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by Gregsie
Fri Jan 17, 2020 11:18 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Undercrackers
Replies: 10
Views: 247

Re: Undercrackers

Padded undershorts in the Summer or padded bib tights in the Winter.

Commando to avoid extra chafing.
by Gregsie
Wed Jan 15, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: You’re bunch of criminals...
Replies: 20
Views: 471

Re: You’re bunch of criminals...

Reckon we should be fine as long as we don't start towing caravans behind our bikes. Had a 'chat' with a very opinionated work colleague (won't go as far as mate) who used to work for the local national park about wild camping. He was saying how morally repugnant it was and how the park discouraged ...
by Gregsie
Wed Jan 15, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Brompton slow Puncture saga...
Replies: 6
Views: 166

Re: Brompton slow Puncture saga...

Know it's SBO but have you tried the old fashioned bucket of water test to find out where the leak is ?

Might be a shard of glass or wire that's stuck in the tyre and only makes contact when the tyre's inflated. Had that before.
by Gregsie
Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:57 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: I saw this and thought of Stu ;-)
Replies: 6
Views: 241

Re: I saw this and thought of Stu ;-)

FLV wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 1:15 am
Aaaaand, if you are an ambassador you get a discount on a frame that retails at FOUR THOUSAND POUNDS.... :shock:
Yeah but it sounds nicer on your Instagram bio. ;-) Think you need to move up to the next level of wankerdom - the influencer to get it for nowt.
by Gregsie
Mon Jan 13, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Dam busters lost and found
Replies: 10
Views: 383

Re: Dam busters lost and found

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 6:39 pm
Greg I might have your coat - did it have maps in the pocket?
Yes ! - that's the one. Lamintated A4 sheets in the back of the pocket.. I'll drop you my address via email.

Glad it's turned up as it was a Christmas pressie.
by Gregsie
Sun Jan 12, 2020 9:55 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Dam busters lost and found
Replies: 10
Views: 383

Re: Dam busters lost and found

Left a blue Decathlon waterproof jacket at the HQ - think I may have put it on my bike outside.

Not doing well for losing stuff this weekend !

If anyone finds it, please let me know and I'll forward funds for it's repatriation.
by Gregsie
Sun Jan 12, 2020 9:53 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Dam Busters.
Replies: 89
Views: 3059

Re: Dam Busters.

Well that was a bit of a weekend. Plan I had was to turn right after Llan up the 'back side' of Foel Fadian and then head south towards Rhayader ticking off Stuart's grid references. When I had issues pushing my bike up the road behind Fadian I thought I better have a rethink. Decended towards Stayl...
by Gregsie
Fri Jan 10, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Dam Busters.
Replies: 89
Views: 3059

Re: Dam Busters.

JohnClimber wrote:
Fri Jan 10, 2020 4:03 pm
Who's heading to The Star tonight?
Should be there 9-9.30 depending if I stop for chish and fips on the way.
by Gregsie
Wed Jan 08, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: How to insert pictures
Replies: 123
Views: 42185

Re: How to insert pictures

Image

Testing, testing
by Gregsie
Wed Jan 08, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Dam Busters.
Replies: 89
Views: 3059

Re: Dam Busters.

middleagedmadness wrote:
Wed Jan 08, 2020 3:56 pm
Looks like it’s gonna be a mad race for some to either Rhys or syddion :lol: (hope you like getting cosy if your heading to rhys
Either of them is my plan B. Plan A is a bit further south. :wink:
by Gregsie
Tue Jan 07, 2020 10:07 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Dam Busters.
Replies: 89
Views: 3059

Re: Dam Busters.

RIP wrote:
Tue Jan 07, 2020 9:20 pm
Nope. But I saw the 50mph winds one :o
The call of the bothy is getting quite strong.
by Gregsie
Mon Jan 06, 2020 9:33 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What you done t' your bike today
Replies: 340
Views: 19495

Re: What you done t' your bike today

Supernova rear light fitted to the Longitude today. Came with a seatpost clamp which would be fine and dandy if I was not using a seatpack. Hidden by the back guard if placed at the bottom of the post. Moved it to one of the seatstays and used an alternative shorter o'ring to fasten it on along with...
by Gregsie
Sat Jan 04, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Dam Busters.
Replies: 89
Views: 3059

Re: Dam Busters.

Escape Goat wrote:
Sat Jan 04, 2020 12:25 am
I'll be at the Star on the night. My main problem is matching faces to names on here :???:
Know where you are coming from. :grin:
by Gregsie
Fri Jan 03, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bivvy a month for prizes !
Replies: 9
Views: 278

Bivvy a month for prizes !

by Gregsie
Fri Jan 03, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Dam Busters.
Replies: 89
Views: 3059

Re: Dam Busters.

Route calculated so that a pub is within reasonable cycling distance from my proposed bivy spot or is that the other way round !

Breakfast booked at the Star at Dylife. Anyone else kipping in the car park on the Friday night ?
by Gregsie
Tue Dec 31, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Stats for the year (that was)
Replies: 28
Views: 856

Re: Stats for the year (that was)

Glad to see a few more people apart from me using kilometres. Always seems right, as you go faster and further with them :grin: Had a bit of a bad year in 2017, so 2018 I was mainly in recovery mode trying to get back near normal. 4223 km riding, 66858 metres of up is what I recorded on Strava, howe...
by Gregsie
Fri Dec 27, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Ethical and Environmental Options
Replies: 32
Views: 923

Re: Ethical and Environmental Options

Mrs G is doing a degree on environmental stuff and I think between us we've spawned a Derbyshire version of Greta Thunberg, so as you can imagine conversation in our household sometimes heads onto consumerism. Other point to bear in mind is if you go to a smaller 'cottage' industry where stuff is ma...
by Gregsie
Thu Dec 26, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Go on then, what did you get?
Replies: 29
Views: 655

Re: Go on then, what did you get?

Dyffers wrote:
Thu Dec 26, 2019 9:59 pm
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That's nice. Is that a Reynolds tubing sticker I spy ?
by Gregsie
Thu Dec 26, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Go on then, what did you get?
Replies: 29
Views: 655

Re: Go on then, what did you get?

Migraine from listening to the in-laws. Humbug !
by Gregsie
Tue Dec 24, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Dam Busters.
Replies: 89
Views: 3059

Re: Dam Busters.

Busy putting crosses on maps whilst I've got the house to myself as the family are out shopping.

Looks a good route. Looking forward to it.
by Gregsie
Mon Dec 23, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Alternative BAM
Replies: 9
Views: 492

Alternative BAM

Wondering if anyone's ever done a Bothy a Month ? Different one each month - no repetition allowed.
by Gregsie
Tue Dec 17, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: TLS Tow less S**t
Replies: 5
Views: 404

Re: TLS Tow less S**t

Bet that would be fun off road. Looks like one of those products that's only used once before going on eBay.
by Gregsie
Mon Dec 16, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Favourite bike of 'all time'?
Replies: 61
Views: 1934

Re: Favourite bike of 'all time'?

'Montage.. cantis...biopace.. 18 thumbshifteds....' 'much better kit later..'. Nah! My 1985 Dawes Cougar was exactly the same kit (probably the only stuff available!) and I loved it and still do, but then I am a pervert :smile: . My lad still has it, complete with original biopace and shifters - mo...
by Gregsie
Mon Dec 16, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Interesting idea, but
Replies: 8
Views: 454

Interesting idea, but

Stumbled across this on the interweb https://bikepacking.com/news/cranktank4/ Interesting idea, and get it if you are going somewhere that's a tad less wet than the UK and has less cafe's / pubs / refill opportunities. But that's 4 kg of ballast on your bike when it's full. I normally 'survive' on c...
by Gregsie
Sat Dec 14, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Favourite bike of 'all time'?
Replies: 61
Views: 1934

Re: Favourite bike of 'all time'?

The humble Raleigh Montage. First MTB or ATB as they were called in 1986. sub standard components - canti brakes that hardly stopped, biopace chainset and 18 thumb shifting gears. However went winter bikepacking in the Cairngorms on it which consisted of a MoFo rucksack full of climbing / camping ge...