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Barebones Backpacking 200km
« on: November 04, 2014, 04:23:09 pm »
Some of you will have met my mate Tom on the Delightful Dales or the Old 240. It's far to say, we don't hang about (we were back on the Old 240 around 1am, before anyone was back from the Not Quite the Spurn Head). Still, he would admit, he's been pretty tired at the end of both events we've done together.

http://bearbonesbikepacking.co.uk/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=4480

He only went and won what is probably the hardest UK 200km MTB endurance event by 1h40m.

I think some audaxers need to get MTBs and enter some of these "MTB endurance" events.

Dave_C

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Re: Barebones Backpacking 200km
« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2014, 04:38:12 pm »
I rode over the Corrieyairack Pass and was surprised how much progress I made.
@DaveCrampton < wot a twit.
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Re: Barebones Backpacking 200km
« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2014, 09:20:59 pm »
Some of you will have met my mate Tom on the Delightful Dales or the Old 240.
I remember him. No slouch for sure.

...there were a couple of other audaxers on the BB200. Lurking right at the very back.

A great a event. Sadistic in parts, but good fun in retrospect. Highly recommended.
I had a chance encounter with a comfy bed which slowed my progress somewhat.

Here's write up:
http://southwestern-swrc.blogspot.co.uk/2014/10/the-bear-bones-200.html

and some photos:
https://flic.kr/s/aHsk4H33qw

Re: Barebones Backpacking 200km
« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2014, 08:47:47 am »
That is a great account. I know it's not an audax, but that's worth a place in Arrivee. Thank you.

Re: Barebones Backpacking 200km
« Reply #4 on: June 01, 2015, 11:55:43 am »
Got a place for this year's version. Will be using this (tubeless now sorted)


Re: Barebones Backpacking 200km
« Reply #5 on: June 01, 2015, 12:28:30 pm »
Got a place for this year's version. Will be using this (tubeless now sorted)


I'd love to, but I dare not. PBP preparations has me loosing serious husband & father points.
I've promised that I'll retire after August (temporarily of course).

Enjoy!

...BTW was this years Highland trail 550 winner the same Tom of BB200 & Old 240 fame?

Re: Barebones Backpacking 200km
« Reply #6 on: June 01, 2015, 06:54:33 pm »
If it is, he's kept it quiet from me. He's doing his first SR season, and as far as I know, that's all he has on.

 - Just checked, and it wasn't him.

Bobby

  • Previously called "Can't Climb"
Re: Barebones Backpacking 200km
« Reply #7 on: June 27, 2015, 11:05:06 am »
I'm not fast, but this appeals - added to next years wish list, thanks  :thumbsup:

Re: Barebones Backpacking 200km
« Reply #8 on: June 27, 2015, 09:43:37 pm »
Unfortunately, places all went in 24hrs.

For other off road stuff, look at http://selfsupporteduk.net/

You can do a route at any time. If you join the barebones forum, there are often group rides on those courses. I know a Peak 200 and a Borders 350 ride are planned.

Bobby

  • Previously called "Can't Climb"
Re: Barebones Backpacking 200km
« Reply #9 on: June 28, 2015, 08:06:10 am »
Thanks for the info, looks like some fun rides.  I've also dug out BMBO.org.uk as I used to do a fair bit of that sort of riding before I had a road/audax bike.  Am now thinking about the OMM this year, which also looks like fun

 :thumbsup: