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by MuddyPete
Tue Dec 20, 2016 12:07 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Todays ride
Replies: 1774
Views: 249608

Re: Todays ride

An unexpected Christmas treat on the last C2W of the year, today! :-)
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by MuddyPete
Sun Dec 18, 2016 10:17 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: 2016 Photo Comp - perhaps you'd like to VOTE NOW?
Replies: 40
Views: 4622

Re: 2016 Photo Comp - perhaps you'd like to enter?

Karl wrote:...not sure either of your photos depict bikepacking... :lol:
There seem to be elements of both in all of my adventures :d .

"Sedbergh Sunrise"
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by MuddyPete
Thu Dec 15, 2016 12:37 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: 2016 Photo Comp - perhaps you'd like to VOTE NOW?
Replies: 40
Views: 4622

Re: 2016 Photo Comp - perhaps you'd like to enter?

Will there be categories for professionals... :-bd
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...and rank amateurs? X_X
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I believe there may be quite a difference. :ugeek:
by MuddyPete
Tue Dec 13, 2016 12:15 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Any denomination 2016 Winter Bivvy pics.
Replies: 17
Views: 5420

Re: Any denomination 2016 Winter Bivvy pics.

The Chilterns SE bivi stove nerd-off.
Some were minimalist; others, less so... :???:
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by MuddyPete
Mon Dec 12, 2016 12:22 am
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Norwegian Winter Bivi 10/11 Dec - pictures added
Replies: 7
Views: 1827

Re: Norwegian Winter Bivi 10/11 Dec - pictures added

...food eaten (reindeer)...and still smell like a bothy - Only those who have experienced it will know that heady next day fragrance of yesterdays whiskey and wood smoke oozing form every pore. A nice but strange feeling being sat at my desk in work and smelling of "adventure"... Even though I was ...
by MuddyPete
Sun Dec 11, 2016 11:50 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: SE (Chilterns) Winter Bivy - 10/11 Dec
Replies: 236
Views: 30515

Re: SE (Chilterns) Winter Bivy - 10/11 Dec

Pickers wrote:Many thanks to Sam and TBD for the overnight spot, also thanks to Ben and James for route and pub organising.
Hear! Hear!
It was great to meet you all and thanks for making it a week-end of Type 1 fun :-bd , despite the grim weather on Saturday.

We certainly earned our gingerbread lattes.
by MuddyPete
Sat Dec 10, 2016 12:26 am
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: SE (Chilterns) Winter Bivy - 10/11 Dec
Replies: 236
Views: 30515

Re: SE (Chilterns) Winter Bivy - 10/11 Dec

Check your train times!
Southern trains are cancelled due to a strike tomorrow x(. This site has further details: http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/
I'll be at Tring at 12.09.
by MuddyPete
Wed Dec 07, 2016 3:19 am
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: SE (Chilterns) Winter Bivy - 10/11 Dec
Replies: 236
Views: 30515

Re: SE (Chilterns) Winter Bivy - 10/11 Dec

TheBrownDog wrote:... Tring station about 1130 so could meet ya there if you want to get the early train, and we can toddle into town and get a sarny.
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I'll aim for Tring station at 11.30 too.
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by MuddyPete
Mon Dec 05, 2016 10:53 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: SE (Chilterns) Winter Bivy - 10/11 Dec
Replies: 236
Views: 30515

Re: SE (Chilterns) Winter Bivy - 10/11 Dec

Bearbonesnorm wrote:And finally, the entire meal should be cooked using a single meths stove :-bd
I've just been experimenting with a Christmas pudding and a bottle of rum. I'd forgotten just how impressive the flames can be :shock: .
Breakfast that cooks itself: that's me sorted. :wink:
by MuddyPete
Mon Dec 05, 2016 9:14 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: SE (Chilterns) Winter Bivy - 10/11 Dec
Replies: 236
Views: 30515

Re: SE (Chilterns) Winter Bivy - 10/11 Dec

Have we got a cafe/soft option for breakfast in mind, or should we bring some with us? :cool: Do you really expect a dozen blokes to resist having a "camping stove nerd-off"? :ugeek: Bring some breakfast. :d Then we'll ride to a caff and have some more breakfast :-bd. Rumsey's chocolate cafe in Wen...
by MuddyPete
Fri Dec 02, 2016 4:37 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Classic bikes
Replies: 20
Views: 2275

Re: Classic bikes

There's something about old bikes which appeals to me, but I'm not really sure of the look I have in mind... Perhaps it's the same sort of "agricultural charm" that makes old Land Rovers popular :wink: . https://www.dropbox.com/s/wpacoakx7kodc02/bring%20a%20trailer.jpg?raw=1 https://www.dropbox.com...
by MuddyPete
Fri Dec 02, 2016 12:22 am
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: SE (Chilterns) Winter Bivy - 10/11 Dec
Replies: 236
Views: 30515

Re: SE (Chilterns) Winter Bivy - 10/11 Dec

TheBrownDog wrote:...rigid Inbred 29er. I honestly don't like it much but it does the job.
What don't you like about it?
by MuddyPete
Thu Dec 01, 2016 11:55 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: New bike advice
Replies: 4
Views: 935

Re: New bike advice

Loads of choice here:
http://www.bikepacking.com/bikes/plus-bikes/
The 2017 Surly Karate Monkey 27.5+ seems the most versatile. I haven't ridden one, though.
by MuddyPete
Sun Nov 27, 2016 8:24 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: SE (Chilterns) Winter Bivy - 10/11 Dec
Replies: 236
Views: 30515

Re: SE (Chilterns) Winter Bivy - 10/11 Dec

TheBrownDog - PM sent.
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by MuddyPete
Wed Nov 23, 2016 1:21 am
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: SE (Chilterns) Winter Bivy - 10/11 Dec
Replies: 236
Views: 30515

Re: SE (Chilterns) Winter Bivy - 10/11 Dec

RIP wrote:Firepit??
You mean like this one?
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TheBrownDog wrote:They'd just be jealous
Yup :-bd
by MuddyPete
Sun Nov 20, 2016 7:45 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: SE (Chilterns) Winter Bivy - 10/11 Dec
Replies: 236
Views: 30515

Re: SE (Chilterns) Winter Bivy - 10/11 Dec

Speaking of bivvi spots, I told a friend from my MTB club about the winter bivvi and he volunteered his woods near Little Kimble as a venue for the overnight. To quote him: Firewood supplied free, round house available (sits 8 comfortably with fire in middle), there is also a small shepherds hut wi...
by MuddyPete
Tue Nov 15, 2016 1:02 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Classic bikes
Replies: 20
Views: 2275

Re: Classic bikes

...old bike...'death traps'...off-road riding...pictures...tales of derring-do... Guilty on all counts! :-bd. Six months after I bought my first 'mountain bike' (a previously-enjoyed bouncy, V-braked iron horse of unpredictable durability, for a mere 60 of my English pounds) I spent a winter long w...
by MuddyPete
Wed Nov 09, 2016 2:59 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a Month 2016.
Replies: 251
Views: 47534

Re: Bivvy a Month 2016.

RIP - Dec bivi - Yes looking forward to it, as "stuff" is getting in the way of a November bivi.
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by MuddyPete
Wed Nov 09, 2016 12:04 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: When you're not sure if it's a spoof....
Replies: 84
Views: 6909

Re: When you're not sure if it's a spoof....

boxelder wrote:
Were they on 'gravel bikes', by any chance? :wink:
Are such cycles frowned upon in the alpine borderlands of Beds and Bucks? :wink:
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Absolutely: it's just mud and concrete around here. Not very alpine at all.
They're just racers with knobby tyres, anyway. :d
by MuddyPete
Tue Nov 08, 2016 11:54 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a Month 2016.
Replies: 251
Views: 47534

Re: Bivvy a Month 2016.

Looks like a great trip all round Reg: scenery, hospitality and no rain :-bd .
Love the colours in that 5th photo.
You can never have too many pictures in a post ;)
by MuddyPete
Sun Nov 06, 2016 11:36 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Hipster Insight
Replies: 4
Views: 958

Re: Hipster Insight

Very, very good :lol:; including the word-of-the-week: "lumbosexual" (lum-BO-sex-u-al).
It surprised me the bloke on the receiving end of the comment didn't react, which suggests it's a common term around those parts :???:.
by MuddyPete
Wed Nov 02, 2016 11:40 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: "career breaks" or as I'd prefer to call it- buggering off.
Replies: 44
Views: 4638

Re: "career breaks" or as I'd prefer to call it- buggering o

An interesting thread that works on so many levels. You don't have to do something radical for it to have a radical effect on your happiness. May I suggest developing a mental list of what you like and dislike about your current job during the next few months (e.g. like - solving complex problems an...
by MuddyPete
Sat Oct 29, 2016 7:05 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Perth to Aberdeen via a few glens...
Replies: 8
Views: 2568

Re: Perth to Aberdeen via a few glens...

Sounds like a great trip; I hope the setbacks didn't spoil the fun too much.
It looks like your bike was quite new: did you take it back to the shop when the fork broke?
Did the fork use an air spring or coil spring?
What was the outcome?
by MuddyPete
Thu Oct 27, 2016 10:10 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: When you're not sure if it's a spoof....
Replies: 84
Views: 6909

Re: When you're not sure if it's a spoof....

metalheart wrote:Mavis Grind C-to C is a bitch though....m :wink:
Wow! That's quite an undertaking. What's the ITT record?
Were you accompanied by otters, by any chance? Or carrying a viking longboat?
I believe some London hipsters may be attempting it, 'unsupported'. Can't wait for the film... :wink:
by MuddyPete
Thu Oct 27, 2016 8:44 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: When you're not sure if it's a spoof....
Replies: 84
Views: 6909

Re: When you're not sure if it's a spoof....

Shetland is only a couple of hundred miles of packrafting north of there :lol: Just think how extreme it is here (whispers....it's not really). That is indeed quite a paddle: hats off to you sir, and your incredible achievement. Did you make a short film of it, by any chance? I've just taken a Goog...