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by Cheddar Man
Wed Aug 05, 2020 3:55 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What does the word "Bikepacking" mean to you?
Replies: 38
Views: 847

Re: What does the word "Bikepacking" mean to you?

Delv4 wrote:
Wed Aug 05, 2020 3:36 pm
Cheddar Man wrote:
Wed Aug 05, 2020 3:26 pm
Seriously, I went on my first bike tour in 1981
Bit late at getting in to touring weren't ye

https://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/pag ... 83729&v=7x
Strangely I went on a tour in Northern Ireland in 1985, I didn't take a bike though
by Cheddar Man
Wed Aug 05, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What does the word "Bikepacking" mean to you?
Replies: 38
Views: 847

Re: What does the word "Bikepacking" mean to you?

Surely 'Bikepacking' is nothing more than a clever notion dreamt up by some poncey hipster marketeer to flog trendy nobbers, affluent middle- aged middle-classed ex-golfers, or old-duffers with more money than sense a ton of stuff that they didn't realise they needed until someone invented 'Bikepack...
by Cheddar Man
Mon Aug 03, 2020 8:53 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Replacing a Bar Bag and Harness
Replies: 14
Views: 297

Re: Replacing a Bar Bag and Harness

matt_brk wrote:
Mon Aug 03, 2020 1:48 pm
I've used cages on my forks that probably are not designed for it with no issues. Carbon bladed fork, just used old inner tubes to protect the fork then held the cages on with cable ties.

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Blimey, that bike is so clean!
by Cheddar Man
Mon Aug 03, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Nylon sheets (Free of charge!)
Replies: 0
Views: 188

Nylon sheets (Free of charge!)

I am having a tidy up, and have found some nylon sheets, they are actually slide sheets, which is a thing that we use in health care to move patients up/across a bed. However because we are now all infection controltastic we don't use nylon ones anymore. I clearly thought 'they may be useful' when w...
by Cheddar Man
Sun Aug 02, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: OCD question of the week or day
Replies: 28
Views: 456

Re: OCD question of the week or day

SLX dinner plate in 40t flavour ordered. Beautiful it must be too. Planning to join 2 slightly worn chains together to make it work. £47£ off Mantel if anyones interested. Halfords seemed to have the 411g XT versions but unsure if they're in stock as mixed messages. Only 66£ though after brit cycli...
by Cheddar Man
Sun Aug 02, 2020 1:22 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: GBDuro Starts Tomorrow 1st August 8am
Replies: 82
Views: 2036

Re: GBDuro Starts Tomorrow 1st August 8am

Well, I have just done my bit!

Gail and Molly have just come through the village of Stawell, just outside Bridgwater, about 5 minutes apart. The route came within 100m of my house, so I went and clapped them through the village!
by Cheddar Man
Sat Aug 01, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: OCD question of the week or day
Replies: 28
Views: 456

Re: OCD question of the week or day

Why not just buy a second hand, cheap, road bike, or a Triban from Decathlon. I don't reckon it would cost you much more than faffing and buying endless chains, chainsets, rings, tyres, wheels and sprockets chasing something you will never get! Much easier too, and you won't go insane reading charts...
by Cheddar Man
Fri Jul 31, 2020 10:28 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Possibly a catastrophe. Advice needed please.
Replies: 14
Views: 364

Re: Possibly a catastrophe. Advice needed please.

If the frame didn't suffer any major impact, then it's just a cheap shoddy hanger. Get a new one and all will be well.
by Cheddar Man
Fri Jul 31, 2020 10:26 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Garmin Edge Touring
Replies: 16
Views: 383

Re: Garmin Edge Touring

The reluctance is my absolute love of paper maps! It's weird, a bit 'sad' I guess, but I love them. Absolutely not sad at all! We occasionally have a maps v gizmos playoff on Here, which seems to come down to Stu/me V everybody else :smile: . So we can be a trio now, hurrah :smile: . I've no intent...
by Cheddar Man
Fri Jul 31, 2020 12:55 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Garmin Edge Touring
Replies: 16
Views: 383

Re: Garmin Edge Touring

I've never taken the plunge to e-navigation, but I feel I can avoid it no longer! Given there seems a slight air of reluctance/doubt there; gently devil's advocate here, and desperately trying not to sound troll-y: why's that then? Will it provide something you don't feel you have at the moment? Bi...
by Cheddar Man
Sun Jul 26, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Garmin Edge Touring
Replies: 16
Views: 383

Re: Garmin Edge Touring

I bloody knew it would be a Chromefaff!

But still doable, so I will give it a go. Many thanks.
by Cheddar Man
Sun Jul 26, 2020 9:49 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Garmin Edge Touring
Replies: 16
Views: 383

Garmin Edge Touring

I've never taken the plunge to e-navigation, but I feel I can avoid it no longer! So with the current Garmin issues aside, does anyone have any experience with the Edge Touring? There are a couple on e-bay that aren't expensive, so I am teetering. It looks easy enough to use, but my other concern is...
by Cheddar Man
Sun Jul 26, 2020 7:19 am
Forum: Routes
Topic: Normandy
Replies: 5
Views: 191

Re: Normandy

Anyone have any travel experience to Normandy? I can't seem to be able to book bikes onto ferries and am considering taking my van over but where to park near Le Havre for a week? It's not bikepacking but my 15 daughter keen so a Eurovelo 4 might be a nice intro and she's doing French higher so mis...
by Cheddar Man
Sat Jul 25, 2020 11:05 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Dartmoor route?
Replies: 9
Views: 262

Re: Dartmoor route?

No specific routes as such, but I would try something like..... Day One, park in Plymouth-Ivybridge-over the moor path to Princetown, stay in the Plume of Feathers or Fox Tor bunkhouse. Day Two, Princetown- Two Bridges- Postbridge- Moretonhampstead- Chagford- Okehampton Day Three, Okehampton- Meldon...
by Cheddar Man
Thu Jul 23, 2020 8:31 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: And from the Cumbria police we have ....
Replies: 51
Views: 1393

Re: And from the Cumbria police we have ....

Er, seriously, so what? I think they may be making the point that the tory government, in a dispute between plebs and landowners, are very likely to take the side of the landowner I cannot see them giving us Scotland type access can you ? The second part is that legislation designed for one purpose...
by Cheddar Man
Wed Jul 22, 2020 10:26 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: And from the Cumbria police we have ....
Replies: 51
Views: 1393

Re: And from the Cumbria police we have ....

Hopefully they will get more powers to eradicate the recent influx of knobheads and we can get back to enjoying these beautiful places like we used Be careful what you wish for, don’t forget this is a Tory government , while the powers granted during lockdown were absolutely needed they are/were th...
by Cheddar Man
Wed Jul 22, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What's it worth???
Replies: 15
Views: 402

Re: What's it worth???

How much do you want for it?
by Cheddar Man
Mon Jul 20, 2020 11:49 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: GCN does bikepacking
Replies: 88
Views: 2061

Re: GCN does bikepacking

Nice to hear that first-hand experience Stu. Stu1 mentioned it and so did I. Of course we should encourage people to join in things such as bikepacking but if they don't wanna do it they don't wanna do it. If it's not something that appeals for cultural or practical reasons we don't have to say tha...
by Cheddar Man
Mon Jul 20, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: And from the Cumbria police we have ....
Replies: 51
Views: 1393

Re: And from the Cumbria police we have ....

I like to think that's the black and white of it, but there must be some sort of unwritten rule where obvisouly respectful people with nothing on the floor except their bivvy and a bike would be looked past. But that is the problem. 'Obviously respectful people'. We are back to the other wildcampin...
by Cheddar Man
Sun Jul 19, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: NCN cuts
Replies: 30
Views: 820

Re: NCN cuts

The best option would be to grade/sign the NCN routes. There is already some if this where there are tarmac/mtb options. The problem with that approach is that some of the routes are really long, and would need constant regrading as it went along. The two near me use a loose gravel path, a canal to...
by Cheddar Man
Sun Jul 19, 2020 12:02 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Do you ever count how much crap you have?
Replies: 25
Views: 617

Re: Do you ever count how much crap you have?

No, I have not counted or valued how much 'stuff' I have got. I am too scared :shock:
by Cheddar Man
Sat Jul 18, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: GCN does bikepacking
Replies: 88
Views: 2061

Re: GCN does bikepacking

I have enjoyed the video in the OP though!
by Cheddar Man
Sat Jul 18, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: GCN does bikepacking
Replies: 88
Views: 2061

Re: GCN does bikepacking

Not inviting a w@nka is not really discrimination as such, it's just not very nice. So, they should be invited on rides then? :???: Well it's up to you, if they are a proper nobber then don't bother. Just don't post up on here that 'I was going to invite this person on a ride but I didn't because I...
by Cheddar Man
Sat Jul 18, 2020 11:08 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: GCN does bikepacking
Replies: 88
Views: 2061

Re: GCN does bikepacking

I could say “ I’m organising a ride but due to my personal beliefs I can’t ride with {insert minority of your choice}” I’d be discriminating against people for a reason they have no control over. But I'm sure we all say to ourselves "I’m organising a ride but due to my personal beliefs I can’t ride...
by Cheddar Man
Sat Jul 18, 2020 9:38 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: GCN does bikepacking
Replies: 88
Views: 2061

Re: GCN does bikepacking

[Devil's} Just for a minute, has anyone actually considered that unrepresented groups simply might not want to join in? There's lots of activities other people enjoy but hold absolutely no appeal for me - I'm sure we're all the same [Advocate] That is a really valid point, but as a 'business owner'...