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by ripio
Fri Nov 09, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: Routes
Topic: Eskdalemuir/Craik Forest
Replies: 16
Views: 2752

Re: Eskdalemuir/Craik Forest

Looks ok. There's a short section just at the summit of Craik Cross Hill and for a few hundred metres westwards where the track is pretty much non existant or is a footpath despite being marked as a vehicle track on the OS map, then a further km or so of pretty overgrown track but not impassable. Ot...
by ripio
Fri Nov 09, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: Routes
Topic: Eskdalemuir/Craik Forest
Replies: 16
Views: 2752

Re: Eskdalemuir/Craik Forest

Ideally suited to gravel bikes coz well it's all gravel. . It is all 'gravel', but some of the tracks can be pretty rough gravel depending on whether they have been recently remade for timber extraction in which case the 'gravel' can be large chunks of sharp rock. Or if the timber lorries have had ...
by ripio
Thu Nov 08, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: Routes
Topic: Eskdalemuir/Craik Forest
Replies: 16
Views: 2752

Re: Eskdalemuir/Craik Forest

In the Eskdalemuir/Craik area you have Greensykes and Dryfehead bothies, both very nice and not heavily used. If you parked in Eskdalemuir, you could ride in to Greensykes for the first night, next day ride over to Dryfehead via Samye Ling Monastery (tearoom), then on last day ride back to Eskdalemu...
by ripio
Fri Oct 26, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Jenny Graham -Around the World Record Attempt
Replies: 65
Views: 8573

Re: Jenny Graham -Around the World Record Attempt

Jenny Graham was on Radio Scotland's Out for the Weekend programme today, first half hour plus more throughout the programme.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m0000vfb
by ripio
Fri Sep 21, 2018 12:01 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Cairngoms Outer loop
Replies: 19
Views: 2875

Re: Cairngoms Outer loop

Looks like the photos have just had a fair bit of HDR processing applied to them.
by ripio
Wed Sep 19, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Solar Charging
Replies: 13
Views: 946

Re: Solar Charging

Richard G wrote:Isn't that why most people have passthrough batteries these days? For dynamo purposes I mean.
Yeah but you still won't generate enough power in hilly terrain to keep your phone/camera/whatever charged.
by ripio
Wed Sep 19, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Solar Charging
Replies: 13
Views: 946

Re: Solar Charging

For me, a dynamo hub would not provide enough power on an off road bikepacking trip. I've used a dynamo hub on road touring for a few years and it's fine if you aren't in mountainous terrain but if you are it won't cut the mustard. You spend hours going slowly uphill generating very little, and minu...
by ripio
Mon Sep 03, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Scottish Winter Bivvy.
Replies: 103
Views: 9601

Re: Scottish Winter Bivvy.

Remember that MBA policy is to discourage groups of 6 or more without the owners' permission.
by ripio
Thu Aug 23, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Anyone 'carved' a cambium?
Replies: 4
Views: 994

Re: Anyone 'carved' a cambium?

Yes I cut mine to the same sort of slot as on the official carved version, it did make it more comfortable but I still found it too uncomfortably unforgiving so gave up on it. Cutting the slot caused no adverse effects as far as I could tell. What was interesting though was to find that there is a l...
by ripio
Tue Aug 21, 2018 8:27 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Two man tents
Replies: 27
Views: 2601

Re: Two man tents

by ripio
Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Roof Racks and Tow Bars – Declare as Car Modification
Replies: 3
Views: 639

Re: Roof Racks and Tow Bars – Declare as Car Modification

Towbars were listed in my insurance company's list of modifications, and required declaration.
by ripio
Tue Jul 31, 2018 12:39 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Are we falling out of love with 'racing'?
Replies: 34
Views: 2553

Re: Are we falling out of love with 'racing'?

Interesting to see how this guy gets on riding the Transcontinental on a Brompton!
https://chpt3.com/blogs/journal/introdu ... mptonental
by ripio
Mon Jul 30, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: ... and again, kind of.
Replies: 9
Views: 934

Re: ... and again, kind of.

They don't seem to know how to sit in a packraft either, no wonder they capsized, seem to be either kneeling as in a Canadian canoe or sitting up on the rear of the raft.
by ripio
Mon Jul 23, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Are they allowed to do this in Scotland?
Replies: 24
Views: 1603

Re: Are they allowed to do this in Scotland?

Bowhill seems to be becoming a bit stroppy about access. A while ago I cycled in the main driveway in order to go to the cafe for lunch, something I've done many times before without any problems. The guy at the booth who collects the fees from visitors to the house and for parking, wouldn't let me ...
by ripio
Sat Jun 30, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Portrait of a bikepacker - photo comp. WINNER!
Replies: 67
Views: 11152

Re: Portrait of a bikepacker - photo comp.

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by ripio
Sat May 05, 2018 8:02 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Trossachs Camping Management Zone
Replies: 11
Views: 1016

Re: Trossachs Camping Management Zone

No restrictions around most of Loch Katrine as far as I can see from the map.
by ripio
Wed May 02, 2018 12:19 am
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Bar roll bracket ( instead of a harness)
Replies: 25
Views: 7205

Re: Bar roll bracket ( instead of a harness)

Great idea.
by ripio
Tue Apr 24, 2018 7:52 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Drybags and Equinox Bivi bag
Replies: 3
Views: 571

Re: Drybags and Equinox Bivi bag

Can I have the Alpkit Airlok Xtra 20l bag please.
by ripio
Wed Apr 04, 2018 11:25 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Isle of Arran September advise please
Replies: 7
Views: 940

Re: Isle of Arran September advise please

Just Avoid the Glasgow September weekend (usually the first full weekend in the month) as a large amount of people from Glasgow decant to varius Western isles, including Arran and tend to celebrate the fact they have along weekend off work. September Weekend is usually around the 3rd weekend in Sep...
by ripio
Wed Apr 04, 2018 12:52 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Isle of Arran September advise please
Replies: 7
Views: 940

Re: Isle of Arran September advise please

Midgies will still be around but starting to decline in number.
by ripio
Wed Mar 14, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Salsa anything dry bag alternative
Replies: 12
Views: 1266

Re: Salsa anything dry bag alternative

Gorilla Cage dry bag? http://www.cyclemiles.co.uk/shop/access ... qjU3p-nzMI
Still quite expensive though.
Otherwise any dry bag such as Alpkit, etc.
by ripio
Tue Mar 13, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: FS REDUCED Genesis longitude 2016
Replies: 5
Views: 952

Re: FS Genesis longitude 2016

Ah too small for me then.
by ripio
Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:09 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: FS REDUCED Genesis longitude 2016
Replies: 5
Views: 952

Re: FS Genesis longitude 2016

What size frrame?
And are the wheels/tyres 27.5 plus size?
by ripio
Sun Feb 11, 2018 10:48 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Photos you have taken in the last month of which you like.
Replies: 1081
Views: 213261

Re: Photos you have taken in the last month of which you lik

Loch Lomond from Conic Hill
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by ripio
Thu Feb 01, 2018 1:59 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 3334
Views: 564778

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

Wow... I want a new down jacket, but holy sh*t they're expensive. Not if you go to Decathlon, I got one of these last september, wore it every evening of three week cycle tour and regularly since, liked it so much I bought another in orange colour, great value. https://www.decathlon.co.uk/full-down...