Todays ride

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Re: Todays ride

Post by In Reverse » Fri Mar 01, 2019 2:58 am

Lovely pics and post Duncan. Sorry for your loss mate.

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Re: Todays ride

Post by pistonbroke » Fri Mar 01, 2019 11:10 am

Thanks for the good wishes chaps. Here's the route info for anyone interested.
https://www.wikiloc.com/cycling-trails/ ... 9-33628471

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Re: Todays ride

Post by mountainposture » Sun Mar 03, 2019 11:27 am

Alzheimer’s is properly sub standard. Lost my amazing granny to it, though long enough ago now to be able to remember as she properly was. Good friend’s dad died earlier this week also from dementia. We’re going out this morning for a head clearing ride. So, sorry to hear of your loss and glad you are making a ride thing of it. Hope it helps. I’ve found now I really can think of the good stuff and not the six years of heartbreaking poor show with my gran. And given she taught me to ride a bike....

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Re: Todays ride

Post by Bearbonesnorm » Sun Mar 03, 2019 11:33 am

A very fitting tribute Duncan.
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Re: Todays ride

Post by pistonbroke » Sun Mar 03, 2019 12:59 pm

Having a real sh1t time atm. Friday we learnt that a German friend that lives in our valley succumbed to a 12 month fight against cancer and last night a real bombshell, a good friend from Holmfirth lost her 23 year old son and ex-husband in a car crash. Things, as they say, can only get better. :sad:

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Re: Todays ride

Post by smartay » Sun Mar 03, 2019 1:30 pm

Sorry to hear of your loss, as they say you only have one mum and Im afraid you feel it everyday. Try and stay positive because thats what they would want

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Re: Todays ride

Post by mountainposture » Sun Mar 03, 2019 2:30 pm

That’s a really sh1t time, pistonbroke.

We’ve just come back from one of those rides where there was more talking than riding.

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Re: Todays ride

Post by Wotsits » Sun Mar 03, 2019 7:44 pm

Life can be pretty shitty at times :sad:

Sorry for your loss Duncan..
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Re: Todays ride

Post by HUX » Mon Mar 04, 2019 10:49 pm

Head up Duncan. Sounds like you're having a real rough time atm. Great ride for your mom! All the best. Hux

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Re: Todays ride

Post by ScotRoutes » Tue Mar 05, 2019 6:16 pm

A ride, hike and ride in search of some VV squares and completing a little project of mine. I've now been up every summit I can see from my house (or from Aviemore in general).

We've had a wee bit of snow over the past few days too.

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Re: Todays ride

Post by benp1 » Tue Mar 05, 2019 6:20 pm

ScotRoutes wrote:I've now been up every summit I can see from my house (or from Aviemore in general).
That's an impressive stat, good job

[Technically, so have I, but that's not very impressive...!]

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Re: Todays ride

Post by ScotRoutes » Tue Mar 05, 2019 6:42 pm

LOL - yeah I guess it's more of a challenge for some of us than for others :lol:

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Re: Todays ride

Post by Escape Goat » Fri Mar 08, 2019 11:05 pm

ScotRoutes wrote:A ride, hike and ride in search of some VV squares and completing a little project of mine. I've now been up every summit I can see from my house (or from Aviemore in general).

We've had a wee bit of snow over the past few days too.

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DSC_0198 by Colin Cadden - Flickr2BBcode

Absolutely love this picture!
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Re: Todays ride

Post by ScotRoutes » Fri Mar 08, 2019 11:23 pm

One from today's ride.

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PS - may have edited for dramatic effect. Apparently that's a thing.

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Post by htrider » Sat Mar 09, 2019 4:42 pm

Nice to see the Highland Wildlife Park has been acquiring some interesting animals instead of all those boring wolves and polar bears

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Re: Todays ride

Post by RIP » Sat Mar 16, 2019 6:27 pm

Blimey. Fair play to anyone kipping out tonight, round here anyway. 45mph winds. Just been to the station to get a/ my WRT bike reservations, and b/ some reservations for a little toddle over to Forest of Dean in April, direct train to Lydney from Brum which is easy. Rode via the woods - lots of branches down and quite a risk of being smacked by another one.
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Re: Todays ride

Post by macinblack » Sat Mar 16, 2019 9:37 pm

ScotRoutes wrote:One from today's ride.

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PS - may have edited for dramatic effect. Apparently that's a thing.
Might explain why Jesus could walk on water...

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Re: Todays ride

Post by macinblack » Sat Mar 16, 2019 9:40 pm

Talking of water;

The local swamp not too long ago.

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On yesterdays ride:

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It's usually like that all winter, climate's going mad.

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Re: Todays ride

Post by RIP » Sat Mar 16, 2019 10:28 pm

Just been out again on t'bike. It's fairly bonkers out there. However had to do my bit again with 'toad rescue' on one of the local roads, which is inconveniently situated between 'toad field' and 'toad pond'. Good effort tonight - we managed 123! Not many ways you can save over a hundred lives in an evening :smile: .
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Re: Todays ride

Post by summittoppler » Sun Mar 24, 2019 3:27 pm

I went out early doors this morning. No beers last night meant I was able to leave the house at 4:30 and start riding at 5am. My intended day did not materialize as the cloud was low on the summits of the Carneddau with quite a stiff breeze. So just bimbled about and caught the sunrise.
Some pics...
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Re: Todays ride

Post by Escape Goat » Sun Mar 24, 2019 7:08 pm

Doesn't look at all appealing Jeff :roll:
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Re: Todays ride

Post by whitestone » Sun Mar 24, 2019 8:41 pm

Did a ride down the Pennine Bridleway to Hebden Bridge then back via Howarth and the Leeds Liverpool Canal.

I almost cleaned this climb, which is on the old Skipton to Howarth road, but dabbed at this point after slipping in mud. Cath cleaned this bit but dabbed lower down.
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Riding up from Wycoller
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Heading south towards Widdop.
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There was a really strong headwind on the way out.
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We picked up the Mary Towneley Loop and headed towards Hebden Bridge.

Target acquired!
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On the way back. This is the top of the climb to Top o' Stairs. This is the old road between Hebden Bridge and Howarth, the current road is now about a mile further east.
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Descending from Top o' Stairs
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About five minutes after we got home there was a sharp shower but we'd been lucky all day with the weather (apart from the wind)
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Re: Todays ride

Post by macinblack » Sun Mar 24, 2019 8:55 pm

What a difference a day (or so) makes:

Riding Budby Common on Friday - Naked rambler. Today - Young lady photographing rare beetles.

No pictures (Thankfully.)

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Re: Todays ride

Post by gallowayboy » Tue Mar 26, 2019 5:39 pm

After a few weeks poorly, being diagnosed with a stomach ulcer/H pylorii and now full of antibiotics, managed a circuit over Stoodley Pike and back down one of Hebden Bridges rootier descents. 3 hours and two food breaks for ten miles! A spring Mary Townley Loop seems distant, but on Thursday I should bag March's BAM.
Here's the new (with the exception of the frame) Sherpa on dry trails....
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Re: Todays ride

Post by ianfitz » Thu Mar 28, 2019 8:10 am

benp1 wrote:
ScotRoutes wrote:I've now been up every summit I can see from my house (or from Aviemore in general).
That's an impressive stat, good job

[Technically, so have I, but that's not very impressive...!]

I was thinking similar! It really does depend where you live :lol:
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