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by larsmars
Wed Oct 21, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: FS: (SOLD) Pair of Gravel King SKs 38mm
Replies: 1
Views: 87

Re: FS: Pair of Gravel King SKs 38mm

I’ll take these if still available
by larsmars
Mon Oct 19, 2020 1:02 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Films to watch while isolating
Replies: 130
Views: 7817

Re: Films to watch while isolating

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Mon Oct 19, 2020 12:52 pm
is it about a real mole? I'm only interested if it's a real mole.
:lol: :lol: :lol:
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by larsmars
Mon Oct 19, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Films to watch while isolating
Replies: 130
Views: 7817

Re: Films to watch while isolating

Fascinating / disturbing documentary on iPlayer called 'The Mole' about a mole in North Korea. I've already said too much. Just go watch it.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episodes/ ... orth-korea
by larsmars
Mon Oct 19, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: BB200 2020
Replies: 838
Views: 17339

Re: BB200 2020

by larsmars
Sun Oct 18, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: BB200 2020
Replies: 838
Views: 17339

Re: BB200 2020

Gave this a good crack yesterday, semi-chasing Matt's time and to see where the fitness was after a funny year. Pretty pleased to get round in 14:32, even if I did do more pushing up tarmac than I have in the rest of my life combined! On paper it was to be my longest/hardest ride on singlespeed yet...
by larsmars
Sat Oct 17, 2020 10:27 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What are you drinking now?
Replies: 88
Views: 1409

Re: What are you drinking now?

Lovibonds 69 IPA
by larsmars
Sat Oct 17, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: My BB200 2020 (may contain spoilers).
Replies: 174
Views: 4378

Re: My BB200 2020 (may contain spoilers).

Landslide wrote:
Fri Oct 16, 2020 7:32 pm
I reckon Olchon Valley would have been a fun challenge with suspension, a dropper and no luggage, but on the day I wasn't going to chance it, and walked down the rocky drops. The section just above from the cairn was fun though!
This ^
by larsmars
Sat Oct 17, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: BB200 2020
Replies: 838
Views: 17339

Re: BB200 2020

@Richard - sorry to hear you cut it short, looking forward to the stories
@Landslide @Bob & Cath @Juliet assuming all finished now? - Well done!
by larsmars
Fri Oct 16, 2020 7:13 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: My BB200 2020 (may contain spoilers).
Replies: 174
Views: 4378

Re: My BB200 2020 (may contain spoilers).

The Gap is nothing compared the that descent off Black Hill or whatever its called. I'd argue the rocky descent down to Brinore Tramway is harder too, first couple if drops aside (mostly because it's always wet). Yep, Gap is totally rideable compared to the descent off Hay Bluff. Per link from Sean...
by larsmars
Fri Oct 16, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: My BB200 2020 (may contain spoilers).
Replies: 174
Views: 4378

Re: My BB200 2020 (may contain spoilers).

Does anyone know what that utterly insane descent off the top off the hill after Hay is called? I want to show a friend. Just, holy sh*t. From looking on strava, is it this bit? https://www.strava.com/segments/9350747 Olchon Valley Full Descent. -15.9% seems pretty insane to me. I found the upper s...
by larsmars
Thu Oct 15, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: My BB200 2020 (may contain spoilers).
Replies: 174
Views: 4378

Re: My BB200 2020 (may contain spoilers).

mattpage wrote:
Thu Oct 15, 2020 12:22 am
Well that was rather tough.
Total time just over 15hrs 30min. Several issues, so not all plain sailing.

I was cursing Stu quite a bit...
Fantastic! Nice one, Matt!
by larsmars
Wed Oct 14, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: BB200 2020
Replies: 838
Views: 17339

Re: BB200 2020

Landslide wrote:
Wed Oct 14, 2020 5:49 pm
redefined_cycles wrote:
Wed Oct 14, 2020 5:19 pm
Peaks200 I suppose it'll have to be...
I'll go out and put some string round gates and scatter some turnips, you'll not know the difference. :wink:
:lol: :lol: :lol:
by larsmars
Wed Oct 14, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: BB200 2020
Replies: 838
Views: 17339

Re: BB200 2020

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Pizza FTW! Where's Dave?
by larsmars
Tue Oct 13, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: My BB200 2020 (may contain spoilers).
Replies: 174
Views: 4378

Re: My BB200 2020 (may contain spoilers).

Cheers Shaf and Alex!
by larsmars
Tue Oct 13, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: BB200/300 packed bike weigh-in thread
Replies: 57
Views: 1257

Re: BB200/300 packed bike weigh-in thread

mattpage wrote:
Tue Oct 13, 2020 4:57 pm
11.71kg bike weight packed.
:o svelte! How'd you do that?

I only weighed my bike before food and water and it was around 14.5kg, so it was probably closer to 18kg+ all in.
by larsmars
Tue Oct 13, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: My BB200 2020 (may contain spoilers).
Replies: 174
Views: 4378

Re: My BB200 2020 (may contain spoilers).

:lol: Thanks Andy I was hoping someone would help me ID those crops! Wild uneducated guess in the dark :-bd
by larsmars
Mon Oct 12, 2020 10:59 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Badlands 2020 Racing in a time of Covid
Replies: 9
Views: 480

Re: Badlands 2020 Racing in a time of Covid

Great write up, inspired to ride this someday. Definitely agree on bike choice! I do love Granada, and Spain for that matter. Sad to be reminded about the plastic grow huts. I remember that Simon Reeves docu.

And yes, Lachlan must be a cyborg... but you beat him.
by larsmars
Mon Oct 12, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: BB200 2020
Replies: 838
Views: 17339

Re: BB200 2020

I couldn't agree more with all that Whitestone! Though, I am also in agreement with Steve that it's disappointing to see ROW gates permanently locked. I can understand the lack of incentive to maintain ROW which are not often used, but is that because they've been superceded with a better ROW or bec...
by larsmars
Mon Oct 12, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: BB200 2020
Replies: 838
Views: 17339

Re: BB200 2020

So, I had a bit of a run in with a farmer on Friday on the 300 route (shared with the 200 in this area). I accidentally carried on the track and into the farmyard, where I was met with "WTF do you think you're doing" shouted from the other end of the barns. We had a bit of an exchange, and he clear...
by larsmars
Mon Oct 12, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What gear did you break on the BB200/300
Replies: 33
Views: 878

Re: What gear did you break on the BB200/300

The bike and kit were all great, but my arse is feeling pretty broken today!

Probably due a chain swap though before I ruin another cassette.
by larsmars
Mon Oct 12, 2020 2:31 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: BB200 / 300 pictures
Replies: 11
Views: 449

Re: BB200 / 300 pictures

@Stu I have a bunch of photos. I will upload and share a link this evening
by larsmars
Mon Oct 12, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: My BB200 2020 (may contain spoilers).
Replies: 174
Views: 4378

Re: My BB200 2020 (may contain spoilers).

Hi all, I finished the BB300 yesterday at 15:50 having set off at 7:15 on Saturday from Kington. So it took me 32:34 hours including a 4 hour bivy just before Monaughty and a breakfast stop in Knighton. My moving time was 24:40. For comparison, last year I finished the BB300 in 25:07 (22:54 moving t...
by larsmars
Fri Oct 09, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: BB200 2020
Replies: 838
Views: 17339

Re: BB200 2020

Thanks guys, I’ll mention elite bog trotting! :-bd
by larsmars
Fri Oct 09, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: BB200 2020
Replies: 838
Views: 17339

Re: BB200 2020

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-54069466 Thoughts on implications for an attempt this weekend? I'd be travelling from Oxfordshire, starting from Kington, England, then crossing into Wales via that much discussed Cussop Dingle ford / mythical footpath bridge. Planning to carry a lot of food, but...