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I read through this and was impressed with your running commentary.

I tried to imagine how challenging it will have been on that 28 mile loop, and then recalled our 'Lakes adventure' (where you and I finally joined up all the best bits of the last 10 years of Grizedale explorations into one ride) that was pretty epic at 6 hours of tough singletrack, but we had great weather and each other to talk to. It was very tiring and I was completely wrecked after it.

This must have been a tough one.

In one mind, I am thankful you didn't drag me along, and in another, I am jealous I wasn't there to share it.


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This is the 4.4 miles from Stocksbridge to Langsett Reservoir, and the 4.8 miles back to stocksbridge from Langsett Reservoir

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So add this to the 38 miles from the books route and my total was 47.2 miles.


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Should have done a loop of the reservoir to make it a nice round 50! :lol:


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Ha! Solo Aftermaths - the future!

Great effort Martin - keep them coming!


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hats off to you martin thats one hell of a ride and to top that you did doctors gate on a rigid ,your the man 8)


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Great pics Martin.


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Fantastic effort Martin, love that you still rode in the RB bib too!


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Cheers for all the comments

Doctors Gate was mad in the fog, and I did think to myself what the hell am I doing. It was like a scene from The American Werewolf in London.

Solo aftermaths the future? well they certainly highlight how may friends I have :lol:


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Magnificent Martin !! Well done fella , superb write up with cool pic's 8)


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