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by Boab
Mon Jul 15, 2024 5:56 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Todays ride
Replies: 3341
Views: 692081

Re: Todays ride

A heavy week last week. 5 hours of ice skating and three bike rides totalling ~210KM; which is more than I've managed in months. I now have, what I hope is just, a stinking head cold.

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by Boab
Mon Jul 15, 2024 5:28 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: That Tent Question
Replies: 12
Views: 301

Re: That Tent Question

I have a Lanshan 1 Pro, it's a condensation generator; I really wanted a Lunar Solo, but the opportunity was too good to pass up. I like the look of the SMD Skyscape Trekker 1P , but the lure of a Dyneema tent is quite high... You might be interested in reading this though - https://theradavist.com/...
by Boab
Wed Jul 10, 2024 3:56 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: MTB Steadyrack for sale
Replies: 2
Views: 291

Re: MTB Steadyrack for sale

The guy's got some serious core going on. A front lever on the handlebars of a bike, impressive... 😂
by Boab
Tue Jul 09, 2024 10:33 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Schnozzle to Thermarest Winglock adaptor
Replies: 4
Views: 346

Re: Schnozzle to Thermarest Winglock adaptor

This doesn't answer your question at all... I didn't even consider an adapter to get my Schnozzle working with my NeoAir, I just bought a BlockerLite Pump Sack . It annoyingly pops off very easily if you pump too hard, unlike the Schnozzle, but is suitable large and easy to use. However, I don't fee...
by Boab
Tue Jul 09, 2024 10:26 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: BB200 2024
Replies: 44
Views: 2092

Re: BB200 2024

Boab wrote: Mon Jul 08, 2024 12:05 pm I was quite surprised by a few of the bikes and the narrow tyres choices last year.
I should maybe clarify here... Think more Road / CX bike and 32mm tyres, than hardtail MTB on 2.25/2.35 tyres; which is what I was on.
by Boab
Mon Jul 08, 2024 12:05 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: BB200 2024
Replies: 44
Views: 2092

Re: BB200 2024

I was quite surprised by a few of the bikes and the narrow tyres choices last year. I fully appreciate that not everyone is able to have a stable of bikes, so you may just have to bring what you have. We've had multiple threads on here about what people think "adventure" cycling is, and ho...
by Boab
Sun Jul 07, 2024 3:36 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: BB200 2024
Replies: 44
Views: 2092

Re: BB200 2024

Someone posted some video of the 4x4's the were coming the other way on the second weekend.
by Boab
Fri Jul 05, 2024 10:27 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Yay, it's cheery Friday.
Replies: 4116
Views: 581458

Re: Yay, it's cheery Friday.

Very cheery! Finally, at the age of 51, my vote has finally elected someone. The placard in the garden, the delivering of leaflets and other bumpf, has finally paid off.
Also off to Sheffield tomorrow morning, to pick up a kitteh!
by Boab
Thu Jul 04, 2024 1:03 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: New Bike Gear Out And Due Out...
Replies: 1028
Views: 150824

Re: New Bike Gear Out And Due Out...

Boab wrote: Tue Jul 02, 2024 12:55 pm Schwalbe Clik Valve
This photo from off-road.cc looks like there maybe adapters for different tubes widths, i.e. presta and shrader...
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by Boab
Wed Jul 03, 2024 4:05 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: New Bike Gear Out And Due Out...
Replies: 1028
Views: 150824

Re: New Bike Gear Out And Due Out...

Even more valve action!!!!

Big Bore Tubeless Valves
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by Boab
Wed Jul 03, 2024 1:57 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a Month 2024
Replies: 644
Views: 70055

Re: Bivvy a Month 2024

I'm not trying to, er, rock the boat, 'cause I might still need to do this roller based BAM, that will see me kipping all of 6 - 7m from my back door! Genuinely on someone else's land though...
by Boab
Wed Jul 03, 2024 12:35 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a Month 2024
Replies: 644
Views: 70055

Re: Bivvy a Month 2024

JudithG wrote: Wed Jul 03, 2024 12:26 pm Very kind folks, very kind! Thanks for letting my trip slide into BAM officialness. Loving the variety and write up of trips. Halfway! 🎉
You'll have to try harder than that to have it DQ'd! I mean, Reg kipped in Andy's house boat and it was still allowed...
by Boab
Wed Jul 03, 2024 12:31 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Gravel Bike Tyres
Replies: 23
Views: 1239

Re: Gravel Bike Tyres

Pirelli Cinturato M. Close the thread. :lol: This... I found GravelKing's were too lightweight and puncture prone as a result, poor show in the wet too. The front would seal OK, but the rear always required plugging; this was with Orange Seal Endurance. They felt fast and were nice and supple, but ...
by Boab
Wed Jul 03, 2024 12:11 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Happy Monday!
Replies: 8
Views: 297

Re: Happy Monday!

I had a big off on Sunday. Popped into the local minor injuries just to see if I needed a stitch in my eyebrow and before I knew it was strapped down to a board and being transferred to Lancaster Infirmary. CT shows 5 broken vertebrae, so confined to lying flat watching the ceiling for the next 36 ...
by Boab
Sun Jun 30, 2024 4:58 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: North York Moors 300
Replies: 47
Views: 5468

Re: North York Moors 300

Wanted to do it, but didn't sign up as we had no idea what would be happening with daughter at this point. Either way, I'm not fit enough to get round that course in an enjoyable manner, so am definitely not up for doing it. In fact, I'm not even sure I'll be fit enough for a proper swing at the BB2...
by Boab
Sun Jun 30, 2024 4:01 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a Month 2024
Replies: 644
Views: 70055

Re: Bivvy a Month 2024

In the end I didn't resort to the emergency roller BaM, instead I cycled all of 800m down the High St to the local rec and wedged myself into a gap in a hedge. In the morning, I was going to do a, very, local loop, but about a third of the way round, I took one look at the sky and headed for the hou...
by Boab
Wed Jun 26, 2024 10:47 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a Month 2024
Replies: 644
Views: 70055

Re: Bivvy a Month 2024

Was half packed to go out on Monday night. However, I ended up on a Zoom with the rest of my family giving them my news, it was too late and I was too wiped out; so I just went to bed. Had the bike all packed up and ready to roll so I could head out after ice skating last night. Didn't skate the who...
by Boab
Mon Jun 24, 2024 11:50 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: 3LW - problems?
Replies: 104
Views: 10218

Re: 3LW - problems?

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by Boab
Sat Jun 22, 2024 7:30 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Yay, it's cheery Friday.
Replies: 4116
Views: 581458

Re: Yay, it's cheery Friday.

PaulB2 wrote: Sat Jun 22, 2024 7:29 pm
Boab wrote: Sat Jun 22, 2024 3:46 pm Belated, but managed to get four over exited 16/17 years olds to and from Wembley yesterday. Totally reinforced why I hate driving in London.
Did you have to watch the concert too?
Thankfully not. I wandered to IKEA and bought jam.
by Boab
Sat Jun 22, 2024 3:46 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Yay, it's cheery Friday.
Replies: 4116
Views: 581458

Re: Yay, it's cheery Friday.

Belated, but managed to get four over exited 16/17 years olds to and from Wembley yesterday. Totally reinforced why I hate driving in London.
by Boab
Sat Jun 22, 2024 3:28 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What are you drinking now?
Replies: 728
Views: 90849

Re: What are you drinking now?

PaulB2 wrote: Fri Jun 21, 2024 4:47 pm At what point does beer become barley wine?
When it's a barley wine; it's more of a style of beer, not what a beer becomes when it's strong.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barley_wine
by Boab
Sun Jun 16, 2024 7:50 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Calder Divide
Replies: 18
Views: 6456

Re: Calder Divide

fatbikerbill wrote: Sun Jun 16, 2024 5:40 pm Nope, can't do images!
https://bearbonesbikepacking.co.uk/phpB ... lit=photos
by Boab
Sun Jun 16, 2024 7:47 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What you done t' your bike today
Replies: 1599
Views: 298332

Re: What you done t' your bike today

Cleaned the wheels I've been running since last Autumn; also changed the cassette to a spare 11-46T: https://media.bobarnott.com/gravel/2024-06-16-wheels.jpg Discovered that one of my expensive Garbaruk jockey wheels is shafted: https://media.bobarnott.com/gravel/2024-06-16-jockey.jpg Finally fitted...