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Re: Fords
« Reply #300 on: 27 June, 2023, 07:37:39 pm »
Two today after following google cycle routing between Melton Mowbray and market harbourgh.


https://photos.app.goo.gl/CFe5Jizro7oHvMSc7
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Re: Fords
« Reply #301 on: 27 June, 2023, 08:07:48 pm »
Two today after following google cycle routing between Melton Mowbray and market harbourgh.


https://photos.app.goo.gl/CFe5Jizro7oHvMSc7

Unless I'm mistaken, that's the distinctive sound of a recumbent tricyclist discovering that the ford is slightly deeper than their seat height...

Re: Fords
« Reply #302 on: 27 June, 2023, 10:13:17 pm »
Is that at Abberwick, Joe?

Yes, it the one on the road between Abberwick and Titlington. It was the first time I'd been that way for years.

We rode through the one at Eslington Hall too, no water though so not worthy of photo.

Re: Fords
« Reply #303 on: 28 June, 2023, 07:02:20 am »
Close but nothing didn't happen. I was more worried about getting stuck as the going was a bit soft. Nice to know the side pod's float  ;D
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Re: Fords
« Reply #304 on: 28 June, 2023, 09:52:18 am »
Is that at Abberwick, Joe?

Yes, it the one on the road between Abberwick and Titlington. It was the first time I'd been that way for years.

We rode through the one at Eslington Hall too, no water though so not worthy of photo.
I always end up going through Edlingham for the Bridge-Views if I'm that way. Looks lovely in your pic though.

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Re: Fords
« Reply #305 on: 25 August, 2023, 11:46:01 pm »
Borle Brook between Billingsley and Woodhill:



(Looked a bit sketchy.  But so was the approach to the bridge on the far side.)

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Re: Fords
« Reply #306 on: 09 March, 2024, 07:17:56 pm »


(Now) closed to all motors, unless you've got a tractor...Hedley Ford, 
I'd offer you some moral support - but I have questionable morals.

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Re: Fords
« Reply #307 on: 09 March, 2024, 07:25:27 pm »




Imprompteau #1 - About 500 mteres long/30cm deep, between Little Bedwyn / Bagshot.
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Re: Fords
« Reply #308 on: 09 March, 2024, 07:30:51 pm »




Imprompteau #2 - Chamberhouse Farm to Monkey Marsh, south of Thatcham.

But there is a real Ford in there, it's just....grown a bit ;-)
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Re: Fords
« Reply #309 on: 09 March, 2024, 08:12:10 pm »
Mrs F, yesterday:


Fords by Ron Lowe, on Flickr

The air temperature was 2 degrees C, and the water felt colder.
With cold wet feet, the remainder of the ride would have been a problem, but she'd brought different shoes to get wet on the crossings.

I rode through them, but that doesn't keep your feet dry. I had cold wet feet after the crossings!

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Re: Fords
« Reply #310 on: 09 March, 2024, 10:18:55 pm »


(Now) closed to all motors, unless you've got a tractor...Hedley Ford,
Soon appearing on YouTube, then.
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Re: Fords
« Reply #311 on: 09 March, 2024, 10:20:04 pm »
Mrs F, yesterday:


Fords by Ron Lowe, on Flickr

The air temperature was 2 degrees C, and the water felt colder.
With cold wet feet, the remainder of the ride would have been a problem, but she'd brought different shoes to get wet on the crossings.

I rode through them, but that doesn't keep your feet dry. I had cold wet feet after the crossings!
Looks a bit lumpy stoney to ride, though I guess if you have wide enough tyres (or suspension) you can ride pretty much anything. Hope your feet survived!
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Re: Fords
« Reply #312 on: 10 March, 2024, 10:16:56 am »
River Pang was very full at Bucklebury Ford on Fri...

Buckleberry2 by ao, on Flickr

Buckleberry1 by ao, on Flickr

In other direction.  Fortunately water not too deep on flooded road.

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Re: Fords
« Reply #313 on: 10 March, 2024, 06:55:01 pm »
Looks a bit lumpy stoney to ride, though I guess if you have wide enough tyres (or suspension) you can ride pretty much anything. Hope your feet survived!
In fairness, I was riding an MTB, not the gravel bike Mrs. F was riding.
An elderly 1990-era hardtail 26" one thobut.

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Re: Fords
« Reply #314 on: 11 April, 2024, 05:38:52 pm »
The soggiest I've seen this place:


IMG_5668_01 by The Pingus, on Flickr

Re: Fords
« Reply #315 on: 11 May, 2024, 10:58:41 pm »
Yes, the water was as cold as the white stuff on the hill suggests. But I didn't have much of a paddle :)