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by slarge
Sat May 28, 2022 1:31 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: HT550 Grand Depart - May 2022
Replies: 206
Views: 8165

Re: HT550 Grand Depart - May 2022

And what's happened to Rich Rothwell? Seems to be stopped....
by slarge
Thu May 26, 2022 9:34 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: HT550 Grand Depart - May 2022
Replies: 206
Views: 8165

Re: HT550 Grand Depart - May 2022

Alex, best advice is not to quit. Your body might tell your head that its tired, and your head might have some dark moments, but keep pedalling and moving forwards. And don't get xaught up in the excitement at the start. You're fit and capable, but this is a ride that is governed by your head not yo...
by slarge
Sat May 21, 2022 11:57 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tour of the Cotswolds.
Replies: 10
Views: 431

Re: Tour of the Cotswolds.

It was after Bath (going clockwise). It was dark... and hilly
by slarge
Sat May 21, 2022 10:48 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Tour Divide / GDMBR ?
Replies: 10
Views: 489

Re: Tour Divide / GDMBR ?

I'm riding the TD, flying out on the 6th June, starting on the 10th. Looks like the Gila is completely closed, with reroutes being published very soon. Plus 2 other closures either happened or imminent. Us late snow at the northern end on some passes. There's around 6 UK people riding who I am aware...
by slarge
Sat May 21, 2022 10:04 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2022
Replies: 563
Views: 23965

Re: Bivvy a month 2022

I rode to Ludlow and back with a bivvy stop on the way in some woods outside Kinlet. 6 jars of chilli jam from the Ludlow food centre and the OH is quite happy.... Nice little bivvy spot in a grassy clearing, only disturbed by barking deer and some rustling in the undergrowth at 4am. The return trip...
by slarge
Sat May 21, 2022 9:58 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Norm's barn clear-out. PART 2
Replies: 8
Views: 370

Re: Norm's barn clear-out. PART 2

Tell you what Stu, if the shopper hasn't sold by the BB200, I'll volunteer to ride it round. It might give it the reputation it deserves...
by slarge
Sat May 21, 2022 9:45 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tour of the Cotswolds.
Replies: 10
Views: 431

Re: Tour of the Cotswolds.

I did on a rigid mtb, starting up by Mickleton, and the bike was fine. There's some tough climbs near Bath, and lots of gravel and road, but nothing too technical. I'd worry less about the bike and more about the legs.....
by slarge
Fri May 06, 2022 10:11 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Oykel Bridge to Cape Wrath as a loop
Replies: 12
Views: 668

Re: Oykel Bridge to Cape Wrath as a loop

Very jealous- superb trip and write up.
by slarge
Fri Apr 29, 2022 8:51 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Heart rate watch ??
Replies: 9
Views: 396

Re: Heart rate watch ??

I have a garmin vivoactive that does steps, heart rate and stuff. Probably 100 times more stuff than I use. Picked it up for £125 - wouldn't pay the full 250 for it though
by slarge
Thu Apr 28, 2022 7:59 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: HT550 Grand Depart - May 2022
Replies: 206
Views: 8165

Re: HT550 Grand Depart - May 2022

What day/time is the depart and who from here is on there? Looking forward to a bit of dot watching. Sorry if someone's already answered :smile: Start is 28th May, normally at 9.00am (but may be earlier ??) People from here - only Alex Berry I think, although lots of familiar names on the startlist...
by slarge
Thu Apr 28, 2022 1:41 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: FS - Wacaco Minipresso NS - Sold
Replies: 3
Views: 173

Re: FS - Wacaco Minipresso NS

I'll have this if still available please? Will be good in yhe van or camping.

Thanks (I'm not at the wrt but can pay postage or I can ride over to pay and collect (are you Northampton way?)
by slarge
Wed Apr 27, 2022 7:56 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: TwentyFour12 2022 - Anyone In?
Replies: 5
Views: 537

Re: TwentyFour12 2022 - Anyone In?

It's now cancelled anyway (unfortunately). Too much up front cost and insufficient up front entries mean it's too financially risky.

A real shame, as this seems to be the way of things recently.
by slarge
Sun Apr 24, 2022 9:16 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Yay, it's cheery Friday.
Replies: 2819
Views: 255576

Re: Yay, it's cheery Friday.

I'm hoping it is ideal TD prep Dave, as I just rode 380 miles on it (and to and from home). Really enjoyed it, just watch the headwind across the ridge on Salisbury plain. Some cracking scenery and very popular. Have a good ride fella I started and finished at Salisbury. Solid headwind for much of ...
by slarge
Sun Apr 24, 2022 10:10 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Lakeland 200
Replies: 43
Views: 1421

Re: Lakeland 200

Nice one Bob. It is a hard route that's for sure, and great meeting Alan G. The wind was hard on the Ridgeway down South, so in the Lakes it must have been brutal. But you finished which is the main thing (safely!)
Well done chap
by slarge
Sun Apr 24, 2022 8:26 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Yay, it's cheery Friday.
Replies: 2819
Views: 255576

Re: Yay, it's cheery Friday.

I'm hoping it is ideal TD prep Dave, as I just rode 380 miles on it (and to and from home). Really enjoyed it, just watch the headwind across the ridge on Salisbury plain. Some cracking scenery and very popular.
Have a good ride fella
by slarge
Sun Apr 24, 2022 8:23 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Hambini on Bowman
Replies: 28
Views: 1353

Re: Hambini on Bowman

Can you provide a summary? What's wrong with Bowman cycles? (How does a bike become a deathtrap unless it's made of papier-mache?)
by slarge
Sun Apr 24, 2022 8:16 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Yay, it's cheery Friday.
Replies: 2819
Views: 255576

Re: Yay, it's cheery Friday.

Dave Barter wrote: Fri Apr 22, 2022 10:18 am Bike packed, heading out on the King Alfred way this evening
I just finished it Dave. Probably just missed you as I wad in Winchester eating chips at 5ish on Friday.. cracking route and bone dry.
by slarge
Sat Apr 23, 2022 7:10 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2022
Replies: 563
Views: 23965

Re: Bivvy a month 2022

A field just outside Reading got me my April bivvy, as part of King Alfred's Way. Or another grassy bit just off Salisbury Plain for my 2nd bivvy this month. That's 4/4 so far.
by slarge
Tue Apr 19, 2022 12:25 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Wildlife
Replies: 472
Views: 41015

Re: Wildlife

Swallows here now - a couple arrived last week apparently, but I've only just seen them.

And the blackbirds nesting in our carport now have chick's.
by slarge
Tue Apr 19, 2022 7:29 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: "human litter" on Snowdon
Replies: 30
Views: 918

Re: "human litter" on Snowdon

It's unacceptable behaviour, but Snowdon (is it now Yr Wyddfa?) is sacrificed to the masses. This leaves the rest of the region to be enjoyed......
by slarge
Fri Apr 08, 2022 8:11 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Proper bothy
Replies: 24
Views: 1177

Re: Proper bothy

I turned the photo through 90 degrees - looks far more appealing then...
by slarge
Wed Apr 06, 2022 7:53 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Happy birthday
Replies: 27
Views: 1023

Re: Happy birthday

Looks great that Stu. Hope there's some springs in that saddle as it's a proper hardtail that!

And I guess the exhaust will keep your legs wam
by slarge
Tue Apr 05, 2022 12:56 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Happy birthday
Replies: 27
Views: 1023

Re: Happy birthday

Happy birthday Stu. Hope deathtrap is all fired up
by slarge
Thu Mar 24, 2022 10:18 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: TwentyFour12 2022 - Anyone In?
Replies: 5
Views: 537

Re: TwentyFour12 2022 - Anyone In?

Thinking about it, but after the Tour Divide I might have had enough of sitting on a saddle for a while, so am seeing how I feel....
by slarge
Tue Mar 22, 2022 9:03 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Venn carbon rims: anyone got any longer term exp?
Replies: 5
Views: 330

Re: Venn carbon rims: anyone got any longer term exp?

u02sgb wrote: Tue Mar 22, 2022 8:12 am Haven't got the rims but just thinking there must be some kind of diagram of people that have the rims and have problems. Maybe using multiple pictures of the rims overlapping? 😁
Was thinking similar - maybe they are for ultra short wheelbase bikes......