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by GregMay
Wed Jun 10, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Mountain navigation
Replies: 2
Views: 239

Re: Mountain navigation

It's been arranged to be free as part of the FRA navigation courses - only a very recent agreement. It's an excellent read.

FWIW, I'm one of the two course directors for the nav. weekends - worth attending. Though September is likely to be cancelled.
by GregMay
Wed Jun 10, 2020 10:10 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Not your usual bikepacking video.
Replies: 38
Views: 1355

Re: Not your usual bikepacking video.

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Wed Jun 10, 2020 9:47 am
I'll admit to finding it refreshing Reg. Certainly different to (as Greg says) the usual introspective navel gazing that's become the norm.
I believe we've stepped past naval gazing in a lot of the more recent "films" Stu. Hence my comment.
by GregMay
Wed Jun 10, 2020 7:30 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Not your usual bikepacking video.
Replies: 38
Views: 1355

Re: Not your usual bikepacking video.

That was excellent. Literally smiled all the way through.

Better then the normal anal gazing nonsense that we've been getting the past few years. Something unique.
by GregMay
Fri Jun 05, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Photos you have taken in the last month of which you like.
Replies: 1097
Views: 220715

Re: Photos you have taken in the last month of which you like.

More film scanning today: https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49973554382_632e1a7cb8_c.jpg Kodak_pro_100_roll31_ (21).jpg by Greg.May , on Flickr https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49973555132_ace9ebaf9d_c.jpg Kodak_pro_100_roll31_ (23).jpg by Greg.May , on Flickr https://live.staticflickr.com/6553...
by GregMay
Wed Jun 03, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: I’m struggling...
Replies: 10
Views: 659

Re: I’m struggling...

voodoo_simon wrote:
Wed Jun 03, 2020 8:09 pm
Seriously, who would queue for two hours?!
Addicts.
by GregMay
Tue Jun 02, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Photos you have taken in the last month of which you like.
Replies: 1097
Views: 220715

Re: Photos you have taken in the last month of which you like.

Playing with some colour film. First time in a while. ProImage 100. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49964188792_42fa6ca4b2_c.jpg Kodak_pro_100_roll30_ (26).jpg by Greg.May , on Flickr https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49963907696_b487f13725_c.jpg Kodak_pro_100_roll31_ (5).jpg by Greg.May , on ...
by GregMay
Mon Jun 01, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Photos you have taken in the last month of which you like.
Replies: 1097
Views: 220715

Re: Photos you have taken in the last month of which you like.

It was also the day before the announcement of lockdown. Which makes it a bit more memorable.
by GregMay
Mon Jun 01, 2020 1:41 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Photos you have taken in the last month of which you like.
Replies: 1097
Views: 220715

Re: Photos you have taken in the last month of which you like.

Thanks - one of the few race photos I'll get to take this year I suspect.

Small one is mine, as is the one looking like she is pondering which course to do...she was wetting her finger apparently :)
by GregMay
Sun May 31, 2020 9:12 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Stupid ideas you can't shake.
Replies: 54
Views: 2209

Re: Stupid ideas you can't shake.

Not come across that Paul - interesting route. Quite runable! Paddy currently on hold for me. But such is the way of things. Wales will still be there.
by GregMay
Sun May 31, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Stupid ideas you can't shake.
Replies: 54
Views: 2209

Re: Stupid ideas you can't shake.

It'd be next year at the earliest now Greg. I think it probably is the fact that taking a bike up and over some of them sounds reasonably stupid, that makes also makes it sound appealing. A lot of them are trails through talus. Bike would be .. interesting. Some of the lower sections would be a hoo...
by GregMay
Sun May 31, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Stupid ideas you can't shake.
Replies: 54
Views: 2209

Re: Stupid ideas you can't shake.

I've had the joy of dong a few 14's a while back. It's a good place to spend time. The peaks are pretty raw and it's an interesting place.

Would I travel to the US at the moment... maybe. Co. is one of the few places I probably would.
by GregMay
Mon May 25, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Single Speed Help...
Replies: 19
Views: 703

Re: Single Speed Help...

Having had it happen when cranking up a hill many years ago - you don't want it slipping when it's under a lot of power.

Crotch + stem interface is not ideal.

Wide SS cog, preferably steel, metal spacers - perfect chainline.

Welcome to the SS club, it's simple and painful at the same time.
by GregMay
Sat May 23, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: TERAVAIL 700 X 47 Cannonball
Replies: 3
Views: 208

Re: TERAVAIL 700 X 47 Cannonball

I also have some of the smaller Cannonballs - 40mm - lower volume was good for fitting into mudguards!
by GregMay
Sat May 23, 2020 9:48 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: TERAVAIL 700 X 47 Cannonball
Replies: 3
Views: 208

Re: TERAVAIL 700 X 47 Cannonball

I have. Not too dissimilar to the Sparwood. Fast in straight line, corners well with some drift, little to no warning when it cuts away!

I like them. For daily commute. Canal, gravel, some gritstone paving slabs.

Quite a few Terravail tyres now, quite happy with most of them.
by GregMay
Fri May 22, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Photos you have taken in the last month of which you like.
Replies: 1097
Views: 220715

Re: Photos you have taken in the last month of which you like.

Thanks Sean. It was taken while she was watching our neighbours kid in our shared garden - hence she couldn’t go play in the garden. She has taken a surprisingly large amount of semi decent photos, lots of dross, but she is 3. I like that the haze in the sky is chequered, as it’s through the bug mesh.
by GregMay
Fri May 22, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Photos you have taken in the last month of which you like.
Replies: 1097
Views: 220715

Re: Photos you have taken in the last month of which you like.

I can't claim this one, it was my 3 year old in the trailer behind me:

ImageDSC02292.jpg by Greg.May, on Flickr
by GregMay
Fri May 22, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Photos you have taken in the last month of which you like.
Replies: 1097
Views: 220715

Re: Photos you have taken in the last month of which you like.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49922395716_9e14de9f0c_c.jpg DSC02235-Edit.jpg by Greg.May , on Flickr https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49921876513_26d7a195e0_c.jpg DSC05196.jpg by Greg.May , on Flickr https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49922398191_913d272cba_c.jpg DSC05242.jpg by Greg.May ...
by GregMay
Sun May 17, 2020 8:44 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Wanted: SRAM Apex 10 speed levers
Replies: 0
Views: 209

Wanted: SRAM Apex 10 speed levers

If you have any (As I know many of you hate them) I would like another set.

Purely ergonomics. My hands work with them :)
by GregMay
Wed May 13, 2020 2:41 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Madder than a mad thing
Replies: 9
Views: 537

Re: Madder than a mad thing

Reminds me of one of my early Mondrakers when they had the bonkers stems on them. Thing was amazing in a straight line down hill once you weighted the front wheel. Otherewise...it was a bit pants.
by GregMay
Tue May 12, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Photo sharing / Flickr
Replies: 11
Views: 355

Re: Photo sharing / Flickr

Thanks for the heads up - i'd not realised it'd gone up by so much.
by GregMay
Tue May 12, 2020 8:55 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Still worthy of the puking gnome???
Replies: 25
Views: 1175

Re: Still worthy of the puking gnome???

Lazarus wrote:
Mon May 11, 2020 9:38 pm
but i would not take aesthetics over performance [ at that weight ]
So why buy an Orange 5? Utterly bland performance.
by GregMay
Mon May 11, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Still worthy of the puking gnome???
Replies: 25
Views: 1175

Re: Still worthy of the puking gnome???

Still looks like he hucked to flat with a mid 90s XC bike.
by GregMay
Sat May 09, 2020 9:46 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: BB gilet question.
Replies: 13
Views: 706

Re: BB gilet question.

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Sat May 09, 2020 9:13 am
Being windproof would be nice. Unlike the last ones.
Described as windproof and showerproof front.
And North Korea is described as a Republic.....
by GregMay
Sat May 09, 2020 8:37 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: BB gilet question.
Replies: 13
Views: 706

Re: BB gilet question.

Being windproof would be nice. Unlike the last ones.
by GregMay
Fri May 08, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Integral Designs Silwing Tarp
Replies: 9
Views: 711

Re: Integral Designs Silwing Tarp

Sold to Colin.