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by RIP
Tue May 26, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: GBDURO goes from self-supported to self-sufficient
Replies: 54
Views: 1025

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: 1221

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: 327

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: 1762
Views: 248298

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: 492

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: 267

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: 1762
Views: 248298

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: 1762
Views: 248298

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: 267

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: 282

Re: Plastic or Steel?

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

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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: 638

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 ...
by RIP
Sun May 24, 2020 6:36 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Todays ride
Replies: 1762
Views: 248298

Re: Todays ride

Just a couple of hours around town. As sufferers will know, I don't really do normal scenery pics I'm afraid - doesn't do much for me - so probably best to move along looking a bit baffled instead to be honest..... NCN Route 6 runs past my door, so followed that round behind the supermarket, negotia...
by RIP
Sun May 24, 2020 2:40 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: It's vanished, gone into the garage black hole
Replies: 27
Views: 397

Re: It's vanished, gone into the garage black hole

I always think that the huge jolt of pleasure and satisfaction when you find something is almost but not quite worth the feeling of disappointment and frustration when you lose it. Anyway, that livened up a Sunday thank you. New BBB 'day' - Satisfied Sunday. Time for 'Today's Ride' now methinks....
by RIP
Sun May 24, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: It's vanished, gone into the garage black hole
Replies: 27
Views: 397

Re: It's vanished, gone into the garage black hole

PS. I've got fifty D-locks in my loft bought by my mate Steve, Council Cycling Officer, for giving away at our campaign group stand as prizes at fetes or shows or what-have-you. Not many shows on at the moment surprisingly so I'm stuck with them. I'll post you one up there Laz. Hmm, on second though...
by RIP
Sun May 24, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: It's vanished, gone into the garage black hole
Replies: 27
Views: 397

Re: It's vanished, gone into the garage black hole

Have you looked to see if it’s actually on one of your bikes? That's a good one. So obvious it's completely not obvious :smile: . If we're going to continue helping(?) I reckon you'll have to provide a photograph of the interior of your shed so we can see what we're up against. As is frequently the...
by RIP
Sun May 24, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: It's vanished, gone into the garage black hole
Replies: 27
Views: 397

Re: It's vanished, gone into the garage black hole

Same thing happens with weasels. :???: Love threads like this, gave me a big LOL this morning. Which is a bit disrespectful to your situation, apologies :oops: . Slightly related, ok not really, as usual, is Mrs P has just nagged me about my new book ('Wild guide Wales') which is resting on the thi...
by RIP
Sat May 23, 2020 9:19 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Turn any bivvy into a hooped bivvy*.
Replies: 28
Views: 946

Re: Turn any bivvy into a hooped bivvy*.

Be nice for your cucumbers and lettuces this summer..... I'll get me coat....
by RIP
Sat May 23, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: "trail centre" vocabulary
Replies: 64
Views: 2062

Re: "trail centre" vocabulary

Also what’s with calling your bike a “whip”? Something to do with sadism presumably. Do they like to "whip the asses" of other riders? I think "ass" is probably trail slang for a massively heavy clunky bike being ridden round a centre at a snail's pace holding everyone up. Sadism as opposed to maso...
by RIP
Sat May 23, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Yay, it's cheery Friday.
Replies: 987
Views: 103215

Re: Yay, it's cheery Friday.

Blimey you're way ahead Chris, how long have they been going? I think I'm week 3 and only about 6". I'm feeding mine some seaweed stuff but maybe it's time to wheel out the secret recipe.

H.O.T.T. reckoned his are some giant American import variety which is surely cheating....
by RIP
Sat May 23, 2020 8:29 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: "trail centre" vocabulary
Replies: 64
Views: 2062

Re: "trail centre" vocabulary

Tomwoodbury wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 8:59 pm
Dislocated my thumb.
Ow, bad luck Tom. I'm sure there's a specific trail centre word for that too. RichG has a special trail centre dictionary supplement which he's built up over time poor chap, it's probably in there :smile: .
by RIP
Fri May 22, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: "trail centre" vocabulary
Replies: 64
Views: 2062

Re: "trail centre" vocabulary

And he's also got interesting co-riders, who I'm now extremely keen to meet and maybe get some technique tips from: http://www.btt.com.ar/foto/o/11/16/1116518041_bender_friend.jpg That mans glass is most definitely half full :wink: :grin: :-bd Arg. I wish you hadn't re-posted that photo. On the ups...
by RIP
Fri May 22, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: "trail centre" vocabulary
Replies: 64
Views: 2062

Re: "trail centre" vocabulary

sean_iow wrote: There was a time when I ran the local trails
Certainly original, and possibly brave :smile: . Not worried about the danger of some shredder (*) hooning (**) along and having a yard sale (***) into you?

(*) oops
(**) oh dear
(***) I give up
by RIP
Fri May 22, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Something for the coffee snobs.
Replies: 135
Views: 6513

Re: Something for the coffee snobs.

:lol:
by RIP
Fri May 22, 2020 12:42 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Yay, it's cheery Friday.
Replies: 987
Views: 103215

Re: Yay, it's cheery Friday.

"just to make me smile as I rode past" - best possible reason :-bd Oh and being CF today and nice and sunny I think a little drinkypoos in the garden later will be in order. But a change from beers, because postie has been with a secret package. It was a bit scary because Mrs Perrin heard the knock ...