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by 99percentchimp
Fri Sep 18, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Films to watch while isolating
Replies: 114
Views: 6585

Re: Films to watch while isolating

Unbranded - think Bikepacking but on horses, also discussed the situation they have in America with wild horses. Found it a great thoyght provoking watch Couldn't find a link of the film but here's the trailer https://vimeo.com/ondemand/unbranded/140360030?autoplay=1 That was a longer film in the B...
by 99percentchimp
Tue Sep 15, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Cairngorms loop 2020
Replies: 19
Views: 379

Re: Cairngorms loop 2020

Thanks for the write up Phil - enjoyed that and felt your pain with the headwinds and the last section past Fealar - bleak!
by 99percentchimp
Fri Sep 11, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Yay, it's cheery Friday.
Replies: 1179
Views: 121789

Re: Yay, it's cheery Friday.

Canoe club back on the water tomorrow.... lots of kids releasing some pent up energy will be fun! Hopefully more of the same over the coming month or so of Indian Summer. :-bd
by 99percentchimp
Fri Sep 11, 2020 10:28 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: New bothies (maybe)?
Replies: 5
Views: 249

Re: New bothies (maybe)?

Sounds very similar to the Norwegian DNT hytte/mountain cabin system that works so well there; largely due to the respectful use by the members/users. The honesty system in the unmanned ones works well and I hope this can be brought to the UK without too many issues. Seems to function OK on the Elan...
by 99percentchimp
Tue Sep 08, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: WRT
Replies: 101
Views: 3210

Re: WRT

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Tue Sep 08, 2020 8:52 am
What’s the running total to Welsh Air Ambulance over all the years? Do you keep a total?
I don't keep an exact total but we were over 20k a couple of years ago so I assume we're somewhere around 25k now.
Wow - that's fantastic Stu :-bd :-bd
by 99percentchimp
Tue Sep 08, 2020 12:07 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: WRT
Replies: 101
Views: 3210

Re: WRT

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Mon Sep 07, 2020 4:54 pm
Happy to report a cheque for 2k is winging its merry way towards the offices of the Wales Air Ambulance ... well done everyone :-bd
One of the best bits of the weekend... thanks for this Stu! What’s the running total to Welsh Air Ambulance over all the years? Do you keep a total?

:-bd :grin:
by 99percentchimp
Fri Sep 04, 2020 8:12 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: A very off topic plea for help
Replies: 86
Views: 8516

Re: A very off topic plea for help

Our condolences Dave, thoughts are with you and your family. Mark
by 99percentchimp
Tue Sep 01, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: WRT - remote weigh in?
Replies: 19
Views: 543

Re: WRT - remote weigh in?

Steel 29+... 56lbs... 25.5kgs. Could have done with a slightly warmer sleeping bag on the first night!
by 99percentchimp
Tue Sep 01, 2020 5:22 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: WRT - remote weigh in?
Replies: 19
Views: 543

Re: WRT - remote weigh in?

Steel 29+... 56lbs... 25.5kgs
by 99percentchimp
Tue Sep 01, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: WRT
Replies: 101
Views: 3210

Re: WRT

ton wrote:
Tue Sep 01, 2020 3:19 pm
that is a nice looking bike. you must have good taste mate...................... :-bd
It's still going strong Tony - a pleasure to ride :-bd :grin:
by 99percentchimp
Tue Sep 01, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: WRT
Replies: 101
Views: 3210

Re: WRT

Wales at it's fluffiest! Great weekend and some wild camping with RichinNWales... nice to bump into some folks from here too... was more sociable than I was expecting but missed the mass gathering at the start. Some nice new trials from the GRs... thanks as always to Dee and Stu :-bd https://live.st...
by 99percentchimp
Thu Aug 27, 2020 12:50 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: WRT
Replies: 101
Views: 3210

Re: WRT

Starting in Mach Sat midday with a trip to Borth and circuit of Pumlumon with a visit to BB Towers and NyA.
Looking forward to bumping into folk.
by 99percentchimp
Sat Aug 22, 2020 1:18 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Your go-to waterproof trousery pants
Replies: 35
Views: 773

Re: Your go-to waterproof pants

I have been using Montane Atomic DT if still available, wore them yesterday for a walk as it happens. Lightweight and zips below the knee. Wore them on the Tour Divide and now on second pair having lost the first. I’ve got these too. Good for a decent time, pack small and have lower leg zips so eas...
by 99percentchimp
Fri Aug 21, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Guiding on the Slate trails (Video)
Replies: 24
Views: 617

Re: Guiding on the Slate trails

summittoppler wrote:
Thu Aug 20, 2020 5:42 pm
Here's the film from the trip. This film involves foul weather and hike a bike on day 2 :-bd

https://youtu.be/32xEdeTwWl4
Nice video Jeff... full on August conditions too :-bd :grin:
by 99percentchimp
Mon Aug 17, 2020 8:42 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: WRT
Replies: 101
Views: 3210

Re: WRT

Chris n and I have a socially disengaged plan that involves dropping into civilisation once a day for Spar supplies. If the weather is good we'll sit out a pub or two for an energy drink. Otherwise we'll be ghosts in the countryside. :grin: Similar thoughts here... some remote camping, dropping int...
by 99percentchimp
Wed Aug 12, 2020 8:15 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: who rides Ti ?
Replies: 69
Views: 1667

Re: who rides Ti ?

Shewie wrote:
Wed Aug 12, 2020 4:03 pm
ScotRoutes wrote:
Wed Aug 12, 2020 3:50 pm
I occasionally (annually?) give my frame once-over with Brasso wadding. That seems to deal with all surface marks.

Good to know thanks
Yep... Autosol metal polish and a soft pad... like new.
by 99percentchimp
Mon Aug 10, 2020 5:05 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Hot ... innit?
Replies: 21
Views: 645

Re: Hot ... innit?

TheBrownDog wrote:
Mon Aug 10, 2020 4:40 pm
I'm sitting at my computer in my pants with my feet in a bucket of water. (Sorry. It's not pretty, and what has been imagined cannot be unimagined).
:shock: :lol: :lol:
Cost Center 1 and 2 at their mother's for a change
:lol: :lol: This made me laugh..... thanks
by 99percentchimp
Sun Aug 09, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Ultimate full suss do it all
Replies: 34
Views: 1007

Re: Ultimate full suss do it all

Mike wrote:
Sun Aug 09, 2020 11:26 am
Must say I love the spearfish and it has a massive space in the triangle for two 1 ltr bottles :-bd
Mike.... do you have a framebag made for your Spearfish? Photos? Ta.
by 99percentchimp
Sun Aug 09, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Ultimate full suss do it all
Replies: 34
Views: 1007

Re: Ultimate full suss do it all

Same here... thinking of a 120mm travel bike that will take either bottles or a frame bag (of some use). SC Tallboy was in my list too but I’ll have a look at Colin’s Orbea recommendation and the Scott Spark/Salsa Bikes too. Son seems to have commandeered my secondhand Whyte too; so I have an excuse...
by 99percentchimp
Sun Aug 02, 2020 10:07 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTD: Roof box and bike carrier
Replies: 4
Views: 222

Re: WTD: Roof box and bike carrier

Half width roof box..... tick
Bike carrier.... tick
North Wales... tick
Keys... Ummm (lost in house move... no tick)
Can get Thule universal ones... tick
PM me Ootini :-bd
ImageThule box and bike carrier by 99percentchimp, on Flickr
by 99percentchimp
Fri Jul 31, 2020 10:33 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Possibly a catastrophe. Advice needed please.
Replies: 14
Views: 501

Re: Possibly a catastrophe. Advice needed please.

You can send a photo of the hanger to BETD (I guess even a damaged one) and they’ll send you the right replacement.

https://www.mountainbikecomponents.co.uk/photo-help/

I’ve used them recently... a few days delivery time.
by 99percentchimp
Thu Jul 30, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Genius.
Replies: 6
Views: 324

Re: Genius.

They’ve gone the whole hog with the socks and sandals ‘serving suggestion’ on the box :-)
by 99percentchimp
Thu Jul 30, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What you done t' your bike today
Replies: 668
Views: 48017

Re: What you done t' your bike today

Re-dished the rear wheel on the plus bike to get a bit more room for the chain in twiddly gear... moved the rim over about 6mm and looks more central now.
Cleaned the drive train and fitted a new RD hanger.
Satisfying afternoons potter.
by 99percentchimp
Thu Jul 23, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Would you risk it (for a biscuit)...
Replies: 26
Views: 653

Re: Would you risk it (for a biscuit)...

A Yorkshire man A Scotsman with the generosity wrung out of him :grin: I had one like that... went bang and nearly ruined a rim on the decent road bike... as well as nearly chucking me down a steep hill... potentially risky and no saving if the rims knackered.. burial with honours for loyal service!