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by quimarche
Sun Feb 17, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: GoPro adapter for Garmin Out-Front
Replies: 8
Views: 849

GoPro adapter for Garmin Out-Front

Does anyone know of something that adds a GoPro mount to the underside of a Garmin Out-Front?

I know I could get a new K-Edge dual-purpose mount or similar, but I'd much prefer to re-use what I've already got.
by quimarche
Sat Feb 16, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Route planning assistance; Southport to Whitehaven
Replies: 5
Views: 445

Re: Route planning assistance; Southport to Whitehaven

Some more suggestions. Take the quiet roads of NCN 62 from Southport to Preston, then either NCN 6 or the canal to Carnforth (the former is straightforward with some gentle rollings hills on quiet roads, the latter will be alive in spring - swans, geese, ducks, herons - but it's not a fast route), N...
by quimarche
Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTD: cheapish calipers and levers
Replies: 4
Views: 505

Re: WTD: cheapish calipers and levers

I've got a pair of TRP Spykes going spare, complete with cables, Avid levers and spare pads. How does £30 plus postage sound?
by quimarche
Sun Feb 10, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: Routes
Topic: West Cumbria child friendly route
Replies: 7
Views: 940

Re: West Cumbria child friendly route

If it's not too late, how about a ride up the forest path in Ennerdale?

http://www.wildennerdale.co.uk/wordpres ... valley.pdf

Black Sail hostel isn't open til mid-March but would make for a proper adventure for a young 'un.
by quimarche
Thu Feb 07, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 7993
Views: 837154

Re: The post man's been ...

Collected this afternoon - a new dynamo wheel from the wonderful chaps at Ghyllside Cycles. Also discovered they're running an irregular series of evening talks w/ beer & pizza; recent speakers have included Jenny Graham, Lee Craigie & Steve Abraham.
by quimarche
Thu Feb 07, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Routes
Topic: West Cumbria child friendly route
Replies: 7
Views: 940

Re: West Cumbria child friendly route

Recently rode a re-purposed railway line into Whitehaven. There you can find food, and I reckon a night spent atop the cliff might be pretty special. https://www.sustrans.org.uk/ncn/map/route/whitehaven-to-sheriffs-gate-rowrah https://www.visitcumbria.com/wc/whitehaven-to-ennerdale-cycle-path/ You s...
by quimarche
Sat Feb 02, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: SPOT Tracker Renewal Fees - Being Gouged?
Replies: 257
Views: 27206

Re: SPOT Tracker Renewal Fees - Being Gouged?

I needed to call out our MRT last weekend; first time in over forty years in the hills. Obvs, they did a sterling job and the casualty was safely returned. Chatting with them later, this was said: "Spot Trackers are a mixed picture. The signal will be received in the UK and eventually it will get to...
by quimarche
Mon Jan 21, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Spot Tracker Wanted thread.
Replies: 69
Views: 19835

Re: Spot Tracker Wanted thread.

Hi Rich, you're welcome to borrow mine. PM me.
by quimarche
Sun Jan 20, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Winter camp Lakes content
Replies: 2
Views: 664

Re: Winter camp Lakes content

Is that Blea Tarn? It was chuffing cold there this morning - cleats kept choking with snow & ice. Did you see the bridleway between Little Langdale and Tilberthwaite has been repaired?
by quimarche
Sat Jan 19, 2019 12:15 am
Forum: Routes
Topic: Ambleside to Wasdale Head
Replies: 11
Views: 1581

Re: Ambleside to Wasdale Head

Following on from Bob's comments...

There's good gravel to be had between Windermere and the top of Great Langdale. If you must climb Scafell Pike from the Wasdale side, then it's up and over Wrynose and Hardnknot passes - tough road climbs but all rideable.
by quimarche
Fri Jan 18, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Fatfighters 2019 Weigh-in Thread
Replies: 460
Views: 27098

Re: Fatfighters 2019 Weigh-in Thread

18/01/2019: 230.6 lb (-1.4) 104.6 kg (-0.6) Heading in the right direction
by quimarche
Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Talk to me about Rohloff
Replies: 62
Views: 4061

Re: Talk to me about Rohloff

I've got a Rohloff on my steel ECR and love it, but chose 1x11 on the newer gravel bike. Pros. 500% range, just choose your cogs accordingly. Easy to maintain, one oil change a year. Steel bits and a straight chain line mean minimal wear. Finding a shifting solution that works for you can be a pain....
by quimarche
Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Fatfighters 2019 Weigh-in Thread
Replies: 460
Views: 27098

Re: Fatfighters 2019 Weigh-in Thread

11/01/2019: 232.0 lb (+1.0) 105.2 kg (+0.4) Continuing a bad trend
by quimarche
Fri Jan 04, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Fatfighters 2019 Weigh-in Thread
Replies: 460
Views: 27098

Re: Fatfighters 2019 Weigh-in Thread

04/01/2019: 231.0 lb (+0.2) 104.8 kg (+0.1) Not a good start
by quimarche
Tue Jan 01, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Fatfighters 2019 Weigh-in Thread
Replies: 460
Views: 27098

Re: Fatfighters 2019 Weigh-in Thread

01/01/2019: 230.8 lb 104.7 kg New Year's Day
04/01/2019: 231.0 lb (+0.2) 104.8 kg (+0.1) Not a good start
11/01/2019: 232.0 lb (+1.0) 105.2 kg (+0.4) Continuing a bad trend
18/01/2019: 230.6 lb (-1.4) 104.6 kg (-0.6) Heading in the right direction

Aiming for:
31/12/2019: 175.0 lb
by quimarche
Thu Dec 27, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: keswick up to Skiddaw ?
Replies: 5
Views: 487

Re: keswick up to Skiddaw ?

Lingy Hut is well worth a visit, recently taken over by the MBA. There’s a bit of nice riding to the north, joining up with the road that encircles the back o’ Skidda. All other directions quickly turn very boggy. The Cumbrian Way is largely rideable, albeit rough in parts. It’s been very wet this l...
by quimarche
Wed Nov 07, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTD wildcat tomcat
Replies: 3
Views: 469

Re: WTD wildcat tomcat

Hi

I've got one. Never used. No new stock on the Wildcat site but they used to be £52. Yours for £35 + p&p.

(https://web.archive.org/web/20170705061 ... ms/tom-cat)

Chris
by quimarche
Fri Oct 26, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 7993
Views: 837154

Re: The post man's been ...

Another thumbs up for Mountaineering Designs. They resurrected my old down sweater. Top notch service.
by quimarche
Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:12 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Fatfighters 2018 Weigh-in Thread
Replies: 798
Views: 66895

Re: Fatfighters 2018 Weigh-in Thread

19/10/2018: 225.2 lb (-1.4 lb) Back in the saddle
by quimarche
Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Fatfighters 2018 Weigh-in Thread
Replies: 798
Views: 66895

Re: Fatfighters 2018 Weigh-in Thread

14/09/2018: 226.6 lb (+2.6 lb) Dismal
by quimarche
Fri Aug 24, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Fatfighters 2018 Weigh-in Thread
Replies: 798
Views: 66895

Re: Fatfighters 2018 Weigh-in Thread

24/08/2018: 224.0 lb (+0.8 lb) Minor fluctuation.
by quimarche
Mon Aug 20, 2018 9:09 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Well, I've found Stu's xmas prezzie...
Replies: 6
Views: 828

Re: Well, I've found Stu's xmas prezzie...

Or hang 3 enamel mugs from a seat pack?
by quimarche
Fri Aug 17, 2018 8:59 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Fatfighters 2018 Weigh-in Thread
Replies: 798
Views: 66895

Re: Fatfighters 2018 Weigh-in Thread

17/08/2018: 223.2 lb (+1.9 lb) It's been way too long! Now back on track.
by quimarche
Thu Aug 16, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTD - Backcountry research Tulbag
Replies: 6
Views: 1238

Re: WTD - Backcountry research Tulbag

I'm looking for one too.

http://backcountryresearch.com/ is offering free international shipping for orders over $60. If there are any other takers I'd be happy to organise an order and forward distribution.

Anyone?
by quimarche
Mon Aug 13, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Fatfighters 2018 Weigh-in Thread
Replies: 798
Views: 66895

Re: Fatfighters 2018 Weigh-in Thread

It was all going so very well. One and a half stones lost since the new year then I fell off the wagon and undid a lot of the hard work. A slow circuit of the Fred Whitton last weekend has since provided sufficient incentive to get me back on track.