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  • Doing my first bivvy tonight….
  • Premier Icon sandwicheater
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    Planning on my first in a couple of weeks.

    Have fun.

    What whisky for a bivvy?

    Premier Icon molgrips
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    Watch out for the beasts.

    Premier Icon Andy
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    Will you come in from the back garden to use the loo? 😉

    rogerthecat
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    DrP’s cycling buddy: Keep off the moors.
    DrP: And stay on the road.
    [they look down to see that they have wandered off the road]
    DrP’s Cycling buddy: Whoops.

    Guess you’ll be posting from London Zoo tomorrow morning.

    DrP
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    Seems ideal weather for a first venture out doesn’t it..!
    Got the sleeping bag on the bars, tarp under the saddle, and air mat in the backpack…
    Regardless of the dark skies, I’m really looking forward to it!

    Will update if I survive the night…!

    DrP

    DrP
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    Will you come in from the back garden to use the loo?

    Is that a euphemism….?

    DrP

    (my latest hobby is to ask “Is that a euphemism….?” when I can..)

    flatfish
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    Listen for the wild boars.

    Premier Icon composite
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    DrP – Member

    Is that a euphemism….?

    DrP

    (my latest hobby is to ask “Is that a euphemism….?” when I can..)
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    I do that a lot in work, although I normally say “thinly veiled euphemism”.

    Premier Icon scotroutes
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    Good stuff. Let’s hear all about it tomorrow.

    Premier Icon Cheezpleez
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    Admirable behaviour. Have fun.

    waveydave
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    Great sunset from here, where are you doing this admirable behaviour. D

    Premier Icon heebyjeeby
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    Solo? Very brave hope it goes well….

    DrP
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    Well, what a cracking night! Gentle ride up and over and around the South Downs, then settled for a lovely spot with three other chums overlooking Steyning, near Worthing…
    I had my nice big tarp, which covered three of us- one brave soul was happy with his bivvy bag!
    Collected some fire wood, drank some rum..
    Will update picture soon!

    I thoroughly recommend it!

    DrP

    Premier Icon letmetalktomark
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    drank some rum..

    If only I head three chums to do such things with 🙁

    bikebouy
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    sorry, what no rain?
    lucky lads… 😀

    rewski
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    Was that with SouthDownsMTBSkills by any chance?

    DrP
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    ‘Twas…
    It was his first bivvy too…

    DrP

    rewski
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    Saw his tweets, we have similar tastes in bikes.
    Looked fun. No excuse for not doing the Tour Divide now though 😉

    DrP
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    A few poor quality phone pics…


    The view from the room..

    The sun just coming up…

    Looking forward to the next one!
    I need to sort out the seat pack – might try making a DIY Wildcat tiger thingy..

    DrP

    That was fun, even with your alarm going off at 06:00!

    Yes it was me @rewski, although I’m on here under my “original” identity


    Full moon fever by South Downs MTB Skills, on Flickr


    Sunrise by South Downs MTB Skills, on Flickr

    Brekkie at Muldoons:

    Breakfast by South Downs MTB Skills, on Flickr

    Premier Icon valleydaddy
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    looks an ace night out was had by all 😀

    yorlin
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    Wow, looks great!

    dazzlingboy
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    😀 jealous – looks like a good ‘un

    frepster
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    Is that a custom colour on that Chromag Surface?

    Premier Icon wwaswas
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    You have a very impressive number of white pipes going into your drain DrP.

    Looks like fun 🙂

    lock
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    @frepster chromag not custom colour ,choice of three I think it was but I luvs a green bike,did av a nice 50 mm chromag gold stem too but rides better with a 70 mm and not got round to buying a new chromag one

    Great night out ,think I’m goner get a wildcat seat bag as we’ll keep weight of me back

    Tonyb

    DrP
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    Tony – i’ll email them and see if they’ll combine postage, and I’ll go in with you on that….

    DrP

    dabble
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    That looks Ace, if i had friends this is what i’d do with them.

    Did you take any sleeping clothes or just kip in your riding gear? Do you have bivvy bags as well as the tarp? Which rocks are the softest to use as a pillow?

    Premier Icon tomhoward
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    I’ll go in with you on that….

    Euphemism?

    😉

    Premier Icon AlexSimon
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    Nice one DrP and Lock!
    Sunday/Monday nights look like a good forecast – tempting.

    DrP
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    Did you take any sleeping clothes or just kip in your riding gear? Do you have bivvy bags as well as the tarp? Which rocks are the softest to use as a pillow?

    I had standard alpkit sleeping mat, standard sleeping bag, and decathlon tarp..
    No Bivvy bag for me as the tarp provided cover from dew / demons…

    Just slept in my riding gear, with a buff on the head! If i’d have been muddy, I had a spare base layer i’d have slept in. It was really comfortable, but I rarely feel the cold TBH.
    Once I’m in a sleeping bag, I generate so much heat (stop sniggering class…) that I end up opening the bag at about 3am!

    DrP

    Were those tissues from you opening the bag at 3am?

    lock
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    Change of sweaty base layer ,baggies of ,long johns on ,warm gilet ,wooly hat ,medium sleeping bag and a rab bivvy bag cosy as

    We planning to try do one a month through the bad weather so I’m goner get a down jacket and more tissues
    Tonyb

    DrP
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    I think I missed the tissue episode. This hurts me emotionally….

    DrP

    Premier Icon smartay
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    My sons doing his DofE on his practice camping trips the biggest problem is packing his sleeping bag, leaving enough room for other items as specified on their kit list, what 3 season bag are you “Biviers” using

    Cheers

    Looks like you had a good night DrP

    dabble
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    Cheers for answering that Dr P.

    the biggest problem is packing his sleeping bag

    My three season sleeping bag is massive, i don’t reckon it’d go under the handlebars, but it is only a cheapo one. Is it a case of the more expensive you go the smaller/ warmer they get? Wanting to start doing some overnight stuff but don’t want to freeze to death on my first one and put my self off another trip.

    DrP
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    My bag was a cheap black’s mummy bag -nothing pricey or special tbh…
    It fits to the bars, but that’s all you could put there…

    DrP

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