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by Chew
Wed Dec 21, 2011 7:32 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: WRT 2012
Replies: 29
Views: 8328

Re: WRT 2012

With the extra bank holiday, there is the option to spend 3 nights out. Any plans or are you going to want us gone on the monday?
by Chew
Wed Dec 21, 2011 7:28 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Everyone riding Mach' n Back ...
Replies: 13
Views: 1988

Re: Everyone riding Mach' n Back ...

Something that goes with custard. I think we might need walming up when we return
by Chew
Tue Dec 20, 2011 10:20 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: winter bike pack trip/bothy
Replies: 10
Views: 3344

Re: winter bike pack trip/bothy

Sounds like a plan.
Ride out there fingers crossed that theres room, if not i'm sure its easy enough to find somewhere to bivi.
by Chew
Tue Dec 20, 2011 8:57 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: winter bike pack trip/bothy
Replies: 10
Views: 3344

Re: winter bike pack trip/bothy

Could be up for something like this. I'm based over in Leeds, so out eastwards would be good. Usually ride in the Dales/Calderdale, so my knowledge out that way is a bit limited, but theres plenty of forest to play in between Scarborough and Whitby or something like this if you only have a road setu...
by Chew
Tue Dec 20, 2011 7:40 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Route Mapping
Replies: 4
Views: 860

Re: Route Mapping

Cheers.

looks to be very useful
by Chew
Tue Dec 20, 2011 11:24 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Route Mapping
Replies: 4
Views: 860

Route Mapping

What does everyone use?

Bikehike is very good, but the sites not working.

Anything similar about?
by Chew
Thu Dec 15, 2011 9:25 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: 2 weeks on Tour Divide 2013
Replies: 7
Views: 1170

Re: 2 weeks on Tour Divide 2013

Would love to do something like that.
by Chew
Wed Dec 14, 2011 7:25 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Mach n Back
Replies: 3
Views: 627

Re: Mach n Back

Are we having a 'standard' start time?

Always good to have a catch up with the usual people before the start
by Chew
Tue Dec 13, 2011 11:14 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Which Stove?
Replies: 26
Views: 6097

Re: Which Stove?

Thanks Everyone.

The Evernew system seems to tick the boxes for me. Anyone know if the stove will fit inside an Alpkit MyTi mug? Still unsure if i want to go for there full system or just get the stove, trivet and the Alpkit mug :?
by Chew
Tue Dec 13, 2011 10:54 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 3116
Views: 530321

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

Ordnance Survey are doing some deals on GPS units http://www.shop.ordnancesurveyleisure.co.uk/products/navigation-and-gps/navigation-and-gps-personal-navigation-devices/navigation-and-gps-personal-navigation-devices-garmin/dakota-20-gps/pid-0100078101?utm_campaign=GPS%20SALE%20email%202%20-%2013/12/...
by Chew
Sun Dec 11, 2011 4:06 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Which Stove?
Replies: 26
Views: 6097

Which Stove?

Trying to decide what stove system to buy, with Jan's Mach n Back in mind, but there seems to be a bewildering choice. Just looking to boil water at this stage, for a good brew and rehydrating meals. Like the idea of being able to pack it all down into one pot to save on space. Shouldn't need much m...
by Chew
Sat Dec 10, 2011 3:40 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Llanidloes Winter Bivi role call
Replies: 45
Views: 15323

Re: Llanidloes Winter Bivi role call

flatfishy wrote:For those interested,
http://share.findmespot.com/shared/face ... 88M7Assurq
Taylors Spots working
by Chew
Thu Nov 17, 2011 10:20 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Forget 29ers
Replies: 1
Views: 547

Forget 29ers

Ultimate Bivi Bike?

Image

Huge front storage, big rack on the back, internal rear hub. What more would you want?
by Chew
Sun Oct 23, 2011 2:45 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Sleeping bag liners
Replies: 5
Views: 956

Sleeping bag liners

Now winters aproaching thinking of ways to stay a bit warmer. Looking at sleeping bag liners to add a few more degrees to my sleeping bag which is rated to around -2c. Looking at options between cotton/silk/thermolight bags (may use instead of the normal bag in summer) Any experiences/recomendations...
by Chew
Sun Oct 16, 2011 8:38 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bear Bones 200 Tracking Page
Replies: 37
Views: 4893

Re: Bear Bones 200 Tracking Page

Well done Ian and Kev. Hats off for competing the route in that time.

I bailed a quarter of the way around, and cut the route short, but still pleased i managed 101k in a day. Next year though..
by Chew
Sun Oct 16, 2011 8:24 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: GPS
Replies: 33
Views: 2407

Re: GPS

I've got a Garmin Dakota, and i'm very happy with it. The instructions are useless but, its easy to pick up how to use. Runs on batteries, so its good for multiday trips, and its claimed that you can get 20 hours from a set (not tested that myself, but i'll report back) Easy to upload and download r...
by Chew
Sun Oct 09, 2011 8:58 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bear Bones 200 Route Details.
Replies: 66
Views: 7186

Re: Bear Bones 200 Route Details.

I'm sure Stu means, take the first land rover track as you leave the car park at the start of the climb (avoiding the inital fire road), and then pick up the fire road later on. From the green arrow you'll need to take the track to start on the first section of the water splashes. You can pick it up...
by Chew
Sat Oct 08, 2011 8:26 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: BB200 Food
Replies: 14
Views: 1787

Re: BB200 Food

How convenient... I recon the Red Lion is 90km in so should be there around 7ish, (by my calculations) in time for serving hours.

Although leaving a nice walm pub afterwards my be a bit tricky :?
by Chew
Sat Oct 08, 2011 11:59 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: BB200 Food
Replies: 14
Views: 1787

BB200 Food

Thinking about what i'm going to eat next weekend, as there are limited food options enroute.

Usually go for cereal bars and pasties, but what does everyone else go for? Looking for stuff that doesnt need cooking, good calorie/weight ratio, and doesnt mind being kept at room temperature.
by Chew
Fri Oct 07, 2011 9:56 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: A theoretical Q ... TD Content.
Replies: 7
Views: 1166

Re: A theoretical Q ... TD Content.

I think we'll find out after next weekend.

Either love it so much it fuels the imagination more to complete something like the TD, or that kind of adventure isnt for us, and we'll revert back to bikepacking, just happy to bimble around with no definitive route or destination in mind.
by Chew
Fri Oct 07, 2011 9:02 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bear Bones 200 Route Details.
Replies: 66
Views: 7186

Re: Bear Bones 200 Route Details.

Got it to work by reducing the number of waypoints in Bikehike. Just need to check it hasnt reduced them too much.
by Chew
Thu Oct 06, 2011 9:47 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bear Bones 200 Route Details.
Replies: 66
Views: 7186

Re: Bear Bones 200 Route Details.

Anybody got a gpx file for the whole route in a manageble size?

Stu's has too many waypoints for my garmin to cope with, and it would be nice to have the one file instead of using the 3 smaller files.
by Chew
Wed Sep 14, 2011 7:48 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Radnor Ring
Replies: 29
Views: 9412

Re: Radnor Ring

Make that 3 punctures, found a hugh thorn last night Lights Out http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6210/6144986636_02065a8349.jpg 253-365 by matthew.cockerham , on Flickr Riding Out avoiding the showers http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6166/6145001028_b21c9723cb.jpg 254-365 by matthew.cockerham , on Flick...
by Chew
Mon Sep 12, 2011 8:42 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Radnor Ring
Replies: 29
Views: 9412

Re: Radnor Ring

Great ride guys. Not been out a lot this year, so good to get some miles in before the BB200. Also learnt a lot more about kit, so some purchases on the cards soon :P The push up that last hill just about did me in, so thanks for waiting and getting me back. I had to have a cheeky cat nap in a layby...
by Chew
Fri Sep 09, 2011 9:25 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: BB 200 Kit List
Replies: 55
Views: 6467

Re: BB 200 Kit List

I'm with alfachippy. Normal riding gear, plus minimum kit. If the weathers not so favourable then maybe a bit more. Nothing worse than putting on wet socks in the morning, but after 5 minutes you dont notice, and dry socks have soaked up any wetness from your shoes anyway. Quite looking forward to r...