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by metalheart
Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:16 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: What you done t' your bike today
Replies: 683
Views: 51128

Re: What you done t' your bike today

I finally got around to fitting my front ‘fender’ (that’s its just a piece of cut floppy plastic and would deform when I put the bike in the car with the front wheel off put me off...). Also put some ‘protective’ tape on the contact points of frame bag so I don’t get polished points (especially on t...
by metalheart
Tue Jun 11, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tour Divide 2019
Replies: 786
Views: 61764

Re: Tour Divide 2019

No, just the opposite ... I ride to lose myself.
Amen to that brother.
by metalheart
Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Todays ride
Replies: 2052
Views: 287699

Re: Todays ride

Aye Colin, I believe I know someone who could’ve helped :lol: Sensible, me? Have you learned nothing? Took the SLNT all the way to Whitebridge. Thought it more pleasant (and safer) than pushing up he hills on the road.. No way I’d ever manage the corkscrew with my knee (I walked most of it the last ...
by metalheart
Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:16 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Todays ride
Replies: 2052
Views: 287699

Re: Todays ride

Yesterday I attempted the Loch Ness 360. I’ve been pretty stressed at work the last week or two, booked a week off and needed a ‘challenge’. I had intended heading out on my new FS but a check in with an old mate and the gauntlet was thrown. I knew that I wasn’t really fit enough (to keep up with my...
by metalheart
Sun Jun 02, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Highland Trail 2019
Replies: 514
Views: 44327

Re: Highland Trail 2019

See Michelle’s scratched (not that I blame her like!).

So that’s the race over now, yeah?

A bit epic this year...
by metalheart
Sun May 12, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2019
Replies: 1141
Views: 110913

Re: Bivvy a month 2019

5/5. 7th in a row

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by metalheart
Mon Apr 22, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Monadliath Military 200
Replies: 3
Views: 783

Re: Monadliath Military 200

Here's some missing photo's to fill some gaps: Waiting for Colin... https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/40694979023_ac426a1f75_z.jpg The Sluggan Bridge: https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/46937404154_bc0a2f55ae_z.jpg Some more Uath Lochans bivvies: https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/46937391944_da...
by metalheart
Mon Apr 22, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What base layer?
Replies: 5
Views: 759

Re: What base layer?

Ironically, I changed from Hellehanson to Berghaus 20 years ago (I found they shrank and got wiffy quickly. Have they changed since then?
by metalheart
Mon Apr 22, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What base layer?
Replies: 5
Views: 759

Re: What base layer?

Gotta be a string vest ... :lol:
So, how do you know me? :oops:

As I was ordering a bunch of other stuff I added an enduro baselayer. It was (relatively) cheap... (obvs)
by metalheart
Mon Apr 22, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2019
Replies: 1141
Views: 110913

Re: Bivvy a month 2019

That's me there too!!! :grin:
Aye, indeed. I was expecting a big write up and didn’t want to steal yer thunder Tickboy....
by metalheart
Mon Apr 22, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: What base layer?
Replies: 5
Views: 759

What base layer?

Please excuse the banality. Discussions on my recent bikepacking trip turned to (stinking) baselayers and the fact that both my regular longsleeve ones are probably 20 years old... and could probably do with replacing... :lol: What do people recommend. I'm a bit of a bloater so skin tight sub standa...
by metalheart
Mon Apr 22, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Fatfighters 2019 Weigh-in Thread
Replies: 460
Views: 36614

Re: Fatfighters 2019 Weigh-in Thread

I've not been on this thread for a couple of months as, frankly, I've been avoiding it... My work has been stressful (my boss was off and I was 'acting up') and my mental health hasn't been the best. My weight has been fluctuating but not breached the 110kg 'barrier' again so all is not lost. Howeve...
by metalheart
Sun Apr 21, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2019
Replies: 1141
Views: 110913

Re: Bivvy a month 2019

Two April bivvies, first one near Uath Lochan, Inshraich:

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Second at Loch Tarff:

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by metalheart
Sat Mar 23, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2019
Replies: 1141
Views: 110913

Re: Bivvy a month 2019

BAM19#3/4Seasons#5/Solar&Lunar#3 Spring Equinox Bivvy - Strathconnon (Gleann Meinich). https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7917/33558514398_e65f2b4f9b_c.jpg Spring equinox bivvy spot. Meet up in Muir of Ord after work, coffee and then headed to chipper for tea. Scotroutes (aka the King of Pfaff) headed o...
by metalheart
Sun Mar 17, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: If you had ...
Replies: 53
Views: 4105

Re: If you had ...

I've received a copy of this today, which is now giving me an obvious idea :wink: http://strangertimes.net/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/old-stones-500x381.jpg Oh man, this should’ve been a PSA. ORDERED! Hailing from deepest darkest Aberdeenshire I have a love for the Neolithic artefacts. Home of the ...
by metalheart
Tue Feb 19, 2019 7:43 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2019
Replies: 1141
Views: 110913

Re: Bivvy a month 2019

My first actual post (Scotroutes documented January's bivvy at Culben). As I've been frequenting Glen Feshie a lot this month I thought I'd better get Februaries bivvy ticked while the weather was playing ball so Saturday saw me back. Car park at Achlean was rammed for 4.30pm on a saturday (until I ...
by metalheart
Wed Feb 13, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Anybody b/packed in Galicia/Galizia?
Replies: 9
Views: 1403

Re: Anybody b/packed in Galicia/Galizia?

Santiago de Compostela is in Galicia. :-bd

After googling, there is a route that starts and head off to the Ruta. One of the pilgrim ways I think.... Camino de Santiago de la Plata infact...

Did you camp or use the refugios Rasta?
by metalheart
Sun Feb 10, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Anybody b/packed in Galicia/Galizia?
Replies: 9
Views: 1403

Anybody b/packed in Galicia/Galizia?

Got some prehistory worth seeing, think it might be nice in late summer...

Anybody been?

Practicality of getting there?

Is language a problem? Worth trying to learn some Spanish?

mh.
by metalheart
Sat Feb 02, 2019 11:59 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Grey or green tent?
Replies: 15
Views: 1166

Re: Grey or green tent?

The LE (the version I have) was heavier (800-odd g iirc).

The LE has heavier ‘fly’ and ground sheet. One of the reasons I bought it was I figured it would be more durable than the green one...

Definitely packs bigger than green (as compared to scotroutes one).
by metalheart
Sat Feb 02, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Grey or green tent?
Replies: 15
Views: 1166

Re: Grey or green tent?

I’ve a gray one (didn’t want to be ‘twins’ with scotroutes while out on a bivvy :lol: ). Happy with mine. Not too obtrusive as stated. One of the reasons I got the Lunar Solo is that you can roll the flap(s) back and sleep ‘under the stars’ well almost. You only really have to close them if it’s rai...
by metalheart
Fri Feb 01, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Would you buy a PX Packraft?
Replies: 34
Views: 3063

Re: Would you buy a PX Packraft?

I have no problems with brant as a designer. We may not agree on everything but he is helpful, knowledgeable and interested in what his customers are up to Also, he was instrumental in helping Cy at Cotic along the way to his first 100 frames and therefore up and running. My mountain biking the las...
by metalheart
Mon Jan 21, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Sleeping mat suggestions
Replies: 17
Views: 1515

Re: Sleeping mat suggestions

Could be wrong but do I remember there being a problem with the tapered ones delaminating? Apologies if wrong about this but think I would go with the regular shape. (Exped WL MW user) :oops: I had a UL LW (tapered) that blew baffles within 6weeks of warranty period run out. My mate had the medium ...
by metalheart
Sat Jan 19, 2019 8:02 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2019
Replies: 1141
Views: 110913

Re: Bivvy a month 2019

Second one of the month underway
Show off...
by metalheart
Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:49 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 8861
Views: 984792

Re: The post man's been ...

one of them there wildcat ocelot frame bags
Me too, pretty quick turnaround from Wildcat.

I’ve already got one (but I cut the straps for a smaller frame), a well made bit of kit :-bd
by metalheart
Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 3416
Views: 598242

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

Metalheart and I were just discussing this at the weekend too.
And my reasoning has been proved correct :-)

Glad to hear Wildcat still going strong (just ordered another ocelot as the straps were cut for a medium mk1 solaris and not a large Solarismax/Sherpa :oops: ). Thanks for heads up Stu.