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by Rasta
Fri Sep 27, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Routes
Topic: Saudi Arabia?
Replies: 14
Views: 1334

Re: Saudi Arabia?

If the roads are dangerous, then more incentive to find trails.

Desert riding can be very rewarding with some amazing views, sunsets and stars. I've done a lot of desert riding, so I'm interested.

If you are looking at the bad/political side of a country then that's the Tour Divide out. :cool:
by Rasta
Fri Sep 27, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: Routes
Topic: Saudi Arabia?
Replies: 14
Views: 1334

Saudi Arabia?

Opening soon.

Anyone?
by Rasta
Tue Sep 24, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Cairngorm Loops 300
Replies: 28
Views: 2499

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: 792

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: 1142

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: 792

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: 792

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: 927

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: 1982

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: 1982

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: 1982

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: 927

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: 1139

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: 1139

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: 1024

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: 795

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: 584

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: 2366

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: 1350

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: 1350

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: 1543

Re: Moel Siabod bivvy

:-bd
by Rasta
Mon Aug 26, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Routes
Topic: MULL
Replies: 3
Views: 584

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: 635

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: 1431

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.