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by Chew
Sun Apr 11, 2021 8:49 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Steel vs Carbon forks for reducing fatigue
Replies: 28
Views: 548

Re: Steel vs Carbon forks for reducing fatigue

Positioning is key to fixing those issues.
It’s about taking the weight out of your arms and having a more relaxed position.
by Chew
Mon Apr 05, 2021 8:10 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Road bike price
Replies: 17
Views: 322

Re: Road bike price

Second hand prises are crazy at the moment. Probably get back what he paid for it. A friend had a 4 year old bike that developed a crack in the frame, which was then replaced under warranty. He built it back up with the intention of selling it as prices on eBay were what he paid for it. For a 4 year...
by Chew
Tue Mar 30, 2021 9:50 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: #jennride 2021 26th June
Replies: 21
Views: 830

Re: #jennride 2021 26th June

I’m in for this along with a few other non-boners
by Chew
Tue Mar 30, 2021 9:15 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Today's Run
Replies: 255
Views: 6011

Re: Today's Run

Went and recced the Coiners Fell route. https://www.visitcalderdale.com/the-cragg-vale-coiners A fantastic route with a bit of everything, farm roads, hard packed trails, moorland, bogs and tussocks. ~10.7k, 350m (most of which is in the first 1.5k) 1:26 moving, 1:50 total which included a few photo...
by Chew
Mon Mar 29, 2021 4:58 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Brake pad retention methods
Replies: 11
Views: 203

Re: Brake pad retention methods

Extremely rare I’d ever have the need to change a pair of pads once out (if ever)

If I’m going on a big trip I’ll put new ones in and put the part used ones in a box to trickle down to the trail bike.

In an emergency you can squish the split pin with your fingers.
by Chew
Mon Mar 22, 2021 2:04 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Carrying water
Replies: 25
Views: 624

Re: Carrying water

whitestone wrote:
Mon Mar 22, 2021 2:02 pm
A water filter?
As Bob says.
Unless you're going somewhere arid, 1l is plenty for UK riding.
by Chew
Mon Mar 22, 2021 2:02 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Refilling a smaller gas bottle
Replies: 27
Views: 631

Re: Refilling a smaller gas bottle

Isnt it just equalising the pressure between the 2 bottles? So the first time you do it, it works because the donor bottle is twice the size of the receiver bottle, but after that its going to have a lower effect the next time with the 2 bottles, and so on... So at some point you'll end up with 2 ha...
by Chew
Fri Mar 19, 2021 4:20 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Topical Article By A Woman Who Bothies Alone
Replies: 73
Views: 1648

Re: Topical Article By A Woman Who Bothies Alone

I think that depends on how you treat other people but probably yes, consider whether it is a man or a woman you are talking to and if it's a woman then don't invade their space, be ready to move on if they don't want help. If you are in a bothy make it clear that you will leave the room while they...
by Chew
Fri Mar 19, 2021 3:31 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Topical Article By A Woman Who Bothies Alone
Replies: 73
Views: 1648

Re: Topical Article By A Woman Who Bothies Alone

lune ranger wrote:
Fri Mar 19, 2021 3:00 pm
How they wish to be treated... just start listening
Absolutely.
Everyones an individual, but when you meet a stranger, you have to start somewhere.

Do you treat them the same to start with, or make an assumption on how they wish to be treated based on their gender?
by Chew
Fri Mar 19, 2021 2:57 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Topical Article By A Woman Who Bothies Alone
Replies: 73
Views: 1648

Re: Topical Article By A Woman Who Bothies Alone

lune ranger wrote:
Fri Mar 19, 2021 2:53 pm
Treating people equally doesn’t necessarily mean treating them the same.

Treating people how you want to be treated isn’t treating them equally either.
How do you treat them then :???:
by Chew
Fri Mar 19, 2021 1:43 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Topical Article By A Woman Who Bothies Alone
Replies: 73
Views: 1648

Re: Topical Article By A Woman Who Bothies Alone

One thing I'd not considered too much previously were to make yourself known early on, at a decent distance. The trailside help one is a good example. Less easy in Caths running scenario though. If I'm catching up to a woman runner should I hang back so she doesn't think I'm chasing her, run past a...
by Chew
Fri Mar 19, 2021 11:44 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Topical Article By A Woman Who Bothies Alone
Replies: 73
Views: 1648

Re: Topical Article By A Woman Who Bothies Alone

sean_iow wrote:
Fri Mar 19, 2021 11:38 am
Woman writes book about bothies encouraging use by people not brought up/familiar with the ethics of bothy use and acceptable behavior
Woman visits bothy to find other users behave in unacceptable way
Woman writes article about unacceptable behavior in bothies
The same thoughts crossed my mind.
by Chew
Fri Mar 19, 2021 11:33 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Topical Article By A Woman Who Bothies Alone
Replies: 73
Views: 1648

Re: Topical Article By A Woman Who Bothies Alone

The point about men needing to be aware of how it feels on the other side and be prepared to step in if a friend / companion is behaving badly is well made. I'd like to think that everyone on here is already doing this. Its an important discussion to have, but its seems like its a society wide issu...
by Chew
Fri Mar 12, 2021 11:11 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: More runners input pls
Replies: 28
Views: 416

Re: More runners input pls

Have a look at the Spine race https://thespinerace.com/ That’s over 400k, so what you’re contemplating is certainly possible. It’s just a case of building up to it and being able to keep going. I have a plan in the back of my mind to do the Edale to Hebden section at some point which is 62k, but tha...
by Chew
Wed Mar 10, 2021 10:47 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Living a meagre existence so you dont have to work ?
Replies: 162
Views: 4741

Re: Living a meagre existence so you dont have to work ?

Top work Tony.

Let us know a date and a boozer and we can all ride out for a congratulatory pint :-bd
by Chew
Tue Mar 09, 2021 1:46 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Runners input please
Replies: 28
Views: 746

Re: Runners input please

GregMay wrote:
Mon Mar 08, 2021 6:40 pm
Welcome to the team - happy to take you out for a few reccies of the more local races. We have some absolute crackers.
Great. Let us know when you're having a "rest week" and we can sort something out :-bd
by Chew
Mon Mar 08, 2021 2:34 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Runners input please
Replies: 28
Views: 746

Re: Runners input please

Looking like some of the fell races are going to start again soon, so thinking about having a go. (Coiners from Mytholmroyd Greg) General potential kit requirement: Please bring FRA mandatory minimum kit incase it is required which includes waterproof full body cover (with taped seams & integrated a...
by Chew
Mon Mar 08, 2021 10:46 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Cordillera (Tour Divide) books
Replies: 11
Views: 248

Re: Cordillera (Tour Divide) books

Think I have the earlier ones if you want to borrow them?
by Chew
Sat Mar 06, 2021 5:50 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Today's Run
Replies: 255
Views: 6011

Re: Today's Run

Only had half an hour so thought i’d test out how my speed is compared to before the ankle fracture. 5k in 26 minutes, so actually faster than before. Back to slower longer distances for a while. For comparison that’s faster than me Got a bit carried away today with the sunshine and dry trails 11.3...
by Chew
Sat Mar 06, 2021 5:36 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Stu's reviews
Replies: 15
Views: 507

Re: Stu's reviews

I believe they crop up in the news letter whenever those are emailed out
by Chew
Fri Mar 05, 2021 12:05 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: More adventures in rough stuff.
Replies: 19
Views: 723

Re: More adventures in rough stuff.

In :-bd

More importantly when are we going to do this:
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by Chew
Mon Mar 01, 2021 4:29 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What would you do...
Replies: 44
Views: 829

Re: What would you do...

Hard to tell from the pictures, but if its been enough force to sheer the hanger it wouldnt surprise me if it bounced back with a similar amount of force and has struck the frame. Is it just the paint or the frame? If the frame is damaged its probably just bad luck. 50% discount on a replacement fra...
by Chew
Mon Mar 01, 2021 11:36 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: What is 'Gravel?'.
Replies: 18
Views: 419

Re: What is 'Gravel?'.

Its all about the Hardcore :wink: https://www.colourbox.com/preview/15830666-shovel-on-a-pile-of-gravel-filled-bucket.jpg A more serious answer would be its more people who are from a Road background that are looking for something unpaved, or people who want to ride from home but dont have great tra...
by Chew
Thu Feb 25, 2021 1:43 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Today's Run
Replies: 255
Views: 6011

Re: Today's Run

PaulB2 wrote:
Wed Feb 24, 2021 2:16 pm
I never seem to get my clothing right when running.
The rule I was given, is to dress for it being 10 degrees warmer than it actually is.
by Chew
Wed Feb 24, 2021 5:41 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Who plans their routes?
Replies: 24
Views: 442

Re: Who plans their routes?

Theres a difference between having an outline of a trip in your head and i'm going on an adventure.

vs

Planning out every detail of a trip and then going out and actioning it.


I do a bit of both, but the best trips have always been on the winging it approach :-bd