Author Topic: The "Buzzard" is back!  (Read 5007 times)

Redlight

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Re: The "Buzzard" is back!
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2017, 12:49:14 pm »
"RSPCA confirmed it is a buzzard".

The Devon one is long gone.  It met its match trying to intimidate a van.

Redlight

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Re: The "Buzzard" is back!
« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2017, 12:59:12 pm »
Aha.  (That piece has been updated since I posted it)
Between the Disney abattoir and the chemical refinery

SoreTween

  • Most of me survived the Pennine Bridleway.
Re: The "Buzzard" is back!
« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2017, 06:33:11 pm »
I was expecting to read about a popular ride back on the calendar.  #Disappointed.
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Re: The "Buzzard" is back!
« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2017, 06:56:47 pm »
I was expecting to read about a popular ride back on the calendar.  #Disappointed.

It's not been away.  60 something entries so far.

Re: The "Buzzard" is back!
« Reply #5 on: June 28, 2017, 07:38:52 am »
OK, not a buzzard, but equally intimidating...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-england-stoke-staffordshire-40412209/cyclist-repeatedly-attacked-by-staffordshire-bird-of-prey

Cromer Hill going into Milwich. Stop for a calming drink in tbe Green Man if you survive!

T42

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Re: The "Buzzard" is back!
« Reply #6 on: June 28, 2017, 08:15:33 am »
That has happened here to a couple of blokes I know. One of them had to do battle with his pump. Fortunately he's a traditionalist and uses a full-length frame pump.
I dare eat all that may become a man.

But hold the oysters.

Re: The "Buzzard" is back!
« Reply #7 on: June 28, 2017, 08:24:44 am »
Given the "speed" I go up that hill, I think I am best staying away from the area or I am likely to become bird food! :o

Do we know if the bird hangs out before or after the farm on the left as you go up hill: I could not tell from the film?


Re: The "Buzzard" is back!
« Reply #8 on: June 30, 2017, 05:08:00 pm »
Given the "speed" I go up that hill, I think I am best staying away from the area or I am likely to become bird food! :o

Do we know if the bird hangs out before or after the farm on the left as you go up hill: I could not tell from the film?

after the farm.

Re: The "Buzzard" is back!
« Reply #9 on: July 03, 2017, 07:46:55 am »
Anybody tell me what the parking situation around Leighton Buzzard trains station is like please?

Re: The "Buzzard" is back!
« Reply #10 on: July 03, 2017, 09:05:11 am »
Anybody tell me what the parking situation around Leighton Buzzard trains station is like please?

There's long-stay at the station.  This app suggests £11.60.
https://www.londonmidlandparking.com/consumer/find-and-book/carparks/leightonbuzzard

Re: The "Buzzard" is back!
« Reply #11 on: July 03, 2017, 02:49:44 pm »
Anybody tell me what the parking situation around Leighton Buzzard trains station is like please?

Dominic, I'm thinking it might be better to cycle to the event. There's a space on my driveway if you'd like to join me. It's 28 miles to the start from Northampton.

Re: The "Buzzard" is back!
« Reply #12 on: July 03, 2017, 03:29:12 pm »
Anybody tell me what the parking situation around Leighton Buzzard trains station is like please?

Dominic, I'm thinking it might be better to cycle to the event. There's a space on my driveway if you'd like to join me. It's 28 miles to the start from Northampton.

Agreed.  It's always better to warm-up before a big event.

Re: The "Buzzard" is back!
« Reply #13 on: July 03, 2017, 04:26:55 pm »
I'll be cycling from MK. Not far enough to ece 100km unless I do a loop. Only done this ride once, on my birthday (hint!) as my second 600 for LEL 2013, when I struggled to eat (dehydrated?). Hoping to enjoy it more this time!
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the straggler

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Re: The "Buzzard" is back!
« Reply #14 on: July 03, 2017, 09:23:54 pm »
Sorry Ritchie, I just read the buzzard forum and noticed you are planning doing the Buzzard this weekend also.  See you at LB station this Saturday and discuss the flat liner perm further.
Raymond
'If you don't eat yer meat, you can't have any pudding. How can you have any pudding if you don't eat yet meat'.

Re: The "Buzzard" is back!
« Reply #15 on: July 03, 2017, 09:45:25 pm »
Buzzard forum?

the straggler

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Re: The "Buzzard" is back!
« Reply #16 on: July 03, 2017, 10:13:51 pm »
Buzzard forum?
Yep, my error. Too much audaxing......not enough sense.
'If you don't eat yer meat, you can't have any pudding. How can you have any pudding if you don't eat yet meat'.

Re: The "Buzzard" is back!
« Reply #17 on: July 04, 2017, 07:06:22 am »

Dominic, I'm thinking it might be better to cycle to the event. There's a space on my driveway if you'd like to join me. It's 28 miles to the start from Northampton.
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Sounds like a plan, let me know if you decide to.  Message me your details as and when if you do.  Very kind offer.  Not sure I will be thinking that on the way back though!!

Re: The "Buzzard" is back!
« Reply #18 on: July 04, 2017, 02:19:21 pm »
PM sent Dominic..

mr ben

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Re: The "Buzzard" is back!
« Reply #19 on: July 05, 2017, 05:17:15 pm »
Regarding this weekend's ride(s), rather than our feathered friends fiends: what are people's sleep plans for Saturday night? I've booked a travelodge near pangbourne but now I've done some proper time calculations it seems rather pointless and very many £ per minute given how long I'll actually be able to spend there...so thinking I may cancel and take a bivvy bag instead.
I sat in my tent this evening - a small green hole - and pondered on my short stature, love of food and ale, hairy feet and the unlikeliness of being an adventurer.

Re: The "Buzzard" is back!
« Reply #20 on: July 05, 2017, 05:36:31 pm »
In 2013 I rode with someone looking for a haystack, while I wasn't planning on stopping. We ended up resting in a McD in the early hours (can't remember if we nodded off).
Bikes are for riding, not cleaning!

Re: The "Buzzard" is back!
« Reply #21 on: July 05, 2017, 05:43:29 pm »
Last Thursday night–well, Friday morning to be accurate–I stopped at the Holiday Inn on the A4 just before Woolhampton.  I believe that is full, but there's another motel-style place a few 100m before, which might have rooms. 

Obviously this applies to Exe-Buzzard riders only.

Re: The "Buzzard" is back!
« Reply #22 on: July 06, 2017, 09:50:12 am »
We've got a room booked at the Grange Best Western.  It's a couple of k past the left turn in Woolhampton.  They still have rooms I believe.

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Re: The "Buzzard" is back!
« Reply #23 on: July 08, 2017, 09:51:56 am »
Just back from getting a bit of shopping done in Pangbourne where I witnessed several LB starters controlling at the Co-op.  Sun is shining and it's going to be a hot day down to Exeter.  Good luck everyone, and enjoy the ride.
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Re: The "Buzzard" is back!
« Reply #24 on: July 08, 2017, 10:43:03 am »
The Exe-Buzzards should be through sometime during the small hours.