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by RIP
Thu May 21, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Looking ahead - what are you looking forward to?
Replies: 84
Views: 1190

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

Nice thread. Same boat as you Steve, grateful for my situation. Easy to look forward to some massive event, challenge or whatever, but straight off I'm going to nail my colours to the "keep it small" flag. I'm already having a couple of beers on Cheery Fridays so no change there. I shall look forwar...
by RIP
Thu May 21, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: It's going to be mobbed.......
Replies: 22
Views: 417

Re: It's going to be mobbed.......

"Many still ride with traditional panniers, but the cool kids are now “bikepacking.” - so the 'old-fashioned' pics are just him acknowledging the 'old' way of doing things. And we're cool kids so that's nice too. Nobody's ever called me cool before.
by RIP
Thu May 21, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: It's going to be mobbed.......
Replies: 22
Views: 417

Re: It's going to be mobbed.......

Ooooh, shurrup you lot - it's normally us three that are the old curmudgeons... I'm trying to break the mould :smile: . Look at that lovely saddle bag. If you're not careful the "stop being elitist it's all about people having nice bike camping japes" crowd will be along in a minute to stone us ("Je...
by RIP
Thu May 21, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: It's going to be mobbed.......
Replies: 22
Views: 417

Re: It's going to be mobbed.......

And the bloke isn't some cash-in on-trend writer. He's paid his dues: "He is the executive editor of BikeBiz.com. He is also comms for the Bicycle Association and the BA’s Bike Hub levy fund. In 1997 he was editor/publisher of On Your Bike magazine, a magazine for family and “born-again” cyclists. H...
by RIP
Thu May 21, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: It's going to be mobbed.......
Replies: 22
Views: 417

Re: It's going to be mobbed.......

Forbes Magazine! Hands up all you Billionaire Bikepackers on Here! :smile: . Well I thought that was a great little article. People out on bikes, camping. The old codgers might have been "touring" but yer man seemed to have all the right gear and attitude, and he makes some good points: fits well wi...
by RIP
Wed May 20, 2020 2:31 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: If we close up for a bit...
Replies: 753
Views: 19317

Re: If we close up for a bit...

Shame. Great memories of being in exactly that lovely remote spot with MaM, Pickers & Psling last year - admittedly soaked to the skin. And on the Winter Event come to think of it, equally soaked. "Wildfires have increased in Wales during the lockdown period, firefighters have said. According to Mid...
by RIP
Wed May 20, 2020 1:02 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 8224
Views: 861588

Re: The post man's been ...

It certainly would, despite the fact that the only word I understood in that sentence was "bivi" :grin: .
by RIP
Wed May 20, 2020 11:57 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Todays ride
Replies: 1751
Views: 247401

Re: Todays ride

Thought I'd better keep the old joints and fluids working (body and bike both) so went for a quick hammering round the woods. Silly really, cos a/ it's hot, and b/ I'm an old codger and should know better. Still, it strikes me that we're lucky that biking has been given favoured status throughout th...
by RIP
Wed May 20, 2020 9:22 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 394
Views: 18763

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

Wow, commiserations Lu. Sounds like you were sorted out in double-quick time though thank goodness. Looking forward to a "gentle" ride with you when we get the green light.
by RIP
Tue May 19, 2020 8:53 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: TEKNOLOJI!
Replies: 8
Views: 256

Re: TEKNOLOJI!

Remember 'the LONG green or red dashed line' is your friend... With the proviso that in Welsh Wales it'll be the type of friend that takes you from the highest peaks of excitement and adventure to the lowest troughs of despair with nothing in between. This friend is also highly likely to disappear ...
by RIP
Mon May 18, 2020 11:00 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: One Mile Per Hour
Replies: 22
Views: 602

Re: One Mile Per Hour

Nah, last two digits of my binary clock :smile: .
by RIP
Sun May 17, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: If we close up for a bit...
Replies: 753
Views: 19317

Re: If we close up for a bit...

It's fairly clear that there'll be no gatherings/events this year, at least in Wales. Blimmin' better had be - I'm forking over fifty quid for a jersey specially to flaunt at the WRT! If the schools have gone back by summer, they must think that a yard full of some smelly bikepackers would be OK. E...
by RIP
Sun May 17, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: One Mile Per Hour
Replies: 22
Views: 602

Re: One Mile Per Hour

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Sun May 17, 2020 6:27 pm
to do whatever Dee likes
:lol: :lol: . Sounds familiar. Same as "Yes we are married. What's hers is hers, and what's mine is hers".
by RIP
Sun May 17, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: New jerseys - orders are now open.
Replies: 18
Views: 582

Re: New jerseys - orders are now open.

"*So confident are we, that should you be shot and killed while wearing one, we'll refund 100% of the purchase price. Offer excludes residents of the United States. " :lol:
by RIP
Sun May 17, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: If we close up for a bit...
Replies: 753
Views: 19317

Re: If we close up for a bit...

Re risk/reward, the interesting decision time will be when it's announced that we're "allowed" to "stay away from home overnight". Would I then immediately leap on a train to Wales and enjoy a bivvy out? Quite likely. But of course the virus ain't going away any time soon, if ever. Even the Black De...
by RIP
Sun May 17, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: One Mile Per Hour
Replies: 22
Views: 602

Re: One Mile Per Hour

Thanks for airing that. Clever that is. Apart from the running part - I'll save that for when I'm late for trains, which is never :smile: . I'm going to give that a go next week but "task for 45 mins every hour, then bike for 15 minutes round the park". Best bit? "we'd really earnt a beer/glass of w...
by RIP
Sun May 17, 2020 5:05 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: If we close up for a bit...
Replies: 753
Views: 19317

Re: If we close up for a bit...

Just re-reading that. "If you rode and slept overnight somewhere where you know no-one would be aware and/or you knew the landowner didn't mind, there's less of an issue." - but isn't that the sum total of what we always do? So it's not really "less" of an issue than the "being seen doing it"? It's ...
by RIP
Sun May 17, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: If we close up for a bit...
Replies: 753
Views: 19317

Re: If we close up for a bit...

PS. I've nowt better to do.

PPS. Until she tells me I have.
by RIP
Sun May 17, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: If we close up for a bit...
Replies: 753
Views: 19317

Re: If we close up for a bit...

Yep, reckon that's the conclusion we came to.

Doesn't stop some of us burbling on about it though as if we had nowt better to do :grin: .
by RIP
Sun May 17, 2020 3:54 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: New jerseys - orders are now open.
Replies: 18
Views: 582

Re: New jerseys - orders are now open.

Posted to ask inches v sizes but deleted post cos they're in that teeny box on the sales page! Doh. Can see them when enlarged. Dithering here like someone being offered one caramel wafer now or two wafers tomorrow. Last time had an M SS cycling jersey but it only just fits over one baselayer. That ...
by RIP
Sat May 16, 2020 11:57 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: WhereYouAre Ride Thing 2020
Replies: 100
Views: 2013

Re: WhereYouAre Ride Thing 2020

BigdummySteve wrote:
Sat May 16, 2020 11:48 am
RIP wrote:
Thu May 14, 2020 12:36 pm
Good as any! :smile: Or, "views of Milton Keynes snow dome" :???:
My favourite view of MK was in the rear mirror :wink:
With the 'dimmer' lever flicked over too probably...
by RIP
Fri May 15, 2020 9:47 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Yay, it's cheery Friday.
Replies: 987
Views: 102825

Re: Yay, it's cheery Friday.

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by RIP
Fri May 15, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: We've got a new T shirt too.
Replies: 53
Views: 1220

Re: We've got a new T shirt too.

:lol:

It can be hard to tell the difference sometimes. Here's Mrs Perrin in full flow:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLJ8ILIE780
by RIP
Fri May 15, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: WhereYouAre Ride Thing 2020
Replies: 100
Views: 2013

Re: WhereYouAre Ride Thing 2020

Better late than never indeed. Good on yer Rich for sticking with it. The perspective makes that pie look the same size as your wheel. Or WAS it a 29" pie??
by RIP
Fri May 15, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Yay, it's cheery Friday.
Replies: 987
Views: 102825

Re: Yay, it's cheery Friday.

I wish.

Massive bee swarm here now. Not sure if that's cheery or just downright blimmin' scary!