Author Topic: The Hairpins of Harlech  (Read 2026 times)

Graeme

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The Hairpins of Harlech
« on: 21 October, 2023, 05:51:12 pm »

Re: The Hairpins of Harlech
« Reply #1 on: 21 October, 2023, 09:11:01 pm »
Enjoyed that, Graeme!  The business about "coming back along the same route", I think of as "if you do things in both directions, there is twice as much world to view."

Oscar's dad

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Re: The Hairpins of Harlech
« Reply #2 on: 22 October, 2023, 04:44:38 am »
Nicely done sir!

Re: The Hairpins of Harlech
« Reply #3 on: 22 October, 2023, 10:15:13 am »
Good read. Just think of the folk that have gone up those lanes before you.
Get a bicycle. You will never regret it, if you live- Mark Twain

Re: The Hairpins of Harlech
« Reply #4 on: 22 October, 2023, 01:02:46 pm »
What a lovely read. I recognised a lot of the places described, having spent most of my childhood school holidays in a cottage at the top end of Tryfar, the adjoining road to Twtil. On the occasions I took a bike with me, it was a road bike with less than ideal gearing. Those lanes in the hills behind Harlech were a favourite, apart from the frequency of gates to be negotiated.

Eddington: 133 miles    Max square: 43x43

Re: The Hairpins of Harlech
« Reply #5 on: 22 October, 2023, 01:18:57 pm »
Very good. I also enjoyed your psalm for cyclists.

https://fatherhilarious.blog/2023/09/a-psalm-for-cyclists

Graeme

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Re: The Hairpins of Harlech
« Reply #6 on: 03 November, 2023, 02:50:04 pm »
Very good. I also enjoyed your psalm for cyclists.

https://fatherhilarious.blog/2023/09/a-psalm-for-cyclists

Thank you - that has been tweaked a few times as my theology has developed. I mainly use it to stop me shouting at close-pass motorists - angry Vicar isn't a good look.

Re: The Hairpins of Harlech
« Reply #7 on: 03 November, 2023, 04:22:34 pm »
There is a biblical precedent ...

Re: The Hairpins of Harlech
« Reply #8 on: 03 November, 2023, 11:20:37 pm »
A short read with a few photographs.

https://fatherhilarious.blog/2023/10/hairpins-of-harlech/

     We ride ICE Sprint 26 trikes, if we had taken notice of everyone who said "You'll never get through/up/down there on those we would have missed out on so many adventures, where there's a will there's (mostly) a way.
      Well done to you, keep doing what you do.
The problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so sure of themselves, and wiser men so full of doubt.