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by thenorthwind
Fri Jan 01, 2021 5:38 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Cold weather tips
Replies: 41
Views: 1186

Re: Cold weather tips

This thread came to mind when I was reading one of Andy Kirkpatrick's many social media posts on the topic of clothing/equipment: https://www.instagram.com/p/CJdKpjajPs3/ They're not all related to cold, though a lot of them are about extreme cold, and there's a climbing bias obviously, but plenty o...
by thenorthwind
Thu Dec 31, 2020 9:58 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Cranked magazine.
Replies: 22
Views: 860

Re: Cranked magazine.

Some scrote at Royal Mail has nicked mine. They delivered the empty cardboard envelope in a plastic bag with a message that starts with: Our sincere apologies. We are very sorry that this item has reached you in this condition. If anything is missing or the contents are damaged, you can report this...
by thenorthwind
Thu Dec 31, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: January's Virtual Winter Event 2021 (Covid lockdown edition) Jan 9th and 10th
Replies: 608
Views: 12553

Re: January's Virtual Winter Event 2021 (Covid lockdown edition) Jan 9th and 10th

I'm in tier 4 now - not really sure how this affects this. I'm assuming overnight stays away from home are banned, but any fool can see the next to zero risk a bivvy without any pub/cafe stops poses, though I stuck to the letter of the law in the summer, apart from one occasion when I decided if Pri...
by thenorthwind
Sun Dec 27, 2020 10:01 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What are your feelings about next year?
Replies: 40
Views: 933

Re: What are your feelings about next year?

Same as every year, albeit form a different perspective. I've no idea what will happen, what will happen to me, what will happen to the world. Aliens could turn up and enslave the entire human race, an asteroid could annihilate the entire planet, I could get cancer. The virus will likely persist fo...
by thenorthwind
Sun Dec 27, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What are you drinking now?
Replies: 214
Views: 5084

Re: What are you drinking now?

Anchor Christmas Ale from 2016. I have 2017, 18, and 19 to get through too. I didn't manage to get this year's though.

Got new stout glasses for Christmas so have something nice to drink it out of too.
by thenorthwind
Thu Dec 24, 2020 11:25 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What are you drinking now?
Replies: 214
Views: 5084

Re: What are you drinking now?

My barley wine is (or rather was) 10.1% so I'm a nose in front :grin:
by thenorthwind
Thu Dec 24, 2020 10:37 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What are you drinking now?
Replies: 214
Views: 5084

Re: What are you drinking now?

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by thenorthwind
Thu Dec 24, 2020 10:33 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: I had a good look Reg, but I couldn't see you...
Replies: 15
Views: 412

Re: I had a good look Reg, but I couldn't see you...

Interesting! It's definitely used in the modern lack-of-energy sense in the film.
by thenorthwind
Thu Dec 24, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: I had a good look Reg, but I couldn't see you...
Replies: 15
Views: 412

Re: I had a good look Reg, but I couldn't see you...

...is he not the fellow seeing off half a pint of stout in one gulp around lunchtime? :lol: Great film. I really enjoyed watching it, but it did make me sad to see the backwards progress we've made in this deparment in the last 65 years :sad: I also hadn't realised that the term 'bonk' was that old....
by thenorthwind
Thu Dec 24, 2020 8:04 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What are you drinking now?
Replies: 214
Views: 5084

Re: What are you drinking now?

Tonight’s tipple is an espresso martini. Ooo I like those! I think of them as vodka& red bull for grown ups, just as lethal :-bd Probably right. Also partial to sipping one, whilst looking down my nose at the riff raff who drink vodka-Red Bull :roll: :wink: Had an Irish coffee, the traditional equi...
by thenorthwind
Thu Dec 24, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Time to get revenge on Stuart
Replies: 173
Views: 3056

Re: Time to get revenge on Stuart

Nice work Andy. I noticed if you scroll down, you can also get them on an OS map :-bd
JohnClimber wrote:
Thu Dec 24, 2020 9:32 am
3) SN 841808 - Thenorthwind + £10 extra for the rain guage nearby
Surprised Reg hasn't commented on my little extra, though it's not outside t' town 'all :wink:
by thenorthwind
Mon Dec 21, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Winter Event Substantial Meal (WESM) PHTO COMP (NOW VIRTUAL)
Replies: 50
Views: 1032

Re: Winter Event Substantial Meal (WESM) PHTO COMP

This sounds like the sort of challenge I could rise to, literally as well as figuratively. Tangent: I have some hillwalking friends of Glaswegian origin whose long-standing ambition was to deep fry a Mars bar on top of a Munro. Deep fried Glaswegian Mars Bar would of course count as a proper meal :...
by thenorthwind
Mon Dec 21, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Pin-pointing pointlessness is the pinnacle of pleasure
Replies: 23
Views: 446

Re: Pin-pointing pointlessness is the pinnacle of pleasure

The bit I had to read twice was this: ... and saddle area were getting rather fed up with this unrelenting cycling. The solution was quite different to the problem as I shoveled some peanut butter flapjacks inside me and got back on my way. :o :lol: Peanut butter is a surprisingly good lubricant :w...
by thenorthwind
Sun Dec 20, 2020 10:26 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Pin-pointing pointlessness is the pinnacle of pleasure
Replies: 23
Views: 446

Re: Pin-pointing pointlessness is the pinnacle of pleasure

Cheers Ben :-bd

I have it next to the sofa and my phone with Dropbox set to auto-upload photos, so I thought it might as well add these. Hope that's OK!

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by thenorthwind
Sun Dec 20, 2020 10:08 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Winter Event Substantial Meal (WESM) PHTO COMP (NOW VIRTUAL)
Replies: 50
Views: 1032

Re: Winter Event Substantial Meal (WESM) PHTO COMP

This sounds like the sort of challenge I could rise to, literally as well as figuratively.

Tangent: I have some hillwalking friends of Glaswegian origin whose long-standing ambition was to deep fry a Mars bar on top of a Munro.
by thenorthwind
Sun Dec 20, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: "official" UK Bikepacking Routes
Replies: 28
Views: 763

Re: "official" UK Bikepacking Routes

htrider wrote:
Sun Dec 20, 2020 7:01 pm
Oh dear. In the Scottish section they list the Southern Upland Way. Oh dear oh dear oh dear.......
😬

Well it'll be a lesson in maps vs. reality for someone :wink:
by thenorthwind
Sun Dec 20, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Off Topic: bird feeders. Wot you got?
Replies: 36
Views: 615

Re: Off Topic: bird feeders. Wot you got?

Ah interesting, I thought they only fed on the tree (insects presumably). Might have to get a feeder with some nuts in it to see if I can tempt it back. Yeah, just the standard round wire cage Dave. I know the sort you mean - current one is a plastic tube with a hole + perch, which is maybe not cre...
by thenorthwind
Sun Dec 20, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Ben Connolly Chasing Chevrons Article
Replies: 5
Views: 205

Re: Ben Connolly Chasing Chevrons Article

thenorthwind wrote:
Sun Dec 20, 2020 7:01 pm
in the erstwhile Arrivee (Audax UK members' mag)
:wink:

It will be online eventually but the last issue (September) isn't yet so may be a while. If Ben sees this and gives his blessing, perhaps I (or he) could share it on here?
by thenorthwind
Sun Dec 20, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Off Topic: bird feeders. Wot you got?
Replies: 36
Views: 615

Re: Off Topic: bird feeders. Wot you got?

Woodpeckers will use the nut feeders here Dave (both lesser and greater spotted). I always feel sorry for anyone else having a feed when one of them arrives with a thud :wink: Ah interesting, I thought they only fed on the tree (insects presumably). Might have to get a feeder with some nuts in it t...
by thenorthwind
Sun Dec 20, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Ben Connolly Chasing Chevrons Article
Replies: 5
Views: 205

Ben Connolly Chasing Chevrons Article

Just read an article by Ben Connolly (who I think is our very own benconnolli [sp?]) in the erstwhile Arrivee (Audax UK members' mag), which was thoroughly enjoyable (and made a nice change from some of the articles which can often be a bit "I rode here, ate this, got tired, covered X miles, Y climb...
by thenorthwind
Sun Dec 20, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Off Topic: bird feeders. Wot you got?
Replies: 36
Views: 615

Re: Off Topic: bird feeders. Wot you got?

I have one left by the previous owner of our house, which I've always tried to keep topped up, but have to admit I've been more keen this year since I can see it from my "office" window. I've really enjoyed seeing the variety of birds we've had on it - mainly sparrows, blue tits, great tits, robins,...
by thenorthwind
Sun Dec 20, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: "official" UK Bikepacking Routes
Replies: 28
Views: 763

Re: "official" UK Bikepacking Routes

RIP wrote:
Sun Dec 20, 2020 5:38 pm
official ... bikepacking. Oxymoron to this one :wink: .
I saw this doing the rounds on social media, and had to resist wading in. A map with every bikepacking route in the country? That'd be a full set of OS Explorers then?

Leave 'em to it Reg. They're not worf it. Etc.
by thenorthwind
Sat Dec 19, 2020 9:20 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Yay, it's cheery Friday.
Replies: 1399
Views: 137909

Re: Yay, it's cheery Friday.

Spent yesterday helping to plasterboard a space in town that's to become a permanent cafe for an anti-food waste charity I volunteer for. Even for someone fairly fit, doing moderately physical work is surprisingly tiring for a desk jockey. I don't know how people do it every day for a living, especi...
by thenorthwind
Sat Dec 19, 2020 9:14 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Update on Trespass Bill - help needed!
Replies: 28
Views: 763

Re: Update on Trespass Bill - help needed!

Done. The Right to Roam campaign are also asking people to ask their MP to take part in the debate on the 25th of January and represent their views. consensus seems to be there's enough existing powers to deal with that problem without the Criminal Trespass sledgehammer. Police don't want it either!...
by thenorthwind
Fri Dec 18, 2020 11:39 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 9308
Views: 1054554

Re: The post man's been ...

A fetching hi-viz windproof gilet from Polaris. @Scotroutes Colin, this was my solution to the problem we discussed on another thread, of an Outdry being a great waterproof but not very visible. I figured rather than buy a new Outdry jacket, just get something lightweight to put over it, which doesn...