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 Post subject: Re: Today's ROAD ride
PostPosted: Thu Sep 21, 2017 10:40 pm 
GOLD | PoTM | Rider | rBOTM
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Did you go in the hide? Nice.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 21, 2017 10:43 pm 
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The lower one, yes. Not the one at the top


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 Post subject: Re: Today's ROAD ride
PostPosted: Thu Sep 21, 2017 10:45 pm 
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You'll be off to Beechenhurst log next for tea and cake and then take in the Sculpture trail


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Done Sculpture trail, cannop ponds too. Sudeley next, apparently!
Already been out on mtb though! And bakery on the way back!

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 Post subject: Re: Today's ROAD ride
PostPosted: Fri Sep 22, 2017 6:42 pm 
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Sudeley? Over here?

I shall alert the gamekeepers.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 22, 2017 7:06 pm 
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No mate, near Blakeney.

I don't think their pea shooters will reach that far!


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 Post subject: Re: Today's ROAD ride
PostPosted: Fri Sep 22, 2017 7:11 pm 
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The History Man wrote:
Sudeley? Over here?

I shall alert the gamekeepers.


Stand them down its....SOUDLEY as in RFoD


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 Post subject: Re: Birm Velo 100 2017
PostPosted: Thu Sep 28, 2017 9:25 am 
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101 miles, 6 hrs 35 mins riding time, 6,100 ft, 5,700 cals, 15.4 average, 43 mph fastest speed, feeling quite proud of this achievement.

I had a great day on this ride, my first road 100 miler, there was much interest in the shinney Holdsworth, and was photographed by the motorcycle camera man, despite the dire warning so of the 'big' Ribble mountain the climb up it was quite sedate but managed not to stop, but suffered on the last few hills before finish suffering bad cramp in left leg, was very surprised by the large number of new high tech bikes on the road side with punctures and problem with bikes littering the roadside every few hundred yards, there were huge problems with the water and food stops so I didnt stop at them as they were so congested with thousands of riders, my times were 6hr 35 min riding, 101 miles, 15.4 average, am so pleased that we oldies on trad bikes were able to get the ride without drama, I am off to South Africa for next Eroica ride then Holland and Tuscany.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 28, 2017 10:59 am 
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Splendid! Well done!

Great sense of achievement for you!

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 Post subject: Re: Today's ROAD ride
PostPosted: Thu Sep 28, 2017 4:15 pm 
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Excellent stuff Commander glad to see you flying the flag for the old skool :D

Well today is my birthday and I always like to have a ride out and this year was no different apart from having some company along for the ride, My mate Bill who's 73rd birthday it was yesterday and he is still fit as. So I had it in my head to go out and climb Great Dun Fell which I can see from my house on a good day. From the bottom of the climb to the radar station at the top it is 4.7 miles 2050ft with an average gradient of 8.4%. The quickest time on Strava is 25mins20sec :shock: it took me and Bill 55mins, but so happy we got to the top with out stopping :D

the Radar station is somewhere in the cloud bank.
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Me and Bill finally make it :D
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Cloudy at the top
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Looking Back at the lakeland Fells
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Looking back on the way home the cloud had finally cleared :facepalm:
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Only a short ride 37 miles in total but everytime I look upon the the Fell I know I've been up there, I'll do it again next year hopefully it won't take an hour :D


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