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Trev
22-08-2010, 09:40 AM
:happybday:happybday Don't fall down any caves because of an over indulgent
of alcohol.
:)

gary67
22-08-2010, 10:25 AM
Thanks Trev, no caving today just lunch with SWMBO, woke up yesterday with a backache that wouldn't let me bend over, a lot better today though so just taking it easy

Arnie
22-08-2010, 10:27 AM
Have a good one:banana:happybday:happybday

bk T
22-08-2010, 10:27 AM
:happybday

Have a great day, today and everyday!

Snorkbox
22-08-2010, 10:42 AM
Have a good one. :happybday

Whenu
22-08-2010, 10:59 AM
Happy birthday Gary

R.M.
22-08-2010, 11:04 AM
Happy birthday. Have a great day. :)

somebody
22-08-2010, 11:04 AM
Happy birthday!

kenj
22-08-2010, 11:06 AM
All the best...:happybday:happybday

Ken

Richard
22-08-2010, 11:28 AM
Have a great day Gary. The back may not bend, but I'm sure the elbow will. Hope you get lots of presents too. :happybday

wainuitech
22-08-2010, 11:31 AM
Have a great day -- you can lay about doing not much of anything ,as long as your SWMBO lets you :lol: :happybday

xyz823
22-08-2010, 11:33 AM
Hope you have a good one!

:happybday

WalOne
22-08-2010, 11:54 AM
:happybday

KarameaDave
22-08-2010, 11:58 AM
:happybday:happybday Enjoy your day!

gary67
22-08-2010, 12:04 PM
and what a stunning day it is too. I'm looking through the free courses on the HP site

R2x1
22-08-2010, 12:10 PM
:happybday Have a great one, :clap and avoid potholes. :happybday

John H
22-08-2010, 12:16 PM
Thanks Trev, no caving today just lunch with SWMBO, woke up yesterday with a backache that wouldn't let me bend over, a lot better today though so just taking it easy

I noticed that you were wearing a Macpac pack in the photos of your Copland trip. Is it one of the latest designs, or an oldie?

I have been told that the latest Cascade packs can do that to your back - evidently there is a design fault so that something pokes into the small of your back, and can cause problems. A tramping shop owner told me - he insisted that Macpac change their design or he would stop selling them. Macpac basically told him to naff off, so he stopped selling their products for this reason. He still had a few in stock, but talked me out of buying one!

Anyway, have a great birthday.

Marnie
22-08-2010, 12:30 PM
:happybday Have a good one, Gary

gary67
22-08-2010, 12:31 PM
That pack is 8 years old and has never caused any problems before so I don't think it's that, have been home since Tuesday anyway. I wouldn't buy a new MACPAC since their not made in NZ anymore. That pack of mine is an Ascent and I also have a 15 year old pursuit which is my favourite pack ever but just too small for the big trips

John H
22-08-2010, 01:35 PM
My Cascade is maroon in colour, and about 20 years old now and still brilliant. Replaced the waist belt last year - the old one shrank in length... Is your Pursuit purple and a sort of pink colour? I still have one, and you don't see many around these days. Leak like a sieve unfortunately, but still my fav day pack.

If I got around to replacing the Cascade, I would look seriously at anything other than Macpac. Sad really because most of my gear is made by them and I always had such a high opinion of them before they were sold. There is another NZ manufacturer - name escapes me at the moment. They make really solid gear.
PS Edited - Cactus Climbing is the NZ manufacturer. Products built like the proverbial.

Cicero
22-08-2010, 02:57 PM
And yet another year bites the dust,lets hope you have many more and not too fast either.

nofam
22-08-2010, 03:23 PM
Happy Birthday Gaz - hope you have a great day, and I'm sure Nelson is turning on a cracker day for you!! :clap

johcar
22-08-2010, 03:30 PM
Hippo birdie, two ewes
Hippo birdie, two ewes
Hippo birdie, two Gary
Hippo birdie, two ewes

:happybday

BobM
22-08-2010, 05:31 PM
My Cascade is maroon in colour, and about 20 years old now and still brilliant. Replaced the waist belt last year - the old one shrank in length... Is your Pursuit purple and a sort of pink colour? I still have one, and you don't see many around these days. Leak like a sieve unfortunately, but still my fav day pack.

If I got around to replacing the Cascade, I would look seriously at anything other than Macpac. Sad really because most of my gear is made by them and I always had such a high opinion of them before they were sold. There is another NZ manufacturer - name escapes me at the moment. They make really solid gear.
PS Edited - Cactus Climbing is the NZ manufacturer. Products built like the proverbial.Are you positively sure the waist belt shrunk.? :-).
Anyway, all the best.:D

gary67
22-08-2010, 05:49 PM
Is your Pursuit purple and a sort of pink colour? I still have one, and you don't see many around these days. Leak like a sieve unfortunately, but still my fav day pack.



My pursuit is the 50L dark blue one, actually purchased in Canterbury England as that was my nearest outdoor store when living in England. I would not buy a cascade or the bigger torre as i'm real short and a bigger pack would be too much weight for my tiny body to carry. I have looked at Cactus and if I need gear in the future I'm sure they will get some custom from me

beeswax34
22-08-2010, 11:21 PM
:happybday

SP8's
22-08-2010, 11:25 PM
Happy Birthday Gary ..... even if it is late and you're getting your prezzy :devil

Jen
22-08-2010, 11:32 PM
:happybday Gary!

gary67
23-08-2010, 08:00 AM
Thanks everyone I had a good day breakie in bed, lunch at the beach cafe, Black Ice CD from step son followed by watching Top Gear I'm pretty happy with my day, however reality is back and I have to go to work soon :crying:yuck:

wratterus
24-08-2010, 04:57 PM
Sorry Gary, I must have missed the thread! :blush:

Sounds like you had a good day, heres a belated :happybday from me. :D

gary67
24-08-2010, 08:39 PM
Not like you to be late....

Digby
24-08-2010, 08:43 PM
Hoping for many more!