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 Borderer » Fri Nov 06, 2020 9:13 pm

JohnClimber wrote:
Fri Nov 06, 2020 8:31 pm
Well that's my local lockdown accommodation for the Winter Event sorted :-bd

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Assuming I can sneak past the gate security :oops:
The gideons have really outdone themselves there

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

Post by RIP » Fri Nov 06, 2020 9:39 pm

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

Post by Dave Barter » Fri Nov 06, 2020 10:01 pm

I will buy every spare slot
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Re: January's Virtual Winter Event 2021 (Covid lockdown edition) Jan 9th and 10th

Post by Sussex Paul » Fri Nov 06, 2020 10:40 pm

I’m in.

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

Post by RIP » Fri Nov 06, 2020 10:40 pm

Dave Barter wrote:
Fri Nov 06, 2020 10:01 pm
I will buy every spare slot
This is the best Friday evening I've had for years :grin: . Totally out of hand now :lol: .
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Re: January's Virtual Winter Event 2021 (Covid lockdown edition) Jan 9th and 10th

Post by RIP » Fri Nov 06, 2020 10:41 pm

RIP wrote:
Fri Nov 06, 2020 10:40 pm
Dave Barter wrote:
Fri Nov 06, 2020 10:01 pm
I will buy every spare slot
This is the best Friday evening I've had for years :grin: . Totally out of hand now :lol: .
In fact I'm prepared to SELL you my slot Dave. Go on, make me an offer... Shelter/Wallich win either way :smile: .

This is like standing outside a Toy Dolls gig and a tout comes up offering a wheelbarrow of fivers for your ticket! Would I sell.... hmm... I'm not sure... No. No, I wouldn't, that ticket is priceless...
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Re: January's Virtual Winter Event 2021 (Covid lockdown edition) Jan 9th and 10th

Post by trob6 » Sat Nov 07, 2020 8:47 am

I did it last year and the weather was very Welsh as I recall so it cant be that bad again can itI
I may regret it but can you put me on the list please.
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Re: January's Virtual Winter Event 2021 (Covid lockdown edition) Jan 9th and 10th

Post by JohnClimber » Sat Nov 07, 2020 10:54 am

Nice one Tim.

First Post updated.

33 have entered, 35 riders (2 pairs)

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

Post by Brothersmith » Sat Nov 07, 2020 10:16 pm

I'm in, assuming we are not working 24/7 in ITU again by then :???:

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

Post by paulboredmanbikes » Sun Nov 08, 2020 12:17 pm

Morning all. New here, but I've joined John on a few bivvies over the last couple of years.

He mentioned this thread a couple of weeks ago so here I am with a vague idea of what I'm letting myself in for.

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

Post by mikep1972 » Sun Nov 08, 2020 8:26 pm

Im in
Just got to learn how to plot a route now
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Re: January's Virtual Winter Event 2021 (Covid lockdown edition) Jan 9th and 10th

Post by JohnClimber » Sun Nov 08, 2020 10:14 pm

mikep1972 wrote:
Sun Nov 08, 2020 8:26 pm
Im in
Just got to learn how to plot a route now
:-bd
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Once you have your grid refs over Christmas just ask back on here on a new thread asking for help mate. :-bd

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

Post by Stumpym4 » Mon Nov 09, 2020 8:57 am

Add me to the list please :)

Anthony - Stumpm4 - East riding / North Yorkshire border

May need to push it back a day or so as work a lot of weekends now, but get days off in the week

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

Post by JohnClimber » Mon Nov 09, 2020 3:25 pm

Stumpym4 wrote:
Mon Nov 09, 2020 8:57 am
Add me to the list please :)

May need to push it back a day or so as work a lot of weekends now, but get days off in the week
Added, and don't stress about the day, it's the Winter Event rules are there for breaking/bending

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

Post by Mbnut » Mon Nov 09, 2020 9:28 pm

Pop my name on the list please, thanks.

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

Post by JohnClimber » Mon Nov 09, 2020 10:05 pm

Added

37 riders, with 5 weeks still to go before the closing date of Midnight Saturday 12th

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Do we have an 80 limit cut off like the Winter Events which fills up every year?

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

Post by RIP » Mon Nov 09, 2020 10:31 pm

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

Post by Brendan » Tue Nov 10, 2020 12:15 pm

That sounds like fun. Please add me in:

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

Post by Bearbonesnorm » Tue Nov 10, 2020 1:00 pm

If anyone is unsure about GR and route planning, you may find this useful. There's a link to part 2 at the bottom.

https://bearbonesbikepacking.blogspot.c ... art-1.html
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Re: January's Virtual Winter Event 2021 (Covid lockdown edition) Jan 9th and 10th

Post by JohnClimber » Tue Nov 10, 2020 9:26 pm

Brendan wrote:
Tue Nov 10, 2020 12:15 pm
That sounds like fun. Please add me in:

Brendan / brendan - Kingston, London
Added, you're well inside the M25, it's going to be a very different experience for someone picking your GR's that close to London.

Should be fun though

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

Post by JohnClimber » Tue Nov 10, 2020 9:32 pm

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Tue Nov 10, 2020 1:00 pm
If anyone is unsure about GR and route planning, you may find this useful. There's a link to part 2 at the bottom.

https://bearbonesbikepacking.blogspot.c ... art-1.html
Also please don't forget, you don't have to go to ALL or MANY of your GR's, rules are there to be broken and bent.

Also don't forget your bivi out on the Saturday night is allowed be in your back garden or your shed or garage "bothy". Or out and about if you chose to. Just don't go inside your house to sleep. We need photographic evidence of your night out and a GR or two in the how it went thread. :-bd

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

Post by RIP » Tue Nov 10, 2020 10:34 pm

JohnClimber wrote:
Tue Nov 10, 2020 9:32 pm
your bivi out on the Saturday night is allowed be in your back garden or your shed or garage "bothy"
Technically, if we're being sticklers, Stu's "Emergency BaM Rules" would need to be reinstated for this to apply :wink: .

Then again, as you say, Rules... hah.... :smile: .
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Re: January's Virtual Winter Event 2021 (Covid lockdown edition) Jan 9th and 10th

Post by RIP » Tue Nov 10, 2020 10:46 pm

Instigated by Stu as a "temporary wartime measure" in March and stood down on 1st Sept :wink:

viewtopic.php?f=10&t=16690#p209882

I guess Stu could have reinstated them for these latest lockdowns but if he had then presumably he'd have to withdraw them again on Dec 4th (for England anyway, Wales is now "open" again of course, goodness knows about Scotland) so they wouldn't then be applicable in January unless we had ANOTHER lockdown....

In a nutshell they only apply during a lockdown :ugeek: .
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