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by ballibeg
Wed May 15, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Norway bikepacking
Replies: 6
Views: 170

Re: Norway bikepacking

This is from OsmAnd of Norway.

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Useful?
by ballibeg
Sat May 04, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: 3c in a hammock?
Replies: 0
Views: 113

3c in a hammock?

Planning on heading out on the John Muir way tomorrow but the cold is making me wonder if it's wise. I've a pipedream 200 XL and an equally light down underquilt which were great high on the GR247 last year but I'm doubting my gear for 3c forecast. Anyone else tried a similar combo?

Dave
by ballibeg
Sat Apr 20, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: GR247 in June, anyone fancy it?
Replies: 7
Views: 235

Re: GR247 in June, anyone fancy it?

I did it last April. Fabulous!
by ballibeg
Tue Apr 09, 2019 4:22 am
Forum: Routes
Topic: Trans Cambrian Way?
Replies: 28
Views: 1703

Re: Trans Cambrian Way?

I'll put my paramedic hat on just briefly here...... Bang to head followed by vomiting worth a visit to A&E. Concussion is a form of Traumatic Brain Injury and it's always hard to triage the potentially serious from the not so. Vomiting is a red flag. Glad you're ok and enjoyed the rest of your day ...
by ballibeg
Tue Apr 02, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Dorset Gravel Dash entries x 2
Replies: 4
Views: 255

Re: Dorset Gravel Dash entries x 2

Someone after two on the event Facebook page.

Dave
by ballibeg
Thu Jan 03, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Attaching bottle cage to susp forks
Replies: 20
Views: 792

Re: Attaching bottle cage to susp forks

This article on using rivnuts popped up today.

http://www.bikepacking.com/gear/rivnut- ... ETdA2OsOkQ

Dave
by ballibeg
Thu Dec 27, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: FS: Bit of a clear out.......
Replies: 11
Views: 996

Re: FS: Bit of a clear out.......

Please could I go for camera? I'll PM. Thank you.

Dave
by ballibeg
Sun Dec 23, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: 2019 - what you got planned?
Replies: 86
Views: 4474

Re: 2019 - what you got planned?

I'm like you, it'll be more highest terrain rather than slack lining to my bed!
by ballibeg
Sun Dec 23, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: 2019 - what you got planned?
Replies: 86
Views: 4474

Re: 2019 - what you got planned?

It's the YOTHH for me. Crap year, seen too much death so going to rebalance things with more hammocking. The Year Of The High Hammock will be me trying to find the highest natural hangs for a night. First on my place, then Argyll, then a days ride from the house, then maybe Mull, Islay and the Alps ...
by ballibeg
Thu May 31, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Creaky spokes
Replies: 2
Views: 235

Creaky spokes

After the Gravel Dash there a creaking noise from my front wheel. Inspection reveals where the spokes cross there's wear. I think the noise is from them rubbing. Maybe a drop of oil will do. Is this common?

Ta
Dave
by ballibeg
Sat May 19, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: West coast midge report?
Replies: 12
Views: 868

Re: West coast midge report?

I think upto 6m is same price as car, £13 + £4 driver, one way Oban-Craignure.
by ballibeg
Thu May 17, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Charlie's Dorset Gravel Dash - suitable for a first timer?
Replies: 13
Views: 1207

Re: Charlie's Dorset Gravel Dash - suitable for a first time

Yup, 2 of us heading south from Argyll, talk as well. Ideally I'd like to hammock but doubt I'll be quick enough to bag a hang.

Weather looks ok, dry but windy.
by ballibeg
Mon May 14, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Gravel bike in Scotland?
Replies: 28
Views: 2528

Re: Gravel bike in Scotland?

I find my ToughRoad perfect for forestry roads which I'm surrounded by. Not sure it's the best choice for bridleways etc.

Dave
by ballibeg
Sun May 06, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: Routes
Topic: Last day on GR247
Replies: 0
Views: 276

Last day on GR247

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Vulture landed on rock above me, I must look terrible! Stunning place.

Dave
by ballibeg
Tue May 01, 2018 6:16 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Buying gas labor Day Spain
Replies: 6
Views: 327

Buying gas labor Day Spain

Well.....I didn't expect the 1st to be a massive back holiday here in Spain. I need gas, had planned a Decathlon stop on way to hills to get gas and bidond but that is scuppered. Know there's a few folk who know Spain well so should I stop at every petrol station between Malaga and the hills looking...
by ballibeg
Sun Apr 29, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Routes
Topic: Spain GR247
Replies: 7
Views: 907

Re: Spain GR247

I'm on my last nightshift after a particularly rough week at work but tomorrow I fly! Should be turning the pedals just after lunch Tuesday. :grin:

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by ballibeg
Fri Apr 20, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Yay, it's cheery Friday.
Replies: 632
Views: 73389

Re: Yay, it's cheery Friday.

Covering an area with no Ambulance station so working from a hotel all weekend. I've the tunes on, the GR247 route info on the Chromebook and I'm annotating a map.

Happy day not in an office!!!
by ballibeg
Sun Apr 15, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Routes
Topic: Spain GR247
Replies: 7
Views: 907

Re: Spain GR247

Tempting.,... Long drive from Malaga airport though!!!!!
by ballibeg
Sat Apr 14, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: Routes
Topic: Spain GR247
Replies: 7
Views: 907

Re: Spain GR247

Looking a bit muddy just now...... This pic shared from bikepacking.com from a few days ago.....


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by ballibeg
Wed Apr 11, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What are my options?
Replies: 13
Views: 674

Re: What are my options?

Just found this reply in email so going further afield to purchase necessary.

Hi David,

That cassette is not in our European program due to limited rear derailleur compatibility.

Kind regards,

Sturmey-Archer Europa NV | SunRace Europe
by ballibeg
Wed Apr 11, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What are my options?
Replies: 13
Views: 674

Re: What are my options?

I decided to risk that early today. Be nice if it was here for Dorset!!
by ballibeg
Wed Apr 11, 2018 12:26 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: What are my options?
Replies: 13
Views: 674

Re: What are my options?

Many thanks!
by ballibeg
Tue Apr 10, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What are my options?
Replies: 13
Views: 674

Re: What are my options?

I've not found a UK supplier for the CSM680 11-40t 8spd cassette. I've emailed the manufacturer and tried an Irish seller who won't post to Highlands. Has anyone spotted a seller?

Ta.
by ballibeg
Tue Apr 10, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: What are my options?
Replies: 13
Views: 674

Re: What are my options?

Thanks folks. The cassette ticks the boxes! The inner ring is riveted on, no ready swap.

I'm tracking down a supplier now that will post to Scotland.

Cheers.
by ballibeg
Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:39 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: What are my options?
Replies: 13
Views: 674

What are my options?

This is my bike, https://www.cyclesolutions.co.uk/p113727/giant-toughroad-slr-gx-3-2018-road-bike And I love it. It just fits and it's comfy. The gearing is ok....I can spin up most things but I know it's going to be hard on longer rougher climbs. On my road bike I've changed the cassette to give me...