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by AndreR
Thu Jul 18, 2024 9:56 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Yay, it's cheery Friday.
Replies: 4121
Views: 583426

Re: Yay, it's cheery Friday.

:lol: Thanks for that gents!! Lovely, silly cheer-up to take the serious edge off of the day!! :-bd
by AndreR
Thu Jul 18, 2024 9:43 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Merino padded shorts
Replies: 6
Views: 312

Re: Merino padded shorts

One of the most common causes of damage to merino wool clothing is general purpose biological detergents. They should not be used as they contain enzymes designed to digest protein-based food stains and over time, these can damage protein fibres and cause holes. Wool and Silk are both protein based ...
by AndreR
Mon Jul 08, 2024 10:00 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Gravel Bike Tyres
Replies: 23
Views: 1299

Re: Gravel Bike Tyres

Thanks all for the benefit of your experience and knowledge, hugely appreciated :-bd Decision made and 2 700 x 45 Pirelli's in Cinturato M flavour are on order. :cool:
by AndreR
Wed Jul 03, 2024 1:54 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Gravel Bike Tyres
Replies: 23
Views: 1299

Re: Gravel Bike Tyres

Very useful!! Thanks all for the responses and recommendations, short list, in no particular order so far:

Pirelli Cinturato M
Schwalbe G-One Overland with Raceguard
Vittoria Mezcal Gravel Endurance

Will dig into some of the other recommendations this evening :ugeek:
by AndreR
Wed Jul 03, 2024 10:07 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Gravel Bike Tyres
Replies: 23
Views: 1299

Gravel Bike Tyres

Hi All, apologies if this has been done to death already but my search didn't find it if it has :grin: I'd like to pick the very expert minds of the forum please. :geek: I have a Sonder Camino which came with WTB Resolute 700 x 45 tyres with tubes on it. Lovely tyres to ride especially on gravel but...
by AndreR
Thu Jun 27, 2024 10:35 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tour Divide 2024
Replies: 127
Views: 8476

Re: Tour Divide 2024

PaulB2 wrote: Wed Jun 26, 2024 4:27 pm To be fair having watched way too many films, I'd be more afraid of the backswood humans :grin:
Pedal faster I can hear Banjo's :lol:
by AndreR
Wed Jun 05, 2024 11:28 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tour Divide 2024
Replies: 127
Views: 8476

Re: Tour Divide 2024

Alpinum wrote: Tue Jun 04, 2024 11:08 am Anybody doing it on a cheap beach cruiser?

https://velo.outsideonline.com/gravel/g ... m-walmart/
Love that, it's bl00dy brilliant :-bd
by AndreR
Mon May 13, 2024 4:14 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Missing the point?
Replies: 57
Views: 3551

Re: Missing the point?

'an adventure trail' or 'adventure/gravel' means more people understand what it is. Goodness knows what yer visitor centre punter makes of it. Maybe we should stand at the entrance and do a survey :smile: . "Have you any idea what's being described here before you set off? Do you think you nee...
by AndreR
Tue May 07, 2024 2:08 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Water Filter
Replies: 18
Views: 828

Re: Water Filter

Surprised to see the issues reported with the Water to Go bottle. Bought one for a trip to Nepal and in 3 weeks had absolutely no issues with the bottle or with my tummy. 2 other party members did which was 50% of the group. Found it dead easy to use and drank from the bottle most of the time with o...
by AndreR
Tue May 07, 2024 10:49 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: WRT 24 thanks
Replies: 12
Views: 783

Re: WRT 24 thanks

I'll add another big thanks to Dee and Stu for organizing what has become my favorite event of the year! :grin: Another brilliant edition helped in no small part by Mr Climber and his intrepid gang who put up with me and were great fun to ride and bivi with over the weekend. Sleeping yards from a se...
by AndreR
Thu May 02, 2024 9:54 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: What is ádventure?
Replies: 31
Views: 1938

Re: What is ádventure?

I think this is a very personal thing? I know people who would consider booking a different Tui holiday to the one they do every year would be wildly adventurous :???: Others who feel going to a pub different to their local is an adventure too far :lol: Suspect an "Adventure Holiday" to th...
by AndreR
Fri Apr 26, 2024 10:16 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: The pickled egg (and other bar snacks) thread
Replies: 13
Views: 2936

Re: The pickled egg (and other bar snacks) thread

I have a Yorkshire friend who has fond memories of when she was a kid getting treated to a pickled egg in a bag of crisps back in the day! In Nepal a "packed lunch" in the remote regions was 2 hard boiled eggs, in the shell, wrapped in a Chapatti with a bit of foil round it. Surprisingly f...
by AndreR
Fri Mar 15, 2024 10:25 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: What are you reading now?
Replies: 426
Views: 55066

Re: What are you reading now?

Just finished Unreliable Memoirs by Clive James, first read it 40 years ago and revisiting following emigration to the UK and living here for 30 odd years made it quite a different experience. Very funny and documents a time past when the world was a very different place. Would recommend :-bd
by AndreR
Mon Mar 04, 2024 10:06 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Proposed Wind Farm near Glaslyn
Replies: 101
Views: 5473

Re: Proposed Wind Farm near Glaslyn

I'm afraid the plants and animals will have to go How do you see that working out for your children and grandchildren? I would point out that those plants and animals you are so quick to dismiss need exactly the same things your children and grandchildren will need. It is becoming increasingly obvi...
by AndreR
Mon Mar 04, 2024 9:53 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: What are you reading now?
Replies: 426
Views: 55066

Re: What are you reading now?

About a quarter way through One Man goes Trekking (With she who must be obeyed) by Ketan Joshi. very entertaining and funny and interesting at the same time. Interesting as English is possibly not his first language and it hasn't been edited to clear up the odd word usage and sentence structure. Not...
by AndreR
Fri Feb 16, 2024 10:59 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: End of an era - perhaps. UPDATE
Replies: 88
Views: 8483

Re: End of an era - perhaps. UPDATE

Great news!! :-bd I'm sure that's a weight of your and Dee's minds!
by AndreR
Thu Feb 15, 2024 10:54 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: What are you reading now?
Replies: 426
Views: 55066

Re: What are you reading now?

Having finished the very disappointing 'Goth - a history" I'm now on the interesting "The Silent Hills of Shropshire" by Malcolm Saville, it's definitely making me want to go and explore the Long Mynd much more! I hardly ever ride there. I don't live near the Long Mynd but have been ...
by AndreR
Mon Feb 12, 2024 6:03 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Who'd have thunk it, an interesting article on Road.cc?
Replies: 65
Views: 2900

Re: Who'd have thunk it, an interesting article on Road.cc?

I often think there's a lot of confusion between 'saving the planet' and 'saving ourselves'. If we'd like to save ourselves or at least extend our potential time here, then yes, behaviour needs to change. Yet, if we'd like to save the planet, then eradicating the human race as quickly as possible w...
by AndreR
Thu Feb 08, 2024 10:51 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: NC500 in 1925
Replies: 12
Views: 792

Re: NC500 in 1925

Lovely that, really captures the feel of the landscape and the vibe of the trip. Thanks for sharing. :-bd
by AndreR
Wed Feb 07, 2024 11:40 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 11464
Views: 2091633

Re: The post man's been ...

...today and delivered 2 OS Maps centered on my address. :-bd Custom print in 1:25000 and 1:50000 with my Photos on the cover!! :cool: Going to make an effort to do more exploring locally this year.
by AndreR
Wed Jan 31, 2024 11:54 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Photos you have taken in the last month of which you like.
Replies: 1476
Views: 416669

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

Good to see the youths taking an interest in this :wink: Never thought of it like that, only 1 in the crowd was around 20, Looks like our generation is a dieing breed. Too interested in their gaming now I guess. Reckon for a certain age group "being into bike packing" involves following s...
by AndreR
Wed Jan 31, 2024 11:42 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: What are you reading now?
Replies: 426
Views: 55066

Re: What are you reading now?

gecko76 wrote: Tue Jan 30, 2024 7:59 pm Newby was there to climb Mir Samir (19880 feet) with his Diplomatic Service buddy Hugh Carless (who only died in 2011). On the way out they met with Wilfred Thesiger who declared them to be a couple of pansies for using sleeping mats.
:lol:
by AndreR
Tue Jan 30, 2024 1:51 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Sleeping Socks
Replies: 7
Views: 671

Re: Sleeping Socks

I use Heat Holders to sleep in when its cold and really like them, but then I don't especially suffer with cold feet. I have a friend who uses them as well and does suffer from cold feet and now uses them on Duke of Edinburgh as well.
by AndreR
Mon Jan 29, 2024 11:17 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: What are you reading now?
Replies: 426
Views: 55066

Re: What are you reading now?

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Stewart quotes from 'A Short Walk in the Hindu Kush' by Eric Newby in that book, which I highly recommend - not just an insight in Afghanistan but also the world in the 1950's.

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Really enjoyed Eric Newby, The last Grain Race was my fave and really enjoyed A Short Walk too.
by AndreR
Thu Jan 25, 2024 3:30 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What are you reading now?
Replies: 426
Views: 55066

Re: What are you reading now?

Just finished The Man in the Tent by Toni Beardsall, He was struggling mentally and in middle age decided to take up camping and that led walking and then moved into a tent full time and much of it wild camping. Quite light hearted and an interesting read. :smile: