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by Rasta
Tue Sep 24, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Cairngorm Loops 300
Replies: 25
Views: 1902

Re: Cairngorm Loops 300

I'm here now. It's piddling it down. :|
by Rasta
Tue Sep 24, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Penny Farthing Torridon
Replies: 9
Views: 662

Re: Penny Farthing Torridon

Thanks for the links. :-bd It was almost certainly Joff. https://www.reddit.com/r/bicycletouring/comments/d6c25z/day_1_of_the_north_coast_500_just_setting_off/ https://www.reddit.com/r/bicycletouring/comments/d6swaj/day_2_it_doesnt_get_much_better_than_this/ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkV2a-yd...
by Rasta
Tue Sep 24, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Delete
Replies: 12
Views: 973

Re: Delete

I was too late as usual. What happened?
by Rasta
Tue Sep 24, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Penny Farthing Torridon
Replies: 9
Views: 662

Re: Penny Farthing Torridon

htrider wrote:
Mon Sep 23, 2019 8:13 pm
Ffs another fanny cycling the nc500. Just don't. Really trust me on this

I can't trust you. It's a forum. Please explain?
Seen lots of roadside signs n t-shirts. Great for boosting your carbon footprint. But on a PF?
by Rasta
Sun Sep 22, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Penny Farthing Torridon
Replies: 9
Views: 662

Penny Farthing Torridon

Some tough hills up from Applecross to Loch Torridon. And today a bloke rode past on a penny farthing with a pith helmet.

Joff I presume?
by Rasta
Sat Sep 14, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: Routes
Topic: Great Glen Way - return?
Replies: 6
Views: 729

Re: Great Glen Way - return?

Hundreds of folk cycle the A82 every year. I'm not aware of collisions involving cyclists. I don't know where you get your information from 'cos I've hit loads :oops: I could try waving a tenner at any van that passes, then a twenty.... I can ride back but I want to chill on this trip with some swi...
by Rasta
Sat Sep 14, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Fed up with Garmin. Alternatives?
Replies: 35
Views: 1554

Re: Fed up with Garmin. Alternatives?

Oregon reviews on Amazon uk. Really bad.
by Rasta
Sat Sep 14, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Fed up with Garmin. Alternatives?
Replies: 35
Views: 1554

Re: Fed up with Garmin. Alternatives?

Just checked the map - they cost 15/- net, and still do and it actually says - printed on cloth!
by Rasta
Sat Sep 14, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Fed up with Garmin. Alternatives?
Replies: 35
Views: 1554

Re: Fed up with Garmin. Alternatives?

I had a few problems with my Edge a few years ago. Did a search and was advised to delete the memory each time it played up. Every time I have a glitch - delete memory - glitch gone. But that is on my unit. For the last couple of years I have been going into the charity shops and buying vintage maps...
by Rasta
Fri Sep 13, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: Routes
Topic: Great Glen Way - return?
Replies: 6
Views: 729

Great Glen Way - return?

Does anyone know of a good way to return from Inverness after doing the GGW? Bus that takes bikes? Cheap taxi with bike? The road is too dangerous to cycle. Is there a south of the lochs off road route? I've hiked and canoed it. Time to ride it. Just the return trip needs sorting. A few wild swims a...
by Rasta
Fri Sep 13, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Sealskin alternative
Replies: 13
Views: 926

Re: Sealskin alternative

I use them if my feet will get wet and stay wet. They reduce the flow of water splashing through my shoes. Rainy rides and canoe touring. I think of them as comfortable neoprene booties/socks like a diving wetsuit. When wet, the trapped water warms up. With this in mind, they work for me. But I have...
by Rasta
Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Sealskin alternative
Replies: 13
Views: 926

Re: Sealskin alternative

My Sealskinz socks are about 20 years old. Are newer versions better?
For me, they are just soggy socks but add warmth as long as I keep moving.
by Rasta
Fri Sep 06, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: SD300 ITT
Replies: 12
Views: 819

Re: SD300 ITT

:-bd My local area.

What tripod and bt remote do you use for the phone?
by Rasta
Fri Sep 06, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Road cyclists
Replies: 11
Views: 625

Re: Road cyclists

Wipe the marks off your bumper just in case the police come round. :-bd
by Rasta
Thu Aug 29, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: Routes
Topic: MULL
Replies: 3
Views: 484

Re: MULL

Thanks Ripio.

Gometra for a night looks interesting.
by Rasta
Wed Aug 28, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Folding bikes
Replies: 44
Views: 1906

Re: Folding bikes

There are some bigger wheeled folders. See Alee's website Cycling About. He has used a few and done some touring.
by Rasta
Wed Aug 28, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: The best bikepacking bike is?
Replies: 14
Views: 1112

Re: The best bikepacking bike is?

Thanks. I will check on the map.
I've spent a few nights there. The north side would be a hard on a bike. Muddy trail between tight boulders. South side would be better.
by Rasta
Wed Aug 28, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: The best bikepacking bike is?
Replies: 14
Views: 1112

Re: The best bikepacking bike is?

What is the Loch Avon idea? (Below Cairngorm?)
I usually hike there for a night and fly fish. Thought it would be too boggy for a bike. Will be going in a week or two.
by Rasta
Mon Aug 26, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Moel Siabod bivvy now with Video
Replies: 20
Views: 1189

Re: Moel Siabod bivvy

:-bd
by Rasta
Mon Aug 26, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Routes
Topic: MULL
Replies: 3
Views: 484

MULL

I am thinking about doing a trip on Mull. In Scotland now. Lochaline ferry over. I defo want to camp at the waterfalls -Eas Fors? I passed them a few years ago on a road ride. Looking at Maps.me and my 1971 Bartholomew map, I cannot see any decent non-road trails. Anyone got any ideas? Also any tips...
by Rasta
Mon Aug 26, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: South Downs Way in Hurricane Hardtail
Replies: 3
Views: 531

Re: South Downs Way in Hurricane Hardtail

Chanctonbury fort/ring has great views but gets very windy. The above photo was in the the forest further down hill on the north side.
by Rasta
Tue Aug 13, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Tents pots frames odds n ends FOR SALE
Replies: 13
Views: 1250

Re: Tents pots frames odds n ends FOR SALE

I am heading up north (Lakes/Scotland) for a few weeks holiday with the bike and canoe. :grin: Some of the items are still for sale but I won't have access to them until I get back. :sad: I'll be taking the North Face tent and MSR pots, so these can still be sold/posted while I am away. :grin: Cheers.
by Rasta
Mon Aug 12, 2019 11:58 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: ABC - Altitude Bivy Campaign
Replies: 14
Views: 1334

Re: ABC - Altitude Bivy Campaign

Alpinum wrote:
Mon Aug 12, 2019 10:55 pm
summittoppler wrote:
Mon Aug 12, 2019 9:02 pm
From when? This week, this year?
From when we started discussing it - just as a suggestion.
That would be last week some time.

Clever! That nicely excludes my previous application.

ABC, for those with hairs on their chest experience, stands for Annapurna Base Camp.
by Rasta
Sat Aug 10, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Sleeping clothes/ PJ's?
Replies: 17
Views: 919

Re: Sleeping clothes/ PJ's?

In winter I use thermal undies. Good for going out for a piddle.
Other times a silk liner and running shorts. I am always conscious of being disturbed during the night, so always like something on.