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by PaulE
Thu Mar 16, 2017 12:09 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 2919
Views: 500277

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

Is the alpkit site down? Can't​ get it to load on my phone...
by PaulE
Thu Feb 23, 2017 11:07 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Peak District Spring thing. Go on then
Replies: 16
Views: 4478

Re: Peak District Spring thing. Go on then

I'm going to have to put off this, just realised that I'm at an uplift day in Shropshire that day.... Enjoy!
by PaulE
Sat Feb 11, 2017 8:50 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: 1000 miles in France
Replies: 23
Views: 2700

Re: 1000 miles in France

:cool: that looks amazing :-bd I hope I can get my kids into that kind of adventure when they're a few years older!
by PaulE
Sat Feb 11, 2017 8:36 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Sleeping systems for the dog?
Replies: 9
Views: 747

Re: Sleeping systems for the dog?

When my dog was young enough to come along with me, I carried a vet bed for her to lie on. A synthetic sheepskin, pretty much. I've got one of those bags, and it's great for taking a filthy dog in a clean car but I'm not sure she'd sleep in it! Whenever she got cold, I'd just make sure she is fairly...
by PaulE
Thu Feb 02, 2017 7:54 am
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Peak District Spring thing. Go on then
Replies: 16
Views: 4478

Re: Peak District Spring thing. Go on then

I'm hoping to marshal or otherwise help at the skyline this year, so I'llll see if I can get out for the weekend instead....
by PaulE
Sun Jan 29, 2017 8:38 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 2919
Views: 500277

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

Just on the left, inside the door from orchard square.
by PaulE
Sun Jan 29, 2017 8:12 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 2919
Views: 500277

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

If you are relatively small and female, tkmaxx in Sheffield had very nice yeti down jackets at £99 down from £350.... Try as I might, the biggest one (ladies medium) wouldn't fit me!
by PaulE
Thu Jan 26, 2017 12:15 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 2919
Views: 500277

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

If you're after a tiny spare type headtorch, aldi have some surprising decent ones for £1.99....
by PaulE
Sat Jan 21, 2017 11:20 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: is this a daft idea?
Replies: 13
Views: 509

Re: is this a daft idea?

Sounds perfectly fine (but try it at home in case it tastes rank!)... But why not carry a decent sized ziploc bag for the same purpose? Lighter and designed for food/drink. Even works fine as a dry bag for your warm jacket or similar too.
by PaulE
Sat Jan 21, 2017 7:43 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 7863
Views: 822538

Re: The post man's been ...

Not got a photo of it yet, but the postman brought a lovely forme bikes Ripley courtesy of the half price sale at start fitness.... Very blue and Shiny, first complete new mountain bike I've bought in about 12 years! Photo almost certainly to follow soon, complete with frame bag and revelate sweetro...
by PaulE
Fri Jan 20, 2017 11:24 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: FS bikepack EU seatpack,
Replies: 5
Views: 947

Re: FS bikepack EU seatpack,

I'm also interested in it, if Lawnmanmx doesn't want it.
by PaulE
Mon Jan 16, 2017 7:45 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: small tent on jones bars?
Replies: 6
Views: 779

Re: small tent on jones bars?

Should be fine, I've quite happily strapped a tiny 2man tent on top of the stem/bars with normal risers and there's a lot more space under Jones bars.
by PaulE
Mon Jan 09, 2017 8:56 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTD: x small MTB frame
Replies: 7
Views: 523

Re: WTD: x small MTB frame

If that turns out not to work for you, I've an original dmr trailstar frame with most bits (if needed) you can have for not a lot...
by PaulE
Sun Jan 08, 2017 8:54 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Noob Tent Peg Question
Replies: 8
Views: 1131

Re: Noob Tent Peg Question

As haywire said, use body weight but gently.

Don't do what I caught one of my Duke of Edinburgh groups about to do which was trying to use (a borrowed) trangia pan as a mallet!!
by PaulE
Fri Jan 06, 2017 8:32 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: On-one inbred 29er & Alpkit full frame bag SOLD
Replies: 7
Views: 1092

Re: On-one inbred 29er & Alpkit full frame bag

You've hopefully got a message.
by PaulE
Mon Dec 26, 2016 8:13 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: So, what did he bring you?
Replies: 28
Views: 1952

Re: So, what did he bring you?

I got a pair of nice headphones, a bottle of Laphroaig, a sushi recipe book, a t-shirt which sounds a lot like Alasdair's and a 40t narrow-wide chainring for the kaffenback. All good really, and the kids were hugely excited to see the remains of the snacks/whisky they had left out the night before.....
by PaulE
Sat Dec 24, 2016 9:37 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: 2017 plans
Replies: 123
Views: 11387

Re: 2017 plans

I'm also new to the velo viewer explorer score. Currently on 10*10, 1 more square will get me 11*11, and another 7ish will get me 13*13. Looks like I'll be running & riding in some curious parts of south Yorkshire in the next few months!
by PaulE
Sat Dec 24, 2016 9:17 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: GPS tracking or a spot!
Replies: 14
Views: 1415

Re: GPS tracking or a spot!

Possibly ignore my previous post, just tried insta-mapper again while dog walking and it's not playing nicely anymore
by PaulE
Sat Dec 24, 2016 8:09 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: GPS tracking or a spot!
Replies: 14
Views: 1415

Re: GPS tracking or a spot!

I've successfully used insta-mapper GPS tracker for long rides, and it's not too bad on the battery life. You can set the update interval which helps too. Interface is a bit clunky/basic but works well enough.
by PaulE
Thu Dec 01, 2016 12:24 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: 2017 plans
Replies: 123
Views: 11387

Re: 2017 plans

Hoping to get more rides and more overnight trips (by bike and on foot) than this year. Also looking at a duathlon style ride as a fundraiser - around the boundary of south Yorkshire. Should be approx 25mile fell run from Burbage bridge to somewhere near Marsden, then a minor roads, tracks and bridl...
by PaulE
Mon Nov 21, 2016 8:01 am
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Peak based winter bivy (the week after the proper ones!)
Replies: 64
Views: 8538

Re: Peak based winter bivy (the week after the proper ones!)

Looks like my wife is on nights that weekend, so I'll sadly have to miss this :cry:
by PaulE
Mon Oct 17, 2016 2:47 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Peak based winter bivy (the week after the proper ones!)
Replies: 64
Views: 8538

Re: Peak based winter bivy (the week after the proper ones!)

It will entirety friend on the shifts my wife is working, but I'd love to tag along too...
by PaulE
Mon Oct 17, 2016 2:42 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: strava??
Replies: 28
Views: 2404

Re: strava??

I'm pretty sure you can turn off the auto pause, I know you can on the strava android app.

Pauses after 10 seconds on mine too.
by PaulE
Mon Oct 10, 2016 9:07 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: FS: Autumn Clearout (Avid, Islabike, Middleburn, Surly etc)
Replies: 28
Views: 2414

Re: FS: Autumn Clearout (Avid, Islabike, Middleburn, Surly e

Got the tag along from Ian Fitz this evening, looks spot on, thanks. Tiny little frame bag is a nice touch!
by PaulE
Mon Oct 03, 2016 7:15 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: FS: Autumn Clearout (Avid, Islabike, Middleburn, Surly etc)
Replies: 28
Views: 2414

Re: FS: Autumn Clearout (Avid, Islabike, Middleburn, Surly e

Money should be with you now for the tag along.