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by frogatthefarriers
Fri Jul 31, 2020 8:05 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 923
Views: 57671

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

BAM July 2020. 7/12 A post somewhere here mentioned a Hoffmann kiln. It reminded me of one such near me, so for July's bivvy I puffed up to Minera quarry, the home of said kiln, a climb of 1000 ft in nine miles. Not far from home I noticed my back tyre was going flat and stopped to pump it up. Now i...
by frogatthefarriers
Tue Jul 28, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: WRT update.
Replies: 6
Views: 434

Re: WRT update.

Got the email today. To my mind, the plan’s a good-un. Especially having Ceulan as a grid ref.

Bring it on :-bd
by frogatthefarriers
Mon Jul 27, 2020 10:48 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Yay, it's cheery Friday.
Replies: 1557
Views: 144742

Re: Yay, it's cheery Friday.

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Mon Jul 27, 2020 11:27 am
Image
There’s good eating on one of them. :shock:
by frogatthefarriers
Mon Jul 27, 2020 10:41 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Gatherings?
Replies: 48
Views: 1747

Re: Gatherings?

Main attractions for me with WRT are: the 'vagueness' of everything between when we leave and return, bumping into each other, the social bit in Y Star and your gaff at the start, popping in to local shops, caffs, pubs etc, lots of rain. I don't (naively?) see big problems away from your place - we...
by frogatthefarriers
Sat Jul 25, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What you done t' your bike today
Replies: 808
Views: 65581

Re: What you done t' your bike today

Prepping for WRT. Stripped BBs on two bikes - both mine but one’s for my minder. He’s never been bikepacking before. We’ll have to have a shakedown ride before then, I think.... :roll:
by frogatthefarriers
Tue Jul 21, 2020 8:36 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What's This Structure?
Replies: 13
Views: 714

Re: What's This Structure?

If you are ever passing Langcliffe, just up the road from Settle, have a look at the Hoffman kiln there - https://www.yorkshire-dales.com/hoffman-kiln.html . We have one of these in a disused quarry near Minera, north-east of Wrexham and due east of Llandegla trail centre. The last time I was there...
by frogatthefarriers
Sun Jul 19, 2020 8:43 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: GCN does bikepacking
Replies: 88
Views: 3894

Re: GCN does bikepacking

I was just wondering, how a comment about a short YouTube Video about bike packing (watched it, didn’t find anything of particular interest), became a three page not-quite-argument about racial discrimination. :???:
by frogatthefarriers
Fri Jul 17, 2020 8:14 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: GCN does bikepacking
Replies: 88
Views: 3894

Re: GCN does bikepacking

Is this a game of spot the white man ? are you saying the reason most top positions are held by white men at the same % ore for the same reason- white men just hapen to be disroportionately better than BAME and females - is this what you want to argue? I used to ride at Llandegla a couple of times ...
by frogatthefarriers
Thu Jul 16, 2020 9:28 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Chain pliers, needed?
Replies: 41
Views: 1451

Re: Chain pliers, needed?

Al wrote:
Thu Jul 16, 2020 8:33 pm
If you pull the quick link forward one tooth on the chainring so it sticks up like a triangle, then tap the side with a convenient object it splits easily.
^ This is what I do, but I’ve got a thick/thin chainring so have to do it on the cassette. A bit fiddly on the back, but works every time.
by frogatthefarriers
Wed Jul 15, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 9538
Views: 1084578

Re: The post man's been ...

Acepac seat harness from Bb Towers. Thanks. Bought it for my minder. Now I’m sort of jealous - it looks like a good bit of kit.
by frogatthefarriers
Mon Jul 13, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: WRT August?
Replies: 37
Views: 1620

Re: WRT August?

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Mon Jul 13, 2020 1:59 pm
It is there Lu but I don't want an entry for him.
You are very kind. Thanks
by frogatthefarriers
Mon Jul 13, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: WRT August?
Replies: 37
Views: 1620

Re: WRT August?

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Mon Jul 13, 2020 10:40 am
Are the places gone or will there be some available when the date firms up?
Entries are still open Paul.
Sent you another entry for my minder. :-bd

Edit... Actually, not, because the WRT Entry page is not there. So how do I pay?
by frogatthefarriers
Mon Jul 13, 2020 8:56 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: WRT August?
Replies: 37
Views: 1620

WRT August?

It’s quite a few weeks until August B/H and the proposed deferred WRT, and given the way things are being eased in Wales, it seems quite likely that it can take place. At least from a “staying out overnight“ angle. I suppose from a “no gatherings greater than x” it’ll be harder to predict. But anywa...
by frogatthefarriers
Sat Jul 11, 2020 9:45 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tow bar bike racks?
Replies: 14
Views: 876

Re: Tow bar bike racks?

sorry to resurrect an old thread, but im now actively looking for a rack and have come across Witter, who appear to be a good value option. Anyone here familiar with them? They seem to be experts in all things tow bar-y. When I first started carting bikes around (one for me and one each for the gra...
by frogatthefarriers
Fri Jul 10, 2020 9:33 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bugger, I think it's my fault.
Replies: 4
Views: 487

Re: Bugger, I think it's my fault.

htrider wrote:
Fri Jul 10, 2020 8:40 pm
Where do you get those furry onsies from?
:grin:
by frogatthefarriers
Mon Jul 06, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 9538
Views: 1084578

Re: The post man's been ...

https://i.postimg.cc/tJ3zqDQN/EAB31563-9438-44-BD-B6-CB-C4629222947-E.jpg I have two of these. Work fine. Taken some serious stuffing. But given that they’re made to measure, I wish I'd specified that the zip should be on the other side. Why? Because I’ve found it easier to pack it with the bike on...
by frogatthefarriers
Tue Jun 30, 2020 7:52 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What do you think about when you are riding?
Replies: 33
Views: 1670

Re: What do you think about when you are riding?

The actual riding with regard to how far, how long, etc doesn't really ever factor. My brain tends to be filled with ... I wonder how long it took to build that wall up there? Why do people tie gates up with bailing twine? I wonder how many people worked in this mine? Ooh that's a lovely old barn t...
by frogatthefarriers
Mon Jun 29, 2020 8:43 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Hammock set-ups
Replies: 15
Views: 776

Re: Hammock set-ups

Hammocking is always my preferred option for bivvying -comfy, dry, roomy. Did I say comfy? So for hammocking I take a hammock (obs), tarp, quilt, underquilt For ground-sleeping I take tarp, quilt, neoair, and tyvek ground sheet. The big dilemma for me is always, “Will I find some trees?” Easy if I’v...
by frogatthefarriers
Fri Jun 26, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 923
Views: 57671

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

I was afraid it wouldn't happen but, BAM 2020, 6/12 and overall 66 in a row. Not what I would call a BAM but needs must.... Load up the first bike on the FIFO stack. Pedal 1 mile to our village hall where there's a handy dry shed. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50046956412_c526e2db3d.jpg Minima...
by frogatthefarriers
Fri Jun 26, 2020 9:16 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: When?????
Replies: 228
Views: 11917

Re: When?????

Think it a balance required between the two and personal responsibility is important. I am not sure its actually either or. ^This! But the news media seem to be more “they” than “you” I’m sure the scenes on hot-spot beaches are the exception rather the rule (media hype), but I wonder how many of th...
by frogatthefarriers
Thu Jun 25, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: When?????
Replies: 228
Views: 11917

Re: When?????

Its the end of lockdown til lthe inevitable second spike Lockdown or no lockdown, there’s a lot to be said for taking responsibility for your own safety. There’s a lot of “ They should be doing more to keep people safe” around, but that’s dodging our own responsibilities. We’ve become so dependent ...
by frogatthefarriers
Wed Jun 24, 2020 10:04 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 923
Views: 57671

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

Chuffin' hell :shock: Sincerely hope you recover from both. If you were bad enough to be on a ventilator at any time make sure you get a scan of your lungs done, Covid-19 can really mess with them. Good luck. It sounds a lot worse than it was. I never at any time thought I'd kark it. Pulse oxymeter...
by frogatthefarriers
Wed Jun 24, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 923
Views: 57671

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

Off Topic alert!!! Hey up Lu ! I hope you're doing well ? "Am I still around ?"..... ermmm YES :-bd I don't know whether any of your consultants suggested this, but I read that this Virus thingy can also trigger blood clots. I know you tested negative, but there's so much they do not know about this...
by frogatthefarriers
Sat Jun 20, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Wales open
Replies: 27
Views: 1696

Re: Wales open

Does that mean its looking very likely and good for the BB200... Just wondering Still too early to say really Shaf. Entries would usually open on July 1st but we'll hold off and see how things develop. I was hoping WRT could now go ahead in August. WRT event has been the central event for me for th...
by frogatthefarriers
Sat Jun 13, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Yay, it's cheery Friday.
Replies: 1557
Views: 144742

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...