Bb200 Waffle Thread.

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Re: Bb200 Waffle Thread.

Post by Escape Goat » Tue Oct 08, 2019 10:02 pm

sean_iow wrote:
Tue Oct 08, 2019 9:58 pm
.... some parts will get more :lol:
This is going to be interesting.
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Re: Bb200 Waffle Thread.

Post by Asposium » Tue Oct 08, 2019 10:02 pm

redefined_cycles wrote:
Tue Oct 08, 2019 9:58 pm
Alexinthepeaks wrote:
Tue Oct 08, 2019 8:14 pm
I've just swapped out my 2.5 DHF for a WTB ranger 2.8. looks similar tread pattern to the Rocket Ron.

On another note...anyone know if there are showers we can use at the finish or should i expect no luxury like that whatsoever, and resort to babywipe bath / dip in the nearest river.
But isn't the Rocket Rob tread pattern (more) susceptible to become clagged up with mud...

Might go for that then...
Mud?

There won’t be any mud

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Re: Bb200 Waffle Thread.

Post by Escape Goat » Tue Oct 08, 2019 10:05 pm

I drempt I don't an armpit deep river crossing last night. The water was warm and I was dry as soon as I got out. Is stu warming the water for us, was this a premonition??
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Re: Bb200 Waffle Thread.

Post by redefined_cycles » Tue Oct 08, 2019 10:09 pm

But Stu said Wales drains quickly and there'd be only one proper bog :wink: (I realised that was BS thinking about it and his comment at the start of the 2014 BB in Daves vid, "it's all rideable lads"... Oh well...

Prep for the worst and hope for the best... Even the Norgies, however accurate they might seem to be, its still just predictions :lol: ...

Oh well Allans bikes gonna get really muddy I s'pose :o

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Re: Bb200 Waffle Thread.

Post by redefined_cycles » Tue Oct 08, 2019 10:11 pm

My biggest concern of surface water is actually getting to the venue. I already flooded one car (it was a bulletproof Honda 2.4 with a shoddy LPG job and ended up stalling in water that was too deeep and then a few weeks later the pistons blew) due to trying to drive through too deep a puddle... Nowadays everytime I see a huge puddle in car it gets my back up...

So much so thay when I see em on the bike its actually quite therapeutic...

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Re: Bb200 Waffle Thread.

Post by dlovett » Tue Oct 08, 2019 10:20 pm

Exactly I have moved half my packed items on my list to be wear items. Plus everything has just had another layer of nikwax washed onto it.
Escape Goat wrote:
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dlovett wrote:
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. TBH they tend to be quite accurate unfortunately.

Poop. Saves me having to carry the jacket and pants then :lol:

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Re: Bb200 Waffle Thread.

Post by Escape Goat » Tue Oct 08, 2019 10:24 pm

dlovett wrote:
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I have moved half my packed items on my list to be wear items.
I didn't even get to pack them. I'm just winding myself up now. It is what it is, nobody asked me to do it...
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Re: Bb200 Waffle Thread.

Post by techno » Tue Oct 08, 2019 10:45 pm

Escape Goat wrote:
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It is what it is, nobody asked me to do it...
:-bd that's the spirit! ride, push, swear, laugh, eat, drink, swear some more, think: I could be at work! Ride some more.
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Re: Bb200 Waffle Thread.

Post by Ian » Tue Oct 08, 2019 10:57 pm

Alexinthepeaks wrote:
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Norgies....sorry what? 🤔
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Re: Bb200 Waffle Thread.

Post by Jurassic pusher » Wed Oct 09, 2019 7:37 am

Escape Goat wrote:
Tue Oct 08, 2019 10:05 pm
I drempt I don't an armpit deep river crossing last night. The water was warm and I was dry as soon as I got out. Is stu warming the water for us, was this a premonition??
It probably meant that you pissed the bed. :oops:
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Re: Bb200 Waffle Thread.

Post by Escape Goat » Wed Oct 09, 2019 8:24 am

Oh dear. 💦
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Re: Bb200 Waffle Thread.

Post by Richard G » Wed Oct 09, 2019 10:36 am

Is it wrong that I get some sort of perverse pleasure from watching the newbies panic? :cool:

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Re: Bb200 Waffle Thread.

Post by whitestone » Wed Oct 09, 2019 10:38 am

Richard G wrote:
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Is it wrong that I get some sort of perverse pleasure from watching the newbies panic? :cool:
Not at all. Lovely isn't it :lol:

Edit: thinks - better check back to before my first BB200 :???:
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Re: Bb200 Waffle Thread.

Post by Richard G » Wed Oct 09, 2019 10:43 am

We've all been there, for sure.

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Re: Bb200 Waffle Thread.

Post by dlovett » Wed Oct 09, 2019 11:46 am

Richard G wrote:
Wed Oct 09, 2019 10:36 am
Is it wrong that I get some sort of perverse pleasure from watching the newbies panic? :cool:
No not at all, even more fun when they think our kind hearted advice will help them rather than make it even more entertaining!!

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Re: Bb200 Waffle Thread.

Post by JohnClimber » Wed Oct 09, 2019 12:48 pm

As you cross the Barmouth bridge look out for me on the pack raft taking photos of you crossing ;-)
Not riding my bike in this rain (if I don't need to) and I'm going to get wet in the pack raft anyway, so what the hell.

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Re: Bb200 Waffle Thread.

Post by Escape Goat » Wed Oct 09, 2019 12:52 pm

Everyone is a newbie, once.
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Re: Bb200 Waffle Thread.

Post by Escape Goat » Wed Oct 09, 2019 12:53 pm

JohnClimber wrote:
Wed Oct 09, 2019 12:48 pm
As you cross the Barmouth bridge look out for me on the pack raft taking photos of you crossing ;-)
Not riding my bike in this rain (if I don't need to) and I'm going to get wet in the pack raft anyway, so what the hell.

Don't give away your position, you'll get more natural pictures :wink:
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Re: Bb200 Waffle Thread.

Post by Bearbonesnorm » Wed Oct 09, 2019 1:10 pm

Don't give away your position, you'll get more natural pictures
Yeah but if you need a wee as you drop towards Barmouth, you now know it's worth hanging on :-bd
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Re: Bb200 Waffle Thread.

Post by Escape Goat » Wed Oct 09, 2019 1:16 pm

Hope he's got a zoom lense!! 🔎
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Re: Bb200 Waffle Thread.

Post by Richard G » Wed Oct 09, 2019 1:37 pm

JohnClimber wrote:
Wed Oct 09, 2019 12:48 pm
As you cross the Barmouth bridge look out for me on the pack raft taking photos of you crossing ;-)
Not riding my bike in this rain (if I don't need to) and I'm going to get wet in the pack raft anyway, so what the hell.
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Re: Bb200 Waffle Thread.

Post by ssnowman » Wed Oct 09, 2019 8:09 pm

I really can't decide on clipless or flat pedals.
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Re: Bb200 Waffle Thread.

Post by dlovett » Wed Oct 09, 2019 8:16 pm

ssnowman wrote:
Wed Oct 09, 2019 8:09 pm
I really can't decide on clipless or flat pedals.
Both will be right so some parts of the route and both with be wrong for some parts of the route.

Very helpful I know!

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Re: Bb200 Waffle Thread.

Post by mje25 » Wed Oct 09, 2019 8:21 pm

Flats for me. I much prefer walking in fell running shoes to cycling shoes! Although I’m prepared to accept that I might just have the wrong cycling shoes as plenty of others are happy on clips!

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Re: Bb200 Waffle Thread.

Post by JohnClimber » Wed Oct 09, 2019 8:25 pm

Richard G wrote:
Wed Oct 09, 2019 1:37 pm
You going to be at The Star John?

Yes mate, I'm bringing down Sammy, will be there for photos and maybe some filming interviews from around 6ish.

What about you?

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