Poll

What night do you want to stay at Tan Hill?

Friday 20th March
3 (17.6%)
Saturday 21st March
10 (58.8%)
You've always been the caretaker, you never left.
1 (5.9%)
I can't do either date, can we please please move it?
3 (17.6%)

Total Members Voted: 16

Author Topic: Tan Hill Overnighter March 20/21st: The Equinox Weekender  (Read 5612 times)

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Tan Hill Overnighter March 20/21st: The Equinox Weekender
« Reply #25 on: January 09, 2020, 11:12:20 am »
Oh, so people don't meet till Tan Hill. And then they drink beer and they next day they ride (with COR?*) to Darlo and disperse. Looks like this is going to involve trains.  :-\

*And optional hangover, of course.
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fboab

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Re: Tan Hill Overnighter March 20/21st: The Equinox Weekender
« Reply #26 on: January 09, 2020, 01:15:27 pm »
We can do feeder rides - but probably not all the way from Brizzle.
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Cudzoziemiec

  • Eating all the pies and drinking all the tea.
Re: Tan Hill Overnighter March 20/21st: The Equinox Weekender
« Reply #27 on: January 09, 2020, 01:32:43 pm »
I haz been checking trains. Getting to Darlo on Saturday is easy and surprisingly cheap. Getting back on Sunday is complicated and expensive, with numerous changes, due to a combination of engineering works (or something) stopping all XC (etc) trains between Brum and Gloucester, and LNER not having a timetable.

Perhaps the answer is to stay in the pub drinking beer all day till the lines are open again? Erm, I mean an impromptu DIY 600 from Tan Hill to Bristol!
Days become simply the spaces between dreams, spaces between the shifting floors of time...

Karla

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Re: Tan Hill Overnighter March 20/21st: The Equinox Weekender
« Reply #28 on: January 09, 2020, 01:35:17 pm »
Right, let's do the Saturday night: it doesn't work for Graeme and Cudzo finds it awkward but most people seem to prefer it.  Sorry Graeme and Cudzo.

I've added an event to the calendar and will book myself a room pronto  :thumbsup:

Re: Tan Hill Overnighter March 20/21st: The Equinox Weekender
« Reply #29 on: January 10, 2020, 10:48:40 am »
I'm still on for this event, the plan is to ride there and back from Newcastle, unless Mrs B ends up working on Saturday, in which case I'll take the train to Darlington on Saturday.

The last time I rode up to Tan Hill from Darlington my water bottles had frozen on arrival.

Re: Tan Hill Overnighter March 20/21st: The Equinox Weekender
« Reply #30 on: January 10, 2020, 01:10:52 pm »
I'm still on for this event, the plan is to ride there and back from Newcastle, unless Mrs B ends up working on Saturday, in which case I'll take the train to Darlington on Saturday.

The last time I rode up to Tan Hill from Darlington my water bottles had frozen on arrival.

I may ride up with tent and a mate. Only question is how it fits with the following weekend’s ‘fun’

Ruthie

  • Her Majester
Re: Tan Hill Overnighter March 20/21st: The Equinox Weekender
« Reply #31 on: January 10, 2020, 03:12:19 pm »
I'm not sure whether I can do the ride, but I have floor/sofa space in Darlington if it would help anybody.

Take your shoes off when you come in.
Milk please, no sugar.

Re: Tan Hill Overnighter March 20/21st: The Equinox Weekender
« Reply #32 on: January 10, 2020, 05:19:37 pm »
A possible + visit rellys.  May need to arrive at TH by CAR on Friday night/ Sat,  do a circular ride on Saturday, and head off earlyish Sunday am. Camp; poss with car as tent backup.  Or, if time allows: bike from/rtn to Harrogate.
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Re: Tan Hill Overnighter March 20/21st: The Equinox Weekender
« Reply #33 on: January 10, 2020, 09:33:39 pm »
A possible + visit rellys.  May need to arrive at TH by CAR on Friday night/ Sat,  do a circular ride on Saturday, and head off earlyish Sunday am. Camp; poss with car as tent backup.  Or, if time allows: bike from/rtn to Harrogate.

If I’m free, I’ll be riding up from Harrogate

Re: Tan Hill Overnighter March 20/21st: The Equinox Weekender
« Reply #34 on: January 15, 2020, 01:22:03 pm »
Tan Hill on a Saturday, not Friday.  Ooo, thinks...
Considering a stupid plan for this one.  Does anybody have an opinion / experience of

a) Wensleydale railway with a bike?

b) This off-road route from Redmire to Tan Hill?

Might need a bit of practice / training between now and then.

Re: Tan Hill Overnighter March 20/21st: The Equinox Weekender
« Reply #35 on: January 15, 2020, 02:01:59 pm »
I haven't ridden the track up from Castle Bolton, but Apedale's lovely and a local classic. Hard work, though.

Dunno about the tracks north of Swaledale either - I think they're part of the Swaledale Way or whatever they call it, but that's no guarantee of quality IME. I'm sure it'll be fine.

Wowbagger

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Re: Tan Hill Overnighter March 20/21st: The Equinox Weekender
« Reply #36 on: January 15, 2020, 03:54:46 pm »
I haven't ridden the track up from Castle Bolton, but Apedale's lovely and a local classic. Hard work, though.

Dunno about the tracks north of Swaledale either - I think they're part of the Swaledale Way or whatever they call it, but that's no guarantee of quality IME. I'm sure it'll be fine.


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Re: Tan Hill Overnighter March 20/21st: The Equinox Weekender
« Reply #37 on: January 16, 2020, 10:43:17 am »
;D  Under no illusions about how to interpret Deano.

Ta; I'm expecting to be slow and pushing up the steep bits anyway - I just want to think that some of it will be worthwhile! 

Problem is I'm vaguely considering taking the stupid toy.  Hence wanting to minimise distance on road.

Kim

  • Timelord
Re: Tan Hill Overnighter March 20/21st: The Equinox Weekender
« Reply #38 on: January 16, 2020, 01:58:36 pm »
Problem is I'm vaguely considering taking the stupid toy.  Hence wanting to minimise distance on road.

Ah, going for the silliest bike award...
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

Cudzoziemiec

  • Eating all the pies and drinking all the tea.
Re: Tan Hill Overnighter March 20/21st: The Equinox Weekender
« Reply #39 on: January 16, 2020, 02:13:29 pm »
Problem is I'm vaguely considering taking the stupid toy.  Hence wanting to minimise distance on road.

Ah, going for the silliest bike award...
Objection: does not qualify. Category error.
Days become simply the spaces between dreams, spaces between the shifting floors of time...

Re: Tan Hill Overnighter March 20/21st: The Equinox Weekender
« Reply #40 on: January 16, 2020, 02:44:00 pm »
Yeah, I still consider it a sort of bike, conceptually.  Don't seem to have won that argument with anybody though.

Oscar's dad

  • aka Septimus Fitzwilliam Beauregard Partridge
Re: Tan Hill Overnighter March 20/21st: The Equinox Weekender
« Reply #41 on: January 16, 2020, 05:04:26 pm »
Yeah, I still consider it a sort of bike, conceptually.  Don't seem to have won that argument with anybody though.

 ;D

I take it you're familiar with young Ed Pratt and his antics?

Re: Tan Hill Overnighter March 20/21st: The Equinox Weekender
« Reply #42 on: January 16, 2020, 05:08:02 pm »
Yup; I'm somewhat less ambitious.  Consider me a middle aged Pratt with less time leftover after family commitments...

Oscar's dad

  • aka Septimus Fitzwilliam Beauregard Partridge
Re: Tan Hill Overnighter March 20/21st: The Equinox Weekender
« Reply #43 on: January 16, 2020, 05:09:25 pm »
Yup; I'm somewhat less ambitious.  Consider me a middle aged Pratt with less time leftover after family commitments...

The man is a leg end in my humble opinion.

Re: Tan Hill Overnighter March 20/21st: The Equinox Weekender
« Reply #44 on: January 16, 2020, 06:06:44 pm »
Problem is I'm vaguely considering taking the stupid toy.  Hence wanting to minimise distance on road.

Ah, going for the silliest bike award...
Objection: does not qualify. Category error.

Monoke or unike?
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Graeme

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Re: Tan Hill Overnighter March 20/21st: The Equinox Weekender
« Reply #45 on: January 16, 2020, 09:59:25 pm »
Might I commend to those who book early, the delights of a room to yourself. Yes, you can camp. Yes, there's a bunk room... Oooooohhhh but the luxury of the deep feather duvet, comfortable mattress and privacy of your own bathroom. Justify the cost to yourself that you're on holiday. Have a good time, see you at the next event.
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Re: Tan Hill Overnighter March 20/21st: The Equinox Weekender
« Reply #46 on: January 24, 2020, 07:33:08 pm »
Train tickets seem to have suddenly dropped from HowMuch?? to VeryReasonable, in case anyone else is looking.  Anyway, I'm in. 
(from Ribblehead; I reserve the right to decide on wheels nearer the time...)

Karla

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    • Lost Byway - around the world by bike
Re: Tan Hill Overnighter March 20/21st: The Equinox Weekender
« Reply #47 on: March 06, 2020, 10:23:03 am »
March 20th is creeping up on us - in fact it's barely a fortnight away!  Who's still in?  It's time to get hyped!  I can almost smell the Black Sheep airs wafting in through my office window.


Re: Tan Hill Overnighter March 20/21st: The Equinox Weekender
« Reply #48 on: March 06, 2020, 04:46:27 pm »
If you are going to self isolate I suppose Tan Hill fits the spot....   
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Karla

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    • Lost Byway - around the world by bike
Re: Tan Hill Overnighter March 20/21st: The Equinox Weekender
« Reply #49 on: March 06, 2020, 07:32:49 pm »
Right, so my records tell me we have the following

Definite
Bunbury
Deano
Joe B
tom_e
Fboab
Chris S
Kim

Probable/Possible
Carlosfandango
Oscar's Dad
Blodwyn
Paul
marlan
Cudzo
sojournermike
andyoxon

Who's still coming?  Stand in line please!