Dales Divide 2020 .. who's going?

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Re: Dales Divide 2020 .. who's going?

Post by Landslide » Wed Jan 22, 2020 12:12 am

I suspected as much, and fail to see the problem. It's a personal challenge, it's trails and roads open to anyone, you're unlikely to "game" anyone who's looking to set a fast time, your presence out there might be a sociable benefit for others riding...?

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Re: Dales Divide 2020 .. who's going?

Post by redefined_cycles » Wed Jan 22, 2020 12:57 am

ton wrote:
Tue Jan 21, 2020 9:46 pm
been looking at this, and i really fancy a go.
i know most of the route, and have probably ridden most of it over the years.
but if i am honest with myself, i think if i stuck to the route i wouldnt manage it.
but if i were to mix and match with bits of road here and there i could possibly manage it.

would it be proper offside to ride it this way?
Nope. Not according to Mr Ellison. He's even encouraged using public transport if needed. I'm looking forward to it as being probably the best ride of thr year...

Bank holiday but shops open.
Gravelly but not smooth enough to be easy and an mtb would fit in well.
Trains used if needed.
Lots of other likeminded riders.
Never steep enough that you'll fall off the edge of the bankment and cities and towns never too far away.
No proper bears... not even pandas and a host who's lovely and polite...

Whats stopping ya Ton...

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Re: Dales Divide 2020 .. who's going?

Post by FLV » Wed Jan 22, 2020 1:24 pm

I'll be attending as it stands at the moment.

Ton, sounds like you could happily have a go without anyone being upset with your ride. :-bd

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Re: Dales Divide 2020 .. who's going?

Post by boxelder » Fri Jan 24, 2020 10:01 pm

@Ton - If you're worried about upsetting Chris, then you can't have met him. Just get thissel t'start and 'ave a do. He'll thank you for it.

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Re: Dales Divide 2020 .. who's going?

Post by KamelTrek » Mon Jan 27, 2020 12:01 am

This event is truly bringing bikepackers together as a community. The tone and mindset is very inclusive. It's also my first time at the Dales, a region very high on my bucket list.

It's worth noting that completing 600kms in four days is going to be a challenge! My plan is to stay on pace and at the shortcut point I'll see how I feel and whether I want to test myself. I may decide I just want to enjoy a few days of great riding, with longer stops and more beer and time for new friendships.

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Re: Dales Divide 2020 .. who's going?

Post by Leerowe76 » Thu Feb 13, 2020 4:09 am

On the list of to do's, not this year, but quite possibly next year :wink:
Living on dreams and custard creams :-bd

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Re: Dales Divide 2020 .. who's going?

Post by Asposium » Sat Feb 15, 2020 5:02 pm

Did this event last year on a gravel bike
Not making that mistake again, with be on a mountain bike.
It’s first proper outing; so new haven’t even collected it from the shop. Though is a thing of beauty
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Re: Dales Divide 2020 .. who's going?

Post by sean_iow » Sat Feb 15, 2020 6:18 pm

KamelTrek wrote:
Mon Jan 27, 2020 12:01 am
My plan is to stay on pace and at the shortcut point I'll see how I feel and whether I want to test myself.
When I did it last year I found the first day the hardest. The shortcut also misses out the North York Moors which was my favourite bit. So I'd suggest you keep this in mind when deciding to cut across or not at the shortcut.
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Re: Dales Divide 2020 .. who's going?

Post by redefined_cycles » Sat Feb 15, 2020 7:09 pm

???

Just been checking my diary for this again. Turns out I need to be back by the Monday 13th by the latest (with the ride starting 10th...

Anyone have any ideas on how fast was the slowest rider last year as it might help me decide if I have enough time to get it all in (especially now that Seans mentioned the shortcut misses out the NYMs)...

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Re: Dales Divide 2020 .. who's going?

Post by Asposium » Sat Feb 15, 2020 7:12 pm

redefined_cycles wrote:
Sat Feb 15, 2020 7:09 pm
???

Just been checking my diary for this again. Turns out I need to be back by the Monday 13th by the latest (with the ride starting 10th...

Anyone have any ideas on how fast was the slowest rider last year as it might help me decide if I have enough time to get it all in (especially now that Seans mentioned the shortcut misses out the NYMs)...
i was second to last back
last being ~10mins behind me

finished around 22:30 on the monday night

this year, on the mountain bike, i'm aiming for before sunset
did faff abit
and taking a bivi bag rather than a tent

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Re: Dales Divide 2020 .. who's going?

Post by redefined_cycles » Sat Feb 15, 2020 7:23 pm

Asposium wrote:
Sat Feb 15, 2020 7:12 pm
redefined_cycles wrote:
Sat Feb 15, 2020 7:09 pm
???

Just been checking my diary for this again. Turns out I need to be back by the Monday 13th by the latest (with the ride starting 10th...

Anyone have any ideas on how fast was the slowest rider last year as it might help me decide if I have enough time to get it all in (especially now that Seans mentioned the shortcut misses out the NYMs)...
i was second to last back
last being ~10mins behind me

finished around 22:30 on the monday night

this year, on the mountain bike, i'm aiming for before sunset
did faff abit
and taking a bivi bag rather than a tent
Thanks v much... thats very good info. I will mull it over (and I suppose if I think I'm gonna run behind too much, can just take the shortycut!)...

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