Author Topic: POSTPONED - Mid-Essex to Tan Hill and back - ALL welcome  (Read 4352 times)

Oscar's dad

  • aka Septimus Fitzwilliam Beauregard Partridge
Re: Mid-Essex to Tan Hill and back - ALL welcome
« Reply #50 on: 12 October, 2019, 02:30:07 pm »
tippers, it is a bit daft and I’m nowhere near as fit as I should be but I’m trying hard to get fitter and I’m still going to give it a go. The worst that can happen is a train gets to take some of the strain. Like I said I’ve got time to spare at the moment so I don’t want to squander the opportunity to have an adventure.

Re: Mid-Essex to Tan Hill and back - ALL welcome
« Reply #51 on: 12 October, 2019, 02:50:23 pm »
Like I said I’ve got time to spare at the moment....

So why are you trying to get to Tan Hill in 3 days then?!!!!!!!  :P

4 would be so much more doable....
Those wonderful norks are never far from my thoughts, oh yeah!

Oscar's dad

  • aka Septimus Fitzwilliam Beauregard Partridge
Re: Mid-Essex to Tan Hill and back - ALL welcome
« Reply #52 on: 12 October, 2019, 02:54:14 pm »
Cos I wanna do it audax stylee  ;D

Karla

  • car(e) free
    • Lost Byway - around the world by bike
Re: Mid-Essex to Tan Hill and back - ALL welcome
« Reply #53 on: 12 October, 2019, 02:55:01 pm »
Also, if it's York on Friday to get to Tan Hill on the Saturday as planned means about 80 odd miles. Arrival at Tan Hill will be in the pitch black. No views then! Probably have to leave in the dark too to get to wherever your next crazy destinaton is  :P

This had already occurred to me.  I was thinking of getting a train from York to somewhere like Northallerton and setting for TH from there.  Is Northallerton a good choice?

It's only 65  York to Tan Hill!

Oscar's dad

  • aka Septimus Fitzwilliam Beauregard Partridge
Re: Mid-Essex to Tan Hill and back - ALL welcome
« Reply #54 on: 12 October, 2019, 03:17:24 pm »
Also, if it's York on Friday to get to Tan Hill on the Saturday as planned means about 80 odd miles. Arrival at Tan Hill will be in the pitch black. No views then! Probably have to leave in the dark too to get to wherever your next crazy destinaton is  :P

This had already occurred to me.  I was thinking of getting a train from York to somewhere like Northallerton and setting for TH from there.  Is Northallerton a good choice?

It's only 65  York to Tan Hill!

Yeah but I’d like to do the climb in daylight to enjoy the views.

Karla

  • car(e) free
    • Lost Byway - around the world by bike
Re: Mid-Essex to Tan Hill and back - ALL welcome
« Reply #55 on: 12 October, 2019, 03:24:39 pm »
Well you've got 15 fewer miles to do in daylight than bobb expects you to have  :smug:

Re: Mid-Essex to Tan Hill and back - ALL welcome
« Reply #56 on: 12 October, 2019, 05:33:03 pm »
Well you've got 15 fewer miles to do in daylight than bobb expects you to have  :smug:

He's bound to throw in loads of unnecessary COR and hills just for the hell of it. 85 miles will be the minimum  :P
Those wonderful norks are never far from my thoughts, oh yeah!

Carlosfandango

  • Yours fragrantly.
Re: Mid-Essex to Tan Hill and back - ALL welcome
« Reply #57 on: 12 October, 2019, 07:20:39 pm »
I fancied riding up and over the Lincolnshire Wolds as that’s where we bailed from the 2013 Easter Arrow in the wee small hours when our water bottles froze and snow was blowing across the road.

I can see history repeating :facepalm:

bloomers100

  • ACME's Head of Sexual Health and Family Planning
Re: Mid-Essex to Tan Hill and back - ALL welcome
« Reply #58 on: 14 October, 2019, 09:11:23 pm »
Sounds shit

I fancied riding up and over the Lincolnshire Wolds as that’s where we bailed from the 2013 Easter Arrow in the wee small hours when our water bottles froze and snow was blowing across the road.

Nevertheless your suggestions are worthy of consideration...

Not everyone packed  O:-)  :thumbsup:

Wowbagger

  • Sylph
    • Musings of a Gentleman Cyclist
Re: Mid-Essex to Tan Hill and back - ALL welcome
« Reply #59 on: 15 October, 2019, 07:34:16 pm »
THe Lincs Wolds are very strange. Like the Gobi desert. You ride along this B road for ages, hundreds of feet up, and you see no villages or pub or shops. The road has a name but I can't remember what. It's an ancient drovers' route or something. And you notice that when you are in N. Lincs, everyone speaks with a Yorkshire-ish accent. When you are S. Lincs, everyone speaks as though they are from Norfolk. That proves that the Lincs Wolds were put there to keep the Northerners out.
Bach without a doubt.

Oscar's dad

  • aka Septimus Fitzwilliam Beauregard Partridge
Re: POSTPONED- Mid-Essex to Tan Hill and back - ALL welcome
« Reply #60 on: 17 October, 2019, 08:42:21 am »
Sadly The Current Mrs R’s Dad died in the wee hours of Monday morning   :'( so I’m having to postpone the ride.

I’m still planning to do an adventurous ride at some point during November but it’ll be local. Hopefully I can have another crack at Tan Hill in the spring.

Wowbagger

  • Sylph
    • Musings of a Gentleman Cyclist
Re: POSTPONED- Mid-Essex to Tan Hill and back - ALL welcome
« Reply #61 on: 17 October, 2019, 10:41:55 am »
Condolences to the current Mrs. R - and, of course, the current Mr. R.
Bach without a doubt.

bloomers100

  • ACME's Head of Sexual Health and Family Planning
Re: POSTPONED- Mid-Essex to Tan Hill and back - ALL welcome
« Reply #62 on: 17 October, 2019, 10:53:41 am »
Sorry to Mrs R, good job you were back.

Re: POSTPONED- Mid-Essex to Tan Hill and back - ALL welcome
« Reply #63 on: 19 October, 2019, 11:43:00 am »
Condolences.
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