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NWA: Forest of Rossendale ~ 29/01/11
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Author:  HarryCrumb [ Mon Jan 10, 2011 11:06 pm ]
Post subject:  NWA: Forest of Rossendale ~ 29/01/11

NWA: Forest of Rossendale ~ A ride around and above Rawtenstall and Bacup

:: Date: Saturday 29th January 2011
:: Distance/time: 15 Miles with shortcut options/approx 4-5hrs including stops.
:: Meeting at: 10am , ride starts at 10:30. FREE long stay carpark by the cricket ground. Postcode: BB4 7ND
:: Directions: click here for start location
:: Terrain: Will be updated after route recce.

The ride will be close to 15 miles with options for more or less available. We will ride out of the valley past Bacup and up onto the moors looping over the Clough Bottom Reservoir and back down into Rawtenstall via the Pennine Bridleway. I have two additional bolt ons which may be thrown into the route depending on how my solo recce goes on Sat.

Depending on the timings I get from the recce we will either have the customary mid way pub stop or we will stock up on the return to Rawtenstall like we did on the Rivington Ride.

A few more details of the terrain etc following this weekends recce.

Author:  giant-one [ Tue Jan 11, 2011 10:56 am ]
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Martin, put me down for a maybe :wink:

Author:  sinnett177 [ Tue Jan 11, 2011 7:49 pm ]
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My old stomping ground, i'll be there.

Author:  drystonepaul [ Wed Jan 12, 2011 12:04 am ]
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Another ride to look forward to.
I'll be there.

Author:  elPedro666 [ Wed Jan 12, 2011 10:42 pm ]
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The day of my Birthday celebrations, afraid I'll be well into a bottle of something evil by the time you're rolling back into the valley :(/:twisted:

I'll steal the route sometime though, or maybe someone can memorise it & show me around... :wink:

Author:  HarryCrumb [ Sat Jan 15, 2011 9:13 pm ]
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Another Saturday of rain, but due to the weekends running out, I had to get out and do the recce for this ride. I set off at 12:50 from the carpark. Some of the wettest conditions I have ridden off road in. I decided to use a modern rig, as I was on my own and I didn't want to hang around. I completed the loop in 3 hours on 4 slices of toast just stopping for route checks and the pics.

The start of the route is quite tame, but only in terrain terms as you are climbing out of the valley. It then moves on to a mixture of rocky/muddy/grassy/boggy bridleways and old pack horse tracks.

Here are a few pics to wet the appetite

The Car Park view
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Lane or River?
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Nice Pack Horse Trail
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Bleak The View from the Trig Point
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Author:  drystonepaul [ Sun Jan 16, 2011 12:02 am ]
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So I take it it was wet then...? At least that titanium Rock Lobster won't rust.

Cheers for the update Martin. I'm still looking forward to the ride although I'll keep my fingers crossed for some drier weather.

Author:  kaya [ Sun Jan 16, 2011 12:12 am ]
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I miss the Mancunian sun shine :lol: :lol:

Author:  HarryCrumb [ Sun Jan 16, 2011 10:55 pm ]
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drystonepaul wrote:
So I take it it was wet then...? At least that titanium Rock Lobster won't rust.

Cheers for the update Martin. I'm still looking forward to the ride although I'll keep my fingers crossed for some drier weather.


It was very wet and in a sick way quite good at times? There was one single track up hill which was like a stream which I especially enjoyed.

I think I have a pub stop pencilled in also via a small road diversion close to half way, so that's sorted.

Author:  elPedro666 [ Mon Jan 17, 2011 9:22 am ]
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HarryCrumb wrote:
There was one single track up hill which was like a stream which I especially enjoyed.


:lol: :lol: :lol:
Sicko :P

Author:  brocklanders023 [ Sun Jan 23, 2011 8:36 pm ]
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Stick beavis and me down for this. Should be good 8)

Author:  giant-one [ Tue Jan 25, 2011 2:27 pm ]
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Do we know who is coming on this???

Myself, Beavis and Brocklanders will be there.

Author:  HarryCrumb [ Tue Jan 25, 2011 8:16 pm ]
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Quick update on numbers

So Far the roll call is:
HarryCrumb
drystonepaul
sinnett177
mrlee
giant-one
Beavis
Brocklanders

When you arrive into the car park head up through to the back, as this is the long stay area. The bit near the entrance is disk only. I will be there early anyway. Tyres which like mud would be of use as there is a couple of boggy bits, although I managed OK with skinny IRC Mythos.

Anyone else planning on making it?

Author:  KevD [ Wed Jan 26, 2011 10:51 pm ]
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Maybe as this is pretty much on my doorstep (Todmorden).

Have some things to tweek on the bike also.

Author:  HarryCrumb [ Wed Jan 26, 2011 11:09 pm ]
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Kev Duckworth wrote:
Maybe as this is pretty much on my doorstep (Todmorden).

Have some things to tweek on the bike also.


You know you want to

Author:  sinnett177 [ Wed Jan 26, 2011 11:12 pm ]
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Kev Duckworth wrote:
Maybe as this is pretty much on my doorstep (Todmorden).

Have some things to tweek on the bike also.

Some good riding to be had in Todmorden too, you should show us all around one day Kev.

Author:  KevD [ Thu Jan 27, 2011 1:11 am ]
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sinnett177 wrote:
Kev Duckworth wrote:
Maybe as this is pretty much on my doorstep (Todmorden).

Have some things to tweek on the bike also.

Some good riding to be had in Todmorden too, you should show us all around one day Kev.


To be honest I don't really have any rides from here, don't ride on my own. When I did used to ride, I lived in Accrington, so closer to this ride.

Between Tod and Rawtenstall there's Lee Quarry of course, but its not really good for a full day, or even half day.

Author:  brocklanders023 [ Thu Jan 27, 2011 10:37 am ]
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Is it worth sticking a link up in retro chat as I bet loads of people have missed this one?

Author:  KevD [ Fri Jan 28, 2011 6:08 pm ]
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Might have to borrow a modern bike as I don't have a working one at all!

Anybody got a Kona Type B dropout / mech hanger ?

Author:  HarryCrumb [ Fri Jan 28, 2011 6:17 pm ]
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Kev Duckworth wrote:
Might have to borrow a modern bike as I don't have a working one at all!

Anybody got a Kona Type B dropout / mech hanger ?


I dont, but you could pm all who are coming in case they miss this

Let me know if you are struggling to get a bike

Author:  mrlee [ Fri Jan 28, 2011 8:58 pm ]
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sorry no mech hanger but ive got a kona you can use its 17" :wink:
really looking forward to this think im gona be on the little tequesta

Author:  HarryCrumb [ Fri Jan 28, 2011 9:27 pm ]
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mrlee wrote:
sorry no mech hanger but ive got a kona you can use its 17" :wink:
really looking forward to this think im gona be on the little tequesta


Rockhopper Comp for me, I have packed the stem for you. Just loaded the car ready for the off in the morning

Author:  KevD [ Fri Jan 28, 2011 10:14 pm ]
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I'll either be on a Modern Giant or a early 90's Trek :) As ridden by my mates who came up to Whinlatter on the Retrobike ride last year

Author:  HarryCrumb [ Fri Jan 28, 2011 10:15 pm ]
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Kev Duckworth wrote:
I'll either be on a Modern Giant or a early 90's Trek :) As ridden by my mates who came up to Whinlatter on the Retrobike ride last year


cool, as long as you have a ride sorted

Author:  KevD [ Sat Jan 29, 2011 1:52 am ]
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Well no not sorted, didnt happen . Will try in morn

Author:  giant-one [ Sat Jan 29, 2011 8:52 am ]
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Well just tucking into some breakfast and watching the sun come up on what looks like a clear crisp sunny if a tad cold morning. Will be there about 10am with the bombay mix boys:-D

Author:  HarryCrumb [ Sat Jan 29, 2011 9:06 am ]
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giant-one wrote:
Well just tucking into some breakfast and watching the sun come up on what looks like a clear crisp sunny if a tad cold morning. Will be there about 10am with the bombay mix boys:-D



me too, it should be a very different ride to the recce I did in the rain the other week.

Author:  KevD [ Sat Jan 29, 2011 9:41 am ]
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Looks like im out :-(

Author:  giant-one [ Sat Jan 29, 2011 6:31 pm ]
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Sorry you missed it Kev.

Just like to thank Martin, Mark, Lee, Edd and Graham for a fantastic ride today.

It had it's up's and downs :lol:

Every body rode retro (yes even me) :roll:

Cheers chaps :D

Author:  sinnett177 [ Sun Jan 30, 2011 11:35 am ]
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Top days riding yesterday, proper old school stuff. Thanks to Martin for organising such a great route and leading us all around.

Author:  beavis [ Sun Jan 30, 2011 11:51 am ]
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Great ride, cheers Harrycrumb! Some challenging terrain and great views over the tops. Hope I didn't hold everybody up too much with my dodgy knee :roll:

See you all soon..

Author:  drystonepaul [ Sun Jan 30, 2011 5:48 pm ]
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Aftermath here --> http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=134686

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