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by Chew
Mon Jul 13, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: Routes
Topic: 2nd City Divide
Replies: 13
Views: 604

Re: 2nd City Divide

cycleofaddiction wrote:
Sun Jul 12, 2020 11:45 pm
I've found that it would be about £30 cheaper for me to hire a car one way from Stoke and drop it off in Glasgow than getting a train.
Thats the conclusion we're getting to.
Hiring a one way van is a lot less hassle, and roughly the same price as going on the train.
by Chew
Mon Jul 13, 2020 1:03 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Anyone ridden the Reiver Raid route? Any good?
Replies: 4
Views: 235

Re: Anyone ridden the Reiver Raid route? Any good?

We did a very relaxed beginner route in the Dales over the weekend.
Can always send you the link if you'd like?
by Chew
Mon Jul 13, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: How often do you take a stove?
Replies: 38
Views: 632

Re: How often do you take a stove?

I have an MSR Dragonfly which I really like but am a bit scared of. I've never had a petrol stove mishap thankfully(with the MSR or it's predecessor Coleman Peak 1) but can imagine that would be incrementally more terrifying than gas stove shenanigans! :shock: I'm sure there are those of us who rem...
by Chew
Mon Jul 13, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: How often do you take a stove?
Replies: 38
Views: 632

Re: How often do you take a stove?

99% no for me
Same here
If its a winter social, without a pub stop then i'd take one for a hot meal, but generally I cant be bothered
by Chew
Wed Jul 08, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What are you listening to now?
Replies: 180
Views: 2383

Re: What are you listening to now?

Idles... Nicely loud & shouty. I’d stick Pigs, Pigs, Pigs, Pigs, Pigs, Pigs, Pigs on your list for some Sabbath style tunes Oh Sees - Smote Reverser, if you like dual drummers and a bit of prog-punk LCD Soundsystem - LCD Soundsytem, is a rare complete album !!! - Shake the Shudder, and a great nigh...
by Chew
Thu Jul 02, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Veloviewer map - explorer tiles
Replies: 658
Views: 55079

Re: Veloviewer map - explorer tiles

Sorry if I have failed to find it in the thread somewhere but, Is there an iphone version or alternative to explorer helper? You know, a live map position overlayed with tiles? :geek: Download our Cluster KML onto your desktop Then go into google maps, click on the 3 lines in the top left > your pl...
by Chew
Wed Jul 01, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTD: hope pro 2 (non evo) 12mm endcaps
Replies: 2
Views: 59

Re: WTD: hope pro 2 (non evo) 12mm endcaps

Let me check.
Cant remember if they are 12 or 15mm
by Chew
Wed Jul 01, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: FS Shimano Alfine Hub Gear + Shifters 8 Speed
Replies: 2
Views: 90

FS Shimano Alfine Hub Gear + Shifters 8 Speed

Just having a bit of a clearout of the basement and theres I originally built up for commuting, until I realised that was a daft idea.

Its currently built into a wheel, but happy to sell on complete wheel or hub only, plus all of the bolts, spacers and flat bar shifter.
by Chew
Mon Jun 29, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: When?????
Replies: 216
Views: 5943

Re: When?????

Made up numbers but you get the idea. Yeah, certainly and I think I’m on the same page as you Andy. My point was more that the risks doesn’t really change at midnight on the 3rd of July. It’s more a case of looking at the risks and going from there, rather than trying to find a proxy to say it’s ok...
by Chew
Sun Jun 28, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: When?????
Replies: 216
Views: 5943

Re: When?????

Isnt the counter question what happens on a certain date?

The virus doesn’t change
by Chew
Sun Jun 28, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Black Gore Shakedry Alternative
Replies: 30
Views: 726

Re: Black Gore Shakedry Alternative

This is where I’ve always gone for a 2 jacket approach (like Neil) One “summer” jacket that is more occasion use. One that packs small, and will keep the worst of it off for an hour or so Then another “winter” jacket for when you know it’s going to rain for most of the day. Not fussed about pack siz...
by Chew
Thu Jun 25, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: When?????
Replies: 216
Views: 5943

Re: When?????

To me, lockdown has ended. If we can go on holiday next week, go to the pub, queue up outside our favourite clothes shop etc etc what’s the point anymore The reality is this virus isn’t going to go away anytime in the next 12 months (paraphrasing Chris Whitty) There’s a certain amount of just havin...
by Chew
Thu Jun 25, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Veloviewer map - explorer tiles
Replies: 658
Views: 55079

Re: Veloviewer map - explorer tiles

Not sure I understand the second point - how else would you enter a tile? Think Pete means from one you've visited in a prior trip. I have a similar (self imposed) rule. Kinda links into you cant just drive somewhere and walk about for 5 mins to get a tile. Unless its an event/ride that someone els...
by Chew
Wed Jun 24, 2020 10:48 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Somebody needs to tell this guy about this place....
Replies: 15
Views: 601

Re: Somebody needs to tell this guy about this place....

Brilliant :-bd

Shows the most important piece of kit is enthusiasm.


Reminds me of a certain Mr Barter. Just less swearing, and more pouting :lol:
by Chew
Wed Jun 24, 2020 10:24 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Shirts for the discerning gentleman
Replies: 26
Views: 866

Re: Shirts of the discerning gentleman

Didn't we do this one a couple of years ago or something Chew? Why I think we did old bean <taps out pipe>, seems like noggin is going the same way as the old ticker... Cheers James, it was you tweet earlier that spared the interest, and think I may have found one in my size as a reasonable price. ...
by Chew
Wed Jun 24, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Shirts for the discerning gentleman
Replies: 26
Views: 866

Shirts for the discerning gentleman

Wanting something a bit more casual to ride around in.
Any particular shirts to be looking at?
Something that works with pipe would be a bonus :-bd
by Chew
Tue Jun 23, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: When?????
Replies: 216
Views: 5943

Re: When?????

RIP wrote:
Tue Jun 23, 2020 1:00 pm
Welsh Wales? Scotland?
All of these changes announced relate to England
by Chew
Mon Jun 22, 2020 10:36 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Budget Bags
Replies: 17
Views: 449

Re: Budget Bags

Often budget isn’t the right way to go, as it can often be be the case of buy cheap, buy twice. Most people will go with some kind of exped, cumulus combo. Not too expensive up front, and if we’ve all come to that conclusion there must be something in in :-bd Also, if after a year, if you don’t like...
by Chew
Mon Jun 22, 2020 9:30 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: When?????
Replies: 216
Views: 5943

Re: When?????

These days it almost feels like being a martyr if you still stick to the rules Its this Reg A few of us went out on Saturday night, in the same way as Northwind says. A few miles from the house, a few socially distanced beers watching the sun go down generally talking nonsense. I'm sure some people...
by Chew
Sat Jun 20, 2020 11:01 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Does this 'other track' look rideable (near Ripponden)
Replies: 9
Views: 292

Re: Does this 'other track' look rideable (near Ripponden)

It’s nowhere near Ripponden :shock: As the others have said, the ride across the drain from Midgley Moor to the res is quite pleasant, which may not get the square you’re after. The farms up in Castle Carr aren’t particularly welcoming, and lots of barbed wire and private land signs. There’s the dou...
by Chew
Thu Jun 18, 2020 12:55 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Would you 'concern' over this wee ding
Replies: 23
Views: 524

Re: Would you 'concern' over this wee ding

This:
If it’s my bike, would I be bothered? No

Would I buy a bike like that? Definitely not
and this
* walks away *
I'm not an expert, but i'd imagine that all of the force of the rear suspension is going to be pushed through that dent?
by Chew
Mon Jun 15, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Veloviewer map - explorer tiles
Replies: 658
Views: 55079

Re: Veloviewer map - explorer tiles

I assume it’s cheating if your rides don’t start from home? As Pete says, it’s a bit of a self imposed rule. Once you get past 20x20 it becomes difficult and burdensome to do, so I’ve relaxed that one. If I do drive somewhere for a walk/cycle, I’ve always made sure it’s an activity of sufficient du...
by Chew
Mon Jun 15, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What's the Gravelw@nker equivalent of this?
Replies: 55
Views: 1254

Re: What's the Gravelw@nker equivalent of this?

ScotRoutes wrote:
Mon Jun 15, 2020 3:34 pm
What's the problem here? Isn't it just varying degrees of piss-taking?
One would just hope that people would have better things to do than look down their noses at other people.
Unfortunately, most of that is driven by insecurity.

Other forums are available :wink:
by Chew
Mon Jun 15, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What's the Gravelw@nker equivalent of this?
Replies: 55
Views: 1254

Re: What's the Gravelw@nker equivalent of this?

Have i missed something?
by Chew
Mon Jun 15, 2020 1:03 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Veloviewer map - explorer tiles
Replies: 658
Views: 55079

Re: Veloviewer map - explorer tiles

In Reverse wrote:
Sun Jun 14, 2020 9:58 pm
to take my max square to 50x50.
Top work :-bd