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by Chew
Mon May 18, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Most accurate wrist HRM?
Replies: 29
Views: 373

Re: Most accurate wrist HRM?

I have a Garmin Forerunner 45 which will do most of the stuff you need.

Think the 35 is very similar and can be found cheaply if you shop around :-bd
by Chew
Mon May 18, 2020 12:32 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Veneto Trail can anyone help and feel free to tag along!
Replies: 35
Views: 781

Re: Veneto Trail can anyone help and feel free to tag along!

gairym wrote:
Mon May 18, 2020 12:02 pm
Will you not have to self-isolate for two weeks upon return to the UK though???
Believe thats the current position, but expecting things to change once the airlines and travel companies put pressure on the Government.
by Chew
Mon May 18, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Veneto Trail can anyone help and feel free to tag along!
Replies: 35
Views: 781

Re: Veneto Trail can anyone help and feel free to tag along!

Also anyone got a GPX of last years route A bit of googling resulted in this: https://www.alltrails.com/explore/recording/veneto-trail-2019-tappa-1 https://www.alltrails.com/explore/recording/veneto-trail-2019-tappa-2 https://www.alltrails.com/explore/recording/veneto-trail-2019-tappa-3 https://www...
by Chew
Sat May 16, 2020 10:20 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Veloviewer map - explorer tiles
Replies: 508
Views: 48659

Re: Veloviewer map - explorer tiles

Does anyone know if there are any "rules" to square hunting, like the rules of self-supported? Maybe etiquette is a better word... just wondered if it was a thing. The only rule is for it to be self propelled. Etiquette is a better term and thats up to the individual. I used to start all of the rid...
by Chew
Sat May 16, 2020 9:00 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Veloviewer map - explorer tiles
Replies: 508
Views: 48659

Re: Veloviewer map - explorer tiles

Unsure the PRO+ account is worth the extra money, but the standard account is worth more than £10 a year. Unsure on Bens model, but I imagine he has a good solid membership base and at £10 a year most people will just renew, as in context it’s not that much if you consider how much a new tyre is. I ...
by Chew
Wed May 13, 2020 8:32 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: If we close up for a bit...
Replies: 753
Views: 19844

Re: If we close up for a bit...

Talking about place of residence, I see that now viewers and agents are allowed to come into your for-sale house again! How fooking insane is that? The house 'market' Govt donors have leaned on them as usual (it's not been a proper 'market' for 20 years of course - broken beyond repair and irrepara...
by Chew
Sun May 10, 2020 8:32 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: If we close up for a bit...
Replies: 753
Views: 19844

Re: If we close up for a bit...

I can see this leading to a lot of aggravation between people travelling and locals living within the National Parks and beauty spots next weekend :???:
by Chew
Sat May 09, 2020 9:14 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Gravel Gearing....again
Replies: 67
Views: 1415

Re: Gravel Gearing....again

Same / similar to Stuart here, XT 28-40 MTB 10s chainset and 11-32 or 11-36 rear (650B wheels). No ego problems related to my chainring sizes :grin: Bar end shifters make it easy to get past compatibility limitations. It's not perfect, a narrower Q crank would be nice, but it's pretty good. Oddly, ...
by Chew
Wed May 06, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Gears for a Gryphon - suggestions pls
Replies: 18
Views: 399

Re: Gears for a Gryphon - suggestions pls

I like having my hands on the hoods and do most riding from there so bar-end shifters always *feel* a long way away.
I originally thought that, but after a hand full of rides you soon get used to it.
by Chew
Wed May 06, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Gears for a Gryphon - suggestions pls
Replies: 18
Views: 399

Re: Gears for a Gryphon - suggestions pls

The question is what are you going to use it for?

If it’s trail riding go 1x if it’s going to be more mixed then go 2x to get a more useful range
by Chew
Sun May 03, 2020 1:02 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Numb feet after riding
Replies: 20
Views: 608

Re: Numb feet after riding

I'd give 1 a try if you have the bits to do so without spending anything. All my off road rides are on flats and it gives you plenty of options to move your feet positions around depending on the terrain. Once you've worked out where the natural position you can go to 2 and set cleats up accordingly...
by Chew
Sat May 02, 2020 7:59 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Films to watch while isolating
Replies: 97
Views: 3942

Re: Films to watch while isolating

by Chew
Wed Apr 29, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Surprised myself.
Replies: 7
Views: 461

Re: Surprised myself.

I've often wondered what the financial model for this site looks like, given that you don't have advertisers, nor a subscription model. Purely donations through feeding the bear ? Stu’s too polite to ask, but I’m not, so I’ll rattle the tin a bit..... The best way to keep the cogs turning in the ba...
by Chew
Sun Apr 26, 2020 6:35 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: drop bar brake levers for trp discs? sorry if i have asked before.
Replies: 11
Views: 379

Re: drop bar brake levers for trp discs? sorry if i have asked before.

gairym wrote:
Sun Apr 26, 2020 6:07 pm
I use the TRP ones on two bikes and they're great.

https://www.chainreactioncycles.com/mob ... prod150547
I have some of these for cable operated trps
Found them super cheap on amazon
by Chew
Tue Apr 21, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Motorcyclists.....what ya got?
Replies: 72
Views: 1798

Re: Motorcyclists.....what ya got?

Yamaha FZS600 Fazer here.
Same as others as its main purpose is for commuting.

A lot more fun than sitting in the car, although its not getting much use at the moment :cry:
by Chew
Tue Apr 21, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: If we close up for a bit...
Replies: 753
Views: 19844

Re: If we close up for a bit...

Been a bit quiet on this thread for a few days. Just been idling thinking/speculating about "well how will we know when we're 'allowed' to do a bivvy ride?" Unsure they are going to roll out the Queen to say you can go out for a bivi Reg :wink: We're all signed up to this for another 2 weeks, but a...
by Chew
Thu Apr 09, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Restrap route planning competition
Replies: 51
Views: 1188

Re: Restrap route planning competition

In Reverse wrote:
Mon Apr 06, 2020 7:52 pm
Suspect Chew will do well at this - Calderdale is always somewhere that springs to mind when these things come up.

edit - does this need to be a loop arriving back at the front door?
Challenge accepted :cool:


Only just seen this, but will have a look
by Chew
Mon Apr 06, 2020 9:56 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Is a full lock-down coming?
Replies: 57
Views: 1571

Re: Is a full lock-down coming?

I am struggling to see what the exit strategy from all this is going to be though. Without widespread testing and 'going after the virus', when controls are lifted surely we will rapidly deteriorate back to square one given that most of us still won't have had it? Denmark and Austria are going to r...
by Chew
Sun Apr 05, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Is a full lock-down coming?
Replies: 57
Views: 1571

Re: Is a full lock-down coming?

I doubt the Government have the resources to police it, so I hope its more of a PR exercise to say that people arnt fully following things, and then letting peer pressure to do the rest. 99% of people will be following things its just the 1% who probably arnt. Up here its fairly quiet, and whenever ...
by Chew
Sat Apr 04, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: closing national parks, and imposing fines?
Replies: 44
Views: 1121

Re: closing national parks, and imposing fines?

If they seriously wanted people to stop moving about, they should be closing the motorway network to all but essential traffic.

That would be a lot easier and more effective than trying to shut a national park.
Yes I could still get there, but the extra time and hassle would but a lot of people off.
by Chew
Tue Mar 31, 2020 9:35 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The final instalment of the first chapter
Replies: 7
Views: 362

Re: The final instalment of the first chapter

What actually happened? Maybe this will be in the book, but we travelled up on the Saturday an I picked Stu up near Preston and built up the bikes in preparation for an early start. Next more set off from Tyndrum and got over the Devils Staircase and dropped into Kinlochleven to pick up supplies. A...
by Chew
Sat Mar 28, 2020 12:14 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: If we close up for a bit...
Replies: 753
Views: 19844

Re: If we close up for a bit...

I'm not sure I follow. I worry about people spreading the virus around / putting unnecessary strain on already stretched health services. I get the impression that everyone on here is being sensible and pragmatic on here (happy to be corrected otherwise) There are many ‘key workers’ on here who are...
by Chew
Fri Mar 27, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: If we close up for a bit...
Replies: 753
Views: 19844

Re: If we close up for a bit...

Similar thoughts here. Not condoning peoples actions, but if you can’t: Go to work Go to the pub Visit friends/family Go shopping Get supples for gardening/diy Then I’m not sure what else people can do part from get outside and enjoy a bit of sunshine, apart from sit inside all day listening to the ...
by Chew
Fri Mar 27, 2020 11:59 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: If we close up for a bit...
Replies: 753
Views: 19844

Re: If we close up for a bit...

What you have to remember is that these regulations are drawn up with regards to the “average” person. Perhaps naively, they are hoping the general public will use there common sense as to what is reasonable :???: In my mind it all comes back to rule#1 Doing things from home, avoiding groups of peop...
by Chew
Thu Mar 26, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Atlas Mountain Race 2020
Replies: 11
Views: 699

Re: Atlas Mountain Race 2020

Good stuff :-bd

Is it a route worth touring over 2 weeks?

(Just thinking of getting away next January once the current situation has hopefully blown over)