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by frogatthefarriers
Mon May 02, 2016 9:11 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Thanks mr bearbones!
Replies: 27
Views: 4003

Re: Thanks mr bearbones!

brotherhuw wrote: ate more fruit pastels than previously thought humanly possible
I don't think I can face another sultana for a while either :grin:

And yes, thanks to Stu and Dee.
by frogatthefarriers
Sat Apr 16, 2016 10:41 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: It must be nearly here.
Replies: 10
Views: 1088

Re: It must be nearly here.

We always look out for the first returning swallow. It arrived two days ago.

So yes, it must be nearly here.
by frogatthefarriers
Tue Mar 22, 2016 9:57 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 9503
Views: 1075736

Re: The post man's been ...

A pair of bi-focal riding glasses from Amazon. Yay, now I can read the etrex on the bars without grubbing out my readers every few yards.

Image

Cheap, but I do look like Ming the Merciless (you know, from "Flash Gordon") in them.
by frogatthefarriers
Tue Mar 22, 2016 9:52 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a Month 2016.
Replies: 251
Views: 52550

Re: Bivvy a Month 2016.

3/3 Ellesmere canal, Colemere An easy 15 mile ride out from home to a nice open wood, ideal for hammocking, right beside the towpath and only a couple of miles from the chippy. https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1638/25955833886_745f32272e_z.jpg Someone had built a shelter a while ago, then abandoned it...
by frogatthefarriers
Sat Feb 27, 2016 10:13 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a Month 2016.
Replies: 251
Views: 52550

Re: Bivvy a Month 2016.

2/2 Overton Heath, Malpas Another hammock photo https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1715/24670718693_5d61404a38_z.jpg I tried something new this time by hanging my new Alpkit quilt underneath the hammock. it seemed to work well, but around 1am I woke up feeling the cold from underneath. No problem, I pum...
by frogatthefarriers
Tue Feb 16, 2016 9:43 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Quilt or Sleeping bag?
Replies: 14
Views: 1089

Re: Quilt or Sleeping bag?

I have a summer quilt from UKhammocks that I have used exclusively in a hammock since I got it last October and have bivvied every month since then. I haven't been cold, (sometimes been too hot) but I do wear lots of layers to sleep in. It's a universe away from the DD hammocks synthetic bag I used ...
by frogatthefarriers
Tue Feb 02, 2016 9:00 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 9503
Views: 1075736

Re: The post man's been ...

12 litres of bio-ethanol. I've tried a pop can stove-full. It makes much less smell than standard maths.

And a complete set of rear shock bearings for my full susser.
by frogatthefarriers
Tue Jan 26, 2016 9:01 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a Month 2016.
Replies: 251
Views: 52550

Re: Bivvy a Month 2016.

1/1 Moel Famau Country Park. Starting my 2016 campaign here https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1443/24598575426_f32f937ff8_z.jpg After peddalling largely against the wind it dropped for me to set my hammock up in the woods. No hammock picture this time - they all look the same. I was within earshot of t...
by frogatthefarriers
Sun Jan 24, 2016 9:31 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: I won't do that again!
Replies: 1
Views: 633

I won't do that again!

I took a couple of grandsons to Llandegla yesterday. After following them all the way around, on the last little bit I thought I'd have a little blast. Well my pedal caught on the ground resulting in a classic face/ground co-location. They came around the corner to see a wheel spinning and me in a h...
by frogatthefarriers
Fri Jan 15, 2016 10:22 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Todays ride
Replies: 2409
Views: 318610

Re: Todays ride

Up above the Panorama, up above Llangollen. https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1713/24030077359_3e0f8f6a97_z.jpg It was very grey, the wind was blowing horizontal wet snow. I'd managed to ride/push up that far. What looks like down hill behind the bike is quite the reverse. It got to be too much like ha...
by frogatthefarriers
Tue Jan 05, 2016 10:31 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Hammocks for Bikepacking?
Replies: 20
Views: 1514

Re: Hammocks for Bikepacking?

I almost exclusively sleep in a hammock when bikepacking (see my posts in the Bivvy-a-Month thread). I find it so much more comfortable than ground sleeping. The biggest drawback I think, is the need to find sleeping spots with trees - the right sort of trees, in the right orientation to the wind di...
by frogatthefarriers
Mon Jan 04, 2016 10:06 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What bikepacking gear have you just ordered/bought?
Replies: 37
Views: 4797

Re: What bikepacking gear have you just ordered/bought?

Spot tracker on its way :-bd Me too. Actually, it came a few days ago. Trying to find out how to sign it up etc was fraught, to say the least. Try searching the web and you get hundreds of reviews/opinions/adverts/guides but no howtos. the manual is woefully unhelpful to a tech-unsavvy like me. The...
by frogatthefarriers
Mon Dec 28, 2015 9:46 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Spot Tracker subscription costs
Replies: 3
Views: 718

Re: Spot Tracker subscription costs

I wanna know this too. I've just hit "Buy" on a Spot Gen 3.
by frogatthefarriers
Sun Dec 20, 2015 8:45 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 9503
Views: 1075736

Re: The post man's been ...

In fact I'm feeling doubly-guilty now after buying a couple more bamboo leggings which are quite probably Chinese as well - made in a sweatshop somewhere AND depriving some poor panda of its breakfast. Oh. I came here to cheer myself up so that was a dismal failure! With guilt like that you could b...
by frogatthefarriers
Sat Dec 19, 2015 10:55 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2015
Replies: 281
Views: 47644

Re: Bivvy a month 2015

12/12 on Grinshill Hill. Yet another picture of my hammock! Yawn! https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5690/23759264751_fc93d97434_z.jpg Nice Views towards Shrewsbury from up here. https://farm1.staticflickr.com/702/23841672515_bd4077204a_z.jpg https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5691/23214882263_a95000fd35_z....
by frogatthefarriers
Wed Dec 09, 2015 9:44 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What grease repack my bearings with.
Replies: 9
Views: 693

Re: What grease repack my bearings with.

Thanks for the help chaps. I've ordered some pukka marine grease. Time to get the fingernails dirty.
by frogatthefarriers
Tue Dec 08, 2015 10:49 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 9503
Views: 1075736

Re: The post man's been ...

Titanium windshield from China. https://farm1.staticflickr.com/714/22822067073_6ea773ba94_z.jpg There's a little magnet catch to clip the ends together and it came with a little strip of velcro to tie it up and a bag I think I'll have to shorten it a little and make a few more air holes, but for a l...
by frogatthefarriers
Tue Dec 08, 2015 10:32 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What grease repack my bearings with.
Replies: 9
Views: 693

What grease repack my bearings with.

Last weekend I encountered some deep water. See my post in "Todays Ride". The water was well over the wheel axles. I'm thinking it will have penetrated deep inside and will eat the bearings if left unfettled. Given that MTB bearings will regularly be soaked like this, is it worth finding some waterp...
by frogatthefarriers
Tue Dec 08, 2015 10:21 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Todays ride
Replies: 2409
Views: 318610

Re: Todays ride

Storm Desmond 1, Froggy 0 For last weekend I had made plans to bivvy near Porthmadog with my son, who was there on a two-day training course. This would have completed my Bivvy-a-Month campaign. Desmond had other ideas. We had to scratch and spend the night in his house in Holyhead. I'd ridden in fr...
by frogatthefarriers
Mon Dec 07, 2015 10:02 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Winter Bivvy Cymru - details
Replies: 51
Views: 14803

Re: Winter Bivvy Cymru - details

Would love to be joining you, but have gone an organised a local bivvy entitled 'The Twelve Pubs Of Christmas'. A gruelling 40 mile off-road ride & twelve pubs, well it will be gruelling with all that beer on board! Have fun, we will. I confess to organising a similar event a few years ago, albeit ...
by frogatthefarriers
Mon Nov 23, 2015 10:02 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: 'tis the season...
Replies: 21
Views: 1815

Re: 'tis the season...

by Bearbonesnorm » Mon Nov 23, 2015 8:39 pm Re valves ... I usually cut the valve out of an old tube and use that. Half inch diameter circle round the actual valve, quick smear of silicone sealant, pop it in the rim, wrap of insulation tape and away you go Haha, I've just come in from doing somethi...
by frogatthefarriers
Sun Nov 22, 2015 9:34 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: 'tis the season...
Replies: 21
Views: 1815

Re: 'tis the season...

Any non-porous tape should do the job Lu. I've used insulation tape before now without any trouble. Yay, I've got loads of insulation tape and some 3M black gorilla lookalike tape. I've been looking at tubeless valves. They all seem to have different ends where they pass through the rim. Is there a...
by frogatthefarriers
Sun Nov 22, 2015 9:09 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: 'tis the season...
Replies: 21
Views: 1815

Re: 'tis the season...

Do your rims have a deep trough in the middle or do you simply need to seal the spoke holes? Gorilla and 3M both do clear outdoor repair tape that is about 50mm wide.
The rims (Mulefut) are flat on the bottom. I think I just need to seal the spoke holes.
by frogatthefarriers
Sat Nov 21, 2015 8:51 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: 'tis the season...
Replies: 21
Views: 1815

Re: 'tis the season...

@johnnystorm,

had a look at the tessa tape. It's only 19mm wide and a quick search could only find 25mm. The rim tape on my wheels is 60mm (I just measured it), so will tessa tape seal ok lengthwise?
by frogatthefarriers
Sat Nov 21, 2015 10:18 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: 'tis the season...
Replies: 21
Views: 1815

Re: 'tis the season...

Another question.

Do I need real actual genuine gorilla tape or will something from 3M do?