2013 Outlaw Bike Feed/Support Thread

Volunteers, please: the more, the merrier

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Mr StOat    pirate
04/05/2013 at 19:01

Feed station

Barley 
Fraggle 
Iron Little Sister mathschick 
Meldy 
MM and wife 
Mouse 
Mr Zuvai 
Mrs Digger
Mrs Matt (part of the day as she also needs to shout at 7755matt a bit)
Mrs SA + Jordy Muffin 
Rafiki 
Ridgebackmax 
Shuffling 
Slowerthanilook 
Soup Dragon 
SuckitupButterCup 
Trogs 
Hope
Garr
mathschick

Camping

7755matt and Mrs Matt
Hope
Schmunks
Barley
Meldy
Mouse
Rafi
Ridgebackmax
Mrs Digger
Iron Little Sister
Frags
Soupy

05/05/2013 at 09:45

Feed station

Barley 
Fraggle 
Iron Little Sister mathschick 
Meldy 
MM and wife 
Mouse 
Mr Zuvai 
Mrs Digger
Mrs Matt (part of the day as she also needs to shout at 7755matt a bit)
Mrs SA + Jordy Muffin 
Rafiki 
Ridgebackmax 
Shuffling 
Slowerthanilook 
Soup Dragon 
SuckitupButterCup 
Trogs 
Hope
Garr
mathschick

Camping

7755matt and Mrs Matt
Hope
Schmunks
Barley
Meldy
Mouse
Rafi
Ridgebackmax
Mrs Digger
Iron Little Sister
Frags
Soupy
Shuffling

08/05/2013 at 17:25

Thats a lot of feeders!  is the bike and run feed stations at the same place?

08/05/2013 at 17:31

hehehe Feeders well done Ozzy

Razor51    pirate
08/05/2013 at 18:05

 Ozzie

No, the bike feed station needs lots of peeps to set everything up mix the high5 and when the cyclists come through you need 2 peeps on each of water, High 5, gels, bananas and special needs and also peeps to give the others a break because its a long day, I did it last year, started at 6 am and left about 3 pm, I think the last to leave was about 5pm. It's a great atmosphere on the feed station but its hard but enjoyable work and its non stop, 

Edited: 08/05/2013 at 18:06
08/05/2013 at 18:12

Seeing a happy face giving me good things to eat and drink made all the difference last weekend - I was definately happy to see those stations!  

08/05/2013 at 18:20

Are we able to leave our own drinks at the feed station labelled accordingly as my stomache does not agree with high 5.  SIS seems to work for me.  I can imagine it being non stop as there are so many pirates doing outlaw.

Rafiki    pirate
08/05/2013 at 19:29

Ozzy - I would check the rules on Outlaw, but it might be seen as outside help.

Plus there are several feed station - 3 or 4 on the bike course I seem to remember from last year, which you go through twice, and several more on the run course - so I think you can see how complicated this would get if everyone had their own drinks. But check with the organisers - something might be possible.

Cortina5    pirate
08/05/2013 at 19:44

I think last year there was a special needs station you could put stuff at.

M...eldy    pirate
08/05/2013 at 19:48

If you dont agree with High5, or it doesnt agree with you then I would stick to water and supplement with something else so that you control what you take on board

I doubt if you would be able to put your own drinks on the aid station as this sets a precedent for others and would not be manageable on the stations in my opinion

The Evil Pixie    pirate
08/05/2013 at 19:52

hey lovely experienced folks is it just water or sports drinks fluid wise as I use the high 5 Zero tabs (electrolyte stuff) and find I drink more of that than if I have the sports drink?

Otherwise I will have to carry my tabs and stop to add them to water!

Cortina5    pirate
08/05/2013 at 19:53

Last year was HIgh5 2:1 on the bike, and 2:1 and zero on the run.

Razor51    pirate
08/05/2013 at 20:16

Ozzie, like Cat said you could always leave your stuff in your special needs bag at the feed station, dont know how many special needs bags you can lezve around the course though.

Rafiki    pirate
08/05/2013 at 20:27

My understanding is there is only one 'special needs' bag, which last year was at the feed stationed manned by the Pirates - which was about mile 61 and 83 (ish) on the bike course.

seren nos    pirate
09/05/2013 at 13:23

yes there was a special needs table at the end of the pirate feed station.this was available to all competitors so was fair............you have to stop to access it though probably.....

Bouncing Barlist    pirate
09/05/2013 at 14:08

Whether there is a special needs station will depend on the race instructions and where our feedstation is in relation to the course?  There is only one designated Special Needs station and it may not be the pirate feedstation.

This year the course has changed, you travel in the reverse directions and complete 1 southern loop, 1 northern, 1 southern (I think).

Aside from special needs its not fair for us to allow individuals to provide outside assistance to competitors, aside from it being against the race rules it would not reflect well on us if we didnt treat all participants equally.

Anything we dont know about is a different matter, we havnt got eyes in the back of our heads.

Bouncing Barlist    pirate
09/05/2013 at 14:13

Another option if you dont like the drinks at a particular event. 

Mix a bottle with 4-5 x strength drink in a bottle for your downtube (well mixed syrupy sludge) and decant/squeeze a portion into your aero bottle before feedstations and add water to desired strength.

09/05/2013 at 18:01

Good idea about the creating a bottle with 4-5 x the strength and diluting in route.   Surely though if I put a box on the feed station myself and stop at the feed station myself to collect my own bottles that cannot be classed as outside assistance?

09/05/2013 at 18:05

Think I might make up a bottle with 4 times the strength.  Then I can dilute 4 bottles of sis with water and then carry water to hydrate as too much sports drink is not good on the the stomache.  I think this is the better option and stops any questions that may be asked

M...eldy    pirate
09/05/2013 at 18:06

I suppose the answer to that Ozzy is ... what if everyone did the same thing?  Why should you be able to do something that others cant?
There are ways round it, whether you make use of the Special Needs station which is there for those reasons or carry what you need and use water from the aid stations but I really would guard against leaving stuff at aid stations and expecting them to be there when you come round again

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