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by Dean
Mon Sep 14, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 8707
Views: 958948

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

Image

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: 101
Views: 3199

Re: WRT

Oh dear that van clip was not something I needed before going to sleep... :oops:
by Dean
Sun Aug 23, 2020 11:28 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What Going On With The Track Taken From The Highlands;
Replies: 22
Views: 676

Re: What Going On With The Track Taken From The Highlands;

On the HT550 there's a bit round a loch (forgotten the name) late on the first or early on the second day - it goes past the haunted house. It's a pain pushing and carrying the bike over the rocks but it's over soon enough. http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-Wh82VKxspYY/UX6WrOB5NTI/AAAAAAAACbU/LmEQ0GVRQgw/s...
by Dean
Sat Aug 22, 2020 11:25 pm
Forum: Routes
Topic: Galloway
Replies: 39
Views: 976

Re: Galloway

I think this is going to be very close to my final setup, might buy a pannier rack though cos that seatpack sways around a lot https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50255872462_b32de4c05b_o.jpg https://www.ortlieb.com/uk/seat-pack-support-strap I use one of these and it makes a big difference (not as...
by Dean
Sat Aug 15, 2020 3:20 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bikepacking mistakes you’ve made
Replies: 31
Views: 1002

Re: Bikepacking mistakes you’ve made

Considering bikepacking as a hobby is inversely correlated to bank balance.
by Dean
Wed Aug 12, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: 2019 Salsa Horsethief (carbon, large) and Framepack £2800
Replies: 7
Views: 695

Re: 2019 Salsa Horsethief (carbon, large) and Framepack £2800

Garburn wrote:
Wed Aug 12, 2020 5:20 pm
Where are you based? Could always arrange a test ride somewhere. Or make it into a trip to the Lakes :-bd
London unfortunately, I can't see myself travelling across the country under the (countrywide and personal) circumstances.
by Dean
Wed Aug 12, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: 2019 Salsa Horsethief (carbon, large) and Framepack £2800
Replies: 7
Views: 695

Re: 2019 Salsa Horsethief (carbon, large) and Framepack £2800

This is very tempting but I don't know if I could justify unsighted buying/shipping a bike I have never sat upon. :sad:
by Dean
Tue Aug 11, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Cairngorms Loop, sept /Oct okay?
Replies: 6
Views: 226

Re: Cairngorms Loop, sept /Oct okay?

I did it two year ago in the last week of September; I had 20c sun and blue skies the first day then freezing wind from Loch Builg then thick frost and snow when I stopped at Braemar campsite (thin ski gloves were appreciated).
by Dean
Fri Aug 07, 2020 9:08 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What Gravel ****** brakes - GRX worth the dosh?
Replies: 42
Views: 1196

Re: What Gravel ****** brakes - GRX worth the dosh?

Could be an option but would require a Giant stem, https://www.cyclestore.co.uk/giant_conduct_hydraulic_disc_brake_upgrade_kit-ID_76551 I was looking at that system with interest for a while but have discounted it. Looks like it’ll crowd out the stem area too much for my liking. Making mounting all...
by Dean
Wed Aug 05, 2020 1:02 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Shaky shaky alternaty
Replies: 26
Views: 1001

Re: Shaky shaky alternaty

Shewie wrote:
Wed Aug 05, 2020 11:25 am
i had a touchy feel of some Shakedry goodies in Chamonix last year, I will try it one day but the prices are still a bit keen for me.
I will happily pay for Shakedry, I just want it in a bright colour. Hoping that next Spring Gore will have something other than dark grey.
by Dean
Fri Jul 31, 2020 8:16 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: GBDuro Starts Tomorrow 1st August 8am
Replies: 82
Views: 2631

Re: GBDuro Starts Tomorrow 1st August 8am

I thought the rules also forbid using cars and specified you had to use public transport to get to the start so I assume the same method to get home? They may have changed the rules due to Covid 19. So what is the difference between entering a shop for three minutes and giving much-needed money to ...
by Dean
Fri Jul 31, 2020 6:55 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: GBDuro Starts Tomorrow 1st August 8am
Replies: 82
Views: 2631

Re: GBDuro Starts Tomorrow 1st August 8am

Just a thought.

If participants are not allowed to have contact with anyone on the route, be it at campsites or in shops, to stop the spread of a particular disease...

When they reach JOG and the event finishes (and they are no longer under the umbrella of GBDuro) how do they get home?
by Dean
Fri Jul 31, 2020 12:09 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Veloviewer map - explorer tiles
Replies: 699
Views: 62889

Re: Veloviewer map - explorer tiles

It was very hot today, I ran out of water and in my desperation to search a churchyard for a tap (solid grey building in middle of map, and there wasn't one) I neglected to cycle ten metres further on this road. Only a 30km trip back to get it. I also remembered my GPS is set to 60 second record so ...
by Dean
Fri Jul 24, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: A road trip around Wales
Replies: 21
Views: 722

Re: A road trip around Wales

mattpage wrote:
Fri Jul 24, 2020 1:01 pm
ASSOS bibs, assuming the ones you have are the same miss out a section of stitching in the middle of the chamois and I think this might be key. I don't know any other brand that does this.
My Endura bibs are like this, but they might not have originally come in the box with this feature...
by Dean
Mon Jul 20, 2020 11:26 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Bear Bones Bikepacking Events Calendar.
Replies: 40
Views: 21722

Re: Bear Bones Bikepacking Events Calendar.

BTW Colin, I saw the nicely portioned up maps for printing on the new CL site (very handy), and tried to download them before someone from the OS comes and demands they're taken down, but I can't - when I enlarge them, trying to save the image just gives me a WEBP file to download. Are you involved...
by Dean
Sat Jul 18, 2020 8:19 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Veloviewer map - explorer tiles
Replies: 699
Views: 62889

Re: Veloviewer map - explorer tiles

Went out on my first tile grabbing mission, thank you all for planting the bug. Ventured to lots of small patches of forest I have never visited. It would have helped when going to new places to ride if I remembered to change the batteries in my GPS beforehand. :oops: Thankfully I had a rough idea w...
by Dean
Sat Jul 18, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: GCN does bikepacking
Replies: 88
Views: 2747

Re: GCN does bikepacking

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Sat Jul 18, 2020 2:52 pm
Has anyone actually ever bothered to ask these groups directly what the reasons are? ... that's a genuine question BTW.
I did cover this subject in conversation with my friends as I mentioned in my post, it was some years ago and I can't remember exactly what they said to confidently confirm.
by Dean
Sat Jul 18, 2020 1:43 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: GCN does bikepacking
Replies: 88
Views: 2747

Re: GCN does bikepacking

The lack of BAME participation in outdoor activities goes way beyond cycling. It has been an issue in hillwalking and mountaineering for as long as I can remember. I'd reckon that one of the reasons is a lack of role models. We've seen the same with female involvement and how that improves once the...
by Dean
Sat Jul 18, 2020 12:52 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Veloviewer map - explorer tiles
Replies: 699
Views: 62889

Re: Veloviewer map - explorer tiles

Those black circular dots are not a path, it's a parish boundary, there will be nothing to follow on the ground. I would walk up the LandRover track west of the range (take notice of any shooting notices) and run the 100 metres to the tile and back to the footpath, you shouldn't need to enter the da...
by Dean
Sun Jul 12, 2020 11:06 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Veloviewer map - explorer tiles
Replies: 699
Views: 62889

Re: Veloviewer map - explorer tiles

I would like to have a go at some exploring (definitely not "tile collecting") but I do not have Strava, I am an app Luddite (I do not use smartphones). Does someone know how I can import the VV tile grid into Garmin Basecamp so I can plot routes over OS mapping and then upload to my GPS device? If...
by Dean
Sun Jul 12, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Veloviewer map - explorer tiles
Replies: 699
Views: 62889

Re: Veloviewer map - explorer tiles

I would like to have a go at some exploring (definitely not "tile collecting") but I do not have Strava, I am an app Luddite (I do not use smartphones). Does someone know how I can import the VV tile grid into Garmin Basecamp so I can plot routes over OS mapping and then upload to my GPS device?
by Dean
Sun Jul 12, 2020 11:11 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: How often do you take a stove?
Replies: 38
Views: 1074

Re: How often do you take a stove?

It depends on the weather. If I am taking a 3 season sleeping bag I would want some hot pasta before I curl up, if I have my superlight summer quilt then staying cool at night is an issue and the lower the amount of warm food entering my stomach the better.
by Dean
Sat Jul 04, 2020 5:03 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Do I need an Exposure (6 pack Race or Diablo)
Replies: 20
Views: 575

Re: Do I need an Exposure (6 pack Race or Diablo)

If you want a Diablo these ebay auctions normally go for about £120.
https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/m.html?_odkw ... e&_sacat=0
by Dean
Sat Jun 27, 2020 10:33 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Diary of a Randonneur
Replies: 84
Views: 8472

Re: Diary of a Randonneur

I watched it because there was a cat in the thumbnail, was not disappointed.

I wouldn't want to ride the concrete bridleways near me with those tyres!