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Re: Kit photo

Postby mattraisin » 17 Feb 2011, 11:20am

I really hope this is a joke, Iron? Electric Drill/Screwdriver? And the Iron was when he had reduced weight!
A puncture in the middle of nowhere simply gives you more time to admire the view.

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Re: Kit photo

Postby Mike777 » 17 Feb 2011, 12:53pm

Hi

Ok had a major rethink on this whole issue and will re post tonight !

Thanks again for all the useful replies.

Regards

Mike

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Robert
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Re: Kit photo

Postby Robert » 17 Feb 2011, 2:10pm

Whilst you're re-thinking have another look at the beer issue.

I'd have thought you'd need a barrel, or at least a poly pin. I'd go for the barrel, it would make the trailer more worthwhile. Probably best to get it racked bright and drink it fairly sharpish.

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Re: Kit photo

Postby hubgearfreak » 17 Feb 2011, 4:29pm

you mean firkin. a barrel is a ridiculous amount for one chap

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Re: Kit photo

Postby snibgo » 17 Feb 2011, 5:10pm

In honour of its inventor, whose death has just been announced, the OP should also take a Black and Decker workbench. An essential tool for roadside repairs, it can double up as seat or picnic table.

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Re: Kit photo

Postby Robert » 17 Feb 2011, 9:37pm

hubgearfreak wrote:you mean firkin. a barrel is a ridiculous amount for one chap


Fair point Hubbers, OTOH it'd be very sociable.

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Re: Kit photo

Postby hubgearfreak » 17 Feb 2011, 10:23pm

good point, you'd be happy to have him camping next to you 8)

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Re: Kit photo

Postby Robert » 18 Feb 2011, 1:48pm

hubgearfreak wrote:good point, you'd be happy to have him camping next to you 8)


My new internet friend :D

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Re: Kit photo

Postby andrew_s » 19 Feb 2011, 10:52pm

meic wrote:No honestly I wouldnt carry 500g of anything that couldnt be avoided by spending around £500.

I love titanium. :wink:

Yes I do have a titanium beer mug. :D :D


You'd save even more weight if you took dehydrated beer

Mind you, you'd probably want a resealable bottle so you didn't have to drink all 6 pints (reconstituted) at once :D

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Re: Kit photo

Postby The gourmet wanderer » 23 Feb 2011, 1:06pm

Pack with some sense. Two sets of clothes 1 on 1 packed. Waterproofs, Tent, S/bag, W/bag, warm hi viz jacket/vest, gloves (if necessary) first aid kit. bike lights, helmet, repair kit (basic).
Food: A single ring stove, 2 pans sm wooden spoon, sponge with green side, n 3-4 ltrs water. Your food will be your best friend. All dehydrated rat packs do you no good in the long run. In the west there is fresh food in abundance. Eat sensibly. The 4 big s/mrkts sell a good range of open n heat soups stews n curries in pkts n sauces to mix n serve, fresh friut n veg. Smash, coscous, pasta, rice, tins of beer, wine gin n tonic, scotch n dry - your choice search the shelves. For puddings - fresh friut. All light n easily carried. Take 4 sm boxes n a few seal bags to carry food in. Shop late pm, you'll get enough fresh meat n fish for that night and a small cereal n bread for breakfast. It's good to take a 24 hour survival kit of food so if you are particularly tired n haven't shopped you don't worry. Never carry any dairy products they go off too quickly. Try soya or rice alternatives.
For extras: Ipod with books and music down loaded and even a camera. Diary n pen, satnev or maps.
ditch the iron. Keep it light. Hope that is of some use. If you are unsure pack your panniers n do a 40 + mile round trip and see what you want to get rid of at the end of it. Good luck. Happy riding.

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Re: Kit photo

Postby Mike777 » 24 Feb 2011, 6:46pm

Hi all

I am back from my trip and appreciated all the advice........

I 'obviously' went as light as possible and the bike really held up well apart from a couple of punctures on the final day (day 5)

Please find attached a few pictures of my trip...........please let me know if you like them ?

Regards

Mike
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Re: Kit photo

Postby snibgo » 24 Feb 2011, 6:58pm

Excellent. Did you take the electric iron and/or electric screwdriver?

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Re: Kit photo

Postby Mike777 » 24 Feb 2011, 9:03pm

snibgo wrote:Excellent. Did you take the electric iron and/or electric screwdriver?


No............thought better of it !

Went as light as possible !

Mike

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Re: Kit photo

Postby 531colin » 24 Feb 2011, 9:37pm

Some photo captions would be good....and even bigger photos! (but I'm hopeless at doing it!)

That's not Nine Standards Rigg?

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Re: Kit photo

Postby Dudley Manlove » 25 Feb 2011, 11:23am

Think there was some missed photo ops, ironing on top of Hartside summit and the like there.