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by GirlBikeVan
Wed Jun 12, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: My first multi day bike packing trip
Replies: 29
Views: 2336

Re: My first multi day bike packing trip

Hey all, The trip didn't go to plan! However it evolved into something I could manage to complete. 3 days, one horrendous bivi in the rain and one night at a friend's All in all 245k. The hardest thing I've ever done. Not sure how to post links on here but if you search gbv245 on YouTube I put a vid...
by GirlBikeVan
Thu May 23, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: My first multi day bike packing trip
Replies: 29
Views: 2336

Re: My first multi day bike packing trip

PaulB2 wrote:
Thu May 23, 2019 5:04 pm
Yeah, don't take a stove, pot and gas canister and then leave the bag of food and coffee on the kitchen table and then discover that fact the first night when you're nowhere near a supply point. :oops:
I'll be sure not to do that...Although grass is nutritious! :lol:
by GirlBikeVan
Thu May 23, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: My first multi day bike packing trip
Replies: 29
Views: 2336

Re: My first multi day bike packing trip

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Thu May 23, 2019 3:49 pm
I'm sure you'll be fine and have a great time Sandra - don't over think stuff and stay flexible. It might not go quite according to plan but that doesn't mean it's gone wrong :-bd
Good advice, thanks.
by GirlBikeVan
Thu May 23, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: My first multi day bike packing trip
Replies: 29
Views: 2336

My first multi day bike packing trip

Hey all, Monday morning i'll be embarking on my first multi day bike packing trip...On me tod! :o Fascinated with the idea of adventure from the doorstep i've plotted a 4 day, 300k route from Leeds, taking in Appletreewick, Gisburn, Askrigg and many meandering quiet roads and bridleways in between. ...
by GirlBikeVan
Thu Oct 04, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Newbie
Replies: 39
Views: 2253

Re: Newbie

pistonbroke wrote:Is that the Scottish ZZ Top tribute band?
Worse. Last years Single Speed event. Rich taped my gears up on my MTB and sent me out to drink ale and whiskey en route :lol:
by GirlBikeVan
Thu Oct 04, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Newbie
Replies: 39
Views: 2253

Re: Newbie

postierich wrote:If you are anything like these ladies you will fit in fine here
ImageUntitled by Richard Munro, on Flickr
Haha...We've just been plotting and buying bike packing stuff over chinese tonight...Minus the beards :-bd
by GirlBikeVan
Thu Oct 04, 2018 7:47 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Newbie
Replies: 39
Views: 2253

Re: Newbie

Aye up GBV any pics before I waste a lot of time having banter with you :-) I have...but no idea how to add them even after reading the how to insert pictures post. Not sure what click the bending thing on the bottom right means. Bottom right of what? Tried on my pictures on my laptop and on my pho...
by GirlBikeVan
Thu Oct 04, 2018 7:35 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Newbie
Replies: 39
Views: 2253

Re: Newbie

htrider wrote:Our postie parks her van at the top of the village (plus other villages nearby) and runs her entire round - bloody good training tactic :-bd
That is hardcore but bet her knees are screwed :shock:
by GirlBikeVan
Thu Oct 04, 2018 7:31 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Newbie
Replies: 39
Views: 2253

Re: Newbie

htrider wrote:Our postie parks her van at the top of the village (plus other villages nearby) and runs her entire round - bloody good training tactic :-bd
That is hardcore! But bet she screws her knees up big time :shock:
by GirlBikeVan
Wed Oct 03, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Newbie
Replies: 39
Views: 2253

Re: Newbie

[quote="ScotRoutes"

Stay away from the PSA, "Bargain" and "Postie" threads unless you have a decent disposable income :lol:

Thanks for the welcome...I'm a post lady :-bd
by GirlBikeVan
Wed Oct 03, 2018 7:37 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Newbie
Replies: 39
Views: 2253

Re: Newbie

Pat wrote:Trek stache 5 is a good choice! :grin:

Is yours the original Miami green one?
No, it's the light blue one....Unless i'm colour blind and don't know it :lol:
by GirlBikeVan
Wed Oct 03, 2018 7:35 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Newbie
Replies: 39
Views: 2253

Re: Newbie

Thanks for the welcome guys and gals. I have friends who have bike packed and cycle toured all over the world including races like the HT550 the colorado trail. I'm not up to that standard but fit enough for long multi day trips and don't mind being smelly! Just bought a tent and camping mat plus go...
by GirlBikeVan
Mon Oct 01, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Newbie
Replies: 39
Views: 2253

Newbie

Just joined today, Stuart says you're not fussy! Looking to start bike packing on my new Trek Stache 5. Apart from one night with borrowed gear i've not done any but got a load of mates in the lakes who do.