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 Bearbonesnorm » Thu Nov 05, 2020 11:07 am

You could put me up for auction fellas - raise some charity money but please, don't let Dave win. He bears a grudge :wink:
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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 11:10 am

Asposium wrote:
Thu Nov 05, 2020 10:48 am
But stu will be picking points for some. 😮
But they will be local to that person, there is nowhere on the Isle of Wight I fear having to go, well as long as one of my references isn't in the Wetherspoons Beer garden* in Newport :lol:

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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 11:12 am

:grin: . Our Dave? Surely not. Interesting idea btw.
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Re: January's Virtual Winter Event 2021 (Covid lockdown edition) Jan 9th and 10th

Post by In Reverse » Thu Nov 05, 2020 11:37 am

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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 12:30 pm

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Thu Nov 05, 2020 11:07 am
You could put me up for auction fellas - raise some charity money but please, don't let Dave win. He bears a grudge :wink:
Get on this johnclimber. I'm crowdfunding for my bid already
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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 12:38 pm

sean_iow wrote:
Thu Nov 05, 2020 11:10 am

But they will be local to that person,
Ooooo, imagine the pay back. :lol: :o

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

Post by In Reverse » Thu Nov 05, 2020 1:12 pm

Dave Barter wrote:
Thu Nov 05, 2020 12:30 pm
Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Thu Nov 05, 2020 11:07 am
You could put me up for auction fellas - raise some charity money but please, don't let Dave win. He bears a grudge :wink:
Get on this johnclimber. I'm crowdfunding for my bid already
I'll put £20 towards Dave's bid. :-bd

I'll up it to £50 if Stu rides to all his points. :YMDEVIL:

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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 1:37 pm

How about we crowdsource Stu's route. By paying £25 per waypoint each to the Air Ambulance. I know where mine is going
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Post by whitestone » Thu Nov 05, 2020 2:26 pm

Dave Barter wrote:
Thu Nov 05, 2020 1:37 pm
How about we crowdsource Stu's route. By paying £25 per waypoint each to the Air Ambulance. I know where mine is going
I get the feeling that every grid-ref would be in the middle of a lake :lol:
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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 2:30 pm

How about we crowdsource Stu's route. By paying £25 per waypoint each to the Air Ambulance. I know where mine is going
If Reg and John can be arsed to sort this out then I'll take it on the chin. I get the feeling that I'll perhaps need more than 2 days.
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Post by thenorthwind » Thu Nov 05, 2020 2:43 pm

whitestone wrote:
Thu Nov 05, 2020 2:26 pm
Dave Barter wrote:
Thu Nov 05, 2020 1:37 pm
How about we crowdsource Stu's route. By paying £25 per waypoint each to the Air Ambulance. I know where mine is going
I get the feeling that every grid-ref would be in the middle of a lake :lol:
He's got a packraft, what's the problem?

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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 4:29 pm

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Thu Nov 05, 2020 2:30 pm
How about we crowdsource Stu's route. By paying £25 per waypoint each to the Air Ambulance. I know where mine is going
If Reg and John can be arsed to sort this out then I'll take it on the chin. I get the feeling that I'll perhaps need more than 2 days.
I'm sure we can sort something out - apparently it's quite nice on top of Plynlimon early January :smile: .
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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 4:47 pm

RIP wrote:
Thu Nov 05, 2020 4:29 pm
Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Thu Nov 05, 2020 2:30 pm
How about we crowdsource Stu's route. By paying £25 per waypoint each to the Air Ambulance. I know where mine is going
If Reg and John can be arsed to sort this out then I'll take it on the chin. I get the feeling that I'll perhaps need more than 2 days.
I'm sure we can sort something out - apparently it's quite nice on top of Plynlimon early January :smile: .
It might be but that's not where I'm sending him
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Post by RIP » Thu Nov 05, 2020 4:50 pm

Here's another "raffle" idea then: "Guess Where Dave's Gonna Send Stu Poor Chap".... nearest GR wins something or other....
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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 5:23 pm

apparently it's quite nice on top of Plynlimon early January
Mike and myself did it one New Years Eve - stupid idea it was, blowing a gale and chucking it down. We stood shivering in the petrol station at Ponterwyd and a bloke asked where we'd come from. We said "over the top of Plynlimon" and he said "Oh, round Nant Y Moch?" and we said "no, over the top". His parting words were "you're f*cking mad, I farm that and I wouldn't venture up there in this" :wink:

Anyway, I digress. I have a suspicion where Dave will be sending me. :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 5:44 pm

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Thu Nov 05, 2020 5:23 pm
apparently it's quite nice on top of Plynlimon early January
Mike and myself did it one New Years Eve - stupid idea it was, blowing a gale and chucking it down. We stood shivering in the petrol station at Ponterwyd and a bloke asked where we'd come from. We said "over the top of Plynlimon" and he said "Oh, round Nant Y Moch?" and we said "no, over the top". His parting words were "you're f*cking mad, I farm that and I wouldn't venture up there in this" :wink:

Anyway, I digress. I have a suspicion where Dave will be sending me. :grin:
If he wasn’t you’ve given someone else a really good idea.

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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 6:17 pm

Before we get too carried away with Stu's purgatory, perhaps a reminder of the rules

You don't even need to go to all, or indeed any, of them just like the normal Winter Event.

But if we're sponsoring them I would guess he would just for the hell of it :smile:
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Post by RIP » Thu Nov 05, 2020 6:20 pm

That's a great story Stu :smile: . I farm it... cracking...
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Re: January's Virtual Winter Event 2021 (Covid lockdown edition) Jan 9th and 10th

Post by summittoppler » Thu Nov 05, 2020 8:29 pm

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Thu Nov 05, 2020 10:11 am
......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 JohnClimber » Thu Nov 05, 2020 9:55 pm

summittoppler wrote:
Thu Nov 05, 2020 8:29 pm
Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Thu Nov 05, 2020 10:11 am
......but put me down please.

Norm

Good to see we have a new cyclist in the shire.......(please don't let me regret that...)
Good job Stuart is not riding near you this Winter Event,,,, unless I can pick each of your Grid Refs.... - #fight

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

Post by JohnClimber » Thu Nov 05, 2020 10:25 pm

Right, lets make Stuart suffer thread has moved from this thread over to this all new thread.

viewtopic.php?f=7&t=18535

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

Post by ChrisF » Thu Nov 05, 2020 10:35 pm

...am I too late? If not put me down for it please.
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Re: January's Virtual Winter Event 2021 (Covid lockdown edition) Jan 9th and 10th

Post by JohnClimber » Thu Nov 05, 2020 10:42 pm

ChrisF wrote:
Thu Nov 05, 2020 10:35 pm
...am I too late?
No closing date is somewhere around Sunday 13th December.

So loads of time left to get your names down and join the 30 of us who are playing out in early January.

For a bit of help you can work out how far you want to ride from home and sent this info like this to your virtual partner in December

My area to ride is sea on one side and I don't want to cross the water on to the Wirral using public transport. So this is mine which I'll be sending to my virtual partner when it's choses in Mid December

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If you want to enter but don't know how to read Grid Refs, simply reach out to anyone of the other riders on the entry list.
I'm sure others will help you pick your GR and help you even plot a route.
Please don't be shy, don't be embarrassed, just ask one of us.
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Re: January's Virtual Winter Event 2021 (Covid lockdown edition) Jan 9th and 10th

Post by wurzel58dog » Fri Nov 06, 2020 8:47 am

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

Post by JohnClimber » Fri Nov 06, 2020 8:31 pm

Well that's my local lockdown "Bothy" sorted for the Winter Event :-bd

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Assuming I can sneak past the gate security :oops:
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