Dales Divide.

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Re: Dales Divide.

Post by psling » Sun Apr 21, 2019 7:06 am

Hopefully the effects of the fires on Ilkley won't have a bearing on the event; route should be far enough north to avoid any drifting smoke but it's not an area I'm particularly familiar with.
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Re: Dales Divide.

Post by Bearbonesnorm » Sun Apr 21, 2019 8:15 am

A cracking ride by Alex there and home in time for his Easter eggs too :-bd
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Re: Dales Divide.

Post by Mike » Sun Apr 21, 2019 8:46 am

He smashed that!! The others are going strong

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Re: Dales Divide.

Post by ton » Sun Apr 21, 2019 9:22 am

fantastic effort to do this in 2 days. vaguely exciting.



i was down for doing this. i had planned 5 days as a nice tour. but i have been laid up with bronchitis for the last 2 weeks.
one to save for a future holiday. :grin:

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Re: Dales Divide.

Post by Wotsits » Sun Apr 21, 2019 9:37 am

2 days for that route is spotty dog! :cool:

Has anybody bothered to check that Dom Irvine isn't lying in a ditch outside York?!?
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Re: Dales Divide.

Post by sean_iow » Mon Apr 22, 2019 9:40 am

Finished last night, does 00:06 count as night or is that the next morning? At lunch time I thought a finish on Sunday might be possible but I hadn't realised how though the end section was, including a trackless tussock push which probably cost me the Sunday finish.

The heat made it especially tough but at least the going was fast and dry. My bike is cleaner than after my 7 mile comutte if I go the off road way :lol:

It's a good route, although all the roads between York and Scarborough were not really singlespeed territory.

I also got to meet some more boners who were all as nice as they always are and good company :-bd

I think my time will be 2 days 16 hrs 6 mins, although we started late so maybe Chris will knock a bit off for us :wink:

Edit. Forgot to say chapeau to Alex, mind blowing to finish in that time in the heat, and well done to everyone who's finished and is still pushing on to complete the route :-bd
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Re: Dales Divide.

Post by lune ranger » Mon Apr 22, 2019 5:01 pm

I've been dot watching whilst tending the garden...
vaguely exciting :cool:

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Re: Dales Divide.

Post by Landslide » Mon Apr 22, 2019 8:31 pm

Well done Sean!
I find the idea of only being stopped for 15 hours slightly unbelievable; I slept pretty much that long after riding only 100 miles!
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Re: Dales Divide.

Post by slarge » Mon Apr 22, 2019 10:03 pm

Some great rides there, especially Alex with a sub 2 day finish. Well done Sean, Steve, Alan etc etc

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Re: Dales Divide.

Post by GregMay » Wed Apr 24, 2019 4:56 pm

Late to the game. But what an excellent looking route. I may partake come next mid-term. if my legs permit me post Jura.
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Re: Dales Divide.

Post by Jurassic pusher » Wed Apr 24, 2019 6:46 pm

techno mail wrote:
Thu Apr 18, 2019 10:28 am
fatbikerbill wrote:
Thu Apr 18, 2019 10:24 am
looking at

gpsies it says 9000m - https://m.gpsies.com/map.do?fileId=wezrqhwqgmacjfzs

viewranger has 5000m - https://my.viewranger.com/route/details/MjI2MDUwMg==

I suspect gpsies might be the correct one !
i'll raise you, OS says 9500:
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The climbing profile doesn`t look right, on the official confirmed track it shows the high point of the route tops out at 609.1M at about 530 KM, always save the best till last!
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Re: Dales Divide.

Post by sean_iow » Wed Apr 24, 2019 7:10 pm

My eTrex 30 recorded 31892 feet (9720m) for the route. It's got a barometric altimeter but over that length of time the changing weather could have an effect.

I can confirm it is hilly in parts and flat in others :lol: on the singlespeed it would be better if it was hilly the whole way round :smile:
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Re: Dales Divide.

Post by Jurassic pusher » Wed Apr 24, 2019 8:00 pm

sean_iow wrote:
Wed Apr 24, 2019 7:10 pm
My eTrex 30 recorded 31892 feet (9720m) for the route. It's got a barometric altimeter but over that length of time the changing weather could have an effect.

I can confirm it is hilly in parts and flat in others :lol: on the singlespeed it would be better if it was hilly the whole way round :smile:
As the other singlespeeder that completed, I can confirm that it would have been better to be down hill all the way `round!! :lol:
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Re: Dales Divide.

Post by sean_iow » Wed Apr 24, 2019 8:28 pm

I was thinking uphill but downhill would be better than flat, I'm not used to sitting down that much so was suffering in the rear department :o

Out of interest, what ratio/wheel size did you use? I ran 32/18 with 2.25x29 tyre and it was a pleasure from Scarborough on. I've never ridden in the North York Moors but loved it across there. I'll be adding the Moors 100 to my to do list.
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Re: Dales Divide.

Post by Jurassic pusher » Wed Apr 24, 2019 8:53 pm

sean_iow wrote:
Wed Apr 24, 2019 8:28 pm
I was thinking uphill but downhill would be better than flat, I'm not used to sitting down that much so was suffering in the rear department :o

Out of interest, what ratio/wheel size did you use? I ran 32/18 with 2.25x29 tyre and it was a pleasure from Scarborough on. I've never ridden in the North York Moors but loved it across there. I'll be adding the Moors 100 to my to do list.
The long flat miles were painful for me too, I would ride like a BMX kid... sprint hard out of the saddle then coast standing up till I had to pedal again!
I had 34/21 gear ratio and a 29 x 2.0 tyre. I was about 23 hrs behind you, must have been due to my lower gearing! As if! :wink: You did a stellar ride!
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Re: Dales Divide.

Post by In Reverse » Thu Apr 25, 2019 2:58 pm

Jurassic pusher wrote:
Wed Apr 24, 2019 6:46 pm
techno mail wrote:
Thu Apr 18, 2019 10:28 am
fatbikerbill wrote:
Thu Apr 18, 2019 10:24 am
looking at

gpsies it says 9000m - https://m.gpsies.com/map.do?fileId=wezrqhwqgmacjfzs

viewranger has 5000m - https://my.viewranger.com/route/details/MjI2MDUwMg==

I suspect gpsies might be the correct one !
i'll raise you, OS says 9500:
div climb.jpg
The climbing profile doesn`t look right, on the official confirmed track it shows the high point of the route tops out at 609.1M at about 530 KM, always save the best till last!
techno mail started from Driffield so his hills are at different distances to ours.

I got 9366m climbing total, and my Garmin usually slightly over-eggs it in changing temperatures. Once we were past the 33% bits in the NYM I thought the climbs in the sceond half were surprisingly pleasant.

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Re: Dales Divide.

Post by techno » Thu Apr 25, 2019 3:02 pm

In Reverse wrote:
Thu Apr 25, 2019 2:58 pm
Once we were past the 33% bits in the NYM I thought the climbs in the sceond half were surprisingly pleasant.
They were no fun were they! the climb out of glaisdale was horrific and made all the worse by my vomiting and stomach cramps. :-bd
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Re: Dales Divide.

Post by Asposium » Fri Apr 26, 2019 8:37 am

My recorded elevation gain

Garmin Fenix 5: 8547m (crashed, so missing a bit of the course, was on a flat'ish section)
Garmin Edge 1000: 9390m
Garmin Montana 610: (will add this later)

Truly amazed how the first rider back was sub-two days. outstanding. :shock:

Front sus mountain bike for any future attempt.
Shame to go down the road to Dent
"Interesting" when the track went down the rock face, was some swearing there.

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Re: Dales Divide.

Post by techno » Fri Apr 26, 2019 3:05 pm

Asposium wrote:
Fri Apr 26, 2019 8:37 am
"Interesting" when the track went down the rock face, was some swearing there.
where was this?
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Re: Dales Divide.

Post by Asposium » Fri Apr 26, 2019 3:15 pm

techno mail wrote:
Fri Apr 26, 2019 3:05 pm
Asposium wrote:
Fri Apr 26, 2019 8:37 am
"Interesting" when the track went down the rock face, was some swearing there.
where was this?
the track near the "B" of Barker's Crags
https://binged.it/2IZv9C2

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Re: Dales Divide.

Post by techno » Fri Apr 26, 2019 3:23 pm

Asposium wrote:
Fri Apr 26, 2019 3:15 pm
the track near the "B" of Barker's Crags
https://binged.it/2IZv9C2
Thanks, not far from where i bailed (lion inn)
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Re: Dales Divide.

Post by Asposium » Fri Apr 26, 2019 3:25 pm

techno mail wrote:
Fri Apr 26, 2019 3:23 pm
Asposium wrote:
Fri Apr 26, 2019 3:15 pm
the track near the "B" of Barker's Crags
https://binged.it/2IZv9C2
Thanks, not far from where i bailed (lion inn)
i swore to the God's of boner, told myself "i am boner", then got on with carrying the bike down the rocks .....in the dark

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Re: Dales Divide.

Post by techno » Fri Apr 26, 2019 6:02 pm

Asposium wrote:
Fri Apr 26, 2019 3:25 pm
i swore to the God's of boner, told myself "i am boner", then got on with carrying the bike down the rocks .....in the dark
Good work that man.
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Re: Dales Divide.

Post by larsmars » Sat Apr 27, 2019 11:59 am

Hi All, a bit late to the party by here's my write up on the Dales Divide 2019.
http://www.tourintune.com/dales-divide-2019/

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Re: Dales Divide.

Post by Asposium » Sat Apr 27, 2019 12:04 pm

larsmars wrote:
Sat Apr 27, 2019 11:59 am
Hi All, a bit late to the party by here's my write up on the Dales Divide 2019.
http://www.tourintune.com/dales-divide-2019/
Good to see i wasn't the only nutter on a gravel bike :shock:

already started looking at a Lynskey 29 hard tail for future trips. :lol:
maybe next year, have a time to beat..... :roll: :o

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