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by JimmyG
Sun Apr 05, 2020 10:15 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Birthdays
Replies: 29
Views: 295

Re: Birthdays

Happy Birthday Stu! Hope it’s been a good one!
by JimmyG
Sat Apr 04, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What you done t' your bike today
Replies: 446
Views: 27163

Re: What you done t' your bike today

Fitted a 20 degree rise stem and 44cm Spank Vibrocore flared drop bars to my Kinesis Ti Tripster. The bike has served me very well over the last few years but I bought the new kit to make the fit less road-orientated and more bikepacking-friendly overall. For example, with my previous 42cm road-styl...
by JimmyG
Sat Apr 04, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Why Fatbike?
Replies: 17
Views: 330

Re: Why Fatbike?

A fellow fat bike fan here (among other types of bike :smile: ) and I enjoyed that little 'highlights reel' of your previous adventures. Keep em coming mate!
by JimmyG
Fri Apr 03, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Shaf's respirator appeal.
Replies: 98
Views: 1372

Re: Shaf's respirator appeal.

Done. A pleasure to donate to such a worthy cause
by JimmyG
Fri Mar 06, 2020 9:43 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: International book day
Replies: 51
Views: 1028

Re: International book day

How Did We Get Into This Mess? by George Monbiot. Shocking, thought provoking and depressing in equal measure. The Herald’s review says it far better than I could - ‘Controversial, clear but always rigorously argued, HDWGITM? assesses the state we are now in: the devastation of the natural world, th...
by JimmyG
Wed Mar 04, 2020 1:10 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 317
Views: 12282

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

You’ll not be disappointed Phil
by JimmyG
Tue Mar 03, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 317
Views: 12282

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

Couldn't agree more Colin. Definitely a special place.
by JimmyG
Tue Mar 03, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 317
Views: 12282

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

In marked contrast to last month when I’d left it to the last few days, I’ve got my March BAM in early. On Sunday the 1st I joined the Highland fat bike crew again for one of their regular group rides, near Forres on this occasion. Afterwards I headed south to Aviemore to refuel on venison burger an...
by JimmyG
Sat Feb 29, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 317
Views: 12282

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

I left it a bit late but managed to squeeze in February’s BAM on Thursday/Friday. I headed along the coast into East Lothian to a wooded area behind the dunes at Gullane Beach and my fat bike was the bike of choice for the sandy trails and beaches I’d encounter on the route. A cold westerly tailwind...
by JimmyG
Sat Feb 15, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Todays ride
Replies: 1644
Views: 237945

Re: Todays ride

I haven't been getting out much recently (a combination of my back playing up and lousy weather) but was determined to get out this morning before Dennis really made his presence felt! I enjoyed a nice, steady fat bike session in John Muir Country Park near Belhaven in East Lothian and the trees did...
by JimmyG
Thu Jan 16, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 8007
Views: 840061

Re: The post man's been ...

Cap and BAM patch arrived today. Many thanks Stu.
by JimmyG
Fri Jan 10, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2019
Replies: 1141
Views: 83020

Re: Bivvy a month 2019

:-bd Very impressive (both of you, that is)
by JimmyG
Fri Jan 10, 2020 8:43 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2019
Replies: 1141
Views: 83020

Re: Bivvy a month 2019

Closest spot to an inhabited building without being rumbled? there were swings and a treehouse there too :lol: winner! Not sure if Colin's "yes" was "too competitive" or "good idea" :wink: Seems like a bit of fun rather than competitive. A way of bringing back interesting memories rather than winni...
by JimmyG
Wed Jan 08, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2019
Replies: 1141
Views: 83020

Re: Bivvy a month 2019

Thanks for keeping score Zippy! Much appreciated.
by JimmyG
Wed Jan 08, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 317
Views: 12282

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

PM sent Bridget.
by JimmyG
Tue Jan 07, 2020 11:49 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 317
Views: 12282

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

Alan63 wrote:
Tue Jan 07, 2020 9:51 pm
JimmyG wrote:
Tue Jan 07, 2020 4:09 pm
Will do Ray once I get home later this afternoon.
Can you add me to the mailing list too please? Found a small bunker in Tentsmuir, junior was keen to try. Your location is closer to home. Thanks
PM sent Alan.
by JimmyG
Tue Jan 07, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 317
Views: 12282

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Tue Jan 07, 2020 3:08 pm
I like that, top doss Jimmy :-bd
Thanks Stu!
by JimmyG
Tue Jan 07, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 317
Views: 12282

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

Will do Ray once I get home later this afternoon.
by JimmyG
Mon Jan 06, 2020 8:18 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 317
Views: 12282

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

Thanks Bridget. Re the crow: It's near Canonmills on the Water of Leith cycle path. Not often you see mosaic street art out there right enough but it's certainly way better than some of the ropey graffiti sprayed nearby!

PS: Congratulations on your well-deserved best photo thingy!
by JimmyG
Mon Jan 06, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 317
Views: 12282

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

All being well, I’m aiming to complete the BaM series again this year (my third consecutive year). I kicked 2020 off last night with a Straight From The Door-style trip to Dalmeny Estate which lies on the Firth of Forth, just to the west of Edinburgh. For this bivvy I chose a former military defensi...
by JimmyG
Sat Dec 28, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Scottish Winter Bivvy 2019 - D&G Edition
Replies: 5
Views: 367

Re: Scottish Winter Bivvy 2019 - D&G Edition

Excellent write-up and pics Dave and thanks for taking the trouble to put it all down. Seems like ages ago now but this brings back good memories and I'm already looking forward to SWB 2020!
by JimmyG
Sun Dec 22, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The end of year 'photo comp'.
Replies: 60
Views: 2750

Re: The end of year 'photo comp'.

Looks like a Hackney Marshes style internment :shock:
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Might look a bit grim right enough Steve but was actually very pleasant :smile:
by JimmyG
Sat Dec 21, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The end of year 'photo comp'.
Replies: 60
Views: 2750

Re: The end of year 'photo comp'.

November's BAM in Rothiemurchus Forest near Aviemore.

ImageUntitled by Jimmy G, on Flickr
by JimmyG
Mon Dec 16, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2019
Replies: 1141
Views: 83020

Re: Bivvy a month 2019

I spent December’s BaM in the company of JamieP, Borderer, Htrider and Thenorthwind at Dryfehead Bothy in Eskdalemuir Forest. Jamie and I rode in from Eskdalemuir, arriving just before last light and were joined by the others later. As it happens, this was my first ever overnight stay in a bothy (an...
by JimmyG
Sun Dec 15, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Winter bivvy, Scotland
Replies: 97
Views: 4993

Re: Winter bivvy, Scotland

Hi Bridget. As per our PM exchange, seems they were left by a previous visitor. Thanks for letting us know, though!