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by boxelder
Thu Apr 02, 2020 12:27 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Shaf's respirator appeal.
Replies: 103
Views: 4686

Re: Shaf's respirator appeal.

He's selling his son's/daughter's bike frame! Maybe we could rent it for a week at a time, until the LOCKDOWN is lifted, at which point the current renter get's to 'do with it as they wish'?
by boxelder
Wed Apr 01, 2020 11:54 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Proper made up!
Replies: 29
Views: 1518

Re: Proper made up!

That must be a vicious fecker to kill a grey squirrel!

Good spot.
by boxelder
Wed Apr 01, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: SPOT Tracker Renewal Fees - Being Gouged?
Replies: 264
Views: 33230

Re: SPOT Tracker Renewal Fees - Being Gouged?

Yeah, I emailed customer services, but they replied from CustomerLoyalty@findmespot.com I used that from then on. Good luck. I've found that something along the lines of "I logged on to cancel my subscription, but noticed the Flex Plan. If this can be.........................if not please cancel my ...
by boxelder
Mon Mar 30, 2020 10:46 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: SPOT Tracker Renewal Fees - Being Gouged?
Replies: 264
Views: 33230

Re: SPOT Tracker Renewal Fees - Being Gouged?

.Thank you for contacting SPOT Customer Relations. Please advise if you would like us to switch you to the flex plan now and pay the charges now or if you would like to wait closer to your renewal date. Please be advised that the amount that you will need to be charged is €59.85 plus VAT. But, we w...
by boxelder
Mon Mar 30, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: SPOT Tracker Renewal Fees - Being Gouged?
Replies: 264
Views: 33230

Re: SPOT Tracker Renewal Fees - Being Gouged?

Got my reply to the above: "Thank you for contacting SPOT Customer Relations. At this time we can switch you over to the flex plan, however, those fees would still apply by doing this change. At this time we can waive the activation fee and first month of service. This would be a refund of the charg...
by boxelder
Sat Mar 28, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: SPOT Tracker Renewal Fees - Being Gouged?
Replies: 264
Views: 33230

Re: SPOT Tracker Renewal Fees - Being Gouged?

I've emailed and asked to be moved to the Flex Plan, pay the €25 initial charge and then be 'mothballed' until we're allowed out again. It may be I have to pay the first month €15 before pausing it. It's then €15 for a month's subscription, so I'd expect €45-60/year. That I can live with.
by boxelder
Fri Mar 27, 2020 12:30 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: What you done to make a little difference today!?
Replies: 26
Views: 2221

Re: What you done to make a little difference today!?

Spent a couple of hours packing the food boxes at the food bank with the kids. Distancing and elderly volunteers in isolation, means they're struggling to get boxes packed. As a family (of 5) we could ignore distancing as only us on that shift, and got loads done. On a totally different note, I've b...
by boxelder
Thu Mar 26, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Full suspender riders...
Replies: 79
Views: 3933

Re: Full suspender riders...

I have Sram X0 on both my mountain bikes. I've got silicon boots on the ends. I'm sure you're on top of this, but those silicon boots trap mud/water and hold it at the pedal thread. Worth regularly removing and checking/greasing pedals. I've got some X0 cranks with a pedal stuck in, after the other...
by boxelder
Thu Mar 26, 2020 12:34 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Full suspender riders...
Replies: 79
Views: 3933

Re: Full suspender riders...

Salsa Spearfish 2019, carbon. Lots of fun downhill, even on 2.3" tyres - it'll take 2.6" on 29er. Climbs every bit as well as the lightweight Tallboy V1 I had before, but is a bit heavier. I've not weighed it, but guess it's approaching 13 kg. It feel so much less noodly though.
by boxelder
Thu Mar 26, 2020 12:26 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: First tick of 2020
Replies: 4
Views: 418

First tick of 2020

Parking 'you know what' to one side for a minute, I've just twist and jerked a bloated, bloody tick from the skin it had buried itself into (happily, the dog's). Is this early? Mild winter?
by boxelder
Mon Mar 23, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: If we close up for a bit...
Replies: 753
Views: 33512

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

Cyclist fatality on Honister Pass yesterday 😥 Big emergency response out.
by boxelder
Sat Mar 21, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 3419
Views: 600199

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

by boxelder
Sat Mar 21, 2020 11:00 am
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Dales Divide 2020 .. who's going?
Replies: 84
Views: 6821

Re: Dales Divide 2020 .. who's going?

Forestry Scotland just cancelled all events until the end of June. England to follow no doubt.
by boxelder
Tue Mar 17, 2020 10:13 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Lakeland 300
Replies: 10
Views: 1071

Re: Lakeland 300

Shed, with beer on tap and not enough room for social contact. Sounds ideal.
by boxelder
Tue Mar 17, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Lakeland 300
Replies: 10
Views: 1071

Re: Lakeland 300

Good going. That's my local - didn't know it had a bunk house.
by boxelder
Thu Mar 12, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: The story behind your BB name (and whats your usual form of address)
Replies: 159
Views: 7711

Re: The story behind your BB name (and whats your usual form of address)

The song I was listening too when I needed a new log-in for STW (after their crash)

Andy, or "Ahreet big lad?" Sometimes Lurch. Often <swearfilter>.
by boxelder
Sun Mar 08, 2020 8:57 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Fisher field crossing
Replies: 10
Views: 1056

Re: Fisher field crossing

In 2015 it was just under 1m deep, with waves increasing (and decreasing) that due to the wind down the loch. The current still wasn't strong. I remember fatbike tyres were causing floaty issues. Last year was deeper by the look of photos (not sure how tall the guy is).
by boxelder
Mon Mar 02, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: HT550 over 7 riding days
Replies: 26
Views: 1904

Re: HT550 over 7 riding days

Why not start at Fort Augustus and head north first. 7 days would give loads of time to enjoy that best section. If time left you could then do Tyndrum and back, or use a train to make up some time?

EDIT - I should read before posting.........
by boxelder
Mon Mar 02, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Waterproof shorts / 3/4 / trousers recommendations
Replies: 13
Views: 1023

Re: Waterproof shorts / 3/4 / trousers recommendations

The Endura ones are a lot better than earlier versions - I think I have MT500 and MTR. Altura also good, but size down as there are generous. I wore a pair of Altura most of the way round HT, but was a bit sweaty at times. Full WP trooz? I've got some Rab Downpour ones that are good and not too flap...
by boxelder
Sat Feb 22, 2020 8:50 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Suggest a jerket
Replies: 4
Views: 671

Re: Suggest a jerket

Not orange but Endura's Adventure jersey is an adaptable piece of kit
https://www.endurasport.com/MTR-Adventu ... y/p/bE3182
Or their Pro SL thermal is like a thin neoprene
https://www.endurasport.com/Pro-SL-Ther ... I/p/bE9122
by boxelder
Tue Feb 11, 2020 10:20 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: 650B+ Steel Hardtail - thoughts?
Replies: 16
Views: 1479

Re: 650B+ Steel Hardtail - thoughts?

The original Solaris Max (non longshot) is ace, if you can find one. I have that and a MK2 Solaris. The Pace 29er frames, like the older Solaris, won't take a 3" tyre. The ride feel difference between steel and modern Al, on 3" tyres, is tricky to judge. Treat yourself to a Shand - you're worth it.
by boxelder
Thu Feb 06, 2020 9:47 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 3419
Views: 600199

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

Summer bag anyone? 200g of 90/10 700fp and baffles rather than stitch through - £90 but there's another 15% off if you use the code on the website. https://www.millets.co.uk/tents-camping ... g-bag.html Picked one up today - £76. Nice colour, packs smallish. It had obviously been stored packed for ...
by boxelder
Thu Feb 06, 2020 9:52 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: IDEAS PLEASE - 5 day route, somewhere warm, September time
Replies: 15
Views: 1181

Re: IDEAS PLEASE - 5 day route, somewhere warm, September time

OP - what about Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia - check routes at Bikepacking.com
by boxelder
Thu Feb 06, 2020 9:42 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Parking Somewhere Near Stavely & Garrigill Always Planning
Replies: 8
Views: 807

Re: Parking Somewhere Near Stavely & Garrigill Always Planning

Garrigill - middle of the village outside PO and near phone box on OS map. Half a dozen actual spaces (no restrictions I don't think) or on road.
by boxelder
Wed Jan 29, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 3419
Views: 600199

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

Some nice ex display wheels on sale around half price
https://www.bike-treks.co.uk/collections/wheels