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by gecko76
Tue Apr 16, 2024 4:21 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a Month 2024
Replies: 497
Views: 22387

Re: Bivvy a Month 2024

I'll have you know I was glamping with my wife and bairns just last week.
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Somehow I still ended up sleeping outside in a tent.
by gecko76
Sun Apr 07, 2024 4:12 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What you done t' your bike today
Replies: 1543
Views: 255507

Re: What you done t' your bike today

Got meself a slug plug repair kit which will hopefully deal with most issues. If it comes to popping in an inner tube, that's a problem for future me. Will be sure to let you know how it goes.
by gecko76
Sun Apr 07, 2024 12:20 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What you done t' your bike today
Replies: 1543
Views: 255507

Re: What you done t' your bike today

Thanks Shaf, good advice. I've been avoiding tubeless for years and got away with it, but four punctures in as many months decided me.

Presumably you have to give the bike a run/tyres a spin regularly?
by gecko76
Sun Apr 07, 2024 10:36 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: What you done t' your bike today
Replies: 1543
Views: 255507

Re: What you done t' your bike today

Gone tubeless. No more psssing punctures for me.
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by gecko76
Sun Mar 31, 2024 9:37 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a Month 2024
Replies: 497
Views: 22387

Re: Bivvy a Month 2024

Nice one Jimmy. I was at the Museum of Flight today for the first time, getting my ear bent about Concorde. Beautiful plane. I've been looking at hillforts and castles around there so might poach a night in your manor soon. Sorry to hear you're out of it Dave - shame the night in the YHA doesn't cou...
by gecko76
Mon Mar 25, 2024 9:58 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a Month 2024
Replies: 497
Views: 22387

Re: Bivvy a Month 2024

Fuly expecting you to have spotted dogs on the next one.
by gecko76
Tue Mar 19, 2024 11:53 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Supertramp 2024: A Challenge
Replies: 15
Views: 520

Re: Supertramp 2024: A Challenge

Talk about upping the ante; I'm still counting hours, not days. Maybe once the kids are a bit older - not even sure I could get away with two nights at this point. Loving the concept though and sounds like a few are well on the way there already.
by gecko76
Mon Mar 18, 2024 4:11 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a Month 2024
Replies: 497
Views: 22387

Re: Bivvy a Month 2024

One hundred! Well played sir, and marked in style.
by gecko76
Sat Mar 16, 2024 11:19 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Yay, it's cheery Friday.
Replies: 3971
Views: 499489

Re: Yay, it's cheery Friday.

I learned a new word today - sapid.

Definitions from Oxford Languages
adjective
having a strong, pleasant taste.
"sapid nut bread"
(of talk or writing) pleasant or interesting.

Which was nice.
by gecko76
Tue Mar 12, 2024 10:27 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: How long does it take for your mat to lose pressure?
Replies: 9
Views: 293

Re: How long does it take for your mat to lose pressure?

Might try that. Over 8 hours the other night the mat needed reinflating 3 times. Patched a small hole before but either it didn't work or there's another. Grr.
by gecko76
Tue Mar 12, 2024 7:24 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a Month 2024
Replies: 497
Views: 22387

Re: Bivvy a Month 2024

😋 Tasty
by gecko76
Mon Mar 11, 2024 5:16 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a Month 2024
Replies: 497
Views: 22387

Re: Bivvy a Month 2024

Brilliant. Liking the early morning bridge pic in particular.
by gecko76
Mon Mar 11, 2024 1:27 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a Month 2024
Replies: 497
Views: 22387

Re: Bivvy a Month 2024

Is that the subway at the back of Edinburgh park? I vaguely recall trying to get into that years ago when I lived in South gyle but it was firmly barriered off.... Nope, but will keep that in mind. This was under the slip road where the A68 peels off the bypass. Underpass kipping - another original...
by gecko76
Sun Mar 10, 2024 8:45 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a Month 2024
Replies: 497
Views: 22387

Re: Bivvy a Month 2024

Couple of busy weekends coming up so snuck out last night for an easy one half an hour from home that was guaranteed to be dry, and flat. https://i.postimg.cc/J7ZntMgC/PXL-20240309-224518925-NIGHT.jpg Found a way under the bypass last year and noted at the time how quiet it was. There was a buzzing ...
by gecko76
Mon Mar 04, 2024 11:46 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Proposed Wind Farm near Glaslyn
Replies: 101
Views: 2829

Re: Proposed Wind Farm near Glaslyn

While we're taking quotes out of context. Selfishly speaking I'd rather this particular place is left alone as a remote wilderness. I like the idea of it as mid-ride pub. As for nuclear power stations, I was confused to find the Scottish Green Party were against them when I joined. Then I learned th...
by gecko76
Mon Mar 04, 2024 10:58 am
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Not Another Winter Event (approx Feb, 2024)
Replies: 50
Views: 7640

Re: Not Another Winter Event (approx Feb, 2024)

https://bearbonesbikepacking.co.uk/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?t=24352 popping this here to have it all in one place. Again, thanks to John Lazarus for putting it together (and commiserations for his mechanicals), to Shaf for setting it all up this year, and apologies to fatbikephil for not including a ref...
by gecko76
Sun Mar 03, 2024 9:00 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Alternative Winter Ride Event Thing - Pentlands edition
Replies: 14
Views: 462

Re: Alternative Winter Ride Event Thing - Pentlands edition

Cheers. You can't see them in the photo but there were a couple of broken and abandoned panniers which I was investigating. Had headphones in so didn't hear these guys approaching and probably entirely innocent. Still no idea where they went though as there's a slight corner and then a long straight...
by gecko76
Sat Mar 02, 2024 11:33 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 4931
Views: 1209887

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

Ooh, tempting in that case. QR too. Let me think about it and I might make you an offer, unless someone else can use them.
by gecko76
Sat Mar 02, 2024 10:18 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 4931
Views: 1209887

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

Thanks for the offer Phil. I've got a straight steerer carbon fork the now; it was the mounts I was coveting. My bodged solution seems to be working OK.
by gecko76
Sat Mar 02, 2024 10:15 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Alternative Winter Ride Event Thing - Pentlands edition
Replies: 14
Views: 462

Re: Alternative Winter Ride Event Thing - Pentlands edition

It was a cheeky ask right enough, and thanks to Lazarus for humouring me. The plan was to stop in for breakfast on the way home last Sunday (they're open for 10) but I like this way better. Nearly got mugged on the way home just now mind. https://i.postimg.cc/c1fsdYcs/PXL-20240302-204326895.jpg Stop...
by gecko76
Sat Mar 02, 2024 9:22 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 4931
Views: 1209887

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

Regrets not speccing a tapered headtube. Ah well.
by gecko76
Sat Mar 02, 2024 9:15 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Alternative Winter Ride Event Thing - Pentlands edition
Replies: 14
Views: 462

Re: Alternative Winter Ride Event Thing - Pentlands edition

https://i.postimg.cc/6QLtbFtZ/PXL-20240302-185224447-MP.jpg Mission Accomplished. GR7 Stewart Brewery in Loanhead which I have a lot of affection for a) having enjoyed a keg of Edinburgh Gold in a mate's garden when lockdown restrictions lifted and b) they supply free beer for the morning after the...
by gecko76
Sat Mar 02, 2024 3:49 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tyvek groundsheet - how long do they last?
Replies: 8
Views: 462

Re: Tyvek groundsheet - how long do they last?

I'll keep repairing the tyvek as and when but I like the look of your spinnaker one Reg. What did you do, just order 2x1m? I quite fancy the gold. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/325034144398?mkcid=16&mkevt=1&mkrid=711-127632-2357-0&ssspo=ldbJ_3WRQ8q&sssrc=4429486&ssuid=AOH8sI9PQZW&am...
by gecko76
Fri Mar 01, 2024 12:12 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tyvek groundsheet - how long do they last?
Replies: 8
Views: 462

Re: Tyvek groundsheet - how long do they last?

For the record, the rip was about 8 inches and the gaffa tape I tried wasn't sticky enough to stick, but found a roll of aged spinnaker tape at the Scout Hut and that's done it.
by gecko76
Thu Feb 29, 2024 9:26 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a Month 2024
Replies: 497
Views: 22387

Re: Bivvy a Month 2024

@fieldoffice heating up some stroopwafel for breakfast.

Love this little warm breakfast option :-bd
I spotted that! Noted for future mornings.

Tonight still counts for February. The extra day almost makes up for making it a five week month.