GBDURO goes from self-supported to self-sufficient

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Re: GBDURO goes from self-supported to self-sufficient

Post by restlessshawn » Tue May 26, 2020 8:48 am

ScotRoutes wrote:
Tue May 26, 2020 8:30 am
I'll just point out that the position is different in Scotland where the Government is taking a slightly slower approach. A number of cyclists travelling the length of the UK and turning up in some of the local communities will attract the wrong sort of attention.
Exactly, I guess we'd need to be in phase 3 before this would really be acceptable and I can't see that by 1st August

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Post by jameso » Tue May 26, 2020 8:58 am

I'll just point out that the position is different in Scotland where the Government is taking a slightly slower approach.
Yes, sensibly I think. As far as the event goes it may depend on how aligned the country is by August, tbh had in mind an assumption it all would be by then. If not, you'd have to respect the more cautious approach of Scotland or Wales.

The third phase of easing inc hospitality was said to be something like no earlier than early July but who knows. Even then / when the govt decide we're at that point it's only an option and doesn't mean it's right.

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Re: GBDURO goes from self-supported to self-sufficient

Post by htrider » Tue May 26, 2020 11:01 am

Just had another thought - loo roll. There ain't any public loos open, no cafes or pubs so you are on the dig a hole and fill it back in again routine for the whole route. Not exactly appropriate in many sections of the route plus you've also got to add a few loo rolls to your already large load out.

Nice try chaps but I'd say it constitutes pishing in the wind...

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Re: GBDURO goes from self-supported to self-sufficient

Post by PaulB2 » Tue May 26, 2020 11:03 am

If you're meant to be completely self-sufficient does that mean they want you to carry all the water for entire trip too?

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Re: GBDURO goes from self-supported to self-sufficient

Post by Lazarus » Tue May 26, 2020 11:24 am

No nor do they expect you to have made the bike entirely yourself.
it just means no commerical re supply/outside assitance or any re supply.

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Re: GBDURO goes from self-supported to self-sufficient

Post by PaulB2 » Tue May 26, 2020 11:40 am

Phew, :lol:

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Re: GBDURO goes from self-supported to self-sufficient

Post by whitestone » Tue May 26, 2020 11:46 am

PaulB2 wrote:
Tue May 26, 2020 11:03 am
If you're meant to be completely self-sufficient does that mean they want you to carry all the water for entire trip too?

Maybe you could use something like a traffic cone strapped to your back as a water collection device?
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Re: GBDURO goes from self-supported to self-sufficient

Post by PaulB2 » Tue May 26, 2020 11:48 am

I was thinking more
whitestone wrote:
Tue May 26, 2020 11:46 am
PaulB2 wrote:
Tue May 26, 2020 11:03 am
If you're meant to be completely self-sufficient does that mean they want you to carry all the water for entire trip too?

Maybe you could use something like a traffic cone strapped to your back as a water collection device?
I was thinking more some form of upside down umbrella glued to the top of my helmet and a long straw

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Re: GBDURO goes from self-supported to self-sufficient

Post by jameso » Tue May 26, 2020 11:58 am

you've also got to add a few loo rolls to your already large load out.
In a 7-10 day ride? No wonder there was a shortage and hoarding a couple of months ago, if people use it at that rate :smile:
New line of stem cell bags? The WP-TP holder.. gotta keep it dry. Discussions of the 'Nepal method' alternative and pros-cons of added water needs vs lower TP consumption? A direct traffic cone water collector bidet product with a Viz style advert? So much potential.
(sorry... toilet humour has clearly been lacking for a while here among other things (edit-'here' as in for me, at home etc - not 'on here') )

Edit, and I missed it first time, "he said load-out.. "
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Re: GBDURO goes from self-supported to self-sufficient

Post by RIP » Tue May 26, 2020 12:25 pm

whitestone wrote:
Tue May 26, 2020 11:46 am
PaulB2 wrote:
Tue May 26, 2020 11:03 am
If you're meant to be completely self-sufficient does that mean they want you to carry all the water for entire trip too?

Maybe you could use something like a traffic cone strapped to your back as a water collection device?
I'm not rising to the bait :wink: . You've no idea how difficult that is though :grin: .
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Re: GBDURO goes from self-supported to self-sufficient

Post by htrider » Tue May 26, 2020 1:03 pm

jameso wrote:
Tue May 26, 2020 11:58 am
you've also got to add a few loo rolls to your already large load out.
In a 7-10 day ride? No wonder there was a shortage and hoarding a couple of months ago, if people use it at that rate :smile:
New line of stem cell bags? The WP-TP holder.. gotta keep it dry. Discussions of the 'Nepal method' alternative and pros-cons of added water needs vs lower TP consumption? A direct traffic cone water collector bidet product with a Viz style advert? So much potential.
(sorry... toilet humour has clearly been lacking for a while here among other things)

Edit, and I missed it first time, "he said load-out.. "
:lol:
Joking apart, my digestive system seems to go into overdrive on a multi-day ITT so it would defo need a good supply.....
Re water - Filter and drink your own wee?

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Re: GBDURO goes from self-supported to self-sufficient

Post by whitestone » Tue May 26, 2020 1:16 pm

RIP wrote:
Tue May 26, 2020 12:25 pm
whitestone wrote:
Tue May 26, 2020 11:46 am
PaulB2 wrote:
Tue May 26, 2020 11:03 am
If you're meant to be completely self-sufficient does that mean they want you to carry all the water for entire trip too?

Maybe you could use something like a traffic cone strapped to your back as a water collection device?
I'm not rising to the bait :wink: . You've no idea how difficult that is though :grin: .
Not even the special model with the built-in sand filtration system and reflective safety stripe? :grin:
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Re: GBDURO goes from self-supported to self-sufficient

Post by trob6 » Tue May 26, 2020 6:52 pm

RIP wrote:
Tue May 26, 2020 12:25 pm
whitestone wrote:
Tue May 26, 2020 11:46 am
PaulB2 wrote:
Tue May 26, 2020 11:03 am
If you're meant to be completely self-sufficient does that mean they want you to carry all the water for entire trip too?

Maybe you could use something like a traffic cone strapped to your back as a water collection device?
I'm not rising to the bait :wink: . You've no idea how difficult that is though :grin: .
Come on Reg you know you want to, you could knock one up tomorrow :grin:
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Re: GBDURO goes from self-supported to self-sufficient

Post by Alpinum » Tue May 26, 2020 7:21 pm

Gosh, they would hit the wall hard.

I want to see this.
I like watching a good carnage.

But it's not going to happen.

They're humans. They'd all cheat.

Also, I too find it a not so good idea given the times and location.

But yeah, fun going self sufficient.
I love the purity of complete self dependency, exposure and isolation. Really do.

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It's amazing what terrain can be traversed in fair 'speed' with the right bike (and rider), no matter if you're carrying 5 or 20 days worth of food.
After all, human + bicycle are the most efficient compared to any land animal. Any.

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Re: GBDURO goes from self-supported to self-sufficient

Post by RIP » Tue May 26, 2020 8:28 pm

trob6 wrote:
Tue May 26, 2020 6:52 pm
RIP wrote:
Tue May 26, 2020 12:25 pm
whitestone wrote:
Tue May 26, 2020 11:46 am
PaulB2 wrote:
Tue May 26, 2020 11:03 am
If you're meant to be completely self-sufficient does that mean they want you to carry all the water for entire trip too?

Maybe you could use something like a traffic cone strapped to your back as a water collection device?
I'm not rising to the bait :wink: . You've no idea how difficult that is though :grin: .
Come on Reg you know you want to, you could knock one up tomorrow :grin:
Ohhh..... so long as it's recorded that I resisted this :wink: . This thread is destined to keep coming back like those Andrew Neil + Bimbo photos in Private Eye:
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Re: GBDURO goes from self-supported to self-sufficient

Post by sean_iow » Tue May 26, 2020 8:37 pm

Just re-read the cone thread an I see it was my idea to pipe the cone to a water bottle for top-ups :smile:

It's like I could see into the future, I must have been rubbing my crystal ball... luckily some more Bum Butter came in today's post to stop it getting sore :wink:

Back on topic, briefly, it shouldn't be too hard to carry enough food these days, they used to set off into the unknown 100 years ago on bikes and have to carry all their food before the Spar shop made it to the sub-Saharan Africa? The added bonus of carrying food is that every day the load gets lighter. I guess it depends on how much you are prepared to suffer. Most dehydrated meals can be re-hydrated with cold water if you leave them long enough, fill in the morning, strap on the bars to warm slightly in the sun, eat in the evening.

Not sure it's my idea of fun. Due to getting out of sync with the opening times I did 2 days on the HT550 without hot food and that was enough for me.
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Re: GBDURO goes from self-supported to self-sufficient

Post by shutupthepunx » Wed May 27, 2020 4:26 am

a game 'who can carry the most huel/soylant/spiz wins' anyone?

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Re: GBDURO goes from self-supported to self-sufficient

Post by ZeroDarkBivi » Sun May 31, 2020 1:58 am

:shock:
:o
:lol:
An exercise in desperation.
Good luck to them...

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Re: GBDURO goes from self-supported to self-sufficient

Post by Bearbonesnorm » Mon Jun 01, 2020 1:25 pm

Has anyone noticed how little surface water there is about at present? Even here where every valley has a stream or river, many are nearly dry already ... that lead me to think, given that water could be in very short supply, taking dehydrated food could be a very bad idea, which means having to carry heavier / bulkier 'wet' food, which in itself still isn't a great idea.

Anyway, can't help thinking had they left things a few more weeks before making any decisions, things might have changed enough to allow the usual self supported guidelines to stand. Could they retract and return to the standard format or is that just p1ssing folk about too much?
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Post by Chew » Mon Jun 01, 2020 2:36 pm

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Mon Jun 01, 2020 1:25 pm
Has anyone noticed how little surface water there is about at present?
I cant really remember us having any significant rain over the past 3 months?
Reservoirs are half full around here.


Doubt they have thought about it really.
We have chosen to announce this rule set now (22 May 2020), rather than continue to wait and see how the situation develops for two reasons:
- The uncertainty caused by holding off making a decision will continue to cause angst all-round. We need to adapt the original rules and we only want to do this once. Therefore we have decided to adopt a strict approach that can be followed largely independent from how the situation unfolds from this point on.
- The self-sufficient approach requires riders to invest weeks of preparation to carry out research and adapt their bikes, bodies, and minds, for a ride that now has a very different personality. Hence announcing the rule change now means riders have sufficient time to prepare.
Seems like a knee jerk reaction to make sure that the event ran this year.

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Re: GBDURO goes from self-supported to self-sufficient

Post by PaulB2 » Mon Jun 01, 2020 4:23 pm

It was the driest May since they kept keeping records in 1862!

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Post by ScotRoutes » Mon Jun 01, 2020 6:47 pm

https://www.cyclingweekly.com/news/late ... ter-144731
in ideal conditions (hot and humid) the creation will be able to produce half a litre of water from an hour of cycling.
Ideal then!

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Post by Bearbonesnorm » Mon Jun 01, 2020 6:55 pm

I made something a few years ago that should do the trick.

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Post by RIP » Mon Jun 01, 2020 7:15 pm

:-bd
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Post by composite » Mon Jun 01, 2020 7:27 pm

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Mon Jun 01, 2020 6:55 pm
I made something a few years ago that should do the trick.

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You could recycle water with that too.

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