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by frogatthefarriers
Sat Feb 29, 2020 10:01 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The story behind your BB name (and whats your usual form of address)
Replies: 159
Views: 8867

Re: The story behind your BB name (and whats your usual form of address)

Name's Lu, short for Ludwik.

The “Frog” name comes from a polish saying about a frog thinking he's a horse and waiting at the farriers for shoeing. It refers to someone with ideas beyond their station - small fry trying to be a big fish.
by frogatthefarriers
Thu Feb 27, 2020 10:59 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 923
Views: 54354

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

February BAM in progress. Things not going well up to now. Late start due to family stuff, then found I'd forgot my cup & bowl, then lost the last of my water when I kicked my stove over so gone to bed on a couple of flapjacks. :cry: Not all bad though - I've still got my whisky nightcap and my toes...
by frogatthefarriers
Thu Feb 27, 2020 10:13 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Yay, it's cheery Friday.
Replies: 1399
Views: 137704

Re: Yay, it's cheery Friday.

One of them is Tim Moore's "The Cyclist Who Went Out In The Cold", detailing his 10000km trek down the Iron Curtain on an 1967 GDR machine. Good fun so far. I rather like his quirky style, 'S funny - I went to our library today and got the same book. I liked his account of the 1912 Giro d Italia. H...
by frogatthefarriers
Fri Feb 14, 2020 8:57 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Home Made Bio-Fuel.
Replies: 25
Views: 1802

Re: Home Made Bio-Fuel.

Been there! Done that! 50 years ago! We didn't waste any as fuel. :lol: Ours was made with sugar and water and fermented with bread yeast in a 9 gallon carboy (like people make a bottle garden in). After two weeks it went into our still made from a converted fire extinguisher and a copper coil in a ...
by frogatthefarriers
Wed Feb 12, 2020 9:50 pm
Forum: Routes
Topic: Great North Trail
Replies: 18
Views: 2123

Re: Great North Trail

ScotRoutes wrote:
Wed Feb 12, 2020 10:24 am
whitestone wrote:
Wed Feb 12, 2020 10:10 am
I don't do the whole social media tripe
And yet, here you are :lol:
Nah! This ain't social media - this is a common interest forum. Social media is an information-gathering-for-marketing-to separate-you-from-your-money engine.
by frogatthefarriers
Wed Feb 12, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Todays ride
Replies: 2270
Views: 310033

Re: Todays ride

No pictures 'coz it was only a quick nip into town to get some bits, but the sun was shining and not too much wind, so I thought I'd take a longer road home to make the most of it. :grin: My route took me through a local(-ish) park. This reminded me of the last time I'd ridden through there, around ...
by frogatthefarriers
Tue Feb 11, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: map subscriptions
Replies: 25
Views: 2083

Re: map subscriptions

I like Viewranger too. Use it on everything I need to plot. I can buy OS maps for the areas I need. they're not too dear - well the 1:50k aren't anyway - and they're available off line.

'T works for me
by frogatthefarriers
Wed Feb 05, 2020 10:40 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 923
Views: 54354

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Wed Feb 05, 2020 9:25 pm
What have they ever done to you?

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There's good eatin' in one of them. It'd take a fair bit of meths though...
by frogatthefarriers
Sun Feb 02, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: And the best place I ever slept was ....
Replies: 37
Views: 2795

Re: And the best place I ever slept was ....

Llyn Tegid, Bala. My first attempt at cycle camping. Never done it before. It was a shake-down ride for the C2C from Whitehaven to Tynemouth in 2014 https://live.staticflickr.com/7897/46148826804_c15d3c29de.jpg Before the mist had cleared... https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49479406952_732938c54e...
by frogatthefarriers
Tue Jan 28, 2020 10:52 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: You’re bunch of criminals...
Replies: 24
Views: 2077

Re: You’re bunch of criminals...

Dunnit!
by frogatthefarriers
Tue Jan 28, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Cabin Fever 2020
Replies: 25
Views: 2339

Re: Cabin Fever 2020

Y' see, I'd love to try something like this, but I know I never will. That's why I'll always be like a frog at the farriers; holding my foot up for a shoe but can't have one 'coz I'm not a horse - even though I think I am :sad: Why not try it? 'Coz there's too much going on at home - I don't want t...
by frogatthefarriers
Tue Jan 28, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Cabin Fever 2020
Replies: 25
Views: 2339

Re: Cabin Fever 2020

Y' see, I'd love to try something like this, but I know I never will. That's why I'll always be like a frog at the farriers; holding my foot up for a shoe but can't have one 'coz I'm not a horse - even though I think I am :sad:
by frogatthefarriers
Fri Jan 24, 2020 9:08 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 923
Views: 54354

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

Here's my film from last weekend in Snowdonia: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FL7O-qVBH8M Enjoy! That's a lovely video, and no mistake. I'm full of admiration for anyone who has the patience to set up the shots and then combine/edit them to make something that tells a story in just a few minutes. ...
by frogatthefarriers
Thu Jan 16, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 9300
Views: 1052969

Re: The post man's been ...

And brought ... https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49394849987_a721a714fd.jpg ... my new Ding-Dong bell :lol: It's a big 'un (as the actress said to the bishop). To give you an idea of how big it actually is, here it is on my handlebar next to the etrex.. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/4939468...
by frogatthefarriers
Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:25 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Dam Busters.
Replies: 89
Views: 6629

Re: Dam Busters.

It remains only to thank FrogATF for surviving our company Au contraire mon cher Reg, (Rich, Steve) zee plaisir eet was all mine :-bd My weekend would have been a much poorer affair if I hadn't met up with you chaps. One more thing... My daughter and I go for a weekly ride along the canal tow path ...
by frogatthefarriers
Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 923
Views: 54354

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

And so it all starts again.... Yay! BAM 1/12 at the (never to be forgotten) Dambusters. I've been in these parts several times in the last few years and wanted to, but never visited the Vaughan Thomas memorial. Dunnit. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49381067882_9090c7670c_z.jpg The view was won...
by frogatthefarriers
Fri Jan 10, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2019
Replies: 1141
Views: 120025

Re: Bivvy a month 2019

I claim Next-to-Oldest BAMmer. I'm sixty-eleven, but one of our number is 3 years older.
Current BAM run is 60.
by frogatthefarriers
Sun Jan 05, 2020 8:34 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bikepacking Food & Snacks
Replies: 54
Views: 4480

Re: Bikepacking Food & Snacks

Halva has got to be worth a try. I love it. Get it at your local Polish shop, though it'll be written in Polish - chalwa. Chalwa Krolewska (Royal) has the fancier packaging but I go for the budget wersion(see what I did there? - "W"s are pronounced "V" in Polish) instead. It's loaded with glucose an...
by frogatthefarriers
Tue Dec 31, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Stats for the year (that was)
Replies: 28
Views: 2381

Re: Stats for the year (that was)

I set myself a target to cycle at least 50 miles per week. Dunnit! Ha! Some weeks I've done more and a few weeks I've doubled it. I also wanted to use the bike for more trips where in the past I'd have used the car, eg to the shop or to visit my mum in the care home. I've done quite well at that too...
by frogatthefarriers
Tue Dec 31, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: SPOT Tracker Renewal Fees - Being Gouged?
Replies: 264
Views: 34958

Re: SPOT Tracker Renewal Fees - Being Gouged?

Ive just gone through the annual "I want to cancel my subscription " charade. We went through the "We can offer you a discount" thing again. New price is £102 inc tax. It's still a lot, but for 12 BAMs it's less than a fiver per day. My Lady says it's worth it and who am I to argue? On a slightly di...
by frogatthefarriers
Thu Dec 26, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Go on then, what did you get?
Replies: 29
Views: 2201

Re: Go on then, what did you get?

By prior arrangement the big bloke in the red get-up didn't visit the Towers Same here. Me and Her decided a few years ago not to buy presents for each other. Instead, we give a donation to the Sally Army. Let's face it, we can get any thing we want at any time (within reason), so no need to wait f...
by frogatthefarriers
Thu Dec 19, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2019
Replies: 1141
Views: 120025

Re: Bivvy a month 2019

RIP wrote:
Thu Dec 19, 2019 12:24 pm
Did the ghost of Owain Glyndwr wake you up in the night on his way to the fateful Battle of Hyddgen?
Nah - not a hoof-beat or bugle was heard. Unusually, neither was an owl-hoot or pheasant or pigeon crashing about in the treetops which is what I usually get bivvying in the woods.
by frogatthefarriers
Thu Dec 19, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2019
Replies: 1141
Views: 120025

Re: Bivvy a month 2019

Ta Daaaa... another year of BAM done :-bd Ride to station (does this count for From your door?), train to Caersws, lanes to Staylittle... https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49241937422_54f4f52fcf_z.jpg ...then start Stus' alternative end to TCW. Passed Glaslyn, over Tarren Bwlch-gwyn, Siambr Trawsf...
by frogatthefarriers
Sun Dec 15, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What you done t' your bike today
Replies: 748
Views: 60033

Re: What you done t' your bike today

Checked fluid in fat bike tyres ready for December Bivvy next week. Just as well I did - both wheels dry. Topped up. Now hoping they'll still be up tomorrow.
by frogatthefarriers
Sat Nov 30, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What you done t' your bike today
Replies: 748
Views: 60033

Re: What you done t' your bike today

Meet Stan. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49143237586_4f9eb4951c_z.jpg Sorry R-D-C, but I can't call him anything else. He was my father-in-laws' bike and became mine around 35 years ago when Dad ( his name was Stan)had to downsize and move to a pensioners bungalow. Stan is a New Hudson and has...