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by JohnClimber
Fri Jul 17, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: GCN does bikepacking
Replies: 88
Views: 2746

Re: GCN does bikepacking

Forget the colours of people and riders.

10 minutes in and it's just an advert for Kamoot....

Minimise campsites - WTF - No Fricking Campfires
by JohnClimber
Thu Jul 16, 2020 7:57 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: The Sandstone (No) Way
Replies: 12
Views: 1234

Re: The Sandstone (No) Way

" A friend summed it up well when he commented that the route is too contrived to avoid (mostly deserted) roads ." I rode it North to South as part of my Northumberland route several years ago. I'm so glad someone else said what I thought about it. The southern section was head winds although dry th...
by JohnClimber
Thu Jul 16, 2020 1:18 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Barmouth Viaduct upgrading
Replies: 2
Views: 205

Barmouth Viaduct upgrading

Info here for the 3 year plan to restore the Barmouth Viaduct which I'm sure many Bear Bones riders have ridden over.

https://www.networkrail.co.uk/running-t ... h-viaduct/
by JohnClimber
Tue Jul 14, 2020 8:15 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: WRT August?
Replies: 37
Views: 1190

Re: WRT August?

I'm sure we will still be shielding the MiL here at ours, so I can't risk mixing in a group.
I think I'll be arriving in the car park on the Saturday morning and I'll head straight out without heading down to BB Towers until I return back.
by JohnClimber
Tue Jul 14, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Loop bar harness
Replies: 13
Views: 445

Re: Loop bar harness

jameso wrote:
Tue Jul 14, 2020 8:49 am
... but can the fork? :wink:
With ease.
https://youtu.be/RncunZDzk3E
by JohnClimber
Mon Jul 13, 2020 9:35 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Loop bar harness
Replies: 13
Views: 445

Re: Loop bar harness

Wildcat Lion

Can even take the weight of a pack raft

Image
by JohnClimber
Sun Jul 12, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: How often do you take a stove?
Replies: 38
Views: 1074

Re: How often do you take a stove?

50/50 for me.
No - if there is a local shop near the bivi spot to buy a beer and a can of coke.
Yes - If no shop for a brew
by JohnClimber
Sat Jul 11, 2020 9:56 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tow bar bike racks?
Replies: 14
Views: 698

Re: Tow bar bike racks?

Had (still have it but don't use it, but won't sell) one of these from Pendle https://pendle-bike.co.uk/collections/tow-bar-mounted-racks/products/land-rover-hang-on-tow-bar-rack Fitted to a normal car the bends in the arms means you could squeeze stuff in and out of the hatchback estate. Never had ...
by JohnClimber
Fri Jul 10, 2020 9:33 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 3409
Views: 586883

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

£83.70 for the blue Outdry jacket some of us swear by Use the code HAPPYHOURS today to get the extra 10% off the price on this link tonight only. https://www.columbiasportswear.co.uk/p/mens-outdry-ex-reign-jacket-1849092.html?dwvar_1849092_color=464 What’s the fit like on these... snug and size up ...
by JohnClimber
Thu Jul 09, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Todays ride
Replies: 2038
Views: 280858

Re: Todays ride

by JohnClimber
Wed Jul 08, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 3409
Views: 586883

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

Lauf True Grit full bike builds now 25% to 37% cheaper.
Now much more realistic in their prices

https://www.laufcycling.com/product/direct-to-you
by JohnClimber
Wed Jul 08, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: New Bike Gear Out And Due Out...
Replies: 95
Views: 4289

Re: New Bike Gear Out And Due Out...

Lauf True Grit full bike builds now 25% to 37% cheaper.
Now much more realistic in their prices

https://www.laufcycling.com/product/direct-to-you
by JohnClimber
Mon Jul 06, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Puking gnome in close up action
Replies: 2
Views: 249

Puking gnome in close up action

FYI and for those who are interested. I've finally worked out how best to film the action of the Lauf Grit fork in action on all different types of standard trails. FYI, this is the 30mm Grit fork (there is a newer SL version out there now) and it's for gravel bikes https://youtu.be/ZlCtAmuPhJ8 Now ...
by JohnClimber
Mon Jul 06, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 3409
Views: 586883

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

What’s the weight of the “reign”? I’ve used one of their discontinued hiking models, which I liked until fell apart after about a year of regular use. My Titanium medium size jacket weighs in at 405 grams, it's about 4 years old now, gets hosed down or trod in in the shower when dirty and it still ...
by JohnClimber
Mon Jul 06, 2020 8:44 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Pillows
Replies: 58
Views: 1671

Re: Pillows

Allen recommended me one of these Vango Deep Sleep inflatable pillows https://www.columbiasportswear.co.uk/p/mens-outdry-ex-reign-jacket-1849092.html?dwvar_1849092_color=464 Hmm, I know those Reigns are good but never tried one as a pillow :wink: . Maybe one of these instead :wink: https://www.goou...
by JohnClimber
Sun Jul 05, 2020 7:29 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Pillows
Replies: 58
Views: 1671

Re: Pillows

As on page 1 I've tried many as it is critical to get one that suits yourself. Allen recommended me one of these Vango Deep Sleep inflatable pillows https://www.columbiasportswear.co.uk/p/mens-outdry-ex-reign-jacket-1849092.html?dwvar_1849092_color=464 And it's by far the best I've found, I don't ov...
by JohnClimber
Sun Jul 05, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 3409
Views: 586883

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

£83.70 for the blue Outdry jacket some of us swear by

Use the code HAPPYHOURS today to get the extra 10% off the price on this link tonight only.

https://www.columbiasportswear.co.uk/p/ ... _color=464
by JohnClimber
Sat Jul 04, 2020 10:59 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: A word of warning (Welsh, Scottish, Irish and Northern Irish viewers can look away now)
Replies: 1
Views: 308

Re: A word of warning (Welsh, Scottish, Irish and Northern Irish viewers can look away now)

ssnowman wrote:
Sat Jul 04, 2020 6:20 pm
I went out on an 8 hour ride today without putting on sunblock. The weather forecast was overcast, rain and 16-18 degrees. So, I thought I won't need it. Wrong!

Back of neck especially is feeling rather sore.
You weren't here in the very wet North West of England today then were you? :roll:
by JohnClimber
Sat Jul 04, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: How to keep your feet dry in the summer
Replies: 12
Views: 444

How to keep your feet dry in the summer

I've the clothing sorted not to guarantee I keep dry and breathable on summer rainy rides. But my feet need help to catch up. I have normal cycling shoes, I've tried good quality over shoes, and (older) sealskin socks but still my shoe outer's get wet and my older sealskins don't work as well, or ma...
by JohnClimber
Fri Jul 03, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Photos you have taken in the last month of which you like.
Replies: 1095
Views: 219792

Re: Photos you have taken in the last month of which you like.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50046730662_d60ea9bed0_o.jpg https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50042031222_0e5a95eb32_o.jpg https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50042031172_952652e575_o.jpg https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50041217273_36a5377235_o.jpg https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/500...
by JohnClimber
Thu Jul 02, 2020 9:01 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 8705
Views: 958629

Re: The post man's been ...

Thanks to the post over on the bargain thread I finally bought the coat I've been hovering over for the last 12 months or so. The Gore Shakedry - this is the R7 with the hood from the deal in Wheelbase for £156 https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50060897063_f45b969f24_h.jpg https://live.staticflic...
by JohnClimber
Thu Jul 02, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What are you listening to now?
Replies: 276
Views: 7935

Re: What are you listening to now?

voodoo_simon wrote:
Thu Jul 02, 2020 7:54 am
Banjo odyssey...

“I guess she's my cousin
But she needs some sweet lovin' anyway…“
No wonder you were banned from playing that one :lol: