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BB200 2017 - No More Speculation

Post by Richard G » Fri Oct 06, 2017 10:42 am

...I've done a significant chunk of that route before. Significant chunks were... unpleasant. :lol:

Edit - Oh, and hardly any shops on route either. Yay. :-bd

(I forget, is the Ponterwyd petrol station 24 hour?)
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Post by Bearbonesnorm » Fri Oct 06, 2017 10:50 am

yes ... but then there's all the good bits you haven't done :wink:
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Post by Richard G » Fri Oct 06, 2017 10:52 am

The reservoir section is fairly nice.

Edit - Oh god, I know "that" descent. That's a walk for me. :lol:
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Post by whitestone » Fri Oct 06, 2017 10:53 am

I'm not doing this year's ride (prior engagement on Saturday night) but would be interested in looking at the route if you don't mind Stu. No problems if not.
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Post by Matt » Fri Oct 06, 2017 10:54 am

looks good.....

and 3 Bothies :-bd

but that climb out of Pont-rhyd-y-groes :shock: :shock: :shock:

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Post by Bearbonesnorm » Fri Oct 06, 2017 10:57 am

(I forget, is the Ponterwyd petrol station 24 hour?)
No.

5 posts in and as yet, no moaning about Carnau ... amazing :wink:
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Post by Richard G » Fri Oct 06, 2017 10:57 am

Edit - Actually, ignore me. Was thinking of somewhere else.

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Post by ianfitz » Fri Oct 06, 2017 11:02 am

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
(I forget, is the Ponterwyd petrol station 24 hour?)
No.

5 posts in and as yet, no moaning about Carnau ... amazing :wink:
I like Carnau! It's quality :-bd
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Post by dlovett » Fri Oct 06, 2017 11:03 am

Looks good, the sting in the tale, has obviously moved to another part of the ride.

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Post by Dave Barter » Fri Oct 06, 2017 11:03 am

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
(I forget, is the Ponterwyd petrol station 24 hour?)
No.

5 posts in and as yet, no moaning about Carnau ... amazing :wink:
I was too busy beating my head against the wall.
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Post by Richard G » Fri Oct 06, 2017 11:18 am

dlovett wrote:Looks good, the sting in the tale, has obviously moved to another part of the ride.
The last part of the actual bb200 is all climb... the final descent is after the 200km. :lol:

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Post by Bearbonesnorm » Fri Oct 06, 2017 11:18 am

For the record, I would just like to say that the route does actually include some really nice bits, some that no one will have ridden before ... just make sure you watch out for them. Right, I'm off to the post office with a present for Dave.

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Post by Dave Barter » Fri Oct 06, 2017 11:22 am

Will it cure my manflu (sneaks in excuse early)?
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Post by Roobell7 » Fri Oct 06, 2017 11:23 am

Oh the suspense of downloading my route email and finding the full horrors :lol:

Just need to get out of Africa in time :shock:

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Post by dlovett » Fri Oct 06, 2017 11:30 am

Roobell7 wrote:Oh the suspense of downloading my route email and finding the full horrors :lol:

Just need to get out of Africa in time :shock:


Doesn't the wifi reach the poolside bar at this hotel?

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Post by sean_iow » Fri Oct 06, 2017 11:33 am

I've never ridden any of it, or even in Wales. I don't know if that's an an advantage or a disadvantage, but I'm sure it will all be lovely :grin:

I have noticed that in my mapping programme it shows the total ascent for the route as 6289m, which is a touch more than the 5341m on the profile in the speculation thread :o I'm going to put that to the back of my mind and assume that the lower figure is right and it's just a mapping software glitch.
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Post by psling » Fri Oct 06, 2017 11:59 am

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
(I forget, is the Ponterwyd petrol station 24 hour?)
No.
Sorry Stu, random question - do Dave and Jenny Dee still own the garage at Ponterwyd? (Going back a while I'm afraid!)
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Post by Bearbonesnorm » Fri Oct 06, 2017 12:51 pm

do Dave and Jenny Dee still own the garage at Ponterwyd?
Not sure Peter ... however, there is a bloke works there who's a double of Chew.
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Post by Specialist Hoprocker » Fri Oct 06, 2017 2:19 pm

Unread postby sean_iow » Fri Oct 06, 2017 11:33 am
I've never ridden any of it, or even in Wales. I don't know if that's an an advantage or a disadvantage, but I'm sure it will all be lovely
Sean - you're not on your own. Me and my friend will be travelling up from sunny Hampshire/Wiltshire on Friday with very little clue. First look of the route it looks like I'm gonna need a water filter and a load of food. And possibly crampons and some climbing rope.

What you riding? I'll look out for you at the start or will you be in the Star on Friday? I'll be on an orange /red Pinnacle with my mate who rides a blue and white Giant.

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Post by sean_iow » Fri Oct 06, 2017 2:30 pm

Specialist Hoprocker wrote:What you riding? I'll look out for you at the start or will you be in the Star on Friday? I'll be on an orange /red Pinnacle with my mate who rides a blue and white Giant.
I'll be on an orange Genesis Latitude, fully rigid singlespeed, an ideal choice looking at the route :lol: I'm not at the Star Friday as I'm staying elsewhere and I wouldn't have the discipline not to drink more than is wise before a ride like this :smile: I'll keep an eye out for you at the start, it shouldn't be too hard as yours will be one of the few accents I'll understand :lol:
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Post by dlovett » Fri Oct 06, 2017 2:35 pm

sean_iow wrote:
Specialist Hoprocker wrote:What you riding? I'll look out for you at the start or will you be in the Star on Friday? I'll be on an orange /red Pinnacle with my mate who rides a blue and white Giant.
I'll be on an orange Genesis Latitude, fully rigid singlespeed, an ideal choice looking at the route :lol: I'm not at the Star Friday as I'm staying elsewhere and I wouldn't have the discipline not to drink more than is wise before a ride like this :smile: I'll keep an eye out for you at the start, it shouldn't be too hard as yours will be one of the few accents I'll understand :lol:
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Post by Matt » Fri Oct 06, 2017 2:37 pm

I'll be on an orange Genesis Latitude, fully rigid singlespeed
Which reminds me that this car was in front of ours on a RedF crossing end of Aug.. must be somebody from off here

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Post by rich.mike » Fri Oct 06, 2017 3:01 pm

I've decided not to 'plan' my food stops this year, it always falls over anyway. Looks like a water filter/chlorine tabs is a necessity though, unless I can just wring out my jersey into a bottle? I do plan on sitting down at 200km and having a strop though.

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Post by adjustablewench » Fri Oct 06, 2017 3:04 pm

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
do Dave and Jenny Dee still own the garage at Ponterwyd?
Not sure Peter ... however, there is a bloke works there who's a double of Chew.
I refer to him as Chew's Welsh cousin Hew . . . It amuses me anyway and there have been a few times there I've needed some amusement in my life
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Post by Mike » Fri Oct 06, 2017 3:40 pm

:-bd top job stu, I love that cheeky down to the lake and if you ride the rocky section fast u can clear it! But don't hesitate on it or u may end up in the ferns :)

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