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by dlovett
Wed Dec 24, 2014 2:29 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Ford Fiesta GR sent.
Replies: 40
Views: 5782

Re: Ford Fiesta GR sent.

yep lots of fords, now they are all in the correct route order.

On the west side of the Carno Wind farm, SN 904952 seems to be 102m from SN 904953, is that correct or could it be a typo?
by dlovett
Wed Dec 24, 2014 1:30 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Ford Fiesta GR sent.
Replies: 40
Views: 5782

Re: Ford Fiesta GR sent.

Do these waypoints look right to you guys?

Cheers

d
by dlovett
Tue Dec 09, 2014 4:39 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Quilt Suggestions
Replies: 3
Views: 541

Quilt Suggestions

Hello, I want to get a quilt in time for the Ford Fiesta as I hate being trapped in sleeping bags. I tend find I thrash about too much and I always get too hot. Can anybody suggest a quilt that is lightweight and packs down well, but doesn't break the bank too much? This one seems to be the best I h...
by dlovett
Sun Dec 07, 2014 4:10 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: How do you chose your carry system?
Replies: 5
Views: 953

Re: How do you chose your carry system?

Or just make your own, much cheaper and very easy.

http://bearbonesbikepacking.co.uk/phpBB ... =13&t=4643
by dlovett
Sat Dec 06, 2014 9:12 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: South Downs Way GPX file
Replies: 11
Views: 916

Re: South Downs Way GPX file

I'm about on Tuesday and could join you for the Eastbourne to Shoreham/Washington section. I was up on it today round Worthing/Shoreham and it was great with the frost. Got a bit mushy after it had melted, but it's ok at the moment.
by dlovett
Sat Dec 06, 2014 9:07 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Bar Harness, Simple and Cheap.
Replies: 8
Views: 6520

Re: Bar Harness, Simple and Cheap.

Not too bad for £6.75's worth of materials and half an hour of my time. A massive thank you to Ray Young for the idea.

Cheers

d

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by dlovett
Sat Dec 06, 2014 1:22 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: South Downs Way GPX file
Replies: 11
Views: 916

Re: South Downs Way GPX file

It's actually not too muddy at the moment, at least the middle third.

If you want some company let us know when you are doing it.

D
by dlovett
Tue Dec 02, 2014 1:06 am
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Bar Harness, Simple and Cheap.
Replies: 8
Views: 6520

Re: Bar Harness, Simple and Cheap.

Hey Ray, where did you order the straps/buckles from?

Thanks

D
by dlovett
Tue Nov 25, 2014 11:27 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Ford Fiesta entries now CLOSED.
Replies: 104
Views: 13837

Re: Ford Fiesta entries now open.

Hello,

I entered a couple of weeks ago, but haven't heard anything. Should I have got an email acknowledging my entry?

Cheers

D
by dlovett
Wed Nov 19, 2014 12:19 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: High Cal, low weight food
Replies: 26
Views: 4137

Re: High Cal, low weight food

It is mainly for overnight trips and two to three day ones like the winter event etc. I head thought about peanut butter and pies, but if possible a hot meal was the preferred option. I have a biolight stove so I can cook proper food, but the freeze dried meals are a lot less hassle, just add hot wa...
by dlovett
Mon Nov 17, 2014 8:14 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: High Cal, low weight food
Replies: 26
Views: 4137

Re: High Cal, low weight food

thanks for that the french site looks very good and are a good price even with shipping, I'll order some and post back on what they are like.

Cheers

d
by dlovett
Sun Nov 16, 2014 10:40 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: High Cal, low weight food
Replies: 26
Views: 4137

Re: High Cal, low weight food

Ta wrench, it does look interesting but the Mountain House looks to be slightly more cals for its weight unless I have got my units wrong.
by dlovett
Sun Nov 16, 2014 10:16 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: High Cal, low weight food
Replies: 26
Views: 4137

Re: High Cal, low weight food

I've had one of the wayfarer meals the other day as a test and it was very nice. I'm after the least hassle prep wise, high cals and an ok taste, as I don't want to take pots and I'm happy to pay a price premium if they are any good. I've ordered some of the Mountan House meals to try and will order...
by dlovett
Sun Nov 16, 2014 6:14 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Winter event Water Avaliabilty
Replies: 2
Views: 673

Winter event Water Avaliabilty

Hello,

Can you guys suggest how much water I should carry on the winter event?

Also, Is water easy to come by in the area, I do have an Aquapure traveller so I can collect untreated water for topping up my bottles and hydrapacks.

Many thanks

D
by dlovett
Sun Nov 16, 2014 5:43 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: High Cal, low weight food
Replies: 26
Views: 4137

Re: High Cal, low weight food

Thanks Joe, I ad seen the, but was hoping for a lighter/higher cal brand. You also have to cook them in water. So far the best I have found seems to be the Miuntain House brand (http://www.mountainhouse.eu/main-meals/pouches-serves-1-3) which has most of the range at over 500kcal per 100g. The Potat...
by dlovett
Sat Nov 15, 2014 1:31 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: High Cal, low weight food
Replies: 26
Views: 4137

High Cal, low weight food

Can anybody recommend any brands/pre-packed foods that offer more than the 250-300cal per 100g and can be made by just adding hot water. I don't want to carry a pan, just a cookng mug if possible.

Thanks

D
by dlovett
Sat Nov 15, 2014 1:28 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Winter event left luggage
Replies: 1
Views: 515

Winter event left luggage

Hello,

Is there anywhere to leave luggage at the Winter Event? I was thinking of coming up a day or two before and as such will have luggage that I won't want to take with me on the event.

Thanks

D
by dlovett
Sun Nov 09, 2014 7:04 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Winter event gpx file
Replies: 9
Views: 844

Re: Winter event gpx file

I've already got the local is maps but was after an idea of an actual route though. I live in the South Coast so I normally ride some of the sdw each week and the other local hills in between, when I am not on a road bike.

Hopefully my fitness levels are ok, what is a typical distance?

Cheers
by dlovett
Sun Nov 09, 2014 5:10 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Winter event gpx file
Replies: 9
Views: 844

Winter event gpx file

Hello, does anybody have a gpx file or link to a strava page etc that would show me last years event. I know the course/destination is different but I am juat trying to get an idea of the local terrain to help with my planning.

Many thanks in advance

Duncan
by dlovett
Sat Nov 08, 2014 7:56 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Handle Bar Load Weight
Replies: 3
Views: 571

Handle Bar Load Weight

Hello All, I have entered the Winter Event and I am starting to set up my bike for it, It's a 2012 Trek Fuel Ex8. I have a few upgrades on it including a K&S dropper post and a 30mm Renthal Fatbar Lite. In terms of luggage, I am going to make a frame bag to fit it, carry a small backpack. As a resul...