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Winter Bivi ,Salop,peaks or anywhere

Post by middleagedmadness » Sun Sep 29, 2019 9:26 am

Some of our drivel spoken on the O.A.Ps outing was the forth coming winter Bivi as we're creeping into Oct and the months are disappearing it maybe the time for a show of interest in who's interested in a similar thing to last year ,a little riding ,lots of cafes and pubs ,drivel spoken ,sleeping on a hill and sh1te Weather,can't wait :-bd
As like last year the riding is a means to get to the pubs as there was no views to be seen last year

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Re: Winter Bivi ,Salop,peaks or anywhere

Post by Bearbonesnorm » Sun Sep 29, 2019 9:43 am

Some time ago, Mike suggested that we use the same route that I proposed last year - he rode it and proclaimed it a good un. I'd possibly shorten it a little in places then if the weather's bad (again) we might at least make it further than the co-op in Bishops Castle ... and I probably burnt our bridges in the pub there. :wink:

Don't know whether that might tie in with the Shropsire Nomad crew? :wink:
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Re: Winter Bivi ,Salop,peaks or anywhere

Post by RIP » Sun Sep 29, 2019 10:03 am

What was fun last year was the prospect of bumping into other groups converging on Stretton/Bishops from all directions - bit like a mini-WRT but, er, Salopian. As MaM says it doesn't really matter where it is although selfishly speaking I'd prefer something not too far west cos the Winter Event will be my fix there 2 weeks later. Maybe a Stretton start ending up in Bishops? Not many tracks/bways between the two though? I dunno, he finishes lamely.
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Re: Winter Bivi ,Salop,peaks or anywhere

Post by middleagedmadness » Sun Sep 29, 2019 10:05 am

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Sun Sep 29, 2019 9:43 am
Some time ago, Mike suggested that we use the same route that I proposed last year - he rode it and proclaimed it a good un. I'd possibly shorten it a little in places then if the weather's bad (again) we might at least make it further than the co-op in Bishops Castle ... and I probably burnt our bridges in the pub there. :wink:

Don't know whether that might tie in with the Shropsire Nomad crew? :wink:
Haven't really planned anything yet stu but bishops castle was mentioned so could be a goer :-bd
Reg did mention getting train to welshpool and meandering our way back ,can you send me a copy of your route and we'll see if there's any crossover to meet up in the evening for food and bivi
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Re: Winter Bivi ,Salop,peaks or anywhere

Post by Bearbonesnorm » Sun Sep 29, 2019 10:08 am

Obviously, to stand as a WWB, I'd need to be departing from this side of the dyke but no reason why most of it can't take place ont' other side :wink:
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Post by middleagedmadness » Sun Sep 29, 2019 10:11 am

Not a bother,just edited last post as there was a idea of starting in welshpool ourselves

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Post by Bearbonesnorm » Sun Sep 29, 2019 10:16 am

:-bd
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Post by RIP » Sun Sep 29, 2019 10:28 am

What's the exact most westerly point of Wales? (no not the Welsh embassy in London :wink: ). I can't be arsed to go and look at the map. Somewhere near Knighton is it? Or is it Chepstow come to think of it - that would put the feline amongst the flying rats. You could start with your front wheel on the Welsh side, just touching the border and pointing east Stu. That would count as WWB wouldn't it :-bd .
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Re: Winter Bivi ,Salop,peaks or anywhere

Post by 99percentchimp » Sun Sep 29, 2019 2:22 pm

RIP wrote:
Sun Sep 29, 2019 10:28 am
What's the exact most westerly point of Wales? (no not the Welsh embassy in London :wink: ).
<pedant> most westerly would be ? Ramsey Island, Pembrokeshire surely </pedant>

Easterly just north of Symonds Yat?

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Post by RIP » Sun Sep 29, 2019 3:10 pm

Ah sorry, yes, thanks 'Chimp, that's what I meant :wink: . East would be more sensible or it would be a VERY short ride for Stu :wink: .
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Post by jay91 » Sun Sep 29, 2019 4:12 pm

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Sun Sep 29, 2019 9:43 am
Some time ago, Mike suggested that we use the same route that I proposed last year - he rode it and proclaimed it a good un. I'd possibly shorten it a little in places then if the weather's bad (again) we might at least make it further than the co-op in Bishops Castle ... and I probably burnt our bridges in the pub there. :wink:

Don't know whether that might tie in with the Shropsire Nomad crew? :wink:

Can we have less black ice this time :-bd
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Post by PaulB2 » Sun Sep 29, 2019 4:55 pm

MaM, pencil me in and hopefully the stars will align this time

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Re: Winter Bivi ,Salop,peaks or anywhere

Post by tobasco » Mon Sep 30, 2019 1:35 pm

You can go over the Mynd from Stretton heading towards Stiper Stones and circle back towards Bishops Castle via Heath Mynd. It’s my back yard.

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Post by middleagedmadness » Fri Oct 11, 2019 6:34 am

tobasco wrote:
Mon Sep 30, 2019 1:35 pm
You can go over the Mynd from Stretton heading towards Stiper Stones and circle back towards Bishops Castle via Heath Mynd. It’s my back yard.
Well sir if it's your back yard get yourself ready for the 14th of Dec (as long as you don't mind a more sedate pace) and we probably won't bother with bridges as it seemed a awful lot of effort for the staff to serve us a couple of pints ,just because we were soaked and covered in sh1te :lol:

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Post by RIP » Fri Oct 11, 2019 8:56 am

Yep we've burnt our bridges in Bridges! Funnily enough I was aimlessly nosing around at the map last night. MaM/Stu are you reckoning on feeding/bivvying at/in/near Bish then? If we're as big a group as last year do we have to <shudder>book a pub? Or just storm the town ramparts at the time and wing it? Someone else's turn to do the booking if that's the ploy :smile: .
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Post by Bearbonesnorm » Fri Oct 11, 2019 5:37 pm

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Post by RIP » Fri Oct 11, 2019 6:59 pm

Yep you're right of course, and my usual modus operandi. Get a grip Reg. If all else fails there's nowt wrong with a potnoodle with a holly leaf on top. It's just that the Crimbo outing seems an opportunity to spend most of the day group-scoffing/drinking/drivelling, and "booking" somewhere would make that a bit easier. Then again maybe the opposite is the case!

I think I've found an unpleasant bivi spot so that's good anyway.
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Post by middleagedmadness » Fri Oct 11, 2019 7:34 pm

Don't panick Mr Mannering everything always works itself out anyhows ,food will be available ,no need to panick :lol: :-bd

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Post by BigdummySteve » Sat Oct 12, 2019 8:23 pm

Oh I’m up for this, I rode most of last year’s aborted route last week when Scott was over
https://strava.app.link/8mkgXNmvJ0
Was a bit of a beast climbing wise, :-bd
Hopefully we will have some more interesting weather as last year it really was fun.
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Re: Winter Bivi ,Salop,peaks or anywhere

Post by trob6 » Sat Oct 12, 2019 10:15 pm

If its open to all I would like to come , if talking drivel and eating is involved I think I would fit in well.
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Post by middleagedmadness » Sun Oct 13, 2019 7:46 am

trob6 wrote:
Sat Oct 12, 2019 10:15 pm
If its open to all I would like to come , if talking drivel and eating is involved I think I would fit in well.
Tim.
Don't think I've ever seen a "invite only " on here Tim ,your more than welcome no need to stand on manners , we'll see what the Welsh guys are upto and make a plan from there ,ooh did we mention food and drink :wink:

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Post by trob6 » Sun Oct 13, 2019 8:05 am

I guessed as much but k always think it's best to ask.
Yes I did hear mention of food and mostly drink very keen on hydration you lot !
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Post by RIP » Sun Oct 13, 2019 1:52 pm

'very keen on hydration' - oh aye, we're world experts on that score. Our speciality is that stuff with loads of B vitamins and potassium.
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Re: Winter Bivi ,Salop,peaks or anywhere

Post by trob6 » Sun Oct 13, 2019 6:23 pm

The stuff measured in imperial pints :grin:
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