Future plans.....??

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Re: Future plans.....??

Post by sean_iow » Sun Feb 21, 2021 11:00 am

I had 2 late finishes as I stated at lunchtime on Tuesday and finished lunchtime Thursday so sort of rode it over 2 half days and a full day in the middle.

Over 4 full days you'd only need to average 45 to 50 miles a day.
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Re: Future plans.....??

Post by Escape Goat » Sun Feb 21, 2021 7:59 pm

Sean, I love your new picture!

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Re: Future plans.....??

Post by Rapideye » Sun Feb 21, 2021 10:20 pm

Cheers for that, Sean, looks really promising. I think that might get the nod before the WHW. I like the area and it has flexibility within it too. I might be getting over ambitious and over-reaching myself but I'm getting lured into thinking of this as a challenge. 4 days?! I'll do it in 3. I have got a 20-30m trip to reach the Trossachs first though.

Had a bike ride with the Kids today and then put up the Trekkertent and made everyone hot chocolate with the 22g stove. Quite impressed by that little thing. Took no time to heat it up.

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Re: Future plans.....??

Post by Verena » Tue Feb 23, 2021 3:10 pm

So without going too far into the exact intricacies and dates, or the Wales v England question, my enthusiasm has just run away with me, and I've made some plans (it just cheers me up, even if/when I have to change them later):

As soon as "stay at home" is lifted, hopefully later March, a BAM "out out", but still local.

As my Easter holidays are now definitely not going to happen, I have still gained a week's leave, of which I will use two for an overnighter, thinking to the Gower and back the scenic route - missing the sea! Hamish, we don't know each other, but you're down that way aren't you? If you fancy a socially distanced brew let me know...

Early May bank holiday, would like to give the BB200 route a go (in dry, warm, sunny weather), from Brecon, over a leisurely 3 days. If anyone fancies joining me, if we're allowed etc. etc., again let me know.

My May Anglesey holiday (3rd attempt :roll: ) should hopefully go ahead this time, going with Mr Z but taking the bike for some exploring.

My June trip to the Taunus in Germany may or may not happen.... but let's hope so.

July or August I'll hope to do that Pembrokeshire trip - again hot and sunny please :grin: .

And something in September, not decided yet....

All in all that makes me feel pretty happy about this year :cool:

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Re: Future plans.....??

Post by BigdummySteve » Tue Feb 23, 2021 9:38 pm

I’m glad someone else is feeling optimistic :-bd
But hell yes, the sun is going to shine from April to September, even Wales is going to be dry.
BB 200 over three days sounds civilised, pubs could even feature by then, remember them?
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Re: Future plans.....??

Post by boxelder » Thu Feb 25, 2021 9:30 pm

As soon as we can, I'm pedalling to near Arnside for a seaside bivi with my brother, who lives one county away, but I've seen twice in a year.

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Post by boxelder » Fri Feb 26, 2021 10:31 pm

Just booked a ferry to Santander for late July - 2+ weeks of family holiday, with bike of course. Anyone MTB'd around Luchon/Molina sort of way? Son keen for uplift type riding, though I have a plan to drive us up big hills and have to pedal back up for the van.

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Re: Future plans.....??

Post by sean_iow » Fri Feb 26, 2021 10:38 pm

Escape Goat wrote:
Sun Feb 21, 2021 7:59 pm
Sean, I love your new picture!
Thought I'd replied to this :???: That's actually Loch Lomond in the background, taken on the LTL, although I did have to use some trickery to get him in that picture, he was on the trip just probably asleep in my luggage :lol:
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Re: Future plans.....??

Post by Escape Goat » Fri Feb 26, 2021 10:52 pm

Cheeky monkey he is!

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Re: Future plans.....??

Post by Shewie » Sat Feb 27, 2021 9:07 am

Anything outside of Morley would be nice, staying local is getting really depressing.
I’d be happy if they just lifted the restrictions on exercise for now never mind overnight stays

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Post by Bearbonesnorm » Sat Feb 27, 2021 9:36 am

I’d be happy if they just lifted the restrictions on exercise for now never mind overnight stays
Are you allowed to 'travel a reasonable distance' to exercise?
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Post by Shewie » Sat Feb 27, 2021 10:03 am

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Sat Feb 27, 2021 9:36 am
I’d be happy if they just lifted the restrictions on exercise for now never mind overnight stays
Are you allowed to 'travel a reasonable distance' to exercise?
Boris says stay local which I presume to means stay in village, town or part of city we live in, unlike the previous lockdown where I could go as far as I wanted as long as I started and finished at home.

Managed to create a 16mile walk/ride around Morley but it’s pants

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