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by Verena
Sat Apr 20, 2024 5:48 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Wildlife
Replies: 682
Views: 136428

Re: Wildlife

Bearbonesnorm wrote: Sat Apr 20, 2024 5:38 pm First Cuckoo of the year heard today :-bd
That's always a bit special
by Verena
Sat Apr 20, 2024 5:28 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Wildlife
Replies: 682
Views: 136428

Re: Wildlife

Walking round favourite little woodland today, saw first bluebells out (there), and really happy to see that the ravens have rebuilt and are using the nest which got blown down last year.
by Verena
Sat Apr 20, 2024 5:24 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Hammock in the garden
Replies: 22
Views: 428

Re: Hammock in the garden

Ok, am full of cold, so the maths lessons above are beyond me... I've got a freestanding frame thing, and a cheap as chips nylon hammock with carabiners. Tips? It certainly does if you forget not to park your bottom further in the middle or down towards the foot end than you'd think. Quite amusing t...
by Verena
Sat Apr 20, 2024 5:14 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Hammock in the garden
Replies: 22
Views: 428

Re: Hammock in the garden

The idea of lazing in the hammock, at home, appeals to me. However, my garden has no trees, and there are no strong and suitably spaced fenceposts, either, so I was thinking that one of those free standing hammock frames might be worth a try. Has anybody done this, and have any advice? Length betwe...
by Verena
Fri Apr 05, 2024 7:41 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Yay, it's cheery Friday.
Replies: 3971
Views: 499483

Re: Yay, it's cheery Friday.

Sitting on a National Express on our way to the Eurostar for a Netherlands river cruise through the tulip fields, with my parents. Third time lucky I hope, with COVID and my dad being poorly getting in the way before. Apparently they have bikes on board that we can use to explore, not the ship obvio...
by Verena
Fri Apr 05, 2024 7:36 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a Month 2024
Replies: 497
Views: 22387

Re: Bivvy a Month 2024

Ouch Jimmy! Admirable dedication to the cause though :-bd
by Verena
Mon Apr 01, 2024 10:26 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a Month 2024
Replies: 497
Views: 22387

Re: Bivvy a Month 2024

Oh WOW John Allen, amazing riding and stunning pictures!!!
by Verena
Mon Apr 01, 2024 10:23 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a Month 2024
Replies: 497
Views: 22387

Re: Bivvy a Month 2024

That looks like a proper good trip V :-bd I really enjoy exploring the smoke by bike & do similar myself if i’m down there visiting family & friends, with the odd rave thrown-in. If you go again try swapping banks at St Paul’s, then heading through the city, Spitalfields & East London. ...
by Verena
Mon Apr 01, 2024 4:43 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a Month 2024
Replies: 497
Views: 22387

Re: Bivvy a Month 2024

Just read V's report and my head is in a complete spin! A right sensory and incident overload there V, top work. Hiring 8 bikes in a row is a clever idea. Reckon the adjudicators have got to let that BaM through simply for the lunacy value. Chalk it up! I'm going out right now into our High Street ...
by Verena
Mon Apr 01, 2024 4:40 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a Month 2024
Replies: 497
Views: 22387

Re: Bivvy a Month 2024

Raggedstone wrote: Mon Apr 01, 2024 11:35 am I do wonder about the company you keep V :???:
By that I'm wondering if you mean my daughter? The people I talked to on the trip? Or you lot for wanting to cross the black mountain??
by Verena
Mon Apr 01, 2024 11:10 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a Month 2024
Replies: 497
Views: 22387

Re: Bivvy a Month 2024

Raggedstone wrote: Mon Apr 01, 2024 10:36 am Yes Reg that's the one if you read your list upside down at anytime let me know .

I don't suppose your interest has anything to do with a hole in the ground does it ?
Very nice one Kev!!

Have wondered about that shelter up there!

And about the crossing over the top - count me in??
by Verena
Mon Apr 01, 2024 11:08 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a Month 2024
Replies: 497
Views: 22387

Re: Bivvy a Month 2024

Last minute March BAM in the early hours of Easter Sunday... Here's a question for you who are guardians and interpreters of BAM rules: On the "a bike must be involved" question, are there any rules about the timescale and distances involved to make it one single "BAM" event?? Re...
by Verena
Mon Apr 01, 2024 9:48 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Audax Tips?
Replies: 58
Views: 11368

Re: Audax Tips?

Last weekend was my one year anniversary of giving audax riding a go, with a return to Barry's Bristol Butt Buster aka a total cake fest!!! (with that being one of the main attractions...) It really really is one I'd highly recommend, I realise now what a brilliant introduction that was for me to it...
by Verena
Mon Apr 01, 2024 9:42 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Yay, it's cheery Friday.
Replies: 3971
Views: 499483

Re: Yay, it's cheery Friday.

This was my cheery Friday - sunshine, shorts, no jacket, up, WOW what views, down when my stomach started rumbling for some brekkie, and just in time before winter returned once more :cool: https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/53624858054_f96ca97ec7_b.jpg IMG_20240329_105851 by Verena Zimmer , on Fli...
by Verena
Mon Apr 01, 2024 9:39 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Today's Run
Replies: 893
Views: 107548

Re: Today's Run

Not today, but a couple of weekends back... March has been busy! Went for a weekend away to Wiltshire with Mr Z, stayed in Marlborough for a couple of nights, and I took not my bike but just my trainers and went out both mornings for a mooch along the ridgeway. This one was on the Saturday morning, ...
by Verena
Mon Apr 01, 2024 9:35 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a Month 2024
Replies: 497
Views: 22387

Re: Bivvy a Month 2024

You know when you've been away too long when you have to scroll back 4 pages to pick up where you last left the BAM thread :???: - back in a mo to write up my also last minute March one...
by Verena
Mon Apr 01, 2024 9:34 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a Month 2024
Replies: 497
Views: 22387

Re: Bivvy a Month 2024

What a month folks - loving the adventure reports and photos. Sorry some of you had a rough one, and 100?! Blimey! With little energy in the tank I ticked March off the list, with a local bivvy at an old railway station not far from home. Temp was forecast to be dry and only dip as low as 5 degrees...
by Verena
Mon Apr 01, 2024 9:32 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a Month 2024
Replies: 497
Views: 22387

Re: Bivvy a Month 2024

Bearlegged wrote: Sat Mar 30, 2024 11:08 pm
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Precious things, minds. Hope you can keep yours and your family's in the right place.
Yes
by Verena
Mon Apr 01, 2024 9:23 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a Month 2024
Replies: 497
Views: 22387

Re: Bivvy a Month 2024

Stinginglip wrote: Sat Mar 02, 2024 9:02 pm My 2024 BaM is over. After bailing on the WinterJennride I've just couldn't find time or motivation for Feb. Good luck everyone for the rest of the year :-bd
O no :sad: - start again next month for a 12 months rolling year anyway?
by Verena
Mon Apr 01, 2024 9:09 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: What are you listening to now?
Replies: 1129
Views: 191546

Re: What are you listening to now?

Supertramp!! Of course!
by Verena
Mon Apr 01, 2024 9:07 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Yay, it's cheery Friday.
Replies: 3971
Views: 499483

Re: Yay, it's cheery Friday.

I was considering insuring my bike and perhaps having a brief pootle but given that we woke to snow yesterday, I decided against bothering. Instead I will busy myself with the seemingly never ending list of tasks which require attention while I watch the droopy daffs and lambs head-butt each other....
by Verena
Wed Mar 27, 2024 8:08 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Supertramp 2024: A Challenge
Replies: 15
Views: 520

Re: Supertramp 2024: A Challenge

Great idea! I agree two nights out feel completely different from just one. Not sure at all that I'd manage it this year (as foolishly aiming for super Randonneur this year) (keep saying that bit again of how 600 is "easy"?!?!), having already "failed" at Randonneur around the ye...
by Verena
Tue Mar 26, 2024 9:41 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Monks trod - wtf
Replies: 30
Views: 1056

Re: Monks trod - wtf

Ah you've beaten me to it, have just logged on to post link to the article...late to the party I see! Will have a read later on over a tea break...
And also see what else has been occurring, especially on the BAM thread, as I'd better get my furry socks into gear for this month...
by Verena
Tue Feb 27, 2024 11:02 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a Month 2024
Replies: 497
Views: 22387

Re: Bivvy a Month 2024

gecko76 wrote: Tue Feb 27, 2024 10:48 pm 'an oil bicycle' - that caught me out too recently :lol:
WTF?!?! spell checker??
by Verena
Tue Feb 27, 2024 9:41 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a Month 2024
Replies: 497
Views: 22387

Re: Bivvy a Month 2024

For my February BAM, I made my way to a google map pin drop sent to me, at the appointed hour, which turned out to be in the middle of some random suburban street, as the sun was setting... Whereupon I was soon met by around 8 men, some strangers, some just strange :wink: , who beckoned me to follow...