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by belugabob
Wed May 19, 2021 6:21 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: soon to become mainstream.
Replies: 9
Views: 517

Re: soon to become mainstream.

It seems to skirt around the subject of whether to use campsites or to wild camp.
Just mentions spending a night outdoors.

Anything that normalizes the overall activity of camping by bike, though, can only be good thing (I hope)
by belugabob
Mon May 17, 2021 10:00 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Couldn't you just have some fun with this ...
Replies: 16
Views: 672

Re: Couldn't you just have some fun with this ...

Cut a hole at the centre point and make sure that's the lowest point?
That's the kind of slash that I thought @bearbonesnorm was referring to...😉
by belugabob
Fri May 14, 2021 9:21 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bells and alerters: your favourite (gone to poll)
Replies: 39
Views: 1343

Re: Bells and alerters: your favourite (gone to poll)

ledburner wrote: Sun May 09, 2021 10:52 pm
belugabob wrote: Sun May 09, 2021 9:24 pm www.trotify.com
I want one of those in Ti & carbon fibre.. :grin: .!
Ti - maybe a trip to the farriers...
by belugabob
Sat May 01, 2021 10:16 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: My handlebar harness: take2
Replies: 9
Views: 608

Re: My handlebar harness: take2

That makes sense - never considered aerobars
by belugabob
Sat May 01, 2021 10:04 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Castle Quest ITT, Sussex
Replies: 33
Views: 4084

Re: Castle Quest ITT, Sussex

Darn it - the presence of this topic, on the front page, led me to believe that things HAD moved on.

May just have to go and do it, anyway.

:smile:
by belugabob
Sat May 01, 2021 9:56 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: My handlebar harness: take2
Replies: 9
Views: 608

Re: My handlebar harness: take2

redefined_cycles wrote: Fri Apr 30, 2021 10:51 pm
belugabob wrote: Fri Apr 30, 2021 10:09 pm Did you not consider the GFunk option?
Did briefly but that wouldn't work on the road bars :smile:
Interesting - why's that?
by belugabob
Fri Apr 30, 2021 10:09 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: My handlebar harness: take2
Replies: 9
Views: 608

Re: My handlebar harness: take2

Did you not consider the GFunk option?
by belugabob
Sun Apr 25, 2021 9:06 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Veloviewer map - explorer tiles
Replies: 741
Views: 86378

Re: Veloviewer map - explorer tiles

Went on road ride with friends, today. This took us out if my cluster, and over into an area that I'd planned to start bagging, soon. 9 new tiles bagged, and a couple of near misses. Main thing is, it was was a nice ride (despite the chilly headwind) and the BLT, at the cafe, was excellent. I do, ho...
by belugabob
Fri Apr 23, 2021 8:01 am
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Klickfix type bar mounts
Replies: 1
Views: 503

Re: Klickfix type bar mounts

Unless you really enjoy cutting/drilling/experimenting, then just go for these...

https://wildcat.cc/collections/accessor ... rks-g-funk

(And a strapdeck & voile straps, of course)
by belugabob
Fri Apr 23, 2021 7:51 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Cover your ears.
Replies: 5
Views: 476

Re: Cover your ears.

Mariner wrote: Tue Apr 20, 2021 9:26 pm ... and looking for a bike helmet with ear flaps.
Can you buy a PPE version of a deerstalker?
by belugabob
Fri Apr 16, 2021 12:59 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Southend-on-Sea, Essex
Replies: 7
Views: 462

Re: Southend-on-Sea, Essex

Not sure, John, I just know there's a lot of open land that way (and that the research place is over there) but can't be more specific, I'm afraid.

Hadleigh is a better bet - rode over that way once, when visiting relatives
by belugabob
Wed Apr 14, 2021 8:28 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Southend-on-Sea, Essex
Replies: 7
Views: 462

Re: Southend-on-Sea, Essex

Shoeburyness?
by belugabob
Fri Apr 09, 2021 8:03 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Veloviewer map - explorer tiles
Replies: 741
Views: 86378

Re: Veloviewer map - explorer tiles

Finally got a personal laptop so thought I'd download the VV extension for Chrome and have a browse on the strava route planner. Work laptop doesn't let me download any extra software. Just discovered that I can't get to it, guessing it's a premium feature only Have others been doing something to g...
by belugabob
Thu Apr 08, 2021 10:33 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: sub standard rant time
Replies: 59
Views: 1901

Re: sub standard rant time

Thank goodness for Tunnock's, they're still the same price.
If they're the same price, they're probably just a wee bit smaller (as has happened with Wagon Wheels & Curly Wurlies)
by belugabob
Thu Apr 08, 2021 10:02 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Suggest a posh 8L welded drybag?
Replies: 26
Views: 966

Re: Suggest a posh 8L welded drybag?

I'm a lomo fan, but feel compelled to mention a slightly pricier (but flexible) option...

https://wildcat.cc/collections/dry-bags ... g-8l-black
by belugabob
Mon Mar 29, 2021 10:37 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Veloviewer map - explorer tiles
Replies: 741
Views: 86378

Re: Veloviewer map - explorer tiles

Blackhound wrote: Mon Mar 29, 2021 9:53 am Third post on page 70:

https://yacf.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=108374.1725

We have all been there.
:lol:
by belugabob
Sun Mar 28, 2021 8:16 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Another busy summer of BBQ, campfires and litter?
Replies: 58
Views: 2258

Re: Another busy summer of BBQ, campfires and litter?

The drive through McDonald's, in our local supermarket carpark, has been "essential" for months.

As RIP said - depressing
by belugabob
Sat Mar 27, 2021 5:05 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Well that was a turn up!
Replies: 16
Views: 920

Re: Well that was a turn up!

most on Wed got Pfiezer (always sounds to me like a fertiliser....).
Well, one of their products does make thing grow...
by belugabob
Fri Mar 26, 2021 2:47 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: OT question for the over 50's.
Replies: 59
Views: 1751

Re: OT question for the over 50's.

I've never heard it called a "metric" before, though :wink: .
It alway seems bigger, measured in metric ;)
by belugabob
Fri Mar 26, 2021 2:43 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: OT question for the over 50's.
Replies: 59
Views: 1751

Re: OT question for the over 50's.

58, going on 59, so kind of relate to what you're feeling. I think that it's a combination of things. When you're 10, the year is a tenth of your life, so seems like ages. When you're 50, it's 2 percent, so not so long. Each year that passed, the more sh*t there is to fill your thoughts, and the mor...
by belugabob
Wed Mar 24, 2021 11:41 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Another busy summer of BBQ, campfires and litter?
Replies: 58
Views: 2258

Re: Another busy summer of BBQ, campfires and litter?

Bearbonesnorm wrote: Wed Mar 24, 2021 10:48 am I'd start by cutting the tip of a finger off - nothing too harsh, I'd let people choose which finger and if they still persist, we could progress from there. :-bd
The missing fingers, coupled with extensive tattoos, should make them eligible for membership of the Japanese mafia :wink:
by belugabob
Sun Mar 21, 2021 8:35 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Wildlife
Replies: 352
Views: 23684

Re: Wildlife

Had a buzzard flap down out of the roadside trees, and into the undergrowth on the other side. Just then I saw what he was up to - red deer roadkill in the undergrowth. Must have disturbed the Buzzard, whilst he was eyeing it up. Saw a nicely active anthill, in the forest, too - things are livening up
by belugabob
Wed Mar 17, 2021 5:26 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Garmin route planning tools/techniques?
Replies: 6
Views: 357

Re: Garmin route planning tools/techniques?

Basecamp and Etrex 35touch, both with talkytoaster maps, here. I don't mind Basecamp, at all. If however, I'm planning Veloviewer tile bagging trip, then I use the route planner in the web version of Strava, so that I can take advantage of the 'already visited tiles' overlay - then I re-plot them in...