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by thenorthwind
Tue Mar 21, 2017 4:44 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: 'No night riding' rules?
Replies: 13
Views: 1122

Re: 'No night riding' rules?

Insurance? Not sure if the events in question have any, but I know the guy who organised the Kielder Chiller 24hr and it took him 2 years to find an insurer who'd touch it once he mentioned riding in the dark.
by thenorthwind
Tue Mar 21, 2017 11:43 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Today's debate: Ultra Romance
Replies: 34
Views: 4094

Re: Today's debate: Ultra Romance

Pretty much sums up what I think as well I guess. Fair play to him but could have come up with a less annoying name. You lot are tough to get a rise out of, maybe I should go and try this on STW :wink: (Seriously, though I'm heartened by the lack of arguments this has caused thus far). And no I'm no...
by thenorthwind
Tue Mar 21, 2017 9:58 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Today's debate: Ultra Romance
Replies: 34
Views: 4094

Today's debate: Ultra Romance

We seem to have had quite a few more philosophical threads recently, and I thought this would be an interesting one. I first came across this chap a few years ago in a newspaper article and started following him on [takes deep breath and runs at the swear filter...] Instagram. (No, come back, where ...
by thenorthwind
Mon Mar 20, 2017 3:03 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Low(er) fronted Bibshorts... suggestions?
Replies: 27
Views: 3237

Re: Low(er) fronted Bibshorts... suggestions?

the whole "roll up the leg, stick the trouser sausage down the side" thing
:shock: That's a thing?! Consider me educated.
by thenorthwind
Sun Mar 19, 2017 9:11 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Photos you have taken in the last month of which you like.
Replies: 1135
Views: 232683

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

Some suburban singletrack from one of my extended commutes: https://c1.staticflickr.com/4/3741/33536288845_5a4e8f204e_b.jpg IMGP4026 by Dave W , on Flickr Rare conditions in the Cairngorms: https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2903/33536437485_4c3d230cbe_b.jpg IMGP4082 by Dave W , on Flickr And again, less...
by thenorthwind
Thu Mar 16, 2017 3:37 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 9308
Views: 1054566

Re: The post man's been ...

Oooh old maps!
if you like that sort of thing)
I do :geek:
by thenorthwind
Thu Mar 16, 2017 2:59 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: How old are you?
Replies: 28
Views: 3172

Re: How old are you?

Currently alone, or "winning" as I like to call it, my age category :cool:
by thenorthwind
Wed Mar 15, 2017 10:12 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Golf....help please
Replies: 19
Views: 1405

Re: Golf....help please

I think you'd probably get away with it if you were really stealthy. Probably not posting your plans on the internet would be a good start :wink:
by thenorthwind
Tue Mar 14, 2017 10:30 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Photos you have taken in the last month of which you like.
Replies: 1135
Views: 232683

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

It always takes me ages to get round to processing, organising and uploading photos, but I cleared a bit of a backlog at the weekend so here's a couple from February. A mate of mine climbing Jack's Rake in Langdale with me the other week: https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2845/32558407383_72d2aa4689_b.j...
by thenorthwind
Fri Mar 10, 2017 1:09 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Photos you have taken in the last month of which you like.
Replies: 1135
Views: 232683

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

Looks like quite a few roads in the North Pennines round Weardale. A long way from home though!
by thenorthwind
Fri Mar 10, 2017 12:58 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Highland Trail 550 - the book
Replies: 93
Views: 11366

Re: Highland Trail 550 - the book

I read my copy in it's entirety last weekend, sat in front of the stove in a hostel, having done a paltry 45 mile ride in the Cairngorms. I'd saved the the book specially to make sure it had the reading experience it deserved!
by thenorthwind
Fri Mar 10, 2017 8:29 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Sawyer Filter - SOLD
Replies: 2
Views: 632

Re: Sawyer Filter

If it doesn't meet Colin's requirements, second dibs :cool:
by thenorthwind
Tue Mar 07, 2017 11:50 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Water proof flat peddle shoes
Replies: 25
Views: 3403

Re: Water proof flat peddle shoes

I got some long Sealskinz for Christmas and really put them through their paces in the Cairngorms on Saturday. 45 miles of constant rain/sleet/snow, many bogs and fords. I couldn't believe it when I found my liner socks were dry underneath at the end of the day. My feet were still freezing mind sinc...
by thenorthwind
Mon Mar 06, 2017 2:20 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: "The Distance"?
Replies: 28
Views: 2181

Re: "The Distance"?

Looks like an entry requirement is to be able to manual over a stream on a fully-loaded* drop-bar bike. They probably won't let me in then.

*for a summer day-ride, apparently
by thenorthwind
Thu Mar 02, 2017 7:23 pm
Forum: Routes
Topic: Southern Upland Way west section
Replies: 4
Views: 1474

Re: Southern Upland Way west section

Nice one, thanks :-bd
by thenorthwind
Thu Mar 02, 2017 9:14 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: SRT Operational Member Training.
Replies: 107
Views: 23904

Re: SRT Operational Member Training.

I missed this first time round and so have just caught up after your update. Thanks for sharing, it's really interesting, particularly as someone who has been considering whether they're in a position to join an MRT in recent years. I would argue you're performing a very useful role in giving an hon...
by thenorthwind
Mon Feb 27, 2017 2:20 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Sleeping bag recommendations please
Replies: 34
Views: 3680

Re: Sleeping bag recommendations please

Along with fluffy force as a measurement of fill power, can we adopt the Tunnocks teacake as the official SI unit of volume?

(Although their shrinking size over the years might compromise the usefulness of this.)
by thenorthwind
Fri Feb 24, 2017 1:28 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 9308
Views: 1054566

Re: The post man's been ...

No book, but some nice stickers from some bloke in a shed (cheers Stu).

Also, early in the week, a Shimano 3W dynohub and a Cycle2Charge V2 (spending the money Santa brought me). Just need a rim and some spokes now. And nipples. And tape. And probably something else I've forgotten.
by thenorthwind
Thu Feb 23, 2017 3:22 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: I want to make a camera strap like this one
Replies: 13
Views: 6149

Re: I want to make a camera strap like this one

Interested to see how well that works (both the $78 :shock: one and your MYOG version). I quite often carry a DSLR with me and I usually put a webbing loop through one of my belt loops just behind my left hip and I hook the camera strap (which goes over my right shoulder) to that with a mini carabin...
by thenorthwind
Wed Feb 22, 2017 10:55 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Southern uplands way rideable?
Replies: 15
Views: 2625

Re: Southern uplands way rideable?

Interesting, I was having very similar thoughts recently. I'm trying to work out what this year's "thing" is going to be too, and for a few years now I've wondered about doing a coast to coast across "the wide bit that no-one goes to." I even got as far as looking at maps recently and came across th...
by thenorthwind
Wed Feb 22, 2017 4:42 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Wtd: Pannier Rack
Replies: 2
Views: 660

Re: Wtd: Pannier Rack

Apologies in advance for the somewhat self-serving post. I have a QR seatpost rack I'm looking to get rid of if you're interested, but it may not be what you're after but not looking for much for it - £12.50 posted: https://c1.staticflickr.com/4/3763/32017825314_1793121823_c.jpg IMGP3714 by Dave W ,...
by thenorthwind
Mon Feb 20, 2017 9:24 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Baa Baa Bikepack - 5360km in the UK.
Replies: 69
Views: 7238

Re: Baa Baa Bikepack - 5360km in the UK.

Race against the clock - 1 Stage One person will win. It is a race. Having explained the details of the event to British Cycling, it was explained to me that the format falls outside of what they cover and also due to the likely distance between riders, certainly by the time we get off the initial ...
by thenorthwind
Fri Feb 17, 2017 8:34 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Is this the most hipster bikepacking accessory?
Replies: 12
Views: 1807

Is this the most hipster bikepacking accessory?

To be fair, I'm not sure it's marketed as a bikepacking accessory, but it's on bikepacker.com.

http://bikepacker.com/growlerwerks-ukeg ... e-nowhere/

And to test out the swear filter: microbrewery, hops, IPA.
by thenorthwind
Mon Feb 13, 2017 12:29 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: 1000 miles in France
Replies: 23
Views: 3412

Re: 1000 miles in France

As far as I can see, your son is smiling in just about all the photos: mission successful. Hope you were smiling too :-)