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by Rasta
Wed Aug 19, 2020 6:55 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Hammock underquilt advise please
Replies: 42
Views: 1377

Re: Hammock underquilt advise please

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50245395892_de78dc4ac9_c.jpg Amazon River by Hola Siesta , on Flickr I thought that I was very experienced with using a hammock. Looks like I have a lot to learn still. Great! The picture shows my hammock (somewhere in there) of my five night trip up the Amazon. ...
by Rasta
Tue Aug 18, 2020 10:56 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Hammock underquilt advise please
Replies: 42
Views: 1377

Re: Hammock underquilt advise please

UKhammocks - I can't find it on the Internet. :???:

The Alpkit quilt - is there a site which shows you how to modify it?

Also it is only 180cm. I am a lot taller. Any recommendations on a longer one? Light and downy.

Cheers.
by Rasta
Thu Aug 13, 2020 10:59 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tubeless valve question?
Replies: 3
Views: 217

Re: Tubeless valve question?

Thanks for that.
I tried various o-rings but failed. Shame, because the tyre sealed perfectly. Had to put an innertube in.
by Rasta
Wed Aug 12, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tubeless valve question?
Replies: 3
Views: 217

Tubeless valve question?

I have a Mavic Crossride wheel that I want to use tubeless. I've taped it and that seems to be working. With the Mavic tubeless valve, the thread on the sealing collar does not screw down enough to compress the rubber o-ring seal. There was a collar that was fitted into the rim's valve hole. But thi...
by Rasta
Sat Aug 08, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What's The Furthest You've Had To Walk Back Due To A Mechanical?
Replies: 23
Views: 801

Re: What's The Furthest You've Had To Walk Back Due To A Mechanical?

viewtopic.php?f=7&t=12863&p=158259#p158259

Amberley to Worthing starting at 10pm. South Downs Way.
About 20km. Lots of owls.
by Rasta
Tue Aug 04, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: North to South Wales
Replies: 11
Views: 555

Re: North to South Wales

Thanks for the station replies. Sorry for the hijack. :smile:
by Rasta
Sun Aug 02, 2020 5:22 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: North to South Wales
Replies: 11
Views: 555

Re: North to South Wales

I can't use/see gpx at the moment.

But can I ask -

Nearest big train stations either end?
% road/off road?
Brothels?

Cheers.
by Rasta
Wed Jul 22, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Van life 'wild camping' or not this September
Replies: 10
Views: 544

Re: Van life 'wild camping' or not this September

There is another side to drinking. If you are asked to move on and you can't because of alcohol consumption, then the police can call for a garage to tow you and you pay.
by Rasta
Wed Jul 22, 2020 8:32 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Van life 'wild camping' or not this September
Replies: 10
Views: 544

Re: Van life 'wild camping' or not this September

Scotland is easy. England a headache.

If you are not sure if the location is okay, don't drink alcohol. Always be ready to move on.
by Rasta
Tue Jul 14, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Garmin, what's the future hold?
Replies: 9
Views: 404

Re: Garmin, what's the future hold?

Not me.
by Rasta
Thu May 28, 2020 9:42 am
Forum: Routes
Topic: Bivvy spot near Winchester?
Replies: 3
Views: 423

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: 875

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: 2183

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: 2558

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: 397

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: 6095

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: 631

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: 631

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: 1819

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: 1361

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: 1361

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: 1361

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: 1361

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: 534

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: 2270

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...