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by tobasco
Tue Apr 21, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Alpkit Elan
Replies: 59
Views: 2216

Re: Alpkit Elan


but why only good weather? Without the inner they provide a great deal of room and good coverage / protection.
I just assumed water could come in at the bottom
by tobasco
Tue Apr 21, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Alpkit Elan
Replies: 59
Views: 2216

Re: Alpkit Elan

I’ve never used a bivi, use a wild country zephyros tent which is only about half a kg heavier than the bivis being mentioned and it was only 80 quid. If you end up with a tarp and groundsheet with your bivi the weight advantage is pretty much negated. I have wondered about using just the outer of t...
by tobasco
Mon Apr 13, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Motorcyclists.....what ya got?
Replies: 72
Views: 1796

Re: Motorcyclists.....what ya got?

I’ll dig through my photo’s. used to visit Santa pod 77-80 - a mate used to run a Z1000 with twin choke Weber’s and nitrous, then a Z1300 with nitrous and turbo if I recall correct, rode there and back. Also did Kent custom show isle of Sheppey in 78 where two mates won things with custom T160s - we...
by tobasco
Sun Apr 12, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Motorcyclists.....what ya got?
Replies: 72
Views: 1796

Re: Motorcyclists.....what ya got?

Whilst we’re doing bikes, anyone got a tip for clearing a gummed up petrol tap? It’s the Honda, tap has sat for years and is gummed. I could drill the rivets out but if there’s a solvent out there it could save some pain
by tobasco
Sun Apr 12, 2020 1:17 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Motorcyclists.....what ya got?
Replies: 72
Views: 1796

Re: Motorcyclists.....what ya got?

I’ve always liked the idea of living in a large garage with a mezzanine bedroom above the toys.
by tobasco
Sun Apr 12, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Motorcyclists.....what ya got?
Replies: 72
Views: 1796

Re: Motorcyclists.....what ya got?

1970s 750 Laverda at back of shed awaiting resurrection, owned since I was 18 (I’m a hoarder. When I met my other half 20 years ago I had to get rid of a few as when I moved into her house she drew the line at bikes in the house. When we met, I had a Suzuki Enduro bike in the kitchen and the Ducati ...
by tobasco
Mon Apr 06, 2020 10:26 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Is a full lock-down coming?
Replies: 57
Views: 1567

Re: Is a full lock-down coming?

I am struggling to see what the exit strategy from all this is going to be though. Lift restrictions a bit, enough to keep the number of new cases within ability of health service to cope. Scarier is that if a home test is developed to show if someone has had it, and this allows them to get back to...
by tobasco
Sat Mar 28, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Virtual BAM ... you know you want to
Replies: 163
Views: 3417

Re: Virtual BAM ... you know you want to

Make sure you are happy with Zoom extracting everything on your phone

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2020/03/2 ... m_privacy/
by tobasco
Thu Mar 26, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Has 5G just been launched
Replies: 15
Views: 604

Re: Has 5G just been launched

I spoke to a guy recently who was adamant he could feel ‘the energy’ when satellites passed over and it gave him migraine. He was stuck for an answer how he coped with living under geostationary and refused to reconsider when I popped up a live map showing we are permanently under many tens/hundreds...
by tobasco
Tue Mar 24, 2020 4:49 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Films to watch while isolating
Replies: 97
Views: 3931

Re: Films to watch while isolating

Mad max
by tobasco
Sun Mar 22, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: If we close up for a bit...
Replies: 753
Views: 19762

Re: If we close up for a bit...

I reckon the folk not taking it serious will start paying attention when someone they know either dies or is critical and can’t get into ICU. unfortunately their current behaviour brings that day closer for everyone.
by tobasco
Sun Mar 22, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Cooking a balanced diet with what you can scavenge from the shop
Replies: 8
Views: 398

Re: Cooking a balanced diet with what you can scavenge from the shop

I managed to get a cauliflower yesterday, so knocked up Pasta Good hand full of Frozen peas Two carrots Quarter of cauli Boil the peas and dump the water. Cook the pasta and save the water. Dice carrot and cauli and boil in pasta water for a for about two minutes. Melt some butter in pan, decent spo...
by tobasco
Fri Mar 20, 2020 2:50 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Yay, it's cheery Friday.
Replies: 988
Views: 103443

Re: Yay, it's cheery Friday.

And another ornithological one, and also applies to what makes you happy. First Yellowhammers spotted and heard. I know they’re supposed to be resident, but never see or hear them around here until spring, always brings a nice feeling when they show up.
by tobasco
Wed Mar 18, 2020 11:47 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: If we close up for a bit...
Replies: 753
Views: 19762

Re: If we close up for a bit...

Couple of local shops are shutting their doors but offer a collection service for on line orders. Volunteers are doing collect and deliver to those who are self isolated, so there’s a chance for me to get a pedal in and do a bit of good stuff whilst I’m at it. Just need a delivery that dictates a bi...
by tobasco
Tue Mar 17, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: If we close up for a bit...
Replies: 753
Views: 19762

Re: If we close up for a bit...

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Tue Mar 17, 2020 7:27 pm
....or just on enjoyable cycling? Will they know if I pedal to the shop rather than taking the van?
Just make sure there’s lots of HAB and crap weather then :)
by tobasco
Sat Mar 14, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Yay, it's cheery Friday.
Replies: 988
Views: 103443

Re: Yay, it's cheery Friday.

RIP wrote:
Fri Mar 13, 2020 9:40 pm
I'm not suggesting this CV situation has any silver linings
Potentially end of Trump?
by tobasco
Wed Mar 11, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: HireSquire
Replies: 18
Views: 687

Re: HireSquire

Doesn't seem like a viable model. I like the Scotroutes model where kit gets another life after refurbish/repair. I prefer to buy good kit, look after it and get many years of use. Kit becomes 'old friends', learn the strengths and weaknesses of my kit - I have a favourite walking jacket that must b...
by tobasco
Mon Mar 09, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: North Yorkshire on line map
Replies: 9
Views: 370

Re: North Yorkshire on line map

by tobasco
Thu Mar 05, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: International book day
Replies: 51
Views: 1302

Re: International book day

Fiction - Nexus by Ramez Naam, very good so far
Non fiction - Moneyland by Oliver Bullough, interesting but dry reading
by tobasco
Thu Mar 05, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: International book day
Replies: 51
Views: 1302

Re: International book day

I tried Artemis because I enjoyed The Martian so much, but just couldn’t get on with It.
by tobasco
Sat Feb 22, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Rezillos and bike fest!
Replies: 4
Views: 285

Re: Rezillos and bike fest!

I know the Tibbieshiels and area well, some very good ‘make your own’ riding around there. Would be interested in it if a few are up for it
by tobasco
Mon Feb 10, 2020 9:42 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 407
Views: 19938

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

Heading off for Feb BAM this morning, over Long Mynd and Stiperstones for bivvy in Bishops castle, then Kerry ridgeway round to Clun on Tues. Looks a bit windy out there!
by tobasco
Sat Feb 01, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Better get some more BaM badges sorted Stu....
Replies: 12
Views: 563

Re: Better get some more BaM badges sorted Stu....

RIP wrote:
Sat Feb 01, 2020 10:23 am

Nice to be in the vanguard of things I suppose, but quite unreasonably I feel a slight twinge of "oh, that's our little secret corner found out then" .
glass half full = lots of barely used kit on e-bay later this year :)
by tobasco
Fri Jan 31, 2020 7:19 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 407
Views: 19938

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

First BAM last night, toe in water gave some lessons ....... thank f*&£ it didn’t rain.
by tobasco
Wed Jan 15, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Don't think we've done this yet - the cross cartel.
Replies: 13
Views: 814

Re: Don't think we've done this yet - the cross cartel.

Registered for the March ride.