2013 Outlaw Bike Feed/Support Thread

Volunteers, please: the more, the merrier

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14/01/2013 at 18:27

Once again, it seems there is going to be a large Pirate presence at Outlaw on 7th July and what better way to show your support for them (and the others taking part) than being at the Pirate Feedstation.

I think those that have helped over the last three years will agree that a great time was had helping out all the triathletes and providing each and every one of them with a smile and a cheer as they grabbed their bottles.  And surely, nothing beats being able to shout abuse at those pesky Tripetalkers .

If you need any further evidence of how much the Feed Station was appreciated last year, please read last year's thread

It would be great to get a gang of us together again and repeat the success of previous years.  And as Barley reckons this year's Feed Station is gonna be the best one yet, I reckon it's a great oppurtunity to be a part of it

We need at least 20 to make the Feed Station run smoothly, so hurry and get your names down

Volunteers
Barley

Rafiki    pirate
14/01/2013 at 18:32

Volunteers

Barley
Rafiki

14/01/2013 at 18:34

Volunteers

Barley
Rafiki
Mrs Digger

Rafiki    pirate
14/01/2013 at 18:37

Does Barley know he's volunteered??

14/01/2013 at 18:40

If he knows what's good for him, he will do as he is told

Edited: 14/01/2013 at 18:41
M.r Zuvai    pirate
14/01/2013 at 18:46

Volunteers

Barley
Rafiki
Mrs Digger
Mr Zuvai

 

can testify to how beneficial/ cool the aid station is  

 

14/01/2013 at 18:53

Volunteers

Barley
Rafiki
Mrs Digger
Mr Zuvai
Soup Dragon

Brilliant time had last year. Count me in.  

M...eldy    pirate
14/01/2013 at 19:03

Volunteers

Barley
Rafiki
Mrs Digger
Mr Zuvai
Soup Dragon
Meldy


Its pay back time  

14/01/2013 at 19:10

Ooo Melds....did I see you have challenged Barlos to the Big Swim on the Saturday?

14/01/2013 at 19:18

Schmunks  - in practice, what does this mean on the day?  What time do we have to get there?  What time do we get back to Holme wotsit?  I'm not about to start whinging that I want to do this, that or the other, because if I commit to doing it, I'll do it as required but I just wondered if you could give us a quick overview of how the day breaks down, please?

Am I also right in thinking that Outlaw kindly permit free camping and a free swim the day before?

Thank you muchly.

M...eldy    pirate
14/01/2013 at 19:27
Schmunkee - The List Fairy wrote (see)

Ooo Melds....did I see you have challenged Barlos to the Big Swim on the Saturday?

Its hardly a challenge  

14/01/2013 at 20:13

Thanks for the query Mouse; it has given me the chance to give more detail as to what is expected rather than have things come as a surprise nearer the time

Barlos needs a hardcore of maybe 7 or 8 people who can help set up the Feed Station ie setting up tables, laying out bottles, bottle collection area, pirate flags etc etc.  The normal start time for this is around 7am.

Then extra bodies are needed to actually hand out the bottles, mix the High 5, replenish stocks of bottles, etc.  The time for this is really dependent on where the Bike Feed Station is on the bike route. Last year, the main contingent arrived after the swim and that was perfect timing.

Basically it wll be all hands on deck from the start the first cyclist arrives.  If the Feed Stattion is passed twice we have a fairly continuous stream for 4-5 of hours.

OSB are in contact and keep us updated with the position of the final cyclist, In previous years, people have been able to leave the Feed Station as the bike flow has decreased.  I think the last cyclist went passed at around 3pm last year.

I would suggest to Barlos that, if they want, those who were there at 7am are given first refusal on being the first to leave. But at the end of the day, we are all adults and it would be nice to think we could all sort ourselves out and not leave anyone in the proverbial

It's also worth pointing out that the Feed Station is not suitable for really young children or pets.  It is also not a spectator's area.  If you use it as such, you will be roped in to help.   

All I can say is last year all volunteers were able to enter the Big Swim of their choice, however this was only revealed about a week before hand.

I know in 2011 camping was free, but can't remember for 2012.  Maybe someone else (Raf or Seren?) could remind me?

14/01/2013 at 20:16

If anyone has any queries/concerns about what happens on the Bike Feed station, please post them here and someone will answer them for you

Rafiki    pirate
14/01/2013 at 20:17

We paid for the camp site last year, but it was only a few quid, and its a fairly reasonable set up.

No doubt we will grab a Pirate area again

seren nos    pirate
14/01/2013 at 20:20

I believe there was some talk about free camping.....But i needed electric hookup so it wasn't applicable......not sure if the free camping was in another field........

the3 camping was very cheap to be honest

It would be great to have a pirate support station.i had great fun there last year

Iron Muffin    pirate
14/01/2013 at 20:35

Volunteers

Barley
Rafiki
Mrs Digger
Mr Zuvai
Soup Dragon
Meldy
Muffin
Slowerthanilook

Count me and slower in. Only one of us on the station at a time as we will relay the ankle biters

 


 

14/01/2013 at 20:46

Volunteers

Barley
Rafiki
Mrs Digger
Mr Zuvai
Soup Dragon
Meldy
Muffin
Slowerthanilook
Mouse

 

The Evil Pixie    pirate
14/01/2013 at 21:30

Can I just say as a 1st time IM a MASSIVE thanks in advance.

You guess will be one of my main focus points of the day & I expect abuse if I try to stop and or blub!

15/01/2013 at 09:48

Just to add what Schmunks said, although this is a hard busy day and the cyclists are relying on us (very different to the mile 17 at VLM) its sooooooooooo much fun as well so don't be put off by that. The time whizzed by last year and we still had loads of time left to support people on the run at the end.

I stayed in a hotel last year but think I'll camp this time. And do the swim on Saturday. 

Yeh!!!! Bring it on. 

15/01/2013 at 09:56

How did you get out to the venue, Soupy?  I heard some discussion re lack of parking and closed roads?  Just trying to remember where it is and if I can ride out (and if will have time to by 7am but I suspect we will all be up at 4am anyway sherping the athletes.)

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