Bivvy a month 2020.

Share your rides with us.

Moderators: Bearbonesnorm, Taylor, Chew

redefined_cycles
Posts: 3871
Joined: Tue Sep 20, 2016 8:19 am
Location: Dewsbury, West Yorkshire

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

Post by redefined_cycles » Sat Jul 04, 2020 11:46 pm

lune ranger wrote:
Sat Jul 04, 2020 11:17 pm
Can I count an inverse BaM?

I’ve been living in a tent in my garden since the week before lock down due to my job - ICU nurse, and my 8yo daughter - shielding due to respiratory disease.

I won a night in a hotel for being a #nhshero :roll: So here I am in the hotel now having done a 200mile road ride with a few wee bags attached to get here.

Can I count this as a BaM? - No money had changed hands and I was camping the morning j left and I’ll be camping on my return home. Inverse BaM? What do you think :YMPRAY:

This would give 9/12 with April/May/June under emergency rules.
Personally I'd have thought you've earned an honorary BAM (or even actual as you've been campin in your garden and still riding your bike) for all them 3 months already!?!... :smile:

User avatar
RIP
Posts: 4109
Joined: Wed Nov 12, 2014 7:24 pm
Location: Seat 23, Coach H, 08.05 Leighton Buzzard - Euston
Contact:

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

Post by RIP » Sun Jul 05, 2020 9:22 am

I believe it's buried deep in The Rules somewhere that it's perfectly acceptable so long as you sleep on the floor :smile: .
"There comes a time in your life Ponsonby, when you think: 'My God, I'm two-thirds of the way to the grave and what have I done?" - RIP

"It is in the petty details, not in the great results, that the interest of existence lies" - JKJ

lune ranger
Posts: 1137
Joined: Thu Dec 15, 2016 7:52 pm
Location: Peoples Republic of Devon

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

Post by lune ranger » Sun Jul 05, 2020 6:21 pm

RIP wrote:
Sun Jul 05, 2020 9:22 am
I believe it's buried deep in The Rules somewhere that it's perfectly acceptable so long as you sleep on the floor :smile: .
So not sleeping diagonally across the king size bed in the shape of a starfish then?
I did have the windows open....

User avatar
RIP
Posts: 4109
Joined: Wed Nov 12, 2014 7:24 pm
Location: Seat 23, Coach H, 08.05 Leighton Buzzard - Euston
Contact:

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

Post by RIP » Sun Jul 05, 2020 7:31 pm

:-bd Tick!
"There comes a time in your life Ponsonby, when you think: 'My God, I'm two-thirds of the way to the grave and what have I done?" - RIP

"It is in the petty details, not in the great results, that the interest of existence lies" - JKJ

redefined_cycles
Posts: 3871
Joined: Tue Sep 20, 2016 8:19 am
Location: Dewsbury, West Yorkshire

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

Post by redefined_cycles » Sun Jul 05, 2020 9:25 pm

Is the emergency BAM rules over now??

Are we back on standard BAM2020...

Just wondering and I understand that some people were always on the standard BAM approach (and no offence to them and am sure they assessed the situation themselves) now??

Just contemplating starting up

User avatar
ScotRoutes
Posts: 5931
Joined: Mon Mar 18, 2013 9:56 am
Location: Cairngorms
Contact:

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

Post by ScotRoutes » Sun Jul 05, 2020 10:00 pm

I did one "emergency" BAM but hoping that's all I'll need. Wild camping has been officially banned in Scotland since 18th June (the day after my June BAM - do not write this off as coincidence) but we're expecting that to change on 15th July.

User avatar
RIP
Posts: 4109
Joined: Wed Nov 12, 2014 7:24 pm
Location: Seat 23, Coach H, 08.05 Leighton Buzzard - Euston
Contact:

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

Post by RIP » Mon Jul 06, 2020 9:08 am

Well let's hope they are because I nipped out last night to get July's in the book, in case my real plan goes pear-shaped later.

Maybe Stu'll confirm the Rules situation now :wink: .

So, noticed this place on one of my lockdown rides. Been derelict for a while. Wanted something "under cover" to ease myself away from sheds and gardens. Obviously I "entered" but nothing was "broken" - nothing left to break I don't think. I'm quite a fan of urbex so this was an interesting BaM.

Took this one on an earlier "recce". The tank traps hopefully mean I won't be disturbed at night by any, er, tanks:

Image

Quite a noisy night with bits of plastic flapping in the the wind and other spooky sounds:

Image

Handy instructions in case of night-time deflation issues:

Image

Bizarrely one light was still illuminated in one of the rooms!

Image

Had a nosy around this morning before making a sharp exit stage left:

Image

Image

Handy for morning washing:

Image

This would explain the ghostly noises during the night:

Image

Travelled light, home in time for brekky.

7/7, 7/12, 54/54

R
"There comes a time in your life Ponsonby, when you think: 'My God, I'm two-thirds of the way to the grave and what have I done?" - RIP

"It is in the petty details, not in the great results, that the interest of existence lies" - JKJ

User avatar
Charliecres
Posts: 1098
Joined: Tue Oct 01, 2013 1:28 pm

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

Post by Charliecres » Wed Jul 08, 2020 5:07 pm

That looks beautiful.

No, sorry, I mean horrendous. :shock: :lol: :-bd

User avatar
RIP
Posts: 4109
Joined: Wed Nov 12, 2014 7:24 pm
Location: Seat 23, Coach H, 08.05 Leighton Buzzard - Euston
Contact:

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

Post by RIP » Wed Jul 08, 2020 6:09 pm

Yah, I kept waking up thinking I was in Shaun Of The Dead!

I always did like being at the grime end of bivvying. Only MaM can go grimier :smile: .
"There comes a time in your life Ponsonby, when you think: 'My God, I'm two-thirds of the way to the grave and what have I done?" - RIP

"It is in the petty details, not in the great results, that the interest of existence lies" - JKJ

User avatar
Escape Goat
Posts: 1290
Joined: Thu Nov 01, 2018 10:41 pm
Location: Not nearly close enough to Scotland...

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

Post by Escape Goat » Wed Jul 08, 2020 9:25 pm

RIP wrote:
Mon Jul 06, 2020 9:08 am
. I'm quite a fan of urbex so this was an interesting BaM.

8f1ed8_z.jpg[/img][/url]

Had a nosy around this morning before making a sharp exit stage left:

Image

Image




R
Quite possibly the scariest places to bivvy. There may have been hobos in there...oh
Bikepacking & Bourbon Biscuits

User avatar
RIP
Posts: 4109
Joined: Wed Nov 12, 2014 7:24 pm
Location: Seat 23, Coach H, 08.05 Leighton Buzzard - Euston
Contact:

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

Post by RIP » Wed Jul 08, 2020 9:32 pm

As you know, you're talking to a Professional Toilet Block Dweller here 'Goat. Derelict houses hold no fear for me :grin: .

Anyway I thought you were going to 'Kip In A Kave' at Ribblehead? That could be pretty damn scary. Spiders.... >waaahhh!<
"There comes a time in your life Ponsonby, when you think: 'My God, I'm two-thirds of the way to the grave and what have I done?" - RIP

"It is in the petty details, not in the great results, that the interest of existence lies" - JKJ

User avatar
Escape Goat
Posts: 1290
Joined: Thu Nov 01, 2018 10:41 pm
Location: Not nearly close enough to Scotland...

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

Post by Escape Goat » Thu Jul 09, 2020 9:33 am

Haha! No, my route took me to Ribblehead, into the Midge infested Moors :roll:
Bikepacking & Bourbon Biscuits

User avatar
RIP
Posts: 4109
Joined: Wed Nov 12, 2014 7:24 pm
Location: Seat 23, Coach H, 08.05 Leighton Buzzard - Euston
Contact:

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

Post by RIP » Thu Jul 09, 2020 11:18 am

Any trip piccies? Bonus point for obligatory photo of steam train crossing the viaduct.
"There comes a time in your life Ponsonby, when you think: 'My God, I'm two-thirds of the way to the grave and what have I done?" - RIP

"It is in the petty details, not in the great results, that the interest of existence lies" - JKJ

User avatar
Specialist Hoprocker
Posts: 149
Joined: Sat Sep 30, 2017 9:31 am
Location: Deepest Darkest Surrey

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

Post by Specialist Hoprocker » Sun Jul 12, 2020 11:28 am

4/12

July

Visited the same spot near me in Hampshire again. It's so quiet and tucked out of the way, it's beginning to feel like a second home.

I'll probably start getting a little more adventurous when the public go back to shopping and pubs, and the nights get a bits darker and colder. Less chance of being tripped over then!

Decided to test to new Alpkit Elan hooped bivvy. Got to give it a solid thumbs up. Particularly liked the two little mesh pockets so I could stow my keys, torch and phone.

Somewhat broken sleep as I took my old 2 season down bag rather than my new super large and comfy one. Not sure why i keep bothering with it, it is too small and the zip is a sticking, catching nightmare. Might make it into a quilt that can also double as an under hammock thingy.

Sorry forgot to take pics.

Off to Devon for hols at the end of the month so I may see if I can sneak off with the Elan for a beach bivvy.

User avatar
TrepidExplorer
Posts: 44
Joined: Sat Oct 22, 2016 7:15 pm

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

Post by TrepidExplorer » Wed Jul 15, 2020 10:31 am

Trep route "Northern Myth" - still a work in progress. Last year I rode it from work on Friday night back to home. This year I left on Saturday lunchtime and was home again in time for dinner on Sunday.

Absolutely stunning day(s) out avoiding the worst of the tourist trade.

Image
Alport Castles on the way out

Image the aptly named "Mad Woman Stones" bridleway

Image
Disused rolling-stock service sheds hidden away in Urbanian Glossop

Image
Lancashire sunset

Image
reflected sunrise above Piethorne reservoir

Image
Looking back to the camp spot

Image Lesser-known Todmorden (well, I didn't know about it anyway).
https://trepidexplorer.blogspot.com/202 ... -myth.html
Trepid Explorer: Warmth with less bulk

User avatar
BigdummySteve
Posts: 2278
Joined: Sun Nov 20, 2016 9:16 pm
Location: Oxfordshire

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

Post by BigdummySteve » Thu Jul 16, 2020 10:59 pm

7/12 43 in a row :-bd
Live Bivvy in progress!
After a lumpy 15 miles with 2000ft if climbing I headed for the site of a Roman villa near winchcombe, presumably named for the gear needed to escape It’s hilly clutches!
Sadly the steam trains are not running, pickers, reg, it could be another jape in the future!
I like a bam without a plan, just ambled about picking off veloviewer squares and noticed that in the middle of a wood the OS map showed ‘Roman villa (site of) now this is a tactic which has worked in the past in Devon, the map showed the site of a medieval village, great Bivvy site with water available. Turns out that our medieval ancestors and Romans need pretty much the same as us, somewhere flat with access to water, got to say these Romans chose a cracking location,

Reg:
All right... all right... but apart from better sanitation and medicine and education and irrigation and public health and roads and a freshwater system and baths and public order... what have the Romans done for us?

BDS: left us a legacy of great Bivvy locations and roads which are now great gravel tracks?

Reg: Oh shut up!

https://strava.app.link/Qufw1PK4a8

Oh and I did wear my best (SPD) sandals :-bd
‘ it’s good to be lost, I don’t want to be found’ -HMHB

User avatar
RIP
Posts: 4109
Joined: Wed Nov 12, 2014 7:24 pm
Location: Seat 23, Coach H, 08.05 Leighton Buzzard - Euston
Contact:

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

Post by RIP » Fri Jul 17, 2020 9:39 am

BigdummySteve wrote:
Thu Jul 16, 2020 10:59 pm
7/12 43 in a row :-bd
pickers, reg, it could be another jape in the future!
Sounds good. The Wyre "steampacking" one we did was suitably bonkers wasn't it?
‘Roman villa (site of)
Is that the one where all the mosaic tiles are still there hidden under a load of old fertiliser bags?
Oh and I did wear my best (SPD) sandals :-bd
Sandals - very Roman :grin:
"There comes a time in your life Ponsonby, when you think: 'My God, I'm two-thirds of the way to the grave and what have I done?" - RIP

"It is in the petty details, not in the great results, that the interest of existence lies" - JKJ

User avatar
BigdummySteve
Posts: 2278
Joined: Sun Nov 20, 2016 9:16 pm
Location: Oxfordshire

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

Post by BigdummySteve » Fri Jul 17, 2020 9:52 am

Sadly nothing remains of the villa, nice spot and easy to imagine what it must have been like.
Image


Very lumpy around those parts, rode over cleeve hill, the highest point in the Cotswolds at 1083ft, on the way back this morning I did over a thousand feet in 9 miles, before second breakfast!
‘ it’s good to be lost, I don’t want to be found’ -HMHB

User avatar
BigdummySteve
Posts: 2278
Joined: Sun Nov 20, 2016 9:16 pm
Location: Oxfordshire

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

Post by BigdummySteve » Fri Jul 17, 2020 10:35 am

Doh! Having looked on the map then internet, it is.. walked right through the location in the woods but didn’t see a thing, Arse!
‘ it’s good to be lost, I don’t want to be found’ -HMHB

User avatar
RIP
Posts: 4109
Joined: Wed Nov 12, 2014 7:24 pm
Location: Seat 23, Coach H, 08.05 Leighton Buzzard - Euston
Contact:

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

Post by RIP » Fri Jul 17, 2020 11:13 am

Well that's your August BaM sorted - back you go :grin: .

Image
"There comes a time in your life Ponsonby, when you think: 'My God, I'm two-thirds of the way to the grave and what have I done?" - RIP

"It is in the petty details, not in the great results, that the interest of existence lies" - JKJ

User avatar
BigdummySteve
Posts: 2278
Joined: Sun Nov 20, 2016 9:16 pm
Location: Oxfordshire

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

Post by BigdummySteve » Fri Jul 17, 2020 8:18 pm

Don’t rub it in Chris, missed one there.
‘ it’s good to be lost, I don’t want to be found’ -HMHB

User avatar
RIP
Posts: 4109
Joined: Wed Nov 12, 2014 7:24 pm
Location: Seat 23, Coach H, 08.05 Leighton Buzzard - Euston
Contact:

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

Post by RIP » Fri Jul 17, 2020 8:44 pm

I'm just jealous you were there at all - a night in a derelict bungalow is far lower down the scale than a REAL Roman villa! Just imagine all the stuff that went on there - Caligula probably popped in for a weekend visit. Or who knows, maybe even....

Image

Image
"There comes a time in your life Ponsonby, when you think: 'My God, I'm two-thirds of the way to the grave and what have I done?" - RIP

"It is in the petty details, not in the great results, that the interest of existence lies" - JKJ

User avatar
Charliecres
Posts: 1098
Joined: Tue Oct 01, 2013 1:28 pm

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

Post by Charliecres » Fri Jul 17, 2020 11:03 pm

July done with a jaunt west from home out to, and around, the Devil’s Punchbowl. Highlights included beautiful scenery and weather, my first, second and third pints at a pub since lockdown and my second night of hammock camping, this time in my new Exped hammock. Sleep was unfortunately broken by a long-distance argument between what sounded like bears but must have been foxes, I think.
That’s 5/5 for me since March.

Image

User avatar
RIP
Posts: 4109
Joined: Wed Nov 12, 2014 7:24 pm
Location: Seat 23, Coach H, 08.05 Leighton Buzzard - Euston
Contact:

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

Post by RIP » Sat Jul 18, 2020 8:12 am

Is that 'twin stoves' setup some sort of expert complex brewing system that only coffee drinkers understand the meaning of? :smile: .
"There comes a time in your life Ponsonby, when you think: 'My God, I'm two-thirds of the way to the grave and what have I done?" - RIP

"It is in the petty details, not in the great results, that the interest of existence lies" - JKJ

User avatar
Charliecres
Posts: 1098
Joined: Tue Oct 01, 2013 1:28 pm

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

Post by Charliecres » Sat Jul 18, 2020 9:47 am

It’s a small section of my patented cold-filtered artisan civet bean espresso beverage delivery system.

No, actually they are two windshields that can be used either one on top of the other (for dubious additional pot hugging benefits) or separately, so I can brew coffee and cook a fry-up at the same time.

They’re friends so I don’t like to separate them, even when I’m going on a trip where only one is needed.

Post Reply