January's Virtual Winter Event 2021 (Covid lockdown edition) Jan 9th and 10th

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Re: January's Virtual Winter Event 2021 (Covid lockdown edition) Jan 9th and 10th

Post by whitestone » Mon Nov 02, 2020 9:55 pm

JohnClimber wrote:
Mon Nov 02, 2020 8:54 pm
whitestone wrote:
Mon Nov 02, 2020 6:34 pm
Bob and Cath - Skipton
Do you want someone each to do different grid refs or the same grid refs to ride together please?
Same grid refs for us both please :-bd
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Re: January's Virtual Winter Event 2021 (Covid lockdown edition) Jan 9th and 10th

Post by redefined_cycles » Mon Nov 02, 2020 10:21 pm

JohnClimber wrote:
Mon Nov 02, 2020 8:59 pm
20 riders confirmed in the first 24 hours. :-bd

Most Northern Glasgow
Most Southern Brixham

2 entries from Scotland and 2 from Wales.
Hold on... aren't you being very Easterly-Southernist. How could you, would've expected alot better from this forum...

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Re: January's Virtual Winter Event 2021 (Covid lockdown edition) Jan 9th and 10th

Post by redefined_cycles » Mon Nov 02, 2020 10:25 pm

Sorry... that's just a very poor joke and it did go on but I deleted it. Hopefully Jon will include the most Easterly (Hull I'd say?) Westerly (Liverpudlians?) entrants...

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Re: January's Virtual Winter Event 2021 (Covid lockdown edition) Jan 9th and 10th

Post by JohnClimber » Mon Nov 02, 2020 10:42 pm

redefined_cycles wrote:
Mon Nov 02, 2020 10:25 pm
Sorry... that's just a very poor joke and it did go on but I deleted it. Hopefully Jon will include the most Easterly (Hull I'd say?) Westerly (Liverpudlians?) entrants...
Easterly = K1100T at West Wratting
Westerly = Summittoppler at Llandudno

20 names, anyone interested but want's to ask questions please post up on here or you are welcome to message RIP or myself.

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Re: January's Virtual Winter Event 2021 (Covid lockdown edition) Jan 9th and 10th

Post by woodsmith » Mon Nov 02, 2020 11:11 pm

Sorry if these are dumb questions.
What sort of maximum radius from home should the Grid Points be at?
Is the intention to visit them all all in one ride?
Maximum and minimum overall distance to complete?

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Re: January's Virtual Winter Event 2021 (Covid lockdown edition) Jan 9th and 10th

Post by JohnClimber » Mon Nov 02, 2020 11:22 pm

woodsmith wrote:
Mon Nov 02, 2020 11:11 pm
Sorry if these are dumb questions.
What sort of maximum radius from home should the Grid Points be at?
There's no such thing as a dumb question.

We (Reg and I) are still chatting about it.

We will work out some sort of question to send to each other by private messenger through the forum.

Something like - PLEASE DON'T QUOTE THIS - and please add to it here.


Hi Reg (for example) John here your Virtual Winter Event Partner.

Please can you let me have your post code or Houses Grid Ref or What3Words of your house

Please can you tell me who far away from your home that you would like to travel for me to give you my 10 Grid Refs?

Oh and for a bit of spice I'll be adding 2 more Grid Refs, one for the highest point in your area which I think that you are able to ride to and another to the lowest point.

Thanks John

woodsmith wrote:
Mon Nov 02, 2020 11:11 pm
Is the intention to visit them all all in one ride?
You can ride all 12 Grid Refs in one day or over the 2 days or none of them over the 2 days, there are no rules - just like a normal a Winter Event
woodsmith wrote:
Mon Nov 02, 2020 11:11 pm
Maximum and minimum overall distance to complete?
You can ride 1 mile or 200 miles - just like a normal a Winter Event too.

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Re: January's Virtual Winter Event 2021 (Covid lockdown edition) Jan 9th and 10th

Post by woodsmith » Mon Nov 02, 2020 11:35 pm

Thanks for the clarification John. As a relative newbie here I was feeling a little out of the loop.

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Re: January's Virtual Winter Event 2021 (Covid lockdown edition) Jan 9th and 10th

Post by JohnClimber » Mon Nov 02, 2020 11:40 pm

woodsmith wrote:
Mon Nov 02, 2020 11:35 pm
Thanks for the clarification John. As a relative newbie here I was feeling a little out of the loop.
It's no problems at all
For the record in a normal year the BB200 - you follow a line on a GPS for 200km or 300km (BB300) without deviation, unless you rejoin the route at the same point.
WRT - 1st May Bank Holiday - Meet up, talk bikes, meet mates, hope to win a prize in the raffle. go for a 3 day and 2 night ride on a route of your own choice around an area where there are some Grid Ref sprinkled over a map. The return to the start and eat cake.
Hell one year we rode in the completely different direction away from every Grid Refs, there are no rules and no 1st, 2nd or 3rd place, we are all winners
The Winter Event - As above but no raffle, but with gifts and over 2 days and one night out on the 2nd Weekend in January

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Re: January's Virtual Winter Event 2021 (Covid lockdown edition) Jan 9th and 10th

Post by Landslide » Tue Nov 03, 2020 12:06 am

JohnClimber wrote:
Mon Nov 02, 2020 11:22 pm
... the lowest point.
That'd be pretty much all of 2020.

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Re: January's Virtual Winter Event 2021 (Covid lockdown edition) Jan 9th and 10th

Post by ScotRoutes » Tue Nov 03, 2020 1:10 am

JohnClimber wrote:
Mon Nov 02, 2020 10:42 pm
redefined_cycles wrote:
Mon Nov 02, 2020 10:25 pm
Sorry... that's just a very poor joke and it did go on but I deleted it. Hopefully Jon will include the most Easterly (Hull I'd say?) Westerly (Liverpudlians?) entrants...
Easterly = K1100T at West Wratting
Westerly = Summittoppler at Llandudno

20 names, anyone interested but want's to ask questions please post up on here or you are welcome to message RIP or myself.
Point of order..

Glasgow is further West than Llandudno

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Re: January's Virtual Winter Event 2021 (Covid lockdown edition) Jan 9th and 10th

Post by JohnClimber » Tue Nov 03, 2020 8:56 am

ScotRoutes wrote:
Tue Nov 03, 2020 1:10 am
Point of order..

Glasgow is further West than Llandudno
Oh yeh, sorry, I didn't scroll out far enough to check

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Re: January's Virtual Winter Event 2021 (Covid lockdown edition) Jan 9th and 10th

Post by RIP » Tue Nov 03, 2020 9:30 am

Landslide wrote:
Tue Nov 03, 2020 12:06 am
JohnClimber wrote:
Mon Nov 02, 2020 11:22 pm
... the lowest point.
That'd be pretty much all of 2020.
:grin: :sad:

Sorry there's no freebies in these belt-tightened times btw, however given how important cake is to the proceedings maybe paired riders could bake a cake or make some biccies and post them to each other? Hmm, trouble is for maximum realism it would probably have to be lemon drizzle, but it seems highly unlikely that Dee would make the Top Secret Recipe for DFLDC (Dee's Famous Lemon Drizzle Cake) available to all and sundry. Bit more thought needed on this one perhaps.
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Re: January's Virtual Winter Event 2021 (Covid lockdown edition) Jan 9th and 10th

Post by sean_iow » Tue Nov 03, 2020 12:41 pm

Go on then, I'll play too, please add me to the list

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Re: January's Virtual Winter Event 2021 (Covid lockdown edition) Jan 9th and 10th

Post by Lazarus » Tue Nov 03, 2020 1:09 pm

Ah go on then
john - Lancashire - Rivvington area FFS dont send me to East lancs :wink:

Please note as its after XMAS I may or may not be my weekend with the kids so I may or may not be a week late
if this is not within the rules then Reg/John advise and I will edit the post to wish you all luck instead!

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Re: January's Virtual Winter Event 2021 (Covid lockdown edition) Jan 9th and 10th

Post by Charliecres » Tue Nov 03, 2020 4:33 pm

Put me down for this, please.

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Re: January's Virtual Winter Event 2021 (Covid lockdown edition) Jan 9th and 10th

Post by Verena » Tue Nov 03, 2020 6:39 pm

RIP wrote:
Tue Nov 03, 2020 9:30 am
given how important cake is to the proceedings maybe paired riders could bake a cake or make some biccies and post them to each other?
Love this idea!!! Count me in :-bd

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Re: January's Virtual Winter Event 2021 (Covid lockdown edition) Jan 9th and 10th

Post by Blackhound » Tue Nov 03, 2020 8:40 pm

Nothing better to do:

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Re: January's Virtual Winter Event 2021 (Covid lockdown edition) Jan 9th and 10th

Post by barney » Tue Nov 03, 2020 9:58 pm

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Re: January's Virtual Winter Event 2021 (Covid lockdown edition) Jan 9th and 10th

Post by htrider » Tue Nov 03, 2020 10:44 pm

I'm in
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Re: January's Virtual Winter Event 2021 (Covid lockdown edition) Jan 9th and 10th

Post by Bearbonesnorm » Thu Nov 05, 2020 10:11 am

This is probably the most stupid thing I've done all day and I've been up a while and I realise I'll most likely regret it but put me down please.

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Re: January's Virtual Winter Event 2021 (Covid lockdown edition) Jan 9th and 10th

Post by RIP » Thu Nov 05, 2020 10:16 am

:-bd
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Re: January's Virtual Winter Event 2021 (Covid lockdown edition) Jan 9th and 10th

Post by SeannyD » Thu Nov 05, 2020 10:23 am

Why not, I’ll give it a go, something to get my lazy ass in the saddle :-bd
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Re: January's Virtual Winter Event 2021 (Covid lockdown edition) Jan 9th and 10th

Post by sean_iow » Thu Nov 05, 2020 10:38 am

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Thu Nov 05, 2020 10:11 am
This is probably the most stupid thing I've done all day and I've been up a while and I realise I'll most likely regret it but put me down please.
You may as well, it's a chance to take part rather than organise as per a normal year.

You just need to hope that you don't get paired up with a veteran of the 2014 BB200 or who knows what tussock ridden trackless bog will contain your references :grin:
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Re: January's Virtual Winter Event 2021 (Covid lockdown edition) Jan 9th and 10th

Post by Asposium » Thu Nov 05, 2020 10:48 am

But stu will be picking points for some. 😮

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Re: January's Virtual Winter Event 2021 (Covid lockdown edition) Jan 9th and 10th

Post by Dave Barter » Thu Nov 05, 2020 11:04 am

PLEASE CAN I HAVE STU
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