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BB200 2017 Resupply Points

Post by dlovett » Fri Oct 06, 2017 11:31 am

I see there is a town nearby at the 75km mark, but not much else. I'm assuming there is tons of water about everywhere I can filter, but what about food?

Any places to mark down on my list of possible stops?

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Re: BB200 2017 Resupply Points

Post by Richard G » Fri Oct 06, 2017 11:42 am

Will be interesting to see what people suggest, because I've covered most of this area and there's VERY little.

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Post by Zippy » Fri Oct 06, 2017 11:56 am

Elan valley visitor centre if you're quick.

I think I'm gonna carry a shed load of food with me for this one...

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Re: BB200 2017 Resupply Points

Post by ianfitz » Fri Oct 06, 2017 11:58 am

the A44 BP is 7am-10pm
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Re: BB200 2017 Resupply Points

Post by Richard G » Fri Oct 06, 2017 12:23 pm

I can't see many people getting to that garage before it's closed.

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Post by dlovett » Fri Oct 06, 2017 2:34 pm

ianfitz wrote:the A44 BP is 7am-10pm
Hi Ian, Where exactly is that petrol station, I can't see it on the maps or sat images?

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Post by Zippy » Fri Oct 06, 2017 3:24 pm

Just ordered a rucksack for this! :lol:

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Re: BB200 2017 Resupply Points

Post by ianfitz » Fri Oct 06, 2017 3:30 pm

dlovett wrote:
ianfitz wrote:the A44 BP is 7am-10pm
Hi Ian, Where exactly is that petrol station, I can't see it on the maps or sat images?

Cheers

d
head left on the A44 - just off route it's on google maps if you look at the sat. images
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Re: BB200 2017 Resupply Points

Post by Richard G » Fri Oct 06, 2017 3:44 pm

Ponterwyd. Has been a feature of quite a number of my rides.

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Re: BB200 2017 Resupply Points

Post by ZeroDarkBivi » Fri Oct 06, 2017 5:28 pm

170km in; don't think I will be relying on that!

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Re: BB200 2017 Resupply Points

Post by Mike » Fri Oct 06, 2017 5:44 pm

I hear there's a good pizza place in Aberystwyth :lol:

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Re: BB200 2017 Resupply Points

Post by ZeroDarkBivi » Fri Oct 06, 2017 8:11 pm

There's a good pizza place in Bristol too; about as useful!

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Post by Dave Barter » Fri Oct 06, 2017 8:17 pm

Dominos deliver.....
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Post by Ben98 » Fri Oct 06, 2017 9:51 pm

Dave Barter wrote:Dominos deliver.....
Their free pizza promo is over though, even if I've still got loads of vouchers :sad:
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Re: BB200 2017 Resupply Points

Post by ctznsmith » Fri Oct 06, 2017 10:06 pm

For those who are taking it steady/slow.

Trout Inn at Beulah is a 3 mile round trip off the route and comes just after 66 miles. Then you could ride up to the bothy at the top end of the Caerwen resevoir (15-ish miles) sleep for a bit and then have 50 or so miles to cover on Sunday.

If you're going a fair bit faster.

Miners Arms in Pont-Rhyd-Y-Groes after 95 miles, and then go and have a sleep in Nant Syddion. :wink:

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Re: BB200 2017 Resupply Points

Post by adjustablewench » Fri Oct 06, 2017 10:43 pm

We've had Pizza delivered to nant syddion before . . . But I hear the driver will be busy over the bb200 weekend :lol:
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Re: BB200 2017 Resupply Points

Post by Mike » Fri Oct 06, 2017 11:57 pm

Maybe jase will carry some for us all and leave it out on the trail, that way it's open to everyone. Just get there before me or ill eat it all :-bd

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Re: BB200 2017 Resupply Points

Post by Specialist Hoprocker » Sat Oct 07, 2017 9:47 am

ctznsmith wrote:Then you could ride up to the bothy at the top end of the Caerwen resevoir (15-ish miles) sleep for a bit and then have 50 or so miles to cover on Sunday.
Hi ctznsmith - Is that actually a bothy? Can't find any info about it apart from a forum saying it is a house? Might be quite convenient for me at my speed...

:???:

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Post by whitestone » Sat Oct 07, 2017 9:51 am

Specialist Hoprocker wrote:
ctznsmith wrote:Then you could ride up to the bothy at the top end of the Caerwen resevoir (15-ish miles) sleep for a bit and then have 50 or so miles to cover on Sunday.
Hi ctznsmith - Is that actually a bothy? Can't find any info about it apart from a forum saying it is a house? Might be quite convenient for me at my speed...

:???:
Claerwen http://streetmap.co.uk/map.srf?X=282140 ... &A=Y&Z=120 is a farm (and house), Claerddu is the bothy http://streetmap.co.uk/map.srf?X=279265 ... &A=Y&Z=120
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Re: BB200 2017 Resupply Points

Post by ctznsmith » Sat Oct 07, 2017 9:52 am

^ there you go.

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Re: BB200 2017 Resupply Points

Post by Bearbonesnorm » Sat Oct 07, 2017 9:55 am

Hi ctznsmith - Is that actually a bothy? Can't find any info about it apart from a forum saying it is a house? Might be quite convenient for me at my speed...
Caerwen IS A FARM. The bothy is Claerddu further along. Without knowing it's location, you're likely to waste a good hour or so trying to locate it ... time better spent riding slowly :wink:

EDIT: Claerddu comes around 130km in, if you were looking for a roof, I'd probably press on to Syddion (you almost ride past the door) at 160km and give yourself a much better Sunday.

2nd edit: If the present forecast is to be believed, pressing on into the night should lead to less time riding in the rain on Sunday :-bd
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Post by Zippy » Sat Oct 07, 2017 12:42 pm

Bearbonesnorm wrote: 2nd edit: If the present forecast is to be believed,
Bwahahahaha! :-bd

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Re: BB200 2017 Resupply Points

Post by Richard G » Sat Oct 07, 2017 12:56 pm

There shall be no talk of rain! :|

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Re: BB200 2017 Resupply Points

Post by ZeroDarkBivi » Sat Oct 07, 2017 1:45 pm

Bearbonesnorm wrote:2nd edit: If the present forecast is to be believed, pressing on into the night should lead to less time riding in the rain on Sunday :-bd
Way too early to be second-guessing the weather; do you have too many people on the start list?

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