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Re: BB200 - Spectators Corner

Post by slarge » Sun Oct 12, 2014 6:17 pm

3 major hike a bike sections, each probably 2 hours long. Even the sheep didn't venture into those swampy, boggy, tussocky wildernesses. And a bit of climbing (my garmin said something like 5300metres, and 227km.

That was a tough route, and definitely type 2 fun (is there a type 3 fun for stuff worse than type 2?).

Thanks Dee for the bacon sarnies - very welcome! And thanks Stu for making me appreciate sofas and TV, and for making me think of soapy pastimes.......
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Post by slowupslowdown-under » Sun Oct 12, 2014 6:19 pm

Good to meet you Steve and thanks for the last minute water bottle!!

Hope the kemo can be of use!!

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Post by Chew » Sun Oct 12, 2014 6:25 pm

Ben98 18.22
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Post by Chew » Sun Oct 12, 2014 6:38 pm

Lars henning 18.30

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Re: BB200 - Spectators Corner

Post by evilgoat » Sun Oct 12, 2014 6:49 pm

Any sign of Paul Marshall yet?

Thought he would be done by now but not heard anything.

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Post by Chew » Sun Oct 12, 2014 6:52 pm

Simon Derby 18.48
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Richard Smith 18.48

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Post by Chew » Sun Oct 12, 2014 7:05 pm

John Adams 19.00
Richard Manning 19.00

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Post by Giacomo » Sun Oct 12, 2014 7:06 pm

Guessing I am the 'Jack Maltby' at 10.27?

The name is Giacomo Maltman.

Great event, see you at the next one!

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Post by gairym » Sun Oct 12, 2014 7:10 pm

Chew wrote:Gairy - DNF
Ouchy!

Managed 23 hours of riding (about 145km with a tiny 45 minute power-nap) before industrial nappy rash stopped play.

That course is brutal!

I know of a fair few people who'll be sending Stu the bill for PTSD counseling (for 'tussock-rage' induced psychosis).

What a day though. Great times, dark moments, bloody lovely people and some very imaginative interpretations of what constitutes a 'trail'.

I was going to offer a prize for the first person to punch me in the nose if I mention entering next year but my resolve is already weakening.

Well done to all who finished (and those still lost in tussock hell) and to Stu and Dee and crew (especially Matt for picking my sorry ass up in Bala) for some truly memorable chafing.
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Post by Chew » Sun Oct 12, 2014 7:19 pm

Riders still out there/unaccounted for

Shout up if you're safe but buggered off without signing off

Nick Allen
Wotsits (only started at 1pm on Sat)
Alan Parkinson
Matt Scoles

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Post by royAB » Sun Oct 12, 2014 7:29 pm

Plentytime of time still - Lantern Rouge last time (me & 2 others) was 40 hours or thereabouts. No point in rushing the adventure I say

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Post by Chew » Sun Oct 12, 2014 7:41 pm

William O'Connell & Rob McIntyre 19.34

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Post by JohnClimber » Sun Oct 12, 2014 8:15 pm

Chew wrote:Riders still out there/unaccounted for

Shout up if you're safe but buggered off without signing off

Nick Allen
Wotsits (only started at 1pm on Sat)
Paul Marshall
Alan Parkinson
Matt Scoles
I sent Wotsit a text at 18.58 but he's not replied as yet.

I just tried to call him but it went straight to answer machine, lets just hope he's out of signal area or his battery has died and still going strong.

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Post by evilgoat » Sun Oct 12, 2014 8:19 pm

Question, what happens if riders so not in and the centre closes at nine?

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Post by slowupslowdown-under » Sun Oct 12, 2014 8:29 pm

Giacomo

Great to meet you. Next time we will pick the right route of the hill and not the one one you have to walk down!

Sorry for lack of chat later that night / morning, I was just a bit tired!

Do you think the landlord has tidied that back room in the pub since we left??!!

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Post by ianfitz » Sun Oct 12, 2014 8:41 pm

Ian wrote:That was hard.
I have nothing to add to Ian's statement!

Other than to say I had an incling at the summit of the woodland (after the very steep push up) 40km from the end that a black badge may still be on. That was at 7:20 and I finished at 9:49.

Average speed for whole route = 9:25kph. Average speed for last 40km =16kph

Hardest thing I've done on a bike.

Tired, sleep now.
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Post by Chew » Sun Oct 12, 2014 8:50 pm

Paul Marshall 20.45

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Post by JohnClimber » Sun Oct 12, 2014 9:17 pm

Just spoken with Jason (Wotsit) and he's feeling OK even though he did use the word horrendous a few too many times.

He's got 35km still to ride but sounds in good spirits.

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Post by gairym » Sun Oct 12, 2014 9:45 pm

Edit: post removed as in wrong place - I should sleep!
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Post by JohnClimber » Sun Oct 12, 2014 9:54 pm

I guess Wotsit is now on an off road section East of Dolgellau and on route towards the A470, is the rest of the route on tarmac?
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Re: BB200 - Spectators Corner

Post by gairym » Sun Oct 12, 2014 10:00 pm

Ianfitz said above that the last 40km took him 2.5 hours and that was with him really upping his average.

Might be a little while yet.


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Re: BB200 - Spectators Corner

Post by Bearbonesnorm » Sun Oct 12, 2014 10:32 pm

Been in contact with Wotsits ... we'll see him later.
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Re: BB200 - Spectators Corner

Post by JohnClimber » Mon Oct 13, 2014 1:25 am

1.20am text from Wotsit "finished last 10km was hard"

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Re: BB200 - Spectators Corner

Post by Karl » Mon Oct 13, 2014 6:59 am

Chew wrote:Carl Booth 9.03
Not sure I'm ever going to recover from that. I'm officially proper broken.

Well done to wotsit, that is some resolve to be out there that long and plugging away. Think that deserves a black badge.

Congratulations to everyone who turned up and had a go, I don't think anyone was expecting anything quite as hard.

Karl

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