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by Mbnut
Tue Feb 20, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: whats the best cuben fibre tarp
Replies: 6
Views: 982

Re: whats the best cuben fibre tarp

Looking at this with interest.

Been wanting a pocket tarp and bathtub for months but I reckon it's around £250 to get it here... ouch.

Trekkertent Steath 1.5 is on my radar, I like that it is modular and the weights are good.

But that pocket tarp is calling me.
by Mbnut
Mon Feb 19, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: WRT - Scary? Unappealing?
Replies: 125
Views: 8675

Re: WRT - Scary? Unappealing?

simply setting the bar higher than low to medium
There's going to be a bar?? Set it where you like, make sure there's cider and gin to cater for my on trend dietary requirements and stuff the route, I'm for getting hammered in a field.

Warming up to this now.
by Mbnut
Sun Feb 18, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: WRT - Scary? Unappealing?
Replies: 125
Views: 8675

Re: WRT - Scary? Unappealing?

My comments about being none the wiser after reading the blurb were somewhat tongue in cheek. For me taking a step into the unknown is part of the appeal, the fact it causes me a little anxiety and promises to challenge me is a reason to do it rather than a reason not to. That said, I've suggested i...
by Mbnut
Sat Feb 17, 2018 2:59 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: WRT - Scary? Unappealing?
Replies: 125
Views: 8675

Re: WRT - Scary? Unappealing?

I have signed up for this year and I'm wildly excited about it.

I actually have no idea what it is or how it works.... off to have a butchers.



Ok, well that didn't take long.... I'm none the wiser.

See you there.
by Mbnut
Sat Feb 17, 2018 2:27 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Finally... I have a house!
Replies: 11
Views: 1053

Re: Finally... I have a house!

Great place to live.... Congrats
by Mbnut
Sat Feb 17, 2018 2:24 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Solar chargers....
Replies: 7
Views: 752

Re: Solar chargers....

Best I've come across is the Anker one, cheap but good.

I'm a bit bleary eyed at the moment but will try to remember this thread and give feedback later.
by Mbnut
Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month badges ... soon come.
Replies: 45
Views: 6585

Re: Bivvy a month badges ... soon come.

On several occasions I set out on a Saturday night and didn't return home until sometime Sunday.... happened twice on a Friday night too.... and once on a Tuesday night. :shock:

Not strickly bivis....

Do I get a badge?
by Mbnut
Sat Feb 10, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Portugal Divide
Replies: 13
Views: 1849

Re: Portugal Divide

I plotted a rough route on Google maps.

Around 1000km and 12000m.
by Mbnut
Sat Feb 10, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Portugal Divide
Replies: 13
Views: 1849

Re: Portugal Divide

I like the look of this... same sort of height gain and distance as we did during the Spanish coast to coast thingy.

Anything that might be warm and sunny currently appeals.
by Mbnut
Fri Feb 09, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Training for the CTR
Replies: 47
Views: 3803

Re: Training for the CTR

Gnar is not a word?? Both shocked and disappointed. I have met a few Euro xc and enduro racers that will sleep high. I'm not good on the science as I've never spent long enough high enough to take a thorough interest. That said I do tend to enter a race for the weekend I return from Alps trips, thin...
by Mbnut
Thu Feb 08, 2018 10:53 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Quilts Recommendations please
Replies: 22
Views: 1816

Re: Quilts Recommendations please

I have an EE, it's a lovely bit of kit but no better than the Cumulus stuff I've seen. The EE cost over twice as much in the end.... it was a custom but sadly they got it wrong. When I pointed it out the response was basically that I couldn't use a tape measure. Rude. Never in a million years will I...
by Mbnut
Wed Feb 07, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Training for the CTR
Replies: 47
Views: 3803

Re: Training for the CTR

Ha... what are you lot like, Trail Centres are not 'evil', just places to ride. Quantocks are pretty good, with full combe descents being near a mile long with tough climbs/pushes back up. The descents tend to be pretty fast and flowy if riding the combes, there is the steeper stuff off the western ...
by Mbnut
Tue Feb 06, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: Routes
Topic: Southwest routes
Replies: 4
Views: 1994

Re: Southwest routes

I've been looking to join the West Country Way with the Exmoor and Quantocks route from Bikepacking.com. My thinking is to drive to Taunton, park and then train it down to Plymouth. I'd then ride north to the Tarr Steps and pick up the Exmoor and Quantocks loop going anti clockwise, going straight t...
by Mbnut
Thu Feb 01, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: WRT entry open
Replies: 106
Views: 9854

Re: WRT entry open

If anyone gives a damn.... I'm in.
by Mbnut
Thu Feb 01, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Track to Lluest Cwmbach bothy
Replies: 7
Views: 808

Re: Track to Lluest Cwmbach bothy

Please don't delete that Strava segment.... it's my one and only KoM.
by Mbnut
Wed Jan 31, 2018 10:49 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Wild Camping - Steven Neale
Replies: 28
Views: 3710

Re: Wild Camping - Steven Neale

I 'think' a lot in the shower, which I like.

It seems taking a bath could elevate this 'thinking' to philosophy.

Great news about the prickle.
by Mbnut
Fri Jan 26, 2018 3:48 am
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Skye and surrounding areas, March. Trail help needed.
Replies: 8
Views: 1261

Re: Skye and surrounding areas, March. Trail help needed.

Thanks for the replies, pretty much what I had expected. The whole trip is a bit of a random occurrence, place and time wise. That said it's a cracking part of the world so we'll be making the most of it. Torridon is a definite, I have no problem striking out from Elgol, it's that far from me that s...
by Mbnut
Thu Jan 25, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Skye and surrounding areas, March. Trail help needed.
Replies: 8
Views: 1261

Skye and surrounding areas, March. Trail help needed.

Myself and a mate have a week booked in Elgol on Skye in March. We are keen to ride as much as possible. We will be taking the big bikes, so suspension etc and are looking to take in as much riding as possible. So I'm here looking to pick the brains of the northern devision. In an ideal world we are...
by Mbnut
Thu Jan 18, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: An idea, the boners floor surfing map
Replies: 19
Views: 2032

Re: An idea, the boners floor surfing map

Popped myself on there.

Good idea.
by Mbnut
Thu Jan 18, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Cafe Racer GR are GO.
Replies: 182
Views: 17086

Re: Cafe Racer GR are GO.

My first BB event and a thoroughly enjoyable weekend. I had a few 'issue's that saw me only 28 miles in and involved in a fairly major bike strip and rebuild in the dark at some place beginning with Ll and ending in lios. Once sorted a determined 34 miles, 3 pubs and 6 pints of hand glider saw me to...
by Mbnut
Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Chiltern Spring Thing 2018
Replies: 43
Views: 6848

Re: Chiltern Spring Thing 2018

It's on the radar but will need to check closer to the time.

Missed you beautiful people in December. Kinda.
by Mbnut
Fri Jan 12, 2018 5:46 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Any bear-boners on Warmshowers?
Replies: 15
Views: 1686

Re: Any bear-boners on Warmshowers?

I'm on it.

Stayed with 2 people, they were cool.

Had 4 people stay with me, couple of older American ladies, great stories. One very nice Dutch chap and a dickhead from Spain.

Overall, enjoying the experience,.
by Mbnut
Tue Dec 12, 2017 1:54 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Winter boots
Replies: 15
Views: 1323

Re: Winter boots

I have just inherited a set of Gaerne winter boot things. They are nicely oversized so I wear a summer merino sock then a thicker sock. In the cold they have been great, before this i wore Shimano Am jobbies so these are a big improvement. The issue I have is with water getting in the top. I was jus...
by Mbnut
Sun Dec 10, 2017 5:46 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: USB Charging on tour
Replies: 102
Views: 10378

Re: USB Charging on tour

I'm up for one of those Mu units.

I'm not up for one of those B&M hobbies, shakes head.
by Mbnut
Sun Dec 10, 2017 5:37 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: USB Charging on tour
Replies: 102
Views: 10378

Re: USB Charging on tour

Where are you going? I have been very happy with my Anker solar panel. I also have their power banks, headphones and speaker. Can't fault their gear for the cost.... I'm rarely a fanboy of any brand but as of yet Anker gear has proved to be excellent. That said the Zendure power packs look good, the...