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PostPosted: Thu Mar 21, 2013 8:50 pm 
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Hawmaw wrote:
Something to keep an eye on tomorow ...

http://www.coniston-net.com/cms/index.p ... &Itemid=25

That's great :)

Spoke to the owner of the B&B I am staying at tomorrow near Coniston and he said that according to the local news the snow is going to be further south which is good news, he is going to let me now tomorrow what the roads are like round there. I just hope it isn't too bad travelling up as the whole country seems to grind to a halt when the white stuff dops :(


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 21, 2013 9:55 pm 
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Motorways seem to be the roads that are kept clear and that's most of my journey through Yorkshire so I think it'll be ok for me.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 21, 2013 9:59 pm 
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My brother lives in Ambleside and is planning to ride with us. I'll be getting updated from him tomorrow to see where we stand in terms of snow in the lakes.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 21, 2013 11:14 pm 
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Good news is that the ride is on relatively low level terrain and the route has several short-cut options should it get a bit too epic.

Hopefully the journey to Coniston won't be too epic either.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 22, 2013 8:26 am 
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the bad news is , i cant make this ride :cry: :cry: :cry:

the good news is you are all going to die. moo hoo ha ha ha


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 22, 2013 10:33 am 
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Weather was shocking on the M62 this morning. Even main roads off the motorway were sketchy.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 22, 2013 11:00 am 
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How high up does the route go?
Interesting info here: http://www.lakedistrictweatherline.co.uk/


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 22, 2013 11:01 am 
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It's been snowing heavily in Glasgow all morning since 6.30am but the roads are clear.
I've been looking at the Coniston webcam. A light dusting of snow. It hasn't snowed in the last few hours.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 22, 2013 11:20 am 
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Charlieboy28 wrote:
the bad news is , i cant make this ride :cry: :cry: :cry:

the good news is you are all going to die. moo hoo ha ha ha


Is that LGF? ;-)


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 22, 2013 11:25 am 
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Got my porelle socks on today to try and ensure they aren't like card tomorrow.

@Rob from memory and as Paul says I don't think the route is very high, could be the top of the trail centre at Grizedale was the highest point in last years ride. Think once we're there it'll be fine even with a bit of snow / wet. Of course the issue will be getting there potentially....


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