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by ballibeg
Thu Jul 09, 2020 9:15 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: When?????
Replies: 216
Views: 5942

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: 216
Views: 5942

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: 1028
Views: 108670

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: 216
Views: 5942

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: 216
Views: 5942

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: 1915
Views: 260265

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: 216
Views: 5942

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: 216
Views: 5942

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: 1268

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: 1646

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: 281

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: 259

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: 1799

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: 580

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: 15
Views: 420

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 ...
by ballibeg
Wed May 06, 2020 8:09 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Todays ride
Replies: 1915
Views: 260265

Re: Todays ride

Was sent to cover Islay for a few days. https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Online-sharing/i-zKCwS94/0/4b8185a7/M/IMG_20200503_112503-M.jpg Got a few hours off between shifts and with the dry weather had an explore. I linked up some trails for a couple of 30 mile rides. https://photos.smugmug.com/Other...
by ballibeg
Sun Apr 19, 2020 2:40 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Hey Shaf (and any others on the front line)
Replies: 6
Views: 428

Re: Hey Shaf (and any others on the front line)

Thanks but remember I'm just standing on the shoulders of giants. Someone got out of bed for me to fuel up in early hours this morning. My microwave meal was on the shelf in the coop and the staff had the store open to sell it to me. Someone got the power back on in the station so I could cook it. S...
by ballibeg
Sun Apr 19, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Hey Shaf (and any others on the front line)
Replies: 6
Views: 428

Re: Hey Shaf (and any others on the front line)

All good in my neck of woods. Lockdown looks to have been very effective. Bit of concern as to where our usual work has gone though. Plenty of PPE on our ambulances and staff absences still being covered. Yes it's tough, every job is more complicated now but we're still smiling.

Dave
Paramedic
by ballibeg
Fri Feb 28, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: A question that might be hard to answer - Scotland
Replies: 53
Views: 1623

Re: A question that might be hard to answer - Scotland

I live and work on the west coast. End of July probably about right for second flush.

I'm not into midgie type 2 fun and I don't even react to bites any more. I wouldn't bother

Dave
by ballibeg
Sat Feb 01, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: WRT'20
Replies: 34
Views: 1662

Re: WRT'20

Thank you. I need to rope in some pals to share the driving....... 7hrs 40min...... aaarrgghhh :shock:
by ballibeg
Sat Feb 01, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: WRT'20
Replies: 34
Views: 1662

Re: WRT'20

Daft question.....

I'm trying to work out travel and need a location to drive back from...... Rough one, Wales is big!

Thanks,

Dave
by ballibeg
Thu Jan 30, 2020 10:56 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: And the best place I ever slept was ....
Replies: 37
Views: 1940

Re: And the best place I ever slept was ....

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Somewhere on the GR247 Bosques del Sud 2018
by ballibeg
Sat Jan 25, 2020 11:46 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Where you at ?
Replies: 60
Views: 2746

Re: Where you at ?

Next to Crinan Canal, Lochgilphead, Argyll. :-bd
by ballibeg
Mon Aug 12, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: That Might Explain it ...
Replies: 22
Views: 1614

Re: That Might Explain it ...

Would a Dr down your way necessarily think about Lyme's?
by ballibeg
Wed May 15, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Norway bikepacking
Replies: 6
Views: 772

Re: Norway bikepacking

This is from OsmAnd of Norway.

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