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by frogatthefarriers
Thu Aug 20, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Wildlife
Replies: 194
Views: 12549

Re: Wildlife

Look at this baby... https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50248414123_e8bf2f7f07_z.jpg I had a shake-down bivvy with my son (who's never been bikepacking before) and saw this elephant hawk moth caterpillar in Newborough Forest, Anglesey. We also saw a fat rat trundling across the car park and a few g...
by frogatthefarriers
Sun Aug 16, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What's like a small carabiner but not...
Replies: 20
Views: 572

Re: What's like a small carabiner but not...

What about a Dyneema soft shackle Karabiner of the kind that DD Hammocks sell? good for loading of 125 kg. Or you could make your own if you've got the Dyneema.
by frogatthefarriers
Wed Aug 12, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Towing?
Replies: 13
Views: 409

Re: Towing?

I was at Coed y Brenin once. There was a family with a young-ish lad who were doing the Dragons Back. To help the kid on the steep bits, dad had fixed one end of a six foot length of water pipe to his seat tube vertically, so that it stood up rather like a fishing rod. It was curved and had a loop h...
by frogatthefarriers
Tue Aug 04, 2020 9:07 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Replacement for WTB Ranger
Replies: 3
Views: 214

Re: Replacement for WTB Ranger

frogatthefarriers wrote:
Tue Aug 04, 2020 8:58 pm
Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Tue Aug 04, 2020 8:55 pm
I've done some testing of Teravail tyres of late Lu and the 2.6" Honcho might fit the bill. Failing that, I've probably got a good Trailblazer hung up in the workshop.
Checking Teravail Honcho.....
All change. I’ve found a trailblazer while I was looking around. On eBay. £30. Thanks anyway..
by frogatthefarriers
Tue Aug 04, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Replacement for WTB Ranger
Replies: 3
Views: 214

Re: Replacement for WTB Ranger

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Tue Aug 04, 2020 8:55 pm
I've done some testing of Teravail tyres of late Lu and the 2.6" Honcho might fit the bill. Failing that, I've probably got a good Trailblazer hung up in the workshop.
Checking Teravail Honcho.....
by frogatthefarriers
Tue Aug 04, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Replacement for WTB Ranger
Replies: 3
Views: 214

Replacement for WTB Ranger

I’ve punctured the sidewall on my WTB Trailblazer 27.5x2.8 on my Ramin 3b+. I can’t seem to find a like for like replacement. Can anyone suggest an alternative? With the chain in the lowest gear on the cassette there’s very little room between tyre and chain. I’m afraid that a wider tyre, even thoug...
by frogatthefarriers
Fri Jul 31, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: WRT T shirts for those not riding - 4 outstanding.
Replies: 38
Views: 3942

Re: WRT T shirts for those not riding.

One for me too. I've entered and I'll get one anyway, I know, but it would be nice to get one for my son/minder who's not entered, but coming with me to facilitate with the recovery of my body. :grin:

Same as me, XL ta. Lu Klimaszewski.
by frogatthefarriers
Fri Jul 31, 2020 8:05 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 817
Views: 47833

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

BAM July 2020. 7/12 A post somewhere here mentioned a Hoffmann kiln. It reminded me of one such near me, so for July's bivvy I puffed up to Minera quarry, the home of said kiln, a climb of 1000 ft in nine miles. Not far from home I noticed my back tyre was going flat and stopped to pump it up. Now i...
by frogatthefarriers
Tue Jul 28, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: WRT update.
Replies: 6
Views: 358

Re: WRT update.

Got the email today. To my mind, the plan’s a good-un. Especially having Ceulan as a grid ref.

Bring it on :-bd
by frogatthefarriers
Mon Jul 27, 2020 10:48 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Yay, it's cheery Friday.
Replies: 1279
Views: 129841

Re: Yay, it's cheery Friday.

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Mon Jul 27, 2020 11:27 am
Image
There’s good eating on one of them. :shock:
by frogatthefarriers
Mon Jul 27, 2020 10:41 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Gatherings?
Replies: 48
Views: 1454

Re: Gatherings?

Main attractions for me with WRT are: the 'vagueness' of everything between when we leave and return, bumping into each other, the social bit in Y Star and your gaff at the start, popping in to local shops, caffs, pubs etc, lots of rain. I don't (naively?) see big problems away from your place - we...
by frogatthefarriers
Sat Jul 25, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What you done t' your bike today
Replies: 725
Views: 55292

Re: What you done t' your bike today

Prepping for WRT. Stripped BBs on two bikes - both mine but one’s for my minder. He’s never been bikepacking before. We’ll have to have a shakedown ride before then, I think.... :roll:
by frogatthefarriers
Tue Jul 21, 2020 8:36 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What's This Structure?
Replies: 13
Views: 620

Re: What's This Structure?

If you are ever passing Langcliffe, just up the road from Settle, have a look at the Hoffman kiln there - https://www.yorkshire-dales.com/hoffman-kiln.html . We have one of these in a disused quarry near Minera, north-east of Wrexham and due east of Llandegla trail centre. The last time I was there...
by frogatthefarriers
Sun Jul 19, 2020 8:43 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: GCN does bikepacking
Replies: 88
Views: 3263

Re: GCN does bikepacking

I was just wondering, how a comment about a short YouTube Video about bike packing (watched it, didn’t find anything of particular interest), became a three page not-quite-argument about racial discrimination. :???:
by frogatthefarriers
Fri Jul 17, 2020 8:14 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: GCN does bikepacking
Replies: 88
Views: 3263

Re: GCN does bikepacking

Is this a game of spot the white man ? are you saying the reason most top positions are held by white men at the same % ore for the same reason- white men just hapen to be disroportionately better than BAME and females - is this what you want to argue? I used to ride at Llandegla a couple of times ...
by frogatthefarriers
Thu Jul 16, 2020 9:28 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Chain pliers, needed?
Replies: 41
Views: 1129

Re: Chain pliers, needed?

Al wrote:
Thu Jul 16, 2020 8:33 pm
If you pull the quick link forward one tooth on the chainring so it sticks up like a triangle, then tap the side with a convenient object it splits easily.
^ This is what I do, but I’ve got a thick/thin chainring so have to do it on the cassette. A bit fiddly on the back, but works every time.
by frogatthefarriers
Wed Jul 15, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 9002
Views: 1011475

Re: The post man's been ...

Acepac seat harness from Bb Towers. Thanks. Bought it for my minder. Now I’m sort of jealous - it looks like a good bit of kit.
by frogatthefarriers
Mon Jul 13, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: WRT August?
Replies: 37
Views: 1411

Re: WRT August?

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Mon Jul 13, 2020 1:59 pm
It is there Lu but I don't want an entry for him.
You are very kind. Thanks
by frogatthefarriers
Mon Jul 13, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: WRT August?
Replies: 37
Views: 1411

Re: WRT August?

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Mon Jul 13, 2020 10:40 am
Are the places gone or will there be some available when the date firms up?
Entries are still open Paul.
Sent you another entry for my minder. :-bd

Edit... Actually, not, because the WRT Entry page is not there. So how do I pay?
by frogatthefarriers
Mon Jul 13, 2020 8:56 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: WRT August?
Replies: 37
Views: 1411

WRT August?

It’s quite a few weeks until August B/H and the proposed deferred WRT, and given the way things are being eased in Wales, it seems quite likely that it can take place. At least from a “staying out overnight“ angle. I suppose from a “no gatherings greater than x” it’ll be harder to predict. But anywa...
by frogatthefarriers
Sat Jul 11, 2020 9:45 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tow bar bike racks?
Replies: 14
Views: 776

Re: Tow bar bike racks?

sorry to resurrect an old thread, but im now actively looking for a rack and have come across Witter, who appear to be a good value option. Anyone here familiar with them? They seem to be experts in all things tow bar-y. When I first started carting bikes around (one for me and one each for the gra...
by frogatthefarriers
Fri Jul 10, 2020 9:33 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bugger, I think it's my fault.
Replies: 4
Views: 438

Re: Bugger, I think it's my fault.

htrider wrote:
Fri Jul 10, 2020 8:40 pm
Where do you get those furry onsies from?
:grin:
by frogatthefarriers
Mon Jul 06, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 9002
Views: 1011475

Re: The post man's been ...

https://i.postimg.cc/tJ3zqDQN/EAB31563-9438-44-BD-B6-CB-C4629222947-E.jpg I have two of these. Work fine. Taken some serious stuffing. But given that they’re made to measure, I wish I'd specified that the zip should be on the other side. Why? Because I’ve found it easier to pack it with the bike on...
by frogatthefarriers
Tue Jun 30, 2020 7:52 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What do you think about when you are riding?
Replies: 33
Views: 1388

Re: What do you think about when you are riding?

The actual riding with regard to how far, how long, etc doesn't really ever factor. My brain tends to be filled with ... I wonder how long it took to build that wall up there? Why do people tie gates up with bailing twine? I wonder how many people worked in this mine? Ooh that's a lovely old barn t...
by frogatthefarriers
Mon Jun 29, 2020 8:43 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Hammock set-ups
Replies: 15
Views: 656

Re: Hammock set-ups

Hammocking is always my preferred option for bivvying -comfy, dry, roomy. Did I say comfy? So for hammocking I take a hammock (obs), tarp, quilt, underquilt For ground-sleeping I take tarp, quilt, neoair, and tyvek ground sheet. The big dilemma for me is always, “Will I find some trees?” Easy if I’v...