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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Fords
« Reply #250 on: 11 September, 2020, 04:03:46 pm »
Ford at New Alresford by Russell Wiles, on Flickr
This one appears to have a grid pattern surface. Tiles, bricks? It looks like it would be virtually unrideable even without the river. What was it actually like?
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jiberjaber

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Re: Fords
« Reply #251 on: 11 September, 2020, 04:07:38 pm »
Paging Jiberjaber to this thread...

hahaha :)  :-*
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Joergen

Re: Fords
« Reply #252 on: 14 September, 2020, 02:34:31 pm »
Ford at New Alresford by Russell Wiles, on Flickr
This one appears to have a grid pattern surface. Tiles, bricks? It looks like it would be virtually unrideable even without the river. What was it actually like?

Looking at the original it does look like bricks with a grid of holes in them.  I imagine that it might be OK to ride through but with a precious cargo on the back we didn't attempt a crossing.   :(

Kim

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Re: Fords
« Reply #253 on: 15 September, 2020, 10:15:34 pm »
Ibstock:





I ignored the advice (mainly because there was a pedestrian on the bridge), and Nothing didn't happen.
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Re: Fords
« Reply #254 on: 16 September, 2020, 10:45:38 pm »

Waded, rather than ridden. I thought there was no chance of success riding.
Glen Feshie, (Bing maps view)

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Fords
« Reply #255 on: 16 September, 2020, 11:10:46 pm »
Impressive! Was your route the stony path/road on the left or the track through the heather visible directly opposite the path you're on?
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Re: Fords
« Reply #256 on: 18 September, 2020, 09:39:18 pm »
From the obvious land rover track on the other side, diagonally across the river.
It's mostly BB deep, or slightly over. I didn't even think about trying to ride it.

There's also another ford just round the bend to the left, by the rightmost tree, and a third further downstream.
The map shows the track sticking to the right bank in this area, but a landslip has taken it out so there's only a narrow path (on the left just above the gravelly landslip bit). It looked a bit precarious so I took the wet option. The Bing view shows it all (but probably doesn't work on a phone).

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Fords
« Reply #257 on: 20 September, 2020, 01:09:59 pm »
Thanks. I'd ignored the Bing maps link, thinking it was just a map rather than a – useful and interesting – aerial view.
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Re: Fords
« Reply #258 on: 20 September, 2020, 11:13:49 pm »
Another surprise ford, that I didn't know would be on today's ride.  Bucklebury Ford, through the Pang, East of Hermitage.

Too deep for me. 

IMG_20200920_1 by a oxon, on Flickr

IMG_20200920_2 by a oxon, on Flickr

IMG_20200920_3 by a oxon, on Flickr


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Re: Fords
« Reply #259 on: 14 October, 2020, 09:31:15 pm »
This one is on King Water North-East of Brampton in Cumbria.  Deeper than I expected so ended up with wet feet :(

IMG_0397 by Joe B, on Flickr

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Re: Fords
« Reply #260 on: 04 November, 2020, 12:38:30 am »

Re: Fords
« Reply #261 on: 28 November, 2020, 04:18:51 pm »
I’ve been through here via the footbridge countless times. However there is currently a section of the deck missing, and a few other sections looking less than solid.

Fortunately it is very shallow, barely coming above the rim. And not slippery.


Clumber Ford. by Luke Hayes, on Flickr


Clumber Ford. by Luke Hayes, on Flickr
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Re: Fords
« Reply #262 on: 08 January, 2021, 03:59:53 pm »

Pingu

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Re: Fords
« Reply #263 on: 17 February, 2021, 10:15:35 pm »
Not a ford, a big puddle. The water level was about the middle of the bottom bracket :)


IMG_7650_01 by The Pingus, on Flickr

Re: Fords
« Reply #264 on: 20 March, 2021, 10:33:15 am »
A cold one , early morning and still ice floating down. SW Bolivia one of the rivers feeding the salars.

Re: Fords
« Reply #265 on: 21 March, 2021, 08:06:13 am »
  Malmsmead
  Tarr Steps

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Fords
« Reply #266 on: 21 March, 2021, 05:59:38 pm »

Malmsmead in Devon

Tarr Steps
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Re: Fords
« Reply #267 on: 21 March, 2021, 06:44:09 pm »
Is there an idiots guide to posting photos here? as I demonstrably cannot ???

ETA: Think I've cracked it - share with BBCode on Flikr and paste the link directly in.
Google Photos doesn't appear to have that option, so using Flikr now

Another reason I dislike Google - come the revolution.................  :demon:

Thanks to all for suggestions

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Fords
« Reply #268 on: 21 March, 2021, 07:05:27 pm »
I think it's a problem with Google photos. They don't generate a .jpg link or something. Rather than you being an idiot. But I'm not sure how to get around the problem.
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Kim

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Re: Fords
« Reply #269 on: 21 March, 2021, 07:53:38 pm »
I think it's a problem with Google photos. They don't generate a .jpg link or something. Rather than you being an idiot. But I'm not sure how to get around the problem.

I think the google problem's more subtle than that.  Some sort of authentication key in the URL that expires after a while, meaning that photos that were once visible disappear, but at inconsistent times for different people.   I never got my head round it, on account of only ever using Google Photos by accident.
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Re: Fords
« Reply #270 on: 21 March, 2021, 08:26:35 pm »
I just create a link from my Google photos and people on here click the link  :)

https://photos.app.goo.gl/9NN7GNfKaYrqxoZR9
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Kim

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Re: Fords
« Reply #271 on: 21 March, 2021, 08:41:25 pm »
I just create a link from my Google photos and people on here click the link  :)

https://photos.app.goo.gl/9NN7GNfKaYrqxoZR9

Less elegant, but at least it actually works.
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Re: Fords
« Reply #272 on: 28 March, 2021, 07:45:12 pm »
 Been scanning slides and found some good images. Is it a waterfall or a ford, the Rohtang was closed .  It was safe ,  no lorries being let thro .

Re: Fords
« Reply #273 on: 31 March, 2021, 03:14:47 pm »

This one appears to have a grid pattern surface. Tiles, bricks? It looks like it would be virtually unrideable even without the river. What was it actually like?
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We have now revisited this ford and here are close ups of the blocks:
Ford at New Alresford by Russell Wiles, on Flickr

Ford at New Alresford by Russell Wiles, on Flickr

The ford is part of the streams that feed the watercress beds so is very clear.  While we were there a 4x4 pickup type thing crossed the ford and the water was 1/2 to 1/3 the way up the to the wheel hub.

Re: Fords
« Reply #274 on: 31 March, 2021, 03:19:16 pm »
On the outflow from Frensham Little Pond.  A bit deeper than normal as evidenced from the many car parts, bumpers, number plates etc lying around.
Ford on the outflow from Little Frensham Pond by Russell Wiles, on Flickr

Alternative route past ford by Russell Wiles, on Flickr
There is no pedestrian bridge but some kind folk have laid planks across the stream 10m into the undergrowth, unfortunately some are now submerged.