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by Chew
Mon Apr 19, 2021 9:11 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: FS Borah Bivi
Replies: 6
Views: 115

Re: FS Borah Bivi

redefined_cycles wrote:
Mon Apr 19, 2021 6:40 pm
If Mick doesn't have it I will please Chew
Sorry, but I’d rather not have to deal with any warranty issues :lol:
by Chew
Mon Apr 19, 2021 6:34 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: FS Borah Bivi
Replies: 6
Views: 115

Re: FS Borah Bivi

Yes

It’s basically this one:
https://borahgear.com/chestbivy.html

With a different zip arrangement
by Chew
Mon Apr 19, 2021 6:20 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: FS Borah Bivi
Replies: 6
Views: 115

FS Borah Bivi

Righto... I bought mine back in 2014, and think I’ve used it a handful of times over the years, so it may as well get used by someone else. Digging around in my emails it’s the standard size length/width and is the M90. From memory it’s a waterproof bottom and a water resist/breatheable upper (Black...
by Chew
Sun Apr 18, 2021 9:10 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Whats better than a Hunka but not?
Replies: 24
Views: 510

Re: Whats better than a Hunka (crappy AK) but not?

redefined_cycles wrote:
Sun Apr 18, 2021 10:33 am
Looking at replacing my AK Bivi bag (if Ton takes the Hunka) so wondered what options I have if I'm reducing my AK footprint?
Is this the one I gave you?

If it is than pass it on to Tony for free.
Although I’d have thought he’d struggle to fit inside a regular sized one.
by Chew
Sun Apr 18, 2021 5:33 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: WRT 2021.
Replies: 33
Views: 546

Re: WRT 2021.

Argh....
Had assumed (incorrect) it may have been delayed to the August BH weekend.

Currently busy that weekend
by Chew
Sat Apr 17, 2021 2:05 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Borah bivy or mesh inner for a Gatewood.
Replies: 32
Views: 510

Re: Borah bivy or mesh inner for a Gatewood.

Potentially cheeky stealth ad, but I have a Borah Bivi which might be happy to part with. Would have to dig it out and check on the spec, but I haven’t used it for a number of years, and probably won’t so someone else may as well have some enjoyment out of it. Let me have a think about it before any...
by Chew
Sun Apr 11, 2021 8:49 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Steel vs Carbon forks for reducing fatigue
Replies: 28
Views: 552

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: 330

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: 865

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: 257
Views: 6158

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: 213

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: 634

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: 1660

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: 1660

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: 1660

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: 1660

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: 1660

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: 1660

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: 426

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: 4750

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: 257
Views: 6158

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...