Long time BB member, amongst other outdoor forums, and former BCUK regular.
I've been googling a few bits, and came back to BCUK via a link.
I'm still out and about in the countryside, hiking, camping etc. Obviously I'm still a gear nut.
Good to see the forum so busy.
Interesting thread: I drive and cycle, live in area frequented by a lot of road cyclists due to the quiet roads....
The behavior of club cyclists can be infuriating: 3/4 abreast, in a large groupe, travelling at 20 mph, on fast two lane counrty lanes makes it very hard to pass.
Even a couple of...
I've stayed at that campsite in february, the showers and toilets were all frozen ( I was in a nice warm caravan ;) though)
It's a great place, nice and quiet, and a good location. Thanks for reminding me of it!
Good trip report btw.
+1 for not bothering with the wax! imo for waterproofing it's a waste of time, go the grangers etc route. The wax does seem to improve wind / weather resistance though, obviously at the price of breathability.
AS a firefighter i've worn the Goliath fireboots for 5 yrs or so, with no problems, and have just been issued the side zip steel tog boots for daily wear. they seem to be pretty good, comfy out the box, and some lads have had them over a year with no signs of wear ( bear in mind they have an...
I've got the longs and the shorts. I'd be amazed if anyone makes better (tougher) trousers.
if you're on fb look them up:
I've stayed at grizedale a few times a year for the last four or five years.
It's a superb site,my favourite in the lakes, primarily due to the owner, Arthur, a farmer who had diversified and is always friendly and helpful, and the fact he allows open fires.
The pods are excellent, please dont...