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by frogatthefarriers
Sat Jun 13, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Yay, it's cheery Friday.
Replies: 1217
Views: 125821

Re: Yay, it's cheery Friday.

I’m out of hospital. Huzzah! After 11 days in Acute Cardio Unit, then 5 more in the covid ward. I haven’t gone home though, in case I infect my wife, who is vulnerable. I’m staying with my daughter, self isolating for a week. I’m still very weak - walking from room to room can have me sitting down u...
by frogatthefarriers
Sun Jun 07, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: When?????
Replies: 228
Views: 9657

Re: When?????

RIP wrote:
Sun Jun 07, 2020 5:05 pm
Sadly, I suspect, even if that were the case people would find some other way of discriminating against each other,
So true. Look how many ways people of the same colour find to discriminate against each other. Christians have found ways to split hairs ever finer, then hate each other for it
by frogatthefarriers
Sat Jun 06, 2020 6:47 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Yay, it's cheery Friday.
Replies: 1217
Views: 125821

Re: Yay, it's cheery Friday.

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Fri Jun 05, 2020 9:09 pm
Take some consolation in the fact that it's now turned cold and wet :-bd
But I prefer cold and (not too) wet. Give me a frosty morning over a sweltering sunny day any time.
by frogatthefarriers
Fri Jun 05, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Yay, it's cheery Friday.
Replies: 1217
Views: 125821

Re: Yay, it's cheery Friday.

Not so cheery, I'm starting my second week in hospital. My temperature keeps spiking and they don't know why. On my third and fourth antibiotics now. They thought pericarditis but now they're wondering if it's something left over from my broken ribs 18 months ago. :o We'll see. I've had 5 covid swab...
by frogatthefarriers
Fri May 29, 2020 9:48 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 708
Views: 43055

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

Thanks for all the good wishes. A certain joie de vivre comes with finding out life is fragile. I found it a bit sobering to think that I could have karked it and left my wife with the job of getting rid of 3 sheds and a cowshed full of my stuff to get rid of. My trouble is, I'm a hoarder. All the s...
by frogatthefarriers
Sat May 23, 2020 10:36 am
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Something for the coffee snobs.
Replies: 204
Views: 13530

Re: Something for the coffee snobs.

I met some russian bike Packers once who were chewing freshly ground coffee with sugar then swilling it down with a shot of vodka! I quite liked it but it gave my cousin a panic attack... I'm not sure the quality of the grind was greatly appreciated mind.. If I come across any, I'll always buy some...
by frogatthefarriers
Wed May 20, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 708
Views: 43055

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

ScotRoutes wrote:
Tue May 19, 2020 10:36 pm
(were you tested for CV19? - blood clotting is a known symptom)
I've had CV-19 test. Negative :-bd so that's OK. I should be let out tomorrow.
by frogatthefarriers
Tue May 19, 2020 9:57 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 708
Views: 43055

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

Thanks Stu. It may not be too bad - look at Pickers - he's riding again. I might just have t be a bit more selective about which way round I tackle the hills.
by frogatthefarriers
Tue May 19, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 708
Views: 43055

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

I might have to suspend my 2020 BAM campaign 'coz I've just had a heart attack. THIS WAS NOT SUPPOSED TO HAPPEN. Im going to write to my MP. Hmpff! To be fair, it's not the clutching at your chest, gasping for air, going blue kind of heart attack. Just a fever, a nagging flu-like ache across the sho...
by frogatthefarriers
Sun May 17, 2020 10:18 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: One Mile Per Hour
Replies: 22
Views: 1046

Re: One Mile Per Hour

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Sun May 17, 2020 6:27 pm
It's very true that when time restraints are tighter, productivity appears to increase.
True. The job that’s left until the last minute, only takes a minute to do.
by frogatthefarriers
Fri May 15, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Yay, it's cheery Friday.
Replies: 1217
Views: 125821

Re: Yay, it's cheery Friday.

Less than cheery here :sad: Yesterdays overnight frost has taken all the tops off my potatoes and done for most of the sweetcorn
by frogatthefarriers
Tue May 12, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Hammock underquilt advise please
Replies: 42
Views: 1391

Re: Hammock underquilt advise please

I couldn't keep warm without an underquilt. In the summer I use a modified cloud-cover. In winter, a UKHammocks underquilt. If I’m unsure if I’ll find the right trees to hang in, I’ll take a sleeping mat to use instead. Going without under-insulation of either kind is not an option.
by frogatthefarriers
Tue May 12, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: If we close up for a bit...
Replies: 753
Views: 33413

Re: If we close up for a bit...

My WRT-alike day 2 bivvy was in the corner of one of my own fields. Technically, it was OK for me to ride (36 miles) and sleep in a field. But how is that different from someone else doing it? Or me doing it and sleeping in a different field? Apart from feeling guilty, that is..
by frogatthefarriers
Mon May 11, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Does anyone use a Hennessy hammock?
Replies: 10
Views: 555

Re: Does anyone use a Hennessy hammock?

When you get it I personally believe the comfort of a hammock dispels all the less positive aspects (extra weight, bulk, faff etc) compared to the ground. It's guaranteed to make me smile. Ground's fine and I think lighter, easier and simpler (tho not without faff sometimes) but it just isn't the j...
by frogatthefarriers
Sun May 10, 2020 8:42 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 708
Views: 43055

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

mfezela wrote:
Sun May 10, 2020 8:32 pm

Try parboiling them at home first. Partly cooked they're no heavier than raw.
A good idea. It would save on fuel too. I'd have to be a bit careful how I carried them though - thinking they might turn into par-mash.
by frogatthefarriers
Sun May 10, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: If we close up for a bit...
Replies: 753
Views: 33413

Re: If we close up for a bit...

I've just done 86 miles on my fake WRT and the furthest I've been from home is just over 8 miles (as the crow flies). Talk about going around in circles.. :roll:
by frogatthefarriers
Sun May 10, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 708
Views: 43055

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

WRT weekend double BAM. A Road to Nowhere. 5/5. Pic heavy, sorry. Two nights bivvying at home. Day 1, in true WRT tradition, The weigh in.... https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49878846061_186eff5728.jpg Left home after lunch of - a bacon butty of course. Then riding.. https://live.staticflickr.com...
by frogatthefarriers
Thu Apr 30, 2020 9:06 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Motorcyclists.....what ya got?
Replies: 72
Views: 3480

Re: Motorcyclists.....what ya got?

Fond memories of hooning round the fields on a 5 speed SS50 ... if ever she wants to sell it Lu. 'S only got 4 gears. I had a fire in the (cow) shed that it lived in and it's got a bit of heat damage at the front end. Melted the headlamp shell, fork Gaiters and front tyre The fire did for my first ...
by frogatthefarriers
Wed Apr 29, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Motorcyclists.....what ya got?
Replies: 72
Views: 3480

Re: Motorcyclists.....what ya got?

Motorbike graveyard in the back corner of the shed https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49833979848_b2f6252bbc.jpg 1954 Velocette MAC - my sons 199* Honda CBR RR Gul Arm (whatever that is) - other sons 1976 Honda SS50 - My daughters 1957 BSA C12 - Mine Last but not least, in another shed:- From 1972 ...
by frogatthefarriers
Sat Apr 25, 2020 10:02 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Yay, it's cheery Friday.
Replies: 1217
Views: 125821

Re: Yay, it's cheery Friday.

Got the gardening jobs out of the way then this:- https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49814756822_7728e79ec2.jpg I am jealous of your lovely garden! Thanks You wouldn’t be quite so jealous if you had to look after it. I begrudge every moment I have to spend keeping it. And the veg plot. Why do I do...
by frogatthefarriers
Fri Apr 24, 2020 9:10 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Before Cuben, carbon and Dyneema
Replies: 39
Views: 1913

Re: Before Cuben, carbon and Dyneema

Maybe we could have an Eroica camp out where participants must use their oldest tent, a Primus pump action petrol stove, Trangia pan set etc Good Idea. I was searching (one of) my sheds the other day and came across my old Primus 96 paraffin stove. The pump washer was shot but I made a new one. Hey...
by frogatthefarriers
Fri Apr 24, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Wildlife
Replies: 185
Views: 11887

Re: Wildlife

Our swallows have been back for two weeks now. They've started nesting. My ride this evening was the closest I’ve ever felt to inhabiting a Mint Sauce strip. Huge bees bumbling about, butterflies, birdsong, a carpet of bluebells, deer all over the place, squirrels scampering past my wheels and the l...
by frogatthefarriers
Fri Apr 24, 2020 8:33 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Yay, it's cheery Friday.
Replies: 1217
Views: 125821

Re: Yay, it's cheery Friday.

Got the gardening jobs out of the way then this:-
Image

...all afternoon. :grin: Not all good though. The smell of the blossom was overpowering and the bees kept up this infernal humming. And I had no beers.
by frogatthefarriers
Tue Apr 21, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: If we close up for a bit...
Replies: 753
Views: 33413

Re: If we close up for a bit...

TBH, done the garden twice now I’ll be sleeping in my bivvy bag in the garden tonight for the third time in April. The first was a garden BAM. Last night was to watch the Lyrid meteor shower. Waited and waited ‘til I fell asleep. Saw .... none. Going to try again tonight. Looking on the bright side...
by frogatthefarriers
Sun Apr 19, 2020 8:04 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Travel restrictions. Can anyone explain to me?
Replies: 29
Views: 1382

Re: Travel restrictions. Can anyone explain to me?

Cheeky Monkey wrote:
Sat Apr 18, 2020 3:53 pm
nocarnognarnotfar rides
A perfect description of an ideal CV-19 acceptable bike ride. I like words and if I’d coined a phrase/word like that, I’d be very proud of myself.