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by Rasta
Thu May 28, 2020 9:42 am
Forum: Routes
Topic: Bivvy spot near Winchester?
Replies: 3
Views: 182

Re: Bivvy spot near Winchester?

A bit further on is Old Winchester Hill Fort. I have camped here many times. There is a nice sheltered area with old yew trees. Hammock or tent. It is a protected area, but discreet camping has been tolerated. The NT website used to say this - relating to travelling the SDW. Just avoid ground nestin...
by Rasta
Wed Apr 01, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Morocco
Replies: 5
Views: 481

Re: Morocco

:-bd

But what are those green things on the back of the bike?
by Rasta
Sat Feb 15, 2020 10:18 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: ABC - Altitude Bivy Campaign
Replies: 14
Views: 1697

Re: ABC - Altitude Bivy Campaign

:-bd

Looks amazing. I went to San Pedro/Atacama years ago, but hitch-hiked, no bike.
by Rasta
Tue Feb 04, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: Routes
Topic: Offa's Byke - Prestatyn to Chepstow.
Replies: 31
Views: 1580

Re: Offa's Byke - Prestatyn to Chepstow.

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Mon Feb 03, 2020 2:21 pm
325km and 8000m of ascent.

That is less than 1% gradient. I thought Wales was hilly? :lol:
by Rasta
Wed Jan 08, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: Routes
Topic: Corfu Trail 220km?
Replies: 0
Views: 301

Corfu Trail 220km?

Anyone know anything about the Corfu Trail?

It's a hiking trail so not sure about bikes.
Easyjet fly there, but not during the winter.

Could be a good early season warm ride with unlimited access to gyros. :YMDAYDREAM:
by Rasta
Sun Dec 22, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Winter bivy comp: How cold can you go!
Replies: 73
Views: 4355

Re: Winter bivy comp: How cold can you go!

I regularly do a few snow hole camps each winter. But they are usually in the Alps or Pyrenees. Also it can be -20 outside but inside, without heating, it usually stays above 0. https://bearbonesbikepacking.co.uk/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=11788 -20 in the snow is a lot warmer than -11 in a shed :s...
by Rasta
Wed Nov 27, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Where in December?
Replies: 3
Views: 476

Re: Where in December?

My finger needs warm weather to operate as a handlebar holder.
Just been out hiking/camping for 3 nights and it wouldn't warm up. Just a claw.

Never heard of Shropshire :???:
by Rasta
Mon Nov 25, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Where in December?
Replies: 3
Views: 476

Where in December?

I can't ride a bike because I (still) have a bust finger which means my hand can't hold the handlebars. But, as I am tough as nails....... I spent nearly two weeks studying Argentina/Patagonia as a destination. I still don't see the attraction other than a lot of amazing meat eating. Fly fishing is ...
by Rasta
Fri Nov 15, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Tents pots frames odds n ends FOR SALE
Replies: 13
Views: 1431

Re: Tents pots frames odds n ends FOR SALE

I am back at the palace where these are stored, so they are back up for sale. I'll be here for a couple of weeks.
Will probably keep the West Wind tent and may put my Akto up for sale. Will update when I have checked it out.
by Rasta
Tue Nov 12, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Broken finger - rehab
Replies: 15
Views: 952

Re: Broken finger - rehab

I've ridden a few times in Laggan and never had a problem before.
by Rasta
Tue Nov 12, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Broken finger - rehab
Replies: 15
Views: 952

Re: Broken finger - rehab

I broke a finger 6 weeks ago. (Partly ScotRoutes' fault). :cry: C'mon man. I'm on tenterhooks here! So I was just about to head off to Laggan for a ride when ScotRoutes sent a message recommending a route in Cairngorm. As I had been pestering him for some ideas, I felt obliged to do it. And it was ...
by Rasta
Tue Nov 12, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Broken finger - rehab
Replies: 15
Views: 952

Re: Broken finger - rehab

Very surprised by the replies. I thougt I would be told to stop - whining like a front racked hipster bikepacker. (I am none of those :smile: ) My break is the same as Wotsits. Maybe the NHS use the same stock x-ray to save money. I have broken fingers before, but in the hand, 'boxer's break' 5th me...
by Rasta
Sun Nov 10, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Broken finger - rehab
Replies: 15
Views: 952

Broken finger - rehab

I broke a finger 6 weeks ago. (Partly ScotRoutes' fault). :cry: Absolutely no chance of any bike riding. I removed the splint a week ago and started rehab as I need to go on a month's bike trip. A week later and I still can't close my hand into a fist. I can get my bad finger and its neighbour (they...
by Rasta
Thu Nov 07, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: money belt
Replies: 3
Views: 383

money belt

I am planning my next big 1 month adventure. Over the last couple of years I decided to stop using cards and just take cash. Normally Euros. I usually have a secret money belt but they are uncomfortable and a pain. I also have a real buckle belt that holds money, but this is only good for a few €100...
by Rasta
Tue Nov 05, 2019 11:39 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Cooking stove recommendations
Replies: 28
Views: 1596

Re: Cooking stove recommendations

If you are thinking about Europe then forget the type of stove until you know what fuel is available. Alcohol is everywhere. Meths at hardware stores. Msr pocket rocket - forget it. Screw type canisters are difficult to get in a lot of areas. Msr Superfly is better as it also fits the French Camping...
by Rasta
Tue Nov 05, 2019 11:19 pm
Forum: Routes
Topic: Morocco (again)
Replies: 2
Views: 518

Re: Morocco (again)

I think the definition of bikepacking has gone out of the window. So don't worry about that. Half the stories on bikepacking.com have racks and panniers. Or worse, a saddlebag resting on an unused rack. And don't get me started on a saddlebag on the front, resting on an unused front rack :lol: As fo...
by Rasta
Fri Nov 01, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Mavic Instant Drive 360
Replies: 0
Views: 359

Mavic Instant Drive 360

A couple of years ago I bought a Mavic wheel set. The rear freehub disintegrated. See link. The hub and spokes were replaced (not a new wheel - a bit tight) but I didn't use it for a year as I had bought a replacement. I started using it this year and my chain was jumping under load. I ended up chan...
by Rasta
Fri Oct 25, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: snow
Replies: 10
Views: 796

Re: snow

Bo!!cks

I thought I was the first. So now I have to wait another year.

There is always someone who has to ruin it. :roll:
by Rasta
Fri Oct 25, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: snow
Replies: 10
Views: 796

snow

Snow on the summits of Mull this morning.

First this year? Anyone else?
by Rasta
Mon Sep 30, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Waterproofs, de-lamination and repairs
Replies: 19
Views: 1043

Re: Waterproofs, de-lamination and repairs

I am on my 4th Patagonia jacket (warranty). The first 3 were H2no membrane. After a lot of fighting, I managed to find out why they kept failing. There was a factory that got something wrong in the process. I heard that it took a couple of years for this to be noticed. But that is kept secret. Not s...
by Rasta
Mon Sep 30, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: I have a confession.......
Replies: 16
Views: 1700

Re: I have a confession.......

Oh! Forgot to mention. I have just spent 4 days camping and fishing with my inflatable on Loch Morar. :wink:
by Rasta
Mon Sep 30, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: I have a confession.......
Replies: 16
Views: 1700

Re: I have a confession.......

Careful. You might get banned from the forum. :o
by Rasta
Sun Sep 29, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: Routes
Topic: Saudi Arabia?
Replies: 14
Views: 1334

Re: Saudi Arabia?

Oman would be the easier option and there are already some good routes. Riding in the Empty Quarter would be something new. But I would assume that they would be after 'resort' $$. Not much money to be made from a guy on a bike who likes wild camping. Also the issues with roaming about without the p...
by Rasta
Fri Sep 27, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: Routes
Topic: Saudi Arabia?
Replies: 14
Views: 1334

Re: Saudi Arabia?

Bob?