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by Gregsie
Mon Apr 06, 2020 8:18 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Is a full lock-down coming?
Replies: 57
Views: 1837

Re: Is a full lock-down coming?

Would be interesting to see if anyone's published any statistics with the seasonal increase in deaths compared to a 'normal year. Suspect that some of the folks that have sadly passed away due to Covid-19 would have died from some other underlying cause anyway. Would also be interesting to see if th...
by Gregsie
Sun Apr 05, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Is a full lock-down coming?
Replies: 57
Views: 1837

Re: Is a full lock-down coming?

More cyclists than cars out this morning on the edge of the Peak. Main road from Chesterfield (and the M1) was eerily quiet. A few cars parked up in remote woodland spots popular with dog walkers (or could it be doggers). Just seen on Twitter that Matlock Bath was deserted so maybe the message is ge...
by Gregsie
Sat Apr 04, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: closing national parks, and imposing fines?
Replies: 62
Views: 1923

Re: closing national parks, and imposing fines?

Had this conversation with a work colleague of mine who used to work for the Peak. He was saying logistically a nightmare to do in the UK due to the number of roads into them and the relative easy of access. Also it would involve shutting some fairly major trunk roads across the pennines. Problem is...
by Gregsie
Sun Mar 22, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Cooking a balanced diet with what you can scavenge from the shop
Replies: 8
Views: 450

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

Had pasta and prawns in curry sauce in a very posh restaurant in Zermatt 30 years ago. Totally random combo, but the type of stuff that you'd find left in the supermarkets especially if you go for fresh pasta which is of no interest to preppers.
by Gregsie
Fri Mar 20, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Chain Length / Geartrain Noise / Skipping
Replies: 7
Views: 423

Re: Chain Length / Geartrain Noise / Skipping

My initial thoughts are is the mech hanger bent ? Only needs to be out a bit and your gears are dancing like a drunk at a disco.
by Gregsie
Thu Mar 19, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: If we close up for a bit...
Replies: 753
Views: 23022

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

Talking to one of the staff in our local Co-op this morning, there's a shortage of drivers due to either non-covid-19 related illness or self-isolating so although there's stock in the warehouse it's struggling to get through to the stores. She also said people were queueing at 6am to get into the ...
by Gregsie
Mon Mar 16, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Latest newsletter
Replies: 8
Views: 470

Latest newsletter

Sweet -Ballroom Blitz.

If you have to ask then you haven't subscribed or read it.

Stu - Am I right ?
by Gregsie
Sat Mar 14, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Photos you have taken in the last month of which you like.
Replies: 1075
Views: 208920

Re: Photos you have taken in the last month of which you like.

Cressbrook Dale, Derbyshire. Tickled my fancy this one.

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by Gregsie
Thu Mar 12, 2020 10:35 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Camera Phones (Sorry)
Replies: 29
Views: 1190

Re: Camera Phones (Sorry)

Bought an Oukitel WP5 for £110 SIM free off Amazon a few weeks ago because mine gave up the ghost. Android 9, 8000 mAh battery which lasts ages and can be used as a powerbank if needs must. Water and drop proof - there's a video on YouTube of someone chipping it out of a block of ice and running ove...
by Gregsie
Wed Mar 11, 2020 11:31 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: HireSquire
Replies: 18
Views: 782

Re: HireSquire

I did point out to the guy behind the idea when he put it on Facebook that you can rent various bits of bikepacking kit from Pannier,cc, but he didn't reply to that.
by Gregsie
Wed Mar 11, 2020 10:53 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Oldest bit of kit you own - and still use.
Replies: 44
Views: 1662

Re: Oldest bit of kit you own - and still use.

Got Rab 700 and Rab 300 sleeping bags from the early nineties that I bought for an expedition that didn't happen that I still use. Also a Primus screw on stove from when I was into doing mountain marathons in the late nineties that is my main stove. Sure some of my thermal tops are of a similar vint...
by Gregsie
Sat Feb 29, 2020 9:16 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: The story behind your BB name (and whats your usual form of address)
Replies: 159
Views: 5209

Re: Thw story behind your BB name (and whats your street name)

Gregsie - nickname that a few people use for me based on my surname that came about due to the email address that Google came up for me, bless em.

Real name Paul, but usually answer to anything as I'm a bit deaf.
by Gregsie
Fri Feb 28, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bear Bones bothy?
Replies: 17
Views: 836

Re: Bear Bones bothy?

Not a bad energy efficiency rating. Would love to live somewhere like that. Not sure I could convince the Mrs though.
by Gregsie
Sat Feb 22, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Do you own an unsuitable bike?
Replies: 82
Views: 2631

Re: Do you own an unsuitable bike?

Got a few that might be unsuitable - track bike, Tern folder and a Hercules Commuter that I've converted to SS. I reckon owt from Raleigh's 'British Leyland' period in the '70s and early eighties when they were knocking out 3 speed commuters and folding bikes in the Raleigh / Hercules / Triumph / Ph...
by Gregsie
Sat Feb 22, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: Routes
Topic: Velotastic 300
Replies: 0
Views: 218

Velotastic 300

Been busy working on a route over the past few months in the Peak. Gravel bike friendly if you fancy having a mega day out, couple of long days for an epic bikepacking weekend or three days if you like your pub cafe stops. It's on the upper end of type 2 gravel fun so be prepared to push and swear. ...
by Gregsie
Tue Feb 18, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: A collective noun
Replies: 12
Views: 694

Re: A collective noun

A vagabond of bikepackers ?
by Gregsie
Sat Feb 15, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Todays ride
Replies: 1880
Views: 257318

Re: Todays ride

Was planning to do a two day epic in the Peak District this weekend. Unfortunately Storm Dennis the Menace put a kibosh on that. Decided to keep it local and go down some of my fave trails on the edge of Chesterfield. On one of them the bridleway heads down next to a stream for about 10 meters. Fine...
by Gregsie
Thu Feb 13, 2020 11:24 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What you done t' your bike today
Replies: 598
Views: 37956

Re: What you done t' your bike today

What's the axle on the front wheel, and how nicely does it play with the through axle dropouts? It's the allen key axle that came with the SON 28 hub I used to have. Seems to work fine. Those drop outs are just standard dropouts that are closed at the bottom though as far as I can tell so any axle ...
by Gregsie
Sat Feb 08, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Anyone out on Sunday testing gear/bike/self to destruction then?
Replies: 30
Views: 1497

Re: Anyone out on Sunday testing gear/bike/self to destruction then?

RIP wrote:
Sat Feb 08, 2020 5:29 pm
as above, mebbe it depends what direction you (think) you are heading in.... :smile:
Tempted to ride in a north easterly direction tomorrow and get a train back. :cool:
by Gregsie
Sat Feb 08, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Anyone out on Sunday testing gear/bike/self to destruction then?
Replies: 30
Views: 1497

Re: Anyone out on Sunday testing gear/bike/self to destruction then?

Ridden every day this year so far. Reckon tomorrow could be challenging.
by Gregsie
Fri Feb 07, 2020 10:57 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 8394
Views: 884766

Re: The post man's been ...

Two degrees west by Nick Crane is worth tracking down too.
by Gregsie
Fri Feb 07, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Front mudhuggers??
Replies: 24
Views: 1013

Re: Front mudhuggers??

Got the full length on a couple of bikes. Seem to keep more mud off than friends who've got shorter guards on their bikes.
by Gregsie
Fri Feb 07, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What you done t' your bike today
Replies: 598
Views: 37956

Re: What you done t' your bike today

Just get medieval on it, big drill to enlarge the hole and bobs yer uncle :-bd you mileage may vary, no responsibility is implied or given to results from reckless advice given in respect to rear light fettling. Use of power tool could and most likely will result in injury and/or death. Bikepacking...
by Gregsie
Fri Feb 07, 2020 9:06 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Yay, it's cheery Friday.
Replies: 1025
Views: 107886

Re: Yay, it's cheery Friday.

Was working at a school teaching kids to ride at one of the shittier parts of town - think pit village, town dump next door, high unemployment, no expectations for any of the inhabitants and that crap that even the charity shops have closed. We managed to get 8 out of the 12 five year olds riding, p...
by Gregsie
Fri Feb 07, 2020 8:42 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What you done t' your bike today
Replies: 598
Views: 37956

Re: What you done t' your bike today

Looking at the above photo it looks like you could remove the bracket and bolt it straight to the rack mount? I have the son rack mount rear, it’s zip tied to my alternator dropout, due to the shape and holes in the dropout plate it fits perfectly, could do with being a little higher though. Proble...