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by darbeze
Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:00 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Dam Busters.
Replies: 89
Views: 3090

Re: Dam Busters.

My daughter and I go for a weekly ride along the canal tow path from Llangollen. We have noticed that at least once in the ride we have what we call an "Aahh" moment. It catches you unawares and you don't know it's happening until it's almost over. I realise I've just taken a deeeep breath and exha...
by darbeze
Thu Jan 09, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 44
Views: 1902

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

Robster wrote:
Thu Jan 09, 2020 2:00 pm
Hi Stu,

Never done any of these BAM but just thinking I'll put my name down on the off chance.

Cheers Rob
We could team up now and then if you fancy? Although, I warn you I do have a tendency to procrastinate until the last day of the month!

Si
by darbeze
Mon Jan 06, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Letter from Devon/Dartmoor
Replies: 15
Views: 427

Re: Letter from Devon/Dartmoor

It has been far too long since I bivvied, or indeed rode up on Dartmoor. Very poor show on my part. Hopefully I will be able to muster the motivation with this fresh show of enthusiasm for the place from fellow Boners old and new... Si Why wouldn’t you love it? It’s got everything from gorse ridden...
by darbeze
Mon Jan 06, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Letter from Devon/Dartmoor
Replies: 15
Views: 427

Re: Letter from Devon/Dartmoor

It has been far too long since I bivvied, or indeed rode up on Dartmoor. Very poor show on my part.

Hopefully I will be able to muster the motivation with this fresh show of enthusiasm for the place from fellow Boners old and new...

Si
by darbeze
Mon Dec 23, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2019
Replies: 1138
Views: 73820

Re: Bivvy a month 2019

December BAM done... I have to confess that I have struggled to muster the willpower to get on the bike and out of the house on more than one BAM this year. A local spot 2 miles from home that I have used once before. A little light rain and breeze to start, but then it all settled down nicely. Rath...
by darbeze
Sun Dec 15, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: South West Winter Bivi - Dartmoor Area?
Replies: 80
Views: 2862

Re: South West Winter Bivi - Dartmoor Area?

I ended up having to drive from one end of the bay to the other and back last night at the peak of the horrendous weather. I have to admit that I am glad I wasn't out on the moors on my bike in that. I would not have been a happy camper, and as i ride for enjoyment amongst other reasons, that would ...
by darbeze
Sat Dec 14, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: South West Winter Bivi - Dartmoor Area?
Replies: 80
Views: 2862

Re: South West Winter Bivi - Dartmoor Area?

Dave Barter wrote:
Sat Dec 14, 2019 12:43 pm
I seem to have got here a bit early
Weather so far is nice Dave. Hope it stays like this! Shame not to be riding with you.

Have a great time all of you...

Si
by darbeze
Sun Dec 08, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: South West Winter Bivi - Dartmoor Area?
Replies: 80
Views: 2862

Re: South West Winter Bivi - Dartmoor Area?

Hello fellow SW Bear Boners. I am no longer able to participate in the Winter Bivvi. I have been looking forward to it, but other life pressures have dictated that I can't fit this is in as well as everything else. Please accept my sincere apologies. Hope you all have a great time in what is a fanta...
by darbeze
Tue Dec 03, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: A special Birthday.
Replies: 32
Views: 1036

Re: A special Birthday.

Hope you have a very special day Dee.

Sincere thanks for all that you do...

Si
by darbeze
Thu Nov 28, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2019
Replies: 1138
Views: 73820

Re: Bivvy a month 2019

November BAM done... 11/11 Pleasant night out at the Southern end of the bay. 12 mile ride each way and not a bad sleep considering it rained on and off... Always intrigues me how noisy the coast is around fishing ports. Trawlers coming in and out all night. All went well until this morning when ver...
by darbeze
Mon Nov 25, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: South West Winter Bivi - Dartmoor Area?
Replies: 80
Views: 2862

Re: South West Winter Bivi - Dartmoor Area?

Darbeze (Simon Darby)
by darbeze
Sun Nov 17, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Really?
Replies: 18
Views: 924

Re: Really?

Bugger... I have used some sites listed with them. I have a beard. I have carved many spoons. I only have steel frames bikes. I own some check shirts. I must have a bad case of hipster... :wink: Seriously though. I find it a good source of campsites that are quiet and basic. Personally, I think that...
by darbeze
Thu Nov 14, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: South West Winter Bivi - Dartmoor Area?
Replies: 80
Views: 2862

Re: South West Winter Bivi - Dartmoor Area?

Most excellent and much appreciated Sean.

Are you happy to provide the Bovey to Princetown route Dave?

I would have to make one up and I think you did mention that you had one...

Cheers, Si
by darbeze
Mon Nov 11, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: South West Winter Bivi - Dartmoor Area?
Replies: 80
Views: 2862

Re: South West Winter Bivi - Dartmoor Area?

That's right. 14/15 December is the date most of the winter bivvis are happening.

Come along...
by darbeze
Sun Nov 10, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: South West Winter Bivi - Dartmoor Area?
Replies: 80
Views: 2862

Re: South West Winter Bivi - Dartmoor Area?

The quarry is only about 3k out of Princetown so it makes a good spot to ride out to after dinner at the Plume if that's the idea. The ruins are technically outside of the wild camping zone in the national park, but I don't think that will be a problem in the middle of December, 😊
by darbeze
Sun Nov 10, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: South West Winter Bivi - Dartmoor Area?
Replies: 80
Views: 2862

Re: South West Winter Bivi - Dartmoor Area?

Fox Tor cafe has just changed hands, but that shouldn't change their service I guess. We used their bunkhouse last time we had a SW BB winter bivvi on Dartmoor as we had got caught out in the rain and cold waiting for another group who were using Whiteworks. We gave up waiting and rode into Princeto...
by darbeze
Mon Nov 04, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: South West Winter Bivi - Dartmoor Area?
Replies: 80
Views: 2862

Re: South West Winter Bivi - Dartmoor Area?

Another point to note is that if we are fancying dinner at the Plume, we will almost certainly need to book a table...

Just saying...
by darbeze
Mon Nov 04, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: South West Winter Bivi - Dartmoor Area?
Replies: 80
Views: 2862

Re: South West Winter Bivi - Dartmoor Area?

I have not partaken of Cafe360 yet, but everyone I know who has been rate it highly and say it is very bike friendly...

Si
by darbeze
Mon Nov 04, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: South West Winter Bivi - Dartmoor Area?
Replies: 80
Views: 2862

Re: South West Winter Bivi - Dartmoor Area?

Helo chaps! Sorry I have only just read this! Count me in. I am happy to put together a route from Bovey Tracey up onto the moor to Princetown, then onto Foggintor quarry for a bivvi if you like? It's quite spooky there at night.... Be a pleasure to ride with you Dave. We can meet up on the way out ...
by darbeze
Mon Nov 04, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Winter event - sold out?
Replies: 31
Views: 1417

Re: Winter event - sold out?

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Mon Nov 04, 2019 1:00 pm

Anything that runs from the community centre is capped at 80 Reg.
A small matter that I managed to forget this year...

See you in May! :lol: :lol:

Si
by darbeze
Tue Oct 29, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2019
Replies: 1138
Views: 73820

Re: Bivvy a month 2019

October BAM done and dusted. Another local ride to a high up spot overlooking the bay. It drizzled all night, which was not too bad. My permavent groundsheet stopped the rain water running off as I was in a little dip. By this morning, I could just start to feel that my feet may be getting a little ...
by darbeze
Fri Oct 25, 2019 7:14 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: On Bikepacking.com
Replies: 32
Views: 1696

Re: On Bikepacking.com

I have to say their pictures make it look absolutely stunning! Obviously it is really stunning. It certainly doesn't evoke my memories of BB200s :lol: Can't deny the fact that we are very lucky to be able to ride somewhere so beautiful and even luckier that Stu puts together routes that are true gem...
by darbeze
Tue Oct 22, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: So sad ...
Replies: 52
Views: 2041

Re: So sad ...

There was a quiz in the newsetter?

Didn't spot that...

Having said that, wouldn't have had a clue...

Oh well...

Si

:oops:
by darbeze
Tue Oct 22, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Quirks, habits, rituals, etc.
Replies: 21
Views: 854

Re: Quirks, habits, rituals, etc.

Dave Barter wrote:
Tue Oct 22, 2019 1:47 pm
I do a little botty flourish when having a stealth dump to make a proper walnut whip and then admire it.

No need, I'm already on my way out and I didn't bring one as it is a hot day.
Weirdo!!!

:lol:
by darbeze
Thu Oct 17, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: New group starts for 2020
Replies: 7
Views: 422

Re: New group starts for 2020

Dartmoor will certainly provide plenty of BB200 like challenges!

The hills may not be as big as Wales, but there are many. Much bog, many tussocks, and lots of suffering available...

Si