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ElyDave

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Re: Fords
« Reply #175 on: April 03, 2018, 01:05:09 pm »
I think there still is, off to the right from the PoV of that photo, opposite and a bit beyond the old pump thing (out of view).
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Re: Fords
« Reply #176 on: April 03, 2018, 03:24:48 pm »
Yesterday's ride. I hadn't intended it to have such a watery theme, but perhaps the clues were there right from the start...

River Rea - the bit where the small kids like to paddle:


Watery Lane. Often places are named for good reason...


The ford of the Rea at The Mill Walk.


Often places are named for good reason... (I got off and walked!)



I spent a few minutes chatting with another woman, speculating on where the flotsam had come from. My chief suspect was one of the beefy fighter dogs the locals seem to favour.

The River Cole was also quite full:





...which was fine until the adjacent cycle route also became quite full!






This ford usually attracts a few spectators, but someone had decided enough's enough.


Kim

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Re: Fords
« Reply #177 on: April 03, 2018, 03:40:38 pm »
Yesterday's ride. I hadn't intended it to have such a watery theme, but perhaps the clues were there right from the start...

I was wondering if you were going to post that here...  Top fording!


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River Rea - the bit where the small kids like to paddle:


I've not seen much of the Rea for the last few months, as they've closed off the back entrance to Canon Hill Park and the not-officially-a-diversion of "annoying right turn then a bit of Pershore Road followed by the absence of a dropped kerb and some really-irritating-even-onna-Brompton slalom gates" to get onto the cycle route doesn't gain me much over just staying on the Pershore Road unless I'm deliberately aiming for the bottom end of Kings Heath.

The last time I saw it was a couple of weeks ago after all that rain, and I don't think I've seen it so fast and muddy before.  I went back and rode the Cannon Hill to Lifford section (scenic route to Screwfix), and admired the way it was trying to set itself up as a white water rafting dogging destination for particularly adventurous dogs.  The new flood defences at Dogpoo Lane appear to be doing their thing, and the associated stealth ninja pointless slalom gate isn't too awful.
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Re: Fords
« Reply #178 on: April 03, 2018, 05:02:13 pm »
I've been avoiding the slalom gates (opposite direction of travel to you), by going down to the bridge at the end of the playing fields then doubling back on the path along the fence. Not ideal, but no less not-for-cycles than the rest of the diversion. That or the scruffy half of the mac carpark that comes out by the Not The Nature Centre Any More.

The black railings off Dogpool would seem to be the ideal candidate for some guerilla black reflective tape, wouldn't they...

Re: Fords
« Reply #179 on: April 14, 2018, 09:21:17 pm »
Dale refuses at the ford over Old Shop Sike:


Re: Fords
« Reply #180 on: April 14, 2018, 09:26:37 pm »
Faceby Beck:


Re: Fords
« Reply #181 on: May 01, 2018, 01:57:53 pm »
The ford near fulmer across the alderbourne  :)

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Re: Fords
« Reply #182 on: May 08, 2018, 08:51:45 am »
Between Bowland Bridge and Winster



No, I didn't because I'd just stripped and cleaned the BB.

Re: Fords
« Reply #183 on: May 15, 2018, 08:30:33 am »
Alders Brook near Rocester


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Re: Fords
« Reply #184 on: May 19, 2018, 07:00:43 pm »
Clatterin' Brig:


IMG_0791_01 by The Pingus, on Flickr

Re: Fords
« Reply #185 on: May 19, 2018, 10:14:06 pm »
IMG_20170626_145015925 by :), on Flickr

This ones near St John in Cornwall.  Can be a bit deeper at high tide.

Re: Fords
« Reply #186 on: May 20, 2018, 03:54:52 pm »

Not so much a ford as a footpath running along a stream.
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Re: Fords
« Reply #187 on: May 28, 2018, 06:34:23 pm »
There's always one:



There's always one: an unlimited supply.



This one clearly didn't think the road closed sign and barriers applied to him, and drove through taking photos/video of the abandoned car on his phone. Seriously; if you're going to do that, don't do it in front of the crowd stood around with their cameras out! (Disappointingly, he made it though. Not sure what he did about getting around the barriers on the far side.)

Water had subsided though... the weeds wrapped around the railings suggest the bridge was submerged for a bit.

Re: Fords
« Reply #188 on: June 06, 2018, 08:36:39 pm »
Presumably the one trapped under the bridge had been swept there while trying to cross the ford. Or had they actually been trying to drive under the bridge? It seems too stupid a thing to do for it not to be ruled out!
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ElyDave

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Re: Fords
« Reply #189 on: June 07, 2018, 10:01:18 pm »
I'd drive through that, but then I do have a big green oval machine, happy up to half a meter with no prep
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Re: Fords
« Reply #190 on: June 09, 2018, 10:13:25 am »
I'd drive through that, but then I do have a big green oval machine, happy up to half a meter with no prep

If I remember correctly the official wading depth for land rovers (with no prep) is the top of the wheel rim.

Re: Fords
« Reply #191 on: June 15, 2018, 09:26:30 am »


Rode straight through. Didn't get my feet wet.
(Nearly fell in the ditch taking the photo, though!)

Re: Fords
« Reply #192 on: July 01, 2018, 01:16:49 pm »

A seasonal ford somewhere in north Somerset.
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Re: Fords
« Reply #193 on: July 01, 2018, 07:15:30 pm »
Ford refused:

I gave it a go on the way back, but failed just behind the blue chap.

MikeFromLFE

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Re: Fords
« Reply #194 on: July 08, 2018, 05:31:28 pm »
Never have done. Never has been.
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Re: Fords
« Reply #195 on: September 23, 2018, 08:32:45 pm »
I was tempted down a little lane that doesn't go anywhere by the ford warning sign. This is what I found:


What a disappointment!
 :(
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