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New 500km event in Wales

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Anyone else had 'Headstock 500' pop up on their tinterwebs?
https://allmountainadventures.wales/events-2/
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I've signed up😊
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Oh, interesting ... I love the old industrial and mining works in the Welsh hills. Can't put my finger on why but it's like big agricultural buildings in the countryside with silos and conveyer belts. Reaches my inner 5 year old probably!
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This channel is one of my guilty pleasures, I imagine there are more than a few covering Wales

https://youtube.com/@rossendalecollieries7995
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I’ve signed up as well. Starts less than a mile from home too.
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Me and a mate have signed up today.
Starting from Tiny Rebel is an added bonus! 😃
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Forget Headstock....

What we want is another Bearstock please Stuart and Dee :-bd
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Starting from Tiny Rebel is an added bonus!
I was just supping a Tiny Rebel 'CLWB Tropica' as I read that - maybe a sign, and I should get entered.
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boxelder wrote: Fri Aug 18, 2023 10:32 pm
Starting from Tiny Rebel is an added bonus!
I was just supping a Tiny Rebel 'CLWB Tropica' as I read that - maybe a sign, and I should get entered.
Ha! Popped out and bought a pack last night of the same! :-bd
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Interesting, that could be worth a pop. I don't know a lot of that route. Which is nice :)
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GregMay wrote: Sat Aug 19, 2023 10:00 am Interesting, that could be worth a pop. I don't know a lot of that route. Which is nice :)

Yeah, that's what made us sign up. Around half-way we'll go through familiar territory though. :)
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The mandatory kit aspect strikes me as .... interesting. Used to it from fell racing etc, but not for self supported events.
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What we want is another Bearstock please Stuart and Dee :-bd
Mention has been made John but whether anything will happen is another matter but we'll see.
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As a minimum we recommend ...
Helmet
First Aid Kit
Chamois Cream
Sudocrem
Sun cream (Time of year depending)
Tooth brush
Baby Wipes
Bike Lights
Power Bank
Wall Charger and Cables
Phone with (What3Words) (Komoot)
GPS Device (With Routes Loaded)
Water Proof Jacket
Down Jacket
Cycling clothing (appropriate for riding conditions)
Tent or Bivvy Bag
Sleeping Bag (3 Season)
Cooking Stove
Lighter or Matches
Gas Cannister
Dehydrated Meals and Food
Water Bottles (800-1000ml)
Water Filter or Chlorine Tablets
Pump
Multi Tool
Inner Tube
Spares (bolts, cables, brake pads, mech hanger)
That seems like quite a lot?
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Recommend vs. mandatory.

That's what I'd like to know.

That list has several of items I would never bring.
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Advising cycling clothing seems a tad redundant , have they had a lot of naked entrants ?
I don't own about 6 of the things on that list.

Recomending is not mandating so I assume take what you like
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I can see it now, everyone lined up at the start and the guy in the PA goes, " kit check time, hold up your sudocrem! and show us your babywipes"..........
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riderdown wrote: Sat Aug 19, 2023 9:41 pm I can see it now, everyone lined up at the start and the guy in the PA goes, " kit check time, hold up your sudocrem! and show us your babywipes"..........
Mmm, I thought this earlier, one can only imagine they're expecting a bunch of entries from couples new to parenthood.
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One of the most horrifying stories I've ever heard involved a friend's unsupervised 2yo opening a large pot of Sudocrem.
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Does this involve a cat per chance?
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Ha ha, no! Oh lawks, that would have been next level!
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Bearlegged wrote: Mon Aug 21, 2023 7:45 pm Ha ha, no! Oh lawks, that would have been next level!
Even as high as the time Reg had an emergency vexatious posterial regions situation ('sore arse' if you prefer) on a Peaks ride, when he had to divert to Castleton 'riding like John Wayne' and all he could find was a giant pot of Sudocrem in the chemist, which he purchased then dashed outside to apply a handful down his shorts in the middle of a Bank Holiday tourist-thronged High Street?

And now, back to the studio.....
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On the day I signed up I had trouble making payment. I later got an email saying there was a glitch and to try again as it was sorted.

My mate just messaged to say he'd been charged twice for entry. I just had a look and I've been charged four times!

Deffo worth checking your CC transactions...
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That's surprising with Si Entries - not like they're new to it (or cheap). I'll wait off entering I think, though the discounted entries end Aug 31.
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boxelder wrote: Tue Aug 22, 2023 9:32 am That's surprising with Si Entries - not like they're new to it (or cheap). I'll wait off entering I think, though the discounted entries end Aug 31.
I recall last time I entered an event through then it was a ballache for some reason. :roll:
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