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by Pickers
Sun Dec 16, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Things that make you sad.
Replies: 53
Views: 5260

Re: Things that make you sad.

Pickers REMOVE those abominations and put up the correct pictures of KVE the only scratchings
Thank you rant over
Oi! Messenger. Shoot. Don't. Please. Preaching to the converted here!
by Pickers
Sat Dec 15, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Things that make you sad.
Replies: 53
Views: 5260

Re: Things that make you sad.

This makes me sad. Of all the things we've created as a race the Pork Scratching was surely destined to only ever be sold from behind the bars of Midlands pubs. But no. Maple flavour? Sea Salt? Cracked black pepper? Just wrong! https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4897/45413377525_c2d3264bc6_c.jpg Pork sc...
by Pickers
Sat Dec 15, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Another Winter Bivvy :)
Replies: 218
Views: 18913

Re: Another Winter Bivvy :)

Want to see lots of pics tomorrow from this one!
Don't disappoint me.
by Pickers
Sat Dec 15, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Aah bollocks.
Replies: 30
Views: 3009

Re: Aah bollocks.

Just a thought, are you allowed to meet at a pub, get pissed, cycle a few miles then sleep in the woods? That's February sorted Steve, same plan as last year except I probably won't ride out beforehand! M-d - I'm sorry to hear of your issues, I hope those instructions are temporary until they know ...
by Pickers
Fri Dec 14, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Aah bollocks.
Replies: 30
Views: 3009

Re: Aah bollocks.

An E bike is very much part of the future... I should've had one a couple of weeks ago but the wrong box was sent out. I then should've had one yesterday - another chuffin huge box in the garage, the test ride last night showed it to work about as well as I do at the moment...brand new and broken st...
by Pickers
Fri Dec 14, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Aah bollocks.
Replies: 30
Views: 3009

Aah bollocks.

I got told this week that basically I couldn't ever ride a bike properly again. Ever. I've been diagnosed with a hereditary heart condition - Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy - that causes the heart muscle walls to thicken and harden, a by product of this is that the thicker walls restrict blood flow in ...
by Pickers
Thu Dec 13, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 8716
Views: 960766

Re: The post man's been ...

A properly huge cardboard box containing..... the wrong bike!! Having ordered a spanking new alloy FS bike, I was not entirely disappointed to find they'd sent out a new carbon Cannondale Scalpel Si. Do you think I should say anything....? Somebody, somewhere has got a much bigger disappointment wa...
by Pickers
Wed Dec 12, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Another Winter Bivvy :)
Replies: 218
Views: 18913

Re: Another Winter Bivvy :)

Good to chat earlier Rich, we'll have one for you.
Excellent, cheers mate.
by Pickers
Tue Dec 11, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Another Winter Bivvy :)
Replies: 218
Views: 18913

Re: Another Winter Bivvy :)

I'm gonna have to withdraw from this one I'm afraid.
Have a great ride chaps
by Pickers
Fri Dec 07, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Veloviewer map - explorer tiles
Replies: 699
Views: 63052

Re: Veloviewer map - explorer tiles

After watching everyone else having fun I’ve decided to give it a crack, currently at 3x3 while going between the hotel and work, already I’m thinking of detours to bag extras. Is there any way to upload past rides from ride with GPS? Absolutely! It's a bit long winded but I went through the proces...
by Pickers
Fri Nov 30, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 8716
Views: 960766

Re: The post man's been ...

Oh FFS this is getting silly. I was expecting two deliveries today, one has arrived and is the wrong bike. Just had the second one land. It's got DPD all over the box, which is right. Feels light though for a pint of Stans fluid and some other bits and bobs. It's the wrong address, not my box. Not ...
by Pickers
Fri Nov 30, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 8716
Views: 960766

Re: The post man's been ...

Oh FFS this is getting silly. I was expecting two deliveries today, one has arrived and is the wrong bike. Just had the second one land. It's got DPD all over the box, which is right. Feels light though for a pint of Stans fluid and some other bits and bobs. It's the wrong address, not my box. Not f...
by Pickers
Fri Nov 30, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 8716
Views: 960766

Re: The post man's been ...

A properly huge cardboard box containing..... the wrong bike!! Having ordered a spanking new alloy FS bike, I was not entirely disappointed to find they'd sent out a new carbon Cannondale Scalpel Si. Do you think I should say anything....? Somebody, somewhere has got a much bigger disappointment wai...
by Pickers
Sat Nov 24, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Rough-Stuff Fellowship Archive Pics
Replies: 27
Views: 2251

Re: Rough-Stuff Fellowship Archive Pics

Excellent stuff!
by Pickers
Mon Nov 19, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 8716
Views: 960766

Re: The post man's been ...

A pair of calendars landed here as well. That'll teach the rest of you not to send your pics in won't it!
by Pickers
Sun Nov 11, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2018.
Replies: 634
Views: 84603

Re: Bivvy a month 2018.

Another local one here, this time with Dr Nick. I had a couple of half days riding planned that fitted in well around family life. With the obligatory faffing for us both completed off we duly trotted. It's not particularly wild in my neck of the woods, but we dropped onto the first section of twist...
by Pickers
Thu Nov 08, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: People's Chilterns Winter Bivvy Front of Judea
Replies: 16
Views: 2099

Re: People's Chilterns Winter Bivvy Front of Judea

On the yang side of the equation im typing this while waiting for the AA due to a snapped AUX belt.
Oh bugger! Is that the one you were going to change a couple of weeks ago but thought it would be better to drag my sorry arse out BaMing...? :oops:
by Pickers
Thu Nov 08, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Yes I know......
Replies: 21
Views: 1835

Re: Yes I know......

So is it worth feigning a mechanical (cos we lot never actually breakdown, do we...), and stopping at the roadside. With your thumb out. And see how many Audi drivers actually stop and offer assistance...
by Pickers
Fri Nov 02, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: I fell in love with a spider.
Replies: 8
Views: 1402

Re: I fell in love with a spider.

Apparently we get these in southern England as well.... The young ones eat the mother....
by Pickers
Tue Oct 30, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Light mounts for Jones Loop Bars
Replies: 13
Views: 1481

Re: Light mounts for Jones Loop Bars

Length of inner tube and a couple of zip ties here. Simple and secure.
by Pickers
Sun Oct 28, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2018.
Replies: 634
Views: 84603

Re: Bivvy a month 2018.

I've managed to miss August and September BaMs, life and stuff not playing ball generally. BigDummySteve dropped me a text on Friday night and duly arrived on Saturday afternoon and brought the rain with him! Yay. We'd planned a couple of short local loops, but decided to try and escape the rain by ...
by Pickers
Thu Sep 27, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Another Winter Bivvy :)
Replies: 218
Views: 18913

Re: Another Winter Bivvy :)

Cheers Reg!
You've come a long way from Ettingshall with that choice of grub pickers ,the only duck round there is found on the cut :wink:
I was disappointed to note that honey roasted pork scratchings weren't on the menu :wink:
by Pickers
Thu Sep 27, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Another Winter Bivvy :)
Replies: 218
Views: 18913

Re: Another Winter Bivvy :)

Right then, this is most recent list I can see... see how we go then! Al: Soup + steak BDS: Broccoli & Stilton soup + Homemade Game and Cranberry Pie MaM: scotch egg + turkey and pigs 'Reg': Broc & Stilton Soup + Chestnut Roast SteveMorg: Broc n Stilton soup + Turkey n Pigs TimBrownDog: Wild Mushroo...
by Pickers
Sat Sep 08, 2018 7:54 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Spearfish owners
Replies: 17
Views: 2181

Re: Spearfish owners

2.2 Conti X-King here, split pivot, space - not too tight I don't think, I'll nip downstairs and measure it.

Edit - about 18mm to the bridge, 10mm or so each side. Pretty sure I've had 2.4 X-Kings in there. All on 22mm internal rims.