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by Boab
Mon Apr 15, 2024 2:09 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a Month 2024
Replies: 489
Views: 21945

Re: Bivvy a Month 2024

Thankfully I decided to head towards Wicken Wild Camping (currently shut) It's a shame that they closed this place :cry: When I phoned them about booking it in December last year, they said they were hoping to open it again later this year. I'm assuming the composting loo needed moving or something...
by Boab
Mon Apr 15, 2024 12:36 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a Month 2024
Replies: 489
Views: 21945

Re: Bivvy a Month 2024

Top work JudithG! Sounds like a proper adventure. With my daughter out at her girlfriends and my wife out for the evening with a couple of her friends, I was at a loose end. As I'm on-call over the end of the month and with the weather being settled, for a change, I decided to head out for my bivvy....
by Boab
Sun Apr 14, 2024 9:40 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: The Welsh Ride Thing - Lonely Hearts Club Ride - Sat 4th May to Mon 6th May 2024
Replies: 10
Views: 430

Re: The Welsh Ride Thing - Lonely Hearts Club Ride - Sat 4th May to Mon 6th May 2024

I think the only thing that should be pointed out, is Reg's penchant for cycling during extreme precipitation... Do we know if Karl has also angered the rain Gods in some way...?
by Boab
Sun Apr 14, 2024 9:38 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Is this 'bikepacking'?
Replies: 81
Views: 1804

Re: Is this 'bikepacking'?

Bike packing is clearly bike and camping. Removing one ( camping or bike ) means it cannot be bike packing ( how far you go is irrelevant) Not sure that argument stacks up though. If bike packing is named after back packing, then your argument would suggest that to go back packing you must also cam...
by Boab
Wed Apr 10, 2024 8:57 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Travelling across Europe quickly - how?
Replies: 15
Views: 488

Re: Travelling across Europe quickly - how?

As an aside, sharing a drive could work, but what if they talk too much or really annoy me (or vice versa)? I guess I could leave them at some service station in Essex.... Buy a good pair of noise cancelling headphones. I shudder to think about spending 1,500 miles in a car with someone I barely kn...
by Boab
Wed Apr 10, 2024 6:06 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What are you reading now?
Replies: 404
Views: 44041

Re: What are you reading now?

Since my last update, I've knocked off both of these, which I thought were excellent and inspiring: Other Ways to Win by Lee Craigie Coffee First, Then the World by Jenny Graham I then started to read Disaster Capitalism by Antony Loewenstein , but have had to put it down. I'm now knee deep in: ADHD...
by Boab
Mon Apr 08, 2024 10:00 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Exped Downmat clumping... maybe
Replies: 4
Views: 166

Re: Exped Downmat clumping... maybe

Mine feels like it has something similar at the top of the mat. I assumed it was a bit of foam to stop the down for migrating between tubes... 🤷
by Boab
Mon Apr 08, 2024 9:50 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Cranktank 3 vs cages on fork + smartwater bottles
Replies: 20
Views: 458

Re: Cranktank 3 vs cages on fork + smartwater bottles

If you have a frame bag, then there's cheaperer options like the Apidura frame pack hydration bladder . I wear a CamelBak Chase with 1.5L reservoir, while I'm not mad keen on wearing it on hot days, it's nice to have the equivalent of a couple of big bottles of water on me. I do occasionally run out...
by Boab
Fri Apr 05, 2024 2:39 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a Month 2024
Replies: 489
Views: 21945

Re: Bivvy a Month 2024

Ouch, I feel your ditch pain. Heal quickly.
by Boab
Thu Apr 04, 2024 4:47 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a Month 2024
Replies: 489
Views: 21945

Re: Bivvy a Month 2024

https://meagaidhblog.sais.gov.uk/2024/04/an-cearcallach-moy-coire-rain-snow-rain/ See images of Met Office forecast over March - looks like we need to head to NW Scotland. Similar parallels to 2012 when The NW got roasted and the rest of the UK nearly drowned, for the whole of spring and summer. We...
by Boab
Thu Apr 04, 2024 10:49 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a Month 2024
Replies: 489
Views: 21945

Re: Bivvy a Month 2024

Evidently, in February, we had 248% of the twenty year average rain fall around here.
by Boab
Wed Apr 03, 2024 10:45 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: New Bike Gear Out And Due Out...
Replies: 969
Views: 119773

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

riderdown wrote: Wed Apr 03, 2024 9:58 am
Alpkit have an new 900g tent, the Ultra 1.
Looks the same as https://www.sportpursuit.com/catalog/pr ... id/2679553

But with carbon fibre poles
Lighter weight fly material as well, 10D v 15D...
by Boab
Sun Mar 31, 2024 9:14 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 4931
Views: 1206814

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

fatbikephil wrote: Sun Mar 31, 2024 12:10 am Howwwww much???
You mean you don't want to curate your kit down to the last detail...? 🤔
by Boab
Sat Mar 30, 2024 8:31 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a Month 2024
Replies: 489
Views: 21945

Re: Bivvy a Month 2024

Headed out late last night after disco night at the ice rink. Would've been earlier but needed to chat to my wife about our daughter who has gone and given herself an eating disorder that is way worse that we first feared*. 😞 Conditions were super grippy and I had to stop multiple times to scrape mu...
by Boab
Thu Mar 28, 2024 5:53 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Cleaning tyre sealant off a frame
Replies: 2
Views: 152

Cleaning tyre sealant off a frame

The arse end of my gravel bike is covered in dried on tyre sealant. It doesn't seem to want to come off with the application of detergent and elbow grease. Anyone got any tips on how to clean it off...?
by Boab
Wed Mar 27, 2024 1:02 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a Month 2024
Replies: 489
Views: 21945

Re: Bivvy a Month 2024

So has anyone studied what looks like an inverse correlation between the time remaining in the month to get in a bivvy, and the likelihood of it being raining? It was absolutely hoofing it down last night; tomorrow is looking rather bad as well. Was thinking about going out tonight, but daughter is...
by Boab
Tue Mar 19, 2024 1:58 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The Wolf Way
Replies: 5
Views: 369

Re: The Wolf Way

Note that this isn't a year round route, due to the Felixstowe Ferry : Daily service from May to September, weekends only from Good Friday to 30 April and October. 10:00am – 5.00pm (weather permitting). EDIT: My first thought after looking at that is they've managed to make various bits nice and con...
by Boab
Mon Mar 18, 2024 6:06 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 11441
Views: 1918477

Re: The post man's been ...

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by Boab
Sat Mar 16, 2024 11:03 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Yay, it's cheery Friday.
Replies: 3962
Views: 497187

Re: Yay, it's cheery Friday.

Just about to go and shove 1KG of coffee beans through my new grinder. I'm like a kid with a new toy... 😀 Bob. It's Friday evening, you should be drinking beer, not coffee! It was a kilo bag of the cheapest crap I could find, no way would I want to make anything with the resulting grounds. 🤮 Will b...
by Boab
Fri Mar 15, 2024 7:44 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Yay, it's cheery Friday.
Replies: 3962
Views: 497187

Re: Yay, it's cheery Friday.

Just about to go and shove 1KG of coffee beans through my new grinder. I'm like a kid with a new toy... 😀
by Boab
Fri Mar 15, 2024 4:30 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 11441
Views: 1918477

Re: The post man's been ...

I'm at the office, but have had an email telling me my new coffee grinder has been delivered... 😁
by Boab
Fri Mar 15, 2024 4:27 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: North York Moors 300
Replies: 23
Views: 694

Re: North York Moors 300

fatbikephil wrote: Thu Mar 14, 2024 10:51 pm The last descent was a bit lumpy....
The chute of death "a bit lumpy"...!?! I got off and walked. 😂
by Boab
Thu Mar 14, 2024 11:58 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: What are you reading now?
Replies: 404
Views: 44041

Re: What are you reading now?

Suddenly remembered, Coffee First, Then the World by Jenny Graham is out on paperback today...
by Boab
Wed Mar 13, 2024 5:03 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What are you reading now?
Replies: 404
Views: 44041

Re: What are you reading now?

Finished reading The Physics of Filter Coffee by Jonathan Gagné and bought a new coffee grinder yesterday. Also recently read: 1923 : The Mystery of Lot 212 and a Tour de France Obsession by Ned Boulting, which I thought was brilliant and strangely emotional; Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie, so good...
by Boab
Tue Mar 12, 2024 2:56 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: North York Moors 300
Replies: 23
Views: 694

Re: North York Moors 300

yorkshirebiking wrote: Tue Mar 12, 2024 2:36 pm There won't be a 300 mile route this year but there will be one for 2025.
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