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by frogatthefarriers
Sat Nov 26, 2016 11:46 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Dear God make it stop!
Replies: 50
Views: 5203

Re: Dear God make it stop!

I've saved loads using this:-

http://www.buynothingday.co.uk/
by frogatthefarriers
Wed Nov 09, 2016 10:54 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a Month 2016.
Replies: 251
Views: 52627

Re: Bivvy a Month 2016.

11/11 Bersham. A one hour ride out from home to a spot I've walked past many times. It's beside a popular footpath, with signs at both ends saying "No Cycling". I joined the path in the middle, where there were no such signs, so I could make a plausible deniability claim if challenged. https://farm8...
by frogatthefarriers
Wed Nov 09, 2016 9:49 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: what do you cook...?
Replies: 33
Views: 3653

Re: what do you cook...?

Having a nice wholesome trip in the great outdoors and then eating space food out of a plastic bag doesn't sit well with me, but I do it sometimes and to each their own. I'm with you on this one. I don't mind a bit of extra weight to carry, or a bit of faffing about with stoves and washing up pans ...
by frogatthefarriers
Sun Oct 30, 2016 11:34 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bothys ..how much are they used?
Replies: 29
Views: 3260

Re: Bothys ..how much are they used?

I overnighted at Penrhos Isaf last night (29th) with my grandsons. Must have just missed you Matt. The couple were from Milton Keynes and had just come to get some peace and quiet. There was another chap who had been staying there all summer while working at a local hotel. He came back from work abo...
by frogatthefarriers
Sun Oct 23, 2016 9:54 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a Month 2016.
Replies: 251
Views: 52627

Re: Bivvy a Month 2016.

10/10 Newborough, Anglesey Family camping, Froggy style:- https://c3.staticflickr.com/6/5548/30214166570_0056114200_z.jpg A walk-in this time, with my son, daughter and one grandson. I'll be bivvying again at the weekend, this time at Penrhos Isaf with another two grandsons that weren't able to come...
by frogatthefarriers
Fri Oct 14, 2016 8:17 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: BB200 Withdrawal Symptons
Replies: 19
Views: 1781

Re: BB200 Withdrawal Symptons

I've been caught out by the barbed wire that gets wrapped around the fences next to the gate. You open the gate, push bike through, prop it against the fence and when you turn to close the gate, the slight movement dislodges the bike from its propped position and lets it move, dropping your handleba...
by frogatthefarriers
Wed Oct 05, 2016 9:37 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: First overnighter - your stories
Replies: 14
Views: 1533

Re: First overnighter - your stories

A couple of years after getting my first mountain bike I thought I'd have a go at the C2C route from Whitehaven to Tynemouth. I'd never ridden further than twenty miles so I thought a bit of training may be called for and started riding still the same kind of distances, but more times a week. A coup...
by frogatthefarriers
Sun Oct 02, 2016 9:02 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a Month 2016.
Replies: 251
Views: 52627

Re: Bivvy a Month 2016.

Garrh! I typed all this in the other night, still in September but lost it when I pressed the Preview Post button. Gawd knows where it went - it's not in my saved drafts. But anyway, I'll try again... 9/9 Moel Prysgau. Chew proposed this ride in "Mid Wales route suggestions" in the Routes thread. La...
by frogatthefarriers
Sun Oct 02, 2016 8:34 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Why?
Replies: 27
Views: 3073

Re: Why?

To escape from the things we have to do on the other 28/29/30/31 days of the month, maybe, but for me, it's MyTime.
by frogatthefarriers
Wed Sep 21, 2016 7:48 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a Month 2016.
Replies: 251
Views: 52627

Re: Bivvy a Month 2016.

Me, I'm on 20/20 now, though I confess, most of my bivvies have been a single night out, fairly local, with the purpose being the bivvy, not the ride.
by frogatthefarriers
Mon Sep 12, 2016 7:45 pm
Forum: Routes
Topic: North Wales C2C
Replies: 2
Views: 1050

Re: North Wales C2C

One thing instantly springs to mind; instead of the main road along Llyn Tegid, take the south bank. There is a cycle way along a lot of the north side but the traffic noise makes for a thoroughly unpleasant ride. In contrast, the south side is a quiet lane.
by frogatthefarriers
Sat Aug 27, 2016 9:00 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a Month 2016.
Replies: 251
Views: 52627

Re: Bivvy a Month 2016.

8\8 River Dee I usually only post Bikepacking bivvys, so thought this would make a change. Paddled down from Bangor-on-Dee towards Farndon. https://c3.staticflickr.com/9/8879/29148668666_4f4ed7757c_z.jpg What, no hammock? https://c7.staticflickr.com/9/8361/29148737126_0c605e2e5d_z.jpg I forgot to ta...
by frogatthefarriers
Fri Aug 19, 2016 9:28 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: I made an anniversary card
Replies: 1
Views: 1285

I made an anniversary card

This is what happens when my cat pees in the lawn https://c5.staticflickr.com/8/7777/28259259364_0ce70f69ea_z.jpg It was our 44th wedding anniversary last week, so I thought I'd make a splash :-bd We came back from holiday and this was waiting. https://c5.staticflickr.com/8/7541/28500025060_6ebf8394...
by frogatthefarriers
Fri Aug 19, 2016 9:09 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Look what I found at the skip.
Replies: 0
Views: 670

Look what I found at the skip.

Yesterday, when I went to dump some stuff at our local "amenity site" this https://c5.staticflickr.com/9/8222/28955992812_7dc12b70f5_z.jpg was leaning against a lamp post just outside. With a label stuck on https://c7.staticflickr.com/9/8051/28440496494_293f453275_z.jpg At our skips site, as is prob...
by frogatthefarriers
Tue Jul 05, 2016 9:04 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a Month 2016.
Replies: 251
Views: 52627

Re: Bivvy a Month 2016.

"Not tempted to ride the top of the Pontcysyllte railings then?"

Er, no. Given that I can fall riding up a kerb, I think I'll give that a miss? I doubt even Danny MacAskill would attempt it
by frogatthefarriers
Mon Jul 04, 2016 10:05 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a Month 2016.
Replies: 251
Views: 52627

Re: Bivvy a Month 2016.

7/7 Dyfnant Forest, on the way to Bearstock. https://c1.staticflickr.com/8/7650/27960610032_53bdf8bd4a_z.jpg Dinner:- Fry onions and cut-up Polish sausage https://c6.staticflickr.com/8/7435/28063048645_5c1b62ace3_z.jpg Then set aside in bowl to free up pan for boiling spaghetti. Chuck in tub of Dolm...
by frogatthefarriers
Mon Jul 04, 2016 9:01 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: I bought a hammock now I have questions
Replies: 11
Views: 1820

Re: I bought a hammock now I have questions

And what am I not thinking of because I dont know that dont know. Any and all advice appreciated. Before you set up your hammock, make sure there are no bits of grass or other vegetation below that can touch it once you're in. It's amazing how much noise a single blade of grass can make when it rub...
by frogatthefarriers
Mon Jul 04, 2016 8:19 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Custom frame bag what features to go for
Replies: 8
Views: 1274

Re: Custom frame bag what features to go for

whitestone wrote:I'd have a sleeve to hold tarp poles running down just behind the down or seat tube
My poles go into the seat tube, elastic banded together, with a piece of inner tube over the end so's not to cause any damage.
by frogatthefarriers
Thu Jun 23, 2016 9:32 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bala lake
Replies: 5
Views: 1160

Re: Bala lake

Two places I've camped at Llyn Tegid. SH 901322. It's between the Llangower railway station and the lake. If you're sleeping on the ground it may be a bit stony, but there are grassy places within a few yards. Need to come late/leave early 'cos it's a bit public. Lovely spot though. https://farm8.st...
by frogatthefarriers
Wed Jun 22, 2016 8:45 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 9531
Views: 1081076

Re: The post man's been ...

Meet my new "Round the Block" bike.
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Schwinn Woodlands c.1992, bought for £30. I'm rather pleased with it. It rides nice and the gears are silky smooth. It replaces my previous RTB, a yellow Raleigh Max (£25 off Ebay)
by frogatthefarriers
Wed Jun 22, 2016 8:37 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a Month 2016.
Replies: 251
Views: 52627

Re: Bivvy a Month 2016.

6/6 Bulkeley Hill. Pedalled out after evening meal, 13 miles. Set up on top of an escarpment overlooking the Cheshire plain. A good glug of port followed by a good nights sleep. View from my bed. https://c7.staticflickr.com/8/7116/27732028702_33bd3bc12a_z.jpg The wind had changed through 180 degrees...
by frogatthefarriers
Fri Jun 17, 2016 7:53 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bearstock tickets CLOSED
Replies: 23
Views: 3995

Re: Bearstock tickets close on Sunday.

I don't envy you setting up a party like this. I find it hard enough getting a family barbecue together. Looking forward to it :-bd
by frogatthefarriers
Tue May 24, 2016 8:23 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bearstock Routes
Replies: 74
Views: 8658

Re: Bearstock Routes

My masterplan. Ride from home to Glyn Ceiriog, some 16 miles. Some of you will recognise this. Bear ones 200 went through there last year. Well, from there it seems natural to use the second half of the route. I'm going to cheat a bit and cross over to the first half (in reverse) to Llanbrynmair, th...
by frogatthefarriers
Wed May 04, 2016 10:19 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: WRT pics if anyones interested
Replies: 34
Views: 3325

Re: WRT pics if anyones interested

I'll share my interesting experience where I was saved by my Swiss Army penknife. Riding South from Bwlch-y-Groes I turned off at Nant-yr-Onog on to a permissive path. A horrible path, as it happens, with deep rutted mud and wind-blown branches between deep banks. In short, a push. I breathed a sigh...