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by JimmyG
Fri Jul 10, 2020 10:01 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 8423
Views: 893763

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: 163
Views: 8020

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: 163
Views: 8020

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: 463
Views: 25832

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: 8423
Views: 893763

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: 8423
Views: 893763

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: 8423
Views: 893763

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: 8423
Views: 893763

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: 1268

Re: Jersey orders UPDATE

Much appreciated Stu!
by JimmyG
Sun May 31, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 463
Views: 25832

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

Another BAM undertaken north of the border last night. I left the house around 9 p.m and headed along the coast to Levenhall Links on the eastern edge of Edinburgh. It's an area I'm very familiar with, particularly as I’ve been using its network of dirt and gravel trails regularly over the last coup...
by JimmyG
Sat May 30, 2020 1:12 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Warm nights
Replies: 12
Views: 477

Re: Warm nights

Me too
by JimmyG
Wed Apr 29, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 463
Views: 25832

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

RIP wrote:
Wed Apr 29, 2020 6:32 pm
Impressed with that. Hidden in plain sight indeed :smile: .
We'll see. There's probably a letter of complaint from the property Factor's office winging its way towards me now! :wink:
by JimmyG
Wed Apr 29, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 463
Views: 25832

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

Despite the current restrictions and despite not having my own private garden, I’ve been determined not to interrupt my run of BAMs (27 in a row up to March). After much thought, I decided there was nothing else for it but to use the small communal garden in my development. A couple of complications...
by JimmyG
Sun Apr 19, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Any Fat Boners out there?
Replies: 17
Views: 663

Re: Any Fat Boners out there?

ImageUntitled by Jimmy G, on Flickr

+1 for a Cube Nutrail (and for Utsi's Hut :wink: )
by JimmyG
Sun Apr 05, 2020 10:15 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Birthdays
Replies: 35
Views: 992

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: 604
Views: 38757

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: 20
Views: 869

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: 103
Views: 3142

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: 1679

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: 463
Views: 25832

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: 463
Views: 25832

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: 463
Views: 25832

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: 463
Views: 25832

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: 1915
Views: 260193

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: 8423
Views: 893763

Re: The post man's been ...

Cap and BAM patch arrived today. Many thanks Stu.