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by boxelder
Sat Apr 27, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Cairngorm loop May 4th 2019
Replies: 100
Views: 7900

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
by boxelder
Sat Apr 20, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Dales Divide.
Replies: 153
Views: 11426

Re: Dales Divide.

Wonder if Alex will stop for long? 36 hrs straight is an adventure race standard I'm told (it's what Chris H always had in mind for HT550 'day' 1), but by 8 this evening, he's going to be tantalisingly close to finishing........
by boxelder
Sat Apr 20, 2019 8:13 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Lakeland 200 attempt this weekend (13/14th of April)
Replies: 31
Views: 2162

Re: Lakeland 200 attempt this weekend (13/14th of April)

Be aware of the little extra climb coming "down" the valley out of Kentmere - it's the only bit of the route I didn't have straight in my head, thinking that once at the bottom of Garburn, it was easy rolling to Staveley: always a kicker. When I did it on the Jennride, I rode through the night with...
by boxelder
Tue Apr 02, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Latest Spot Renewal Prices
Replies: 13
Views: 972

Re: Latest Spot Renewal Prices

I got €65 off.
by boxelder
Mon Mar 25, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Dales Divide.
Replies: 153
Views: 11426

Re: Dales Divide.

Or he pulled.......He's a good looking lad :grin:
by boxelder
Sun Mar 24, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: One for those in the know...
Replies: 13
Views: 1135

Re: One for those in the know...

45 mins off a 2 hour commute? Need more than a change of tyres surely?
by boxelder
Sun Mar 24, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The Distance event
Replies: 11
Views: 901

Re: The Distance event

Are you one of the people behind the Kielder 101 then boxelder? Yes, I was. Unfortunately the costs to do it properly was more than the desire from riders to enter (at least in time to allow us to commit). It was, in my biased view) a great route. We now do the Dirty Reiver, so still heavily involv...
by boxelder
Sun Mar 24, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: The Distance event
Replies: 11
Views: 901

The Distance event

<Holds hand up as organiser with commercial interest, but it's probably of interest to a few here> The Distance has been discussed here before, when it was in Galloway and last year in the Peak District. Chat was mainly around fires on beaches etc. As an event concept it was quite different in 2017,...
by boxelder
Sun Mar 24, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: New Salsa Spearfish
Replies: 51
Views: 2619

Re: New Salsa Spearfish

Well, bringing this thread back around to it's original subject, I have a Spearfish frame on the way. It'll get XT stop & go kit, some RS SIDs off my Solaris and Hope wheels. Salsa bar, stem and post (non dropper for now). It'll be a 'pedal a long way' and trail bike for the Lakes. It's all very bla...
by boxelder
Sun Mar 24, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: In the shops next week I believe.
Replies: 51
Views: 3810

Re: In the shops next week I believe.

Cyclist Off Road, is just a once a year deal I believe
by boxelder
Thu Mar 21, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Cheeky camp spot near Arnside
Replies: 6
Views: 651

Re: Cheeky camp spot near Arnside

I think you're talking about Eaves Wood Wotsits, which is a really important site for various reasons - butterflies, ants, tree species etc, so fair enough that they don't want bikes through there.
Trowbarrow quarry may work if sticking to dark, but don't leave a car there with anything in it.
by boxelder
Thu Mar 21, 2019 12:26 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Cheeky camp spot near Arnside
Replies: 6
Views: 651

Re: Cheeky camp spot near Arnside

Tricky round there I reckon - domain of OAPs and twitching curtains. Your best bets are: 1.The car park at the end of Sauls Drive G ref: 450774 - arrive late, leave early 2. The middle of the playing fields on Red Hills road - arrive mid afternoon and look really bad-ass surly. For an actual campsit...
by boxelder
Mon Mar 11, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: 29x2.5 tyre
Replies: 5
Views: 681

Re: 29x2.5 tyre

I've just put a Maxxis Ardent 2.4" on mine - measures 2.5" on a Stans Flow rim (29mm I think). Only £30 too, though not the most resilient to sharp rocks I'm told. Spendier, but Goodyear are now doing MTB tyres, and in 2.6". I have some gravel tyres from them and they are really good quality rubber ...
by boxelder
Mon Mar 11, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: PSA - one for climbers
Replies: 24
Views: 1442

Re: PSA - one for climbers

Is that route bolted before they get there, They are free climbing existing aid routes - route where previous climbers use pegs and bolts to get past bits they can't climb. It's fair game as a free climber to be clipping existing gear - quite often it's not that good, as it might only have been nee...
by boxelder
Sat Mar 09, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Spot Tracker Wanted thread.
Replies: 66
Views: 18266

Re: Spot Tracker Wanted thread.

I have a Gen 3 Spot that can be available for Dales Divide etc. I was going to cancel the subscription, but if people are willing to pay £30 for an event's use, I may keep it going. They've offered $60 discount, which by renewal date in April might be worth £100 if the £ tanks..... :???: I've rented...
by boxelder
Fri Mar 08, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Wildcat - the final sale
Replies: 49
Views: 3792

Re: Wildcat - the final sale

Another thanks from here - for the kit I've been using for years, and in advance for the stuff that this "vulture" has just ordered to have in (and be able to change colour schemes :grin: )
All the best.
by boxelder
Wed Mar 06, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: A Blast from the Past
Replies: 34
Views: 1568

Re: A Blast from the Past

Climbing in Chamonix years ago ('88?), some Russian climbers were selling cheap Ti knock off versions of the MSR. I'll never forget a fella we'd met running through the crowded campsite holding a flaming bundle, which he hurled over into the next field, followed by small explosion. Could have been a...
by boxelder
Sun Mar 03, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: New Salsa Spearfish
Replies: 51
Views: 2619

Re: New Salsa Spearfish

why not. Wider hubs have more advantages than disadvantages and I'm fine with owning one bike that has hubs specific to the frame. +1. New stuff (not that 157 is new especially) always gets largely negative reactions, but I can't see any real disadvantage to this, if you're not going to be swapping...
by boxelder
Sun Mar 03, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: New Salsa Spearfish
Replies: 51
Views: 2619

Re: New Salsa Spearfish

https://goo.gl/images/HftY3C Not dull, but not wide boy garish. I like 'em. Opinions and arseholes eh? (to be clear, I'm not calling anyone naughty names, but we all have both) Edit - ah, knackers. Never did get the pic hosting thing https://www.bicycling.com/g26587757/salsa-horsetheif-gallery/?sli...
by boxelder
Sat Mar 02, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: New Salsa Spearfish
Replies: 51
Views: 2619

Re: New Salsa Spearfish

Is UK pricing released yet?
by boxelder
Sat Mar 02, 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: SPOT Tracker Renewal Fees - Being Gouged?
Replies: 246
Views: 26129

Re: SPOT Tracker Renewal Fees - Being Gouged?

X plans?
Excuse my ignorance (potential), but what are X plans please?
by boxelder
Sat Mar 02, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Teviothead to Craik?
Replies: 6
Views: 682

Re: Teviothead to Craik?

Cheers both :-bd
by boxelder
Sat Mar 02, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: SPOT Tracker Renewal Fees - Being Gouged?
Replies: 246
Views: 26129

Re: SPOT Tracker Renewal Fees - Being Gouged?

Thanks Dave and Colin,

A timely reminder to knock mine on the head. I've emailed both the above.
by boxelder
Thu Feb 28, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Teviothead to Craik?
Replies: 6
Views: 682

Re: Teviothead to Craik?

Cheers Ray, Approaching from Wauchope way. The link you suggest is the best possibility I'd seen too. I'll just get off my lazy arse/keyboard and risk some adventure :o

Might be just as nice on the back roads via Stobs Castle way.

:-bd
by boxelder
Thu Feb 28, 2019 12:15 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: SPOT Tracker Renewal Fees - Being Gouged?
Replies: 246
Views: 26129

Re: SPOT Tracker Renewal Fees - Being Gouged?

The Maritime and Coastguard Agency said the man, who has no other means of communication other than his personal locator beacon, was found to be "very ill" from a potentially life-threatening head injury.
Probably banging his head against a brick wall trying to get some discount............