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by Verena
Fri Mar 05, 2021 12:34 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Todays ride
Replies: 2432
Views: 320387

Re: Todays ride

X_X X_X X_X
ledburner wrote:
Fri Mar 05, 2021 12:51 am
MuddyPete wrote:
Thu Mar 04, 2021 5:47 pm
Welcome to sheep country :grin: .

https://www.instagram.com/p/CMAFxSmFGBl ... qfi40oymzi
Trained sheep aswell, as the more observant will notice. :ugeek:
X_X X_X very good, took me a few seconds
by Verena
Fri Mar 05, 2021 11:35 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Yay, it's cheery Friday.
Replies: 1553
Views: 144244

Re: Yay, it's cheery Friday.

Yay, the sun is shining again at last, and even the dogs know it's cheery Friday! Very rare (as they're both a bit old and stiff and generally can't be asked), but they had a bit of a proper play with each other this morning :grin: - all fur and teeth and bad breath everywhere (and that's just me :l...
by Verena
Tue Mar 02, 2021 11:39 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Stay at home ends
Replies: 45
Views: 653

Re: Stay at home ends

belugabob wrote:
Tue Mar 02, 2021 9:39 pm
RIP wrote:
Tue Mar 02, 2021 7:37 pm
"Are there any women here?"
They'll be the ones with the "bag of gravel" bikes
:lol:
by Verena
Sun Feb 28, 2021 11:19 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Todays ride
Replies: 2432
Views: 320387

Re: Todays ride

That looks epic Jeff!

And yours looks great too Paul, different experience with a youngster and a picnic.

The Brecon Beacons looked busy too with walkers, even though they are shut. People just parked on the verge just outside the access road to the car park which says it's closed.
by Verena
Sun Feb 28, 2021 6:59 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a Month 2021
Replies: 200
Views: 5313

Re: Bivvy a Month 2021

Landslide wrote:
Fri Feb 26, 2021 1:48 pm
...mug of Penderyn...
A whole mug?!? I'll be swinging in my hammock all night even if I'm sleeping on the ground :lol:
by Verena
Sun Feb 28, 2021 6:56 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Something for the Welsh Boners
Replies: 2
Views: 113

Re: Something for the Welsh Boners

Nothing about me is extreme.
I'm not Welsh, and I'm nowhere near Snowdonia. Oh and I'm camera shy. Guess that's me out then?
Sounds interesting though, but I agree with you Stu, the proper wilderness is not in the National Parks...
by Verena
Sun Feb 28, 2021 9:25 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Todays ride
Replies: 2432
Views: 320387

Re: Todays ride

Yesterday's ride was an absolute gem of a day, already a highlight of this year. Rode to Crickhowell through very wet mist, met my cycling buddy for the day there, and on we went up the back lane towards the start of Gospel Pass. As we climbed higher, the sun broke through, or we broke through the m...
by Verena
Fri Feb 26, 2021 5:39 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 9537
Views: 1081611

Re: The post man's been ...

To be fair, this is all well confusing :roll: : Strangely I find life even more confusing as I get older if I think about it, so I don’t :-bd Think of it like my breakfast this morning, obviously you need your toast and proper salted butter, then you have options, you can opt for marmalade in which...
by Verena
Fri Feb 26, 2021 12:43 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a Month 2021
Replies: 200
Views: 5313

Re: Bivvy a Month 2021

Gorgeous!!!

I'm just starting to think about a St Davids day themed garden bivvy on Monday... complete with daffodils, leaks, Welsh cakes and Glamorgan sausages....
by Verena
Fri Feb 26, 2021 12:01 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 9537
Views: 1081611

Re: The post man's been ...

To be fair, this is all well confusing :roll: : I had a perfectly good what I called hybrid bike. I decided I wanted to do some what I called bike touring, so I bought a pannier rack and bag for that; then I discover something called bikepacking, which seemed to be defined by having fancy seat pack...
by Verena
Fri Feb 26, 2021 11:57 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Yay, it's cheery Friday.
Replies: 1553
Views: 144244

Re: Yay, it's cheery Friday.

Yay, it's cheery Friday, the sun is shining, the forecast is great, and I have an actual ride arranged for tomorrow with an actual other human :-bd
by Verena
Fri Feb 26, 2021 8:10 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 9537
Views: 1081611

Re: The post man's been ...

To be fair, this is all well confusing :roll: : I had a perfectly good what I called hybrid bike. I decided I wanted to do some what I called bike touring, so I bought a pannier rack and bag for that; then I discover something called bikepacking, which seemed to be defined by having fancy seat packs...
by Verena
Fri Feb 26, 2021 7:50 am
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Gritfest 2021 anyone?
Replies: 14
Views: 493

Re: Gritfest 2021 anyone?

HI, you're probably right :sad: - will let you know when I hear anything.
by Verena
Thu Feb 25, 2021 7:25 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Yay, it's cheery Friday.
Replies: 1553
Views: 144244

Re: Yay, it's cheery Friday.

Happy birthday 🎂, hope you had a great day
by Verena
Wed Feb 24, 2021 11:46 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Pete & Reg's State Of The Nation Tour - Part 3
Replies: 16
Views: 311

Re: Pete & Reg's State Of The Nation Tour - Part 3

Landslide wrote:
Wed Feb 24, 2021 9:13 pm
Once at the road we acquired suitable sticks and whiled away some time scraping mud from our undercarriages.
Sounds like the bikes could have done with some of that too.
Ewww :lol:
by Verena
Wed Feb 24, 2021 11:35 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Who plans their routes?
Replies: 24
Views: 425

Re: Who plans their routes?

Further afield? Multi-day? Almost always. River crossings, shops, impassable obstacles etc are all issues. Frankly, I find the idea of heading off into some of our own "wilderness" with no plan pretty irresponsible, especially when conditions are sub-optimal. Like MRTs say - tell someone where you ...
by Verena
Wed Feb 24, 2021 11:27 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: European travel planning ?
Replies: 19
Views: 412

Re: European travel planning ?

Alpinum wrote:
Wed Feb 24, 2021 9:40 pm
Let me know should you be heading to Switzerland :-bd
Always welcome to stay Dave.

And feed you not just on local food and drinks but also route knowledge :wink:
Local food ? I remember something called pizzokel or similar ??
by Verena
Wed Feb 24, 2021 11:24 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: European travel planning ?
Replies: 19
Views: 412

Re: European travel planning ?

Not used them but Flixbus started to put a bike rack on various services. Was thinking about them as an option in 2019 for the 2020 tour, which for one reason or another didn't go ahead. :wink: Verena, back when I was a youngster I used to go to the alps, climbing, but always with a more seasoned/e...
by Verena
Wed Feb 24, 2021 11:21 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: European travel planning ?
Replies: 19
Views: 412

Re: European travel planning ?

I don't think they go to where you want to go FLV but for general interest on this thread, don't forget the European Bike Express coach for UK to a number of great locations in France and towards Spain or Italy. Think they cover the Rhine valley area also. Best bit is no bike box/packaging stress. ...
by Verena
Wed Feb 24, 2021 9:23 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: European travel planning ?
Replies: 19
Views: 412

Re: European travel planning ?

I'll be really interested in this thread as well. Really want to stop flying. I go to Germany regularly to see my parents, but I must admit up until now this has been mostly by flying. When I did try going by train a couple of Christmasses ago, the whole thing got cancelled due to French rail strike...
by Verena
Wed Feb 24, 2021 7:37 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Pete & Reg's State Of The Nation Tour - Part 3
Replies: 16
Views: 311

Re: Pete & Reg's State Of The Nation Tour - Part 3

As long as they have puddings, I’m still traumatised by seeing Pickers face when the ‘Dragons Back’’ at Pengenffodd declared that all puddings were off as they were busy! :shock: Broken he was and never been the same since, besides the Reg incident it’s probably one of the chaps worst cycling misha...
by Verena
Tue Feb 23, 2021 11:20 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Pete & Reg's State Of The Nation Tour - Part 3
Replies: 16
Views: 311

Re: Pete & Reg's State Of The Nation Tour - Part 3

I'll keep some room freshener spray ready when I read it I think this may also be required https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50974458097_c3398410f7.jpg And what a superb and possibly accurate name for a ‘beer’ :-bd :lol: Ahhh I remember that one...just about... :lol: O now you've gone and made me...
by Verena
Tue Feb 23, 2021 7:12 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Pete & Reg's State Of The Nation Tour - Part 3
Replies: 16
Views: 311

Re: Pete & Reg's State Of The Nation Tour - Part 3

I'll keep some room freshener spray ready when I read it
by Verena
Tue Feb 23, 2021 7:07 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What are you listening to now?
Replies: 515
Views: 19799

Re: What are you listening to now?

https://youtu.be/2nojmZiiNaw

May morning dew

Absolutel gorgeous, IMO.

Put me right in a cheery mood thinking how spring and summer are on the way :grin:
by Verena
Tue Feb 23, 2021 3:10 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Future plans.....??
Replies: 112
Views: 2455

Re: Future plans.....??

So without going too far into the exact intricacies and dates, or the Wales v England question, my enthusiasm has just run away with me, and I've made some plans (it just cheers me up, even if/when I have to change them later): As soon as "stay at home" is lifted, hopefully later March, a BAM "out o...