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by benconnolli
Thu Nov 12, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Bonfire weekend bimble?
Replies: 30
Views: 735

Re: Bonfire weekend bimble?

So along with the rest of England I'm grounded so can't go out to play. Obviously it would be silly for me to not only break the rules, but then tell on myself about them. Therefore here is a completely fictitious story of what I would have done*. *Turns out writing in this weird conditional tense i...
by benconnolli
Thu Nov 12, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Hope pro 2 single speed on Stan's Crest
Replies: 2
Views: 184

Re: Hope pro 2 single speed on Stan's Crest

No worries Tony. Shame the SS didn't work out, but saves you the hassle of moving the wheel on at least.
by benconnolli
Thu Nov 12, 2020 7:21 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Hope pro 2 single speed on Stan's Crest
Replies: 2
Views: 184

Hope pro 2 single speed on Stan's Crest

Black hope pro 2 hub with bolt through ends on Stan's Crest rims 21 internal diameter.
Call it £120 posted.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/gzDMnPgS8bqe1UMK9
by benconnolli
Wed Nov 11, 2020 10:07 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Mobile modular sleep system
Replies: 4
Views: 472

Re: Mobile modular sleep system

I've ended up using it to extend other sleep systems, rather than on its own. Do appreciate being warmer bumbling around before bed so pleased with it. The skirt is elasticated so moves around well with me. Admittedly I couldn't starfish, but not as if you could do that in a sleeping bag either. The...
by benconnolli
Wed Nov 11, 2020 9:58 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: My biggest worry about doing a French stage race.
Replies: 23
Views: 413

Re: My biggest worry about doing a French stage race.

I had always considered myself bad at facts, therefore languages, but in this last year took a online test to see what sort of learner I was and came back kinesthetic. Ben, what test was that? It was a few months ago, but I searched "what kind of learner am" I and then took a sample from a few of t...
by benconnolli
Mon Nov 09, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: My biggest worry about doing a French stage race.
Replies: 23
Views: 413

Re: My biggest worry about doing a French stage race.

I had always considered myself bad at facts, therefore languages, but in this last year took a online test to see what sort of learner I was and came back kinesthetic. Made sense as I could remember nearly every tackle I made on the rugby pitch when others would only know the result. Have had some s...
by benconnolli
Thu Nov 05, 2020 8:14 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Bonfire weekend bimble?
Replies: 30
Views: 735

Re: Bonfire weekend bimble?

So are we still doing this? Tonight? Saturday? Both? Not at all? I feel any physical social interaction is off the cards. Personally I will write up a report of what I would have done, with some artistic impressions on the ubiquitous ms paint of the pictures I would take. Feel there is a distinctio...
by benconnolli
Tue Nov 03, 2020 7:32 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: what you wearing on your feet this winter ?
Replies: 17
Views: 329

Re: what you wearing on your feet this winter ?

In the harsh testing ground of my commute (work requires machines that do not exist at home), I have discovered that it is more than shoes that determine cold feet. Keeping the core warm and the blood in the pipeline (legs) on the way to my feet has a massive impact. This has its limit of course, bu...
by benconnolli
Sat Oct 31, 2020 12:11 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: wtd, single speed 29'' rear wheel
Replies: 4
Views: 104

Re: wtd, single speed 29'' rear wheel

If the venture is a success then I have a Hope Hoop Pro2 SP singlespeed on Stans Crest. Bolt In connector. Call it £100?
by benconnolli
Mon Oct 26, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 817
Views: 47791

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

So with big birthday plans out of the window like a rockstars TV, even mediocre ones got squished like a bug by this bug going round, I was left to entertain myself. New appropriately sized plan; sleep on a hill, eat cake. Decided that waking up outside is better than falling asleep there so set off...
by benconnolli
Sun Oct 25, 2020 9:03 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Festive 500 in a oner?
Replies: 40
Views: 939

Re: Festive 500 in a oner?

Believe there is an audax called full fat festive 500 that takes advantage of the main roads being unusually quiet that time of year.
by benconnolli
Fri Oct 23, 2020 11:02 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Yay, it's cheery Friday.
Replies: 1279
Views: 129789

Re: Yay, it's cheery Friday.

JohnClimber wrote:
Fri Oct 23, 2020 4:51 pm
Dave Barter wrote:
Fri Oct 23, 2020 1:14 pm
It's my birthday. Where's all my cards?
It's mine too today
SNAP!

Same same.
by benconnolli
Thu Oct 22, 2020 7:07 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Bonfire weekend bimble?
Replies: 30
Views: 735

Re: Bonfire weekend bimble?

I got this idea from doing the same at new years eve. Went to a fab spot, so fab that plenty of other people were also there. Everyone kept respectable distances and just sat with their bobble hats making silhouettes against the skyline. Having sleep kit meant that I had a comfy seat and was not col...
by benconnolli
Wed Oct 21, 2020 10:43 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: How do you support the (adopted) local economy?
Replies: 18
Views: 360

How do you support the (adopted) local economy?

I morally support the concept of helping out local communities when passing through, but do not necessarily want to buy what they are selling. I quite like the anticipation of preparing my riding snacks, and cooking in nice outsidey places as well as sleeping there, which pretty much cuts off any st...
by benconnolli
Sat Oct 17, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Bonfire weekend bimble?
Replies: 30
Views: 735

Re: Bonfire weekend bimble?

National event sounds grand. It's a great opportunity to bivi within range of cities.

If BDS is bringing the hot dogs then does that make it a BBBBBBQBI?

Sparklers would make a good event of it.
by benconnolli
Fri Oct 16, 2020 10:21 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Remember when we were discussing ...
Replies: 108
Views: 1890

Re: Remember when we were discussing ...

redefined_cycles wrote:
Fri Oct 16, 2020 10:05 pm
I think Ben will agree, thanks Stu for just allowing us to just be
Yup. I agree
by benconnolli
Fri Oct 16, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Bonfire weekend bimble?
Replies: 30
Views: 735

Bonfire weekend bimble?

So I basically never grew out of childish awe of fireworks. Anyone else interested in joining me on Saturday 7th November for a bivi based display? Obviously maximum of 5 people are allowed and no fires started by us. Set off some time (2pm?) Saturday from a convenient point (I am starting from Stro...
by benconnolli
Fri Oct 16, 2020 9:33 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Remember when we were discussing ...
Replies: 108
Views: 1890

Re: Remember when we were discussing ...

With regards to not knowing if sexuality is proportionally represented, I will summarise my experience with it on here. The expected state I have is that people would not be nice about it, or not understand then not try to. That is my life experience. When I realised how gapping the hole of represen...
by benconnolli
Fri Oct 09, 2020 11:29 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Do you still cycle tour "traditionally"?
Replies: 31
Views: 659

Re: Do you still cycle tour "traditionally"?

I still use panniers. Mainly for mini trips that I decide at the absolute last minute. Typically it is half an hour or less packing and planning, an hour riding, 8 hours sleeping, an hour riding, usually on a school night as a circuit breaker style thing. I can pack them fast where I keep my kit, an...
by benconnolli
Wed Oct 07, 2020 6:22 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: FS: Shimano bar end shifter mounts
Replies: 4
Views: 221

Re: FS: TRP Spyre Post mount calipers; Shimano bar end shifter mounts

Literally decided today that I wanted to get some TRP spyres. Will message you
by benconnolli
Fri Oct 02, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Improving Bikepacking
Replies: 94
Views: 1480

Re: Improving Bikepacking

The more I think about bikepacking in relation to other activities, it really misses out that grassroots community. Well, it is almost all amateur which is pretty grass level I guess, but you can't join a bikepacking club the same way say rugby, football, or even road cycling clubs exist. I massivel...
by benconnolli
Thu Oct 01, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 817
Views: 47791

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

Borderer wrote:
Thu Oct 01, 2020 8:15 pm
I have been racking my brain but I can't think what BBITW might stand for. Can anyone enlighten me? Send me a message if it's a Secret.
Incorrect guess for my own amusement

Bubbling bathtub inside thick woodland?
by benconnolli
Thu Oct 01, 2020 8:44 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Improving Bikepacking
Replies: 94
Views: 1480

Re: Improving Bikepacking

I won't go into the specifics but bikepacking has had a truly transformative affect on me. As well as an escape and coping mechanism it has fostered my problem solving attitude and awareness of nature which has impacted my eco lifestyle and activism. It would feel so selfish to not want other people...
by benconnolli
Wed Sep 23, 2020 8:49 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Swaps. New Gatewood cape Gore One Thermium jacket medium
Replies: 0
Views: 136

Swaps. New Gatewood cape Gore One Thermium jacket medium

So I fully appreciate that cash is a fantastic invention, but it is also boring. Swapsies is more fun. On the table are an unused Gatewood cape in grey and a used Gore thermium primaloft gold active warm jacket. Jacket is an impressive fabric that actually satisfies the warm, breathable, packable tr...
by benconnolli
Thu Sep 17, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Battery powered light recommendations?
Replies: 10
Views: 264

Re: Battery powered light recommendations?

Would a headtorch not satisfy most of these requirements? I have used my alpkit gamma with three AAA. It has rechargeable ones in for almost all the time from home short trips so is not just disposable batteries. Lasts a full night on low but also ok for teckie on full blast, admittedly it is mildly...