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by Ian
Thu Jul 07, 2011 12:08 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: How concerned are you about weight?
Replies: 9
Views: 3266

Re: How concerned are you about weight?

Anyone else use the £1/gram weight saving threshold?

For example, I have a perfectly functional Integral Siltarp weighing 240g.

A Zpacks cuben tarp weighs 75g, which would save me 165g. It costs £125. Therefore £125/165g = £0.76/g. This is under my £1 limit, so its OK to buy it :)
by Ian
Thu Jul 07, 2011 12:01 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Anybody fancy lending me a revelate seat bag? Blame Wildcat.
Replies: 9
Views: 3345

Re: Anybody fancy lending me a revelate seat bag? Blame Wild

I promise I'll buy a Tiger Seat system as soon as you get you get them going I'm glad, seeing as we named it after you ;) I'm also quite excited about the Lioness - time has allowed me to think through various options and rather than "design" a bag with some straps on it, it'll actually be a bit di...
by Ian
Thu Jul 07, 2011 9:42 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: How concerned are you about weight?
Replies: 9
Views: 3266

Re: How concerned are you about weight?

I don't necessarily have the lightest of everything in my kit list, though things have generally been selected on the basis of a offering the maximum in performance for the minimum in weight. Subsequently though, I've become increasingly aware of packed volume/ compressability as much as weight, as ...
by Ian
Thu Jul 07, 2011 9:37 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: mKettle Review
Replies: 6
Views: 1712

mKettle Review

I have an mKettle on trial at the moment, courtesy of Stuart (thanks). I took it out on a bivi a couple of weeks ago and have had a play with it since in the garden. The real world test went like this: I'd planned to bivi in a suitably exposed spot with a great view but not much in the way of fuel -...
by Ian
Thu Jul 07, 2011 9:09 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Anybody fancy lending me a revelate seat bag? Blame Wildcat.
Replies: 9
Views: 3345

Re: Anybody fancy lending me a revelate seat bag? Blame Wild

I want a Wildcat seat bag but it seems Ian hasn't got this off the ground yet And you'll be the first to get one when they are available, Matt :) Seriously, there's a stack of stuff to do at the moment and with frame bag and Mountain Lion orders to process there's a shortage of time for development...
by Ian
Wed Jul 06, 2011 5:35 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: When does a tarp become a tent?
Replies: 2
Views: 1561

Re: When does a tarp become a tent?

while you're here what features would your ideal tarp/shelter incorporate?
This: http://www.zpacks.com/shelter/hexamid.shtml

//goes off to count pennies....
by Ian
Wed Jul 06, 2011 5:29 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: This looks fantastic
Replies: 1
Views: 1288

Re: This looks fantastic

Yeah, that was very cool. vaguely exciting trip.
by Ian
Mon Jul 04, 2011 10:27 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What constitutes a 'long' ride?
Replies: 11
Views: 3418

Re: What constitutes a 'long' ride?

excuse my hillbilly tendencies Don't worry Stu, I went into a petrol station far out in the wild west of Pembrokeshire to buy some lunch. Converation went like this: me (browsing the sandwiches behind the glass display counter): "Can I have a BLT sandwich please?" two ladies behind counter: "A what...
by Ian
Mon Jul 04, 2011 10:15 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The "Item with multiple use" Game.
Replies: 13
Views: 4592

Re: The "Item with multiple use" Game.

Ah, well you're on to something there - that's what makes the mKettle quite good. Not so much dual use, as not requiring you take something at all that you would with any other stove: fuel
by Ian
Mon Jul 04, 2011 9:49 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The "Item with multiple use" Game.
Replies: 13
Views: 4592

Re: The "Item with multiple use" Game.

drinks can = meths stove
I think Stu meant things you can use for different jobs while out in the wild. Unless, you make your meths stoves as you go along and through them away after each use ;)
by Ian
Mon Jul 04, 2011 9:42 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What saddle do you use?
Replies: 7
Views: 2545

Re: What saddle do you use?

On the singlespeed I have Charge Knife and on the Soda a Charge Spoon. Both Ti, natch ;)
by Ian
Mon Jul 04, 2011 9:33 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bear Bones 200 ... first scouting ride.
Replies: 6
Views: 2620

Re: Bear Bones 200 ... first scouting ride.

Hmm, interesting. Reckon I know where those places are. Could be tough...
by Ian
Mon Jul 04, 2011 7:20 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The "Item with multiple use" Game.
Replies: 13
Views: 4592

Re: The "Item with multiple use" Game.

3/ shoes and camelbak as an extension to a 3/4 length sleeping mat

4/ down jacket for campsite warmth used subsequently to boost the rating of summer bag
by Ian
Mon Jul 04, 2011 5:07 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What constitutes a 'long' ride?
Replies: 11
Views: 3418

Re: What constitutes a 'long' ride?

I did all the trails at Afan in one go once in just over 6 hours. That was a long ride, all things considered. The WRT was a long ride for me in terms of duration - something like 11 hours on the bike on Sunday. Comparing the two, I think I was probably more tired from the Afan effort. I've been out...
by Ian
Mon Jul 04, 2011 1:35 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: WRT in XXC Mag.
Replies: 10
Views: 3221

Re: WRT in XXC Mag.

I meant the picture on the double spread title page.
by Ian
Mon Jul 04, 2011 12:15 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: WRT in XXC Mag.
Replies: 10
Views: 3221

Re: WRT in XXC Mag.

Haven't read the article yet, but it's cool you can view it online for nothing.
The pic of Paul on the first page is good. Think Aidan and I rode that on our run back to the finish on Sunday.
Bridleway at roughly SH 867006?
by Ian
Thu Jun 30, 2011 8:45 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bear Bones 200 ... first scouting ride.
Replies: 6
Views: 2620

Re: Bear Bones 200 ... first scouting ride.

Stu's been eaten by bears, obviously...
by Ian
Mon Jun 27, 2011 8:33 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Condensation and bivvy bags?
Replies: 7
Views: 3089

Re: Condensation and bivvy bags?

Yes, it is. Opinion? I'm somewhat unsure at the moment - I'll start a separate thread with more details.
by Ian
Mon Jun 27, 2011 10:41 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Big rides or ....
Replies: 14
Views: 3758

Re: Big rides or ....

Serious comment now - after hauling my ass around the WRT after Aidan, I'm much of the opinion that time on the bike is the most valuable thing you can do for all the reasons that Paul and Stu state above. I've not touched a turbo in years, and don't see how it would add to my fitness edge if I took...
by Ian
Mon Jun 27, 2011 10:15 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Big rides or ....
Replies: 14
Views: 3758

Re: Big rides or ....

Training? Haven't done any of that for a long time. Riding my bike is a lot more fun - though I'm not as quick as I used to be ;)
by Ian
Mon Jun 27, 2011 10:11 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Condensation and bivvy bags?
Replies: 7
Views: 3089

Re: Condensation and bivvy bags?

Was out last under just a tarp - got a bit of condensation/dew at the end of the sleeping bag (no bivi bag). Think it was just a problem with a short mat and improvised camelbak/ shoes laid at the foot end. Starting to see the merits of a full length mat over the lighter shorter versions. http://twi...
by Ian
Sat Jun 25, 2011 8:33 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Radnor Ring.
Replies: 43
Views: 21912

Re: Radnor Ring.

Got a link to the full route?
by Ian
Sat Jun 25, 2011 8:32 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tubeless or Tubes
Replies: 8
Views: 1363

Re: Tubeless or Tubes

Ditto here - folding standard (non-UST) tyre with about 120ml of latex, Stans rims and yellow tape.
by Ian
Sat Jun 25, 2011 6:36 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tubeless or Tubes
Replies: 8
Views: 1363

Re: Tubeless or Tubes

I've been tubeless for about the last 4 years. No problems at all really. Can only recall one incident with a torn sidewall that the latex didn't fix. Got a photo somewhere of a tyre I took off when it was worn out and it had 8 thorns in it. Never any loss of pressure while riding, so didn't know th...
by Ian
Fri Jun 24, 2011 11:20 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Go on then ... what tyres?
Replies: 5
Views: 2215

Re: Go on then ... what tyres?

Also like the look of the new Maxxis Ikon, which Aidan is currently using on the front of his bike on the TD. Bit pricey though. http://www.justridingalong.com//shop.php?product=8334