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by RIP
Thu Sep 19, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Todays ride
Replies: 1466
Views: 214187

Re: Todays ride

Love the pics Steve. Brompton looks right at home. Post-industrial apocalypse. And yes indeedy, I am proud to be an old relic :-bd . Right, off t'station now (on Brom of course) to pick up tickets for Sept baby-BaM this weekend (in Solihull..) and Oct BaM (three changes on the train to get to Cromfo...
by RIP
Wed Sep 18, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Bikes, beers and bivvy - Salop bivvy early Oct
Replies: 81
Views: 2630

Re: Bikes, beers and bivvy - Salop bivvy early Oct

Yeah, bit baffled here too :-S . Didn't spot anything in the Obituaries column?

They're here if you need 'em: :smile:

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by RIP
Wed Sep 18, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Todays ride
Replies: 1466
Views: 214187

Re: Todays ride

<mini-rant> (sorry) Went out for a wobble with Mrs Perrin just now. Ended up going past nasty new "edge of town retail park". Had a look. Deeply dispiriting. Usual suspects: C*sta, K*C (with "drive thru" for lazy people who can't spell I think), B&M(?), and M&S "food hall" (sounds like some sort of ...
by RIP
Wed Sep 18, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bb200 historical start points...
Replies: 34
Views: 880

Re: Bb200 historical start points...

techno mail wrote:
Mon Sep 02, 2019 8:04 pm
Mike wrote:
Mon Sep 02, 2019 8:03 pm
Sleep in ya car i have in the past, though it is an estate :lol:
I tried in a mini last year. Wasn't good.
Must've been a noisy night what with all the elephants in there as well.....
by RIP
Wed Sep 18, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Which extra would keep me warmer?
Replies: 52
Views: 1253

Re: Which extra would keep me warmer?

Shades of the 'slap the poor old lady' scene in "Airplane!" :wink:

If you wanted a really ultralight, and very cheap, solution for handling the cold you could do worse than taking a few BBB 'Stop Being Soft' stickers to look at while you're shivering. Works every time for me :-bd
by RIP
Thu Sep 12, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Whats the most dangerous (legal UK) Rd you've ridden?
Replies: 33
Views: 1308

Re: Whats the most dangerous (legal UK) Rd you've ridden?

About the only roads I feel a little "uneasy" on are indeed the twisty ones with high hedges etc. Can't be seen from behind. Of course, any road user should not approach any corner at a speed that means they couldn't stop if an obstruction was just ahead round said corner. Some drivers moan about cy...
by RIP
Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Whats the most dangerous (legal UK) Rd you've ridden?
Replies: 33
Views: 1308

Re: Whats the most dangerous (legal UK) Rd you've ridden?

'Zone 1' - curiously I found that the 15 years I biked it were perversely enjoyable :smile: . I would, sadly I'm afraid, agree that some other cyclists were the worst hazard. Note that video this week of a cyclist who ran a red light and smacked into a zebra crossing user. The biker then proceeded t...
by RIP
Wed Sep 11, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2019
Replies: 893
Views: 51181

Re: Bivvy a month 2019

"Now I hadn't paid to bivvy at the campsite, I'd only paid for a tent which I wasn't in, so whilst I think it's close, I'm pretty sure I'm within the rules" - Hmm!!!! :wink: :lol:

So how are we all doing Zip with the scores on the doors so far?
by RIP
Tue Sep 10, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Coldest winter in 30 years.
Replies: 19
Views: 916

Re: Coldest winter in 30 years.

field full of bikepackers all facing the same way.... dead giveaway that......
by RIP
Sun Sep 08, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bonkers time triallists
Replies: 57
Views: 1726

Re: Bonkers time triallists

Jurassic/Dave - glad to hear it's sociable elsewhere. Maybe my mate should've realised living in D*ble probably makes everyone grumpy never mind the TT folks :wink: .
by RIP
Sun Sep 08, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: RSF Iceland Crossing
Replies: 11
Views: 804

Re: RSF Iceland Crossing

Excellent! My compliments to you. By some strange quirk one of my trips was also exactly 30 years ago this month, went by sea that time which was a bit bonkers. Also went through Hofn, brewing up at the campsite in my Lichfield tent on that lethal Optimus stove :wink: . Blimey, I remember those old ...
by RIP
Sun Sep 08, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bonkers time triallists
Replies: 57
Views: 1726

Re: Bonkers time triallists

As we know it's not fair to heckle other people's pastimes unless maybe they verge into doing harm to others/things, but since we're heading into philosophical life/death territory, major-A-road TT riding strikes me as purgatory. They've crossed the Styx and suffering before they've been called. Pro...
by RIP
Sat Sep 07, 2019 10:16 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bonkers time triallists
Replies: 57
Views: 1726

Re: Bonkers time triallists

"nothing you did could alter when it would be" - a fatalistic crowd them Vikings! Sigh, I now can't get the last sketch from Monty P's Meaning Of Life out of my head: "It’s one of the little men from the village…"
by RIP
Sat Sep 07, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bonkers time triallists
Replies: 57
Views: 1726

Re: Bonkers time triallists

Well that's put a bit of a damper on the evening.




:wink:
by RIP
Fri Sep 06, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Folding bikes
Replies: 44
Views: 1250

Re: Folding bikes

See! It's got you. You're bitten n smitten. You're in lurv. Tolejer :-bd .
by RIP
Fri Sep 06, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What does your perfect event look like?
Replies: 110
Views: 3689

Re: What does your perfect event look like?

'The Scrapers play hits from The Toy Dolls' - I'm in. Early Spring, erm that's the 1st of March isn't it?
by RIP
Fri Sep 06, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Folding bikes
Replies: 44
Views: 1250

Re: Folding bikes

They've beaten us to it Ben! I'm giving up and going home. Really enjoyed that (apart from the f1re obviously). That was a hell of a long selfie stick they used for the overhead rafts shot... Not sure how much longer I can do without this raft. With the Brom it'd be an unbeatable combo. TBH could ha...
by RIP
Thu Sep 05, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: ULV
Replies: 18
Views: 598

Re: ULV

Agree with PB. Less is not fewer :wink: .

J Rees-Mogg

(PS. I'm going to post Andy some of my dried frog pills by the way. It won't completely work but may help suppress the worst of it...)
by RIP
Thu Sep 05, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: ULV
Replies: 18
Views: 598

Re: ULV

:grin:
by RIP
Thu Sep 05, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: ULV
Replies: 18
Views: 598

Re: ULV

Good job those aren't Welsh words what with all those Y vowels Peter :smile: .
by RIP
Thu Sep 05, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: MYOG
Topic: MYOG Al Fresco Toilet Trowel
Replies: 8
Views: 451

Re: MYOG Al Fresco Toilet Trowel

Now that's a good crap idea :-bd - if you see what I mean :smile:
by RIP
Thu Sep 05, 2019 8:42 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Folding bikes
Replies: 44
Views: 1250

Re: Folding bikes

So it is a bikepacking Brommie then! Can't see what tyres it's got. Bit irrelevant because the fat version will probably be along soon. I can't keep up, my head's spinning.
by RIP
Wed Sep 04, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: bikepacking in the Elan Valley
Replies: 30
Views: 907

Re: bikepacking in the Elan Valley

I think the emphasis is on the "free" bit - it's the "remuneration" that people seem to expect you to do things for if you're offering a service or goods that an alternative, but equivalent, "professional" person/outfit would charge them loads for :wink: .
by RIP
Wed Sep 04, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Folding bikes
Replies: 44
Views: 1250

Re: Folding bikes

"Brompton Explorer" eh? Explorer sounds suspiciously off-roady to me :wink: . I've heard about manufacturers jumping on the bikepacking bandwagon, but Brompton?! Still, they must have heard about Reg's GigPacking escapades and realised there's a new niche for them to sell into :-bd
by RIP
Wed Sep 04, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Packed bike weighIn Thread
Replies: 179
Views: 8148

Re: Packed bike weighIn Thread

whitestone wrote:
Wed Sep 04, 2019 1:31 pm
If that's for the BB200 you might want to swap the yellow tinted glasses for rose tinted ones :lol:
:lol: :lol: