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by JimmyG
Sat Feb 15, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Todays ride
Replies: 1546
Views: 229728

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: 7863
Views: 821934

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: 1138
Views: 76845

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: 1138
Views: 76845

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: 1138
Views: 76845

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: 132
Views: 4917

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: 132
Views: 4917

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: 132
Views: 4917

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: 132
Views: 4917

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: 132
Views: 4917

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: 132
Views: 4917

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: 296

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: 2306

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: 2306

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: 1138
Views: 76845

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: 4289

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!
by JimmyG
Fri Dec 13, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Winter bivvy, Scotland
Replies: 97
Views: 4289

Re: Winter bivvy, Scotland

So who's going? I'm driving down from Edinburgh with Jamie P and, based on earlier advice on here, will park up at the cafe in Eskdalemuir and ride in from there. We'll have something to eat there then aim to be at the bothy before last light. In case of a. Another party having beaten us to it and b...
by JimmyG
Wed Nov 27, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Winter bivvy, Scotland
Replies: 97
Views: 4289

Re: Winter bivvy, Scotland

There’s a massive area near Samye Ling on the side of the timber haulage road that’s big enough to park in.

Link: https://goo.gl/maps/Xg4KV6Y4v3fxoMWQ8

Maybe a hundred yards up the hill from that lorry.
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Have now checked this out on GE. Cheers Alasdair.
by JimmyG
Tue Nov 26, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Winter bivvy, Scotland
Replies: 97
Views: 4289

Re: Winter bivvy, Scotland

JammieP/JimmyyG, what route you thinking? I'm either doing 20 mile from St Mary's Loch (which includes a 1.5 mile bikehike) or 12 from the Samye Ling Buddhist temple. Ray, Preferring to avoid a hike a bike section if possible, I'd been thinking of riding in/out as per Borderer's route i.e. an anti-...
by JimmyG
Tue Nov 26, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Winter bivvy, Scotland
Replies: 97
Views: 4289

Re: Winter bivvy, Scotland

jamiep wrote:
Tue Nov 26, 2019 2:15 pm
is anyone taking a vehicle from Edinburgh area for a lift for the petrol money?
I am Jamie. Will be nice to catch up after so long mate.
by JimmyG
Mon Nov 25, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Winter bivvy, Scotland
Replies: 97
Views: 4289

Re: Winter bivvy, Scotland

Barring anything unforeseen, I'm planning to be there.
by JimmyG
Wed Nov 20, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2019
Replies: 1138
Views: 76845

Re: Bivvy a month 2019

ScotRoutes wrote:
Wed Nov 20, 2019 4:51 pm
Nice to finally meet up. There's a few others still to do on my BB ticklist but I suspect I'll need to make a few more trips South for that.

-9c Monday night/Tuesday morning....
Likewise Colin. See you at GFBD!
by JimmyG
Wed Nov 20, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2019
Replies: 1138
Views: 76845

Re: Bivvy a month 2019

That's November ticked off and I'm 11/11 and 23 months in a row. I got up early on Sunday morning to head north to Laggan. There I met up with the Fat Bike Highland group for the first of their series of monthly meet ups over the winter months. After reading their ride reports with interest last yea...
by JimmyG
Sun Nov 10, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Attaching stuff to non-round carbon forks
Replies: 5
Views: 393

Re: Attaching stuff to non-round carbon forks

I've used these on MTB suspension forks and found them very effective. £9.99 per pair from Tredz and seen at the same price on Amazon. https://www.tredz.co.uk/.SKS-Anywhere-Bottle-Cage-Adapter_94953.htm?sku=334527&utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=google_shopping&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI18-Umb...
by JimmyG
Sat Oct 26, 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2019
Replies: 1138
Views: 76845

Re: Bivvy a month 2019

Could squeeze two in, single file, so to speak. I’ll be up that way next week and can PM you dimensions.