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Re: Bb200 Waffle Thread.

Post by Escape Goat » Fri Sep 27, 2019 7:02 am

Brilliant. :-bd

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Re: Bb200 Waffle Thread.

Post by Richard G » Fri Sep 27, 2019 7:37 am

Escape Goat wrote:
Thu Sep 26, 2019 9:27 pm
Rich, least you know what to expect unlike me and other n00bs at the starting line. You'll be back before you know it.

As far as the Inn, booking. Com take the payment.
Expect pain, tiredness, mud and dragging your bike through tussocks... you wont go far wrong. :lol:

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Re: Bb200 Waffle Thread.

Post by Escape Goat » Fri Sep 27, 2019 8:26 am

:lol:

I've put them on the kit list...

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Re: Bb200 Waffle Thread.

Post by Bearbonesnorm » Fri Sep 27, 2019 8:51 am

I'll let you into a secret - we're visiting Bugeilyn this year. It'll provide all those things listed by Richard in one fell swoop :-bd
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Re: Bb200 Waffle Thread.

Post by dlovett » Fri Sep 27, 2019 8:53 am

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Fri Sep 27, 2019 8:51 am
I'll let you into a secret - we're visiting Bugeilyn this year. It'll provide all those things listed by Richard in one fell swoop :-bd
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Re: Bb200 Waffle Thread.

Post by dlovett » Fri Sep 27, 2019 10:08 am

Another tip for the newbies is get hold of an Isle of Man Manx Telecom PAYG Sim. They do a pay sim which outside the IOM road on to ALL of the UK Mobile networks for free. That way you can carry a phone that WILL work IF there is signal on any UK network. Very handy if you need to be contacted or if you have an issue, you can get help. Free to rx calls and sms, about the same price as a UK PAYG to call/sms UK numbers.

https://www.manxtelecom.com/personal/mobile

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Re: Bb200 Waffle Thread.

Post by dlovett » Fri Sep 27, 2019 10:55 am

Another newbie tip for use in areas with bad mobile coverage, the SMS999 service as sometimes you don't have enough signal for a call but a SMS might get through. As recommended by the Aberdyfi Search & Rescue Team who cover the BB area

https://www.ngts.org.uk/how-to-use-ngt/ ... g-ngt.html

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Re: Bb200 Waffle Thread.

Post by whitestone » Fri Sep 27, 2019 11:52 am

If we are looking at emergency calls then enable "location services" or whatever it's called on your phone. Mountain rescue teams use a system called SARLoc (Search And Rescue Location) whereby they send you a text with a link in it. Click on the link and it opens up a map in your phone's browser and sends your location back to MRT. No need to install an app. There's also OSLocate which isn't quite as convenient.

On some GPS units (I know the Garmin Oregon does this, not sure about Dakota or Etrex) you can set a data field to show your current position as a ten figure OS grid reference. If you are somewhere without phone reception you'll obviously need to note it down before finding somewhere to make a call.

There's also AML (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Advanced_Mobile_Location
) which automatically sends your location when calling the emergency services, this has been on Android for a few years and on iOS for not quite as long, from version 11.03 (about March 2018).
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Re: Bb200 Waffle Thread.

Post by Escape Goat » Fri Sep 27, 2019 1:55 pm

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Fri Sep 27, 2019 8:51 am
we're visiting Bugeilyn this year.
It makes it sound a little bit less ouchy if this terminology is used. Can't wait to see the sights. Hope the tour guide is decent.

I do think it will be pitch black, wet, and Wales.

This is going to be rather grand.

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Re: Bb200 Waffle Thread.

Post by Bearbonesnorm » Fri Sep 27, 2019 2:00 pm

You'll see Bugeilyn in daylight ......... don't look at the floor, just look a round, it's lovely ...... as long as you can actually see for the mist and the wind driven rain / hail / sleet :-bd
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Re: Bb200 Waffle Thread.

Post by dlovett » Fri Sep 27, 2019 2:04 pm

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Fri Sep 27, 2019 2:00 pm
You'll see Bugeilyn in daylight ......... don't look at the floor, just look a round, it's lovely ...... as long as you can actually see for the mist and the wind driven rain / hail / sleet :-bd
Erm, what about the Snow?? I remember it well from one of the Winter events.

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Re: Bb200 Waffle Thread.

Post by Escape Goat » Fri Sep 27, 2019 2:06 pm

Actually it snowed on this year's WRT.

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Re: Bb200 Waffle Thread.

Post by Bearbonesnorm » Fri Sep 27, 2019 2:06 pm

Erm, what about the Snow?? I remember it well from one of the Winter events.
Yeah but that's January Duncan, when the weather gets bad :wink:
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Re: Bb200 Waffle Thread.

Post by Escape Goat » Fri Sep 27, 2019 3:11 pm

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Fri Sep 27, 2019 2:06 pm
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Yeah but that's January Duncan, when the weather gets bad :wink:

May didn't get the memo

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Re: Bb200 Waffle Thread.

Post by redefined_cycles » Fri Sep 27, 2019 4:51 pm

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Fri Sep 27, 2019 8:51 am
I'll let you into a secret - we're visiting Bugeilyn this year. It'll provide all those things listed by Richard in one fell swoop :-bd
How about you think of it as boogie-line. Sounds less painful (maybe less scenic too)...

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Re: Bb200 Waffle Thread.

Post by dlovett » Sat Sep 28, 2019 4:06 pm

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Fri Sep 27, 2019 2:06 pm
Erm, what about the Snow?? I remember it well from one of the Winter events.
Yeah but that's January Duncan, when the weather gets bad :wink:
You should work for the welsh tourist office !

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Re: Bb200 Waffle Thread.

Post by middleagedmadness » Sat Sep 28, 2019 4:44 pm

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Fri Sep 27, 2019 8:51 am
I'll let you into a secret - we're visiting Bugeilyn this year. It'll provide all those things listed by Richard in one fell swoop :-bd
Myself, reg and Peter were that way on Thursday and if you have the same weather it's not the easiest place to ride through ( not quite as down as bugeilyn but in the general area) :-bd

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Re: Bb200 Waffle Thread.

Post by JohnClimber » Sat Sep 28, 2019 8:17 pm

I have a bit of inside information...........

Last Saturday Stuart was spotted near Bala.

What was he looking for?

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Maybe he was looking for type 2 fun up that way for you all in October.

here's a link to help you
https://lmgtfy.com/?q=Do+mountain+bikes ... ter%3F&t=v

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Re: Bb200 Waffle Thread.

Post by BigdummySteve » Sat Sep 28, 2019 9:21 pm

Escape Goat wrote:
Fri Sep 27, 2019 3:11 pm
Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Fri Sep 27, 2019 2:06 pm
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Yeah but that's January Duncan, when the weather gets bad :wink:

May didn't get the memo

Aye it was a shocker looking out of the window at the star at 6am, thankful it had melted by the time my boy woke up, thought it best not to mention it :grin:
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Re: Bb200 Waffle Thread.

Post by Bearbonesnorm » Sat Sep 28, 2019 9:24 pm

I was looking for monsters John.

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Re: Bb200 Waffle Thread.

Post by Richard G » Sun Sep 29, 2019 1:06 pm

Funny aside... my usual BB200 bike is fully prepped and in the garage.

When the hell have I ever had my bikes actually ready to ride?!? Clearly that's why I had such a bad crash, the universe needed to re-align things and ensure I wasn't ready to ride.

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Re: Bb200 Waffle Thread.

Post by dlovett » Sun Sep 29, 2019 5:37 pm

Richard G wrote:
Sun Sep 29, 2019 1:06 pm
Funny aside... my usual BB200 bike is fully prepped and in the garage.

When the hell have I ever had my bikes actually ready to ride?!? Clearly that's why I had such a bad crash, the universe needed to re-align things and ensure I wasn't ready to ride.
Did you get it an x-ray done on it in the end?

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Re: Bb200 Waffle Thread.

Post by larsmars » Sun Sep 29, 2019 6:49 pm

Sounds like the masses will be heading to the Star Inn on Friday. Is anyone staying in Llanbrynmair? The Wynnstay Arms does bed and breakfast for £25. Is there a catch? Seems convenient and economical.

http://www.wynnstayarmshotel.co.uk/html ... kfast.html

Searching the forum reveals something about it being a themed pub... or 'Wales in 1972' themed as Ian Fitzy put it.

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Re: Bb200 Waffle Thread.

Post by Dave Barter » Sun Sep 29, 2019 7:55 pm

I stayed there in 2014 they were very friendly but room was a bit weird as it had a child’s cot in it. Felt like I was in the first five minutes of a horror film.
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Re: Bb200 Waffle Thread.

Post by Richard G » Sun Sep 29, 2019 8:53 pm

dlovett wrote:
Sun Sep 29, 2019 5:37 pm
Did you get it an x-ray done on it in the end?
The bike, or me? I've lost count of the number of x-rays I've had on me in the last 3 months. :lol:

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