29 January 2015
LINK. I clicked on the Tow Law one just to see what it was like up there. Check out the A68 this morning, well what you can see of it ! Just as well as I didn't pack the road bike and the Beargrease instead, more snowy pics coming soon.
|Needs must, turbo trainer is back out|
|A;ot cheaper to buy from Germany at the mo with the Euro being rock bottom|
|goodies must be in here somewhere|
27 January 2015
|Time for a quick drink, 3/4 way up the climb here|
|finally at the top|
|view was not very good today|
|track down to crook, not today|
|top of the fast descent down through the woods|
|around the tight bends, through the old bridge and out at Watrehouses|
25 January 2015
Not exactly a cycling item or advertised as a cycling kit bag but i use for cycling kit and normal dry kit to change into. I have a large sports bag which i use to pack my cycling kit if im driving somewhere to do a ride/event etc but is far too big if i just want a dry clothes change. I often go for a ride then meet up with her in doors & the kids. When i get there i have a change of clothes/shoes etc in a bag and then drop my cycling kit back into the same bag when changed. I was sick of using plastic bags and did not want another sports bag so came across this item on an Alpkit newsletter. When i ordered mine they were pre production/sample models so had a discount. They come in two sizes med 30litre - 47cm high & 30cm dia & small 10litre - 38cm high & 13cm dia & two colour options. I opted for the medium size and paid £25, arrived in a couple of days. I have used to several times and not had any problems. It big enough to carry a pair of shoes, t shirt, jumper, trousers, Y fronts and pair of socks. Then i drop in my cycling shoes, helmet and kit on top and pull the draw string chord - jobs a goodun. As like my bike bag the construction is very good and will hopefully last for years. The rrp has gone up on the bag now, med £40 & small £35, tbh i think that is overpriced for what it is compaired to their haul bags.
Alpkit blurb - "El Packer came into this world as a special ops project for Andy Kirkpatrick. He was leading the climbing team that was assisting BBC presenter Alex Jones on her 3 day ascent of the Moonlight Butress in Zion - all in aid of Sports Relief.
Andy wanted super tough stuff bags the team could fill with sleeping bags, clothing, food etc. to simply organise the kit within the massive haul bags. They had to be easy to grab with mitts on, and be strong enough should they need to be persuaded out of the haul bag and easily clipped to to the wall or ledge. Manufactured from the same 1000D Cordura we use on our bouldering mats and duffle bags they are tough and durable. To make El Packer more practical there are 4 daisychain ribbons bartacked along the sides for clipping in stuff. Each El Packer has a simple sewn in drawcord closure and two grab handles, again bartacked for strength.
Even though these are durable bags they are NOT haul bags. They are designed to be stash bags inside your main haul bag."
and here is a LINK to the bag