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  • rascal replied to the topic War of the World Sun 9pm in the forum Chat Forum 1 month ago

    I have no idea why I’m still watching it. Slow, dull, way too many hanging shots of Dimelza…actually glad it’s over. Shit, shit, shit. Might read the book again to erase the memory of this awful interpretation of a great story.

  • Thanks for all the tips…done a bit of reading up and at the mo it seems to be between Petzl Actik – 300 lumens and £28; GP Xplor PHR15 – 300 lumens and £35 and Alpkit Qark – 580 lumens and £33. All get good reviews. Popping into Blacks for a touchy-feely Sat. All will be way better than what I have without busting the bank…other things I need too 😉

  • Have an old Petzl Tikka Plus which doesn’t seem as powerful as it once was even with new batteries. The tech is pretty old now – maybe 10 years and wasn’t really that bright to begin with. Looking for a good replacement for general use, camping and in case a walk goes on too long – not for biking. Got £50 birthday money I could use – what’s my bes…[Read more]

  • I had a RF BB with my cinch Turbine cranks – pretty limited with replacement options due to the axle size – think it’s 30mm. Went for a Hope in the end – pricey but should last fir years.

  • To be honest I had no idea the van thing was such an issue – still quite new to this van lark. We went to Dumfries and Galloway in April (not had van that long then) and stayed for 6 nights – one in Kirroughtree car park…wrongly as it turned out as the guy in the bike shop said it was ok though the ranger said next morning we shouldn’t have, but…[Read more]

  • Craig – care to elaborate?
    I’d like to think of myself as considerate and responsible…what are these ‘idiots’ doing that’s pissing everyone off?

  • After 2 years of not getting there, me and Mrs R will get there in the van sometime in 2020. Thinking of going up via Loch Lomond, Glencoe, Skye for 4-5 days, Applecross and Torridon. Plan on a mix of wild camping and sites but without necessarily pre-booking if poss. When does the silly season kick in, and those bloody mozzies? May a good shout?…[Read more]

  • Thanks all – some really useful tips in there. I’ll read through the blogs/links soon and have shared this forum post with the other guys too. It’ll def be the Peaks as not worth traveling to the Lakes just for one night…we don’t have to be miles and miles from a road/civilisation to get the essence of it…we all live relatively close to the P…[Read more]

  • A group of us fancy giving bikepacking a go – none of us have ever done it though. We’ve provisionally pencilled-in a Saturday night in May next year somewhere in the Peak – just a one-nighter to see if it’s for us. Plan is to have tea (or dinner depending where you hail from) to cut down the amount of weight to be carried.
    To those who are…[Read more]

  • Forgot a few…

    Anthrax – Sound of White Noise.
    At The Drive-In.

  • Gojira.
    Opeth – Bleak.
    Danzig – first 2 albums.
    Porcupine Tree – Deadwing.
    Senser – Stacked Up.
    Slayer – Reign in Blood.
    Deep Purple – best of!
    Testament – Practice What You Preach.
    Death Angel – Act III.
    Metallica – Puppets.
    Living Colour – Cult of Personality.

  • rascal replied to the topic Ale pubs Sheffield in the forum Chat Forum 2 months ago

    Thanks guys. Some good shouts there…will def be in some of them tomorrow. Thanks for the heads-up APF – heard some of their fans can be a bit fruity – we won’t talk on the tram and we don’t wear colours – stealth mode 😉

  • rascal started the topic Ale pubs Sheffield in the forum Chat Forum 2 months ago

    Going there on train tomorrow weather permitting.
    Heading to Hillsborough to watch the Swans hopefully beat Wednesday!
    Will go to the excellent Tap next to the station beforehand plus maybe one other nearby before getting the tram to the ground.
    After game looking for some good real ale pubs no more than 15 mins from the station…any…[Read more]

  • rascal replied to the topic Your perfect albums in the forum Chat Forum 2 months ago

    QOTSA – Songs for the Deaf
    Nurse – Therapy?
    GNR – Appetite
    Rumours
    Metallica – Master of Puppets

  • I did a loop from Grange in Borrowdale that took in the Langstrath climb up Stake Pass and down Styhead back into Borrowdale on my own in late November last year. Off-road as much as I could to Rosthwaite and Stonethwaite into Langstrath and stuck to the right hand side pretty much until you crossed the bridge at the top end of the valley under…[Read more]

  • I was thinking using one a though non-impact cross trainers would be a good way of doing non-bike cardio work but build it up til I could hammer it and get my breathing/lung capacity up again. Swimming meant to be good no? 🤔

  • I tore my Achilles 5 years ago – never did stretches properly during rehab so reckon running would be a nightmare.

  • Been biking for years and although never super fit I suppose I had a reasonable level of fitness…or at least I did until I broke my collarbone in June. This resulted in just a handful of road and MTB rides over the last 4 months.
    My cardio level has gone through the floor after virtually no exercise and probably too much food and booze in that…[Read more]

  • As predicted, a total bunch of clueless tards. What was far less predictable was that people would actually buy them!

  • Denton House – outdoor activity centre has lots of accommodation and cheap.

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