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Post by Ian » Fri Oct 10, 2014 9:09 am

For anyone that isn't riding this weekend - and isn't already fed up with BB200 forum threads - here's a link to my SPOT page for this weekend:
http://share.findmespot.com/shared/face ... aLFokctNGF

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Post by Zippy » Fri Oct 10, 2014 9:58 am

Cool thankyou, I'll be watching these with interest.

To keep everyone going, just think, it's better than writing about chloride ion ingress into concrete and the effect that has on the bond model of the reinforcement to concrete which is my weekend choice of things to do :geek:

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Post by FLV » Fri Oct 10, 2014 11:00 am

Best of luck all. Have fun out there, type 2 perhaps, but have it anyway.

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Post by royAB » Fri Oct 10, 2014 11:53 am

Ta for the spot - a bit of blue-dotting will be a welcome relief from sanding floors

Have a great time all

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Post by Dave Barter » Fri Oct 10, 2014 11:59 am

Here's mine, hopefully I'll remember to switch it on tomorrow.

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Re: BB200 - Spectators Corner

Post by barney » Fri Oct 10, 2014 12:49 pm

And for anyone bored with Ian's just look at where he is and then trace back about 100km and you'll find where I will probably be. :oops:
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Re: BB200 - Spectators Corner

Post by evilgoat » Sat Oct 11, 2014 10:26 am

Is it just me or is ians not working?

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Re: BB200 - Spectators Corner

Post by atk » Sat Oct 11, 2014 10:41 am

There are a couple of updates now by the looks of things

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Post by Dave42w » Sat Oct 11, 2014 10:57 am

Now that Ian's is working so there are 2 SPOT's to watch is there a way to see them both on the same page?
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Post by evilgoat » Sat Oct 11, 2014 1:30 pm

I've got two tabs open and flick between them.
Ian is stopped just short of bryncrug for 16mins. Puncture?

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Post by Bearbonesnorm » Sat Oct 11, 2014 4:17 pm

Ian's just approaching the first proper hike-a-bike section ... once he's through that they start to appear at regular intervals :wink:
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Post by Blackhound » Sat Oct 11, 2014 4:31 pm

Has Barter stuck his SPoT in Ian's bag or are they just close?
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Post by Slacker » Sat Oct 11, 2014 4:55 pm

Ian is just over 50 mile in about 7 hours so about 7 mph how do you feel they are doing Stu ?? Will things get a bit slower ?
If he keeps this pace he will be in for a sub 24 time !!!!!!!. How many black badges do you have ready

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Post by Bearbonesnorm » Sat Oct 11, 2014 5:20 pm

Ian is just over 50 mile in about 7 hours so about 7 mph how do you feel they are doing Stu ?? Will things get a bit slower ?
Things will probaly start to slow within the next 20 - 30k and the onset of darkness will obviously make matters worse. Plenty of black badges, but I don't think we'll be needing them ... my guess was 3 or 4.
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Post by Zippy » Sat Oct 11, 2014 5:28 pm

Any chances of a gold badge for anyone this year!?

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Post by Dave42w » Sat Oct 11, 2014 5:28 pm

How many starters were there in the end?
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Post by Bearbonesnorm » Sat Oct 11, 2014 6:04 pm

Any chances of a gold badge for anyone this year!?
No, gold badges will need to start again ... there'll only ever be 2 for the old route.
How many starters were there in the end?
67 set off I think. There were around 86 entered, by last night that was down to low 70's ... I believe the first DNF's have just landed back at the start.

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Lovely morning for it, cloud inversion and a bit of a chill in the air.

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And there off ... 3 seconds in and we're off and pushing.

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The first climb does go on for a bit, so in fairness trying to ride it is a bit pointless.
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Post by Blackhound » Sat Oct 11, 2014 6:11 pm

It is also the 24 hour world champs at Fort Bill this weekend, started midday. A few familiar names in it:

http://lappedenduro.sportident.co.uk/ho ... b9e8531bba

I know Richard Dunnett slightly, 3rd as I write, and hope he keeps up his pace. He was 3rd in the Trans Con race and second at Mayhem earlier in the year so should have the endurance.
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Post by Zippy » Sat Oct 11, 2014 6:17 pm

s8tannorm wrote:
Any chances of a gold badge for anyone this year!?
No, gold badges will need to start again ... there'll only ever be 2 for the old route.
Ah, so you need 3 x black per route to get gold?

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Re: BB200 - Spectators Corner

Post by Bearbonesnorm » Sat Oct 11, 2014 6:35 pm

Ah, so you need 3 x black per route to get gold?
Yeah.

In other news, I've just been informed that Barmouth looks like a refugee camp :shock:
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Re: BB200 - Spectators Corner

Post by evilgoat » Sat Oct 11, 2014 6:48 pm

Hmmm. This is making my decision to drop out feel more vindicated. That and worsening manflu today.

Had a text from Paul Marshall, he was in barmouth at 4.20. I suggested he might get through the hike a bike section before dark. Not so sure now.

He did say that the trails were ace to that point though so think he's enjoying it.

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Re: BB200 - Spectators Corner

Post by Chew » Sat Oct 11, 2014 7:38 pm

Update from bailer corner

Me
Burty
Barney
Jack (numbplumz)

Are out.

Temperature is dropping fast and the mist is rolling in

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Re: BB200 - Spectators Corner

Post by Bearbonesnorm » Sat Oct 11, 2014 7:48 pm

Hard luck fella ... anything specific?
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Post by Zippy » Sat Oct 11, 2014 7:52 pm

Sounds tough out there.

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Re: BB200 - Spectators Corner

Post by Chew » Sat Oct 11, 2014 8:22 pm

s8tannorm wrote:Hard luck fella ... anything specific?
Too much pushig got the better of me into Happy Valley

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