Gower July 24th?

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tbh I'm mildly surprised that flushing toilets have reached the IoW.
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Confession time - turns out the Gower peninsula isn't in the north west of Wales where I thought it was
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In Reverse wrote: Tue Jul 20, 2021 10:50 am Confession time - turns out the Gower peninsula isn't in the north west of Wales where I thought it was :lol:

No chance I'll be able to get down there for a saturday morning start I'm afaraid so I'm also out. Have a great ride all. :-bd

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Friday night camping.

We'll aim to leave the pub at 8:30pm and head to the coast

If late follow this GPX
We'll aim to camp somewhere along it

https://my.viewranger.com/route/details/NDA1OTk5NQ==

In the morning we'll go find a cafe out of the rain.

Sean and I are leaving Soton around 4pm (hopefully)
So hoping to be at the pub for 8pm ish
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Yay, we've now got a yellow weather warning for Saturday and Sunday :-bd
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Verena wrote: Thu Jul 22, 2021 6:09 am Yay, we've now got a yellow weather warning for Saturday and Sunday :-bd
I was planning on cycling the Icknield Way, but got pinged with a weather warning yesterday. After the two hour thunderstorm we had on Tuesday, I don't think I want to be out cycling in that for two days. I think I might just watch the Olympic cycling instead...
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It'll be fine. I'm fairly sure none of us is made of salt.
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I don't think I want to be out cycling in that for two days
It'll be fine. I'm fairly sure none of us is made of salt.
'course it will :-bd . Just get on with it, SBS, and revel in the rain (see below :smile: note that I'm on roads not tracks ). Am jealous. Although "yellow rain" sounds a bit worrying - might be more likely with more planes going overhead. Best take sou'westers to save getting literally pissed on.

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Bearbonesnorm wrote: Thu Jul 22, 2021 9:31 am It'll be fine. I'm fairly sure none of us is made of salt.
It will have to be, just booked my ferry ticket. A few last minute questions:-

Will I need my water filter or will we pass enough pubs/cafes/taps?
Head net/smigdge required?
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Bearbonesnorm wrote: Thu Jul 22, 2021 9:31 am It'll be fine. I'm fairly sure none of us is made of salt.
Absolutely.

It changes every two minutes anyway and it's often/usually not as bad as the forecast...
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sean_iow wrote: Thu Jul 22, 2021 10:06 am
Bearbonesnorm wrote: Thu Jul 22, 2021 9:31 am It'll be fine. I'm fairly sure none of us is made of salt.
It will have to be, just booked my ferry ticket. A few last minute questions:-

Will I need my water filter or will we pass enough pubs/cafes/taps?
Head net/smigdge required?
I reckon you won't need either...
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Will I need my water filter or will we pass enough pubs/cafes/taps?
Head net/smigdge required?
Neither water nor midges should really be an issue Sean.
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Bearbonesnorm wrote: Thu Jul 22, 2021 10:20 am Neither water nor midges should really be an issue Sean.
I'll pass that info on, someone still wont get to try his head net out :lol:

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Errr Ralph's not on my list.
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Bearbonesnorm wrote: Thu Jul 22, 2021 12:29 pm Errr Ralph's not on my list.
:lol: He also doesn't have a ferry ticket, I assume he's planning to be stow-away, hidden in a tiny lifeboat :grin:
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sean_iow wrote: Thu Jul 22, 2021 10:26 am
Bearbonesnorm wrote: Thu Jul 22, 2021 10:20 am Neither water nor midges should really be an issue Sean.
I'll pass that info on, someone still wont get to try his head net out :lol:

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Don't know what you're all worrying about, a few isolated thundery showers will be the least of your challenges on a stunningly beautiful peninsular that is one of Wales' busiest destinations, and on the first weekend of the school holidays too :shock: :lol:
I love The Gower, would have loved to be able to join you this weekend :sad:
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Having finally got my bikepacking mojo back last weekend, I’m not about to ruin it by getting soaked this weekend, so for that reason, I’m out. Have fun all.
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sillybigfella wrote: Thu Jul 22, 2021 3:28 pm Having finally got my bikepacking mojo back last weekend, I’m not about to ruin it by getting soaked this weekend, so for that reason, I’m out. Have fun all.
O no...but the weather forecast looks a bit better now?
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O no...but the weather forecast looks a bit better now?
I thought it looked quite good now really.
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All packed and ready to roll :-bd

Just the small matter of a few hours of work first...

See you there :grin:
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Uhm, forecast now looks like wall to wall sun and no rain at all :-bd
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Enjoy every one, I hope it’s not the same as the sun we had in run from the sun the other year :lol:
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Who is camping tonight?

Me
Sean
….?
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Asposium wrote: Fri Jul 23, 2021 2:09 pm Who is camping tonight?

Me
Sean
….?
Me. If anyone wants to whatsapp me, it's 07908193723. I'll be on the road from about 4.30 onwards saving phone battery...
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