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by Johnallan
Fri Apr 12, 2024 10:05 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: It burns !!! It burns!!!
Replies: 6
Views: 259

Re: It burns !!! It burns!!!

Mostly grey and windy in the Pennines but my MTB commute was happily extended to 50 lumpy miles. Shorts and tee throughout, although it's raining again now :roll:
by Johnallan
Fri Apr 12, 2024 12:54 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Yorkshire Divide - Source to Sea Trail 909km
Replies: 5
Views: 3670

Re: Yorkshire Divide - Source to Sea Trail 909km

Nice one! I'm really, really hoping its stopped raining by then
by Johnallan
Tue Apr 09, 2024 9:00 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 11437
Views: 1917222

Re: The post man's been ...

I loved my old Simpson. For reasons I can't recall, I was wearing a different one and had the Simpson in a helmet bag over my shoulder when riding home one night. The string snapped at speed and the lid bounced down the road :sad:
by Johnallan
Wed Apr 03, 2024 6:45 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: New Bike Gear Out And Due Out...
Replies: 969
Views: 119653

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

voodoo_simon wrote: Wed Apr 03, 2024 6:26 pm New redshift bars

https://bikepacking.com/news/redshift-t ... bar-intro/
I really like the look of these but feel like I shouldn't :lol:
by Johnallan
Tue Apr 02, 2024 6:40 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a Month 2024
Replies: 480
Views: 21546

Re: Bivvy a Month 2024

… caught the sunrise in the Forest of Bowland and arrived in Morecambe at 7am. Top effort, John! Coincidentlly, I was taking in the sunrise in the Forest of Bowland too, en route to family for Easter. That looks marvellous :grin: Oh WOW John Allen, amazing riding and stunning pictures!!! Cheers V! ...
by Johnallan
Mon Apr 01, 2024 10:05 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a Month 2024
Replies: 480
Views: 21546

Re: Bivvy a Month 2024

Original plan was Dales Divide (for the fourth time). However, I really didn't fancy all the mud! I had a backup plan though. Home-2-coast-2-coast 2 home. Almost completely on minor roads, cycleways and NCN routes, whilst crisscrossing the Dales Divide route in places so I could marvel at the mud an...
by Johnallan
Fri Mar 22, 2024 11:02 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Barkley Marathons chitchat
Replies: 50
Views: 2819

Re: Barkley Marathons chitchat

Jasmin :YMAPPLAUSE:
by Johnallan
Wed Mar 20, 2024 4:39 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Supertramp 2024: A Challenge
Replies: 15
Views: 491

Re: Supertramp 2024: A Challenge

Sounds ace but I doubt I'll get 6 nights out in a row without taking early retirement. A Super Randonneur seems easy compared to Supertramp, with a 600km fitting comfortably inside 2 days.
by Johnallan
Sun Mar 17, 2024 10:56 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Todays ride
Replies: 3323
Views: 616099

Re: Todays ride

Delightful Dales 200km Audax today. Hilly, intermittently wet and with an unhelpful headwind for much of the ride. Good to get out though, and it's a belting route if you like a pissing about on roadbikes. Warm enough to just let the castelli perfetto do it's thing and not bother with a proper water...
by Johnallan
Sat Mar 16, 2024 5:12 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Todays ride
Replies: 3323
Views: 616099

Re: Todays ride

Nothing wild but the sun was shining and the wind wasn't howling!! Shorts and tee shirt for the first time since before the 14-year winter took hold. The feeling of sunshine and fresh air lifted my mood no end. Even stopped for a magnum :cool: https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/53591363373_20067137...
by Johnallan
Fri Mar 15, 2024 2:23 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 4929
Views: 1205936

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

Interesting bar from Cannondale Interesting because the crossbar stiffens it makes it less comfy while also being too thin for mounting things to? : ) I suppose it'd be useful for stabilising a bar bag strap. And £15 is a good price. I've got a similarly interesting Stooge Junker bar. It's in a box...
by Johnallan
Thu Mar 14, 2024 9:56 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: North York Moors 300
Replies: 23
Views: 668

Re: North York Moors 300

It looks like a fantastic route and event. I've only ridden in the area once, is the 300km route something people aim to do in one go? (Like BB200) or it requires a good 2 days? On paper it looks ideal for a gravel bike. Last years NYM300 was easier going than the BB rides and much easier than YD30...
by Johnallan
Wed Mar 13, 2024 6:50 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Older school gravel cx options?
Replies: 12
Views: 345

Re: Older school gravel cx options?

restlessshawn wrote: Wed Mar 13, 2024 12:01 am
Johnallan wrote: Tue Mar 12, 2024 10:29 pm I've got a medium Spa Elan 725 frameset for sale if interested. Black, brand new frame and lightly used full carbon fork. QR and post mounts at each end.

Open to reasonable offers
Do you know exactly what size?
54cm according to Spa, although I've not measured it personally.
by Johnallan
Tue Mar 12, 2024 10:29 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Older school gravel cx options?
Replies: 12
Views: 345

Re: Older school gravel cx options?

I've got a medium Spa Elan 725 frameset for sale if interested. Black, brand new frame and lightly used full carbon fork. QR and post mounts at each end.

Open to reasonable offers
by Johnallan
Sat Mar 09, 2024 10:42 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 11437
Views: 1917222

Re: The post man's been ...

voodoo_simon wrote: Sat Mar 09, 2024 10:58 am Poor Taylor being used as a swear filter word…

Anyways, just become a (DHB knockoff) dry robe wan… :lol:

NSFW
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fDgBBWOlFsY
Booked tickets yesterday to see GLC in Huddersfield in November :-bd
by Johnallan
Sat Mar 09, 2024 10:32 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: New (carbon?) wheels
Replies: 24
Views: 646

Re: New (carbon?) wheels

For my money (which it isn't) I'd buy a set of Hope Fortus, probably 23's, and just enjoy a simple, reliable wheelset and a few hundred quid spare to spend on beer/coffee/cake
by Johnallan
Fri Mar 08, 2024 6:43 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What you done t' your bike today
Replies: 1540
Views: 254049

Re: What you done t' your bike today

I just wish I could find a Goldilocks saddle to ease discomfort at the other end... The search continues Have you looked at the SQ Lab ones...? You can get most of the range from Tweeks Cycles. https://www.sq-lab.com/en/products/saddles/sqlab-saddle-611-ergowave-active-2-1.html I've looked but they...
by Johnallan
Fri Mar 08, 2024 11:49 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: What you done t' your bike today
Replies: 1540
Views: 254049

Re: What you done t' your bike today

Fit and wrapped the new-to-me Jones H-bar on the Fairlight Holt. It feels so much nicer already on a couple of laps around the block.

Thats all 3 MTBs now fitted with loops. I just wish I could find a Goldilocks saddle to ease discomfort at the other end... The search continues
by Johnallan
Thu Mar 07, 2024 7:39 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 11437
Views: 1917222

Re: The post man's been ...

He delivered a Jones H-bar shaped package from the BB Classifieds. Cheers Mark :-bd

Apparently the Fairlight Holt is 'unashamedly XC'. My wrists would rather it be something else.
by Johnallan
Mon Mar 04, 2024 1:23 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Jones loop bar for sale
Replies: 2
Views: 227

Re: Jones loop bar for sale

Ay, go on then.

DM payment details etc :-bd
by Johnallan
Sat Mar 02, 2024 9:48 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: 1400 metre climb over 100km ??
Replies: 16
Views: 555

Re: 1400 metre climb over 100km ??

Spring into the Dales 100km Audax in a few weeks. Bonus 1000m extra climbing :-bd

https://www.audax.uk/event-details/1112 ... _the_dales
by Johnallan
Fri Mar 01, 2024 6:49 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Proposed Wind Farm near Glaslyn
Replies: 101
Views: 2803

Re: Proposed Wind Farm near Glaslyn

I don't have anything useful to add, other than I really enjoy this forum :X
by Johnallan
Wed Feb 28, 2024 6:14 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: OT: Cheapest way to (entering) a trail half marathon!?
Replies: 26
Views: 768

Re: OT: Cheapest way to (entering) a trail half marathon!?

I've ran the Yorkshireman several times, it's a great race!

Helpfully, the organisers run guided recces in the weeks leading up to the race. I'd recommend you join them if possible. The navigation isn't difficult but it's easier if you already know the route.

Enjoy!
by Johnallan
Tue Feb 27, 2024 10:58 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a Month 2024
Replies: 480
Views: 21546

Re: Bivvy a Month 2024

JudithG wrote: Sun Feb 25, 2024 6:44 pm Glad that I have someone willing to look after my kids and that I have the kit to travel, so I can appreciate the great outdoors in this way :-)
It's easy to forget sometimes that most folk will never experience this simple pleasure. Admittedly, most folk probably wouldn't want to :grin:
by Johnallan
Thu Feb 22, 2024 11:17 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: GB Duro Entries open
Replies: 39
Views: 1104

Re: GB Duro Entries open

Nice one Phil.

I considered it briefly. This format is much more appealing but I just don't get enough annual leave. Looks like a great trip!