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by dlovett
Fri Feb 14, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: Routes
Topic: King Alfreds Way
Replies: 2
Views: 479

King Alfreds Way

As it's not being released till later in the year, I present my knock off version of it. https://ridewithgps.com/trips/44699666 Avebury Stone Circle to Stonehenge 42.6km Stonehenge to Salisbury 14.2km Salisbury to Winchester 42km Winchester to South Down's Way/Ship Wright's Way Junction 41.8km South...
by dlovett
Fri Feb 14, 2020 1:59 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: King Alfreds Way.
Replies: 99
Views: 5000

Re: King Alfreds Way.

I present my knock off version of it. https://ridewithgps.com/trips/44699666 Avebury Stone Circle to Stonehenge 42.6km Stonehenge to Salisbury 14.2km Salisbury to Winchester 42km Winchester to South Down's Way/Ship Wright's Way Junction 41.8km South Down's Way/Ship Wright's Way Junction to Devil's P...
by dlovett
Fri Feb 14, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: 'Prepping' What's that about?
Replies: 48
Views: 3456

Re: 'Prepping' What's that about?

Aren't you prep'd for a zombie invasion then?
by dlovett
Fri Feb 14, 2020 12:42 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: King Alfreds Way.
Replies: 99
Views: 5000

Re: King Alfreds Way.

Another long distance route from Cycling UK. Looks a good 'un but my knowledge of that manor is limited to simply 'The South' :wink: https://www.cyclinguk.org/kingalfredsway?fbclid=IwAR3raEG5E70inlMEQEjFjccfZjWglJCbDmBBM3HWBPMwbhQfPCL8w5qnVvs IT looks like it uses the shipwrights way on the Eastsid...
by dlovett
Fri Feb 14, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: King Alfreds Way.
Replies: 99
Views: 5000

Re: King Alfreds Way.

The central SDW is horrible at the moment.
by dlovett
Fri Feb 14, 2020 12:16 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Home Made Bio-Fuel.
Replies: 25
Views: 1677

Re: Home Made Bio-Fuel.

These are two other recipes using things you might have in your pantry. They also work very well.

Bran Flake Fuel Recipe
828ml sugar
4l water
240ml crushed All Bran cereal
2 tbsp active baking yeast

Tomato Paste Fuel Recipe
water 4.000 l 1.057 g
white sugar 0.920 kg
tomato paste 36ml
yeast 3g
by dlovett
Fri Feb 14, 2020 12:11 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Home Made Bio-Fuel.
Replies: 25
Views: 1677

Re: Home Made Bio-Fuel.

This recipe makes approx 4lt of wash. Water 4 litres Red Lentils 26g Sugar 1064g Yeast 21g (Bakers yeast will work or use brewers yeast) Add 532ml hot water (from the tap) to the lentils. Give it a good stir (or shake). Put it aside and leave it overnight. Dissolve sugar in 2128ml hot water (from th...
by dlovett
Thu Feb 13, 2020 11:36 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Home Made Bio-Fuel.
Replies: 25
Views: 1677

Home Made Bio-Fuel.

I have been experimenting with home made bio-fuel. It works out at about 20p per litre. It is legal to produce in the UK without a license as long as you are main less than 2500 litres per year. That sounds a lot but you can mix it with pertol/diesel for use in vehicles. It seems to burn just as wel...
by dlovett
Wed Feb 12, 2020 11:15 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Full frame bag users, water ?
Replies: 25
Views: 1825

Re: Full frame bag users, water ?

I've started using a couple of decathlon 500ml soft bottles. Stick them where ever and roll them up as you use them, they then take up no space when empty.
by dlovett
Wed Feb 12, 2020 11:09 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Front mudhuggers??
Replies: 24
Views: 1501

Re: Front mudhuggers??

There are two types the shorty n the full length. Is there much difference in them and which is most recommended? I would assume the race one is better but how much better? Three if you include the fat hugger, which is brilliant even on skinny 29ers. I use velcro tape which means they can be taken ...
by dlovett
Wed Feb 12, 2020 11:00 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Cabin Fever 2020
Replies: 25
Views: 2183

Re: Cabin Fever 2020

Richpips wrote:
Tue Feb 11, 2020 9:24 pm
I've signed up for this and booked my flights.
I'll msg you about onward transport options
by dlovett
Tue Feb 04, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Starwood/G-One type tyre for 26"
Replies: 6
Views: 541

Re: Starwood/G-One type tyre for 26"

tdurack wrote:
Mon Feb 03, 2020 8:34 pm
Continental Speed King RaceSport are about as light and fast as you will get:

-black / 26x2.2 : 430 g
-black / 27.5x2.2 : 445 g
-black / 29x2.2 : 465 g

On bike-components.de for 30EUR...
Mmm that sounds very light and pretty cheap. Will check them out too.
by dlovett
Tue Feb 04, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Choices Choices...
Replies: 4
Views: 523

Re: Choices Choices...

What about different tyre choice for the camino, might help with chunkier off road sections? If it's good for 90%+ of the terrain then that's pretty good. Hummer sounds interesting, what's it like pedalling longer distance, and general comfort? I have thought about that the new wtb ones might be be...
by dlovett
Mon Feb 03, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Choices Choices...
Replies: 4
Views: 523

Re: Choices Choices...

In Reverse wrote:
Mon Feb 03, 2020 2:51 pm
Borrow a 29er hub wheel for the week?
I would also need 29er forks as the stock ones are 150 fat width which is why my 29er wheels don't have dynohubs due to the £300 odd quid cost f the said fat dynamo hubs.
by dlovett
Mon Feb 03, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Starwood/G-One type tyre for 26"
Replies: 6
Views: 541

Re: Starwood/G-One type tyre for 26"

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Mon Feb 03, 2020 2:30 pm
Surly do an ExtraTerrestrial in 26 x 2.5.
Will look it up, ta.
by dlovett
Mon Feb 03, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Choices Choices...
Replies: 4
Views: 523

Choices Choices...

So For Cabin Fever 2020 in Sweden, I am starting early on what bike do I take. The Choices are Ali Sonder Camino 650bx47 Byways, Dyno Hub and Carbon Seat post. (What I used last year) Cove Hummer 26x??? Dyna Hub, Carbon Seatpost. )suitable tyres to be purchased. Sonder Vir Fortis 26.4 Dyno Hub or 29...
by dlovett
Mon Feb 03, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Starwood/G-One type tyre for 26"
Replies: 6
Views: 541

Starwood/G-One type tyre for 26"

Can anybody suggest a fast tyre that is something like a Starwood or G-One, but comes in a 26x-26.2.5.

I'm vaguely about taking a different bike to Cabin Fever this year and wanted to see what options there are out there,

TIA

Duncan
by dlovett
Mon Feb 03, 2020 8:56 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Sonder Camino - toe overlap
Replies: 29
Views: 2011

Re: Sonder Camino - toe overlap

Having rider men’s my Camino for 15k plus, it’s not an issue for me, unless I am running mudguards. Then you notice it at low speed full lock turning, but not otherwise. Other similar bikes I denied at the time had the same issue
by dlovett
Thu Jan 30, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 3441
Views: 610926

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

Some very good prices on USWE packs in their Winter sale. I have one of the lightweight technical ones and they are amazing, you don't know you are wearing them.

https://uk.uswe-sports.com/sale
by dlovett
Thu Jan 30, 2020 10:26 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bright Ideas?
Replies: 25
Views: 1841

Re: Bright Ideas?

Revo or Strada on Bars, Diablo on lid. USB cable for multiday charging,
by dlovett
Thu Jan 30, 2020 10:13 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Cabin Fever 2020
Replies: 25
Views: 2183

Re: Cabin Fever 2020

How remote is it Duncan? Does it pass through towns etc for meals/beers/resupply? Yes and no. If it stays the same as last year which it will mainly be, there are some resupply places, but I did carry food and had a decent supply at the base camp for in between the loops. I did get a really good pi...
by dlovett
Tue Jan 28, 2020 11:03 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Favour from a SPOT owner
Replies: 14
Views: 1306

Re: Favour from a SPOT owner

Dave Barter wrote:
Tue Jan 28, 2020 10:23 pm
https://www.matchthemiles.org/
Looks a great idea, I've signed up.
by dlovett
Tue Jan 28, 2020 9:46 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Cabin Fever 2020
Replies: 25
Views: 2183

Re: Cabin Fever 2020

Y' see, I'd love to try something like this, but I know I never will. That's why I'll always be like a frog at the farriers; holding my foot up for a shoe but can't have one 'coz I'm not a horse - even though I think I am :sad: Why not try it? The countryside was amazing the people were very friend...
by dlovett
Tue Jan 28, 2020 9:35 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Favour from a SPOT owner
Replies: 14
Views: 1306

Re: Favour from a SPOT owner

Dave Barter wrote:
Thu Dec 19, 2019 5:57 pm
Many thanks to all who offered help I've fully tested it now and it's actually working. Big reveal soon ;-)

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by dlovett
Tue Jan 28, 2020 9:30 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Cabin Fever 2020
Replies: 25
Views: 2183

Cabin Fever 2020

I was the token Brit that rode the first one last year and loved it. The organisers have made a few tweaks to make this year's even better. Currently BA return flights are £85 including the bike and the local coach was about £6 each way. Sweden is an amazing place and the locals are soooooo friendly...