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by Moder-dye
Tue Dec 01, 2015 10:51 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Dirty Reiver: 200k UK Gravel event
Replies: 189
Views: 55839

Re: Dirty Reiver: 200k UK Gravel event

200km with 15 hours (7am start until 10pm finish) works out minimum overall average of 13kph including stops to avoid being taken off...

Mmm.... I see on FB they're saying '10mph should see you round' without cut off, but no cut off times at 50/100/150 have being quoted.
by Moder-dye
Tue Dec 01, 2015 8:16 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Dirty Reiver: 200k UK Gravel event
Replies: 189
Views: 55839

Re: Dirty Reiver: 200k UK Gravel event

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Says 3500m ascent on comments the Facebook page and was planned on 40mm tyres.
by Moder-dye
Tue Dec 01, 2015 1:57 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Dirty Reiver: 200k UK Gravel event
Replies: 189
Views: 55839

Re: Dirty Reiver: 200k UK Gravel event

Don't worry I am worrying about training, I'm always worrying about training :cry: Just thinking for the distance if it's CX/gravel road type thing that something a little swifter than the 2.3 tyres I just wrangled on to the bike might be in order. If my mate can make it he'll be on a CX and leaving...
by Moder-dye
Tue Dec 01, 2015 1:05 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Dirty Reiver: 200k UK Gravel event
Replies: 189
Views: 55839

Re: Dirty Reiver: 200k UK Gravel event

Mmmm... decisions, decisions. Need to persuade a mate up here he wants to do it too to share the ridiculous cost of getting down for it.

Any thoughts on suitable tyres for a 29er hardtail? I'm thinking some slimmer, not too aggressive ones??
by Moder-dye
Mon Nov 30, 2015 5:52 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tyre and Rim Technical help
Replies: 7
Views: 686

Re: Tyre and Rim Technical help

Had a total nightmare with Geax Sturdy 29" 2.3's the other weekend on WTB i19 rims. Ended up doing both wheels twice as I nipped the tubes in the struggle ! :roll: Took me hours so by the time they were done it was dark and wet. I had a major sense of humour failure and hope to God I don't puncture ...
by Moder-dye
Sat Nov 28, 2015 10:51 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: new to winter bike packing
Replies: 31
Views: 3591

Re: new to winter bike packing

Cheers looks like I need to bite the bullet and get an order in! :-bd
by Moder-dye
Sat Nov 28, 2015 10:24 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: new to winter bike packing
Replies: 31
Views: 3591

Re: new to winter bike packing

That gatewood Cape/tarp looks interesting. Anyone know how it compares to a trailstar or use in open windy conditions? I live in a treeless place. Is the shower curtain for additional coverage on an open tarp front / ground sheet or something else? Been thinking about a trailstar for a while. I have...
by Moder-dye
Wed Nov 25, 2015 10:27 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: GPS for long trip
Replies: 7
Views: 1067

Re: GPS for long trip

Yeh I second smart phone with gps app ( if you.haven't already a gps) I use maverick pro with 1:25k OS or cycleways. £30 for a USB power block. Keep it on airplane mode as much as possible and it'll last plenty.
by Moder-dye
Tue Nov 24, 2015 8:48 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: I wonder who wrote this ..
Replies: 21
Views: 2080

Re: I wonder who wrote this ..

:-bd
by Moder-dye
Tue Nov 24, 2015 8:48 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Keeping up appearances
Replies: 8
Views: 1145

Re: Keeping up appearances

If only had need for one :cry:
by Moder-dye
Tue Nov 17, 2015 9:45 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Map/Route planning tool, call for input
Replies: 24
Views: 1477

Re: Map/Route planning tool, call for input

I use maverick pro on my android for both work and leisure and find it excellent with the range of maps and satellite imagery. The wapypointing functions that allow photos and notes to be made are particularly useful for work. Last year I was in East Greenland with only 1:100,000 maps available but ...
by Moder-dye
Mon Nov 02, 2015 1:28 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: scottish c2c official route?
Replies: 18
Views: 1832

Re: scottish c2c official route?

Cheers that google map is good enough for me :-bd
by Moder-dye
Mon Nov 02, 2015 12:18 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: scottish c2c official route?
Replies: 18
Views: 1832

Re: scottish c2c official route?

Trail rat that GPX wouldbe useful. Definitely a route for me as the ferry drops me off in Aberdeen so I can just get the train like you did and cycle back for the ferry home :cool: I did the Deesside way linked to the Speyside way via Loch Builg this year and fancy something a bit more challenging f...
by Moder-dye
Mon Nov 02, 2015 8:32 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: It almost makes you want kids.
Replies: 7
Views: 1137

Re: It almost makes you want kids.

Cheers! Will have a look. I think my lad will grow out of it too soon looking at sizes as he's at the top of their recommended range. Found I can get 0% finance on a frog bike at tredz so may go that route, not so cool but great bikes and cheaper still.
by Moder-dye
Sat Oct 31, 2015 3:08 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: It almost makes you want kids.
Replies: 7
Views: 1137

Re: It almost makes you want kids.

Will have to check that out, thinking of a new bike for my son for Xmas, so far they've just been beat up second hand stuff while he learns.
by Moder-dye
Fri Oct 30, 2015 1:56 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bike related regional dialect difference.
Replies: 27
Views: 2962

Re: Bike related regional dialect difference.

Backie in Teesside
by Moder-dye
Thu Oct 22, 2015 10:12 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: BB 200
Replies: 6
Views: 814

Re: BB 200

I'd appreciate it too please. Same thing, couldn't ever see me entering due to the distance of it and distance I am from it, but be interested to see the route incase I am ever down that way for any length of time.

Cheers
by Moder-dye
Tue Oct 13, 2015 9:40 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Garmin UK ITT Maps - Any interest?
Replies: 148
Views: 30847

Re: Garmin UK ITT Maps - Any interest?

Cheers for that :) The sd card thing didn't seem to work but the other programme for Windows did :)
by Moder-dye
Wed Oct 07, 2015 10:41 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Garmin UK ITT Maps - Any interest?
Replies: 148
Views: 30847

Re: Garmin UK ITT Maps - Any interest?

Any suggestions on how to get it on to Basecamp if you don't have a garmin to load if from would be greatly appreciated?

Cheers :-bd
by Moder-dye
Fri Sep 25, 2015 1:04 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Garmin UK ITT Maps - Any interest?
Replies: 148
Views: 30847

Re: Garmin UK ITT Maps - Any interest?

That sounds like a great resource, thanks! I've downloaded it and want to view it on a PC but can't figure out what to do. I've downloaded garmin basecamp but despite searches and trying a few things I can't figure out how to load it up to view it. I don't have a garmin GPS (well an old Etrex 10 tha...
by Moder-dye
Thu Aug 20, 2015 3:46 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: helmet, yes or no?
Replies: 28
Views: 3398

Re: helmet, yes or no?

Yep all the time. Had a couple times when it would have been a life changer without it. Once just playing chase with my 7 year son on flat tarmac area on Xmas eve. Chain snapped and I headbutted tarmac. As it was it spoilt Xmas with cracked ribs and bruising, without helmet there'd have been no Xmas...
by Moder-dye
Mon Aug 03, 2015 1:14 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: travelling with bike, by train.
Replies: 19
Views: 2350

Re: travelling with bike, by train.

I recently took my bike on Scotrail for the forst time. No problem booking the bike and me on via their phone booking line but... When the train came it wasn't a guards van but an area at the side of the entrance with a very large fixed rack. The rack couldn't be move in anyway so after the faf of r...
by Moder-dye
Thu Jul 23, 2015 12:13 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: First trip; a few days in the Cairngorms(ish)
Replies: 10
Views: 2963

Re: First trip; a few days in the Cairngorms(ish)

So, I made it around my planned route. Probably about the right level of challenge for my level of fitness and a first trip. Here's my blogpost with a write up, video and GPX of the sections. Sorry for the sound quality on the video it was pretty breezy at times and I can't use an external mike with...
by Moder-dye
Tue Jul 14, 2015 2:04 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: favourite way to set your tarp up?
Replies: 63
Views: 10282

Re: favourite way to set your tarp up?

Here's my tarp set up from this January... http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-cHDtgpCss_s/VLroT-RIeoI/AAAAAAAAMAU/qlodQPo8uA8/s1600/ACTP0019.JPG It's a DD3m tarp with the front wheel across the back and handle bars supporting the front. Great cover in poor weather and good in a wind. I was on a trial overnig...