Hello from Brighton, Sussex !

Discussion in 'Intros & Welcomes' started by Will, Mar 2, 2017.

  1. Will

    Will Trekker

    Thanks for accepting me on this forum.

    Two young children and family generally prevent me getting out as much as I would like though looking forward to the time I can take them out camping etc.

    I like riding my bike and sleeping outdoors when I can - at present confined to a few times when I am away for work ( bivycommuting ?)and plan to do more in 2017 including some independent time trials and more audax events.

    Will
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  2. Graham

    Graham Thru Hiker

    Good to have you on board Will :) Tell us about 'bivy commuting' sometime eh?
  3. Rog Tallbloke

    Rog Tallbloke Thru Hiker

    Morning Will. Welcome.
  4. Teepee

    Teepee Thru Hiker

    Hello and welcome to the forum. :)
  5. Tartanferret

    Tartanferret Thru Hiker

    Hello Will and welcome to the forum :)
  6. JimH

    JimH Ultralighter

    Hi, and welcome, bivycommuting sounds interesting, tempted to do some myself when the weather picks up a bit.
  7. Enzo

    Enzo Thru Hiker

    Welcome, sounds familiar!
  8. widu13

    widu13 Ultralighter

    Hi Will, Sussex myself. Are you on any other forums?
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  9. Chris2901

    Chris2901 Section Hiker

    Hi Will,welcome to the forum !!
  10. Baldy

    Baldy Thru Hiker

    :)nice to have another cyclist.
  11. MartinK9

    MartinK9 Section Hiker

    Hello and welcome. :)
  12. Davy

    Davy Section Hiker

    Hi Will and welcome.

    Drag your kids along irrespective, they (and you) may enjoy it :D
  13. Lady Grey

    Lady Grey Thru Hiker

    Hi Will,
    Welcome to the Trek-Lite Forum, where you will be guaranteed of parting with your hard earned dosh..:eek:.... you have been warned..:whistling:
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  14. Meadows

    Meadows Section Hiker

    Hello and welcome to the forum.
  15. Will

    Will Trekker

    hi there on Bearbones bikepacking, though not a very active member tbh, planning this year to go to the Welsh Ride Thing though.
  16. Shoarthing

    Shoarthing Summit Camper

    Will - Hi - from a South Downs hiker & camper.
  17. craige

    craige Thru Hiker

    Hey, welcome to the forum :)
  18. Fair Weather Camper

    Fair Weather Camper Thru Hiker

    Hello Will :)

    +1 on Davy's comment...

    I took my eldest wild camping in Australian forests at about 3 mnths old.

    Our younger boy at a similar age on Dartmoor.

    Kids are generally far more adaptable; and portable than most adults.
  19. Will

    Will Trekker

    Fairweather Camper - that's inspiring !

    I've taken my eldest (at that time 2 ish ) out for a 'day time' camp with the carry back pack and a tarp and a picnic but not more , though a bit of traditional big tent camping has been done too.

    I think part of it is convincing my wife its a good idea too as she is still currently a source of nutrition for the girls as well as comfort at night for them both :)

    Will
  20. Fair Weather Camper

    Fair Weather Camper Thru Hiker

    Like I said kids are very adaptable, so long as they are warm, well fed, and they have you they are usually happy, they often sleep better with the 'white noise' of wind in trees or a river...

    I was a source of nutrition for both mine for three years apiece....

    Very portable, ready warmed, always hygienic, immunity boosting, sleep inducing, ideal food for kids... And free too.... :)

    Don't forget we all lived outdoors most of the time up until relatively recently.... Central heating, and disinfectant, are not what we evolved to live with.... Just use your common sense, you won't be endangering your kids lives..... More enhancing them..
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  21. Will

    Will Trekker

    Hi all,

    I finally got out for a overnighter ,I sometimes have to work away from home so instead of staying in a crappy hotel I parked up,at the meeting venue at Diseworth, the midlands the night before, had a meal in a pub then cycled down to a 'wild' campsite http://gowildsurvival.com/ and then cycled in to the meeting the following morning having been rejuvenated by a nice forest ! Synthetic quilt from Scotty and Exped synmat combo worked ok, but think I will get a pillow pump to make it a bit comfier and compensate for my choice of a slightly too short mat which had been a decision made on cost and availability ! IMG_2528.JPG IMG_2530.JPG IMG_2531.JPG IMG_2529.JPG
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  22. Chiseller

    Chiseller Thru Hiker

  23. buntonn

    buntonn Summit Camper

    Welcome to the forum Will :thumbsup:

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