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by TrepidExplorer
Sun Dec 05, 2021 10:47 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a Month 2021
Replies: 881
Views: 43245

Re: Bivvy a Month 2021

I don't expect anyone to start counting again for a One" in November but I thought I'd post it out for whatever you want to get from it - smiles, empathy, horror, inspiration or solidarity (with the fox noises in the darkness). Hoping to get out for one, if not more, in December. https://trepid...
by TrepidExplorer
Sat Sep 25, 2021 10:48 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a Month 2021
Replies: 881
Views: 43245

Re: Bivvy a Month 2021

Well, Trep OUT for 2021 after a straight run of 30 up to June with http://trepidexplorer.blogspot.com/2021/08/dear-bearbones-bam.html in July. Last Friday was http://trepidexplorer.blogspot.com/2021/09/looking-for-help-or-1-come-back.html I'm fine (now). I'm not looking for help (anymore) or sympath...
by TrepidExplorer
Thu Jul 01, 2021 9:47 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a Month 2021
Replies: 881
Views: 43245

Re: Bivvy a Month 2021

RIP wrote: Thu Jul 01, 2021 7:30 am Reckon we should ban BaMs on the last day of the month to save all this angst every time :grin: .
That would spoil it for the last-minuteers!
by TrepidExplorer
Tue Jun 29, 2021 9:50 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a Month 2021
Replies: 881
Views: 43245

Re: Bivvy a Month 2021

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51226420890_39b06e54c8_c.jpg Ooft! by Jimmy G , on Flickr Random thoughts on Covid: Do you think the future is getting grumpy at folk - not for sharing their pics and locations of the best bivi spots but for outting eating establishment that are a)still open b) s...
by TrepidExplorer
Tue Jun 29, 2021 7:46 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a Month 2021
Replies: 881
Views: 43245

Re: Bivvy a Month 2021

Take the steel thing out, push it up something short and steep off road. Wear plus-fours and they'll let you in the Rough Stuff Fellowship too. https://soigneur.nl/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/12-%E2%80%93-credit-@RSFarchive-1.jpeg Don't forget the beard (essential). Googling for this photo: I like th...
by TrepidExplorer
Mon Jun 28, 2021 10:57 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a Month 2021
Replies: 881
Views: 43245

Re: Bivvy a Month 2021

Mr R says I have to go to bed as my weekend is finally over. :roll: Thankfully, I wrote up June, just in time. https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-4wkv_wsl3GU/YNoqDq4HuOI/AAAAAAAAFA8/RIulRm16zVMS_Qj3WmC-eG3XB3KFtyjqACLcBGAsYHQ/s320/DSCF2842.JPG I had a rather lovely night out with Mr R and Landslide for Sols...
by TrepidExplorer
Sat Jun 19, 2021 6:15 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a Month 2021
Replies: 881
Views: 43245

Re: Bivvy a Month 2021

Jimmy G, Thank you for renewing my resolve to go and ride down Glen Etive, it somewhat ran out when I was on the HT but the rose tinted glasses are full-on again so I shall definitely return - probably in late September when the midges have all gone back to bed. My May BAM is an HT claim. I'm gonna ...
by TrepidExplorer
Sat Jun 19, 2021 5:49 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: HT550 2021
Replies: 637
Views: 31268

Re: HT550 2021

Hi Alasdair. Thanks. A big relief to get round this year. Will be interesting to see how I get on if I combine a decent bike and extra knowledge with the training I'd put in for 2019. Karl and I kind of hoped we'd see you this year - on the off chance you fancied running a taxi service again! Do you...
by TrepidExplorer
Fri Jun 11, 2021 8:40 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: HT550 2021
Replies: 637
Views: 31268

Re: HT550 2021

Damn, :oops:

:-bd thanks guys
by TrepidExplorer
Fri Jun 11, 2021 8:23 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Highland Trail 2021
Replies: 25
Views: 1739

Re: Highland Trail 2021

Andrea - was the weird bird noise the winnowing of a Snipe? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dam0sDp6Xig I think that's it, thanks. @Lars I was both relieved and disappointed to find those lads weren't still there when I got back the next day. They were replaced by a bloke that refused to believe th...
by TrepidExplorer
Fri Jun 11, 2021 8:10 am
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: #jennride 2021 26th June
Replies: 152
Views: 20208

Re: #jennride 2021 26th June

I'm also coming along. I think the legs are starting to work. Not sure about me 'ead but I'm sure she'll be reet by the time I get there. Just looking at the route a) it's yeeeeers since I've been to the lakes and can't remember anywhere. b) it'll be nice to be somewhere that has some food and fairl...
by TrepidExplorer
Mon Jun 07, 2021 8:49 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: HT550 2021
Replies: 637
Views: 31268

Re: HT550 2021

Well, that was a pleasant read. Thanks Landslide for filling in (some of) the dots. I accidentally had my tracker set to ping in my Check Ins only. Then after I'd started the event, Trackleaders wouldn't update the settings. I tried to check in as often as possible but it didn't always transmit in t...
by TrepidExplorer
Mon Jun 07, 2021 8:28 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: HT550 2021
Replies: 637
Views: 31268

Re: HT550 2021

Landslide wrote: Wed May 26, 2021 4:11 pm Trep is enjoying the Ledmore traverse so much that she sent no fewer than 4 messages saying "this path is a bitch".
Oops did I? Probably because I had to stand up and wave my arm in the air to send a text!
by TrepidExplorer
Wed May 19, 2021 12:59 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: HT550 2021
Replies: 637
Views: 31268

Re: HT550 2021

Hi everyone. Having a faff break. Just thought I'd share experience of late September "in between lockdowns" trip to the Northern Loop. I didn't bother with OBH as I wasn't in the mood for a short shrift. Timed Invercassley for a late lunch instead. Kylesku was serving but PACKED. Lads in ...
by TrepidExplorer
Wed Apr 21, 2021 8:02 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a Month 2021
Replies: 881
Views: 43245

Re: Bivvy a Month 2021

The world felt surprisingly closed still, too. I was expecting Avebury to be back to full tourist honeypot status but the pub was shut up and the place was all but deserted. That would have been perfect if we’d had time to nose around but as it was we were hoping for a resupply before going up on t...
by TrepidExplorer
Mon Apr 05, 2021 10:07 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a Month 2021
Replies: 881
Views: 43245

Re: Bivvy a Month 2021

Enjoyed that photo stream a lot. Like going out for a ride with some who actually knows where they are instead of just following a pink line on the Garmin.
by TrepidExplorer
Thu Apr 01, 2021 3:21 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a Month 2021
Replies: 881
Views: 43245

Re: Bivvy a Month 2021

*This was my March BAM. April comin' up* Took my boys out for a ride to the woods. Had a lie down in the trees after a dram of whisky https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-IdpEzt9mSwU/YGUsjb_wgmI/AAAAAAAAEzA/fhwyMGjQGg4OFDVv-CozKpUIZ5hEmCUugCLcBGAsYHQ/s2048/20210401_031359.jpg before looping out to a new caf f...
by TrepidExplorer
Sun Feb 28, 2021 1:40 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a Month 2021
Replies: 881
Views: 43245

Re: Bivvy a Month 2021

I’m getting fed up of these garden bivvies, but hey-ho, needs must, when the Devil drives. For this month, I packed as for a normal bivvy and set out in the late afternoon for a twenty mile loop, ending at home. I sat for an hour or two afterwards feeding sticks into the stove and partaking of a li...
by TrepidExplorer
Sat Feb 27, 2021 10:04 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a Month 2021
Replies: 881
Views: 43245

Re: Bivvy a Month 2021

This makes my heart ache. Looks lush.
by TrepidExplorer
Wed Feb 17, 2021 8:03 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a Month 2021
Replies: 881
Views: 43245

Re: Bivvy a Month 2021

Ew, it did... I know this and I was indoors. Where did you go?
by TrepidExplorer
Sat Jan 30, 2021 5:28 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a Month 2021
Replies: 881
Views: 43245

Re: Bivvy a Month 2021

https://trepidexplorer.blogspot.com/2021/01/january-bivi-2021.html https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-B2T6yyNdKOI/YBV7dhWVqkI/AAAAAAAAEuU/fAr5AC38Q6gieNIc-anr7zjwOjQNwMdRQCLcBGAsYHQ/s320/DSCF2622.JPG https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Ysx2aBbWdTg/YBV8vK2ngSI/AAAAAAAAEug/KvcmSeuhuskCP8-55CTaLmKDnLlWSo5-gCLcBGAsYHQ/s...
by TrepidExplorer
Sun Dec 27, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What are your feelings about next year?
Replies: 40
Views: 2003

Re: What are your feelings about next year?

Not so worried about transmitting the virus with our already moderately socially distanced events but getting access to resupply with pubs and cafes still closed is the main issue. I'm often exceptionally self-sufficient as I love a good camp-brew but man, I'm getting tired of hulking all this nutri...
by TrepidExplorer
Sun Dec 27, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: What are your feelings about next year?
Replies: 40
Views: 2003

Re: What are your feelings about next year?

For the last couple of years I have been doing this exercise. It may seem a bit hippy and 'out there', but if you are reviewing the year and looking forward to next year, it can be helpful. Reflection doesn't come easy to some people, certainly not for me, but I have to do it for my job, when I do ...
by TrepidExplorer
Tue Dec 22, 2020 11:10 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 923
Views: 78910

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

Solstice called for a longer ride, though I faffed too much and eventually left home at 2pm. Got the most colourful part of the day before the sun started to make its way down behind the hill. https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-afoJiIFIA-8/X-JidTa4I1I/AAAAAAAAEhw/50P4YLezlU8ZrRtsdcUUYL-a7dAf_yO3QCLcBGAsYHQ/...
by TrepidExplorer
Mon Dec 07, 2020 10:39 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 923
Views: 78910

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

December FAIL - DO NOT COUNT And so December is upon us. Well done Kev, Borderer, Froggy and Jimmy for your Outs. Puts our tunnel art to shame that one! I enjoyed last week so much I thought I'd go out again this week, hoping desperately the cloud would stay cloudy and not get soggy. Sadly, it wasn...