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to the ridgeway and back
« on: 07 October, 2020, 07:18:49 pm »
Again pictures speak louder than words  . Well in my case anyway  ;)

https://photos.app.goo.gl/h5PSVScF8Z8ohVZo9
the slower you go the more you see

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: to the ridgeway and back
« Reply #1 on: 07 October, 2020, 07:48:03 pm »
I feel cheated; only two photos of your left foot!

I like the way your discreet, minimalist bivvy has a hi-viz flag...
Riding a bike through a city is like navigating the collective neural pathways of a vast global mind.

Re: to the ridgeway and back
« Reply #2 on: 07 October, 2020, 08:05:39 pm »
Had a red kite in a tree just above head height when riding the Ridgeway a few years back.

Kim

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Re: to the ridgeway and back
« Reply #3 on: 07 October, 2020, 08:43:25 pm »
Had a red kite in a tree just above head height when riding the Ridgeway a few years back.

Probably checking for burgers.
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

Re: to the ridgeway and back
« Reply #4 on: 07 October, 2020, 09:12:59 pm »
Nice one Chris  :thumbsup:


That's on the list,  though possibly on foot.
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Re: to the ridgeway and back
« Reply #5 on: 07 October, 2020, 09:50:46 pm »
I have walked it. I cannot imagine doing it on a bike nor on a trike. Well done, cycleman!

Oscar's dad

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Re: to the ridgeway and back
« Reply #6 on: 08 October, 2020, 09:07:53 am »
I feel cheated; only two photos of your left foot!

I like the way your discreet, minimalist bivvy has a hi-viz flag...

 ;D

Good effort cycleman  :thumbsup:

Re: to the ridgeway and back
« Reply #7 on: 08 October, 2020, 07:42:23 pm »
Safety first 😉.
I would like to try one of your bivvy trips Oscars dad. You seem to find some interesting off road  :)
the slower you go the more you see

Oscar's dad

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Re: to the ridgeway and back
« Reply #8 on: 08 October, 2020, 09:36:01 pm »
Safety first 😉.
I would like to try one of your bivvy trips Oscars dad. You seem to find some interesting off road  :)

You’d be most welcome. We probably won’t do anymore until spring.

Re: to the ridgeway and back
« Reply #9 on: 09 October, 2020, 07:05:15 am »
I may well take up  that offer next year then  :thumbsup:
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Re: to the ridgeway and back
« Reply #10 on: 09 October, 2020, 10:11:38 am »
Cycleman on the Ridgeway 2 years ago. Later that day we stopped for provisions in a village shop and while we were preparing to leave we met the village idiot psychopath.
 
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et avec John, excellent lecteur de road-book, on s'en est sortis sans erreur

Kim

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Re: to the ridgeway and back
« Reply #11 on: 09 October, 2020, 12:51:05 pm »
Cycleman on the Ridgeway 2 years ago. Later that day we stopped for provisions in a village shop and while we were preparing to leave we met the village idiot psychopath.
 

Going for the Mildly Inappropriate Bike award there.  I think the only bit of Ridegway I've cycled is the section from Watlington to Lewknor.  On a Brompton.  That was cycleman's fault, too.
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

Oscar's dad

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Re: to the ridgeway and back
« Reply #12 on: 09 October, 2020, 01:32:50 pm »
I may well take up  that offer next year then  :thumbsup:

Where are you based if you don’t mind my asking?

Re: to the ridgeway and back
« Reply #13 on: 09 October, 2020, 02:19:25 pm »
About 25 years ago one bright, cold February morning I drove to Streatley with young son and bikes, and we rode west on the Ridgeway. After a while the track thawed in the sun and it became harder and harder to cycle on the soft chalky mud. Eventually, on our attempt to return, son's bike completely clogged up. I left him and struggled back to the car, fortunately 4wd, and then drove back to pick him up. There weren't any traffic restrictions on the byway then, luckily.

Re: to the ridgeway and back
« Reply #14 on: 09 October, 2020, 06:24:59 pm »
I'm based in Slough for my sins od :)
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Oscar's dad

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Re: to the ridgeway and back
« Reply #15 on: 09 October, 2020, 09:44:00 pm »
I'm based in Slough for my sins od :)

Nothing wrong with Slough, I have strong ties with the place.

Re: to the ridgeway and back
« Reply #16 on: 10 October, 2020, 05:59:55 am »
A Good preparation for King Alfred's Way, Chris?
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Re: to the ridgeway and back
« Reply #17 on: 10 October, 2020, 07:38:03 am »
It's just the driving round here is appallingly  od . It does keep my observation skills sharp though  :).
Well i can burn cakes.......😀
the slower you go the more you see

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: to the ridgeway and back
« Reply #18 on: 02 November, 2020, 07:33:23 pm »
Cycleman on the Ridgeway 2 years ago. Later that day we stopped for provisions in a village shop and while we were preparing to leave we met the village idiot psychopath.
 

Going for the Mildly Inappropriate Bike award there.  I think the only bit of Ridegway I've cycled is the section from Watlington to Lewknor.  On a Brompton.  That was cycleman's fault, too.
Bits of it IME from Watlington to somewhere south of Swindon are great. Bits of it are heavily rutted, for instance immediately above Uffington White Horse. I quite fancy doing the whole lot of it one day, in one go, on foot. Cos its easier for the ruts.
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Re: to the ridgeway and back
« Reply #19 on: 02 November, 2020, 08:59:27 pm »
I to would like to do as much as I can on the trice. The sun ez3 certainly struggled   :)
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Re: to the ridgeway and back
« Reply #20 on: 07 November, 2020, 11:31:43 am »
Just catching up with these. Lovely photos Chris xx
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Re: to the ridgeway and back
« Reply #21 on: 07 November, 2020, 06:09:47 pm »
Thanks butterfly, I aim to please. I normally miss  ::-) :)
the slower you go the more you see