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by frogatthefarriers
Tue Nov 24, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Re-proofing Goretex
Replies: 16
Views: 304

Re: Re-proofing Goretex

OK, so I'm fed up of my Goretex. Lots of votes on here for the Columbia Reign, but looking at the photos, they look a bit short at the back. I fear a wet bum. So, you chaps that have them, are they long enough? And what about the other option, the Paramo Analogy? 'S a lot of money, sure, but I can s...
by frogatthefarriers
Fri Nov 20, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 817
Views: 47845

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

RIP wrote:
Fri Nov 20, 2020 12:26 pm
Confused? Ralph will probably understand it better than we do to be honest.
I'll bet he can program the video recorder too :roll:
by frogatthefarriers
Fri Nov 20, 2020 9:35 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Underquilt extra warmth?
Replies: 18
Views: 494

Re: Underquilt extra warmth?

Ive tuned the way I hang the underquilt so that I can adjust the tension from in the hammock. My UQ has adjustment so I can alter the tension lengthways and across at the head and foot ends. This is where I got the idea from :- https://youtu.be/VHaoK341vR4 Once in, I can feel under the UQ to see if ...
by frogatthefarriers
Sat Oct 31, 2020 9:45 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Your favourite moments?
Replies: 54
Views: 849

Re: Your favourite moments?

My grandad worked on the gangs that put the first telegraph poles up to bring the telephone to remote parts of the UK. They used to camp wild in the stretches between the towns and villages. He was fond of telling a story about when one of the gang went off into the bushes for a crap. My grandad cr...
by frogatthefarriers
Sat Oct 31, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Ever built a no expense spared bike?
Replies: 52
Views: 1029

Re: Ever built a no expense spared bike?

Nope! And never will. 'Y see! I know B-all about bikes, so if I even wanted to try, I’d be reliant on the opinions of others who (say they) do. The trouble with that, is that everyone has their own ideas on what is the bees knees. Reviews are either from magazines who’ve been sponsored in some indir...
by frogatthefarriers
Wed Oct 28, 2020 12:10 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Hooded waterproof jacket
Replies: 28
Views: 597

Re: Hooded waterproof jacket

I’m in the market for a rain jacket too and tempted by this Reign that lots of you seem to like, but on the pictures it looks a bit short in the back. I’m wondering if it’ll cover my backside if I’m leaning forward to the handlebars.

Can somebody reassure me that my bum'll stay dry?
by frogatthefarriers
Mon Oct 26, 2020 9:09 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 817
Views: 47845

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

benconnolli wrote:
Mon Oct 26, 2020 8:39 pm

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Glad I did it.
I'm glad you did it too. Your account made me smile. None of this “It was wonderful stuff” .... :grin:
by frogatthefarriers
Mon Oct 26, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Yay, it's cheery Friday.
Replies: 1279
Views: 129855

Re: Yay, it's cheery Friday.

RIP wrote:
Mon Oct 26, 2020 5:20 pm

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A Goldie! Oh be still my beating heart! I had one in 1968-70. Chopped it in for a Reliant Supervan III. (Courting. Says it all, really)
by frogatthefarriers
Mon Oct 26, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Winter Event 2021?
Replies: 71
Views: 1510

Re: Winter Event 2021?

That’s a pity. :sad:
Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Mon Oct 26, 2020 10:12 am
It's a shame as it would have been the 10th anniversary but while we're trapped inside some weird 80's sci-fi film, then there's not a lot we can do.
It’ll still be the tenth though, even if we have to wait a year for it :-bd
by frogatthefarriers
Thu Oct 22, 2020 8:15 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 817
Views: 47845

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

BAM October. 10/10 for 2020. Due to our local (Wrexham) lockdown and the impending the Welsh national one, Octobers' BAM was a quick dash 'n crash just 7 miles from home. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50516939266_89ed17a52c_w.jpg https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50516939681_1208ea6500_w.jpg...
by frogatthefarriers
Fri Oct 02, 2020 8:09 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Yay, it's cheery Friday.
Replies: 1279
Views: 129855

Re: Yay, it's cheery Friday.

Watching the goldfinches on our birdfeeders. Great entertainment. I'd say "free entertainment" but they're going through those sunflower hearts like me through a choccy bar. We're having to buy them by the lorryload to keep up. Nice Reg. Here this morning I was watching the family of blue tits (yes...
by frogatthefarriers
Mon Sep 28, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Recommended MYOG stove?
Replies: 6
Views: 331

Re: Recommended MYOG stove?

My go to stove is here :-

viewtopic.php?f=13&t=13758&p=169745#p169745

Made from a cat food can with a sawn-off aluminium Budweiser bottle inside. Plans gleaned from the internet.
by frogatthefarriers
Fri Sep 18, 2020 10:41 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Safety features!
Replies: 9
Views: 426

Re: Safety features!

I once read that the best safety feature for a car would be a 9 inch sharpened steel spike sticking out of the centre of the steering wheel. Drivers would make sure they didn’t hit anything with one of those fitted. :-bd
by frogatthefarriers
Wed Sep 16, 2020 10:35 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 817
Views: 47845

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

Lu ! Thanks for exploring ! I hope to God we don't do any of that stuff... :lol: So do I Eris, So do I! I've had a re-think with a lot less climbing (but still plenty). I'm still looking to do the Wayfarer from Llandrillo end, but starting with a lot of canal towpath and lanes to get there. The wor...
by frogatthefarriers
Mon Sep 14, 2020 9:10 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 817
Views: 47845

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

September BAM - done! 9 of 12 for 2020. A very (too) hard ride around the Berwyns to check out a route for the Pensioners Outing next month. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50341908728_c61d855b06_n.jpg Its worse than it looks - the last 8 miles was on canal towpath. I got back to the car a broke...
by frogatthefarriers
Fri Sep 11, 2020 9:30 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Yay, it's cheery Friday.
Replies: 1279
Views: 129855

Re: Yay, it's cheery Friday.

'S my birthday and I've just finished packing for my September BAM. Roll on tomorrow
by frogatthefarriers
Wed Sep 02, 2020 10:08 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: It's vanished, gone into the garage black hole
Replies: 36
Views: 1321

Re: It's vanished, gone into the garage black hole

Today. Locked bike to a lamp post outside the bank. Walked away to join the queue, then realised the Etrex still on the bars. Walked back to get it and found I’d lost the key for the lock. Searched ground around. Emptied pockets several times. Nothing. How can this be? Searched again and found it ba...
by frogatthefarriers
Mon Aug 31, 2020 8:44 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Wildlife
Replies: 194
Views: 12550

Re: Wildlife

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This chap was sitting on his log just by the bolt end of a gate we had to go through on the WRT on Saturday. Southern Hawker dragonfly. A beaut!
by frogatthefarriers
Mon Aug 31, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: WRT
Replies: 103
Views: 4123

Re: WRT

I posted a BAM for August earlier in the month so WRT bivvies are here. The scales of shame (in kilos) :oops: https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50291392746_83bf844e7f_z.jpg Bivvies 1 & 2 Saturday... https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50291565197_616ed3b0ab_z.jpg Sunday... https://live.staticflick...
by frogatthefarriers
Fri Aug 28, 2020 8:53 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: WRT - remote weigh in?
Replies: 19
Views: 717

Re: WRT - remote weigh in?

26.3 kg. 58 lb in old money. Disappointing! I’d thought I would be lighter this year :sad:
by frogatthefarriers
Thu Aug 27, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What Handlebar Bell - I know forgive me
Replies: 37
Views: 1102

Re: What Handlebar Bell - I know forgive me

I love my Ding-Dong bell. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49394849987_a721a714fd_z.jpg https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50275900201_347161bdc0_z.jpg Sure, few on here will like it 'coz of the size and weight, but it does give a very pleasing "Avon calling" ding-dong that has never got a grump...
by frogatthefarriers
Wed Aug 26, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: WRT
Replies: 103
Views: 4123

Re: WRT

Llandinam, between Caersws and Llanidloes. Google satellite maps show a decent car park. The only thing that worries me about my route (apart from weather, distance, height gained, availability of pub food) is that I'm expecting to be at the Towers on Monday afternoon and most of the cake will have ...
by frogatthefarriers
Tue Aug 25, 2020 9:23 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 817
Views: 47845

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

Lu - d’you think you’ll last till then ? Be great to see you :-bd :-bd :-bd And NO racing Yes, I'm still up for it. Just have to avoid my days in work . In October:- 4,5/12,13/20,21 and 28,29th I planned a possible route for this jaunt some time back - before my medical misfortunes. I don't know if...
by frogatthefarriers
Fri Aug 21, 2020 8:04 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Cycling glasses... getting old
Replies: 32
Views: 1149

Re: Cycling glasses... getting old

I use safety specs from Amazon, £10 a shot with a small bifocal section to read Garmin and phone . https://www.amazon.co.uk/voltX-CONSTRUCTOR-BIFOCAL-Reading-certified/dp/B004VRL6O2/ref=sr_1_8?crid=O5IWW7FD066J&dchild=1&keywords=bifocal+safety+glasses&qid=1598026032&sprefix=Bifocal%2Caps%2C152&sr=8...
by frogatthefarriers
Thu Aug 20, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 817
Views: 47845

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

I don't know whether to call this one my August BAM or wait until after the WRT at he end of the month, so you can have both... After my rather traumatic 3 months (heart attack/stents and Covid-19) the family were a bit worried that I was determined to WRT, so one of my sons stepped up to the plate ...