The 2012 Outlaw Bike Feedstation/Support Thread

Volunteers, please - the more, the merrier!

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M...eldy    pirate
28/06/2012 at 21:07

Daffs you will be fine 

Trogs    pirate
28/06/2012 at 21:23

Advance thanks to the Pirate Feeders from me too.

Pirates rock

28/06/2012 at 21:24
Schmunkee - The List Fairy wrote (see)

AN URGENT PLEA FOR HELP ON THE FEED STATION

I have just done a quick count up of bodies who have volunteered for the feed station and I am sorry to say that I don't think I have enough people to fulfil our responsibilities whilst the bike is taking place.

These include filling bottles, handing out said bottles, clearing out the bottle dump, handing out gels and bananas, as well as marshalling 5 traffic hot spots out on the course and be in charge of the Special Needs Bags

I have 16 (kind) volunteers for the feed station which is not enough to fulfil the extra responsibilties we have as well as covering the swap over of marshalls out on the bike course

It would be great if friends/family could spare a couple of hours whilst you are on the bike ride to lend a hand and ensure the Pirate Feed Station is a success.

So please can I ask you to ask your supporters if they can give us a couple of hours of their time on Sunday whilst you are out on the bike course. It would be very much appreciated

Your Pirate Team needs you (well, needs your family and friends )

Thank you

 

seren nos    pirate
28/06/2012 at 21:28

Dr Daffs.come early and join us on the bike station

seren nos    pirate
28/06/2012 at 21:29

schmunks.......I haven't received an email telling what to do.........will you tell me on saturday

or have I cocked up.sure i sent you an email telling you i'm available for as long as you need me

 

28/06/2012 at 21:30

Dr Daffs - there are three people on the bike feed station who have never met anyone, so you will be in great company if you make it four

ChallengeGoGoGas    pirate
28/06/2012 at 21:32
Dr Daffs wrote (see)

Just sneaking in to say hello, as instructed by Meldy (whose instructions I dare not disobey, and who assures me you are all nice) 

I've dithered around so long I fear there's no hope of me being able to do anything useful  However, I'll be hanging around on the run course and at the end waving a WAISTER flag (if I manage to invent one before Sunday, otherwise it'll be a t shirt ) and cheering on Meldy and Podds especially, but all of you really  

Happy to lend a hand with anything is there's last minute things need doing As it stands I'm planning to arrive probably about 5pm (ish) and stay til the end, and I'll be coming in the car (last train back to Sheffield is 9.30 and I fear that may cause too much nail biting and a night sleeping on the train platform!)

However, I'm only coming that late because I don't know anyone at all and the whole day is a long time to spend hanging about on your own, however exciting things are! So - if I can be useful before that I'm happy to come earlier, just let me know  

Otherwise, if you see me hanging around near the end hovering (nearly said hoovering then - very unlikely) near a pirate looking shifty, please say hello 

Daffs see plea for help above ^^^^^

you wont be alone!!

Wear something yellow and black, help help help at feedstation and then cheer me on later since i'll be doing the "run"

P.S. I've never met any of these nutters other than Raf yet, so really I only know one more person than you and i'm spending a whole weekend with them!

See you sunday!

 

28/06/2012 at 21:34

Seren - I am on the case now

ChallengeGoGoGas    pirate
28/06/2012 at 21:35

^^^^ I've haven't received an email either Seren, not unusual for me though as Muckee's Nemisis i'm generally on *ignore*

debbo    pirate
28/06/2012 at 21:37
Scmunks - BtS can do a couple of hours or as long as his back can cope with
28/06/2012 at 21:47

Debbo - that would be great if he could.  Cheers

28/06/2012 at 21:53

Well in that case I shall indeed toddle along to the feedstation  

Ok, now I'm going to start asking stupid questions that have probably already been answered way back on page 2 of this thread or something...

Can I park at/near the feedstation?! (I assume I don't have to cycle 60 miles to get there??) Do you need a set time, or shall I just turn up? (I can be there whenever (preferably not 8am if poss!) and stay for however long). Feel free to send me instructions - on the whole I'm very obedient

Hooray, even more excited now  

ChallengeGoGoGas    pirate
28/06/2012 at 21:53

muckee - two more sleeps

M...eldy    pirate
28/06/2012 at 21:58

Daffs .... I should imagine any offer of help will be gratefully received whatever time you get there, the earlier the better but given even for the fastest rider/swimmer to get to 60 miles is going to be later then 8am you should be ok but I dont know about road closures  

28/06/2012 at 22:19

Schmunkee - I can only imagine (and quail at) the amount of work you've had to do to get us even this far. I don't know how many of our fellow giveroutersofdrinksanstuff have been on a feed station before, but if they have they will know that it's SO much more than simply mixing, filling, chopping, opening, tidying, feeding, smiling, cheering and chivvying, helping athletes with all sorts of odd things, not getting in the way, not knocking people off their bikes, not being able to pee (or eat or drink or breathe) while it's busy. It takes a hell of a lot of organisation and communication with the powers that be before we even get to race day or set up. 

I may well be feeling a little too fluffy after a very large glass of wine, but ... what the heck: you're fab.

Hope    pirate
28/06/2012 at 22:25

Yup! Jj said it so well. I'll just say a big THANK YOU!!!
It's going to be brilliant knowing you guys will be there.

Thanks for rallying the troops Schmunks xx

Hope    pirate
28/06/2012 at 22:26

And you have Garr and my little boy to help too

Iron Pugsley    pirate
28/06/2012 at 22:26
Guys - as soon as I can get from swim to feedstation I will and will be there for the duration. Can someone let me know how to get there and my wife will go straight there and, if the baby sleeps, she will help out.
Hope    pirate
28/06/2012 at 22:27

My Dad and sister may be able to get there too.... I'll let you know!

28/06/2012 at 22:44

All - me and Raf are planning a feed station recce on Saturday mid/late morning and will be able to give more specifics about the feed station after that.  Please 'bear with' (trademark Miranda) 

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