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by RIP
Thu Jul 28, 2016 11:31 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Llanidloes - Someone from here?
Replies: 4
Views: 606

Re: Llanidloes - Someone from here?

"come across as weird". A plus point in my book :-).
by RIP
Thu Jul 28, 2016 9:38 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: TCW Dover Junction Bivy
Replies: 13
Views: 1190

Re: TCW Dover Junction Bivy

OK I don't mind playing the fully-paid-up-train-nerd card ;-). Berney Arms in Norfolk. And of course if you get stuck there you can drown your sorrows in the boozer which is named after the station, which is named after the boozer, which is named after the station, which is... Altnabreac? Middlewood...
by RIP
Tue Jul 26, 2016 5:31 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Sleeping when bivyin
Replies: 49
Views: 3958

Re: Sleeping when bivyin

Succinctly put there BP methinks. Nice tagline really: "bikepacking - it's more than just a ride". Just get some stickers made :-). "Reg" PS. Or even how about "bikepacking - don't let them take you for a ride". No that's not quite right. Whatever. :-S [edit] PPS. Actually maybe that PS was OK after...
by RIP
Mon Jul 25, 2016 1:10 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Sleeping when bivyin
Replies: 49
Views: 3958

Re: Sleeping when bivyin

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"Reg"
by RIP
Sun Jul 24, 2016 3:07 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Todays ride
Replies: 1466
Views: 214195

Re: Todays ride

'Without any bivi kit' - nice one MIB, am pleased i'm not the only sufferer! Maybe we're witnessing the Day Of The Ultraminimalists. Bit like the Day Of The Triffids but without the selfpropelled plantlife.
by RIP
Fri Jul 22, 2016 9:07 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Todays ride
Replies: 1466
Views: 214195

Re: Todays ride

"significance" - there was a very deep one at the time but I'm struggling to remember it now I've got my brain (mostly) back ;-). Perhaps the lack of a saddle is alluding to those things that are missing in our lives? "We must remember that nothing in this world really belongs to us. At best, we are...
by RIP
Thu Jul 21, 2016 12:11 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Todays ride
Replies: 1466
Views: 214195

Re: Todays ride

Sorry about those ravings but it was a surreal night. Have a few too many (as was plain) and anything can happen (every bevvy leads to a bivi!). Rode to Ivinghoe and consumed intemperately in the Rose and Crown, departing late. Back along the spooky bridleway below Ivinghoe Beacon: http://i1296.phot...
by RIP
Thu Jul 21, 2016 5:23 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Todays ride
Replies: 1466
Views: 214195

Re: Todays ride

Despatch from trenches. Light. Bit wrecked. And bit wretched too. But not retched. And main thing no slugs. Off home. R.
by RIP
Thu Jul 21, 2016 12:03 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Todays ride
Replies: 1466
Views: 214195

Re: Todays ride

Might be aboutto make the last mistake I ever make. If I don't post tomorrow it will have been! Pickers just assured me that I'm the scariest thing out there. What was it, "if it's not there in the daytime it's not there at night time". OK, on the way back from the woods down the canal and the drink...
by RIP
Wed Jul 20, 2016 10:45 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Todays ride
Replies: 1466
Views: 214195

Re: Todays ride

Oooer. In the woods. 22.40. Bike. Full moon. And there's werewolves howlin'. Maybe a bike pump is a better weapon than i thought it was. At least i hope it is.....
by RIP
Fri Jul 15, 2016 9:38 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: List of dates 2017
Replies: 44
Views: 2655

Re: List of dates 2017

Ohh dear that sounds ominously like a plan then! Um, sorry to be a Bear of little brain here, but this multi-site W-Bivi is a separate thing from the Winter Event in Jan then is it? Or is it? I wouldn't like to pass up the opportunity to get frozen and wet and lost and knackered and drunk and mechan...
by RIP
Fri Jul 15, 2016 8:31 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: List of dates 2017
Replies: 44
Views: 2655

Re: List of dates 2017

"same". Ahem, good point that man ;-). 176 miles it is then. Arg.

It's Friday night and I'm three pints of Whistable.. or possibly Whitstable... Ale to the wind already and not thinking straight. Or less straight than normal at any rate. Which isn't saying much at all.
by RIP
Fri Jul 15, 2016 8:15 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: List of dates 2017
Replies: 44
Views: 2655

Re: List of dates 2017

"only July and I've got the fear of the cold"

I reckon it's colder now in July than it was in December :-). That might be my frozen braincells mis-remembering it of course.
by RIP
Fri Jul 15, 2016 8:11 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: List of dates 2017
Replies: 44
Views: 2655

Re: List of dates 2017

Ok, another "SE" contestant possibly here. Leighton Buzzard. Funnily enough I was thinking of an "emergency" bivi on top of Ivinghoe Beacon in a couple of weekends time. Although I really like the sound of the Welsh Winter Wonder bivi as well. If they were the same weekend I'm not sure I'm up to an ...
by RIP
Wed Jul 13, 2016 4:01 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Recommendations for travel garments (merino,bamboo,ect)
Replies: 21
Views: 1607

Re: Recommendations for travel garments (merino,bamboo,ect)

"Avoid sweaty gusset at work whilst beavering hard."

I have to say that's conjuring some images I'm not sure I want conjured ;-).
by RIP
Tue Jul 12, 2016 4:31 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Mini trip report: bikepacking for beginners on a budget
Replies: 8
Views: 1682

Re: Mini trip report: bikepacking for beginners on a budget

I remember our "hotel & wives" chat Pickers :-). Maybe the compromise is you book her into a posh hotel, then you sneak in through the window (*) and attach your tarp to some door handles and crash out under that. (*) Ah, actually I retract that suggestion. I did that once at a Travelodge to share s...
by RIP
Mon Jul 11, 2016 9:18 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Recommendations for travel garments (merino,bamboo,ect)
Replies: 21
Views: 1607

Re: Recommendations for travel garments (merino,bamboo,ect)

Thank you FAV. Hmm, a little more effort than I'd hoped ;-). His field-full of raw material appears to be enough to knit a small handkerchief :-). Certainly therapeutic though.
by RIP
Sun Jul 10, 2016 10:50 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Recommendations for travel garments (merino,bamboo,ect)
Replies: 21
Views: 1607

Re: Recommendations for travel garments (merino,bamboo,ect)

Definitely bamboo. I've got loads of Highlander stuff from a variety of places. At Stu says, very soft and no itching at all, and no pong after days on end. Shreddies: https://www.amazon.co.uk/HOEREV-Bamboo-Fibre-Briefs-Underwear/dp/B00IJXQSD8?ie=UTF8&ref_=pe_385721_37986871_TE_item Tops: https://ww...
by RIP
Wed Jul 06, 2016 6:50 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Gore Element Paclite jacket - any good?
Replies: 19
Views: 1817

Re: Gore Element Paclite jacket - any good?

https://www.sportsshoes.com/product/gor967/gore-bikewear-element-gore~tex-paclite-jacket-~-aw15/?utm_source=google&utm_medium=price_comparison&utm_campaign=googlebase-uk&mkwid=sYUcSKWn7&pcrid=56688047773&pkw=&pmt=&gclid=CPu-ysOy380CFbEW0wods8AI4w Blimey, half price, can see why you're tempted! Not s...
by RIP
Tue Jul 05, 2016 8:46 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a Month 2016.
Replies: 251
Views: 45946

Re: Bivvy a Month 2016.

Enjoyed that report Frog, particularly the "recipe corner" :-). Bet the "scary" route down from Fadian was fun on a fatty, although the chippings are a bit tedious compared to days of old. Not tempted to ride the top of the Pontcysyllte railings then?

"Reg"
by RIP
Mon Jul 04, 2016 8:07 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What size Drybag is in your front harness?
Replies: 12
Views: 1215

Re: What size Drybag is in your front harness?

Just to be contrary (what, me?): no harness at all I'm afraid. 8L Alpkit drybag strapped round bars with 10x8 tarp & pegs/lines (*) + single tyvek g'sheet + exped hyperlite mat + exped hyperlite pillow + exped minipump + down hat. Either 5L Alpkit drybag with summer sleeping bag or 13L drybag with w...
by RIP
Sun Jul 03, 2016 12:40 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 7547
Views: 777609

Re: The post man's been ...

Blast. My finger slipped while browsing PHD's website and I've ended up with a Minim Ultra K (1000fp) bag. I know the summer bedding "du jour" is a quilt but I quite like being able to slip inside something (*), and if it's good enough for Ian it's good enough for moi. The (lack of) weight is insane...
by RIP
Wed Jun 29, 2016 5:10 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a Month 2016.
Replies: 251
Views: 45946

Re: Bivvy a Month 2016.

"atmosphere" :-). Thanks 'stone, appreciated. I know I like to wax lyrical but if one is gonna bung a report up I think it's nice to include info about caffs, locations etc. Maybe it'll help another Boner (now now, settle down at the back......) with their planning and ideas. So I'd make that humble...
by RIP
Mon Jun 27, 2016 6:50 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 7547
Views: 777609

Re: The post man's been ...

" in-built 'siren' " ? Sounds an amazing piece of kit!

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by RIP
Mon Jun 27, 2016 6:39 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a Month 2016.
Replies: 251
Views: 45946

Re: Bivvy a Month 2016.

5/6. Had been feeling a bit peaky since last bivi session, so Pickers kindly offered to accompany me on some Peak Practice last weekend. Direct train 07.09 from Leighton Buzzard all-stations to Kidsgrove allowed me plenty of time in the restaurant car – kippers, kedgeree, porridge, toast, silver pot...