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 Post subject: Random Photo Thread
PostPosted: Sat Sep 07, 2013 3:15 pm 
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some shots from our leg breaking bike holiday this week in argyllshire - a place littered with horribly vertical climbs and stunning scenery...i made it over an old nemesis on the B836 at loch striven in a one-er, the last time i rode it was around 25 years ago and i think i was around two stones lighter too! checking my old ron kitching diary, i did it on 42x21 and on a winter bike - today it was the eddy merckx and 39x26t...WHAT HAPPENED??! :shock: this hill goes up in 4 sections with a short flat spell in between to let you get your breath and your legs back....briefly!

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the other nemesis shown here was a no hoper and broke my legs and lungs completely....torture!! the lower right of this shot shows start point down in the glen (glendaruel) and was taken shortly after the first hairpin!! :shock:

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agony, but retrospectively (of course!), great fun indeed..

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 Post subject: Re: Random Photo Thread
PostPosted: Sat Sep 07, 2013 4:32 pm 
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Sweet looking roads


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 Post subject: Re: Random Photo Thread
PostPosted: Sat Sep 07, 2013 4:33 pm 
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What happened?!

25 years happened!

Age does have a definite negative effect on climbing ability. I used to be good at it - but not any more :(

Just gear down and take your time - it gives you more time to look at the scenery :)


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 Post subject: Re: Random Photo Thread
PostPosted: Sat Sep 07, 2013 5:53 pm 
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Perhaps you could have used to Audi to save you legs!!! And i don't mean by drafting!!!

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 Post subject: Re: Random Photo Thread
PostPosted: Sat Sep 07, 2013 8:17 pm 
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roads we dream of riding when we are in traffic on the way to work....pity the gradient sign in the first pic is blurred, is it 19%? (1 in 5 in old money!)


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 Post subject: Re: Random Photo Thread
PostPosted: Sat Sep 07, 2013 8:57 pm 
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Click...12% gradient


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 Post subject: Re: Random Photo Thread
PostPosted: Sat Sep 07, 2013 9:18 pm 
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Old Ned wrote:
What happened?!
25 years happened!
Age does have a definite negative effect on climbing ability. I used to be good at it - but not any more :(
Just gear down and take your time - it gives you more time to look at the scenery :)

Hmmm! I'm in the same boat now but hills are a killer to me as I have to stay in the saddle.


Nice pictures 8)


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 Post subject: Re: Random Photo Thread
PostPosted: Sat Sep 07, 2013 10:12 pm 
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Hope I'm not treading on your thread here rusty bodie but thought I would share a route I did on Wednesday with a few reasonable climbs

Gleniffer Braes Car Park
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50.1miles
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3,523ft Elevation
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 Post subject: Re: Random Photo Thread
PostPosted: Sat Sep 07, 2013 10:33 pm 
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that's some route, but what is this modern device? a ufo??!

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 Post subject: Re: Random Photo Thread
PostPosted: Sat Sep 07, 2013 10:35 pm 
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rusty bodie wrote:
that's some route, but what is this modern device? a ufo??!

:wink:



That's for getting up the wee hills around here :lol: :lol:


First time I've done that route, planned it so there were a few hill climbs but I never realised there were so many :oops:


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