How's your BB200 prep' going?

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How's your BB200 prep' going?

Post by Bearbonesnorm » Sun Aug 09, 2015 10:36 am

Mine's going right well :-bd

Only 2 months to go, so have you been getting the miles in or are you just going to wing it and hope for the best? You'll probably be happy to hear that I'm steadily weeding out any of 'those' bits from the route although there'll still be a few short sections ... it really wouldn't be the BB200 without the odd tussock :wink:
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Re: How's your BB200 prep' going?

Post by Zippy » Sun Aug 09, 2015 11:36 am

s8tannorm wrote: are you just going to wing it and hope for the best?
I am this year :wink:

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Re: How's your BB200 prep' going?

Post by Ben98 » Sun Aug 09, 2015 12:04 pm

I've fitted some gears if that counts?!? :-bd
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Re: How's your BB200 prep' going?

Post by Bearbonesnorm » Sun Aug 09, 2015 12:09 pm

I've fitted some gears if that counts?!?
Careful you don't tyre your thumb out :wink:
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Re: How's your BB200 prep' going?

Post by mountainbaker » Sun Aug 09, 2015 12:37 pm

Um. Last night I drank a bottle of wine. I went for a ride this morning with a headache. My MTB is singlespeed now. Def ready!

Stu, how much of the route is rideable this year? :wink:
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Re: How's your BB200 prep' going?

Post by Bearbonesnorm » Sun Aug 09, 2015 12:48 pm

Stu, how much of the route is rideable this year?
I've not finalised the route yet, so lets just say more than last year :wink:
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Re: How's your BB200 prep' going?

Post by Dave Barter » Sun Aug 09, 2015 1:02 pm

So, upwards of 10% then ;-)
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Re: How's your BB200 prep' going?

Post by Bearbonesnorm » Sun Aug 09, 2015 1:04 pm

So, upwards of 10% then ;-)
Hand on heart, I can honestly say that 10% will be the absolute minimum :grin:
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Re: How's your BB200 prep' going?

Post by mountainbaker » Sun Aug 09, 2015 1:06 pm

Is my bike for this year legit?

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Re: How's your BB200 prep' going?

Post by Scattamah » Sun Aug 09, 2015 1:36 pm

Hey Gabe - is that how you did the rail trail? :)

Prep is going ok...knees are holding up somewhat. Heres hoping that they don't crap out in the meantime.

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Re: How's your BB200 prep' going?

Post by jay91 » Sun Aug 09, 2015 3:15 pm

Rubbish at the moment still wondering about gears but money says stick ss and wing it. Also I need to try and get some big rides in :cry:
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Re: How's your BB200 prep' going?

Post by GregMay » Sun Aug 09, 2015 5:01 pm

People prepare for it? Oops.
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Re: How's your BB200 prep' going?

Post by Bearbonesnorm » Sun Aug 09, 2015 5:51 pm

People prepare for it?
It's important to get something to match your bike - no?

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Re: How's your BB200 prep' going?

Post by Matt » Mon Aug 10, 2015 7:11 am

Still got another 3.5 stone to to reach my 'Barter' weight

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Re: How's your BB200 prep' going?

Post by Single Speed George » Mon Aug 10, 2015 9:12 am

I've fitted some gears if that counts?!?
nah you don't want them !
started by doing lots of riding now just eating pies.... but still single speed :P

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Re: How's your BB200 prep' going?

Post by Richard G » Mon Aug 10, 2015 11:45 am

Well, before this weekend I was down 18lbs on when I did WRT... but I had a bit of fun this weekend (no-one is perfect!) so that's now at 10lbs. :lol:

Talking of planning. I really need to find a B&B or something so I'm not driving 3 hours in the morning to get there. =/

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Re: How's your BB200 prep' going?

Post by Dave Barter » Mon Aug 10, 2015 12:37 pm

Fantasticmrmatt (urban fox) wrote:Still got another 3.5 stone to to reach my 'Barter' weight
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Re: How's your BB200 prep' going?

Post by Pyro » Mon Aug 10, 2015 12:59 pm

Dave Barter wrote:
Fantasticmrmatt (urban fox) wrote:Still got another 3.5 stone to to reach my 'Barter' weight
Weightist.
He didn't say whether that was gaining or losing though, Dave...
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Re: How's your BB200 prep' going?

Post by GregMay » Mon Aug 10, 2015 8:10 pm

i'm mostly going to eat pies and not worry about it.
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Re: How's your BB200 prep' going?

Post by Zippy » Mon Aug 10, 2015 8:17 pm

GregMay wrote:i'm mostly going to eat pies and not worry about it.
Oldest psychology trick in the book! Not falling for that one. :wink:

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Re: How's your BB200 prep' going?

Post by ianfitz » Mon Aug 10, 2015 8:25 pm

GregMay wrote:i'm mostly going to eat pies and not worry about it.
promises, promises. It was a drinking challenge prior to the YD300 :wink:

My prep is going well currently but I think the exertions of Rays Borders 350 (which is imperial and actually 540km!) may interfere with my training!
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Re: How's your BB200 prep' going?

Post by johnnystorm » Mon Aug 10, 2015 9:13 pm

Richard G wrote:Well, before this weekend I was down 18lbs on when I did WRT... but I had a bit of fun this weekend (no-one is perfect!) so that's now at 10lbs. :lol:

Talking of planning. I really need to find a B&B or something so I'm not driving 3 hours in the morning to get there. =/
I usually stop in Oswestry/Shrewsbury at the Travelodge and grab a fry-up in Newtown Tesco on the way in. :-bd


*edit* Which conveniently reminded me I hadn't booked myself....quidco cashback and QY17982G discount code for Travelodge :wink:
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Re: How's your BB200 prep' going?

Post by Richard G » Mon Aug 10, 2015 10:06 pm

Grabbed a B&B in Mach, gives me a chance to chill the night before and not have too far to travel on the day.

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Re: How's your BB200 prep' going?

Post by Richard G » Tue Aug 11, 2015 12:27 pm

Oh, and in the vain hope of actually finishing, I've just found an 8 week plan on TrainerRoad (that I've lopped a week off) which might help me. :-bd

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Re: How's your BB200 prep' going?

Post by macinblack » Tue Aug 11, 2015 9:16 pm

I've perfected a method on intravenously consuming pies on the move, so I'm about set.

Apart from just awaiting the the imminent news on the BB Trekkertent.... (C'mon Stu, let's end the suspense!)

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