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by evilgoat
Sun Oct 12, 2014 6:49 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: BB200 - Spectators Corner
Replies: 145
Views: 19924

Re: BB200 - Spectators Corner

Any sign of Paul Marshall yet?

Thought he would be done by now but not heard anything.
by evilgoat
Sun Oct 12, 2014 2:01 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: BB200 - Spectators Corner
Replies: 145
Views: 19924

Re: BB200 - Spectators Corner

Paul Marshall texted me this morning. He spent night at top of climb out of Penmachno. Sounds like he was happy and in good spirits. Brilliant job by all. My son has just done a picture for me ' to cheer you up daddy for missing your bike race' https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2950/15327499367_4e5f00c...
by evilgoat
Sun Oct 12, 2014 8:38 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: BB200 - Spectators Corner
Replies: 145
Views: 19924

Re: BB200 - Spectators Corner

Great thread. Dave barter should be along any minute going by his spot tracker.

What is the thoughts on the route from the early finishers?
by evilgoat
Sat Oct 11, 2014 8:33 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: BB200 - Spectators Corner
Replies: 145
Views: 19924

Re: BB200 - Spectators Corner

Wow. Sounds very tough.

Where are you / where did you all bail?
by evilgoat
Sat Oct 11, 2014 6:48 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: BB200 - Spectators Corner
Replies: 145
Views: 19924

Re: BB200 - Spectators Corner

Hmmm. This is making my decision to drop out feel more vindicated. That and worsening manflu today. Had a text from Paul Marshall, he was in barmouth at 4.20. I suggested he might get through the hike a bike section before dark. Not so sure now. He did say that the trails were ace to that point thou...
by evilgoat
Sat Oct 11, 2014 1:30 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: BB200 - Spectators Corner
Replies: 145
Views: 19924

Re: BB200 - Spectators Corner

I've got two tabs open and flick between them.
Ian is stopped just short of bryncrug for 16mins. Puncture?
by evilgoat
Sat Oct 11, 2014 10:26 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: BB200 - Spectators Corner
Replies: 145
Views: 19924

Re: BB200 - Spectators Corner

Is it just me or is ians not working?
by evilgoat
Fri Oct 10, 2014 8:11 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: how excited
Replies: 40
Views: 3496

Re: how excited

Gutted. Woke up this morning and the slight tickle in my throat yesterday has turned into a sandpaper feeling and sinuses totally blocked. Doubt that attempting bb200 will be a good idea feeling like this. Pretty much everything packed as well. Looks like I'll be spending the day putting all my kit ...
by evilgoat
Wed Oct 08, 2014 9:48 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: 1 week to go...
Replies: 151
Views: 14780

Re: 1 week to go...

hmm Bala is only half an hour's drive from my inlaws.

think a late night/early morning extraction call may be on the cards.

:oops: :wink:
by evilgoat
Wed Oct 08, 2014 9:45 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: This years BB200 / Next years HT550
Replies: 26
Views: 2848

Re: This years BB200 / Next years HT550

i am now very very very worried.

:o
by evilgoat
Wed Oct 08, 2014 12:14 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: 1 week to go...
Replies: 151
Views: 14780

Re: 1 week to go...

Given that the forecast is firming up, with a fair bit of rain inevitable, what's everybody thinking of wearing? I think I will now go for full leg & arm soft-shell with a gore-tex waterproof jacket for the heavier showers. The norwegians are forecasting good weather. Only a light shower and good a...
by evilgoat
Sun Oct 05, 2014 11:24 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: 1 week to go...
Replies: 151
Views: 14780

Re: 1 week to go...

My daughters second birthday today, so I did some good training on the bouncy castle. I will continue with the training this week as it has been going for the rest of this year. Thinking about it and saying 'oh sub standard ' repeatedly. Got to sort new cleats in shoes, fit rack and pack everything....
by evilgoat
Sat Oct 04, 2014 12:01 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 9300
Views: 1053131

Re: The post man's been ...

Dhb roubaix gilet arrived two days ago.

New cleat plate arrived this morning. (thought I ordered a pair!?)

Still waiting for alpkit fuel pod.
by evilgoat
Fri Oct 03, 2014 9:15 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Found this today.
Replies: 42
Views: 4082

Re: Found this today.

Looks like a ceremonial sacrifice room.

Don't go up there at night on a full moon.
by evilgoat
Fri Oct 03, 2014 9:09 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Interesting bike!
Replies: 30
Views: 3988

Re: Interesting bike!

There's an old adage in engineering that goes something like ' if it looks right it'll go alright.' That looks so totally wrong I wouldn't want to even touch it. It looks like a cut n shut! Mountain bikes can (should) look pretty too. :wink: https://farm1.staticflickr.com/127/389551860_a83b3c7cb9.jp...
by evilgoat
Fri Oct 03, 2014 12:22 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The Cuillin Ridge
Replies: 15
Views: 1541

Re: The Cuillin Ridge

Just watched this for the second time. Skye and Cuillin just look amazing. The editing and shooting is beautiful and music really works without being twee. I know Akrigg is prob a bit smoother at this sort of stuff. but as a bike video one of the best i have seen. I like videos that are short and fu...
by evilgoat
Fri Oct 03, 2014 12:02 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Look... BareBones Road!
Replies: 32
Views: 3523

Re: Look... BareBones Road!

You may wish to avoid going up here though: http://streetmap.co.uk/map.srf?X=448278 ... &A=Y&Z=106

:grin:
by evilgoat
Thu Oct 02, 2014 11:59 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: BB200 - 2 Weeks to Go
Replies: 134
Views: 13704

Re: BB200 - 2 Weeks to Go

Hmm bb prep gone a bit awry, went to fit new cleats and bolts seized. After considerable drilling I managed to remove one cleat. But the bolt is completely at one with the plate. Ordered new cleat plates, coming on Monday. It will be fine! I hope. I think I've worked out the last few hills from the ...
by evilgoat
Thu Oct 02, 2014 9:27 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: BB200 - 2 Weeks to Go
Replies: 134
Views: 13704

Re: BB200 - 2 Weeks to Go

Is it me or does that lump at 50k look properly evil?

Sea level start to 400m then back to sea level.

:o
by evilgoat
Wed Oct 01, 2014 4:57 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Found this today.
Replies: 42
Views: 4082

Re: Found this today.

Is this the same bit of middle of nowhere where we may be venturing next week?
by evilgoat
Mon Sep 29, 2014 9:56 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: BB200 - 2 Weeks to Go
Replies: 134
Views: 13704

Re: BB200 - 2 Weeks to Go

I'll add my prep woes, and get my excuses in early. So due to lack of quantity of riding I've gone for a technique of last minute cramming. With the idea of going hard every ride. Except last Monday and yesterday's ride I got a migraine within an hour of finishing. :cry: Considering I haven't had re...
by evilgoat
Wed Sep 24, 2014 1:38 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: BB200 sub 24
Replies: 26
Views: 2509

Re: BB200 sub 24

25 1/2 hours.

I bivi'd for 5 1/2 hours.

Secretly I was hoping to go sub 24 this year. Stop less, easy!

Er but after reading the other threads where stu has been saying how the route is tougher and knowing I've done far less riding this year, I'll be happy with a similar time.
by evilgoat
Wed Sep 24, 2014 12:25 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: BB200 - plan of attack/kit.
Replies: 19
Views: 1962

Re: BB200 - plan of attack/kit.

2 season sleeping bag and bivi on bars in dry bag. lights and gps mounted above. small bar pouch with food. down jacket, tarp, heavier spares/tools, dry thermals and back up food in frame bag. camelback with water, 1st aid kit, waterproof jacket and phone. fuel tank with more food in it. undecided a...
by evilgoat
Wed Sep 24, 2014 12:18 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Your BB200 weather predictions ??
Replies: 6
Views: 766

Re: Your BB200 weather predictions ??

Rain. It's bound to rain.
by evilgoat
Wed Sep 24, 2014 12:17 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: BB200 sub 24
Replies: 26
Views: 2509

Re: BB200 sub 24

i would like to beat my time last year. But I'm not holding up too much hope as it sounds like it's going to be tougher.