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by Chew
Thu Sep 24, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: the toughest road climb in the uk is.......... ?
Replies: 46
Views: 720

Re: the toughest road climb in the uk is.......... ?

substandard wrote:
Thu Sep 24, 2020 1:02 pm
Haven’t found anything I’d say was truely hard on the road in the uk.
Come to Calderdale
Can show you several :-bd
by Chew
Fri Sep 11, 2020 10:06 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: King Alfreds Way.
Replies: 99
Views: 4355

Re: King Alfreds Way.

I do appreciate that 'racing is sexy and can be packaged in a way that 'Mike and Norm's wet ride' can't :wink: I dunno, you seem to be doing your best... https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-eexM6jiqmhM/Xox8ZO-eAfI/AAAAAAAAHlI/QLz4qm36I3MzH1MleJMjPRqByDM5vw4ZACLcBGAsYHQ/s1600/mike.jpg From experience the "ro...
by Chew
Wed Sep 09, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: MontañasVacias Mapping Artwork Available
Replies: 24
Views: 683

Re: MontañasVacias Mapping Artwork Available

My map arrived today :-bd
by Chew
Tue Sep 08, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Minimalist typre rear rack n panniers
Replies: 5
Views: 199

Re: Minimalist typre rear rack n panniers

Dave
I have a spare rack laying about that you can have.
Will dig some details out when I get home.
by Chew
Sun Sep 06, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: Routes
Topic: 2nd City Divide
Replies: 30
Views: 1515

Re: 2nd City Divide

FLV wrote:
Sat Sep 05, 2020 11:13 pm
Sometimes I enjoy an easy "touring" route, so maybe it's ok as that?
It’s good for that
by Chew
Sat Sep 05, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Lamina to Alpkit bag choices
Replies: 6
Views: 331

Re: Lamina to Alpkit bag choices

Bang for buck seems to lean toward the Alpkit offerings. Specifically, the Sky-high 500 at a similar weight to the Lamina, but a limt of -4*c, and cost of around £150. Question is, is this really an upgrade or a sideways step? Sideways Look at the comfort rating rather than limit rating. Comfort is...
by Chew
Fri Sep 04, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Etrex 30 mapping not loading
Replies: 4
Views: 157

Re: Etrex 30 mapping not loading

Turning off and on again seems to fix it. The maps are on the Micro SD card. Anyone else had this before? Wondering if it's the card or the contacts? Is worthwhile having a second card with the maps on as a backup? Now and again. Usually just take the card out, give it a wipe and put it back in and...
by Chew
Fri Sep 04, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: Routes
Topic: 2nd City Divide
Replies: 30
Views: 1515

Re: 2nd City Divide

How do you mean fella? A bit difficult to say really. Unsure who its aimed at, and felt its been a bit overhyped. Probably a case that its a way to link up two Cities, rather than it being a good collection of trails. Just seemed it was a case of zig-zagging around on the road to pick up the odd bi...
by Chew
Thu Sep 03, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: Routes
Topic: 2nd City Divide
Replies: 30
Views: 1515

Re: 2nd City Divide

I rode this last week, with some others who it was their first multi-day bikepacking trip. We hired a one way van up to Glasgow to save on the hassle of the train, and between the 3 of us it wasnt overly expensive for the extra convenience. The weather didnt particularity help but my thoughts of the...
by Chew
Tue Aug 11, 2020 9:28 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Tuscany Trail or Veneto Trail?
Replies: 59
Views: 3787

Re: Tuscany Trail or Veneto Trail?

Anyone thinking of making it (assuming that the Zombie Apocalypse v2.0 doesn't stop everything again)??? I have an entry. Im not sure though. I think there is a lot of positives and negatives about from the UK. I fancy the riding, dont fancy the travelling to and from the start and finish at all. F...
by Chew
Tue Aug 11, 2020 9:32 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: A Lost Lanes, TINAT-revisit meander through Wales, South to North and South again
Replies: 30
Views: 1060

Re: A Lost Lanes, TINAT-revisit meander through Wales, South to North and South again

so I drank the rest of the beer like a true wino
:-bd

Thanks for the inspiration
by Chew
Mon Aug 03, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: MontañasVacias Mapping Artwork Available
Replies: 24
Views: 683

Re: MontañasVacias Mapping Artwork Available

Just having a look at the email asking for payment.
Cant grumble at €2 each :-bd

Is it just easier to get them delivered directly as doubting its worth the additional effort of having you mess about with coordinating them Duncan?
by Chew
Sun Aug 02, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: OCD question of the week or day
Replies: 28
Views: 647

Re: OCD question of the week or day

I have a 38/28 and 11-32 on the gravel bike and it’ll give you all the range you’d ever need
by Chew
Fri Jul 31, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: GBDuro Starts Tomorrow 1st August 8am
Replies: 82
Views: 2631

Re: GBDuro Starts Tomorrow 1st August 8am

ScotRoutes wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 7:21 pm
I do hope they're not travelling through any of the newly restricted areas in North England.
Straight through the middle of it....
by Chew
Tue Jul 28, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: WRT update.
Replies: 6
Views: 297

Re: WRT update.

When do you need final entries by?
by Chew
Tue Jul 28, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Sleeping bag or quilt with tiny pack size
Replies: 41
Views: 899

Re: Sleeping bag or quilt with tiny pack size

I can get a 250 cumulus quilt, mat, alpkit hunker XL, buff, t-shirt & boxers, plus hipster down gillet into a 8 litre dry bag.

Its a squeeze, but it all fits :-bd
by Chew
Mon Jul 27, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Gatherings?
Replies: 48
Views: 1195

Re: Gatherings?

How about starting wherever you like them drop into BB HQ for a brew and a chat with the illustrious org? This was what I was thinking too. It was nice the year we had a “destination” of the seaside. People set off from wherever and arrive at BB Towers sometime on the Sunday for a brew and cake mou...
by Chew
Mon Jul 27, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Gatherings?
Replies: 48
Views: 1195

Re: Gatherings?

How about starting wherever you like them drop into BB HQ for a brew and a chat with the illustrious org? This was what I was thinking too. It was nice the year we had a “destination” of the seaside. People set off from wherever and arrive at BB Towers sometime on the Sunday for a brew and cake mou...
by Chew
Mon Jul 27, 2020 7:19 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: MontañasVacias Mapping Artwork Available
Replies: 24
Views: 683

Re: MontañasVacias Mapping Artwork Available

You’ll get one for me Duncan :-bd
by Chew
Mon Jul 27, 2020 2:50 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Gatherings?
Replies: 48
Views: 1195

Re: Gatherings?

I don't (naively?) see big problems away from your place - we'd be spread across mid Wales, and would be self-'policing'. The "event" isnt really an issue Reg. Its more the "gathering" at the start/end There are several houses to pass before you get to BB Towers, and it will be noticed that 50+ car...
by Chew
Mon Jul 27, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Gatherings?
Replies: 48
Views: 1195

Re: Gatherings?

I see the Grinduro is still scheduled for early Oct (same weekend as the BB200) and that's a pretty high profile event starting from the centre of Mach with camping, party etc, yet there aeems to be no official word or hint that restrictions on gatherings are likely to be eased anytime soon ... con...
by Chew
Mon Jul 27, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Gatherings?
Replies: 48
Views: 1195

Re: Gatherings?

The guidance is here, but its all a bit contradictory..... https://gov.wales/coronavirus-regulations-guidance#section-39253 Personally I cant see anyway that the WRT could be run from BB towers without a lot of hassle. I wouldnt want to put you or Dee in that situation. We still run our Wednesday ni...
by Chew
Wed Jul 22, 2020 9:26 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: MontañasVacias Mapping Artwork Available
Replies: 24
Views: 683

Re: MontañasVacias Mapping Artwork Available

The weather we had late September was spot on. It could have been luck, but the heat of the midday sun was just about bearable for an hour or so, and the nighttime temps didn’t drop too low.
by Chew
Wed Jul 22, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: Routes
Topic: Normandy
Replies: 7
Views: 380

Re: Normandy

From experience it’s just easier to ring them up.

I’m sure many people would have taken bikes over last year as part of PBP
by Chew
Tue Jul 21, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: MontañasVacias Mapping Artwork Available
Replies: 24
Views: 683

Re: MontañasVacias Mapping Artwork Available

Sigh ............. Rich, Charlie and I were due to head there in Sept, but none of us fancy getting into a plane right now. Another sigh ........ Just do it. Few out to Italy earlier in the week. No problems at all. Duncan, put us down for an A3 version Think I still have heartburn for that all day...