Search found 64 matches

by tobasco
Fri Oct 23, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Does this bike exist?
Replies: 10
Views: 299

Re: Does this bike exist?

by tobasco
Thu Oct 22, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: os Maps and rights of way
Replies: 8
Views: 236

Re: os Maps and rights of way

There is a bridleway running NE from Allendale to Broadwell/Whitley chapel, the BW is labelled Briad way on OS maps. The BW runs alongside a track at first, the track then peters out and BW continues. At Hangmans hill the the track returns, but it diverges NNE and becomes the Long drag, where the BW...
by tobasco
Sat Oct 03, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: A Severe Case of TMS
Replies: 30
Views: 854

Re: A Severe Case of TMS

At this time of year the weather up there could be tricky. Shorter days rather than less kit in my book.
by tobasco
Wed Sep 09, 2020 10:04 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Todays ride
Replies: 2053
Views: 288187

Re: Todays ride

Mythste wrote:
Tue Sep 08, 2020 2:54 pm

A few weeks ago some of you might remember I posted about a shakedown ride

The poles, it seems, had stayed at home.
Bet you remember this one though. Life is one big shakedown.
by tobasco
Thu Sep 03, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: would you use a 30 year old sleeping bag?
Replies: 7
Views: 348

Re: would you use a 30 year old sleeping bag?

I have a. 20 year old bag still in use without issue. Heavier and doe#n’t pack as small as what is available today, but it does the job. Easy way to find out if yours is fit for purpose ...
by tobasco
Fri Aug 14, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Cambrian Eagle Mystery Solved
Replies: 37
Views: 1033

Re: Cambrian Eagle Mystery Solved

faustus wrote:
Fri Aug 14, 2020 9:56 am
The impact of humans is everywhere to see in that 'wilderness'. :???:
If it’s lack of human impact that defines wilderness, I doubt there is any left on the planet.
by tobasco
Sat Aug 08, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Anyone else get the 'Can't be arsed' feeling?
Replies: 20
Views: 746

Re: Anyone else get the 'Can't be arsed' feeling?

Don’t beat yourself up, good that you got out. Sometimes it just doesn’t feel good, go with it.
by tobasco
Tue Jul 28, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Diversity in (road) Cycling report by Andy Edwards
Replies: 11
Views: 434

Re: Diversity in (road) Cycling report by Andy Edwards

I’m not one for taking offence at such things. One of my earliest memories is being stood behind my mother with a Catholic priest on the doorStep telling her I would be damned if she did not at least get me christened - she didn’t. He was a scary vision, hence the imprint. My mate is also second gen...
by tobasco
Tue Jul 28, 2020 10:52 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Diversity in (road) Cycling report by Andy Edwards
Replies: 11
Views: 434

Re: Diversity in (road) Cycling report by Andy Edwards

These things take time. I got my love of bikes aged 4 in the 60s, passed to me by my Dad. I passed the bug to my wife and made sure our kids could ride from a young age, and am now encouraging my grand daughters to ride (3 and 6 years old). About 10-15 years ago my wife worked in Wolverhampton with ...
by tobasco
Mon Jul 27, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Gatherings?
Replies: 48
Views: 1347

Re: Gatherings?

Send out coordinates as usual, but instead of start at BB towers start is at one of the coords. Alot X starters per coord to keep start group size down. Keep coords middle of nowwhere to remain unnoticed. Figure out a schedule/routes/plan that has enough people meeting enough others over two days to...
by tobasco
Fri Jul 24, 2020 9:33 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Just another nail.
Replies: 10
Views: 583

Re: Just another nail.

Having said that, many a farmers field resembles a scrap yard
by tobasco
Fri Jul 24, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Just another nail.
Replies: 10
Views: 583

Re: Just another nail.

I wish it was unbelievable. I go to the sticks to escape these twats.
by tobasco
Fri Jul 24, 2020 9:24 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: And from the Cumbria police we have ....
Replies: 51
Views: 1916

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

Like Reg, I have no political leanings in any direction and my preferred deity is him downstairs but I feel that given the general sh1t show performed by some members of the public over the last few months, any political party will have a hard time extending access rights in the near future. Yep, t...
by tobasco
Fri Jul 24, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: And from the Cumbria police we have ....
Replies: 51
Views: 1916

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

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Fri Jul 24, 2020 8:02 am
To be fair much of our society is founded on a history of violence and thirst for power.
True but the changes in land ownership, entitlement and access that came about after 1066 were quite remarkable and it still forms the basis of those things now.
We won’t get fooled again ;)
by tobasco
Fri Jul 24, 2020 5:49 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: And from the Cumbria police we have ....
Replies: 51
Views: 1916

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

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Thu Jul 23, 2020 10:25 am
That's right, land ownership in the UK (not your back garden but something bigger) is generally a direct result of incredible violence and an immense appetite for power.
To be fair much of our society is founded on a history of violence and thirst for power.
by tobasco
Tue Jul 21, 2020 10:26 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: GCN does bikepacking
Replies: 88
Views: 3022

Re: GCN does bikepacking

Is the/a root of the problem maybe those who have closed their minds to learning. “There are none so blind ...” etc.
by tobasco
Sun Jun 07, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: When?????
Replies: 228
Views: 9644

Re: When?????

The Zoe Covid tracker app (yes, there is a UK tracker app, been there since March) provides good maps/info to allow judging situation. Lord knows why HMG are not promoting it.
by tobasco
Tue Apr 21, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Alpkit Elan
Replies: 66
Views: 4155

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: 66
Views: 4155

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: 3476

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: 3476

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: 3476

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: 3476

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: 2734

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...