RBLR 2019 15/16 June (10th running)

Dave Rose

Active Member
#5
In 2019 I'd like to do the Southern Route again but Anti-Clockwise this time.
However, my wife is objecting saying I shouldn't be doing this sort of thing at my age (I'll be 70 in November 2018), she thinks I'm infirm and probably a bit mental!!!!
What I'd like to assure her of is that I would be with either someone else during the run or a small group.

Would anyone else be willing to ride with me just to put her mind at rest? I'd like to do it anyway but I don't want to give her undue worry for no reason.

I'd be looking to complete in a much shorter time than the 23h 45m in 2018, too long spent at the refuelling stops.

Cheers
Dave Rose.
 
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#11
Hi all,

Looking forward to doing this on a Bonnie. A while to go, but I guess the planning starts now. I haven't really decided much at all at this point. Initially thought about a southern route, but looking at some of the pictures of the northern route, that definitely looks like an option too..
 
#14
All what you said plus the southern routes are overcrowded plus the southern routes pass my house too tempting to nip home for a brew, i do the north clock wise to get that looong motorway drag done while you are still fresh
 
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GarminDave

Ex-Arkwright
Premier Member
#16
In 2019 I'd like to do the Southern Route again but Anti-Clockwise this time.
However, my wife is objecting saying I shouldn't be doing this sort of thing at my age (I'll be 70 in November 2018), she thinks I'm infirm and probably a bit mental!!!!
What I'd like to assure her of is that I would be with either someone else during the run or a small group.

Would anyone else be willing to ride with me just to put her mind at rest? I'd like to do it anyway but I don't want to give her undue worry for no reason.

I'd be looking to complete in a much shorter time than the 23h 45m in 2018, too long spent at the refuelling stops.

Cheers
Dave Rose.
Hi Dave,

I see you have no takers to be your career for the ride! I also see you are from South Shields!

Well, I'm 67 and have a worrit Geordie Wife too. I have just done 14 days on the bike to Prague and up to Jonkoping in Sweden, 3,500 miles all by myself. For marital harmony, I stopped whisking blood products overnight from the RVI in Newcastle to Great Ormond Street in London on the hurry up!

I'm sorry to say I do not do IBA Certified Rides anymore because being retired I need to spend my petrol money more wisely but I did find a way to reassure SWMBO buy setting up a free to use tracker on my bike and she follows me in real time as I enjoy my adventures. She knows where I am (but not what I'm doing of course) however she does feel reassured and always asks me to switch on SWConnect (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/swconnect/id815905559) and SpotWalla (https://spotwalla.com/). This may offer you a solution?

Love, light, and kindness,

Dave
 

GraemeandSally

RBLR 1000
Premier Member
#17
In 2019 I'd like to do the Southern Route again but Anti-Clockwise this time.
However, my wife is objecting saying I shouldn't be doing this sort of thing at my age (I'll be 70 in November 2018), she thinks I'm infirm and probably a bit mental!!!!
What I'd like to assure her of is that I would be with either someone else during the run or a small group.

Would anyone else be willing to ride with me just to put her mind at rest? I'd like to do it anyway but I don't want to give her undue worry for no reason.

I'd be looking to complete in a much shorter time than the 23h 45m in 2018, too long spent at the refuelling stops.

Cheers
Dave Rose.
We have within the IBA a good few riders that are around the same age as yourself so long as you know when to call a halt that is ok but a few live tracking system are available a few of us use a Spot tracker and Spotwalla
 
#18
Dave Rose, my partner in crime is on holiday, and there is still a lot in the air really, especially which route we do. But personally, I think it would be great to ride with someone who has some experience in this kind of thing.

The only things are, we haven't committed yet, or planned, and I have about tank range of about 110 miles, so I can't commit to anything yet.

Personally though, I think riding with someone of your experience would be absolutely invaluable.