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WRT only 8 weeks away

Post by JohnClimber » Sat Mar 09, 2019 9:58 pm

4 weeks to grid refs and only 8 weeks to the main event.
How's your sleeping in ditches training going?

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Re: WRT only 8 weeks away

Post by Mike » Sat Mar 09, 2019 10:06 pm

Simply put...its not :shock: seem to have had the lurgy since xmas

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Re: WRT only 8 weeks away

Post by Escape Goat » Sat Mar 09, 2019 10:24 pm

Relatively ok! Hopefully this month and my first solo April. :-bd
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Re: WRT only 8 weeks away

Post by Richard G » Sun Mar 10, 2019 3:01 am

Haven't been out on a bike since the Winter Ride Thing... so not great. lol

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Re: WRT only 8 weeks away

Post by Landslide » Sun Mar 10, 2019 9:16 am

I've looked at maps of the general vicinity of Bearbones Towers. There seems to be a lot of contour lines...

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Re: WRT only 8 weeks away

Post by RIP » Sun Mar 10, 2019 10:01 am

Yeah they're weird the contours round Stu's - they all seem to show 'up' without any corresponding 'downs' anywhere.
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Re: WRT only 8 weeks away

Post by psling » Sun Mar 10, 2019 10:30 am

Yeah, I've got my route plotted and bivvy spots identified - one of them a good sheltered spot so should be ideal for a nice fire. Will be planning my food drops next.
I'll be missing out 3 of the references that are a bit off-grid for me though.
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Re: WRT only 8 weeks away

Post by ootini » Sun Mar 10, 2019 10:35 am

psling wrote:Yeah, I've got my route plotted and bivvy spots identified - one of them a good sheltered spot so should be ideal for a nice fire. Will be planning my food drops next.
I'll be missing out 3 of the references that are a bit off-grid for me though.
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How have you planned any of this ? The refs aren't out yet are they? EDIT. Oh hang on..... It's dawning on me..... I did think the mention of a fire was a bit brave round these parts

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Re: WRT only 8 weeks away

Post by RIP » Sun Mar 10, 2019 11:01 am

:lol:
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Re: WRT only 8 weeks away

Post by BigdummySteve » Sun Mar 10, 2019 11:37 am

RIP wrote:Yeah they're weird the contours round Stu's - they all seem to show 'up' without any corresponding 'downs' anywhere.
Especially if pickers does the route “gently undulating” :shock:

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Re: WRT only 8 weeks away

Post by BigdummySteve » Sun Mar 10, 2019 11:42 am

JohnClimber wrote:4 weeks to grid refs and only 8 weeks to the main event.
How's your sleeping in ditches training going?
Well I’ve been to a pub and several cafes :-bd
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Re: WRT only 8 weeks away

Post by jaminb » Sun Mar 10, 2019 4:36 pm

Super excited here - it will only be my 2nd WRT. I have the following week off to recover whilst cycling the Pennine Bridleway Way before the Moors 100. My plans to ride between the three rides have been scrapped on the grounds of I am not very good!

The opportunities for over packing / thinking are enormous even before any grid refs are published. Hopefully Stu will offer a cheats route again for the hard of navigating

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Re: WRT only 8 weeks away

Post by redefined_cycles » Sun Mar 10, 2019 4:41 pm

How much of the PBW are you gonna do as the recovery ride :grin: it says it all about the WRT rpute I suppose

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Re: WRT only 8 weeks away

Post by jaminb » Sun Mar 10, 2019 5:09 pm

i have got a lift to Middleton Top on the monday evening and then 4 days to get as far along the PBW as possible. Certainly won't be a strenuous pace and hopefully there will plenty of opportunities to refuel, rehydrate and dry the Welsh moisture from my soggy gear!

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Re: WRT only 8 weeks away

Post by JohnClimber » Sun Mar 10, 2019 8:57 pm

jaminb wrote: Hopefully Stu will offer a cheats route again for the hard of navigating
There's always the 2 Lonely Hearts Club rides for the hard of navigating to join in with.
Tune back in once the grit refs are out

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Re: WRT only 8 weeks away

Post by redefined_cycles » Mon Mar 11, 2019 12:19 am

jaminb wrote:i have got a lift to Middleton Top on the monday evening and then 4 days to get as far along the PBW as possible. Certainly won't be a strenuous pace and hopefully there will plenty of opportunities to refuel, rehydrate and dry the Welsh moisture from my soggy gear!
Hope you enjoy it all... Every last minute of it and GodWilling the sun shines just the right amount for everyone including the WRT thingy.... Hopefully the bogs might just be a bit dry(ish)...

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