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by JohnClimber
Wed Jul 24, 2013 8:05 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 9533
Views: 1081439

Re: The post man's been ...

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Out with the old in with the new
by JohnClimber
Tue Jul 23, 2013 8:48 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: New camping bike for 2014
Replies: 9
Views: 1097

Re: New camping bike for 2014

Info here on the 29er+ tyres

http://surlybikes.com/parts/wheels/knard_29
by JohnClimber
Tue Jul 23, 2013 8:04 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: New camping bike for 2014
Replies: 9
Views: 1097

New camping bike for 2014

I test rode the Surly Krampus 29er+ back in May at Fat Fourth and fell in love with how it handled but without and braze on mounts and a rumour from the guys at Surly who were over at Fat Fourth that a bike packing specific version would be out in 2014. I give you the Surly ECR (Enduro Camping bicyc...
by JohnClimber
Tue Jul 23, 2013 3:55 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: One more question please
Replies: 16
Views: 1914

Re: One more question please

Ben98 wrote: I do love the borah bivi's, but I like the taped seams etc of my hunka
Has anyone with a Borah ever had the sorts of problems that taped seams are meant cure?

Surly if this was an issues they would tape seams as they make them wouldn't they?
by JohnClimber
Tue Jul 23, 2013 12:11 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: One more question please
Replies: 16
Views: 1914

Re: One more question please

Cheers all, looks like the Borah has my name on it and I've dropped them an email.

Do you thing the Thermarest Neo Air will fit inside the Borah and give enough room for my winter bag which is a Mountain Hardware Lamina 0 synthetic bag (which claims to go down to -18 degrees)
by JohnClimber
Tue Jul 23, 2013 8:38 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: One more question please
Replies: 16
Views: 1914

Re: One more question please

Cheers, after a search on here for "Borah" I found this very useful thread.

http://bearbonesbikepacking.co.uk/phpBB ... rah#p20371
by JohnClimber
Mon Jul 22, 2013 10:53 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: One more question please
Replies: 16
Views: 1914

One more question please

Sorry to ask but is there anything lighter and as good as a Hunka bivi bag?

It will be used under a tarp. What other quality bivi bags are out there in the market place please?
by JohnClimber
Mon Jul 22, 2013 7:57 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tarp advice please
Replies: 20
Views: 1773

Re: Tarp advice please

I like how you've used the wheels.

Idea knicked
by JohnClimber
Mon Jul 22, 2013 5:22 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Heresy I know but...
Replies: 14
Views: 1469

Re: Heresy I know but...

The best padded, the best fitting and usually the most expensive you can afford as these WILL last the longest.

I go for Skins C400's
by JohnClimber
Mon Jul 22, 2013 5:09 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tarp advice please
Replies: 20
Views: 1773

Re: Tarp advice please

Now should I start a what guy rode thread or will I be banned? :lol:
by JohnClimber
Mon Jul 22, 2013 5:07 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tarp advice please
Replies: 20
Views: 1773

Re: Tarp advice please

I think the Siltarp 1 get's my vote now because of it's weight saving, cheers I was looking at the Siltarp1 and was on the verge of buying it when it was pointed out to me on here that it would not be large enough to cover my entire sleeping form. Because of this (and the fact I live in rainy Scotl...
by JohnClimber
Mon Jul 22, 2013 4:14 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tarp advice please
Replies: 20
Views: 1773

Re: Tarp advice please

I think the Siltarp 1 get's my vote now because of it's weight saving, cheers
by JohnClimber
Mon Jul 22, 2013 12:38 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tarp advice please
Replies: 20
Views: 1773

Re: Tarp advise

Great info Stu, I'll read it in detail when I get a minute or two.

Who makes a good, light weight but affordable tarp please?

Is the Alpkit bicycle 7 any good in the departments that I'm after?
http://www.alpkit.com/shop/cart.php?tar ... ory_id=324
by JohnClimber
Mon Jul 22, 2013 8:46 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tarp advice please
Replies: 20
Views: 1773

Tarp advice please

My tarp is 2.2m x 1.7m and I don't want to go any smaller, but it sounds like a bin bag in the wind in the slightest breeze.

So, what's the best tarp out there please?
Light weight, water proof, not silly money.

Links would be helpful to please.

Ta
by JohnClimber
Sun Jul 21, 2013 7:53 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Road/CX lightweight bikepackers - let's see 'em
Replies: 82
Views: 12378

Re: Road/CX lightweight bikepackers - let's see 'em

Planet X - XLS - CX bike

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Still to be used in earnest as a bivi bike, but maybe in a couple of weeks
by JohnClimber
Sun Jul 21, 2013 7:17 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Long Mynd this coming weekend.
Replies: 12
Views: 4252

Re: Long Mynd this coming weekend.

Cheers all, sorry I left early but with only a couple of hours sleep after my Thermorest Neo puncture I thought I'd leave with Mike where we split at the Long Mynd Trig Point. Some pictures http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3749/9335473406_019c58dcf1_z.jpg http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5548/9332683681_a...
by JohnClimber
Fri Jul 19, 2013 9:48 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Long Mynd this coming weekend.
Replies: 12
Views: 4252

Re: Long Mynd this coming weekend.

Ian wrote:Best way off NW side would be Medlicot or Stanbatch. Both gravelly and fast.
Stanbatch = 4 stitches in my right leg several years back = might miss this one on my own ;)
by JohnClimber
Fri Jul 19, 2013 4:17 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Long Mynd this coming weekend.
Replies: 12
Views: 4252

Re: Long Mynd this coming weekend.

See you tomorrow at the pub at 6 to 6.30,

I might drive to the pub and ride from there, or if I'm early enough I'll park at Church Stretton and ride over to see you at the pub.

I need to be away by 10am on Sunday.

What's the most fun way down the NW side of Long Mynd?
by JohnClimber
Thu Jul 18, 2013 7:17 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Long Mynd this coming weekend.
Replies: 12
Views: 4252

Re: Long Mynd this coming weekend.

Interested in joining you around 5pm on Saturday.

But still no PM back from Ian.

Does anyone know where you'll be around 5 to 6pm?

Are you eating at the pub instead of carrying food and cooking equipment?

Ta John
by JohnClimber
Wed Jul 17, 2013 5:49 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Llandegla bivy spot?
Replies: 6
Views: 2252

Re: Llandegla bivy spot?

and it comes with the added bonus of that fantastic singletrack descent over the moors It's not that good now, I'm sorry to report. What with all the bike tracks and rain over the last couple of years it's really deeply rutted now in places and pedal strikes are common to spoil the flow. Don't expe...
by JohnClimber
Mon Jul 15, 2013 9:26 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Midge avoidance tips where to sleep?
Replies: 9
Views: 993

Re: Midge avoidance tips where to sleep?

Or take the tent :?
by JohnClimber
Mon Jul 15, 2013 7:09 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Midge avoidance tips where to sleep?
Replies: 9
Views: 993

Midge avoidance tips where to sleep?

I've Bivied under a tarp several times but in the summer I've always used a tent to avoid the midges. As it's so nice and dry ATM what are your sleeping in the open midge avoidance for a great nights sleep tips please? I know about Avon Skin So Soft etc but where's best to sleep in the open and not ...
by JohnClimber
Fri Jul 12, 2013 9:44 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Llandegla bivy spot?
Replies: 6
Views: 2252

Re: Llandegla bivy spot?

A word of warning if you ride a rigid or even a laidened hardtail, I got shaken to bits on my rigid Niner there today, it's really eroded and rocky in places, defiantly full susser territory now if you need comfort. If I were you I'd head to Clocaenog Forest and use the Llyn Brenig visitors centre f...
by JohnClimber
Tue Jul 09, 2013 8:02 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Ultra light tourer
Replies: 12
Views: 1535

Re: Ultra light tourer

Ride postponed for 2 weeks. :cry:

Reason for not going = major Brownie points building
If I had gone= Major brownie points would be lost