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by frogatthefarriers
Tue May 02, 2017 9:01 pm
Forum: Routes
Topic: Monks Trod, or not?
Replies: 19
Views: 4061

Re: Monks Trod, or not?

So I chickened out in the end and went around the long way. It was hard going battling against the wind all the way down Claerwen but I comforted myself by thinking that soon I'd have the wind behind me going back northwards. The cycle path along the reservoirs was very pretty. Flat too, and with th...
by frogatthefarriers
Tue May 02, 2017 8:49 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a Month 2017.
Replies: 665
Views: 160440

Re: Bivvy a Month 2017.

4/4 at the WRT One night at Nant Syddion, with this bunch of " 'Boners" https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4824/32997891928_76830d259c.jpg Thanks chaps, it was great to spend an evening with you. And one night in my hammock in the Esgair Ychion forest, only a couple of miles short of Nant Rhys. https://...
by frogatthefarriers
Sun Apr 23, 2017 7:40 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: WRT weather?
Replies: 49
Views: 5214

Re: WRT weather?

I never listen to the weather forecasts, mostly because I have the attention span of a goldfish. This means I get distracted (Oh! Look at the castle) and then I don't know if they've done my bit yet. But anyway I never make any decisions on the basis of the forecast. If it rains, it rains. And anywa...
by frogatthefarriers
Tue Apr 18, 2017 8:49 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Photos you have taken in the last month of which you like.
Replies: 1166
Views: 237407

Re: Photos you have taken in the last month of which you lik

Two from yesterday's Bivvy ride: And some Antique farm machinery porn for Johnny Storm: https://ianbarrington.files.wordpress.com/2017/04/img_5561.jpg :wink: I spent many an unhappy hour on one of those in my youth (the rake, not the bike). Count one, two, three, four, five, pull the lever, crash, ...
by frogatthefarriers
Fri Apr 14, 2017 7:59 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Dry Pasta Meal + Cold Water Hydration?
Replies: 16
Views: 1968

Re: Dry Pasta Meal + Cold Water Hydration?

I'd be worried about bacteria flourishing - food source, water, warmth. It could be a goer if you heated it up first, but I guess then it would all go really soggy by the time you wanted to eat it.
by frogatthefarriers
Fri Apr 07, 2017 9:07 pm
Forum: Routes
Topic: Monks Trod, or not?
Replies: 19
Views: 4061

Re: Monks Trod, or not?

Ian wrote:I don't know which way you lot all went, but from Elan Bridge south west it's mostlly rideable
If....if... I try it, I'll be going the other way.
by frogatthefarriers
Wed Apr 05, 2017 9:30 pm
Forum: Routes
Topic: Monks Trod, or not?
Replies: 19
Views: 4061

Re: Monks Trod, or not?

Thanks for all the replies. I'm quite tempted to just go for it - a sort of right of passage thing. Thing is, if I have to push all the way at say, 2 mph it's 3 hours. 17 miles around the Llyns will take me 2. Depending on what time I get to the start it might be a goer. In any case, it'll be more o...
by frogatthefarriers
Wed Apr 05, 2017 8:55 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Can I change from fat to thin(ner)
Replies: 24
Views: 2384

Re: Can I change from fat to thin(ner)

FlyingFox wrote:More as a heads up, I was in my LBS and they had a notice up about a recall on farleys, 2014 and 2015 models. Something about a fault where the steering tube becomes detached from the frame....

Might be worth ensuring your not affected
Thanks. Mine's already been done late last year
by frogatthefarriers
Wed Apr 05, 2017 7:44 am
Forum: Routes
Topic: Monks Trod, or not?
Replies: 19
Views: 4061

Re: Monks Trod, or not?

I will give you a clue... this is the monks trod - and its the nice bit too. Not the other bits that's are swamp or cut up to neck depth by motocross bikes etc. If you try to follow the old wooden posts for the route have fun! https://c1.staticflickr.com/2/1689/24551215620_20afd80532_c.jpg BBB_0001...
by frogatthefarriers
Wed Apr 05, 2017 12:07 am
Forum: Routes
Topic: Monks Trod, or not?
Replies: 19
Views: 4061

Monks Trod, or not?

So I'm planning for day 2 of WRT17. I've got a decision to make. Is the track from SN 823 671 to SN 899 719 the infamous Monks Trod? And would it be better to squelch across it for 6 miles or follow the tracks/lanes down the length of Claerwen then round Caban Coch, Carreg Du, Penygarreg and up Crai...
by frogatthefarriers
Mon Apr 03, 2017 11:53 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Can I change from fat to thin(ner)
Replies: 24
Views: 2384

Re: Can I change from fat to thin(ner)

What Wheels and tyres are you currently riding? Wheels and tyres are what came with the bike, 'cos I don't know enough about it to think about swapping stuff around. Rims are 82mm and tyres Hodag 3.8, changed over to tubeless. I don't know what pressures I run them at, just go by the thumb-test. I ...
by frogatthefarriers
Sun Apr 02, 2017 9:19 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Can I change from fat to thin(ner)
Replies: 24
Views: 2384

Re: Can I change from fat to thin(ner)

Here you go, even have a Farley as the example! https://www.lightbicycle.com/Hand-built-carbon-27.5-inch-mountain-bike-650b-plus-wheels-50mm-wide-beadless-tubeless-compatible.html Nice, but have you seen the price? That's more than another bike, as someone posted earlier. There's the very thing in ...
by frogatthefarriers
Sat Apr 01, 2017 9:21 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Can I change from fat to thin(ner)
Replies: 24
Views: 2384

Re: Can I change from fat to thin(ner)

Thanks for the replies. It looks like I should be able to find a front wheel OK, but not the back. I could maybe have a go at building one up (actually, they said on the telly yesterday morning that the best way to stave off old age is to try doing new things :wink: ), but from a quick search of the...
by frogatthefarriers
Sat Apr 01, 2017 12:06 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Can I change from fat to thin(ner)
Replies: 24
Views: 2384

Re: Can I change from fat to thin(ner)

I take it you mean between the drop-outs. Front is 135mm with QR. Rear 175mm with 12mm bolt through QR. Dunno what this is called but here's a picture.

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by frogatthefarriers
Sat Apr 01, 2017 11:49 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Drum roll ... WRT GR.
Replies: 110
Views: 10646

Re: Drum roll ... WRT GR.

This means that Wheres the Path will be showing "Daily usage exceeded" again
by frogatthefarriers
Sat Apr 01, 2017 11:12 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Can I change from fat to thin(ner)
Replies: 24
Views: 2384

Re: Can I change from fat to thin(ner)

That's encouraging, Stu. Any suggestions that won't break the bank? I'll admit I like the idea of still having the option of changing back to the big wheels if the fancy takes me.
by frogatthefarriers
Sat Apr 01, 2017 10:14 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Can I change from fat to thin(ner)
Replies: 24
Views: 2384

Can I change from fat to thin(ner)

My go-to bike for bikepacking is my Trek Farley. I love this bike. It doesn't make my fingers or you know, "down there" go numb. I can ride it for hours. Indeed, to get anywhere I have to, given my slow pace. But I've been thinking that the fat tyres are best for soft stuff like moorland trails (I a...
by frogatthefarriers
Fri Mar 24, 2017 11:57 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a Month 2017.
Replies: 665
Views: 160440

Re: Bivvy a Month 2017.

3/3 A comedy of errors. So I was booked on to a course at Llandudno last Wednesday. Hmm! Llandudno is close to Dulyn Bothy. That'll do for my March bivvy. But the course started at 8:45 and I didn't fancy driving up early that day, so booked a B&B for Tuesday night. There's a particularly good chipp...
by frogatthefarriers
Tue Mar 07, 2017 8:35 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What's the word for that thing ?........
Replies: 14
Views: 1266

Re: What's the word for that thing ?........

pistonbroke wrote:I suppose Sod's law partially covers it...
Gumperson's Law is better. "The probability of an event occurring is inversely proportional to its desirability"
by frogatthefarriers
Tue Feb 28, 2017 4:32 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a Month 2017.
Replies: 665
Views: 160440

Re: Bivvy a Month 2017.

2/2 Last chance saloon. Depart yesterday afternoon in sunshine, but with clouds rolling in. 15 miles and 2200 ft climbing saw me at Worlds End near LLangollen. This was not my first choice for this months bivvy but the strength and direction of the wind excluded the first. Worlds End is a secluded c...
by frogatthefarriers
Tue Feb 21, 2017 9:09 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Todays ride
Replies: 2439
Views: 321598

Re: Todays ride

Don't laugh! Today my grandsons wanted to go to Llandegla. Great. But I had to call at my mums first, (5 miles) so I locked my bike to the carrier and packed my riding gear into a bag to change into. Then to Llangollen (12 miles) to get the boys. Oh poo, I'd left my bag at Mums so back to Mums (12 m...
by frogatthefarriers
Fri Feb 10, 2017 12:52 am
Forum: Routes
Topic: Canals
Replies: 6
Views: 2604

Re: Canals

You may find that getting the kiddy-trailer through the tunnels is a problem. The tow path is quite narrow. Not a game breaker though; it's easy enough to get off the canal and go around by road
by frogatthefarriers
Wed Feb 01, 2017 12:45 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Lluest Cwm Bach....from north or south?
Replies: 3
Views: 469

Re: Lluest Cwm Bach....from north or south?

Thanks chaps, from the south it is then.
by frogatthefarriers
Tue Jan 31, 2017 12:33 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Lluest Cwm Bach....from north or south?
Replies: 3
Views: 469

Lluest Cwm Bach....from north or south?

I'm booked on to a course at Llandrindod Wells in the beginning of March so I thought I'd combine it with a BAM night out. Lluest Cwm Bach is the nearest bothy but I can't see a path on Google Earth. I know there must be one (how do people get there otherwise) and I'm guessing it'll be more visible ...
by frogatthefarriers
Thu Jan 26, 2017 6:50 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a Month 2017.
Replies: 665
Views: 160440

Re: Bivvy a Month 2017.

1/12 Arenig Fawr Bothy Arrival https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/348/32158859770_c747982cd5_z.jpg Dinner https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/549/32385401892_ecd6940d4d_z.jpg The morning after https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/729/32415169541_e3f7e56566_z.jpg On the way back to the car https://c1.staticflickr.com/...