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by boxelder
Tue Oct 01, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tent Recommendations (sorry...)
Replies: 30
Views: 1591

Re: Tent Recommendations (sorry...)

Possibly but I suppose it depends what you want it for. Absolutely - my clumsy wording. I meant that it might be a bit overkill for a light and fast type bike packing set up. For an all round, lightweight tent, it looks spot on and quality will no doubt be good. There's an Expeditor Mira 1 man, 1.2...
by boxelder
Tue Oct 01, 2019 8:23 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tent Recommendations (sorry...)
Replies: 30
Views: 1591

Re: Tent Recommendations (sorry...)

I don't think so
http://www.trekkertent.com/home/home/3-stealth.html

Do you know him scotroutes? I'm not really in a hurry and more than happy to wait for a product made to order in UK.
by boxelder
Tue Oct 01, 2019 8:09 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tent Recommendations (sorry...)
Replies: 30
Views: 1591

Re: Tent Recommendations (sorry...)

I ordered a trekker tent over a month ago and still on back order apparently - not a problem, as I'm in no hurry. The Exped looks good, but over twice as heavy - so overkill? If you get stuck I've a NF Mountain Marathon you can borrow (as a thanks for the lovely Stooshie) - 1.4Kg and a bit bulky, bu...
by boxelder
Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: To boost or not to boost
Replies: 16
Views: 885

Re: To boost or not to boost

Go boost if you want to run big tyres. Be aware that the kits to boost hubs usually mean you have some pain in the arse spacers that drop off when you take the wheel out, and would be a serious inconvenience to lose out in the 'boonies'.
by boxelder
Fri Sep 06, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: (Some) people are dicks
Replies: 16
Views: 1161

Re: (Some) people are dicks

Been the same since Good Samaritan days. Walking around New York we came across an old fella feebly thrashing about in the bushes at the edge of the 'sidewalk'. We helped him up, sat him on a bench and got him a hot drink and repacked his bags that had spilled (presume he was homeless). Not sure how...
by boxelder
Thu Sep 05, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Cairngorms loop sept?
Replies: 93
Views: 5669

Re: Cairngorms loop sept?

Bailing from my May attempt I crossed the river by the posh Feshie bothy and went over to Tromie, where there's a new road being put in (past Lochan an t-Sluic) - there was one of those tracked vehicles up on the top.
by boxelder
Wed Sep 04, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Lending out Spot trackers - how to transfer the account?
Replies: 4
Views: 278

Re: Lending out Spot trackers - how to transfer the account?

As Scotroutes says - I think I have 5 profiles on mine. You probably need to let them have your log in details, as this allows them to make changes to contacts etc.
by boxelder
Fri Aug 23, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: So I spoke with Marc (TrekkerTent) re. Stealth
Replies: 17
Views: 1461

Re: So I spoke with Marc (TrekkerTent) re. Stealth

Great, thanks. Ordered, with mesh inner.
I'll see if Stu still has poles, but I do have some Easton poles from a Wild Country tent I may try to use.
by boxelder
Fri Aug 23, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: So I spoke with Marc (TrekkerTent) re. Stealth
Replies: 17
Views: 1461

Re: So I spoke with Marc (TrekkerTent) re. Stealth

Thinking of getting a Stealth 1 and found this thread. Still nothing on the site about the new version. A few questions if I may: Are they fairly durable? Do folk add a under tent groundsheet/tyvek job? At 6'3", will it be a bit small? What pole options are you using EDIT - Pole-a-bear shelter speci...
by boxelder
Thu Aug 22, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Silk Road Mountain Race (SRMR)
Replies: 29
Views: 2014

Re: Silk Road Mountain Race (SRMR)

Looks like he's backtracked/got a lift and scratched. Shitty luck having done so well. It would be scarey at the best of times, but tired and sleep deprived....😨
by boxelder
Tue Aug 20, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: SPOT Tracker Renewal Fees - Being Gouged?
Replies: 246
Views: 26027

Re: SPOT Tracker Renewal Fees - Being Gouged?

How high a % of that email was in 'Dave speak'? :???:
by boxelder
Mon Aug 19, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 7862
Views: 821420

Re: The post man's been ...

@Tonto - may be interested in the Ergon saddle. If you're selling, could you PM me the details please.
by boxelder
Mon Aug 19, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Riding the Transcontinental - Guardian article.
Replies: 1
Views: 318

Re: Riding the Transcontinental - Guardian article.

We were in Brest, enjoying Oceanopolis, on the weekend that many riders finished. The wind was wicked, whipping spray of the waves that were piling ashore. It would have been a headwind for the riders, carrying frequent drenching cold showers. To have to ride through the night then after days of rid...
by boxelder
Mon Aug 19, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Oregon Timber Trail - who's coming?
Replies: 19
Views: 1207

Re: Oregon Timber Trail - who's coming?

Take plenty mozzy repellent.......
by boxelder
Thu May 16, 2019 7:06 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Silly question of the day
Replies: 17
Views: 1296

Re: Silly question of the day

a wee bit of follow up
I don't mean just damp
Was there a yellowish colour to the 'water' and a smell of ammonia?
by boxelder
Thu May 09, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Cairngorm loop May 4th 2019
Replies: 100
Views: 7852

Re: Cairngorm loop May 4th 2019

While out and about in Feshie, it was (mostly) good to see the care and investment being put into the area. The landowner (Danish guy) funded the bothy in Feshie to the tune of £250K and has it very tidy. I learned today that he lost three of his four children in the Sri Lanka terror attacks :cry: C...
by boxelder
Thu May 09, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Cairngorm loop May 4th 2019
Replies: 100
Views: 7852

Re: Cairngorm loop May 4th 2019

Yep, chapeau Dawn. "What's next?" - Deeside trail?
by boxelder
Mon May 06, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Cairngorm loop May 4th 2019
Replies: 100
Views: 7852

Re: Cairngorm loop May 4th 2019

Dawn, pigtails - Aye that's how she was described. Steady away to finish today I reckon. Well done.
"epic" - no, just a mostly enjoyable couple of days with a full night's sleep (and kindle action) in the bothy. Bet you don't get it to yourself very often on May Bank Holiday.
by boxelder
Sun May 05, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Cairngorm loop May 4th 2019
Replies: 100
Views: 7852

Re: Cairngorm loop May 4th 2019

I'm the Andy that you spoke to at the start Alisdair and Martin. Started about 8.30, after a chat with Pete (purple Stooge, Inverness etc that Chris passed). Sub optimal conditions to be sure. Didn't get to Loch Morlich til after 2pm. Did anyone else see the wedding on the beach :???: . Realised I h...
by boxelder
Fri May 03, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Cairngorm loop May 4th 2019
Replies: 100
Views: 7852

Re: Cairngorm loop May 4th 2019

I'm giving up on going for a decent time with lightweight 'shiver bivi' set up. Time to repack
by boxelder
Wed May 01, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: SPOT Tracker Renewal Fees - Being Gouged?
Replies: 246
Views: 26027

Re: SPOT Tracker Renewal Fees - Being Gouged?

Spoilsport......
by boxelder
Wed May 01, 2019 7:41 am
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Cairngorm loop May 4th 2019
Replies: 100
Views: 7852

Re: Cairngorm loop May 4th 2019

8am suits me. Also in van the night before I think, so doubtless awake by 5am.
Looking chilly.
by boxelder
Wed May 01, 2019 7:38 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: SPOT Tracker Renewal Fees - Being Gouged?
Replies: 246
Views: 26027

Re: SPOT Tracker Renewal Fees - Being Gouged?

Well, it appears that I've got the year free. Emailed to cancel (and removed card payment details), got email offering €65 discount, replied to say I'd take the discount (but forgot to update card details), service has continued, but no charge. :-bd

Sure they'll catch up.
by boxelder
Sun Apr 28, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Cairngorm loop May 4th 2019
Replies: 100
Views: 7852

Re: Cairngorm loop May 4th 2019

Thanks for car park beta - I've parked there to do Glen Tilt before and it was pretty quiet. Weather's looking chilly on the long term forecast. May need to rethink sleeping bag...
by boxelder
Sat Apr 27, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Cairngorm loop May 4th 2019
Replies: 100
Views: 7852

Re: Cairngorm loop May 4th 2019

The planets have aligned and I'm free to join in this weekend, if there is a group start? I'd be keen to leave a bit earlier I think if that's relevant. Is the start car park OK to leave a vehicle in/sleep in?
Ta