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Re: Todays ride

Post by summittoppler » Sun Apr 04, 2021 4:04 pm

Here you go Reg....
Image20210404_143239 by Jeff Price, on Flickr

I haven't been on a bike up this way for about 8 years, I'm quite surprised at that tbh.

Following the old tramline
Image20210404_115138 by Jeff Price, on Flickr

Cutting
Image20210404_115745 by Jeff Price, on Flickr

The old sleepers still in position
Image20210404_131936 by Jeff Price, on Flickr

The buildings seemed to be in a far worse state than I remember
Image20210404_115930 by Jeff Price, on Flickr

Image20210404_115959 by Jeff Price, on Flickr

This was a big hole in the ground!
Image20210404_120407 by Jeff Price, on Flickr

Yes I rode through here
Image20210404_120524 by Jeff Price, on Flickr

Another big hole. I fly the drone around here to get some shots but the wind as blowing a bit too much
Image20210404_120650 by Jeff Price, on Flickr

Had to be quick for the timer
Image20210404_123110 by Jeff Price, on Flickr

The last cutting shed. Could be getting money thrown at it: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-56603003
Image20210404_124429 by Jeff Price, on Flickr

Image20210404_125515 by Jeff Price, on Flickr

Missed the footy
Image20210404_134124 by Jeff Price, on Flickr

Image20210404_135749 by Jeff Price, on Flickr

Image20210404_135830 by Jeff Price, on Flickr

Image20210404_140603 by Jeff Price, on Flickr

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Re: Todays ride

Post by MuddyPete » Sun Apr 04, 2021 4:43 pm

Lovely stuff Jeff: scenery, exploration and sunshine. Marvellous :cool: :-bd .

Pics from a couple of recent rides, including a startlingly-frosty Easter morning coffeebimble with Reg :shock: .
Fortunately we found some sunshine and a freshly-made table to make the occasion as civilised as our good selves :d . Coffee in 60 seconds! Fabulous :grin: .

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Re: Todays ride

Post by RIP » Sun Apr 04, 2021 6:33 pm

Jeff wrote: Here you go Reg
Ahhh.. lovely Jeff. Very atmospheric up there.
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Re: Todays ride

Post by Dave Barter » Sun Apr 04, 2021 8:01 pm

I did a massive ride over Dartmoor today which was so brilliant that I didn’t take one single photo as i was enjoying it so much.
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Re: Todays ride

Post by boxelder » Sun Apr 04, 2021 9:03 pm

I did a massive ride over Dartmoor today which was so brilliant that I didn’t take one single photo as i was enjoying it so much.
Pics or it never did happen......

Is there still a takeaway van around there called 'Hound of the basket meals'? You never hear of 'Chicken in a Basket' any more.

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Re: Todays ride

Post by Dave Barter » Mon Apr 05, 2021 8:11 am

boxelder wrote:
Sun Apr 04, 2021 9:03 pm
I did a massive ride over Dartmoor today which was so brilliant that I didn’t take one single photo as i was enjoying it so much.
Pics or it never did happen......

Is there still a takeaway van around there called 'Hound of the basket meals'? You never hear of 'Chicken in a Basket' any more.
I added it to Strava in order to ensure existence. Only saw a single ice cream van in a rammed car park on the Princeton road
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Re: Todays ride

Post by MuddyPete » Mon Apr 05, 2021 10:45 am

Easter Monday bimble, followed by a coffee in the garden whilst rinsing the bike (in the snow :shock: ) :-bd .

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Re: Todays ride

Post by BigdummySteve » Mon Apr 05, 2021 7:07 pm

Had a lovely ride skirting the ridgeway to day, just shy of 50miles. Despite fair warning from the met office I wore the same kit as yesterday. Managed to salvage it with my rab windtop and some vinyl work gloves. Went past the Hadron collider where clever people search for answers to questions I don’t understand :???: lots of nice trails and gravel tracks, it’s not all about the ridgeway. Love being up on the downs, sun came out later in the day.
Discovered that 2.6” Mezcals and dropper posts are lots of fun off-road :-bd
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Re: Todays ride

Post by Verena » Tue Apr 06, 2021 7:45 pm

Easter holidays part two:
My plan this year is to do more leave-after-lunch-home-by-lunch overnight mini adventures. My second one of these during my Easter holidays was going to be the reservoir, with or without the comfort of some dumped sofa, then up and over the black mountains down to Talgarth. With the weather forecast though including a weather warning for blizzards and nasty wind chill, I decided to leave that one for some other balmy summer night, and having read the news this afternoon I'm glad I did, https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-56647156, long way for my dad to come get me :lol:
My relaxed 2pm start time had already moved to 3pm, and in my head I was already working out various shortcuts to a 100k local loop I have made up and which I fancied trying. As I rolled down the hill from my house, I thought that the brakes weren't feeling quite as sharp as they ought to... I figured I'd been a bit too generous with the after wash spray maybe, and that I'd be fine as long as I go gently.... After a few miles of mostly climbing, I came to a gentle but longer downhill, and at some stage realized that the brakes really were NOT going to hold.... a little moment of panic and realizing how much I take it for granted that when I pull those levers I can always stop :o . With no levelling off in sight, I panicked a little more, then spotted a right turn coming up, all little lanes thank goodness... I was going way too fast but just went for it, hoping I might make it, or otherwise that would be as nice a place to crash as any :lol: I made it, the road rose to make me slow down, and I celebrated by eating my last cream egg ImageIMG_20210405_164952_877 by Verena Zimmer, on Flickr
A slow return home, walking all the downhills, which was most of the way. Flicked the kettle on, more out of habit than anything, quick swap of the bike, and at five I was off again, coffee in thermos mug in my pannier bag. I pulled into a nice little spot to enjoy the view, sunshine, and drink my coffee (honestly, not at all because I was struggling with the hill :oops: ). About a minute later, a couple of dirt bikes followed by a car came racing down the hill at break neck speed. Coffee might literally have been my life saver there...
ImageIMG_20210405_173650 by Verena Zimmer, on Flickr
Not sure if you can see this, but in the distance is a field completely planted up with daffodils (the farmer has been asked to do this I think for some scientific experiment I believe)
ImageIMG_20210405_185621 by Verena Zimmer, on Flickr
For the night, I decided to go proper soft (it's meant to be fun after all), and avail myself of a top secret glorified shed, kitted out with a proper bed, full size gas camping cooker, bioethanol fire inside and one of those gas bottle log stoves outside (all done before glamping was a thing and everyone had a shepherds hut...), and which I had pre-filled with yummy food and drink (hence the large glass bottle of beer), not to mention a double size winter duvet of many, many togs, with fleecy covers, which as I said before I think is generally daft, but very very (p)lush for camping. There's no phone signal there (bliss!!!), but I wanted to toast Stu's birthday, so I took a little walk to the nearest hill, armed with some beer in my thermos mug. As soon as I had signal, I huddled next to a stone wall, but even so, after 5 minutes or so I was proper cold (hadn't brought any extra clothes on account of that duvet), my fingers wouldn't work, the touchscreen wouldn't work, and I felt rather pissed! So I half jogged back just to try and warm up, and a cozy evening followed with some good warm food and a great nights sleep.
It had been cold in the night, as confirmed by frost outside in the morning, my drinking water container inside the shed having ice in it, and my olive oil spray having gone solid :o . After a good breakfast of porridge, coffee (non snobby nescafe 3-in-1), and fried left over sausages, I set off again on a non direct route home along quiet lanes.
I liked this one - the "MuckMaster" ImageIMG_20210406_090859 by Verena Zimmer, on Flickr
A brief encounter with the BB200 route near Llanfihangel Nant Bran, I'm sure ( :???: ) those of you who did it recognise it instantly
ImageIMG_20210406_092238 by Verena Zimmer, on Flickr
A dusting of snow on the hills
ImageIMG_20210406_092439 by Verena Zimmer, on Flickr
Any idea what this could be?
ImageIMG_20210406_093809 by Verena Zimmer, on Flickr
And then some snow came in
ImageIMG_20210406_101835 by Verena Zimmer, on Flickr

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Re: Todays ride

Post by sillybigfella » Tue Apr 06, 2021 8:13 pm

Daffodils contain galantamine, which apparently slows the progression of Alzheimers. They’ve been growing daffodils for quite a while for this.

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/wels ... alzheimers
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Re: Todays ride

Post by Verena » Tue Apr 06, 2021 10:30 pm

sillybigfella wrote:
Tue Apr 06, 2021 8:13 pm
Daffodils contain galantamine, which apparently slows the progression of Alzheimers. They’ve been growing daffodils for quite a while for this.

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/wels ... alzheimers
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Re: Todays ride

Post by ledburner » Tue Apr 06, 2021 10:52 pm

Verena wrote:
Tue Apr 06, 2021 7:45 pm
Easter holidays part two:

Any idea what this could be?
ImageIMG_20210406_093809 by Verena Zimmer, on Flickr
your next Bam and hen night? :lol:
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Re: Todays ride

Post by summittoppler » Wed Apr 07, 2021 9:37 pm

After a day of jobs around the house I managed to get out after 4:30 for a couple of hours.
There was a little bit of winter out there today...
ImageIMG_20210407_201646_706 by Jeff Price, on Flickr

Coffee time on my bench
ImageIMG_20210407_201646_687 by Jeff Price, on Flickr

I've got to say, these panniers are a game changer :wink:
Image20210407_175727 by Jeff Price, on Flickr

The Rock Cannon at Cwm Eigiau. The holes were filled with gunpowder during the later 18th and early 19th century and ignited to make celebrations in the slate mining communities. #LNT
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Image20210407_172500 by Jeff Price, on Flickr

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Re: Todays ride

Post by Verena » Wed Apr 07, 2021 10:03 pm

Love that first picture

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Post by ledburner » Wed Apr 07, 2021 10:46 pm

All good pictures, you go great places and set the bar very high :-bd
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Post by RIP » Thu Apr 08, 2021 4:07 pm

Rode 7 miles to Woburn Woods to meet my pal Lord Jezzer Bell of Bell End. The only 'plan' was 'ride around aimlessly for a bit, talk as much rubbish as possible, and have a tea/coffee at Woburn Sands station'.

I must say the plan, for once, worked to the letter. In three and a half hours we rode in various circles around the woods, getting lost a couple of times, clocking up the princely total of 6 miles. Drinks were partaken of. Walls were sat on. We actually spent more time stopped, talking tripe or just not saying anything at all, than we did in motion.

We frequently amused ourselves watching all the electric bikes being driven by those who had no 'need' for one at all. Proper bikes were very few and far between. Our almost 15-year old bikes were totally incongrous, especially mine since it's got all my luggage on board semi-permanently now. Got some very funny looks on the 'trails'. As well as the ebikes, most punters rolled up in flash oversized vehicles, wore immaculate togs freshly pressed by their valets, and all had bikes that had apparently just come fresh out of the showroom or at the very least from their in-home temperature-controlled bike-wardrobes. We surmised that mountain biking is the new golf. Lord Jezzer confirmed this by explaining that his lad was actually just getting into golf, went to buy some gear and the sales guy glumly said exactly that to him.

Both of us agreed that we'd had a jolly nice time and wouldn't have changed a thing.

Reg then biked 7 miles home again.

That's all.
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Re: Todays ride

Post by summittoppler » Thu Apr 08, 2021 4:22 pm

A bit of exploring for me this morning.
The going was tough, but favorable for any Boner, tussocks, bogs and high winds!

You know its going to be 'fun' when the sign at the start says it all
Image20210408_121056 by Jeff Price, on Flickr

the faintest of 'tracks'
Image20210408_123010 by Jeff Price, on Flickr

Image20210408_123644 by Jeff Price, on Flickr

Image20210408_130251 by Jeff Price, on Flickr

Image20210408_130140 by Jeff Price, on Flickr

I've been wanting to get here for some time
Image20210408_130337 by Jeff Price, on Flickr

Lunch outside just sheltering from the wind
Image20210408_130848 by Jeff Price, on Flickr

He must have fans stay here
Image20210408_130620 by Jeff Price, on Flickr

Someone forgot to take the chrimbo decos down!
Image20210408_130442 by Jeff Price, on Flickr

Image20210408_130501 by Jeff Price, on Flickr

Image20210408_133149 by Jeff Price, on Flickr

Image20210408_132907 by Jeff Price, on Flickr

O and for the 2nd day running, I had to catch a lamb on the lanes and put it back over the fence to go back to mummy sheep
Image20210408_114507 by Jeff Price, on Flickr

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Post by RIP » Thu Apr 08, 2021 5:11 pm

Love that lamb photo - you both look like the best of mates and you've only known each other five minutes :smile: .
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Re: Todays ride

Post by summittoppler » Thu Apr 08, 2021 5:38 pm

RIP wrote:
Thu Apr 08, 2021 5:11 pm
Love that lamb photo - you both look like the best of mates and you've only known each other five minutes :smile: .
:-bd
I do like mint sauce too....

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Post by RIP » Thu Apr 08, 2021 5:39 pm

summittoppler wrote:
Thu Apr 08, 2021 5:38 pm
RIP wrote:
Thu Apr 08, 2021 5:11 pm
Love that lamb photo - you both look like the best of mates and you've only known each other five minutes :smile: .
:-bd
I do like mint sauce too....
The bucolic scene now dashed to smithereens :smile: .
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Re: Todays ride

Post by ledburner » Thu Apr 08, 2021 8:02 pm

summittoppler wrote:
Thu Apr 08, 2021 4:22 pm


You know its going to be 'fun' when the sign at the start says it all
Imager


Image20210408_130501 by Jeff Price, on Flickr
strong warning for an angling club, what are they angling at?
bumming eck, what kind of fish do they breed up there. hybrid pikes and pirranas?
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Re: Todays ride

Post by summittoppler » Thu Apr 08, 2021 8:35 pm

ledburner wrote:
Thu Apr 08, 2021 8:02 pm

strong warning for an angling club, what are they angling at?
bumming eck, what kind of fish do they breed up there. hybrid pikes and pirranas?
It is a few miles downwind of the Trawsfynydd nuclear power station so...... :???:

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Re: Todays ride

Post by ledburner » Thu Apr 08, 2021 9:33 pm

summittoppler wrote:
Thu Apr 08, 2021 4:22 pm
A bit of exploring for me this morning.
The going was tough, but favorable for any Boner, tussocks, bogs and high winds!

You know its going to be 'fun' when the sign at the start says it all
Image20210408_121056 by Jeff Price, on Flickr

the faintest of 'tracks'
Image20210408_123010 by Jeff Price, on Flickr

Image20210408_123644 by Jeff Price, on Flickr

Image20210408_130251 by Jeff Price, on Flickr

Image20210408_130140 by Jeff Price, on Flickr

I've been wanting to get here for some time
Image20210408_130337 by Jeff Price, on Flickr

Lunch outside just sheltering from the wind
Image20210408_130848 by Jeff Price, on Flickr

He must have fans stay here
Image20210408_130620 by Jeff Price, on Flickr

Someone forgot to take the chrimbo decos down!
Image20210408_130442 by Jeff Price, on Flickr

Image20210408_130501 by Jeff Price, on Flickr

Image20210408_133149 by Jeff Price, on Flickr

Image20210408_132907 by Jeff Price, on Flickr

O and for the 2nd day running, I had to catch a lamb on the lanes and put it back over the fence to go back to mummy sheep
Image20210408_114507 by Jeff Price, on Flickr
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Re: Todays ride

Post by Verena » Thu Apr 08, 2021 10:36 pm

RIP wrote:
Thu Apr 08, 2021 5:11 pm
Love that lamb photo - you both look like the best of mates and you've only known each other five minutes :smile: .
That's what I thought too...

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Re: Todays ride

Post by ledburner » Fri Apr 09, 2021 12:23 am

A repost of original entry,
my mistake, because of poor signal.
I refused to say my bad.
... . oops I just did. :oops:
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