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by JimmyG
Sat Sep 19, 2020 9:19 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 8707
Views: 959184

Re: The post man's been ...

ScotRoutes wrote:
Sat Sep 19, 2020 9:11 pm
LOLZ. Too easy eh?
:-bd
by JimmyG
Sat Sep 19, 2020 9:07 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 8707
Views: 959184

Re: The post man's been ...

In order to channel your inner Burt in Deliverance perchance? :wink:
by JimmyG
Sat Sep 19, 2020 8:16 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 644
Views: 37818

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

This month’s BAM was a straight from the door job and my destination was Carron Valley Reservoir in Stirlingshire. I’d ridden the mountain bike trails there years ago and thought it’d be worth a return visit. From Edinburgh I followed the Union Canal west via Linlithgow and Falkirk and, finally, the...
by JimmyG
Sat Sep 19, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Wildlife
Replies: 185
Views: 10843

Re: Wildlife

Yesterday evening while making my away along an Edinburgh cycle path on my way home from September’s BAM (write-up to follow later), I had a very close encounter with a fox. Having overtaken a female jogger, I had picked up speed again when what I at first thought was a dog loped almost casually acr...
by JimmyG
Tue Sep 15, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Cairngorms loop 2020
Replies: 19
Views: 373

Re: Cairngorms loop 2020

Excellent write-up Phil. Clearly a tough outing and all the more impressive for being on a singlespeed!
by JimmyG
Thu Sep 10, 2020 5:03 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Mine Camp - My Struggle. WRT 2020.
Replies: 32
Views: 667

Re: Mine Camp - My Struggle. WRT 2020.

Very clever trip title and great write-up and pics :-bd
by JimmyG
Mon Aug 31, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 644
Views: 37818

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

I’d postponed a couple of times earlier in the week due to lousy weather but finally ticked off August’s BAM on Saturday. I’d chosen my bivvy location by scanning the East Lothian area on Google Earth where my curiosity was aroused by Bara Loch. It’s set in woodland near the lovely village of Giffor...
by JimmyG
Sat Aug 29, 2020 10:28 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: An Turas Mor
Replies: 33
Views: 743

Re: An Turas Mor

Like Dave above, I followed your adventure on FB. Very impressive Bridget (and Joe, of course). Oh, and point taken re the midges!
by JimmyG
Sun Aug 23, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Fork leg storage
Replies: 18
Views: 458

Re: Fork leg storage

Although not too often, I occasionally mount Blackburn Outpost cages (or basic bottle cages, as in the attached photo) on my MTB's or fat bike's suspension forks. I use the SKS Anywhere Mounts and find them pretty effective. They generally sit very tight against the forks but sometimes after riding ...
by JimmyG
Sat Aug 22, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 8707
Views: 959184

Re: The post man's been ...

A replacement rear mech hanger for my Kinesis Ti Tripster. The original one is still going strong but I thought it was about time I finally (after 3 years!) invested in a spare in case of mishap in the middle of nowhere. Ordered it late yesterday morning from Upgrade Bikes and it arrived this aftern...
by JimmyG
Thu Aug 20, 2020 10:17 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Quick one: stowable packpack
Replies: 17
Views: 460

Re: Quick one: stowable packpack

+1 for the Osprey version. More expensive than the Decathlon for sure but has served me well. https://www.wiggle.co.uk/osprey-ultralight-stuff-pack?lang=en&curr=GBP&dest=1&sku=5360714666&kpid=5360714666&utm_source=google&utm_term=&utm_campaign=Shopping+-+All+Products&utm_medium=base&utm_content=mckv...
by JimmyG
Wed Aug 19, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Cambrian Eagle Mystery Solved
Replies: 37
Views: 906

Re: Cambrian Eagle Mystery Solved

Whilst at this stage we have no proof, the many occasions in Britain where birds of prey have disappeared or ‘just dropped out of the sky for some mysterious reason’ above or near ‘sporting’ estates/grouse moors, makes me naturally suspicious. However, hopefully the appropriate investigations will e...
by JimmyG
Wed Aug 12, 2020 1:56 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: who rides Ti ?
Replies: 69
Views: 1659

Re: who rides Ti ?

I have a 4 year-old Ti Kinesis Tripster and it's served me well on a good few bike packing trips, as well as general on/off-road riding. Why do I like it? Pretty much as others have said - weight, feel, doesn't rust or show scuffs from bike bags rubbing.
by JimmyG
Sat Aug 08, 2020 11:42 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Coffee bags or other options
Replies: 33
Views: 1043

Re: Coffee bags or other options

While I've used Taylor's Hot Lava Java bags and found them acceptable, I received my first delivery of the Sports Barista coffee bags today. Very impressed by the richness of the flavour (way superior to the Taylor's stuff tbh) and will definitely be ordering more when I've used up this first lot.
by JimmyG
Sat Jul 25, 2020 4:15 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 644
Views: 37818

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

Bad enough Colin but I'm glad to hear it wasn't worse. Have a good one tonight!
by JimmyG
Thu Jul 23, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 644
Views: 37818

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

I left home on Monday afternoon, heading for the Lammermuir Hills to the southeast of Edinburgh. The weather was dry and breezy with sunny spells and was forecast to remain the same the following day. On a mix of and roads and off-road trails, I reached the base of the hills and commenced climbing u...
by JimmyG
Fri Jul 10, 2020 10:01 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 8707
Views: 959184

Re: The post man's been ...

Acepac kit from Bear Bones HQ: Bar harness and dry bag plus saddle harness and tapered dry bag. I’m impressed by the build quality and all items certainly seem good value for money. Looking forward to getting out there and putting them to the test in due course. Thanks for the prompt service Stu!
by JimmyG
Fri Jul 03, 2020 10:59 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Wildlife
Replies: 185
Views: 10843

Re: Wildlife

:grin: Thanks Reg. A great idea right enough... if only the bike wasn't three years old now :sad:
by JimmyG
Fri Jul 03, 2020 10:39 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Wildlife
Replies: 185
Views: 10843

Re: Wildlife

Out on my MTB yesterday and as I rode along a twisty woodland trail I suddenly saw something reddish brown briefly flash across the track about 15 metres in front of me. As I rode on I could make out a small roe deer loping off into the undergrowth. Later, on my way home along a shared pedestrian/cy...
by JimmyG
Fri Jun 26, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 644
Views: 37818

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

After our recent dry spell, rain was forecast for today. It duly arrived this afternoon and I was glad, therefore, that I’d ticked off June’s BAM last night. Like last month, I stayed local (4.8 miles from home). After a Google Earth study of potential areas within 5 miles, I settled on the Silverkn...
by JimmyG
Tue Jun 16, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 8707
Views: 959184

Re: The post man's been ...

A pair of cheap (16 quid) mini binoculars for watching wildlife, etc. on my off-road excursions. Obviously not as capable as my full-size binos but surprisingly good for the price. Any chance you’ve got a link, really fancy a pair when I’m out. Here you go. There are other brands available on the s...
by JimmyG
Tue Jun 16, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 8707
Views: 959184

Re: The post man's been ...

A pair of cheap (16 quid) mini binoculars for watching wildlife, etc. on my off-road excursions. Obviously not as capable as my full-size binos but surprisingly good for the price.
by JimmyG
Wed Jun 10, 2020 11:08 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 8707
Views: 959184

Re: The post man's been ...

[/quote] What’s the sizing like for the jacket? I’ve had my eye on this, but fall between a small and medium. Any insight much appreciated. [/quote] I’m 5’ 10” and 40” chest and the Large fit is exactly as I’d hoped i.e. I wasn’t looking for a race fit. It’s roomy enough for a base layer and a decen...
by JimmyG
Wed Jun 10, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 8707
Views: 959184

Re: The post man's been ...

Aussie Grit's Flint waterproof jacket and gilet - at £35 (down from £99) and £12 (down from £44), respectively. Checked out their online sale and couldn't resist that sort of bargain. I haven't tried them out yet but am very impressed by the quality. Looking forward to my AG shorts arriving in a few...
by JimmyG
Tue Jun 02, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Jersey orders UPDATE
Replies: 39
Views: 1654

Re: Jersey orders UPDATE

Much appreciated Stu!