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by ballibeg
Thu Sep 24, 2020 11:56 pm
Forum: Routes
Topic: Argyll Route Help
Replies: 2
Views: 74

Re: Argyll Route Help

I'm based in Lochgilphead. I'd recommend some changes. I'm nights just now and pretty gubbed. I'll try and plan out an alternative and share via Komoot.

You'll almost pass my door so offer of tea etc if I'm not on the ambulance.

Dave
by ballibeg
Thu Sep 03, 2020 10:47 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Todays ride
Replies: 2038
Views: 280966

Re: Todays ride

Back to the islands with the missus. Rib through 3m waves got us to Jura yesterday for a windy wet day exploring and traveling to Islay. Today was much improved!

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Dave
by ballibeg
Sun Aug 16, 2020 7:39 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Rehydrating food with cold water.
Replies: 8
Views: 298

Re: Rehydrating food with cold water.

I landed in Spain late on the last day of April not realising May Day, even if not a Monday, was a national holiday. So I set off around the Bosques del Sud with no cylinder for my stove. After 3 days of crunchy expedition meals I headed to a town and bought a stove. Yes I kept moving, yes I got cal...
by ballibeg
Sun Aug 09, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: Routes
Topic: Normandy
Replies: 7
Views: 380

Re: Normandy

Thanks Peter. I hadn't come across that term. Much appreciated,

Dave
by ballibeg
Fri Aug 07, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Good article, wrong photo?
Replies: 7
Views: 413

Good article, wrong photo?

From today's Times,

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The cyclist looks like they're using their access rights responsibly. Wrong photo for article I think.

Dave
by ballibeg
Sun Jul 26, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: Routes
Topic: Normandy
Replies: 7
Views: 380

Re: Normandy

I've another two weeks off start of September. Thanks for spotting the change. 😀 . With Spain now requiring 14 days quarantine at short notice I may rethink abroad.....
by ballibeg
Thu Jul 23, 2020 1:02 pm
Forum: Routes
Topic: Normandy
Replies: 7
Views: 380

Re: Normandy

Not able to book by phone either. No foot passengers or cyclists can book. Guess they're keeping the reduced passenger space for car users.

I expressed my disappointment that as a cyclist I was banned from travel in favour of cars.
by ballibeg
Wed Jul 22, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: Routes
Topic: Normandy
Replies: 7
Views: 380

Normandy

Anyone have any travel experience to Normandy? I can't seem to be able to book bikes onto ferries and am considering taking my van over but where to park near Le Havre for a week? It's not bikepacking but my 15 daughter keen so a Eurovelo 4 might be a nice intro and she's doing French higher so miss...
by ballibeg
Wed Jul 15, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Perthshire Gravel
Replies: 5
Views: 343

Perthshire Gravel

I've seen there's been a bit of a push to launch a new route today.

Details on http://perthshiregravel.com/

Dave
by ballibeg
Thu Jul 09, 2020 9:15 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: When?????
Replies: 228
Views: 8765

Re: When?????

I'm on Skye. There's plenty of tents next to cars in lay-bys. No sign of them being moved on so looks like it's a free for all.
by ballibeg
Fri Jul 03, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: When?????
Replies: 228
Views: 8765

Re: When?????

BBC reporting that wild camping is banned still in Scotland as numbers can't be managed.

Good luck with that.
by ballibeg
Fri Jun 26, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Yay, it's cheery Friday.
Replies: 1179
Views: 121256

Re: Yay, it's cheery Friday.

Workshop day with my 15 year old lass. She found a design for a fire pit and once I demoed the grinder and welder and she tied her hair back she was off! https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Online-sharing/i-NzqrbJM/0/c40deaa2/M/20200624_143823-M.jpg https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Online-sharing/i-nnb...
by ballibeg
Tue Jun 23, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: When?????
Replies: 228
Views: 8765

Re: When?????

My neighbours now have their family up from London. That's the daughter, her husband and two kids up to visit the grandparents in the west of Scotland. This is a joke now. It's ignored, flaunted and the daily update is a party political broadcast. We can't go more than 5 miles to exercise but school...
by ballibeg
Tue Jun 02, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: When?????
Replies: 228
Views: 8765

Re: When?????

Charged with culpable and reckless conduct for what reason? For breaking lockdown, being ill equipped or needing rescued?


https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland- ... t-52892409
by ballibeg
Tue Jun 02, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Todays ride
Replies: 2038
Views: 280966

Re: Todays ride

Gently on 'Scotland's most beautiful shortcut' for a brew.

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by ballibeg
Tue Jun 02, 2020 1:12 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: When?????
Replies: 228
Views: 8765

Re: When?????

All night ride sounds like an interesting alternative and one where stopping for an hour or two to brew up and oggle the stars might be almost as therapeutic, IMO. HYOH, as they say 😎 That's a great idea. There's a good moon just now and I've never ridden by moon light. I know just the spot to aim ...
by ballibeg
Mon Jun 01, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: When?????
Replies: 228
Views: 8765

When?????

I'm just desperate to get away from it all. Work's been really hard and I need some time away skulking overnight in the wilds. If I break the rules/guidelines/law it'll have implications at work if folk want to make it hard for me. Is it really 6th July-ish before I can spend a night away from home ...
by ballibeg
Mon Jun 01, 2020 3:55 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Jersey orders UPDATE
Replies: 39
Views: 1654

Re: Jersey orders close TOMMOROW.

Ordered......was shying away thinking folk may expect me to be good at this bikepacking thing if I've got the t-shirt.....🤣🤣

Dave
by ballibeg
Sun May 31, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Stupid ideas you can't shake.
Replies: 54
Views: 2174

Re: Stupid ideas you can't shake.

I've just the standard take my savings and bike and don't stop until I'm either too skint or too old. Simplicity.
by ballibeg
Sun May 31, 2020 8:21 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Lightweight MYOG 11ft Hammock
Replies: 4
Views: 350

Re: Snugpak Hammock Underblanket & Lightweight Hammock

Please can I go for the underblanket.

I'll send you a PM.

Thanks

Dave
by ballibeg
Sun May 24, 2020 10:15 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: 140mm boss spacing in downtube...why and what???
Replies: 9
Views: 394

Re: 140mm boss spacing in downtube...why and what???

Could something like this bring it down? https://www.sigmasports.com/item/Wolf-Tooth-Components/B-RAD-Mounting-Base-4-Slot/HVBP?utm_source=google&utm_medium=base&co=GBR&cu=GBP&glCountry=GB&id=833749&ds_eid=700000001845766&ds_e=GOOGLE&ds_c=UK_EN_Profit_Google_Shopping_All+Users_Generic_All+Products_M...
by ballibeg
Thu May 21, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Looking ahead - what are you looking forward to?
Replies: 84
Views: 2654

Re: Looking ahead - what are you looking forward to?

My fifteen year old daughter wants to do the John Muir way with me. I just need to keep it to 30 miles a day, go at her pace and not put her off! I was going to go on the walking route but the cycle route will get more comfy for her. It's amazing how lock down can change perspective on what a holida...
by ballibeg
Thu May 21, 2020 10:04 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: It's going to be mobbed.......
Replies: 22
Views: 779

It's going to be mobbed.......

If you believe Forbes magazine!

https://www.forbes.com/sites/carltonrei ... kepacking/


Dave
by ballibeg
Wed May 13, 2020 11:32 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Hammock underquilt advise please
Replies: 42
Views: 1196

Re: Hammock underquilt advise please

I got an Alpkit down Cloud Cover quilt and sewed a channel down each side and added elastic. Works a treat. https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Online-sharing/i-B2cHtJs/0/1e2ddf10/M/hammock%20end-M.jpg https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Online-sharing/i-2sx7gS6/0/5ed1ba2d/M/hammock%20upside%20down-M.jpg ...