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by TheBrownDog
Wed Jul 01, 2020 7:09 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: No expense spared kit wish list
Replies: 37
Views: 1143

Re: No expense spared kit wish list

That's a lovely pair of cranks (Reg ... if you're watching, that is NOT a euphemism)

But as you say fella, it's not kit, so it doesn't count. Move along ... move along
by TheBrownDog
Wed Jul 01, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What do you think about when you are riding?
Replies: 33
Views: 919

Re: What do you think about when you are riding?

Late in again. I think about lots, but the one thing I dont think about is work. Mostly its: - why are there so many gates in the Chilterns - I dont care if this is a footpath, silly silly people telling me how to live my life. Sillies. - dog sh1t dog sh1t dog sh1t !!!! - avocado on toast - why dont...
by TheBrownDog
Wed Jul 01, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Wildlife
Replies: 171
Views: 8878

Re: Wildlife

I have a lot of birds in my garden this year - robins, swallows, blue and great tits, a couple of nuthatch and even a woodpecker (seriously, we need to stop letting blokes name birds ...) but the best of all is the swarm of starlings that bomb in every morning to eat the meal worms I've left for the...
by TheBrownDog
Wed Jul 01, 2020 8:51 am
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Anyone around Herts/ northern Chilterns?
Replies: 31
Views: 727

Re: Anyone around Herts/ northern Chilterns?

And not to forget the infamous 2019 Three Lions Tour, which we must look at again this year. But maybe with horses.

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by TheBrownDog
Wed Jul 01, 2020 5:19 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bivi boots
Replies: 30
Views: 805

Re: Bivi boots

I just saved you £20 if a large fit now be a good chap and post up a review for me quick sharp before they sell out :-bd Done. I’m an XXL which I found for mere £39 ... 😬 Using my daughters logic, I’ve saved £11 or so by spending £39. Seriously, she once found a pair of trainers I’d agreed to get h...
by TheBrownDog
Wed Jul 01, 2020 5:08 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: No expense spared kit wish list
Replies: 37
Views: 1143

Re: No expense spared kit wish list

And another thing ... someone to sew me a bit of silnylon to somehow connect the doors of my Lanshan 1 to create a sort of awning/porch that I can prop up with a stick to sit under in the rain and brew up and watch the go down and/or up. That’d be nice. Actually, thinking about it, I could probably ...
by TheBrownDog
Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bivi boots
Replies: 30
Views: 805

Re: Bivi boots

I really like the look of those Skinners thingies ... looks like they'd be good to sleep in as well, thus negating the tussle and calf cramps as I try to get my shoes back on for a 2am pee. Or indeed the morning squat (sorry ... very sorry) But £50 :shock:

Still, very tempted ...
by TheBrownDog
Tue Jun 30, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Todays ride
Replies: 1975
Views: 268001

Re: Todays ride

The Old Firm is back!! A very social[ly distanced] ride with the Chiltern Boners (Chiltoners?), albeit with a few last minute apologies-for-absences including Tim BrownDog who apparently has a 'vag' which needs regular attention; :lol: ... but just for the sake of clarity, I'd like to point out tha...
by TheBrownDog
Mon Jun 29, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: No expense spared kit wish list
Replies: 37
Views: 1143

No expense spared kit wish list

I think I'm just looking for ideas to spend money I don't have on things I don't need. But what the heck: I'm wondering what's on folk's wish lists. This is not about bikes. It's about stuff. Me? Its: MLD Duomid with a single inner Explorer UL Classic Hennessey hommock set Vargo Bot ... the one with...
by TheBrownDog
Mon Jun 29, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 525
Views: 31117

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

June done and my first night in a hammock. Very impressed with how comfy it was. I’ll be doing it again. Welcome to the fold, sir. Or should that be, welcome to the hang. Details ... we need details. Well I bought a DD Camping Hammock last year as a cheap way to test the waters. I’d tried it in the...
by TheBrownDog
Sun Jun 28, 2020 7:59 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTD, Help !!!!! left 2 speed shifter,
Replies: 5
Views: 180

Re: WTD, Help !!!!! left 2 speed shifter,

Will look in the box this evening. Must be half a dozen front shifters in there.
by TheBrownDog
Sun Jun 28, 2020 4:58 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Lanshan 1 users what length pole are you using
Replies: 14
Views: 368

Re: Lanshan 1 users what length pole are you using

Double post again ... 🙄
by TheBrownDog
Sun Jun 28, 2020 4:57 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Lanshan 1 users what length pole are you using
Replies: 14
Views: 368

Re: Lanshan 1 users what length pole are you using

I used a 120cm pole on my first night in mine but the inner mesh was annoyingly close to my face. A 10cm pole extender (thanks again Stu) raised it up nicely. So 130cm for me.
by TheBrownDog
Sat Jun 27, 2020 9:23 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 525
Views: 31117

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

Charliecres wrote:
Fri Jun 26, 2020 7:50 am
June done and my first night in a hammock. Very impressed with how comfy it was. I’ll be doing it again.
Welcome to the fold, sir. Or should that be, welcome to the hang. Details ... we need details.
by TheBrownDog
Wed Jun 24, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Shirts for the discerning gentleman
Replies: 26
Views: 981

Re: Shirts of the discerning gentleman

I really like the Alpkit Woodsmoke shirts, though I wouldnt wear one to the board meeting
by TheBrownDog
Thu Jun 18, 2020 9:08 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 8543
Views: 916588

Re: The post man's been ...

Landslide wrote:
Thu Jun 18, 2020 8:50 pm
I don't think blackface is really appropriate in this day and age...
I don't think missing the point is really appropriate in this day and age ...
by TheBrownDog
Thu Jun 18, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Smallest usable tarp
Replies: 16
Views: 497

Re: Smallest usable tarp

Ive one of the Micro Tarps from backpackinglight. I've only used it camping twice as it didn't take me long to realise bivvy bags and tiny tarps are not for me. But if they work for you this thing is just 1.45m x 1.2m, 160g and packs down to the size of a deck of cards. Or close. https://www.backpac...
by TheBrownDog
Wed Jun 17, 2020 6:31 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Live bivvy in progress
Replies: 10
Views: 606

Re: Live bivvy in progress

I just imagined you repelling the Feds by setting up all of your meths stove museum in a circle around you, and at the last minute igniting them all. That'd soon see 'em off. Anyroa,d looks like you had a good time :-bd . Lol ... they make very nice tea lights, I have to say. I think if I hadn't ta...
by TheBrownDog
Wed Jun 17, 2020 6:30 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Live bivvy in progress
Replies: 10
Views: 606

Re: Live bivvy in progress

It’s a Helinox Chair Zero which I’ve had for two years. About 500g and quite bulky but if like me your back and knees don’t deal well with sitting on the ground it’s well worth it. It goes in one of the fork leg bags or is strapped under the top tube if I’m on my other bike. https://www.ultralightou...
by TheBrownDog
Tue Jun 16, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Live bivvy in progress
Replies: 10
Views: 606

Re: Live bivvy in progress

True Reg, I did have a little fire, but not in a ring ... sorry not sure where that is going. Normal service resumed. I had intended to be out for two nights, and the first day and night were great, but after breakfasting this morning, packing up and setting off, my left knee decided it wanted to go...
by TheBrownDog
Tue Jun 16, 2020 7:32 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 8543
Views: 916588

Re: The post man's been ...

A 10cm length of crabon fibre tubing with a bung at one end, and an exquisitely constructed teeny weeny ickle 8g meths stove plus tapered windshield from BearBones Towers. Thanks Stu. I gave it test run and it happily boiled 450ml of water in just over 7 mins. It's only 50g lighter than my current c...
by TheBrownDog
Mon Jun 15, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Live bivvy in progress
Replies: 10
Views: 606

Live bivvy in progress

My first proper night out since ... oooh December if we’re not counting the garden, which I’m not. I’m currently sitting in my chair under the protective wing of my LanShan tent like object in a wood just east of Great Kimble in my beloved Chiltern Hills. Been a great day. My place in CSP to Tring v...
by TheBrownDog
Sun Jun 14, 2020 6:18 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Anyone got a spesh pizza rack or similar lying around they no longer use
Replies: 28
Views: 775

Re: Anyone got a spesh pizza rack or similar lying around they no longer use

I've barely used my car since March and am starting to have cargo bike thoughts. I really like the look of this, which Steve posted up a while back: Clydesdale Cargo Fork and rack. Far too expensive at AU$275 plus I'd need a donor bike and a 20in wheel ... sigh. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/4...
by TheBrownDog
Fri Jun 12, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 8543
Views: 916588

Re: The post man's been ...

Cheers Steve, but I'm good. Sorted it with Stu.
by TheBrownDog
Fri Jun 12, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 8543
Views: 916588

Re: The post man's been ...

voodoo_simon wrote:
Fri Jun 12, 2020 5:17 pm
Received my #grassupthemiddle patch today :-bd
Grass up the middle ...... I had images that I should not have had because Ive been locked up too long (or down ... whatever)

But that's lovely that is.


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