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  • Big Bike Bash 2013 – General Chat
  • Well if the Brighton Big Dog can do it hopefully I won’t get banned for it.

    Who is coming?
    What are you most looking forward to?
    What can be improved from last year?
    Which STWer are you most hoping to meet/avoid?
    Any recommendations/advice to the BBB virgins, I mean new guests?

    ciderinsport
    Member

    Bbb chat thread!

    Ace idea wca

    Maybe I could add some information πŸ™‚

    Premier Icon JasonDS
    Subscriber

    Looking forward to meeting up with Keith and family again (are you going this year Keith?)

    Not looking to crashing again on the jump track πŸ™

    Would you like me to bring my home brew cider again this year WCA?

    A001.

    With regards to home brewed cider I think you will need to bring several litres for ‘testing’ by our cider expert in residence and this years main organiser ‘CiderInSport’.

    On the subjexct of Kieth, Kieth from Perfect Balance Cycles has donated a Β£190 BMX for auction / raffle. Nice one Kieth

    LoCo
    Member

    Yes I’m coming πŸ˜€ Do I need a bmx as well as the MTB for the pump track?

    ciderinsport
    Member

    Loco – get my message earlier?

    Jason – yes I do like cider! Even hired a massive fridge just to keep it chilled (for me!) at the bash πŸ™‚
    Might ‘loan’ you a little corner πŸ˜‰

    redstripe
    Member

    I’ll be there but then I always am.
    Advice for newbies – read the FAQS page on BBB website before you come.
    We have a bike shop on site now in partnership with Gone Biking Mad

    darkcyan
    Member

    Kinda chuffed you have copied my thread name.

    DC

    LoCo
    Member

    Hi Cider, yes I did thanks but not until I was walking out the door at 1830ish, will sort it tomorrow, thank you πŸ˜€

    Now what’s this about cider….

    darkcyan – you guys rock!

    ciderinsport
    Member

    Just got off the phone to another band!!

    3 nights of live music, disco’s, 30 barrels of beer, loads of cider for me, some lager and wine, oh and some bike races πŸ™‚

    I can’t wait! So I’m going this weekend πŸ˜‰

    qwerty
    Member

    Scared of the water jump & rain, looking forwards to ale & hopefully, if I pull my finger (wallet) out instead of a boring Handjob I’ll be much more rigid on a 69er.

    Scared of the water jump – we have a mulch jump you can practice on. Last year a 4 year old did the lake jump so MTFU πŸ˜‰

    Rain – not booked for this year

    Ale – Good call

    Rigid 69er – My Ti one will be there for you to try if you like and you don’t need to give me a hand job!

    Premier Icon transporter13
    Subscriber

    Never been before. Is it any good?
    Considering taking the family, with 3-4 bikes. Can kids just mooch about on their bikes?
    Only heard about it via an advert for tickets in the classifieds
    Anything that I should know?

    Premier Icon JasonDS
    Subscriber

    Brilliant event – whole family enjoyed it last year.

    Here’s a thread from last years with lots of feedback: http://singletrackworld.com/forum/topic/big-bike-bash-7

    julianwilson
    Member

    Who is coming?

    I am, with t’wife and kids.

    What are you most looking forward to?

    Pint-to-pint raceevent.

    What can be improved from last year?

    ooh, i dunno. Last year was the best of all of them IMHO. I’d have to say that despite it also improving year-on-year, the food is still the bit it would be good to see improved further upon, as in price vs nommyness vs quantity vs availibility. The ghost/ghoul lollies were totally ace though.

    Which STWer are you most hoping to meet/avoid?

    You are all ace. It would be good to see Matt Treviss being all-round racing snake/font of knowledge/fun-size package of enthusiasm this year as he spent the last one in hospital.

    Any recommendations/advice to the BBB virgins, I mean new guests?

    -You will enjoy it but your kids will enjoy it even more. There really isn’t an event quite like it if you are under 12.
    -If you have a choice of bikes, leave the bouncy one at home and go short travel/no travel.
    -Bring lights for the rather excellent night race, and finding your way back to your tent after bands and beer.
    -before you get too ‘customer services’ on their asses, remember pretty much everyone working there that weekend is doing so as a volunteer and putting in some seriously long hours that week! Anyone who admits to being related to or staying with Nick/WCA particularly deserves a gin! πŸ˜‰
    -Bring bastid hard tent pegs and mallet: there are quite a few parts of the campsite where under the 3 inches of nice earth in the campsite lies a layer of flint with the occasional break in it to allow your tent pegs in a couple of inches further. Bent a lot of pegs the first year, more recently had success with those big chunky yellow ones and the ones that are basically 8″ stainless steel nails with plastic hooks on the top.
    -Stay a night or two extra either side. It is lovely round there and worth a camping trip even when there isn’t a BBB on.
    -Stay the monday night and acquire some clean empty containers so you can help the empty the remaining ale barrels on monday after everyone has gone home.

    thomthumb
    Member

    I’m excited. I feel that this might be the year to do the lake jump!

    the food is still the bit it would be good to see improved further upon

    I’ll let the others fill in the details but i have heard things that will please you…

    EDIT. i would like to retain my title of foot down champion. BRING IT 😈

    thomthumb
    Member

    i’m looking forward to having a go in the kayaks this year.

    and maybe the climbing wall.

    Food was noted from last year and Robin has new and nom non nommier food lined up this year

    Transporter – kids can mooch about on bikes. Go on pedalos climb climbing walls zip wire across the lake do archery

    PS can’t find the comma on this phone

    bikebouy
    Member

    I seem to miss all WCA’s events, this I will try to get too..

    Just like to say that although this was my idea it is everyone else who does the hard work

    ciderinsport
    Member

    Food, yes!

    If you have brought your ticket, watch your inbox! Just putting the final touches to something new, that includes the food on offer and all the prices!
    Oh, and all the other info you may want πŸ™‚

    In the mean time, don’t forget to look here:
    http://www.bigbikebash.co.uk/faq

    LoCo
    Member

    Accomodation sorted now, cheers Robin πŸ˜€

    Need to get my daugter training for the racing now πŸ˜‰

    Premier Icon mattbee
    Subscriber

    Third year for my wife and me. We love it, perfect mix of riding, drinking and more drinking.
    More local village fete than UCI World Cup in organisation style but that’s a lot of the charm.

    Premier Icon DezB
    Subscriber

    I’m a BBB Virgin πŸ˜€

    I have no idea how to enjoy myself. But of course, I will be doing the lake jump… (maybe)

    qwerty
    Member

    Anyone got access to paediatric EPO dosages?

    Apparently there will be Real Ale available from most of Hampshires breweries. Including Bowman , Irving , Andwell , Oakleaf , Upham , Itchen Valley ( natch) plus Dorset Brewing company , Sunny Republic and draught Cider as well

    singlecrack
    Member

    Trying to fit a beer rack to my fatty as we speak ….

    PeterPoddy
    Member

    We’ll be there. Not missed one yet, and don’t intend to…!
    We actually delayed out holiday so we could come this year, we’re off to the USA on the Tuesday after!
    Even if you don’t want to ride, there’s soooo much to do πŸ˜€

    Denham of DC Cycles has delayed his honey moon to be there. Proper commitment from our sponsors

    brokensoul
    Member

    Unfortunately, we can’t make it this year. πŸ™
    Hope you all have a great time, just watch out for the bloke with the limp, he’ll have a super-soaker somewhere close.
    Jason, don’t bother trying to teach Sam how to ride the pump track, he’ll just laugh at you when he passes you, again. πŸ˜›
    Enjoy.

    ciderinsport
    Member

    Anyone checked their in boxes πŸ™‚

    julianwilson
    Member

    DezB – Member

    I’m a BBB Virgin

    Dez there is a guy there most years with the most fantastic sidewhiskers, you must meet him! πŸ˜‰

    Funny enough we have a special order on DezB race plates. He always get 001 as he has been the first bloke since this was a party in my garden

    LoCo
    Member

    Is there a specific lake jump bike for everyone to use or is a bring your own?
    As will have to prep. the BMX if it’s BYO.
    πŸ˜€

    ciderinsport
    Member

    Loco, we are so nice we provide a range of bikes!

    However, your more than welcome to bring your own πŸ™‚

    LoCo
    Member

    πŸ˜€ Ace, think we may have needed a crane to recover it anyway as quite ‘retro’ 😯

    Best ever bike for the lake jump was a sit up and beg with balloons in the basket on the handlebars

    Just finalised the weather for the weekend. Hot and sunny so don’t forget the suncream!

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