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by Richard G
Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: A special Birthday.
Replies: 30
Views: 493

Re: A special Birthday.

Happy birthday from me and C. We'll bring another cake next time we see you! :grin:
by Richard G
Fri Nov 22, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Broken Riders - Joining The Party (Long Read)
Replies: 102
Views: 4994

Re: Broken Riders - Joining The Party (Long Read)

Cheers buddy. :)
techno mail wrote:
Fri Nov 22, 2019 5:19 pm
Excellent news rich, you'll be thrashing us all round hills of wales before you know it!!
(that sounds wrong doesn't it :lol: )
That's just how I roll... :shock:
by Richard G
Fri Nov 22, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Broken Riders - Joining The Party (Long Read)
Replies: 102
Views: 4994

Re: Broken Riders - Joining The Party (Long Read)

Update time... Just got back from the hospital and apparently the fracture that wasn't healing has now started to heal. Consultant has said that I can basically get back to doing everything I was doing, just not falling off bikes. No idea when I'll try riding a bike again though, or where (maybe Sco...
by Richard G
Wed Nov 06, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Caingorms at Christmas?
Replies: 18
Views: 1017

Re: Caingorms at Christmas?

Thanks, I'll have a look at them.
by Richard G
Wed Nov 06, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Fully Enclosed Bivi Bag
Replies: 14
Views: 581

Re: Fully Enclosed Bivi Bag

I really want to make my own design bivi bag one day. I have a a general idea for having a sort of spring loaded vent at the foot end, and using kite sticks (poles?) for a sort of hoop to keep the mesh off my face.

Something I'll almost certainly never get around to though.
by Richard G
Wed Nov 06, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Caingorms at Christmas?
Replies: 18
Views: 1017

Re: Caingorms at Christmas?

Well, a whole hell of a lot has changed for me since this thread was started... Still, I'm hoping that I get the all clear to actually ride this month so I'm hoping to hire a fat bike (more grip / slower) for when I'm there. Found a couple of rental places that might work, though I'm going to have t...
by Richard G
Wed Nov 06, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Guardian article re bikes on trains
Replies: 27
Views: 787

Re: Guardian article re bikes on trains

I've travelled with my bike five times on trains... and never again. I had a particularly bad time of it coming back from the TNR and I'm in no rush to repeat the experience. Cars are terrible for the planet, and a ton of dead time for a long journey... but I just don't see our rail network as bike ...
by Richard G
Tue Oct 15, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Food and Drink intake - what's yours like?
Replies: 24
Views: 738

Re: Food and Drink intake - what's yours like?

Mythical for me. Folk who describe "the bonk" are maybe just over-dramatising it? Of course I've experienced fatigue and it's been helped by eating, just not in the way I've seen it described. No, there's no overdramatising it. I've had it happen twice and both times it essentially cut my speed alm...
by Richard G
Tue Oct 15, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Padded shorts: yay, or nay?
Replies: 37
Views: 1221

Re: Padded shorts: yay, or nay?

Gore do a really good padded short (not a bib) for hot weather. I think the key is getting something that's designed to be an underlayer so that it's massively ventilated (and possibly indecent if worn as an outerlayer). Stick normal MTB shorts over a standard roadie bib and things are definitely g...
by Richard G
Mon Oct 14, 2019 11:23 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Padded shorts: yay, or nay?
Replies: 37
Views: 1221

Re: Padded shorts: yay, or nay?

For what its worth, when I get up from a machine at the gym, I need to wipe the seat... so yes, I likely possess sweat glands that you don't, or rather ones that do more than others. Sweating tends to be a VERY individual thing (for me it's crotch / forehead and almost nothing anywhere else). I also...
by Richard G
Mon Oct 14, 2019 11:19 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Food and Drink intake - what's yours like?
Replies: 24
Views: 738

Re: Food and Drink intake - what's yours like?

No real breakfast of note, then eating every 45 minutes with real food obtained at major stops. Usually stop being able to eat after about 16 hours, though on last year's 300 I kept managing to force food in until about the 20 hour mark. Edit - Oh, and "calorie need" isn't really that critical until...
by Richard G
Mon Oct 14, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Many Thanks
Replies: 15
Views: 735

Re: Many Thanks

Thanks to Dee for the Welsh pronunciation lesson, I can finally say Llanbrynmair. I'd always wondered why when I speak to locals on the ride and they ask where I've ridden from that I get a blank look, that would have been my pronunciation :lol: To be honest, I can pronounce it just fine and I get ...
by Richard G
Mon Oct 14, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Padded shorts: yay, or nay?
Replies: 37
Views: 1221

Re: Padded shorts: yay, or nay?

I'm leaning towards not at the moment. I can deal with the bruising, but what I can't deal with is the swamp crotch.

Most padded shorts aren't vented nearly enough for my requirements.

Edit - Seems other people have had similar issues.
by Richard G
Mon Oct 14, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bb200 Waffle Thread.
Replies: 357
Views: 9124

Re: Bb200 Waffle Thread.

Thanks! The river crossing is Afon Hengwym just before the disused Maesnant hostel and the Nat-Y-Moch Reservoir. The same section featured on last year's route, but it was too deep so we had to take the footbridge upstream. Ha... I definitely think I'd have taken the bridge. But yeah, you'd have dr...
by Richard G
Mon Oct 14, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bb200 Waffle Thread.
Replies: 357
Views: 9124

Re: Bb200 Waffle Thread.

C managed to get a good pic of the sunset from the Barmouth bridge.

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...and I managed to get one of Duncan getting his dessert on.

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by Richard G
Mon Oct 14, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Many Thanks
Replies: 15
Views: 735

Re: Many Thanks

Thanks for the great company. Wasn't sure how I was going to feel being there but not able to ride, and I'm still not sure how I feel seeing a time like Lars did and not knowing if I could ever get back to that level... but it may at least spur me on to try. :-bd Was great seeing people out on the f...
by Richard G
Mon Oct 14, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bb200 Waffle Thread.
Replies: 357
Views: 9124

Re: Bb200 Waffle Thread.

Alexinthepeaks wrote:
Mon Oct 14, 2019 10:11 am
My photos from the event: https://www.flickr.com/gp/37648664@N06/h9Er3g
Fair play, it takes some doing to go that fast and take photos. :shock:
by Richard G
Sun Oct 13, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bb200 Waffle Thread.
Replies: 357
Views: 9124

Re: Bb200 Waffle Thread.

whitestone wrote:
Sun Oct 13, 2019 8:04 pm
Cath must have finished around 5-5:30, she's on her way home
Good stuff.
by Richard G
Sun Oct 13, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bb200 Waffle Thread.
Replies: 357
Views: 9124

Re: Bb200 Waffle Thread.

Looks like Mark, Jase & Sharif are nearly home. Maybe already back when you factor spot lag?

Did Cath and Andrea get in OK?
by Richard G
Sun Oct 13, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Broken Riders - Joining The Party (Long Read)
Replies: 102
Views: 4994

Re: Broken Riders - Joining The Party (Long Read)

Thanks to everyone for the supportive words and for humouring the fraud in your midst this weekend. :lol: I was pleased at being able to walk pretty well on the Friday and Saturday, though soreness and general fatigue meant I was limping a little bit today. I shall continue recovering, and will repo...
by Richard G
Sun Oct 13, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bb200 Waffle Thread.
Replies: 357
Views: 9124

Re: Bb200 Waffle Thread.

Nice job Lars. Kept the wolf at bay!

Don't see that time being bested for a while.
by Richard G
Sun Oct 13, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bb200 Waffle Thread.
Replies: 357
Views: 9124

Re: Bb200 Waffle Thread.

Saw Cath heading up the hill out of Barmouth. Was still riding strongly.

Not so much for the guy after her who was dead on his feet. I expect he ended up sleeping under someones hedge.
by Richard G
Sat Oct 12, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bb200 Waffle Thread.
Replies: 357
Views: 9124

Re: Bb200 Waffle Thread.

Wow, Barmouth really is, uhh, something after dark.
by Richard G
Sat Oct 12, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bb200 Waffle Thread.
Replies: 357
Views: 9124

Re: Bb200 Waffle Thread.

You didn't see the 200 rider on 14h pace though...

Unless there's a massive sting in the tail.

That said, he looked fairly tired, so it's quite likely he slows significantly.
by Richard G
Sat Oct 12, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bb200 Waffle Thread.
Replies: 357
Views: 9124

Re: Bb200 Waffle Thread.

Wouldn't be surprised to see an all time record BB200 time assuming spirits stay up.

BB300 too, but that doesn't really count.