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by GregMay
Mon May 11, 2015 9:46 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Salsa Spearfish
Replies: 30
Views: 4030

Re: Salsa Spearfish

Pat wrote:Ah....are they warrantying it? (Is that even a word?) :grin:
Yeah, that's not even an issue with Salsa.

It had quite a bit of riding on it, was an early frame from last years batch, but yes. Getting sorted no questions asked. I do love Salsa and their down to earth nature.
by GregMay
Mon May 11, 2015 9:40 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Highland Trail 2015
Replies: 738
Views: 75706

Re: Highland Trail 2015

Trackleaders trail tracker is ready to roll: http://trackleaders.com/highland15
by GregMay
Mon May 11, 2015 4:04 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Intentional Weight Handicap... Suggestions?
Replies: 35
Views: 4384

Re: Intentional Weight Handicap... Suggestions?

Ride solo. Then the only slow person is you.
by GregMay
Mon May 11, 2015 4:00 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Highland Trail 2015
Replies: 738
Views: 75706

Re: Highland Trail 2015

Navigating at any speed with maps....good luck.
by GregMay
Mon May 11, 2015 3:59 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Salsa Spearfish
Replies: 30
Views: 4030

Re: Salsa Spearfish

Pat wrote:Oh... What happened? Defect or user error? :0)
Little from column a, little from column b :)
by GregMay
Sun May 10, 2015 4:35 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: titanium frames
Replies: 24
Views: 2249

Re: titanium frames

Just for balance: I had one. It broke. Twice. Titanium is overrated. Custom steel is what all the cool kids are riding now :cool: ;) Maybe you just had a sub standard frame. I've broke maybe 5 alu. frames (road and MTB) over the years, and two steel frames (MTB). Still never broken a Ti or carbon o...
by GregMay
Sun May 10, 2015 4:31 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Salsa Spearfish
Replies: 30
Views: 4030

Re: Salsa Spearfish

Ian wrote:Greg, is yours back from the menders yet?
Waiting for the new frame to land at the moment. All the more reason to ride the SS :)
by GregMay
Sat May 09, 2015 10:19 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Salsa Spearfish
Replies: 30
Views: 4030

Re: Salsa Spearfish

Having ridden both the Split Pivot and the older flex design...you made a good choice of not riding the new one...as you'd probably now own one :)
by GregMay
Sat May 09, 2015 10:17 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: titanium frames
Replies: 24
Views: 2249

Re: titanium frames

I've a Ti Fargo. I've had zero negatives with it, I'd had a steel one before. The Ti one is nicer to ride, lighter, and in my eyes - looks better.

Also had Ti race hardtails in the past. Mixed batch, but most issues came from fit - not the material.
by GregMay
Sat May 09, 2015 5:24 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: ****INSPIRED TO RIDE - SOLD OUT!!!!!!
Replies: 28
Views: 3779

Re: Inspired to Ride - Sheffield screening(s)

May make this, not sure.
by GregMay
Sat May 09, 2015 5:22 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Salsa Spearfish
Replies: 30
Views: 4030

Re: Salsa Spearfish

BreninBeener wrote:Is that Conwy castle?
It is.
by GregMay
Fri May 08, 2015 11:28 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Salsa Spearfish
Replies: 30
Views: 4030

Re: Salsa Spearfish

I have one of last years ones. I've rode it down the Sarn Helen and done a few other bike packing rides on it. I've raced if for a few 24 hour races too. Also, it gets used as a bike for normal day to day riding. Hands down, it is one of the best all round bikes I've ever owned. I love it. https://f...
by GregMay
Thu May 07, 2015 9:18 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Highland Trail 2015
Replies: 738
Views: 75706

Re: Highland Trail 2015

For those interested, this is the Twitter account that will be associated to the Highland Trail. https://twitter.com/HT_550 I'll try to keep it up to date during the race with what riders are up to - but will mainly be using it to announce finishing times and scratches. If you're racing, feel free t...
by GregMay
Wed May 06, 2015 9:42 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Highland Trail 2015
Replies: 738
Views: 75706

Re: Highland Trail 2015

IIRC the gate you're talking about - I have a vague memory of taking my bags off my bike, firing them over the gate, then climbing/dragging myself and bike over it.

Where there is a will, there is a way.
by GregMay
Wed May 06, 2015 9:40 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Article in pinkbike
Replies: 11
Views: 1074

Re: Article in pinkbike

I lived there for a year. I miss it so much. Wonderful trails, amazing wilderness, great people.
by GregMay
Wed May 06, 2015 9:54 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Garmin UK ITT Maps - Any interest?
Replies: 148
Views: 28932

Re: Garmin UK ITT Maps - Any interest?

Started having a look at this last night. Very nice.

Not sure if I can help, but if I can give a shout. Based in Pennines area, so can update bits if needing.
by GregMay
Mon May 04, 2015 9:05 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Cairngorm loop May B/H
Replies: 68
Views: 10116

Re: Cairngorm loop May B/H

As for sleep...I got two hours before my body woke up wanting food and a pee :(
by GregMay
Mon May 04, 2015 9:03 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Cairngorm loop May B/H
Replies: 68
Views: 10116

Re: Cairngorm loop May B/H

*ello* I was a little zoned at that stage hadn't really digested my two full fat toasties from Glenmore. Nice too meet you though :) Yeah, it wasn't something I'd even thought about - I just turned left and went on following the little purple line. Figured I'd driven up, wasn't in imminent danger of...
by GregMay
Mon May 04, 2015 8:28 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Cairngorm loop May B/H
Replies: 68
Views: 10116

Re: Cairngorm loop May B/H

Well that was a bit epic. As said, I bailed to the outer loop at Glenmore. Original plan was to do the whole thing in one, so figured, why not and rode/pushed round the rest of the route. I did not bail down Glen Tilt, hence I claim a DNF* :) It got a little interesting at around 2am when my drivetr...
by GregMay
Thu Apr 30, 2015 11:38 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Cairngorm loop May B/H
Replies: 68
Views: 10116

Re: Cairngorm loop May B/H

Right, I've re-packed the bike, added in some extra warm bits and some more food.

Ready to roll.
by GregMay
Thu Apr 30, 2015 11:43 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: FS: Salsa Fargo 29er Fork
Replies: 0
Views: 583

FS: Salsa Fargo 29er Fork

Surplus to requirements as I have a nice carbon Firestarter fork on my Fargo, and put some bounce on the El Marachii where it had lived. It's the same as this one: http://www.charliethebikemonger.com/salsa-fargo-v2-29er-fork---great-for-anything-cages-1382-p.asp There is 160mm of steerer left - so m...
by GregMay
Wed Apr 29, 2015 10:22 am
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Cairngorm loop May B/H
Replies: 68
Views: 10116

Re: Cairngorm loop May B/H

Had a nice evening chat with my wife over concerns with rivers and snow levels. Her words "If it gets crap just turn around and ride down, or back" . So, I'm going to throw in a pair of Primaloft trousers and stick to it. As Steves email says, if it's bad, outer loop TT. At least riding SS my deraui...
by GregMay
Wed Apr 29, 2015 9:49 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Salsa Fargo
Replies: 36
Views: 4790

Re: Salsa Fargo

Teetosugars wrote:That looks ace Greg..

Where is it?
That my friend is Cuba :)

Viñales national park. Ace riding, some really cool features around. More images in issue 003 of Grit.cx.

Image
by GregMay
Tue Apr 28, 2015 3:35 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Highland Trail 2015
Replies: 738
Views: 75706

Re: Highland Trail 2015

I may of course retract that comment when I curl up into my soaking wet sleeping bag in the Fords of Avon refuge, unable to continue either forwards or back, sobbing quietly I'll think of you when I'm in my tent in Blair Athol after a few nice drinks in the pub. If I get up and it's crap, I'm going...
by GregMay
Tue Apr 28, 2015 2:10 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Highland Trail 2015
Replies: 738
Views: 75706

Re: Highland Trail 2015

Currently trying not to think about it....