67 for summer or tarp use , after using the borah and the helium I find the hunka XL a bit tight in ...
by middleagedmadness
Fri Jul 19, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: thunderstorm warning!
Replies: 15
Views: 269

Re: thunderstorm warning!

Not tonight mate but if your about next Thursday me and Fionn are off down the clee ,food in stottesdon then up the hill
by middleagedmadness
Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: GB Divide
Replies: 44
Views: 1161

Re: GB Divide

Is this the sane route as the gbduro movie ive just watched. Looks ace. Maybe i should start upping my miles now as i fancy having another year on the bike in 2020. Its defo an idea for one of my leave slots. Is anyone else liking the look of it :-bd its so much easier and less faff to get to lands...
by middleagedmadness
Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Water Filtration Help
Replies: 24
Views: 326

Re: Water Filtration Help

I was going to ask for a review of this but I think I know the answer. It's a lot heavier and takes 3x longer than an MSR trailshot and the plastic looks a bit fragile. But i'd guess better filtration and longer filter life. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1X-Pure-Easy-Water-Filter-Purifier-Cleaner-0-1-...
by middleagedmadness
Wed Jul 17, 2019 6:40 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tick Tweezers
Replies: 23
Views: 485

Re: Tick Tweezers

For me I use the smidge card ,it slides under the tick easily and just flicks the thing out
by middleagedmadness
Tue Jul 16, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Water Filtration Help
Replies: 24
Views: 326

Re: Water Filtration Help

For the weight of my befree and that it's a bottle I can store water in I always filter no matter where ,I've had a upset belly ( the week after I attempted the bigbear and was on the WRT ) and it wasn't pleasant but I put it down to my gloves being covered in muck when on the bigbear and ingesting ...
by middleagedmadness
Sat Jul 13, 2019 11:37 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: A question of shoes (mid/boots actually)
Replies: 16
Views: 361

Re: A question of shoes (mid/boots actually)

Winter boots are a pair of mammut B2 climbing boots ,bit over kill but as I can't climb anymore I may aswell get use out of them ,good to around -15 according to the spec all I can say is toasty warm and feet very dry ,be careful with gortex because once the water is in it stays in
by middleagedmadness
Sat Jul 13, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Hunt gravel wheels, any opinions?
Replies: 11
Views: 379

Re: Hunt gravel wheels, any opinions?

Have a set of prolite from wiggle on my cdf not as wide as hunts but they've taken a bashing over the last 5months and are still running true think they were £200 ,burty has a set of hunts and he properly abuses them Edit- Just checked mine they're the goro ones which were £160 for the pair so even ...
by middleagedmadness
Sat Jul 13, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Sigh
Replies: 4
Views: 277

Re: Sigh

Let's hope it's not going back to a few years ago when it was a regular occurrence on different trails
We had fishing line at neck height between some trees over the chase( on the TC trails) which weren't even multi use trails
by middleagedmadness
Sat Jul 13, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2019
Replies: 602
Views: 30930

Re: Bivvy a month 2019

TheBrownDog wrote:
Sat Jul 13, 2019 2:29 pm
Real character-forming stuff.
Exactly that. Cheers Reg. Will report back tomorrow.
Believe me it was character forming for ME on his first trip ,but I did choose the 50 miler Jenn ride last year to introduce him to a loaded bike and proper sized hills =)) =))
by middleagedmadness
Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Genesis longitude yay or nay
Replies: 11
Views: 597

Re: Genesis longitude yay or nay

My 2017 definitely isn't boost , pretty sure is 135 qr and the front 100
by middleagedmadness
Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:57 am
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Breakfast stove.
Replies: 10
Views: 354

Re: Breakfast stove.

:-bd
But still use my trusty trangia burner if it's me and the boy,( which in turn means having to cook a proper breakfast , probably 4x heavier than that stove though)
by middleagedmadness
Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What does your perfect event look like?
Replies: 101
Views: 1828

Re: What does your perfect event look like?

Agree with Ben ,like bumping into people on route or in pubs ,don't think I'd like a set camp spot ,part of the fun is riding till you find a nice spot and if not waking up in bushes or in some cases a beer garden being served tea by the landlady at 9 o'clock of the morning eh Ben :wink: ,that's wha...
by middleagedmadness
Tue Jul 09, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Any Kayaker's? Newbie tips wanted
Replies: 9
Views: 244

Re: Any Kayaker's? Newbie tips wanted

The emptying ,righting and re-entering the kayak was dealt with on about week 4 of our course ,treading water and lifting /turning the boat is not as easy as it sounds , re-entering we dealt with as a pair If you have the time and the spare cash (expensive ) a week at plas y brenin ( or Glenmore if ...