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by gairym
Fri Aug 30, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The (fat) cat sat (slept) on the....?
Replies: 21
Views: 827

Re: The (fat) cat sat (slept) on the....?

:grin: You around next Saturday? Might be passing through Les H. Going to try the TBM/Haute Route combo again. A week tomorrow? If so then yes, fancy having two pints more than you should before setting off? You're welcome to camp here or crash on the sofa too. PM/email me if you like and we can di...
by gairym
Fri Aug 30, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The (fat) cat sat (slept) on the....?
Replies: 21
Views: 827

Re: The fat cat sat (slept) on the....?

Gairy, I've got the Synmat Winterlite and my wife has the Synmat HL (Hyperlite?) - I think it's the mummy shaped version of the UL. She's used it in the Arctic at -16C and not moaned about the cold so I presume it's OK. That was with a 3 season bag with a 2 season quilt as wrapper so not using a fu...
by gairym
Fri Aug 30, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The (fat) cat sat (slept) on the....?
Replies: 21
Views: 827

The (fat) cat sat (slept) on the....?

.....that's right, it's another 'what mat?' thread :-bd I'm about to begin a year long, full-time, high-end cabinet makers course and it's far enough away from home that I plan to spend two nights a week there to cut down on travel time and expense. I'll also have far fewer opportunities to ride/biv...
by gairym
Mon Aug 26, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Hot and bothered
Replies: 22
Views: 1019

Re: Hot and bothered

I'm with Duncan, I love the hot weather! Knackered joints ache less and much less hassle with cold muscles needing to be stretched etc... But.....I'm never going flat-out and so I wonder how much of my ability to maintain my regular 'performance' in all weathers is due to the fact that I'm never doi...
by gairym
Fri Aug 23, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Fatfighters 2019 Weigh-in Thread
Replies: 460
Views: 24870

Re: Fatfighters 2019 Weigh-in Thread

Howdy all! Not only have I been blimmin' useless with regards to all things do to with eating and drinking but.....unforgivably I've not been keeping up with this thread for the last week or two. Currently in the UK for a wedding and so I'll get back on it when I get home mid next week. Much weight ...
by gairym
Fri Aug 23, 2019 6:59 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Silk Road Mountain Race (SRMR)
Replies: 29
Views: 1948

Re: Silk Road Mountain Race (SRMR)

Faceache says he spent the day giving police statements etc... and will be carrying on but who knows.

Crappy bit of wrong place, wrong time luck.
by gairym
Tue Aug 20, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Looks like Carradice have some new things...
Replies: 7
Views: 579

Re: Looks like Carradice have some new things...

The whole thing looks decidedly half-arsed. What bike happens to be nearby? That'll do. Backdrop? Don't worry about it, who cares? Showing the products in a positive way? Not bovered, it's only bikepacking. To be fair I can't even comment on the style/design of the products as I left the site after ...
by gairym
Tue Aug 20, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bar end shifters
Replies: 17
Views: 821

Re: Bar end shifters

:lol: :lol: :lol:

You're welcome!
by gairym
Mon Aug 19, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bar end shifters
Replies: 17
Views: 821

Re: Bar end shifters

Mike I’m running a microshift barend on SRAM Eagle 12 speed, nice kit and a great dropbar solution :-bd Here's my solution: https://advntr.cc/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/20190707_105654-768x576.jpg.webp Even assuming you spend an appropriate amount of time on the drop (as almost nobody does) you've ...
by gairym
Mon Aug 19, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Silk Road Mountain Race (SRMR)
Replies: 29
Views: 1948

Re: Silk Road Mountain Race (SRMR)

Not been following with any consistency but looks like James Haydon is now up into 2nd place, no? Read a race report on Instagram this morning that said he was coming through the field but that's an impressive stint to get where he now is. Not that I condone bikepacking racing or anything :roll: Def...
by gairym
Mon Aug 12, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: That Might Explain it ...
Replies: 22
Views: 1149

Re: That Might Explain it ...

I had exactly this in 2006. All the same symptoms plus gastro issues and after extensive tests (blood, urine, stool, endoscopy, colonoscopy etc...) they said there was nothing wrong except that I wasn't absorbing B12. They said that I should by all means eat more and take supplements but, seeing as ...
by gairym
Thu Aug 08, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Peak District Wild Camping
Replies: 21
Views: 1311

Re: Peak District Wild Camping

How long are you around for? Pint? Ride? No bike this time - feels weird being without a bike, I don't like it! I'm getting in to Sheffield tomorrow evening and leaving Sunday morning. Saturday is full of stag do bobbins so only option to grab a pint would be if you could make it to where we'll be ...
by gairym
Thu Aug 08, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: New Kona 'Unit X' looks very BP friendly :)
Replies: 12
Views: 749

New Kona 'Unit X' looks very BP friendly :)

As per the title, the new Kona 'Unit X' looks very bikepacking friendly and not too spendy to boot :-bd Not sure how the prices come out once they've been shipped to blighty??? Lovely looking bike (though not the finish/colour I'd have chosen). I'm really enjoying the resurrection of the 29+ platfor...
by gairym
Thu Aug 08, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Peak District Wild Camping
Replies: 21
Views: 1311

Re: Peak District Wild Camping

Bugger! That nugget of news never made it to France. Glad everything is back to normal again and hopefully not much was damaged.
by gairym
Thu Aug 08, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Peak District Wild Camping
Replies: 21
Views: 1311

Re: Peak District Wild Camping

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Thu Aug 08, 2019 8:37 am
Trails should be fine Gairy. My point was more about travelling between places as many roads were completely shut. However, I believe life has returned to normal now.


Aaah, I hadn't heard about that. We'll be heading in/out by train so assuming that's all clear.

Was it local flooding?
by gairym
Thu Aug 08, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Peak District Wild Camping
Replies: 21
Views: 1311

Re: Peak District Wild Camping

benp1 wrote:
Thu Aug 08, 2019 8:09 am
That sounds like a good stag do!
Only the 3rd stag do I've ever said yes to :-bd

And thanks, confirms what I was thinking/hoping.
by gairym
Thu Aug 08, 2019 6:20 am
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Peak District Wild Camping
Replies: 21
Views: 1311

Re: Peak District Wild Camping

Might be giving the Peak District a miss at the moment :wink: Morning all, quick thread hijack if it's not too cheeky..... I'm going to be doing a hike (more of a plodding walk) on a stag do from Edale, up and over Hollins Cross/Lose Hill , down into Hope and then over Win Hill on to Bamford at the...
by gairym
Tue Aug 06, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Fatfighters 2019 Weigh-in Thread
Replies: 460
Views: 24870

Re: Fatfighters 2019 Weigh-in Thread

Good effort, nice to have you back onboard. I've been slack as hell of late so no idea what the scales of doom are saying :shock: I'll get back on 'em Thursday as I'm off early Friday morning to those grey shores most of you call home for a stag do in my old stomping ground of Sheffield - that shoul...
by gairym
Mon Aug 05, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: strava. yay or nay?
Replies: 61
Views: 2055

Re: strava. yay or nay?

Mine has two pages of 'created segments' but I've never created a single one (intentionally) and so can only assume that somewhere deep in the belly of the beast there's a clickable thingy that at some point has been en-clickened and not creates segments at certain times, under certain circumstance...
by gairym
Mon Aug 05, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: strava. yay or nay?
Replies: 61
Views: 2055

Re: strava. yay or nay?

Mine has two pages of 'created segments' but I've never created a single one (intentionally) and so can only assume that somewhere deep in the belly of the beast there's a clickable thingy that at some point has been en-clickened and not creates segments at certain times, under certain circumstances...
by gairym
Mon Aug 05, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: strava. yay or nay?
Replies: 61
Views: 2055

Re: strava. yay or nay?

That's the same as mine but mine also has a '+' on the top right of the routes section.

Nothing?
by gairym
Mon Aug 05, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: strava. yay or nay?
Replies: 61
Views: 2055

Re: strava. yay or nay?

Strava doesn't auto-create segments It has auto-created for me. I have a KOM where I'm the only person to have ridden the segment. I didn't create the segment. Me too. That's what I'm saying, it's only me and I've never created a segment (unless there's a setting that I'm unaware of that means I'm ...
by gairym
Mon Aug 05, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: 29er Drop-bar Mountain Bike options
Replies: 30
Views: 1883

Re: 29er Drop-bar Mountain Bike options

I've heard only good things about the Kona offerings!

I love the fact that it pretty much looks like a mid-nineties steel Kona MTB too.
by gairym
Mon Aug 05, 2019 7:41 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: strava. yay or nay?
Replies: 61
Views: 2055

Re: strava. yay or nay?

It's in us or it isn't. If you're a speed freak or like to ride competitive, you'll always find a way to do just that. Strava won't change your behaviour (perhaps amplify what's there already). Totally agree. To me Strava has nothing to do with performance or competitiveness and so I find it odd th...
by gairym
Sun Aug 04, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: strava. yay or nay?
Replies: 61
Views: 2055

Re: strava. yay or nay?

Just saw a notice on Strava saying that they're having slow server issues and that some stuff isn't working at the minute and do maybe that's why everything disappeared???