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by Wotsits
Tue Oct 15, 2019 12:52 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Many Thanks
Replies: 15
Views: 1613

Re: Many Thanks

redefined_cycles wrote:
Tue Oct 15, 2019 12:39 am
So enjoyable and appreciated in fact that I'm already considering next years entry... :-bd
No worries Shaf, was great to share the experience with others :-bd

It's such a great event, 10th anniverasry edition next year too! :ugeek:
by Wotsits
Tue Oct 15, 2019 12:25 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Padded shorts: yay, or nay?
Replies: 37
Views: 3028

Re: Padded shorts: yay, or nay?

I'm with Dave on this, rode the Tuscany Trail last year in just merino boxers under my shorts. Was ok, definitely cooler down there, but still prefer some padding. I prefer a thinner pad & cleanliness is key! Gore do a really good padded short (not a bib) for hot weather.
by Wotsits
Tue Oct 15, 2019 12:04 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Many Thanks
Replies: 15
Views: 1613

Re: Many Thanks

Big thanks to Stu & Dee as always! :-bd

Quite a chilled ride for me & was a pleasure to ride with Shaf & Mark from CyB onwards, enjoyed the break in Mach with Tom too. Thanks chaps! :cool:
by Wotsits
Mon Oct 14, 2019 11:54 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Kinesis Tripster
Replies: 13
Views: 1282

Re: Kinesis Tripster

I've got one with a road biased build. It's a lovely bike no doubt, rides great on & off road, so i think they got the geometry nailed for its intended use. The only thing that put me off buying was the (at the time) measly 3 year warranty. Although i have had an unrelated good warranty experience w...
by Wotsits
Mon Oct 07, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: BB200 route on the way.
Replies: 129
Views: 7302

Re: BB200 route on the way.

Also if you start selecting a brighter mode for technical sections, even for short periods, then it'll impact the run time..

If you get a support cell it should double the run-time & with the right lead can also be used as a power-bank..
by Wotsits
Mon Oct 07, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Easter trip ideas ?
Replies: 3
Views: 753

Re: Easter trip ideas ?

Tuscany Trail route, be great at touring pace with a bit of sight-seeing.
Loads of things to see, places to eat & accomodation options..
Flights via Pisa..

Let me know if you want the 2018 gpx to have a look at the route..
by Wotsits
Sat Oct 05, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Bikes, beers and bivvy - Salop bivvy early Oct
Replies: 81
Views: 7454

Re: Bikes, beers and bivvy - Salop bivvy early Oct

Scattamah wrote:
Sat Oct 05, 2019 8:03 am
sunday is looking like jars at the TallyHo in Bouldon then up the Clee or thereabouts. all welcome.

greetz

S
I'll try to make it over Sunday Scott, will get in touch.
Are you still contactable on your UK mobile no.?
by Wotsits
Sat Oct 05, 2019 12:53 am
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Bikes, beers and bivvy - Salop bivvy early Oct
Replies: 81
Views: 7454

Re: Bikes, beers and bivvy - Salop bivvy early Oct

Also can’t make Sat now, will you be about Sunday eve pal?
by Wotsits
Thu Oct 03, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bb200 Waffle Thread.
Replies: 357
Views: 20373

Re: Bb200 Waffle Thread.

I was another one who had a baptism of fire on the 2014 event.. The longest i'd ridden before then was 75km, & that was with an unloaded bike. It was like SAS training, where they try to break you, but if you pass the test you are reborn stronger :lol: For me it's all about the extended ride, howeve...
by Wotsits
Wed Oct 02, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2019
Replies: 1141
Views: 107466

Re: Bivvy a month 2019

9/9 Bivi part way up Col delle Finestre, at the side of the empty building with the water tap. Those who've been will know where i mean!
by Wotsits
Thu Sep 19, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Insurance on trips
Replies: 11
Views: 1136

Re: Insurance on trips

You really need to have a read through each policy to see what they do & don't cover.. For example, lots of standard 'sports' policy's won't only cover you for certain riding, or even over a certain altitude. I think Cycling UK/British Cycling policies vary from just third party to full travel cover...
by Wotsits
Fri Sep 13, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Lakeland 200 - luggage options
Replies: 8
Views: 878

Re: Lakeland 200 - luggage options

There's also the long push/carry up to 'The Knott' & High Street..

I'd try to travel as light as poss & maybe take a rucksack that could give you the option of putting some of the bike-luggage in for some of the carrying sections..
by Wotsits
Fri Sep 06, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Ireland - any long-distance off-road options?
Replies: 21
Views: 1982

Re: Ireland - any long-distance off-road options?

Work in Ireland fairly regular, looked for routes myself. Beautiful as parts of it are, they just don't seem to do the countryside like we do :| Friend told me about this a couple of months ago though- http://www.deisegreenway.com/ I think there's a 'cycle route' that runs south from Dublin along th...
by Wotsits
Fri Sep 06, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Hilleberg Akto
Replies: 19
Views: 1673

Re: Hilleberg Akto

Bought a good second hand one off ebay not long after i first started bikepacking. They're a brilliant tent, very well thought out & made. Ideal if you need to be out in bad weather. The only real downside is as you mention- it's not the lightest. I'd also say it's ok, but not the roomiest inside. I...
by Wotsits
Fri Sep 06, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Road cyclists
Replies: 11
Views: 1019

Re: Road cyclists

If they were using those weird butterfly bars they need to count themselves lucky they didn't get run over :wink:
by Wotsits
Thu Sep 05, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: ULV
Replies: 18
Views: 1312

Re: ULV

In Reverse wrote:
Thu Sep 05, 2019 11:56 am
WTSTS CN SCK MY BLLS
PSS FF THY LK WRS THN UNCL DVS T PNCH SPRNGS!
by Wotsits
Wed Sep 04, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: bikepacking in the Elan Valley
Replies: 30
Views: 2463

Re: bikepacking in the Elan Valley

1952 has been on, they want their bikepackers back...

Right miserable bunch of blokes you lot are on here sometimes :wink:
by Wotsits
Mon Sep 02, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: caliper bolt
Replies: 10
Views: 1208

Re: caliper bolt

The Formula ones are made of cheese anyway Reg!
A tie-wrap will do the job, or even though a Hope one is a different thread size, as long as it's not over-tightened, it'll also do..
by Wotsits
Mon Sep 02, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Spur Cycles, King Cage ...... and some goggles.
Replies: 6
Views: 667

Re: Spur Cycles, King Cage ...... and some goggles.

Interested in da bell Stu, is it the silver (ti) colour?
by Wotsits
Mon Sep 02, 2019 7:48 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2019
Replies: 1141
Views: 107466

Re: Bivvy a month 2019

8/8 Last minute overnight in the Lakes with a bottle of wine & some tunes Sat eve.. Quick call-in at the Adventure Fest on the way home to marvel at the field of carnage..
by Wotsits
Thu Aug 29, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Clear out part 3: Pots an' stuff.
Replies: 23
Views: 1798

Re: Clear out part 3: Pots an' stuff.

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Thu Aug 29, 2019 1:11 pm
Ledburyjosh was first to post, so happy to wait to see if he passes..
I'll hang fire posting the pot until tomorrow then fella, that alright.
Yeh, no probs Stu. I'm in no rush..
by Wotsits
Thu Aug 29, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Clear out part 3: Pots an' stuff.
Replies: 23
Views: 1798

Re: Clear out part 3: Pots an' stuff.

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Thu Aug 29, 2019 12:52 pm
The Snowpeak Ti 1400 if it's still available please Stu..
No problem, tis yours.
Deal! :-bd
Intrerested in the Solo stove too..

First up best dressed in this house fella and no one's bought it yet.
Ledburyjosh was first to post, so happy to wait to see if he passes..
by Wotsits
Thu Aug 29, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Clear out part 3: Pots an' stuff.
Replies: 23
Views: 1798

Re: Clear out part 3: Pots an' stuff.

The Snowpeak Ti 1400 if it's still available please Stu..

Intrerested in the Solo stove too..
by Wotsits
Tue Aug 27, 2019 8:00 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Moel Siabod bivvy now with Video
Replies: 20
Views: 2092

Re: Moel Siabod bivvy

Some great photos there Jeff :cool:
by Wotsits
Fri Aug 23, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: SRAM mech compatability
Replies: 18
Views: 1383

Re: SRAM mech compatability

You need Di3... :wink: