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by Bearbonesnorm
Mon Sep 21, 2020 9:22 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: First timer’s packing list
Replies: 28
Views: 454

Re: First timer’s packing list

Precise preperation and planning is well overrated and can lead to mediocre trips ... for adventure to exist there requires a degree of uncertainty and unknown. :-bd
by Bearbonesnorm
Sun Sep 20, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What are you drinking now?
Replies: 19
Views: 263

Re: What are you drinking now?

Half-hipster
I've been trying to draw a cock 'n balls on top but my artistic talents are lacking :wink:
by Bearbonesnorm
Sun Sep 20, 2020 9:33 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: What are you drinking now?
Replies: 19
Views: 263

Re: What are you drinking now?

Cue Stu posting 'tea' every ten minutes
Aha, no, I've just had a nice Nescaf latte supped from my big mug with llamas on :-bd
by Bearbonesnorm
Sat Sep 19, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 8687
Views: 954853

Re: The post man's been ...

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How many goldfish in 2 litres?
by Bearbonesnorm
Sat Sep 19, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: BB200 2020
Replies: 143
Views: 3417

Re: BB200 2020

Were the entries open till the 25th of Sept
Yep.
by Bearbonesnorm
Sat Sep 19, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Wanted: revelate camlock buckle or info
Replies: 11
Views: 150

Re: Wanted: revelate camlock buckle or info

Yes mate.
Good stuff. I know there's a couple of different sizes but I was thinking that was right as I'd given Mike one previously :shock:
by Bearbonesnorm
Sat Sep 19, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Wanted: revelate camlock buckle or info
Replies: 11
Views: 150

Re: Wanted: revelate camlock buckle or info

Received, many thanks Stu!
Right one is it?
by Bearbonesnorm
Sat Sep 19, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: First timer’s packing list
Replies: 28
Views: 454

Re: First timer’s packing list

I don't use them as a habit!
I read that as hobbit.
by Bearbonesnorm
Sat Sep 19, 2020 11:11 am
Forum: Routes
Topic: Wild camping options in vicinity of Nant-Y-Moch reservoir?
Replies: 2
Views: 83

Re: Wild camping options in vicinity of Nant-Y-Moch reservoir?

The world is very much you oyster in that vacinity. Although, asking the landowners permission is the correct thing to do, often it simply isn't practical and this is a point in case - arrive late, leave early and obviously LNT (that includes not lighting fires) and you'll be fine. I'll send you a P...
by Bearbonesnorm
Sat Sep 19, 2020 8:48 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: First timer’s packing list
Replies: 28
Views: 454

Re: First timer’s packing list

You have the essentials - something to sleep in, sleep under and a way of carrying it. Whether you need anything or at least much else, will largely depend on your plans. How long and where ... you could plan a trip around your kit.
by Bearbonesnorm
Fri Sep 18, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Gravel/Adventure/MTB in Southern Spain
Replies: 15
Views: 280

Re: Gravel/Adventure/MTB in Southern Spain

Personally, I'd probably want something quite simple. Someone to pick me up from the airport, a meal and a place to stay the night I arrive. After that I'd be up for something self-guided while my bike box stayed behind. After getting myself lost and dusty, another meal, another nights accommodation...
by Bearbonesnorm
Fri Sep 18, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 8687
Views: 954853

Re: The post man's been ...

I'll pop you some int' post.

The cuben line's great ..... until you tie a knot in it :wink:
by Bearbonesnorm
Fri Sep 18, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 8687
Views: 954853

Re: The post man's been ...

Would you like some .5g/m Reg? Won't work with tensioners (unless you make special ones) but great for fixed lines.
by Bearbonesnorm
Fri Sep 18, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: Routes
Topic: Best routes for crossing the hills south of Claerwen Reservoir?
Replies: 7
Views: 140

Re: Best routes for crossing the hills south of Claerwen Reservoir?

Regarding the Carnau route, if it has been raining, how boggy would this area typically become? What would the implications be for rideability?
Aside from some peat hags around the summit, it's generally pretty firm. However, do expect to be pushing up regardless.
by Bearbonesnorm
Fri Sep 18, 2020 12:02 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Safety features!
Replies: 9
Views: 359

Safety features!

I've received a recall letter for the car this morning ... "the passenger airbag cylinder may be over pressurised. In the event of an accident, should it go off, there is a chance that the canister may disintergrate and send metal fragments through the airbag and into the cabin". They could have sim...
by Bearbonesnorm
Fri Sep 18, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Hilleberg material 'goodie bags'.
Replies: 5
Views: 217

Re: Hilleberg material 'goodie bags'.

Yeah, it's all shelter / bivvy bag type material Dave.
by Bearbonesnorm
Fri Sep 18, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: Routes
Topic: Best routes for crossing the hills south of Claerwen Reservoir?
Replies: 7
Views: 140

Re: Best routes for crossing the hills south of Claerwen Reservoir?

Out of curiosity, do you have any thoughts or experience on the Carreg-Wen-Fawr through to Esgair Garthen route further to the north-west? The dip between the peaks looks like it might be boggy, but the ride down towards the dam wall along the ridge looks like it may be OK? There's a track of sorts...
by Bearbonesnorm
Fri Sep 18, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Hilleberg material 'goodie bags'.
Replies: 5
Views: 217

Hilleberg material 'goodie bags'.

Thought I'd post this here as it's quite useful and I'd hate for someone to miss it. Hilleberg, those people who make tents also sell what I can best describe as material goodie bags. They're off cuts from their factory but very useful for the sew your own fingers together MYOGers. I've had one arri...
by Bearbonesnorm
Fri Sep 18, 2020 11:14 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: BB200 2020
Replies: 143
Views: 3417

Re: BB200 2020

Anyone recall when the route will be released
26th.
by Bearbonesnorm
Fri Sep 18, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Rear Light recommendations
Replies: 21
Views: 289

Re: Rear Light recommendations

I'm very impressed with the Guee Mini-R ... I find the 'all round' right gets you noticed. Not designed for attaching to a strap though.

Speaking of straps - when I do clip a light to a strap, I find the simple addition of some tape over the bottom of the clip prevents loss :-bd
by Bearbonesnorm
Fri Sep 18, 2020 8:54 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: WRT T shirts for those not riding - 4 outstanding.
Replies: 38
Views: 2135

Re: WRT T shirts for those not riding.

I still have shirts for the follwing folk

Michael Donahue
Rich Steward
Martin Brown
Dave Winterborne

Paypal £8.60 to stuart@bearbonesbikepacking.co.uk and I'll pop 'em int' post. :-bd
by Bearbonesnorm
Thu Sep 17, 2020 8:53 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Wanted: revelate camlock buckle or info
Replies: 11
Views: 150

Re: Wanted: revelate camlock buckle or info

I used my last one to make a seatbelt harness for the dog but because I'm ever so nice, I'll make the dog a new harness and cut you this one off. Email me your address and I'll pop it int' post.
by Bearbonesnorm
Wed Sep 16, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: Routes
Topic: Best routes for crossing the hills south of Claerwen Reservoir?
Replies: 7
Views: 140

Re: Best routes for crossing the hills south of Claerwen Reservoir?

The only reasonably reliable crossing is over Carnau (it's a BB200 favourite). Pick the BW up at SN881556 and follow it clean over the top. Some parts are vauge so trust your gps.
by Bearbonesnorm
Wed Sep 16, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: Routes
Topic: Logging roads in Wales?
Replies: 4
Views: 161

Re: Logging roads in Wales?

If you use 1:25k Explorer maps, you can tell which forests are owned privately and which are owned ny Natural Resources Wales (kinda the new name for the FC). As Duncan says, if it's NRW then crack on, if it's privately owned then it's somewhat of a gamble and you may find 'private' and 'keep out' s...