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by metalheart
Fri Jan 04, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Fatfighters 2019 Weigh-in Thread
Replies: 460
Views: 36614

Re: Fatfighters 2019 Weigh-in Thread

01.01.19 107.1kg
04.01.19 106.4kg

Haven’t really started yet (except no beer).

Out for a bivvy tonight, kickstart it properly... :lol:
by metalheart
Tue Jan 01, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Fatfighters 2019 Weigh-in Thread
Replies: 460
Views: 36614

Re: Fatfighters 2019 Weigh-in Thread

107.1kg... ooo-FF. sorry, we went metric in 1973 I don’t work in old money... :lol:

Objective is sub 95. I was down to around 100 in last August... :cry:

Still I hit 113.7 last year :shock:
by metalheart
Mon Dec 31, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Resolutions and other lies.
Replies: 22
Views: 1783

Re: Resolutions and other lies.

Eat better/less.
Ride more
Repeat.
by metalheart
Sun Dec 30, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Gear recommendations and Is a 3x3 tarp too big for solo
Replies: 8
Views: 966

Re: Gear recommendations and Is a 3x3 tarp too big for solo

I started off with a 3x3 alpkit number but picked up a Rab siltarp1 for £24 in a sale almost 2 years ago and not bothered with the alpkit since. The larger tarp can be rigged up more like a tent but to me this removes the ‘fun’ of a tarp (being exposed to the night sky) and I now pitch the smaller t...
by metalheart
Fri Dec 28, 2018 11:09 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2019
Replies: 1141
Views: 110910

Re: Bivvy a month 2019

Just to clarify point 1/.

Assuming I make it through to October next year I can count it as done (already having November & December ‘18 in the bag)?
by metalheart
Thu Dec 27, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: bags
Replies: 22
Views: 2255

Re: bags

This is pretty much my standard set up: https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7875/45569661195_2540e44827_c.jpg First Sherpa bikepack (Feshie) by metalheart-UK , on Flickr Revelate front harness, salty roll and whatever the cheap accessory pack is called. Ortieb seat pack (the large one, there's a smaller ...
by metalheart
Wed Dec 26, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Fatfighters 2019 Weigh-in Thread
Replies: 460
Views: 36614

Re: Fatfighters 2019 Weigh-in Thread

I need to shed some bulk.

Currently stuffing my face stupid...

Best count me in (please).

mh-ff.
by metalheart
Wed Dec 26, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: All round 29er tyres
Replies: 10
Views: 1077

Re: All round 29er tyres

Maxxis High Roller 2 = HR2 :oops:
by metalheart
Wed Dec 26, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: All round 29er tyres
Replies: 10
Views: 1077

Re: All round 29er tyres

All my tyres are round... :lol: I’ve used Maxxis Ardents (2.25”) as an all round tyre but what you gain in rolling resistance you lose in traction when it gets muddy. So I mostly use an Ardent/HR2 combo. Works for me... (I’m happy enough for the rear to skit about about a bit). I run HR2/Minion 2.8”...
by metalheart
Wed Dec 26, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: bags
Replies: 22
Views: 2255

Re: bags

I started off with a set of ortlieb bags. There’s nothing really wrong with them but as Colin (and Stu) say packing them (on the bike) is mostly a pain in the hoop. I’ve replaced the front pack with a revelate harness/salty roll. It’s easier to attach to the bike, is better supported and therefore r...
by metalheart
Sun Dec 23, 2018 11:08 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2018.
Replies: 634
Views: 86485

Re: Bivvy a month 2018.

Did a solstice bivvy. https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7856/45569660495_daa2126264_c.jpg The bivvy spot (am) by metalheart-UK , on Flickr Headed out to Carrbridge then up the Dalnain to the red Bothy... :lol: Ride up the Dalnain was cold but the perfect antidote to the last fortnight at work. Shunned ...
by metalheart
Sat Dec 15, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: 2018 favourites
Replies: 30
Views: 3510

Re: 2018 favourites

Route: I cycled out the back door, along strath connon and glenuaig (solo, nice bivvy shy of the ruins before the lodge) then onwards to Loch/strath carron which helped cleanse my mind a little before meeting up with scotroutes and coming back the AKW (and aforementioned bivvy at the head of the Loc...
by metalheart
Sat Dec 15, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 8861
Views: 984780

Re: The post man's been ...

A dropper post (for the Sherpa) and some renthal bars.
Some Sissy Spacek films... <3
by metalheart
Sat Oct 27, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Steel 29er choices
Replies: 50
Views: 5147

Re: Steel 29er choices

Have ypu completed the Solaris full house yet?
Nope, in fact I’m one SolarisMAX down :shock:

The lure of shiney proved too much... :lol:
by metalheart
Sat Oct 27, 2018 8:18 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Steel 29er choices
Replies: 50
Views: 5147

Re: Steel 29er choices

From Cy at Cotic on wheelbase... (sorry about large text dump but I found it interesting): A few more people have questioned the wheelbase on the bike. I have always thought that people get a little too hung up on wheelbase. I have never once designed a bike with a wheelbase in mind, or an intentio...
by metalheart
Sat Oct 27, 2018 8:17 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Steel 29er choices
Replies: 50
Views: 5147

Re: Steel 29er choices

Sorry, double post thing screw up...
by metalheart
Sun Oct 21, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Steel 29er choices
Replies: 50
Views: 5147

Re: Steel 29er choices

What size LS geo did you get?
Large, with 35mm stem. Finally a bike that’s the right size for me, not an in between :-bd
by metalheart
Sun Oct 21, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Steel 29er choices
Replies: 50
Views: 5147

Re: Steel 29er choices

I have both Solaris (multiple) and a Sherpa. The Sherpa is more fun than the older ‘solari’ but the longshot geo knocks all that into a cocket hat. The new SolarisMAX is a confidence inspiring (and comfortable) ride. My bikepacking bike is a mk1 SolarisMAX (old geo) bought and built for its express ...
by metalheart
Sat Oct 20, 2018 10:41 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Steel 29er choices
Replies: 50
Views: 5147

Re: Steel 29er choices

Stanton Sherpa?

Modular dropouts so you can get qr, 142 or boost...

Or cheap though...

Not sure of geo but 67.5 HA (iirc).

Ahem, quite often available 2ndhand I believe.... :wink:
by metalheart
Sun Oct 14, 2018 5:53 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 8861
Views: 984780

Re: The post man's been ...

Don't suppose it's replacing a medium green ls Solaris you want to sell is it?
Mat, sorry, no. If you see my avatar it’s seen some abuse :oops:

I will have a green Sherpa (L) frame to sell shortly though...
by metalheart
Fri Oct 12, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 8861
Views: 984780

Re: The post man's been ...

A 2.3 29er HR2, a B+ 2.8” HR2, a hope stem, some XT cranks and a pair HELM forks.

Oh, and a shiney frame....
by metalheart
Thu Oct 04, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: YAAHTA
Replies: 22
Views: 3203

Re: YAAHTA

I watched that and thought, why do I have aspirations to ride it? :grin:

At first I was underwhelmed with the lack of swearing, nice to see it pick up a head of steam as you got started... :-bd

Ah well, I guess I’ll keep adding snippets here and there before a final assault...
by metalheart
Sun Sep 30, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2018.
Replies: 634
Views: 86485

Re: Bivvy a month 2018.

09 Autumn Equinox: After last years trip (Garve-Ullapool-Garve) me and SR were keen to keep up the tradition of an autumn equinox bivvy trip. After a major fanny about I finally made the RP (only 40 minutes late for an already 30 minute delayed start...) Moy Bridge car park. We headed out the gravel...
by metalheart
Sun Sep 30, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2018.
Replies: 634
Views: 86485

Re: Bivvy a month 2018.

I've done a few more since my last post. 08 a/b/c: Rode across the country (from the back door) out Starthconnon, Glenuig (pitching up at the ruins shy of Glenuig Lodge). https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1838/42241275630_647ce595c0_c.jpg Then on to Lochcarron where I miss judged thing pretty much as a...
by metalheart
Sun Sep 30, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bikes leaning against random stuff thread.
Replies: 83
Views: 10060

Re: Bikes leaning against random stuff thread.

Heres a few... https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3275/2723709100_76c98c136c_o.jpg Boggin https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1777/44002299882_39c563c19f_c.jpg Eilean Donan https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1781/28676168007_b7ac552be9_c.jpg Again... https://farm1.staticflickr.com/968/40399670340_d15f1a746b_c.jp...