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by RIP
Tue Apr 03, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 8228
Views: 862232

Re: The post man's been ...

'Not much of a clue' - to be honest Rich mate that sounds pretty much like one of our BaMs even when we have got the correct maps :lol:.
by RIP
Tue Apr 03, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: New stove, it's very dull though.
Replies: 84
Views: 15632

Re: New stove, it's very dull though.

Re mug size, now look what you've gone and blinking done, I've got to downsize and re-design my whole bivi kitchen now! :grin:. Then again I suppose this is far more preferable than re-designing our house kitchen, which hasn't been updated since we moved in 27 years ago; in fact it's probably not ch...
by RIP
Tue Apr 03, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: New stove, it's very dull though.
Replies: 84
Views: 15632

Re: New stove, it's very dull though.

"heating a lot of Ti for not much water" - good point thanks. Trouble is a smaller pot doesn't have room for all my kitchen :-). Decisions, decisions...

Just going for another go now...
by RIP
Tue Apr 03, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Drinking water filters.
Replies: 18
Views: 1474

Re: Drinking water filters.

Obviously not a filter but could I put a quick word in for the Steripen for comparison purposes? Needs batteries of course, but put 500ml water in whatever container you like, stick the Steripen in, press a button, and 30 seconds later - no nasty bugs. Very simple and quick. An added benefit is you ...
by RIP
Tue Apr 03, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: New stove, it's very dull though.
Replies: 84
Views: 15632

Re: New stove, it's very dull though.

Interesting. Had a bit of a fiddle around with the Hyperstove. Certainly very different to the 22g jobby I'm used to. Chucked in the suggested 15ml of fuel (bioethanol in my case) and set fire to it. Took about the usual minute to bloom, then stuck a 750ml (I always thought it was 650ml, oh well) po...
by RIP
Mon Apr 02, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Chiltern Spring Thing 2018
Replies: 43
Views: 6124

Re: Chiltern Spring Thing 2018

Looks ace. Again, my 'apologies for absence' :cry:. Will be holed up in the Peak District doing what I'm told. Not even allowed to take the bike.
by RIP
Mon Apr 02, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 8228
Views: 862232

Re: The post man's been ...

:smile: thought so, but it's getting close now and it's easy to feel a bit jumpy about it all :wink:
by RIP
Mon Apr 02, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 8228
Views: 862232

Re: The post man's been ...

Sounds like a WRT security breach taking place here (cue klaxons going off everywhere, people in jumpsuits running around, etc) :wink:. Then again those cover pretty much all compass points from BBT don't they so we're none the wiser. I think I might just rock up, blindfold myself, get someone to sp...
by RIP
Sun Apr 01, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2018.
Replies: 634
Views: 77604

Re: Bivvy a month 2018.

Bad luck Dave :(.

Actually I'd heard a rumour that Stuart was going to do another badge which looks like it could turn out to be quite popular - 'Nearly made it but annoyingly fooked up on just month X' :smile:.
by RIP
Sun Apr 01, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2018.
Replies: 634
Views: 77604

Re: Bivvy a month 2018.

:grin: Lawyers - hah!
by RIP
Sun Apr 01, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 8228
Views: 862232

Re: The post man's been ...

While we're on word play, it's probably just me who thinks the marketing guru who named the Exposure Joystick was sniggering behind their hand when they came up with that one.
by RIP
Sun Apr 01, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 8228
Views: 862232

Re: The post man's been ...

I missed that Peter when I was raving away there - "bloomin". Well spotted :smile:. Wish I could take credit for doing it on purpose but I can't!
by RIP
Sun Apr 01, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2018.
Replies: 634
Views: 77604

Re: Bivvy a month 2018.

Agree with 'Routes re Rule 2 - taken to its logical extreme that interpretation would mean you'd only need to do SIX last-day-of-the-month outings. One night = one BaM or where does it all end eh? Total breakdown of society and its norms (*) that's where :wink:. There was a 'go on, let you off then'...
by RIP
Sat Mar 31, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2018.
Replies: 634
Views: 77604

Re: Bivvy a month 2018.

Impressive abode is that - I quite like the upstairs "mezzanine" bivvying platform with Swiss-style shuttered windows - although it looks worryingly like it's slowly collapsing backwards into an old mine shaft......
by RIP
Sat Mar 31, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 8228
Views: 862232

Re: The post man's been ...

Bit of a bumper one today and it's not even my birthday: 1. Rezillos tickets for September(!) in London. Just got to work out how to build it into a Gigpacking(TM) BaM - best I can come up with so far is under a tree in Regents Park or the Bear enclosure at London Zoo. (Anyone fancy a Gigpacking BaM...
by RIP
Fri Mar 30, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: My time on the Big Bear 530
Replies: 29
Views: 4114

Re: My time on the Big Bear 530

Amazing Mike. A classic in the great traditions. Dead impressed, you should be super proud of that epic :-bd.
by RIP
Fri Mar 30, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 8228
Views: 862232

Re: The post man's been ...

Blimey voodoo, those shoes are.....mmm.... stunning. Literally. Fair play to you, I think they'd clash with my (non-existent) hair.
by RIP
Fri Mar 30, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2018.
Replies: 634
Views: 77604

Re: Bivvy a month 2018.

Just sneak out after everyone else has gone to bed and kip on the village green, then back before sparrow fart - it's been done before and counts in an emergency situation :wink:.
by RIP
Thu Mar 29, 2018 9:00 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 3138
Views: 531448

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

One detects an element of doubt creeping in there Tim mate :wink:. And 4am? You must've been up all night wrestling with those new-bike demons inside :smile:.
by RIP
Thu Mar 29, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: Routes
Topic: Something Welsh for summer - Big Bear.
Replies: 144
Views: 36680

Re: Something Welsh for summer - Big Bear.

Congrats Mike - great achievement and you must have some ace stories! You just gotta design a nice badge now ;.
by RIP
Tue Mar 27, 2018 11:31 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2018.
Replies: 634
Views: 77604

Re: Bivvy a month 2018.

Nice one Frog - gloop is the worst surface to encounter I reckon. The badgers didn't half make a mess of those cones too - "we don't want these here and we've got big teeth". Solar array very handy for charging your phone on the way past I guess...
by RIP
Thu Mar 22, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Evanoui.cc
Replies: 34
Views: 2243

Re: Evanoui.cc

Got you now - it was hardly a "where's Wally" situation was it :smile:, me eyesight's going in me old age.
by RIP
Thu Mar 22, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Too soon for a WRT set up thread?
Replies: 29
Views: 2525

Re: Too soon for a WRT set up thread?

Rich, you'll find that riders frequently and spontaneously bump into each other in the most unlikely places - it's all part of the charm of the thing :-bd. 149 other smelly and dishevelled bikers are hard to miss though to be honest, especially downwind..
by RIP
Thu Mar 22, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Too soon for a WRT set up thread?
Replies: 29
Views: 2525

Re: Too soon for a WRT set up thread?

Ah happy days - the Fawlty Towers of the takeaway trade. Would make an excellent TV series I feel. "I've got to go back to the fridge again now to get that haven't I", implying the fridge is on the other side of town or at least next door, then simply turning round and opening said refrigerator. Ace!
by RIP
Thu Mar 22, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Evanoui.cc
Replies: 34
Views: 2243

Re: Evanoui.cc

Have a peep under the "philosophy" tag.... "Why « Evanoui »? Evanoui is a french word that has a double meaning. Literally, it means « to pass out », « to hit the wall ». But in a more poetic way, it is « to vanish », and more specifically « to fade into nature »." Quite poetic :smile:. Nice write-u...