Peaks200 (23/24 July) groupstart: Who else is in??

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Re: Peaks200 (NEW DATE) groupstart: imminent: whats your availability??

Post by redefined_cycles » Thu Jun 27, 2019 11:21 pm

Fargoist wrote:
Thu Jun 27, 2019 10:56 pm
Pencil me in please.
And me :-bd

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Re: Peaks200 (23/24 July) groupstart: Who else is in??

Post by Tonto » Fri Jun 28, 2019 2:21 pm

It's a yes from me :-bd
would prefer the Tuesday- Wednesday, but flexible if needed.

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Re: Peaks200 (23/24 July) groupstart: Who else is in??

Post by redefined_cycles » Fri Jun 28, 2019 2:38 pm

Tonto wrote:
Fri Jun 28, 2019 2:21 pm
It's a yes from me :-bd
would prefer the Tuesday- Wednesday, but flexible if needed.
We will keep then 3 dates flexi and in that preceding week Paul, just mention it again and we can change it to the Tuesday/Wednesday (unless Fargoist is happy with swapping them dates over now and make it 22nd/23rd just now?? )...
Glad we have 3 riders now for -the second of the year - groupstart. Means we only need 1 more person and if everyone turns up we'll be able to contact the GBOWR... :grin:

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Re: Peaks200 (23/24 July) groupstart: Who else is in??

Post by redefined_cycles » Fri Jun 28, 2019 2:41 pm

Tonto wrote:
Fri Jun 28, 2019 2:21 pm
It's a yes from me :-bd
would prefer the Tuesday- Wednesday, but flexible if needed.
Oh... just checked and realised. 23/24 is the Tuesday Wednesday. So hopefully no ammendment needed for the mo and ignore my last message above...

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Re: Peaks200 (23/24 July) groupstart: Who else is in??

Post by Fargoist » Sat Jun 29, 2019 4:48 pm

23/24 is fine with me.

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Re: Peaks200 (23/24 July) groupstart: Who else is in??

Post by redefined_cycles » Sun Jul 14, 2019 2:58 pm

So there's the three of us (cheeky little nudge in case antone else didnt know and wanted to join... or if they'd noticed its more appropriate now its only a week left!

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Re: Peaks200 (23/24 July) groupstart: Who else is in??

Post by stevenmcco » Sun Jul 14, 2019 5:43 pm

I'm not working those days so as long as the forecast is not awful i am keen.

Where are you meeting and when?

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Re: Peaks200 (23/24 July) groupstart: Who else is in??

Post by redefined_cycles » Sun Jul 14, 2019 6:04 pm

Lets call depart time 9am from Castelton... Tonto will confirm the start point or it'll already be listed up above in the notes...

Watch this space...

Then thwre was 4 :smile:

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Re: Peaks200 (23/24 July) groupstart: Who else is in??

Post by Tonto » Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:31 am

If we look to start from Castleton visitor centre there is plenty of free midweek parking on the main road.

I would prefer an earlier start as it helps avoid the M1 traffic and makes reaching Baslow coop a little easier.

But if 9.00 is preferable that's fine too.

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Re: Peaks200 (23/24 July) groupstart: Who else is in??

Post by redefined_cycles » Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:15 pm

Cool. Fair point. Whats the latest we should call it to ensure the M1 traffic is missed?? Shall we say 0730?

All those in favour 0730 hands up...

All those in favour eveb earlier then hands up erm... for that

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Re: Peaks200 (23/24 July) groupstart: Who else is in??

Post by redefined_cycles » Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:16 pm

O730 :YMBRINGITON:

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Re: Peaks200 (23/24 July) groupstart: Who else is in??

Post by Tonto » Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:44 pm

0730 :-bd

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Re: Peaks200 (23/24 July) groupstart: Who else is in??

Post by stevenmcco » Mon Jul 15, 2019 4:51 pm

I would prefer an earlier start than 9 so 7.30 is fine with me.

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Re: Peaks200 (23/24 July) groupstart: Who else is in??

Post by PaulB » Tue Jul 16, 2019 12:12 pm

Just to throw in future options for folk. I started midnight at Chelmorten, easy parking.
7ish hrs to Sickleholm Service Stn at Bamford 24hr. Plus then all the other on route supplies are in the day time
Taps that are easy to find at Parsley Hay Stn, Fairholmes at Ladybower.
Have a great ride, it is achievable but break it down into bite size chunks.

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Re: Peaks200 (23/24 July) groupstart: Who else is in??

Post by Tonto » Sun Jul 21, 2019 11:11 am

OK chaps, it's getting close to start time.

Can we confirm who is coming?

me :grin:

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Re: Peaks200 (23/24 July) groupstart: Who else is in??

Post by redefined_cycles » Sun Jul 21, 2019 11:21 am

Tonto wrote:
Sun Jul 21, 2019 11:11 am
OK chaps, it's getting close to start time.

Can we confirm who is coming?

me :grin:
And me

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Re: Peaks200 (23/24 July) groupstart: Who else is in??

Post by Fargoist » Sun Jul 21, 2019 5:39 pm

Extremely sad to have to bail, have a good one folks!

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Re: Peaks200 (23/24 July) groupstart: Who else is in??

Post by stevenmcco » Sun Jul 21, 2019 7:58 pm

I will be there!

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Re: Peaks200 (23/24 July) groupstart: Who else is in??

Post by Tonto » Sun Jul 21, 2019 8:39 pm

Great, so 3 of us then.
Looking forward to it now 🤪

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Re: Peaks200 (23/24 July) groupstart: Who else is in??

Post by redefined_cycles » Tue Jul 23, 2019 7:05 am

Car trouble (I blame kids). Gonna ride down to the intersection of route just past Shepley. Most notherly part of route is where i should join it. Let me know when anyone of you lot arrive there so I know roughly where abouts I am on the route...

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Re: Peaks200 (23/24 July) groupstart: Who else is in??

Post by redefined_cycles » Thu Jul 25, 2019 1:06 am

Hopefully everyone made it back home and have made some good recovery time already... Looking firward to some stories. I added mine to the 'Todays Ride' section already as I didn't even reach halfway :wink: :-bd well done you 2...

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Re: Peaks200 (23/24 July) groupstart: Who else is in??

Post by Tonto » Thu Jul 25, 2019 11:32 am

I finished!
That was the hardest bike ride I have ever done. The heat was brutal.
Started with Steve, but on the second climb (jaggers clough) it was obvious that I could not keep to his pace.
My heart rate has close to max and took 45 minutes to drop to a sensible level.
I plodded on at a slower pace, still targetting curbar as my bivvy spot.
Climb out of Charlesworth and the one to Chinley head were horrible. I am never doing them again.
Had a break at the Anglers Rest around 7 and was not too far behind target.
The heat was less now and I could press on.
Slowed up through Gratton Dale, too overgrown to see the rocks.
Did not make Baslow that Night so stopped on the lower part of the climb toward Chatsworth at 11.30.
Had an entertaining night with the thunderstorms.
After Stocking up at Baslow Coop in the morning, I was soon able to pick up steves tracks in the sandy trails along Cubar and Froggat edges. I think he camped just after the set of gates on the climb.
Followed those tracks all the way to Cuthroat Bridge, where I took a diversion down to the Ladybower Inn for lunch.
Went back Via the rocky climb as I did not fancy the A57 uphill with lorries.
I knew the rest of the route pretty well and expected to finnish by 4pm.
Finally rolled back to the van at 5.30, the heat had slowed me down again.
It was my third attempt at the route, I am glad I finished it.
I promised myself several times never to do a foolish thing like this again, but looking back it would have been a great ride without the heat.

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Re: Peaks200 (23/24 July) groupstart: Who else is in??

Post by redefined_cycles » Thu Jul 25, 2019 12:16 pm

Well done dude... The climb out of Charlesworth... Is it the same one you are referring to which goes up and is a mssive HAB from Birch Vale on the Pennine Bridleway i think. Thats the one that totally demoralised me but I think mine was a little more than 'demoralised'.. The heat seemed to have just stiffened up my muscles and possibly trying to keep to the pace (which was nigh on impossible) of Steve from before Hadley/Charlesworth - where he met me - might have had something to do with the muscles playing up...

I really was sure that I wasnt the only one that would throw in the towel with that heat so a double :-bd for both of you. Amazing ride of which I'll be back. Gonna male a little loop to practice tha HAB a little more from mine and back!...

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Re: Peaks200 (23/24 July) groupstart: Who else is in??

Post by redefined_cycles » Thu Jul 25, 2019 12:23 pm

Oh... and for reference. From Birch Vale and up, then a little detour on the left which leads to Phoside farm. Thats where I found fresh flowing clean lovely tasting water (after I'd scratched) and its possibly what helemd me get back to 'the normal folk'...

Without the cool down of that micro waterfall I'd really have struggled even more than I was doing at that point.

:smile: happy with that introduction intot he world of 200km mtbing (maybe I'll work on the TLS rule for next time)

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Re: Peaks200 (23/24 July) groupstart: Who else is in??

Post by stevenmcco » Fri Jul 26, 2019 2:01 am

Was nice to meet you both.
I had an interesting ride, I made good progress on the first day and was at Balsow by 8 but figured I had all of Wednesday so I would camp on the ridge above where there's a nice spot I have stayed before.
This was massively dumb as woke up at 2am to lightening which felt like it was striking the ridge all around me. I don't know how close it was but it massively unnerved me so grabbed my stuff and went and sat in the porch of Baslow church until it passed.

Wednesday I cycled the route to Stanage but was not feeling very motivated so dropped off route there and made my own way back to my van by 9:30 for a sweaty drive back South.

It was nice to get out and thanks for starting the thread as it gave me a bit more motivation to cycle otherwise there is no way i would have gone out when it was that hot.

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