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by gairym
Tue Mar 10, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What you done t' your bike today
Replies: 549
Views: 33749

Re: What you done t' your bike today

Maaan I hate having to resort to the misery of the turbo-trainer :sad: On the positive side, it's unlikely that you'll get a puncture... 🤣 You say that but it's a very old turbo that uses friction against the rim to create the resistance. Not only do my current wheels obviously not have sufficient ...
by gairym
Mon Mar 09, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Self Isolation
Replies: 62
Views: 1936

Re: Self Isolation

Lazarus wrote:
Mon Mar 09, 2020 6:24 pm
so you think you can be out in public and also somehow be isolated at home?
Really?
I cannot tell what is sarcasm here and what is not
Mine was sarcasm! :-bd
by gairym
Mon Mar 09, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What you done t' your bike today
Replies: 549
Views: 33749

Re: What you done t' your bike today

Most I've managed today is to look at one of my bikes.....with intent!

That's what passes for action these days.

Gonna hit the turbo-trainer in a bit.

Maaan I hate having to resort to the misery of the turbo-trainer :sad:
by gairym
Mon Mar 09, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Self Isolation
Replies: 62
Views: 1936

Re: Self Isolation

In theory you could self-isolate out in the wilderness if you could get someone to drop supplies off for you to collect but then you'd be going against the self-supported spirit and would have to disqualify yourself from whatever route you'd decided to self-ITT :-bd
by gairym
Fri Mar 06, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Shortening Bars
Replies: 11
Views: 396

Re: Shortening Bars

I use a hacksaw, then tidy up the wonky bits with a file afterwards This ^ But also, mark a line the full circumference of the cut you want to make and attack it from multiple positions turning the bars a little each time to avoid straying as the cut progresses. Nowt wrong with a hacksaw in the abs...
by gairym
Fri Mar 06, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Fatfighters 2020
Replies: 167
Views: 5027

Re: Fatfighters 2020

There's are loads, 5:2 (days), 16:8, 19:5, 20:4, or if you're up for it 23:1; one plate of food, one hour in which to eat it. Depends on what you're tying to achieve, in my case it wasn't so much weight loss, as it was not getting Type 2 diabetes like my Dad, or a heart attack like my Granddad. I w...
by gairym
Fri Mar 06, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Fatfighters 2020
Replies: 167
Views: 5027

Re: Fatfighters 2020

Cool, I've just downloaded the SeeHowYouEat app as calorie counting has never really worked for me but seeing a nice disgusting greatest hits of all the crap I've stuffed in my face just might :-bd I've toyed with intermittent fasting before but only really tippy-toed around the idea if I'm honest. ...
by gairym
Fri Mar 06, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Yay, it's cheery Friday.
Replies: 988
Views: 103448

Re: Yay, it's cheery Friday.

Very much unconvinced that it's cheery Friday!

Wifey has buggered off for four days skiing with buddies leaving a semi-crippled Gairy home alone with 3 little buggers/cherubs* (*delete as applicable).

It's gonna be a LONG weekend :-bd

Let's hope your Friday is looking cheerier than mine :wink:
by gairym
Fri Mar 06, 2020 7:24 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Fatfighters 2020
Replies: 167
Views: 5027

Re: Fatfighters 2020

06-03-20 - 116.5kg 28-02-20 - 115.9kg 21-02-20 - 116.1kg 12-02-20 - 117kg Beginning of year - ~118kg Only a day into my new 'no sh1t' regime so not surprised it's gone up a bit this week. New physio and new exercises which are spanking me and also been told I can start using an exercise bike so hope...
by gairym
Wed Mar 04, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Fatfighters 2020
Replies: 167
Views: 5027

Re: Fatfighters 2020

After 5 weeks of inactivity AND no booze I'm stepping things up as of tomorrow. As of 00:00 - zero sugary crap (been my go to pick-me-up during this period of injury joy) shall pass these lips. No coke to keep me awake due to tiredness from medication, no chocolate to cheer me up when I feel like I'...
by gairym
Tue Mar 03, 2020 7:59 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Annual Holiday Insurance including cycle events
Replies: 10
Views: 395

Re: Annual Holiday Insurance including cycle events

[and sorry if I've de-railed the thread, I merely meant to casually mention an alternative lifestyle choice :grin: ]
by gairym
Tue Mar 03, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Annual Holiday Insurance including cycle events
Replies: 10
Views: 395

Re: Annual Holiday Insurance including cycle events

Gairy please do not ever crash in the USA. Not even a small scratch. I'll go one better and never set foot in the place :-bd (and if I did I'd get insurance, I'm not (that much of) a goon!) Well the gain is that you get thousands and millions of pounds of treatment IF required should you crash and ...
by gairym
Tue Mar 03, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Annual Holiday Insurance including cycle events
Replies: 10
Views: 395

Re: Annual Holiday Insurance including cycle events

Disclaimer: I'm not advocating this approach for everyone but..... I don't bother. Ever. With any insurance. Unless it's a legal requirement (and even then only if I'm likely to get caught if I ignore said requirement). The way I look at it is that the insurers make money. Which means that they get ...
by gairym
Sun Mar 01, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The story behind your BB name (and whats your usual form of address)
Replies: 159
Views: 4359

Re: The story behind your BB name (and whats your usual form of address)

Despite the outward differences at heart punks and ravers are much the same imo. Most certainly. I think most sub-cultres (especially those with a nod towards anti-establishment) tend to attract those of a certain character :-bd Totally, I think there are comparisons between the two said groups and...
by gairym
Sun Mar 01, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The story behind your BB name (and whats your usual form of address)
Replies: 159
Views: 4359

Re: The story behind your BB name (and whats your usual form of address)

voodoo_simon wrote:
Sun Mar 01, 2020 12:55 pm
Surely in bikepacking lightweight setup, a silent rave would be appropriate
Everyone with paired Bluetooth headphones to synch the music (otherwise we'd all look silly :lol: :lol: :lol: )
by gairym
Sat Feb 29, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The story behind your BB name (and whats your usual form of address)
Replies: 159
Views: 4359

Re: Whats yer name

I found the techno scene that I experienced to have a similar ethos to this place. A very broad mix of people who are fanatical about something but don't take themselves too seriously. They may initially appear a bit weird but are actually incredibly welcoming, friendly and helpful. :-bd Yes, perfe...
by gairym
Sat Feb 29, 2020 12:22 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The story behind your BB name (and whats your usual form of address)
Replies: 159
Views: 4359

Re: Whats yer name

Good idea shaf. I'm usually andy. Edit: Oh yeah the explanation. Techno comes from my musical obsession and mail is a bastardisation of my surname. Should have probably just gone for techno thinking about it.... Good man, did you ever make it to Orbit in Morley back in the day? Too right!!! I went ...
by gairym
Sat Feb 29, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The story behind your BB name (and whats your usual form of address)
Replies: 159
Views: 4359

Re: Whats yer name

Good idea shaf. I'm usually andy. Edit: Oh yeah the explanation. Techno comes from my musical obsession and mail is a bastardisation of my surname. Should have probably just gone for techno thinking about it.... Good man, did you ever make it to Orbit in Morley back in the day? I did, I did! Such a...
by gairym
Sat Feb 29, 2020 3:41 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Wow... how mainstream are we? (Lidl Bikepacking Bags!)
Replies: 9
Views: 657

Re: Wow... how mainstream are we? (Lidl Bikepacking Bags!)

restlessshawn wrote:
Fri Feb 28, 2020 1:37 pm
"Instagram-friendly form of cycle touring"

This is probably best definition of bikepacking I've read :wink:
+1 :lol:
by gairym
Sat Feb 29, 2020 3:40 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: The story behind your BB name (and whats your usual form of address)
Replies: 159
Views: 4359

Re: Thw story behind your BB name (and whats your street name)

Mine is cryptic as hell - ain't no way anyone could guess the origins of my username :-bd It's 'gairym'. And.....wait for it..... My name is Gairy and my surname begins with an M. One of the useful things about having a daft name is that it's already unique enough to not require much additional info...
by gairym
Fri Feb 28, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Fatfighters 2020
Replies: 167
Views: 5027

Re: Fatfighters 2020

Yo yo yo! 28-02-29 - 115.9kg 21-02-20 - 116.1kg 12-02-20 - 117kg Beginning of year - ~118kg Not really anything but it's not gone up after a week of very little activity (still mostly forced rest with physio exercises only really) so I'll take that thank you very much! I also need to confess to indu...
by gairym
Mon Feb 24, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Tuscany Trail or Veneto Trail?
Replies: 45
Views: 2238

Re: Tuscany Trail or Veneto Trail?

ZeroDarkBivi wrote:
Mon Feb 24, 2020 2:15 pm
Anybody else concerned that the dreaded Coronavirus might impact these events?
No, it'll be completely everywhere by then so there'll likely be no point restricting movement :-bd

The horse has bolted as far as I can see and the rest is a PR exercise.
by gairym
Sun Feb 23, 2020 8:50 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Do you own an unsuitable bike?
Replies: 82
Views: 2266

Re: Do you own an unsuitable bike?

A Raleigh Chopper would be utterly awful for bikepacking if anyone has one, glad I tried out a mate 's refurbished MK II a few years ago as put me right off buying one I owned a few that I was renovating waaay back when and they are definitely a great example of form over function - look great fun,...
by gairym
Sun Feb 23, 2020 3:21 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 407
Views: 19949

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

Great post Ben, interesting parallel between braving the weather/public scrutiny and deciding f*@k it and heading/coming out anyway despite the risks - chapeau on both counts!
by gairym
Sat Feb 22, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bloody ‘ell ,,, Boonerang Bike !!!
Replies: 3
Views: 294

Re: Bloody ‘ell ,,, Boonerang Bike !!!

Result!!!