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by Rasta
Tue Nov 05, 2019 11:19 pm
Forum: Routes
Topic: Morocco (again)
Replies: 2
Views: 633

Re: Morocco (again)

I think the definition of bikepacking has gone out of the window. So don't worry about that. Half the stories on bikepacking.com have racks and panniers. Or worse, a saddlebag resting on an unused rack. And don't get me started on a saddlebag on the front, resting on an unused front rack :lol: As fo...
by Rasta
Fri Nov 01, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Mavic Instant Drive 360
Replies: 0
Views: 415

Mavic Instant Drive 360

A couple of years ago I bought a Mavic wheel set. The rear freehub disintegrated. See link. The hub and spokes were replaced (not a new wheel - a bit tight) but I didn't use it for a year as I had bought a replacement. I started using it this year and my chain was jumping under load. I ended up chan...
by Rasta
Fri Oct 25, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: snow
Replies: 10
Views: 1014

Re: snow

Bo!!cks

I thought I was the first. So now I have to wait another year.

There is always someone who has to ruin it. :roll:
by Rasta
Fri Oct 25, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: snow
Replies: 10
Views: 1014

snow

Snow on the summits of Mull this morning.

First this year? Anyone else?
by Rasta
Mon Sep 30, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Waterproofs, de-lamination and repairs
Replies: 19
Views: 1303

Re: Waterproofs, de-lamination and repairs

I am on my 4th Patagonia jacket (warranty). The first 3 were H2no membrane. After a lot of fighting, I managed to find out why they kept failing. There was a factory that got something wrong in the process. I heard that it took a couple of years for this to be noticed. But that is kept secret. Not s...
by Rasta
Mon Sep 30, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: I have a confession.......
Replies: 16
Views: 2093

Re: I have a confession.......

Oh! Forgot to mention. I have just spent 4 days camping and fishing with my inflatable on Loch Morar. :wink:
by Rasta
Mon Sep 30, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: I have a confession.......
Replies: 16
Views: 2093

Re: I have a confession.......

Careful. You might get banned from the forum. :o
by Rasta
Sun Sep 29, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: Routes
Topic: Saudi Arabia?
Replies: 14
Views: 1724

Re: Saudi Arabia?

Oman would be the easier option and there are already some good routes. Riding in the Empty Quarter would be something new. But I would assume that they would be after 'resort' $$. Not much money to be made from a guy on a bike who likes wild camping. Also the issues with roaming about without the p...
by Rasta
Fri Sep 27, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: Routes
Topic: Saudi Arabia?
Replies: 14
Views: 1724

Re: Saudi Arabia?

Bob?
by Rasta
Fri Sep 27, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Routes
Topic: Saudi Arabia?
Replies: 14
Views: 1724

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: 1724

Saudi Arabia?

Opening soon.

Anyone?
by Rasta
Tue Sep 24, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Cairngorm Loops 300
Replies: 29
Views: 3653

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: 1000

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: 1346

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: 1000

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: 1000

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: 1161

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: 2568

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: 2568

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: 2568

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: 1161

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: 1402

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: 1402

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: 1338

Re: SD300 ITT

:-bd My local area.

What tripod and bt remote do you use for the phone?