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by frogatthefarriers
Wed Sep 23, 2015 12:24 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 3475
Views: 629329

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

I've had a few sets of Aldi merino base layers too. I've been using them for a couple of years now and they're still going strong. I love them. On the TCW last July I wore them for three days and smelt a lot better than my Helly Hansen man-made fibre ones after an afternoon. They are quite thin, tho...
by frogatthefarriers
Sun Sep 20, 2015 7:23 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What should you have kept?
Replies: 42
Views: 2248

Re: What should you have kept?

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
1955 BSA BB32.
Clubmans trim?

Image
Yup! it had been owned by an apprentice at the BSA factory and had everything - GP carb, RRT2 box. I bought it for £55 from a mate. I could weep when I think of it.
by frogatthefarriers
Sat Sep 19, 2015 8:30 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What should you have kept?
Replies: 42
Views: 2248

Re: What should you have kept?

1955 BSA BB32. Put it in px for a Reliant 3-wheeler van like Del Trotters but blue :-(
Wanted a car, but only had a motorbike licence.
by frogatthefarriers
Thu Sep 10, 2015 8:40 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Nights drawing in - happy?
Replies: 34
Views: 4326

Re: Nights drawing in - happy?

I don't like riding in the heat, so autumn/winter is better for me. However, a lot of the pleasure of riding is looking over the hedges to see what there is to see, so riding in the dark and only seeing what's lit up is not for me.
by frogatthefarriers
Mon Aug 31, 2015 9:29 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2015
Replies: 281
Views: 47086

Re: Bivvy a month 2015

B.A.M. 8/8 Newtown Wood. Penycae. 10-ish mile ride out from home. Puncture on the way. Fat bike tyres take some inflating with a little pump, I found out. arrived just before dusk. I'd thought thiswould be a good hammocking spot when I first came past here last winter. Well-spaced trees with no unde...
by frogatthefarriers
Sat Aug 15, 2015 7:58 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: WRT T shirts needing homes - pay postage.
Replies: 9
Views: 1673

Re: WRT T shirts needing homes - pay postage.

Money sent. XL please. Somehow, I came home from WRT with a tiny T-Shirt.

Ta muchly.
by frogatthefarriers
Tue Aug 11, 2015 7:48 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The 'Find me this' thread.
Replies: 72
Views: 8971

Re: The 'Find me this' thread.

Re: quilts and Hammocks Thanks for the replies chaps. I use a Thermarest to stave off the chilly bottom when hammocking. It's not ideal and I'm sure an underquilt is better, but the thermarest gives me the option to sleep on the ground under the tarp if there are no suitable trees about. So, I'll no...
by frogatthefarriers
Tue Aug 11, 2015 5:45 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The 'Find me this' thread.
Replies: 72
Views: 8971

Re: The 'Find me this' thread.

My DD Hammocks Jura 2 sleeping bag was bought with canoe camping in mind. I like to sleep off the ground in a hammock and the Jura is ideal for that, with a cordura footwell and a centre zip that makes it easy to get in and out of while in the hammock. But..... Its bulk and weight make it wrong for ...
by frogatthefarriers
Mon Aug 03, 2015 11:41 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: full length top tube bag?
Replies: 11
Views: 1847

Re: full length top tube bag?

I've thought about this before because both my bikes have a small triangle for a frame bag. It could be done, sure, but you'd have to get some platformed shoes to allow for the increased stand-over height. I thought that another, short, bag fitted below the saddle would be a better option. A third o...
by frogatthefarriers
Fri Jul 10, 2015 10:34 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2015
Replies: 281
Views: 47086

Re: Bivvy a month 2015

7/7 TransCambrian Way One night in my hammock https://farm1.staticflickr.com/514/19533448705_689d492f0e_z.jpg here's the bridle path that leads to the woods. https://farm1.staticflickr.com/367/19534019645_03f6f2bb1f_z.jpg Believe it or not, there is quite a good path through this lot and I was able ...
by frogatthefarriers
Fri Jul 03, 2015 10:49 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 9300
Views: 1053008

Re: The post man's been ...

Webb H12R [url=https://flic.kr/p/vcFwGf] https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/309/19166540350_a95cd2f207_z.jpg [/url Sad, I know, but I'm disproportionally chuffed with this. No Engine, No cable. Check out the stripes. :-). And I get some exercise pushing it. That's got to be the rigid singlespeed of lawn...
by frogatthefarriers
Thu Jul 02, 2015 10:18 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Todays ride
Replies: 2272
Views: 310047

Re: Todays ride

Around Ruabon mountain. https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/416/18514919770_52984fb968_z.jpg My current round-the-block ride. The trouble is, to get to the pretty bits, I've first got to cycle 27k on the road. https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/269/18520697658_56bb756e55_z.jpg On that hump in the middle is Cro...
by frogatthefarriers
Thu Jul 02, 2015 9:36 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 9300
Views: 1053008

Re: The post man's been ...

Webb H12R
Image

Sad, I know,
but I'm disproportionally chuffed with this. No Engine, No cable. Check out the stripes. :-). And I get some exercise pushing it.
by frogatthefarriers
Fri Jun 19, 2015 10:45 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2015
Replies: 281
Views: 47086

Re: Bivvy a month 2015

6/6 Minera Mountain. All my bivvys so far have been in my hammock. For a change, I thought I'd try sleeping on the ground out in the open so I could look at the wonders of the heavens away from light pollution. To this end, after tea, I pedalled (about 23 miles) to the top of said mountain and found...
by frogatthefarriers
Wed Jun 17, 2015 10:59 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What motivates you?
Replies: 58
Views: 5225

Re: What motivates you?

I'm having an age crisis. It's not so much the riding I enjoy as the still being able to do it.
by frogatthefarriers
Thu May 07, 2015 10:17 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Like a frog at the farriers
Replies: 11
Views: 1787

Re: Like a frog at the farriers

I hope you were serious. I sure was. Thanks. You look like you know what you're doing :-bd https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7690/17398542392_d40d15b823_c.jpg [/quote] Flippin' 'eck my bike looks so smaaaall. Thanks Matt and you others for leading me back through the forest on the last day. As for fro...
by frogatthefarriers
Wed May 06, 2015 10:25 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Like a frog at the farriers
Replies: 11
Views: 1787

Like a frog at the farriers

There's a Polish metaphor that translates to,"Where they are shoeing a horse, a frog offers his foot to have a horseshoe fitted" To explain, the frog is not a horse but thinks he is. I change it to "Like a frog at the farriers", it reads better like that don't you think? So why am I posting this? We...
by frogatthefarriers
Tue May 05, 2015 10:16 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2015
Replies: 281
Views: 47086

Re: Bivvy a month 2015

5/5 On the WRT, in the forest about 2 miles short of Nant Syddion, having done about 8 miles more than I would have done had I reached my intended destination at Nant Rhys, if I hadn't been stymied by the rally in Hafren and taken a few wrong turns. Had to set up and cook in the dark (goulash and sp...
by frogatthefarriers
Sat May 02, 2015 8:03 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: AAAAAAARGH!!!
Replies: 2
Views: 821

AAAAAAARGH!!!

It's 8 o'clock and I'm still cramming stuff into my alredy stuffed ful bike :shock:
by frogatthefarriers
Fri Apr 24, 2015 8:39 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2015
Replies: 281
Views: 47086

Re: Bivvy a month 2015

I posted an April bivvy earlier but that was a walk-in. I was feeling that it didn't really count as there was no bike involved, so I packed my bike and pedalled out to Erddig park to camp on the motte & bailey. This is a very pretty spot at the moment with carpets of primroses between the trees. ht...
by frogatthefarriers
Thu Apr 23, 2015 8:49 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Fat bike out camping on Tal-y-Fan
Replies: 2
Views: 1078

Re: Fat bike out camping on Tal-y-Fan

I like your video a lot. I thought I'd have a go at videoing myself (and enyone else in the vicinity) so I got a Gopro and a few bits to mount it here and there. The trouble is, I can't make myself stop riding/kiting/canoeing to set 'em up. All my videos to date are one-scene disappointments. I am f...
by frogatthefarriers
Mon Apr 20, 2015 10:21 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: How To Deal With Sheep, advice from 1898
Replies: 7
Views: 1377

Re: How To Deal With Sheep, advice from 1898

s8tannorm wrote:I make bleating noises ... the good ones usually get a response. Kind of a Welsh mating call I suppose :wink:
Have you ever pulled?
by frogatthefarriers
Thu Apr 16, 2015 7:46 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: WRT. I'm getting nervous
Replies: 22
Views: 3279

Re: WRT. I'm getting nervous

Thanks for all the replies and advice chaps. So I've realised that a clean sweep is out of the question. This makes life a lot simpler for planning a route. Or not. I think maybe I'll try to link the nearby bothies and add any checkpoints that are within reach. That way I might bump into a few other...
by frogatthefarriers
Sat Apr 11, 2015 9:52 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: WRT. I'm getting nervous
Replies: 22
Views: 3279

Re: WRT. I'm getting nervous

Chew wrote:I'd have a look at possibly removing a couple of GR's to bring the mileage down slightly and look at the amount of climbing you have. Its the climbing that gets you (moreso loaded).
Thanks for the quick replies and re-assurances and yup, it's back to Memory Map and where's the path for me.

Lu
by frogatthefarriers
Sat Apr 11, 2015 9:00 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: WRT. I'm getting nervous
Replies: 22
Views: 3279

WRT. I'm getting nervous

Oh heck! I’ve been plotting a route for WRT. Leaving out a couple of checkpoints (the one in the middle of nowhere and the one on the island), my route comes to 126 miles. That’s over 40 miles a day. I can manage that. Where it all falls down, is the total ascent at 21,000ft. Ooh-err missus that’s g...