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Author:  kingbling [ Sun Feb 11, 2018 1:17 am ]
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Hi All I will be putting on a road ride on Saturday 14th of April. The plan will be to leave from my house at 10:30 heading out on the back lanes to the highest road climb in the UK at 625metres Great Dun Fell after tackling this monster climb we will head out to the Stag inn at Duffton for lunch the back to Penrith for some home cooked fodder via Appleby.

Route will be about 55 miles with a bit of climbing involved.

Well who's up for it.

Author:  elPedro666 [ Sun Feb 11, 2018 10:18 am ]
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'A bit of climbing'?! :lol:

You know I'm keen - not so much on the cycling part, but I love all the other stuff... :wink:

I need to get some miles in asap else this is going to be embarrassing!

Author:  bowser [ Sun Feb 11, 2018 10:35 am ]
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A bit of walking in my case !

Author:  kingbling [ Sun Feb 11, 2018 8:38 pm ]
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It is a challenge but I believe anyone can do it at their own pace ( James Gullen JLT Condor about 25mins Me and my mate Bill 55mins).

Author:  Mike Muz 67 [ Sun Feb 11, 2018 8:41 pm ]
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elPedro666 wrote:
'A bit of climbing'?! :lol:

You know I'm keen - not so much on the cycling part, but I love all the other stuff... :wink:

I need to get some miles in asap else this is going to be embarrassing!


:lol: :lol:

Tempted Clive

Mike

Author:  elPedro666 [ Sun Feb 11, 2018 10:06 pm ]
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Mike Muz 67 wrote:
elPedro666 wrote:
'A bit of climbing'?! :lol:

You know I'm keen - not so much on the cycling part, but I love all the other stuff... :wink:

I need to get some miles in asap else this is going to be embarrassing!


:lol: :lol:

Tempted Clive

Mike



Along with (Easy_Rider) Gav's North Wales route, Clive's last RetroRide was easily the highlight of last year's riding for me.

So you definitely should!

Author:  jackosbournesnr [ Mon Feb 12, 2018 1:28 pm ]
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I'm in!!!

I need all the training I can get for LEJOG, so I might come with panniers!

Putting my LEJOG dates through the region up seperately - all welcome to join for a pootle...

Author:  jackosbournesnr [ Mon Feb 12, 2018 3:27 pm ]
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Mike Muz 67 wrote:
elPedro666 wrote:
'A bit of climbing'?! :lol:

You know I'm keen - not so much on the cycling part, but I love all the other stuff... :wink:

I need to get some miles in asap else this is going to be embarrassing!


:lol: :lol:

Tempted Clive

Mike


Do it.

If you don't, you'll need to join me for a day at touring pace some where in the South West. :P

The choice is yours.

Author:  Mike Muz 67 [ Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:19 pm ]
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That's that settled then.

I'll see about booking time off work tomorrow

Mike

Author:  kingbling [ Fri Mar 23, 2018 9:54 am ]
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Right I am having to change the route on this as the cafe at the top of Hartside burned down during the beast of the east still and there is no suitable stop around Dun fell for lunch So it will be going out around Lazonby Armathwaite Caldbeck Greystoke going to be around the 50 mile mark with a couple of cafe stops on the way.

Author:  jackosbournesnr [ Fri Mar 23, 2018 11:29 am ]
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I'm still in.

Will book the train tonight

Author:  HarryCrumb [ Fri Mar 23, 2018 8:18 pm ]
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Im in :D

Author:  Benandemu [ Fri Mar 23, 2018 8:53 pm ]
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Damn! I can’t get the day off work. I’m gutted.
A week later, and I’d be in.

I’ve been looking forward to this ever since the last one. Based on this, I think you should host a couple of these rides over the calendar year. I usually need a month’s notice to alter work arrangements too.

Author:  kingbling [ Fri Mar 23, 2018 8:58 pm ]
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Benandemu wrote:
Damn! I can’t get the day off work. I’m gutted.
A week later, and I’d be in.

I’ve been looking forward to this ever since the last one. Based on this, I think you should host a couple of these rides over the calendar year. I usually need a month’s notice to alter work arrangements too.



Pull a sicky :lol:

Author:  Mike Muz 67 [ Fri Mar 23, 2018 9:09 pm ]
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Much as I'd like to, I can't make this one I'm afraid Clive. :(

I already have various other events planned around this time, don't think I can take the mick too much. It will be so much easier if I ever get to move away from the south coast

Mike

Author:  Retro Spud [ Fri Mar 23, 2018 9:21 pm ]
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Mike Muz 67 wrote:
Much as I'd like to, I can't make this one I'm afraid Clive. :(

I already have various other events planned around this time, don't think I can take the mick too much. It will be so much easier if I ever get to move away from the south coast

Mike



Micheal !

This lump in Cumbria is on my bucket list.... and only this afternoon did I manage to wangle a gate pass from wifey and kids duty

Author:  jackosbournesnr [ Fri Mar 23, 2018 9:31 pm ]
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Mike,

You're now gonna have to join me on a LEJOG stage in May. That was the deal as negotiated in this very thread. :D

Ben, open invite as I pass through the NW area, Clive and Pete have said they might join me for a day. Obviously, it'll be "social" speed given the gear I'll be lugging.

Really looking forward to the 14th of April!

Author:  kingbling [ Fri Mar 23, 2018 10:09 pm ]
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Mike Muz 67 wrote:
Much as I'd like to, I can't make this one I'm afraid Clive. :(

I already have various other events planned around this time, don't think I can take the mick too much. It will be so much easier if I ever get to move away from the south coast

Mike


No worries Mike there will be other rides up here and I will plan a revisit to Dun Fell

Author:  jackosbournesnr [ Fri Mar 23, 2018 10:54 pm ]
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Clive,

I might need to scrounge a couple of bin bags to cover the bike for the return leg. Looks like it's a rail replacement bus service :cry:

Author:  Myshrall189 [ Sat Mar 24, 2018 10:32 am ]
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Showing interest....
But can you recommend anywhere to sleep locally as it is 3hours drive for me.
Do you have a postcode for the start point.
Cheers
Rich.

Author:  Retro Spud [ Sat Mar 24, 2018 10:44 am ]
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Myshrall189 wrote:
Showing interest....
But can you recommend anywhere to sleep locally as it is 3hours drive for me.
Do you have a postcode for the start point.
Cheers
Rich.



Same here + an extra 60 mins

I was just going to try and find a cheap travel lodge (or simular) near Penrith

Author:  bhill22 [ Sat Mar 24, 2018 4:41 pm ]
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No Dun fell?
Sooner take a pack lunch and do Dun fell

Author:  kingbling [ Sat Mar 24, 2018 8:15 pm ]
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Post Code for this is CA11 8SW there are a few B&Bs in Portland place Penrith which are not to far away 10mins ride from the start also a Travellodge which is a 15min ride away but the wrong side of the dual carriage way.

As Bhill22 has mentioned it we can do the Dun fell ride with a lunch stop in Appleby I'd be keen to know your thoughts on this if you are coming

Thanks Clive

Author:  jackosbournesnr [ Sat Mar 24, 2018 9:09 pm ]
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100% Dun Fell :D

Author:  bhill22 [ Sat Mar 24, 2018 9:38 pm ]
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100% Dun Fell

Author:  Retro Spud [ Sat Mar 24, 2018 10:14 pm ]
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What the other two dudes said ^^

Author:  DICKO10 [ Sat Mar 24, 2018 11:15 pm ]
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Looking forward to it what ever we do

Author:  elPedro666 [ Sun Mar 25, 2018 12:36 am ]
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I'm easy but Dun Fell for preference. Isn't that why we have three back pockets: sandwiches / tools / cake (left to right)? :wink:

Author:  jackosbournesnr [ Sun Mar 25, 2018 12:53 am ]
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I'm now unconfirmed thanks to engineering works on the West Coast main line. :?

Turns out I cant put a bike on a rail replacement coach. Will phone the reservation hotline when it reopens tomorrow morning and see if I can get on a train on Sunday night. Might get to do Dun Fell twice!

Alternatively, I could overnight in Penrith then get a train to Carlisle or Gretna and ride back to Glasgow.

Author:  jackosbournesnr [ Sun Mar 25, 2018 10:20 am ]
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Panic over.

Trains and a Saturday night B&B booked.

Plenty of time for a 30-40 miler on Sunday morning. Every cloud... :D

Author:  elPedro666 [ Sun Mar 25, 2018 10:17 pm ]
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Good news, got to keep racking up those miles! It's just occurred to me that the perfect solution to the cafe problem* would be for us all to load our snacks into your panniers, help you out with your preparation...
I do so like to be helpful :wink:

*not really a problem

Author:  jackosbournesnr [ Sun Mar 25, 2018 10:25 pm ]
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elPedro666 wrote:
Good news, got to keep racking up those miles! It's just occurred to me that the perfect solution to the cafe problem* would be for us all to load our snacks into your panniers, help you out with your preparation...
I do so like to be helpful :wink:

*not really a problem


Not such a daft suggestion Pedro... Since I need to overnight, I could quite happily bring the tourer. If I empty the double panniers at Clive's thats a lot of sarnie-carrying capacity. :D

Author:  kingbling [ Mon Mar 26, 2018 8:55 am ]
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Good news Ken

I will have a scout round for a suitable stop for us and will take us up Dun Fell

Cake, sausage rolls and homity pie on order

Author:  Benandemu [ Mon Mar 26, 2018 8:49 pm ]
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I may have done a deal with work...

Looks like I'll be there...

Author:  DICKO10 [ Mon Mar 26, 2018 9:46 pm ]
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Wicked Ben

Author:  Hawmaw [ Mon Mar 26, 2018 9:55 pm ]
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This looks good however I start work at 4pm and it's a 2 hour drive back to Glasgow so it's too tight for time. Hopefuly another time

Can you post up the route as I've been studying the OS map for the area and the road up Great Dun Fell looks like an unmade farm track from the cottages at High Close onwards.

Author:  Retro Spud [ Mon Mar 26, 2018 10:00 pm ]
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Hawmaw wrote:
This looks good however I start work at 4pm and it's a 2 hour drive back to Glasgow so it's too tight for time. Hopefuly another time

Can you post up the route as I've been studying the OS map for the area and the road up Great Dun Fell looks like an unmade farm track from the cottages at High Close onwards.



Never been but I’m told it’s a well maintained private road owned by the radar station at the top, and only open to walkers and cyclist.

Author:  jackosbournesnr [ Mon Mar 26, 2018 10:04 pm ]
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It's lovely smooth tarmac all the way. I work with a guy that used to maintain the radar.

Author:  Hawmaw [ Mon Mar 26, 2018 10:15 pm ]
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Hope the weather is favourable. And suitable non retro style gearing required :shock:

Author:  kingbling [ Tue Mar 27, 2018 10:48 pm ]
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Hawmaw wrote:
This looks good however I start work at 4pm and it's a 2 hour drive back to Glasgow so it's too tight for time. Hopefuly another time

Can you post up the route as I've been studying the OS map for the area and the road up Great Dun Fell looks like an unmade farm track from the cottages at High Close onwards.


Tell them the car is playing up and the AA are on their way "Not gonna make it until gone 7" :P

Benandemu wrote:
I may have done a deal with work...

Looks like I'll be there...


:D Nice one Ben

Author:  Benandemu [ Wed Mar 28, 2018 5:53 pm ]
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Just been reading about Dun Fell - it’s particularly un-retro friendly from a gearing perspective. It’s 15% to 20% at the latter half.

39/23 is as low as I go! I’m going to look silly.

Author:  kingbling [ Wed Mar 28, 2018 6:28 pm ]
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Benandemu wrote:
Just been reading about Dun Fell - it’s particularly un-retro friendly from a gearing perspective. It’s 15% to 20% at the latter half.

39/23 is as low as I go! I’m going to look silly.


I probably have a 8speed 12 -28 you could put on for the day

Author:  Hawmaw [ Wed Mar 28, 2018 6:45 pm ]
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Benandemu wrote:
Just been reading about Dun Fell - it’s particularly un-retro friendly from a gearing perspective. It’s 15% to 20% at the latter half.

39/23 is as low as I go! I’m going to look silly.


Stick an old mountainbike triple on just for the day. Might spoil the look of the bicycle but you'll get up the hill :D

Author:  jackosbournesnr [ Wed Mar 28, 2018 6:58 pm ]
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20%... I'm definitely bringing the tourer. The panniers can stay at Clives though!

Ben, if you're taking the Colnago and running a 111mm square taper I can bring a 9 speed triple with me. Short cage mech should handle a 30-23 (I think) and youd just need to adjust the limit screws and drop the FD a couple of mm as its got a 50 at the front.

I also have a Centaur compact that will fit on a 111 bb

Author:  Benandemu [ Wed Mar 28, 2018 8:58 pm ]
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Cheers for the offers, but I committed myself to the latest project, which is the Dyna Tech.

I've got a handful of cassettes that I could use for the day, and one of them goes as low as 28 I'm sure.

Author:  Retro Spud [ Wed Mar 28, 2018 10:13 pm ]
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Benandemu wrote:
Just been reading about Dun Fell - it’s particularly un-retro friendly from a gearing perspective. It’s 15% to 20% at the latter half.
.



Worth a quick squint if you’ve got 5 mins to spare

https://cyclinguphill.com/great-dun-fell/

Author:  elPedro666 [ Thu Mar 29, 2018 12:19 pm ]
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Benandemu wrote:
39/23 is as low as I go! I’m going to look silly.


Nonsense man, you'll look like an oldskool hero!

Author:  kingbling [ Thu Mar 29, 2018 8:18 pm ]
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For real old skool you need to go 42/26 But I wouldn't recommend it unless you have legs of steel :P

Author:  Retro Spud [ Thu Mar 29, 2018 8:30 pm ]
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kingbling wrote:
For real old skool you need to go 42/26 But I wouldn't recommend it unless you have legs of steel :P



Or Mike Muz Murray !

Author:  jackosbournesnr [ Thu Mar 29, 2018 8:39 pm ]
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How about 30-36?

Hardcore tourist! Grrrrrrrr

Author:  elPedro666 [ Thu Mar 29, 2018 10:06 pm ]
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If I fitted slicks to the Alibi I'd have 22:34 with titchy 559 wheels...
Probably lighter than the road bike too! :lol:

Author:  jackosbournesnr [ Thu Mar 29, 2018 10:24 pm ]
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elPedro666 wrote:
If I fitted slicks to the Alibi I'd have 22:34 with titchy 559 wheels...
Probably lighter than the road bike too! :lol:


Surely you need to pedal that at 8,000,000 rpm to move fast enough to stay upright?

Author:  kingbling [ Fri Mar 30, 2018 10:12 pm ]
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jackosbournesnr wrote:
elPedro666 wrote:
If I fitted slicks to the Alibi I'd have 22:34 with titchy 559 wheels...
Probably lighter than the road bike too! :lol:


Surely you need to pedal that at 8,000,000 rpm to move fast enough to stay upright?


Or have stabilisers :P

Author:  jackosbournesnr [ Fri Mar 30, 2018 10:20 pm ]
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Two weeks tomorrow!

Author:  Retro Spud [ Fri Mar 30, 2018 10:22 pm ]
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Hopefully it’ll stopped raining by then

Author:  kingbling [ Fri Mar 30, 2018 10:24 pm ]
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Yes I've got some work to do before then need to get my shed in order :oops:

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Author:  kingbling [ Fri Mar 30, 2018 10:27 pm ]
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Retro Spud wrote:
Hopefully it’ll stopped raining by then


So do I otherwise it will be retro mudguards and well wrapped up as it will be bloody cold on the top.

Author:  jackosbournesnr [ Fri Mar 30, 2018 10:47 pm ]
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Haha... That makes my workshop look tidy!

I suspect mudguards may be advisable.

Author:  Myshrall189 [ Sat Mar 31, 2018 6:22 pm ]
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Just pulled the (slightly) modern bike out the shed. Managed to unseize the chain and lube her up.
Looking forward to this one.
Rich.

Author:  kingbling [ Sun Apr 01, 2018 8:28 pm ]
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Myshrall189 wrote:
Just pulled the (slightly) modern bike out the shed. Managed to unseize the chain and lube her up.
Looking forward to this one.
Rich.


Nice one Rich will this be your Ribble

Author:  Benandemu [ Tue Apr 03, 2018 10:17 pm ]
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It's all fallen through - I'm out.

Clive, you really need to host a couple of these a year. Sad that I can't make this one, but wishing everyone a great time who can.

Author:  Myshrall189 [ Tue Apr 03, 2018 10:33 pm ]
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kingbling wrote:
Myshrall189 wrote:
Just pulled the (slightly) modern bike out the shed. Managed to unseize the chain and lube her up.
Looking forward to this one.
Rich.


Nice one Rich will this be your Ribble



No. Not the “fake ribble”. That is a retro mountain bike of unknown origin, with ribble decals on.
I will be on the kuota full carbon road bike. Not retro, but I will try for a retro shirt.
Hopefully retro powered next time.
Rich.

Author:  elPedro666 [ Wed Apr 04, 2018 10:12 am ]
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Bad news Ben, catch you on the next one though! I keep promising a Peaks ride so maybe we can shake out a date in May for that when we're all together at Clive's.

Rich, would my Giant CFR be too small for you? Marked as 53 but measures 54square if memory serves... '99 I think, so passably retro :wink:

Author:  kingbling [ Wed Apr 04, 2018 12:33 pm ]
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Benandemu wrote:
It's all fallen through - I'm out.

Clive, you really need to host a couple of these a year. Sad that I can't make this one, but wishing everyone a great time who can.


Sorry to hear that Ben
As for more rides I did organise another last year but sadly had no takers.

Myshrall189 wrote:
. Not retro, but I will try for a retro shirt.
Hopefully retro powered next time.
Rich.


All good I may take out a retro mod just so I'm not to far behind the racing snakes. :wink:

Author:  Myshrall189 [ Wed Apr 04, 2018 11:03 pm ]
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elPedro666 wrote:
Bad news Ben, catch you on the next one though! I keep promising a Peaks ride so maybe we can shake out a date in May for that when we're all together at Clive's.

Rich, would my Giant CFR be too small for you? Marked as 53 but measures 54square if memory serves... '99 I think, so passably retro :wink:


Cheers Pete. My kuota is a “small” so I look like donkey Kong riding it!
But you know how often I crash so probably safer on my own bike :facepalm:
Rich

Author:  elPedro666 [ Sun Apr 08, 2018 12:20 pm ]
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Donkey Kong! :lol: :lol: :lol: That's something to look forward to!

PEAKS RIDE
As we've got a few eyes on this I thought I'd take the opportunity to suggest a Peak District Retro Road Ride on May the 12th or 13th.

No need to reply here and derail Clive's thread but wanted to give everyone chance to check their diaries so we can chat about dates etc while we're riding :wink:

Route recce tomorrow with a little luck...

Author:  HarryCrumb [ Sun Apr 08, 2018 12:30 pm ]
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I'll be doing Fred Whitton on Sunday 13th May and work on the Monday.

Author:  jackosbournesnr [ Sun Apr 08, 2018 2:15 pm ]
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Drove past on the A66 on Friday... there was still snow on the top of the fell.

I'm sure it'll be away before next Saturday... My only concern is that it will have been replaced by fresh stuff!

Author:  kingbling [ Sun Apr 08, 2018 10:57 pm ]
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No snow forecast for this week Ken so should be good. I will take us out the back around to Melmerby where we can stop at the tea room there then on to the main attraction afterwards we can head into Appleby for a second stop if needed then on to dry beck and Penrith for the finish.

Author:  jackosbournesnr [ Sun Apr 08, 2018 11:02 pm ]
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Cant wait! :D

Author:  elPedro666 [ Sun Apr 08, 2018 11:05 pm ]
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HarryCrumb wrote:
I'll be doing Fred Whitton on Sunday 13th May and work on the Monday.



I've just edited to the actual dates for Saturday and Sunday, my bad!

Looks like a whole bunch of clashes in May, fingers crossed we can wiggle it in somewhere...

Author:  kingbling [ Tue Apr 10, 2018 9:49 pm ]
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These are the weather conditions for Knock on Saturday

SAT 14 APR Showers temp 11°7° precipitation 50% Wind S 22 km/h Humidity 91%

Be prepared I'm expecting it to be cold on top

Gather a mine for a 10 O'clock start this will give us options on the day

PM me for directions if you need them

See you on Saturday

Clive

Author:  elPedro666 [ Tue Apr 10, 2018 10:20 pm ]
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Sorry Clive but I'm afraid you're going to have to try harder than that - you've a standard to live up to now! :lol:

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Author:  Retro Spud [ Tue Apr 10, 2018 10:23 pm ]
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elPedro666 wrote:
Sorry Clive but I'm afraid you're going to have to try harder than that - you've a standard to live up to now! :lol:



Nice bike, shame your mates disappearing into the distance weren’t up for waiting

Author:  jackosbournesnr [ Tue Apr 10, 2018 11:12 pm ]
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I'll be with you about 1015... My train gets in at 1002

Author:  Myshrall189 [ Fri Apr 13, 2018 9:03 am ]
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Weather looking better for tomorrow.
Beautiful carbon bike all loaded! :facepalm:

Author:  HarryCrumb [ Fri Apr 13, 2018 9:08 am ]
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See you all in the morning, Ribble 653 loaded into the van ready :D

Author:  elPedro666 [ Fri Apr 13, 2018 9:54 am ]
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Retro Spud wrote:
elPedro666 wrote:
Sorry Clive but I'm afraid you're going to have to try harder than that - you've a standard to live up to now! :lol:



Nice bike, shame your mates disappearing into the distance weren’t up for waiting


:lol:
Forgotten that, they totally were the barstools! Made sure I knew where Clive was so I didn't get lost though :wink: :lol:

Author:  kingbling [ Fri Apr 13, 2018 5:38 pm ]
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elPedro666 wrote:
Retro Spud wrote:
elPedro666 wrote:
Sorry Clive but I'm afraid you're going to have to try harder than that - you've a standard to live up to now! :lol:



Nice bike, shame your mates disappearing into the distance weren’t up for waiting


:lol:
Forgotten that, they totally were the barstools! Made sure I knew where Clive was so I didn't get lost though :wink: :lol:


:lol: photo junkie :lol:

Looking forward to seeing you all in the morning Weather is looking dry and breezy still be prepared

Author:  jackosbournesnr [ Fri Apr 13, 2018 5:59 pm ]
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Not going to be quite the weather we had this time last year, but I'm sure we can still have a damn good time!

I'm bringing the Tour Dr Fer with rackpack, so I'll have space to carry an extra couple of wind jackets and gilets for anyone that doesn't have room in pockets or bags.

Author:  elPedro666 [ Fri Apr 13, 2018 7:54 pm ]
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jackosbournesnr wrote:
Not going to be quite the weather we had this time last year, but I'm sure we can still have a damn good time!

I'm bringing the Tour Dr Fer with rackpack, so I'll have space to carry an extra couple of wind jackets and gilets for anyone that doesn't have room in pockets or bags.


Absolutely certain of it! And dibs a corner of that for a light jacket or maybe a pair of gloves pleaseverymuch :lol: :wink:

Author:  jackosbournesnr [ Fri Apr 13, 2018 8:07 pm ]
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Penrith weather forecast has just improved again.... There is now a hint of sunshine suggested for the afternoon!

Still showing brass monkeys temperature at the radar dome all day though.

Author:  Retro Spud [ Fri Apr 13, 2018 9:21 pm ]
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jackosbournesnr wrote:
Penrith weather forecast has just improved again.... There is now a hint of sunshine suggested for the afternoon!

Still showing brass monkeys temperature at the radar dome all day though.



Come what may I’m sure it will be great

Author:  Myshrall189 [ Fri Apr 13, 2018 10:04 pm ]
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Anyone got any pace 1.1/8” threadless steers for sale they can take tomorrow? Or swap for a 1” version?

Author:  elPedro666 [ Fri Apr 13, 2018 10:06 pm ]
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Every time I look it's improved, always believed Clive has that kind of influence... 8)

WANTED
Longshot this, but I'm after a pair of 36h Campag Chorus hubs if anyone has a pair. Needs to take a 10sp cassette but I think anything 8sp onwards can manage that...
Also a Chorus front skewer of the semi-modern smooth style.

Plus Rich needs a 1 1/8" Pace steerer - Colin?!

Never know your luck! :wink:

Author:  bhill22 [ Fri Apr 13, 2018 10:19 pm ]
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Plus Rich needs a 1 1/8" Pace steerer - Colin?!

Must remember to have a look in the am

Author:  jackosbournesnr [ Sat Apr 14, 2018 8:37 pm ]
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What a cracking day out...again!

A million thanks to Clive and Sally for organising and looking after us all so well.

I've never enjoyed courgette in any form as much as I did in Sally's courgette cake...took a bit of a leap of faith to take that first bite, but wow was it worth it!

Highlight of the day would be having made it to the top riding an oil tanker narrowly pipping bringing so much delight to all present with the cooked front brake and multi coloured rotor on the way back down. In my defence, oil tankers clearly aren't designed to go up OR down hills!

Thanks to all for the chat and laughs. Look forward to seeing everyone soon.

Cheers
Ken

Author:  kingbling [ Sat Apr 14, 2018 11:26 pm ]
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I would like to say a big THANK YOU to Ken jackosbournesnr, Rich Myshrall189 Nick Retrospud, Colin Bhill22, Pete elpedro666, Carl Dicko10 ,Martin HarryCrumb & Big ring Bill for making the effort to come and join me today, without your support guys these events would not take place.

I will also say a MASSIVE thank you to my brilliant wife for all her hard work and effort, her culinary skills really are the cherry on top of the cake and truly make the day!

The day started off overcast but not to cold and we covered the first 15miles to Melmerby in an hour this included a decent climb up from Kirkoswald to Gamblesby. Whilst in Melmerby I spotted a familiar Red Cliff Shrubb at the tea rooms a quick pop inside and Big ring Bill was added to the retro bike peloton and we headed off on the next 10 mile to Knock and the start of the big climb.

I won't lie it is tough, whilst the Martin the spaniel (they chase anything) made it to the top in 36mins ( I think)
I'd have to say a BIG congratulations to Nick for a first ride out it was bloody hard going and to Ken that oil tanker seemed to sink into the tarmac also to Bill for a guy who is 76yrs 45mins to the top is a brilliant achievement.
The best thing about getting to the top last is you don't have to hang around as long as the first riders who were getting pretty chilly by the time me and Nick got to the top. After the obligatory photo shoot at the top we made our way down ( probably a bit sketchy for Ken with no front brake) and on to our lunch stop in Duffton we were going to the Stag inn but unfortunately they had stopped serving food a 2 o'clock and it was 3 o'clock by the time we got there,Luckily for us there was a tearoom across the road which was I think a welcome sight for us all.
After filling our faces and a well deserved rest we headed on to Appleby to take the back road to Penrith and home an amusing part of the ride as the road is undulating and watching people take off up the climbs only for another rider to shoot off after them chasing them down before the top, this did lead to a bit of a breakaway in the peloton but as long as the rider with the directions was at the back they didn't get to far lol.

Once back at home and people changed out of their cycling gear food was consumed and trading began, Thanks to Colin for bringing me a very nice Stumpy (build thread coming soon) and Martin and Carl for taking away some of my surplus stock and to the rest of you for consuming all the food (no excuse for me to put on the pounds).

Thanks again to all for a really great day
ps please put up your pics

Author:  Mike Muz 67 [ Sun Apr 15, 2018 7:45 am ]
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Not seen photos yet and I'm already jealous!

Mike

Author:  Myshrall189 [ Sun Apr 15, 2018 4:44 pm ]
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Thanks to all who arranged and took part. Especially Clive for his hospitality and directions.
Now I have a big problem, do I trade in the carbon bike against a retro steed or just buy one outright??

Author:  Mike Muz 67 [ Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:32 pm ]
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Myshrall189 wrote:
Thanks to all who arranged and took part. Especially Clive for his hospitality and directions.
Now I have a big problem, do I trade in the carbon bike against a retro steed or just buy one outright??


P'ex?
Mike

Author:  kingbling [ Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:39 pm ]
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Buy out right Rich its cheaper in the end you could probably get £350 £400 for your carbon and get a very decent retro for that money.

Author:  kingbling [ Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:50 pm ]
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Something like this

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Holdsworth-p ... Sw8CZa05uQ

or this is more like what you were thinking of.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vintage-Dyna ... SwlJ1avNaP

Author:  Retro Spud [ Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:39 pm ]
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Well was a trip of neigh on 460 miles to climb a hill worth it .....


HELL YAH !


Clive you did us proud as did the weather and the scenery.....

after been stuck in the boot all the way there Scott wanted to see what Cumbria had to offer


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ahhh yeah, almost forgot :oops: this was a Road ride and I turned up with an MTB :oops:
kinda like showing up at Gun fight armed with a knife.



so it was off for Surgery in Clive fabled workshop - under close inspection from Martin and Carl who was made up when he found some dirt that I'd missed when last cleaning it.


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Found the lone Jock outside complete with touring bike that was to prove to be one of the many highlights of the day when Ken cooked (boiled) the front brake on the decent and changed the colour of his front rotor forever

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. Scott Endorphin outside fitted with inch slicks, ^^



Carls rocket ship was Ummm....rather Citrus Zingy


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Martin and Rich discussing tactics..


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Have to say the scenery was spectacular and the Dunn Fell didn't disappoint, mid April and even half way up there was enough snow about to stand a bike up in it total unaided.

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and at the top, we had a group pic on the Sunny side, however just to prove I made it.


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I'll post a bit more later but for now the above will hopefully keep my great friend Mr Muz happy

Author:  Retro Spud [ Mon Apr 16, 2018 5:57 am ]
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Check out Great Dun Fell on Relive!


https://www.relive.cc/view/1511155022

Author:  Mike Muz 67 [ Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:02 am ]
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Thanks Nick!

An mtb at a road bike event. Only you! :lol:

Great photos so far. My goodness Carl, that is a bright bike! :shock:

Mike

Author:  jackosbournesnr [ Mon Apr 16, 2018 7:09 am ]
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The lone Jock would like to make it clear at this point that after hauling 17kg of bike up that hill it was fooking scary to discover that the now 16kg of bike (Cargo of Haribo shared out at the top) steered like an oil tanker on the way back down. :o

This may have led to some sub-optimal braking practices in preference to going straight through a bend. :facepalm:

Luckily, theyre cable operated hydros so a bit of creative work with the cable took over from the missing fluid and kept me on the road. :P

I like the new rotor colour too! :D

Author:  Myshrall189 [ Mon Apr 16, 2018 5:26 pm ]
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Author:  Myshrall189 [ Mon Apr 16, 2018 5:32 pm ]
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Author:  jackosbournesnr [ Mon Apr 16, 2018 7:20 pm ]
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If only there was a pic of Rich's perfectly launched snowball sailing over the roof of one of the low buildings...

Just as well Pete still had his helmet on!

Author:  DICKO10 [ Mon Apr 16, 2018 7:24 pm ]
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Thanks for a great day Clive and sally great route that was one long climb and an even better down hill!! Will load some pictures this week.

Author:  Retro Spud [ Mon Apr 16, 2018 7:58 pm ]
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Great pics

You’ve managed to capture the colour of Carl’s cougar a treat

I see you’ve not posted the 2nd pic of the snow drift when your front wheel dug in and brought you to an abrupt stop lol

Author:  mr_ship [ Tue Apr 17, 2018 9:04 am ]
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Looks like a great day. Wanted to come along but struck down with a chest infection at the moment so doc has told me to stay off the bike :cry:

Author:  elPedro666 [ Tue Apr 17, 2018 11:03 am ]
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https://photos.app.goo.gl/48DgDGEaj9WjmW0g1

Sorry for the late addition, was forced straight back up another bloody great hill on Sunday and the filthy weather killed my new camera :cry: Managed to salvage the photos though, link above, please add your own to that album then we'll have them all together in one place 8) if it's not letting you add photos PM me your email address and I'll give you admin rights...


What a cracking day out!
I really look forward to these rides and Clive never fails to deliver something really special, only upstaged by Sally's unparalleled baking & hospitality - huge thanks to you both (again)! I stand by my earlier assertion that Clive has some kind of sway with the weather gods too...

Can't remember the last time I laughed so much in one day, even if a lot of it was based on throwing things at me! The wet-wipes had me creased over :lol:

Keep your eyes peeled for the next Retro Road Ride in the Peaks on Saturday 5th May, hope to see most of you there!

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Author:  elPedro666 [ Mon Apr 23, 2018 11:23 am ]
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Knowing how much you all enjoyed a bit of a climb ( :lol: ) I'm sure you'll love this one - hope to see you all there!

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