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by frogatthefarriers
Wed Feb 04, 2015 10:04 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Could I die?
Replies: 39
Views: 3853

Could I die?

After my BAM 1/12 a couple of weeks ago, I was telling my mates in work about it - well bragging actually, when one of them asked "What if you'd died of cold?"

Now, I reckon if I'd got that cold I would have woken up before I froze, but I don't know.

But I bet one of you lot does?

Lu.
by frogatthefarriers
Wed Feb 04, 2015 9:43 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Death of my bikepacking kit - Vermin
Replies: 7
Views: 1145

Re: Death of my bikepacking kit - Vermin

Many years ago, one of our neighbours had a secret (from his wife) stash of cash, about 40 quid, hidden behind a brick in his shed wall. Now £40 doesn't sound much, but forty-odd years ago it was about two weeks wages, say £500 now. Buuut, one day, on checking his hidey-hole, he found a mouse had ch...
by frogatthefarriers
Sat Jan 31, 2015 9:02 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Bivi bags
Replies: 95
Views: 8836

Re: Bivi bags

Bah! I didn't see this 'til next day and thought it'd be too late and they'd all gone by then. Now I see the list is still growing. So if there are any left, please can one be for me?

Lu
by frogatthefarriers
Fri Jan 23, 2015 11:00 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Long Shot - Adult Trikes?
Replies: 43
Views: 5414

Re: Long Shot - Adult Trikes?

My sister has a Pashley trike. I borrowed it once, for a laugh, to go on our 'Gallon Ride' with mates from work, (8 pubs, 8 pints 18 miles). It's a horrible thing - there aren't even any proper bearings in the wheels, just nylon bushes and a Sturmey- Archer 3 speed. Boy was that ever a mistake. Ridi...
by frogatthefarriers
Fri Jan 23, 2015 10:42 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2015
Replies: 281
Views: 45612

Re: Bivvy a month 2015

1/1. Last monday My wife thought/thinks I was/am mad, but on Monday I started my attempt at BAM 2015. I cycled up to my chosen bivvy spot near (but not in) Llandegla forest, thinking she may actually be right. (Actually, she's always right, but that's true of all wives). This is not my first cycle c...
by frogatthefarriers
Sat Nov 29, 2014 9:59 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What weight is a fat bike?
Replies: 32
Views: 4159

Re: What weight is a fat bike?

2015 Trek Farley 6, medium frame, 14.4 kg.
by frogatthefarriers
Mon Nov 24, 2014 9:13 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: How did you get into riding?
Replies: 34
Views: 3615

Re: How did you get into riding?

First bike was a Raleigh Jack-of-Clubs, 4 speed derailleur, for passing the Eleven+ exam back in 1965. One of the first (if not THE first) rides ended with me going OTB in the middle of Wrexham and landing upside down on the boot of the brand new mini that had stopped without me noticing. Knocked th...
by frogatthefarriers
Tue Nov 18, 2014 10:38 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 8876
Views: 989481

Re: The post man's been ...

Garmin discoverer maps whole country from ioffer. Just need to find out how to load routes etc.
by frogatthefarriers
Fri Nov 07, 2014 8:56 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What else should I be working on?
Replies: 36
Views: 4000

Re: What else should I be working on?

like the eVent bags
Bu&&er, I've just re-invented the wheel. :roll:
by frogatthefarriers
Thu Nov 06, 2014 9:24 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What else should I be working on?
Replies: 36
Views: 4000

Re: What else should I be working on?

You know those bags that people use to store soft stuff in? That you put your clothes/blankets/quilts in, then seal up then suck out with the hoover? How about something like that for putting your soft bikepacking stuff in (sleeping bag/spare clothes) that you can pump out with a bike pump. (With th...
by frogatthefarriers
Thu Oct 30, 2014 8:46 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: want to go tubeless
Replies: 16
Views: 1067

Re: want to go tubeless

I wonder if this old trick would work with a bike tyre. I have in the past inflated tubeless car tyres using a foot pump. This is how :- Fit the tyre to the rim. Wrap a strap around the circumference of the tyre and find some way to tighten it up. As the tension is applied to the strap, the sides of...
by frogatthefarriers
Wed Oct 15, 2014 9:43 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Imba broken?
Replies: 8
Views: 575

Imba broken?

Hi chaps, first post here. I've been trying to get details of the Transcambrian Way from the IMBA website but all I get is an error message. There used to be links to maps and such but no more. (Well not for me, anyway). I can find the pdf guide, but no maps. So, if not IMBA, where can I get maps an...