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BB200 Route Details

Post by Bearbonesnorm » Mon Oct 05, 2015 1:15 pm

Okay, this years route has now been emailed to all those entered, please read the attached details properly :wink:

Entered but not had the route?
The email will have gone to the email address provided by paypal, obviously this may not be your usual address, so check all your accounts.

Not there? Go and check your spam folders.

Nothing? Did you enter with your own paypal account? Could it be that the email has gone to your wife, husband, partner or whatever?

Still nowt? Email me stuart@bearbonesbikepacking.co.uk and I'll send it again.
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Re: BB200 Route Details

Post by Single Speed George » Mon Oct 05, 2015 1:17 pm

oooo just got the GPX about to open it to find out what is in store ......

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Re: BB200 Route Details

Post by whitestone » Mon Oct 05, 2015 1:19 pm

I can already hear the groans and cries of "Oh No! Not there!" :grin: :wink:
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Re: BB200 Route Details

Post by Karl » Mon Oct 05, 2015 1:21 pm

My elevation says only 752m......distance is right @ 202.99km

Anyone else struggling to get the elevation working?

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Re: BB200 Route Details

Post by mountainbaker » Mon Oct 05, 2015 1:23 pm

Downhill finish, wooooo.
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Re: BB200 Route Details

Post by Single Speed George » Mon Oct 05, 2015 1:24 pm

where the gpx makes a cross near penyffordd whitch way do you go round the top of the fig 8

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Re: BB200 Route Details

Post by atk » Mon Oct 05, 2015 1:26 pm

KBRPro wrote:My elevation says only 752m......distance is right @ 202.99km

Anyone else struggling to get the elevation working?
Hit resample on Bikehike comes out around 5500...

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Re: BB200 Route Details

Post by Single Speed George » Mon Oct 05, 2015 1:28 pm

on os maps online it comes out at 7687m

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Re: BB200 Route Details

Post by mountainbaker » Mon Oct 05, 2015 1:29 pm

I recalculated the elevation on Ride with GPS, it's saying 126.1 miles and 16382ft / 203km and 4993m
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Re: BB200 Route Details

Post by slowupslowdown-under » Mon Oct 05, 2015 1:32 pm

Stu

Email sent!

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Re: BB200 Route Details

Post by Karl » Mon Oct 05, 2015 1:33 pm

5500m now on bikehike. Preferred the 750m it first told me. Now for the knowledge of the locals....is it mostly rideable? :-)

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Re: BB200 Route Details

Post by Bearbonesnorm » Mon Oct 05, 2015 1:33 pm

where the gpx makes a cross near penyffordd whitch way do you go round the top of the fig 8
The route doesn't actually cross, the whole thing runs clockwise.
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Re: BB200 Route Details

Post by mountainbaker » Mon Oct 05, 2015 1:35 pm

From previous BB200s, I reckon 7000m is realistic, as the elevations built from map tiles aren't very accurate.
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Re: BB200 Route Details

Post by Richard G » Mon Oct 05, 2015 1:37 pm

Oh god... four cat 2 climbs.

Edit - Are there actually any flat bits? It looks like every bit of it is either up or down.

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Re: BB200 Route Details

Post by Matt » Mon Oct 05, 2015 1:39 pm

So road bike it is then

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Re: BB200 Route Details

Post by whitestone » Mon Oct 05, 2015 1:40 pm

Crikey! 7000 metres of ascent in 200Km is a lot. The YD300 had (slightly) less than that and this weekend's YD200 had just 4500 metres.
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Re: BB200 Route Details

Post by mountainbaker » Mon Oct 05, 2015 1:44 pm

Basically, it's the same amount of climbing as the South Downs Way Double, in just over half the distance. Yay*

* still haven't decided if i can even be bothered to start.
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Re: BB200 Route Details

Post by Zippy » Mon Oct 05, 2015 1:46 pm

What's the crack when we finish/bail? Can we sleep in the centre if it's say 3am.?

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Re: BB200 Route Details

Post by Matt » Mon Oct 05, 2015 1:47 pm

This is not a kind route for anybody 'carrying a bit of timber'

Bugger!! :shock:

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Re: BB200 Route Details

Post by Richard G » Mon Oct 05, 2015 1:49 pm

So this GPX is obviously lacking in accuracy... to have done it properly, just how accurately are you supposed to stick to the line?

I can already see one section where I'd say the obvious path is not where the GPX line goes (though they do join back up again about 0.2 miles later).

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Re: BB200 Route Details

Post by Bearbonesnorm » Mon Oct 05, 2015 1:50 pm

What's the crack when we finish/bail? Can we sleep in the centre if it's say 3am.?
You can join me and kip in your car ... centre will be shut until Sunday morning.
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Re: BB200 Route Details

Post by Bearbonesnorm » Mon Oct 05, 2015 2:00 pm

So this GPX is obviously lacking in accuracy... to have done it properly, just how accurately are you supposed to stick to the line?

I can already see one section where I'd say the obvious path is not where the GPX line goes (though they do join back up again about 0.2 miles later).
How do you know that what the map shows is accurate and that the deviation of gpx line isn't actually intentional?
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Re: BB200 Route Details

Post by Bearbonesnorm » Mon Oct 05, 2015 2:01 pm

I'm overwhemed by the amount of moaning already ... roll on next Sunday :roll:
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Re: BB200 Route Details

Post by Scattamah » Mon Oct 05, 2015 2:02 pm

Heh...Winter Bivvy 2014 outbound leg...a chunk that looks familiar :) Super sausage sarni's, anyone?

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Re: BB200 Route Details

Post by Richard G » Mon Oct 05, 2015 2:04 pm

Bearbonesnorm wrote:How do you know that what the map shows is accurate and that the deviation of gpx line isn't actually intentional?
Because it's significantly off the roads we'll be following in places... or are you suggesting we cut corners and stick exactly to it. :shock:
Bearbonesnorm wrote:I'm overwhemed by the amount of moaning already ... roll on next Sunday :roll:
I'm actually pleasantly surprised so far. I'm only about a third in, but it's suspiciously rideable from what I've checked...

...I prepare to be disgusted by the finish!

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