Dartmoor200: in the making!

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Dartmoor200: in the making!

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Not sure if Luke might mind but it's (the title) done now anyway. Some might know that Lune Ranger is planning an amazing 200km ITT over Dartmoor. A few weeks ago he got out some invites without a pub. So I was in, naturally. Thanks so much... I learnt so much.

Without further ado, in pictures. In reverse chrono order.

Twas lots and lots of fun, no type 3 at all. Maybe aoke that could've become type 3 if I'd ended up washed away down river or maybe if a forest tree had taken me out.

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Back in Bovey Tracey where Luke had arranged parking. Cake, I ate it all, naturally. Even the sections I'd partitioned for the missus.

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Eggs... after having 3 breakages and 3 eaten. 2 in framebag and one in the backpack. Twas Luke's fault when he squished my bars in the bag but I daren't tell him. Anyway, grabbed these 2 boxes and carefully brought em home (with cake obviously) for the missus and kids.

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Preride, I'd yearned a bike wash postride. Looks like my prayers were answered and I didn't need to make much effort in scrubbing. Alhamdulillah (All praise to Allah).

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Saved these views for the final day he did. Such beauty... pity I had to have a bit of a moment where I just about stopped from doing a Ned Overend. Naturally I hit my bits, shin is still a bit sore and Alhamdulillah I didn't go flying off the cliff edge.

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Can't recall if I caught this chap in the act before or after the potential type 3. Thankfully he never set the whole of Dartmoor ablaze (bloody hooligan).

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Oh... What the heck. Looks like he'd been following me.

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Only one thing better than the famous Dartmoor ponies. Baby Dartmoor ponies obviously. Could've gone and given it a hug but covid and all that...

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Hmmm... Wonder what he's looking so smug about.

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Shirley, I've gotten these pics mixed up. All fun and games I suppose.

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Ooof... SubhanAllah (Allah is pure/perfect), bagged myself a tree...

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... and a sunrise. Double lovely...

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Oh, look there's a TT1 badly pitched and getting the quilt inside all wet. Wonder who on earth would pitch it like that...

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Erm... type 4 anyone. Surely this is sudden death. Thankfully I didn't need to convince him it's a bad line choice...

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There he is showing off pretty Dartmoor.

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Aaaand, we're off. It's gonna be a lovely day. This wetness won't last shirley...
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This wetness won't last shirley...
Ha. Dartmoor n00b…
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Great pics Shaf. Except you weren’t supposed to include the one of me pretending to warm my hands by the fire ring that we didn’t make or camp by.... :oops: :lol:
Had a great time.
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lune ranger wrote: Tue May 18, 2021 9:41 pm Great pics Shaf. Except you weren’t supposed to include the one of me pretending to warm my hands by the fire ring that we didn’t make or camp by.... :oops: :lol:
Had a great time.
Heehee... sorry :lol:
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:-bd I'm surprised by how little rain you had, in some of the pictures it looks like the sun is out, are you sure you were on Dartmoor :???:
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Shaf’s pictures are a very poor reflection of the actual weather. To say it was somewhat wet is very much an understatement :grin:
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sean_iow wrote: Wed May 19, 2021 11:06 am :-bd I'm surprised by how little rain you had, in some of the pictures it looks like the sun is out, are you sure you were on Dartmoor :???:
Yes. Rather surprising and disappointing Sean. Maybe on the actual group start there'll be proper rain :lol: a constant stream of it...
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Dartmoor is lovely. Did my wettest ever overnighter on Dartmoor. Had to chase after a ti 750ml pot that got caught in a gust then finish the ride in a hub deep torrent. The rain was sheeting off the hills. It was like being at the bottom of a 360° waterfall. Very memorable.
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