Author Topic: Fords  (Read 41967 times)

MikeFromLFE

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Re: Fords
« Reply #200 on: April 25, 2019, 10:08:30 pm »


I like those red mudguards too!
OT for this thread, but here it is when I'd just finished the project (based on a Dawes Super Galaxy) it's been tweaked a bit, but the colour scheme remains - bonus point for a YACF bidon!

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Re: Fords
« Reply #201 on: April 26, 2019, 07:11:48 am »
Nah, I'm just going to put a bit more air in the tyres   O:-)
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MikeFromLFE

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Re: Fords
« Reply #202 on: April 29, 2019, 02:49:13 pm »
Never have done. Never has been.
(Ratby Borough, near Leicester)

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Today I didn't. It was - very. Strong unrepeatable words were said (while remaining upright, just!)
Too many angry people - breathe & relax.

Feanor

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Re: Fords
« Reply #203 on: May 25, 2019, 09:35:39 pm »
On today's ride with Mrs. F...


Oh, they will! by Ron Lowe, on Flickr


Nothing Happened by Ron Lowe, on Flickr

Re: Fords
« Reply #204 on: June 22, 2019, 02:22:07 pm »
I wasn't tempted for long, even for a laugh, looked a bit deep and gravelly.  Fortunately I didn't have to cross.

River Lambourn, south of Eastbury.

IMG_Lambourn-ford by a oxon, on Flickr
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Pingu

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Re: Fords
« Reply #205 on: July 21, 2019, 11:28:55 pm »
This is the wettest I've ever seen the Clatterin' Brig ford.


IMG_3434_01 by The Pingus, on Flickr


IMG_3435_01 by The Pingus, on Flickr

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FifeingEejit

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Re: Fords
« Reply #206 on: July 21, 2019, 11:36:52 pm »
This is the wettest I've ever seen the Clatterin' Brig ford.


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IMG_3434_01 by The Pingus, on Flickr

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Is that an Irish bridge rather than a bog standard Ford?
Surprisingly I've never been up that road...

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Kim

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Re: Fords
« Reply #207 on: July 22, 2019, 12:30:08 am »
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Shame there isn't a bin, really, otherwise you could lock your bike badly and bag the whole set.
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Pingu

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Re: Fords
« Reply #208 on: July 22, 2019, 07:24:54 pm »
...Is that an Irish bridge rather than a bog standard Ford?...

After checking Wikipedia and Streetview, I think it is.

Re: Fords
« Reply #209 on: July 22, 2019, 07:39:05 pm »
...Is that an Irish bridge rather than a bog standard Ford?...

After checking Wikipedia and Streetview, I think it is.
Dear Mr Eejit, and Mr & Mrs Pingu too
If you're stuck for entertainment on 1 Sept, you can enter either the 100k Drumtochty Dander or the more entertaining Kilrymanjaro 100 mile audax. Even better than going up that road, you get to go down it. Hopefully the ford won't be as wet by then.


FifeingEejit

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Re: Fords
« Reply #210 on: July 22, 2019, 09:21:18 pm »
I am unsure of my willingness to mount a steed at that point in September, however it's well placed for me to finally also tick off Carrot hill on my way there... and possibly back...

Edit: However I've just rediscovered why I didn't ECE a previous Forfar ride; it's come up at 75km out and back fae hame as an out and back, may as well consider lapping the Sidlies then.
Edit Edit: Even that needed a tour of the flat bit of Fife to get up to distance, and now I realize would probably need a 5am start... https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30633330
Edit Edit Edit: I could ride home from Forfar from the Kilry and make it bang on 200... but then I'd have to get to Forfar in the first place...  MY brother moved to Westmuir, this is annoyingly 5km short each direction for bumping Kilry to 200, but not as annoying as I am when I visit him :-)

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Re: Fords
« Reply #211 on: July 22, 2019, 09:56:51 pm »
...Is that an Irish bridge rather than a bog standard Ford?...

After checking Wikipedia and Streetview, I think it is.
Dear Mr Eejit, and Mr & Mrs Pingu too
If you're stuck for entertainment on 1 Sept, you can enter either the 100k Drumtochty Dander or the more entertaining Kilrymanjaro 100 mile audax. Even better than going up that road, you get to go down it. Hopefully the ford won't be as wet by then.

Unfortunately for us we shall be driving from Reims to Zeebrugge thus ending our hollybobs, boo. So we'll miss it. Agane.
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BrianI

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Re: Fords
« Reply #212 on: July 23, 2019, 12:00:08 pm »
...Is that an Irish bridge rather than a bog standard Ford?...

After checking Wikipedia and Streetview, I think it is.
Dear Mr Eejit, and Mr & Mrs Pingu too
If you're stuck for entertainment on 1 Sept, you can enter either the 100k Drumtochty Dander or the more entertaining Kilrymanjaro 100 mile audax. Even better than going up that road, you get to go down it. Hopefully the ford won't be as wet by then.

I did enjoy that Drumochty Dander 100K last year (even although I did do part of it in reverse!)

Sadly that's my audaxing binned till next year, doubt I'll be bike fit for a good few months now following abdominal surgery  :facepalm:

Re: Fords
« Reply #213 on: September 17, 2019, 02:13:01 pm »
Not particularly impressive as I passed through it today, but it still qualifies. 

Ford over the Maglin Burn near Rothbury, Northumberland.
 
IMG_20190917_102113913 by Joe B, on Flickr

Kim

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Re: Fords
« Reply #214 on: September 17, 2019, 07:14:47 pm »
Did we have this one, near Walton, south of Wellesbourne:

In the afternoon, we found a ford, where Nothing didn't happen:



None of the bicycle riders liked the look of the stony bottom, and cycleman made some excuse about mixing water with electricity.  The freshness of the looks-like-tractor-wheels tracks was commented on, and as if on cue a large caterpillar-tracked tractor pulling an Agricultural Machine Thingy™ appeared and demonstrated its fording technique, which Nye would doubtless have appreciated.
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