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by woodsmith
Thu Mar 07, 2024 9:50 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bikepacking race tips from a pro...
Replies: 10
Views: 440

Re: Bikepacking race tips from a pro...

In 2019 hiking 3000 miles from Mexico to canada up the length of the great Divide I ate well over 900 Cliff Bars, most of them the chocolate mint or white chocolate macademia variety. I think the record was 10 in one day. The combination of that plus the 200g of oatmeal and chocate and vanilla flavo...
by woodsmith
Mon Oct 23, 2023 11:43 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What you done t' your bike today
Replies: 1540
Views: 254049

Re: What you done t' your bike today

Gave the ECR a half decent wash, changed the oil in the Rohloff in preparation for it being laid up for the next 4 months while I'm in Londinium on a course. ( Takes up too much space in my brother's hallway.)
by woodsmith
Mon Oct 23, 2023 4:39 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Films to watch while isolating
Replies: 291
Views: 63145

Re: Films to watch while isolating

Clicked on this thinking it was about the Three Peaks Race in Yorkshire .. One of the better Ultra distance bike race videos.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g_jouca ... WL&index=2
by woodsmith
Sat Oct 21, 2023 7:15 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Baselayer recommendations?
Replies: 23
Views: 4852

Re: Baselayer recommendations?

Got a couple of these I've been very happy with https://www.decathlon.co.uk/p/men-s-sho ... mc=8619650
by woodsmith
Fri Oct 20, 2023 12:30 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTD: Shimano 11 Speed 165mm Cranks
Replies: 5
Views: 1063

Re: WTD: Shimano 11 Speed 165mm Cranks

Boab wrote: Fri Oct 20, 2023 10:43 am
woodsmith wrote: Thu Oct 19, 2023 7:54 pm I should have a set of Shimano Zee 170mm cranks, 104mm BCD that I've run a 32 teeth chainring on. I'll have a look for them tomorow.
That would be grand, thanks!
PM sent.
by woodsmith
Thu Oct 19, 2023 7:54 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTD: Shimano 11 Speed 165mm Cranks
Replies: 5
Views: 1063

Re: WTD: Shimano 11 Speed 165mm Cranks

Boab wrote: Thu Oct 19, 2023 4:53 pm Will settle for 170mm cranks if anyone's got anything going spare...?
I should have a set of Shimano Zee 170mm cranks, 104mm BCD that I've run a 32 teeth chainring on. I'll have a look for them tomorow.
by woodsmith
Wed Oct 11, 2023 12:16 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Tortec Ultralite rear rack
Replies: 3
Views: 517

Re: Tortec Ultralite rear rack

Sameer wrote: Tue Oct 10, 2023 11:20 pm This still available?
Yes.
by woodsmith
Sun Oct 08, 2023 9:25 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: New Bike Gear Out And Due Out...
Replies: 969
Views: 119654

Re: New Bike Gear Out And Due Out...

ledburner wrote: Sun Oct 08, 2023 6:48 pm The latest in rear light technology.
What does it remind me of..?
I know Some ones dropped a bollock & Balls-ed up the design brief...
I think its meant to. try googling Truck nutz. Another unfathomable trend from the USA
by woodsmith
Mon Jul 10, 2023 9:15 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Kayak PFD and paddle
Replies: 2
Views: 472

Re: Kayak PFD and paddle

Keith74 wrote: Mon Jul 10, 2023 9:00 pm If you would post the paddle I would definitely take it. Happy to pay postage obviously.
Hi Keith. I will see which couriers will take something of that length and get back back to you with a price.

Looks like DHL will be about £16
by woodsmith
Mon Jul 10, 2023 7:11 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTD: Headset, Hope QR end caps, Shimano cranks.
Replies: 4
Views: 346

Re: WTD: Headset, Hope QR end caps, Shimano cranks.

Shimano Zee 170mm
Shimano XT triple 175mm
Both are 104mm BCD
by woodsmith
Mon Jul 10, 2023 6:49 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Travel insurance anual multi-trip
Replies: 0
Views: 317

Travel insurance anual multi-trip

Can anyone recommend an anual multi trip travel insurance provider with a trip length up to 90 days / 3 months?
by woodsmith
Mon Jul 10, 2023 4:02 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: GoPro Hero 9 Black +accessories
Replies: 0
Views: 344

GoPro Hero 9 Black +accessories

GoPro Hero 9 Black. Very little use. https://photos.app.goo.gl/F8eHKevmB8wn9F1eA (tripod not included in sale) Carry case 3 x battery Charger block for two batteries Vented helmet strap mount 2 x 128GB cards and card readers 1 x 32 Gb card Silicon camera case Handler floating hand grip Magnetic clip...
by woodsmith
Mon Jul 10, 2023 3:04 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Kayak PFD and paddle
Replies: 2
Views: 472

Kayak PFD and paddle

Photos here https://photos.app.goo.gl/8rHfbZXVmvjqoNZw5

Peak UK PFD size L/XL £35 inc postage

Lendal ? sea kayak paddle, adjustable length and feather. Carbon cranked shaft 2170mm +60mm . Splits in two. Max length 1250mm £90 may need to be collection only . Doncaster area.
by woodsmith
Thu Jul 06, 2023 9:10 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: New tyres Part 2 29ers
Replies: 24
Views: 1693

Re: New tyres Part 2

What kind of mileage atr people getting out of Mezcals? 2.6 variety specificly
by woodsmith
Fri Jun 30, 2023 10:03 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Songs to play at your funeral
Replies: 27
Views: 1886

Re: Songs to play at your funeral

Slay the bastards and get them weeping, its my day after all. Brian Eno, An ending (ascent) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OlaTeXX3uH8 The Beatles, Across the Universe https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=90M60PzmxEE Catatonia, Nothing Hurts https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=scKMellFRA4 Blur, Sweet Song. ...
by woodsmith
Mon Jun 26, 2023 9:45 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Decent lock for bikepacking
Replies: 22
Views: 1560

Re: Decent lock for bikepacking

I use an Abus combination cable lock. It will barely stop anyone with a decent pair of nail clippers let alone a battery angle grinder. Most insurance requirements for bike locks will rule out bikepacking anyway whatever lock you use as they require indoor storage storage behind a locked door etc.
by woodsmith
Sun Jun 25, 2023 7:45 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Route creation - workflow, algorithms and the like
Replies: 29
Views: 1845

Re: Route creation - workflow, algorithms and the like

voodoo_simon wrote: Sun Jun 25, 2023 6:22 pm

Is it free? Struggling to see a price when I click on sign up…
https://ridewithgps.com/plans
by woodsmith
Sun Jun 25, 2023 6:16 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Route creation - workflow, algorithms and the like
Replies: 29
Views: 1845

Re: Route creation - workflow, algorithms and the like

I tend to use a mix of Komoot and (digital) OS Maps. Komoot to actually plan the route on, OS to check if the paths actually allow bikes (the underlying data Komoot uses doesn’t appear to differentiate very well between different types of PROWs). Then to plan food stops and shops Komoot has limited...
by woodsmith
Fri Jun 23, 2023 11:12 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Icebreaker Shifter Merino Shorts
Replies: 2
Views: 314

Re: Icebreaker Shifter Merino Shorts

Size?
by woodsmith
Thu Jun 22, 2023 7:20 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Squirt Lube or something Else?
Replies: 13
Views: 1008

Re: Squirt Lube or something Else?

Big fan of Smoove. Easily get double the mileage compared to the oil based lube used previously. Just did 4500 km round Morocco and adjusted the chain once (Rohloff, KMC chain). All dry miles admittedly but lots of dust, sand, dirt roads etc. Lubed chain approx every other day ( 150 - 200km).
by woodsmith
Fri Jun 16, 2023 11:16 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Todays ride
Replies: 3323
Views: 616099

Re: Todays ride

After a month of looking after me old mum following a fall and a broken collar bone, her sling came off today and I thought I'd take the opportunity to try to crack 200 km in a day on my local route (Lincoln Gravel Imp on bikepacking) . 16 km in a piece of the True Cross wrecked the only slightly wo...
by woodsmith
Sun Jun 11, 2023 8:27 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What other sports/fitness/exercise do you do?
Replies: 19
Views: 1661

Re: What other sports/fitness/exercise do you do?

If just riding the bike isn't doing it how a about giving it some purpose? Could you combine it with something else? Birdwatching, photography, visiting every grid square in your area, making up rood words on Strava with your routes?
by woodsmith
Mon Jun 05, 2023 4:32 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Fast Tyres
Replies: 15
Views: 1776

Re: Fast Tyres

Maybe the seat of my pants isn't that sensitive but I find it hard to tell the difference between tyres and without doing back-to-back testing, same day, same conditions etc i think ii would be impossible for me to make any accurate conclusions beyond looking at the tread and going " thats more...
by woodsmith
Mon Jun 05, 2023 2:07 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Geographical oddities
Replies: 14
Views: 1895

Re: Geographical oddities

There's a river on the Continental Divide just south of Yellostone which splits with one branch heading 1353 miles to the pacific and the other3488 miles to the Atlantic.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Two_Ocean_Pass
by woodsmith
Mon Jun 05, 2023 10:15 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Morocco 23
Replies: 9
Views: 996

Re: Morocco 23

Haha... sorry to hear that Woodsmith sir. I never said before, but Malaysia. Aren't some of the Atlas mountains extended over into there. Some of the kindest and most polite people you'd ever meet (IMO) and food - to die for :-bd Just saying :smile: I take it that Malaysia is an auto-correct of Mas...