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by RIP
Thu May 28, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Jersey orders close SUNDAY.
Replies: 17
Views: 327

Re: Jersey orders close SUNDAY.

ScotRoutes wrote:
Thu May 28, 2020 10:44 am
Let me know how the order quantities work out.

Mm, is it worth showing how many of each so far Stu, and the shortfalls? Gives us/you time to adjust if possible/able/wish.
by RIP
Thu May 28, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: (Reg's) 'Quarries, Shafts & Killer Cows' Thread
Replies: 30
Views: 301

Re: (Reg's) The Quarry & Shaft Thread

Yes I'm really looking forward to that Peter. Shame you're not living in France because I have a vague memory that, unlike here, your mineral rights extend all the way to the centre of the earth, and we could have started digging when I visit. Coal, ironstone, limestone; you've got the lot. Wasn't t...
by RIP
Thu May 28, 2020 8:21 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tubeless Q.
Replies: 19
Views: 256

Re: Tubeless Q.

Likewise when pushing it up some gravel full of planks?

#gravelbarrow
by RIP
Wed May 27, 2020 9:50 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: (Reg's) 'Quarries, Shafts & Killer Cows' Thread
Replies: 30
Views: 301

Re: (Reg's) The Quarry Thread

There's a couple of interesting looking shafts there too (shafts for Shaf :grin:). See, once you start this crazy game it's impossible to stop.

I can give up any time I want. I can. Honest. I'm in complete control of it.
by RIP
Wed May 27, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Gravel porn
Replies: 79
Views: 2518

Re: Gravel porn

quite like the new lefty fork though...
I can stand just about anything in bike design - even the wrong sized wheels - but half a fork... NNOOOOO-O-O-O-O......... never liked 'em.

Ooh I love a bit of polarisation of an evening :smile: .
by RIP
Wed May 27, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: (Reg's) 'Quarries, Shafts & Killer Cows' Thread
Replies: 30
Views: 301

Re: (Reg's) The Quarry Thread

Shaf you missed the other quarry down the valley!! Unbelievable. And here's me thinking you were a fellow afficionado. What an amateur mistake to make!

:wink: .
by RIP
Wed May 27, 2020 6:35 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: 10g Stove
Replies: 12
Views: 323

Re: 10g Stove

He mentioned it was much simpler than that :wink: . Erm, harrumph, I mean it took weeks of carefully calculated experimentation.

Think of the shape of a Smidge spray.....
by RIP
Wed May 27, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Lock-down projects
Replies: 56
Views: 1589

Re: Lock-down projects

Marvellous! So the holes are big enough to let the squirrels in as well? That's quite generous of you. On the other hand the reds need all the TLC they can get of course. We fitted a giant circular baffle under our feeders and it's quite amusing watching the greys futilely trying to work out a way r...
by RIP
Wed May 27, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: (Reg's) 'Quarries, Shafts & Killer Cows' Thread
Replies: 30
Views: 301

Re: (Reg's) The Quarry Thread

I have a tiny smidgen of suspicion Shaf, just intuition that's all, and I could be wrong, that this may turn out to be a somewhat, how shall we say, niche thread on a niche forum :smile: . But of course you and I know - that that's (*) their loss eh? :wink: . (*) "that that's" is a curious grammatic...
by RIP
Tue May 26, 2020 8:28 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: GBDURO goes from self-supported to self-sufficient
Replies: 42
Views: 811

Re: GBDURO goes from self-supported to self-sufficient

If you're meant to be completely self-sufficient does that mean they want you to carry all the water for entire trip too? Maybe you could use something like a traffic cone strapped to your back as a water collection device? I'm not rising to the bait :wink: . You've no idea how difficult that is th...
by RIP
Tue May 26, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Todays ride
Replies: 1755
Views: 247816

Re: Todays ride

Right this one's for Shaf's eyes only after he foolishly showed a minor quarry interest the other day. Biiiig mistake :smile: . Everyone else move along in an orderly fashion please. Went back to the same area again to double-check the potential Spot. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49937217243_...
by RIP
Tue May 26, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Todays ride
Replies: 1755
Views: 247816

Re: Todays ride

Excellent that, our Sean. I reckon JC and myself have started something with this 'ere postboxpacking. I copped two lovely ones during the V-WRT as did JC of course. You could probably even bivi in one standing up if you were desperate.
by RIP
Tue May 26, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Looking ahead - what are you looking forward to?
Replies: 84
Views: 1205

Re: Looking ahead - what are you looking forward to?

it takes more than a car and a clean T shirt Do tell. I could do with a few tips. My success with nice ladies in Spars or behind bars (not that sort, oh I don't know though) seems to have dropped off recently. Oh, and car pics please of course. This? https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn%...
by RIP
Tue May 26, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: GBDURO goes from self-supported to self-sufficient
Replies: 42
Views: 811

Re: GBDURO goes from self-supported to self-sufficient

If you're meant to be completely self-sufficient does that mean they want you to carry all the water for entire trip too? Maybe you could use something like a traffic cone strapped to your back as a water collection device? I'm not rising to the bait :wink: . You've no idea how difficult that is th...
by RIP
Tue May 26, 2020 9:26 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Looking ahead - what are you looking forward to?
Replies: 84
Views: 1205

Re: Looking ahead - what are you looking forward to?

I'm still having mine at 61! Embrace and enjoy....
by RIP
Tue May 26, 2020 8:34 am
Forum: MYOG
Topic: 10g Stove
Replies: 12
Views: 323

Re: 10g Stove

Trying to work out how you 'remove' a bit of hole H.O.T.T., ie put back non-hole. Bit of solder or summat?
by RIP
Mon May 25, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Todays ride
Replies: 1755
Views: 247816

Re: Todays ride

BigdummySteve wrote:
Mon May 25, 2020 8:51 pm
Wow! Must have been great to see. Apparently we’ve had a sea eagle in Oxfordshire, runaway from the isle of white. It’s hanging out with the red kites ( over run with kites here)
I wonder if you might soon be seeing a Sea Kite or a Red Eagle?
by RIP
Mon May 25, 2020 7:24 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bikepacking events, but not hardcore?
Replies: 27
Views: 486

Re: Bikepacking events, but not hardcore?

?! WRT! Basically it's one big cafe and pub visit (*) with the distraction of a few short bike rides in between.

(*) Other WRT options are available
by RIP
Mon May 25, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: {Struggling to think of a post title}.
Replies: 16
Views: 264

Re: {Struggling to think of a post title}.

BigdummySteve wrote:
Mon May 25, 2020 3:36 pm
pistonbroke wrote:
Mon May 25, 2020 2:46 pm
compromising position
Or from now on the Cummings position.
:shock:
Or possibly/hopefully the Goings position if he keeps digging any deeper
by RIP
Mon May 25, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Todays ride
Replies: 1755
Views: 247816

Re: Todays ride

Don't encourage me Shaf :wink: .

Perhaps we could arrange an "access all areas" tour of Bob's brother's quarry, including a go on the monster truck :smile: .
by RIP
Mon May 25, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Todays ride
Replies: 1755
Views: 247816

Re: Todays ride

Ah, I have a convert :smile: . Heath & Reach Quarry, still operational. Basically Leighton Buzzard is a giant sandpit. I've earmarked this exact spot for a local bivvy, It's on a wide bridleway. I always find it most unfortunate when you get a puncture JUST as it's getting dark, so that you have to ...
by RIP
Mon May 25, 2020 11:11 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: {Struggling to think of a post title}.
Replies: 16
Views: 264

Re: {Struggling to think of a post title}.

I'm more concerned about the bullsh :smile: :

"CHPT3 is a design lab created to push the edge of what is possible in cycling"

"CHPT3 is pure racing heritage for non-racers"

Forty quid for a tool roll.... £180 for a jersey.... oh well, if people want to pay, fair enough :???: ...
by RIP
Sun May 24, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Plastic or Steel?
Replies: 8
Views: 281

Re: Plastic or Steel?

Cheapo plakky bottle. Maybe not as "eco" as steel/ally but lasted 2 years so far. 12 grammes.

Image
by RIP
Sun May 24, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Squealing rear discs/pads... The Sound of Silence (now)
Replies: 20
Views: 634

Re: Squealing rear discs/pads

Worst squealing I've ever had was with Shimano when the pistons / seals develop micro leaks. A change of pads and a good clean will cure it for a short while but it soon returns. Best squealing I've had was in 2018 when the Chilterns Winter Bivvy crew departed the pub. All our brakes were cold and ...