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by darbeze
Wed Apr 08, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Who’s appreciating riding their bike?
Replies: 41
Views: 634

Re: Who’s appreciating riding their bike?

Certainly appreciating my daily exercise. Week 3 of WFH and I think I may have finally got used to it. I try to do something different every day with my ride. Sometimes I even use my road bike (Croix De Fer with 33c tyres, so not too roadie)! :lol: All rides are short and very local. Still find it a...
by darbeze
Tue Mar 24, 2020 10:33 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Project Virus
Replies: 67
Views: 1330

Re: Project Virus

Working from home now and the foreseeable future for the first time ever.

Very strange.

Will definitely go out for a ride tomorrow before starting work though as I didn't today and I'm regretting it.

Si
by darbeze
Sun Mar 22, 2020 9:18 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: My first bivvy
Replies: 17
Views: 521

Re: My first bivvy

You certainly picked a choice bit of Dartmoor to get your loaded bike up!

Good effort. It's an ecouragement to get out and do my first bivvi of 2020 while I still can...

Cheers,

Si
by darbeze
Fri Mar 20, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: WRT Postponed.
Replies: 35
Views: 1060

Re: WRT Postponed.

Ahh bugger...

Inevitable I guess, but still bugger...

Wise decision given the outlook.

Gives me more time to enter!

:lol:
by darbeze
Mon Feb 17, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Wildcamping spots - the 8 best.
Replies: 45
Views: 1445

Re: Wildcamping spots - the 8 best.

I agree... However, adding the link will only result in more traffic to their web site ( I took a peek), which is all they are bothered about, as it will improve their search engine rankings, domain authority etc... They certainly don't give a monkey's **se about the environment, that's for sure. Th...
by darbeze
Wed Feb 12, 2020 7:24 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 8019
Views: 840903

Re: The post man's been ...

Some stickers that make me smile
by darbeze
Mon Feb 03, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: And the best place I ever slept was ....
Replies: 37
Views: 1441

Re: And the best place I ever slept was ....

I love the deciduous woods immediately to the west of Rhayader. I have slept there a couple of times over the years and it has always been very peaceful. There is something about it that feels "soft" and welcoming. I quite often try and include it when joining the dots on BB events. Si If it’s the ...
by darbeze
Fri Jan 31, 2020 7:07 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: And the best place I ever slept was ....
Replies: 37
Views: 1441

Re: And the best place I ever slept was ....

I love the deciduous woods immediately to the west of Rhayader. I have slept there a couple of times over the years and it has always been very peaceful. There is something about it that feels "soft" and welcoming. I quite often try and include it when joining the dots on BB events.

Si
by darbeze
Sat Jan 25, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Where you at ?
Replies: 60
Views: 1879

Re: Where you at ?

Torquay, English Riviera...
by darbeze
Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:00 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Dam Busters.
Replies: 89
Views: 3708

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: 323
Views: 12528

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: 724

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: 724

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: 1141
Views: 83232

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: 4139

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: 4139

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: 4139

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: 1463

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: 1141
Views: 83232

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: 4139

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: 1131

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: 4139

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: 4139

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: 4139

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: 4139

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...