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by faustus
Wed Oct 16, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Tour Divide Write Up
Replies: 8
Views: 319

Re: Tour Divide Write Up

That's a great write-up, and I look forward to reading more about your post divide thoughts and anecdotes. Greg May's write up is similar to yours and one I also enjoyed. For me, hearing about the gritty hard details makes it more appealing because the 'postcard divide' shortchanges on the difficult...
by faustus
Wed Oct 16, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: In the shops next week I believe.
Replies: 51
Views: 3112

Re: In the shops next week I believe.

I picked up a copy yesterday and had a good look through, but not read it properly yet. I quite like it, but broadly concur with the thoughts so far. Interesting places are visited, interesting rides. Bikes, clothing, and most of the kit in a different aspirational league for my tastes. I guess havi...
by faustus
Fri Oct 11, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: 'That' film.
Replies: 5
Views: 366

Re: 'That' film.

Quite looking forward to it, though i'm not a fan of the title, as it's (close enough) half of a queen lyric, and i don't like queen.
by faustus
Thu Sep 26, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Full Mudgaurds?
Replies: 42
Views: 1450

Re: Full Mudgaurds?

I'm another one with bluemel 45s on my arkose, usually put them on this time of year until about April. Very happy with them, quiet except over the worst potholes, into their 3rd winter now, and room for for 38mm G-Ones.

Mudguards are the way to go for off road in winter
by faustus
Wed Sep 25, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Tour Divide Part 3.
Replies: 6
Views: 306

Re: Tour Divide Part 3.

I also really enjoyed reading the 3 write ups. What an achievement for both of you, but also what a lucky lad to have experienced all that by his age. Inspirational reading for me and my young 'un, i'll be keeping an eye out for the book for sure :-bd
by faustus
Thu Sep 19, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Straight Outta Door - Ride from home Trips.
Replies: 29
Views: 1169

Re: Straight Outta Door - Ride from home Trips.

95% of my riding is from the door, if not bivvy trips (though they have accounted for 2/3rds of this year's 3 bivvy trips!). My local off-roading is very good, if not at all technical, but I try and make the best of what I have here. I'm lucky to have riding options in all directions and using the g...
by faustus
Tue Sep 03, 2019 7:46 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2019
Replies: 893
Views: 51181

Re: Bivvy a month 2019

Rip - i know a class 20 when I see one! :-bd
by faustus
Fri Aug 23, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: What's the weekend got in store?
Replies: 65
Views: 1523

Re: What's the weekend got in store?

Spending the weekend with my folks in Dorset, partly to help look after my boy as i'm alone with him for the next week! Hoping to get out for a couple of local road rides on my dad's old Raleigh :cool:
by faustus
Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tour Divide 2019
Replies: 786
Views: 33988

Re: Tour Divide 2019

Great stuff! Really nice to see father and son on such and epic ride. Brush mountain lodge does seem like a special place, obviously because of the people there. :-bd
by faustus
Thu Aug 08, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: If you were offered sponsorship...
Replies: 64
Views: 2207

Re: If you were offered sponsorship...

No, ta. Ultimately i think my joy of riding would be seriously compromised by being paid to do things someone else wants me to do. Quite happy to ride for myself for free! I know it was hypothetical, but you'd have to do a lot more than hashtag a few posts on instagram. It would all feel very job-li...
by faustus
Wed Aug 07, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: 26 isn’t dead....is it?
Replies: 54
Views: 1505

Re: 26 isn’t dead....is it?

Still ride my 26 inbred as my town bike, currently SS. I really enjoy it because it's tough, fast and agile, and it's a practical bike so I ride it in normal clothes and no helmet. My boy loves going on the Yepp mini on it too. It's also running my treasured 4 pot M755 XT brake on the front, which I...
by faustus
Tue Aug 06, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Todays ride
Replies: 1466
Views: 214187

Re: Todays ride

RIP wrote:
Tue Aug 06, 2019 11:43 am
Lovely that Matt, I've just been retrospectively round with you in spirit! Dead jealous :smile: . Still, come September..
Thank you sir! Are you heading there in September then?...
by faustus
Tue Aug 06, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Todays ride
Replies: 1466
Views: 214187

Re: Todays ride

Did a big mid-Wales ride/bivvy at the weekend. It started life as doing the Trans Cambrian Way, but due to time, logistics and costs, it was a big loop from near Mach utilising some of the TCW, bits of Big Bear and bits I made up. Went from near Mach to Aber off road, Ystwyth trail to Tregaron, moun...
by faustus
Thu Aug 01, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTD Very Cheap Hammock
Replies: 6
Views: 316

Re: WTD Very Cheap Hammock

I'm sure you can pick something up from someone, but if you don't, you can get a £10 one from decathlon https://www.decathlon.co.uk/basic-1-person-hammock-blue-id_8330395.html?iv_=__iv_p_1_g_61980150214_c_316432703506_w_aud-308557095093:pla-295628810540_n_g_d_c_v__l__t__r_1o1x_pla_y_15177021_f_onlin...
by faustus
Thu Aug 01, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Newport to Brecon - best route
Replies: 15
Views: 462

Re: Newport to Brecon - best route

Or get a train to Merthyr instead, and get on the Taff trail to the Gap fairly quickly. Then you miss the southern sprawl entirely. You could always take the Taff trail from Cardiff, never done it and no idea what it's like from Cardiff. It uses Sustrans route 8, part of the Lon Las Cymru, so it mig...
by faustus
Wed Jul 31, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Memories are made of this ....
Replies: 26
Views: 1091

Re: Memories are made of this ....

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Wed Jul 31, 2019 2:51 pm
A great memory for me is my preparation for my viva in 2011.
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Ha! If my viva had been representative of the eponymous car, it would have ended badly! :lol:
by faustus
Wed Jul 31, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Memories are made of this ....
Replies: 26
Views: 1091

Re: Memories are made of this ....

Borderer - that's a nice one! I hope to make similar memories with my boy, but it's a while off as he's only just walking! :grin: A great memory for me is my preparation for my viva in 2011. My best pal and I stayed in Ty'n y Cornel for a night, and spent the next cold november day riding around tha...
by faustus
Tue Jul 30, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: What you done t' your bike today
Replies: 278
Views: 13016

Re: What you done t' your bike today

Frame swap for me too last week/bits of this weekend when i had some spare time. Got a super bargain Sanderson Town Crier 29 frame on ebay and built it up with most of the stuff from the Scandal I sold recently. Needs some brake hose lengthened and going to try a Geoff bar on it. Also have a 2.6 fro...
by faustus
Tue Jul 23, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Doethie valley
Replies: 7
Views: 341

Re: Doethie valley

I know it's not rated any more, I just fancy including it on my ride for old times sake. I first rode it 15 years ago and loved the setting as much as the ride. Might just do it to see how it is, though hope it's not a slog.
by faustus
Tue Jul 23, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Doethie valley
Replies: 7
Views: 341

Re: Doethie valley

Thanks both for the input so far, shame to hear that horse traffic might have diminished enjoyment. I'm thinking it's a 50/50 whether I do it or not. As you say psling, it's a stunning valley however you travel down it, and i've some nice memories form my trips down it - that's the main reason for w...
by faustus
Tue Jul 23, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Doethie valley
Replies: 7
Views: 341

Doethie valley

I'm planning on riding down this in just under a couple of weeks (southbound). It's been about 8 years since i last did it, and i'm wondering if anyone has done it recently or when summer vegetation is at its height? Is it in OK condition (for the area, my expectations are set accordingly!), and mos...
by faustus
Fri Jul 19, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Mini frame bag?
Replies: 10
Views: 439

Re: Mini frame bag?

Restrap small frame bag, bit expensive though, and probably a bit big for general riding.
by faustus
Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Jay Petervary sacked
Replies: 70
Views: 3459

Re: Jay Petervary sacked

Interesting that it's billed as one of the toughest and *seemingly* more remote of the bikepacking races...surprised it has lots of 4G. That's more than can be said about lots of rural Wales! :grin: I have to agree that too much media on bikepacking races is a bit tiring and distracting. There's a g...
by faustus
Wed Jul 17, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: GB Divide
Replies: 45
Views: 2143

Re: GB Divide

Looks a great route, and if it's as well crafted as people are saying , then seems worthwhile giving it (or bits of it) a try. I really appreciate the aim of creating a long and spectacular route that you don't have to travel abroad for. I would agree the balance between rough/exciting trails and ea...
by faustus
Wed Jul 10, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: Routes
Topic: Wessex Way
Replies: 7
Views: 478

Re: Wessex Way

Hi Sean, You can get the route here if you have a viewranger account (even a free one): https://my.viewranger.com/route/details/MTk5MzM= Or if that doesn't work just google 'wessex way viewranger' and it'll come up. Quick look and the portion between Westbury and Newbury uses a lot of byways on the ...