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by Piemonster
Sat Jul 14, 2018 8:07 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 9504
Views: 1077187

Re: The post man's been ...

3XL and you still need lube? :shock:
by Piemonster
Wed May 16, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Dedicated bikepacking bike... to plus or not to plus?
Replies: 54
Views: 5247

Re: Dedicated bikepacking bike... to plus or not to plus?

For what it’s worth.

My first ride on a 29+ left me indifferent.

My first ride on 27.5+ left me thoroughly converted.

Although both rides were just hacking about rides. 6ft if it makes any difference.
by Piemonster
Sun Apr 29, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2018.
Replies: 634
Views: 91831

Re: Bivvy a month 2018.

Bigdummy, serious question

How is the Brasenose these days? Used to be one of my locals, no pub in the village I used to live in so had to cycle out or lift share to neighbouring villages.

I used to like the Red Lion as well, less so after they got rid of the pool table.
by Piemonster
Tue Apr 17, 2018 6:47 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2018.
Replies: 634
Views: 91831

Re: Bivvy a month 2018.

That was a long conversation for me, and pretty much fills my social quota for this quarter :smile:

Some words even had two syllables.
by Piemonster
Mon Apr 16, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2018.
Replies: 634
Views: 91831

Re: Bivvy a month 2018.

We ate cake
Pffft, no mention of friendly hill runners.

I’m offended!
by Piemonster
Fri Mar 16, 2018 9:15 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 9504
Views: 1077187

Re: The post man's been ...

The postman’s been on a number of occasions.

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Still stuff to sort, suspension forks and some finishing kit once I’ve settled on a ride position. So the Postie still has work to do!
by Piemonster
Fri Mar 09, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Alpkit LoveMud Confucius bars
Replies: 21
Views: 3181

Re: Alpkit LoveMud Confucius bars

SuperSolo wrote:
Piemonster wrote:Broken Road, I seem to have become something of a brand fanbois :smile:
Very nice :cool:
I bloody hope so :grin:
by Piemonster
Thu Mar 08, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Alpkit LoveMud Confucius bars
Replies: 21
Views: 3181

Re: Alpkit LoveMud Confucius bars

Broken Road, I seem to have become something of a brand fanbois :smile:
by Piemonster
Thu Mar 08, 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Alpkit LoveMud Confucius bars
Replies: 21
Views: 3181

Re: Alpkit LoveMud Confucius bars

Very happy with mine. And they’ll come in handy as my new bike is designed to run a short stem so these will help no end.

But yes, heavy and stiff.
by Piemonster
Tue Feb 06, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 9504
Views: 1077187

Re: The post man's been ...

Recently;

A set of 29er wheels
A full SLX groupset
Bars, stem, seat post.

Ordered and en route
Some rigid carbon forks
by Piemonster
Tue Feb 06, 2018 7:50 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Midge season Scotland's west coast
Replies: 16
Views: 1994

Re: Midge season Scotland's west coast

Don't worry about it people still believe in the Loch Ness Monster down there so there will still be plenty of tourists to fleece :mrgreen: Speaking of which, if anybody is looking for a way of relocating to the Highlands. Nessieland is on the market! You get your own cafe as well as a plastic Loch...
by Piemonster
Mon Feb 05, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Midge season Scotland's west coast
Replies: 16
Views: 1994

Re: Midge season Scotland's west coast

Or horizontal rain, don’t forget about the horizontal rain.
by Piemonster
Sat Feb 03, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Seatpost ?
Replies: 10
Views: 1733

Re: Seatpost ?

Do you have any issues with bags damaging carbon posts through friction?
by Piemonster
Fri Jan 26, 2018 8:09 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bikepacking beginner
Replies: 12
Views: 2573

Re: Bikepacking beginner

It's not just farm animals that can be a problem with dogs. Ground nesting birds can also be disturbed. I’m also going through this (and yeh, buying a working stock gun dog was a brilliant idea of mine :wink: ) and assuming the Collie is in good fitness I don’t see why not at least for shorter rout...
by Piemonster
Fri Jan 26, 2018 7:59 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bikepacking beginner
Replies: 12
Views: 2573

Re: Bikepacking beginner

What do you look for in a route in terms of distance and climbs?
Can I just say I don’t think this matters. For some it’s a trip out if it’s 5km from the pub, some will cross a continent or more!

Smiles are worth more than miles.
by Piemonster
Sat Sep 23, 2017 8:03 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Scotland Winter Bivi.
Replies: 138
Views: 32136

Re: Scotland Winter Bivi.

. I'm led to believe the direct descent to Blair Atholl via Loch Bhac is worthwhile.
Although I used the other way down, I'd suggest that descent wants to be dry to be fun. Especially with loaded bikes.
by Piemonster
Sat Sep 23, 2017 7:51 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Scotland Winter Bivi.
Replies: 138
Views: 32136

Re: Scotland Winter Bivi.

If a bothy, then Duinish would allow an approach from either north or south,
Definitely approach from the south, and spend ages looking into the heather for small yellow objects.
by Piemonster
Sat Sep 23, 2017 7:45 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Scotland Winter Bivi.
Replies: 138
Views: 32136

Re: Scotland Winter Bivi.

Perthshire
Gets my vote :wink:
by Piemonster
Sat Sep 16, 2017 7:39 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Cairngorms Loop - Sept Start
Replies: 126
Views: 34303

Re: Cairngorms Loop - Sept Start

Lots of keen looking riders in the car park this morning. I skipped barging in and saying hello as it was close to kick off. But good luck and enjoy to everyone out.

My ride was good but much, much shorter.
by Piemonster
Fri Aug 04, 2017 12:56 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: 29+ options
Replies: 10
Views: 1752

Re: 29+ options

Oh my, that Carver....
by Piemonster
Thu Aug 03, 2017 12:35 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Thoughtful Thursday - Just what is it we're after?
Replies: 62
Views: 6514

Re: Thoughtful Thursday - Just what is it we're after?

Indeed, I need to go back to Kintail with the Occam (and some company).
*Waves*

I'll still get off and push any scary bits admittedly.
by Piemonster
Thu Aug 03, 2017 8:09 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: 29+ options
Replies: 10
Views: 1752

Re: 29+ options

Anyone got any further hand experience of the Niner ROS 9+?
by Piemonster
Wed Aug 02, 2017 4:38 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: 29+ options
Replies: 10
Views: 1752

Re: 29+ options

Ooh ta, few bikes on there I'd not registered
by Piemonster
Wed Aug 02, 2017 11:26 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: 29+ options
Replies: 10
Views: 1752

29+ options

Aside from the Krampus, what's currently out there that works well with loaded riding?