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Bivvy a month 2018.

Postby Bearbonesnorm » Fri Dec 29, 2017 6:54 pm

Soon comes round doesn't it ... so here we go again :-bd

1/ At least one night out during every calendar month throughout 2018.

2/ A single trip taking in both the last night of one month and the first of the next, will count as two months if you wish.

3/ No paid for accommodation inc' campsites or hostels.

4/ A bike must be involved - it's bikepacking, the clue's in the name.

5/ Your own garden doesn't count, although next doors does ... if you must.

6/ Post each trip here in as much detail as you like, pictures are good. One post for each month please.

Anyone completing BAM next year by the guidelines below will be eligible for a special momento to mark their 'achievement'.

Obviously, you're entirely free to do things your own way and ignore the above.
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Re: Bivvy a month 2018.

Postby PaulE » Fri Dec 29, 2017 7:59 pm

While not in keeping with the whole idea of "a month", I'm hoping to do a "bivvy a season 2018" with my 4 year old in tow. Probably taking a fairly loose view of when winter stops, but hoping to get it done... Should be some interesting photos of a bike + tagalong with bike packing gear!

I'm happy to move this to a different thread of it's too off topic?!?
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Re: Bivvy a month 2018.

Postby Teetosugars » Fri Dec 29, 2017 8:17 pm

Gonna really try and give this a go this year..
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Re: Bivvy a month 2018.

Postby RIP » Fri Dec 29, 2017 8:58 pm

Oh gawd...nooo-o-o-o-o.... it's like Groundhog Day... :lol:. In fact there's some quite applicable quotes aren't there: "I'm not going to live by their [The Normals] rules anymore", "You want a prediction about the weather? It's going to be cold, it's going to be dark and it's going to last you for the rest of your lives!", "Okay campers, rise and shine, and don't forget your booties cause its cold out there...its cold out there every day" :wink:
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Re: Bivvy a month 2018.

Postby summittoppler » Fri Dec 29, 2017 9:36 pm

Yep defo on back on this. Got a few locations inmind too which should add some 'flavour' to it ;)

No pressure but I have to see it through because of this: https://fat-bike.com/2017/12/bivvy-a-month-challenge/

Hopefully inspire others to give it a go.....
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Re: Bivvy a month 2018.

Postby Blair512 » Fri Dec 29, 2017 10:57 pm

I'm in again! :-bd
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Re: Bivvy a month 2018.

Postby Mike » Fri Dec 29, 2017 11:54 pm

Oh I may have to go for it this yr as I cba 2017 :( well at least I don't think I did. Haha thinking about it I probably have without realising :lol:
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Re: Bivvy a month 2018.

Postby ScotRoutes » Sat Dec 30, 2017 11:27 am

I might do a bivvy-a-month but probably under my rules and not Stu's. I have some routes in mind that will be about hiking and/or paddling.
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Re: Bivvy a month 2018.

Postby frogatthefarriers » Sat Dec 30, 2017 11:13 pm

Me too. Me Too!
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Re: Bivvy a month 2018.

Postby middleagedmadness » Sun Dec 31, 2017 2:31 pm

As this will be my first year bikepacking I'm gonna have to give this a go , I'm pretty lucky work wise as I work 4on 4off so if I do come up with a " a lack of time this month" excuse , you are more more than welcome to publicly reprimand me as sometimes extra motivation maybe needed
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Re: Bivvy a month 2018.

Postby dorsetshirelad » Sun Dec 31, 2017 5:37 pm

The lure of a memento, how could I resist?
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Re: Bivvy a month 2018.

Postby Moder-dye » Sun Dec 31, 2017 7:51 pm

I'm in for a shot :-bd Looking like Monday of Tuesday night might be my first this year.

From the 'rules' I'm assuming a tent is OK?
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Re: Bivvy a month 2018.

Postby Mike » Sun Dec 31, 2017 10:22 pm

Yeap I'm starting tomorrow night with my 1st bivvy I would of gone this evening but working in morning and it's lashing it down outside!
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Re: Bivvy a month 2018.

Postby Bearbonesnorm » Mon Jan 01, 2018 9:59 am

From the 'rules' I'm assuming a tent is OK?

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Re: Bivvy a month 2018.

Postby gairym » Mon Jan 01, 2018 11:58 am

After a couple of years of not even attempting the BAM I'm back in the game!

These first two months are going to be fun with such cold temps and so much snow around but that's just part of the fun, no?

Better go dig out my winter bag.....
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Re: Bivvy a month 2018.

Postby Moder-dye » Mon Jan 01, 2018 12:14 pm

I wish there was snow! Just cold waterlogged peat here; I really do need a bathtub floor :lol:
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Re: Bivvy a month 2018.

Postby gairym » Mon Jan 01, 2018 12:30 pm

Moder-dye wrote:I wish there was snow! Just cold waterlogged peat here; I really do need a bathtub floor :lol:


Ordinarily I'd agree but currently there's over a metre of it in the valley bottom and so choosing/clearing a spot is a tad tricksy.
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Re: Bivvy a month 2018.

Postby Moder-dye » Mon Jan 01, 2018 12:32 pm

Wow 1m is good going. Quinzee ? :-bd
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Re: Bivvy a month 2018.

Postby restlessshawn » Tue Jan 02, 2018 9:28 am

In for this year :-bd still got a bit of bothy bagging to do round here so that should see me through the coldest months :oops:
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Re: Bivvy a month 2018.

Postby GregMay » Tue Jan 02, 2018 11:07 am

This is one of my "aims" for this year. So consider this my LOI.
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Re: Bivvy a month 2018.

Postby Mike » Tue Jan 02, 2018 3:30 pm

Right you are, lets get this party started.

January 1st, bivvy out up the forest with Hux. Few beers and some food followed by a night at the Cadbury Hut on the porch.
The sky was so clear last night with a full moon and stars, the temp was amazing so mild and so light but by 5am it was dark and cold with rain in the air. Hux left me at 7 this morn and headed back for work , i decided to take a lie in till 9 only to be disturbed by a dog walker :grin:
I got up and rode the forest which is in dia state, the mud and rain run off was horrendous so a brew in the visitor centre then back to kiddy via some BW and canal. My first ride and bivvy for 18. 24miles in :-bd
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Re: Bivvy a month 2018.

Postby Chicken Legs » Wed Jan 03, 2018 8:49 pm

Rode a modified Twyi ton route yesterday/today and spent last night at Claerrdu bothy.
I must admit riding/pushing over Carnau last night wasn't my brightest route choice, arrived quite wet !!
Oh and it was a tad windy as well :wink:

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Re: Bivvy a month 2018.

Postby Mike » Wed Jan 03, 2018 10:41 pm

Nice one Andy was thinking of doing the route this weekend. Did u have the bothy to ya self :)
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Re: Bivvy a month 2018.

Postby Chicken Legs » Wed Jan 03, 2018 11:07 pm

Yep had the bothy to myself, the last visitors had left it really clean and lots of firewood in the store.
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Re: Bivvy a month 2018.

Postby BigdummySteve » Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:00 am

I suppose with the winter event I’m in
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