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by trob6
Sat Oct 24, 2020 9:54 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Which filter?
Replies: 27
Views: 427

Re: Which filter?

I have a trailshot and the Be Free, I prefer the Be free its smaller lighter and quicker and you can use it for water storage as well. If you clean it with warm clean water when you get home the filter stays tip top.
by trob6
Sun Oct 04, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Whats the go to insulated jacket?
Replies: 21
Views: 807

Re: Whats the go to insulated jacket?

I have an OMM Rotor smock which is primaloft gold, my favourite piece of riding gear, windproof, warm when wet if not pleasant and packs up small. I also have a decathlon down jacket was about £40, I am a very sweaty rider so I take both jackets , omm for riding when its cold and down for when I sto...
by trob6
Wed Sep 30, 2020 8:08 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Offa's Bike - Done
Replies: 18
Views: 599

Re: Offa's Bike - Done

Just been looking at the route, its definitely on the list now, Thanks again.
by trob6
Wed Sep 23, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Dales Divide back on 29th August... yay (but is it still accessible!)
Replies: 59
Views: 2524

Re: Dales Divide back on 29th August... yay (but is it still accessible!)

Well I did it last year and thought I would give it another bash but this year the going was not as easy with a lot more bog hopping. It was cooking hot last year too and although it stayed dry this year it was rarely warm. I met up with Dave (see Above) on day one and Gary who was punishing himself...
by trob6
Wed Sep 23, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Offa's Bike - Done
Replies: 18
Views: 599

Re: Offa's Bike - Done

Oh that does look good, I would like the file please, one for the spring now maybe.
Should I pm you my email?
by trob6
Sun Aug 23, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Whats your DD600 kitlist look like??
Replies: 25
Views: 754

Re: Whats your DD600 kitlist look like??

Hello Shaf I rode this last year with absolutely no idea if I would make it and had plans of being in bed by 9pm :lol: , I met Sean on the first morning and he said about riding quite late and it dawned on me that I would have to do the same if I was going to get round, the first day is the hardest ...
by trob6
Fri Aug 21, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Your go-to waterproof trousery pants
Replies: 35
Views: 912

Re: Your go-to waterproof trousery pants

I have the alpkit ones and have just done a section of the Great North Trail, it peed down for one solid day with no let ups and amazingly I had dry legs at the end of the day, they where brand new though and that was there first outing but I was impressed. I'm doing the dd and will definitely be ta...
by trob6
Thu Aug 06, 2020 10:29 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Coffee bags or other options
Replies: 33
Views: 1202

Re: Coffee bags or other options

I have proper coffee at home and used to take coffee bags out but it just seemed to much to carry out and back until I could find a bin so I tried some lavazza instant and was pleasantly surprised, I just take some in a little container and bobs your uncle.
by trob6
Wed Aug 05, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: New jerseys - you'll 'ave them next week.
Replies: 43
Views: 1473

Re: New jerseys - you'll 'ave them next week.

Mine has arrived and its lovely in medium but its a bit tight, anyone want to swap for a large?
Its the short sleeve version.
TIm.
by trob6
Sun Jul 05, 2020 8:47 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Dales Divide: My Plan
Replies: 34
Views: 1312

Re: Dales Divide: My Plan

I did it last year and will be doing it again this year, I will be taking two 1 litre bottles with probably just one full and the other for evenings. I had One 20000mah Anker battery pack last year and it lasted 3 days, I charged my phone, Garmin watch which i recorded on so charged it every day and...
by trob6
Sat Jun 13, 2020 7:36 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Sonder Broken Road Owners - Whatcha Reckon?
Replies: 17
Views: 788

Re: Sonder Broken Road Owners - Whatcha Reckon?

Hello Micheal I tested one from Alpkit in Hathersage and had both sets of wheels, 650b plus and 29er, tried both on the same loop and found the 650b to roll better and be more comfortable. They built me one with forks I supplied (Travers Prong), brakes, seatpost (carbon) and saddle, they just take t...
by trob6
Wed Jun 10, 2020 9:06 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Like a Brooks C15 but not a C15
Replies: 19
Views: 729

Re: Like a Brooks C15 but not a C15

Hello Sean I have a c17 carved and mine is doing the same but I can live with it, I also have a b17 which is so much more comfortable for as far as I can ride, just keep on top of the proof hide and all is well. I thought I read somewhere they have changed the design of the nose on the cambium saddl...
by trob6
Tue May 26, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: GBDURO goes from self-supported to self-sufficient
Replies: 54
Views: 2060

Re: GBDURO goes from self-supported to self-sufficient

If you're meant to be completely self-sufficient does that mean they want you to carry all the water for entire trip too? Maybe you could use something like a traffic cone strapped to your back as a water collection device? I'm not rising to the bait :wink: . You've no idea how difficult that is th...
by trob6
Fri May 22, 2020 9:45 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: "trail centre" vocabulary
Replies: 64
Views: 3348

Re: "trail centre" vocabulary

Reg you have to talk about having your suspension tuned which makes it very supple and ramps up at the end of the stroke but you are running one token.
They will look at you in high regard then.
Tim.
by trob6
Thu May 21, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Looking ahead - what are you looking forward to?
Replies: 84
Views: 2875

Re: Looking ahead - what are you looking forward to?

Going to Wales and riding all those lovely trails and I want to do the Trans Cambrian way again also I've made a Scottish c2c that I would love to do but if I cant I'm sure in will be there next year. All the events I was going to do have been cancelled bar one that's postponed for now but I'm not h...
by trob6
Wed May 20, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 8861
Views: 986948

Re: The post man's been ...

and brought a cheapo copy bar mount for my garmin etrex, ordered before i seen someone on here say don't bother with the cheap copies and pay the extra for the real mccoy. havent had it out for a spin yet but it does seem a bit sh!t as the stopper bit at the bottom doesnt actually click in place pr...
by trob6
Mon May 18, 2020 9:26 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: My boring first ever "how to" film
Replies: 1
Views: 220

Re: My boring first ever "how to" film

Very good John, I know for sure I will never pack raft but I watched it anyway out of curiosity and wont be asking for my 12 minutes back.
by trob6
Mon May 18, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Most accurate wrist HRM?
Replies: 29
Views: 950

Re: Most accurate wrist HRM?

I have a Garmin Fenix 3 hr Sapphire and it does all the things you want, you get the Garmin connect app on your phone which you pair the watch to and after an activity you save it on the watch and its goes to the phone also it can be paired ti Strava if that's your thing. The Hr monitor is good I've...
by trob6
Sun May 17, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Hello, and help me choose luggage!
Replies: 14
Views: 774

Re: Hello, and help me choose luggage!

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Shaf
Just testing I've done it right before a add a few more pictures?
by trob6
Sat May 16, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Hello, and help me choose luggage!
Replies: 14
Views: 774

Re: Hello, and help me choose luggage!

Hello Dave I also am not familiar with that luggage but a friend of mine who is a sail maker in Portland has started making bike bags, all of mine are from him and they are excellent, his name is Steven Moatt of Moatt Sails, the bike bag web site is not quite up and running yet but he is on instagr...
by trob6
Sat May 16, 2020 7:18 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Hello, and help me choose luggage!
Replies: 14
Views: 774

Re: Hello, and help me choose luggage!

Hello Dave I also am not familiar with that luggage but a friend of mine who is a sail maker in Portland has started making bike bags, all of mine are from him and they are excellent, his name is Steven Moatt of Moatt Sails, the bike bag web site is not quite up and running yet but he is on instagra...
by trob6
Thu May 14, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Off Topic Help Please
Replies: 17
Views: 849

Re: Off Topic Help Please

Hello Sean
Its a bit tenuous, but you did tell me about her when we rode together on the Dales Divide last year so I feel I know her well enough to sent a card :-bd and its my sisters birthday the same day so I shouldn't forget. Send me the address.
by trob6
Thu May 14, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Ribble Adventure: Any Real World Reviews or Action Pics?
Replies: 27
Views: 1364

Re: Ribble Adventure: Any Real World Reviews or Action Pics?

I have a Briken Road with prong forks, I just spaced it that way, I bought the forks and took them up on build day. It rides excellently and is comfy for the long haul, I've only had it since September but have done a few trips on it. I tested one from Hatersage, costs £40 but they take it off the ...
by trob6
Thu May 14, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Ribble Adventure: Any Real World Reviews or Action Pics?
Replies: 27
Views: 1364

Re: Ribble Adventure: Any Real World Reviews or Action Pics?

I have a Broken Road with prong forks, I just spaced it that way, I bought the forks and took them up on build day. It rides excellently and is comfy for the long haul, I've only had it since September but have done a few trips on it. I tested one from Hatersage, costs £40 but they take it off the p...