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by Chew
Wed Mar 11, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Self Isolation
Replies: 62
Views: 1885

Re: Self Isolation

Hopefully on a flight back home tonight and then facing 14 days of self isolation. Sure I’ll be fine as I’m in a low risk group, but it’s concerns for others who aren’t that fortunate that make me less flippant than I may have been before. Having seen things first hand over here I’d be getting prepa...
by Chew
Tue Mar 10, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Self Isolation
Replies: 62
Views: 1885

Re: Self Isolation

As it happens I’m currently in northern Italy. Winter holiday which wasn’t in a high risk area at the start of the week, but now is. Facing 2 weeks of isolation when we are hopefully repatriated tomorrow. We’ll find out in time. You could just be a carrier of the disease without any symptoms. The ma...
by Chew
Fri Mar 06, 2020 2:15 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Shortening Bars
Replies: 11
Views: 385

Re: Shortening Bars

They're not cheap are they :shock:

Probably easier to pay someone a few quid to sort it out
by Chew
Fri Mar 06, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: TransEngland
Replies: 6
Views: 464

Re: TransEngland

This one
https://www.theracingcollective.com/transengland.html

Make up your own route between the various controls
(wearing a dress is optional)
by Chew
Fri Mar 06, 2020 1:59 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: TransEngland
Replies: 6
Views: 464

TransEngland

Should be doing this, this year.

Anyone else?
by Chew
Fri Mar 06, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Shortening Bars
Replies: 11
Views: 385

Shortening Bars

I have a pair of Woodchippers and i'm finding them too long with index shifters mounted on the end.

Whats the easiest way to knock 40/50mm of the end of each one?

Could just get the hacksaw out, but i'd probably make a mess of it.
by Chew
Thu Mar 05, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: how easy/hard to go tubeless?
Replies: 6
Views: 341

Re: how easy/hard to go tubeless?

As long as the tyre is snug on the rim then its reasonably easy, with a bit of patience. Take the rim tape off and then replace it with a wrap of Gorilla Tape. It may need trimming down to size. I usually just wrap once, overlapping the the value hole by a couple of inches. Put in the value without ...
by Chew
Tue Mar 03, 2020 10:18 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Annual Holiday Insurance including cycle events
Replies: 10
Views: 373

Re: Annual Holiday Insurance including cycle events

From what I’m seeing, it looks like the multi trip policies are for people who go on beach holidays and city breaks.

If you’re looking for something more specialist, it’s better to look at single policies just for that trip.
by Chew
Tue Mar 03, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Annual Holiday Insurance including cycle events
Replies: 10
Views: 373

Re: Annual Holiday Insurance including cycle events

mmm...
Been looking at renewing mine.

Look at the small print for Insure & Go

Mountain biking is included, as well as general cycling.
Cycle Touring is excluded

May end up not being insured on a bikepacking trip
by Chew
Tue Feb 25, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Granguanche Canaries
Replies: 16
Views: 750

Re: Granguanche Canaries

Looking for a bike adventure this year, so keep us in the loop if you fancy going later in the year
by Chew
Sun Feb 09, 2020 9:18 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Tuscany Trail or Veneto Trail?
Replies: 45
Views: 2119

Re: Tuscany Trail or Veneto Trail?

When we did it they would take you bike box from the start to the finish for a charge.

Re box size: probably depends on who’s checking you in and if the difference in price is worth the hassle?
by Chew
Sun Feb 09, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: 27.5 rims for 3” tyres
Replies: 9
Views: 465

Re: 27.5 rims for 3” tyres

The Halo is about 150g heavier than the raceface and some have said the raceface isn’t particularly tough. Once you put a 3 inch tyre on it you won’t notice any weight difference in the rim. Also have a look at the Alpkit wheels. Not the lightest, but mine where cheap as chips and after 2 years of ...
by Chew
Thu Jan 30, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: 3 week tour idea's.
Replies: 11
Views: 885

Re: 3 week tour idea's.

I’d also have a look at the Dalmatian coast of Croatia.

Good scenery, sunshine and island hopping
by Chew
Mon Jan 20, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: North by North West Parts 1 and 2, Audax meets bikepacking.
Replies: 10
Views: 734

Re: North by North West Parts 1 and 2, Audax meets bikepacking.

Just come up ride the Old 240 instead. Bosh out the distance in a day, and ride on much more scenic roads around Yorkshire That's a permanent right? If you were looking to do it Chew I would be up for it, but maybe run it as a DIY instead? I rode it last year. May do it again at some point, but not...
by Chew
Fri Jan 17, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: North by North West Parts 1 and 2, Audax meets bikepacking.
Replies: 10
Views: 734

Re: North by North West Parts 1 and 2, Audax meets bikepacking.

Just come up ride the Old 240 instead.

Bosh out the distance in a day, and ride on much more scenic roads around Yorkshire
by Chew
Thu Jan 16, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: Routes
Topic: Great North Trail
Replies: 18
Views: 1169

Re: Great North Trail

gloryhallelujahAl wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 11:14 pm
Am doing middleton top to Hebden bridge (the first section) weekend 14th Feb 😄
Theres a much more interesting route between Diggle and Hebden if the ground is dry/frozen if you're interested?
by Chew
Fri Jan 10, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2019
Replies: 1141
Views: 88798

Re: Bivvy a month 2019

Borderer wrote:
Thu Jan 09, 2020 7:58 pm
longest run, highest number of completed years
Taylor holds that record
IIRC, 64 consecutive months
by Chew
Mon Jan 06, 2020 1:59 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: JENNRIDE 20
Replies: 38
Views: 1843

Re: JENNRIDE 20

I'm booked on too
by Chew
Fri Dec 27, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tell me about budget turbo trainers.
Replies: 22
Views: 1018

Re: Tell me about budget turbo trainers.

Or...spend that £100 on a good set of running shoes.

Over winter i've been getting into running.
In 30mins you can get a lot of exercise and it gets me out in all weathers, which is much preferable to sitting on a bit indoors.
by Chew
Mon Dec 23, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Winter MTL: 16th early from Wategrove (if anyone wishes to join)!
Replies: 35
Views: 2057

Re: Winter MTL: Groupstart anyone? 8th and/or 9th Feb

Let me have a look at the maps and i'll be able to come up with an alternative which is around the same distance, but picks up some better trails. Say 100k? Probably start from Halifax/Hebden stations Unsure what i'm doing that weekend, but theres the potential of floor space on the friday night at ...
by Chew
Sat Dec 21, 2019 11:12 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Winter MTL: 16th early from Wategrove (if anyone wishes to join)!
Replies: 35
Views: 2057

Re: Winter MTL: Groupstart anyone?

redefined_cycles wrote:
Fri Dec 20, 2019 4:32 pm
Sorry if it feels like I'm always going on (and on) and on about the MTL...
There are many, many routes which are far more interesting than the MTL...
Let me know if you want me to send you any of them?
by Chew
Tue Dec 17, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Train ticket tips
Replies: 25
Views: 1094

Re: Train ticket tips

If going up north, I found it a lot cheaper to get one ticket to Glasgow Central and then another one out from Glasgow Queen Street.

Its only a 10 min walk
by Chew
Mon Dec 16, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Yorkshire Winter Bivy 2019
Replies: 8
Views: 760

Re: Yorkshire Winter Bivy 2019

:shock:
Disappointed that I could make it, but seems like you all had a proper adventure.
by Chew
Sat Dec 14, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Yorkshire Winter Bivi
Replies: 27
Views: 2041

Re: Yorkshire Winter Bivi

Bit of an emergency at home so won’t be able to make it :cry:

Boilers packed up, so need to wait around for someone to take a look at it.

If anyone needs any details let me know and I’ll try and sort something out
by Chew
Thu Dec 12, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Yorkshire Winter Bivi
Replies: 27
Views: 2041

Re: Yorkshire Winter Bivi

We'll be back before it gets dark on sunday. Exposure are really good on servicing, so i'd give them a ring. They fixed my Maxx-D for free when it went into a funny mode. Conditions are changing and it'll be a mixed group, so we'll pick something that suits everyone. Think i have an OS OL2 knocking ...