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by woodsmith
Sun Jan 24, 2021 10:12 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Stealth fire
Replies: 5
Views: 315

Re: Stealth fire

If you did that in an area with a peat rich soil, how do you know the fire is really out? It could reignite the following day after leaving and there's you proud of yourself for following "leave no trace"... Same with tree roots especially resinous pine ones. Gave the video the downvote it so richl...
by woodsmith
Wed Jan 20, 2021 8:57 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Future plans.....??
Replies: 51
Views: 870

Re: Future plans.....??

From Santander you could do worse than following my Spanish Divide route that you'd probably pick up at Reinosa. This meets the Montañasvacias trail at the Rio Tajo or if you want to start from Teruel, there's a Via Verde from Ojos Negros that takes you a more direct way. Thanks Duncan. I got engro...
by woodsmith
Wed Jan 20, 2021 5:21 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Future plans.....??
Replies: 51
Views: 870

Re: Future plans.....??

Montañasvacias is a great adventure @woodsmith &thebrowndog A group of 5 from on here did the route in Sept 2019. You're correct woodsmith, the Vuelta had a stage finish on Pico Buitre which is adjacent to Javalambe, I was on the finish line having ridden up. Here's my report on the MV Bearbones tr...
by woodsmith
Wed Jan 20, 2021 5:16 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Pedalcell
Replies: 9
Views: 270

Re: Pedalcell

Don't worry about it. You'll soon stop riding at night after seeing your first mountain lion
by woodsmith
Tue Jan 19, 2021 8:59 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Future plans.....??
Replies: 51
Views: 870

Re: Future plans.....??

I wanna do the trip to Spanish Lapland that was planned for this year but replaced by a ride around Dartmoor, which was probably tougher to be honest. It just looks amazing. https://montanasvacias.com/spanish-lappland/ @PaulB2 .... go the Big Bro frameset fella. Mine has become only the second bike...
by woodsmith
Tue Jan 19, 2021 4:38 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: MoJo
Replies: 39
Views: 638

Re: MoJo

Maybe this may help us and give us some "experts"* to snigger at tomorrow night Alpkit Night In: Journeys by Foot Description: Spend the evening with Al Humphreys, Athena Mellor and Chris Townsend as we talk about the joy of journeys by foot and the freedom that ultralight backpacking gives us http...
by woodsmith
Tue Jan 19, 2021 12:27 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Maxxis Chronicle
Replies: 11
Views: 252

Re: Maxxis Chronicle

Lazarus wrote:
Tue Jan 19, 2021 11:59 am
My theory is the EU and he US are more gullible and easily forced into buying 29 + stuff :wink:
Thanks for your generosity with this helpful comment. Without this kind of insight how could we ever have reached the bright
sunlit uplands that every day brexit is proving to be.
by woodsmith
Tue Jan 19, 2021 11:35 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Maxxis Chronicle
Replies: 11
Views: 252

Re: Maxxis Chronicle

Bonty XR2's are a fine substitute and lighter to boot. It is annoying that 29+ seems to be popular in the States and Europe but never seemed to take off over here. My conspiracy theory being that the UK bike industry wants to sell people full suspension bikes, not rigids.... How are the XR2's for d...
by woodsmith
Tue Jan 19, 2021 11:22 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Maxxis Chronicle
Replies: 11
Views: 252

Re: Maxxis Chronicle

There another one here, also Poland but both the tyre and the postage is cheaper.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Opona-MAXXIS ... x#shpCntId
by woodsmith
Mon Jan 18, 2021 11:30 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Maxxis Chronicle
Replies: 11
Views: 252

Re: Maxxis Chronicle

3 in stock here
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MAXXIS-Chron ... SwhI1a0Gjv

My bad. They are in Poland
by woodsmith
Mon Jan 18, 2021 2:20 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 9316
Views: 1055486

Re: The post man's been ...

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Mon Jan 18, 2021 12:55 pm
Which one? Very interested
One of these Dave. I couldn't really find a bad review.

https://thermos.co.uk/ultimate-flask-500ml
Looks good. Does it fit in a standard bottle cage?
by woodsmith
Sat Jan 16, 2021 5:52 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Made me smile, plus EBB and Chain question
Replies: 7
Views: 299

Re: Made me smile, plus EBB and Chain question

The guidelines I've seen for chain wear replacement is 0.5% on 12 speed, 0.75% on 9-11 speed, and 1% on the rest.
Topeak do a really small, light chain wear guage but it only has a 0.75% setting.
by woodsmith
Sat Jan 16, 2021 5:46 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 9316
Views: 1055486

Re: The post man's been ...

#GravelWanker t-shirt and some Maxxis tyres.
by woodsmith
Thu Jan 14, 2021 7:46 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: 'Made to lose' :???:
Replies: 29
Views: 724

Re: 'Made to lose' :???:

I was interested to see that the discussion threads on both the Radavist and Bikepacking.com chose to focus on the technical aspect of apparentley yet another boost wheel standard while we chose to ridicule the pretentious marketing :lol:

Not sure what this says about us ( or them).
by woodsmith
Thu Jan 14, 2021 7:32 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The 'pop up' T shirt shop.
Replies: 41
Views: 1104

Re: The 'pop up' T shirt shop.

Ordered :-bd
by woodsmith
Thu Jan 14, 2021 3:27 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The 'pop up' T shirt shop.
Replies: 41
Views: 1104

Re: The 'pop up' T shirt shop.

Is there the ability to choose T-shirt colour? Couldn't see one but there is a good chance it's just me being thick.
by woodsmith
Thu Jan 14, 2021 10:57 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: 29 x 3" Maxxis on i30 mm rims
Replies: 8
Views: 167

Re: 29 x 3" Maxxis on i30 mm rims

. Shame Maxxis have dropped all their 29 x 3" tyres. Chronicles are still availalable. [/quote] Really? I went looking for them last year and came up blank, got any links? :-bd Looking forward to trying the bonty XR4s - I think they may be better than the minions. [/quote] They're still listed in M...
by woodsmith
Wed Jan 13, 2021 11:14 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: 29 x 3" Maxxis on i30 mm rims
Replies: 8
Views: 167

Re: 29 x 3" Maxxis on i30 mm rims

[/quote]
. Shame Maxxis have dropped all their 29 x 3" tyres.
[/quote]

Chronicles are still availalable.
by woodsmith
Wed Jan 13, 2021 5:24 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: 'Made to lose' :???:
Replies: 29
Views: 724

Re: 'Made to lose' :???:

So embarassingly bad I almost had to hide behind the sofa.
by woodsmith
Wed Jan 13, 2021 2:48 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Mini Front Rack Hack
Replies: 2
Views: 184

Re: Mini Front Rack Hack

Looks good. Any idea on the weight?
by woodsmith
Wed Jan 13, 2021 10:59 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Colorado Trail documentary.
Replies: 3
Views: 248

Re: Colorado Trail documentary.

Thanks for linking the video Stu, I really enjoyed watching that.
I met this guy on my thru-hike of the Continental Divide Trail in 2019 as it follows the path of the Colorado Trail for about 450 miles. I was one one of the hikers whose trail names he mentions ( Bear Bait) at 8.22.
by woodsmith
Tue Jan 12, 2021 11:42 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: FS: Kask Caipi Helmet, New
Replies: 2
Views: 170

Re: FS: Kask Caipi Helmet, New

Any idea how the fit compares to Giro helmets?
by woodsmith
Fri Jan 08, 2021 8:27 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Your top 3 ITT tips.
Replies: 32
Views: 994

Re: Your top 3 ITT tips.

by woodsmith
Fri Jan 08, 2021 2:22 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Favourite kit from 2020
Replies: 54
Views: 1132

Re: Favourite kit from 2020

Bought a Thermarest NeoAir X-Therm to replace an Xlite that got multiple punctures. Really pleased with the increased level of comfort and warmth. Carbon poles for the Trekkertent from Stu's Emporium Maxxis Chronicles. Seem to roll and grip just as well as the WTB Rangers they replaced with vastly i...
by woodsmith
Fri Jan 08, 2021 1:32 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Cross Border drove rode advice please.
Replies: 8
Views: 384

Re: Cross Border drove rode advice please.

There's quite a lot of road riding on thr second city divide. If you're wanting the max amount of off road I'd look elsewhere, The Great North trail perhaps