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by The Cumbrian
Tue Aug 25, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: UK right to roam campaign
Replies: 61
Views: 1227

Re: UK right to roam campaign

Perfect, thanks for that.
by The Cumbrian
Tue Aug 25, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: UK right to roam campaign
Replies: 61
Views: 1227

Re: UK right to roam campaign

[ In fact, I've just written to my MP to urge them not to support the proposed change in the law. If all 1,974 of us did the same, that might cause some ruffled feathers and, who knows, may even help a little. Could you share a copy of your letter so that those of us who are too idle to string a fe...
by The Cumbrian
Mon Aug 24, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: No wonder we went metric.
Replies: 19
Views: 542

Re: No wonder we went metric.

This thread makes me think of when I was an apprentice, and the mechanical instructors tried to give us electrical and instrument apprentices an introduction to how to use a Zeus Book. I still have my (unopened for 30 years) copy somewhere. I think that I only ever used it to pass that test.
by The Cumbrian
Thu Aug 20, 2020 8:04 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Hammock underquilt advise please
Replies: 42
Views: 1234

Re: Hammock underquilt advise please

Shug Emery on YouTube is worth a look for hammock information. Very knowledgeable and completely hatstand.
by The Cumbrian
Wed Aug 19, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Hammock underquilt advise please
Replies: 42
Views: 1234

Re: Hammock underquilt advise please

A structural ridge line on your hammock takes most of the guess work out of it, and makes it much easier to get a good hang every time.
by The Cumbrian
Wed Aug 19, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Hammock underquilt advise please
Replies: 42
Views: 1234

Re: Hammock underquilt advise please

Has anyone tried a sleeping bag with a double ended zip with the hammock poked through the toe end? Essentially make the bottom half of the sleeping bag into your under quilt. I am sure there is a fundamental problem with this, draughty and the hammock wanting to be wider than the sleeping bag dime...
by The Cumbrian
Tue Aug 18, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 8735
Views: 963566

Re: The post man's been ...

Says a 152lb Roman pig of lead was found at Pennant, Stu, you need to rootle round for a few more and that'd be your retirement sorted! I work in the nuclear industry, and many moons ago when I was an apprentice, I was dodging work by hiding in the massive warehouse behind the workshop. In there I ...
by The Cumbrian
Mon Aug 10, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Anyone else get the 'Can't be arsed' feeling?
Replies: 20
Views: 684

Re: Anyone else get the 'Can't be arsed' feeling?

A couple of weeks ago I went for a planned 30 mile spin out on the Pennine Bridleway. I wasn't feeling it when I got to Black Rocks car park, but persevered and set off. I forgot about the steep grind to Middleton Top, so I wasn't very happy about that but kept going. A couple of miles further on I ...
by The Cumbrian
Mon Aug 10, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Hot ... innit?
Replies: 21
Views: 645

Re: Hot ... innit?

I like it when it's either really hot or really cold. Our usual "in between, not doing much of anything apart from rain" sort of weather doesn't suit me at all.
by The Cumbrian
Mon Aug 10, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: ... and so it continues.
Replies: 51
Views: 1798

Re: ... and so it continues.

I suspect that it's related to fly tipping, and often leaves the same result.
by The Cumbrian
Mon Aug 10, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Coffee bags or other options
Replies: 33
Views: 1054

Re: Coffee bags or other options

When you get some coffee beans, you can try the coffee, honey and cheese thing. It sounds very odd, but it's delicious. Cut a strong cheese into approximately 1cm cubes (strong cheddar or parmesan work well) and skewer them on a cocktail stick. Dip the cheese in honey and top it off with a coffee be...
by The Cumbrian
Mon Aug 10, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: ... and so it continues.
Replies: 51
Views: 1798

Re: ... and so it continues.

Just saw that Manchester Evening News are running a news article about a “secret infinity pool in snowdonia“ that’s actually a small reservoir that supplies local people water. The mind boggles, it really does with such irresponsible journalists Aye, it was secret, and now curiously the whole of Ma...
by The Cumbrian
Mon Aug 10, 2020 8:59 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Toobless ... Jeebuz H C
Replies: 30
Views: 739

Re: Toobless ... Jeebuz H C

I struggled to fit tubeless tyres to my old hybrid. The wheels were made before tubeless was a thing (it still has rim brakes) and the Maxxis Rambler tyres were very baggy on the rims. I found this film on YouTube, and itexplained a technique I'd never seen before. You pre-seat the bead using a tyre...
by The Cumbrian
Fri Jul 31, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: WRT T shirts for those not riding - 4 outstanding.
Replies: 38
Views: 2543

Re: WRT T shirts for those not riding.

Michael Donohue, XXL please.
by The Cumbrian
Fri Jul 31, 2020 6:06 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: WRT T shirts for those not riding - 4 outstanding.
Replies: 38
Views: 2543

Re: WRT T shirts for those not riding.

Is it ethical to get one of these even if you had no intention of doing the WRT?

Asking for a friend.
by The Cumbrian
Tue Jul 28, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Sleeping bag or quilt with tiny pack size
Replies: 41
Views: 930

Re: Sleeping bag or quilt with tiny pack size

I've got a Sea to Summit Traveller TR1 Long sleeping bag / quilt, and I managed to squeeze it, a 3/4 length underquilt, a down jacket, my sleeping base layers, a hat and a pair of warm socks into a 9l handlebar drybag.
by The Cumbrian
Tue Jul 28, 2020 10:26 am
Forum: Routes
Topic: Debyshire / Peaks Off Road Routes.
Replies: 3
Views: 195

Re: Debyshire / Peaks Off Road Routes.

I used to head up there from Derby all the time for climbing trips years ago, and I'm finishing work early today so that I can get there in time for a spin out. My current default route is to go along the Pennine Bridleway from near Cromford as far as Parsley Hay and then back along the Tissington T...
by The Cumbrian
Tue Jul 28, 2020 9:30 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: NCN cuts
Replies: 30
Views: 1080

Re: NCN cuts

RIP wrote:
Tue Jul 28, 2020 9:19 am
Conversely (of course!), heard on R4 this morning that as part of Govt 'anti-obesity drive' (drive??? :lol: ) we're going to get 'thousands of miles of dedicated cycleways'. Thousands eh.

I suspect that 80% of those 'thousands of miles of dedicated cycleways' will be in London.
by The Cumbrian
Mon Jul 27, 2020 6:35 pm
Forum: Routes
Topic: Debyshire / Peaks Off Road Routes.
Replies: 3
Views: 195

Debyshire / Peaks Off Road Routes.

Can anyone suggest any 20 - 30 mile mostly off road routes that aren't on tarmac cycle paths? I don't mind a bit of tarmac, but I've brought my mountain bike so would rather get out on the dirt. Not too far from Derby would be even better.

Cheers, Michael.
by The Cumbrian
Mon Jul 27, 2020 9:32 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: if you were to camp on a couple of beaches in the far northwest of scotland ?
Replies: 9
Views: 379

Re: if you were to camp on a couple of beaches in the far northwest of scotland ?

Sango Sands campsite at Durness is really good. Right on the headland above a lovely beach with great views.
by The Cumbrian
Sun Jul 26, 2020 10:20 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: if you were to camp on a couple of beaches in the far northwest of scotland ?
Replies: 9
Views: 379

Re: if you were to camp on a couple of beaches in the far northwest of scotland ?

Sandwood Bay, because it's beautiful and takes a bit of effort to get there. And it would be a nice track to cycle along (I've only walked it). One of the smaller beaches near Durness, because you can get supplies there and there's a pub. One of the beaches north of Ullapool, but they're close to th...
by The Cumbrian
Sat Jul 18, 2020 10:07 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Do you ever count how much crap you have?
Replies: 25
Views: 822

Re: Do you ever count how much crap you have?

I'm going through that process now having moved house. Not really cycling equipment, but lots of outdoor kit. I'm selling loads of stuff and I'm amazed at how much good quality kit I've bought and found to be unsuitable for some reason, and then hoarded. On the plus side, it's turned out to be a biz...
by The Cumbrian
Sat Jul 18, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Quick Drying Flat Pedal Shoes for the Wide of Foot - Any Recommendations?
Replies: 6
Views: 231

Re: Quick Drying Flat Pedal Shoes for the Wide of Foot - Any Recommendations?

Thanks for that. My feet almost always end up wet when I'm out on the mountain bike so quick drying shoes are reasonably important to me. I was hoping that they'd dry quickly as they're synthetic.
by The Cumbrian
Sat Jul 18, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Quick Drying Flat Pedal Shoes for the Wide of Foot - Any Recommendations?
Replies: 6
Views: 231

Quick Drying Flat Pedal Shoes for the Wide of Foot - Any Recommendations?

I'm looking for a pair of flat pedal shoes that are well ventilated, dry quickly, have stiff soles and will fit a wide foot. I tried a pair of Five10 Trail Cross LTs on today in my LBS but they weren't wide enough, and I would have liked them to have been more rigid. I also tried on a pair of Five10...
by The Cumbrian
Sat Jul 18, 2020 8:42 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: How many attempts before you reach for the glitter?
Replies: 10
Views: 567

Re: How many attempts before you reach for the glitter?

My girlfriend took a load of glitter and applied it liberally when we went to Festival No. 6 in 2018. I'm still finding it in my truck, random pockets and on almost every sock I own.