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by Alh14
Thu May 13, 2021 5:34 pm
Forum: Routes
Topic: Mtb route around Weston Super Mare or/and Cardiff
Replies: 6
Views: 482

Re: Mtb route around Weston Super Mare or/and Cardiff

There is some good riding to be had up on the Mendips but not if it’s been wet as the mud has superglue properties up there. I’d head to the Quantocks (near Taunton), lots of route options and it drains much better than the mendips. North of Cardiff, there is a ton of trails and terrain. Cwm carn tr...
by Alh14
Tue May 11, 2021 8:42 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Park overnight in Powys?
Replies: 4
Views: 332

Re: Park overnight in Powys?

Thanks Verena.

I’d forgotten about the Talybont car park.
by Alh14
Mon May 10, 2021 1:46 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Park overnight in Powys?
Replies: 4
Views: 332

Re: Park overnight in Powys?

Been looking at Google maps, and found, what looks like a free car park in Llangynidr :-bd
by Alh14
Mon May 10, 2021 12:21 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: sleeping problems and cures ?
Replies: 25
Views: 1090

Re: sleeping problems and cures ?

When I struggle to sleep for early starts, I try and think of the following which was some wisdom passed on by a psychiatrist.

“The human body can perform well, without any sleep for 24hours”. This stops the worry of not getting enough sleep to function the next day.
by Alh14
Mon May 10, 2021 12:05 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Park overnight in Powys?
Replies: 4
Views: 332

Park overnight in Powys?

Hi longtime lurker here :lol:

I’m planning a two day trip around the Gap and Black mountains (110km, 4500m) but am struggling where to leave the car, probably going to start in Crickhowell, which has a long stay car park.

I can’t seem to find how to pay for two days parking anywhere.

Any ideas?
by Alh14
Thu Mar 25, 2021 11:18 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: OT question for the over 50's.
Replies: 59
Views: 1762

Re: OT question for the over 50's.

Remember the rear view mirror is always smaller than the windscreen.
by Alh14
Fri Jan 01, 2021 12:56 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Any Exposure deals going...
Replies: 13
Views: 694

Re: Any Exposure deals going...

by Alh14
Sun Dec 06, 2020 8:03 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Where is everyone?
Replies: 71
Views: 2546

Re: Where is everyone?

Still lurking :-bd
by Alh14
Thu Oct 08, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Films to watch while isolating
Replies: 254
Views: 19062

Re: Films to watch while isolating

Kapp to Cape on Amazon prime. https://www.amazon.co.uk/kapp-to-cape/d ... 9/ref=nodl_

4 part series, watched the first two, pretty good series about cycle touring from Norway to Cape Town.
by Alh14
Fri Oct 02, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Improving Bikepacking
Replies: 94
Views: 2495

Re: Improving Bikepacking

Bearbonesnorm wrote: Fri Oct 02, 2020 4:05 pm
it’s the wild camping that I’d probably struggle with solo.
Is it the thought of getting moved on or Werewolves?
Werewolves of course :lol: No it’s just the thought of getting moved on and whilst pooing in a hole.
by Alh14
Fri Oct 02, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Improving Bikepacking
Replies: 94
Views: 2495

Re: Improving Bikepacking

I wouldn’t mind riding solo between campsites...it’s the wild camping that I’d probably struggle with solo.

Really need to get along to the WRT was going to last year but my partner got seriously ill, then this year....
by Alh14
Fri Oct 02, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Improving Bikepacking
Replies: 94
Views: 2495

Re: Improving Bikepacking

I still haven’t been, what many on here would class as ‘proper’ bikepacking, yes I’ve done a B&B assisted trans Cambrian, which was great but unfortunately my riding chum has done his back in and there is no sign of it getting fixed :sad: Not having riding buddies is what is stopping me doing a ...
by Alh14
Fri Sep 18, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Rear Light recommendations
Replies: 21
Views: 700

Re: Rear Light recommendations

Haha, I bought them in a sale and got free postage, pre-lockdown mind.
by Alh14
Fri Sep 18, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Rear Light recommendations
Replies: 21
Views: 700

Re: Rear Light recommendations

https://www.planetx.co.uk/i/q/LIJOFLASH ... 3w-flasher

Got 12hrs worth of flashing out one of these.
by Alh14
Thu Sep 03, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Pimp my breakfast
Replies: 27
Views: 1805

Re: Pimp my breakfast

On my IOW tour, I took some Rude health bircher muesli. Was a bit sceptical at first but mixed with some honey and just some warm water, five minutes later, it was actually edible and I was quite shocked at how tasty it was. Did try it on the last day without honey and it wasn’t as nice, so deffo re...
by Alh14
Sat Aug 15, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Ultimate full suss do it all
Replies: 35
Views: 2394

Re: Ultimate full suss do it all

Nice, I’ve upgraded my NX to XT and got some blueflow carbon wheels on the way :-bd
by Alh14
Thu Aug 13, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Ultimate full suss do it all
Replies: 35
Views: 2394

Re: Ultimate full suss do it all

Second the Ibis Ripley, love it but I use it as my trail bike, would love to know the build spec of yours Alpinium.
by Alh14
Mon Jun 15, 2020 8:43 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bar tape recommendations
Replies: 15
Views: 1044

Re: Bar tape recommendations

I use Zipp Service Course tape. It's my one little luxury on what is otherwise a pretty workhorsey build. https://www.sram.com/en/zipp/models/ac-sc-tape-a1 Along with some gel pads. They've survived being retaped/swapped over different bars at least half a dozen times. https://www.pro-bikegear.com/...
by Alh14
Mon Jun 15, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: What Suspension Bikes Are You Bikepacking On
Replies: 33
Views: 2373

Re: What Suspension Bikes Are You Bikepacking On

Thanks Alpinum :-bd

Just spoken to a Lbs and they’ve been in touch with the UK distributor...12 weeks for a ripley to arrive in the U.K.
by Alh14
Mon Jun 15, 2020 8:43 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: What Suspension Bikes Are You Bikepacking On
Replies: 33
Views: 2373

Re: What Suspension Bikes Are You Bikepacking On

vaguely exciting, do you mean Ibis HQ in Santa Cruz ?

Are you going to get some frame bags for the Ripley, as I probably will (if I get hold of one)
by Alh14
Mon Jun 15, 2020 5:30 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: What Suspension Bikes Are You Bikepacking On
Replies: 33
Views: 2373

Re: What Suspension Bikes Are You Bikepacking On

Hi alpinum

Where did you manage to find a Ripley ?

Seems to be out of stock everywhere I look.
by Alh14
Fri May 29, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 3730
Views: 712699

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

https://aussiegritapparel.com/

Some cracking bargains in the sale from Mark Webber’s clothing company.
by Alh14
Mon May 18, 2020 10:21 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Gravel Gearing....again
Replies: 67
Views: 4467

Re: Gravel Gearing....again

it was interesting to see on Bikepacking.com that GRX Di2 can cope with a 40 cassette on 2X with some work. There's a few folk running 40x cassettes on 2x systems (me included). I use 50/34 105 cranks and a Ultegra rear mech. It's very likely that GRX cranks and rear mech would work too, I've just ...
by Alh14
Wed May 06, 2020 4:15 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Gears for a Gryphon - suggestions pls
Replies: 18
Views: 1458

Re: Gears for a Gryphon - suggestions pls

I’m doing this to a new croix de fer frameset.

https://road.cc/content/feature/246424- ... adventures