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by Chew
Wed Jan 13, 2021 7:26 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: OT: Recommend me a good C25K app
Replies: 13
Views: 150

Re: OT: Recommend me a good C25K app

The BBC one is also good. You can pick who talks you through each run :-bd
by Chew
Wed Jan 13, 2021 4:21 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Gravelwanger - what chainring do you use?
Replies: 12
Views: 175

Re: Gravelwanger - what chainring do you use?

https://www.bikecalc.com/gear_inches I use this to work out what gearing I need. ~20 inches get ups anything off road (anything lower you might as well get off and push) ~30 inches for road riding Works for Calderdale, and if its works here it'll work anywhere else. All depends where that leads you ...
by Chew
Wed Jan 13, 2021 4:07 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Wahoo element roam. please explain....
Replies: 14
Views: 327

Re: Wahoo element roam. please explain....

Yes thats the one.

There is an app for it, and if you want a big screen then you could just get a mount to add your phone to your bars?

Unsure how user friendly it is though?
by Chew
Wed Jan 13, 2021 2:15 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Wahoo element roam. please explain....
Replies: 14
Views: 327

Re: Wahoo element roam. please explain....

Basically its like the Bolt, but has a colour screen has underlying base maps and is £100+ more expensive. If you want a Wahoo i'd just by the Bolt as you can do 99% of the extra things you can get inbulit in the Roam via a smartphone, but spend the additional £100 on beer. The positives of the Waho...
by Chew
Mon Jan 11, 2021 10:19 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: XS bikes for 5ft women riders
Replies: 9
Views: 175

Re: XS bikes for 5ft women riders

Ask Shona at Keep Pedalling.
She’ll be able to advise what fits/works/availability :-bd
by Chew
Sat Jan 09, 2021 7:04 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Cross Border drove rode advice please.
Replies: 7
Views: 293

Re: Cross Border drove rode advice please.

Tony, For the second city: Between Glasgow and Cappercleuch is worth avoiding. Lots of road and wind farms. Recommend the section between Cappercleugh and Alston. A good mix of forest rode and country lanes. One shortish section on the A7. Resupply a bit sparse on that section. Sure when you get to ...
by Chew
Sat Jan 09, 2021 6:42 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Digital thermometer
Replies: 3
Views: 161

Re: Digital thermometer

Bobs asked for something that goes to -40 :shock:

On the other place
https://singletrackworld.com/forum/topi ... e-loggers/

May come up with some useful suggestions
by Chew
Tue Jan 05, 2021 1:54 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Runners input please
Replies: 22
Views: 367

Re: Runners input please

Not much use at the moment, but as Greg says its best going to a proper shop where you can try on a few and have a go on a running machine to check.

Usually size up slightly over a normal shoe to stop your toes hitting the front of the shoes.

Where abouts are they rubbing?
by Chew
Tue Dec 29, 2020 11:34 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tyre question (sorry!)
Replies: 26
Views: 404

Re: Tyre question (sorry!)

I'm just about to pull the trigger on a pair of 29er wheels as an alternative wheelset for my fat bike and am pondering potential tyre choices. As ever budget is a consideration and I've been looking at Maxxis Ardent 2.4s and WTB Ranger 2.6s which are both available pretty cheaply just now. My inte...
by Chew
Sun Dec 27, 2020 7:22 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What are your feelings about next year?
Replies: 40
Views: 920

Re: What are your feelings about next year?

Things staying as they currently, until Easter. Hopefully then a combination of sufficient people being vaccinated and the arrival of Spring will help things, and we’ll see restrictions being relaxed over the summer. If you’re thinking dates for the WRT, then the August bank holiday would be the mos...
by Chew
Tue Dec 08, 2020 11:11 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: anyone good at finance stuff ?
Replies: 2
Views: 204

Re: anyone good at finance stuff ?

Yes, but I depends on what specifically, and I need to be careful about giving advice...

There is a free scheme set up by the government for pensions which may help if you’re looking for something specific
https://www.pensionsadvisoryservice.org.uk/
by Chew
Tue Dec 08, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Anyone paddled the Wye?
Replies: 13
Views: 350

Re: Anyone paddled the Wye?

I am beginning to wonder if I might have more fun not taking the bike and making it a raft / train type affair but we'll see in the New Year. :-bd From when we went to Scotland this year, it was much more enjoyable paddling without any weight on the boat. Handled a lot better and was more fun rathe...
by Chew
Mon Dec 07, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Let's have a photo competition.
Replies: 67
Views: 1954

Re: Let's have a photo competition.

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Sun Dec 06, 2020 9:13 pm
Climbing out of Sadgill in Longsleddale? (to Stu)
Quite possibly Bob but I was just along for the ride and mostly had no idea where I was. Chew was in charge that day.
I think so
Thats one of the pics on the "wall of fame" at home :-bd
by Chew
Thu Oct 29, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Is next year a write off already?
Replies: 63
Views: 1323

Re: Is next year a write off already?

I was going watching a band this summer but it was cancelled and rescheduled for next June. Today I received an email telling me that due to the ongoing covid situation, it's now cancelled again and penciled in for Nov 2021. Can't help but think next year is already written off before it's begun. I...
by Chew
Thu Oct 22, 2020 7:22 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: New bike specs?
Replies: 14
Views: 427

Re: New bike specs?

Lots of people bought bikes during lockdown earlier in the year as it was one of the things you could do.

I imagine once we’re into winter and the novelty has warn off, there will be plenty for sale in the new year.
If she can wait there will should be plenty of bargains about :-bd
by Chew
Wed Oct 21, 2020 9:28 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: BB200 2020
Replies: 853
Views: 19652

Re: BB200 2020

I think she did a good job with that Yep, it showed all of the various highs and lows of the event and lets people know what they are letting themselves into. Also, she finished which is a good achievement based on it being someones first attempt and some of the other comments earlier on this threa...
by Chew
Tue Oct 20, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: BB200 2020
Replies: 853
Views: 19652

Re: BB200 2020

I also feel that a lot of people make it harder for themselves, thinking that 24 hours is the target, underestimating how hard that is, and then bail when it seems unachievable.

If people set off with the mindset to just complete the route, there would be a lot more finishers.
by Chew
Wed Oct 14, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: BB200 2020
Replies: 853
Views: 19652

Re: BB200 2020

Travel ban just announced from 18:00 this Friday into Wales from high risk areas in rest of UK. Come now. was just going to mention that Wales travel ban to start Friday evening Here's a bit more on the announcement from the Welsh government. They want to prevent people travelling to Wales if they ...
by Chew
Tue Oct 13, 2020 10:38 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Remember when we were discussing ...
Replies: 108
Views: 2061

Re: Remember when we were discussing ...

Under represented groups need encouragement if for no other reason than to to make them know we welcome people of all descriptions and we are an ally [ one for the woke amongst you ] and its just a misfortunate statistic that this forum/sport is mainly older white male ,middle class and straight Bu...
by Chew
Fri Oct 09, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Top loop of the HT550 vs Cairngorms Loop? Recommendations which please
Replies: 14
Views: 325

Re: how interesting is the top loop of the HT550?

Asposium wrote:
Fri Oct 09, 2020 4:35 pm
don't want to break either of them.
Do the Cairngorms loop
by Chew
Thu Oct 08, 2020 1:23 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: BB200 2020
Replies: 853
Views: 19652

Re: BB200 2020

I don't want to put the kibosh on it but the forecast for this coming weekend looks quite good (light rain, sunny intervals, & gentle breeze) plus the water levels in streams drop off quite quickly in the area :cool: Looking at the long term forecast, the longer people delay it the drier it should ...
by Chew
Mon Oct 05, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: BB200 2020
Replies: 853
Views: 19652

Re: BB200 2020

Dave Barter wrote:
Mon Oct 05, 2020 1:56 pm
Stop this route discussion now. The surprise is being ruined.
I was going to say something similar

Half of the "fun" is not knowing what you're going to find en-route.


Going to suggest that any ride reports are left until November?
(potential safety issues aside)
by Chew
Sun Oct 04, 2020 10:13 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Ride Analysis - Split checks and the like?
Replies: 8
Views: 269

Re: Ride Analysis - Split checks and the like?

I doubt it’ll make much difference to assuming a 10kph average moving speed.

For the avoidance of injury just ride to what your body tells you, rather than some vague algorithm
by Chew
Sat Oct 03, 2020 10:07 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: BB200 2020
Replies: 853
Views: 19652

Re: BB200 2020

JohnClimber wrote:
Sat Oct 03, 2020 9:56 am
Then she says "17 hours”
To be fair, she doesn’t :wink:

It’s the guy in the video who says that number.
17 hours is probably the time that the likes of Mr Large, Booth, Barrington, .... would have been a good benchmark for finishing the route in.
by Chew
Sat Oct 03, 2020 9:53 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: BB200 2020
Replies: 853
Views: 19652

Re: BB200 2020

It’ll be interesting to see the entry/start/finish rates at the end of the month, given it’s been open entry this year.