BB200 - your favourite bits.

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Richard G
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Re: BB200 - your favourite bits.

Post by Richard G » Fri Apr 10, 2020 1:49 am

Escape Goat wrote:
Thu Apr 09, 2020 5:28 pm
Rich telling me I have broke its back at Barmouth.

Thinking 12 hours on Rich may have lied.
If you hadn't broken its back by that point you'd never have finished...

...I know my BB200s (and since 300!). :grin:

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Re: BB200 - your favourite bits.

Post by Scattamah » Fri Apr 10, 2020 4:17 am

The river crossing on the 2015 episode. That could get tasty if it was another 2 foot higher and rising...nothing like the 2018 crossing early on that so many people went around, but enough of a challenge and wide enough there might be a few wet bodies come the other side.

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Re: BB200 - your favourite bits.

Post by Escape Goat » Fri Apr 10, 2020 9:11 am

Richard G wrote:
Fri Apr 10, 2020 1:49 am
Escape Goat wrote:
Thu Apr 09, 2020 5:28 pm
Rich telling me I have broke its back at Barmouth.

Thinking 12 hours on Rich may have lied.
If you hadn't broken its back by that point you'd never have finished...

...I know my BB200s (and since 300!). :grin:


It is entirely possible that some of my mind is still there and hasn't completed it yet.
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Re: BB200 - your favourite bits.

Post by darbeze » Fri Apr 10, 2020 9:54 am

The funniest moment for me I think was in 2016 I managed to pass the cafe by without even noticing it!

All these tales of how much people enjoyed it and how it helped them through the night and I never even spotted it! That's always tickled me.

I must have been having a full head down and get on with it thing going on :lol:

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Re: BB200 - your favourite bits.

Post by ScotRoutes » Fri Apr 10, 2020 9:58 am

I don't know if the bit immediately after the cafe was worse for having stopped for a couple of hours kip or if it would have been even more horrendous hitting it when still tired.

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Re: BB200 - your favourite bits.

Post by RichinNW » Fri Apr 10, 2020 11:16 am

BB200 2017
For riding
the single track in Hafren forest was a complete surprise;
The climb south of Elan valley visitor centre followed by a blast down the track on the other side.

For experience
carnau night crossing for the bizarre bog fest, sensory deprivation, wildness, and light spectacle with riders strung out;
Hafod estate and arch - a bit of culture

If looking for ideas for 2020?
Doethie valley would be a nice touch
:-bd
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Re: BB200 - your favourite bits.

Post by Bearbonesnorm » Fri Apr 10, 2020 11:53 am

Doethie valley would be a nice touch
But it's horrible :wink: There is however, another track nearby that IMO is much nicer to ride.
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Re: BB200 - your favourite bits.

Post by Dave Barter » Fri Apr 10, 2020 12:51 pm

RichinNW wrote:
Fri Apr 10, 2020 11:16 am
Doethie valley would be a nice touch
:-bd
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Re: BB200 - your favourite bits.

Post by In Reverse » Fri Apr 10, 2020 4:01 pm

The loop around/into Glyn Ceiriog in 2015 was a lovely stretch. I'm sure it would ride well in either direction. :grin:

And that big lumpy rock between Cwrt and Barmouth is actual fun mtb-ing. Corlan Fraith?

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Re: BB200 - your favourite bits.

Post by RichinNW » Fri Apr 10, 2020 7:44 pm

Dave
Looks like I’ve touched a raw nerve there bringing up the D Valley. Please share your thoughts...

Stu
Would also be interested in knowing what your alternative is. It’s not an area I know too well, but got down there on my first WRT.

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