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by voodoo_simon
Tue Mar 10, 2020 1:01 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?

I know it’s been bad but I’ve hardly got wet! Switched jobs in December, so went from working indoors 9-5 with a bike commute each way to working outdoors 8-4 5 days/week and commuting in my van. I’ve been considerably less wet this year despite working outdoors than any other year, can count on one...
by voodoo_simon
Sat Mar 07, 2020 10:03 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Recommend me some gloves
Replies: 6
Views: 353

Re: Recommend me some gloves

Always been a fan of Specialized gloves
by voodoo_simon
Sat Mar 07, 2020 10:00 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Why On Earth Can't I Eject My GPS 64 From Mac?
Replies: 12
Views: 387

Re: Why On Earth Can't I Eject My GPS 64 From Mac?

Don’t think I’ve safely ejected a device since god knows when and it doesn’t seem to done have any harm? Didn’t realise people actually ejected them safely
by voodoo_simon
Thu Mar 05, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 8007
Views: 839724

Re: The post man's been ...

One Lomo dry bag and Ona quick setup, would appear to fix my problem of needing a smaller diameter bag :-bd
by voodoo_simon
Thu Mar 05, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: International book day
Replies: 51
Views: 1027

International book day

So what have you got in the go at the moment?

Atlas biker by Nick crane
by voodoo_simon
Wed Mar 04, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Face Masks.
Replies: 58
Views: 1393

Re: Face Masks.

The North America hand built bicycle show has been cancelled

https://bikepacking.com/news/nahbs-post ... ronavirus/

Delayed edit - Mountain Mayhem also cancelled...
by voodoo_simon
Wed Mar 04, 2020 1:15 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Face Masks.
Replies: 58
Views: 1393

Re: Face Masks.

I can't help thinking that if I were that bothered*, I'd just stay at home. *I'm not saying that anyone shouldn't be bothered - I've no telly, I don't read papers or listen to the news, so have little idea about the level of scare-mongering that's circulating. About to type the same about staying a...
by voodoo_simon
Wed Mar 04, 2020 10:17 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Photos you have taken in the last month of which you like.
Replies: 1023
Views: 200438

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

Piss poor with constellations but I can see something that looks like a kite?

Have an app on my phone for the stars, bloody brilliant on a clear night.

Fantastic photo, love how red the tree looks
by voodoo_simon
Wed Mar 04, 2020 10:11 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Sausage shaped dry bags
Replies: 5
Views: 276

Re: Sausage shaped dry bags

Cheers, looks like Lomo for the win :-bd

Had a look and it’s double the price on amazon compared to their own website :shock:
by voodoo_simon
Wed Mar 04, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Badlands 2020 Who's Going?
Replies: 8
Views: 260

Re: Badlands 2020 Who's Going?

I was reading it as Siberia, as in a route through Russia :oops:
by voodoo_simon
Tue Mar 03, 2020 7:22 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 8007
Views: 839724

Re: The post man's been ...

Two degrees west by Nick Crane :-bd

Anyone guess my theme of books in the last few weeks :lol:
by voodoo_simon
Tue Mar 03, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Sausage shaped dry bags
Replies: 5
Views: 276

Sausage shaped dry bags

New bike means my existing setup won’t quite work, could get away with a biggish dry bag on the front of my (rigid) salsa el mariachi. Switching to my Trek Procaliber with bouncer forks, means I need a smaller dry bag or at least one that is not square/rectangles shaped So in short, I need a narrow ...
by voodoo_simon
Tue Mar 03, 2020 10:20 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Adventure Travel Film Festival: I don't want to go but ...
Replies: 4
Views: 267

Re: Adventure Travel Film Festival: I don't want to go but ...

Have been to Banff, European climbing festivals and plenty of lectures* Have always enjoyed them, come away more motivated to ‘get outside’, which can only be a good thing. Can’t see what’s not to like, beer, films etc :-bd *Alan Hinkes is well worth seeing if he ever tours again as is Maddie Cope (...
by voodoo_simon
Mon Mar 02, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 8007
Views: 839724

Re: The post man's been ...

Journey to the centre of the earth just arrived

Read it last year, or maybe the year before on kindle, but wanted a paper copy :-bd

Also the Magic Faraway Tree arrived for mini-voodoo :lol:
by voodoo_simon
Sun Mar 01, 2020 7:13 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The story behind your BB name (and whats your usual form of address)
Replies: 152
Views: 3191

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

lune ranger wrote:
Sun Mar 01, 2020 5:23 pm
There was me thinking it was Highland Trail Rider.
Something tells me we’re not the only ones who thought that!
by voodoo_simon
Sun Mar 01, 2020 12:55 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The story behind your BB name (and whats your usual form of address)
Replies: 152
Views: 3191

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

I knew we had a good number of old punks but didn't know we had so many ex-ravers ... I reckon it explains a lot :-bd Definitely. Who's up for ravepacking? (Awaiting copyright clearance notification from Reg) Bagsy not carry the speakers :grin: Surely in bikepacking lightweight setup, a silent rave...
by voodoo_simon
Sun Mar 01, 2020 12:39 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Smallest frame bag?
Replies: 31
Views: 674

Re: Smallest frame bag?

As ever with the internet, I’ll recommend something that you’ve not asked for :lol: I use a feed for the same thing, spare tools, pump, tube etc
by voodoo_simon
Sun Mar 01, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Shaff
Replies: 1
Views: 179

Shaff

Just noticed that Shaff Film Festival has 3 bikepacking films on for anyone interested

https://shaff.co.uk/shaff20/bike-packing-films
by voodoo_simon
Sat Feb 29, 2020 8:40 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: The story behind your BB name (and whats your usual form of address)
Replies: 152
Views: 3191

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

voodoo after the bikes (had three of them pre-halfords from sideways cycles) my 'gram name is singlespeedsimon as its in the rules of singlespeeding, tell EVERY fecker that you ride SS :lol: and Simon, well.... :-bd Have often thought about changing my user name to either Simon or my instagram name ...
by voodoo_simon
Fri Feb 28, 2020 10:05 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 8007
Views: 839724

Re: The post man's been ...

^^^ nice

Got some drawing pencils, I’m rubbish at drawing but there’s only one way to get better...
by voodoo_simon
Fri Feb 28, 2020 12:26 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Yay, it's cheery Friday.
Replies: 851
Views: 97211

Re: Yay, it's cheery Friday.

His travels with my donkey was also worthy of a library borrow.

Off to the Chester revival rally tonight :-bd
by voodoo_simon
Thu Feb 27, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: OEX Bush Pro Bivvy bag
Replies: 6
Views: 331

Re: OEX Bush Pro Bivvy bag

When I worked in the outdoors industry, many of the reps would say you’d need ~8k HH to kneel/sit in a puddle of water and not get wet.

Not sure how true it is?! :lol:
by voodoo_simon
Thu Feb 27, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Is this being unreasonable
Replies: 29
Views: 687

Re: Is this being unreasonable

Looking at this image, I’d say the ‘boots’ are only waterproof to the top of the lace (I.e the ankle), the neoprene will just be adding more protection but it doesn’t seal the ‘boot’ https://images.app.goo.gl/4QJ48ZK2cD8ckQcaA If you’re not happy though, I’d try a warranty but it may take a couple o...
by voodoo_simon
Wed Feb 26, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Track Pump
Replies: 11
Views: 366

Re: Track Pump

The Bontrager ones are very good and well priced too
by voodoo_simon
Mon Feb 24, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: where was it again??
Replies: 4
Views: 319

Re: where was it again??