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by jam bo
Sun Feb 18, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Highland Trail - First Winter Attempt
Replies: 32
Views: 4418

Re: Highland Trail - First Winter Attempt

Would doing it on ski’s count?
by jam bo
Wed Feb 07, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: bikes on planes
Replies: 7
Views: 857

Re: bikes on planes

Ryanair etc are fine if you understand what you are getting (a seat on a plane) and play by their rules. anything extra you pay for.

BA etc are also fine if you understand you are paying for a whole load of stuff you probably won't use.
by jam bo
Sun Jan 28, 2018 11:54 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: How to inspire "Microadventures" - NOT
Replies: 39
Views: 5625

Re: How to inspire "Microadventures" - NOT

This place has its reputation for a reason...

:-bd
by jam bo
Thu Jan 25, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Recommendations for small camera
Replies: 29
Views: 3633

Re: Recommendations for small camera

The best camera is the one you have with you.

I have an RX100. its great but more often than not I don't have it with me. 90% of the photos I take are on my phone.
by jam bo
Wed Jan 24, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Import cost from USA?
Replies: 19
Views: 1549

Re: Import cost from USA?

i bought two things from the states recently. one for ~$25 and one for ~$55. both posted via USPS from different companies. $25 item got stopped by post office and had to pay £5 VAT + £8 handling fee and collect it from sorting office $55 dollar item got delivered to my door with no question of any ...
by jam bo
Sun Jan 21, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: exped ul 7. good for winter?
Replies: 11
Views: 1371

Re: exped ul 7. good for winter?

Neoair x-therm here. Expensive but worth every penny. Warm enough I can use a lighter bag too.
by jam bo
Sat Jan 20, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tool lust...
Replies: 35
Views: 3739

Re: Tool lust...

Turned up. Got stung for £5 vat and £8 handling fee by post office.

Tis nice though.
by jam bo
Sat Jan 20, 2018 9:54 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tyvek on the shop page?
Replies: 13
Views: 1752

Re: Tyvek on the shop page?

I’ve got half a roll of permavent left over from a shed build, never realised it was so useful.
by jam bo
Wed Jan 10, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tool lust...
Replies: 35
Views: 3739

Re: Tool lust...

I needed a set of link pliers anyway, 10 spd ones I could just about do with my fingers but 11spd ones are even harder.
by jam bo
Wed Jan 10, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tool lust...
Replies: 35
Views: 3739

Tool lust...

I’m a sucker for a well designed tool and flush from a PPI payout I just ordered one of these off the back of the bikepacking review. Surprisingly reasonable $5 international postage too. https://www.bikerumor.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Wolf-Tooth-Components-master-link-combo-pliers-6-in-1-multi...
by jam bo
Wed Jan 03, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Which rucksack ?
Replies: 30
Views: 3099

Re: Which rucksack ?

As for bike handling, our WRT2016 group hammered round most of Nant-Yr-Arian Summit trail with full gear on and I don't remember anyone not being able to satisfactorily "rail", "send", "nail", "smash", "carve", "clean", "gnarl" (how did all those get through the swear filter?!) any landscape featur...
by jam bo
Wed Jan 03, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: 2017 Photo Comp. WINNERS
Replies: 62
Views: 7236

Re: 2017 Photo Comp. WINNERS

After a very piss-poor turnout of voters, we have a tie in the photo comp. Congratulations to both Jameso and Bob who are joint winners with 4 votes each ... prizes on their way in due course fellas. Well done to everyone who submitted a picture and to the 3 of you who voted I voted!!! :-bd twice?
by jam bo
Wed Jan 03, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Which rucksack ?
Replies: 30
Views: 3099

Re: Which rucksack ?

Genuine question, why would you need a rucksack? I’ve found them to be horrible, sweaty and uncomfortable at best. Unless you foresee extensive bike carrying I’d rather pack it on the bike. I came to bikepacking through road touring and have gradually weaned myself away from the ‘what if’ items and...
by jam bo
Wed Jan 03, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: 2017 Photo Comp. WINNERS
Replies: 62
Views: 7236

Re: 2017 Photo Comp. WINNERS

i generally land on this page:

http://bearbonesbikepacking.co.uk/phpBB ... d=newposts

so missed it too.
by jam bo
Tue Jan 02, 2018 11:56 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Which rucksack ?
Replies: 30
Views: 3099

Re: Which rucksack ?

Osprey talon
by jam bo
Tue Jan 02, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Another reason not to have a fire
Replies: 11
Views: 1940

Re: Another reason not to have a fire

I wonder if you can steal water?! I have a feeling that water in rivers etc belongs to the crown ... you can own 'the river' but you don't own the water in it. Might want to ask United Utilities about that :roll: they will have an extraction licence. there are long running arguments in the kayaking...
by jam bo
Sun Dec 31, 2017 2:39 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 3441
Views: 610928

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

It’s a new niche, bumpacking.
by jam bo
Wed Dec 27, 2017 12:16 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 3441
Views: 610928

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

RIP wrote:That's an amazing camera discount, wonder what's going on there.
No-one ever bought it at full RRP.
by jam bo
Tue Dec 26, 2017 9:00 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 3441
Views: 610928

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

by jam bo
Tue Dec 19, 2017 8:24 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Are you having owt interesting for Christmas?
Replies: 54
Views: 4720

Re: Are you having owt interesting for Christmas?

I’m pretty particular about the kit and things I like so I prefer to buy them for myself.

I’ve asked for time instead this year to head off on some adventures.
by jam bo
Thu Dec 14, 2017 2:20 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Photo-a-month 2017
Replies: 9
Views: 1293

Re: Photo-a-month 2017

Good idea: January: https://scontent-ort2-1.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/15802988_1881106535498136_5497336625941708800_n.jpg February: https://scontent-ort2-1.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/16583186_1823246584593677_8913300978908790784_n.jpg March: https://scontent-ort2-1.cdninstagram.com/t51....
by jam bo
Tue Dec 12, 2017 11:36 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Helmet mounted light
Replies: 7
Views: 1063

Re: Helmet mounted light

I got the axis for a few more grams and a bit more lumens. Mainly because I only wanted a single helmet light, nothing on the bars.
by jam bo
Tue Dec 12, 2017 1:54 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: 2017 Photo Comp. WINNERS
Replies: 62
Views: 7236

Re: 2017 Photo Comp.

That rain hurt...

ImageUntitled by jim gardiner, on Flickr
by jam bo
Thu Nov 16, 2017 9:33 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Cheap ways to Scotland
Replies: 39
Views: 4078

Re: Cheap ways to Scotland

Go to the alps.its closer...