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by quimarche
Tue Aug 15, 2017 12:13 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tarp tent advice
Replies: 22
Views: 6139

Re: Tarp tent advice

by quimarche
Mon Aug 07, 2017 9:41 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Orange lines on Open Cycle Map
Replies: 5
Views: 771

Re: Orange lines on Open Cycle Map

Permissive bridleways.
by quimarche
Fri Aug 04, 2017 12:11 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 2960
Views: 511259

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

I too can't find them on Amazon but I did find them at Wiggle: http://www.wiggle.co.uk/defeet-woolie-b ... 5360474599.
by quimarche
Thu Jul 27, 2017 1:10 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: wheel builder recommendations
Replies: 11
Views: 1128

Re: wheel builder recommendations

Calvin at Ghyllside: https://www.ghyllside.co.uk/.
by quimarche
Thu Jul 27, 2017 10:01 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Veloviewer map - explorer tiles
Replies: 354
Views: 43786

Re: Veloviewer map - explorer tiles

Can you not hike-your-bike along the footpath?
by quimarche
Mon Jul 10, 2017 10:40 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a Month 2017.
Replies: 665
Views: 142632

Re: Bivvy a Month 2017.

A night at Lingy Hut, recently taken over by the MBA. The hike-a-bike up Grainsgill Beck (marked as a bridleway) is most definitely type II. https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/rhJ1yiyIV8sKnx5PHsIbbOTYqEFjqbt6Pv0Wqy-_9jSRXbGZXPI7tjq3BxvMztQYTOTDq7u9bprY7abv9KE4XxVREoFtvPW06jFikplyEmdOV-4OvhkXE6Fgjyy_F...
by quimarche
Wed Jul 05, 2017 3:46 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 8007
Views: 839718

Re: The post man's been ...

A shiny 22g stove. It's an absolute belter.
by quimarche
Tue Jul 04, 2017 6:44 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 8007
Views: 839718

Re: The post man's been ...

Yup. The first cone delivered was cut to the wrong spec which didn't leave the gap necessary for Stormin's own stove. He quickly replaced it with a new one at his own expense, hence my comment on his first-class service. However, I still have the original and luckily it's sized just right for your n...
by quimarche
Tue Jul 04, 2017 6:13 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 8007
Views: 839718

Re: The post man's been ...

A replacement cone from http://www.storminstovesystems.co.uk/. All-round first-class service. Works well enough with the supplied stove; looking forward to trying it with Stu's 22g beauty.
by quimarche
Fri Jun 16, 2017 3:07 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Adventure cycle festival - Shillies 'undred
Replies: 5
Views: 870

Adventure cycle festival - Shillies 'undred

Did anyone at the Adventure cycle festival ride the 100km gravel route? If so, do you have any feedback?
by quimarche
Thu May 18, 2017 10:44 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Jenn Ride - Bearboners...
Replies: 98
Views: 9270

Re: Jenn Ride - Bearboners...

Just back from a short ride around Green Quarter. It's lovely & dry up there, apart from the few boggy bits which seem never to dry out. A lovely day here with cirrus, cirrostratus & cumulus and 20C.
by quimarche
Wed May 10, 2017 1:28 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Jennride fatbloke at the back group.....anyone?
Replies: 14
Views: 1641

Re: Jennride fatbloke at the back group.....anyone?

Great. I'll see you there. I'm familiar with quite a bit of the route but it'll be my first time bikepacking so please be gentle.
by quimarche
Wed May 10, 2017 12:36 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Jennride fatbloke at the back group.....anyone?
Replies: 14
Views: 1641

Re: Jennride fatbloke at the back group.....anyone?

Hi Tony, which of the two distances were you thinking of?
by quimarche
Wed May 10, 2017 12:33 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 8007
Views: 839718

Re: The post man's been ...

Just in: Mount Skidmore bottle cage adapter in black. How much more black could this be? None. Sterling service once again from Wildcat Gear.
by quimarche
Sun May 07, 2017 7:37 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Wanted: Black Mount Skidmore Bottle Cage Adapter
Replies: 1
Views: 245

Wanted: Black Mount Skidmore Bottle Cage Adapter

Does anyone have a *black* Mount Skidmore Bottle Cage Adapter they want to sell? I'd normally buy from Wildcat but they don't have any in stock.
by quimarche
Thu May 04, 2017 9:43 am
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Adventure Cycle Festival - Rail & Trails
Replies: 21
Views: 6573

Re: Adventure Cycle Festival - Rail & Trails

Do double-check the ferry is running at the time you expect to arrive. As I discovered a couple of days ago, it's a long way round if it isn't. http://www.fba.org.uk/ferry-cam
by quimarche
Thu May 04, 2017 9:36 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: running out of idea's. handlebars/arthritis.
Replies: 32
Views: 2573

Re: running out of idea's. handlebars/arthritis.

I've very recently been through the same process, for similar reasons. Had a long chat with Graham Theobald of thebodyrehab.co.uk. Ended up moving the saddle back to take weight off the arms, and rotated the brakes & shifters down so the wrist has to flex less to brake/shift.
by quimarche
Thu Mar 23, 2017 3:05 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tandems
Replies: 12
Views: 982

Re: Tandems

You can get semi-recumbent tandems which give the stoker a much better view. Saw one in Newcastle recently, well sorted for touring.
by quimarche
Wed Mar 15, 2017 2:42 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Lakes weekend - Fri 17 to Sun 19 March
Replies: 36
Views: 9979

Re: Lakes weekend - Fri 17 to Sun 19 March

Had a quick trip over to Rydal Cave today. There's always some water in it - you have to cross the stepping stones to get in, but there's plenty of flat, dry space inside. The best of it looked to be close to the entrance. There's a bigger area deeper into the cave, but it's interspersed with puddle...
by quimarche
Tue Mar 14, 2017 10:18 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Lakes weekend - Fri 17 to Sun 19 March
Replies: 36
Views: 9979

Re: Lakes weekend - Fri 17 to Sun 19 March

Ben The Priest Hole is well worth a visit, but not by bike. It's a way off the proposed route, and there's a lot of climbing up some narrow footpaths, culminating in a scree chute then a simple scramble. I'll try & get over to Rydal Cave before Friday & check out the floor. There's usually plenty of...
by quimarche
Tue Mar 14, 2017 10:49 am
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Lakes weekend - Fri 17 to Sun 19 March
Replies: 36
Views: 9979

Re: Lakes weekend - Fri 17 to Sun 19 March

Getting up Sadgill to Gatescarth Pass is horrible. What about Rydal Cave?

https://www.walklakes.co.uk/opus41907.html
by quimarche
Sun Mar 12, 2017 5:54 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Is there such a thing?
Replies: 10
Views: 550

Re: Is there such a thing?

You can still get battery powered backup devices, but they're not cheap. See NEXTODI & HyperDrivere here: https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/buy/Stand-Alone-Data-Storage/ci/3369/N/4000227848 Also, see the review & comparisons here: https://havecamerawilltravel.com/photographer/nextodi-nd2901-review The ...
by quimarche
Wed Feb 15, 2017 4:27 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What's the attraction of bivvy bags
Replies: 80
Views: 4530

Re: What's the attraction of bivvy bags

How do the quilt users amongst us fare with bivi bags?

And could someone please translate the girths used in Borah and Ti Goat descriptions into widths? It would make a comparison much easier.
by quimarche
Mon Feb 06, 2017 9:32 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: wtd - 2 man tent
Replies: 4
Views: 703

Re: wtd - 2 man tent

Barney

I've got an old Quasar you can have. It's not light but that shouldn't be a problem for car camping. Hugely spacious. In its time it had plenty of use, and the fly sheet is getting very fragile.

Chris
by quimarche
Sun Jan 22, 2017 9:54 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Soft stuff: Klymit X Frame, Endura Strike gloves
Replies: 11
Views: 2049

Re: Soft stuff: Klymit X Frame, Endura Strike gloves

I'll take the Klymit please. PM on its way.