Author Topic: 5 Tour stages in the UK in 2014 or 2015?  (Read 7576 times)

Euan Uzami

Re: 5 Tour stages in the UK in 2014 or 2015?
« Reply #100 on: January 22, 2013, 10:30:52 am »
Which is exctly what I was thinking of doing , my only concerns are , water for the camping and then spending all night there only to loose your spot if you have to nip of for a pee . I think the Buttertubs might well  be rammed , Im not sure how all the marketing lorries will fare there are some pretty narrow and sharp corners as you drop down into Hawes.

there's a waterfall half way up buttertubs.
here

clarion

  • Tyke
Re: 5 Tour stages in the UK in 2014 or 2015?
« Reply #101 on: January 22, 2013, 10:32:37 am »
Edited: Misplaced post.  ???
Getting there...

Re: 5 Tour stages in the UK in 2014 or 2015?
« Reply #102 on: January 22, 2013, 10:44:25 am »
Excitement mounts early in SW London. We have friends in Heptonstall who have invited us up to stay for when this all happens.

Can't wait.
Rust never sleeps

Re: 5 Tour stages in the UK in 2014 or 2015?
« Reply #103 on: January 22, 2013, 10:49:57 am »
I'm surprised that the handlebars held out.  I would have thought that copper pipe would bend quite severely at that length.  But you were right.

Wobbly's workshop?

Re: 5 Tour stages in the UK in 2014 or 2015?
« Reply #104 on: January 22, 2013, 10:52:29 am »
I'm seriously tempted to go and camp out on Holme Moss for this.

What do you reckon, get there the night before?  I'd just be bivviing in the heather.
<i>Marmite slave</i>

clarion

  • Tyke
Re: 5 Tour stages in the UK in 2014 or 2015?
« Reply #105 on: January 22, 2013, 11:26:04 am »
I'm surprised that the handlebars held out.  I would have thought that copper pipe would bend quite severely at that length.  But you were right.

Wobbly's workshop?

Yeah.  How in hell did that come to be posted here? ???
Getting there...

onb

  • Between jobs at present
Re: 5 Tour stages in the UK in 2014 or 2015?
« Reply #106 on: January 22, 2013, 11:28:56 am »
Which is exctly what I was thinking of doing , my only concerns are , water for the camping and then spending all night there only to loose your spot if you have to nip of for a pee . I think the Buttertubs might well  be rammed , Im not sure how all the marketing lorries will fare there are some pretty narrow and sharp corners as you drop down into Hawes.

there's a waterfall half way up buttertubs.
here

In a previous life as a caver i spent lots of time following streams , unfortunately , at the same time I noticed how often dead animals or animal shit  could be found in or close to these streams , its put me off completely from drinking untreared water , bit of a wimp I know.
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onb

  • Between jobs at present
Re: 5 Tour stages in the UK in 2014 or 2015?
« Reply #107 on: January 22, 2013, 11:31:56 am »
Excitement mounts early in SW London. We have friends in Heptonstall who have invited us up to stay for when this all happens.

Can't wait.

Ill be heading to that area for day 2 got a friend lives in Cornholme whos invited me over for the day. :thumbsup:I too cant wait
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Euan Uzami

Re: 5 Tour stages in the UK in 2014 or 2015?
« Reply #108 on: January 22, 2013, 01:35:14 pm »

In a previous life as a caver i spent lots of time following streams , unfortunately , at the same time I noticed how often dead animals or animal shit  could be found in or close to these streams , its put me off completely from drinking untreared water , bit of a wimp I know.

I've never noticed any such thing which is probably why it doesn't bother me ;)

In all seriousness though I have heard a rumour that anything over 1,000ft ASL is safe, otherwise maybe not.

Re: 5 Tour stages in the UK in 2014 or 2015?
« Reply #109 on: January 22, 2013, 01:52:07 pm »
It ain't dead animals that is the main thing to worry about on the fells; you should be worrying about liver fluke. Any water source in a sheep farming area should be regarded as contaminated.
<i>Marmite slave</i>