2019 - what you got planned?

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Re: 2019 - what you got planned?

Post by Keith74 » Sat Dec 08, 2018 10:53 pm

Well after this year being a write off between family problems and work 2019 can only be better.

Hopefully moving back to Scotland so plan for next year is to just ride my bike anywhere and as much as possible.

Going to try BAM after only managing 6 months this year and possibly take a few weeks out and do some of the ht550 and head across to Harris again.

But mainly its to stop the excuses and get fit again and enjoy being outdoors.

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Re: 2019 - what you got planned?

Post by Laurensdad » Sun Dec 09, 2018 7:44 am

Going to try BAM, booked a one way flight to Bordeaux - riding home via the ferry (caen / st malo to portsmouth) home being in the New Forest.
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Re: 2019 - what you got planned?

Post by BrokeBikeMountain » Sun Dec 09, 2018 11:03 am

Less traditional racing.
No training schedules, targets or lab tests.

Just gonna ride for fun, with a few organised events.
JennRide (or maybe a truncated version with my girls)
Boltby Bash
ArdRock

Get my girls out for a few fairish weather bivis.

Try to get in a couple of qualifiers, with an eye to 2020......
Lakes 200
Dales 300

And maybe a cairngorm/capital/part HT550.

Try to keep it rubber side down and out of various emergency departments!

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Re: 2019 - what you got planned?

Post by Scattamah » Sun Dec 09, 2018 1:05 pm

Moving to Brisvegas to work 2 jobs. 30Km commute each way for the day job. Night job from home. New trails to be had...just need to work out when I can get back to Europe to ride some of my favourite events. Shoes go inside tent now during BaM...lest I find something a little bit bitey hiding out in a toe box that is small enough you can't see it but with enough kick to send me to A&E. It's BaM...with added danger.

I will miss riding in Dragonland.

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Re: 2019 - what you got planned?

Post by BigdummySteve » Sun Dec 09, 2018 1:29 pm

More tramping around wales, beginning with the winter event. Will BAM again, hopefully again trying to keep it interesting.
Some big rides, not sure where yet.
Something Scottish, I’m working in London a lot so have a parking place 3 miles from Euston, plan is to catch the sleeper after work and perhaps ride the great glen way. I might even pop over to Ireland and so ride in all parts of the U.K. while it still exists.

More miles hopefully, I’m onboard with Veloviewer explorer which will motivate.
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Re: 2019 - what you got planned?

Post by middleagedmadness » Sun Dec 09, 2018 2:32 pm

Ireland isn't part of the UK Steve ,only 6 counties of it :wink:

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Re: 2019 - what you got planned?

Post by BreninBeener » Sun Dec 09, 2018 4:56 pm

After trying in vain to get time off work to do Spanish C2C, me and Mrs B entered the Italy Divide. So we have that at end of April.

We still want to do a Cairngorm loop.

Aug is 16 days riding uplifted DH with one of my daughters.

TNR looks vaguely exciting, but i may run out of leave....

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Re: 2019 - what you got planned?

Post by BreninBeener » Sun Dec 09, 2018 5:07 pm

how bizarre...i typed very exciting, it shows vaguely exciting, and when i try and edit it shows something else!! Its as mad as STW.

So, i really want to do TNR....

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Re: 2019 - what you got planned?

Post by RIP » Sun Dec 09, 2018 5:25 pm

swear filter does that...

"mad as STW". Nah, we're far more mad than that one hopes. As the great Chris Morris would say, we're up there at the top end on the Frankie Fraser madometer - the needle is on "as mad as a lorry". Actually Chris's madometer was measuring rage rather than lunacy but I think it's still valid. Ask MaM, he works with lorries, so could probably offer a comparison.
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Re: 2019 - what you got planned?

Post by middleagedmadness » Sun Dec 09, 2018 5:43 pm

If you can call the piles of s#@te the bakery of brought in for Christmas, lorries reg , I'm sure you could remember them when they first came out ,funny wooden wheels and you have to light the head lights with a actual match I know now where candle power comes from :wink:

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Re: 2019 - what you got planned?

Post by RIP » Sun Dec 09, 2018 5:49 pm

Hah! I'm almost that old yeah. Just realised that of course you're our very own middleagedmadness but I've no idea where the needle is when it measures you mate - probably off the scale :lol:. So which bakery is that by the way? I should have asked you before. Bet you could bring a nice iced crimbo cake next weekend for us which had literally fallen off the back of a lorry!
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Re: 2019 - what you got planned?

Post by middleagedmadness » Sun Dec 09, 2018 5:54 pm

No cake and it's poor show kingsmill bread ,oh the bakery is allied bakeries

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Re: 2019 - what you got planned?

Post by middleagedmadness » Sun Dec 09, 2018 5:55 pm

middleagedmadness wrote:No cake and it's poor show kingsmill bread ,oh the bakery is allied bakeries
Ha the swear filter got it nearly right :lol:

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Re: 2019 - what you got planned?

Post by psling » Sun Dec 09, 2018 7:12 pm

Thought I'd throw this in just for the hell of it: Two Zero One Eight plans... http://bearbonesbikepacking.co.uk/phpBB ... n+for+2018
We go out into the hills to lose ourselves, not to get lost. You are only lost if you need to be somewhere else and if you really need to be somewhere else then you're probably in the wrong place to begin with.

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Re: 2019 - what you got planned?

Post by Moder-dye » Sun Dec 09, 2018 8:16 pm

I see no one is planning to take on the honourable role of being Keeper of the Scales for Bear Bones Fat Fighters 2019, nudge nudge...

Go on, I know some one wants too :???:

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Re: 2019 - what you got planned?

Post by FLV » Sun Dec 09, 2018 11:08 pm

psling wrote:Thought I'd throw this in just for the hell of it: Two Zero One Eight plans... http://bearbonesbikepacking.co.uk/phpBB ... n+for+2018
Interesting. This time last year I was getting back to cycling after illness. Doing the same as I missed the summer again. In a much better position this time though.

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Re: 2019 - what you got planned?

Post by restlessshawn » Mon Dec 10, 2018 9:56 am

Few too many glasses of wine last night and entered the Dirty Reiver FFS

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Re: 2019 - what you got planned?

Post by jameso » Sun Dec 16, 2018 8:37 pm

jameso wrote:TINAT 600...
Just realised the TINAT weekend doesn't have a 600 on next year, ah well. 400's fine :grin:

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Re: 2019 - what you got planned?

Post by MikeW » Wed Dec 19, 2018 4:45 pm

I'm going for BAM in 2019. I've considered it before and failed miserably. I figure but putting it on here I'll give myself a bit more of a kick up the backside to get it done!

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Re: 2019 - what you got planned?

Post by Moff » Thu Dec 20, 2018 4:41 pm

BAM - 2107 fizzled out with 2 to go, 2018 didn't get started (though managed a couple #Jennride & SSUK), so 3rd time lucky?
#jennride - Cotswold edition
#jennride - bimbling around the Lakes
South Downs Way
Mountain Mayhem Solo
SSUK
Alpine Gravity riding
more rides with the other half
more rides with friends
...just more riding...

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Re: 2019 - what you got planned?

Post by Fat tyre kicker » Thu Dec 20, 2018 5:23 pm

Hopefully some riding....need to tip the Work/life balance...

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Re: 2019 - what you got planned?

Post by ballibeg » Sun Dec 23, 2018 10:10 am

It's the YOTHH for me. Crap year, seen too much death so going to rebalance things with more hammocking. The Year Of The High Hammock will be me trying to find the highest natural hangs for a night. First on my place, then Argyll, then a days ride from the house, then maybe Mull, Islay and the Alps in July. I get a few days off the ambulance and the family are sorted it'll be my cue to go high.

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Re: 2019 - what you got planned?

Post by TheBrownDog » Sun Dec 23, 2018 7:06 pm

It's the YOTHH for me.
How high is high? I'm afraid to stray more than two feet off the ground ....
I'm just stepping outside ...

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Re: 2019 - what you got planned?

Post by ballibeg » Sun Dec 23, 2018 8:30 pm

I'm like you, it'll be more highest terrain rather than slack lining to my bed!

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Re: 2019 - what you got planned?

Post by JohnClimber » Tue Dec 25, 2018 3:10 pm

Almost 3 years on BaM will come to an end, but I'll still be getting out loads but I won't be calendar watching just to tick a box.

I'm thinking of PRaM,
Pack Raft a Month, even if it's just a trip out on the local canal I think I'd like to get on the water with or without my bike at least once a month in 2019.

Take the pack raft on the WRT and Jenn Ride for water short cuts ;-)
Head to Scotland for a very long weekend for a bike packing/ rafting trip before the midges come out to play.
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