Search found 136 matches

by The Cumbrian
Fri Jul 31, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: WRT T shirts for those not riding.
Replies: 36
Views: 674

Re: WRT T shirts for those not riding.

Michael Donohue, XXL please.
by The Cumbrian
Fri Jul 31, 2020 6:06 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: WRT T shirts for those not riding.
Replies: 36
Views: 674

Re: WRT T shirts for those not riding.

Is it ethical to get one of these even if you had no intention of doing the WRT?

Asking for a friend.
by The Cumbrian
Tue Jul 28, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Sleeping bag or quilt with tiny pack size
Replies: 41
Views: 647

Re: Sleeping bag or quilt with tiny pack size

I've got a Sea to Summit Traveller TR1 Long sleeping bag / quilt, and I managed to squeeze it, a 3/4 length underquilt, a down jacket, my sleeping base layers, a hat and a pair of warm socks into a 9l handlebar drybag.
by The Cumbrian
Tue Jul 28, 2020 10:26 am
Forum: Routes
Topic: Debyshire / Peaks Off Road Routes.
Replies: 3
Views: 89

Re: Debyshire / Peaks Off Road Routes.

I used to head up there from Derby all the time for climbing trips years ago, and I'm finishing work early today so that I can get there in time for a spin out. My current default route is to go along the Pennine Bridleway from near Cromford as far as Parsley Hay and then back along the Tissington T...
by The Cumbrian
Tue Jul 28, 2020 9:30 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: NCN cuts
Replies: 23
Views: 669

Re: NCN cuts

RIP wrote:
Tue Jul 28, 2020 9:19 am
Conversely (of course!), heard on R4 this morning that as part of Govt 'anti-obesity drive' (drive??? :lol: ) we're going to get 'thousands of miles of dedicated cycleways'. Thousands eh.

I suspect that 80% of those 'thousands of miles of dedicated cycleways' will be in London.
by The Cumbrian
Mon Jul 27, 2020 6:35 pm
Forum: Routes
Topic: Debyshire / Peaks Off Road Routes.
Replies: 3
Views: 89

Debyshire / Peaks Off Road Routes.

Can anyone suggest any 20 - 30 mile mostly off road routes that aren't on tarmac cycle paths? I don't mind a bit of tarmac, but I've brought my mountain bike so would rather get out on the dirt. Not too far from Derby would be even better.

Cheers, Michael.
by The Cumbrian
Mon Jul 27, 2020 9:32 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: if you were to camp on a couple of beaches in the far northwest of scotland ?
Replies: 9
Views: 267

Re: if you were to camp on a couple of beaches in the far northwest of scotland ?

Sango Sands campsite at Durness is really good. Right on the headland above a lovely beach with great views.
by The Cumbrian
Sun Jul 26, 2020 10:20 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: if you were to camp on a couple of beaches in the far northwest of scotland ?
Replies: 9
Views: 267

Re: if you were to camp on a couple of beaches in the far northwest of scotland ?

Sandwood Bay, because it's beautiful and takes a bit of effort to get there. And it would be a nice track to cycle along (I've only walked it). One of the smaller beaches near Durness, because you can get supplies there and there's a pub. One of the beaches north of Ullapool, but they're close to th...
by The Cumbrian
Sat Jul 18, 2020 10:07 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Do you ever count how much crap you have?
Replies: 25
Views: 602

Re: Do you ever count how much crap you have?

I'm going through that process now having moved house. Not really cycling equipment, but lots of outdoor kit. I'm selling loads of stuff and I'm amazed at how much good quality kit I've bought and found to be unsuitable for some reason, and then hoarded. On the plus side, it's turned out to be a biz...
by The Cumbrian
Sat Jul 18, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Quick Drying Flat Pedal Shoes for the Wide of Foot - Any Recommendations?
Replies: 6
Views: 152

Re: Quick Drying Flat Pedal Shoes for the Wide of Foot - Any Recommendations?

Thanks for that. My feet almost always end up wet when I'm out on the mountain bike so quick drying shoes are reasonably important to me. I was hoping that they'd dry quickly as they're synthetic.
by The Cumbrian
Sat Jul 18, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Quick Drying Flat Pedal Shoes for the Wide of Foot - Any Recommendations?
Replies: 6
Views: 152

Quick Drying Flat Pedal Shoes for the Wide of Foot - Any Recommendations?

I'm looking for a pair of flat pedal shoes that are well ventilated, dry quickly, have stiff soles and will fit a wide foot. I tried a pair of Five10 Trail Cross LTs on today in my LBS but they weren't wide enough, and I would have liked them to have been more rigid. I also tried on a pair of Five10...
by The Cumbrian
Sat Jul 18, 2020 8:42 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: How many attempts before you reach for the glitter?
Replies: 10
Views: 452

Re: How many attempts before you reach for the glitter?

My girlfriend took a load of glitter and applied it liberally when we went to Festival No. 6 in 2018. I'm still finding it in my truck, random pockets and on almost every sock I own.
by The Cumbrian
Sat Jul 18, 2020 12:07 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bum Butter
Replies: 19
Views: 336

Re: Bum Butter

Imagine my confusion when I misread the title this thread as "Rum Butter", the traditional Cumbrian delicacy.
by The Cumbrian
Fri Jul 17, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Sram Attack 8 Speed Shifter Wanted.
Replies: 0
Views: 31

Sram Attack 8 Speed Shifter Wanted.

If anyone has a Sram Attack 8 Speed Shifter that they want to part with, give me a shout.

Cheers, Michael.
by The Cumbrian
Fri Jul 17, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: nicest way to cross the central belt ?
Replies: 6
Views: 226

Re: nicest way to cross the central belt ?

This possibly isn't very relevant to cycling, but when I read Chris Townsend's "Along the Divide" where he walked the watershed of Scotland, he was pleasantly surprised by the Central Belt section. He hadn't been looking forward to it and expected it to be dull, but found that it wasn't.
by The Cumbrian
Wed Jul 15, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Montane Softshell Jacket.
Replies: 0
Views: 160

Montane Softshell Jacket.

Montane softshell jacket, very similar in construction to Rab Vapour rise. Size XL. Similar in style to the Montane Extreme Smock, but with much thinner insulation. Fixed fold away hood, ventilation pockets and a deep, two way zip. Unused. SOLD
by The Cumbrian
Tue Jul 14, 2020 8:13 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Loop bar harness
Replies: 13
Views: 337

Re: Loop bar harness

I have a selection Restrap, Alpkit Gnaro and Specalized Bura Bura. All fit on the normal part of the bar easily. I’m currently lusting after one of these although I really don’t need one. https://rockgeist.com/product/jones-bag/ Now that I like. I've got one of the Jones bags which is great for car...
by The Cumbrian
Thu Jul 09, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Todays ride
Replies: 1948
Views: 264254

Re: Todays ride

That's a great place. I used to kip in the old quarrymen's huts on climbing trips back in the 90s. We used to go exploring the quarries on wet days, and in the climbing mags there were photos of Johnny Dawes and Paul Pritchard crossing the rusty old steel hawsers that were stretched across the quarr...
by The Cumbrian
Thu Jul 09, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: 3F Tipi Tent with Two Inners - SOLD
Replies: 1
Views: 135

3F Tipi Tent with Two Inners - SOLD

3F Tipi Tent with two inners. It comes with the standard 6 sided mesh inner (not shown pitched), and the two person 4 season inner that is shown in the pics. Never been used. Pegs included, but not the trekking pole. It does come with a pole joiner though. SOLD
by The Cumbrian
Thu Jul 09, 2020 11:28 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Alpkit R i g 7 Tarp - SOLD
Replies: 0
Views: 151

Alpkit R i g 7 Tarp - SOLD

Alpkit R I g 7 tarp in kelp, complete with bishop bag and Marlow Excel Pro 2mm rigging. Unused, SOLD

https://www.trek-lite.com/index.php?thr ... uced.8147/
by The Cumbrian
Wed Jul 08, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Sleeping Bag Rated to -6 and a tent 3 edging into 4 season tent
Replies: 39
Views: 932

Re: Sleeping Bag Rated to -6 and a tent 3 edging into 4 season tent

I've got a Big Sky Chinook 2 person as my winter tent: https://www.ultralightoutdoorgear.co.uk/search/big-sky-international-chinook As a High Volume Human I don't like to be confined to a titchy one person tent during the long winter nights, so I went for the 2 person. There's a one person too that ...
by The Cumbrian
Tue Jul 07, 2020 12:02 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Montane Bivvy Primaloft Jacket (XL). SOLD
Replies: 0
Views: 120

Montane Bivvy Primaloft Jacket (XL). SOLD

Very warm in very good condition. Olive green. Pics available on request.
SOLD
by The Cumbrian
Fri Jul 03, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Reg 's Crazy World of Lockdown - House of The Rising Sun
Replies: 6
Views: 264

Re: Reg 's Crazy World of Lockdown - House of The Rising Sun

RIP wrote:
Fri Jul 03, 2020 12:31 pm
Well that wasn't very nice of them was it? I hope you just blithely carried on to the bitter end without the music!
With the music was switched off I could hear myself, and they had a point.
by The Cumbrian
Fri Jul 03, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Reg 's Crazy World of Lockdown - House of The Rising Sun
Replies: 6
Views: 264

Re: Reg 's Crazy World of Lockdown - House of The Rising Sun

I was singing The House of the Rising Sun on karaoke years ago and they switched it off and told me to sit down.
by The Cumbrian
Mon Jun 29, 2020 12:11 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTD: Single side SPD pedals
Replies: 10
Views: 385

Re: WTD: Single side SPD pedals

Will £30 including P&P do you?