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  • solarpowered
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    Looks amazing! I’d love to do something like that. I imagine however that good/effective equipment to be rather expensive 🙁

    sweepy
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    You would be surprised how cheap you can go with a bit of thought

    Rik
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    What tarp have you got?

    Premier Icon Drac
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    One day I will get it done I’ve been looking at equipment again.

    Premier Icon scotroutes
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    Looks great up there! I can see that a tarp as large as that might be useful in that weather. I’m currently enjoying the Siltarp 1

    The only thing I am nervous about now is the emergency stop and swerve parts of the Mod1, I am sure after a day on the big bike it will be fine though

    Tarp – £20 from decathlon
    Bivi bag £20 from army surplus
    Foam roll mat (bulky, not as insulation as self inflating matresses but cheep and light) – £2.99
    Sleeping bag – £££ but it’s summer, you won’t die in a tesco one, just take ronhills and an extra baselayer to sleep in

    Everything else is just nice to have.

    Premier Icon postierich
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    I used and Alpkit tarp £50 Bivi bag £30 Airo mat £20
    bog standard summer sleeping mag £30, pegs and bungees from other camping stuff .Frame bag was made £75 which you do not really need!
    Buy stuff from ebay which will do the job just as well for a third of the price

    https://www.alpkit.com/bikepacking

    Premier Icon postierich
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    Rig 7 tarp which I have been kindly loaned just bought a new one!
    Drac sort it out!

    stumpy01
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    I thought your pic was going to be of Holly Willoughby and Kelly Brook clutching a double sleeping bag while doing the wiggly finger ‘come here’ thing…..

    And as good as your pics are, they are never going to match the mental image I have just generated. So for that reason…….I’m Ooot!

    Nice pics though and I like the way you have styled your tarp on a stealth version of an Imperial Star Destroyer….

    Premier Icon rickmeister
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    If I turned my bike upside down all night the next day my brakes would be borked…

    Looks like a great evening, liked the concept of dinner arriving under its own steam…

    jekkyl
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    it rained for 9 hours? whilst you were riding or sleeping or both. I bet you dreamed of a hot shower. Kudos mate, after 2 hours of rain knowing I’d be out in it all night I’d have turned back.

    Premier Icon singlespeedstu
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    Did you take your own sheep or were they already there?

    Premier Icon Drac
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    Drac sort it out!

    I have a few bits and will get around to getting the rest.

    Premier Icon postierich
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    100 km loop in the Lakes with a bivvy after 35km and several beers it rained for around 9 hours but woke to a view @ 9.30am of this, it was great even though I forgot my pocket rocket and ate cold porridge for brekkie 🙁
    Loughrigg Fell

    DSCF3556[1] by Richard Munro, on Flickr
    Stealth fighter profile into the wind 🙂

    DSCF3559[1] by Richard Munro, on Flickr
    Breakfast Company

    DSCF3569[1] by Richard Munro, on Flickr
    Rode lots of this the next day

    DSCF3578[1] by Richard Munro, on Flickr

    Premier Icon takisawa2
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    Yer a lucky man Rich.
    Somehow, I can’t imagine it would be as much fun in Beacon Park.

    Premier Icon postierich
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    Was raining(torrential) for most of the evening hid in the pub till it closed then an hour of hike a bike in the dark was a bit of a lottery where I pitched as there were several streams running down the hill.5 mins to pitch was just shorts and merino top, waterproof boots so getting dry was not a big problem with the heat and wind just cursed a lot when I went to make a brew 🙁

    crikey
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    You had a poo in a bush.

    Premier Icon postierich
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    were you watching!

    Premier Icon Teetosugars
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    Drac – Moderator

    I have a few bits and will get around to getting the rest.

    What ya missing mate?

    nick1962
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    postierich
    You’re not doing a good job of selling this to me 🙂

    Premier Icon Drac
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    What ya missing mate?

    Right let’s see what I have first.

    Jetboil
    Sleeping Bag – an Ok summer one
    Bivi Sack – the liner type going around the sleeping bag

    I’ve spotted a couple if things I’m going to go for so will at some point do it but really it’s a case of not bothering as there’s no hurry.

    I_Ache
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    takisawa2 – Member
    Yer a lucky man Rich.
    Somehow, I can’t imagine it would be as much fun in Beacon Park.

    Beacon Park would be a great place to do it. None of those annoying hills to have to get up and your only 5 mins from greggs so breakfast is easy to get. Perfect.

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