Monday, October 31, 2011

Mach' N Back ... Entries Now Open.



Entries for Mach' N Back are now open. Mach' N Back takes place on the weekend of Jan 14th/15th so expect some interesting weather along the way. It's non competitive, the emphasis is on riding your bike, enjoying yourself, being sociable ... and surviving the night. Full details and a link to the on-line entry can be found here http://www.bearbonesbikepacking.co.uk/pages/news.html#MNB2012

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Bear Bones 200 ... Over

Well that's it, the 2011 Bear Bones 200 has been and gone. A big thank you to everyone who entered and to all those who helped out. Congratulations to Ian Barrington and Kevin Roderick who were first in with a time that'll take some beating. If you fancy your chances or just want the opportunity to have a go, then mark October 13th/14th 2012 down in your diary!


2 black, 5 blue and 13 greens were given out ... they're quite rare.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Carpenter Bees don't like the rain.

Is just one of the things you'll learn in this book! If you've even the slightest interest in navigation and not getting too lost, then reading Finding your way without map or compass should be something you'll enjoy.


The book was first published in 1958 but that doesn't detract from the information it contains ... after all, the mountains, stars and rivers are still where they were 53 years ago. Reading the book is a little like a navigation history lesson but much more entertaining. There's examples and explanations of how your surroundings can help you get where you're going and back again without ever needing look at a map, compass and certainly nothing electronic. More importantly the book will also help you look at your surroundings properly rather than just pass through them, regardless of whether you're trying to cross Australia or you're walking to work, it should give you a different perspective on what's around you ... highly recommended.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Bear Bones 200 Route ... released.

If you've entered the BB 200 then you should have received an email containing route details. If you haven't had it and it isn't stuck in your spam folder (go and check) then email stuart@bearbonesbikepacking.co.uk and we'll get you sorted!