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 Post subject: Re: Retrobike Touring.
PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2018 9:05 pm 
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You went over cross o greet on a fully loaded touring rig!?

Also that climb from gisburn mtb trail centre up over the moor towards bentham I am sure is vertical in places.

Well done, you didn't do it by halves.


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 Post subject: Re: Retrobike Touring.
PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2018 8:20 am 
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was8v wrote:
You went over cross o greet on a fully loaded touring rig!?


It would appear so :lol:

was8v wrote:
Also that climb from gisburn mtb trail centre up over the moor towards bentham I am sure is vertical in places.


Lots of pushing required!!!

was8v wrote:
Well done, you didn't do it by halves.


Thanks! I feel quite proud now :mrgreen:


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 Post subject: Re: Retrobike Touring.
PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2018 7:00 pm 
Lincs, East and South Yorks Deputy AEC
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Bump...because I know some of you are out there doing stuff hehe


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 Post subject: Re: Retrobike Touring.
PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 1:22 pm 
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I'm just back from a quick overnight run out onto Dartmoor for a spot of bonding with No.2 son.
We left the car at the free park and ride in Plymouth, then rode up the Plym Valley trail. A short hitch across by road (and some killer hills) took us to Barrator Reservoir and an ice cream.
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From there we picked up another railway to King's Tor, well inside the Dartmoor wild camping area. The weather forecast was good, so I skimped on taking a tarp and trusted to the eBay Belgian Army bivi bags bought a few years ago. Dinner was rapidly brewed up on the Jetboil and then we snuggled down into our bivvys.
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I woke a couple of times between midnight and 3am, catching a beautiful view of the Perseid meteors with the dark sky and lack of light pollution. In addition there were the the usual naked-eye sights of the Andromeda Galaxy and satellites passing overhead. A splatter of drizzle woke me later, but I rolled the bivi bag over and went back to sleep, after adjusting my son's.
I woke to the trickle of cold water down my neck at 0500...the weather forecast was not exactly right - and it was raining half-heartedly. At 0540 my son suggested we got up as things were not going to improve - at best it would be lying in damp sleeping bags. It was the right call, and we packed quickly and were off 20 minutes later. But the early start saw a lovely ride back to Plymouth with dawn sunshine drying us off. A stop on the Plym trail a few miles out of Plymouth to brew coffee and riding over the three viaducts in the sun cheered us.
Next time I'll bring the tarp regardless of the forecast!!!


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 1:38 pm 
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Awesome!

The Orange fully loaded 8)


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 Post subject: Re: Retrobike Touring.
PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 2:04 pm 
GOLD | PoTM | Rider | rBOTM
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Absolutely fantastic. Something you will both always remember.


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