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by Dean
Wed Mar 03, 2021 11:24 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Todays walk
Replies: 29
Views: 755

Re: Todays walk

More VeloViewer squares today. I was planning the walk last night and it came to 22km which I thought was a bit much given I've not done high/long for a while. Got it down to 17km but it was nice today I actually went further than planned and ended up with 24km. Crampons & ice axe wielded for the f...
by Dean
Wed Mar 03, 2021 2:15 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Mull and Ardnamurchan
Replies: 8
Views: 284

Re: Mull and Ardnamurchan

More pondering on this. Is there a route suitable from Glenfinnan to kinglochhourn without going up the canal then cutting accross from Invergarry so more up the west side? I see a couple of options but not clear on terrain? The Cape Wrath Trail is the most direct route but is quite damp/not a well...
by Dean
Tue Mar 02, 2021 10:04 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Todays walk
Replies: 29
Views: 755

Re: Todays walk

More VeloViewer squares today. I was planning the walk last night and it came to 22km which I thought was a bit much given I've not done high/long for a while. Got it down to 17km but it was nice today I actually went further than planned and ended up with 24km. Crampons & ice axe wielded for the f...
by Dean
Tue Feb 23, 2021 8:33 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Todays ride
Replies: 2439
Views: 321366

Re: Todays ride

My crank fell off! Went out for my evening exercise, got about 5km into a 40km ride and at the bottom of a steep hill my left foot moved slightly on one pedal stroke and on the next it was on the ground still clipped in... Luckily there was a flatish forestry road almost all the way home so I dabbed...
by Dean
Sat Feb 20, 2021 11:44 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Future plans.....??
Replies: 112
Views: 2533

Re: Future plans.....??

When thinking of the WHW, I was going to have an overnight in Fort William, instead I'll have an extra night out. It's also cyclable to/from My Folks too, so no need for trains. Is there a map/route I can see for this? Googling seemed to only lead to Facebook which wouldn't let me go further until ...
by Dean
Thu Feb 18, 2021 10:31 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: GPX software
Replies: 5
Views: 171

Re: GPX software

Garmin Basecamp (which I think is still a free download) works fine, you can move, add or remove individual points. When you join them it tells you which order they will be joined, then makes a new GPX file.
by Dean
Mon Feb 15, 2021 5:22 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Future plans.....??
Replies: 112
Views: 2533

Re: Future plans.....??

I am considering South Downs Way in a day during the summer, it is local-ish and definitely an achieveable task. I have done it twice with an overnight stop but this time I should have the difficulty of homeward travel sorted. Gives me something to do some riding and get out of the door for, will de...
by Dean
Fri Feb 12, 2021 11:29 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Mull and Ardnamurchan
Replies: 8
Views: 284

Re: Mull and Ardnamurchan

Strontian to Polloch and the LRT on to Glenfinnan along the side of Loch Shiel is noteworthy (your legs and brakes may not agree with the first section)
by Dean
Thu Feb 11, 2021 3:23 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: BOA vs Northwave SLW2
Replies: 5
Views: 107

Re: BOA vs Northwave SLW2

I have used Boa in summer and SLW in winter with no issues for three years. I do find that the Northwave is quicker to undo and to get off, the Boas tend to draw grit into the mechanism which might require some light encouragement.
by Dean
Tue Feb 02, 2021 3:58 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Todays ride
Replies: 2439
Views: 321366

Re: Todays ride

THE END I have never understood how you can cycle so far to do such a demanding job, If you do continue to use the Ortlieb bag I always mention this strap which will help the bouncing sag, I have successfully used it to take assorted food shopping home: https://www.ortlieb.com/uk_en/seat-pack-suppo...
by Dean
Sat Jan 30, 2021 9:32 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Lock-down projects
Replies: 160
Views: 7346

Re: Lock-down projects

The jackets-bivvy-bag is ace! I hereby declare it to be called the Jivvy bag. I can remember seeing a bivi bag similar to it before, but can't remember where. I don't think it had pockets to keep all the essential items that my daughter will bring though :grin: Hilleberg Bivanorak? https://images.h...
by Dean
Sun Jan 03, 2021 9:20 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Todays ride
Replies: 2439
Views: 321366

Re: Todays ride

Rode for just an hour today in the cold and dark, don't know how far (not really concerned by distance). Just trying to get out of the house and on the bike is a challenge at the moment. Riding so little now that I am not commuting.
by Dean
Sat Jan 02, 2021 10:46 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What you done t' your bike today
Replies: 808
Views: 65579

Re: What you done t' your bike today

Finally got time to fit the sks velo mudguards to my Arkose. That was an interesting experience, lots of frustration trying to squeeze metal nuts into plastic fittings until I discovered that a 10 mm Alan key makes a good press. They’re made from a really stiff plastic so they’d probably be ok with...
by Dean
Sun Dec 27, 2020 12:01 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Todays ride
Replies: 2439
Views: 321366

Re: Todays ride

Did the red tape make that much of a difference? I have had this problem myself leaving my Exposure on the brightest setting by mistake on long night rides. I went out yesterday at dusk testing my new frame and there were so many people out and about in the forest that I came back early, I will need...
by Dean
Wed Dec 23, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What you done t' your bike today
Replies: 808
Views: 65579

Re: What you done t' your bike today

I transplanted some SKS mudguards from one gravel bike to a new version of the same bike (outside in the rain), which as everyone who has put SKS mudguards onto a bike knows took two hours and eliminated any motivation to ride the thing.
by Dean
Sun Dec 06, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: West Highland Way record
Replies: 30
Views: 1065

Re: West Highland Way record

I did it with camping equipment in a little over 26 hours (plus six hours sleeping on top of Devil's Staircase). The first section is old railway busy with dog walkers and gates. The section around Loch Lomond was a 6km push/pull/heave which took me two hours. And you share it with big groups of wal...
by Dean
Wed Nov 25, 2020 11:17 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Similar to Exposure, but not... is there such a thing?
Replies: 89
Views: 2451

Re: Similar to Exposure, but not... is there such a thing?

Get the Toro. I don't have one but want one, just as a step up from my Diabolo. Wouldn't running the two together be a bit of overkill?? Or would you need sunglasses at night :cool: There was a day where I had misplaced my regular glasses so had to ride home at night with prescription sunnies on us...
by Dean
Fri Nov 20, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Any Exposure deals spotted?
Replies: 6
Views: 346

Re: Any Exposure deals spotted?

Sent you a PM.
by Dean
Wed Nov 18, 2020 12:44 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Veloviewer map - explorer tiles
Replies: 721
Views: 73379

Re: Veloviewer map - explorer tiles

my question is, can i record gpx files (via osmand/garmin) and then upload them to strava on the computer? and then veloviewer them that way? is that a thing? can i do that? thanks I take my GPX files direct from the memory of the Garmin Map64S (or from Basecamp) and upload individual files to Stra...
by Dean
Tue Nov 17, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: My Arcteryx experience
Replies: 34
Views: 907

Re: My Arcteryx experience

All of my working/moving around shoes break at this point after a year because my toes are excessively wide and just stress the material to failure, even in wide fitting shoes. I really like the quality of Arcteryx shoes (fully resoleable) but they are narrower than average. The only other person I ...
by Dean
Sun Nov 08, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Merino tee shirt base layers
Replies: 18
Views: 411

Re: Merino tee shirt base layers

Not merino & deeply unfashionable but far and away the best base layer I’ve Used. https://www.nordiclife.co.uk/products/brynje-wool-thermo-t-shirt :shock: Seconded, I have worn lycra jersey/armwarmers and this vest for winter road riding and remained comfortable down to freezing, also worn with lon...
by Dean
Tue Oct 13, 2020 8:18 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Know of a tool to visualise my ride & kit list?
Replies: 27
Views: 593

Re: Know of a tool to visualise my ride & kit list?

Sorta: https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-9okM6vu4PuQ/V6ZKfaBQTOI/AAAAAAAAOpc/zjmUotdoujoMneDVlrjQ8dZ2I_QXkE5UQCLcB/s1600/Coasts-and-Cols-Kit-Layout%2B-%2B8.jpg But maybe if you did one per "bag"? Can I ask who's kit that is? I'm going to guess Tim Wiggins*, who's local to me. He's got a Kona, wears lots o...
by Dean
Sat Oct 03, 2020 9:06 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What you done t' your bike today
Replies: 808
Views: 65579

Re: What you done t' your bike today

K1100T wrote:
Sat Oct 03, 2020 7:46 pm
Pulled a couple of thorns from the tyre while setting up for the sidewall repair. Bit of a near miss...
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Didd you run over a porcupine? :shock:
by Dean
Mon Sep 14, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 9538
Views: 1084562

Re: The post man's been ...

redefined_cycles wrote:
Mon Sep 14, 2020 7:33 pm
RIP wrote:
Mon Sep 14, 2020 7:25 pm
Well show it to us then man!
Reg I know your talking bout MaMs shiny new Broekn Road... but I'll show tou my pouch from Stu anyways as it uploaded

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Edit: aint it gorgeous (thabks Stu).
Yes it is gorgeous, so where did you buy that wallpaper from?
by Dean
Tue Sep 01, 2020 11:35 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: WRT
Replies: 103
Views: 4960

Re: WRT

Oh dear that van clip was not something I needed before going to sleep... :oops: