How's your BB200 prep' going?

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Re: How's your BB200 prep' going?

Post by atk » Thu Aug 20, 2015 1:38 pm

Thanks!

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Re: How's your BB200 prep' going?

Post by Bearbonesnorm » Thu Aug 20, 2015 7:23 pm

Thanks!
Let's see if you still feel the same on Oct 11th :wink:
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Re: How's your BB200 prep' going?

Post by Richard G » Thu Aug 20, 2015 7:54 pm

I wonder if I can get one of those secret seattube motors fitted...

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Re: How's your BB200 prep' going?

Post by stucowp » Fri Aug 21, 2015 8:13 am

Mine prep has vanished nearly! After spending all year structuring training for the YD300 it seems since then motivation has dwindled abit and time available has as well, I'm blaming the 3 hour round trip commute killing motivation on an evening and the missus being away for the 2 weeks on a training course in London town leaving me looking after the household dwarf, I have full sympathy for single parents my head is battered!
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Re: How's your BB200 prep' going?

Post by atk » Fri Aug 21, 2015 8:32 am

s8tannorm wrote:Let's see if you still feel the same on Oct 11th :wink:
We'll be capable of feelings on the 11th?! :shock:

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Re: How's your BB200 prep' going?

Post by ianfitz » Fri Aug 21, 2015 10:19 am

stucowp wrote:Mine prep has vanished nearly! After spending all year structuring training for the YD300 it seems since then motivation has dwindled abit and time available has as well, I'm blaming the 3 hour round trip commute killing motivation on an evening and the missus being away for the 2 weeks on a training course in London town leaving me looking after the household dwarf, I have full sympathy for single parents my head is battered!
easy to forget how much those big rides take out of you physically and mentally!

I was lucky to crash out so early :wink:
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Re: How's your BB200 prep' going?

Post by whitestone » Fri Aug 21, 2015 10:32 am

stucowp wrote:Mine prep has vanished nearly! After spending all year structuring training for the YD300 it seems since then motivation has dwindled abit and time available has as well, I'm blaming the 3 hour round trip commute killing motivation on an evening and the missus being away for the 2 weeks on a training course in London town leaving me looking after the household dwarf, I have full sympathy for single parents my head is battered!
I wasn't so bad for a while but I'm wondering if it (the YD300) is catching up with me - this last week or two I've just felt shattered - though it might be the other week's downhill action in Chamonix - felt frazzled after that :oops: .
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Re: How's your BB200 prep' going?

Post by Dyffers » Fri Aug 21, 2015 10:41 am

A new sprog in April scuppered most of my riding through the summer, but having been ticking over trying to keep some base fitness I'm starting to get both my mojo and some time to increase the miles. The Drove Roads 200k audax this Sunday http://www.aukweb.net/events/detail/15-290/ on the CX bike should be a good start; if nothing else the weather forecast looks like it'll be good mental prep for 24 hours round Wales in October. :lol:

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Re: How's your BB200 prep' going?

Post by GregMay » Fri Aug 21, 2015 12:05 pm

Bah, wife has booked us to go to Ireland to visit our parents the weekend of the BB200.
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Re: How's your BB200 prep' going?

Post by Richard G » Fri Aug 21, 2015 12:12 pm

Ahh well, I guess it'll be fun finding a new wife anyway.

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Re: How's your BB200 prep' going?

Post by evilgoat » Fri Aug 21, 2015 1:03 pm

Eeek. Just had the email from stu. Looks like my number's come up....

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Re: How's your BB200 prep' going?

Post by Bearbonesnorm » Fri Aug 21, 2015 1:04 pm

Eeek. Just had the email from stu. Looks like my number's come up....
You've got Greg's good lady to blame for that :wink:
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Re: How's your BB200 prep' going?

Post by GregMay » Fri Aug 21, 2015 1:09 pm

s8tannorm wrote:
Eeek. Just had the email from stu. Looks like my number's come up....
You've got Greg's good lady to blame for that :wink:
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Re: How's your BB200 prep' going?

Post by GregMay » Fri Aug 21, 2015 1:09 pm

Richard G wrote:Ahh well, I guess it'll be fun finding a new wife anyway.
But I only just got this one! She took ages. I'm not bothered trying again.
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Re: How's your BB200 prep' going?

Post by whitestone » Fri Aug 21, 2015 1:10 pm

I'm slightly worried when Greg says "to visit our parents" :roll:
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Re: How's your BB200 prep' going?

Post by GregMay » Fri Aug 21, 2015 1:42 pm

whitestone wrote:I'm slightly worried when Greg says "to visit our parents" :roll:
We're all inbred across the water :)
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Re: How's your BB200 prep' going?

Post by Richard G » Sun Aug 23, 2015 1:12 am

This training is horrific... but I'm really hoping it will allow me to at least enjoy the BB200 a little bit.

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Re: How's your BB200 prep' going?

Post by slowupslowdown-under » Mon Aug 24, 2015 10:10 am

I need a bike but other than that, all good!

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Re: How's your BB200 prep' going?

Post by Dyffers » Mon Aug 24, 2015 11:03 am

Drove Roads 200k audax yesterday went well enough. Tailed off a bit towards the end because my long-distance fitness isn't up to scratch this year, but managed to hang on to the Didcot Phoenix roadies on slicks on the road sections during the second half (once I'd caught them on the gravel sections ha!). Also had 2 solid hours of thunderstorm drenching as we crossed Salisbury Plain which is always good for building mental strength :roll:

Next up, a weekday lap of the Dorset Gravel Dash 2015 route once the weather dries up a bit.

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Re: How's your BB200 prep' going?

Post by Single Speed George » Mon Aug 24, 2015 2:04 pm

did a version of the sand stone way at weekend (very hilly with to many gates and to much mud but kinda fun) 115 miles 27.5 hours generally . felt ok after , litle bit of bum pain and got thunder stormed all night haha but ye felt fit enough :)

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Re: How's your BB200 prep' going?

Post by Richard G » Mon Aug 24, 2015 2:31 pm

I really do need to get one crazy long real ride done before October. It'll have to be a solo effort though, I don't know anyone crazy enough to do them with me. ;)

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Re: How's your BB200 prep' going?

Post by Richard G » Tue Aug 25, 2015 3:02 pm

Just testing out all my lights / batteries. Sort of useful to know just how long each is going to last at what power level as given the choice I'd rather not stop and sleep.

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Re: How's your BB200 prep' going?

Post by Scattamah » Tue Aug 25, 2015 3:35 pm

Richard G wrote:Just testing out all my lights / batteries...
Carry spare batteries...then you've only gotta worry about (a) having cheap batteries that don't last long; or (b) having a light that chews through batteries.

(At this point, I would digress and say get a Joystick and be done with the worry - 20+ hrs on low #3 setting with enough light to get you by. If you're out in the boonies beyond that, recharge it with USB wall plug when you're in a pub getting a cold drink/hot meal).

Eveready Lithium Ultras FTW.

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Re: How's your BB200 prep' going?

Post by Bearbonesnorm » Tue Aug 25, 2015 3:38 pm

My sole light was a Joystick with single cell piggyback in 2013 ... still had a little life in when I got back.
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Re: How's your BB200 prep' going?

Post by Scattamah » Tue Aug 25, 2015 3:45 pm

Outta interest, Stu - what setting did you run it on?

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