Search found 17581 matches

by Bearbonesnorm
Wed Apr 08, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The 'post'?
Replies: 10
Views: 137

Re: The 'post'?

Obviously, it's all carriers effected and not just RM. My experience would perhaps also suggest that many companies while still operating are struggling to function properly. I chased a delivery of steel this morning that should have arrived last Friday. The girl told me that she'd checked and it wa...
by Bearbonesnorm
Wed Apr 08, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The 'post'?
Replies: 10
Views: 137

The 'post'?

Is anyone experiencing vanishing, missing or delayed deliveries? I appreciate times are somewhat difficult but I'm wondering whether it's just me or something on a larger scale?
by Bearbonesnorm
Wed Apr 08, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: F10 Project Hydrogen Tent - tempted?
Replies: 9
Views: 144

Re: F10 Project Hydrogen Tent - tempted?

I'm not sure many folk could be trusted with a 7d outer and 10d groundsheet :wink:
by Bearbonesnorm
Wed Apr 08, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Who’s appreciating riding their bike?
Replies: 41
Views: 634

Re: Who’s appreciating riding their bike?

I have biked that bridleway past Belan
Nicely looped back in there - almost seamless.
by Bearbonesnorm
Wed Apr 08, 2020 2:38 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Who’s appreciating riding their bike?
Replies: 41
Views: 634

Re: Who’s appreciating riding their bike?

To be fair Reg, mine's under the barn. It appears that out house is one of a very small number of local farmhouses not to have one. I do wonder whether it did once have one but was filled in .... I'll get my shovel.
by Bearbonesnorm
Wed Apr 08, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Who’s appreciating riding their bike?
Replies: 41
Views: 634

Re: Who’s appreciating riding their bike?

Its crap.
:grin: That's why mine's still in the cellar.
by Bearbonesnorm
Tue Apr 07, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Who’s appreciating riding their bike?
Replies: 41
Views: 634

Re: Who’s appreciating riding their bike?

There's a mental wellness benefit to be taken account of too.
This.

I think it's perhaps something that people are coming to fully appreciate over the last few weeks.
by Bearbonesnorm
Tue Apr 07, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Memories are made of this.
Replies: 6
Views: 218

Memories are made of this.

As we were talking about missing riding and how it makes you appreciate rides past, I thought I'd share this. Hopefully it may help cure any boredom and maybe even make you smile a little. The two women hovered round the room moving glasses and wiping tables. Each sweep brought them closer to our ta...
by Bearbonesnorm
Tue Apr 07, 2020 11:03 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Who’s appreciating riding their bike?
Replies: 41
Views: 634

Re: Who’s appreciating riding their bike?

Makes me appreciate exploring the outside in general and also reminds me why I love where I live. As Jeff says, also reminds me of all the good times previously.
by Bearbonesnorm
Tue Apr 07, 2020 9:00 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Speaking of old maps...
Replies: 10
Views: 147

Re: Speaking of old maps...

A good game is not just to enjoy perusing these beautiful bits of artwork at home, but also to navigate with them today :smile: . I did a BaM from Stoke to Manchester a while ago using just a 1947 version of OS 1" number 110. Fascinating, and brilliant fun. I recall Mr Crane doing something similar...
by Bearbonesnorm
Tue Apr 07, 2020 8:36 am
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Tuscany Trail or Veneto Trail?
Replies: 41
Views: 1503

Re: Tuscany Trail or Veneto Trail?

ust need to wait and see what EJ (and airport parking) do with my original bookings. Still not heard anything about flights booked to France for the end of this month. My brother was meant to be going to the States to get married in Aug. Airline have said there will be refunds but that no one shoul...
by Bearbonesnorm
Tue Apr 07, 2020 7:58 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Speaking of old maps...
Replies: 10
Views: 147

Re: Speaking of old maps...

Something very special about looking at old maps. It can be surprising just how much and how little has changed. One of my faves are Bartholomew maps especially the older cloth versions. You can often pick them up in chariry bookshops etc. https://files.websitebuilder.prositehosting.co.uk/fasthosts1...
by Bearbonesnorm
Mon Apr 06, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Restrap route planning competition
Replies: 30
Views: 331

Re: Restrap route planning competition

Just done another which is around 70% off road and doesn't stray more than about 15km from home. 55km and 2089m of ascent. Don't think I'd want to ride it really.

Image
by Bearbonesnorm
Mon Apr 06, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Restrap route planning competition
Replies: 30
Views: 331

Re: Restrap route planning competition

I knocked up an all road (as in it only contains roads rather than marketing bollox :wink: ) route a couple of years ago. 190km and 4700m of ascent. I'll see if I can shorten it but retain the climbing.
by Bearbonesnorm
Mon Apr 06, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Birthdays
Replies: 35
Views: 414

Re: Birthdays

I never would have guessed that you're a little bit younger than me :grin:
Uhm, I've kind of looked similar for ever. I'm either timeless or have always looked really old. :wink: Dee's got over a decade on me and most people assume she's younger.
by Bearbonesnorm
Mon Apr 06, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Is a full lock-down coming?
Replies: 57
Views: 1048

Re: Is a full lock-down coming?

It's a fine balance between enough people contracting the virus to build up immunity and overwhelming health services causing a much higher fatality level. I think that's the crux of the whole thing really Paul. Throw in the economy, press, social media and even decent weather and it's one hell of ...
by Bearbonesnorm
Mon Apr 06, 2020 9:56 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Is a full lock-down coming?
Replies: 57
Views: 1048

Re: Is a full lock-down coming?

I was interested to see how Sweden is handling things - those 'at risk' are advised to put themselves under lock-down, The remainder of the population are advised to keep a social distance when out. Social gatherings of more than 50 are banned but shops, pubs, schools and all industry remain open as...
by Bearbonesnorm
Sun Apr 05, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Is a full lock-down coming?
Replies: 57
Views: 1048

Re: Is a full lock-down coming?

Where are the crowds? From what I could tell, mainly large urban areas and mainly down south. How its enforced no idea as there is not the police manpower to do it - how many coppers in your neck of the wood ? No more than a couple really and the area they cover is massive - although, usually very,...
by Bearbonesnorm
Sun Apr 05, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Is a full lock-down coming?
Replies: 57
Views: 1048

Is a full lock-down coming?

Kinda sorry to bring the subject up but .... having seen some footage of peoples antics today and hearing what the goverment have had to say, I can't help feeling that a tightening of the screw is just around the corner. How do you go about getting a pass-out for shopping? Sounds like a paperwork ni...
by Bearbonesnorm
Sun Apr 05, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Birthdays
Replies: 35
Views: 414

Re: Birthdays

Dee makes you an extra cup of tea
You surely mean 'a cup of tea' Dave. If she did, it would be the first she's ever made me in 20 years* :wink:



*I'm not joking.
by Bearbonesnorm
Sun Apr 05, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: closing national parks, and imposing fines?
Replies: 41
Views: 657

Re: closing national parks, and imposing fines?

I can see kipping in a layby with a camper but a caravan?
by Bearbonesnorm
Sun Apr 05, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: closing national parks, and imposing fines?
Replies: 41
Views: 657

Re: closing national parks, and imposing fines?

Caravans? Surely all the sites are shut?
by Bearbonesnorm
Sun Apr 05, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Choosing grips on flatbars (and bar ends?)
Replies: 5
Views: 87

Re: Choosing grips on flatbars (and bar ends?)

I think grips are like saddles in as much as what works for someone might not work for you. I've got fairly small hands, so thickness / size tends to be something I always think about first. I don't like lock-on grips as I find the clamps can become cold in winter. I also tend to ride / climb with m...
by Bearbonesnorm
Sun Apr 05, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Birthdays
Replies: 35
Views: 414

Re: Birthdays

Thank you everyone. Take comfort in the knowledge that across the county (maybe world) people, like me, are sat in their gardens under a tarp held up by one of your poles whist they watch one of your stoves boil the water for coffee, actually a second coffee in my case Rest assured I've spent the da...
by Bearbonesnorm
Sat Apr 04, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTD Pinnacle Ramin 3 plus f&f in large
Replies: 25
Views: 419

Re: WTD Pinnacle Ramin 3 plus f&f in large

Mine's a medium.