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by Chew
Tue Mar 31, 2020 9:35 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The final instalment of the first chapter
Replies: 7
Views: 121

Re: The final instalment of the first chapter

What actually happened? Maybe this will be in the book, but we travelled up on the Saturday an I picked Stu up near Preston and built up the bikes in preparation for an early start. Next more set off from Tyndrum and got over the Devils Staircase and dropped into Kinlochleven to pick up supplies. A...
by Chew
Sat Mar 28, 2020 12:14 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: If we close up for a bit...
Replies: 453
Views: 8474

Re: If we close up for a bit...

I'm not sure I follow. I worry about people spreading the virus around / putting unnecessary strain on already stretched health services. I get the impression that everyone on here is being sensible and pragmatic on here (happy to be corrected otherwise) There are many ‘key workers’ on here who are...
by Chew
Fri Mar 27, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: If we close up for a bit...
Replies: 453
Views: 8474

Re: If we close up for a bit...

Similar thoughts here. Not condoning peoples actions, but if you can’t: Go to work Go to the pub Visit friends/family Go shopping Get supples for gardening/diy Then I’m not sure what else people can do part from get outside and enjoy a bit of sunshine, apart from sit inside all day listening to the ...
by Chew
Fri Mar 27, 2020 11:59 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: If we close up for a bit...
Replies: 453
Views: 8474

Re: If we close up for a bit...

What you have to remember is that these regulations are drawn up with regards to the “average” person. Perhaps naively, they are hoping the general public will use there common sense as to what is reasonable :???: In my mind it all comes back to rule#1 Doing things from home, avoiding groups of peop...
by Chew
Thu Mar 26, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Atlas Mountain Race 2020
Replies: 6
Views: 165

Re: Atlas Mountain Race 2020

Good stuff :-bd

Is it a route worth touring over 2 weeks?

(Just thinking of getting away next January once the current situation has hopefully blown over)
by Chew
Wed Mar 25, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Gravel porn
Replies: 45
Views: 1040

Re: Gravel porn

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My #GravelWanker bike

Sensible 28/38 11-32 gearing
Great for pottering around on country lanes and picking up farm tracks


Yes, i still need to tape the bars, and no they're not my weeds...
by Chew
Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 299
Views: 11197

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

Good work Reg :-bd
RIP wrote:
Tue Mar 24, 2020 10:11 pm
Compliments to Shaf, Luke, Chew etc and everyone out there on the front-line.
Dont worry i'm as far away from the front line as possible
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by Chew
Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Veloviewer map - explorer tiles
Replies: 354
Views: 43567

Re: Veloviewer map - explorer tiles

Leerowe76 wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 2:06 am
I've still not committed to Veloveiwer to get going yet tho but may do
Its the best £10 you'll ever spend :-bd
by Chew
Tue Mar 24, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Project Virus
Replies: 67
Views: 1175

Re: Project Virus

Out of interest, who is actually and actively working from home and who's just at home? Full on working from home Our business is Care Homes and Sheltered Housing for the elderly. Lots of work going on behind the scenes to keep the wheels turning to look after vulnerable. On the plus side, good job...
by Chew
Mon Mar 23, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: If we close up for a bit...
Replies: 453
Views: 8474

Re: If we close up for a bit...

In Reverse wrote:
Mon Mar 23, 2020 3:57 pm
Think it's just a case of editing the OP.
:geek:
Sorted it

If people want to revote ^^^^ :-bd
by Chew
Mon Mar 23, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: If we close up for a bit...
Replies: 453
Views: 8474

Re: If we close up for a bit...

Is it possible to reset the poll and edit the thread title to ask everyone to vote again? I'd be interested to see how/if attitudes have changed over the last week. Unsure if that’s possible?? Where we currently are, I’m more inclined to get out. It may not be on the bike, but I’m fortunate enough ...
by Chew
Sat Mar 21, 2020 9:09 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: If we close up for a bit...
Replies: 453
Views: 8474

Re: If we close up for a bit...

Anyone thinking a lockdown may happen soon, very soon? Recon it’s only a week or so away. Things seems different here, but I can imagine it’ll be busy on Monday when all of the kids are off school. I know of some people who will really struggle with being effectively being imprisoned within their o...
by Chew
Fri Mar 20, 2020 9:30 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Yay, it's cheery Friday.
Replies: 839
Views: 96411

Re: Yay, it's cheery Friday.

the phone call came before the PM so I have no idea.
with the government’s announcements give him a ring. They should be able to keep you on the payroll at 80% of your wages
by Chew
Fri Mar 20, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: If we close up for a bit...
Replies: 453
Views: 8474

Re: If we close up for a bit...

FLV wrote:
Fri Mar 20, 2020 8:52 pm
I think lock down in the uk may come, but riding alone is still allowed / encouraged so I will carry on for now.
No high risk riding though, nothing too technical, minimise busy roads etc etc.
Similar here
Spring is here and summer will be along soon.
Keep on getting out, but nothing risky
by Chew
Thu Mar 19, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: If we close up for a bit...
Replies: 453
Views: 8474

Re: If we close up for a bit...

FWIW I thought John came across as a dick too. Be careful for what you wish for. Fortunately i'm in a position where this should affect me much, but I'm sure everyone on here will know someone who is. Either by the virus or the knock on effects. This is only the tip of the iceberg. Its a time to com...
by Chew
Wed Mar 11, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Self Isolation
Replies: 62
Views: 1486

Re: Self Isolation

Hopefully on a flight back home tonight and then facing 14 days of self isolation. Sure I’ll be fine as I’m in a low risk group, but it’s concerns for others who aren’t that fortunate that make me less flippant than I may have been before. Having seen things first hand over here I’d be getting prepa...
by Chew
Tue Mar 10, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Self Isolation
Replies: 62
Views: 1486

Re: Self Isolation

As it happens I’m currently in northern Italy. Winter holiday which wasn’t in a high risk area at the start of the week, but now is. Facing 2 weeks of isolation when we are hopefully repatriated tomorrow. We’ll find out in time. You could just be a carrier of the disease without any symptoms. The ma...
by Chew
Fri Mar 06, 2020 2:15 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Shortening Bars
Replies: 11
Views: 303

Re: Shortening Bars

They're not cheap are they :shock:

Probably easier to pay someone a few quid to sort it out
by Chew
Fri Mar 06, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: TransEngland
Replies: 6
Views: 323

Re: TransEngland

This one
https://www.theracingcollective.com/transengland.html

Make up your own route between the various controls
(wearing a dress is optional)
by Chew
Fri Mar 06, 2020 1:59 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: TransEngland
Replies: 6
Views: 323

TransEngland

Should be doing this, this year.

Anyone else?
by Chew
Fri Mar 06, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Shortening Bars
Replies: 11
Views: 303

Shortening Bars

I have a pair of Woodchippers and i'm finding them too long with index shifters mounted on the end.

Whats the easiest way to knock 40/50mm of the end of each one?

Could just get the hacksaw out, but i'd probably make a mess of it.
by Chew
Thu Mar 05, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: how easy/hard to go tubeless?
Replies: 6
Views: 262

Re: how easy/hard to go tubeless?

As long as the tyre is snug on the rim then its reasonably easy, with a bit of patience. Take the rim tape off and then replace it with a wrap of Gorilla Tape. It may need trimming down to size. I usually just wrap once, overlapping the the value hole by a couple of inches. Put in the value without ...
by Chew
Tue Mar 03, 2020 10:18 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Annual Holiday Insurance including cycle events
Replies: 10
Views: 307

Re: Annual Holiday Insurance including cycle events

From what I’m seeing, it looks like the multi trip policies are for people who go on beach holidays and city breaks.

If you’re looking for something more specialist, it’s better to look at single policies just for that trip.
by Chew
Tue Mar 03, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Annual Holiday Insurance including cycle events
Replies: 10
Views: 307

Re: Annual Holiday Insurance including cycle events

mmm...
Been looking at renewing mine.

Look at the small print for Insure & Go

Mountain biking is included, as well as general cycling.
Cycle Touring is excluded

May end up not being insured on a bikepacking trip
by Chew
Tue Feb 25, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Granguanche Canaries
Replies: 12
Views: 444

Re: Granguanche Canaries

Looking for a bike adventure this year, so keep us in the loop if you fancy going later in the year