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Re: yd300 weekend

Posted: Fri Jul 31, 2020 12:31 pm
by In Reverse
Riding stright through I take it Bob?

Re: yd300 weekend

Posted: Fri Jul 31, 2020 12:43 pm
by whitestone
In Reverse wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 12:31 pm
Riding straight through I take it Bob?
There's bivy kit in that there saddle pack :wink:

Don't think I'm fit enough to ride through. If I'd had the rides I'd planned then I'd considered it.

Re: yd300 weekend

Posted: Fri Jul 31, 2020 2:14 pm
by In Reverse
A mat in there as well?

I'm too bulky with bivvy, mat & sleeping bag to get everything else in the saddle pack. I'll be carrying a half frame bag for tools/spares/snacks.

Re: yd300 weekend

Posted: Fri Jul 31, 2020 4:04 pm
by whitestone
Yep, a Klymit X-frame.

Tools and spares are in the Wildcat Cheetah, trail food will be in the stem cells.

Re: yd300 weekend

Posted: Fri Jul 31, 2020 6:59 pm
by Escape Goat
Did I just see Cath on that climb out of Skipton?

Re: yd300 weekend

Posted: Fri Jul 31, 2020 7:15 pm
by whitestone
Escape Goat wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 6:59 pm
Did I just see Cath on that climb out of Skipton?
Nah!, she's cooking our tea :-bd She's been back home since about 4pm.

Re: yd300 weekend

Posted: Fri Jul 31, 2020 7:29 pm
by Escape Goat
Well I saw someone. Check again, she may have nipped out!

Re: yd300 weekend

Posted: Sat Aug 01, 2020 11:09 am
by Richard G
Have fun all. I wish I was there. Sadly life's really not allowing that sort of thing right now.

Re: yd300 weekend

Posted: Sun Aug 02, 2020 8:50 am
by whitestone
Well that didn't go as planned :sad:

Felt really jaded. Any slight incline felt like a max effort rather than just a bit of a strain. Not helped by the "slight breeze" in the forecast being a near gale! Struggling in third gear on the flat isn't particularly edifying. Also felt a bit sick after eating a gel and that feeling didn't go away. Got to Buckden at 75km, thought about going over to Askrigg and cutting out the northern loop but then thought "what's the point?" so headed back down the Dale to Skipton.

Looked at my HR data after and I was nowhere near maxing out, in the five and a bit hours to Buckden I was only in my sub-threshold zone for ten minutes, for four hours my HR was in my pootling zones, to use a non-technical term, yet everything felt the opposite.

Re: yd300 weekend

Posted: Sun Aug 02, 2020 9:35 am
by Escape Goat
Mine didn't go to plan either, got to Starbottom after battling up the North Moor Road and hit a mental wall. all of the below little issues turned into one big one.

1)bnb on noisy street, social distancing a thing of the past. Drunk idiots till 5am meaning that I couldn't actually get any quality sleep, main reason for cooking the hotel.
2) guy at hotel said he'd make a bacon butty for the morning - he never and breakfast wasn't searved till 8am.
3) spot batteries dead had to find more
4) UV arm protectors not packed
5) base layer not packed
6)only sweet stuff packed as was going to use resupply for real food
7)no breakfast because of battery hunting
8)no dinner because the pubs in Yorkshire are sub standard
9)no streams to filter water that I was happy with
10) 200k left of the route with limited actual food
11) brakes overheating

Had to call it whilst I was still in control.

12) oh and the most important, ipod headphones kept turning music down :lol:

Scratched at Starbottom, headed to Kettlewell for ice cream and a sulk, then back to Skipton.

Image

Next year...

Re: yd300 weekend

Posted: Sun Aug 02, 2020 9:43 am
by whitestone
Was it you I met at the top of the long drag up Sype Land? http://streetmap.co.uk/map.srf?X=412057 ... &A=Y&Z=120 Had a chat about what we'd packed?

Re: yd300 weekend

Posted: Sun Aug 02, 2020 9:56 am
by Escape Goat
It was not I'm afraid.

Re: yd300 weekend

Posted: Sun Aug 02, 2020 11:09 am
by RIP
Genuine commiserations there 'Goat, that sounds like a deluge of poo descending on your head :sad:. Ice-cream looked nice though. And Bob, not used to you being under the weather - not enough ice-cream?

Re: yd300 weekend

Posted: Sun Aug 02, 2020 11:20 am
by Escape Goat
Cheers RIP!

Eagerly watching Strava uploads for people completing their ride, or the ride. Had a good day on the bike, so wasn't all lost.

Re: yd300 weekend

Posted: Sun Aug 02, 2020 11:31 am
by whitestone
In Reverse and Mike have posted up their rides on Strava - looks like conditions didn't improve that much.

Re: yd300 weekend

Posted: Sun Aug 02, 2020 12:23 pm
by Escape Goat
I don't have In Reverse on my Strava, just Mike - sounds like a damp night.

Re: yd300 weekend

Posted: Sun Aug 02, 2020 12:33 pm
by whitestone
Escape Goat wrote:
Sun Aug 02, 2020 12:23 pm
I don't have In Reverse on my Strava, just Mike - sounds like a damp night.
Looking at the Strava flybys, John Allen passed me near the start and rode through, his ride comment is "grim morning, nice evening, then pissed it down all night". Mike bivvied at the highest point of the route then had about 40mins of descending straight away, not ideal if you haven't warmed up and it's wet.

Re: yd300 weekend

Posted: Sun Aug 02, 2020 2:09 pm
by In Reverse
Yep, pretty much the same story here.

Just couldn't get my average speed up and, although I was enjoying the riding, the headwind and the general struggle meant I wasn't looking like getting back until well into Sunday evening. I'd packed for dry weather too so the forecasts of heavy rain showers that started popping up around lunchtime were already giving me thoughts of cutting it short .

Had the same experience with trying to get food - got to Askrigg about 5pm and two of the pubs were fully booked and the other wasn't starting serving for another hour. The next place was Grinton nearly 30km away and I figured if I got there and none of the pubs around there/Reeth were serving then I'd be in serious trouble.

Decision made - I waited for the pub to start serving, stayed there for nearly 2 hours and had 3 courses and 3 pints, cut across to Bainbridge and did the Roman Rd climb, then dropped down to Ribbleshead and roaded it back to Skipton via the pizza shop in Settle.

Got back to the start at about 1.30am and had just got my head down in the back of the car when the big rain started. It was a lovely feeling tbh. :lol:

Re: yd300 weekend

Posted: Sun Aug 02, 2020 2:17 pm
by In Reverse
Escape Goat wrote:
Sun Aug 02, 2020 12:23 pm
I don't have In Reverse on my Strava, just Mike - sounds like a damp night.
Just sent you a follow request.

It was me you were talking to just before Pateley Bridge and again at the pie shop. I'm SO glad I bought that pie! :grin:

I saw Mike arrive back just as I was packing up to go this morning. He did NOT look happy :lol: :lol: :lol:

Re: yd300 weekend

Posted: Sun Aug 02, 2020 2:44 pm
by Escape Goat
I didn't buy a pie. Even with your warnings of lack of resupply i wasn't thinking and ended up thinking I should have turned back and got more food. I decided against it. Meh ill never do thst again now!

Nice, I'll log in and sort now!

Re: yd300 weekend

Posted: Sun Aug 02, 2020 7:53 pm
by redefined_cycles
9)no streams to filter water that I was happy with
Allen.. I know a guy, who when in and around the Dales somewhere on his road bike and after seeking out streams for ages, finally settled on some green water which passed all the rest of the tests and was coming from up high. Legend has it it might have made hin stronger. Its was on one of the mountain roadswith water trickling down it lile a dead waterfall.. True story...

Sorry to hear everyones stories and glad they all got back safely. Andy, that must've been such a wonderful feeling getting head down with bug-rain just smashing down.

Anyways, none of the stories have made me any more afraid of attempting the DD... Honest :grin:

Re: yd300 weekend

Posted: Sun Aug 02, 2020 10:38 pm
by slarge
Well I really enjoyed that - a bit damp to start, but then brightened up and was sunny all Saturday. Got to Reeth Dales Cycle Centre around 4 ish for hot food and a takeaway sausage butty, Then after Castle Bolton started riding with Zach Jennings (does a lot of fellrunning) and then on the Roman Road got caught by Jamie Ward. Rode with them until the finish. Was thinking of riding straight through, but after the climb out of Dent and the descent to Ribblehead we all really needed a few hours recovery (descending rocky stuff was becoming more and more risky and climbing was just pushing). Bivvied at Ribblehead Viaduct for 4 hours, then had the remaining 100km this morning. Big fry up at a tea room in Malham (dodged the rain), and then a cracking ride back. 300km, 6800m climbing, and burnt around 10500 calories. Just over 30 hours (where does all the dead time go - my moving time was about 20:30 so 10 hours not doing anything (eating, sleeping and faffing)

Re: yd300 weekend

Posted: Sun Aug 02, 2020 10:52 pm
by stevewaters
It was great to meet you Bob - Thanks for the advice!
I took it easy after Buckden to try to keep the hamstring cramps at bay.

Went to Askrigg Stores for a Pork Pie and then surprised and chatted to my in-laws over their garden wall (their home is 200m from the shop!).

I bivied for 3 hours at the end of the Roman Road- just before it merges with the tarmac road.

I bumped into Karl Booth this morning on the Pennine Bridleway on the side of Ingleborough ! - He was on Day 3 of his journey to Cape Wrath :grin:

Managed to get to Elaine's Cafe in Feizor at about 10am this morning - that was life-saver as it was tipping down.

Overall a great experience - some stunning trails that I had not done before :-bd

35hrs 17mins elapsed time. I had about 10 hours of dead time too, but much slower moving time than Steve - 25.5 hours. Interestingly, 500 feet more ascent than the Lakeland 300 that I did 3 weeks ago! :shock:

https://www.strava.com/activities/3855659118

Re: yd300 weekend

Posted: Sun Aug 02, 2020 10:54 pm
by Escape Goat
Epic. I often wonder the same regarding dead time.

Re: yd300 weekend

Posted: Sun Aug 02, 2020 11:03 pm
by In Reverse
A lot of gps devices auto pause if your pace drops below 4kph or something. Garmin Edge do this. Strava copies the times as "not moving" but adds the distance anyway. You always end up with miles more "not moving time" because of this if you've been on a ride where you've done a lot of pushing or had to keep slowing down for gates etc.