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by Asposium
Sat Nov 09, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: refilling gas cans
Replies: 3
Views: 146

Re: refilling gas cans

Do a search

This was discussed not so long ago
by Asposium
Thu Oct 31, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: New shoes/boots time
Replies: 25
Views: 755

Re: New shoes/boots time

Also a convert to XM9 boots Make good cycle to work boots, especially if cold and/or wet I did have reservations that a hiking type boot might be too restrictive for cycling, or not supportive enough for hiking; however, Shimano seem to have got the balance pretty much bang on. Sizing seems as I wou...
by Asposium
Thu Oct 24, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: On Bikepacking.com
Replies: 32
Views: 1361

Re: On Bikepacking.com

Saw that
3-4 days
Erm, less than one
96% rideable. :shock:
by Asposium
Mon Oct 14, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bb200 Waffle Thread.
Replies: 357
Views: 8445

Re: Bb200 Waffle Thread.

Used the Garmin Edge 1030 and external battery pack for BB200

Backlight was on for much of the day and all night

Edge was on map page pretty much all the time.

External battery lasted 22 hours, after which the Edge swapped to its internal battery.

Quite pleased with that
by Asposium
Fri Oct 11, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: BB200 route on the way.
Replies: 129
Views: 2795

Re: BB200 route on the way.

I’m treating as two 100km rides back to back

So resupply in Barmouth
by Asposium
Fri Oct 11, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bb200 Waffle Thread.
Replies: 357
Views: 8445

Re: Bb200 Waffle Thread.

What are people who are hoping to ride through (but accepting they might end up needing a power nap!) taking for shelter? I packed a lightweight bivy, but looking at the forecast I’m curious how many of you are carrying a tarp as well. If rain riding through why take a tarp?? You won’t use it, so i...
by Asposium
Fri Oct 11, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bb200 Waffle Thread.
Replies: 357
Views: 8445

Re: Bb200 Waffle Thread.

redefined_cycles wrote:
Fri Oct 11, 2019 8:58 pm
Asposium wrote:
Fri Oct 11, 2019 6:53 pm
Just to check

Is it spar or Coop for the unofficial meeting point tomorrow night?
I've got 3 quick release zipties on my bike... Happy to bring a few more if you want a few... if that helps (for ziplocking dash n grab duties at Spar/Coop)...
That’s okay

Have a camelbak rucksack with me
by Asposium
Fri Oct 11, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bb200 Waffle Thread.
Replies: 357
Views: 8445

Re: Bb200 Waffle Thread.

Just to check

Is it spar or Coop for the unofficial meeting point tomorrow night?
by Asposium
Thu Oct 10, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: I Can't Find.....
Replies: 9
Views: 396

Re: I Can't Find.....

dlovett wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 11:38 am
What's currently hiding from you guys?
dry weather and sunshine
by Asposium
Thu Oct 10, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bb200 Waffle Thread.
Replies: 357
Views: 8445

Re: Bb200 Waffle Thread.

Have you added your inreach to the spotwalla group page? It does work with an inreach as well as spot trackers if you want to join it. https://share.garmin.com/mapshare/davidbirkin/Map/MapSharePassword?url=DavidBirkin Password is “kinkyboots” All lowercase In theory In practice we'll find out tomor...
by Asposium
Thu Oct 10, 2019 7:25 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bb200 Waffle Thread.
Replies: 357
Views: 8445

Re: Bb200 Waffle Thread.

For photos what time would your estimate your Barmouth arrival times will be? 4-11pm depending upon who it Is as it's 112km into the ride. I guess it depends upon how long buglyn takes. Keep an eye on the Spotwalla event page six people are on it. Can people put links to your spot on this thread pl...
by Asposium
Tue Oct 08, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bb200 Waffle Thread.
Replies: 357
Views: 8445

Re: Bb200 Waffle Thread.

I've just swapped out my 2.5 DHF for a WTB ranger 2.8. looks similar tread pattern to the Rocket Ron. On another note...anyone know if there are showers we can use at the finish or should i expect no luxury like that whatsoever, and resort to babywipe bath / dip in the nearest river. But isn't the ...
by Asposium
Tue Oct 08, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bb200 Waffle Thread.
Replies: 357
Views: 8445

Re: Bb200 Waffle Thread.

JohnClimber wrote:
Tue Oct 08, 2019 8:56 pm
Moist
https://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/2656311
It’s a boner event
In Wales
In October

It’s not supposed to be dry

Stu likely ordered the weather special for the weekend.
Along with the rain of the last few weeks to pre-saturate the ground.
by Asposium
Tue Oct 08, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bb200 Waffle Thread.
Replies: 357
Views: 8445

Re: Bb200 Waffle Thread.

Alexinthepeaks wrote:
Tue Oct 08, 2019 8:14 pm

On another note...anyone know if there are showers we can use at the finish or should i expect no luxury like that whatsoever, and resort to babywipe bath / dip in the nearest river.
I’ll have a pump garden sprayer for washing the bike

Full with and have a shower?

:grin:
by Asposium
Mon Oct 07, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: BB200 route on the way.
Replies: 129
Views: 2795

Re: BB200 route on the way.

And, continuing the USB charging. Can you USB recharge item X in the rain? I was running a Garmin Montana 610 hiking GPS off a USB battery pack in last year's BB200 Water got into the USB connector and made the unit malfunction Swore at my stupidity Swapped to the Edge 1000 backup and carried on Edg...
by Asposium
Mon Oct 07, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: BB200 route on the way.
Replies: 129
Views: 2795

Re: BB200 route on the way.

Lights. Don't assume a USB battery pack will run the light; test it. Running out of light will stop the ride. Why I am taking two large battery packs for my Lupine Pico Also taking a Lupine Neo headtorch, as backup Lighting and navigation are the two things that can and will break. Having a backup o...
by Asposium
Mon Oct 07, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: BB200 route on the way.
Replies: 129
Views: 2795

Re: BB200 route on the way.

Thanks for the vote of confidence. People keep asking why have I signed up, I don't have the answer. I just knew I wanted too. Break the ride into manageable chunks I set my Garmin (Edge 1030) to auto lap for each 10km, the a data screen shows these lap times Helps break the ride into 10km sections...
by Asposium
Mon Oct 07, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bb200 Waffle Thread.
Replies: 357
Views: 8445

Re: Bb200 Waffle Thread.

Newby Question - is the dropping of a "Cache" frowned upon? I see there is little resupply from Barmouth onwards and i can happen to cross the route on my travel down on Friday night. I was thinking of stashing a bottle of water and some food which might perk me up at 3am, but didnt want to do some...
by Asposium
Sun Oct 06, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: BB200 route on the way.
Replies: 129
Views: 2795

Re: BB200 route on the way.

Ian wrote:
Sun Oct 06, 2019 7:02 pm

I was thinking I might have done the route on the Stooshie or my 29er, but looking at what has gone before, and what has yet to come weather-wise I’m almost inclined towards the fat bike, despite the road bits.
would a fat bike make those sections rideable?
by Asposium
Sun Oct 06, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: BB200 route on the way.
Replies: 129
Views: 2795

Re: BB200 route on the way.

Please note, I'll be along on Friday evening, Saturday on the route (shorter version of course) and Sunday finishing off the route and at the visitors centre taking pictures as I go. Please note if you don't want your photos taken please let me know before hand, otherwise you may be in the camera's...
by Asposium
Sun Oct 06, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: BB200 route on the way.
Replies: 129
Views: 2795

Re: BB200 route on the way.

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Sun Oct 06, 2019 5:17 pm
The gpx track follows the 'track' on the RH side of the river all the way to the FB - I'm really not nasty enough to put you on the LH side.
:lol:
by Asposium
Sun Oct 06, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: BB200 route on the way.
Replies: 129
Views: 2795

Re: BB200 route on the way.

stu, you evil ba5tard. :lol: :shock: anyone who did last year will remember the detour (stu was being nice to us) and the river at the bottom. knee high bog to approach then wadding through. forget trying to keep feet dry. well, we're doing that section again. i feel some sweary dave coming on. http...
by Asposium
Sat Oct 05, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: BB200 route on the way.
Replies: 129
Views: 2795

Re: BB200 route on the way.

Genuine question, whats the deal with Bugeilyn? It's a bridleway that has a tendency to be a bit wet in places. However on the plus side, you'll be travelling in a generally downhill direction. The scenery is stunning and there is a kind of track albeit one made by sheep. You make it sound almost a...
by Asposium
Sat Oct 05, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: BB200 route on the way.
Replies: 129
Views: 2795

Re: BB200 route on the way.

Might be stating the obvious, and telling granny how to suck eggs; however, ......

Check those disc pads.
by Asposium
Sat Oct 05, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: BB200 route on the way.
Replies: 129
Views: 2795

Re: BB200 route on the way.

That's quite nice to hear. Is anyone concerned about water? I'm still trying to get my head around this if there's sheep poo when I'm ready for water. Start full, two water bottles, two "water" bottles full with fresh orange juice Buy milk at the texico/coop at machynlleth Buy milk and juice at bar...