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by JimmyG
Mon Jan 25, 2021 6:30 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a Month 2021
Replies: 204
Views: 5509

Re: Bivvy a Month 2021

You can travel for local outdoor sport or exercise such as meeting another person, walking, cycling, golf or running that starts and finishes at the same place My bold. I'm not saying you should abide by all the rules (I was breaking one an hour ago} but let's not pretend that an overnight bivvy is...
by JimmyG
Mon Jan 25, 2021 5:32 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a Month 2021
Replies: 204
Views: 5509

Re: Bivvy a Month 2021

Good read that Jimmy, thank you. Suffice to say we are all individuals and thank God for that. Another angle to this plague thingy can be considered in terms of evolution. We’ve got this far because our immune systems have had to adapt, and fight... And make the species stronger. I mean you didn’t ...
by JimmyG
Mon Jan 25, 2021 3:41 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a Month 2021
Replies: 204
Views: 5509

Re: Bivvy a Month 2021

Apologies in advance as this is a bit wordy. Sorry!! I don’t have a garden. I also don’t have any intention of giving up the BAM thing until such times as health issues dictate or it becomes a chore. On that note, almost immediately after my retirement in 2017, a heart-related health issue forced me...
by JimmyG
Thu Jan 21, 2021 5:45 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Future plans.....??
Replies: 112
Views: 2533

Re: Future plans.....??

Badger Divide for me. I’ll be doing it solo, either before the midges arrive (depending on whether Covid-19 travel restrictions are still in place in the Spring) or else I’ll be waiting until later in the year when they’ve disappeared! The only other firm plan I have is to carry on with the BAM chal...
by JimmyG
Sat Jan 09, 2021 2:59 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Favourite kit from 2020
Replies: 54
Views: 1316

Re: Favourite kit from 2020

Some excellent Acepac gear bought from Stu: Bar harness and dry bag (16 litre); Saddle harness and dry bags (8 and 16 litres); and a 1.2L top tube bag. All items are well designed, solidly constructed and very reasonably priced when compared to more high-end brands like Apidura, Revelate, etc. I sho...
by JimmyG
Sun Jan 03, 2021 6:36 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 923
Views: 57671

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

Thanks for taking the trouble to sift through all of the year's entries Phil. Can't have been easy but it's certainly much appreciated by us BAMmers!
by JimmyG
Fri Jan 01, 2021 3:34 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 923
Views: 57671

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

Good on you both for getting out there in the snow Bridget. Looked like a fun trip. :-bd
by JimmyG
Fri Jan 01, 2021 3:28 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 923
Views: 57671

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

Ooft... a dramatic last minute finish there Reg. Never in doubt, though! :-bd
by JimmyG
Fri Dec 25, 2020 1:04 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: That time of year
Replies: 25
Views: 678

Re: That time of year

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Merry Christmas to all and best wishes for 2021! Next year's got to be better, surely? :-bd
by JimmyG
Mon Dec 21, 2020 9:38 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 923
Views: 57671

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

Sounds good to me!
by JimmyG
Mon Dec 21, 2020 8:09 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 923
Views: 57671

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

htrider wrote:
Mon Dec 21, 2020 12:21 pm
December Done, Bam 2020 done :-bd Roll on 2021!
:-bd Nice one Phil. I reckon I need to tick off (pun intended :smile: ) some BAMs over your side of the river next year, travel restrictions permitting.
by JimmyG
Tue Dec 08, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Let's have a photo competition.
Replies: 67
Views: 2151

Re: Let's have a photo competition.

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Taken back in March on the shores of Loch Morlich after spending the night in Utsi’s Hut somewhere up there in the forest
by JimmyG
Sat Dec 05, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Global Fat Bike Day 2020
Replies: 38
Views: 1060

Re: Global Fat Bike Day 2020

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Hard to believe it's almost exactly a year ago when we were up there in greater numbers Colin. Needless, to say I can't wait to get up to the area again just as soon as the virus situation permits!
by JimmyG
Thu Dec 03, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 923
Views: 57671

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

Thanks for that. Unfortunately I think there will always be dick heads camping around the Pentlands reservoirs as it's so close to Edinburgh and easy to get to. Some of the camping remains I've come across and reported have been truly horrendous. Sadly, I think you're right Ray. It's the very ease ...
by JimmyG
Thu Dec 03, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 923
Views: 57671

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

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Your RLS post is very appropriate. He died on this day in 1894 in Samoa.
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Spooky. Interestingly, despite his various health problems, he was well travelled and lived a colourful life. I shall raise a glass of beer to him tonight. :smile:
by JimmyG
Thu Dec 03, 2020 2:38 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 923
Views: 57671

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

Nice one Jimmy - I like seeing places I recognise in your reports. Well done for completing in challenging circumstances. I remember your bivvy in the communal backgarden as one to particularly tip my hat to this year. Much appreciated Bridget. Yes, that one was certainly very memorable. Necessity ...
by JimmyG
Thu Dec 03, 2020 2:31 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 923
Views: 57671

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

The water of leith walkway tunnel has certainly come on since I was last there in 2015 (dark, dank and mucky) And compared to what it used to be like in the '90's (darker, danker, full of knife wielding neds and very mucky; also off limits to bikes :lol: ) Thanks Phil. The tunnel is scheduled for c...
by JimmyG
Thu Dec 03, 2020 1:41 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 923
Views: 57671

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

Determined that no virus or virus-related governmental decree was going to derail my completion of this year’s BAMs, I headed out on Tuesday, the first day of the month. In keeping with Scotland’s current restrictions, it was a case of conducting my bivvy within Edinburgh’s Local Authority area and ...
by JimmyG
Wed Nov 25, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: UK Socially Distanced Covid Aware Winter Bivi 2020.
Replies: 9
Views: 588

Re: UK Socially Distanced Covid Aware Winter Bivi 2020.

I know! We were driving through the area we were doing political canvassing in this time last year and it seemed crazy it was only a year ago too. I'm gutted that we won't be meeting up again this year. That night riding through the snow with my sack of coal on my back has been a fond memory :lol: [...
by JimmyG
Mon Nov 09, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Similar to Exposure, but not... is there such a thing?
Replies: 89
Views: 2451

Re: Similar to Exposure, but not... is there such a thing?

Plus one for the Moon 850 here. I've had mine for about two years, been very pleased with its performance and had no technical/reliability issues.
by JimmyG
Sat Nov 07, 2020 11:00 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Todays ride
Replies: 2439
Views: 321369

Re: Todays ride

Yeah he's a top fella. Rode forth fat back in 15, 16 & 17. Been up a few more times times. I'm intrigued by the Goblin castle near Gifford, ace place!

:-bd Not been there yet but it’s on the list!
by JimmyG
Sat Nov 07, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Todays ride
Replies: 2439
Views: 321369

Re: Todays ride

The second pic shows the tiny Seacliff harbour, carved from solid rock in 1890 and still in use. Rode out there a few times with Bruce Coastkid. Love it there. Yep, it's a pretty special place and Bruce knows East Lothian like the back of his hand! I joined him and his crew on the Forth Fat ride in...
by JimmyG
Fri Nov 06, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Yay, it's cheery Friday.
Replies: 1557
Views: 144743

Re: Yay, it's cheery Friday.

Last one... I'll stop now you'll be pleased to know.... Forest of Dean Sculpture Park... absolutely superb.... Peter Sling' and Kev Raggedstone admiring a stained glass window during our BaM last year.....a window into...?? ... a window out of...???? https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50573551071_...
by JimmyG
Fri Nov 06, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 923
Views: 57671

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

It certainly was Reg. Mind you, I think I'll be writing to them to politely request that they wipe the tables down before my next visit. :lol: Re the wooden carving: Rather incongruous in that setting right enough but it never fails to bring a smile to my face as I pass by. Anyway, I hope that snift...
by JimmyG
Fri Nov 06, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 923
Views: 57671

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

There may be no full lockdown in my neck of the woods right now but in these unpredictable times I thought it wise to get out there while the going’s good and get November’s BAM in the bag early. Despite some motivational issues to start with, I finally loaded up and left home just after 9 pm on Tue...