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Post by BigdummySteve » Wed Aug 12, 2020 9:13 pm

Well the Welsh ride thing is looming and while it’s not going to be the same I’m still looking forward to it as much as ever.
Was just wondering what people will be doing differently, this bloody virus is still lurking. I the postie has just delivered some real turmat dehydrated food for me just incase the cafes etc are booking only.
Are people still planning on going to the star? Is it even a good idea, if not perhaps we could pop in at some point and put a little business their way?
Are you planning on avoiding potentially busy places such as Barmouth?
It’s going to be very different but it will still be tramping around mid Wales so in many ways the same.
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Re: WRT

Post by RIP » Wed Aug 12, 2020 10:27 pm

Would be nice to pop in at Y Star for a quick pint after visiting Stu - to take away the taste of the coffee :wink: .

Can't see us making many changes TBH - try the pubs/cafes but shops'll be open as backup. If it helps, while we're in the boozer quaffing and munching gourmet ales and titbits we'll wave at you through the window scoffing your dehyd in the gale outside :-bd .

But yah, still jiggling me leg with anticipation of a cracking weekend as usual. Whatever happens - whatever - it'll be ace.
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Re: WRT

Post by Dyffers » Thu Aug 13, 2020 5:49 am

Chris n and I have a socially disengaged plan that involves dropping into civilisation once a day for Spar supplies. If the weather is good we'll sit out a pub or two for an energy drink. Otherwise we'll be ghosts in the countryside. :grin:

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Re: WRT

Post by chris n » Thu Aug 13, 2020 6:40 am

Pretty much the same as every other WRT I've done then. :-bd

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Re: WRT

Post by Bearbonesnorm » Thu Aug 13, 2020 10:01 am

Aye, it'll seem slightly unusual this year but I reckon if we embrace it and enter into the spirit, then we should all emerge largely unscathed :wink:

Towns are reasonably busy which means you'll blend in and go largely unnoticed. I know the Star were open for alfresco food and drink but I'm not sure about the need to book ... I shall inquire.
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Re: WRT

Post by Bearbonesnorm » Mon Aug 17, 2020 9:36 am

Called into the Star last night and the good news is that you'll all be very welcome over the Bank holiday weekend, there will be food and drink and you don't have to book. They'll be open all day, each day. :-bd
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Re: WRT

Post by Richard G » Mon Aug 17, 2020 1:53 pm

I wont be staying there this time, I'll be rocking up on the day... to wherever the hell it is I'm likely to start.

Still looking for someone / group to ride with. Got to sort that out soon. lol

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Post by Bearbonesnorm » Mon Aug 17, 2020 2:12 pm

Wasn't so much about people staying Richard, more that they might like to call in on their travels.
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Re: WRT

Post by Richard G » Mon Aug 17, 2020 4:26 pm

Yeah, I was just talking about the pre-ride gathering. They're up a big old hill so I'll likely be passing on going there during. :lol:

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Re: WRT

Post by Fat tyre kicker » Mon Aug 17, 2020 7:10 pm

Good job it's not this weekend, apparently no gps signal within
52nm of Sennybridge :o

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Re: WRT

Post by JohnClimber » Mon Aug 17, 2020 7:44 pm

Dyffers wrote:
Thu Aug 13, 2020 5:49 am
Chris n and I have a socially disengaged plan that involves dropping into civilisation once a day for Spar supplies. If the weather is good we'll sit out a pub or two for an energy drink. Otherwise we'll be ghosts in the countryside. :grin:
Mike and I will be doing the same on a Fat Bike beach route ride, popping in at BB towers on the Bank Holiday Monday morning
Nice short chilled out days at around 35 miles, 40 miles and 11 miles to finish
For once we'll be passing by 3 grid refs too

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Post by Verena » Mon Aug 17, 2020 8:02 pm

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Mon Aug 17, 2020 9:36 am
Called into the Star last night and the good news is that you'll all be very welcome over the Bank holiday weekend, there will be food and drink and you don't have to book. They'll be open all day, each day. :-bd
Sounds good, I'm thinking of trying to go there for breakfast on Monday, before heading over to BB tower for cake and that now infamous coffee....

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Re: WRT

Post by Verena » Mon Aug 17, 2020 8:05 pm

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Mike and I will be doing the same on a Fat Bike beach route ride, popping in at BB towers on the Bank Holiday Monday morning
Nice short chilled out days at around 35 miles, 40 miles and 11 miles to finish
For once we'll be passing by 3 grid refs too
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That sounds quite similar to my plan, minus the fat bike, but heading over to the beach and shorter rides...

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Re: WRT

Post by Dyffers » Mon Aug 17, 2020 8:19 pm

JohnClimber wrote:
Mon Aug 17, 2020 7:44 pm
...beach route ride...
I'm only going to Borth if it's lashing it down; I've never been on a Welsh beach when it's not raining and don't want to break the run. :grin:

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Post by 99percentchimp » Mon Aug 17, 2020 8:42 pm

Dyffers wrote:
Thu Aug 13, 2020 5:49 am
Chris n and I have a socially disengaged plan that involves dropping into civilisation once a day for Spar supplies. If the weather is good we'll sit out a pub or two for an energy drink. Otherwise we'll be ghosts in the countryside. :grin:
Similar thoughts here... some remote camping, dropping into the valleys for Spar pit stops and haunting the forests around Pumlumon… BB Towers mid weekend; in and out the back door :wink: :grin: :o
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Re: WRT

Post by RIP » Mon Aug 17, 2020 9:18 pm

Fat tyre kicker wrote:
Mon Aug 17, 2020 7:10 pm
Good job it's not this weekend, apparently no gps signal within
52m of Sennybridge :o
Make sure you stop going south when you get to the Bluebell Inn and you'll be fine then :wink: .
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Re: WRT

Post by BigdummySteve » Tue Aug 18, 2020 9:26 am

I have visions of boners lining the hills around BB towers like an army waiting to attack, all perfectly still, menacing, silhouetted by the setting sun.
Probably just stagger in gasping for cake :lol:
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Re: WRT

Post by Bearbonesnorm » Tue Aug 18, 2020 9:34 am

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Post by whitestone » Tue Aug 18, 2020 9:37 am

It’s Victoria sponge we want not Victoria bloody Crosses :grin:
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Re: WRT

Post by BigdummySteve » Tue Aug 18, 2020 1:10 pm

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Tue Aug 18, 2020 9:34 am
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Rourkes Driff or Isandlwana though?
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Post by psling » Tue Aug 18, 2020 1:29 pm

Just so long as Stu doesn't start singing Men of Harlech... :shock: :grin:
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Re: WRT

Post by JohnClimber » Sun Aug 23, 2020 7:34 pm

Isn't it time for the John Climber posts up the (belated) WRT weather forecast way too early thread yet?

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Re: WRT

Post by Escape Goat » Sun Aug 23, 2020 7:42 pm

JohnClimber wrote:
Sun Aug 23, 2020 7:34 pm
Isn't it time for the John Climber posts up the (belated) WRT weather forecast way too early thread yet?


You're banned from weather apps! Even the weather tried to kill your last phone if I'm not mistaken. I'm not going and I still don't want to find out :shock: . As you will still go ahead and publish the weather that people are not wanting to hear, your posts should be private with a spoiler alert or password protected to save the eyes of the naive amongst us :lol: Or maybe start a poll? Haha! (Joking obviously...a bit)

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Re: WRT

Post by RIP » Sun Aug 23, 2020 8:13 pm

JohnClimber wrote:
Sun Aug 23, 2020 7:34 pm
Isn't it time for the John Climber posts up the (belated) WRT weather forecast way too early thread yet?
Way too early :wink: . If you feel yourself wavering, click on this quickly: viewtopic.php?f=7&t=17998
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Re: WRT

Post by JohnClimber » Sun Aug 23, 2020 8:34 pm

RIP wrote:
Sun Aug 23, 2020 8:13 pm
JohnClimber wrote:
Sun Aug 23, 2020 7:34 pm
Isn't it time for the John Climber posts up the (belated) WRT weather forecast way too early thread yet?
Way too early :wink: . If you feel yourself wavering, click on this quickly: viewtopic.php?f=7&t=17998
I missed that post :grin:

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