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Post by summittoppler » Sun May 24, 2020 3:30 pm

New track pump...
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Post by FLV » Sun May 24, 2020 6:00 pm

Two guages on a pump.... fancy

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Post by summittoppler » Sun May 24, 2020 8:00 pm

FLV wrote:
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Two guages on a pump.... fancy
I think the idea is lower pressure gauge for fatbike and a bit morr for t'other one

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Post by JimH » Sun May 24, 2020 9:08 pm

sean_iow wrote:
Wed May 20, 2020 12:15 pm
A GoPro Hero 7 Black :smile: I'll now be able to make a full 4K video of my Prolex and Aeropress on my next bivi which I know will please Reg :grin:
I’m after one of these. Did you get a good deal anywhere?

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Post by sean_iow » Sun May 24, 2020 9:14 pm

JimH wrote:
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I’m after one of these. Did you get a good deal anywhere?
They're on offer on the gopro website, £100 off, it was the cheapest I could find.
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Post by JimH » Mon May 25, 2020 11:35 pm

sean_iow wrote:
Sun May 24, 2020 9:14 pm
JimH wrote:
Sun May 24, 2020 9:08 pm
I’m after one of these. Did you get a good deal anywhere?
They're on offer on the gopro website, £100 off, it was the cheapest I could find.
Thanks Stu, that is a bit of a bargain. I’ve bought one :-bd

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Post by sean_iow » Tue May 26, 2020 11:58 am

New tyres for the singlespeed. A Vittoria Barzo for the front and a Mezcal III for the rear. A nukeproof tubless plug kit and an innertube so each bike can have the tools/spares left on it rather than swapping them about.

He also dropped off 4 more cards for Jane's birthday :smile:
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Post by Bearbonesnorm » Tue May 26, 2020 12:27 pm

He also dropped off 4 more cards for Jane's birthday
Mine will be the last to arrive because some nob forgot it was bank holiday ... ironic considering my previous confusion about bank holidays. :roll:
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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by sean_iow » Tue May 26, 2020 1:49 pm

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Tue May 26, 2020 12:27 pm
Mine will be the last to arrive because some nob forgot it was bank holiday ... ironic considering my previous confusion about bank holidays. :roll:
I'm loosing track of the days myself. Handily the day is in the post ID at the top when I'm on here, which helps remind what day it is.

Two days before Jane's birthday last year I was sat in the Cannich Campsite cafe eating non-stop whilst the hero that is Alasdair drove form the north coast* to recuse me and 2 other singlespeeders. The world seems a very different place now :???:

*When I contacted him he asked if we'd be ok waiting as it would take a few hours to get there, err, we're indoors, dry, warm and they sell food.... we'll manage somehow :grin:
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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by Jurassic » Tue May 26, 2020 2:38 pm

sean_iow wrote:
Tue May 26, 2020 1:49 pm


Two days before Jane's birthday last year I was sat in the Cannich Campsite cafe eating non-stop whilst the hero that is Alasdair drove form the north coast* to recuse me and 2 other singlespeeders. The world seems a very different place now :???:

*When I contacted him he asked if we'd be ok waiting as it would take a few hours to get there, err, we're indoors, dry, warm and they sell food.... we'll manage somehow :grin:
It's funny you should mention this, I was speaking to an old friend from Yorkshire this very lunchtime (he was passing through the town I live in here in Scotland en-route to a work related meeting and we met in the street outside my house for a socially distant chat). He was saying that he should be part way round the HT550 route now as he had a start this year. I knew he'd toured round last year with his wife and he said he'd met Alan G and a load of other entrants at the Cannich campsite where they had stopped and hired a caravan as his wife was hypothermic. The conversation he had with Alan there led to him getting an entry this year. His name is Mark and his wife is Christine, dunno if you met them Sean?

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Post by Jurassic » Tue May 26, 2020 2:39 pm

Jurassic wrote:
Tue May 26, 2020 2:38 pm
sean_iow wrote:
Tue May 26, 2020 1:49 pm


Two days before Jane's birthday last year I was sat in the Cannich Campsite cafe eating non-stop whilst the hero that is Alasdair drove form the north coast* to recuse me and 2 other singlespeeders. The world seems a very different place now :???:

*When I contacted him he asked if we'd be ok waiting as it would take a few hours to get there, err, we're indoors, dry, warm and they sell food.... we'll manage somehow :grin:
It's funny you should mention this, I was speaking to an old friend from Yorkshire this very lunchtime (he was passing through the town I live in here in Scotland en-route to a work related meeting and we met in the street outside my house for a socially distant chat). He was saying that he should be part way round the HT550 route now as he had a start this year. I knew he'd toured round last year with his wife and he said he'd met Alan G and a load of other entrants at the Cannich campsite where they he'd stopped and hired a caravan as his wife was hypothermic. The conversation he had with Alan there led to him getting an entry this year. His name is Mark and his wife is Christine, dunno if you met them Sean?

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Post by sean_iow » Tue May 26, 2020 2:53 pm

Jurassic wrote:
Tue May 26, 2020 2:38 pm
dunno if you met them Sean?
Just checked on trackleaders and Alan G had left Cannich before we got there, we didn't leave the bothy until 09:30, so we must have just missed them.

I remember in the afternoon, a bloke who I assume to be the owner came in and asked the lady in the cafe how it had been that day, she whispered to him 'good, very good' trying to hide her grin at that days takings. Putting some money through the till is the least we could do.
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Post by Dave Barter » Tue May 26, 2020 2:58 pm

sean_iow wrote:
Tue May 26, 2020 11:58 am
New tyres for the singlespeed. A Vittoria Barzo for the front and a Mezcal III for the rear. A nukeproof tubless plug kit and an innertube so each bike can have the tools/spares left on it rather than swapping them about.

He also dropped off 4 more cards for Jane's birthday :smile:
Might want to bin one of them...
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Post by Dave Barter » Tue May 26, 2020 2:59 pm

A brand new set of Beats headphones, very similar to the set I returned to Amazon for repair and then got a subsequent refund on.

Hmmmm, sadly he did not deliver any morals at the same time
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Post by Jurassic » Tue May 26, 2020 3:03 pm

sean_iow wrote:
Tue May 26, 2020 2:53 pm
Jurassic wrote:
Tue May 26, 2020 2:38 pm
dunno if you met them Sean?
Just checked on trackleaders and Alan G had left Cannich before we got there, we didn't leave the bothy until 09:30, so we must have just missed them.
Ah okay. It's quite a coincidence that you posted about Cannich and I read it literally minutes after chatting to Mark who I haven't seen face to face for six years. It's a small world at times. :wink:

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Post by sean_iow » Tue May 26, 2020 3:07 pm

Dave Barter wrote:
Tue May 26, 2020 2:58 pm
Might want to bin one of them...
Seeing as one Christmas I bought her new tyres for her mountain bike I think I've set the bar low enough for anything to be better than that :lol:

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I did wrap them up though.
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Post by sean_iow » Tue May 26, 2020 3:13 pm

Jurassic wrote:
Tue May 26, 2020 3:03 pm
Ah okay. It's quite a coincidence that you posted about Cannich and I read it literally minutes after chatting to Mark who I haven't seen face to face for six years. It's a small world at times. :wink:
I did probably miss him by minutes, it's funny how small the world is sometimes.

When I was on Bute on my honeymoon it turns out that the landlord at the pub we were in one day used to have the Blenheim pub in Ventnor on the Island. It's directly across form my where I worked. We used to go in for drinks when ever anyone had a birthday, he thought I was familiar when I ordered a drink. I assume he didn't move 500 miles just to get away from me :lol:
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Post by slarge » Tue May 26, 2020 3:14 pm

Jurassic wrote:
Tue May 26, 2020 2:38 pm
sean_iow wrote:
Tue May 26, 2020 1:49 pm


Two days before Jane's birthday last year I was sat in the Cannich Campsite cafe eating non-stop whilst the hero that is Alasdair drove form the north coast* to recuse me and 2 other singlespeeders. The world seems a very different place now :???:

*When I contacted him he asked if we'd be ok waiting as it would take a few hours to get there, err, we're indoors, dry, warm and they sell food.... we'll manage somehow :grin:
It's funny you should mention this, I was speaking to an old friend from Yorkshire this very lunchtime (he was passing through the town I live in here in Scotland en-route to a work related meeting and we met in the street outside my house for a socially distant chat). He was saying that he should be part way round the HT550 route now as he had a start this year. I knew he'd toured round last year with his wife and he said he'd met Alan G and a load of other entrants at the Cannich campsite where they had stopped and hired a caravan as his wife was hypothermic. The conversation he had with Alan there led to him getting an entry this year. His name is Mark and his wife is Christine, dunno if you met them Sean?
I think Lars and I met them at the Kings House hotel after Lars and I had scratched. They were doing 40 miles/day or something and have 1 sleeping bag between them. I couldn't quite get my head around the single sleeping bag and getting an overnight stop every 40 or so miles.
Not surprised his wife was hypothermic - obviously not her turn for the sleeping bag that night!! :-bd

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Post by Jurassic » Tue May 26, 2020 3:15 pm

sean_iow wrote:
Tue May 26, 2020 3:07 pm
Dave Barter wrote:
Tue May 26, 2020 2:58 pm
Might want to bin one of them...
Seeing as one Christmas I bought her new tyres for her mountain bike I think I've set the bar low enough for anything to be better than that :lol:

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I did wrap them up though.
:lol: Reminds me of another friend who used to do Production Car Trials in a modded Landrover. He bought his wife a pair of shock absorbers for Christmas one year, wrapped them up and everything then on Christmas morning when she opened them and said WTF are these he calmly says "Oh if you don't like them I can just use them on my Landy to save them going to waste". I assume he had a "real" present for her as well. :lol:

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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by Jurassic » Tue May 26, 2020 3:22 pm

slarge wrote:
Tue May 26, 2020 3:14 pm
Jurassic wrote:
Tue May 26, 2020 2:38 pm
sean_iow wrote:
Tue May 26, 2020 1:49 pm


Two days before Jane's birthday last year I was sat in the Cannich Campsite cafe eating non-stop whilst the hero that is Alasdair drove form the north coast* to recuse me and 2 other singlespeeders. The world seems a very different place now :???:

*When I contacted him he asked if we'd be ok waiting as it would take a few hours to get there, err, we're indoors, dry, warm and they sell food.... we'll manage somehow :grin:
It's funny you should mention this, I was speaking to an old friend from Yorkshire this very lunchtime (he was passing through the town I live in here in Scotland en-route to a work related meeting and we met in the street outside my house for a socially distant chat). He was saying that he should be part way round the HT550 route now as he had a start this year. I knew he'd toured round last year with his wife and he said he'd met Alan G and a load of other entrants at the Cannich campsite where they had stopped and hired a caravan as his wife was hypothermic. The conversation he had with Alan there led to him getting an entry this year. His name is Mark and his wife is Christine, dunno if you met them Sean?
I think Lars and I met them at the Kings House hotel after Lars and I had scratched. They were doing 40 miles/day or something and have 1 sleeping bag between them. I couldn't quite get my head around the single sleeping bag and getting an overnight stop every 40 or so miles.
Not surprised his wife was hypothermic - obviously not her turn for the sleeping bag that night!! :-bd
That could have been them. Mark said he uses a quilt though and Christine had a sleeping bag. He was saying that Christine rides really slowly but she's determined and refuses to quit so they made it round in eleven days despite her becoming hypothermic twice. I haven't ridden with Mark for years but he's no slouch and he's pretty hard so I suspect he'd be a bit quicker if he was racing.

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To keep the bike packing pack raft on the straight and narrow

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Post by voodoo_simon » Tue May 26, 2020 9:04 pm

JohnClimber wrote:
Tue May 26, 2020 8:49 pm
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To keep the bike packing pack raft on the straight and narrow
Not for strapping to your back and going for a swim...?

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Post by JohnClimber » Tue May 26, 2020 9:45 pm

voodoo_simon wrote:
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Not for strapping to your back and going for a swim...?
That's one way to get the great plague of 2nd wave virus carriers off the beaches on sunny days

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Post by UnderTheRadars » Wed May 27, 2020 1:25 pm

My Garmin Fēnix 6 at long last. Now where can I download some .gpx’s for The Midlands, Worcs and Shropshire
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Post by faustus » Wed May 27, 2020 1:53 pm

couple of days ago, my order from Wildcat arrived (very swiftly), with a Dr Jon G-Funk bundle. Have to say it's a tidy set-up, and the discount code from the other thread was spot on! :-bd

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