Author Topic: Tan Hill Overnighter 14 December 2018: It's Christmas!!!  (Read 6760 times)

Re: Tan Hill Overnighter 14 December 2018: It's Christmas!!!
« Reply #50 on: November 13, 2018, 10:07:33 pm »
Looks like Northern Trains are going to be striking on the 15th.

Joy.
:(

I'll be riding home then - good job we'll have the bikes

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Re: Tan Hill Overnighter 14 December 2018: It's Christmas!!!
« Reply #51 on: November 13, 2018, 10:13:47 pm »
Hmm I might be tempted to join the fun. If I go I'll be in campervan with bike. Just posting here so I get updates

Re: Tan Hill Overnighter 14 December 2018: It's Christmas!!!
« Reply #52 on: November 13, 2018, 10:24:43 pm »
Ah go on Woolly.

Everyone else - you can still get back east without having to brave Northern trains.

Re: Tan Hill Overnighter 14 December 2018: It's Christmas!!!
« Reply #53 on: November 13, 2018, 10:53:15 pm »
Ah go on Woolly.

Everyone else - you can still get back east without having to brave Northern trains.

Oh yes, my problem with Northern is that I could get to York via Darlo, then they'd leave me stranded. Just be easier to roll down the dale.

Go on Woolly!

Re: Tan Hill Overnighter 14 December 2018: It's Christmas!!!
« Reply #54 on: November 14, 2018, 02:28:09 pm »
I'm thinking of riding to Durham on the 15th, weather permitting, so hopefully will avoid the strike.

Re: Tan Hill Overnighter 14 December 2018: It's Christmas!!!
« Reply #55 on: November 14, 2018, 06:39:44 pm »
I'm thinking of riding to Durham on the 15th, weather permitting, so hopefully will avoid the strike.

I'm likely to be heading in that direction as well.

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Re: Tan Hill Overnighter 14 December 2018: It's Christmas!!!
« Reply #56 on: November 15, 2018, 12:44:28 pm »
4 weeks to go. The Daily Star is forecasting blizzards.
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Re: Tan Hill Overnighter 14 December 2018: It's Christmas!!!
« Reply #57 on: November 15, 2018, 01:08:24 pm »
\o/ snow storms !!!!

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Re: Tan Hill Overnighter 14 December 2018: It's Christmas!!!
« Reply #58 on: November 15, 2018, 06:14:09 pm »
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Re: Tan Hill Overnighter 14 December 2018: It's Christmas!!!
« Reply #59 on: November 15, 2018, 07:08:04 pm »
\o/ snow storms !!!!

Daily Star lol

but but but I read it in the newspaper, sniff, sticks bottom lip out

Re: Tan Hill Overnighter 14 December 2018: It's Christmas!!!
« Reply #60 on: November 15, 2018, 09:11:56 pm »
I'm thinking of riding to Durham on the 15th, weather permitting, so hopefully will avoid the strike.

I'll be to-ing and from-ing Durham I think, dependant on weather. Slow though, I'll be camping it up.

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Re: Tan Hill Overnighter 14 December 2018: It's Christmas!!!
« Reply #61 on: November 26, 2018, 12:52:53 pm »
Haz holiday to use.  A pootle from York & around the Northern Moors from Monday and finish up here - what's not to like.

Better pack the fleecy underwear if for camping.

In.
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Re: Tan Hill Overnighter 14 December 2018: It's Christmas!!!
« Reply #62 on: November 28, 2018, 07:26:11 pm »
http://www.gpxeditor.co.uk/routes2/users/iddu/201812-THI-Trip

Well, that's the plan.  I'll tap y'all up just before for (local) weather advice needing SNO tires.
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Re: Tan Hill Overnighter 14 December 2018: It's Christmas!!!
« Reply #63 on: November 28, 2018, 09:46:28 pm »
http://www.gpxeditor.co.uk/routes2/users/iddu/201812-THI-Trip

Well, that's the plan.  I'll tap y'all up just before for (local) weather advice needing SNO tires.

:o
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Re: Tan Hill Overnighter 14 December 2018: It's Christmas!!!
« Reply #64 on: November 28, 2018, 09:54:58 pm »
Brave I would say

Re: Tan Hill Overnighter 14 December 2018: It's Christmas!!!
« Reply #65 on: November 28, 2018, 10:49:56 pm »
There's always one ;D

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Re: Tan Hill Overnighter 14 December 2018: It's Christmas!!!
« Reply #66 on: November 28, 2018, 11:52:49 pm »
What?  Is there something y'all hiding from me..??

Just remember it could be a bonus lock-in at the Lion ;D
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Re: Tan Hill Overnighter 14 December 2018: It's Christmas!!!
« Reply #67 on: December 03, 2018, 11:53:27 am »
I'm vaguely looking at routes, too, for the onwards-from-Durham bit (I may well go for the train, but it doesn't harm to make plans!).

Anyone know what the A68 between Bellingham and Jedburgh is like?

Re: Tan Hill Overnighter 14 December 2018: It's Christmas!!!
« Reply #68 on: December 03, 2018, 08:36:38 pm »
I'm not familiar with the A68 North of Bellingham but the section between the A69 and Bellingham is very fast. Not too busy really, just fast, expect overtakes at >70.

Re: Tan Hill Overnighter 14 December 2018: It's Christmas!!!
« Reply #69 on: December 03, 2018, 09:13:47 pm »
Both roads depend on time of day really.

Re: Tan Hill Overnighter 14 December 2018: It's Christmas!!!
« Reply #70 on: December 07, 2018, 04:54:09 pm »
I've now gotten round to booking a train ticket and cycle reservation.  Arriving into Darlington at 1300 and heading up to Tan Hill from there.

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Re: Tan Hill Overnighter 14 December 2018: It's Christmas!!!
« Reply #71 on: December 07, 2018, 11:42:29 pm »


Not packing any more stuff...

Happy trails  :)
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Re: Tan Hill Overnighter 14 December 2018: It's Christmas!!!
« Reply #72 on: December 08, 2018, 12:36:09 pm »
Ah, Mordor Central...and a scrote's just thrown up over another traveller :sick: - but that may be Mordor effect, rather than the drink.

Oh for the countryside  ::-)
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Re: Tan Hill Overnighter 14 December 2018: It's Christmas!!!
« Reply #73 on: December 08, 2018, 12:53:12 pm »
Are those studded tyres?

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Re: Tan Hill Overnighter 14 December 2018: It's Christmas!!!
« Reply #74 on: December 08, 2018, 12:55:14 pm »
Looks like Ice Spiker Pros to me.  (I fitted Ice Spikers to my mountain bike yesterday in an attempt to ward off winter.)
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