Bivvy a month 2019

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Re: Bivvy a month 2019

Post by petemaz » Wed May 01, 2019 5:44 pm

Pinching darbeze's method, linky to Instagram rather than trying to post pics. This is my April BaM:

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Sun Apr 28, 2019 12:56 pm
April done last night, so 4/4 for the year. A short trip again in rural south Perthshire. Decent weather, cute wee lambs jumping around but boy it took an age to find a pitch not covered in sheep-sh!t Oh and lots of ticks as well.. 🙄

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Re: Bivvy a month 2019

Post by Loki » Mon May 06, 2019 10:29 am

I am finally on the scoreboard for 2019 with a quick night out on Saturday, a bit fresh first thing but a great clear night with lots of stars, I have a second planned for the last weekend of the month as well.

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Re: Bivvy a month 2019

Post by RIP » Mon May 06, 2019 6:09 pm

WRT. 5/5, 5/12, 40/40 (the beat goes on)

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Re: Bivvy a month 2019

Post by BigdummySteve » Mon May 06, 2019 6:49 pm

5/12 -29 in a row

May ticked off with the WRT, cold one with frozen water bottles. My lad was ok though he had the winter bag and a fleece onesie :-bd
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Re: Bivvy a month 2019

Post by TheBrownDog » Mon May 06, 2019 7:28 pm

May done with WRT but thinking a cheeky Friday next week may be done.
I'm just stepping outside ...

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Re: Bivvy a month 2019

Post by BigdummySteve » Mon May 06, 2019 8:25 pm

Be nice to sheep :wink:
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Re: Bivvy a month 2019

Post by paramart » Mon May 06, 2019 10:22 pm

6/6 with the wrt for me

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Re: Bivvy a month 2019

Post by gazaddy » Mon May 06, 2019 11:54 pm

May done, 5/5 with the longer LHC group, fantastic weekend and 1st time WRT..defo back next year

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Re: Bivvy a month 2019

Post by middleagedmadness » Tue May 07, 2019 5:58 am

Add me in zippy ,may done with wrt

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Re: Bivvy a month 2019

Post by Escape Goat » Tue May 07, 2019 7:45 pm

WRTLHC Ride, mine and Sams bivvy on a footpath by a nice flowing Brook...

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or in the graveyard with the deadly serious, WIlliam WIlliamson.

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Re: Bivvy a month 2019

Post by whitestone » Tue May 07, 2019 7:52 pm

Add Cath and myself for May please Chris - two nights on a pedal around the Capital Trail.
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Re: Bivvy a month 2019

Post by mountainposture » Tue May 07, 2019 8:04 pm

5/5 here as well with a lovely jaunt out for WRT. That first night was certainly on the chilly side

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Re: Bivvy a month 2019

Post by JohnClimber » Tue May 07, 2019 9:19 pm

5/5 - 37th in a row with 3 nights bivi'ing at the WRT, herding cats on the long LHC ride

PS, ok who's edited my name? I prefer The Undulater

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Re: Bivvy a month 2019

Post by Landslide » Tue May 07, 2019 10:14 pm

John 'undulates' Climber wrote:
Tue May 07, 2019 9:19 pm
PS, ok who's edited my name?
:lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: Bivvy a month 2019

Post by frogatthefarriers » Tue May 07, 2019 10:24 pm

Aaaw! The anticlimax... WRT done for another twelvemonth :sad:

Before I say anything else, I must add my many thanks to those of others' to Stu & Dee. This event is the highlight of my cycling year and it would be a much duller place without it. :-bd

Anyway May BAM done,.Twice. 5/5

Two bivvies. Bivvy 1 in a forest with no name, but close to Llanwddyn :-
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I'd got cold riding into a very chilly wind and I was shivering while setting up camp. A hot cup of tea and a marzipan bar helped. In bed with a hot water (platypus) bottle, after a meal of pasta I was toasty and slept 'til just before dawn when a cuckoo started shouting at the top of his voice. If I could've got my hands on him ......

My knee had started to hurt after about 25 miles and by the time I'd reached my planned stop, I could barely walk. A funny thing - it was less painful to pedal than to push. It was OK while the joint was compressed, but agony when I swung my leg to walk. Even funnier, throughout the rest of the ride the pains would switch on and off.

Day 2 was down to Y Trallwng. (where?) I was going to stop here for lunch but it was too early, so I pressed on along the Montgomery canal towpath, getting bored. It's quite nice in parts though...
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At Y Drenewydd (Newtown. Sorry, just having a bit of fun :smile: ) It was a chicken kebab and a visit to the Spar for supplies.

For bivvy 2 I had to sleep on the ground. This was because I'd got to my planned spot too early, so carried on in the hope of finding some trees to pitch up in. It was not to be and I ran out of steam up a mountain, close to Llyn Y Tarw . Lucky I brought ground-dwelling kit, (Neoair and groundsheet) just in case.
I was a bit worried by the spread of used shotgun cartridges where I had to pitch..
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...and for a while after going to bed I twitched at every little sound from outside, but 49 miles, 6000 ft of climbing and half a flask of port put a stop to that. :smile:

Bivvy 2...
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I started setting up to use the bike as a pole, but a 10x10 tarp is a bit too big for that. Luckily, the site had been used as a dumping ground by the farmer and an old fence post was drafted in to make a pyramid. It didn't quite work - it was all a bit flappy. Note to self, make sure the ground sheet doesn't stick out from under the edge of the tarp when it's raining. Yup, water ran under and pooled under the sleeping mat. I slept high and dry on top.

Having pinched a few miles from my last days' ride the previous day, day 3 was a doddle. Down to Carno where there was a car boot sale on, with the promise of refreshments. A bacon bap ("We're not doing eggs, sorry"), a mug of tea and a slice of bara brith came at just the right time. Then past the "No access to wind farm" notice, up to and through the wind farm down to Pont Crugnant. "Too early to go back yet", I thought and turned away fromBB Towers to visit the Spirit horse camp, where I was given a mug of tea and had a chat - life, the universe and all that

Then at last, back to the ranch for cake. I'd never got back so early before - lots of folks still coming in with smiley faces.

At home, after a shower, I found I'd picked up a passenger
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a tick nymph. Soon pulled out with a tick tool, but now I'm paranoid about every new itch....

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Re: Bivvy a month 2019

Post by darbeze » Wed May 08, 2019 11:40 am

5/5 on the WRT for me. Bloody great weekend! Far more tarmac than usual for us. We felt a little fraudulant getting back to BB Towers relatively clean!

We used John Climber's LHC route as far as Welshpool, then did our own thing. There was so much downhill to Welshpool, we thought of a new name for John....

"Juan Descent!" Every time we rolled downhill we ended up shouting his new name to our own amusement. Childish I know, but we had fun...

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Re: Bivvy a month 2019

Post by metalheart » Sun May 12, 2019 6:03 pm

5/5. 7th in a row

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Re: Bivvy a month 2019

Post by Landslide » Mon May 13, 2019 5:16 pm

May comprehensively ticked off.

Two nights on the WRT. First night with The Undulator's LHC in the luxurious surrounds of the Bull and Heifer's meadow, and the second with Steve's shorter LHC on a path somewhere in the woods.

Then I spent this weekend guiding five folk from the LFGSS forum around the Peak District. Two days of the finest trails I could pack into a reasonably coherent route, wood-fired pizza, and a decent dent put in my whisky supply.
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2019 BAM 5/5
2019 total bivvies 7
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Re: Bivvy a month 2019

Post by javatime » Tue May 14, 2019 7:53 pm

May done 4/4 I started in February

May was looking full on the home front, so a fairly local trip. Had a free ticket for Bespoked Bristol so spent a couple of hours there on Friday afternoon catching up with old faces and looking at new frames. Yes it is peak bike geekery, lots of off road bikes, some still muddy, fancy lugwork and top end components but equally intrigued by the disparate cycling tribes. I am sure that many dress specially up in semi-retro road bike finery to attend, whilst Eric (Winter Bikes) is down to his vest showing his ink ! A couple of less conventional machines below.
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Out through the rush hour then onto the Festival Way for a traffic free route out towards Nailsea and a very nice pie/pint at the Blue Flame. Under cover of dusk as the sky went red headed a few miles down through Chelvey for an overnight in the bluebell woods. A good night, never knew it had rained and the usual 6.00 am awakening from an Easyjet take off to…..Malaga ?
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A cup of tea and hot bag of porridge, then familiar tracks and quiet lanes around Backwell Hill. I managed to find an easier way into Yorkhouse Cave that would make fun overnight on another time, and then to Barrow Gurney and back to Long Ashton with the big grind on the small ring up Providence Hill to swoop down from the quarry into Ashton Court. Coffee and poached eggs on toast at home.

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Re: Bivvy a month 2019

Post by redefined_cycles » Tue May 14, 2019 8:16 pm

Well done and good encouragement... May will be my 3rd with the 1st one in March being a filthy spot I bivvied at... Definitely dont wanna lose the oppostunity of that lovely badge in month 12...

Must keep reminding self

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Re: Bivvy a month 2019

Post by ScotRoutes » Tue May 14, 2019 9:56 pm

May BAM in progress.

It's a high one

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Re: Bivvy a month 2019

Post by RIP » Wed May 15, 2019 9:14 am

Did you manage to perch a final teeny-tiny-weeny pebble on top of the cairn? :smile:

Erm, was going to be an additional May BaM tonight but have been told I'm not allowed because I still have a sore throat from the Undertones and WRT two weeks ago :sad: . Was hoping it was just going to be "wrap up well dear and put a scarf on" but no. Which is a shame because it was going to be a gigpacking(TM) situation after The Rutles at Milton Keynes Stables. Sigh.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=54KBPA20b9Q. The pre-fab four! Well can you tell the difference? :-bd .
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Re: Bivvy a month 2019

Post by ScotRoutes » Wed May 15, 2019 3:00 pm

RIP wrote:
Wed May 15, 2019 9:14 am
Did you manage to perch a final teeny-tiny-weeny pebble on top of the cairn? :smile:
Sand :lol:

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Re: Bivvy a month 2019

Post by ScotRoutes » Wed May 15, 2019 3:01 pm

http://www.blog.scotroutes.com/2019/05/ ... bivvy.html

Very nice night spent at altitude. Learnt/put into practice a few things showing it's all still a learning process. :cool:

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Re: Bivvy a month 2019

Post by RIP » Wed May 15, 2019 3:14 pm

"sand" :lol: indeed.

As you said, some interesting features of that BaM, re moon, condensation etc. I liked the "flashed the wife from the summit" bit; for a moment I didn't realise you meant the torch, so pretty impressive from that distance. And even with the torch too.
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