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by JimmyG
Wed Nov 25, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: UK Socially Distanced Covid Aware Winter Bivi 2020.
Replies: 5
Views: 148

Re: UK Socially Distanced Covid Aware Winter Bivi 2020.

I know! We were driving through the area we were doing political canvassing in this time last year and it seemed crazy it was only a year ago too. I'm gutted that we won't be meeting up again this year. That night riding through the snow with my sack of coal on my back has been a fond memory :lol: [...
by JimmyG
Mon Nov 09, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Similar to Exposure, but not... is there such a thing?
Replies: 68
Views: 1423

Re: Similar to Exposure, but not... is there such a thing?

Plus one for the Moon 850 here. I've had mine for about two years, been very pleased with its performance and had no technical/reliability issues.
by JimmyG
Sat Nov 07, 2020 11:00 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Todays ride
Replies: 2118
Views: 296247

Re: Todays ride

Yeah he's a top fella. Rode forth fat back in 15, 16 & 17. Been up a few more times times. I'm intrigued by the Goblin castle near Gifford, ace place!

:-bd Not been there yet but it’s on the list!
by JimmyG
Sat Nov 07, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Todays ride
Replies: 2118
Views: 296247

Re: Todays ride

The second pic shows the tiny Seacliff harbour, carved from solid rock in 1890 and still in use. Rode out there a few times with Bruce Coastkid. Love it there. Yep, it's a pretty special place and Bruce knows East Lothian like the back of his hand! I joined him and his crew on the Forth Fat ride in...
by JimmyG
Fri Nov 06, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Yay, it's cheery Friday.
Replies: 1279
Views: 129789

Re: Yay, it's cheery Friday.

Last one... I'll stop now you'll be pleased to know.... Forest of Dean Sculpture Park... absolutely superb.... Peter Sling' and Kev Raggedstone admiring a stained glass window during our BaM last year.....a window into...?? ... a window out of...???? https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50573551071_...
by JimmyG
Fri Nov 06, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 817
Views: 47793

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

It certainly was Reg. Mind you, I think I'll be writing to them to politely request that they wipe the tables down before my next visit. :lol: Re the wooden carving: Rather incongruous in that setting right enough but it never fails to bring a smile to my face as I pass by. Anyway, I hope that snift...
by JimmyG
Fri Nov 06, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 817
Views: 47793

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

There may be no full lockdown in my neck of the woods right now but in these unpredictable times I thought it wise to get out there while the going’s good and get November’s BAM in the bag early. Despite some motivational issues to start with, I finally loaded up and left home just after 9 pm on Tue...
by JimmyG
Fri Nov 06, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Todays ride
Replies: 2118
Views: 296247

Re: Todays ride

Well, yesterday’s ride actually - an off-road jaunt under glorious blue skies on some of my favourite East Lothian coastal trails, including sections of the John Muir Way. First pic shows Tantallon Castle on the left (dating back to the 14th Century and with a very colourful history). On the right i...
by JimmyG
Thu Nov 05, 2020 12:04 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Sort of back to the start, but better.
Replies: 9
Views: 321

Re: Sort of back to the start, but better.

ScotRoutes wrote:
Wed Nov 04, 2020 8:20 pm
Bowfin.

Obvious that the market researchers didn't check that name with their Scottish customers.
:lol:
by JimmyG
Wed Oct 28, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 817
Views: 47793

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

Cheers Bridget. It's the River Tyne trail, heading westwards from East Linton to Haddington on this occasion. The third time I've ridden it but the first time in wet conditions. I also rode it in July and it was very overgrown in places - got nettle stings on my nettle stings!
by JimmyG
Wed Oct 28, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 817
Views: 47793

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

I bagged my third overnighter of October at the weekend. My first (written up on here earlier this month) was in East Lothian and the second was two weeks ago, up north in Glen Affric. Some pics from the GA trip below. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50539230603_ef70882649_c.jpg Untitled by Jimm...
by JimmyG
Sat Oct 10, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 817
Views: 47793

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

You were just around the corner from the Winton estate as well Jimmy. Was that where the brewery originated? It's not there now I know as I have friends who live there. Hi Bridget. For what it's worth, my bivvy site was actually about 3 miles southeast of the Winton Estate. Re the brewery: It's in ...
by JimmyG
Fri Oct 09, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 817
Views: 47793

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

Fearing an imminent announcement of some virus-related travel restrictions, I resolved to get out there and tick off this October's BAM as soon as possible. For some time now I’ve been itching to get up to the Highlands again. However, given that my van is currently in the garage for some TLC, I had...
by JimmyG
Sat Sep 19, 2020 9:19 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 9002
Views: 1011265

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: 9002
Views: 1011265

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: 817
Views: 47793

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: 194
Views: 12538

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: 564

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: 34
Views: 1044

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: 817
Views: 47793

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: 39
Views: 1293

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: 607

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: 9002
Views: 1011265

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: 599

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: 1121

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...