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by Chew
Fri Jan 17, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: North by North West Parts 1 and 2, Audax meets bikepacking.
Replies: 5
Views: 182

Re: North by North West Parts 1 and 2, Audax meets bikepacking.

Just come up ride the Old 240 instead.

Bosh out the distance in a day, and ride on much more scenic roads around Yorkshire
by Chew
Thu Jan 16, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: Routes
Topic: Great North Trail
Replies: 6
Views: 206

Re: Great North Trail

gloryhallelujahAl wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 11:14 pm
Am doing middleton top to Hebden bridge (the first section) weekend 14th Feb 😄
Theres a much more interesting route between Diggle and Hebden if the ground is dry/frozen if you're interested?
by Chew
Fri Jan 10, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2019
Replies: 1134
Views: 72844

Re: Bivvy a month 2019

Borderer wrote:
Thu Jan 09, 2020 7:58 pm
longest run, highest number of completed years
Taylor holds that record
IIRC, 64 consecutive months
by Chew
Mon Jan 06, 2020 1:59 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: JENNRIDE 20
Replies: 35
Views: 937

Re: JENNRIDE 20

I'm booked on too
by Chew
Fri Dec 27, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tell me about budget turbo trainers.
Replies: 22
Views: 570

Re: Tell me about budget turbo trainers.

Or...spend that £100 on a good set of running shoes.

Over winter i've been getting into running.
In 30mins you can get a lot of exercise and it gets me out in all weathers, which is much preferable to sitting on a bit indoors.
by Chew
Mon Dec 23, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Winter MTL: Groupstart anyone? 8th and/or 9th Feb
Replies: 26
Views: 883

Re: Winter MTL: Groupstart anyone? 8th and/or 9th Feb

Let me have a look at the maps and i'll be able to come up with an alternative which is around the same distance, but picks up some better trails. Say 100k? Probably start from Halifax/Hebden stations Unsure what i'm doing that weekend, but theres the potential of floor space on the friday night at ...
by Chew
Sat Dec 21, 2019 11:12 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Winter MTL: Groupstart anyone? 8th and/or 9th Feb
Replies: 26
Views: 883

Re: Winter MTL: Groupstart anyone?

redefined_cycles wrote:
Fri Dec 20, 2019 4:32 pm
Sorry if it feels like I'm always going on (and on) and on about the MTL...
There are many, many routes which are far more interesting than the MTL...
Let me know if you want me to send you any of them?
by Chew
Tue Dec 17, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Train ticket tips
Replies: 25
Views: 722

Re: Train ticket tips

If going up north, I found it a lot cheaper to get one ticket to Glasgow Central and then another one out from Glasgow Queen Street.

Its only a 10 min walk
by Chew
Mon Dec 16, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Yorkshire Winter Bivy 2019
Replies: 8
Views: 480

Re: Yorkshire Winter Bivy 2019

:shock:
Disappointed that I could make it, but seems like you all had a proper adventure.
by Chew
Sat Dec 14, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Yorkshire Winter Bivi
Replies: 27
Views: 1349

Re: Yorkshire Winter Bivi

Bit of an emergency at home so won’t be able to make it :cry:

Boilers packed up, so need to wait around for someone to take a look at it.

If anyone needs any details let me know and I’ll try and sort something out
by Chew
Thu Dec 12, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Yorkshire Winter Bivi
Replies: 27
Views: 1349

Re: Yorkshire Winter Bivi

We'll be back before it gets dark on sunday. Exposure are really good on servicing, so i'd give them a ring. They fixed my Maxx-D for free when it went into a funny mode. Conditions are changing and it'll be a mixed group, so we'll pick something that suits everyone. Think i have an OS OL2 knocking ...
by Chew
Thu Dec 12, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: 2 wheeled adventure of a different kind.
Replies: 12
Views: 481

Re: 2 wheeled adventure of a different kind.

rufus748 wrote:
Thu Dec 12, 2019 12:16 am
I seem to recall 'someone' suggested doing the TNR on C90's.....
Something for me and Stu to do when we're older and more even more decrepit :shock:
by Chew
Thu Dec 12, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Yorkshire Winter Bivi
Replies: 27
Views: 1349

Re: Yorkshire Winter Bivi

Plus a few people i know via other channels who are coming along :-bd

Take a good look at the forecast as its looking a bit wintery this weekend :???:
https://www.yr.no/place/United_Kingdom/ ... _hour.html
by Chew
Fri Dec 06, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: 5 Go Mad In Spain, aka Montañasvacias meets Bearbones
Replies: 14
Views: 760

Re: 5 Go Mad In Spain, aka Montañasvacias meets Bearbones

Cheers Duncan for sorting everything out :-bd
One of the highlights of the year.

Highly recommended route for anyone who wants to get away somewhere different for a week
by Chew
Sat Nov 30, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Yorkshire Winter Bivi
Replies: 27
Views: 1349

Re: Yorkshire Winter Bivi

New meet location added.
Reports say that the old place was overrun my christmas shoppers...
by Chew
Sat Nov 30, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Yorkshire Winter Bivi
Replies: 27
Views: 1349

Re: Yorkshire Winter Bivi

Can you give me an idea which way are we going from Skipton, and do we avoid roads please, and whereabouts is the pub.. ? We'll be heading north west. With conditions being so changeable at the moment, its difficult to say what the route will be as some sections will be fantastic with a good freeze...
by Chew
Sat Nov 23, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Highland Trail 550 - 2020
Replies: 61
Views: 3240

Re: Highland Trail 550 - 2020

You'll need to send Alan an email, to prove your competency via other events. Dont believe the BB200 counts, but things like the Cairngorms Loop, Northern Loop of the Highland trail and various other routes. Basically you have to prove you have the capability to ride in remote places, over harsh ter...
by Chew
Sat Nov 16, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: How far north can you get ont' train?
Replies: 22
Views: 953

Re: How far north can you get ont' train?

Or look at split tickets

I once got a train up to Glasgow for £25, and then another to Oban for £25, whereas it was easily £200 if bought all as one X_X
by Chew
Thu Nov 14, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Yorkshire Winter Bivi
Replies: 27
Views: 1349

Re: Yorkshire Winter Bivi

Details now updated in the first post ^^^

If people can let me know if they are likely to attend I can let the pub know numbers :-bd
by Chew
Tue Nov 12, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Veloviewer map - explorer tiles
Replies: 331
Views: 41316

Re: Veloviewer map - explorer tiles

it's not shaped like any obvious comedy character/thing. Or is it? Perhaps one of these? https://www.dominos.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/5-space-invaders-560x315.png What's in that one spot below the second E of Leeds that you don't have? Its in Holbeck/Beeston Think i've ridden it pre-st...
by Chew
Tue Nov 12, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Veloviewer map - explorer tiles
Replies: 331
Views: 41316

Re: Veloviewer map - explorer tiles

In Reverse wrote:
Tue Nov 12, 2019 9:50 am
Those squares south of Bacup/east of Whitworth aren't that bad to get - there's a pretty solid network of trails over the tops.
Cheers
From what I've seen, theres some good tracks up to the windturbines for when I have the motivation to do something specific.
by Chew
Mon Nov 11, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Veloviewer map - explorer tiles
Replies: 331
Views: 41316

Re: Veloviewer map - explorer tiles

Not really been looking to expand my square this year (It hasnt increased), but have been exploring a bit. Lots of new places visited and hopefully of benefit in the long term. Some interesting route choices at the weekend, allowed me to expand my cluster to 1000 tiles https://i.ibb.co/sQfhtM5/1000....
by Chew
Sat Oct 19, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: WTD: Woman
Replies: 73
Views: 2951

Re: WTD: Woman

Think you just need to take the "Build it and they will come" approach

You just need to find a me/Reg of the female persuasion, whos willing to promote something like this, and go from there :-bd
by Chew
Mon Oct 14, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Yorkshire Winter Bivi
Replies: 27
Views: 1349

Yorkshire Winter Bivi

Now then.. Details below: Meet Location: Bean Loved, Skipton. BD23 1DY Date: 14/15 Dec (same as everyone else) Meet Time: Noon for a 1pm depart Parking: Various cheeky options across town, or its only 2mins ride from the train station ~50k ride to a pub somewhere in the Dales at a social pace Shorti...
by Chew
Thu Sep 26, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Diary of a Randonneur
Replies: 47
Views: 3066

Re: Diary of a Randonneur - Goals now listed

Dyffers wrote:
Thu Sep 26, 2019 4:18 pm
I also tend to travel for 400+ rides as I've done enough laps of my local roads in the South West, Wales the usual destination as a) it isn't too far away from me b) has much less traffic and c) has some proper scenery
Come up and do the Old 240 :-bd