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by Bearbonesnorm
Mon Apr 15, 2024 4:47 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: New Front Harness / Longer Bag?
Replies: 8
Views: 124

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: 8
Views: 124

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: 6
Views: 292

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: 28
Views: 552

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: 140

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: 37
Views: 599

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: 15
Views: 482

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: 28
Views: 552

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: 533

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: 533

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: 533

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: 458

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: 11441
Views: 1918270

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: 454

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: 11441
Views: 1918270

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: 11441
Views: 1918270

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: 3962
Views: 497072

Re: Yay, it's cheery Friday.

then Bob Vylan
A little envious. Enjoy.
by Bearbonesnorm
Thu Apr 04, 2024 6:28 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Feats of endurance (hardest geezer content)
Replies: 7
Views: 392

Re: Feats of endurance (hardest geezer content)

Lions? Can't see any other reason why you'd do that - aside from Hippo maybe, they can get a pace on when they want.
by Bearbonesnorm
Thu Apr 04, 2024 9:34 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: packable fleece?
Replies: 27
Views: 748

Re: packable fleece?

Lidl sometimes have lightweight half zip fleece tops. More mid-layer than outer / over layer. They're cheap and do the job.
by Bearbonesnorm
Wed Apr 03, 2024 9:16 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Is this 'bikepacking'?
Replies: 80
Views: 1709

Re: Is this 'bikepacking'?

Walking football for you then. Yes, it is a thing and very big in Brixham where most men are over 60 Aye, Dee coaches walking netball with her now over 60. I think it really just boils down to whether you believe that there is / or isn't a difference between bikepacking and other forms of cycling s...
by Bearbonesnorm
Wed Apr 03, 2024 8:47 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Is this 'bikepacking'?
Replies: 80
Views: 1709

Re: Is this 'bikepacking'?

ootball and tennis have rules written down and governing bodies.
Indeed but who wrote them down and decided what they'd be? All that running about looks like hard work, I think it'd be better if running about was limited to 5 minutes because that'd suit me better :wink:
by Bearbonesnorm
Wed Apr 03, 2024 7:17 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Is this 'bikepacking'?
Replies: 80
Views: 1709

Re: Is this 'bikepacking'?

People can carry too much stuff (too much for whom?? :wink: ) whether in panniers or by strapping every conceivable bit of bikepacking luggage to their bikes. Too much in terms of making the act of riding more difficult and harder work than it need be. Yes, I've often suggested that before buying l...
by Bearbonesnorm
Tue Apr 02, 2024 8:39 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Is this 'bikepacking'?
Replies: 80
Views: 1709

Re: Is this 'bikepacking'?

Slightly weird to think that bikepackers as many here will know and recognise them are already a minority amongst bikepackers . Something of a dying or at least diminishing breed I feel.
by Bearbonesnorm
Tue Apr 02, 2024 8:23 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: New Bike Gear Out And Due Out...
Replies: 969
Views: 119713

Re: New Bike Gear Out And Due Out...

Alpkit have an new 900g tent, the Ultra 1.

https://alpkit.com/products/ultra-ultra ... VTN.PxFuMp
by Bearbonesnorm
Tue Apr 02, 2024 8:15 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Is this 'bikepacking'?
Replies: 80
Views: 1709

Re: Is this 'bikepacking'?

It's nowt to do with the type of luggage you use or where you stay but a mindset IMO. I saw a post on FB the other day with the usual soft luggage v panniers type stuff and one chap said, " why would you not use panniers, you can fit loads more in them" ... this bloke does not have a bikep...