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by Pickers
Tue May 26, 2020 9:45 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Veloviewer map - explorer tiles
Replies: 699
Views: 63057

Re: Veloviewer map - explorer tiles

benp1 wrote:
Tue May 26, 2020 7:03 pm
Wow, that is a bloody impressive max square
Ta Ben!
BigdummySteve wrote:
Tue May 26, 2020 7:36 pm
Impressive Rich, how long has that taken?
About 4 or 5 years since I started on VV, but it's stalled completely over the last 18 months or so. Maybe 3 years riding and collecting squares on and off.
by Pickers
Tue May 26, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Veloviewer map - explorer tiles
Replies: 699
Views: 63057

Re: Veloviewer map - explorer tiles

Steve you overlap with pickers, he’s out your way Waves :-bd I've been sat on 29x29 for a bit now, not many to go to 30x30. I've not found towns to be too bad, Worcester and Redditch both done ok... Cheltenham was bloody dangerous though..... more near misses there than pretty much everywhere else ...
by Pickers
Mon May 18, 2020 5:05 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Most accurate wrist HRM?
Replies: 29
Views: 859

Re: Most accurate wrist HRM?

I had the same orders from the docs a couple of years ago. I’ve used a Vivoactive 3 for about 18 months, does everything I need. I was sceptical of the wrist HR but at normal rates it’s very accurate comparing closely when I’ve been hooked up to machines in hospital. Can’t really speak for higher ra...
by Pickers
Sun May 17, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: New jerseys - orders are now open.
Replies: 18
Views: 880

Re: New jerseys - orders are now open.

Well I've ordered one now..... dithered last time and missed them so straight in on day one this time!

Browsing as well..... is it right that WRT entries are still open? I know it's an odd year for events but they've usually shut at some point before the event date!
by Pickers
Fri May 15, 2020 9:28 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: New shelter time!
Replies: 28
Views: 1133

Re: New shelter time!

That’s lovely Steve, but that’s a lot of beer tokens there! Aye rich, approximately one Brompton, I’m unlikely to be jumping on public transport in London in the near future so alls good, shaving 1/2 kg off the bike would cost considerably more. I justify it on account of only having one bike, it’s...
by Pickers
Fri May 15, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: New shelter time!
Replies: 28
Views: 1133

Re: New shelter time!

That’s lovely Steve, but that’s a lot of beer tokens there!
by Pickers
Fri May 15, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: We've got a new T shirt too.
Replies: 53
Views: 2190

Re: We've got a new T shirt too.

RIP wrote:
Thu May 14, 2020 8:53 pm
Not all. I know a current and an ex and when shown they both "LOL"'d. Admittedly they are quite, er, robust. Reckon they'd get on with Stu quite well actually.
Is that troops or wives Reg?
by Pickers
Fri May 15, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: WhereYouAre Ride Thing 2020
Replies: 100
Views: 4091

Re: WhereYouAre Ride Thing 2020

Unfinished business! I had just two of Reg's GRs to polish off last Sunday, but with my shoulder giving me increasing levels of pain I thought better to wait a little while as I had the chance. Anyways, a wee bit of road riding to start with the first bridleway off from the road straight through a g...
by Pickers
Thu May 14, 2020 1:55 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Off Topic Help Please
Replies: 17
Views: 817

Re: Off Topic Help Please

PM sent......
by Pickers
Wed May 13, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: WhereYouAre Ride Thing 2020
Replies: 100
Views: 4091

Re: WhereYouAre Ride Thing 2020

That was a good video, I enjoyed that!
by Pickers
Sun May 10, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: WhereYouAre Ride Thing 2020
Replies: 100
Views: 4091

Re: WhereYouAre Ride Thing 2020

After 2 days and 9 from 11 refs done, I'm afraid I'm joining the bailers list today.

I've been out a few times this week, my shoulder's now protesting a bit more than I'd like so it's game over here.
by Pickers
Sun May 10, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Even more stuff REDUCED! and FREE!
Replies: 10
Views: 1139

Re: More stuff

Hey Steve, can I grab the Hope hub if no one else has dibbed please
by Pickers
Sat May 09, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: WhereYouAre Ride Thing 2020
Replies: 100
Views: 4091

Re: WhereYouAre Ride Thing 2020

RIP wrote:
Sat May 09, 2020 3:57 pm
Nice one Rich! Sorry for dumping you with that patch of mud, looked a nice little trail though.
No worries Reg, been down that trail a few times and it's not often like that. Bit overgrown at the moment.

Looks like you had a good day too!
by Pickers
Sat May 09, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: WhereYouAre Ride Thing 2020
Replies: 100
Views: 4091

Re: WhereYouAre Ride Thing 2020

Well then, bit knackered today! Another good days riding, more good weather, six GRs done today so just 2 left for tomorrow now. Just a few road miles out to the 1st point today. It was at the bottom of a 16% bank.... I've spent the last two days trying to decide whether to go up it or down it. In t...
by Pickers
Fri May 08, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: WhereYouAre Ride Thing 2020
Replies: 100
Views: 4091

Re: WhereYouAre Ride Thing 2020

Many thanks from me as well to Reg for the grid refs at pretty short notice after a last minute decision (and Regs' persuasive way). I did three refs today, like John one of these was regularly visited on my bike commute when I did that years ago. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49870410587_7cac...
by Pickers
Fri May 08, 2020 8:01 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: WRT original weekend (Fri 8th & Sat 9th May) back garden camp out
Replies: 136
Views: 5122

Re: WRT original weekend (Fri 8th & Sat 9th May) back garden camp out

Sent :smile: Thanks Reg! Normally I'd plot and do routes on the PC, but this time I've dug out my old Romer (anyone else got one of those?) and plotted the points the old fashioned/proper* way. I'll make up routes as I go! Just hope the pub doing takeout is open today! * - delete as appropriate!
by Pickers
Fri May 08, 2020 7:45 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Islabike servicing
Replies: 11
Views: 615

Re: Islabike servicing

The BB sounds like it could be a cup and cone model, IIRC the notched ring is a lockring - uses the same tool as a fixed wheel lockring. There's not much sealing in there, but it can just be stripped and cleaned and then rebuilt. I'd swap it for something like a UN55 cartridge BB, probably less than...
by Pickers
Wed May 06, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: WRT original weekend (Fri 8th & Sat 9th May) back garden camp out
Replies: 136
Views: 5122

Re: WRT original weekend (Fri 8th & Sat 9th May) back garden camp out

If I'm not too late, I'm in for this! Reg has kindly offered to provide a selection of GRs for me, in best LHC form I'll ignore most of them and make a route up. I have suggested a couple of refs that may (or may not) correspond to pubs that are doing take away food.... I may (or may not) use one or...
by Pickers
Fri Apr 24, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: I'm a tart
Replies: 40
Views: 1840

Re: I'm a tart

In the order in which they come to mind.... Peugeot Diamond Back Saracen x2 (90s) GT Trek x2 Surly x2 Cube Salsa Giant Kona Specialized Orbea Whyte Sonder Holdsworth (pre Planet X - 27" wheels) Ridgeback Boardman Brompton Pinarello De Rosa Cannondale Genesis x2 Argos TT (handbuilt in Bristol.. NOT f...
by Pickers
Mon Apr 06, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Birthdays
Replies: 35
Views: 1303

Re: Birthdays

Many happy ones Stu! Managed to miss this yesterday somehow.....
It's only a number!
by Pickers
Thu Apr 02, 2020 10:59 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Proper made up!
Replies: 29
Views: 1385

Re: Proper made up!

Brilliant :-bd
by Pickers
Tue Mar 31, 2020 9:45 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: OS mapping for garmin
Replies: 3
Views: 314

Re: OS mapping for garmin

Steve, I might be able to help you here...
by Pickers
Mon Mar 30, 2020 12:02 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Not the day I'd hoped for....
Replies: 31
Views: 1744

Re: Not the day I'd hoped for....

I’ll be there Reg. Or here.
by Pickers
Mon Mar 30, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Not the day I'd hoped for....
Replies: 31
Views: 1744

Re: Not the day I'd hoped for....

Many thanks chaps for all the messages. I had a good long chat yesterday with the PC that saw me at the time of the incident, he’s coming out to me this week for a full statement. The car and occupants are “known” to them, there’s other leads that they have and connections to other offences as well....
by Pickers
Sun Mar 29, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Not the day I'd hoped for....
Replies: 31
Views: 1744

Re: Not the day I'd hoped for....

Composite - Neil - PM’d
RG - Yeah, scary, almost more so when I run through it in my mind.
All my damage will heal though. Riding on the road again.... dunno..... we’ll see.