Author Topic: Fords  (Read 51201 times)

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Fords
« Reply #225 on: April 25, 2020, 12:31:22 pm »
The grass has got a lot greener in the last month too, but not the trees. And someone's moved that blue bike that had been dumped in the bushes.  :D
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Kim

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Re: Fords
« Reply #226 on: May 09, 2020, 07:23:32 pm »


Near Broughton Green.  I decided not to, as there was an audience.
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Fords
« Reply #227 on: May 12, 2020, 03:19:39 pm »
Shame, it looks pretty shallow on the r/h side. Possibly slimey though.
Days become simply the spaces between dreams, spaces between the shifting floors of time...

Kim

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Re: Fords
« Reply #228 on: May 29, 2020, 06:37:59 pm »
Rookery Lane not-that-near Weeford:



Long and shallow, not too slimy.  Yes I did, and Nothing didn't happen.   :thumbsup:
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

Re: Fords
« Reply #229 on: June 11, 2020, 09:36:01 pm »

Pingu

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Re: Fords
« Reply #230 on: June 11, 2020, 11:03:30 pm »

iddu

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Re: Fords
« Reply #231 on: June 14, 2020, 10:54:43 pm »
Two for the price of one

A small track S from Cefn Glancamddwr leads you to



No problems...

...but then you come across its bigger twin, wading the Irfon if you dare; it looks to be over a metre deep in the middle.



I'd offer you some moral support - but I have questionable morals.

iddu

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Re: Fords
« Reply #232 on: June 14, 2020, 11:15:18 pm »
Westmill Bridge, at Wherwell in the Test valley.


You start with a fairly clear run across the main channel (coming from the far side),


which degenerates into a narrow overgrown strip ~60cm wide as the footbridge kinks around,


leading to another clear run at the grand challege of a bunny hop up a vertical 30cm high muddy bank at the Chilbolton Common exit.

That looks...challanging...

I'd offer you some moral support - but I have questionable morals.

Kim

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Re: Fords
« Reply #233 on: June 24, 2020, 09:51:23 pm »
Trescott Ford, Perton:



Water was a bit deep and fast-flowing, so I didn't.  Which makes me more sensible than the local motorists, presumably.
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

Re: Fords
« Reply #234 on: June 25, 2020, 07:23:48 am »
Rookery Lane not-that-near Weeford:



Long and shallow, not too slimy.  Yes I did, and Nothing didn't happen.   :thumbsup:

I was going to post my photo of the Rookery Lane ford near Hints from Saturday's Tamworth tile-gathering ride but I see that Kim beat me to it.  My route took me through this both ways (on the 'summer bike'  ::-)) so you get to see it from the other end.



The surface seemed decent and grippy.  The water was also clear enough to see the bottom and to see the sudden drop off the edge of the tarmac strip  :o

The approach was pretty messy:


Re: Fords
« Reply #235 on: June 25, 2020, 09:00:01 am »
Trescott Ford, Perton:



Water was a bit deep and fast-flowing, so I didn't.  Which makes me more sensible than the local motorists, presumably.
What was the footbridge surface like? I was there a couple of weeks ago and the covering of algae/weed made it extremely slippery to walk or wheel a bike across.

Kim

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Re: Fords
« Reply #236 on: June 25, 2020, 12:56:45 pm »
Trescott Ford, Perton:



Water was a bit deep and fast-flowing, so I didn't.  Which makes me more sensible than the local motorists, presumably.
What was the footbridge surface like? I was there a couple of weeks ago and the covering of algae/weed made it extremely slippery to walk or wheel a bike across.

Surprisingly wet.  I rode over it without considering the issue, and didn't fall off.
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

Re: Fords
« Reply #237 on: June 28, 2020, 07:10:23 pm »
Came across this ford at Shilton, south of Burford today.  Rode through as it looked fine; good depth (not over pedals even), and didn't seem slippery.

IMG_shilton1 by a oxon, on Flickr

IMG_shilton2 by a oxon, on Flickr
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Fords
« Reply #238 on: June 28, 2020, 09:45:54 pm »
You're braver than me! I've been there a couple of times, looked at it and decided against it. The first time I saw it, there was a 4x4 going through it with a great deal of splashing. It looked pretty deep then – I guess this is, obvs, in part weather dependent. Certainly I've never seen the concrete bottom like that.
Days become simply the spaces between dreams, spaces between the shifting floors of time...

Re: Fords
« Reply #239 on: June 28, 2020, 11:26:14 pm »
I went over and back twice - straight & steady*...  8)  There's a good bench, so I spent around 20 mins there, having ride snack / taking pics, before heading to Burford.

IMG_shilton3 by a oxon, on Flickr

*thinks of Del Boy/Trig at the bar, for some reason...
Destroying rainforest for economic gain is like burning a Renaissance painting to cook a meal.  EOW.

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Fords
« Reply #240 on: June 29, 2020, 09:37:51 am »
By the process of looking in earlier pages of this thread, I found what it looked like when I was there, March 2018;


Shilton, between Carterton and Burford, about three weeks ago. (No, I didn't, but the Discovery or similar that overtook me down the hill did, with a great deal of splashing.)
Days become simply the spaces between dreams, spaces between the shifting floors of time...

Re: Fords
« Reply #241 on: June 29, 2020, 10:00:17 am »
Definitely deeper & a tad foreboding...
Destroying rainforest for economic gain is like burning a Renaissance painting to cook a meal.  EOW.

Kim

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Re: Fords
« Reply #242 on: July 29, 2020, 07:54:11 pm »
Burlington:



I rode it, the cobbles were a bit slimy but Nothing didn't happen.
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

fboab

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Re: Fords
« Reply #243 on: July 31, 2020, 08:42:17 am »
Paging Jiberjaber to this thread...
TSS is not Total Sex Score, Chris!

fboab

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Re: Fords
« Reply #244 on: August 03, 2020, 12:08:46 am »
Ulgham.

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