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by RIP
Sun Sep 29, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: OAPs daily release (or 3)
Replies: 35
Views: 736

Re: OAPs daily release (or 3)

Pickers is definitely right about the Reg Weather Jinx - this, July's Fens rainfest, last year's Salop winter bivvy nightmare, last Sept's Sellafield henhouse-monsoon, etc etc. Worryingly I think I might actually prefer it to so-called 'better' weather. This week just reinforced Stu's view that any ...
by RIP
Sun Sep 29, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Winter Bivi ,Salop,peaks or anywhere
Replies: 30
Views: 603

Re: Winter Bivi ,Salop,peaks or anywhere

What's the exact most westerly point of Wales? (no not the Welsh embassy in London :wink: ). I can't be arsed to go and look at the map. Somewhere near Knighton is it? Or is it Chepstow come to think of it - that would put the feline amongst the flying rats. You could start with your front wheel on ...
by RIP
Sun Sep 29, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2019
Replies: 893
Views: 51181

Re: Bivvy a month 2019

9/9, 9/12, 44/44 as per other thread

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by RIP
Sun Sep 29, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Winter Bivi ,Salop,peaks or anywhere
Replies: 30
Views: 603

Re: Winter Bivi ,Salop,peaks or anywhere

What was fun last year was the prospect of bumping into other groups converging on Stretton/Bishops from all directions - bit like a mini-WRT but, er, Salopian. As MaM says it doesn't really matter where it is although selfishly speaking I'd prefer something not too far west cos the Winter Event wil...
by RIP
Sat Sep 28, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: OAPs daily release (or 3)
Replies: 35
Views: 736

Re: OAPs daily release (or 3)

Thanks Dave. "real weather" - yes, I was beginning to think we'd all gone soft on here recently :smile: . Glad to have redressed the balance :-bd .
by RIP
Sat Sep 28, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: OAPs daily release (or 3)
Replies: 35
Views: 736

Re: OAPs daily release (or 3)

Well that was quite a surreal few days. Leave home in bright sunshine, return home in bright sunshine. Sandwiched between was a roll call of the best of British weather. I wouldn’t have changed a second of it, although some of the actual hours I could easily have swapped for something more pleasurab...
by RIP
Sat Sep 28, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: OAPs daily release (or 3)
Replies: 35
Views: 736

Re: OAPs daily release (or 3)

Thanks Stu, we certainly missed your presence, although at one of the spots there was just room for four. If you'd been there, there would have been some playful spot-realestate-subdivision discussions given the circumstances :wink: .
by RIP
Sat Sep 28, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: OAPs daily release (or 3)
Replies: 35
Views: 736

Re: OAPs daily release (or 3)

I'd say it gave us a very good approximation of how last year's BB200 sufferers/enjoyers felt. Except we had it for three days :smile: . Floods, power cuts, soaked to the skin, bridge closures, trains cancelled - and they were the good bits! Pics and crime scene report soon.
by RIP
Thu Sep 26, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2019
Replies: 893
Views: 51181

Re: Bivvy a month 2019

MaM, Peter S, Pickers and self in sand-dunes near Borth. Moist, blowy, mmm quite seriously character building in fact. More later if we survive to tell the tale.
by RIP
Wed Sep 25, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2019
Replies: 893
Views: 51181

Re: Bivvy a month 2019

Nice pics again Frog. That Dol - Penmachno thing is high up in the list of Nastiest Bways, compliments for beating it. Has a lot in common with the other ByG - it's a sod. "Cross Gap?" Yes I was bloody livid.... As a counterpoint to all these nice sunny bivvies, am just off to the station for a 5-da...
by RIP
Tue Sep 24, 2019 8:10 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2019
Replies: 893
Views: 51181

Re: Bivvy a month 2019

Fair enough Tim, as we know there ain't no judge n jury apart from yourself :smile: . Good luck with your 'appraisal' Steve - used to hate doing/having them. My favourite story is about my good pal Jezzer; him/me used to have teams that worked alongside each other at one place. He was doing appraisa...
by RIP
Mon Sep 23, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 7547
Views: 777605

Re: The post man's been ...

Daughter Perrin wanted some gaiters for the Peak soggy season. Gave her Mrs Perrin's. Mrs Perrin finally notices they're gone and perfectly reasonably (in her view) replaces them with mine. Therefore I had to buy some more - mine were Trekmates Helvellyn purchased in an emergency in Church Stretton ...
by RIP
Mon Sep 23, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Rocwood Sealant - £7 a litre!
Replies: 4
Views: 292

Re: Rocwood Sealant - £7 a litre!

I'm convinced that was a Bob Mortimer story off "Would I Lie To You?" :smile:
by RIP
Mon Sep 23, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2019
Replies: 893
Views: 51181

Re: Bivvy a month 2019

Certainly Go. But who's doing the Touching, Tim? :smile:
by RIP
Mon Sep 23, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2019
Replies: 893
Views: 51181

Re: Bivvy a month 2019

We'll have one/several for you, fear not. Get yer thinking cap on fer Nov :smile: .
by RIP
Mon Sep 23, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2019
Replies: 893
Views: 51181

Re: Bivvy a month 2019

:smile: . Must admit I rudely hadn't mentioned to Stevo, 'cos it was a mid-week caper and he's not an old-age-pensioner/layabout like the rest of us. Caersws station 1430hrs(ish) Wednesday...
by RIP
Sun Sep 22, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2019
Replies: 893
Views: 51181

Re: Bivvy a month 2019

Needed to be in Solihull today. Noticed a nice wood near Lapworth. Train to Hampton in Arden, bike to Solihull, met some other mates. Aimed for late train to Lapworth. Was looking forward to the thunderstorm. Unfortunately miscalculated and ended up on floor of mate's Travelodge or whatever it was a...
by RIP
Sat Sep 21, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Which extra would keep me warmer?
Replies: 52
Views: 1253

Re: Which extra would keep me warmer?

So anyway, about that idea of wearing a rubber wetsuit in your bivvy bag.... you've a long way to out-imagine my imagination Stu mate :wink: .
by RIP
Sat Sep 21, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Which extra would keep me warmer?
Replies: 52
Views: 1253

Re: Which extra would keep me warmer?

I would imagine the only scene worse than that would be Stu still wearing it at bedtime..
by RIP
Fri Sep 20, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Yay, it's cheery Friday.
Replies: 693
Views: 83586

Re: Yay, it's cheery Friday.

Lucky you Frog - last night of the long run of good weather! With unerring timing as usual I've picked tomorrow night with thunder and lightning pre-booked :-SS . Still cheery today though cos just booked Toy Dolls at Kentish Town 18th April. Thrashtastic! I'm not as professional as Barter though - ...
by RIP
Fri Sep 20, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Which extra would keep me warmer?
Replies: 52
Views: 1253

Re: Which extra would keep me warmer?

Good grief Stu, didn't know Hannibal Lecter was a 'boner....
by RIP
Fri Sep 20, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Which extra would keep me warmer?
Replies: 52
Views: 1253

Re: Which extra would keep me warmer?

I like MaM's idea - voice of reason with simple quick solutions :wink: . 'air you breathe' - I was thinking about that last night. It's all very well covering/insulating your body but your lungs effectively have a totally uninsulated contact with Colin's whole planet. Lung surface area is about half...
by RIP
Fri Sep 20, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Yay, it's cheery Friday.
Replies: 693
Views: 83586

Re: Yay, it's cheery Friday.

:lol:
by RIP
Thu Sep 19, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Which extra would keep me warmer?
Replies: 52
Views: 1253

Re: Which extra would keep me warmer?

Yes I'm not proposing transferring my heat to the planet if I can help it. I'm guessing that preventing heat loss has far more effect than trying to add heat. Hence the importance of the temperature and conductivity/convectivity of whatever's directly in contact with, mainly, your skin and therefore...
by RIP
Thu Sep 19, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Which extra would keep me warmer?
Replies: 52
Views: 1253

Re: Which extra would keep me warmer?

Was thinking the same idea meself. However if you created a hot water bottle from your own, er, resources wouldn't that just temporarily extract, er, fluid-borne heat from your body some but not all of which would subsequently be radiated back to a different part of your body? On balance you'd be lo...