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by Arthur Pint Motor
Fri May 02, 2014 3:52 pm
Forum: TECHNICAL
Topic: Trail Punctures - what to do???
Replies: 25
Views: 3736

Re: Trail Punctures - what to do???

I'm not sure I will have time to practice before the trip, so I am thinking: Take an 8 oz bottle of Slime, valve core removal tool and the minipump. If I get a puncture, add the Slime then inflate + spin the wheel. Assuming it works, inflate to normal PSI (and worry for the rest of the trip :-)) If ...
by Arthur Pint Motor
Fri May 02, 2014 2:53 pm
Forum: TECHNICAL
Topic: Trail Punctures - what to do???
Replies: 25
Views: 3736

Trail Punctures - what to do???

Heading out for a 3 day Billy-no-mates tour soon and I'm a bit concerned about what happens if I get a flat in the middle of nowhere. Bike KLX250S Tyres Dunlop D605 with tubes. I have a can of Holts Tyreweld, but does it work on tubes? I will take a mini pump, but of course that's only useful if the...
by Arthur Pint Motor
Thu Apr 24, 2014 8:00 pm
Forum: ADVENTURE BIKE RIDER
Topic: Help with Routes from Lakes to N Yorks - please
Replies: 7
Views: 1034

Re: Help with Routes from Lakes to N Yorks - please

East to West, yes, piece of cake. West to East, well that has you climbing out of the old quarry, on washed out rocks - so a bit more challenging. There is also a short Lane around Little Mell Fell, and Latrig/Threlkeld. You can find them all here --> http://www.cumbria.gov.uk/roads-transport/publi...
by Arthur Pint Motor
Thu Apr 24, 2014 11:36 am
Forum: ADVENTURE BIKE RIDER
Topic: Help with Routes from Lakes to N Yorks - please
Replies: 7
Views: 1034

Re: Help with Routes from Lakes to N Yorks - please

Well I'm sure you are all burning the midnight oil to find me some great routes, but just to let you know - I have now determined my route.
by Arthur Pint Motor
Wed Apr 23, 2014 4:58 pm
Forum: VIDEOS
Topic: Scary Bike Trail
Replies: 3
Views: 700

Re: Scary Bike Trail

I think there is some distortion with wide angle lenses that makes this stuff look worse than it really is, that said, you wouldn't catch me doing that or this:

[video width=425 height=344 type=youtube]Xr5FGOKY3RM[/video]
by Arthur Pint Motor
Mon Apr 21, 2014 8:28 pm
Forum: BIKES
Topic: what have you done to your bike today??
Replies: 926
Views: 150763

Re: what have you done to your the bike today??

Dropped and scraped my bike for the 1st time :)

Wouldn't mind, but I did manage to ride quite a lot of technical trails and dropped the damn thing practicing trail skills on a tuft of grass!
by Arthur Pint Motor
Sat Apr 19, 2014 7:03 am
Forum: ADVENTURE BIKE RIDER
Topic: Help with Routes from Lakes to N Yorks - please
Replies: 7
Views: 1034

Re: Help with Routes from Lakes to N Yorks - please

Hmmm, sounds rather challenging, even on my KLX250.

At least the Old Coach Road looks easy, so I will include that.
There seem to be a few lanes around Skelwith Bridge, youtube vids indicate these are rideable.

Any other suggestions???
by Arthur Pint Motor
Sat Apr 19, 2014 6:29 am
Forum: ADVENTURE BIKE RIDER
Topic: Help with Routes from Lakes to N Yorks - please
Replies: 7
Views: 1034

Re: Help with Routes from Lakes to N Yorks - please

What's Breasthigh road like? Rideable? legal?
by Arthur Pint Motor
Thu Apr 17, 2014 12:54 pm
Forum: WELCOME NEWBIE
Topic: Seeking Modest Adventures
Replies: 17
Views: 2365

Re: Seeking Modest Adventures

I use my weight to advantage on the MTB and disadvantage (skills, lack of) on the Yamaha. With powerful brakes on both MTB's, I only need 1 finger for absolute control but I struggle the same with the clutch hand on the Yamaha. I think I would find myself in way more trouble than I do, but MTB'ing ...
by Arthur Pint Motor
Thu Apr 17, 2014 10:25 am
Forum: ADVENTURE BIKE RIDER
Topic: Help with Routes from Lakes to N Yorks - please
Replies: 7
Views: 1034

Help with Routes from Lakes to N Yorks - please

I am planning a 3 day ride: 1) Leeds to St Bees via Salter Fell, staying at Borrowdale YHA 2) Borrowdale to East Coast taking in Bainbridge Roman Road and the lovely track just SE of Aysgarth + ??? (it's remarkably diffult to link up a route because all the tracks seem to run north - south). 3) Back...

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