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by metalheart
Sat Feb 29, 2020 9:34 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: The story behind your BB name (and whats your usual form of address)
Replies: 159
Views: 7570

Re: Thw story behind your BB name (and whats your street name)

apparently this is a recognised "thing" and has a medical name Old age? :lol: What freaks me out is when people start talking to you as they obviously know you and I just go WTF are you ? This happened in a car en route to a meeting (in Tongue). I had to wait for the other person in the car to call...
by metalheart
Sat Feb 29, 2020 9:20 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: The story behind your BB name (and whats your usual form of address)
Replies: 159
Views: 7570

Re: Thw story behind your BB name (and whats your street name)

99% of people call me by my last name. Extra bonus points if you can figure out my famous doppelname
Image.

Some of us don’t need a weatherman...
by metalheart
Sat Feb 29, 2020 9:07 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: The story behind your BB name (and whats your usual form of address)
Replies: 159
Views: 7570

Re: Thw story behind your BB name (and whats your street name)

My BB name is ported over from STW. Post hack I tried to register as deathtoeveryone (is gonna come, after the Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy song) but it wouldn’t let me for some reason so I chose a Cat Power song Metal Heart instead. The lyrics contain the line “Metal heart you’re not worth a thing”. I alw...
by metalheart
Fri Feb 28, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: New mug bands.
Replies: 17
Views: 1248

Re: New mug bands.

Colin, I’ll take a couple & square up with you in cash :-bd

Shaf I appreciate the offer, but Colin’s way is the easiest.
by metalheart
Thu Feb 27, 2020 11:23 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: New mug bands.
Replies: 17
Views: 1248

Re: New mug bands.

Say you didn’t have a paypal account....
by metalheart
Sun Feb 16, 2020 7:25 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 8861
Views: 984769

Re: The post man's been ...

Some serious knobbage (curtesy of a WTB Vigilante 29x2.6 TCS Light High Grip TT SG tíre)
by metalheart
Sun Feb 16, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: 'Prepping' What's that about?
Replies: 48
Views: 3298

Re: 'Prepping' What's that about?

I believe the title of that particular photo is: Revenge of the ginger step child...
by metalheart
Sun Feb 16, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: 'Prepping' What's that about?
Replies: 48
Views: 3298

Re: 'Prepping' What's that about?

Here’s a handy article I found a couple years back (and started a stw thread on... :oops: )
https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyl ... r-disaster
by metalheart
Wed Feb 12, 2020 7:29 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Really long rides and writing / reflection
Replies: 11
Views: 1208

Re: Really long rides and writing / reflection

Any track(s) in particular?
13 Songs (waiting room & suggestion especially....).
My time is like water down a drain...
by metalheart
Tue Feb 11, 2020 10:23 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Really long rides and writing / reflection
Replies: 11
Views: 1208

Re: Really long rides and writing / reflection

Thanks for all the Alexandera articles, etc., I’ve enjoyed them. I’m firmly in the she looks like she is having the most fun camp. Inspirational indeed. On many levels. I don’t really go in for ‘heroes’ but for me she’s one for sure. All the rest just look like right miserable bastards... :lol: ____...
by metalheart
Sat Jan 25, 2020 7:49 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Where you at ?
Replies: 60
Views: 3715

Re: Where you at ?

3/4 hour drive up the road from Scotroutes...
by metalheart
Tue Jan 21, 2020 11:09 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2019
Replies: 1141
Views: 110905

Re: Bivvy a month 2019

Thanks Borderer, that tale proper cheered me up. :grin:
by metalheart
Tue Jan 21, 2020 8:39 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2019
Replies: 1141
Views: 110905

Re: Bivvy a month 2019

Sorry, a bit late but thanks from me also to Zippy for scores on the doors. It all helped in finally completing a BaM (third time lucky I guess). I’m suitably impressed with Borderers bivvy in someone’s back garden, that is just brilliant. I trust you scuttled off before discovery? Can I add a new c...
by metalheart
Tue Jan 21, 2020 8:23 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 699
Views: 42378

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

MH wasn't feeling great
I can confirm that bikepacking and the onset of norovirus are not the best of bedfellows...
by metalheart
Mon Jan 20, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 699
Views: 42378

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

Very much in the same camp (hoho) as Scotroutes, not sure I’m in it for the long haul this year. Here’s some more photos from Feshie... url=https://flic.kr/p/2ihac1b] https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49409614558_2baf5c7da3_c.jpg [/url] https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49409596303_6a64df5731_c....
by metalheart
Thu Jan 16, 2020 7:49 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Anyone Ridden River Meig Track?
Replies: 10
Views: 904

Re: Anyone Ridden River Meig Track?

As SR said, I’ve ridden it. August ‘18 iirc. https://live.staticflickr.com/1816/44002308852_fb5905c4c5_z.jpg The track between Corrievuic and Glenuaig Lodge It’s mostly decent track but there’s a section in the middle (0.5-1 km) that was reedy/a bit damp. 18 was a pretty dry summer and there was onl...
by metalheart
Sun Jan 12, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What's in your hip flask?
Replies: 67
Views: 3976

Re: What's in your hip flask?

Despite being a whisky drinker (Islay’s If you please) I tend to take a wee bottle of red wine (one of them plastic ones, usually a Shiraz-Cab from M&S) as it’s the right amount of alcohol for me and I don’t own a hipper (I do have a look for one of the snow peak Ti ones every now and again but bein...
by metalheart
Sat Jan 04, 2020 8:39 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Any interest in some new 'boo?
Replies: 41
Views: 2837

Re: Any interest in some new 'boo?

Id be interested in a green one.
by metalheart
Sat Jan 04, 2020 8:33 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bivvy a month for prizes !
Replies: 9
Views: 681

Re: Bivvy a month for prizes !

Dave Barter wrote:
Sat Jan 04, 2020 8:24 am
They said “m1cro adventure”.Thats me out then
Actually a short, little “mïcro adventure” (FFS!)

Hardly seems worth it for something so inconsequential
by metalheart
Thu Dec 26, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: What you done t' your bike today
Replies: 683
Views: 51128

Re: What you done t' your bike today

It’ll be getting ‘tested’ in its new guise shortly this am (a bimble out Aviemore way with Scotroutes). :-bd I’ve had tendinitis issues in my left foot so this will be my first just out for a ride in knocking on 6 months. I’m looking forward to it on several levels... Really interested to see if 29+...
by metalheart
Wed Dec 25, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What you done t' your bike today
Replies: 683
Views: 51128

Re: What you done t' your bike today

Fitted the cheap specialized 2.6” tyres (purgatory & hillbilly) on my new wheels (pro4/xm481s) with new slx rotors and XT 46 cassette. Then swapped the black Hope stem for an orange one and finally swapped out the vaults for some burgtec penthouse in silver. I must say, it’s looking nice :lol: https...
by metalheart
Sat Dec 21, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: The end of year 'photo comp'.
Replies: 60
Views: 4335

Re: The end of year 'photo comp'.

ImageEarly am by Blakclaw, on Flickr
by metalheart
Thu Dec 19, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What you doing next year?
Replies: 69
Views: 4872

Re: What you doing next year?

Planning on riding the Camino del Norte (probably from Bilbao). May or June hopefully.

Carry on my BaM’s.

As I didn’t manage this year, I still want to do the north loops of the HT550 (pick up at Contin which is ridable from the house...).
by metalheart
Mon Dec 16, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Favourite bike of 'all time'?
Replies: 61
Views: 4282

Re: Favourite bike of 'all time'?

It would have to be my (‘95?) Kona Explosif, Columbus biaxial steel tubed frame I bought cheap secondhand off the manager of Alpine Bikes. It hadn’t been ridden hard (or well looked after). It was pretty scruffy and was missing the rear brake cable hanger. Os I got a vee brake cable stop welded on a...
by metalheart
Fri Dec 13, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2019
Replies: 1141
Views: 110905

Re: Bivvy a month 2019

It felt a bit like touching the void (a trudge over the Burma Road pushing a fully loaded bike through inches of snow and drifts just to do exactly the same but in reverse this morning) but bivvy #12 of 12 (14 in a row) completed. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49212758833_9b93d0ea18_z.jpg Firs...