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The ACME/MEMWNS Bivvy Night 2018
« on: July 21, 2018, 07:10:34 am »
Here's a few dates I can do - assuming a Friday night/Saturday morning combo:

10/11 August [but The ACME control for the London Orbital opens Saturday lunchtime at Leaden Roding...] - Organiser's organising skillz will be tested to the limit...

31 Aug/1 Sept

14/15 Sept

October - all except 5/6 [Richard Ellis Memorial 200/100 on Saturday]

Offshore [ie Mersea Island - on a pebbly/sandy beach somewhere ] is the popular mud/slug-free choice.

jiberjaber

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Re: The ACME/MEMWNS Bivvy Night 2018
« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2018, 04:22:09 pm »
I now has Bivvy  :thumbsup: in fetching stealth colours instead of bright orange survival!

We have discussed 9th Aug as an option (must admit that's my preference) thats a Thursday night so might only suit them that are not wage slaves or able to dodge work with a bit of leave etc....

I am so excited I might sleep in teh garden tonight!
Regards,

Jason

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Re: The ACME/MEMWNS Bivvy Night 2018
« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2018, 05:01:56 pm »
Thursday the 9th is the first day of the second test against India at Lord's.
The pleasure of pain endured
To purify our misfit ways

Re: The ACME/MEMWNS Bivvy Night 2018
« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2018, 05:52:08 pm »
My preferred option, in the shorter term, is 31st Aug/1st Sept.

9th August is do-able with a bit of juggling work around, but Friday 10th is going to make it less likely to start bright-eyed and bushy-tailed [as well as super-organised] for the 'Orbital' control.

jiberjaber

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Re: The ACME/MEMWNS Bivvy Night 2018
« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2018, 06:12:42 pm »
31/1 Sept is out for me as I'll be riding to holiday destination
Regards,

Jason

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Re: The ACME/MEMWNS Bivvy Night 2018
« Reply #5 on: August 02, 2018, 06:31:30 pm »
If I manage to get out of Dubai then that opens up 17aug... ?
Regards,

Jason

Re: The ACME/MEMWNS Bivvy Night 2018
« Reply #6 on: August 02, 2018, 07:15:22 pm »
Be on holiday on 17th Aug...looks like October is going to be best for me.

NJW

Re: The ACME/MEMWNS Bivvy Night 2018
« Reply #7 on: August 02, 2018, 08:45:39 pm »
JiberJ - what type of stealth bivvy did you go for in the end. Not done bivvy before so looking at options...

jiberjaber

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Re: The ACME/MEMWNS Bivvy Night 2018
« Reply #8 on: August 02, 2018, 09:04:48 pm »
Alpkit Hunka XL in kelp. It's ok but I'm finding it a bit hard to get in and out of must be old age catching up with me or lack of cycling lol.

https://www.alpkit.com/products/hunka-xl

Regards,

Jason

NJW

Re: The ACME/MEMWNS Bivvy Night 2018
« Reply #9 on: August 02, 2018, 11:58:59 pm »
Looks a nice bit of kit.

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Re: The ACME/MEMWNS Bivvy Night 2018
« Reply #10 on: August 09, 2018, 07:44:16 pm »
Have we fixed a date yet???

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Re: The ACME/MEMWNS Bivvy Night 2018
« Reply #11 on: August 09, 2018, 07:49:54 pm »
We could do a Wednesday evening but if we wanna go for a Friday or Saturday evening I can do...

August: 17, 18
September: 1, 2, 22, 23

How do these dates work for others?

Re: The ACME/MEMWNS Bivvy Night 2018
« Reply #12 on: August 09, 2018, 08:44:15 pm »
jiberjaber, I assume you will still be using a bag and pad with this bivvy? Much space left for you to get in when you do?

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Re: The ACME/MEMWNS Bivvy Night 2018
« Reply #13 on: August 10, 2018, 01:02:49 am »
jiberjaber, I assume you will still be using a bag and pad with this bivvy? Much space left for you to get in when you do?
There's an Alpkit Numo pad in there plus sleeping bag, enough room for me to lie on my side comfortably bit hard to describe other than that :)
Regards,

Jason

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Re: The ACME/MEMWNS Bivvy Night 2018
« Reply #14 on: August 10, 2018, 08:43:00 am »
Yes, yes, its all very well discussing kit but WHEN are we going to use it????

Re: The ACME/MEMWNS Bivvy Night 2018
« Reply #15 on: August 10, 2018, 12:48:48 pm »
My plan to "ride Tour Divide in a few years" is getting closer. I've decided to aim for the June 2020 start. That gives me 22 months to prepare, and wont infringe upon PBP.

The relevance? I'm going to be looking into lightweight sleeping options, and getting some practice in. The forthcoming bivvy night might be too soon for me, although at the current rate of scheduling a date, it might not be!

Hopefully next Wednesday will provide a pub that is sufficiently far from the North Sea that I'll be able to attend and pick some brains.

Also, I believe there to be a correlation between riders who enjoy bivvying and riders who like riding off-road. So do give me a shout if you'd be interested in a circa 25 day Tour Divide ride in 2020, a leisurely Highland Trail 550 in May 2019, or any other off-road adventure that might appeal.

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Re: The ACME/MEMWNS Bivvy Night 2018
« Reply #16 on: August 10, 2018, 12:55:40 pm »
You lot are all talk and NO BIVVYING!!!  ::-)

Therefore I shall attempt to break the seal on the vacuum by suggesting the night of Friday 31st August.  What do we all think?  Once we have set a date we can then consider a location etc, but let's do one thing at a time.

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Re: The ACME/MEMWNS Bivvy Night 2018
« Reply #17 on: August 10, 2018, 01:58:50 pm »
You lot are all talk and NO BIVVYING!!!  ::-)

Therefore I shall attempt to break the seal on the vacuum by suggesting the night of Friday 31st August.  What do we all think?  Once we have set a date we can then consider a location etc, but let's do one thing at a time.

I'm in Devon that date (see further up)

Only viable one for me is August: 17, 18 subject to me not doing the Old Drove Roads which I am really tempted to do, but I don't need another 200 this month.
Regards,

Jason

Re: The ACME/MEMWNS Bivvy Night 2018
« Reply #18 on: August 10, 2018, 08:08:05 pm »
You lot are all talk and NO BIVVYING!!!  ::-)

Therefore I shall attempt to break the seal on the vacuum by suggesting the night of Friday 31st August.  What do we all think?  Once we have set a date we can then consider a location etc, but let's do one thing at a time.

Yup, 31st is still ok for me. Lets keep the thread going, maybe Bivvy Night RtY.

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Re: The ACME/MEMWNS Bivvy Night 2018
« Reply #19 on: August 12, 2018, 08:08:07 am »
Nice one Tomsk, who else can make the 31st?  It can’t just be me and Tomsk, people will talk and his reputation will be in tatters.

Re: The ACME/MEMWNS Bivvy Night 2018
« Reply #20 on: August 12, 2018, 03:01:31 pm »
A few years back a few of us cycled the Peddars Way. It finishes at Old Hunstanton.  There are some beach huts just down from the pub.  The huts have verandas perfect for a bivvy.  We woke to sunrise and a murmeration of starlings.

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Re: The ACME/MEMWNS Bivvy Night 2018
« Reply #21 on: August 12, 2018, 03:13:41 pm »
A few years back a few of us cycled the Peddars Way. It finishes at Old Hunstanton.  There are some beach huts just down from the pub.  The huts have verandas perfect for a bivvy.  We woke to sunrise and a murmeration of starlings.

I bet the starlings were having a right old murmer about you lot pinching their favourite roost.

Re: The ACME/MEMWNS Bivvy Night 2018
« Reply #22 on: August 12, 2018, 07:06:16 pm »
A few years back a few of us cycled the Peddars Way. It finishes at Old Hunstanton.  There are some beach huts just down from the pub.  The huts have verandas perfect for a bivvy.  We woke to sunrise and a murmeration of starlings.

I did the Peddars Way with some of the ACME/MEMWNS 8 years ago... https://yacf.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=36639.msg743010#msg743010
If it ain't broke, fix it 'til it is...

Re: The ACME/MEMWNS Bivvy Night 2018
« Reply #23 on: Yesterday at 02:54:58 pm »
Need the check the big family calendar when back home but hopefully can make 31st.

Re: The ACME/MEMWNS Bivvy Night 2018
« Reply #24 on: Yesterday at 03:11:24 pm »
A few years back a few of us cycled the Peddars Way. It finishes at Old Hunstanton.  There are some beach huts just down from the pub.  The huts have verandas perfect for a bivvy.  We woke to sunrise and a murmeration of starlings.

I did the Peddars Way with some of the ACME/MEMWNS 8 years ago... https://yacf.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=36639.msg743010#msg743010

We mostly camped out the back of pubs apart from the beach huts at the end.  We rode from Herts via Cambridge to the atart of the Peddars way.