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by Ian
Wed Mar 11, 2020 11:14 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What you done t' your bike today
Replies: 668
Views: 47824

Re: What you done t' your bike today

New brakes onto the Bahookie, plus new Syntace stem with the twinfix mounts to take the drj0n strap deck. Looks interesting little piece of kit which should see some fun soon while I ”self-isolate” for a few days in the hills.
by Ian
Wed Mar 11, 2020 11:03 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Oldest bit of kit you own - and still use.
Replies: 44
Views: 2315

Re: Oldest bit of kit you own - and still use.

MSR XGK Stove, 1991/2. That was the year I got into mountaineering and cycle touring (as it was known back then). Used it last month for the Rovaniemi 300.

Does my Dad’s 1949 Raleigh Sports count?
by Ian
Tue Mar 10, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTD - Thomson 100mm 0deg, silver
Replies: 2
Views: 216

Re: WTD - Thomson 100mm 0deg, silver

Got a black one and some tin foil :-bd
by Ian
Sun Mar 08, 2020 10:55 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Why On Earth Can't I Eject My GPS 64 From Mac?
Replies: 12
Views: 775

Re: Why On Earth Can't I Eject My GPS 64 From Mac?

Had an instance of this earlier this evening; wouldn’t eject disc as it was “in use”. All apps were closed, but I opened up Activity Monitor and found Preview was running in the background. Quit that process, and bingo - disc ejected.
by Ian
Sun Mar 08, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Thule Thruride 565 bike carriers x3
Replies: 0
Views: 255

Thule Thruride 565 bike carriers x3

I’ve got three of these roof bar mounted racks for sale: https://www.thule.com/en-gb/bike-rack/roof-bike-racks/thule-thruride-_-565000 “Fork-mount bike rack designed to fit thru-axles without extra adapters.” 2 are brand new, unused but no longer in original packaging. £100 each + Hermes carriage at...
by Ian
Sat Mar 07, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What you done t' your bike today
Replies: 668
Views: 47824

Re: What you done t' your bike today

Some long overdue love for the commuter; new cranks and BB, WI Freewheel strip down and regrease, new brake shoes, repair damaged wire on the dynamo. Reassembled the fat bike after Rovaniemi. Singlespeed next (new brakes to fit), then build up the other fat bike. Because one fat bike isn’t enough :w...
by Ian
Sat Mar 07, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Why On Earth Can't I Eject My GPS 64 From Mac?
Replies: 12
Views: 775

Re: Why On Earth Can't I Eject My GPS 64 From Mac?

When I connect my garmin, my Mac sees two drives; GPS and SD card, which is usually called “no name”. I eject both before disconnecting the device.

I have corrupted a card before now not ejecting properly. It doesn’t exactly take long to do.
by Ian
Fri Mar 06, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The commoditisation of..... bikepacking... discuss
Replies: 8
Views: 689

Re: The commoditisation of..... bikepacking... discuss

Bikepacking may only be another revenue stream for some corporate knober, but really what did we expect? There’s money to be made and who can blame them for taking advantage of a ready market?
As illustrated by 317 pages on the postman’s been thread (vs 118 pages of bargain alerts) :lol:
by Ian
Fri Mar 06, 2020 1:22 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: International book day
Replies: 51
Views: 2322

Re: International book day

Aye, reading to kids is good fun when you can do a variety of accents. David Walliams books are particularly well written in that respect, as I find myself able to drop into a different regional accent for each character quite easily.
by Ian
Fri Mar 06, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: International book day
Replies: 51
Views: 2322

Re: International book day

How Did We Get Into This Mess? by George Monbiot. Shocking, thought provoking and depressing in equal measure. The Herald’s review says it far better than I could - ‘Controversial, clear but always rigorously argued, HDWGITM? assesses the state we are now in: the devastation of the natural world, t...
by Ian
Fri Mar 06, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: International book day
Replies: 51
Views: 2322

Re: International book day

Bruce Dickinson’s autobiography Got that here, look fwd to starting it. Good? Sorry but I hated it. It's not the best biography I've ever read, for sure. I've nearly finished it, and would say the first half is better than the second. I thought the account of his childhood was interesting, and funn...
by Ian
Thu Mar 05, 2020 11:10 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Even cheaper than Lidl.
Replies: 9
Views: 856

Re: Even cheaper than Lidl.

Pity it means giving money to Planet X.. :roll: Is Shady Dave still involved in the company? I might be willing to reconsider my boycott if I know he is no longer likely to benefit. There’s a David Loughran listed as Chief Exec on companies house: https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/company/06535324...
by Ian
Thu Mar 05, 2020 11:06 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: International book day
Replies: 51
Views: 2322

Re: International book day

Got three on the go, depending on mood;

The Living Mountain by Nan Shepherd
Bruce Dickinson’s autobiography
A book on dry stone walling
by Ian
Wed Mar 04, 2020 7:12 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Rovaniemi 300 Write Up & Video
Replies: 29
Views: 1740

Re: Rovaniemi 300 Write Up & Video

Now you know how most of us felt (on the HAB section of BB200/300) when we saw your fat tyre tracks where we were walking.
And you’d think I’d have been the fastest on that section, but that accolade goes to Sam Walsh. So it wasn’t entirely about tyres :wink:
by Ian
Wed Mar 04, 2020 6:55 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Rovaniemi 300 Write Up & Video
Replies: 29
Views: 1740

Re: Rovaniemi 300 Write Up & Video

Steering dampers - check out hopey.org

ITI - Iditarod Trail Invitational. Race across Alaska, 350 and 1000 mile route options.
by Ian
Wed Mar 04, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Rovaniemi 300 Write Up & Video
Replies: 29
Views: 1740

Re: Rovaniemi 300 Write Up & Video

Thanks for linking that article, Bob. This... What this means is that even when you manage to float atop it, your tires can't really get good traction because the snow isn't sticking to itself. There's nothing for the tires to hook into, because the snow just moves out of the way. Think critically a...
by Ian
Wed Mar 04, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 8705
Views: 958609

Re: The post man's been ...

A StrapDeck and a stem plate for some beta testing from drj0n.

Got some ideas for a super lightweight setup.
by Ian
Wed Mar 04, 2020 10:00 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Rovaniemi 300 Write Up & Video
Replies: 29
Views: 1740

Re: Rovaniemi 300 Write Up & Video

ITI next? Don't know. Maybe, but not immediately. You're right, Bob, about the level of concentration required. I'd forgotten that detail for the purposes of the write up, but when you said it, it came back to me. After my spill over the bars (in the video), it's implied by my "no margin for error" ...
by Ian
Tue Mar 03, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Rovaniemi 300 Write Up & Video
Replies: 29
Views: 1740

Re: Rovaniemi 300 Write Up & Video

Thanks chaps :smile:

And here's the video: https://wildcat.cc/blogs/news/rovaniemi-300-film

I made it just long enough for a cup of tea & a biscuit :wink:
by Ian
Mon Mar 02, 2020 11:33 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Rovaniemi 300 Write Up & Video
Replies: 29
Views: 1740

Rovaniemi 300 Write Up & Video

Finally wrapped some words around my completion of the Rovaniemi 300. I figured the words were better coming before the video, as they tell the most complete story.

The video will be along later this week, so stay tuned. In the meantime, enjoy :-bd

https://wildcat.cc/blogs/news/rovaniemi-300
by Ian
Sat Feb 29, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The story behind your BB name (and whats your usual form of address)
Replies: 159
Views: 7006

Re: The story behind your BB name (and whats your usual form of address)

I lacked the imagination to use anything other than my real name. It was my Mum’s choice originally, and I think she thought it wouldn’t get shortened, but it did. At school, and latterly in Wales (but nowhere else, strangely), people would call me “E”. Great thread though; two revelations for me: 1...
by Ian
Sat Feb 22, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: ROVANIEMI 300
Replies: 54
Views: 2627

Re: ROVANIEMI 300

I’ve just posted a little teaser trailer to the Wildcat Facebook and Instagram feeds.
Link here: https://www.instagram.com/p/B833aa7Fvdr/
by Ian
Thu Feb 20, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: ROVANIEMI 300
Replies: 54
Views: 2627

Re: ROVANIEMI 300

Yes, Hans Coolen and Magdalena Paschke finished 17 hours ago, but not on the results page yet.
by Ian
Wed Feb 19, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 643
Views: 37748

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

Believe it or not, I’ve never completed this. However, after very sporadic Bivvy activities the past few years, I’ve ticked Jan and Feb so far; Jan: some birch woodland in Glen Avon, just south of Tomintoul Feb: 2x laavu’s on the Rovaniemi 300. As is typical for me, no photos as I typically arrive w...
by Ian
Mon Feb 17, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: ROVANIEMI 300
Replies: 54
Views: 2627

Re: ROVANIEMI 300

Nice one Ian and looking forward to the video I’ve taken some cues from your film making, but without the swearing as my two young kids will want to watch it. Also, came into town for some food. Browsed the menu, read the descriptions and ordered an Ilmari. As soon as the plate arrived, I thought I...