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by Bearbonesnorm
Sat Apr 20, 2024 9:28 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Wildlife
Replies: 682
Views: 136428

Re: Wildlife

Coal tit?
No, tis a Pied Flycatcher. We have Spotted Flycatchers but I'd not seen one of these before.

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by Bearbonesnorm
Sat Apr 20, 2024 8:29 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Wildlife
Replies: 682
Views: 136428

Re: Wildlife

Isn't it a bit early compared to a normal year ?
I thought that.

Now trying to identify a bird that's taken to visiting - about the size of a Great tit but with a big white chest and black head.
by Bearbonesnorm
Sat Apr 20, 2024 5:38 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Wildlife
Replies: 682
Views: 136428

Re: Wildlife

First Cuckoo of the year heard today :-bd
by Bearbonesnorm
Fri Apr 19, 2024 4:10 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: On the scrounge for some vintage mags.
Replies: 6
Views: 160

Re: On the scrounge for some vintage mags.

I'm thinking I've got some in the cellar. Not sure quite how old but likely older than a student readership :wink: I shall investigate and report back
by Bearbonesnorm
Fri Apr 19, 2024 11:53 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 11447
Views: 1922818

Re: The post man's been ...

... with two large boxes of WRT T shirts :-bd A new bike helmet for the gravel bike. Last one is coming up to 5 years old and thought about getting a new one when someone mentioned STIF cycles had a decent sale on deer protection helmets, so was happy to oblige I'm confused now - are you saying that...
by Bearbonesnorm
Wed Apr 17, 2024 3:25 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Stove fuel for Spain
Replies: 7
Views: 235

Re: Stove fuel for Spain

In light of Duncan's comments ... do completely ignore anything I may have said :wink:
by Bearbonesnorm
Wed Apr 17, 2024 12:17 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Stove fuel for Spain
Replies: 7
Views: 235

Re: Stove fuel for Spain

Perhaps a small wood burning stove?
by Bearbonesnorm
Tue Apr 16, 2024 7:19 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: WRT GR's
Replies: 27
Views: 711

Re: WRT GR's

Most source rivers are currently at normal levels - they do rise quickly but obviously fall quickly too.
by Bearbonesnorm
Mon Apr 15, 2024 4:47 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: New Front Harness / Longer Bag?
Replies: 21
Views: 443

Re: New Front Harness / Longer Bag?

Generally just trying to keep as much weight off the front as possible.
More weigh, more grip :wink:
by Bearbonesnorm
Mon Apr 15, 2024 3:45 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: New Front Harness / Longer Bag?
Replies: 21
Views: 443

Re: New Front Harness / Longer Bag?

I will also suggest Lomo. Long, thin and very tough ... obviously a bit heavier though.
by Bearbonesnorm
Fri Apr 12, 2024 2:54 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: It burns !!! It burns!!!
Replies: 7
Views: 390

Re: It burns !!! It burns!!!

I was thinking exactly the same :wink:
by Bearbonesnorm
Thu Apr 11, 2024 1:36 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The next Eclipse
Replies: 29
Views: 608

Re: The next Eclipse

Based on the met office app you've been basking in sunshine compared where I am
I can only assume you're underground.
by Bearbonesnorm
Thu Apr 11, 2024 1:35 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: WRT pre-ride accommodation recommendations
Replies: 2
Views: 150

Re: WRT pre-ride accommodation recommendations

Wynnstay Arms, Llanbrynmair ... 4 miles from the Towers.
by Bearbonesnorm
Thu Apr 11, 2024 8:25 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Anyone local to these areas able to review (sections of) my route pls?
Replies: 38
Views: 660

Re: Anyone local to these areas able to review (sections of) my route pls?

Move south a little here Shaf. Plenty of off road tracks over the mountains. Some may not be 100% legal RoW but they're well used by bikes.

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by Bearbonesnorm
Wed Apr 10, 2024 8:34 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Travelling across Europe quickly - how?
Replies: 17
Views: 570

Re: Travelling across Europe quickly - how?

Just ride there ... imagine how fit you'll be when you arrive :wink:
by Bearbonesnorm
Wed Apr 10, 2024 1:46 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The next Eclipse
Replies: 29
Views: 608

Re: The next Eclipse

Just me who thinks we've been beneath a full eclipse for the last two months?
by Bearbonesnorm
Sun Apr 07, 2024 12:36 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Happy 'International Beaver Day'
Replies: 29
Views: 578

Re: Happy 'International Beaver Day'

There seems to be a well organised guerrilla group helping with reintroductions hence beavers being found in places where they haven't been officially reintroduced
... but just where does one obtain a pair of beavers from?
by Bearbonesnorm
Sun Apr 07, 2024 9:16 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Happy 'International Beaver Day'
Replies: 29
Views: 578

Re: Happy 'International Beaver Day'

Any on the Twymyn or Dyfi? That'd be interesting to see.
Reintroduced on the Dyfi Reg. Down near the Osprey centre I believe.
by Bearbonesnorm
Sun Apr 07, 2024 8:45 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Happy 'International Beaver Day'
Replies: 29
Views: 578

Happy 'International Beaver Day'

That's right, today is the day to celebrate and give a special thought to those soggy furry bundles of fun :-bd

Please, no smut.

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by Bearbonesnorm
Sat Apr 06, 2024 7:30 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Cranktank 3 vs cages on fork + smartwater bottles
Replies: 20
Views: 471

Re: Cranktank 3 vs cages on fork + smartwater bottles

Keep with your single bottle and buy a filter. Also, consider carrying a bladder which can be filled up just prior to stopping for the night.

Water's heavy, think of ways to carry as little as you can. :wink:
by Bearbonesnorm
Fri Apr 05, 2024 9:57 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 11447
Views: 1922818

Re: The post man's been ...

Full carbon??
No, carbon is another £200 on top of what is already an expensive helmet. :wink:
by Bearbonesnorm
Fri Apr 05, 2024 7:47 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Hap.... no, I'm saying nowt :)
Replies: 17
Views: 486

Re: Hap.... no, I'm saying nowt :)

Thank you for the birthday wishes all ... I've deliberately avoided doing anything even remotely or potentially birthday related. :-bd
by Bearbonesnorm
Fri Apr 05, 2024 12:36 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 11447
Views: 1922818

Re: The post man's been ...

Matt Hoffman helmet?
He may have Paul but Simpson stuff is more commonly used for drag racing.
by Bearbonesnorm
Fri Apr 05, 2024 9:55 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 11447
Views: 1922818

Re: The post man's been ...

New birthday hat from Dee. A relaunched Simpson M30 in case you're wondering.

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by Bearbonesnorm
Fri Apr 05, 2024 9:35 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Yay, it's cheery Friday.
Replies: 3971
Views: 499483

Re: Yay, it's cheery Friday.

then Bob Vylan
A little envious. Enjoy.