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by TrepidExplorer
Sun Nov 29, 2020 9:14 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 841
Views: 48688

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

Oh I do hope you get out there. Practice* makes perfect.

* Results may not be immediate
by TrepidExplorer
Sun Nov 29, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 841
Views: 48688

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

Just to fan the shaped-quilt fire, I bought a Thermarest Vespa last year to complement the nano mat. Pricey because I'm a gear tart but I find it wonderfully comfy and don't miss a hood except on the coldest of nights (like the Novembivi to follow). I also got a Thermarest inflatable pillow after re...
by TrepidExplorer
Sun Nov 01, 2020 7:57 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 841
Views: 48688

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

Well, October came and went. This is about as close as I got to my bivi for October. Still, all packed, 35 minutes in a bus stop and an open air sleep on a grit bin in broad daylight count right? :-bd Full report. https: //trepidexplorer.blogspot.com/2020/10/the-bb200-2020-dodging.html The closest t...
by TrepidExplorer
Sun Oct 18, 2020 10:21 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: My BB200 2020 (may contain spoilers).
Replies: 174
Views: 4485

Re: My BB200 2020 (may contain spoilers).

33hrs 15. Took 1hr 45 mins off last years' time but with the unfortunate issue of 5 hours less sleep. :roll: Was hoping for a sub-30 but those hopes were dashed in the first 8 hours. Thanks to Steve, Andy and my Lockdown buddy Landslide for the company over the weekend. Loved it all (well almost all...
by TrepidExplorer
Sat Oct 03, 2020 8:18 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: BB200 2020
Replies: 853
Views: 18095

Re: BB200 2020

Can I ride the Flintshire 200 instead and still qualify for a badge If this sh1t-show continues leaving us all confused and bewildered, then the window for riding will be extended. I was going to say that things can't go on like this forever but on reflection, it appears they probably can. What is ...
by TrepidExplorer
Fri Oct 02, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 841
Views: 48688

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

Great stuff Jose and the youngster. I've got a lot of BAM reading to catch up on too. Love looking through everyone's pics. BEST BOTHY IN THE WORLD. Not too much of a secret on here but didn't want it to be obvious on the blog. I think it's the fishing hut HTRider mentioned. Off my route but on the ...
by TrepidExplorer
Wed Sep 30, 2020 10:09 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 841
Views: 48688

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

September bagged the top loop of the HT as a reccie. That's all but one or two bits seen now. The most amazing weather window. I think I've used a few years weather-luck with this one. https://trepidexplorer.blogspot.com/2020/09/random-screams-highland-trail-and-how.html https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-1...
by TrepidExplorer
Wed Sep 30, 2020 10:08 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 841
Views: 48688

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

September bagged the top loop of the HT as a reccie. That's all but one or two bits seen now. The most amazing weather window. I think I've used a few years weather-luck with this one. https://trepidexplorer.blogspot.com/2020/09/random-screams-highland-trail-and-how.html https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-1...
by TrepidExplorer
Thu Sep 03, 2020 10:03 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: WRT
Replies: 103
Views: 4128

Re: WRT

Full thing for those that like lots of reading and mediocre pics.

https://trepidexplorer.blogspot.com/202 ... 0-was.html
by TrepidExplorer
Tue Sep 01, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: WRT
Replies: 103
Views: 4128

Re: WRT

... a bunch of fashionista, mug and camera dangling gravel bikers that I had assumed were in the WRT. It was only after a tuna sweetcorn I came to my senses and realised that with all that Crikey, how much and sculpted facial hair I was much mistaken. The were doing the Welsh section of the GB endu...
by TrepidExplorer
Wed Aug 26, 2020 8:09 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Very new (only ridden twice) Fox Float 34 x 120mm travel. FIT4, remote lever. 15x110mm
Replies: 7
Views: 528

Re: Very new (only ridden twice) Fox Float 34 x 120mm travel. FIT4, remote lever. 15x110mm

Things that don't spring to mind (pun intended) in panic mode. Thanks I'll have a look and a think.
by TrepidExplorer
Sat Aug 22, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Very new (only ridden twice) Fox Float 34 x 120mm travel. FIT4, remote lever. 15x110mm
Replies: 7
Views: 528

Very new (only ridden twice) Fox Float 34 x 120mm travel. FIT4, remote lever. 15x110mm

Bought these to go on either of my bikes. Colour: Orange. Steerer: 1.1/8" - 1.5" Tapered. https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-xJfh-zFKxE0/X0F0txrL-BI/AAAAAAAAEN0/MsEiedcmslUeRxDXaG5hD8j8RDnLK7uSACLcBGAsYHQ/s2048/20200819_095428.jpg Cut them too short for the Cotic (Doh! :oops: ) but they looked lovely on my ...
by TrepidExplorer
Wed Aug 12, 2020 7:46 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 841
Views: 48688

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

Just in case the rest of August went to poo, Landslide and I thought we'd make the most of a glorious weekend to get bivi in. Bad planning saw us leave my place at 8pm and headed towards Cut gate. We craved a little breeze so bypassed the woods but instead ended up in a gale (for August) so we carri...
by TrepidExplorer
Wed Jul 15, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 841
Views: 48688

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

Trep route "Northern Myth" - still a work in progress. Last year I rode it from work on Friday night back to home. This year I left on Saturday lunchtime and was home again in time for dinner on Sunday. Absolutely stunning day(s) out avoiding the worst of the tourist trade. https://1.bp.blogspot.com...
by TrepidExplorer
Mon Jul 13, 2020 10:21 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Borders 350/220 An Appeal.
Replies: 28
Views: 1316

Re: Borders 350/220 An Appeal.

I would have liked to but I think you clashed with the revised WRT in August if it happens - or at least too close for 'comfort'.

I already paid for Wales, otherwise I'd be in, midges 'n' all.
by TrepidExplorer
Wed Jul 01, 2020 8:06 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 841
Views: 48688

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

For some reason I missed all the good weather in June then made Mr Landslide go out on the worst weather night of the weekend to get our June BAM ticked. What an evil woman I am. https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-4XmeILz4vEY/Xvw0PEqLo7I/AAAAAAAAEFs/fRTVl0qpPawOPtt681pzyb8wSjA5a1ZkACK4BGAsYHg/s320/DSCF2224....
by TrepidExplorer
Fri May 29, 2020 1:17 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 841
Views: 48688

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

The best thing anyone said to me when I was ill was,
You don't have one life you have two - the one before and the one that comes after you realise that there's only one.
by TrepidExplorer
Wed May 27, 2020 10:53 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 841
Views: 48688

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

@Froggat Speedy recovery. Months of blood-thinners ahead? I had a clot in 2014. 6 weeks off the bike (longest everrrrr) but eventually, I sat in a chair with a heart rate monitor on and very carefully lifted light weights a few times a week. When I got back to riding I felt better than ever. A certa...
by TrepidExplorer
Wed May 27, 2020 9:04 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Highland Trail 2019
Replies: 49
Views: 2244

Re: Highland Trail 2019

Thanks for sharing Karl. I wanted to post an update on the Strathcarron Hotel. I stopped in there on my reccy in June at about 8am. There was already one bike parked outside. The landlady was inside (looking exhausted) but made me Haggis in a bun and a coffee. Her and her husband came and sat outsid...
by TrepidExplorer
Sat Apr 25, 2020 10:35 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: I'm a tart
Replies: 40
Views: 2195

Re: I'm a tart

Starting out feeling quite healthy about this but let's see where I end up. From 1982 Raleigh Raleigh* at my mum's house Neil Orrell Graeme Weigh My dad's mate's mum's old track bike on insurance Neil Orrell* Giant Specialized rockhopper Trek tourer. Damn I loved that bike. RIP. feck EasyJet Mercian...
by TrepidExplorer
Thu Apr 16, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 841
Views: 48688

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

Sean, you just made my stomach turn. :???:
by TrepidExplorer
Sat Apr 11, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 841
Views: 48688

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

Easter's gonna be gorgeous they said. It's gonna rain on Sunday they said. I panicked. I packed my bike up on Thursday evening after work... a work day that meant to finish early but lasted out till 5pm. I've got tired of battering myself on the tough stuff near home and developed a knee injury that...
by TrepidExplorer
Thu Apr 09, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 841
Views: 48688

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

So, who's hunting in the garden for the Easter bunny bivi, then?
by TrepidExplorer
Tue Mar 31, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 841
Views: 48688

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

Substantial length of time indoors led to a massive outpouring of https://trepidexplorer.blogspot.com/2020/03/march-bivi-2020-on-solitude.html] bloggles this month for a relativley short legal bivi bimble. Backyard bivi, I decided to remain as close as possible to usual BAM experience - leave on Sat...
by TrepidExplorer
Fri Mar 27, 2020 8:00 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: BaM 2020 Emergency Rules - Reinstated.
Replies: 11
Views: 4748

Re: BaM 2020 Emergency Rules.

Yessss. Legally allocated potter up the valley and back followed by a garden bivi. Perfect.

Time to get out the crappiest sleeping bag and leakiest bivi to finally be laid to rest by the claws of a thousand urban kitties.

:-bd