I'm not one for generally bivying, I prefer to sleep in a bed which I will always try to do. For @pancelticrace2019 I'm looking to push my daily distance up a little which may mean sleeping under the stars occasionally. So for flexibility I'm going to take a bivy, it gives me options. As long as I'm under shelter and out the wind I know my tolerance level.
The bag is a @apidura racing saddle bag at 210grams. Inside is a life system bivy bag (I've reinforced it with tape) containing a micro fleece travel liner. The fleece is inside the bivy bag and stuffed inside the apidura bag. It means I can grab it, pull it out and lay it out without faffing. Stuffed on top in a hooded long sleeved down jacket (sorry cant remember its name). On top of that a pair of Rab pertex long fingered winter gloves, an Extremities pertex hat with folding peak, ear flaps and is fleece lined. I then have a winter buff. It all comes out in order and packs away in order. So when unpacking the neck warmer goes on first followed by the cap, then the down jacket goes on, then out comes the bivy bag with liner, on with the gloves, then slide into the bag. Simples. Total weight 1.2kgs. If I dont sleep out the bag will remain closed and unused. Undecided yet as to taking my half Klymit sleeping pad. Midges...still thinking about them 😊
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Sin duda alguna una de las experiencias más insólitas fue pedalear por el Salar de Uyuni, el mayor desierto de sal del mundo. Y como hoy no me apetece escribir mucho veamos unos datos interesantes que sé que al igual que yo, muchos os habéis preguntado.
-Se formó entre 40 y 25 mil años atrás por la evaporación de varios lagos.
-Tiene 10mil 582km cuadrados de superficie.
-Contiene 10mil millones de toneladas de sal.
-Cada año se extraen 25mil t.
-El 90% del litio del planeta está en este desierto. Gracias a él estás leyendo esto ahora mismo.
-La temperatura por las noches puede bajar a los 15 grados bajo cero.
It’s officially been 10 weeks since they’ve put my broken nuts back together
Biggest shoutout to @jesskehoe , I couldn’t thank enough for taking these photos amidst me getting high from the green whistle, buying me panties and hanging them by the door so that everyone who passed by aka all the handsome doctors saw it, calming my tits as they cut thru my 1 week old jumper, helping me pursue my sweet fentanyl dreams, and being a dog whisperer
Currently in the clinic, busting to pee, but I gotta chill u kno, cause u never know when the bloody surgeon will show himself
Gradually becoming less scared of the busy road and the roundabouts . More than that, I LOVE riding my bike SMOO (And yes, SMOO is the name 😅). 🚴🏽♀️ Lately, I am getting used to be stressed at work and that sucks, but in a strange way, cycling after work made me feel better and happier. Let’s see if I still feel the same when winter comes. 🙈🤣
When your #MarmotTours guide manages to find you a brand new #Campagnolo Super Record rear derailleur mid-way through the ride - only in #Italy 🇮🇹 Mechanical? What mechanical!
Our fully-customised support vehicles are loaded to the gills with spare parts from #Campy#SRAM#Shimano but when we don't have what you need, we find it #support
One ultra endurance bike serviced ready for the bags to go on.
A quick run down...
- Bowman Pilgrims Disc.
- Improvised innertube chainstay protection.
- Shimano Ultegra Di2 groupset
- 46/30 Absolute Black Oval chainrings, 11/36 cassete.
- Velocity Aileron wheelset, 32 spoke, 160mm rotors.
- Full hydraulic disc brakes.
- Hutchinson Fusion 5 tyres, tubeless, 28mm.
- Bontrager clips-ons, sorry can't remember exactly what they are, with bar end shifters.
- Bontrager side opening bottle cages, mounts adjusted to fit bags.
- Saddle Cobb Randee, post clamp reversed to accomodate post/saddle mounted bag.
- Pedals are Garmin Vector 2s.
- Luminous tape and a handfull of Spokies added to both wheels and frameset for added side on visibility.
This is everything under the bags that recently got me through TAW2019.
Wales was on top form today 👌👌👌 Post ride Calippo means it's officially summer yeh?
Probably the last big hilly ride before the High Rouleurs in two weeks for @beatedsupport. Insert shameful plug to read the blog it's taken me all year to get the guts to post (link in bio)
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I'd like to share this beautiful picture from the photographs who were in the Climb of Sa Calobra. I really like this shot. ♥️ My dear husband is a very good road's companion, he does the impossible to take pictures and he manages to highlight me.
Almost every pic on my IG are from him. Thanks to him! 😍 @herverako
"You're not going up there are again are you love?"
Yeh it's the 35th time this morning...
"What... you're either brave or got a screw loose".
I think it's a bit of both... *
That conversation confirmed that I have found my next @everesting / HRS hill.