LFGSS Bikepacking Weekend 4: Feb 23/24, New Forest

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  • First bikepacking trip of 2019! Happy to see everyone again.

    When: Feb 23rd to 24th weekend.
    Where: New Forest. Probably meeting at Brockenhurst Station, but this is TBC.
    What: Mixture of singletrack, doubletrack, dirt. Gravel bikes are ok for this one!
    Overnight: Wild Camping, location TBC (happy to hear recommendations)
    Am I welcome: Yes, if you have a positive attitude and enough half-decent kit to come round
    Mood: Open and supportive, stopping to chill often, making a grand old fire in the evening

    Other Important Details:
    I will post exact meeting and trains info in due course. Do not book trains yet, we only book for sure a week or so in advance to check the weather forecast is good. A weekend of rain ain't fun.
    If you don’t have a tent you can probably share a tent/tarp with someone else, post in the thread. You will need your own sleeping bag and mat at a minimum.
    You must be self-sufficient, so bring plenty of food, tools, tubes, and good attitude! We don’t ride fast at all, but you must be fit enough to make it round on a loaded bike. If you’ve never ever gone camping these trips might not be for you.
    See previous trips here and here.

  • Watching with interest 👍

  • Pinned it on the calendar! Actually craving bikepacking trips, it's been too long.. Is this going to be MTB only or CX/Gravel friendly?

  • I think New Forest may be CX/Gravel friendly even at that time of year. Judging by posts like this.

  • Nevermind, I forgot I am in Belfast that weekend.

  • Routes

    Thinking of adapting these two routes from Brother in the Wild 2018, opinions?



  • OK - updated the first post with all the info, routes above. Any questions post here! Ta

  • Am interested - would be riding on gravel bike

  • Great, gravel bike would be fine for this. Happy to have you along.

  • Either we went the wrong way or these routes weren’t as gravelly as advertised?

  • Tagging usual suspects, and who has expressed interest in the past, so I can do a list in a few days
    Please let me know if you think you can do that dates, we can figure out specifics closer to the time

    @pit @essdi @cgg @spotter @Hulsroy @7Üp @carson @moocher @eyebrows @Thrasher @cake @Dexter

  • Thanks for the tag. I will ask for permission but I don't think it is likely I can get away that weekend.

  • Cool. I'm likely available. 29/ss again. Am sure that's fine.

  • Cool, understood. Come along perhaps to Wales or the Peaks if you can get the time off!

  • great, see ya there

  • Cheers, not for this one I'm afraid but possibly Wales mk2.

  • I think I'm in for this one, thanks for the tag!

  • Would be my second ;)

    Hello hi. I might be away I will check tomorrow. Rain nae bother would come anyway. :)

  • weekend before my birthday so I doubt i'll be able to come soz.

  • happy advance bday!

  • great, will be nice to ride with you

  • I saw the pictures from the ring - looked fun. that guy on the TJD rides hard with panniers on...

  • But wild camping, in February, really?

  • Don’t be a baby

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LFGSS Bikepacking Weekend 4: Feb 23/24, New Forest

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