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by thenorthwind
Thu Dec 17, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 9308
Views: 1054272

Re: The post man's been ...

Cranked #23. In a plastic bag since the envelope had split but seems to have survived. Sure I recognise the bloke in one of the articles... :wink:

Will be saved for an appropriate coffee-break/quiet beer time.
by thenorthwind
Thu Dec 17, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Let's have a photo competition.
Replies: 67
Views: 1967

Re: Let's have a photo competition.

Escape Goat wrote:
Wed Dec 16, 2020 9:29 pm

I LOVE this!!
Thanks Allen!
Borderer wrote:
Wed Dec 16, 2020 7:28 pm
Thanks Dave. Sadly I can't see your photo... :???: Maybe it's just me....
Odd - maybe you can see it if you follow the link: https://ibb.co/8KjmRCN
by thenorthwind
Wed Dec 16, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Let's have a photo competition.
Replies: 67
Views: 1967

Re: Let's have a photo competition.

Almost forgot about this. Slim pickings this year and some stunning photos already, but I thought I'd put this in anyway. My friend heading up Glen Lyon on this year's Scotduro: https://i.ibb.co/GxVd16n/2020-09-06-10-21-26.jpg That's a great picture of Joe, Bridget - definitely one to remember - tha...
by thenorthwind
Wed Dec 16, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Always fancied a Cumulus quilt, just struck me that ...
Replies: 34
Views: 818

Re: Always fancied a Cumulus quilt, just struck me that ...

I was thinking about the import issue the other day. When you buy something from outside the EU, you don't pay local sales tax on it (unless I've misunderstood) but you should pay import duty (and any associated handling fees) when it comes into this country, unless it's below the value limit, or a ...
by thenorthwind
Tue Dec 15, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: January's Virtual Winter Event 2021 (Covid lockdown edition) Jan 9th and 10th
Replies: 608
Views: 12550

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

Me and Sean (tobasco) are in contact, so no issues there. At risk of being the responsible adult, can I suggest everyone remembers that not everyone spends every spare minute browsing the forum, and that many people have a lot going on in what they might, unfairly perhaps, refer to as "real life", w...
by thenorthwind
Tue Dec 15, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Cranked magazine.
Replies: 22
Views: 860

Re: Cranked magazine.

Q for subscribers, is it worth the cost? Notwithstanding the current one, I've had a cursory look at back issues, seems interesting. An annual sub might be a good ask to put MrsPB out of her misery deciding on my Christmas present. It's a really good mag. The articles, particularly in the recent is...
by thenorthwind
Mon Dec 14, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What are you drinking now?
Replies: 214
Views: 5079

Re: What are you drinking now?

"24-hour-barrel-aged" though... hardly seems worth it? Homeopathic barrel-aging? :lol: What am I missing? It's Islay whisky, I doubt it needs that much! I don't know how long these things take; my impression of (beer) brewing is that it doesn't take ages to impart flavours (e.g. hopping stages). Ma...
by thenorthwind
Mon Dec 14, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What are you drinking now?
Replies: 214
Views: 5079

Re: What are you drinking now?

Ta :wink: . I've still got one can left of that there Fairytale of Brew York. Funnily enough, I've got one of them too. Not drinking just now, but Sheffield's finest long-distance cycling beer shop just dropped these off. I'm rather looking forward to Christmas... Intriguing! "24-hour-barrel-aged" ...
by thenorthwind
Mon Dec 14, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: January's Virtual Winter Event 2021 (Covid lockdown edition) Jan 9th and 10th
Replies: 608
Views: 12550

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

I believe 10 is the allotted number. Eleven shall not thou count, nor shall thou count nine... etc.
by thenorthwind
Sun Dec 13, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: January's Virtual Winter Event 2021 (Covid lockdown edition) Jan 9th and 10th
Replies: 608
Views: 12550

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

Thanks John and Reg - sterling work! A quick google turned up this site which you might find useful. It allows you to draw a circle with a set radius from a given centre point quickly, and you can share the results with your partner with a link if you want to do it that way. https://www.mapdeveloper...
by thenorthwind
Sat Dec 12, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 9308
Views: 1054272

Re: The post man's been ...

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Sat Dec 12, 2020 7:33 am
What's the cost of one of those John?
At least his marriage, surely?
by thenorthwind
Thu Dec 10, 2020 10:32 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Pack rafts - Please may I ask?
Replies: 53
Views: 1266

Re: Pack rafts - Please may I ask?

yourguitarhero wrote:
Thu Dec 10, 2020 10:19 pm
Ah ok, perfect - same as this year's one, just pushed back a year. I'll be up there with my van, boat and some beers I make for y'all
:-bd As an occasionally lurker on the STW homebrew thread.... excited :cool:
by thenorthwind
Thu Dec 10, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Oi Stu - I saw this and thought of you ...
Replies: 18
Views: 334

Re: Oi Stu - I saw this and thought of you ...

Blimey they wheedle their way into your hearts :oops: The photo was just one I nabbed from the Grauniad website. Just an excuse to pester Stu for some puppy photos really. They do. I didn't even want a dog :oops: Cheers. Need to share it. Glad you posted it, I was hoping Stu would post some puppy p...
by thenorthwind
Thu Dec 10, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: As we're talking about Strava today ...
Replies: 29
Views: 677

Re: As we're talking about Strava today ...

Uhm but I thought R@pha's business model was entirely based around the concept of taking the p1ss? :wink: :lol: Aye but I'm tempted to say that no one would take offence at the above or really give a toss :wink: BTW, I don't believe the thing about junk miles either. Owt's better than sitting on yo...
by thenorthwind
Thu Dec 10, 2020 9:47 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: 18650 cells.
Replies: 13
Views: 444

Re: 18650 cells.

Good question. The voltage across the terminals might be enough to tell you, though it will vary with state of charge. You might need to do a more elaborate test whilst discharging. I don't know a great deal, but I'm sure there'll be a guide somewhere on the internet - plenty of people will be doing...
by thenorthwind
Thu Dec 10, 2020 9:44 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Oi Stu - I saw this and thought of you ...
Replies: 18
Views: 334

Re: Oi Stu - I saw this and thought of you ...

Cheeky Monkey wrote:
Thu Dec 10, 2020 5:23 pm
If she gets on with it (probably once she's off puppy food) then working dog food is very cost effective.
We feed our lurcher that. Still doesn't seem inclined to do any work...

PS What's the story behind the photo CM?
by thenorthwind
Thu Dec 10, 2020 9:39 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Pack rafts - Please may I ask?
Replies: 53
Views: 1266

Re: Pack rafts - Please may I ask?

Living in rural Spain would seem to be an odd location to be interested in this concept but we live 10km from the longest river in Spain, the Ebro. Crossing points used to be quite plentiful with most villages along the river having little ferries for locals to access their orange and olive groves ...
by thenorthwind
Thu Dec 10, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: As we're talking about Strava today ...
Replies: 29
Views: 677

Re: As we're talking about Strava today ...

I'm in two minds about this. Although it's clearly tongue in cheek so I shouldn't really be thinking about it that seriously at all. I've thought about the Festive 500 before, but never have, largely because in the end I've ended up making plans to see family and friends, and that takes precedence, ...
by thenorthwind
Wed Dec 09, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Todays ride
Replies: 2282
Views: 310722

Re: Todays ride

:-bd :YMAPPLAUSE: :YMAPPLAUSE:

Well done Reg! Good man!
by thenorthwind
Wed Dec 09, 2020 9:49 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Do you strava?
Replies: 70
Views: 986

Re: Do you strava?

I chose the first option because I do use Strava and do post rides to it, but only a small percentage of riding. I like the idea of sharing an interesting ride with friends, and seeing what other people have been out* doing. There's some ego involved in that, but I don't think that's unhealthy. Besi...
by thenorthwind
Tue Dec 08, 2020 10:05 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Pack rafts - Please may I ask?
Replies: 53
Views: 1266

Re: Pack rafts - Please may I ask?

I would like one that packs down to the size of an orange and weighs a kilo. And costs about £100. Please. Here you go: https://klymit.com/products/litewater-dinghy They're a bit more than £100 now, slightly over a kilo, and it's a big orange, but not far off. Just... don't try and strap a bike to ...
by thenorthwind
Mon Dec 07, 2020 10:29 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: 2020 review
Replies: 29
Views: 921

Re: 2020 review

Best ride: Toss-up between the Dales Divide and Scotduro, which is funny because they were on consecutive weekends. Quite different rides, but I think DD takes it. New friends, pushing my limit, great scenery, decent weather, plenty of chips. Best new kit: My new frame bag, a lockdown creation: http...
by thenorthwind
Sun Dec 06, 2020 10:14 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Films to watch while isolating
Replies: 206
Views: 12258

Re: Films to watch while isolating

This is on tomorrow night. Premier of Robert McFarlanes film: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/upstream-film-screening-with-robert-macfarlane-rob-petit-tickets-128365977093 Not sure if it'll work in the UK though..... I missed this before, but your link goes to a screening this Thursday night. Did it w...
by thenorthwind
Sun Dec 06, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What's the best for gravelw*nking - 700 or 650B
Replies: 15
Views: 444

Re: What's the best for gravelw*nking - 700 or 650B

I have an Arkose with the stock 700c wheelset shod with Schwalbe G-one all round 35mm tyres for all my road riding, which often includes bits of tracks and other rough stuff. When I built a second wheelset for more off-road biased riding, I dithered for a long time over 700c and 650b. In the end I f...
by thenorthwind
Sat Dec 05, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Can we talk about jockey wheels?
Replies: 19
Views: 421

Re: Can we talk about jockey wheels?

I'm a fan of the cheap and cheerful ones. cheap enough to replace often and carry a spare,, and I go through many. Easy to lube the bush and won't size on you like a bearing. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50683244562_7b381fe422_m.jpg I was going to post this picture but couldn't find it! :gri...