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Title: Dyfi Winter Warm Up 2017
Post by: Tristan on October 21, 2016, 09:53:13 AM
Anyone coming along to the Dyfi next year?  Always a great event.  It will probably sell out in the next 2 weeks I reckon.
12, 20 or 28 mile route depending on how many laps you fancy.
https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/events/details/154044/Dyfi-Winter-Warm-Up-2017 (https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/events/details/154044/Dyfi-Winter-Warm-Up-2017)
Title: Re: Dyfi Winter Warm Up 2017
Post by: caf on October 21, 2016, 07:34:41 PM
I'm not sure I've quite recovered from the last time!
I'm possibly having tendon transfer surgery in the new year, so can't commit at the moment.
Title: Re: Dyfi Winter Warm Up 2017
Post by: Dom on October 21, 2016, 08:52:35 PM
Entered!
Title: Re: Dyfi Winter Warm Up 2017
Post by: Steve ;) on October 21, 2016, 10:11:39 PM
Slowly growing a pair do this !
Title: Re: Dyfi Winter Warm Up 2017
Post by: Tristan on October 24, 2016, 09:38:13 AM
See you there Dom!  My brother and I are also entered.

Craig - hope your hand finally gets sorted soon.

Steve - better grow them quicker, places won't last long!
Title: Re: Dyfi Winter Warm Up 2017
Post by: Pilau on October 25, 2016, 07:22:28 AM
I'm in.  :)
Title: Re: Dyfi Winter Warm Up 2017
Post by: Tristan on October 25, 2016, 03:14:09 PM
Awesome, should be a good laugh!  As long as we don't freeze!
Title: Re: Dyfi Winter Warm Up 2017
Post by: Pilau on October 25, 2016, 07:38:27 PM
Awesome, should be a good laugh!  As long as we don't freeze!
As long as you don't get disqualified !  :P :D  ;)

Title: Re: Dyfi Winter Warm Up 2017
Post by: Tristan on October 27, 2016, 02:40:21 PM
Why would I get disqualified?  I'm the picture of good natured compatriotism on a bike! And those other guys lying in the mud behind me fell off of their own accord!
Title: Re: Dyfi Winter Warm Up 2017
Post by: Pilau on October 27, 2016, 05:03:49 PM
 :D :D :D :D
Title: Re: Dyfi Winter Warm Up 2017
Post by: Pilau on October 27, 2016, 05:06:04 PM
guys lying in the mud

Hey Jon, do you fancy coming joining us? :o ??? :-\
Title: Re: Dyfi Winter Warm Up 2017
Post by: Jon on October 27, 2016, 05:38:06 PM
I need to find out what's happening with the new job before committing to too many events, especially if they are longish days away on the weekend after I've been away for work all week.
Title: Re: Dyfi Winter Warm Up 2017
Post by: Rob.T on November 08, 2016, 12:25:12 AM
Slowly growing a pair do this !

Pair of what?
Title: Re: Dyfi Winter Warm Up 2017
Post by: Rob.T on November 08, 2016, 12:28:04 AM
Awesome, should be a good laugh!  As long as we don't freeze!

The problem I remember one year was the trails freezing!
Title: Re: Dyfi Winter Warm Up 2017
Post by: Pilau on November 08, 2016, 12:45:13 AM
Awesome, should be a good laugh!  As long as we don't freeze!

The problem I remember one year was the trails freezing!

Mmmmmm ! Take 2 of the slipperyist trail surfaces and polish threm with lots of tyres = polished icy mud, the stuff of nightmares!  ;) :D :D I still have flashbacks!  ;)
Title: Re: Dyfi Winter Warm Up 2017
Post by: Tristan on November 08, 2016, 11:16:52 AM
That's what keeps it interesting!
Title: Re: Dyfi Winter Warm Up 2017
Post by: Tristan on January 06, 2017, 10:42:02 AM
Hey - so this is happening in a fortnight!  From the responses in this thread it looks like it's me, Curtis, Andy and Dom entered.  Anyone else get in before they sold out?

Previously we've driven up on the Saturday, rode something close like Nant yr Arian, stayed in the youth hostel in Borth then rode Dyfi on the Sunday.  Anyone fancy that?
Title: Re: Dyfi Winter Warm Up 2017
Post by: Rob.T on January 06, 2017, 01:14:59 PM
Wish I entered now :(
Title: Re: Dyfi Winter Warm Up 2017
Post by: Pilau on January 06, 2017, 01:42:05 PM
Hey - so this is happening in a fortnight!  From the responses in this thread it looks like it's me, Curtis, Andy and Dom entered.  Anyone else get in before they sold out?

Previously we've driven up on the Saturday, rode something close like Nant yr Arian, stayed in the youth hostel in Borth then rode Dyfi on the Sunday.  Anyone fancy that?

I know! Time seems to be flying since Christmas!  :o  I fancy this but not sure if I'll get flight clearance for the whole weekend. My father's got an op later the week after and I'll be absent the next weekend  :-[ I'll choose my moment and request clearance, Air Traffic Control is currently a bit grumpy!  ::)

Wish I entered now :(
Rob, Check with the organisers for spare or on-the-day entries. Failing that, stick  a post on the Mid Wales MTB and the South Wales MTB facebook groups asking for spare entries.
 
Title: Re: Dyfi Winter Warm Up 2017
Post by: Justin_R on January 19, 2017, 11:40:53 AM
If anyone has the mind and is able, can they find out about the tickets available on the Dyfi Facebook page, please?
I don't use Facebook so am hobbled there. I have emailed the organisers and tried phoning but no luck yet.
Title: Re: Dyfi Winter Warm Up 2017
Post by: Pilau on January 19, 2017, 01:35:33 PM
Justin/Craig/Rob and anyone else contemplating  ;)  on closer inspection it's not looking good. There's a few people asking for spare tickets and one guy offering a couple. I've asked him if he still has them, but given the supply demand situation, I'm not so  hopeful.  :-\
Title: Re: Dyfi Winter Warm Up 2017
Post by: caf on January 19, 2017, 08:55:40 PM
Have a good weekends riding, weather looks good.
Title: Re: Dyfi Winter Warm Up 2017
Post by: Justin_R on January 20, 2017, 08:36:55 PM
I'm on for the Dyfi now. Thanks Andy for sorting out the ticket.

And I have some news for you all and this may come as a bit of a shock. This weekend I am known as Ffion Taylor.

If it's any consolation I never saw this coming either.

Who knew what would happen as a result of the mundane purchase of a Dyfi ticket?
Title: Re: Dyfi Winter Warm Up 2017
Post by: Steve ;) on January 20, 2017, 09:27:07 PM
Glad the weather will be on your side .... have a great ride ( and be gentle on Ffion )
Title: Re: Dyfi Winter Warm Up 2017
Post by: Dom on January 20, 2017, 10:00:55 PM
Having already told Rach I'm driving up on my own, if she finds out I'm actually driving up (and staying overnight) with someone called Ffion I'll have some tricky questions to answer...
Title: Re: Dyfi Winter Warm Up 2017
Post by: Pilau on January 23, 2017, 12:18:28 AM
Thanks for the company gang 8) that was brill!   You know me and my kid-like love of snow! I nearly wet myself as I drove into Machynlleth and saw lying snow!  ;D
Title: Re: Dyfi Winter Warm Up 2017
Post by: Pilau on January 23, 2017, 12:44:15 AM
Photos are in already! But all I could find so-far:
http://www.mawoodphotography.com/photo30077293.html#photo (http://www.mawoodphotography.com/photo30077293.html#photo)
http://www.mawoodphotography.com/photo30077299.html#photo (http://www.mawoodphotography.com/photo30077299.html#photo)
http://www.mawoodphotography.com/photo30076540.html (http://www.mawoodphotography.com/photo30076540.html)
Title: Re: Dyfi Winter Warm Up 2017
Post by: Tristan on January 23, 2017, 10:06:03 AM
Yea - what a great event as always, cheers for the company.  Bonus unexpected snow was awesome too!  Also good that my brothers mashed hand didn't seem to hold him up!

Here's a few more photos, haven't been through the rest:
http://www.mawoodphotography.com/photo30076522.html#photo (http://www.mawoodphotography.com/photo30076522.html#photo)
http://www.mawoodphotography.com/photo30076528.html#photo (http://www.mawoodphotography.com/photo30076528.html#photo)
http://www.mawoodphotography.com/photo30076537.html#photo (http://www.mawoodphotography.com/photo30076537.html#photo)
http://www.mawoodphotography.com/photo30076545.html (http://www.mawoodphotography.com/photo30076545.html)

Explains why the descents felt so quick, looks like I fell asleep halfway down!
Title: Re: Dyfi Winter Warm Up 2017
Post by: Tristan on January 23, 2017, 10:34:02 AM
Apparently narcolepsy was a common theme with Dom falling asleep this time:#
http://www.mawoodphotography.com/photo30076746.html#photo (http://www.mawoodphotography.com/photo30076746.html#photo)

Plus a few more:
http://www.mawoodphotography.com/photo30076740.html#photo (http://www.mawoodphotography.com/photo30076740.html#photo)
http://www.mawoodphotography.com/photo30076748.html#photo (http://www.mawoodphotography.com/photo30076748.html#photo)
http://www.mawoodphotography.com/photo30076749.html#photo (http://www.mawoodphotography.com/photo30076749.html#photo)
http://www.mawoodphotography.com/photo30076753.html#photo (http://www.mawoodphotography.com/photo30076753.html#photo)
Title: Re: Dyfi Winter Warm Up 2017
Post by: Justin_R on January 23, 2017, 01:35:43 PM
Nice one guys, it was a great ride. The 3 Dickies descents were fantastic.

I think this guy had a slightly unfair advantage, but he did seem to be really enjoying it:

http://www.mawoodphotography.com/photo30076333.html#photo (http://www.mawoodphotography.com/photo30076333.html#photo)

And wasn't this one of the guys you knew Andy?

http://www.mawoodphotography.com/photo30077480.html#photo (http://www.mawoodphotography.com/photo30077480.html#photo)
Title: Re: Dyfi Winter Warm Up 2017
Post by: Dom on January 23, 2017, 02:13:57 PM
Quote
Apparently narcolepsy was a common theme

I think a few of us may have been close to nodding off at times on some of the descents on lap 1 - the hold-ups in places really were rather slow. However, I think it's fair to say that those same descents woke up the drowsy in lap two!

Let us know how much we own you for accommodation Tristan

Cheers
Dom
Title: Re: Dyfi Winter Warm Up 2017
Post by: Rob.T on January 23, 2017, 10:27:30 PM
Nice one guys, it was a great ride. The 3 Dickies descents were fantastic.

I think this guy had a slightly unfair advantage, but he did seem to be really enjoying it:

http://www.mawoodphotography.com/photo30076333.html#photo (http://www.mawoodphotography.com/photo30076333.html#photo)

And wasn't this one of the guys you knew Andy?

http://www.mawoodphotography.com/photo30077480.html#photo (http://www.mawoodphotography.com/photo30077480.html#photo)

That's Dai Will I believe
Title: Re: Dyfi Winter Warm Up 2017
Post by: Pilau on January 24, 2017, 01:26:29 AM
Nice one guys, it was a great ride. The 3 Dickies descents were fantastic.

I think this guy had a slightly unfair advantage, but he did seem to be really enjoying it:

http://www.mawoodphotography.com/photo30076333.html#photo (http://www.mawoodphotography.com/photo30076333.html#photo)

And wasn't this one of the guys you knew Andy?

http://www.mawoodphotography.com/photo30077480.html#photo (http://www.mawoodphotography.com/photo30077480.html#photo)

That's Dai Will I believe
Yeah that's Dai. There's a great one of him somewhere with a classic gleeful expression,  you'd swear blind there was a naked woman lying on the trail just in front of him! :D ;D