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by The Cumbrian
Mon Jan 18, 2021 8:39 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Partially dried beer
Replies: 6
Views: 215

Re: Partially dried beer

I recall reading about dehydrated alcoholic drinks a few years ago. At the time a US company had a range that included beer, red wine, rum and coke and whisky and coke. From (unreliable) memory I think that you just had to add water. They were having trouble getting it licenced because the FDA thoug...
by The Cumbrian
Sun Jan 17, 2021 5:59 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: How to insert pictures
Replies: 172
Views: 68270

Re: How to insert pictures

Thanks for the help, I got there eventually.
by The Cumbrian
Sun Jan 17, 2021 5:51 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: How to insert pictures
Replies: 172
Views: 68270

Re: How to insert pictures

I'm suffering a breakdown in understanding.
by The Cumbrian
Sun Jan 17, 2021 5:43 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: How to insert pictures
Replies: 172
Views: 68270

Re: How to insert pictures

Test

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by The Cumbrian
Fri Jan 08, 2021 1:57 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Favourite kit from 2020
Replies: 54
Views: 1125

Re: Favourite kit from 2020

Jones Loop Riser Bars. Installing them has meant that I'm able to get out cycling for hours and days at a time without my hands going numb, so I'm really enjoying cycling again after many years away.
by The Cumbrian
Fri Jan 01, 2021 6:19 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Duece trowels
Replies: 14
Views: 310

Re: Duece trowels

I carry a peg like this: https://www.amazon.co.uk/OMUKY-Lightweight-Aluminum-Outdoor-U-Shaped/dp/B08GKCYJCH/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?dchild=1&keywords=sand+peg&qid=1609521442&sr=8-1-spons&psc=1&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUEyUFRRWElQSE9SNEc2JmVuY3J5cHRlZElkPUEwMTQyMjY5MUJNTURGUEFXQkE0NCZlbmNyeXB0ZWRBZElkPU...
by The Cumbrian
Thu Dec 31, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Cranked magazine.
Replies: 22
Views: 859

Re: Cranked magazine.

I returned home today from a couple of days in Cumbria (spent time with the kids, went fellwalking, cycled down to Black Sail and got drunk with my cousin; all in all a splendid couple of days) to find a the copy that Dave Barter had forwarded to me had arrived (thanks very much Dave), and that I'd ...
by The Cumbrian
Mon Dec 28, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: A Q for the hammock users.
Replies: 20
Views: 455

Re: A Q for the hammock users.

My hammock is by far the most comfortable outdoor sleep I've ever had, and I'll always choose it over ground sleeping if possible. I've been doing it for quite a long time now and have got my routine sorted, and one of the best things to do to get a consistent hang is to use a structural ridge line ...
by The Cumbrian
Mon Dec 28, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Cranked magazine.
Replies: 22
Views: 859

Re: Cranked magazine.

That's very kind of you Dave, I'll be in touch.
by The Cumbrian
Mon Dec 28, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Cranked magazine.
Replies: 22
Views: 859

Re: Cranked magazine.

Some scrote at Royal Mail has nicked mine. They delivered the empty cardboard envelope in a plastic bag with a message that starts with: Our sincere apologies. We are very sorry that this item has reached you in this condition. If anything is missing or the contents are damaged, you can report this ...
by The Cumbrian
Tue Dec 22, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Voodoo Bizango Wheels Wanted
Replies: 0
Views: 166

Voodoo Bizango Wheels Wanted

Long shot, but if anyone has a set of Voodoo Bizango wheels that they aren't using, give me shout.

Cheers, Michael.
by The Cumbrian
Tue Dec 22, 2020 8:49 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Cold weather tips
Replies: 41
Views: 1176

Re: Cold weather tips

Not sure about being dehydrated thickening the blood, the body is very good at keeping things inside close limits and there's a mass of water in our cells that can be utilised. Cold air is dry air so you do lose more moisture than you realise. It seemed a little odd to me too, but it's what we were...
by The Cumbrian
Mon Dec 21, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Cold weather tips
Replies: 41
Views: 1176

Re: Cold weather tips

It's also wise to monitor your hydration. I was taught that if you're dehydrated then your blood is more viscous and can't get through the surface capillaries as easily, which can encourage the onset of frostbite. If you make the snow yellow when you urinate, it's time to have a drink.
by The Cumbrian
Sat Dec 12, 2020 11:01 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The 'pop up' T shirt shop.
Replies: 41
Views: 1099

Re: The 'pop up' T shirt shop.

I can't decide which one I dislike the least:

You don't have to have fun to enjoy yourself.

You don't have to enjoy yourself to have fun.

And..

Type two fun is the best type of fun.

If you're not cold, hungry and damp, you're not doing it properly.
by The Cumbrian
Fri Dec 11, 2020 12:22 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: For the a Speedy Ones.
Replies: 4
Views: 267

For the a Speedy Ones.

As a very slow, baggy clothes wearing high volume human, this will never apply to me unless I'm going downhill. Some on here like to travel a bit faster though, so they may find it useful. I found it useful in theory, and most of us will be able to use the information in some way. https://youtu.be/U...
by The Cumbrian
Wed Dec 09, 2020 8:35 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: BPing Ireland: Tell me everything!?
Replies: 23
Views: 411

Re: BPing Ireland: Tell me everything!?

I'm half Irish Shaf, and I lived there as a kid and spent most of my family holidays there. I've taken my bike over there in the past and didn't find much off road cycling where I was staying (Meath and Tipperary), but if you like cycling along quiet country lanes, they have that in abundance. Two o...
by The Cumbrian
Wed Dec 09, 2020 8:22 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Do you strava?
Replies: 70
Views: 986

Re: Do you strava?

I started using it earlier this year because my son did. I'm finding it a useful record of what I've done, and I want to see how far I've cycled this year (not very is the answer I'm expecting).
by The Cumbrian
Mon Dec 07, 2020 11:11 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: 2020 review
Replies: 29
Views: 921

Re: 2020 review

Favourite listening/watching. Well for me I can listen to it for hours and have done. On repeat over many days and the same thing. Recitation of the Quran by a Qaari (fluent reciter of the Quran) called Tawfeeq As Sayegh. What was even more wonderful was when I realised his recitations were availab...
by The Cumbrian
Mon Dec 07, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: 2020 review
Replies: 29
Views: 921

Re: 2020 review

Favourite ride: I started cycling again just over a year ago after a hiatus of over 20 years, so I'm still in a bit of a honeymoon period and enjoy myself every time I go out. A ride that I keep on returning to though is a 20 mile loop from Frodsham that incorporates country lanes, towpaths, bridlew...
by The Cumbrian
Tue Dec 01, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: New Bike Gear Out And Due Out...
Replies: 178
Views: 8597

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

Yes. That's a drop bar fat bike . I'm saying nothing... https://media.theradavist.com/uploads/2020/12/BEF7EAA1-933B-4A40-85DB-B3F2D55E0825-1024x642-1.jpeg https://bikepacking.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/bearclaw-tomak_1.jpg I particularly like the pre-rusted chain and sprockets to take away the ...
by The Cumbrian
Tue Dec 01, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Favourite bike of 'all time'?
Replies: 74
Views: 5336

Re: Favourite bike of 'all time'?

My 1988 Ridgeback 602LX, paid for by myself when I was a first year apprentice. It took me 2 months to pay it off, and I had no money left after giving my mam some lodge and paying for the bike. It was one of the best things I've ever bought though; I covered thousands of miles on it as I couldn't d...
by The Cumbrian
Tue Dec 01, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: That's a lot of bike for the money
Replies: 30
Views: 1125

Re: That's a lot of bike for the money

When the prototype of these bikes were mentioned on here a while ago, I seem to recall that they did a flat bar version too. I can't find these anywhere on Decathlon's website, does anyone know if they've been ditched? This one ? https://www.decathlon.co.uk/p/touring-520-bike/_/R-p-312723 That's it...
by The Cumbrian
Tue Dec 01, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: That's a lot of bike for the money
Replies: 30
Views: 1125

Re: That's a lot of bike for the money

When the prototype of these bikes were mentioned on here a while ago, I seem to recall that they did a flat bar version too. I can't find these anywhere on Decathlon's website, does anyone know if they've been ditched?
by The Cumbrian
Mon Nov 23, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Underquilt extra warmth?
Replies: 18
Views: 582

Re: Underquilt extra warmth?

Have you tried putting your solid insulation on top of your hammock? It won't weigh the underquilt down like that. The only thing to be careful of doing that is being too warm and the impervious layer collecting sweat. When I started hammocking I used a CCF mat in my hammock well into minus figures,...