Todays ride

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Re: Todays ride

Post by ton » Mon Nov 04, 2019 3:08 pm

did a nice 2 day ride from Kirkby Stephen, back to sunny leeds.
started on some very muddy fields before reaching better stuff below mallerstang
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climbed up onto lady anne highway, before a good descent into hawes.

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climbed the road to the top off fleet moss, which nearly killed me, then took the roman road down to Bainbridge

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road work to aysgarth before a nice climb up kidstones pass, then a ace drop to kettlewell for some liquid refreshment, before the final push of the day up darnbrook past malham tarn and the steep descent into malham

top of malham in the dark.
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saturdays 60 mile death slog killed the urgency off a bit, so a nice 50 mile canal bash back was enough.

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Re: Todays ride

Post by htrider » Sun Nov 10, 2019 5:55 pm

Thought I'd get this one in before Scotroutes comes along with some stunning snowy mountain vista... :grin:
First proper bike ride in two months and should have probably done something easier but couldn't resist the temptation of some early season snow.....
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An oft used circuit round my local hills up to 725m. A mere dusting of snow but its a start...

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Re: Todays ride

Post by ScotRoutes » Sun Nov 10, 2019 6:21 pm

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Just a low level spin around the lochs today.

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Re: Todays ride

Post by summittoppler » Sun Nov 10, 2019 7:46 pm

After an early winter here in Snowdonia, the weather was perfect for a brew at 3200 ft...
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Re: Todays ride

Post by htrider » Sun Nov 10, 2019 9:31 pm

Wow, proper snow! :-bd

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Re: Todays ride

Post by Shewie » Tue Nov 12, 2019 11:41 am

First trip out on my bike this weekend, just a few laps of Ennerdale, exploring all the side tracks then a very blair witch esque camp to finish

Some thoughts I've come away with, I need some glasses as anything above 20mph makes my eyes water, my handlebar bag made my brakes mushy so need to think about a different setup (might try some Mickeys), my usual hiking clothing wasn't warm enough on the bike, I really struggled to get warm in the shade filled valley at around 0*c.

All good fun though, nearly stacked it into the river on my way out yesterday, greasy tree roots keep you on your toes

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Re: Todays ride

Post by benp1 » Tue Nov 12, 2019 1:49 pm

Good stuff Shewie, I find I learn something on most of my trips!

Surprised you find hiking clothing too cold? I like using general outdoorsy clothing on the bike, I find it works well. The only tweak is I use MTB shorts generally, but have also been on many trips with normal outdoorsy shorts too.

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Re: Todays ride

Post by Shewie » Tue Nov 12, 2019 2:24 pm

I was surprised too, I wore a HH Lifawool long sleeve top with Montane fleece over the top, Montane wind shirt over that, full length tights and shorts on the bottom, lower half was okay but my core was pretty chilly.
I probably wasn’t working hard enough to generate much heat due to lack of fitness and just getting over severe man flu.

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Re: Todays ride

Post by whitestone » Thu Nov 14, 2019 1:11 pm

A really, really windy ride over the tops from Settle checking out some potential bivy spots for the winter bivy ride.

Currently feeling bartered!
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Re: Todays ride

Post by PaulB2 » Sun Nov 17, 2019 10:34 pm

Today’s ride was 3 very soggy hours of going nowhere fast. I need to invest in some mudguards!

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Re: Todays ride

Post by benp1 » Sun Nov 17, 2019 10:41 pm

Shewie wrote:
Tue Nov 12, 2019 2:24 pm
I was surprised too, I wore a HH Lifawool long sleeve top with Montane fleece over the top, Montane wind shirt over that, full length tights and shorts on the bottom, lower half was okay but my core was pretty chilly.
I probably wasn’t working hard enough to generate much heat due to lack of fitness and just getting over severe man flu.
Was your lifawool top was damp from sweat? Might have been cooling you? Synthetic is often better for biking baselayers. Does sound strange based on your outfit though, would have suggested it looked pretty good, man flu is a good explanation

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Re: Todays ride

Post by benp1 » Sun Nov 17, 2019 10:42 pm

summittoppler wrote:
Sun Nov 10, 2019 7:46 pm
After an early winter here in Snowdonia, the weather was perfect for a brew at 3200 ft...
That looks vaguely exciting. Was there last twixmas and was hoping for weather like that. Lakes this year, hoping for snow/ice/neve

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Re: Todays ride

Post by ScotRoutes » Tue Nov 19, 2019 5:31 pm

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Re: Todays ride

Post by summittoppler » Tue Nov 19, 2019 8:32 pm

Top drawer Colin!
:-bd

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Re: Todays ride

Post by htrider » Tue Nov 19, 2019 8:37 pm

:-bd
Fair play Colin, you win this round :lol:
I was wondering if the plateau was ski-able.... Unfortunately I'm heading south west this weekend so I'll have to wait for the next lot....

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Re: Todays ride

Post by ScotRoutes » Tue Nov 19, 2019 9:54 pm

Must have seen 50-60 folk up the mountain today - mostly on skis. It was busier yesterday too.

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