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by K1100T
Sun Jan 17, 2021 11:11 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Viewranger discontinued, replaced with Outdoor Active
Replies: 49
Views: 1034

Re: Viewranger discontinued, replaced with Outdoor Active

Mostly looks like some serious pro level mansplaining is going on...
by K1100T
Sun Jan 17, 2021 8:58 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Why Don't Sleeping Mats Have A Pillow?
Replies: 23
Views: 600

Re: Why Don't Sleeping Mats Have A Pillow?

Yup. And I want it in the hood of my sleeping bag, not under it... Uhm but that means I can't then use the hood of my bag and therefor limit how warm I'll be in it :wink: A pocket beneath a hood as part of a sleeping bag, may be one solution? Either your pillow is really big, or your sleeping bag h...
by K1100T
Sun Jan 17, 2021 12:23 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Why Don't Sleeping Mats Have A Pillow?
Replies: 23
Views: 600

Re: Why Don't Sleeping Mats Have A Pillow?

htrider wrote:
Sun Jan 17, 2021 12:03 am
Being nearly 50, a pillow is essential for a neck pain free nights kip...
Yup. And I want it in the hood of my sleeping bag, not under it...
by K1100T
Sun Jan 17, 2021 12:20 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: K2 without O2...
Replies: 34
Views: 801

Re: K2 without O2...

redefined_cycles wrote:
Sat Jan 16, 2021 8:35 pm
without death.
Well, at least in their team. The BBC reports states that a Spanish climber died, as there's many out this year trying the same thing. Phenomenal achievement.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-55684149
by K1100T
Thu Jan 14, 2021 11:46 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Gravel porn
Replies: 103
Views: 6115

Re: Gravel porn

If you had issues with the aesthetics of the Allied Able, then look away now... All the deets are on bikepacking.com, this is the Farr Twin-T . https://bikepacking.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/farr-twin-t-gravel-build_20-2000x1333.jpg But hey, you can an alternative to the grav, grav, version: htt...
by K1100T
Thu Jan 14, 2021 12:20 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a Month 2021
Replies: 57
Views: 1479

Re: Bivvy a Month 2021

Decided to leave my (V)WE grid references for another time, but still wanted to get out and participate. I wanted to get out and back in daylight, so planned to leave the house around 14:00 and wobble around some local back roads, before sleeping in the garden, the doing another local loop on the Su...
by K1100T
Sun Jan 10, 2021 8:06 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Virtual Winter Event 2021
Replies: 35
Views: 596

Re: Virtual Winter Event 2021

I went out for a short ride yesterday, slept in the garden and went out again today for a ride. I've decided that it's just a BaM, and I'll be saving my (Virtual) Winter Event GRs for when it's slightly less clarty, icy and I can sleep somewhere other than the garden.
by K1100T
Sat Jan 09, 2021 10:25 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Yay, it's cheery Friday.
Replies: 1389
Views: 137166

Re: Yay, it's cheery Friday.

htrider wrote:
Fri Jan 08, 2021 8:32 pm
The worlds gone to hell in a handcart but my first attempt at homebrew aint half bad. Cheers!
Another time and money sink! If you want a place like this for homebrew, get yea to Jim's -> https://www.jimsbeerkit.co.uk/forum/
by K1100T
Thu Jan 07, 2021 11:59 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 9263
Views: 1049285

Re: The post man's been ...

... and delivered an ultrasonic water bath record cleaner.
by K1100T
Wed Jan 06, 2021 12:16 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Todays ride
Replies: 2248
Views: 308860

Re: Todays ride

ScotRoutes wrote:
Tue Jan 05, 2021 8:38 pm
A wee bit more snow overnight made todays ride very tough for its short distance.

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Well jell... My ride today was short, felt pointless and ended up finishing in the pissing rain.
by K1100T
Tue Jan 05, 2021 9:04 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: This weekends Virtual Winter Event - postponed
Replies: 21
Views: 477

Re: This weekends Virtual Winter Event - postponed

If someone would nail down what "local" means that would be useful. I can hit three different counties within fifteen minutes of the front door... Last time "local" for the purpose s of exercise was defined as ten miles, had that on some good authority, but not sure where they got that from... Not ...
by K1100T
Tue Jan 05, 2021 12:32 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: This weekends Virtual Winter Event - postponed
Replies: 21
Views: 477

Re: This weekends Virtual Winter Event - postponed

If someone would nail down what "local" means that would be useful. I can hit three different counties within fifteen minutes of the front door...
by K1100T
Tue Jan 05, 2021 12:28 am
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: January's Virtual Winter Event 2021 (Covid lockdown edition) Jan 9th and 10th
Replies: 608
Views: 12345

Re: January's Virtual Winter Event 2021 (Covid lockdown edition) Jan 9th and 10th

I promised my wife and daughter that I was sleeping in the garden this weekend, so it's either that, or the sofa. When I go out being a #DitchSleeper, they watch a movie together in our bed. So I'm still planning a couple of short rides on each day, but probably in daylight, rather than late/early. ...
by K1100T
Mon Jan 04, 2021 11:51 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 3470
Views: 627472

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

It's a bargain, but for your ears... No bikepacking kit for me this month. 💸💸💸

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by K1100T
Mon Jan 04, 2021 5:28 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What are you listening to now?
Replies: 404
Views: 15974

Re: What are you listening to now?

One of my Xmas presents...

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by K1100T
Mon Jan 04, 2021 10:25 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: 13 speed.
Replies: 21
Views: 540

Re: 13 speed.

PaulB2 wrote:
Mon Jan 04, 2021 10:14 am
They’ve got the first production ready 13 speed derailleur but rotor did some wacky prototype hydraulic shifting thingy in 2019
Rotor have been selling the hydraulic 1x13 system for a while, it's not cheap. It also doesn't say, gravel, anywhere in the bumf, unlike the Campag one.
by K1100T
Fri Jan 01, 2021 4:25 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Cold weather tips
Replies: 41
Views: 1120

Re: Cold weather tips

Something I couldn't recall when I did the first post was about adding things like electrolyte powders to your water. Generally it's not a good idea. The term used on the training camp was "Homogeneous Nucleation", it's not really if you look at the technical definition but the end effect is the sa...
by K1100T
Fri Jan 01, 2021 1:37 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Photos you have taken in the last month of which you like.
Replies: 1135
Views: 232105

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

ledburner wrote:
Wed Dec 30, 2020 11:42 pm
Have you tried tweaking images with Google Snapseed, obviously not Photoshop, but surprisingly good on a phone..
Check the EXIF, way ahead of you... 😂
by K1100T
Fri Jan 01, 2021 1:30 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Pad-less Bib Longs
Replies: 12
Views: 241

Re: Pad-less Bib Longs

Thanks all, a few options there to consider. I didn't realise the Galibier bib longs came in a pad-less version, they however, are still on the naughty step for refusing to replace the bibs that had failing lycra after four rides. I'm also not sure the world is ready to see me in fluro technicolor r...
by K1100T
Fri Jan 01, 2021 8:56 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Todays ride
Replies: 2248
Views: 308860

Re: Todays ride

Was the cafe expensive? I'd find it hard to leave, and do the last run home. :roll: The food and coffee were free*, but the chores... 😂 Good effort that man. Not sure I have the mental capacity for that approach. Not sure it's something I want to pursue again, to be honest. Three different loops of...
by K1100T
Thu Dec 31, 2020 12:01 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Pad-less Bib Longs
Replies: 12
Views: 241

Pad-less Bib Longs

Does anyone have any recommendations for pad-less bib longs...? My leg warmers aren't cutting it when it gets down to zero, so I'm considering something else to pull over my existing bibs to provide extra warmth. The pad-less variety seem rather few and far between...
by K1100T
Thu Dec 31, 2020 11:57 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Todays ride
Replies: 2248
Views: 308860

Re: Todays ride

TLDR; Completed the #FestiveBollocks yesterday and am enjoying the #FestiveFuckAll today. Given we're in Tier 4, I didn't really think it was that appropriate to be heading off on +160 km single loops around the countryside. That I wouldn't be able to stop at friendly local cycling cafés, was also a...
by K1100T
Tue Dec 29, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: So.....how did we do?
Replies: 12
Views: 409

Re: So.....how did we do?

Already started, rather than buying more bike gear for Christmas, I've just bought an ultrasonic record cleaning machine, so I can get all my vinyl back into a playable condition. Good plan. Did that a couple of years ago. Well I couldn't stretch to an ultrasonic, so went with the fluid-based Disco...
by K1100T
Tue Dec 29, 2020 11:10 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Gaiters ?
Replies: 16
Views: 356

Re: Gaiters ?

I had a pair of the Vaude Bike Gaiter long , which were OK. I had the first generation, without any extra reinforcement under the toe, so that bit obviously disintegrated pretty quickly. They do a short version too, which might be preferable, depending on the length of your waterproofs. I think they...
by K1100T
Tue Dec 29, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: So.....how did we do?
Replies: 12
Views: 409

Re: So.....how did we do?

Do BaM Accumulate all the necessary bivy kit Cycle 9000 km over the year Take part in some mass participation events - Dirty Reiver and Frontier 300 Join the Riverbank Club and do loads of open water swimming Read 32 books (I've read 17) I did BaM, even if some of them were in the garden. I bought ...