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by Keith74
Tue May 28, 2024 7:26 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: West highland way
Replies: 6
Views: 955

Re: West highland way

Both have the plus point for me. South to north means you get the proper feeling of leaving Glasgow and heading to the hills. Also means you get the Loch Lomond section done early on. North to south means most of the walkers you meet coming towards them so easier to get past as it’s pretty busy. Als...
by Keith74
Tue May 28, 2024 2:54 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: HT550 - 2024
Replies: 215
Views: 25327

Re: HT550 - 2024

Incredible to dotwatch and such speed with so little sleep.

Its amazing how they must condition the mind and body to work with little sleep.
by Keith74
Tue May 21, 2024 9:08 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: HT550 - 2024
Replies: 215
Views: 25327

Re: HT550 - 2024

Good luck everyone. I will head along to see the start since it’s 1hr from my door and catch up with everyone.
by Keith74
Fri Apr 26, 2024 6:23 pm
Forum: Routes
Topic: West highland 550
Replies: 18
Views: 5730

Re: West highland 550

Looks rather good. Have cycled most of it but never the lot together so might need to find a few spare days.

If anyone is heading round it I’m not far outside Lochgilphead should you need any help or anything.
by Keith74
Fri Mar 01, 2024 8:53 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 5007
Views: 1297647

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

I do hope it’s nothing bad for alpkit/sonder. Owning a hardtail if there’s myself I definitely wouldn’t buy another bike from them but don’t want to see anyone struggling.
by Keith74
Fri Jan 19, 2024 8:34 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: A wee whisky appreciation thread.
Replies: 38
Views: 2214

Re: A wee whisky appreciation thread.

Must admit I do enjoy a good dram. We have been in the habit of going into one of these online whisky shops and buying some random selection of miniature just to try different things which we can then look at getting if we like it. Current good tipple is lagavulin distillers edition, balvenie week o...
by Keith74
Thu Jan 04, 2024 7:11 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Wtd: Turbo trainer
Replies: 8
Views: 632

Re: Wtd: Turbo trainer

Thanks for all the replies.

I should of put that i stay in west coast of Scotland so probably struggle with collecting sadly.
by Keith74
Mon Jan 01, 2024 5:20 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Wtd: Turbo trainer
Replies: 8
Views: 632

Wtd: Turbo trainer

I like most have all these great ideas for the new year and one includes getting fitter so looking to see if anyone has a turbo trainer in the back of the cupboard doing nothing they would sell? Realistically it will probably get used twice then put in the garage but got to atleast try. What you got...
by Keith74
Mon Jan 01, 2024 1:13 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: sorry to ask again but Wahoo or Garmin ?
Replies: 9
Views: 508

Re: sorry to ask again but Wahoo or Garmin ?

I like simple and efficient so have a wahoo bolt that I got from here. Bluetooth with my phone and can sent routes in seconds. Tried Garmin stuff but just couldn’t get it to work. I don’t have a laptop so do everything on my phone and find the wahoo app works great.
by Keith74
Thu Dec 28, 2023 4:40 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Rab vapour-rise alpine jacket UK med
Replies: 1
Views: 334

Rab vapour-rise alpine jacket UK med

Has been kept in the back of the cupboard in the hope it would fit but never going to happen. :| Been used a few times and has some signs of wear and bobbling to the front from the waists strap of rucksacks. Few years old model which is blue. It’s a great layering jackets. Can email pics and any mea...
by Keith74
Thu Dec 28, 2023 2:40 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Paramo Torres alturo jacket
Replies: 3
Views: 480

Re: Paramo Torres alturo jacket

Hi,

I would say it’s probably too big for you. I’m 5ft 10 and normally take a large in most jackets and can still fit this over the top of a waterproof if needed. I can send across some measurements if you want.

Thanks
by Keith74
Wed Dec 27, 2023 8:27 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Paramo Torres alturo jacket
Replies: 3
Views: 480

Paramo Torres alturo jacket

Been lurking in the back of the cupboard for a while so might aswell put it up for sale. Worn once but I run far too hot for it so have no use for it. Size large in black with a rather bright orange inside. Similar to the below. In great condition and been on for 15mins a few years ago. Looking for ...
by Keith74
Tue Dec 19, 2023 8:41 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Recommend me a cordless combi drill
Replies: 12
Views: 1195

Re: Recommend me a cordless combi drill

The ryobi stuff is pretty good nowadays. I’m a fan of dewalt stuff but only because I have batteries so can just buy units are needed.
by Keith74
Tue Dec 19, 2023 7:43 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Strathpuffer on Drops - Will I Die?
Replies: 13
Views: 1306

Re: Strathpuffer on Drops - Will I Die?

You will be grand in that. Having ridden both the ht550 and the puffer there’s nothing massively technical in the puffer course so drops will handle it all no problem. Rode it last on my surly ogre with no suspension and had no issues.
by Keith74
Thu Dec 14, 2023 8:15 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: HT550 - 2024
Replies: 215
Views: 25327

Re: HT550 - 2024

I'm going to do some work on the route to miss out one bit of trunk road so watch this space. (and keep nagging me) Somewhere on this forum is a link to the current route although this may now be broken.... Spoiler alert - no death marches, no tussocks and definitely no big puddles! If you need hel...
by Keith74
Sat Dec 09, 2023 7:20 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Lowe alpine ascent rucksack 40:50
Replies: 0
Views: 3122

Lowe alpine ascent rucksack 40:50

For sale Lowe Alpine rucksack. 40l but expends to 50l. Great winter climbing rucksack which will take everything you can need for a day out on the hills. Used twice and sat in the cupboard since then so in great condition. Pics can be sent if wanted. £50 posted. Pm for more details. https://www.nevi...
by Keith74
Mon Dec 04, 2023 9:33 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: HT550 - 2024
Replies: 215
Views: 25327

Re: HT550 - 2024

Not this year but hardly surprising I didn’t get a space since I have hardly ridden my bike since July.

Just need to go for a pedal round it in April and try again next year.
by Keith74
Sat Dec 02, 2023 11:16 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: HotPog Classic Pogies SOLD
Replies: 5
Views: 5905

Re: HotPog Classic Pogies

If the Cumbrian isn’t taking them then I will.🤔
by Keith74
Sun Nov 19, 2023 11:50 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Overlander book
Replies: 1
Views: 3333

Overlander book

Having a clear out and realised I have 2 of these in the book case. Overlander is a book by Alan Brown about bike packing coast to coast across the highlands. See Amazon link below for more details. Overlander: Bikepacking coast to coast across the heart of the Highlands https://amzn.eu/d/gPeF55b Fr...
by Keith74
Sun Nov 12, 2023 8:58 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTD 29 x 2.4 tyres
Replies: 1
Views: 2352

WTD 29 x 2.4 tyres

Before I go and spend a small fortune on a set of tyres for my surly looking to see if anyone had anything in the back of the bike cave they want rid of. Doesn’t need to be fancy looking for 29ers and 2.4 or their abouts. Currently running continental Xkings which have been great but are now almost ...
by Keith74
Sun Nov 12, 2023 8:31 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Joining the dots book
Replies: 2
Views: 2123

Re: Joining the dots book

It’s yours. Pm me with your address and I will post it tomorrow.
by Keith74
Sun Nov 12, 2023 8:16 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Joining the dots book
Replies: 2
Views: 2123

Joining the dots book

Having a clear out and have a few copies of the adventure syndicate Joining the Dots book about the HT550 so got one looking for a new home.

Donation to the bear and it’s yours.
by Keith74
Thu Nov 02, 2023 8:00 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Dealing with the damp
Replies: 14
Views: 2222

Re: Dealing with the damp

As has been said above there isn’t much you can do sadly other than embrace it. Bivy and tarp seems to work ok but again it depends on conditions. Living on the west coast of Scotland where seems to constantly be damp I haven’t found much to help. If I’m doing 3 days and it involves some bog and sec...
by Keith74
Thu Nov 02, 2023 7:52 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Reproofing Boots
Replies: 16
Views: 12279

Re: Reproofing Boots

As had been said they have a waterproof liner so there’s not much you can do sadly. Dubbing or something like that may help but it will only waterproof the outer material.
by Keith74
Sat Oct 28, 2023 9:06 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Bikepacking/bike bits for Palestine
Replies: 17
Views: 1632

Re: Bikepacking/bike bits for Palestine

Pm incoming for the Bolt.