My BB200 2020 (may contain spoilers).

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Re: My BB200 2020 (may contain spoilers).

Post by redefined_cycles » Tue Oct 13, 2020 11:48 am

psling wrote:
Tue Oct 13, 2020 11:25 am
redefined_cycles wrote:
Mon Oct 12, 2020 10:44 pm
Raggedstone wrote:
Mon Oct 12, 2020 9:21 pm
... at least I know the answer to the bridge question now
Is that the bridge after hay on wye (where the stream could turn into a river)... whats the answer you found please sir :smile:
Like all good pantomime villains Shaf, he's behind you :lol:

It's hidden in the undergrowth about 2m downstream, a hefty footbridge with metal tube railings. Easily seen from the 'other side' but totally hidden from the direction you would have approached it! Raggedstone will hopefully post a picture...
Aha.. so I basically want to (hypotehtically speaking off course) walk left (downstream being the way the water is heading right :???: sorry) for just 2m. Knew there was something fishy somewhere about there...

Thanks Petr

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Re: My BB200 2020 (may contain spoilers).

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Re: My BB200 2020 (may contain spoilers).

Post by Raggedstone » Tue Oct 13, 2020 3:13 pm

Yes its definately a pantomime bridge

ImageIMG_20201011_170226546 by Kevin Hawker, on Flickr

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Re: My BB200 2020 (may contain spoilers).

Post by RIP » Tue Oct 13, 2020 3:29 pm

Raggedstone wrote:
Tue Oct 13, 2020 3:13 pm
Yes its definately a pantomime bridge .
But it's in front of you not behind you......
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Re: My BB200 2020 (may contain spoilers).

Post by larsmars » Tue Oct 13, 2020 3:41 pm

http://www.tourintune.com/bear-bones-30 ... n-edition/

My write up of the BB300 with photos ^^ :-bd

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Re: My BB200 2020 (may contain spoilers).

Post by redefined_cycles » Tue Oct 13, 2020 4:14 pm

Raggedstone wrote:
Tue Oct 13, 2020 3:13 pm
Yes its definately a pantomime bridge

ImageIMG_20201011_170226546 by Kevin Hawker, on Flickr
I dont remember it being such a big crossing (I know... its still not in everyone else's books) and I definitely didn't see that bridge. Wonder how many bushes you'd need to jump through to get to it!!

Looks beautiful btw... Thanks

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Post by redefined_cycles » Tue Oct 13, 2020 4:15 pm

Oh... and there was most definitely a gate (open one which I only realised after looking back from the tops)...

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Re: My BB200 2020 (may contain spoilers).

Post by In Reverse » Tue Oct 13, 2020 4:59 pm

larsmars wrote:
Tue Oct 13, 2020 3:41 pm
http://www.tourintune.com/bear-bones-30 ... n-edition/

My write up of the BB300 with photos ^^ :-bd
Good stuff Lars, and a stunning ride.

However, that wasn't spinach - it was turnips! :shock:

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Post by larsmars » Tue Oct 13, 2020 5:04 pm

:lol: Thanks Andy I was hoping someone would help me ID those crops! Wild uneducated guess in the dark :-bd

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Re: My BB200 2020 (may contain spoilers).

Post by redefined_cycles » Tue Oct 13, 2020 5:57 pm

larsmars wrote:
Tue Oct 13, 2020 3:41 pm
http://www.tourintune.com/bear-bones-30 ... n-edition/

My write up of the BB300 with photos ^^ :-bd
Thanks Lars for that write up and the pics. Enjoyed it and hopefully it'll help my (second) attempt next month...

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Re: My BB200 2020 (may contain spoilers).

Post by Alexinthepeaks » Tue Oct 13, 2020 8:18 pm

larsmars wrote:
Tue Oct 13, 2020 3:41 pm
http://www.tourintune.com/bear-bones-30 ... n-edition/

My write up of the BB300 with photos ^^ :-bd
Great write up...and love a good spreadsheet. Got a cracking vid of the motorcross lads riding up the HAB forest section, one even fell off twice it was that tough!

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Post by larsmars » Tue Oct 13, 2020 8:29 pm

Cheers Shaf and Alex!

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Re: My BB200 2020 (may contain spoilers).

Post by sean_iow » Tue Oct 13, 2020 8:51 pm

I enjoyed that Lars :-bd you make it sound so easy...

Ride quickly until tired, have a quick sleep, ride quickly again with a quick stop for food and you're done :smile:

I'll try to remember that when after 36 hours non-stop I've still got 25km to go and only 2 hours left :lol:
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Re: My BB200 2020 (may contain spoilers).

Post by slarge » Tue Oct 13, 2020 9:22 pm

Great write up Lars, thanks for sharing. I think you had the enjoyment of riding much of the route in daylight- it looks much better in the pics!!

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Re: My BB200 2020 (may contain spoilers).

Post by Charliecres » Tue Oct 13, 2020 10:42 pm

Great stuff, Lars!

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Re: My BB200 2020 (may contain spoilers).

Post by stevewaters » Wed Oct 14, 2020 3:25 am

larsmars wrote:
Tue Oct 13, 2020 3:41 pm
http://www.tourintune.com/bear-bones-30 ... n-edition/

My write up of the BB300 with photos ^^ :-bd
Thanks for sharing the ride report and great to finally meet you, Lars. :-bd

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Re: My BB200 2020 (may contain spoilers).

Post by stevewaters » Wed Oct 14, 2020 3:29 am

RIP wrote:
Tue Oct 13, 2020 3:29 pm
But it's in front of you not behind you......
The pic is looking back after crossing the beck.

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Re: My BB200 2020 (may contain spoilers).

Post by Richard G » Wed Oct 14, 2020 6:50 am

sean_iow wrote:
Tue Oct 13, 2020 8:51 pm
Ride quickly until tired, have a quick sleep, ride quickly again with a quick stop for food and you're done :smile:
That only works if you can sleep. :sad:

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Re: My BB200 2020 (may contain spoilers).

Post by redefined_cycles » Wed Oct 14, 2020 7:23 am

stevewaters wrote:
Wed Oct 14, 2020 3:29 am
RIP wrote:
Tue Oct 13, 2020 3:29 pm
But it's in front of you not behind you......
The pic is looking back after crossing the beck.
Something makes sense now. When I got farther up into the HAB (for me, not for most, I really should evaluate my weight!) and looked back, there was an elderly pair stood on that very bridge. From my viewpoint (and state of mind - focussed on riding and not looking back) they looked like they were stood at a gate but now I can see they must've been stood at this bridge...

Which means, to find said bridge I'd need to walk right, just before entering the stream(y river)... Voila. Thanks (to whomsoever it may concern)...

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Re: My BB200 2020 (may contain spoilers).

Post by RIP » Wed Oct 14, 2020 8:09 am

stevewaters wrote:
Wed Oct 14, 2020 3:29 am
RIP wrote:
Tue Oct 13, 2020 3:29 pm
But it's in front of you not behind you......
The pic is looking back after crossing the beck.
Pantomime bridge.... behind you.... "oh no it's not", "oh yes it...." etc etc...

Sorry Steve, all the current bonkersness has provoked me into taking any and every opportunity for a bit of levity :wink:
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Re: My BB200 2020 (may contain spoilers).

Post by stevewaters » Wed Oct 14, 2020 11:20 am

RIP wrote:
Wed Oct 14, 2020 8:09 am
Sorry Steve, all the current bonkersness has provoked me into taking any and every opportunity for a bit of levity :wink:
To clever for me, Reg ! :roll:

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Re: My BB200 2020 (may contain spoilers).

Post by mattpage » Thu Oct 15, 2020 12:22 am

Well that was rather tough.
Total time just over 15hrs 30min. Several issues, so not all plain sailing.

I was cursing Stu quite a bit...

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Re: My BB200 2020 (may contain spoilers).

Post by Richard G » Thu Oct 15, 2020 5:07 am

Holy sh*t. That's quite some time. :shock:

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Re: My BB200 2020 (may contain spoilers).

Post by slarge » Thu Oct 15, 2020 7:54 am

Well done Matt- I wondered if you’d get under 17 hours and you didn’t disappoint!!

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Re: My BB200 2020 (may contain spoilers).

Post by redefined_cycles » Thu Oct 15, 2020 7:56 am

mattpage wrote:
Thu Oct 15, 2020 12:22 am
Well that was rather tough.
Total time just over 15hrs 30min. Several issues, so not all plain sailing.

I was cursing Stu quite a bit...
Well done Matt. Surely that's a new course record over the years (Stu?)...

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