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by Rasta
Tue Jan 08, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Rasta in Morocco.
Replies: 41
Views: 4593

Re: Rasta in Morocco.

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7808/45751223905_8e7881e2f9_c.jpg Thorns by Hola Siesta , on Flickr These thorns come from the most common tree in the area. My Schwalbe Marathon Mondials can ride over these all day and have done. Although not trendy with the bikepackers. You will also need to sift t...
by Rasta
Tue Jan 08, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Rasta in Morocco.
Replies: 41
Views: 4593

Re: Rasta in Morocco.

ImageMassa Park by Hola Siesta, on Flickr
by Rasta
Tue Jan 08, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Rasta in Morocco.
Replies: 41
Views: 4593

Re: Rasta in Morocco.

ImageCamel break by Hola Siesta, on Flickr
by Rasta
Mon Jan 07, 2019 1:34 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Rasta in Morocco.
Replies: 41
Views: 4593

Re: Rasta in Morocco.

ImageWolf by Hola Siesta, on Flickr


Found one of these today. I think it was a wolf spider but it was huge.
by Rasta
Mon Jan 07, 2019 1:20 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Rasta in Morocco.
Replies: 41
Views: 4593

Re: Rasta in Morocco.

They both lose. Spider is super fast. Wraps scorpion's stinger up. Then bites it. Game over.
BUT scorpion grabs two of the spider's legs and doesn't let go even when dead.
by Rasta
Fri Jan 04, 2019 3:56 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Rasta in Morocco.
Replies: 41
Views: 4593

Re: Rasta in Morocco.

ImageBowdrill n camel poop by Hola Siesta, on Flickr

A lunchtime fire made with a bowdrill and camel poop. Gives the couscous a nice aroma.
by Rasta
Thu Jan 03, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Rasta in Morocco.
Replies: 41
Views: 4593

Re: Rasta in Morocco.

Richpips wrote:Looks good mate.

Which side of 20 degrees C?

Temps are misleading. When you are in the sunshine then shorts and tee. Nights are cold. I haven't seen a cloud in 2 1/2 weeks.
by Rasta
Thu Jan 03, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTD: Virtually everything to rebuild my 456
Replies: 8
Views: 825

Re: WTD: Virtually everything to rebuild my 456

PaulB2 wrote:
Rasta wrote:Not much help - but I left a carbon 456 size large at Coed y Brenin carpark a few weeks back.
Oops?
Sorry! Should have said that I left it there on purpose. Along with a load of other good bits hidden around. A clear out - too much hassle to try and sell.
by Rasta
Thu Jan 03, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTD: Virtually everything to rebuild my 456
Replies: 8
Views: 825

Re: WTD: Virtually everything to rebuild my 456

Not much help - but I left a carbon 456 size large at Coed y Brenin carpark a few weeks back.
by Rasta
Wed Jan 02, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Rasta in Morocco.
Replies: 41
Views: 4593

Re: Rasta in Morocco.

by Rasta
Wed Jan 02, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Rasta in Morocco.
Replies: 41
Views: 4593

Re: Rasta in Morocco.

ImageDeathstalker & spider by Hola Siesta, on Flickr

I think they are deathstalkers. Need to check. Worth googling, they are nasty buggers. But these were small ones.
by Rasta
Wed Jan 02, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Rasta in Morocco.
Replies: 41
Views: 4593

Re: Rasta in Morocco.

I'm still out here riding. Just checked into a hotel after a week of wild camping. Hence, no email for a week. Internet is very slow, so will post later when it improves. Just spent a fun afternoon dropping scorpions on top of spiders. I have been zapped twice by a scorpion, so I don't feel bad abou...
by Rasta
Wed Dec 26, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Rasta in Morocco.
Replies: 41
Views: 4593

Re: Rasta in Morocco.

ImageMap n coffee by Hola Siesta, on Flickr

Anyone seen one of these lately? A rain free view?
by Rasta
Wed Dec 26, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Rasta in Morocco.
Replies: 41
Views: 4593

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by Rasta
Wed Dec 26, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Rasta in Morocco.
Replies: 41
Views: 4593

Re: Rasta in Morocco.

ImageBou-Rbia Kasbah by Hola Siesta, on Flickr

My own ruin for the night. Slept on the roof.
by Rasta
Wed Dec 26, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Rasta in Morocco.
Replies: 41
Views: 4593

Re: Rasta in Morocco.

ImageBladders by Hola Siesta, on Flickr


Some ancient bladders I found in a ruined fort. Will come in handy for the longer stretches.
I just soaked them and they are as good as new.
by Rasta
Tue Dec 25, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Rasta in Morocco.
Replies: 41
Views: 4593

Rasta in Morocco.

Yup!

Just wrote a post but it got lost somewhere.

Been here a week. A few more weeks to go. Will post some pics when I have a better connection. Been wild camping each night.
by Rasta
Sat Dec 15, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Gatwick bivi spot?
Replies: 3
Views: 624

Re: Gatwick bivi spot?

Brilliant! Thanks both of you. And for the map links. I was expecting to get out of the airport by road but that path avoids it all. A few years ago I slept in the middle of one of the roundabouts. Loads of bushes. And with the rain on the bivi sack I didn't hear the cars. Got a tarp tent this time,...
by Rasta
Fri Dec 14, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Gatwick bivi spot?
Replies: 3
Views: 624

Gatwick bivi spot?

I have a flight from London Gatwick at 7am. Check in 5am. Wake up 4am. Last couple of times I slept at the airport. But that was bad with the tanoy sounding every 15mins. Police dogs etc. Anyone know of a discreet spot nesrby? I'll head up on the last train and try to get 4hrs kip. PS. bike wrapped ...
by Rasta
Fri Dec 07, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTD: 26 Ice tyres
Replies: 8
Views: 790

Re: WTD: 26 Ice tyres

Thanks for the replies. I heard zip-ties can be used in temporary mode.
I have an idea to do the Route des Grandes Alpes in sections. (Geneva/Nice). In winter, making snow shelters on the cols.
by Rasta
Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTD: 26 Ice tyres
Replies: 8
Views: 790

Re: WTD: 26 Ice tyres

A side question for those who have them -

Are they for snow only or can they be used on roads too? How long would they last on road?

I did a couple of overnighters in the Alps last winter, on mtb tyres, not safe when the snowploughs had gone down to the icy tarmac.
by Rasta
Mon Dec 03, 2018 12:23 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bike packing somewhere warmish in December – Any ideas ?
Replies: 38
Views: 4715

Re: Bike packing somewhere warmish in December – Any ideas ?

I'm seeing 25°C everyday for Marrakech. What temps are you seeing/after?
by Rasta
Sat Dec 01, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Hello from cornwall
Replies: 3
Views: 463

Re: Hello from cornwall

:-bd
by Rasta
Sat Dec 01, 2018 12:41 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bike packing somewhere warmish in December – Any ideas ?
Replies: 38
Views: 4715

Re: Bike packing somewhere warmish in December – Any ideas ?

I'm off to Morocco this month. Hopefully.
by Rasta
Sat Dec 01, 2018 12:12 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bike packing somewhere warmish in December – Any ideas ?
Replies: 38
Views: 4715

Re: Bike packing somewhere warmish in December – Any ideas ?

If anyone else runs a B&B in any of the other places I have mentioned, and aren't happy with my posts, then let me know and I will remove them. :grin:

To avoid another "dangerous" situation. :shock: