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techno wrote: Wed Feb 03, 2021 5:33 pm Fancy some vicarious "type two fun"?
The chilli eating contest on this is pure torture:
https://www.netflix.com/title/81034679? ... 47225&t=cp

Cheese rolling is highly amusing too
I found the cheese rolling girl very inspiring. She had zero tinge of ego and it was amazing to see how supportive of each other the competitors were.
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Dave Barter wrote: Wed Feb 03, 2021 8:19 pm I found the cheese rolling girl very inspiring. She had zero tinge of ego and it was amazing to see how supportive of each other the competitors were.
Great isn't it. The camaraderie is the common factor In all the ones I've watched. Great stuff.
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RIP wrote: Wed Feb 03, 2021 7:31 pm
Been on my bucket list to do a bike tour of some of these type of lunatic events - such as Hallaton Bottle Kicking, Ashbourne Shrove Tuesday Football, World Pea Throwing Championship, (MTB) Bog Snorkelling of course, etc etc.
That's an outstanding idea reg.
I've got my eye on those novelty maps for some route inspiration.
The daft names and British folklore ones look good.
https://marvellousmaps.com/shop-1
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techno wrote: Wed Feb 03, 2021 10:04 pm
RIP wrote: Wed Feb 03, 2021 7:31 pm
Been on my bucket list to do a bike tour of some of these type of lunatic events - such as Hallaton Bottle Kicking, Ashbourne Shrove Tuesday Football, World Pea Throwing Championship, (MTB) Bog Snorkelling of course, etc etc.
That's an outstanding idea reg.
I've got my eye on those novelty maps for some route inspiration.
The daft names and British folklore ones look good.
https://marvellousmaps.com/shop-1
My brother lives in Kniveton so you can camp in his garden for the football. Also I know Neil Rutter who used to be the world bog snorkelling champion. Think he won it twice.
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A college mate's family owns the land on which the Bog Snorkelling takes place, he farms 100's of acres of the Eppynt firing ranges which he leases from the MOD. The land is only fit for sheep and he regularly finds the remains of unlucky ones who have been blown up. I imagine Gordon Green who thought up the Bog Snorkelling and the Man vs Horse Marathon is no longer with us. I actually entered the last Man vs Horse vs Bike but having practiced the course in atrocious weather, the bike class was called off as a local nimby found a statute banning bicycle racing on bridleways.
Edit, seems Gordon Green is still going but no longer involved, the Real Ale Wobble is a good day out as well, from what I can remember.
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Another fantastic Digression In Progress :-bd .
Interesting to hear people's connections and 'inside info'.
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techno wrote: Wed Feb 03, 2021 9:59 pm
Dave Barter wrote: Wed Feb 03, 2021 8:19 pm I found the cheese rolling girl very inspiring. She had zero tinge of ego and it was amazing to see how supportive of each other the competitors were.
The camaraderie is the common factor In all the ones I've watched.
And, paradoxically, extreme violence :grin: . Who'd've thought there could be so much damage resulting from booting a few bottles around, trying to kick each other's shins, kicking a football along a stream, chasing a bit of cheese etc. The savage is lurking only just below the veneer of civilisation. And of course maybe that's the whole point of these events - madness coralled into a (very slightly) controlled situation. I'm just debating with myself whether to include the aforementioned WRT in the preceding sentences :wink: .
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Peter S endured the Real Ale Wobble he said. I don't think he's been able to ride in a straight line since that fateful day :grin: .
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techno wrote: Wed Feb 03, 2021 10:04 pm
RIP wrote: Wed Feb 03, 2021 7:31 pm
Been on my bucket list to do a bike tour of some of these type of lunatic events - such as Hallaton Bottle Kicking, Ashbourne Shrove Tuesday Football, World Pea Throwing Championship, (MTB) Bog Snorkelling of course, etc etc.
That's an outstanding idea reg.
I've got my eye on those novelty maps for some route inspiration.
The daft names and British folklore ones look good.
https://marvellousmaps.com/shop-1
Ooh, good spot there Tech. I shall have myself some of that there treasure trove I think. Birthday in 17 days :-bd .
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I've watched the first series of Hinterland last week and onto the 2nd this week, I'm really enjoying it despite the drearyness.
This evening I watched the winter bivi episode, don't remember the farmhouse looking like that, almost looked habitable. :-bd
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RIP wrote: Thu Feb 04, 2021 11:17 am Peter S endured the Real Ale Wobble he said. I don't think he's been able to ride in a straight line since that fateful day :grin: .
:grin: Yep, veteran of many a Wobble; some great memories from the early days of that event. Never have done the Bog Snorkelling though. Also very nearly did the Cheese Rolling on Coopers Hill but 'chickened out'! You need to see just how steep that hill is first hand :shock: I've been to watch a couple of times and seen some impressive flying human cartwheels :o Another one I've watched is the Tetbury Woolsack race, why would you?1?

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Very much off topic but I'm sure some will be interested.
There's a new Adam Curtis series starting soon,the did an interview talking about it: https://youtu.be/5eRrZifFkHA
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Mars landing tonight: https://youtu.be/gm0b_ijaYMQ
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summittoppler wrote: Thu Feb 18, 2021 8:39 pm Grizzley bagging the Munros

https://vimeo.com/511680868/f1388394e4? ... aign=29220
Enjoyed that, great footage.
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THE BICYCLE CORPS: AMERICA’S BLACK ARMY ON WHEELS

What a fantastic film, a bit like RSF but turned up to 11, a great piece of social and cycling history.

https://bikepacking.com/news/bicycle-corps-video/
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techno wrote: Wed Feb 03, 2021 5:33 pm Fancy some vicarious "type two fun"?
The chilli eating contest on this is pure torture:
https://www.netflix.com/title/81034679? ... 47225&t=cp

Cheese rolling is highly amusing too
i've just watched the cheese rolling, excellent, really glad you pointed this out :-bd
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Not sure if this has been posted yet but it's probably my favourite tour divide film so far:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V3O3ooTtrV4&t=1s

Ryan Van Dozer's experience on the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route. Self filmed and it has a lovely dog called Mira in it :-bd
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GCN+ is discounted until the end of this month for £20 for the year.

There are quite a few cycling adventure documentaries on it. Mark Beaumont's 80 days round the world, bikepacking in patagonia, bikepacking in colombia etc.

You can also watch racing live or catch-up.

You can watch via the website or via an app on phone or tablet or on a TV via a firestick.

Good value for £20.
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Karl wrote: Fri Feb 26, 2021 9:03 am Not sure if this has been posted yet but it's probably my favourite tour divide film so far:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V3O3ooTtrV4&t=1s

Ryan Van Dozer's experience on the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route. Self filmed and it has a lovely dog called Mira in it :-bd
That's spooky as I started watching that on Wednesday evening! How did you know? I need to get my tinfoil hat back out :lol: It is a good watch, I'm abut 30 minutes in so far. I spent the first 20 minutes stopping it and looking at his bike as it looked like a single speed but I spotted the shifter, but no sign of the hub gear :???: I eventually spotted it's a pinion, and a belt drive one at that.
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Karl wrote: Fri Feb 26, 2021 9:03 am Not sure if this has been posted yet but it's probably my favourite tour divide film so far:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V3O3ooTtrV4&t=1s

Ryan Van Dozer's experience on the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route. Self filmed and it has a lovely dog called Mira in it :-bd
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https://www.netflix.com/watch/80168079? ... e3eb%2C%2C

Icarus, really interesting doc about doping in sport and Russian doping, starts off as a film about a cyclist trying to prove that the anti doping measures are useless, develops in a most interesting way.
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Extreme downhilling, sleeping in the woods, human frailty, and recycling.

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A couple on Prime last night,

Walking the Camino - no bike content but nice parallels for any traveller, mainly watched for the spooky 'I remember that corner!?' moments from when Andy and I rode it in 2012. Reminded me that it wasn't just my memory, really is a beautiful landscape. Lots of shots of open country with an obvious gravel track winding across it.
Tugende - Ryan Le Garrec's film about the Race Around Rwanda, a fan of his photography and the film is interesting too.
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