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by ballibeg
Wed Apr 11, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What are my options?
Replies: 13
Views: 1461

Re: What are my options?

I decided to risk that early today. Be nice if it was here for Dorset!!
by ballibeg
Wed Apr 11, 2018 12:26 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: What are my options?
Replies: 13
Views: 1461

Re: What are my options?

Many thanks!
by ballibeg
Tue Apr 10, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What are my options?
Replies: 13
Views: 1461

Re: What are my options?

I've not found a UK supplier for the CSM680 11-40t 8spd cassette. I've emailed the manufacturer and tried an Irish seller who won't post to Highlands. Has anyone spotted a seller?

Ta.
by ballibeg
Tue Apr 10, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: What are my options?
Replies: 13
Views: 1461

Re: What are my options?

Thanks folks. The cassette ticks the boxes! The inner ring is riveted on, no ready swap.

I'm tracking down a supplier now that will post to Scotland.

Cheers.
by ballibeg
Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:39 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: What are my options?
Replies: 13
Views: 1461

What are my options?

This is my bike, https://www.cyclesolutions.co.uk/p113727/giant-toughroad-slr-gx-3-2018-road-bike And I love it. It just fits and it's comfy. The gearing is ok....I can spin up most things but I know it's going to be hard on longer rougher climbs. On my road bike I've changed the cassette to give me...
by ballibeg
Sat Apr 07, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Spot anyone?
Replies: 24
Views: 2055

Re: Spot anyone?

When do you need it? I'll be using it first week in May next.
by ballibeg
Sat Apr 07, 2018 5:07 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Wildlife
Replies: 171
Views: 8866

Re: Wildlife

There's something about barn owls and blue lights at night. I killed another last night on a fast run. Nothing I could do, it swung across me and you can't lock up when the back is full of unsecured Drs working on a patient.

It's such a shame and quite upsetting.
by ballibeg
Wed Apr 04, 2018 9:02 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Anyone have a Garmin VIRB Ultra 30? What do you think?
Replies: 3
Views: 492

Re: Anyone have a Garmin VIRB Ultra 30? What do you think?

Think there's a new GoPro at £199. Maybe another option.
by ballibeg
Tue Apr 03, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Those bottle mount extender things
Replies: 13
Views: 1130

Re: Those bottle mount extender things

These work. http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/mobile/shimano-ba01-di2-battery-mount-adaptor/rp-prod34650?gs=1&pgrid=36293716026&ptaid=pla-187864591756&utm_source=google&utm_term=&utm_campaign=Chain+Reaction-UK-PLA-PLA-All-MB-SE-Shopping+QLB+Generic+Mobile&utm_medium=base&utm_content=mkwid|sqwjDadhI...
by ballibeg
Mon Apr 02, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: cramp in shoulder blade, not had that before
Replies: 8
Views: 877

Re: cramp in shoulder blade, not had that before

Wonder if this useful?

https://youtu.be/uBtpymfE1NA

I like the guy's bike fitting advice. Helped me a lot.
by ballibeg
Fri Mar 30, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: MYOG Underquilt for DD hammock
Replies: 0
Views: 810

MYOG Underquilt for DD hammock

It's been a lucky day. I blatantly copied another forum user who used an Alpkit Cloud Cover quilt to go under his DD hammock. With a bit of reading I decided to start off sewing channels on both sides and added elastic cord. The quilt fits perfectly between the hoop attachments and by drawing the en...
by ballibeg
Thu Mar 29, 2018 11:02 pm
Forum: Routes
Topic: Spain GR247
Replies: 7
Views: 1651

Re: Spain GR247

Great info. Much appreciated. I'll be making shade and resting up in the hammock during the hot hours. I'm a big guy from Scotland, we don't like the heat! I may not complete the route with my lack of experience but it won't ruin the adventure.

Thanks again.
by ballibeg
Thu Mar 29, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: Routes
Topic: Spain GR247
Replies: 7
Views: 1651

Spain GR247

Heading here first week in May. Was going to hammock it at times. If I can ditch the mosquito net and poles I would....

Anyone know what mossies will be like first week in May in them there hills?

Ta.

Dave
by ballibeg
Wed Mar 28, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tarbert/Arrochar parking
Replies: 5
Views: 776

Re: Tarbert/Arrochar parking

Tarbet (no R) has free parking outside railway station. I've left my car there with no probs.
by ballibeg
Wed Mar 28, 2018 9:15 am
Forum: Routes
Topic: Booked it!
Replies: 3
Views: 992

Re: Booked it!

That's made me smile! I'll be listening out for the shuffling and groaning at night now.....
by ballibeg
Mon Mar 26, 2018 7:32 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Barkley Marathons.
Replies: 10
Views: 1391

Re: Barkley Marathons.

Film on Netflix too.

Check out "The Barkley Marathons: The Race That Eats Its Young" on Netflix
www.netflix.com/title/80076413?source=android
by ballibeg
Mon Mar 26, 2018 6:56 am
Forum: Routes
Topic: Booked it!
Replies: 3
Views: 992

Booked it!

I'm going solo! First week of May. Didn't sleep last night for excitement/nerves....

http://www.bikepacking.com/routes/gr247-spain/

I'll be on a gravel bike, Giant ToughRoad, planning on refugees and hammock camps.

Dave
by ballibeg
Fri Mar 23, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Lee Cragie in Clitheroe - anyone ?
Replies: 2
Views: 827

Re: Lee Cragie in Clitheroe - anyone ?

Saw her talk and film at the Fort William Mountain festival. Great night.
by ballibeg
Wed Mar 21, 2018 7:26 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 8542
Views: 915998

Re: The post man's been ...

I'm going to sew some tabs along the sides that'll allow me to stretch some thin bungee lengthwise. This will let me slide it up and down as well as keeping the edges tight against the hammock. It's going to save a few hundred grams and a lot of bulk from my pack. Great idea. I am going to blatantl...
by ballibeg
Tue Mar 13, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: Routes
Topic: Scotland at Easter
Replies: 17
Views: 2169

Re: Scotland at Easter

I can confirm Argyll is pretty dry after a spell without rain. It is Argyll though so who knows how long it will last!

Image
by ballibeg
Fri Mar 09, 2018 8:02 am
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Easter in Andalusia GR247
Replies: 1
Views: 512

Re: Easter in Andalusia GR247

Looks fab. Look forward to your take on the 'technical' descents!
by ballibeg
Thu Mar 08, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Unusual jobs of the day!
Replies: 19
Views: 1475

Re: Unusual jobs of the day!

Felling a beech then processing into logs. Back to work N/S next week for a rest!
by ballibeg
Wed Mar 07, 2018 11:39 pm
Forum: Routes
Topic: Mull
Replies: 12
Views: 3026

Re: Mull

Saw one yesterday on the way up to Oban just past Kilninver. The size and kite shaped tail gave it away.

Fabulous.
by ballibeg
Tue Mar 06, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Which Apidura Packs?
Replies: 25
Views: 2564

Re: Which Apidura Packs?

I think like a lot of folk I saw Apidura bags being used on some of the bikepacking films I watched. 'if it's good enough for them....' thinking.

Good marketing I suppose.
by ballibeg
Tue Mar 06, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bugger off?
Replies: 44
Views: 3483

Re: Bugger off?

Interesting how many people heading to the area I live.... I'm currently have coffee in Oban.

I'll jump a train south, continue on Eurostar the cycle south, France, Spain, Morocco, Africa. No biggie!!!