Author Topic: Fords  (Read 41902 times)

LindaG

Re: Fords
« Reply #50 on: October 17, 2011, 10:31:28 am »
I can't see you problem with navigating fords.  This one in Wark Forest was dead easy. 


citoyen

  • Cat 6 Racer
Re: Fords
« Reply #51 on: October 17, 2011, 11:27:52 am »
Found it…

This is me crossing the ford at Bekesbourne on the Man of Kent 200 in 2010, © Mrs Cyklisten. It wasn't especially deep but I was riding fixed so got my feet wet. And it wasn't a warm day. (Being local, I know the roads so could easily have taken a small detour to avoid this ford, but I thought that wouldn't be showing the right spirit.)



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citoyen

  • Cat 6 Racer
Re: Fords
« Reply #52 on: October 17, 2011, 11:33:26 am »


I'm probably being silly, but however hard I look at this pic, I can't see the reason why it's been posted in this thread. Anyone?

d.

LindaG

Re: Fords
« Reply #53 on: October 17, 2011, 12:23:09 pm »
Perhaps because it's a pretty place on a sunny day, and the little girl's hair is nice.  I agree though, nothing's happening in that photo.

jogler

  • mojo operandi
Re: Fords
« Reply #54 on: October 17, 2011, 01:44:50 pm »
& additionally that track in the background FORDS the wide shallow stream where nothing happened,closely observed by one of the twin centres of the universe

jogler

  • mojo operandi
Re: Fords
« Reply #55 on: October 17, 2011, 01:47:46 pm »
it's also proof that one of this parish can walk on water :demon:

Re: Fords
« Reply #56 on: October 17, 2011, 01:48:48 pm »


I'm probably being silly, but however hard I look at this pic, I can't see the reason why it's been posted in this thread. Anyone?

d.

Emily still refers to this and chuckles ;D

jogler

  • mojo operandi
Re: Fords
« Reply #57 on: October 17, 2011, 01:59:10 pm »
no she doesn't.







We both PMSL,still :demon:

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Fords
« Reply #58 on: October 17, 2011, 09:59:51 pm »
I almost forgot, I went through a ford at the weekend. In fact I've been through it a couple of times recently and never noticed till this occasion that it was, or is meant to be, a ford. It's always been dry, but this time I noticed the sign saying ford. Not sure how I didn't see it before. Also, the low water crossing is a bit of a giveaway. I expect in a month or so it will be a proper ford.
sideways bounding monkey lounging under fruit tree

PH

Re: Fords
« Reply #59 on: October 24, 2011, 09:39:19 pm »
From this weekends excellent Golden Beeches weekend;

Re: Fords
« Reply #60 on: October 24, 2011, 09:50:18 pm »
I took this picture shortly before I rode through around it:



Bodmin Moor:

Those wonderful norks are never far from my thoughts, oh yeah!

Re: Fords
« Reply #61 on: October 25, 2011, 02:34:38 pm »
This is a couple of miles outside the town of Wooler.


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rower40

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Re: Fords
« Reply #62 on: October 27, 2011, 06:20:33 pm »
There will be extended and enhanced opportunities for nothing at all to happen on Saturday.  I'm doing a canal-side ride, but on the Orange Bling rather than the recumbent.
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Kim

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Re: Fords
« Reply #63 on: October 30, 2011, 04:01:50 pm »
There will be extended and enhanced opportunities for nothing at all to happen on Saturday.  I'm doing a canal-side ride, but on the Orange Bling rather than the recumbent.



Strange absence of Orange Bling in this one, though...

Original photos here.
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Re: Fords
« Reply #64 on: November 27, 2011, 08:35:42 pm »
CTC Cambridge in the 1930s:



This is from a collection of photos by club member and former president Donnex Claydon (1910–2006).

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Fords
« Reply #65 on: November 27, 2011, 08:44:14 pm »
What a great photo of half a dozen loons! Somehow I can't imagine a CTC ride like that today - they look far too young for a start.

Interesting to see bar bags too, I had always thought of them as a post-war invention. (Don't tell me, they're actually wicker baskets aren't they.)
sideways bounding monkey lounging under fruit tree

PH

Re: Fords
« Reply #66 on: November 27, 2011, 09:18:25 pm »
This is from a collection of photos by club member and former president Donnex Claydon (1910–2006).
What a fantastic set of photos.

Oscar's dad

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Re: Fords
« Reply #67 on: November 28, 2011, 04:48:24 am »
This is from a collection of photos by club member and former president Donnex Claydon (1910–2006).
What a fantastic set of photos.

I agree, I particularly like the photo of the Guildhall, Thaxted as I rode past there the other weekend; Dick Turpin's cottage is next door.  I wonder how many of those pictured survived WW2.

Oscar's dad

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Re: Fords
« Reply #68 on: November 28, 2011, 05:31:58 am »
Charlotte fails to dip a toe into Nutty's Slimed Bottom! 



edit: It's just occurred to me that putting a finger into Oaky's Wet Ring might be another ford name here.  ::-)

The Current Mrs R riding through the same notorious ford at Nounsley ...



And me and Twinkle Toes ...




Blodwyn Pig

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Re: Fords
« Reply #69 on: November 30, 2011, 01:25:04 pm »



Eyensford today.  Too blinkin' cold for an 'action photo', and a 'tres difficile' on ones own ???

Pingu

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Re: Fords
« Reply #70 on: December 05, 2011, 10:08:47 pm »

IMG_4696 by The Pingus, on Flickr

Feanor

  • It's mostly downhill from here.
Re: Fords
« Reply #71 on: December 06, 2011, 09:42:05 pm »
Now that's an all-too-familiar sight...
After crossing the ford, to the right there be Dragons.

The road was totally washed away earlier this year ( Aug / Sept or so ), when Junior and myself came by this way.
We were able to cross on the pedestrian bridge.
But cars were having to do a u-turn  ;D

eck

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Re: Fords
« Reply #72 on: December 06, 2011, 09:46:14 pm »
Now that's an all-too-familiar sight...
After crossing the ford, to the right there be Dragons.
+1.
But it's worse if you proceed in the direction the photo was taken from: that takes you to Auchenblae.  :facepalm:
It's a bit weird, but actually quite wonderful.

Pingu

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Re: Fords
« Reply #73 on: December 06, 2011, 09:50:20 pm »
Now that's an all-too-familiar sight...
After crossing the ford, to the right there be Dragons.
+1.
But it's worse if you proceed in the direction the photo was taken from: that takes you to Auchenblae.  :facepalm:

Via Drumtochty Glen, though, which is very nice.

Feanor

  • It's mostly downhill from here.
Re: Fords
« Reply #74 on: December 06, 2011, 09:53:22 pm »
Auchenblae is my current low-level commute if I want to avoid the Cairn.
Snot that bad so long as you keep pedaling.

I go Culter - Slug Road - Fetteresso - Auchenblae -Laurencekirk -Montrose.
Did that there-and-back-again today, and it was bloody cold.
Specially on my tootsies.

The road of which you speak is an odd little dark dingly dell, which never gets any sunlight, with a church that looks like it's from Lord of the Rings.
Oh, and signs at the entrance of the Castle that say something like "West Entrance.  Private Property. No Peasants. Go Away."

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R