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by voodoo_simon
Thu Mar 19, 2020 1:18 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tell me three things that...
Replies: 42
Views: 983

Re: Tell me three things that...wI did not too

1) Forests - enough said really but love the ever changing colours throughout the year. The smells and am the peace and calm from them. Love how the sun comes in through the trees 2) Hills and mountains - the views, the solitude 3) wifey-voodoo and mini-voodoo - I’m very lucky but I always have some...
by voodoo_simon
Wed Mar 18, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: If we close up for a bit...
Replies: 465
Views: 9813

Re: If we close up for a bit...

K1100T wrote:
Wed Mar 18, 2020 7:07 pm
My son is not happy about having to go for another couple of days. Evidently it was "pointless going today"...
My daughter is gutted, she loves school :lol:

We may be ok though as we have a nurse in the family, so we’ll see what happens
by voodoo_simon
Wed Mar 18, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Moral question - holidays
Replies: 6
Views: 370

Re: Moral question - holidays

You already know the answer Simon. Instinct always tells you what is right and wrong You’re right Dave, I do know the answer and my gut says no, so I’ll go with that and not book anything Cheers everyone :-bd Unless the wedding gets postponed, I have no intention of a holiday in Portugal, personall...
by voodoo_simon
Wed Mar 18, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Moral question - holidays
Replies: 6
Views: 370

Moral question - holidays

In brief, have a wedding to attend in Portugal first week of July and as such, we’re turning it into our (only) family holiday if the year. Can’t see it going ahead giving the current situation, so... I’ve looked at booking.com for a UK holiday as they offer free cancellation in their bookings, woul...
by voodoo_simon
Tue Mar 17, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: If we close up for a bit...
Replies: 465
Views: 9813

Re: If we close up for a bit...

I work outside on a daily basis so that means I a) have no option to work from home 2) can’t see what difference it will make to me if I ride solo Until it’s banned, I’ll keep going out to keep my sanity on the right side* *although I’ll be upset that I started my decorating a couple of sundays back...
by voodoo_simon
Mon Mar 16, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: FS - Loo paper
Replies: 23
Views: 744

FS - Loo paper

White, 2 ply. Brand new

1x roll for £5

3x rolls for £10

P+P £3 for tracking delivery...
by voodoo_simon
Sun Mar 15, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Salsa go SS Gravel.
Replies: 60
Views: 1526

Re: Salsa go SS Gravel.

FLV wrote:
Sun Mar 15, 2020 6:02 pm
That Trek looks nicer to me.
The trek is a great bike and well thought out (although perhaps not the BB).

Bought a Trek Procaliber 9.7 in November and it’s a cracking bike :-bd
by voodoo_simon
Sun Mar 15, 2020 6:36 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Spring has sprung!
Replies: 5
Views: 298

Re: Spring has sprung!

Of course it has when I’ve just started* decorating :((


*Well, I’m on day three as the previous occupants decided to wallpaper over wallpaper over wallpaper...
by voodoo_simon
Sun Mar 15, 2020 9:32 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Salsa go SS Gravel.
Replies: 60
Views: 1526

Re: Salsa go SS Gravel.

What was the deal a few years ago that Salsa offered? Didn't they give you a full sus fat bike with every gravel bike purchased or something like that? Edit : Trek Chekpoint at £800 - although it does mean you own a Trek :shock: https://www.harryhallcycles.co.uk/smsimg/14/8750-34590-main--14.jpg
by voodoo_simon
Sat Mar 14, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: 'Prepping' What's that about?
Replies: 48
Views: 1776

Re: 'Prepping' What's that about?

Who’s laughing at the preppers now?! :lol:

Just bought some toilet roll from the shops, 1 packet of two rolls, felt like a right weirdo buying it and had the need to explain that we were about to run out :oops:
by voodoo_simon
Fri Mar 13, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: I did not sleep well that night.
Replies: 21
Views: 1030

Re: I did not sleep well that night.

Cyclepeasant wrote:
Fri Mar 13, 2020 6:02 pm
It's...er....all...a... Bit...errrr...VOODOO!!!! :wink:
:lol:
by voodoo_simon
Fri Mar 13, 2020 8:44 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: SS chains
Replies: 15
Views: 443

Re: SS chains

Always used SRAM 9 speed chains, the cheap ones. Never had an issue with them on the singlespeeds
by voodoo_simon
Fri Mar 13, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 2960
Views: 511265

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

20% site wide at Rock + Run

EX20-EDWN
by voodoo_simon
Fri Mar 13, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Salsa go SS Gravel.
Replies: 60
Views: 1526

Re: Salsa go SS Gravel.

The salsa website described the thinking behind it as a cheap singlespeed to use when conditions are too bad for the good bike? So £1200 for frame and fork is somewhat wide of the mark? It needed to be half or a third of that to be cheap? I like the new flat mount alternator dropouts. Exactly this ...
by voodoo_simon
Fri Mar 13, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Salsa go SS Gravel.
Replies: 60
Views: 1526

Re: Salsa go SS Gravel.

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Fri Mar 13, 2020 4:32 pm
Wonder how much?!
It'll only be available in the UK as a F&F and cost about £1200.
£1200 for frame and fork?! :shock:

Can get a fully built Trek Checkpoint at that price and then convert it over as it’s SS compatible with its stranglehold (?) dropouts
by voodoo_simon
Fri Mar 13, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Salsa go SS Gravel.
Replies: 60
Views: 1526

Re: Salsa go SS Gravel.

Want!

Not 100% on the colour but it’s singlespeed :-bd

Wonder how much?!
by voodoo_simon
Fri Mar 13, 2020 2:15 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Camera Phones (Sorry)
Replies: 29
Views: 784

Re: Camera Phones (Sorry)

I would have recommended the iPhone 7 Plus, very impressed with the quality of the camera but this winter, the phone has suffered in the bitter winds. Its died a few time on the hills when I’ve been running, has a 50% battery and just hibernates. Battery life in ‘normal weather’ is perfectly fine, i...
by voodoo_simon
Fri Mar 13, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: I did not sleep well that night.
Replies: 21
Views: 1030

Re: I did not sleep well that night.

Dulyn bothy about 8 years ago Went to Dulyn bothy over the hills from Llandudno, spent all day taking the long route there. All good, sun was warm but chilly if not in it as it was spring. Anyways, arrived at the bothy via that steep hike a bike descent south west of the hut and had an hour or so li...
by voodoo_simon
Fri Mar 13, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 2960
Views: 511265

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

Stolen from STW - Disney channel for £13 Follow the lad bible link https://www.ladbible.com/entertainment/tv-and-film-you-can-now-get-a-years-worth-of-disney-for-150-20200312 Launch offer if £50 Quidco new member via link £17 cash back Quidco cashback from Disney of £20 Hopefully will keep mini-vood...
by voodoo_simon
Thu Mar 12, 2020 9:33 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Oldest bit of kit you own - and still use.
Replies: 44
Views: 1062

Re: Oldest bit of kit you own - and still use.

Lowe Alpine dry flow hat, had it since I was ~15, still going strong 20 years later.

Suunto compass also going well after 20 years, or at least still pointing north
by voodoo_simon
Tue Mar 10, 2020 7:32 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Wanted: panniers to borrow or hire
Replies: 4
Views: 171

Re: Wanted: panniers to borrow or hire

Is the rack there for the battery? If so, a lot of these are too thick for panniers, so the manufacturers often offer side attachments that allow panniers to fit. Might be worth asking the question for the place you got it from
by voodoo_simon
Tue Mar 10, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: anyone else proper had enough of the weather?
Replies: 37
Views: 958

Re: anyone else proper had enough of the weather?

Hill walking and running are good options for when the weather is rubbish, seem to get less wet doing these options and it still gets you into the countryside :-bd
by voodoo_simon
Tue Mar 10, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: North Yorkshire on line map
Replies: 9
Views: 299

Re: North Yorkshire on line map

Interesting to note that the defra map is wrong for my street, the houses have only been there for 80-90 years too!
by voodoo_simon
Tue Mar 10, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: You already know this, but.....
Replies: 19
Views: 807

Re: You already know this, but.....

When in Norway we did a winter biking training camp. One of the tips was to have an insulated jacket and trousers immediately to hand to put on when you stopped for more than a minute or two - you've generated the heat, don't lose it. The lead instructor had her jacket in one of her stem cells, if ...
by voodoo_simon
Tue Mar 10, 2020 1:02 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: I wrote a book.
Replies: 14
Views: 509

Re: I wrote a book.

Nice one :-bd