Sunday 1st June - mbr ride
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matt.will



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PostPosted: Tue May 27, 2008 1:52 pm    Post subject: Sunday 1st June - mbr ride Reply with quote

JohnC and me (and others?) are planning to do the ride from the last (or one before?) mbr mag. From memory, it goes from the visitors centre, up through woods, over Percy Rigg, down New Row, up other side, across Battersby Moor, down to Battersby, along road to Kildale, across Easby Moor, down Dikes Lane, through Airyholme Farm and back to car park. Something along those lines anyway.

22 miles iirc.

9am.
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PostPosted: Tue May 27, 2008 4:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yeh looking forward to this one Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue May 27, 2008 4:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Tue May 27, 2008 8:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gouldy was just talking about this route as we descended into Leven Vale and he saw the Warren Mine Chimney, while we were doing the May Forum Ride.

I'll be in for this ride, some lovely climbs on this route, up through Little Kildale and out of Baysdale Abbey too, Wink Wink

Plus there's that cheeky little downhill that's Turkey Nab, (feel free to laugh at me if I take it painfully easy Embarassed Embarassed Embarassed )

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PostPosted: Fri May 30, 2008 8:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Was looking forward to this ride, but look's like I won't be able to make it Crying or Very sad So should see you all next weekend hopefully Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri May 30, 2008 10:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Me Me Me .....I can make it!!
I have finally found a gap in my busy schedule to get out Very Happy

Weather forecast: Wet & windy Sad Rolling Eyes ....typical.

See you all Sunday!

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PostPosted: Sat May 31, 2008 10:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

unfortunately for me, i wont be attending. job went a bit....wrong lets say and i need to go and rectify it to put it bluntly. see you all next week.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 01, 2008 12:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry, Crying or Very sad

Couldn't make it as the wife wasn't well, had just got a new goretex jacket that was demanding to be tried out as well Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 01, 2008 2:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No worries Gunner,

today was the wettest ride ive ever done on a bike, only four of us were out today, we did the full route though, good ride Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 01, 2008 4:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for today guys.
Regardless of the weather I think it went......swimmingly! Laughing

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 01, 2008 5:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

johnc wrote:
No worries Gunner,

today was the wettest ride ive ever done on a bike, only four of us were out today, we did the full route though, good ride Very Happy


Damnn, that makes it so much worse Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad

There's nothing I like more than that extra challenge the weather can throw at you, Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad


The trails must have been fairly solid though, were they,(with the exception of Leven Vale to Baysdale) as when I was out the other day everything seemed pretty well baked, so I would have thought the rain would have just ran off for the first few hours?

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 01, 2008 8:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gunner,

Conditions were better than expected under tyre!
If the Baysdale bit was the one I'm thinking about, it was rather boggy and a bit stop-start but take the right line & I bet its ridable.
In fact the rain will probably soften the baked trails to make them smoother & fast once dry again. Cant wait!! Twisted Evil

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 01, 2008 8:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Was the "Baysdale bit" just prior to this gate in the picture below, this was taken when I have done the ride in much better weather 2 years ago.
After this gate is the long grassy descent to the track to Baysdale Abbey.





If it was then this boggy at the best of times and a wrong line through it can leave you missing a shoe Embarassed Embarassed

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 01, 2008 9:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, or in my case, a front wheel disappearing into the bog as I stumbled over the bars! Laughing
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 02, 2008 9:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeh, it was a good ride, cheers guys. The rain had put me on a bit of a downer when we set off but I really enjoyed it and quite fancy doing it again when the weather's better. I noticed from John's map that we got the start a bit wrong - should have gone via Highcliff, not Unsuitables - I think that was my fault - sorry! (not that it would have made any real difference to the ride overall).
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