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by boxelder
Tue Nov 05, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Orionids Meteor Shower
Replies: 11
Views: 647

Re: Orionids Meteor Shower

It was Monday. From where I saw it, the direction looked different - perspective I guess.
by boxelder
Tue Nov 05, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Orionids Meteor Shower
Replies: 11
Views: 647

Re: Orionids Meteor Shower

D'oh
by boxelder
Mon Nov 04, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Orionids Meteor Shower
Replies: 11
Views: 647

Re: Orionids Meteor Shower

I saw one Tues 29th - someone caught it on camera over the hill.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/photoso ... 567398414/
by boxelder
Tue Oct 29, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tent Recommendations (sorry...)
Replies: 30
Views: 1590

Re: Tent Recommendations (sorry...)

Just the 1. In the past I've used a bivi bag (which is fine until it rains or the midges come out) or a tent of ~1.3Kg - which isn't that heavy, but bulky, so had to go on the bars really. I couldn't see the point of bivi and tarp, as that was as bulky as the tent and couldn't commit to tarp without...
by boxelder
Tue Oct 29, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tent Recommendations (sorry...)
Replies: 30
Views: 1590

Re: Tent Recommendations (sorry...)

Had a play with my Stealth and will give it a proper use over the weekend. Made some poles from old Easton tent poles I had - 175gm the pair. Bought some 12g pegs from Emeh and an additional bit of groundsheet if going anywhere rocky. All comfortably goes in Ortlieb TT bag - 1.1Kg total. At 6'4" it'...
by boxelder
Mon Oct 28, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Budget winter bothy mat?
Replies: 5
Views: 374

Re: Budget winter bothy mat?

Writing side down. It's designed to let moisture through to the side with writing on.
by boxelder
Sat Oct 26, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: snow
Replies: 10
Views: 644

Re: snow

Echo......
by boxelder
Sat Oct 26, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: New deore
Replies: 8
Views: 599

Re: New deore

Deore 38/24 available online - https://www.merlincycles.com/shimano-de ... 37962.html
Changing just one part of a worn drivetrain can cause problems though.
by boxelder
Sat Oct 26, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Handlebar bag options
Replies: 5
Views: 460

Re: Handlebar bag options

I've got some Altura Vortex to play with and really impressed with the bar roll. It's light and simple and leaves space for fingers on the tops.
https://www.altura.co.uk/products/detai ... ront-roll/
by boxelder
Sat Oct 26, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: snow
Replies: 10
Views: 644

Re: snow

Dusting on Skiddaw - first English snow?
by boxelder
Thu Oct 24, 2019 5:07 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Salsa owners in Scotland
Replies: 17
Views: 758

Re: Salsa owners in Scotland

carbon spearfish...
Now you're talking........
by boxelder
Wed Oct 23, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Salsa owners in Scotland
Replies: 17
Views: 758

Re: Salsa owners in Scotland

A fargo is a way short of being the ideal bike for the HT550. It's more of an MTB route, with at least front suspension. In my opinion, obvs.
by boxelder
Fri Oct 18, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Hello
Replies: 8
Views: 538

Re: Hello

Hi. I'm 6'4" and have a Trekkertent Stealth 1 heading my way. I'll let you know on sizing. They do a larger Stealth 1.5 too. Sub 1Kg and well wishing budget.
by boxelder
Thu Oct 17, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bikehike alternative?
Replies: 34
Views: 1498

Re: Bikehike alternative?

Komoot will send you along footpaths as it doesn't seem to pick up trail status. Less of a problem in a more civilised nation such as Scotland I guess....
by boxelder
Tue Oct 15, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Kit List
Replies: 20
Views: 1002

Re: Kit List

Apart from belt and braces - but you can never be too careful, eh?
I find a well developed paunch outperforms both.
by boxelder
Tue Oct 15, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Kinesis Tripster
Replies: 13
Views: 723

Re: Kinesis Tripster

I've had a V2 ATR in 58cm for a couple of years now - it's a keeper. It's not carbon light, but doesn't feel heavy, especially riding it. Super comfy and well mannered but fun - no skittering about in the rough stuff. I've got both 700x40 and 650x52mm wheels/tyres. Build in Di2 flavour, Ultegra/XT r...
by boxelder
Sat Oct 12, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 2914
Views: 499197

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

Also in the Planet X sale: https://www.planetx.co.uk/i/q/TYVITMGP/ ... bak-bottle

2 x Vittoria Goma tyres (27.5 only) and a Camelback bottle for £21. The tyres aren't the lightest, but grippy and great quality.

Pro Turnix saddles too
by boxelder
Wed Oct 09, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Kit List
Replies: 20
Views: 1002

Re: Kit List

Good luck keeping your permanganate of potash dry for long.
by boxelder
Wed Oct 09, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tent Recommendations (sorry...)
Replies: 30
Views: 1590

Re: Tent Recommendations (sorry...)

Forgotten I'd gone with the 40D silnylon, which was a bit delayed. On it's way very soon. Helpful, quick response from Marc too. :-bd
by boxelder
Tue Oct 08, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tent Recommendations (sorry...)
Replies: 30
Views: 1590

Re: Tent Recommendations (sorry...)

Stealth 1. 23 August
by boxelder
Tue Oct 08, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tent Recommendations (sorry...)
Replies: 30
Views: 1590

Re: Tent Recommendations (sorry...)

Actually just got a shipping notification tonight, maybe here tomorrow or Thursday? I'll be sure to report.
Hmmm, I haven't. I guess I could give a nudge.
by boxelder
Tue Oct 08, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tent Recommendations (sorry...)
Replies: 30
Views: 1590

Re: Tent Recommendations (sorry...)

Any word on the tent @stevenshand?
by boxelder
Sat Oct 05, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: BAM? Pah!!
Replies: 9
Views: 614

Re: BAM? Pah!!

He doesn't pay for his skis does he.......
by boxelder
Fri Oct 04, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Cairngorm Loops 300
Replies: 25
Views: 1837

Re: Cairngorm Loops 300

It wasn't snowing that heavily on the May group start, but Lawrence was in situ in the Feshie bothy, with a pot of tea ready (though I was lazy and it was mid morning on day 2).
by boxelder
Tue Oct 01, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tent Recommendations (sorry...)
Replies: 30
Views: 1590

Re: Tent Recommendations (sorry...)

Ooh, sounds like it might be here for October overnight. Hoping to cut down some old Easton poles.