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by Cheddar Man
Thu Dec 26, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Anyone uo for a ride (or a Bivy) this weekend
Replies: 20
Views: 1384

Re: Anyone uo for a ride (or a Bivy) this weekend

Shaf's beliefs are his beliefs and no one else has to understand them or try and relate them to their own life. I don't think that he has offended anyone by saying upfront that he's unable to ride with women in the context of an organised / pre-arranged ride. I'm offended. It's an outrageous thing ...
by Cheddar Man
Wed Dec 25, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Anyone uo for a ride (or a Bivy) this weekend
Replies: 20
Views: 1384

Re: Anyone uo for a ride (or a Bivy) this weekend

As per title please if anyone is up for it... Due to religious preferences there'll be no pubstops or alcohol or ladies (or girls or women ... whatever the felame of the species that might be reading prefers to be called :-bd )... I don't know what to say about that sentence, it's absolutely outrag...
by Cheddar Man
Thu Dec 12, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What you doing next year?
Replies: 69
Views: 3360

Re: What you doing next year?

Getting divorced, does that count?
by Cheddar Man
Sun Nov 10, 2019 11:27 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Broken finger - rehab
Replies: 15
Views: 921

Re: Broken finger - rehab

Which finger is it? I had a mallet fracture to my left pinky, it took ages to get sorted, really, 6 weeks post splint. Luckily though it was my pinky, so no major issue as i just rode with a straight finger! Good luck, and maybe try a referral to your local physio team if you haven't already got one...
by Cheddar Man
Sat Sep 21, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bb200 Waffle Thread.
Replies: 357
Views: 15001

Re: Bb200 Waffle Thread.

It's a mental conundrum. If you were going for a long bike ride, either alone or with mates and whether a daytime ride or a night ride, you'd just go out and ride your bike and enjoy the ride, no pressures, just enjoying doing something you presumably enjoy doing and setting out without any worries...
by Cheddar Man
Tue Aug 27, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: To tape or not to tape... that is the question
Replies: 9
Views: 797

Re: To tape or not to tape... that is the question

Straps and cables will rub right through an aluminium frame. I've seen it. More than once. Either tape any abrasion points or invest in some Invisiframe and treat the whole frame. You have seriously seen a cable rub right through an aluminium frame, really? Where was the cable and what did it rub t...
by Cheddar Man
Tue Aug 27, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: To tape or not to tape... that is the question
Replies: 9
Views: 797

Re: To tape or not to tape... that is the question

It's a bike and it's made of metal. The paint may chip, the finish be slightly changed, but it's only a bike. It's not made of cheese, but metal. If the abrasion from a nylon bag is wearing your frame out, send the frame back! Just leave it as it, you are only putting tape on it, and that will soon ...
by Cheddar Man
Fri Aug 09, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: YoughChoob
Replies: 49
Views: 2404

Re: YoughChoob

https://bearbonesbikepacking.co.uk/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=15283 It's currently up at the top on the 'Anyone Playing Out?' forum. So the question I guess is why is it acceptable to put up detailed instructions on here, including a handy streetmap view from Whitestone, but not on YouTube? There ar...
by Cheddar Man
Fri Aug 09, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: YoughChoob
Replies: 49
Views: 2404

Re: YoughChoob

Intriguing thread. Why would there be any issue with a video showing a grassy flat area near a lake, and this encouraging the masses to go and destroy all around them, when they can go onto Amazon/Waterstones/Foyles and buy this lot, most of which contain grid references, what to take lists and even...
by Cheddar Man
Fri Aug 09, 2019 8:42 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Washer or washer/dryer
Replies: 31
Views: 1789

Re: Washer or washer/dryer

If you junk your old machine, remember to strip out the drum and make yourself a nice firepit for the garden :-bd

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by Cheddar Man
Fri Aug 09, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: GPS watch options
Replies: 3
Views: 331

Re: GPS watch options

I have a Garmin Vivoactive 3, it has a facility to allow someone to Livetrack you. So someone can follow you in real time on an App. The issue though is that the battery will need re-charging a few times if you were away for the weekend. Mine has been ok from full charge to home over a 6 hourish rid...
by Cheddar Man
Fri Aug 09, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: If you were offered sponsorship...
Replies: 64
Views: 3616

Re: If you were offered sponsorship...

Yes... as long as it wasn't an ethically challenged brand with poor employment ethics etc etc And that is a huge problem. I can't think of a brand that couldn't be challenged in some way or other about their arrangements. Whether employment practices, factory siting or 'product miles' etc. As to th...
by Cheddar Man
Sat Jul 20, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: What Size Spokes?
Replies: 8
Views: 700

Re: What Size Spokes?

My advice is to do one of two things. Option 1. Get an old wheel and hub, cut out the spokes, and have a complete practice run at it, all the calculations, lengths and lacing patterns etc are not quite what they seem from a book or a video. You will also be sure you have all the gubbins you need to ...
by Cheddar Man
Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What does your perfect event look like?
Replies: 110
Views: 5934

Re: What does your perfect event look like?

Everyone turns up, parks up their bikes, and get's allocated a number for their bike. All these numbers are put in a bowl, and everyone has to ride whichever bike number they pick out, camp with whatever the owner has loaded and eat their food. No GPS. At the start you are given the appropriate map ...
by Cheddar Man
Fri Jun 07, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: “Best” cycling waterproof trousers
Replies: 19
Views: 1867

Re: “Best” cycling waterproof trousers

After a cheap pair (Aldi), then a medium priced pair (Altura) I ended up with some expensive ones (Madison I think). My experience across the experiences is basically that waterproof cycling trousers are basically an exercise in futility. I just get my legs wet now. If they get cold now then it's in...
by Cheddar Man
Sun Jun 02, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: OT Wood strength question
Replies: 33
Views: 2321

Re: OT Wood strength question

Yep one of my neighbours suggested finding an old chair bed and using the fabric/material. I guess I would just have to cover the frame and then sew it on. That would be a much lighter way than wood I guess. Or make a light wooden square frame that fits exactly the perimeter of the metal frame. The...
by Cheddar Man
Sun Jun 02, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: OT Wood strength question
Replies: 33
Views: 2321

Re: OT Wood strength question

Another low cost and low weight solution would be to use webbing like in the bottom of a chair? A bit of clever weaving and you would be left with a very sturdy base, extremely strong and tremendously light.

Webbing is cheap to, you could proof it quite easily with a bit of something or other.
by Cheddar Man
Sat Jun 01, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Expectation, realisation and other stuff.
Replies: 34
Views: 2471

Re: Expectation, realisation and other stuff.

Try an experiment. Two groups on next WRT. One gets advance gpx and the other no gpx until sign on. See if it makes a difference. Four groups.... One advance .gpx One on the day .gpx One map and a list of references One absolutely nothing at all and just go for a nice ride for a couple of days goin...
by Cheddar Man
Fri May 31, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Expectation, realisation and other stuff.
Replies: 34
Views: 2471

Re: Expectation, realisation and other stuff.

Not so much rides, but the first Ultramarathon I did (50 miles, 5,000m of ascent in the Pyrenees) I only set myself the target of finishing within the cutoffs. The rest didn't matter, and probably because of that I had a great run, enjoyed it, and finished well within time. I'm a completionist rath...
by Cheddar Man
Fri May 31, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Expectation, realisation and other stuff.
Replies: 34
Views: 2471

Re: Expectation, realisation and other stuff.

It's all a mindset thing. If you start an event thinking "if such and such happens I'm bailing" then you are more likely to spend the event looking for it to happen. If you can start an event thinking the "This is it for the next 24/36/48/72 hours, a bit of discomfort and soon it will be over" As so...
by Cheddar Man
Fri May 31, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: OT Wood strength question
Replies: 33
Views: 2321

Re: OT Wood strength question

In Reverse wrote:
Fri May 31, 2019 6:58 pm
Nah you're alright mate :grin:
It's essentially a packraft :grin:
by Cheddar Man
Fri May 31, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: OT Wood strength question
Replies: 33
Views: 2321

Re: OT Wood strength question

You don't ever really need a belt and braces, unless you are parachuting. It's only a small area, it's a static(ish) weight, put a light strip of whatever wood you have lying around underneath as a support, bingo. 6mm will be more than enough, you could probably get away with a piece of that stuff ...
by Cheddar Man
Fri May 31, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: OT Wood strength question
Replies: 33
Views: 2321

Re: OT Wood strength question

You don't ever really need a belt and braces, unless you are parachuting. It's only a small area, it's a static(ish) weight, put a light strip of whatever wood you have lying around underneath as a support, bingo. 6mm will be more than enough, you could probably get away with a piece of that stuff t...
by Cheddar Man
Wed May 29, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bike Trailer
Replies: 30
Views: 2732

Re: Bike Trailer

I wouldn't worry about the weight thing too much. They are child trailers, so will have a huge safety margin. I have stood on mine, and I am more that 50kg, Your dog won't be jumping up and down, it will be fine. I would urge you to not use a soft cage, if your dog gets a bit freaked, at 50kg, a so...
by Cheddar Man
Wed May 29, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Odds of Spd cleats being seized
Replies: 14
Views: 1016

Re: Odds of Spd cleats being seized

Lazarus wrote:
Wed May 29, 2019 7:56 pm
75 % chance that at least one of the bolts is seized.
And a 100% chance that it will be the last of the bolts you try to undo. Three will come out like a hot knife being pulled from a slab of butter, the last one will be like the sword in the stone.

Good luck