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by Wotsits
Tue Dec 24, 2013 12:57 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: There 'n back ... DETAILS SENT.
Replies: 114
Views: 10713

Re: There 'n back ... entries close MONDAY

I'm in, now to find a crash course on using a gps :shock:
by Wotsits
Tue Dec 24, 2013 12:35 am
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Lluest Cwm Bach - between Christmas + NY?
Replies: 75
Views: 23590

Re: Lluest Cwm Bach - between Christmas + NY?

Looking forward to this, sounds like a proper adventure! :D
by Wotsits
Mon Dec 23, 2013 12:35 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Lluest Cwm Bach - between Christmas + NY?
Replies: 75
Views: 23590

Re: Lluest Cwm Bach - between Christmas + NY?

30-40 miles each way. Me and Stu ride at a steady pace, so about 5-6 hours of riding/pushing/bog snorkling :shock: From Rhayader it would be a case of following the reservoirs up the old rail track to the top dam and then somehow finding a route to the Bothy. From what i've read its abit boggy that...
by Wotsits
Mon Dec 23, 2013 11:23 am
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Lluest Cwm Bach - between Christmas + NY?
Replies: 75
Views: 23590

Re: Lluest Cwm Bach - between Christmas + NY?

How far do you want to ride Jase? You're welcome to ride with Chew and me, we'll be setting off from SN871976 which depending on route could be 30 - 40 miles. The other options would be to ride in from Rhayader (I could send you a gpx if you wanted) or maybe meet us somewhere in the middle? That wo...
by Wotsits
Sun Dec 22, 2013 11:42 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Lluest Cwm Bach - between Christmas + NY?
Replies: 75
Views: 23590

Re: Lluest Cwm Bach - between Christmas + NY?

Will i need OS200 & some wellies for this area? :shock:

Never ridden in this area before so would ideally need to tag along with someone if possible..
by Wotsits
Sun Dec 22, 2013 12:13 am
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Lluest Cwm Bach - between Christmas + NY?
Replies: 75
Views: 23590

Re: Lluest Cwm Bach - between Christmas + NY?

wotsits, ill be home by new yr as at work so ill not be around. But if ur up there anyother time and im free for sure Hi Yetiman, i'm up there fairly regular & have got some bivvy routes planned for 2014. Would be good to get out with some other members, just let me know when your riding & we can m...
by Wotsits
Sat Dec 21, 2013 5:01 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Your 'goals' for the coming year.
Replies: 49
Views: 2877

Re: Your 'goals' for the coming year.

Bivvy a month for me too :D
by Wotsits
Sat Dec 21, 2013 4:47 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Lluest Cwm Bach - between Christmas + NY?
Replies: 75
Views: 23590

Re: Lluest Cwm Bach - between Christmas + NY?

I'd be interested in this, especially if it's sometime over the wkend of 28th-29th..

Also up in the Keswick for New Year & taking my bike, if anyone else is about up there :)
by Wotsits
Fri Dec 13, 2013 2:22 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 3409
Views: 588384

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

How do the 5.10's come up size wise? Big, Small, Normal? 5-10's are normally quite big, for the normal Spitfires go for at least 1/2 size down to your normal footware (not cycling shoes). The canvas Spitfires come up a bit smaller, so you shouldn't be far off with your normal size. There's hardly a...
by Wotsits
Fri Dec 13, 2013 1:03 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Mat advice
Replies: 7
Views: 926

Re: Mat advice

Thanks for the reassurance & advice guys :)
by Wotsits
Thu Dec 12, 2013 12:31 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Mat advice
Replies: 7
Views: 926

Re: Mat advice

I'm also very interested in this thread as i'm now coming to the conclusion that my small Thermarest Prolite isn't gonna cut it if my baptism of winter bivviing is the T&B! :oops:

Where's the best/cheapest place to buy an Exped? Presuming that you're talking about UL 7's not 9's??
by Wotsits
Fri Dec 06, 2013 8:24 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: R.I.P Nelson Mandela
Replies: 2
Views: 372

Re: R.I.P Nelson Mandela

A true legend of our time. RIP..
by Wotsits
Wed Dec 04, 2013 1:48 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: digs near Afan??
Replies: 3
Views: 426

Re: digs near Afan??

This place looks a bit posh & isn't the cheapest, but it's supposed to be brilliant-

http://www.mountain-bike-accommodation.com/

There's 30 of us booked to stay there in April & everyone thats stayed there before really recommends it..
by Wotsits
Tue Dec 03, 2013 6:51 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: PSA: New luggage at AlpKit
Replies: 43
Views: 3557

Re: PSA: New luggage at AlpKit

There's a Revelate Designs Stem Cell type thingy on fleabay at the moment..
by Wotsits
Tue Dec 03, 2013 3:11 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: PSA: New luggage at AlpKit
Replies: 43
Views: 3557

Re: PSA: New luggage at AlpKit

Small Fuel Tank for me, no black left so settled on Steel.. Had a problem with the online checkout page though, so had to ring them up & order over the phone :? Thanks for the heads-up, been waiting ages for these to come back in stock & had already asked Father Christmas for a Revelate Designs one!
by Wotsits
Mon Dec 02, 2013 3:34 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: How do you keep your feet warm?
Replies: 21
Views: 1052

Re: How do you keep your feet warm?

I've got a pair of Ground Effect Zig Zags & they're brilliant socks, closely followed by some Woolie Boolies. Much prefer these over Sealskinz any day, don't like the way that the seal skinz let water in through the ankle & then hold it in the sock. Never tried Endura or Lidl in comparrison though. ...
by Wotsits
Mon Nov 18, 2013 11:00 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: New Bothy in Welshest Wales
Replies: 68
Views: 7344

Re: New Bothy in Welshest Wales

That's definitely Honister, he came down the easy side though. It's Warnscale he should done, one of the best/difficult downhills in the Lakes..

http://www.honister.com/via_ferrata_at_honister.asp
by Wotsits
Tue Nov 12, 2013 4:43 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 3409
Views: 588384

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

Various Mucky Nutz, some half price-

http://www.muckynutz.com/index.php?rout ... ry&path=49
by Wotsits
Tue Nov 12, 2013 12:49 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Crank Brothers Clipless pedals
Replies: 25
Views: 1346

Re: Crank Brothers Clipless pedals

+1 for the Time Atac's, expensive compared to the Shimano though. Got/had a couple of pairs, the last ones the clip in mechanism wore out before the bearings, in fact bought a spare set of bearings years ago anticipating a failure that has never happened.. Had some CB Candy's years ago, silky smooth...
by Wotsits
Tue Nov 12, 2013 12:22 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Does your bike have a bell on?
Replies: 18
Views: 1140

Re: Does your bike have a bell on?

Not sure if i'm doing the right thing by admitting this, but i have :oops:

I just find it easier when approaching walkers & it normally gets a better response than a shout..
by Wotsits
Thu Oct 31, 2013 11:29 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: New Member..
Replies: 2
Views: 374

Re: New Member..

Thanks for the welcome Greenmug.. Just had a look but i'm at a wedding the weekend of the 14th-15th Dec. Damm! There seems to be a few options during this weekend too.. Will keep an eye out on the forum for something when i'm free. Had a route planned in the Lakes out of Staveley which i'd already m...
by Wotsits
Thu Oct 31, 2013 9:30 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: New Member..
Replies: 2
Views: 374

New Member..

Hi All Recently signed up to the forum so thought i'd introduce myself. Live in the Wigan area & have been riding mountainbikes for several years. Dipped my toes in the world of bikepacking recently & enjoyed the experience! Also know another member- John Climber, i think there are some pics on here...