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Re: WRT

Post by jaminb » Mon Aug 24, 2020 2:55 pm

just booked my train tickets - what a pain to reserve a bike!

Anyone fancy sending me a gpx of their route - I am never going to get time this week to try and plot something.

Thanks in advance.

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Re: WRT

Post by jay91 » Mon Aug 24, 2020 3:50 pm

Where you getting the train too?.
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Re: WRT

Post by jaminb » Mon Aug 24, 2020 3:55 pm

Train booked Birmingham to Barmouth but can get off at any of the earlier stops if that is nearer to a GR

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Re: WRT

Post by RIP » Tue Aug 25, 2020 9:40 am

It's just struck me, JC, you're going to have to cart loads of extra luggage round with you this time to carry all your prizes back from Stu's :smile: .

Oh, there aren't any prizes this year of course, poor old JC :smile: .
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Re: WRT

Post by chris n » Wed Aug 26, 2020 4:14 pm

So who's starting where, and when? I'm heading off on Friday from Bristol-ish.

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Re: WRT

Post by jaminb » Wed Aug 26, 2020 7:20 pm

thanks to Techno I now have a route and will be leaving Mach friday evening - cant wait to get going!

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Re: WRT

Post by frogatthefarriers » Wed Aug 26, 2020 7:27 pm

Llandinam, between Caersws and Llanidloes. Google satellite maps show a decent car park. The only thing that worries me about my route (apart from weather, distance, height gained, availability of pub food) is that I'm expecting to be at the Towers on Monday afternoon and most of the cake will have gone.
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Re: WRT

Post by RIP » Wed Aug 26, 2020 8:10 pm

You think you've got problems Lu, wouldn't be surprised to arrive at t'Towers Monday evening by which time both the cake AND Stu AND Dee will have gone, and one will be standing in the yard looking forlorn (and cakeless)!
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Re: WRT

Post by chris n » Wed Aug 26, 2020 8:42 pm

Dyffers and I are going for breakfast there on Sunday... :-bd

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Re: WRT

Post by RIP » Wed Aug 26, 2020 8:50 pm

You're having cake for breakfast? Well why not indeed :wink: .
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Re: WRT

Post by JohnClimber » Wed Aug 26, 2020 10:46 pm

Has everyone got their plan sorted?

I wonder how many of will bump in to each other (at a social distance) when we are out and about?

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Re: WRT

Post by Richard G » Wed Aug 26, 2020 11:21 pm

Nope. Probably going to post a thread tomorrow to beg for someone to follow around.

Right now I don't even have a working bike, let alone a route.

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Re: WRT

Post by Taylor » Thu Aug 27, 2020 12:26 am

Richard G wrote:
Wed Aug 26, 2020 11:21 pm
Nope. Probably going to post a thread tomorrow to beg for someone to follow around.

Right now I don't even have a working bike, let alone a route.
Seems to be a recurring theme

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Re: WRT

Post by 99percentchimp » Thu Aug 27, 2020 12:50 am

Starting in Mach Sat midday with a trip to Borth and circuit of Pumlumon with a visit to BB Towers and NyA.
Looking forward to bumping into folk.
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Re: WRT

Post by jaminb » Thu Aug 27, 2020 5:32 pm

the first casualty of 2020 WRT? I did try and squeeze in sufficient breakfasts and dinners for 4 days, plus the usual stuff - bivvy bag, tarp, ground sheet and the obligatory stuffed 650 myti mug and cosy.

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Re: WRT

Post by Richard G » Fri Aug 28, 2020 3:19 pm

LMAO... off to a bad start again. Have lost my keys (again).

Cue an hour turning the house upside down to find them so I can actually get started prepping the bike.

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Re: WRT

Post by whitestone » Fri Aug 28, 2020 3:54 pm

Got a rough route: Llangurig - Nant Rhys - Devil's Bridge - Nant-yr-Arian - Borth - Mach - Dolgellau - Dyfi Forest - BB Towers The Star - Hafren - Llangurig. Various extension/bail out options depending on mood, etc.

Going to be a somewhat more "loaded" ride as I'm taking the hammock, so hopefully we'll bivy up in some woods, but I've got a sleeping mat as well just in case we don't. An Alpkit Rig7 does seem inordinately extravagant just for one person :lol: That, the hammock and the underquilt add 1500g to my usual sleeping setup!
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Re: WRT

Post by Richard G » Fri Aug 28, 2020 4:26 pm

Fancy bike is out... even fully pulled to the bar the front brake does nothing. Plus rear hub seems to be dragging hard.

Old faithful it is, but there's work to be done there too.

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Re: WRT

Post by RIP » Fri Aug 28, 2020 5:05 pm

whitestone wrote:
Fri Aug 28, 2020 3:54 pm
Got a rough route: Llangurig - Nant Rhys - Devil's Bridge - Nant-yr-Arian - Borth - Mach - Dolgellau - Dyfi Forest - BB Towers The Star - Hafren - Llangurig. Various extension/bail out options depending on mood, etc.
Sounds like things could get very sociable on Sat evening then! Glad I didn't let on where the top-secret croft is ;).
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Re: WRT

Post by whitestone » Fri Aug 28, 2020 6:08 pm

RIP wrote:
Fri Aug 28, 2020 5:05 pm
whitestone wrote:
Fri Aug 28, 2020 3:54 pm
Got a rough route: Llangurig - Nant Rhys - Devil's Bridge - Nant-yr-Arian - Borth - Mach - Dolgellau - Dyfi Forest - BB Towers The Star - Hafren - Llangurig. Various extension/bail out options depending on mood, etc.
Sounds like things could get very sociable on Sat evening then! Glad I didn't let on where the top-secret croft is ;).
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Re: WRT

Post by JohnClimber » Fri Aug 28, 2020 9:34 pm

Locked and loaded
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90 chilled out fat bikes miles with Sammy and Mike,
Route - FFS hill, Dolgellau, Pont Scethin, Barmouth, loop East around Cadir Idris, Mach, BB Towers for a Monday cake breakfast, then back north to the cars.
3 grid refs as well this time.

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Re: WRT

Post by Scattamah » Sat Aug 29, 2020 12:57 am

To everyone riding in paradise this weekend....have a fantastic time. Will be with you in spirit and sleeping outside tonight after a dram or two of Aberlour.

Greetz from the future

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Re: WRT

Post by Dyffers » Sat Aug 29, 2020 8:10 am

I'm out. Car broken, plans gone to sub standard. Hopefully I can get my leadout man to pick up my t-shirt.

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Re: WRT

Post by Richard G » Sat Aug 29, 2020 8:14 am

Dyffers wrote:
Sat Aug 29, 2020 8:10 am
I'm out. Car broken, plans gone to sub standard. Hopefully I can get my leadout man to pick up my t-shirt.
Ugh, that sucks. :(

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Re: WRT

Post by Richard G » Sat Aug 29, 2020 9:08 am

Anywhere in particular good to park in Mach?

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