Bivvy a month 2020.

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Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

Post by RIP » Sun Apr 05, 2020 9:23 am

As per. Got some funny looks from the neighbours but no change there.

4/4, 4/12, 51/51
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Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

Post by sean_iow » Sun Apr 05, 2020 10:45 am

April 2/12

I've made it home from my April Bivi. I left the garmin on all night to record the temperature which only got down to 6 deg. As there is some minor error from one recorded point to the next it actually showed me traveling 0.3 miles during the night so that will count to my yearly mileage total :lol:

Despite the warm conditions my companion, Ralph, insisted in getting in my bivi bag with me

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Maybe he was worried that whatever has been emptying out our recycling bin food caddy recently might come for him in the night? I think it must be a badger as I left a concrete block on the lid and it still knocked it over. A very relaxed start to the day with the best coffee I've ever had on a bivi thanks to the recently purchased Aeropress Go and a BB 22g stove

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I've been using the Aeropress every day as I'm working from home, perhaps in the current situation I should refer to it as the Aeropress Stay (at home) :lol: My setup seems quite minimal compared to some but for me that was more than I usually take on a local bivi

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Eventually I decided I should pack up and head home, but Ralph wasn't so keen, for a first timer he's got the bug already and seems very relaxed :grin:

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Whether he'll be so relaxed next month well see as I might not take the luxury of the Deschutes.
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Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

Post by BigdummySteve » Sun Apr 05, 2020 6:08 pm

4/4 4/12 and 40 in a row :-bd
A Strangely enjoyable backyard camping experience, I’d been for my allotted blast earlier in the day, come to think of it I might actually end up fitter after this is all over, I’m doing stretches and some yoga and rather than plodding along actually riding hard in the short time I’m out.
Where was I ? Oh yes, enjoyable. Even John said that it wasn’t like being in the back garden. Fresh night air and a bright moon and stars we’re just what was needed.

Thanks for the idea Tim, it’s done me the world of good.
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Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

Post by TheBrownDog » Sun Apr 05, 2020 6:41 pm

BigdummySteve wrote:
Sun Apr 05, 2020 6:08 pm
Thanks for the idea Tim, it’s done me the world of good.
Cheers Steve. I have to say despite the technical mess, my own night in the garden was just lovely. Super weather, nice fire, no pressure. And this evening is even nicer. Kinda wish Id not pulled down the tarp and hammock.
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Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

Post by Escape Goat » Sun Apr 05, 2020 8:52 pm

It was a lot of fun, really helped me relax and somewhat reset.

First with a virtual ride up the Tourmalet.

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Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

Post by RIP » Sun Apr 05, 2020 9:39 pm

Noooo-o-o-o! Not someone else who likes cheese with fruit in it! Mrs Perrin has Wensleydale with apricots, but only at Christmas thank goodness. Wallace would have a fit. It's as bad as putting any type of fruit into ice-cream. An abomination I tell ya, an abomination.

(Nice moon though. Which, as everyone knows, is obviously made of cheese. But can you see any fruit in that photo? No of course not. I rest my case).
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Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

Post by ScotRoutes » Sun Apr 05, 2020 9:42 pm

There's no need to put fruit in cheese as long as you eat it with fruit cake.

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Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

Post by barney » Sun Apr 05, 2020 9:48 pm

as per the VBAM thread 4/4 for me.

I'm quite enjoying sleeping in the garden, gives me a chance to test out different sleeping set ups knowing I can always get a second bag/duvet if I've made a boo-boo.

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Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

Post by Landslide » Sun Apr 05, 2020 9:55 pm

RIP wrote:
Sun Apr 05, 2020 9:39 pm
An abomination I tell ya, an abomination.
Absolutely with you on this, comrade.

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Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

Post by RIP » Sun Apr 05, 2020 10:01 pm

Landslide wrote:
Sun Apr 05, 2020 9:55 pm
RIP wrote:
Sun Apr 05, 2020 9:39 pm
An abomination I tell ya, an abomination.
Absolutely with you on this, comrade.

Extremely grudgingly, I think we'll allow Colin's cheese/fruitcake combo. I'll even admit to partaking thereof at Christmas. Completely different situation to the deliberate insertion of fruit though.

But only if he gives us a nice glass of port with it. Or a bottle of Innes & Gunn.
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Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

Post by Escape Goat » Mon Apr 06, 2020 8:20 am

I don't eat a lot of fruit, but I like cheese. It's a win for me haha
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Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

Post by PaulB2 » Mon Apr 06, 2020 8:38 am

So, what's a good cheese to eat with fruitcake? I don't think a mild cheese would work but then again I don't think Stilton would either.

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Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

Post by redefined_cycles » Mon Apr 06, 2020 8:47 am

Escape Goat wrote:
Sun Apr 05, 2020 8:52 pm

First with a virtual ride up the Tourmalet.

You are so cool... :lol:

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Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

Post by redefined_cycles » Mon Apr 06, 2020 8:48 am

Maybe Stuart needs to get in touch with Zwift or someone similar and get his bb200 routes made into virtuals. It'd certainly give me something to consider to want a Zwift or similar :grin:

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Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

Post by RIP » Mon Apr 06, 2020 8:50 am

PaulB2 wrote:
Mon Apr 06, 2020 8:38 am
So, what's a good cheese to eat with fruitcake? I don't think a mild cheese would work but then again I don't think Stilton would either.
The aforementioned Wensleydale is the traditional accompaniment I believe.

Wish I hadn't raised it now :wink: .
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Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

Post by PaulB2 » Mon Apr 06, 2020 9:57 am

RIP wrote:
Mon Apr 06, 2020 8:50 am
PaulB2 wrote:
Mon Apr 06, 2020 8:38 am
So, what's a good cheese to eat with fruitcake? I don't think a mild cheese would work but then again I don't think Stilton would either.
The aforementioned Wensleydale is the traditional accompaniment I believe.

Wish I hadn't raised it now :wink: .
I don't know, cheesepacking could become a thing :grin:

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Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

Post by ScotRoutes » Mon Apr 06, 2020 10:02 am

Stilton and Christmas cake :-bd :-bd :-bd

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Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

Post by NorwayCalling » Mon Apr 06, 2020 10:36 am

April - like most folk...in the back garden.

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Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

Post by Escape Goat » Mon Apr 06, 2020 8:40 pm

vaguely exciting :) loving the adaptations people are making to their was normal lives.
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Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

Post by BigdummySteve » Mon Apr 06, 2020 8:55 pm

Hmmm Cheese :X After my only partial‘poaching an egg in soup’ experiments the next Bikepacking food could well be haloumi, pre- sliced and trimmed to fit my mini one egg frying pan. It’s a winner :-bd
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Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

Post by Charliecres » Mon Apr 06, 2020 10:37 pm

It’s 2/2 BAMs for me ...

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Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

Post by JoseMcTavish » Tue Apr 07, 2020 12:59 am

Bivy catch up time! Februrary was a leap year spectacular, heading out about 11pm on the 29th just to really push the limit on last minute. Didn't ride too far, just out to the end of my extended commute route and slept at the edge of Durris Forest. Rainy night and frozen morning.

Nice and dry after a wet and windy night, luckily had the tarp up before it got going.
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Bit of snow still kicking about as well as rain frozen overnight.
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This took me to 2/2 and number 26 in a row.

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Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

Post by JoseMcTavish » Tue Apr 07, 2020 1:15 am

March was done incredibly early for me, as I got paranoid there was going to be a ban on travel, which obviously turned out to be uncharacteristically prophetic for me. It was also kept local before that became a thing as I was kipping about a mile from where I work. I threw some gear on the Commando and headed for the Aberdeen coastal path, which I had been eyeing up on a couple of previous rides for a seaside bivy.

Savouring the sights
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Pick your left turn carefully
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Slightly rushed night shot
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Pre-sunrise peek from my sleeping bag
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Sacked off the slippy bivy bag and woke to a perfect morning view
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Took a very roundabout way into work, enjoying more of the clifftop paths
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With everything that followed, I'm glad I got it in before the lockdown, though I see a garden bivy in my future, no matter how late in April I leave it! That's 3/3 for this year so far, number 27 in a row.

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Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

Post by 99percentchimp » Wed Apr 08, 2020 5:02 pm

Was going to join in the Sat night bivi with my eldest but the farmer decided to muck spread the field at the back and it was a bit rank for a couple of days - but it's dried nicely (no stink now) so we were out last night... loads of owls in the woods above and a great dawn chorus :-bd
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Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

Post by TrepidExplorer » Thu Apr 09, 2020 6:00 pm

So, who's hunting in the garden for the Easter bunny bivi, then?
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