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by jam bo
Mon Apr 02, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Pipedream sleeping bag anyone?
Replies: 18
Views: 2811

Re: Pipedream sleeping bag anyone?

There used to be a pipedream 300. I have one.

Good bag but I don’t much like the central zip.
by jam bo
Thu Mar 22, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Glen Tilt conditions
Replies: 10
Views: 1642

Re: Glen Tilt conditions

It's really hard to find on their site but the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) has a page for river water levels http://apps.sepa.org.uk/waterlevels/ and the Tilt is one of those monitored. http://apps.sepa.org.uk/waterlevels/default.aspx?sd=t&lc=14959 Looks like there's a bit of melt...
by jam bo
Fri Mar 16, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Phone advice ;)
Replies: 14
Views: 1507

Re: Phone advice ;)

6s should be eligible for a battery replacement for £29 from Apple. Well worth it if it has already been done. 6s isn’t waterproof, 7 onwards is. I’ve found iPhones pretty robust, I don’t treat mine carefully and they’ve been fine. I get a new one from work every two years and pass the old one on to...
by jam bo
Sat Mar 10, 2018 11:14 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: St Ives area
Replies: 12
Views: 2530

Re: St Ives area

rufus748 wrote: I've not found it but there's a 'hidden' red climb on the way around that's a real lung buster by all accounts (if you can get up it) and likewise with the subsequent descent.
its signposted....

climb is a bit of a bastard but the descent is fun.
by jam bo
Thu Mar 08, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Riding in the US? New app.
Replies: 2
Views: 636

Re: Riding in the US? New app.

you can see the data in a browser here:

https://www.adventurecycling.org/routes ... twork-map/
by jam bo
Sun Mar 04, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: one handed pull cord tightener
Replies: 6
Views: 1094

Re: one handed pull cord tightener

All my jackets have them.

By making the lock on captive, pulling the cord overcomes the friction it creates. When you stop pulling it stays there.
by jam bo
Sat Mar 03, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Garmins
Replies: 23
Views: 3079

Re: Garmins

With a bit of consideration, I’ll pass. Too much else on this month. Sorry.
by jam bo
Fri Mar 02, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Garmins
Replies: 23
Views: 3079

Re: Garmins

price?
by jam bo
Tue Feb 27, 2018 11:47 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Ascent... by GPS (Edge 800)
Replies: 17
Views: 1353

Re: Ascent... by GPS (Edge 800)

If you made the assumption that it was a linear change over the time and you had the raw elevation record then it would be fairly easy to apply a time based correction to each value and then recalculate the total climb.

Seems a lot of hassle though.
by jam bo
Sun Feb 25, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: So what is the weather like in Wales in early May then ...
Replies: 8
Views: 949

Re: So what is the weather like in Wales in early May then .

voodoo_simon wrote:Cold
Hot
Dry
Wet
Heat wave
Snow
Storms
Windy
And that’s just by lunchtime.
by jam bo
Sun Feb 25, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: St Ives area
Replies: 12
Views: 2530

Re: St Ives area

Nice road riding south of st ives.

Some cheeky mtb on the coast path but pretty exposed in places.
by jam bo
Sun Feb 18, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Patagonia Down Sweater Vest
Replies: 2
Views: 696

Re: Patagonia Down Sweater Vest

Is it a small small, or an American small?
by jam bo
Sun Feb 18, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Highland Trail - First Winter Attempt
Replies: 32
Views: 4968

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: 984

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: 6360

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: 4132

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: 1764

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: 1599

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: 4473

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: 1998

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: 4473

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: 4473

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: 3580

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: 8116

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: 3580

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...