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Mountain Bike Riding => Events & Downhill => Topic started by: Pilau on January 23, 2017, 12:21:36 AM

Title: Long Mynd Batch Burner
Post by: Pilau on January 23, 2017, 12:21:36 AM
Craig's just pointed out the entry for the Batch Burner opens next weekend. If previous years are anything to go by, it will sell out rapidly. It's on 10th June. We could make a camping weekend of it. Anyone fancy?
Title: Re: Long Mynd Batch Burner
Post by: Pilau on January 29, 2017, 10:56:28 AM
This is mainly being organised over in the Mynydd Du page on Facebook.  So in case anyone's keen but missing out:

Entries open tonight and could sell out quickly. Rob, Craig,  Tristan,  Curtis and myself are going. Anyone else? Planning on making it a weekend. Camping probably. But there will be b&b's around (as long as you book early, the event might make the area unusually busy).
Title: Re: Long Mynd Batch Burner
Post by: Jon on January 29, 2017, 08:02:30 PM
Entered.

The website is still the ultimate in crap websites. Pics of fat, middle aged MTBers* riding along wide gravelly tracks, with all of the relevant info, like distances, height-gains, etc, hidden in the basement toilet behind a door marked 'Beware of the leopard'.

The event can only be better than the website.  ;D

*yes, I know that's me.  >:(
Title: Re: Long Mynd Batch Burner
Post by: Pilau on January 29, 2017, 08:05:04 PM
Nice one Jon 8)

Places disappearing
FAST!!!

Faster than that! ^^^
Title: Re: Long Mynd Batch Burner
Post by: Tristan on February 01, 2017, 01:39:14 PM
Wait, nobody said Jon was coming!  Do you reckon they do refunds?!

Has it been decided what we're riding the day after?  I'm game for haldon forest again (i think that's what it was called).
Title: Re: Long Mynd Batch Burner
Post by: Jon on February 02, 2017, 07:30:05 AM
Wait, nobody said Jon was coming!  Do you reckon they do refunds?!

Has it been decided what we're riding the day after?  I'm game for haldon forest again (i think that's what it was called).

Too late - I'm going to grump at you all day long. >:(

Btw Long Mynd is in Shropshire, Haldon is in Devon. No, I'm not driving 200 miles the next day to ride a family trail. 🙃 Is it Hopton you're thinking of?
Title: Re: Long Mynd Batch Burner
Post by: Tristan on February 02, 2017, 09:46:44 AM
Oh yea, it's probably Hopton I was thinking of.  Although...  if you're not riding Haldon then I might stick with that!
Title: Re: Long Mynd Batch Burner
Post by: Dom on February 02, 2017, 03:00:06 PM
Sold out, but I've 'Hopton' to the reserve list and I'll 'Haldon' in there and hope a place becomes available. Hopefully I won't be on the reserve list for Long, Mynd...

 :)
Title: Re: Long Mynd Batch Burner
Post by: Pilau on February 02, 2017, 10:47:50 PM
Sold out, but I've 'Hopton' to the reserve list and I'll 'Haldon' in there and hope a place becomes available. Hopefully I won't be on the reserve list for Long, Mynd...

 :)


Best gag ever!!! :D

(Note to self: renew lapsed Comedy Channel subscription)  ::)
Title: Re: Long Mynd Batch Burner
Post by: Dom on February 02, 2017, 11:01:44 PM
Best gag ever!!! :D


You're Afan a laugh...
Title: Re: Long Mynd Batch Burner
Post by: Pilau on February 03, 2017, 01:49:24 PM
Best gag ever!!! :D


You're Afan a laugh...
:( Oh Cwm on, these Carn carry on!
Title: Re: Long Mynd Batch Burner
Post by: caf on February 03, 2017, 09:07:28 PM
These gags are going a brechfa now!
Title: Re: Long Mynd Batch Burner
Post by: caf on February 03, 2017, 09:10:40 PM
I cant find the campsite details from last year - Rob did you find the place? do you still have the details?
Title: Re: Long Mynd Batch Burner
Post by: Rob.T on February 03, 2017, 10:29:25 PM
It's Small Batch Caravan & Camping site Church Stretton.
Title: Re: Long Mynd Batch Burner
Post by: Jon on February 14, 2017, 08:45:51 AM
There's an article in MBR about Eastridge woods this month, near Shrewsbury. Maybe an option for riding on the Sunday?
Title: Re: Long Mynd Batch Burner
Post by: Tristan on February 15, 2017, 12:34:59 PM
Cool.  Does that article say it's shit?  If not then i'm game for trying a new place. 
Title: Re: Long Mynd Batch Burner
Post by: Jon on February 16, 2017, 08:56:10 AM
Cool.  Does that article say it's shit?  If not then i'm game for trying a new place.

No, all good. A short red (under 10km) red trail with 3 dh runs, from memory. It says something like, why go to Scotland to ride a world class dh track when you've got Eastridge. Or something along those lines.
Title: Re: Long Mynd Batch Burner
Post by: Dom on June 07, 2017, 01:45:34 PM
Some questions:

When are people leaving Swansea to travel up?

Where are people staying?

Any car-sharing arrangements been made?

Why isn't Jon coming?

Cheers
Dom
Title: Re: Long Mynd Batch Burner
Post by: caf on June 07, 2017, 04:27:20 PM
Got camping booked at foxcastle campsite, got a spare place if you're in need Dom? (Was Jon's, but he can't make due to way to much traveling and not enough time this week)
Think Andrew is going to his parents the day before.
Tristan after work Friday.
Not sure what Rob has planned.
I'm delaying a decision to see what the weather is and for my wheel to be delivered. Had hoped head up Friday morning to hopefully get a short ride in somewhere on Friday.
Title: Re: Long Mynd Batch Burner
Post by: Dom on June 07, 2017, 04:56:31 PM
Cheers Craig

I can't get Friday off, so will go up after work on Friday
Title: Re: Long Mynd Batch Burner
Post by: caf on June 07, 2017, 07:02:39 PM
Cheers Craig

Cool, I won't cancel Jon's camping space then.
For everyone, it's here  Montgomery Rd, Bishops Castle SY9 5HA
Title: Re: Long Mynd Batch Burner
Post by: Jon on June 07, 2017, 07:58:07 PM
Some questions:

When are people leaving Swansea to travel up?

Where are people staying?

Any car-sharing arrangements been made?

Why isn't Jon coming?

Cheers
Dom

I've been away all week since Monday morning and won't get back to Swansea until tea-time Friday. Once I pick my kit up it'll be at least 10pm when I get to Shropshire (after a total of 10 hours driving, probably.)

I'd love to do the event but I'm not killing myself to get there.  :)
Title: Re: Long Mynd Batch Burner
Post by: Pilau on June 07, 2017, 10:25:29 PM
I might rock up mid afternoon Friday and go for a short spin around some local bridleways.
Title: Re: Long Mynd Batch Burner
Post by: Dom on June 08, 2017, 03:01:16 PM
sounds pretty rad Andy...  ;)
Title: Re: Long Mynd Batch Burner
Post by: caf on June 08, 2017, 09:00:17 PM
Sorry to be vague on travel plans Tristan, I'd normally say yes to sharing car and splitting the costs. I was hoping get there earlier to pitch the tent and try and get a ride in on Friday before the rain.
My wheel means things even more vague now!

Is everyone OK with campsite details? Booked under my name if you get there early.
Title: Re: Long Mynd Batch Burner
Post by: caf on June 11, 2017, 09:08:24 PM
Finally sitting down with the laptop, still got cramp in my foot and thigh though! Got home to find the washing line snapped, popped pie in the oven, got out the ladders to trek up to the roof to put up a new line.(great fun in the wind!)  Put gear to wash, had shower, got pie out of oven - stone cold - the over has broken! argh!

Anyway, cheers guys, glad I rode eastridge and didn't bailout Saturday night - though was pretty close to. Felt really rough. Was certainly a tough ride.

Sorry about the brake packer dom! - I thought it was general mtb carpark detritus!

On the way back - a 1960's OV10 - Bronco flew over, so guessed there was an airshow nearby, googled it and the helicopter was a westland whirlwind.
Title: Re: Long Mynd Batch Burner
Post by: Tristan on June 12, 2017, 01:11:57 PM
Cheers for coming Craig.  I'm still pretty knackered from the weekend too.  When I got back yesterday I made a sandwhich, passed out for a few hours, woke up, had a shower, made a curry then passed out for the rest of the night!  If anything had broken it would have stayed broken!
Title: Re: Long Mynd Batch Burner
Post by: Dom on June 12, 2017, 11:11:30 PM
Hey Craig, I was reading through your post and waiting for the inevitable "I fell of the roof and seriously injured myself" ending - glad that cold dinner was the worst fate that befell you on this occasion.

Great fun, tired legs, Eastridge loop probably the most technical and demanding red xc trail I've ever ridden! Cheers all

PS no worries about the brake spacer, but I know now to keep my hand on my wallet when you're around...
Title: Re: Long Mynd Batch Burner
Post by: Pilau on June 13, 2017, 01:59:22 PM


PS no worries about the brake spacer, but I know now to keep my hand on my wallet when you're around...

He's a nightmare in the office! If it ain't tied down! .......  ;)

Thanks guys - a great weekend. That eastridge trail was at my comfort limit!  :o I need more practice at 'shittifyingly steep' trails!  ;)
Title: Re: Long Mynd Batch Burner
Post by: Tristan on June 13, 2017, 05:06:13 PM
Quote
I need more practice at 'shittifyingly steep' trails!
As luck would have it I was just thinking the Eastridge steepness was similar to what you'd expect at Masts.  So let's get practicing!

And I wasn't put off by the steepness of the downs, just the steepness of the ups in the middle of each descent!
Title: Re: Long Mynd Batch Burner
Post by: Jon on June 14, 2017, 07:53:13 AM
I'm pleased you tried Eastridge and it wasn't rubbish! Pity I couldn't come. I'm hopefully getting a couple of hours in the Surrey Hills later though.
Title: Re: Long Mynd Batch Burner
Post by: Rob.T on June 14, 2017, 03:10:13 PM
I have a Batchburner mug, I picked it up assuming one of you lot left it at the campsite.

Yes Jon a rather pleasant riding weekend it was too; Eastridge was arduous for just 5 miles.

Tristan, I reckon Andy and I (and anyone brave enough) should make an appearance at the Masts soon  :-\
Title: Re: Long Mynd Batch Burner
Post by: Dom on June 14, 2017, 11:24:42 PM
I have a Batchburner mug, I picked it up assuming one of you lot left it at the campsite.


Wow, you must have got to it before Craig 'fingers' Fawkes spotted it...

I think it's mine, but I'm not desperate for it. On a similar note, I think I have someone's slate 'Corris 2017'  coaster from the Dovey Winter Warmup in my car. We should get together Rob, between us we've probably got a complete tea set!
Title: Re: Long Mynd Batch Burner
Post by: Dom on June 23, 2017, 10:56:42 AM
such a camera tart: http://www.marthalilyphotography.co.uk/v/photos/75509gtw/20929685204 (http://www.marthalilyphotography.co.uk/v/photos/75509gtw/20929685204)

(good pic though)
Title: Re: Long Mynd Batch Burner
Post by: Tristan on June 23, 2017, 02:54:51 PM
Wow, who's that guy.  He looks so cool!
Title: Re: Long Mynd Batch Burner
Post by: Tristan on June 23, 2017, 03:08:08 PM
I think i prefer this one more as part of a sequence.  Blissfully unaware!
http://www.marthalilyphotography.co.uk/v/photos/75509gtw/20930321004 (http://www.marthalilyphotography.co.uk/v/photos/75509gtw/20930321004)
Title: Re: Long Mynd Batch Burner
Post by: Dom on June 23, 2017, 04:47:44 PM
Yep nice sequence. Although taken on its own, that pic does rather suggest you're doing the aggro speed crouch while trundling along an undemanding trail at the same sedate pace as the old gent in front...
Title: Re: Long Mynd Batch Burner
Post by: Pilau on June 24, 2017, 08:32:58 AM
Although the one after it, where you're initiating your hooligan move,  is good - you can see where the dirt has scrubbed as you left the trail!

http://www.marthalilyphotography.co.uk/v/photos/75509gtw/20930323004
Title: Re: Long Mynd Batch Burner
Post by: Tristan on June 24, 2017, 07:17:35 PM
Haha yep, I was actually only going about 3 mph.  The dirt scrubbing was really just where i'd been in the same place so long that i'd actually started sinking into the ground!