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by ZeroDarkBivi
Thu Nov 06, 2014 2:14 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Veloviewer Premium headsup
Replies: 12
Views: 1064

Re: Veloviewer Premium headsup

Nice graphics, but unless I'm missing something it's just eye candy. When I finally buy a powermeter I'll subscribe to a proper performance analysis tool like Training Peaks, but I don't see much point to this over the free online logs.
by ZeroDarkBivi
Wed Nov 05, 2014 1:57 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Europe 2015
Replies: 22
Views: 7930

Re: Europe 2015

Thinking about a trip to Northern Norway in June. Does anybody have knowledge of trail routes in the Narvik to Alta area?
by ZeroDarkBivi
Wed Nov 05, 2014 1:44 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Veloviewer Premium headsup
Replies: 12
Views: 1064

Re: Veloviewer Premium headsup

What extra functionality does it provide over Garmin Connect, or other free services?
by ZeroDarkBivi
Thu Oct 30, 2014 11:57 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: I f**ked myself on the BB200 badge
Replies: 38
Views: 3141

Re: I f**ked myself on the BB200 badge

No problems with the post in Somerset. Feet still numb though - proper f**ked!
by ZeroDarkBivi
Fri Oct 24, 2014 8:41 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Your favourite looking bike?
Replies: 26
Views: 2112

Re: Your favourite looking bike?

So many gorgeous bikes out there, but I'm another fan, and would love to own a Rob English. Sadly I am not patient enough to wait 2 years, in which time I will have fallen for something else!

Still dig the look of the Cannondale Scalpel, Lefty front, zero pivot articulated rear; sexy and functional.
by ZeroDarkBivi
Thu Oct 23, 2014 12:13 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Marital understanding
Replies: 9
Views: 1344

Re: Marital understanding

You're missing out Dave; my missus loves playing nursey with the Sudocreme, especially if it hurts my raw arse! I wouldn't let her loose on my bike with the spanners though, even if she is a qualified aircraft engineer...!
by ZeroDarkBivi
Tue Oct 21, 2014 12:45 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: 2015 Planning
Replies: 40
Views: 5596

2015 Planning

Trying to get organised and start planning events for next year, by which point I may have some feeling back in my feet! Does anybody know of a consolidated calendar of Bikepacking events? The options so far consists of: WRT - 2 May Cairngorm Loop - 2 May HTR - 23 May CTR - August? TBC BB200 - Octob...
by ZeroDarkBivi
Mon Oct 20, 2014 11:20 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Cold feet - hints and tips here
Replies: 30
Views: 2077

Re: Cold feet - hints and tips here

My feet also went numb, and are only very gradually getting back to normal - front third still feel very odd and not great for walking. They have 5 weeks to get sorted before the first Telemark ski trip of the winter; not so easy without dexterity in the toes! I'd be interested to hear how you get o...
by ZeroDarkBivi
Thu Oct 16, 2014 1:17 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Dynamo lights 101
Replies: 14
Views: 1223

Re: Dynamo lights 101

What's the difference between SP and USE dynamo hubs? I used a helmet-mounted Diablo at the weekend, but on the 12hr setting (mode 2, low pwr) it was barely enough for the flat sections and woefully inadequate on descents... But it did produce a constant level for 12 hrs! Not aware of the piggy-back...
by ZeroDarkBivi
Wed Oct 15, 2014 1:37 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: BB200 Water borne dodgyness
Replies: 24
Views: 1279

Re: BB200 Water borne dodgyness

Feet are also still numb, and the doc isn't sure if it is cold induced or a nerve thing related to my lower back... Apart from that I'm feeling better than expected, with minimal DOMS, but I deliberately avoided drinking ground water.
by ZeroDarkBivi
Wed Oct 15, 2014 1:32 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Your bb200 bike
Replies: 27
Views: 2056

Re: Your bb200 bike

My Alfine 11 experience was very poor, but at least JRA recognised it was a widespread problem and gave me a refund. I've yet to meet anyone who has not had problems with it. Shame, as I really like the concept but reluctant to spend a grand on a Rohloff unless they produce a lighter version.
by ZeroDarkBivi
Tue Oct 14, 2014 10:11 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Your bb200 bike
Replies: 27
Views: 2056

Re: Your bb200 bike

Another Traverse... Need to find the energy and motivation to sort it out. Lessons Identified: - PF BB Bearings have no place on a Mtn Bike, but we all know that anyway! - Tubeless tyre plugs are brilliant - plugged a 3mm gash in the sidewall that the Stans fluid could not cope with and held for ano...
by ZeroDarkBivi
Mon Oct 13, 2014 10:07 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: BB200 2014 - congratulations and thank you
Replies: 71
Views: 5348

Re: BB200 2014 - congratulations and thank you

More thanks for Stu & Dee - these events don't organise themselves and regardless of the hate I vented enroute, it's amazing how much can be forgiven over a mega bacon buttie! I expect a few short cuts where taken, as others have mentioned, but who can blame them - I may have done the same if I had ...
by ZeroDarkBivi
Fri Oct 10, 2014 1:16 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: how excited
Replies: 40
Views: 3495

Re: how excited

Shitting myself with excitement! Bring on the road trip...
by ZeroDarkBivi
Wed Oct 08, 2014 1:27 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: 1 week to go...
Replies: 151
Views: 14777

Re: 1 week to go...

Bike Hike struggling... Anybody offer a recommend for supper in Barmouth? Presumably there are no hot food outlets north of there?
by ZeroDarkBivi
Wed Oct 08, 2014 1:20 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: 1 week to go...
Replies: 151
Views: 14777

Re: 1 week to go...

Many thanks - sorted. Also discovered I have ViewRanger installed, but not used it before; rather good actually...!
by ZeroDarkBivi
Wed Oct 08, 2014 12:50 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: 1 week to go...
Replies: 151
Views: 14777

Re: 1 week to go...

Can anybody recommend an app for viewing this file on an iPad? Can't wait until I get home tonight...
by ZeroDarkBivi
Tue Oct 07, 2014 10:08 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: 1 week to go...
Replies: 151
Views: 14777

Re: 1 week to go...

Given that the forecast is firming up, with a fair bit of rain inevitable, what's everybody thinking of wearing? I think I will now go for full leg & arm soft-shell with a gore-tex waterproof jacket for the heavier showers.
by ZeroDarkBivi
Fri Oct 03, 2014 8:03 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Interesting bike!
Replies: 30
Views: 3987

Re: Interesting bike!

This could be the best riding bike in the world, but it is just so fugly I would never give it a try - perhaps my loss. BIkes don't have to be works of art, but they cannot be this aesthetically challenged.
by ZeroDarkBivi
Tue Sep 30, 2014 10:50 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: HLC 2015
Replies: 2
Views: 1325

Re: HLC 2015

How safe / risky is this? Seriously, I have never visited Israel, but all we ever hear on the British media is about the violence and dangers associated with this part of the world…
It does look appealing.
by ZeroDarkBivi
Mon Sep 29, 2014 10:35 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Garmin knowledge
Replies: 6
Views: 700

Re: Garmin knowledge

Thanks for the tips - I don't think it is the Map SD card as it works OK when in the Edge 800 - not much of an IT person, but it appears the processor, or working memory in the old GPS just can't handle what's being asked of it…
by ZeroDarkBivi
Mon Sep 29, 2014 9:47 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Garmin knowledge
Replies: 6
Views: 700

Garmin knowledge

I am currently using a Garmin Oregon 300 (looks a lot like a Dakota), which I bought for general outdoor use in 2009 as I wanted something that use replaceable batteries - not an option with the Edge 705 I had then. I have experienced quite a few snags with it recently, particularly when trying to l...
by ZeroDarkBivi
Thu Sep 25, 2014 9:49 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Ardent or Crossmark?
Replies: 14
Views: 1006

Re: Ardent or Crossmark?

Same for me - Ardent F, Crossmark R, on the 26er. Bit heavier than Schwalbes (Ralph/Ron), but no probs with running tubeless and less trouble with punctures.
by ZeroDarkBivi
Wed Sep 24, 2014 1:46 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: How much gear?!
Replies: 8
Views: 777

Re: How much gear?!

The British military recently adopted MTB as a recognised Adventurous Training activity, based on the self supported exped concept. Sounds promising, but sadly the implementation of this is based on outdated ideas, and a misunderstanding of the real requirements for multi day riding in the wildernes...