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by Bearbonesnorm
Mon Apr 19, 2021 8:11 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: WRT 2021.
Replies: 33
Views: 546

Re: WRT 2021.

One question, will it be the “traditional” WRT starting from BB Towers,
That's the plan presently Lu.
by Bearbonesnorm
Mon Apr 19, 2021 10:12 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: If a bike is designed as a 29er, is it just silly thinking to run 27.5 wheels?
Replies: 5
Views: 132

Re: If a bike is designed as a 29er, is it just silly thinking to run 27.5 wheels?

As John says, if you're running B+ in place of a 2.3" or similar sized 29" wheel then the change will be minimal. If you're hoping to run 2.3" on the 27.5 rims, then I'd likely not bother.
by Bearbonesnorm
Mon Apr 19, 2021 6:57 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: WRT 2021.
Replies: 33
Views: 546

Re: WRT 2021.

Not particularly comfortable with B&Bs, bunkhouses etc yet.
But the pubs were banking on a visit from Richard 'gasping fish' Garcia :wink:
by Bearbonesnorm
Sun Apr 18, 2021 7:25 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: WRT 2021.
Replies: 33
Views: 546

Re: WRT 2021.

Booked, wondering about the promise on my order confirmation that Theia Joy will be in touch to arrange a time and date for my session!!! I'd post the screenshot if new how, don't know whether to grin in anticipation or panic and run :???: Uhm, you got that as well? I've no idea but I'll get it loo...
by Bearbonesnorm
Sun Apr 18, 2021 6:21 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: WRT 2021.
Replies: 33
Views: 546

Re: WRT 2021.

I misread that as clubbing
Chaotic Dischord anyone?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b7gXrxEgjHs
by Bearbonesnorm
Sun Apr 18, 2021 6:19 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Benefits of exercise vs negatives of diet
Replies: 18
Views: 452

Re: Benefits of exercise vs negatives of diet

Finally Evolution has made us so capable in walking and running (and sweating) we can outpace any animal in the African bush You genuinely think a human is the fastest land animal in the African bush ? I dont even think we can go the furthest in day but we certainly cannot "outpace" every animal th...
by Bearbonesnorm
Sun Apr 18, 2021 6:14 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bar light...probably again sorry!
Replies: 9
Views: 182

Re: Bar light...probably again sorry!

These days, I struggle to see beyond Exposure*.


*No pun intended but had I, I could have dragged it out a bit and I think, made it quite funny.
by Bearbonesnorm
Sun Apr 18, 2021 6:12 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: WRT 2021.
Replies: 33
Views: 546

Re: WRT 2021.

Argh....
Had assumed (incorrect) it may have been delayed to the August BH weekend.
After much deliberating, we decided to try and get it in as early as was practical.
by Bearbonesnorm
Sun Apr 18, 2021 3:26 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: WRT 2021.
Replies: 33
Views: 546

Re: WRT 2021.

Yes, there was a glitch - all sorted now.
by Bearbonesnorm
Sun Apr 18, 2021 12:42 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: WRT 2021.
Replies: 33
Views: 546

WRT 2021.

The news everyone* has been waiting for .... this years WRT will take place over the weekend of May 29th - 31st. Entries will close on May 13th and GR will be out the following day. You can enter via the link below. https://www.bearbonesbikepacking.co.uk/product/wrt-wrt-lite-entry/ *at least 5 peopl...
by Bearbonesnorm
Sun Apr 18, 2021 11:16 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Whats better than a Hunka but not?
Replies: 24
Views: 510

Re: Whats better than a Hunka (crappy AK) but not?

You'll struggle to find something as good for anywhere near the same money. RAB Storm might be worth a look - it's tough, fully waterproof but will cost around £100. Another option worthy of consideration would be a Sierra Designs Backcountry bivvy but it'll likely be over £100 unless you can drop o...
by Bearbonesnorm
Sat Apr 17, 2021 1:37 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Borah bivy or mesh inner for a Gatewood.
Replies: 32
Views: 510

Re: Borah bivy or mesh inner for a Gatewood.

The 'standard width Borah is pretty big and can easily fit your average American*, winter bag and thick mat with room to spare.

*No offence to the average American but you do tend to a little bigger than the average.
by Bearbonesnorm
Fri Apr 16, 2021 8:16 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Magpies.
Replies: 52
Views: 940

Re: Magpies.

I can see how they can attract the shitehawk tag
It's Kites that were sometimes called that Dave.
by Bearbonesnorm
Fri Apr 16, 2021 8:07 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Scotland 26th April - Bikepacking?
Replies: 14
Views: 338

Re: Scotland 26th April - Bikepacking?

What is snow like on the HT550?
Same as anywhere really - white, cold and sometimes slippery. However, being Scottish means that it's completely free to settle on the floor wherever it likes.
by Bearbonesnorm
Fri Apr 16, 2021 9:26 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Borah bivy or mesh inner for a Gatewood.
Replies: 32
Views: 510

Re: Borah bivy or mesh inner for a Gatewood.

I'll just add here that when using a lightweight bivvy with netting, I never bother to tie / hang the thing. I simply get in, zip it up and go to sleep. As a side sleeper I rarely notice the netting resting on my head. Next question. Where the hell do I buy a Borah bivy in the post brexit minefield ...
by Bearbonesnorm
Fri Apr 16, 2021 8:55 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Anyone using Salsa carbon forks ?
Replies: 13
Views: 282

Re: Anyone using Salsa carbon forks ?

Really depends on the cage and what's in them Tony. Most have a weight limit but if ever I use cages, I always try to pack the least weight and most bulk in them. You can sometimes have problems catching them on tight trails and I've found they do a reasonable job as acting as a wind brake.
by Bearbonesnorm
Fri Apr 16, 2021 8:52 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Borah bivy or mesh inner for a Gatewood.
Replies: 32
Views: 510

Re: Borah bivy or mesh inner for a Gatewood.

I'd buy a Borah or similar. Very light and roomy.
by Bearbonesnorm
Fri Apr 16, 2021 7:50 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Wildlife
Replies: 261
Views: 16881

Re: Wildlife

Whilst driving to the vets yesterday afternoon, a Merlin came out of the trees and flew a few feet ahead for 50 yards or so before veering off back into the trees - lovely she was.

.... and yeah, that's a rare Welsh Panda. You can tell because it looks grumpy.
by Bearbonesnorm
Fri Apr 16, 2021 7:00 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Wildlife
Replies: 261
Views: 16881

Re: Wildlife

I'll just leave this here for a while.

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by Bearbonesnorm
Fri Apr 16, 2021 6:46 am
Forum: Routes
Topic: Great North Trail vs Pennine Bridleway
Replies: 4
Views: 137

Re: Great North Trail vs Pennine Bridleway

Yes, my understanding is that they're one and the same. The GNT is simply a combination of existing routes.

I think over the course of something that long and especially within the UK, there'll always be a few dull bits (subjective), it's just par for the course.
by Bearbonesnorm
Fri Apr 16, 2021 6:42 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Weekend poll
Replies: 16
Views: 454

Re: Weekend poll

I'm thinking I've obviously missed summat.

EDIT: found it.
by Bearbonesnorm
Fri Apr 16, 2021 6:41 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Wildlife
Replies: 261
Views: 16881

Re: Wildlife

Was it still alive or was it dead She was very much alive. It's not unusual to hear them calling here but this one seemed very loud (when I was sat indoors). Climbed on the roof the following morning to find her happily sat on a ledge down the chimney. Thought I'd give her a few hours (they often f...
by Bearbonesnorm
Thu Apr 15, 2021 8:10 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Wildlife
Replies: 261
Views: 16881

Re: Wildlife

Glad it's in a box Hux and not down the chimney like the one I had last year :wink:
by Bearbonesnorm
Thu Apr 15, 2021 3:22 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: 3/4 length sleeping mats
Replies: 17
Views: 207

Re: 3/4 length sleeping mats

(cos I am not actually that short)
Compared to what?

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by Bearbonesnorm
Thu Apr 15, 2021 1:16 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: 3/4 length sleeping mats
Replies: 17
Views: 207

Re: 3/4 length sleeping mats

I always used 3/4 mats and found that as long as it stopped below my knees, the sudden transition wasn't an issue ... obviously someone taller may have more issue finding something suitable. :wink: