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by Verena
Wed Oct 28, 2020 11:20 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Anyone else get the 'Can't be arsed' feeling?
Replies: 29
Views: 882

Re: Anyone else get the 'Can't be arsed' feeling?

Ah great I think this is going to be the right thread for me :-bd
by Verena
Wed Oct 28, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 721
Views: 43394

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

Ermm, asking for a friend :oops: , what would the group's take be, hypothetically, on someone breaking the covid rules slightly to do a BAM, keeping it very local and definitely not meeting a soul?? Best to test your eyesight first Thanks all, so my friend took your advice and tested her eyesight f...
by Verena
Wed Oct 28, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What are you drinking now?
Replies: 75
Views: 1299

Re: What are you drinking now?

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50540222406_eda2ce80ce.jpg IMG_20201027_211911 by Verena Zimmer , on Flickr Jemima's Pitchfork. Not literally now, last night. Is it very wrong of me to use beer as a way of motivating myself to spend a night outside?? I hardly drink these days, and it's kind of ...
by Verena
Tue Oct 27, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 721
Views: 43394

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

Ermm, asking for a friend :oops: , what would the group's take be, hypothetically, on someone breaking the covid rules slightly to do a BAM, keeping it very local and definitely not meeting a soul??
by Verena
Tue Oct 27, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Issue 4 of GravelWanker magazine
Replies: 68
Views: 885

Re: Issue 4 of GravelWanker magazine

Would love to but I think I'm washing my hair :roll:
by Verena
Mon Oct 26, 2020 10:41 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Winter Event 2021?
Replies: 61
Views: 1197

Re: Winter Event 2021?

With our usual innovative spirit we'll have to come up with summat similar to the V-WRT. I shall relish sending you off to bivvy on Formby beach JC :smile: . I think I've exhausted pretty much every bivvy spot in my garden short of kipping on the compost heap though. At least that'd be nice and war...
by Verena
Mon Oct 26, 2020 10:38 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Taunus bikepacking/ Taunus Teaser
Replies: 7
Views: 213

Re: Taunus bikepacking/ Taunus Teaser

:cool:
JoseMcTavish wrote: ↑
Mon Oct 26, 2020 5:29 pm
Enjoyed that, I could feel the late summer warmth emanating from the page...
by Verena
Mon Oct 26, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Winter Event 2021?
Replies: 61
Views: 1197

Re: Winter Event 2021?

So the 2021 WRT will be all the sweeter for it....
by Verena
Sun Oct 25, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Tier 3 bivi film
Replies: 9
Views: 229

Re: Tier 3 bivi film

Very nice. Unusual surname, you're not related to a Jess by any chance??
by Verena
Sun Oct 25, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Taunus bikepacking/ Taunus Teaser
Replies: 7
Views: 213

Re: Taunus bikepacking/ Taunus Teaser

:-bd Looks like a good route that, always fancied hitting Germany for some bike touring. Mebbes next year.... Definitely recommend it, keep an eye out on the website for 2021 dates, will be in June. Just be careful not to get waylaid by all the beer gardens and wine towns, happened to a few Brits l...
by Verena
Sat Oct 24, 2020 12:32 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: My BB200 2020 (may contain spoilers).
Replies: 174
Views: 4374

Re: My BB200 2020 (may contain spoilers).

One thing I didn't note... the fitness required to ride all the hills on this one isn't that far off competitive athlete level. The difference that makes to being able to get through in any sort of reasonable time is HUGE. Because of just how much steep stuff is in this one, no-one should feel bad ...
by Verena
Sat Oct 24, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: My BB200 2020 (may contain spoilers).
Replies: 174
Views: 4374

Re: My BB200 2020 (may contain spoilers).

Love the picture Charlie
by Verena
Sat Oct 24, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 721
Views: 43394

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

Gorgeous view from that holiday cottage!
by Verena
Sat Oct 24, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Taunus bikepacking/ Taunus Teaser
Replies: 7
Views: 213

Taunus bikepacking/ Taunus Teaser

Dear Boners, Here at last my belated report from my trip to Germany in early September, hopefully an ok read for a grey drizzly covid restricted weekend. I have to start with a confession (sorry Stu :oops: ): My spiritual bikepacking home is, and always will be, in the Taunus mountain range just nor...
by Verena
Sat Oct 24, 2020 6:42 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Which filter?
Replies: 28
Views: 578

Re: Which filter?

For UK use Which filter my Sawyer is very slow, but is it the best for healthy water? What about https://www.ultralightoutdoorgear.co.uk/equipment-c3/water-treatment-c24/water-filters-c165/katadyn-befree-water-filtration-system-0-6l-p7645 Of the MSR trailshot or stick with my Sawyer mini filter On ...
by Verena
Fri Oct 23, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Yay, it's cheery Friday.
Replies: 1217
Views: 126011

Re: Yay, it's cheery Friday.

Happy Birthday Both :cool:
by Verena
Fri Oct 23, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What are you listening to now?
Replies: 308
Views: 10530

Re: What are you listening to now?

RIP wrote: ↑
Fri Oct 23, 2020 4:59 pm
Verena wrote: ↑
Fri Oct 23, 2020 12:45 pm
:lol:
RIP wrote: ↑
Fri Oct 23, 2020 12:28 pm
They sound like locations on an MTB Trail Centre course to me!
O forgot: Nice day for a white wedding - that one too on a trail centre?
Yep, done that one. The bit after it goes sharply downhill :lol: :lol: .
:lol:
by Verena
Fri Oct 23, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: My BB200 2020 (may contain spoilers).
Replies: 174
Views: 4374

Re: My BB200 2020 (may contain spoilers).

You know the old saying "Failing to prepare is preparing to fail"? Yep, that's me. I'd mentally already prepared to fail a few days ago after reading everyone's posts, decided that I'm not up to the whole thing in 36 hours, and didn't fancy getting caught, and most probably bailing in turnip/locked ...
by Verena
Fri Oct 23, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What are you listening to now?
Replies: 308
Views: 10530

Re: What are you listening to now?

:lol:
RIP wrote: ↑
Fri Oct 23, 2020 12:28 pm
They sound like locations on an MTB Trail Centre course to me!
O forgot: Nice day for a white wedding - that one too on a trail centre?
by Verena
Fri Oct 23, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Bonfire weekend bimble?
Replies: 18
Views: 403

Re: Bonfire weekend bimble?

idea about sleeping/living on a traffic island Excellent! You've broken cover now of course, so you're stuck with it :wink: . Ha ha, yes indeed, it shall be my festive December BAM, about as romantic as five years of Milton Keynes πŸ˜‰ This one has taken my fancy....thinking maybe sooner rather than l...
by Verena
Fri Oct 23, 2020 12:22 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What are you listening to now?
Replies: 308
Views: 10530

Re: What are you listening to now?

Had to borrow my (20 year old) daughter's car this morning, so I thought I'd listen whatever music she had in there, to immerse myself in what the youf of today are into....: Relax; Sharp dressed man; Highway to the Danger Zone; Come as you are; Enter Sandman; something ACDC. WTF?!?
by Verena
Thu Oct 22, 2020 8:33 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 721
Views: 43394

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

Nice
by Verena
Thu Oct 22, 2020 7:42 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Bonfire weekend bimble?
Replies: 18
Views: 403

Re: Bonfire weekend bimble?

idea about sleeping/living on a traffic island Excellent! You've broken cover now of course, so you're stuck with it :wink: . An idea I had was to bivvy in each of Milton Keynes's "blocks". Trouble is there's about sixty of them, so that would use up 5 years of my BaM allocation. Needs a bit more t...
by Verena
Thu Oct 22, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: My BB200 2020 (may contain spoilers).
Replies: 174
Views: 4374

Re: My BB200 2020 (may contain spoilers).

Landslide wrote: ↑
Wed Oct 21, 2020 10:55 am
My take on it:
https://advntr.cc/hiraeth-the-bear-bones-200/
Nice write up! I bivvied just off the spot where you took the photo under Hay Bluff in August 😊, having come up and over from Gospel pass.