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 Post subject: Re: Today's Ride
PostPosted: Tue Sep 29, 2020 3:49 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Today's Ride
PostPosted: Wed Sep 30, 2020 8:48 am 
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Nice shots. Picking up on your comment the other day, what phone/camera are you using? The resolution seems a bit low and some of those vista's probably look more epic than the pictures reflect.

Busy couple of days so Monday was a run in the morning since I felt right rotten on Sunday. With the radio show on Monday night, yesterday morning was a "luxury" lie-in (to 7!) but I got out in the early evening to scoot about and see the sun looking ace. You could smell autumn everywhere.

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Got the morning ride in today but heading back out shortly. The Esatto is finally ready to pick up from the LBS. They've been waiting since April for Hope to provide the hubs for my new wheels. Crazy times. Anyway, I'd forgotten to give them the maxle for the front wheel and in my infinite wisdom I'd accidently thrown it out when I was clearing out the garage last month. So I'd found a new one and was ready to post it through their letterbox this morning, then pop over later in the day to ride it back. I turned up this morning to find that they don't have a letterbox :lol: :facepalm:

Ah well. It was still a good urban scoot, carving up the traffic. A clear, fairly still morning, slightly chilly 11 degrees rising to 12 by 08:15. Here's the tunnel entrance/exit at Elmstead Woods. So many people go through them but would never see it like this.

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 Post subject: Re: Today's Ride
PostPosted: Thu Oct 01, 2020 11:37 am 
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al-onestare wrote:
Nice shots. Picking up on your comment the other day, what phone/camera are you using? The resolution seems a bit low and some of those vista's probably look more epic than the pictures reflect.

Here's the tunnel entrance/exit at Elmstead Woods. So many people go through them but would never see it like this.

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Thanks, and i am using an old compact, had it for years and ideal for mountains, though you have got me looking for a more modern one, they seem to have moved on quite a bit :lol: though the big advantage of mine is it uses AA batteries so its trying to find a better specced one that takes them also. And thinking about it my phone probably has a lot better camera, always forget its in the bottom of my bag.

Is that tunnel the one that goes from overground to underground?


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 Post subject: Re: Today's Ride
PostPosted: Thu Oct 01, 2020 1:18 pm 
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mk one wrote:
al-onestare wrote:
Nice shots. Picking up on your comment the other day, what phone/camera are you using? The resolution seems a bit low and some of those vista's probably look more epic than the pictures reflect.

Here's the tunnel entrance/exit at Elmstead Woods. So many people go through them but would never see it like this.

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Thanks, and i am using an old compact, had it for years and ideal for mountains, though you have got me looking for a more modern one, they seem to have moved on quite a bit :lol: though the big advantage of mine is it uses AA batteries so its trying to find a better specced one that takes them also. And thinking about it my phone probably has a lot better camera, always forget its in the bottom of my bag.

Is that tunnel the one that goes from overground to underground?


If you've got a phone with a decent camera then you could leave the camera at home; one less thing to carry.

The tunnel is totally over-ground. It's the main-line out to Sevenoaks and beyond. The tube barely touches the south-east suburbs although the Bakerloo line extension originally had plans to go out as far as Bromley :shock:


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 Post subject: Re: Today's Ride
PostPosted: Thu Oct 01, 2020 3:50 pm 
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Might have to try the camera next ride, if i remember. Actually had to find it out of the bag today as someone rang mid ride but still didnt think to use the camera on it :roll:

Anyway, dog sitting so quick local loop, actually rode backwards around one which meant more uphill but it was actually ok as i was feeling a bit fresher than of late, LOTR type voice came into my head as i typed that :)

The day was warm, even more when the sun came out briefly, the trails were damp but still hard so were fun to ride, the woods are starting to get a lot of leaf cover on the floor so the fun of hitting every hidden root is finally returning :|

Another short but fun ride.


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B e a u tiful.


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You guys put me to shame. Will get out this weekend.


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 Post subject: Re: Today's Ride
PostPosted: Fri Oct 02, 2020 2:18 pm 
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Shocking weather down here this weekend. No ride this morning for the same reason so went for a proper-sodden run.

We're shifting back to garage tinkering and road-riding season.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 03, 2020 2:27 pm 
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Been neglecting duties recently. Might have something to do with moving... Anyway, today was old but new.

The Trans Pennine Trail will be less than a mile from my front door when I settle in, which will be in a couple of weeks, all being well. It encompasses many trails I rode when I was young that have been linked together forming NCN62 - brilliant!

Miserable weather,
but undeterred and wrapped up I went for a wander. First across what used to be Cadeby Colliery, towards the viaduct.

Once done with that I picked up the trail towards Sprotborough, then on to Scawthorpe, through to Woodlands. Then towards Brodsworth and the former site of Markham Main Colliery.

Most of the TPT is paved in this area, which is disappointing: and treacherous in the wet. Had a huge moment on a deceptively slick right hander, losing the front, saved it, to then have the back come around, and slide off the path speedway style. Must have looked mightily impressive ;) .

Got a bit lost as I'm still getting disoriented - that'll be the Labyrinthitis again.

The TPT became the Doncaster Greenway as the signs petered out. Nicked most likely as I encountered several posts with no signs.

Still, 25 miles later I was back home satisfied with my efforts, despite being cold and soaked.

13°c with steady unrelenting drizzle.
Everyday is a beautiful day after a good ride - great buzz. Bit of a ramble, just like the text.


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 Post subject: Re: Today's Ride
PostPosted: Mon Oct 05, 2020 8:53 am 
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al-onestare wrote:
Shocking weather down here this weekend. No ride this morning for the same reason so went for a proper-sodden run.

We're shifting back to garage tinkering and road-riding season.


I can't remember the last time we had 2 days of solid rain. This weekend was a solid washout with barely 10 minutes total of nothing falling from the sky. Yesterday was particularly wet with heavy, steady rain all day so no rides, no runs just four super-wet walks with Coop :x

Thankfully this morning was rain free if not squelchy and slippy in places. Thank goodness the Esatto will finally be ready to ride tomorrow. Not too chilly 10 rising to 11 at 08:00. I found this glowing thing in the sky...

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