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by ballibeg
Thu May 21, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Looking ahead - what are you looking forward to?
Replies: 101
Views: 3728

Re: Looking ahead - what are you looking forward to?

My fifteen year old daughter wants to do the John Muir way with me. I just need to keep it to 30 miles a day, go at her pace and not put her off! I was going to go on the walking route but the cycle route will get more comfy for her. It's amazing how lock down can change perspective on what a holida...
by ballibeg
Thu May 21, 2020 10:04 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: It's going to be mobbed.......
Replies: 22
Views: 1001

It's going to be mobbed.......

If you believe Forbes magazine!

https://www.forbes.com/sites/carltonrei ... kepacking/


Dave
by ballibeg
Wed May 13, 2020 11:32 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Hammock underquilt advise please
Replies: 42
Views: 1697

Re: Hammock underquilt advise please

I got an Alpkit down Cloud Cover quilt and sewed a channel down each side and added elastic. Works a treat. https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Online-sharing/i-B2cHtJs/0/1e2ddf10/M/hammock%20end-M.jpg https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Online-sharing/i-2sx7gS6/0/5ed1ba2d/M/hammock%20upside%20down-M.jpg ...
by ballibeg
Wed May 06, 2020 8:09 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Todays ride
Replies: 2270
Views: 309989

Re: Todays ride

Was sent to cover Islay for a few days. https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Online-sharing/i-zKCwS94/0/4b8185a7/M/IMG_20200503_112503-M.jpg Got a few hours off between shifts and with the dry weather had an explore. I linked up some trails for a couple of 30 mile rides. https://photos.smugmug.com/Other...
by ballibeg
Sun Apr 19, 2020 2:40 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Hey Shaf (and any others on the front line)
Replies: 6
Views: 652

Re: Hey Shaf (and any others on the front line)

Thanks but remember I'm just standing on the shoulders of giants. Someone got out of bed for me to fuel up in early hours this morning. My microwave meal was on the shelf in the coop and the staff had the store open to sell it to me. Someone got the power back on in the station so I could cook it. S...
by ballibeg
Sun Apr 19, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Hey Shaf (and any others on the front line)
Replies: 6
Views: 652

Re: Hey Shaf (and any others on the front line)

All good in my neck of woods. Lockdown looks to have been very effective. Bit of concern as to where our usual work has gone though. Plenty of PPE on our ambulances and staff absences still being covered. Yes it's tough, every job is more complicated now but we're still smiling.

Dave
Paramedic
by ballibeg
Fri Feb 28, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: A question that might be hard to answer - Scotland
Replies: 53
Views: 2858

Re: A question that might be hard to answer - Scotland

I live and work on the west coast. End of July probably about right for second flush.

I'm not into midgie type 2 fun and I don't even react to bites any more. I wouldn't bother

Dave
by ballibeg
Sat Feb 01, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: WRT'20
Replies: 34
Views: 2640

Re: WRT'20

Thank you. I need to rope in some pals to share the driving....... 7hrs 40min...... aaarrgghhh :shock:
by ballibeg
Sat Feb 01, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: WRT'20
Replies: 34
Views: 2640

Re: WRT'20

Daft question.....

I'm trying to work out travel and need a location to drive back from...... Rough one, Wales is big!

Thanks,

Dave
by ballibeg
Thu Jan 30, 2020 10:56 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: And the best place I ever slept was ....
Replies: 37
Views: 2795

Re: And the best place I ever slept was ....

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Somewhere on the GR247 Bosques del Sud 2018
by ballibeg
Sat Jan 25, 2020 11:46 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Where you at ?
Replies: 60
Views: 4330

Re: Where you at ?

Next to Crinan Canal, Lochgilphead, Argyll. :-bd
by ballibeg
Mon Aug 12, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: That Might Explain it ...
Replies: 22
Views: 2192

Re: That Might Explain it ...

Would a Dr down your way necessarily think about Lyme's?
by ballibeg
Wed May 15, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Norway bikepacking
Replies: 6
Views: 986

Re: Norway bikepacking

This is from OsmAnd of Norway.

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Useful?
by ballibeg
Sat May 04, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: 3c in a hammock?
Replies: 0
Views: 502

3c in a hammock?

Planning on heading out on the John Muir way tomorrow but the cold is making me wonder if it's wise. I've a pipedream 200 XL and an equally light down underquilt which were great high on the GR247 last year but I'm doubting my gear for 3c forecast. Anyone else tried a similar combo?

Dave
by ballibeg
Sat Apr 20, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: GR247 in June, anyone fancy it?
Replies: 7
Views: 1243

Re: GR247 in June, anyone fancy it?

I did it last April. Fabulous!
by ballibeg
Tue Apr 09, 2019 4:22 am
Forum: Routes
Topic: Trans Cambrian Way?
Replies: 50
Views: 8779

Re: Trans Cambrian Way?

I'll put my paramedic hat on just briefly here...... Bang to head followed by vomiting worth a visit to A&E. Concussion is a form of Traumatic Brain Injury and it's always hard to triage the potentially serious from the not so. Vomiting is a red flag. Glad you're ok and enjoyed the rest of your day ...
by ballibeg
Tue Apr 02, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Dorset Gravel Dash entries x 2
Replies: 4
Views: 831

Re: Dorset Gravel Dash entries x 2

Someone after two on the event Facebook page.

Dave
by ballibeg
Thu Jan 03, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Attaching bottle cage to susp forks
Replies: 20
Views: 1775

Re: Attaching bottle cage to susp forks

This article on using rivnuts popped up today.

http://www.bikepacking.com/gear/rivnut- ... ETdA2OsOkQ

Dave
by ballibeg
Thu Dec 27, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: FS: Bit of a clear out.......
Replies: 13
Views: 2500

Re: FS: Bit of a clear out.......

Please could I go for camera? I'll PM. Thank you.

Dave
by ballibeg
Sun Dec 23, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: 2019 - what you got planned?
Replies: 86
Views: 8533

Re: 2019 - what you got planned?

I'm like you, it'll be more highest terrain rather than slack lining to my bed!
by ballibeg
Sun Dec 23, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: 2019 - what you got planned?
Replies: 86
Views: 8533

Re: 2019 - what you got planned?

It's the YOTHH for me. Crap year, seen too much death so going to rebalance things with more hammocking. The Year Of The High Hammock will be me trying to find the highest natural hangs for a night. First on my place, then Argyll, then a days ride from the house, then maybe Mull, Islay and the Alps ...
by ballibeg
Thu May 31, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Creaky spokes
Replies: 2
Views: 578

Creaky spokes

After the Gravel Dash there a creaking noise from my front wheel. Inspection reveals where the spokes cross there's wear. I think the noise is from them rubbing. Maybe a drop of oil will do. Is this common?

Ta
Dave
by ballibeg
Sat May 19, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: West coast midge report?
Replies: 12
Views: 1588

Re: West coast midge report?

I think upto 6m is same price as car, £13 + £4 driver, one way Oban-Craignure.
by ballibeg
Thu May 17, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Charlie's Dorset Gravel Dash - suitable for a first timer?
Replies: 13
Views: 1956

Re: Charlie's Dorset Gravel Dash - suitable for a first time

Yup, 2 of us heading south from Argyll, talk as well. Ideally I'd like to hammock but doubt I'll be quick enough to bag a hang.

Weather looks ok, dry but windy.
by ballibeg
Mon May 14, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Gravel bike in Scotland?
Replies: 28
Views: 3982

Re: Gravel bike in Scotland?

I find my ToughRoad perfect for forestry roads which I'm surrounded by. Not sure it's the best choice for bridleways etc.

Dave